Eight U.S. web giants started a campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. Full Article
VIENNA - Iran and six world powers began expert-level talks on Monday to work out nitty gritty details in implementing a landmark accord for Tehran to curb its disputed nuclear program in return for a limited easing of sanctions.
KIEV - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich backed a call for talks with the opposition to end weeks of protests in Kiev, but tension was high with pro-Europe demonstrators barricading their protest camp in preparation for police intervention. Full Article
GAZA - Under years of Israeli sanctions, Gazan businessmen cobbled together a smuggling-fueled economy that sustained the enclave under rule by Hamas Islamists. But with Egypt tightening the blockade, many Gazans say they have never had it so tough. Full Article
Dec. 9 - Breakingviews columnists discuss Sysco’s $3.5 bln purchase of US Foods and why investors' positive reaction may encourage other M&A deals – at least when the math works.
The air zone declaration and its aftermath make it clear that China intends for its security position to win out in the East China Sea, and expects it to be a faster process given the shift of the regional security and economic power balance in its favor. Commentary
When convening a conference to "discuss" something or other, the FTC (or other regulatory entities) is almost never in pursuit of discussion -- any more than a police officer who says he just wants to talk. Commentary
The most important question now for Britain’s political and economic outlook is whether this week’s rhetorical divergence is a blip or a harbinger of much bigger clashes over the government’s effort to stoke a pre-election property and mortgage boom. Commentary
Problems like global warming, with effects measured over centuries, might mean more to today’s policymakers if they knew they were going to personally face the consequences. The longer people expect to live, the more abstract concepts become practical concerns. Commentary
A video game called 'School Shooting,' backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold
Is there really a video game in which a player controls a character who enters a school and shoots at students? Commentary