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Microsoft readies Windows 10 birthday gift

Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords.

Volkswagen will make $15 billion settlement

Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions

Volkswagen settles emissions cheating for $15.3 billion

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The settlement announced Tuesday is believed to be the largest auto-related class-action settlement in US history.

Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags

Toyota Motor Corp said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to the latest recalls.

Announcement by Toyota means that overall the total numbers of recalls because of air bag worries now tally more than 100 million globally.

China looks at increased automated production

David Leung, head of sales for North America for Alco Electronics, talks about the operation at the factory in Houjie Town. -AP

Dongguan City, June 28: A look inside Alco Electronics Ltd.'s factory in China shows what it takes to succeed as a maker of gadgets for the rest of the world - human precision in tiny tasks and increa

Retirement could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi (Photo: AP)

Lionel Messi’s surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

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Detractors highlight environmental dangers of bringing millions of tons of coal through the area while supporters tout economic benefits.

UK appeals for calm as markets drop, EU leaders huddle

London:  Prime Minister David Cameron, addresses the House of Commons in London (Photo:AP)

As stock markets and pound continued to decline, Cameron insisted the British economy could withstand the shockwaves created by the result.

Teen arrested over ‘hoax bomb’ clock returns to US for summer

The teenager says he's happy to be back home and seeing his friends and family is his first priority. (Photo: AP)

Mohamed was arrested in September after a teacher mistook his homemade digital clock for a bomb.

Russia says it will take time to mend ties with Turkey

 Putin will talk to Erdogan by telephone on Wednesday, which will be their first one-to-one chat since the jet was shot down.

Erdogan sent a letter of formal apology to Putin, seven months after Turkey shot down the Russian jet on a mission in Syria.

In his book Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift, released recently at New Delhi’s Observer Research Foundation, Afghan ambassador to India Shaida Abdali writes: “The logic of Pakistan’s survi

You don’t have to be a foreign policy expert to sense that India is hopping mad at China, after Beijing successfully scuttled New Delhi’s bid to enter the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group, through wh