Facebook (FB.O), the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the one-time oil tycoon who spent a decade in President Vladimir Putin's prisons, said Russia is nearing an economic crisis that could fuel an uprising similar to the country's 1917 revolution.
The leader of the now-disbanded LulzSec hacking group directed members to attack targets in dozens of countries, including the U.K., Turkey, Brazil and Australia, even as he was serving as an FBI informant, according to a news report.
The American-triggered regime change in Ukraine at the Western end of the Eurasian continent has been widely discussed. Less noticed, if at all, has been the American-triggered change of government in Japan four years ago as part of the so-called 'pivot' aimed at holding back China on the Eastern end.