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March 23, 2016 8:03 AM Taiwan gives tour of disputed island in bid to boost claim

TAIPEI: Taiwan on Wednesday (Mar 22) gave its first ever international press tour of a disputed island in the South China Sea to boost its claim, less than two months after a visit by its leader sparked protests from rival claimants. Taiping is the largest island in the Spratlys chain and is administered by Taiwan, which sees it as part of its territory 19

March 23, 2016 3:11 AM Clinton, Trump add to delegate leads with Arizona victories

WASHINGTON — Under a fresh cloud of overseas violence, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton added to their delegate troves on Tuesday with victories in Arizona as the 2016 presidential contest turned into a clash of would-be commanders in chief. Long lines and high interest marked primary elections across Arizona, Utah and Idaho that were largely an afterthought 20

March 22, 2016 1:32 PM Apple's Fight With the FBI Is the Corporate Personhood Case of 2016

A legal victory for Apple could produce precedents that establish new corporate constitutional rights. (Photo: Adam Fagen / Flickr) Apple's legal battle with the FBI is shaping up to be the corporate personhood case of the year. Like 2010's Citizens United or 2014's Hobby Lobby, the case raises deep questions about how far we want to travel in granting 33

March 22, 2016 11:31 AM Will the iPhone SE Sell Because of Its Price or Its Size?

The newly launched iPhone SE combines the design of the iPhone 5s with the internals of the iPhone 6s. Its battery actually gives its bigger siblings a run for their money, which is quite a surprise. We used the phone for a little while, and our first impressions of the iPhone SE were that it feels like a premium device, but that by now we, like most consumers 27

March 21, 2016 9:54 AM Savchenko trial: Russian court gives verdict on Ukrainian pilot

A Russian judge has begun reading the verdict on Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, accused of killing two Russian journalists. Summing up the prosecutors' case, the judge in the Russian town of Donetsk said Ms Savchenko had been driven by "political hatred". It was initially thought the judge had found her guilty, but journalists say a final verdict has not been delivered 8

March 21, 2016 8:52 AM Report: Suicide bomber in Istanbul stalked group of Israelis

Report: Suicide bomber in Istanbul stalked the group of Israelis According to the Turkish media outlet Haberturk, security cameras revealed that the terrorist who perpetrated the attack that killed five people including three Israelis in Istanbul on Saturday followed the group before he detonated himself. The attack, in which 36 people were wounded 12

March 21, 2016 4:38 AM Belgium: Europe's front line in the war on terror

Jihadi 101: The books at the core of ISIS recruitment But authorities here still don't know what if there are any other terror plans in the works, even with Abdeslam himself finally captured alive and charged, awaiting extradition to France. Belgium remains wary and on edge, its alert level stuck at "grave" -- the second highest stage -- with security 14

March 21, 2016 4:25 AM Twitter Sends 140-character Message to Users on 10th Birthday

Twitter is what you make it, so if you’re not yet familiar with it, get involved! KK is the undisputed queen of Twitter posting some of the most controversial posts. In a decade, Twitter has grown from those first five words – “just setting up my twttr” – to become a platform populated by 320 million active users, in the process transforming the relationships 26

March 18, 2016 4:40 PM Man City to take on PSG and Barcelona face Atletico

The match between City and PSG gives the Manchester club the chance to reach the Champions League final for the first time, as Manuel Pellegrini's Citizens tenure begins its final stretch. Laurent Blanc's side, who have already wrapped up the Ligue 1 title, are once again handed a draw against English opposition, after defeating Chelsea in the last- 12

March 17, 2016 8:42 AM India ranked 118th in happiness index

Denmark takes top spot; India among countries witnessing biggest decline in happiness Denmark took the top spot as the ‘happiest country’ in the world, displacing Switzerland, according to The World Happiness Report 2016, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations. India was ranked 118th in the list, down one slot from last year on the index 10