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EU report finds no evidence to support sweeping immigration reforms

Whitehall review into freedom of movement lands blow to Eurosceptics aiming to make radical changes to migration rulesA [..]


 
 

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Tories face calls to hand back £160k given by Russian for tennis match

Wife of deputy finance minister under Putin in 2000, won auction at fundraising event to play with Cameron and JohnsonThe [..]


 
 

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D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act

President Obama's healthcare law was dealt a severe blow Tuesday as a federal appeals court panel ruled that government [..]


 
 

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EPA accidentally tweets about ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ app

"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is so popular that even government officials are playing it. The Environmental Protection [..]


 
 

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Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in Ap

Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain [..]


 
 

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Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Is the Tech World’s Envoy

Bradford L. Smith, general counsel at the tech company, uses the skills he learned as a Washington lawyer to advocate change [..]


 
 

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Frack Quietly, Please: Sage Grouse Is Nesting

The greater sage grouse might be declared an endangered species, restricting development of its habitat, leading the energy [..]


 
 

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Independent advice for new pensioners

Savers will eceive free independent guidance as part of a move to give unfettered access to their pension funds from next [..]


 
 

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Farce of prime minister's questions puts public off politics, says Nick Cle

Deputy PM says Lib Dems right to join coalition government as he accuses House of Commons of being 'stuck in the past'Nick [..]


 
 

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Why experts see little hope for GOP plan to sue Obama over law's delay

Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not [..]


 
 

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Rand Paul courts Silicon Valley as he mulls 2016 presidential bid

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul took his pitch to the technology community on Saturday, arguing that the [..]


 
 

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Foreign firms 'create 66,000 jobs'

More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.


 
 

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Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Regulators Stay Clear

The recent mistakes documented at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox viruses have contributed to a [..]


 
 

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Pathogen Mishaps Rise as Labs Proliferate With Scant Regulation

The recent number of mistakes documented at federal laboratories involving anthrax, flu and smallpox viruses have [..]


 
 

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Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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Open access means a bright future for scientific research

Free access to British scientific research will give us more and cost us less than we realiseThe Guardian called the recent [..]


 
 

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U.S. to Recognize Utah Gay Marriages Despite State Stance

The Obama administration on Friday said that it will recognize as lawful the marriages of 1,300 same-sex couples in Utah, [..]


 
 

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Treasure haul recovered from sunken merchant ship off Irish coast

US firm Odyssey has salvaged 48.8 tonnes of silver worth about £24m from three miles under the seaAn American [..]


 
 

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Thai protests forcing choice between coup d'etat and continued chaos

A massive protest against the government of Thailand on Monday occupied seven key intersections in teeming Bangkok, [..]


 
 

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It's no surprise we're giving up on pensions

Low returns, mis-selling and over-charging have discredited pensions just as the biggest state-backed scheme in history is [..]


 
 

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Why has Europe's economy done worse than the US? | Mark Weisbrot

The eurozone experience shows what can happen when people lose control over their government's economic policiesIf we [..]


 
 

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London 2012 Olympics: G4S failures prompt further military deployment

Army, navy and RAF to provide 400 personnel each to secure Games as Whitehall and organisers lose faith in private firmA [..]


 
 

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Government must be upfront about garden city plans, says Nick Clegg

Deputy prime minister says green belt is being eaten away and calls for planned cities rather than piecemeal developmentsThe [..]


 
 

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David Cameron promises to 'finish the job' on deficit reduction

Prime minister gives defiant response to figures showing deepening double-dip recessionDavid Cameron has delivered a "clear [..]


 
 

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Mental health patients deserve better, says Nick Clegg

Waiting times and patient choice targeted in plan to bring treatment 'out of the shadows' and into line with other [..]


 
 

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Peers criticise broadband focus

The government's broadband strategy risks leaving many communities behind, by focusing on speed over reach, says a House of [..]


 
 

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Council-run newspapers face closure

The government's bill to restrict local authority publications has cleared its final parliamentary stage. The Local Audit [..]


 
 

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Now retailers outside London suffer from Olympics effect

Numbers of shoppers on high streets outside London have fallen but shopping centres have managed to draw in more customers [..]


 
 

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Part-privatising Land Registry carries huge risks, union says

A move away from public control would affect homebuyers' confidence, says Public and Commercial Services unionThe [..]