When the Egyptian government blocked Internet access and mobile texting capabilities in an attempts to thwart protesters’ ability to organize, Kosta Grammatis had new ammunition to pitch his big idea: what if there was a satellite service for Internet and phone affordable for the average Egyptian that could not be shut off?
The rebels have had a reprieve. The last-minute intervention of an international coalition has degraded Muammar Gaddafi’s air capabilities and tanks perhaps rescuing the opposition capital of Benghazi from imminent recapture by the regime
Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday blasted U.S. plans to overhaul the setup for a missile defense shield in Europe, calling the Obama administration’s intentions “anti-Iranian,” state-run media reported
Russia, the United States and NATO should consider linking their missile defense systems in Europe, the NATO chief said Friday. “Both NATO and Russia have a wealth of experience in missile defense,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, is in critical but stable condition in a Massachusetts hospital with her family at her side, her family said Friday. Members of her family flew in to Cape Cod Hospital to be with the 88-year-old, including California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the husband of her daughter, Maria Shriver, a source told CNN.
Banking group HSBC has seen its pre-tax profits slump by 51 percent for the first six months of 2009, tumbling to $5 billion compared to $10.2 billion for the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, total operating income for the half-year fell six percent to $40.2 billion, from $42.9 billion a year ago.
NATO will stay in Afghanistan "for as long as it takes," the military alliance’s new leader said in Brussels, Belgium, Monday. “We will support the Afghan people for as long as it takes — let me repeat that, for as long as it takes,” said Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Danish prime minister who became secretary general on August 1
If North Korea is really behind the cyberattacks on U.S. and South Korean websites over the past few days, as South Korea has claimed, why hasn’t it taken responsibility