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Investors lower Samsung Electronics second-quarter expectations amid S6 doubts

SEOUL - Doubts over the sales prospects of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new flagship smartphones are damping expectations of a rapid turnaround for the South Korean giant, even though profit likely continues to recover from last year's troughs.

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UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

PARIS - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service.

France 03 Jul 2015

Stick-on smart sensor offers hassle-free car hire

Renting a car is often fraught with worry. If the car is damaged in any way, the renter could be in line for a hefty bill; even if the car was stationary at the time. But a novel sensing technology could spell the end of disputes over liability if a car is damaged by accurately determining who is to blame. | Video

03 Jul 2015

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

- A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. | Video

Environment, U.S., Science, 04 Jul 2015

Fearing return to drachma, some Greeks use bitcoin to dodge capital controls

LONDON - There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin.

Greece 03 Jul 2015

Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

MOSCOW - Russia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results.

03 Jul 2015