Abbie Cavendish

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    Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passes away at 85

    Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime min...

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    Schumacher brain scan showing “slight improvement” after ski accident

    The condition of Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has improved after doctors carried out a second operation following a skiing accident in the French Alps yesterday. The 44-year-old underwent a brain scan which shows “slight improvement”, although doctors have said that Schumacher remains in danger. Mr Schumacher was air-lifted to a Grenoble...

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    Federal judge rules NSA bulk data collection is legal

    A US federal judge has ruled that widespread phone tapping by the National Security Association (NSA) is legal, less than a fortnight after a previous ruling suggested that such actions may well be anti-constitutional. The original ruling, made by Judge Richard Leon on the 16th of December, suggested that widespread phone data...

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    MPs promise to refuse 11% pay increase

    MPs have pledged to turn down the 11% pay increase that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has recommended for them, branding it “utterly incomprehensible”. The pay rise, which would take an MP’s salary to £74,000 a year, is 11% more than they are paid now, and 9.9% more than the average wage...

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    Scotland lays out plans for independence in White Paper

    Alex Salmond has been ridiculed after his blueprints for Scotland’s independence were released in a 670-page White Paper. The proposals, which include the continued use of the pound and access to the BBC for Scots, promise to create a “revolution” in Scottish society. The White Paper was first received in Dundee, where...

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    Treasury orders Co-operative Bank failures review

    Chancellor George Osborne has put new regulatory powers into practice to investigate the near-collapse of the Co-operative Bank. The new powers under the Financial Services Act have allowed the chancellor to order an inquiry into the failings of the bank and into the appointment of scandalised chairman Paul Flowers. The review will...

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    Co-op Group chair resigns amidst banking chairman drug scandal

    The chairman of the Co-op Group has res...

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    Indonesia recalls Australian ambassador over intelligence concerns

    Indonesia has recalled its Australian ambassador and is reviewing its ties with the country amidst allegations of phone-tapping by the Australian Defence Signals Directorate (DSD). The allegations were purportedly revealed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the now-infamous NSA whistleblower, where it is alleged that the phones of Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,...