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Investors shrug off Japanese slump

Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.


 
 

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Deadline for release of ISIS hostages passes

The plights of Kenji Goto and Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh have gripped the world as the Jordanian government and Japan worked to [..]


 
 

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Where did the missing oil go? New study says some is sitting on the Gulf fl

After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews [..]


 
 

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Real British values are 'drunkenness and self-loathing', David Starkey says

Historian says the Government's definition of Britishness is 'banal' and warns we are 'at risk of dying of niceness'


 
 

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Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that [..]


 
 

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US firms object to source code rules

Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source [..]


 
 

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Malaysia declares loss of missing MH370 officially an accident

Malaysia's government on Thursday said it was officially declaring the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370, which went [..]


 
 

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Where are the Real Tories? We need a party to halt the advance of the state

The Conservatives’ default ideology is Thatcherism, but this government splurges cash on vanity projects Continue reading...


 
 

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National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Physicist Is Sentenced in a Spy

A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for passing secret [..]


 
 

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The Guardian view on hung parliament negotiations: time to plan

If no party has an overall majority in May, there could be a long gap before a government is formed. The parties need to [..]


 
 

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Broken traffic cameras gave Washington drivers an unintended reprieve

Rarely has a government screwup been greeted with such glee. It turns out many of the District of Columbia's ubiquitous [..]


 
 

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As deadline passes, Jordan willing to release militant for captive pilot

The Jordanian government declared its willingness Wednesday to swap a female prisoner who took part in a deadly rampage of [..]


 
 

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Polly Toynbee on David Cameron: Don't underestimate him, he's a ruthless ma

That modernising, hoodie-hugging, all-in-it-together politician who took office five years ago has implemented some of the [..]


 
 

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Greece markets hit by default fears

Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday with investors fearing the new anti-bailout government was determined [..]


 
 

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Greece’s mandate: only Germany can rescue Syriza from its rhetoric

Refusing to write off part of Greece’s debt makes a default almost inevitable – Angela Merkel, the woman with the cheque [..]

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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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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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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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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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Labour urges tougher lobbying rules after sting

Government urged to introduce fines for defence companies and bans for military personnel who flout rulesMinisters have been [..]


 
 

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Dutch gov’t pays millions for extended Windows XP support

Many public and private entities are still using computers running Windows XP, including the Dutch government, which just [..]


 
 

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Emergency services training for threat of terrorist attack

Security minister defends government's communications data bill and warns that al-Qaida threat has not diminishedBritain's [..]


 
 

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High court overturns home secretary's freeze on payments for asylum seekers

Charities welcome landmark verdict after judge rules Theresa May acted unlawfully and irrationallyThe home secretary has [..]


 
 

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States of Emergency - Passing The Buck From Coast To Coast

State and local governments are in an awful state. As far as both parties are concerned, that's their problem, not the [..]


 
 

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Alex Salmond calls on Labour voters to back Scottish independence

SNP leader says a yes vote would not be a vote for him and could lead to a Labour government in EdinburghAlex Salmond has [..]


 
 

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The Tory culture wars laying waste to the countryside | George Monbiot

The government's 'bonfire' of regulations rages through the natural world as Conservatives protect their class [..]


 
 

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Would YOU take Frankenfish oil? UK-grown crop engineered to produce cod liv

A new designer crop engineered to produce a synthetic form of cod liver oil will be planted in Hertfordshire after the [..]


 
 

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UK urged to include all marginalised children in education plans

Global Campaign for Education welcomes progress on girls but warns DfID is forgetting disabled children and other [..]


 
 

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Labour prepared to introduce judge quotas to achieve balanced judiciary

Shadow justice secretary calls for radical thinking to ensure selection goes beyond 'male, white and Oxbridge' worldA Labour [..]


 
 

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Picking over the bones of lost kings

The remains of Richard III – if the hunchbacked skeleton is him – may stay in Leicester. But Henry I remains lost in [..]


 
 

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Different outcomes as 2 GOP governors act on gun laws

Republican governors in two states dictated drastically different outcomes for significant gun-control legislation [..]


 
 

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For Obama, a Tricky Balance of Campaigning and Storm

President Obama is marshaling a government response to potential disaster in the closing days of a tight race.