05/24/2015 01:41 PM
US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
05/24/2015 03:20 PM
Spanish protest parties 'gain'
Spanish exit polls predict gains for protest parties in local elections, but the governing People's Party receives the most votes.
05/24/2015 12:47 PM
'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
05/24/2015 04:58 PM
Polish president concedes defeat
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes election defeat to challenger Andrzej Duda after exit polls suggest he has lost the run-off vote.
05/24/2015 12:44 PM
Migrants taint Bangladesh image - PM
Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.
05/24/2015 02:03 PM
Rain deluge hits southern US states
A deluge of rainfall bursts rivers and brings flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
05/24/2015 10:04 AM
Hamilton upset as Rosberg wins
Lewis Hamilton is denied victory in the Monaco Grand Prix because of a strategic error by his Mercedes team.
05/24/2015 06:26 AM
Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
05/24/2015 10:57 AM
Irish Church needs 'reality check'
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
05/24/2015 04:09 PM
French film Dheepan wins at Cannes
French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.
05/24/2015 03:06 PM
VIDEO: 'Our army has the will to fight'
Iraq hits back at a US claim that its army was routed at Ramadi by Islamic State because soldiers lacked the will to fight.
05/24/2015 12:33 PM
VIDEO: Ramadi refugees stranded on bridge
Omar Abdel Razek is at a river crossing where thousands of residents from Ramadi are hoping to cross into the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
05/24/2015 10:10 AM
VIDEO: On-air proposal after marriage vote
After Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage, Linda Cullen proposed to her long-term partner Feargha Ni Bhroin live on air.
05/24/2015 09:11 AM
VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
05/24/2015 07:57 AM
VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters
In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.
05/24/2015 02:03 PM
VIDEO: First world motorised cooler race
The world's first motorised cooler championships have been held in Port Douglas, Australia.
05/24/2015 03:40 AM
VIDEO: Leeds loco survives in Sierra Leone
A Leeds museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the Yorkshire city that founded a railway in Sierra Leone.
05/23/2015 10:20 PM
VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
05/24/2015 07:22 AM
The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit
In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.
05/23/2015 10:43 PM
The great 'Mars bake-off' begins
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.
05/23/2015 07:07 PM
Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll
Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.
05/23/2015 07:49 PM
Can California learn to live with drought?
Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?
05/23/2015 12:41 AM
VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
05/22/2015 07:57 PM
Does a death sentence always mean death?
Does a death sentence always mean death?
05/23/2015 05:00 AM
Email error reveals bank's EU project
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
05/23/2015 11:32 AM
China's Amazon railway plan advances
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
05/22/2015 08:37 AM
Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
05/23/2015 06:25 AM
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
05/23/2015 08:51 PM
Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
05/22/2015 07:37 PM
US reality show taken off schedule
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
05/22/2015 10:07 PM
Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
05/21/2015 07:59 PM
Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
05/23/2015 02:31 AM
Depression makes heart failure worse
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
05/21/2015 07:51 PM
Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
05/24/2015 12:59 PM
Hull City 0-0 Manchester United
Hull City are relegated from the Premier League as they fail to beat Manchester United and Newcastle win their final game.
05/24/2015 02:10 PM
Stokes & Cook shine for England
Ben Stokes hits the fastest Test century at Lord's and Alastair Cook is 153 not out as England rally against New Zealand.
05/23/2015 07:17 PM
Saving coffee from extinction
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.
05/23/2015 07:21 PM
Robert Mugabe and the Crocodile
President Robert Mugabe is 91, and the country's politicians are preparing for the post-Mugabe era. One, nicknamed the Crocodile, is looking in a strong position.
05/23/2015 10:44 AM
Gary Barlow sings at final wedding
A bride who booked a Gary Barlow lookalike for her wedding gets a shock as the real Take That star turns up to sing.
05/23/2015 05:40 AM
VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.
05/24/2015 01:48 PM
Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the 2012 death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
05/24/2015 02:27 AM
Nepal flood alert after landslide
Thousands flee their homes in western Nepal following a landslide which blocked a river, causing fears of flash flooding.
05/24/2015 01:27 AM
Cameron urged to make case for EU
One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.
05/24/2015 03:28 PM
Venezuela's Lopez on hunger strike
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announces on a leaked video he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".
05/23/2015 04:24 AM
'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks
A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.
05/23/2015 02:19 AM
US Senate blocks surveillance bill
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
05/24/2015 02:24 PM
Son hunted over house stab deaths
Police continue to hunt for a 21-year-old man after his mother, a man and a young girl were found stabbed to death in Oxfordshire.
05/24/2015 07:45 AM
Labour to back EU referendum bill
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
05/24/2015 04:52 PM
Major search for missing diver
A major search is being carried out in an area of the English Channel off Dorset after a diver failed to resurface.
05/24/2015 12:06 PM
Police hurt in rave missiles attack
Three police officers are hospitalised after coming under attack at an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.
05/21/2015 04:19 AM
Your pictures: Looking in
