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Suspected Nazi war criminals collecting ‘millions’ in Social Security – investigation
US taxpayers have paid millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals, even after they were forced out of the United States, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.

20.10.2014 05:00

Britain’s plan to limit EU workers ‘illegal’ – European Commission head
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says that freedom of movement is an essential principle of the EU, and any plan by Britain to cap the number of migrants through the limitation of national insurance numbers would be illegal under EU law.

19.10.2014 21:09

Minus 4 years of life: Study links soft drinks to accelerated cell aging
The regular consumption of fizzy drinks accelerates cellular aging of tissues, according to a new study by American scientists. People who enjoy daily carbonated sodas experience DNA changes, aging their cells by four years.

19.10.2014 19:01

Four men appear in London court over alleged ISIS-inspired terror plot
Four young men have appeared in a London court in connection with an alleged terror plot to shoot and kill police officers and soldiers in the capital. The defendants allegedly swore allegiance to Islamic State extremists.

18.10.2014 17:22

Girls in the army: Norway passes bill on mandatory military service for women
The Norwegian parliament has voted in a strong majority on a bill aimed at extending mandatory military service to females. If the legislation is approved, all women in the country will be subject to the same conscription conditions as men.

18.10.2014 15:04

Putin: Ukraine's new Donbass law 'not perfect, but a step in right direction'
The new law giving special status to troubled regions in eastern Ukraine is 'not perfect,' but might be used to finally stabilize the situation in the area, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Milan.

17.10.2014 14:51

Senate refuses to blame Bush, senior aides in CIA torture investigation
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.

17.10.2014 14:07

‘Barely lucid’: Mentally ill UK grandfather on death row, family appeal
The daughter of Mohammad Ashgar, a British-Pakistani man from Edinburgh, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan under the state’s blasphemy laws, is due to discuss her father’s case with the UK Foreign Office on Friday.

17.10.2014 13:38

UK confronts terror surge, resurrects medieval treason law to charge Brits
Britain is confronting an “exceptionally high” number of terror-related cases, Scotland Yard revealed. This comes as the Foreign Secretary said Britons returning from Syria could be tried for treason under a medieval law.

17.10.2014 09:52

Canada to boost spy agency powers citing terror threat
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) will be able to track homegrown terror suspects abroad and have the identity of informants concealed according to draft amendments to the country’s 30-year-old law on surveillance.

17.10.2014 04:43

Iceland court orders Vodafone to block Pirate Bay
Iceland has ordered two of its major internet providers, including Vodafone, to block access to the Pirate Bay torrent website. This is the first copyright-related ban in the country known for its strong opposition to censorship.

17.10.2014 03:09

Weed express: Marijuana app offers on-demand home delivery
A new San Francisco smartphone app promises to promptly deliver cannabis right to your door. It's the latest in a new crop of apps aimed at making access to pot easier.

17.10.2014 02:59

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