Ditching Monarchy Is Step Too Far for Scots Nationalists

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming James I of England. He only went back once.

More than four centuries later, Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond says that if his campaign for independence prevails in this week’s referendum, he would keep Queen Elizabeth II, the 12th

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Posted by Forexsq 1 day 15 hours ago (http://money.cnn.com)
img Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, e-mails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

In a blog post, Apple says that iOS 8, which began rolling out Wednesday, has new encryption that will no longer allow the company to bypass a customer's passcode to access the data.

Apple’s New iPhone 6 Smartphones Top 4 Million in Pre-Orders

Posted by Forexsq 4 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped 4 million in pre-orders in the first 24 hours, as early demand for the smartphones outstrips supply.

Deliveries will start at the end of this week, when the devices officially go on sale, with many not scheduled until next month, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. Apple indicated last week that the devices would tak

British PM tells Scots: I would be heartbroken if you rip apart our UK 'family of nations'

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain's "family of nations", visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

In a sign of new panic in the British ruling elite over the fate of the 307-year-old union, Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband scrapped their weekly

Apple Unveils Watch, Bigger-Screen IPhones in Product Blitz

Posted by Forexsq 10 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Apple Inc. (AAPL) unveiled redesigned iPhones with bigger screens, overhauling its top-selling product in an event that gives the clearest sign yet of the company’s product direction under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come in screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, along with rounded edges and a thinner frame than earlier models, as well as higher-res

Scottish Independence Looms as Iceberg Moves Toward U.K.

Posted by Forexsq 11 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Scottish independence increasingly looks like an iceberg that could sink Prime Minister David Cameron’s government and the opposition Labour Party. And like the passengers on the Titanic, they never saw it coming.

Yesterday’s YouGov Plc (YOU) poll putting the Yes vote on 51 percent sparked a fresh effort from supporters of the union to urge Scots to come back from the brink. About 100 Labour l

Putin, Poroshenko Largely Agree on Ukraine Cease-Fire Steps

Posted by Forexsq 16 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed on steps toward a cease-fire in Ukraine’s easternmost regions, where a bloody conflict has raged for more than five months.

Putin backs the idea of an immediate truce, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. A conversation between the two leaders resulted in an agreement on a “cease-f

Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars privet photos

Posted by Forexsq 17 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Apple Inc., which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company’s iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were

Ukraine Fighting Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain

Posted by Forexsq 21 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Separatists in eastern Ukraine are battling government forces on two fronts near the Sea of Azov and south of Donetsk as NATO reports a surge of Russian troops and advanced equipment into the war-zone.

The U.S. and the European Union are threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with further sanctions, even as the EU began talks in Moscow today aimed at a temporary deal with Ukraine to allo

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

Posted by Forexsq 22 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.

Poroshenko said he was cancelling a visit to Turkey and conferring with defense chiefs because of the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in the eastern Donetsk region, "as Russian troops have

Russian Aid Convoy Without Consent Deemed Invasion by Ukraine

Posted by Forexsq 28 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from Russia crossed the border into Ukraine, which said the move amounted to an invasion as the convoy moved without its consent.

Russia is invading under the cover of the aid trucks, Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, the head of Ukraine’s security council, said on TV5. More than 150 trucks entered the country without a Red Cross escort through a border checkpoint in a r

Ukraine Gains Against Rebels as Diplomacy Intensifies

Posted by Forexsq 30 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Ukraine’s armed forces said they continue to push back separatists in fighting in the country’s east ahead of a possible face-to-face meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian leaders next week.

Soldiers from Ukraine’s National Guard captured the city of Ilovaysk, leading separatists to counter-attack using tanks and artillery, the National Guard said in a statement today on its website. Nine Ukrai

Ferguson at Turning Point After Night of Relative Calm

Posted by Forexsq 30 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The city of Ferguson, Missouri, returned to relative calm after successive nights of violence in what police said marked a turning point in the protests that followed the shooting dead of an unarmed black teenager.

Officers dispersed protesters in Ferguson last night without using tear gas for the first time in four days, Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told reporters ea

U.S. police come under gunfire, arrest 31 in Missouri racial unrest

Posted by Forexsq 31 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. police said early on Tuesday they came under heavy gunfire and arrested 31 people during another night of racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

Demonstrations, mostly peaceful but with spasms of violence by smaller groups, have flared since Michael Brown, 18, was shot dead while walking

Nixon Sends Missouri National Guard Into Ferguson

Posted by Forexsq 32 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered the state National Guard to restore peace after a third straight night of violence in the St. Louis suburb rocked by protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Nixon’s decision came after organized groups attacked police officers with firearms and gasoline bombs last night, leading police to fire a barrage of tear gas into th

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