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“Our views are far apart”€™: German chancellor slams US, UK over spying

Countries spying on their allies sow distrust that could result in less, rather than more security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned. She particularly referred to the surveillance and spying activities by the US and the UK.

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Teen Laura Dekker’s Record-Breaking Sail Around the World

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted […]

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A German Shepherd Frequents Church After Loss Of Owner

Ciccio, aka Tommy, a German shepherd, attends mass every day hoping to see his deceased owner again. Most of us have experienced the loss of a pet. But there are times when a pet loses his human. That’s what happened to Tommy. According to the Daily Mail, Tommy is a 7 year old German Shepherd […]

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UK: Local government cuts hitting poorest areas hardest, figures show

Cuts average 25.3% in 10 most deprived areas of England, and 2.54% in 10 least deprived areas. The most deprived communities in the country are bearing the brunt of government cuts while more affluent areas are escaping relatively unscathed, according to an analysis of official figures.

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GCHQ chief to step down by year’€™s end following Snowden leaks

The head of GCHQ, Britain’s electronic intelligence agency, will step down by year’s end, the Foreign Office said. Officials denied his departure was linked to public outrage over mass surveillance revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Top lawyer to MPs: GCHQ mass surveillance largely illegal

A substantial part of the GCHQ’s dragnet snooping program is most likely illegal and was approved by government ministers despite breaching human rights and surveillance laws, a legal analysis requested by British MPs has found, The Guardian reports.

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Obama’s Abuse of Power

The President and his Administration continue to disregard the Constitution. Senator Ted Cruz is one of the few politicians in Washington D.C. you can actually believe wants to restore the rule of law and limited government by reining in an absolutely out-of-control political cabal led by President Barack Obama.

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Steve Jobs, Google CEO plotted “€˜gentlemen’s agreement”€™ to keep wages down

Two of the most powerful people in the technology world secretly and perhaps illegally coordinated business strategies in which they agreed not to poach each other’s employees, thereby keeping salaries low, according to emails unveiled in federal court.

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Unbebiebable! MSNBC cuts Congresswoman during NSA LIVE to report… Justin Bieber

A US government privacy board dubs the NSA’€™s phone calls hoarding illegal and calls to shut… wait, it’€™s Justin Bieber. And so the Congresswoman being interviewed was dumped mid-sentence to report the “breaking news”€ of Bieber’s DUI arrest.

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NSA is after industrial spying -€“ Snowden to German TV

The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV.

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China passes India as world’€™s leading gold consumer

China has outpaced India in terms of gold consumption in 2013, with people there increasingly investing in the precious metal, according to the Thomson Reuters GFMS Gold Survey. The influential report says Chinese demand increased by 32 percent within a year, reaching 1,189.8 tons in 2013, which marks a fivefold increase since 2003, says the […]

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Veteran Gay Conservative Activist Leaves GOP—Calls Party “Hopelessly Out of Touch”

Jimmy LaSalvia denounces Republican “culture of intolerance.” Gay political activist and longtime Republican, Jimmy LaSalvia, did not merely leave the GOP last week. He loudly denounced his former party for its “culture of intolerance” and predicted it will never “win another Presidential election.”

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Independent panel denounces “€˜chilling”€™ NSA program as illegal, demands end

An independent review board has labeled NSA hoarding of phone data “€˜illegal”€™, adding that while it poses a serious threat to civil liberties, it was unable to find a “€œsingle instance”€ of a threat to the US where the program made any difference. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) released an acerbic report […]

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Man who tried to arrest Tony Blair awarded more than £2000

Despite failing to arrest Tony Blair for “€˜crimes against peace”€™ last Friday, the London barman who attempted the citizen’s arrest has been rewarded with a quarter of the bounty for keeping the issue of double standards alive in the media.

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Maybe the Most Orwellian Text Message a Government’s Ever Sent

“€œDear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” That’s a text message that thousands of Ukrainian protesters spontaneously received on their cell phones today, as a new law prohibiting public demonstrations went into effect. It was the regime’s police force, sending protesters the perfectly dystopian text message to accompany the newly […]

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