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FRANKFURT, March 4 (Reuters) - Li Shufu, the founder and main owner of China's Geely, has no plans to buy further stakes in carmakers after building up a holding of almost 10 percent in Germany's Daimler, he told a German newspaper. "Currently we have no plans for further purchases. We will concentrate for now on the development of existing holdings. There are many

GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss voters on Sunday handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly supported TV and radio programming, a result that brought a sigh of relief to Europe's state-backed broadcasters. Final figures indicated that 71 percent of participating Swiss voters had rejected the "No Billag" initiative, spelling the end of the measure championed by far-right populists and named

The International Criminal Court's March calendar illustrates why the Hague-based tribunal remains a deeply polarizing institution, two decades after its conception. Three appeals judgements next week deal with atrocities in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and attacks against cultural treasures in Timbuktu, Mali. Later this month, trial hearings continue against Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier and senior commander of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebel movement.

Photography by Linda Kane Parker fills the Art Wall of the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County
Thomaston — The newest exhibition of art work being displayed and available for purchase in the lobby of the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County features photography by Linda Kane Parker and will run until the end of March.
Parker has been pursuing art and photography for most of her life, and currently uses her artistic talents to help photograph adoptable pets at the…

At first glance, the most striking fact about those early results is that Berlusconi's Forza Italia and the Northern League have the same share of votes. This sets up a drama within the center-right coalition on who gets the right to lead it.

Square's Cash App might facilitate consumer-to-merchant Bitcoin payments. Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter's CEO, thinks Bitcoin offers "an opportunity to get more people access to the financial system" #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)

'Chinatown', an artistic photo by Arik Gorban

SPARTA — Arik Gorban is photographer and photography instructor who focuses on the creative aspects of the photographic art form. He will be holding a workshop in monochrome photography on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 pm, at the Sparta Ambulance Building, 14 Sparta Ave. , Sparta
Gorban has over forty years experience in the complete photographic process…

In a crowded social media landscape, Snapchat needs to reinvent itself as the internet's favorite camera app.

The world of Science-Fiction and pop-culture have long presented us with the promise of a connected and technology-enhanced future; for more than a century, the smartest minds in the world have been tirelessly working behind the scenes to make that fiction a reality. Smart Phones & Tablets Think back to the first time you held …

San Francisco: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is using decoy buses in an attempt to catch shooters who are targeting charter buses that Apple and Google employees use. There have been 20 shootings at these

“To err is human,” Deng Yuwen, the former editor of Study Times, wrote in the South China Morning Post today. “And a leader who tolerates no checks on his power is even likely to err, because power can make one arrogant and impervious to other views.” As the National People’s Congress opens tomorrow, …

The social media giant could try to follow the “equal-time” provision that governs TV advertising. But is that what candidates really want?

By Ben Dooley When President Xi Jinping attends the National People’s Congress, he will swear an oath to uphold China’s constitution. But first, he will remake it in his own image, legally formalising his almost limitless mandate to bend the nation to his will. On Monday, nearly 3,000 egates from around …