Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.
Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.
Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.
Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.
A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.
The king's death was announced early Friday. He is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little.
First up on today's show, the U.S. dollar triumphant, but for whom? Plus, more now on the death of Saudi King Abdullah at the age of 90. With its influence in financial markets, the succession of power there being watched carefully by market participants. And with all the back and forth about President Obama's hope to raise capital gains taxes for some Americans to provide relief for some middle class taxpayers, a White House proposal to change the 401k and IRA retirement system has gotten lost in the shuffle.
The last time President Barack Obama made a major state visit to Asia was last year when he met with Chinese president Xi Jinping and announced a broad-reaching climate change deal.
We shouldn't expect the same thing from his visit to India, even though its cities have air that's four times deadlier than in Beijing. But how does India’s environmental pollution stack up, and what might the U.S. do to curb greenhouse gas emissions there?
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Pharmaceutical companies have one very obvious reason to avoid developing drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases like malaria and tuberculosis: There’s basically no money in it.
That’s because most people with those conditions are poor and have little means to pay. So what kind of incentive do you need to get drug makers to take on global health epidemics? The answer may be a new index that ranks companies by who has the most effective drugs.
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Voters casting their ballots in this weekend's general election in Greece know that much is at stake. A radical, far-left party called Syriza is leading in the polls. It's promising to roll back the deep public spending cuts imposed by the outgoing government and renegotiate Greece’s $280 billion bailout deal. Such moves would have big repercussions for the European economy and the global economy, too.
Despite the high stakes, the campaign here has lacked razzmatazz and the mood is subdued. Conservative politician Adonis Georgiadis, however, doesn't pull his punches when he talks about the possibility of a Syriza victory.
"If they win, we will be bankrupt within a month, maybe," he says.
Georgadis, a former minister in the outgoing government, warns that Syriza’s plans to unpick the carefully-negotiated deal on Greece’s bailout would lead to the country defaulting and being expelled from the Eurozone:
"Unfortunately, it's a big possibility and it will destroy us. Two months. I have totally no doubt about it." he says.
But Syriza’s chief economist Yiannis Milios argues that austerity measures and crippling loan repayments are already destroying Greece. He says some 60 percent of young Greeks are without work and that has to change. He doesn't believe recent reports saying the Germans would rather see Greece default and leave the euro than renegotiate the bailout.
"They're bluffing" he says.
Former minister Adonis Georgiadis thinks Syriza is making a dangerous mistake. The Germans, he warns, never bluff.
Bluffing or not, Germany must respect the democratic will of the Greek people, says Syriza candidate and economist Yanis Varoufakis. He predicts that if Greece is forced out of the Eurozone, the currency union will ultimately fragment and collapse.
"When one third of the world economy—that’s Europe—implodes in this way as the result of the fragmentation of the Eurozone, we’re going to be facing a post-modern 1930’s," he says.
Right now, the prospect of a euro collapse, let alone a 1930’s Depression, still seems remote. But the potentially massive repercussions of this weekend's election in a small corner of Europe is one more risk for the world to worry about.
That's the amount of Greece's bailout deal, which the radical, far-left party called Syriza, promises to renegotiate should they win the upcoming elections. Such moves would have big repercussions for the European economy and the global economy, too.$106 million
Abercrombie and Fitch's expected profits from last year, less than half of what they made in 2012. The flagging sales eventually lead to longtime CEO Mike Jeffries ouster late last year. Jeffries made Abercrombie his life, at times quite literally, and a new Businessweek feature shows Jeffries' uncompromising vision and eccentricities built one of the top brands in the world, but also lead to its downfall.6.5 pounds
That's how many pounds of Crystal Meth a drone attempted to carry over the Mexico/U.S. border before crashing. But you already knew that didn't you? So why not prove your knowledge of the week in tech news by taking our quiz over at Silicon Tally?$11,000
That's how much more money the bottom 80 percent of the population would have per household if today's economy had the income distribution it had in 1979, the Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent would have $750,000 less per household. Further evidence that the rich are getting richer, and fast.$40,000 to $80,000
That's the range of incomes of those most likely to lose their health insurance as a result of a Supreme Court decision on King v. Burwell against federal subsidies in states that don't run marketplaces for healthcare exchanges. As reported by the New York Times, other characteristics of this group include being predominantly white, Southern, employed and middle-aged.162,000
The approximate number of drivers working for Uber, quadruple the amount from just a year ago. That's according to new data released by the company, which shows Uber drivers are a rapidly growing and diverse group, but one with very high turnover: 11 percent of drivers quit after a month, and half stop driving after a year.
Luke Whitworth, 23, came to Guinea from South Carolina 13 months ago. That's when the outbreak there began. His sponsoring group gave him the option to leave — but he's determined to stay.
Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.
The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.
The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.
Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.
We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.