Readers' photographs on the theme of looking in.
05/22/2015 09:37 AM
Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
05/21/2015 08:03 PM
In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
Photographer Alison Baskerville's pictures of women she met in the capital of Somaliland.
05/20/2015 08:35 PM
Toy soldiers at war
The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved
05/18/2015 07:49 PM
Photo challenge: 12 by 12
Tasks to develop your photo skills
05/19/2015 07:17 AM
What does a front garden say about you?
What does a front garden say about you?
05/17/2015 11:40 PM
In pictures: MA photographers on show
Exhibition by students at the London College of Communication
05/17/2015 05:06 AM
The Scots who shaped photography
Pioneer photography in 1840s Edinburgh
05/24/2015 10:05 AM
Famous spats over wills and legacies
BB King, a heiress pooch and a frozen baseball player ...
05/23/2015 07:06 PM
VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide
A street artist's guide to the Greek debt crisis
05/24/2015 12:54 AM
Perfectly scripted: Eurovision 2015
The twists and turns of Eurovision 2015
05/23/2015 07:31 PM
'No peace dividend' for Panama border force
Farc deal "no cure" for Panama's border problems
05/24/2015 04:00 AM
What should be done with Rohingya migrants?
How different countries view the Rohingya 'problem'
05/22/2015 11:58 AM
Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week's big numbers visualised
05/24/2015 01:41 PM
US: Iraqi forces lack will to fight
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says the rout of Iraqi forces at Ramadi showed they lacked the will to fight against Islamic State.
05/24/2015 03:20 PM
Spanish protest parties 'gain'
Spanish exit polls predict gains for protest parties in local elections, but the governing People's Party receives the most votes.
05/24/2015 12:47 PM
'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
05/24/2015 04:58 PM
Polish president concedes defeat
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes election defeat to challenger Andrzej Duda after exit polls suggest he has lost the run-off vote.
05/24/2015 12:44 PM
Migrants taint Bangladesh image - PM
Migrants trying to leave Bangladesh illegally are tainting the country's image and should be punished, PM Sheikh Hasina says.
05/24/2015 02:03 PM
Rain deluge hits southern US states
A deluge of rainfall bursts rivers and brings flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
05/24/2015 10:04 AM
Hamilton upset as Rosberg wins
Lewis Hamilton is denied victory in the Monaco Grand Prix because of a strategic error by his Mercedes team.
05/24/2015 06:26 AM
Greece 'cannot afford IMF repayment'
Greece will not be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF due in early June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says.
05/24/2015 10:57 AM
Irish Church needs 'reality check'
One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
05/24/2015 04:09 PM
French film Dheepan wins at Cannes
French director Jacques Audiard's film, Dheepan, wins the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d'Or.
05/24/2015 03:06 PM
VIDEO: 'Our army has the will to fight'
Iraq hits back at a US claim that its army was routed at Ramadi by Islamic State because soldiers lacked the will to fight.
05/24/2015 12:33 PM
VIDEO: Ramadi refugees stranded on bridge
Omar Abdel Razek is at a river crossing where thousands of residents from Ramadi are hoping to cross into the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
05/24/2015 10:10 AM
VIDEO: On-air proposal after marriage vote
After Ireland voted in favour of same-sex marriage, Linda Cullen proposed to her long-term partner Feargha Ni Bhroin live on air.
05/24/2015 09:11 AM
VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.
05/24/2015 07:57 AM
VIDEO: Rehabilitating al-Shabab fighters
In a small, heavily guarded compound on the outskirts of Baidoa in Somalia, a new programme is trying to help former al-Shabab fighters reintegrate into society.
05/24/2015 02:03 PM
VIDEO: First world motorised cooler race
The world's first motorised cooler championships have been held in Port Douglas, Australia.
05/24/2015 03:40 AM
VIDEO: Leeds loco survives in Sierra Leone
A Leeds museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of a steam engine built in the Yorkshire city that founded a railway in Sierra Leone.
05/23/2015 10:20 PM
VIDEO: Fans react to Sweden's Eurovision win
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
05/24/2015 07:22 AM
The shadowy centre helping former al-Shabab members quit
In Somalia, a "disengagement" programme has been set up for surrendering al-Shabab members. Andrew Harding took a look.
05/23/2015 10:43 PM
The great 'Mars bake-off' begins
Jonathan Amos gets a first peek inside the UK aerospace laboratory where Europe's ExoMars rover will be assembled.
05/23/2015 07:07 PM
Ben Carson wins Oklahoma straw poll
Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.
05/23/2015 07:49 PM
Can California learn to live with drought?
Californians are facing their fourth year of severe drought - can they adapt to find a way forward?
05/23/2015 12:41 AM
VIDEO: Who's in charge of IS? In 90 secs
How does Islamic State govern an area the size of Belgium? BBC News explains in 90 seconds.
05/22/2015 07:57 PM
Does a death sentence always mean death?
Does a death sentence always mean death?
05/23/2015 05:00 AM
Email error reveals bank's EU project
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
05/23/2015 11:32 AM
China's Amazon railway plan advances
A Chinese scheme to build a railway across South America, crossing the Amazon rain forest, moves a step closer as Peru agrees to study the plan.
05/22/2015 08:37 AM
Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
05/23/2015 06:25 AM
Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'
A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.
05/23/2015 08:51 PM
Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
05/22/2015 07:37 PM
US reality show taken off schedule
A US cable network pulls a long running reality TV show over allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members.
05/22/2015 10:07 PM
Spiders strum on leaves for love
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
05/21/2015 07:59 PM
Ocean's 'tiniest organisms' revealed
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
05/23/2015 02:31 AM
Depression makes heart failure worse
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
05/21/2015 07:51 PM
Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
