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Stalled Greek bailout talks to resume in Paris on Tuesday

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government will resume stalled talks with EU/IMF lenders in Paris on Tuesday, as Athens pushes [..]


 
 

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Al Qaeda affiliate besieges two Syrian towns

Islamist rebels were trying to wrest control Sunday of a pair of besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria, according [..]


 
 

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We paid £2,000 for financial advice but our Isa investments soared in valu

Planning for the future is difficult if you do not know where you stand in the present. To get a true picture of your [..]


 
 

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Labour warns over pension charges

Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by [..]


 
 

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In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

The president’s order would allow American forces to carry out missions against the Taliban and other militant groups [..]


 
 

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Winnie the Pooh Banned from Polish Playground Over "Dubious Sexuality,

Government representatives in Poland have pooh-poohed efforts to use Winnie the Pooh as the official mascot of a town [..]


 
 

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Plebgate trial told of Andrew Mitchell’s ‘childish’ behaviour

Police officer tells libel trial of argument involving former chief whip at entrance to Downing StreetA Downing Street [..]


 
 

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Nicola Sturgeon announces Scottish cabinet with equal gender balance

New first minister reveals group comprising five men and five women including her as leader and John Swinney as [..]


 
 

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Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October

Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.


 
 

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Rights and wrongs of going for growth | @guardian letters

George Monbiot’s call for “a government commission on post-growth economics” should be urgent parliamentary business [..]


 
 

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Eavesdropping on Pakistani Official Led to Inquiry of Former U.S. Diplomat

In a conversation intercepted by American investigators, the official suggested that his government was receiving secrets [..]


 
 

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Thousands protest in Mexico against corruption, missing students

Seizing on the anniversary of Mexico’s 1910 revolution, demonstrators took to the streets in Mexico City and other parts of [..]


 
 

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The New Health Care: Health Enrollment Counting Error Shows Where System Is

Without a finished computer system for data sharing between the government and insurers, officials miscounted customers from [..]


 
 

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Tax relief schemes ‘losing billions’ for Treasury claims Whitehall watc

National Audit Office says Revenue fails to track abuse of relief, including entrepreneurs’ scheme found over-budget by [..]


 
 

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Well: Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcoholics

Most people who drink too much are not alcoholics, suggesting that they can be helped more easily than previously believed, [..]

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Libyan rebels, Moammar Kadafi's forces battle for Misurata

Witnesses report intense combat in the rebel-held city of Misurata, with pro-government forces using Libyan civilians as [..]


 
 

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NATO strike kills Kadafi son, Libyan official says

Killed were Saif al Arab Kadafi, 29, and three of Moammar Kadafi's grandchildren, a government spokesman says. He says the [..]


 
 

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Breitbart website posts cartoon of fat, burger-scarfing First Lady

  Andrew Breitbart, at it again? The conservative blogger who is at the center of a lawsuit over a video his site posted [..]


 
 

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Kadafi loyalists, rebels fight for control of Libyan oil facility

Government forces attack a key oil facility and air base in rebel-controlled Port Brega, their first offensive in eastern [..]


 
 

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Biggest school strikes since 1980s as doubts grow on pension reform

Forecast that cost of pensions will fall in the future leads to row over David Cameron's claim that system could 'go [..]


 
 

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Unions warned over strike 'trap'

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls urges the unions not to fall into the government's "trap" by striking over plans to reform public [..]


 
 

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Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children

Government wants BT, Virgin and other internet providers to put access to adult pornography on 'opt-in' basisInternet [..]


 
 

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Greek debt: Greece launches massive fire sale as riot police clash with pro

The Greek government said it was putting vast areas of state-owned land on the market to raise £44billion in the next four years.


 
 

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Syria holds local elections as deadly clashes reportedly continue

The government says the voting is part of a series of reforms in response to protests, but the opposition calls it a [..]


 
 

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‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas faces jail for allegedly bilking feds 

The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington, might need a rewrite. [..]


 
 

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Bin the best-before label, not the food | Mina Holland

The proliferation of date labels encourages waste – and amounts to a government-endorsed validation of our food [..]


 
 

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Kat Dennings says her 'Thor' character is 'very Scooby Doo'

In a film populated by noble warriors, blue frost giants, and dour government agents, Kat Dennings plays a sort of [..]


 
 

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Obama welcomes era of 'equal partnership' with Iraq

The president marks 'the end of this war' with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki at the White House. Numerous challenges and [..]


 
 

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Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents in the US 2006-2009 Data

From 2006 through 2009 U.S. oil and gas pipeline accidents killed 56 people, caused $1.2 billion in property damage and [..]


 
 

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Libya militias given deadline to disarm and leave Tripoli

Armed groups from the Libyan cities of Misurata and Zintan are among the most powerful still in the Libyan capital. There is [..]

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David Cameron: even my family is worried by NHS reforms

Prime minister makes admission during visit to London hospital in face of opposition to GPs policyDavid Cameron spoke [..]


 
 

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Chancellor George Osborne holds talks with NFL over London-based team

Anything the government can do to make this happen we will Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons to meet at Wembley London [..]


 
 

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U.N. envoy Kofi Annan in Syria to try to save peace plan

He decries last week's massacre of civilians in Houla and presses the government to show it is serious about resolving [..]


 
 

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Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail

Worried by US spying revelations, India has begun drawing up a new email policy to help secure government communications, [..]


 
 

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UK public spending since 1963

Back when the Beatles were having their first number one, the government spent £12bn a year, now it's nearer £700bn. See how [..]


 
 

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McKellen told 'don't go to Russia'

ACTOR Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay [..]


 
 

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Fears grow that Cyprus will be next in line for eurozone bailout

Government now openly admits country's second largest lender requires a €1.8bn lifeline by the end of the monthThe toxic [..]


 
 

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Holden: this nauseating job-loss porn fails to ask the hard questions | Tim

Tim Lyons: Holden workers, and their wages, are not to blame. It was not those their fault the government won’t [..]


 
 

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Spain sees borrowing costs rise despite bank bailout plan

Investors fear the bailout of Spain's banks will drive up its government debt, a new worry in Europe's stubborn financial [..]


 
 

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Ireland's bailout exit: a sign of better things to come? Share your thought

As Irish government ministers marked the country’s exit from its bailout programme Friday, has Ireland really turned [..]


 
 

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Greek vote may determine if global economy makes or comeback or descends in

Elections are supposed to determine the will of the people, to set a nation on a new course with a government that enjoys [..]


 
 

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What the welfare cuts mean for us: 'The feeling of dread never goes away'

The government is three years into a savage programmme of welfare cuts. Coalition ministers say they aim to [..]


 
 

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Tax relief plan to boost TV production in UK

Government hopes move by Treasury will encourage more producers to shoot high-budget drama at homeA drive to make the UK an [..]


 
 

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Lloyds share sale 'lost £230m'

The government lost £230m when it sold a 6% stake in Lloyds in September, the National Audit Office says, but it adds that [..]


 
 

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US opens new areas of Gulf of Mexico to drilling

The US government offered up new areas of the central Gulf of Mexico for drilling for the first time since the 2010 BP oil [..]