2013.09.12

News Headlines - 12 September 2013

Syria Takes Steps to Join Weapons Treaty as U.S.-Russian Talks Begin - NYTimes.com

Secretary of State John Kerry and a team of American arms control experts began talks with Russian counterparts Thursday on a plan to secure and dispose of Syria chemical arsenal, and he set an early test for the Syrian leader by insisting on quick disclosure of the weapons as the country announced it had joined a treaty banning their use.

Twitter Files for IPO - WSJ.com

Twitter Inc. said it has confidentially submitted an S-1 form to the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the process for an initial public offering, a long-awaited move by the microblogging service. In a tweet on Thursday, the San Francisco-based company said, "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale." A Twitter spokesman declined to comment.

BBC News - Prince William to swap armed forces for royal duties

Prince William is to leave the military after more than seven years of service, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge completed his final shift as an RAF search and rescue pilot on Tuesday. He will now focus on royal duties and charity work together with the Duchess of Cambridge, a palace spokesman said.

Premier League make first move to help English talent - The Independent

The Premier League has taken its first steps to help produce better England players following Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's impassioned appeal last week by making its Under-21 League more competitive with promotion and relegation.

In a Breathtaking First, NASA Craft Exits the Solar System - NYTimes.com

But Voyager 1 has become — thrillingly — the Little Spacecraft That Could. On Thursday, scientists declared that it had become the first manufactured object to exit the solar system, a breathtaking achievement that NASA could only fantasize about back when Voyager was launched in 1977, the same year “Star Wars” was released.


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