05/24/2015 12:59 PM
Hull City 0-0 Manchester United
Hull City are relegated from the Premier League as they fail to beat Manchester United and Newcastle win their final game.
05/24/2015 02:10 PM
Stokes & Cook shine for England
Ben Stokes hits the fastest Test century at Lord's and Alastair Cook is 153 not out as England rally against New Zealand.
05/23/2015 07:17 PM
Saving coffee from extinction
Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day but scientists says the most popular species, Arabica, is under threat - they are now working to save it from extinction.
05/23/2015 07:21 PM
Robert Mugabe and the Crocodile
President Robert Mugabe is 91, and the country's politicians are preparing for the post-Mugabe era. One, nicknamed the Crocodile, is looking in a strong position.
05/23/2015 10:44 AM
Gary Barlow sings at final wedding
A bride who booked a Gary Barlow lookalike for her wedding gets a shock as the real Take That star turns up to sing.
05/23/2015 05:40 AM
VIDEO: Millie gets pick of bespoke doghouses
Interior design students at a Leicester university create a series of doghouses as part of a 'Barkitechture' project.
05/24/2015 01:48 PM
Ethiopians in first post-Meles vote
Ethiopians vote in the first elections since the 2012 death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, with predictions his successor will retain power.
05/24/2015 02:27 AM
Nepal flood alert after landslide
Thousands flee their homes in western Nepal following a landslide which blocked a river, causing fears of flash flooding.
05/24/2015 01:27 AM
Cameron urged to make case for EU
One of Europe's most senior politicians warns David Cameron to make a positive case for Europe if he wants successful negotiations with other leaders.
05/24/2015 03:28 PM
Venezuela's Lopez on hunger strike
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez announces on a leaked video he has gone on hunger strike demanding "freedom for political prisoners".
05/23/2015 04:24 AM
'Israel row' sinks UN nuclear talks
A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons ends in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal.
05/23/2015 02:19 AM
US Senate blocks surveillance bill
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
05/24/2015 02:24 PM
Son hunted over house stab deaths
Police continue to hunt for a 21-year-old man after his mother, a man and a young girl were found stabbed to death in Oxfordshire.
05/24/2015 07:45 AM
Labour to back EU referendum bill
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
05/24/2015 04:52 PM
Major search for missing diver
A major search is being carried out in an area of the English Channel off Dorset after a diver failed to resurface.
05/24/2015 12:06 PM
Police hurt in rave missiles attack
Three police officers are hospitalised after coming under attack at an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.
05/21/2015 04:19 AM
Your pictures: Looking in
Readers' photographs on the theme of looking in.
05/22/2015 09:37 AM
Week in pictures: 16-22 May 2015
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
05/21/2015 08:03 PM
In pictures: Women of Hargeisa
Photographer Alison Baskerville's pictures of women she met in the capital of Somaliland.
05/20/2015 08:35 PM
Toy soldiers at war
The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved
05/18/2015 07:49 PM
Photo challenge: 12 by 12
Tasks to develop your photo skills
05/19/2015 07:17 AM
What does a front garden say about you?
What does a front garden say about you?
05/17/2015 11:40 PM
In pictures: MA photographers on show
Exhibition by students at the London College of Communication
05/17/2015 05:06 AM
The Scots who shaped photography
Pioneer photography in 1840s Edinburgh
05/24/2015 10:05 AM
Famous spats over wills and legacies
BB King, a heiress pooch and a frozen baseball player ...
05/23/2015 07:06 PM
VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: A street artist's graffiti guide
A street artist's guide to the Greek debt crisis
05/24/2015 12:54 AM
Perfectly scripted: Eurovision 2015
The twists and turns of Eurovision 2015
05/23/2015 07:31 PM
'No peace dividend' for Panama border force
Farc deal "no cure" for Panama's border problems
05/24/2015 04:00 AM
What should be done with Rohingya migrants?
How different countries view the Rohingya 'problem'
05/22/2015 11:58 AM
Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week's big numbers visualised
05/24/2015 04:38 PM
:: جشنواره غذاي خيريه
جشنواره غذایی خیریه که درآمد آن صرف درمان معلولان می شود
با ۱۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش هنر و ادبیات
لینک مستقیم
05/24/2015 04:23 PM
:: چهارمین سالگرد ناصر خان حجازی در برنامه ورزش واندیشه ( ویدیو )
حجازی در روزگاری که بسیاری از هم نسل هایش تن به سازش و همراهی با رژیم داده و شماری نیز خاموشی و گوشه نشینی را اختیار کرده بودند ، به تنهایی هم ، زبان ورزشی های محترم شد و هم حرفهای ملتی را زد ، که خیلی ها شهامت و جسارت بیان آن را نداشتند ! وقتی حجازی در پیوند با فساد و آلودگی در فوتبال جمهوری اسلامی گفت : کجای ما پاک است که فوتبال مان پاک باشد ، تمام حقیقت و واقعیت را برای همیشه به یاد گار گذاشت تا آیندگان با همین کلام تاریخی ناصر خان بدانند که در دوران جمهوری اسلامی بر ایران و ایرانی چه گذشته است !
با ۱۸ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش ورزش
لینک مستقیم
05/24/2015 04:23 PM
:: "بازرسی مدیریت‌شده از مراکز نظامی ایران پذیرفته شده است"
محمدجواد ظریف، وزیر خارجه و عباس عراقچی‌، معاون وی برای پاسخگویی به پرسش‌های نمایندگان درباره مذاکرات هسته‌ای در جلسه غیرعلنی مجلس حضور یافتند. گفته می‌شود این جلسه "آرام"، اما با حاشیه همراه بوده است. محمدجواد ظریف، وزیر خارجه ایران، در جلسه‌ای غیرعلنی در مجلس شورای اسلامی پاسخگوی سئوالات نمایندگان در مورد مذاکرات هسته‌ای بود. در این جلسه که روز یکشنبه (۳ خرداد/ ۲۴ مه) برگزار شد عباس عراقچی، معاون وزیر خارجه و مذاکره‌کننده ارشد ایرانی با گروه ۱+۵ نیز شرکت داشت. بهروز نعمتی‌، سخنگوی هیئت رئیسه مجلس ایران، گفته است که وزیر خارجه در این جلسه "مهمترین مسائل طرح شده در بیانیه لوزان" را برای نمایندگان تشریح کرده است. آقای نعمتی در ادامه اضافه کرده که "۴ نفر از نمایندگان نیز سئوالاتی را در خصوص نحوه لغو تحریم‌ها، بازرسی از فردو و مجموعه تأسیسات هسته‌ای" مطرح کرده‌اند که وزیر خارجه به این پرسش‌ها نیز پاسخ داده است. از آنجایی که این جلسه غیرعلنی بوده، جزئیاتی از موضوعات مطرح شده در اختیار رسانه‌ها قرار داده نشده است. به گزارش سایت "انتخاب" سخنگوی هیئت رئیسه مجلس تنها در پاسخ به پرسش‌های برخی از خبرنگاران در مورد اینکه آیا کاهش تعداد سانتریفیوژها در فردو به ۳۵۰ عدد صحت دارد یا خیر، این موضوع را تکذیب کرده و گفته است: «سانتریفیوژ‌های فردو به همان تعداد ۱۰۴۴ عدد باقی خواهد ماند.» کاظم جلالی، رئیس فراکسیون رهروان ولایت مجلس، در گفتگویی با ایرنا اظهار داشته، وزیر خارجه و معاون وی در گفتگو با نمایندگان تأکید کرده‌اند که ایران در مذاکرات هسته‌ای با ۵+۱ "زیر بار بازرسی از تأسیسات نظامی نمی‌رود ولی اگر بخواهند تأسیسات هسته‌ای را بر اساس آنچه در معاهده ان‌پی‌تی و قواعد بین‌المللی آمده، بررسی کنند، ایران همکاری‌های لازم را انجام می‌دهد".
