U.S.-based video-streaming sites Hulu and Netflix can’t be accessed in most places outside the country because of copyright laws. Voddler may be the fix. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio has an exclusive sit-down with Voddler Chief Executive Marcus Backlund. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says the British people are "paying the price" for the Government's failure to get rid of the country's deficit. Report by Fudgea. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Indonesia on Tuesday released waterbombs to put out forest fires in Riauprovince, in a bid to fight the haze that has caused one of Southeast Asia's worst air pollution crises. Firefighters were also on site in Bengkalis, one of the areas in the province with the highest number of fires. Indonesia's environment minister said eight domestic firms were suspected of being responsible for the blazes on Sumatra island that blanketed neighbouring Singapore in record levels of hazardous smog. Authorities said they started cloud-seeding operations last week and it induced a 20-minute rain shower in the capital of Pekanbaru on Tuesday afternoon, the first rainfall in a month.
Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is believed to still be in the transit area of a Moscow airport. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday that Snowden is in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. And he ruled out handing Snowden to Washington, saying the 30-year-old is free to leave. Earlier, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he would consider housing him, if Snowden lodges an asylum request. WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group said Snowden is headed for Ecuador and is travelling on a refugee document of passage provided by the Ecuadorian government.
Demonstrators gather in Istanbul and Ankara to denounce the release of a police officer, who was detained on charges of killing a protester. By late night, police were firing smoke grenades into the crowd, dispersing them with water canon. The unrest began at the end of May when police used force against protesters opposing plans to redevelop a central Istanbul park. Four people have been killed in the unrest, including one policeman. And about 7,500 have been wounded, according to the Turkish Medical Association.
The US Supreme Court's ruling on the voting rights act is drawing praise and criticism. Some say progress towards equal rights has made parts of the act obsolete. Others say progress could not be made without the legislation. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Protesters returned to the streets of San Paulo one day after Brazil's president proposed a raft of reforms. At least 500 people marched, airing grievances ranging from poor public services to political corruption.Even so President Dilma Rousseff is organising a referendum to be held before the end of October, asking Brazilians which political reforms they want....http://www.euronews.net/
Bellies wobbling and chubby limbs swinging, dozens of sweaty traffic cops exercise to the rhythm of Thai pop songs as part of a scheme to reduce the number of overweight police in Bangkok. Duration: 02:11
Outgoing United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, held a news conference on Tuesday (June 25) where she thanked all those she has worked with in her over four years as U.S. permanent representative, a position she called "the best job I've ever had." Rice is moving to the position of National Security Advisor, replacing Tom Donilon in the post. "It's been a remarkable period for the United States, for the United Nations and the world, as we've carried out President Obama's pledge to bring a new era of engagement to the United Nations," said Rice, pointing out U.S. leadership on issues like Iran sanctions and U.N. action during the Libyan crisis. "We've repaid past arrears and met our financial commitments. We joined the Human Rights Council believing that American engagement would improve its performance, and it has," she added. A close confidante of President Barack Obama, Rice is expected to play a high-profile role in defending Obama's fore
Highlights of this day in history: President John F. Kennedy rallies West Berlin during the Cold War; The U.N. Charter signed; Scientists complete first rough map of the human genetic code; Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush' premieres. (June 26)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
Police are searching for a man who appears on a hidden-camera video repeatedly beating a New Jersey woman in front of her young daughter during a home invasion. (June 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Tens of thousands of visitors hoping to sample the breathtaking views of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower were left stranded on the ground on Tuesday (June 25) following a strike by staff at the world's most-visited monument, over delays to maintenance and working conditions. Visitors who had hoped to ride the series of elevators to gaze down on the rooftops of Paris from 324 metres above ground were greeted with bland messages saying the legendary monument was closed by industrial action, ruining what for some had been the dream of a lifetime. "It's disappointing coming here and spending this much money to come here and you can't come to the one landmark that people probably come here to see most," said American tourist Jamie McNulty. Others just viewed it as quintessentially French. "It's just the ultimate stereotype of France really. I think of all the things to be on strike the Eiffel Tower is the most iconic thi
A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit ranks major cities by their ability to compete in a global marketplace. MarketWatch's Jim Jelter takes a look at which cities will be the most competitive in 2025 according to the data. (Photo: Getty Images) Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Some of comedy's biggest stars came out to celebrate comedian Don Rickles as he was honored by the Friars Foundation with their Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy in New York on Monday (June 24). The ceremony went off like more of a roast with fellow standup Bob Newhart poking fun at Rickles' height. SOUNDBITE: Bob Newhart, saying (English): "A lot of people don't know this, but Don is taller than he appears on television." Even a usually serious Robert De Niro, showed off his funny side. SOUNDBITE: Robert De Niro, saying (English): "When I heard that Bob Newhart, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Freddie Roman, John Mayer, Bob Saget and everyone else was going to be here I thought amazing. That's a really impressive lineup for the Don Rickles memorial service." After all the ribbing the 87-year-old took to the stage to thank the organization and remind everyone why his nickname is "Mr. Warmth." SOUNDBITE: Don Rickles, saying (English):
Impatient over congressional inaction, President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to battle global warming that takes aim at a big source of heat-trapping gases: America's coal-fired power plants. (June 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
STORY: President Barack Obama launched a new plan to tackle climate change on Tuesday. He's using his executive powers to push it through, saying there's no time to wait for Congress or disbelievers to catch up. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "I don't have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real. We don't have time for a meeting of the 'Flat Earth Society.'" The long-awaited plan was detailed at Georgetown University. With it, Obama is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to make new emissions rules to reduce pollution from power plants. (SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Today, I'm announcing a new national climate action plan and I'm here to enlist your generation's help in keeping the United States of America a global leader in the fight against climate change." Obama also said he would block the proposed Keystone gas pipeline if it boosted greenhouse gas emissions.