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Afghan rivals sign deal on unity government

Afghanistan’s election rivals signed an agreement Sunday forming a unity government with former finance minister Ashraf [..]


 
 

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Days numbered for coal miners as deal to bankroll closures looms

UK Coal, which owns two of the last deep mine pits in Britain, expects its deal for a Government loan needed to close them [..]


 
 

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Indians rally against climate change ahead of UN talks

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take [..]


 
 

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Peace pact reached in Ukraine creates buffer zone

MINSK, Belarus — Ukrainian peace negotiators agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and [..]


 
 

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Scottish independence leader resigns after losing referendum

In the first major repercussion of Scotland's vote to remain part of the United Kingdom, independence leader Alex Salmond [..]


 
 

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France carries out its first airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq

French planes carried out their first airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq early Friday, the government said.


 
 

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Afghan rivals apparently agree on unity government

Afghanistan’s presidential rivals reached a deal Friday to form a unity government that includes both candidates after weeks [..]


 
 

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Alex Salmond concedes defeat but demands Britain honour devolution promises

Alex Salmond concedes defeat in the independence referendum after Scotland votes to remain part of the United Kingdom by 55% [..]


 
 

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Starting with iOS 8, Apple will no longer decrypt iPhones for law enforceme

Apple won't be able to decrypt personal data for police starting with iOS 8. A new encryption method prevents the company [..]


 
 

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Bits Blog: Apple Says iOS 8 Update Keeps Data Private, Even From the Police

The company says its new policy makes it technically impossible for it to comply with government warrants asking for [..]


 
 

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CalPERS picks Ted Eliopoulos to be investment chief

California's huge pension fund has turned to a trusted insider to take over the daunting job of directing almost $300 [..]


 
 

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End of student cap was 'sprung on universities', ex-special adviser admits

Nick Hillman says government plans for a free-for-all ignored issues of university entry standards and how to fund [..]


 
 

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Delays to welfare payments for disabled people 'unacceptable', admits minis

Just under 40% of cases registered for Personal Independence Payment have been cleared in 16 months, says Mark HarperThe [..]


 
 

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House Proposal Would Require Think Tanks to Disclose Foreign Funding

Lawmakers expressed concern that prominent think tanks whose scholars testify on Capitol Hill may be covertly trying to push [..]


 
 

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The UK will need to change whatever the result | @guardianletters

Thursdays vote is a historic moment, not just for Scotland but for England and Wales. Whatever the outcome, the Local [..]

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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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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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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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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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700,000 families at risk of losing child benefit in bid to cut cash for hig

Finance company NFU Mutual said that if the Government goes ahead with the move, every household with a higher-rate taxpayer [..]


 
 

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Royal Mail share price and allocation announced - live

The latest breaking news as the government announces the much anticipated Royal Mail share price and how many shares [..]


 
 

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Surprising 30 percent rise in home births

A small, but growing trend of women in the US are choosing home births, a new government report finds. These mostly over 35, [..]


 
 

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Obama signs 'death gratuity' bill into law

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would restore funding for emergency payments to the families of [..]


 
 

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Pension change 'will save little'

The government's latest public sector pension changes will make "little or no difference" to their long-term cost, a [..]


 
 

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Shutdown freezes pay for guards not prisoners

Employees at federal prisons aren't able to collect a paycheck during the government shutdown, even though the inmates they [..]


 
 

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Government launches £1m Mary Portas pilot scheme to revive town centres

The Government is looking for 12 areas to share £1million funding in a bid to regenerate town centres and high streets as [..]


 
 

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With Debt Ceiling Looming, Focus Shifts to Senate

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell will continue their talks to find a way to end the government shutdown and reach a [..]


 
 

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Robert Charles' Trading Blog: Europe government debt: Who owes what?

€10,320,106,100,000: that is the total amount owed by the 27 governments of the European Union. Published today on a [..]


 
 

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Senate seeks deal to avoid U.S. default as time runs short

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers in the Senate said on Monday they hoped to reach a deal soon to reopen the government [..]


 
 

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iPads for the US Air Force? 18,000 may soon be purchased

A notice posted on a government procurement website says the US Air Force is planning to buy as many as 18,000 tablet [..]


 
 

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Americans need to discover how the world sees them | Timothy Garton Ash

There's little awareness of how the budget crisis has eroded US credibility. It's time for a reverse Christopher ColumbusOn [..]


 
 

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Tesco under pressure to withdraw from unpaid work experience schemes

Supermarket giant says advert posted on Twitter for night-shift job paying only jobseeker's allowance was down to IT [..]


 
 

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Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and [..]