با ۴۸ امتیاز و ۴ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سیاست
لینک مستقیم
05/24/2015 04:23 PM
:: تجمع اعتراض آمیزدانشجویان(!) نسبت به روند مذاکرات هسته‌ای
عکس- آخرنفهمیدم درکدوم دانشگاهودوباره بازکردن اینا اومدن توخیابون
با ۳۰ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
05/24/2015 04:20 PM
سرگرمی :: فروش چماق احسان گنجی-کارتون
کارتون احسان گنجی-تگ ندارد
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لینک مستقیم
05/24/2015 04:15 PM
:: داعش را فراموش کنید / تپه تاریخی 8000 ساله با 20 میلیون تومان رشوه صاف شد
یکی از مقامات مسئول در دزفول از رشوه گیری دو کارمند میراث فرهنگی این شهر برای موافقت با تخریب یکی از کهن ترین تپه های باستانی ایران که نخستین نشانه های خط و کتابت ایرانیان کهن در آن پیدا شده است، خبر داد. به گزارش ایرنا، یکی از تپه های پیرامون اثر باستانی چغامیش در اطراف شهر دزفول اواخر اردیبهشت ماه توسط یکی از کشاورزان تخریب و تسطیح شد. به دنبال تخریب این تپه باستانی رییس اداره میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری دزفول از کار برکنار شد. این مقام مسئول که خواست نامش در خبر ذکر نشود به خبرنگار ایرنا اظهار کرد: دو کارمند میراث فرهنگی در دو بخش مختلف در خصوص تخریب و تسطیح یکی از تپه های چغامیش تخلف کرده و با دریافت 200 میلیون ریال رشوه به کشاورز چراغ سبز نشان دادند. وی افزود: پس از دریافت رشوه، نظر مساعد و بلامانع بودن تسطیح تپه تاریخی چغا میش به کشاورز اعلام شد، ولی مجوزی (کتبی) در این باره داده نشده است. وی در ادامه گفت: رییس برکنار شده میراث فرهنگی دزفول در این تخلفات مقصر نبوده است، ولی با توجه به زمزمه های قبلی احتمال تغییرات، بروز تخلف رشوه گیری، سبب شد این جابجایی سرعت بگیرد و یعقوب زلقی به عنوان سرپرست اداره میراث فرهنگی،صنایع دستی و گردشگری دزفول منصوب شود. اسدالله درویش امیری معاون امور مجلس، حقوقی و استانهای سازمان میراث فرهنگی ، صنایع دستی و گردشگری کشور نیز به تازگی از نشست هیات فوق العاده رسیدگی به تخلفات اداری سازمان میراث فرهنگی و گردشگری به منظور بررسی پرونده تعرض به یکی از تپه های مجاور محوطه تاریخی چغامیش خبر داد.
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05/24/2015 03:37 PM
:: برانکو: قرار نیست در ریاض ما را بخورند و از الهلال نمی‌ترسیم
سرمربی تیم فوتبال پرسپولیس گفت: باید بگویم بازی روز سه‌شنبه ما مقابل الهلال مهمترین بازی فصل‌مان است.
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05/24/2015 03:37 PM
:: گریم دهه شصتی رضا عطاران و مهناز افشار
تصویری که مهناز افشار در صفحه اینستاگرام خود درباره فیلم نهنگ عنبر منتشر ساخت:
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05/24/2015 03:36 PM
:: «بنزین سهمیه‌ای» تمام شد
سهمیه بنزین 700 تومانی دیگر واریز نمی‌شود و بنزین معمولی با قیمت 1000 تومان تک‌نرخی شد. عباس کاظمی،‌ معاون وزیر نفت در گفت‌وگو با خبرنگار خبرگزاری دانشجویان ایران (ایسنا)، با اعلام این خبر افزود: در جلسه برگزار شده در مورد تعیین تکلیف قیمت بنزین تصمیم گرفته شد که بنزین با نرخ 1000 تومان تک‌نرخی شود. او با بیان اینکه دارندگان سهمیه بنزین 700 تومانی که در ماه‌های پیشین واریز شده می‌توانند سهمیه خود را تا شهریورماه مصرف کنند، گفت: طبق تصمیم گرفته شده از پایان شهریور به بعد سهمیه‌های بنزین 700 تومانی فاقد اعتبار خواهد بود. معاون وزیر نفت با بیان این که قیمت بنزین سوپر 1200 تومان تعیین شده است، قیمت هر لیتر گازوییل را 300 تومان اعلام کرد.
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05/24/2015 03:31 PM
:: جان نش ۸۶ ساله، ریاضیدان "ذهن زیبا" ، در یک سانحه رانندگی جان خود را از دست داد!
فیلم یک ذهن زیبا با بازی راسل کرو و کارگردانی ران هوارد دربارهٔ زندگی او ساخته شده‌ است. علت تصادف تاکسی حامل وی و همسرش عدم کنترل خودرو توسط راننده تاکسی هنگام سبقت اعلام شد.به گفته پلیس نیوجرزی، بر اثر این تصادف جان نش و همسرش از خودرو به بیرون پرتاب شدند و به نظر می‌رسد آنها کمربند ایمنی‌شان را نبسته بودند. کارهای او در زمینه نظریه بازی ها، هندسه دیفرانسیل و معادلات دیفرانسیل با مشتقات پاره‌ای، به درک تازه‌ای از عواملی که بر شانس تاثیر می‌گذارند و تاثیر اتفاقات در پیچیدگی زندگی روزمره منجر شده بود. فیلم "ذهن زیبا" (۲۰۰۱) به کارگردانی ران هاوارد و با بازی راسل کرو در نقش جان نش، به کارهای برجسته او در ریاضی و دشواری‌هایی که ابتلا به اسکیزوفرنی برایش به وجود آورد پرداخته بود. راسل کرو در واکنش به خبر درگذشت جان نش توئیت کرد: "بهت‌زده‌ام... دلم با جان و آلیسیا و خانواده‌شان است. یک همراهی شگفت‌انگیز؛ ذهن‌های زیبا، دل‌‎های زیبا."جان نش هفته پیش به همراه لوییس نیرنبرگ که سالها با هم کار کرده بودند به نروژ سفر کرد تا جایزه ریاضی آبل را از هارالد پنجم، پادشاه نروژ دریافت کند. آنها امروز از نروژ به آمریکا بازگشته بودند و جان نش و همسرش از فرودگاه به سمت خانه در حرکت بودند که تاکسی آنها تصادف کرد.
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05/24/2015 03:22 PM
:: مركز جرم چيست؟ ( آموزش نجوم )
ما معمولاً تصورمان اين است كه ماه به دور زمين مي گردد. ولي اين موضوع واقعيت كامل ندارد. در حقيقت، هم ماه و هم زمين حول نقطه ای حركت می كنند كه در جايی بين مراكز آن دو قرار دارد. اين نقطه، مركز جرم ناميده می شود و اين حركت به دليل اينكه زمين و ماه كشش گرانشی روی هم وارد می كنند، به وجود می آيد. بنابراين، مركز جرم نقطه تعادل بين زمين و ماه است و بعضی وقت ها نيز مركز گرانی ناميده می شود. اگر شما دو وزنه مساوی داشتيد كه به وسيله ميله ای به هم وصل می شدند، در آن صورت می توانستيد با گرفتن وسط ميله، بين آنها تعادل به وجود آوريد. اگر زمين و ماه مساوی بودند، در آن صورت مركز جرم درست بين آنها قرار می گرفت. اما، به دليل اينكه زمين ۸۱ برابر سنگين تر از ماه است، مركز جرم ۸۱ برابر نزديك تر به مركز زمين قرار خواهد داشت تا مركز ماه. در واقع، مركز جرم در۴۷۰۰ كيلومتری مركز زمين قرار دارد . در ادامه می توانید نحوه محاسبه مرکز جرم بین زمین و ماه را در این ویدئو تماشا کنید .
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05/24/2015 03:22 PM
:: بنزین در ایران تک‌نرخی و لیتری ۱۰۰۰ تومان می‌شود
عباس کاظمی، معاون وزیر نفت ایران از تک نرخی شدن قیمت بنزین و حذف سهمیه بنزین ۷۰۰ تومانی خبر داده و گفته است که از این به بعد بنزین با قیمت واحد ۱۰۰۰ تومان فروخته خواهد شد. به گفته آقای کاظمی، قیمت هر لیتر بنزین سوپر ۱۲۰۰ تومان و قیمت هر لیتر گازوییل هم ۳۰۰ تومان شده است. تا خردادماه امسال دولت به خودروهای شخصی و موتورسیکلت‌ها سهمیه بنزین ۷۰۰ تومانی می‌داد، اما با تاخیر واریز این سهمیه در اول خردادماه، این شائبه پیش آمد که دولت قصد دارد بنزین را تک‌نرخی کند.
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05/24/2015 03:22 PM
:: صحنه غیرقابل تحمل-مانا نیستانی
کدوم یکی از این صحنه‌ها غیرقابل تحمل تره!؟
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05/24/2015 03:16 PM
:: عدم مخالفت مردم، بنزین ١٠٠٠ تومانی را تصویب کرد + جزئیات

