Associated Press: london, Jun 18, 2013 at 0049 hrs ISTThe Guardian newspaper says the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails when the UK hosted international conferences, even going so far as to set up a bugged internet café in an effort to get an edge in high-stakes negotiations.
Reuters: Washington, Jun 17, 2013 at 0214 hrs ISTThe US government only searched for detailed information on calls involving fewer than 300 specific phone numbers among the millions of raw phone records collected by the National Security Agency in 2012, according to a government paper obtained by Reuters on Saturday.
Reuters: Jerusalem, Jun 17, 2013 at 1800 hrs ISTIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for no let-up in international pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions after the election of a new president widely seen as a moderate.
Reuters: Seoul, Jun 17, 2013 at 1759 hrs ISTNorth Korea on Sunday offered high-level talks with the United States to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, only days after it cancelled planned official talks with South Korea for the first time in over two years.
Reuters: Singapore, Jun 15, 2013 at 0552 hrs ISTSingapore's central bank has censured 20 banks following its review into the setting of benchmark rates in the city-state and ordered them to set aside additional reserves for a year.
Reuters: Shanghai, Jun 15, 2013 at 0550 hrs ISTFake invoicing inflated China's official import and export totals by $75 billion in the first four months of 2013, local media reported on Friday, citing an internal review by China's commerce ministry.
Jun 15, 2013 at 0554 hrsGlobal steel giant ArcelorMittal on Friday said its executive vice president, member of the management committee and head of strategy, Bill Scotting will be the new chief executive of ArcelorMittal Mining.
Reuters: Luxembourg, Jun 15, 2013 at 0551 hrs ISTEU states sought to reassure France on Friday that its culture would be shielded from the might of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, urging Paris not to block a free-trade deal with the US that could boost transatlantic business.