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February 23, 2015 6:29 AM Would-be ISIS fighters slipping through Europe's dragnet, presenting security challenge

FILE - In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, north Syria. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File) Would-be 31

February 22, 2015 9:25 PM US shoppers warned after extremist threats

US homeland security chief Jeh Johnson warned shoppers in one of America's biggest malls to be on their guard after an Islamic militant group posted a video calling for attacks on western malls. The warning comes as the US and other nations are increasingly jittery about the threat of 'lone wolf' attacks carried out by radicalised people in their home country 14

February 22, 2015 8:16 PM Greece set to send draft reforms to EU institutions

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was due to send draft proposals to International Monetary Fund and EU institutions on Sunday outlining a set of reforms that would meet conditions laid out in Friday's eleventh-hour deal to extend for four months the country's €172bn rescue program. The reforms would be "mainly of a structural nature" and would 22

February 22, 2015 6:26 PM Syrian Kurds attack Islamic State in northeast

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces advanced towards an Islamic State stronghold in northeastern Syria on Sunday in an offensive backed by U.S.-led air strikes, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said. The Kurdish YPG militia, which last month flushed Islamic State out of the town of Kobani with the help of U.S. and allied air support, launched 25

February 22, 2015 11:00 AM Can smartwatch detect epileptic seizures?

It looks like a watch and tells time like a watch, but the creators of Embrace say their new invention is so much more than that. The device comes from Empatica, a computing company focused on human data analytics and that prides itself on its ability to monitor epileptic seizures. Empatica's latest feat was stumbled upon almost completely by accident 24

February 22, 2015 10:28 AM Greece readies reform promises after Eurogroup climbdown

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government prepared reform measures on Sunday to secure a financial lifeline from the euro zone, but was attacked for selling "illusions" to voters after failing to keep a promise to extract the country from its international bailout. Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted Greece achieved a negotiating success 13

February 22, 2015 12:48 AM First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. One hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official overseeing 13

February 21, 2015 9:49 PM Governors urge Washington to be more flexible

For many of them, the message to lawmakers and President Obama is simple: Either resolve your differences or loosen the strings so states can start running those programs themselves. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who chairs the National Governors Association, calls it "flexible federalism:" giving states given more authority to step in and run federal 10

February 21, 2015 6:24 PM Ukraine, Rebels Exchange Prisoners As Fighting Continues

ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists completed an exchange of prisoners Saturday, starting a process outlined in a peace deal brokered by international leaders. A separatist representative overseeing the exchange in a remote location on the frontline between the warring sides said 139 Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels 13

February 21, 2015 4:10 PM Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month after that will see the Apple Watch ship to its first buyers. While smartwatches have been around for far longer, it’s only been the last year or two where they’ve become viable enough for mainstream consumers to even consider purchasing. I’m not sure we’re 11