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05/24/2015 03:11 PM
:: ۱۷۵ غواص: همچنان دست بسته‎
۱۷۵ غواص: همچنان دست بسته‎ مانا نیستانی
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05/24/2015 03:11 PM
:: محسن مرزبان، بازیگر "شهر قصه" در لس‌آنجلس درگذشت + ویدئو

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05/24/2015 03:11 PM
:: بنزین ۱۰۰۰ تومان شد
دارندگان سهمیه 700 تومانی که ماههای پیشین به کارتشان واریز شده بود می توانند تا پایان شهریورماه سهمیه خود را مصرف کنند. عباس کاظمی مدیرعامل شرکت پالایش و پخش فرآورد های نفتی در گفت وگو با خبرنگار ایلنا، با اشاره به جلسه برگزار شده در زمینه تعیین و تکلیف قیمت بنزین، گفت:  در جلسه یاد شده تصمیم بر این شد که قیمت بنزین با نرخ هزار تومان تک نرخی شود. وی افزود: دارندگان سهمیه  700 تومانی که ماههای پیشین به کارتشان واریز شده بود می توانند تا پایان شهریورماه سهمیه خود را مصرف کنند. معاون وزیر نفت همچنین اظهار داشت: نرخ بنزین سوپر نیز هزار و دویست تومان وگازوئیل 300 تومان تعیین شده است.
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05/24/2015 03:11 PM
:: قصد موساد از این شایعه سازی ها چیست؟
نامه امیررضا امیربختیار به خبرگزاری بی بی سی بخش فارسی خانمها و آقایان محترم! اخیرا خبرگزاری بی بی سی در تاریخ ۱۶ مه ۲۰۱۵ برابر با ۲۶ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۴ مطلبی را تحت عنوان «کتاب تازه مقام سابق موساد: بختیار از ما خواسته بود آیت الله خمینی را بکشیم» منتشر نموده که بی پایه اساس بودن آن را میشود چه از نظر تاریخی و چه ازنظر موقعیت فردی که چنین ادعائی را در کتاب خاطرات خود مطرح میکند و چه از نظر شناخت عمیقی که نسبت به دیدگاهها و فلسفه سیاسی دکتر بختیار وجود دارد، بدون زحمت زیاد ثابت نمود. گزارشگران شما ذکر میکنند: «یک مقام سابق موساد، دستگاه اطلاعات خارجی اسرائیل، فاش کرده است که شاپور بختیار، آخرین نخست‌وزیر رژیم پیشین ایران، از ماموران این سازمان در تهران خواسته بود که آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی را ترور کنند. یوسی الفر، تحلیلگر امور ایران در موساد در مقطع انقلاب ۱۳۵۷، در کتاب تازه خود می‌گوید که شاپور بختیار از الیز زفریر، مقام اطلاعاتی ارشد اسرائیل در تهران، درخواست کرده بود که ماموران اسرائیلی آیت‌الله خمینی را بکشند.» و اضافه میکنید: «آقای خمینی در آن مقطع در فرانسه به سر می‌برده است.» آقای یوسی الفر در کتاب خود شرح میدهد «این درخواست به مقام‌های عالی موساد در تل‌آویو منتقل و در آنجا به بحث گذاشته شد. رئیس وقت موساد در جلسه‌ای که در این باره برگزار شد، گفت به دلایل “اخلاقی” مایل نیست که این گزینه عملی شود اما می‌خواهد نظر دیگر مقام‌های موساد را بشنود.» ادعاهای هزیان آلود آقای یوسی الفر از آن جلسه ادامه پیدا میکند. وی میگوید، به مقام‌های عالی موساد گفته است، به دلیل کمبود اطلاعات درباره آیت‌الله خمینی به دشواری می‌توان درخواست شاپور بختیار را عملی کرد. و سپس اضافه میکند: “واقعا از اینکه از آن درخواست حمایت نکردم پشیمانم.”
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05/24/2015 02:47 PM
سرگرمی :: تحریم سایبری (کارتون فیلترنت)
کارتون سام گرالت - فیلترنت / شما هم می‌توانید در «مسابقه کاریکاتور و کارتون فیلترنت» شرکت کنید و با استفاده از کاراکترهای آن، ایده‌های خود را به کارتون تبدیل کنید و جایزه هم بگیرید... / صفحه فیس‌بوک «فیلترنت»...
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05/24/2015 02:29 PM
:: مصرف طولانی اســـــتامینوفن، خطــر نابــــــاروری جنـین مذکــــــر را افزایش می‌دهد!
اســــــتامینوفن یا پاراســــــتامول، یک داروی مسکن و تب‌بر پر مصرف است که در رتبه‌بندی کنونی داروها در حاملگی، در رده کم خطر شناخته و تجویز می‌شود! میزان مجاز مصرف استامینوفن در افراد بالغ، ۲۰ میلی گرم به ازای هر کیلوگرم از وزن بدن، در هر نوبت مصرف است...
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05/24/2015 02:26 PM
:: بنزین 1000 تومان، گازوییل 300 تومان شد
سهمیه بنزین 700 تومانی دیگر واریز نمی‌شود و بنزین معمولی با قیمت 1000 تومان تک‌نرخی شد.معاون وزیر نفت با بیان این که قیمت بنزین سوپر 1200 تومان تعیین شده است، قیمت هر لیتر گازوییل را 300 تومان اعلام کرد عباس کاظمی،‌ معاون وزیر نفت در گفت‌وگو با ایسنا، با اعلام این خبر افزود: دارندگان سهمیه بنزین 700 تومانی که در ماه‌های پیشین واریز شده می‌توانند سهمیه خود را تا شهریورماه مصرف کنند، گفت: طبق تصمیم گرفته شده از پایان شهریور به بعد سهمیه‌های بنزین 700 تومانی فاقد اعتبار خواهد بود.
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05/24/2015 02:08 PM
:: برای سربازهای هیتلر کسی اشک تمساح نمی ریخت زمانی که پارتیزان ها با ارتش نازی مبارزه مسلحانه می کردند
جنگ جهانی دوم وقتی پارتیزان ها با ارتش هیتلری مبارزه مسلحانه می کردند کسی آنها را تروریست نمی نامید چراکه مقاومت مسلحانه در مقابل دیکتاتوری فاشیسم جنایتکار هیتلری بود و از آنجائیکه طبیعتا نازیسم ارتش سایبری و چیزی به نام دنیای مجازی نیز وجود نداشت در نتیجه ارتش سایبری هم نبود که در دنیای مجازی برای سربازهای کشته شده هیتلر اشک تمساح بریزد.....
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05/24/2015 02:03 PM
:: ویدیویی جالب از سوارکاری دختران ورزشکار ایرانی در کمپ قصرفیروزه
چوگان و اسب سواری، رشته هایی که روز به روز بیشتر مورد توجه دختران ایرانی قرار می گیرند
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05/24/2015 02:03 PM
:: دولت در آستانه قطع سهمیه بنزین
با ادامه بلاتکلیفی درباره وضعیت بنزین سهمیه‌ای، وزیر نفت می‌گوید تکلیف قیمت و سهمیه بنزین تا آخر هفته روشن می‌شود و در تصمیم‌گیری «همه گزینه‌ها روی میز است.»
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05/24/2015 02:03 PM
:: رأی آری به ازدواج همجنسگرایان در کشور ایرلند
مردم ایرلند در رفراندوم امروز، ۲۳ مه، با بیش از ۶۲ درصد رای موافق، به قانونی شدن ازدواج همجنسگرایان رای مثبت دادند. به این ترتیب، ایرلند اولین کشوری است که ازدواج دو زوج همجنس را از طریق رفراندوم قانونی اعلام می‌کند. موافقان قانونی شدن ازدواج همجنسگرایان در میدان اصلی دوبلین، پایتخت کشور ایرلند جمع شده‌اند و شادمانی می‌کنند. در این رفراندوم از بیش از سه میلیون و ۲۰۰ هزار ایرلندی سوال شد که آیا با تغییر قانونی اساسی و صدور اجازه ازدواج دو زوج همجنس موافقند یا نه. بعضی وزرای کابینه که موافق تصویب قانونی شدن ازدواج زوج‌های همجنس بوده‌اند، تغییر قانونی اساسی در این روز را اتفاقی تاریخی خوانده‌اند. بسیاری از مخالفان تصویب تغییر قانون اساسی هم به موافقان تبریک گفته‌اند. بیش از دو دهه پیش همجنسگرایی در ایرلند جرم محسوب می‌شد اما حدود ۲۲ سال پیش ایرلند همجنسگرایی را از فهرست جرایم مدنی خارج کرد. ازدواج همجنسگرایان در حال حاضر در ۱۹ کشور دنیا مجاز است. هر چند با برگزاری این رفراندوم، ازدواج همجنس‌گرایان قانونی شد، با این حال کلیساهای کاتولیک مختارند تصمیم بگیرند که آیا مراسم مذهبی ازدواج دو زوج همجنس را برگزار کنند یا نه.
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05/24/2015 01:59 PM
:: سوئد برای ششمین بار برنده مسابقه بهترین ترانه سال اروپا شد
استکهلمیان – در مسابقه بهترین ترانه سال اروپا (یوروویژن سانگ کانتست) که شب شنبه در وین پایتخت اتریش برگزار شد «مونس زلمر لوو» هنرمند ۲۸ ساله سوئدی با ترانه «قهرمان» بدنبال یک رای گیری هیجان انگیز با شرکت مردم ۴۰ کشور که تا پاسی از نیمه شب در جریان بود موفق شد با کسب ۳۶۵ پوئن رتبه اول این مسابقه موسیقی جهانی را نصیب خود کرد.
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05/24/2015 01:59 PM
سرگرمی :: داستانی واقعی و عجیب جهت عبرت از تاریخ
انگلستان؛ فرقه سازی؛و دست درازی به منابع ایران مستر جیکاک (معروف به سید جیکاک) جاسوس انگلیسی مأمور ویلیام دارسی، سالها در مسجدسلیمان زندگی کرد. وی در آغاز به عنوان چوپانی کر و لال به مدت هفت سال در ایل بختیاری به آموختن فرهنگ و زبان بختیاری می‌پردازد و پس از فراگیری آن، به عنوان یک بختیاری در منطقه نفت‌خیز مسجدسلیمان سکنی می‌گزیند.
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05/24/2015 01:59 PM
:: نامه اعتراض آمیز جمعی از کارکنان شرکت ذوب آهن به مدیر عامل ذوب آهن در اردیبهشت 1394
آیا میدانید در این مدت تصدی پست مدیر عاملی توسط حضرتعالی چند تن از معاونان و سرپرستان قسمتهای مختلف تحت مدیریت شما مبادرت به اختلاس، رشوه خواری و بدتر از همه در چند مورد هتک حرمت به زنان شاغل نموده اند و نه تنها توبیخ و تنبیه نشده بلکه به پستهای بالاتر گمارده شده اند؟ این در حالی است که اگر کوچکترین خبطی از یک کارگر ساده دیده شود جزایی نابخشودنی در انتظار وی می باشد. همچنان که متاسفانه تعداد از کارگران را به دلایل مختلف معلق از کار و یا اخراج نموده اید. چرا علی رغم چنین تولید و فروش و شرایطی که سیر صعودی نشان می دهد، پرداخت ها به پرسنل نزولی و صدقه گونه است؟ ----------- ادامه متن نامه در تصاویر ضمیمه شده. به همراه تصاویری از صفحات نشریه اختصاصی شرکت ذوب آهن به نام آتشکار که خبرهای موفقیت های چشمگیر این شرکت در امر تولید را منتشر نموده در حالی که پرسنل از حداقل حقوق بهره مند هستند.
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05/24/2015 01:59 PM
:: برگزاری بزرگترین گردهمایی صاحبان حرف و سرمایه گذاران ایرانی جهان دربرلین
انتظار می‌رود ماه آينده میلادی بزرگترين گردهمايی ايرانيان برون مرزی و کارآفرينان و صاحبان حرفه طی بيش از ۳۰ سال گذشته، در برلين برگزار شود
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05/24/2015 01:55 PM
:: فرونشست زمین مجموعه تاریخی تخت جمشید را تهدید می‌کند
مسئولان در ایران می‌گویند که فرونشست زمین در اطراف تخت جمشید به نقطه بحرانی رسیده است. بر اساس گزارش‌ها خشکسالی مجموعه تاریخی تخت جمشید، نقش رستم و برخی روستا‌های اطراف این مناطق تاریخی را تهدید می‌کند.
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05/24/2015 02:58 PM
Greece hasn't got the money to make June IMF repayment: interior minister
ATHENS/LONDON (Reuters) - Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.








