GENEVA (AFP) - Global patent filings grew at their fastest pace in almost two decades in 2012, with China the driving force, the UN's intellectual property agency said on Monday.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places.
LONDON (AP) - Eight major technology companies have joined forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, issuing an open letter on Monday to President Barack Obama arguing for reforms in the way the US snoops on people.
BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union's top foreign policy official, Catherine Ashton, will travel to Ukraine on Tuesday for a two-day visit after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators protested against the rejection of an EU pact, the Commission said.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A car bomb outside a cafe and other attacks in central Iraq killed at least 18 people on Monday, officials said.