[ad_1] By Minami Funakoshi and Joyce Lee | TOKYO/SEOUL TOKYO/SEOUL Long the preserve of geeky enthusiasts, bitcoin is going mainstream in Asia, attracting Mrs Watanabe – the metaphorical Japanese housewife investor – South Korean retirees and thousands of others trying to escape rock-bottom savings rates by investing in the cryptocurrency. Asia’s moms and pops, already
[ad_1] By David DeKok | HARRISBURG, Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa. Three former Pennsylvania State University officials were sentenced to jail on Friday for covering up ex-coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual predations and effectively letting him victimize more boys. In sentencing all three men for child endangerment, Judge John Boccabella in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas also
[ad_1] By Alex Dobuzinskis | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES Comedian Kathy Griffin tearfully apologized in a Friday press conference for posing with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying that she felt her career was now over and that Trump “broke” her. Griffin has lost sponsorships and jobs, including her
[ad_1] By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A Russian cosmonaut and a French astronaut returned to Earth on Friday aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after six months at the International Space Station, while their U.S. crewmate remained on the orbiting laboratory for an extended stay, a NASA television broadcast showed. Russia’s
[ad_1] (The June 1 story corrects distance in 3rd paragraph to 140 million from 1.4 billion) By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A U.S. spacecraft set to launch next year will make a series of unprecedented dives into the sun’s scorching atmosphere to see how the star works and what can be done to better
[ad_1] HAVANA Communist-run Cuba, which once frowned upon the Beatles as a decadent Western influence, on Thursday held an open-air covers concert in a Havana park to celebrating 50 years since the release of the band’s landmark album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Beatlemania has flourished belatedly on the Caribbean island, where authorities in
[ad_1] By Denis Pinchuk and Christian Lowe | ST PETERSBURG, Russia ST PETERSBURG, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Donald Trump had run a better presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton and that U.S. intelligence agencies could have easily faked what he said was false evidence that Russia had hacked the Democratic Party. U.S.
[ad_1] By Andrés González | MADRID MADRID Marcos Ochoa has just landed the dream job for many young Europeans: he is being paid to play video games. The 27-year-old Spaniard, whose internet nickname is “Aeroz”, is a rising star of the Esports, or video games competitions that are played online or even in sports arenas.
[ad_1] WASHINGTON The United States will continue its efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions despite President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris climate accord, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday. “It was a policy decision and I think it’s important that everyone recognize the United States has a terrific record
[ad_1] STOCKHOLM Streaming music service Spotify could be floated within a year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday, after co-founder Martin Lorentzon told Swedish radio a listing was not in the pipeline. Reuters reported last month that Spotify, working with investment banks Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) and
[ad_1] By David Stanway and Henning Gloystein | SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE The U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has bolstered China’s stature and diplomatic power, and could help Beijing achieve longer-term ambitions to upgrade its economy and dominate lucrative new industries. China – the world’s biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases – has
[ad_1] SYDNEY Bosses of Australia’s media companies, including an arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, have formed an unprecedented front to lobby for changes they say will allow more consolidation and help them compete with internet giants. This week, in a show of unity, chief executives of companies from radio broadcasters to newspaper publishers joined
[ad_1] BRUSSELS U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM.O) has not offered any concessions so far in its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors (NXP.N), EU antitrust regulators said on Friday, increasing the risk of a lengthy investigation into the deal. Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple (AAPL.P), had until June 1 to propose
[ad_1] LONDON Britain’s Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity. Inmarsat said the new satellite, which would cost about $130 million over three years from 2017 to its launch
[ad_1] NEW YORK Actress Julianne Moore is urging Americans to wear orange on Friday to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Moore got involved in campaigning for an end to gun violence after the 2012 shootings of 20 children at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary school, and she is now chair of the Everytown Creative Council.
[ad_1] Scientists have for a third time detected ripples in space from black holes that crashed together billions of light years from Earth, a discovery that confirms a new technique for observing cataclysmic events in the universe, research published on Thursday shows. Such vibrations, known as gravitational waves, were predicted by Albert Einstein more than
[ad_1] LONDON Tickets for an all-star benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester bomb attack sold out within minutes of going on sale on Thursday. The “One Love Manchester” concert will be headlined by Ariana Grande, the U.S. singer whose concert in the northern English city on May 22 was hit by
[ad_1] TOKYO Japan launched a rocket carrying a satellite with a local version of the U.S. global positioning system (GPS) on Thursday, which is expected to increase the precision of location information used in smartphones and car navigation system. Japan launched an H-2A rocket which carries the satellite called “Michibiki No.2” from a space center
[ad_1] FRANKFURT British companies may need to set up subsidiaries in continental Europe to take part in multibillion-euro space programs funded by the European Union after Britain leaves the EU, the head of Europe’s space agency told the Financial Times. “We have a tremendous problem with Brexit because it means that UK companies… are not
[ad_1] By Will Dunham | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic ties to sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists on Tuesday said they examined
[ad_1] ATACAMA DESERT, Chile Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope, which when completed will be the world’s largest optical telescope, some five times larger than the top observing instruments in use today. The size of the ELT has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe, say its
[ad_1] By Irene Klotz | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jupiter’s atmosphere features colossal cyclones and rivers of ammonia welling up from deep inside the solar system’s largest planet, researchers said on Thursday, publishing the first insights from a NASA spacecraft flying around the gas giant. The cyclones were discovered as the Juno spacecraft
[ad_1] By Charlotte Greenfield | WELLINGTON WELLINGTON Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand’s remote Mahia Peninsula. “Made it to space. Team delighted,” Rocket Lab said on its official Twitter account. The successful launch of a low cost, 3D-printed