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US to unveil sharp curbs on coal power plants

The US government is to unveil new rules for coal-burning power plants aimed at dramatically cutting emissions that contribute to global warming.
BBC: June 2, 2014

Obama Europe visit to be dominated by Ukraine

President Obama heads to Europe next week on a visit that will focus on Russian actions in Ukraine.
May 30, 2014

Obama: US isolationism not an option

U.S. President Barack Obama defended his foreign policy approach on Wednesday, telling U.S. Military Academy graduates that America will always lead on the world stage but military action cannot be the only force behind its leadership.
May 29, 2014

Nia Vardalos confirms 'bigger, fatter' Greek Wedding sequel to hit big screen

The Greek-Canadian actor-director says sequel to 2002's My Big Fat Greek Wedding will be 'the next chapter of my family story'
Guardian: May 28, 2014

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars

Google is to start building its own self-driving cars, rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers.
BBC: May 28, 2014

China warns of more repercussions over US cyber indictments

China has lodged a protest with the U.S. Ambassador in Beijing in response to accusations that five Chinese military officers engaged in cyber theft and espionage targeting American companies and labor groups. China also says it could take further steps in response to the indictments.
May 20, 2014

Toronto woman wins $50M in Lotto Max; first thought she won $50,000

It was a Mother's Day to remember for a Toronto woman who picked up her $50-million cheque Tuesday afternoon.
Yahoo! Canada: May 14, 2014

Geithner describes alarm at Schaeuble plan for Greek euro exit in new book

A Greek eurozone exit was in the cards in 2012 according to former US Treasury Timothy F. Geithner.
eKathimerini: May 14, 2014

Alternative fuel ethanol hits a wall

When U.S. drivers fill their tanks with ethanol, they are essentially buying fermented corn grown by American farmers.
May 11, 2014

7-foot-1 Greek center commits to ISU

Greek national Giorgos Tsalmpouris has commited to Iowa State and will join its 2014 recruiting class, a source tells the Ames Tribune.
Ames Tribune: May 11, 2014