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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

US lawmakers focus on America's response to Ukraine crisis

A top U.S. official has defended the Obama administration’s response to the crisis in Ukraine, and has promised more sanctions against Russia if Kyiv loses more territory to separatists widely seen as backed by Moscow.
May 9, 2014

Stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei 'sharia'

Stars of Hollywood are boycotting one of the area's most famous hotels because of a harsh Islamic penal code introduced by Brunei's government.
BBC: May 7, 2014

Ukraine crisis emboldens Obama's US critics

As tensions and turmoil escalate in Ukraine, America’s response to the crisis is becoming an increasingly contentious issue in Washington.
May 5, 2014

Obama, Merkel to discuss Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington Friday for talks with President Barack Obama . The crisis in Ukraine is expected to be high on the agenda as well as Western sanctions on Russia for its involvement in unrest there.
May 2, 2014