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Google appeals ongoing YouTube blockade in Turkey
US internet giant Google has gone to Turkey’s Constitutional Court to appeal the government’s decision to block its video file sharing service YouTube. The ban, which had been imposed before local elections, has been upheld by a local court ruling.

07.04.2014 15:54

Despite Obama’s promise, more deportations follow minor crimes
Although President Obama has declared his deportation policies are targeting criminals and those negatively affecting their communities, new data analyzed by the New York Times suggests a large majority have only committed minor crimes.

07.04.2014 14:39

Supreme Court refuses to make early ruling in NSA case
The United States Supreme Court said Monday that it won’t be weighing-in at this time on a case that challenges the constitutionally of the National Security Agency’s bulk metadata collection program.

07.04.2014 14:17

Dutch priest assassinated in Syria by gunman
A masked gunman has shot dead an elderly Dutch priest in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. This comes amidst reports of extremist groups increasingly targeting religious minorities in the crisis-stricken country.

07.04.2014 11:18

EU should recognize Crimea as part of Russia – Czech president
Czech leader Milos Zeman has said that the EU should accept the fact that Crimea is now part of Russia, stressing that the former autonomous region won’t return to Ukraine in any foreseeable future.

07.04.2014 12:19

Underpaid & under fire: British frontline troops earn less than minimum wage
British soldiers serving in Afghanistan may be earning less than the minimum wage for their efforts, says a report. The Ministry of Defence says shortfalls in pay are compensated by such benefits as subsidized accommodation and generous pensions.

07.04.2014 06:33

FSB foils activities of 304 foreign spies in 2013 - Putin
President Putin has highlighted the success of Russia's internal security service in counter-intelligence. Speaking at the FSB executive council he said that fighting extremism is the agency's top priority.

07.04.2014 11:02

US Defense Secretary seeks to convince Chinese of American integrity in cyber-space
The US Defense Secretary is in China building bridges following the recent scandal of the NSA staging cyber-attacks against the Chinese government and business. Beijing expects Washington to set an example of ‘intelligence restraint’ in cyber space.

07.04.2014 05:25

Donetsk activists proclaim region's independence from Ukraine
In the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, a group of activists have declared their region independent from Kiev. This comes after protesters stormed a local government building last night.

07.04.2014 10:01

Syrian govt no longer in danger of falling - Hezbollah leader
Hezbollah's leader said Sunday that the Syrian regime is no longer in danger of being toppled by rebels, adding that the world wants to see a diplomatic solution to the country's ongoing crisis.

07.04.2014 01:42

Tony Blair 'was fully aware' of CIA kidnap and torture program
Former British PM Tony Blair was fully informed “every step of the way” about details of the CIA’s secret interrogation program, developed in the wake of the September 11 attacks, and “knew about everything” including torture, states a new report.

06.04.2014 11:52

​Big Brother’s Facebook: UK, US intelligence ‘infiltrating’ social media
American and British intelligence hope to take advantage of social media platforms, like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, in an effort to spread disinformation and propaganda, as well as potentially foment public protests, recent Snowden leaks claim.

06.04.2014 12:11

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