05/24/2015 09:24 AM
After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects.








05/24/2015 07:44 AM
G7 finance ministers to address faltering global growth
LONDON (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.

05/24/2015 03:58 AM
Iran says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling: Mehr news agency
DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.








05/24/2015 02:17 AM
Renault in Turkey offers concessions to striking workers
(This May 23 story has been corrected in paragraph 3 to clarify that the company will announce results of financial improvement studies, not pay adjustments, before Ramadan)

05/23/2015 10:20 PM
Fiat Chrysler CEO approached GM about a merger, was rebuffed: NYT
(Reuters) - As part of his quest for a mega merger, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne sent an email to General Motors Co Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra in March suggesting combining the automakers but was rebuffed, the New York Times reported on Saturday.








05/23/2015 10:19 PM
Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.

05/23/2015 04:46 PM
Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.








05/23/2015 03:20 PM
Daimler and Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Carmaker Daimler on Saturday announced a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm Inc. to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging of electric cars without cables.








05/23/2015 02:32 PM
Renault in Turkey offers concessions to striking workers
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish arm of French carmaker Renault on Saturday offered concessions including future salary adjustments and a cash lump sum to striking workers if they return to work.

05/23/2015 12:42 PM
ECB's Draghi urges euro zone to unite for economic reform
ROME (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged euro zone countries to unite in the task of reforming the bloc's economies, saying sharing sovereignty was an opportunity and not a threat.








05/23/2015 06:54 AM
Bank of England confirms EU exit research after email misfire
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England plans to assess the implications of a possible British exit from the European Union, it said in a statement, confirming an email it inadvertently sent to a newspaper about the supposedly confidential research project.

05/23/2015 03:43 AM
South Korea seeks deeper cooperation with Japan on China-led AIIB
TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea called on Saturday for deeper cooperation with Japan on a China-led development bank, while Japan remained cautious about the lender, which it and ally the United States have held back from joining.

05/22/2015 10:35 PM
Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks.








05/22/2015 08:50 PM
Justice Department finds criminal wrongdoing in GM ignition switch defect: NYT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department investigators have identified criminal wrongdoing in General Motors Co's failure to disclose a defective ignition switch, and they are negotiating what is expected to be a record penalty, the New York Times reported on Friday.

05/22/2015 04:35 PM
Wall St. ends lower after Yellen comments fail to inspire
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended weaker on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, in line with Wall Street's expectations.








05/22/2015 03:27 PM
Fed on track to hike rates as economic headwinds wane: Yellen
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was clearer than ever on Friday that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, as the U.S. economy was set to bounce back from an early-year slump and as headwinds at home and abroad waned.

05/22/2015 03:07 PM
Germany, France usher Greece back to negotiating table
RIGA (Reuters) - European leaders told Greece on Friday to return to the negotiating table for "intensive work" to wrap up a reform agreement before cash runs out, sidestepping Athens' demand for a comprehensive, long-term solution to its troubles.








05/22/2015 02:46 PM
Microsoft, Salesforce talks fell through on pricing: CNBC
(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter.








05/22/2015 02:20 PM
Firmer underlying inflation keeps Fed on rate hike path
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year.








05/24/2015 04:09 PM
Instagram wants to reel you back in with emailed photo highlights
Instagram's photographic social feed isn't as novel as it once was, and you may be tempted to stop using it if you're overwhelmed by that never-ending stream of square pictures. How is the company supposed to keep you coming back for more? Though reg...

05/24/2015 02:02 PM
Some of Hollywood's best animatronics are going to auction
If you're a movie buff who can't get enough of Hollywood's monsters, you might want to brace your wallet for impact. Famed special effects guru Rick Baker is auctioning over 400 items from his collection, including animatronics that were key to liven...

05/24/2015 12:07 PM
Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches
Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It's an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's not like you have a lot of choices when it comes to add...

05/24/2015 10:00 AM
Inhabitat's Week in Green: rain lamps and solar-powered pod homes
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Everything about Tesla is groundbreaking, including its direct-sales model. Laws in New Jersey, Ohio, T...

