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    The G20 2013 Summit: Who was there and what were their aims?

    This year’s G20 summit has been dominated by discussions and debates around the fate of Syria and the possibility of international intervention in an attempt to stem the huge losses the country has suffered over the last two years. Each country has thrown their hat into the ring and made their position...

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    Former newspaper owner Shah says girls can be blamed for abuse

    Former newspaper owner and author Eddy ...

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    Hollande refuses to back EU reforms

    French president François Hollande has told David Cameron that France will not make efforts to support proposed EU reforms, while informing the Prime Minister an EU referendum is a “risk”. The Sunday Telegraph reported that Mr Hollande privately told Mr Cameron that France would not agree to concessions being made by the...

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    Arrest made in connection with Criado-Perez Twitter threats

    A 21-year-old man has been arrested after feminist campaigner and journalist Caroline Criado-Perez was subjected to a torrent of abuse via Twitter. Ms Criado-Perez faced threats of rape and violence following her successful campaign to bring the a woman’s face to the bank note. Author Jane Austen will appear on the £10...

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    Emirates remove controversial clause from TfL contract

    The airline Emirates has removed a clause prohibiting Transport for London (TfL) from striking deals with Israel and criticising the Emerati government or royal family. The news was uncovered following a Freedom of Information request.  Speaking to Huffington Post UK, a spokesperson for the airline said: “The clause in the Emirates contract...

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    George Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin case

    George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder on Saturday. The Sanford neighbourhood watch leader was accused of shooting the unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. Martin, 17, attacked Zimmerman, 29, on the night of the 26th February 2012. Zimmerman claimed he had shot the teenager in self-defence, citing a fear for his...

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    Microsoft allowed NSA full access to encrypted information

    It has been revealed that computer company Microsoft helped US intelligence services bypass its encryption mechanisms to acquire easier access to private user data, including information from Outlook.com, SkyDrive, and Skype. Documents given to The Guardian, supplied by Edward Snowden, have indicated the degree to which tech companies associated with the National...

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    Egypt’s interim leader plans new elections

    Adly Mansour, Egypt’s interim leader, has announced plans to restore democracy by issuing a timetable for new elections following the military takeover last week. The acting president hopes to rewrite Egypt’s constitution, elect a new Parliament and hold elections for a new president within the space of six months. Islamist Mohammad Morsi,...

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    Bolivia joins Venezuela and Nicaragua in offering Snowden asylum

    Bolivia is the latest in South American countries offering Edward Snowden political asylum, after Venezuela and Nicaragua earlier this week. Mr Snowden, currently in Moscow, sent requests for political asylum to 21 countries, most of which have refused. WikiLeaks earlier confirmed the whistleblower had applied to six additional countries, but wouldn’t reveal...

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    Ecuador asks British government for help after bug is found in embassy

    Ecuador has sought help from the UK after finding a microphone hidden in a power socket in its London embassy. The news was announced on Wednesday by foreign minister Ricardo Patino. He held a press conference in Quito, confirming Ecuadorian technicians found the bug during a mid-June wiring review. “Ecuador will request...