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Nuclear talks stuck over arms embargo, missiles

A dispute over UN sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile programme and a broader arms embargo were among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers on Monday, the day before t

Polls timed to foil Rajapaksa comeback?

Sri Lanka’s August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in the coming mon-ths if criticised for war crimes i

‘Greece submits proposal to eurozone’

Greek officials said on Tuesday they had submitted credit proposals to eurozone partners based on those it put forward last week, rejecting suggestions that Athens had not put forward new proposals fo

‘Grexit’ puts Merkel under pressure

“Today we need the Iron Chancellor,” read the front-page headline in top-selling German newspaper Bild on Tuesday, next to a picture of Angela Merkel in a Prussian helmet.

Working with robots, Japan tries to beat labour shortage

A humanoid robot works side by side with employees at a factory in Tokyo, Japan.

Factory worker Satomi Iwata has new co-workers, a troupe of humanoid automata that are helping to address two of Japan's most pressing concerns - a shortage of labor and a need for growth.

Fitness apps data reveals workout habits, most active states in US

Millions of Americans are recording their workout routines and activities on apps that are giving fitness experts new insights into the habits of a logged-in population.

Court rejects request for injunction against Uber

An Ontario court on Friday rejected the city of Toronto's request for an injunction to halt Uber’s operations in Canada’s largest city.

Minecraft celebs draw record crowd

For hours, the dedicated queued on Saturday to carry off a prized autograph or to pose for a selfie with some of the biggest celebrities of a new generation.

No Mercedes engine for Red Bull

Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has dismissed a report suggesting Formula One rivals Red Bull could switch from Renault to Mercedes engines with Aston Martin branding.

The latest controversy over Air India reminds me of Singapore Airlines (SIA) dropping out of the bidding in 2001 when the national carrier hoped that partial privatisation would raise enough money to

For rational people, if this breed actually exists other than in the imagination of economists, the most logical way out of the Grexit logjam was for Greece to vote “yes, we can”.