UN experts call for more US transparency on drones

Two U.N. human rights investigators called for more transparency from the United States and other countries about their drone strikes program, saying their secrecy is the biggest obstacle to determining the impact pact on ...

Kirshbaum to leave Amazon publishing unit

Larry Kirshbaum, a high-profile publishing executive who helped Amazon grow its book publishing business in New York, is leaving the company on Jan. 17.

European cargo freighter to undock from ISS

Europe's heaviest-ever cargo carrier to the International Space Station is set to undock on Monday after completing its mission, according to a European Space Agency (ESA) blog.

Scientists Higgs, Englert given Spanish awards

Scientists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert, and the European CERN laboratory, have received Spain's Prince of Asturias awards from Prince Felipe at a ceremony in northern Spain.

Germany, Brazil want UN privacy resolution

Germany and Brazil are working on a UN General Assembly resolution aimed at highlighting international anger at US data snooping in other countries, diplomats said Friday.

YouTube readying paid music service (Update)

Google's video-sharing arm YouTube is preparing to launch a subscription music service to allow consumers to watch videos and listen to music ad-free, industry sources said Friday.

UK urges EU to cut red tape and clear way for shale

Britain mounted a fresh crusade Friday to slash EU red tape London says strangles business—with a core demand that Brussels does not interfere with legislation on fracking.

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