05/24/2015 07:11 AM
The next Firefox OS devices will focus on quality, not cost
Outside of one or two exceptions, most Firefox OS devices have been aimed squarely at the budget crowd -- at folks who would otherwise have to entirely forego smartphoness or tablets. However, Mozilla is ready to switch things up. The organization ha...

05/24/2015 04:08 AM
NASA finds distant galaxy shining as bright as 300 trillion suns
Ever tried looking at the sun with your bare eyes? Too bright, right? Now imagine looking at something with the brightness of 300 trillion suns. That's how intense "the most luminous galaxy found to date" is, so much so that NASA has created a new cl...

05/24/2015 01:22 AM
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, there's an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released reference gene...

05/23/2015 11:08 PM
NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air
Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the Curiosity rover recently received a patch that improved the autofocus of its "Che...

05/23/2015 09:05 PM
Firefox browser for iOS is almost ready for testing
It's been a long time coming, but Firefox for iOS is nearly here... in a manner of speaking. Mozilla has revealed that it's about to conduct a "limited" beta test of the web browser, and has already posted source code for early testers. The organizat...

05/23/2015 07:02 PM
CIA shuts down program using spy satellites to track climate change
For most of the past two decades, a handful of climate change scientists have had the CIA's MEDEA (Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis) program as an ace in the hole: they could draw on classified info from spy satellites and subs to...

05/23/2015 04:57 PM
DOJ lays down some privacy rules for feds flying drones
The Justice Department promises to keep a closer eye on how its agencies are using drones from now on -- after all, they can be useful in nabbing suspects, but they can also be used as a tool to abuse power. In its new five-page policy guidance, the ...

05/23/2015 02:56 PM
Daimler and Qualcomm team up on connected car tech
Car companies aren't usually good at wireless tech, and wireless companies aren't great with cars -- if you want to make wireless-savvy vehicles, you'll probably need some teamwork. Accordingly, Daimler and Qualcomm have forged a partnership that sho...

05/23/2015 01:00 PM
Skully debuts AR helmet app while navigating delays
Skully CEO Marcus Weller stood in front of an crowd of customers that shelled out $1,500 to be one of the first recipients of the company's helmet with a heads up display and rear-facing camera to answer their questions. A few weeks ago Weller sent t...

05/23/2015 11:00 AM
Virtual reality's roller coaster ride to the mainstream
In the early '90s, four odd-looking arcade games appeared at a rented-out store in my local mall. For about seven dollars, anyone could stop in and play three minutes of a new virtual reality game called Dactyl Nightmare. I paid up, put on the massiv...

05/23/2015 09:30 AM
Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Why VFX Is Being Vilified...

05/23/2015 08:04 AM
Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes
Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harnes...

05/23/2015 04:35 AM
Artist adds poop emoji to selfie sticks to remind us of mortality
As depressing as it may be, selfie sticks are inescapable despite how many places ban them. It's a sad truth of the future we live in. But! An enterprising artist by the name of Pablo Garcia has figured out a way to "reduce vainglory and self-importa...

05/23/2015 12:49 AM
Senate blocks NSA reform bill and Patriot Act extensions
The USA Freedom Act aimed at addressing the NSA's bulk collecting of phone call metadata was approved by the House of Representatives ten days ago, but blocked by the Senate tonight (live video stream here). The Section 215 provisions of the Patriot ...

05/22/2015 11:10 PM
Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible
Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping t...

05/22/2015 09:26 PM
Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy
There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change b...

05/22/2015 08:31 PM
Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak
Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden Universit...

05/22/2015 07:03 PM
State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails
Worried that your own inbox isn't keeping you busy enough? Following a judge's request to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296 of them to its Freedom of Information Act website...

05/22/2015 06:34 PM
'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up
Mad Max: Fury Road is already one of the year's best movies, but you know what was missing in all of director George Miller's gear grinding under the desert sun? Mario Kart's banana peels and green shells. Check out the video below for a quick look a...

05/22/2015 05:50 PM
Guy hoverboards across a Canadian lake and into history
No, this isn't some guerilla marketing campaign for Back to the Future's upcoming pseudo-anniversary. It's a world record-setting flight by Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru aboard a homebrew hoverboard. He recently piloted this prototype near...

05/22/2015 05:21 PM
Oculus founder sued for using confidential information
Palmer Luckey and his company, Oculus VR Inc, are being sued yet again. Total Recall Technologies, a company in Hawaii, is accusing Luckey of violating a confidentiality agreement that he signed as a former employee of the company. According to the l...

05/24/2015 05:06 AM
MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi slips after oil price drop, bomb attack; Egypt up
(Updates with Saudi Arabia, Egypt open) DUBAI, May 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market fell in early trade on Sunday after oil prices fell and Islamic State militants carried out their first attack in the kingdom, while Egypt's bourse extended gains after rising above key technical resistance. Brent oil fell $1.17, or 1.8 percent, to $65.37 a barrel on Friday, declining 2.1 percent on the week as a rallying dollar and profit-taking ahead of a long U.S. holiday weekend cut short a two-day rally. Petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries, whose profits are sensitive to oil prices, dropped 2.7 percent and was the main drag on Saudi Arabia's index which lost 0.7 percent.
05/23/2015 12:23 AM
Wall Street Weekahead - Yellen tone suggests choppiness for markets ahead

Specialist traders work at a terminal screen on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015, though the process was expected to be gradual, with the timing of the first hike dependent on the strength of economic data. Some weak reports have pushed back the expected lift-off, but Yellen's words suggest the Fed is still headed to rate increases later this year.



05/22/2015 05:43 PM
US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news

FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.



05/22/2015 04:34 PM
Wall Street ends lower after Yellen comments fail to inspire

Traders work shortly after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeU.S. stocks ended weaker on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, in line with Wall Street's expectations. In a speech, Yellen said a rate hike would be warranted this year if the economy keeps improving as expected. Investors have enjoyed an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Fed on track to raise rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks.



05/22/2015 01:40 PM
Wall St flat, Yellen comments in line with expectations

Traders work shortly after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeU.S. stocks were flat on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be appropriate to raise interest rates this year if the economy continues on its current path, in line with broad expectations on Wall Street. In a speech, Yellen said the economy was well-positioned for growth and that it would take several years to return to normal interest rates. Yellen is a dove more than a hawk, and she's not in a real rush to raise rates.



05/22/2015 12:03 PM
Is Twitter Making A Comeback? Some New Treats For Marketers

Is Twitter Making A Comeback? Some New Treats For MarketersFor anyone who pays attention to the stock market (which I don’t) or the news (which I do), it’s clear that Twitter hasn’t been looking so hot these days. Last month, the social platform fell short of its projected revenue for the first time as a public company. Somewhat embarrassing, right? Twitter’s much younger cousin […]



05/22/2015 10:14 AM
US STOCKS-Wall St mixed as CPI data sparks rate hike timing doubts
* Yellen speaks at 1:00 p.m. May 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street was mixed in early trading on Friday as investors digested data that showed rising inflation pressure, casting fresh doubt on when the Federal Reserve would ultimately raise interest rates this year. U.S. consumer prices moderated in April, data showed, but the so-called core consumer price index, which strips out food and energy costs, posted its largest gain since January 2013.
05/22/2015 10:03 AM
BlackBerry pitches buyback plan to purchase 12 million shares

The Blackberry sign is pictured in WaterlooWaterloo-based smartphone maker BlackBerry will  buy back 12 million of its own shares, news that sent the company's stock up more than two per cent on Friday. BlackBerry, which has not repurchased any outstanding securities in the last year, said it would present a new employee share purchase program and propose an increase in its equity incentive plan at its annual meeting on June 23. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, which works out to about 2.6 per cent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.



