| Jun 12, 2014

Mitsubishi eyes bid for Alstom turbine unit

by Elaine Kurtenbach

The possible bid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the turbine businesses of French engineering firm Alstom is part of Japanese efforts to carve out a share of the lucrative global energy infrastructure business. Mitsubishi Heavy and German rival Siemens AG said Wednesday they are ...

Egypt's el-Sissi faces furor over 'sexual terrorism'

| Jun 11, 2014

Egypt's el-Sissi faces furor over 'sexual terrorism'

A video of a woman being sexually assaulted at inaugural celebrations for Egypt’s new president has thrown another spotlight on a national epidemic, but activists believe that stopping such attacks will be difficult. Graphic footage, apparently filmed on Sunday using a mobile phone, shows ...

Putin gambles on culture war with the West

| Jun 10, 2014

Putin gambles on culture war with the West

Oleg Makarenko wants to set the story straight and answer the “Russophobes” who he says are trying to split and humiliate Russia. His website, www.ruxpert.ru, is on the front line in what Makarenko calls an information war with the West. As President Vladimir Putin ...

Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

| Jun 4, 2014

Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald’s. That’s the conclusion of several recent reports that shed light on Internet piracy’s funding sources. Content thieves attract visitors with the ...