Apple Inc. plans to turn its next
iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major
payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person
familiar with the situation.
China dismissed concerns over limits
placed on Hong Kong’s first popular leadership election, calling
on pro-democracy lawmakers to get behind its ruling or risk the
city losing universal suffrage.
California lawmakers have sent
Governor Jerry Brown legislation that would for the first time
regulate groundwater use as the most-populous U.S. state suffers
from a record drought.
The Israeli military said it shot
down an unmanned aircraft above the Israeli-held section of the
Golan Heights, a plateau that’s become more volatile with Syrian
rebels’ gains and confrontations with United Nations ...
Pro-Russian rebels attacked two
Ukrainian coastal guard vessels for the first time, just hours
after European Union governments agreed to impose new sanctions
on Russia if the conflict worsens.
China’s manufacturing slowed more
than estimated last month, joining weaker-than-anticipated
credit, production and investment data in suggesting the economy
is losing momentum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
suggested “statehood” for battle-torn southeastern Ukraine as
further European Union sanctions loom.
The European Union moved to slap
tougher sanctions on Russia as Ukrainian President Petro
Poroshenko said hundreds of foreign tanks are operating in his
country and pleaded for EU help.
Finland’s government said its
fighter jets were ready to intercept foreign aircraft after
Russian planes repeatedly violated the northernmost euro
Iraqi forces entered the town of
Amirli, breaking a siege imposed by Islamic State militants that
lasted for more than two months, a senior Shiite-Muslim cleric