05/22/2015 09:45 AM
Banks being probed over automated forex deals, report says
Wall Street banks may face further damaging allegations about their rigging of foreign exchange markets, as New York's banking regulator intensifies a probe into electronic trading, according to the Financial ...
05/22/2015 08:26 AM
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks get that Friday feeling as stimulus trumps growth concern
World shares neared record highs and bond yields fell on Friday, as investors shrugged off slowing global growth and focused instead on the continued stimulus provided by the world's major central banks. U.S. futures pointed to a slightly positive open on Wall Street, after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high on Thursday. A batch of soft manufacturing data on Thursday from the United States, China and Germany pointed to sluggish global growth but cemented investor hopes that central banks will keep stoking activity.
05/22/2015 07:21 AM
Asia stocks rally, early US rate hike unlikely

Asian markets mostly rise following a record close on Wall Street as a US interest rate hike in the near future looks unlikelyAsian markets rose Friday following another record close on Wall Street as the likelihood of a US interest rate hike in the near term dwindled, with Tokyo hitting a new 15-year high.



05/22/2015 03:38 AM
Japan stock market cap hits record, exceeds 1989 peak

Pedestrians look at an electronic board showing the various stock prices outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - The market capitalisation of shares listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's main board hit a record high on Friday, topping a 26-year peak and marking one victory in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign to jolt the economy out of a long phase of deflation and stagnation. The total market capitalisation of the TSE's first section rose to 591.30 trillion yen ($4.9 trillion), surpassing the previous peak of 590.09 trillion yen hit in December 1989, when share prices hit record peaks at the height of the Japanese asset bubble. Although the TSE's Topix index is still more than 40 percent below its 1989 peak, the market's size grew as the number of listed firms increased to 1,881 from 1,161 back then.



05/22/2015 03:33 AM
Dutch government set to recommend ABN Amro privatisation
The Dutch government is set to recommend on Friday that ABN Amro bank return to private hands via a stock market listing -- seven years after it was nationalised during the 2008 financial crisis. Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem will discuss the matter at a cabinet meeting and then send a letter to lawmakers detailing the plans for ABN, which parliament must then debate and approve. ABN's listing could be the largest listing ever in Amsterdam -- last week the bank reported a book value of 15.6 billion euros ($17.40 billion) at the end of a strong first quarter.
05/22/2015 02:54 AM
Uber in talks with banks for $1 billion credit facility - WSJ

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridUber Technologies Inc is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The cab-hailing company is in talks with a number of large banks for the loan, asking them how much they would commit and at what terms, the Journal reported, citing the people. An initial public offering is not imminent, the Journal reported, adding that one person said a debut was not expected until next year at the earliest.



05/21/2015 11:47 PM
Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high

Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes rose Friday, with China's benchmark at its highest in seven years, after Wall Street eked out another record close.



05/21/2015 10:32 PM
Charter in talks with Time Warner Cable over bid likely above $170 per share - WSJ

A customer leaves a Time Warner Cable store in Palm Springs(Reuters) - Charter Communications is in talks with Time Warner Cable about a bid that is likely to be well above the $170 (108 pounds) per share expected by some analysts, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Charter had bid about $132.50 per share, or $37.3 billion, for Time Warner Cable last year before being beaten by Comcast Corp , whose all-stock deal was initially worth $158.82 per share. Comcast abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable last month after U.S. regulators raised concerns the deal would have given Comcast an unfair advantage in the cable TV and Internet-based services market.



05/21/2015 07:43 PM
BlackBerry to buy up to 12 million shares for cancellation

Man is silhouetted against a video screen with Blackberry logo as he pose with Blackberry Q10 in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of ZenicaBlackBerry, which has not repurchased any outstanding securities in the last one year, said it would present a new employee share purchase program and propose an increase in its equity incentive plan at its annual meeting next month. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, representing about 2.6 percent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.



05/21/2015 07:29 PM
FCC chairman reached out to Time Warner Cable, Charter CEOs - WSJ

Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San Diego(Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against any and all cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Wheeler told the CEOs that any deal would be assessed on its own merits, the newspaper cited people familiar with the matter. No specific deals were discussed in the conversations, according to the Journal.



05/21/2015 05:13 PM
Wall Street up as near-term rate-hike prospects fade; oil jumps

Traders work shortly after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Thursday, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index closing at a record high as investors bet that U.S. interest rates won't rise soon, while oil jumped more than 2 percent on the view that a global glut may be starting to ease. Trading was muted in many North American markets a day ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who investors watch for indications of how soon the Fed will raise U.S. interest rates from near zero. Wall Street's S&P 500 gained 4.97 points, or 0.23 percent, to end at 2,130.82 points, barely beating its previous record close of 2,129.2 from Monday.



05/21/2015 05:06 PM
Worldpay Hunts New Chair As Allan Steps Down

Worldpay Hunts New Chair As Allan Steps DownJohn Allan, the new chairman of Tesco, is to step down from his role at Worldpay as the payments processing giant heads towards one of London's biggest stock market flotations in years. Sky News has learnt that Worldpay will announce on Friday that Mr Allan will vacate the role of chairman, which he has held since 2011. The company, which has been owned by two buyout firms, Advent and Bain Capital, for five years, has appointed headhunters to identify Mr Allan's successor.



05/21/2015 05:06 PM
Wall St. up as near-term rate-hike prospects fade; oil jumps

A street sign for Wall Street hangs in front of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Thursday, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index closing at a record high as investors bet that U.S. interest rates won't rise soon, while oil jumped more than 2 percent on the view that a global glut may be starting to ease. Trading was muted in many North American markets a day ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who investors watch for indications of how soon the Fed will raise U.S. interest rates from near zero. Wall Street's S&P 500 gained 4.97 points, or 0.23 percent, to end at 2,130.82 points, barely beating its previous record close of 2,129.2 from Monday.



05/21/2015 04:55 PM
Reynolds American close to getting FTC approval for Lorillard deal - WSJ
(Reuters) - Camel cigarette brand owner Reynolds American Inc's planned acquisition of smaller rival Lorillard Inc is expected to receive U.S. antitrust clearance as soon as next week, the Wall Street Journal said. While Reynolds American and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission declined to comment, Lorillard was not immediately available. Reynolds and Lorillard will benefit financially if they get clearance and close the deal by June 1.
05/21/2015 04:44 PM
Senate panel's bank oversight bill gets no Democratic votes
By Michael Flaherty and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill to ease regulations across the U.S. financial sector passed a Senate committee on Thursday with no support from Democrats, in a setback to the largest overhaul of 2010 banking reforms since the rules were put in place. The Senate Banking Committee cleared the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015 with all 12 Republicans voting in favor, and all 10 Democrats voting against. Wall Street dodged a tough provision as Republican Senator David Vitter withdrew two amendments, one of which included a minimum 10 percent equity capital-to-asset ratio for banks with assets of more than $500 billion.
05/21/2015 04:40 PM
S&P ends at all-time highs but traders eye weak volume

Traders work shortly after the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeThe S&P 500 closed at a record high on Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year. "It doesn't matter if we're at an all-time high if there are just two guys trading a stock back and forth," said Brian Battle, director of trading at Performance Trust Capital Partners in Chicago.



05/21/2015 04:23 PM
GOP senators advance bill to ease rules on smaller banks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators advanced legislation Thursday that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis.