Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling


Moscow (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia on Thursday and key talks with EU leaders on Friday, Putin minced no words, demanding that Washington take Moscow's interests into account.In some of his most combative comments on US-Russia ties yet, the Kremlin strongman took issue with Obama's speech at the United Nations General Assembly Read more [...]

Ukraine military accuses rebels of violating ceasefire


Kiev (AFP) - A top Ukrainian defence official accused pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday of violating a ceasefire the two sides signed up to in a bid to halt nearly five months of bloodshed."We have recorded a series of provocations by the rebels. They fired on our anti-terrorism units on 28 occasions (on Friday), with 10 of those coming after the ceasefire," National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters. Join the conversation about this story » Business Insider Read more [...]

FCC chair accuses Verizon of throttling unlimited data to boost profits


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is not happy about Verizon Wireless' announcement that it will throttle 4G users with unlimited data plans. While he didn't go quite so far as to accuse Verizon of breaking FCC rules, he told the company that it needs to justify its policy. Verizon's plan to slow down its heaviest data users when they connect to congested cell sites isn't surprising—other carriers do it too. But Verizon said it would only apply the policy to users who are no longer under contract and Read more [...]

Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines


State officials are demanding that the Energy Department build better storage tanks for the radioactive waste at the former nuclear weapons site. Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by April 15. Nation - latimes.com Read more [...]

Snowden accuses NSA of conducting industrial espionage


Former NSA contractor tells a German broadcaster that the US agency would collect intelligence from foreign companies that had no national defense value. by The National Security Agency's headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland, in an undated file photo. (Credit: NSA) The National Security Agency engages in industrial espionage, grabbing intelligence from foreign companies regardless of the information's value to national defense, Edward Snowden told a German TV network. In text released to Read more [...]