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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising: Russia’s Vladimir Putin promises to work with Merkel […]

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Ukraine: Interim leader Turchynov stresses “European choice” – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. Mr Turchynov was appointed following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych by MPs on Saturday. Mr Yanukovych’s rejection of an …Aiding Ukraine’s DemocratsWall Street JournalInterim Ukraine President Vows Moves Toward European IntegrationVoice of AmericaCrisis in Ukraine: […]

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World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN report – BBC News

BBC NewsPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Michael Kirby: “Testimony which tells the stories of the prison camps… of the babies who are born stunted… of the abductions, of the public executions”. the main story. Korea crisis.‘Abundant evidence’ of crimes against humanity in North Korea, panel saysCNNFour things to know about the […]

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Japanese billionaire splashes $900m on messaging app Viber – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerMobile messaging and call service Viber is being bought for $900m (€657m) by Japanese online retailer Rakuten which is controlled by billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani. By Anna Mukai and Mariko Yasu. The company will provide a distribution channel for …Japan’s Rakuten buys Viber messaging app for $900mThe IndependentSix things to know about ViberFinancial TimesJapan’s Rakuten […]

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Afghan presidential election campaign under way – The News International

The News InternationalKABUL: Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether the next president will have a closer relationship with the United States than …Campaigns start for Afghan presidencyHerald ScotlandAfghan presidential election campaign beginsBBC NewsAfghan Presidential […]

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Syria razes homes as ‘collective punishment’ – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerSyria’s government has razed thousands of homes as “collective punishment” of communities that back the opposition in the capital Damascus and in Hama province, Human Rights Watch said. By William Jones. The group accused Syria’s government of …Syrian regime destroyed districts in Damascus, Homs to punish civilians: Human …ABC OnlineSyrian regime demolishes rebel neighbourhoodsMail […]

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Oscars: Best song contender removed from shortlist – BBC News

BBC NewsA contender for this year’s best song Oscar has had its nomination revoked after it emerged that its composer, an ex-Academy governor, contacted voters. Bruce Broughton is accused of using his position to promote the title song from Alone Yet Not Alone, …Oscar-nominated song disqualified by AcademyTelegraph.co.ukOscar shocker: ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ best original […]

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Google Glass Ads Prescription Frames, Insurance Coverage: Inching Towards … – Latin Post

Latin PostIt’s been a year in the making, but the next phase of Google Glass is about to hit: Google announced its new face-wearable computing devices, Glass, will be compatible with prescription lenses, giving the devices a little more style and much more usability for …Google Glass gets image makeover as launch nearsReutersGoogle’s Glass prescription […]

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Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom sell home for over $5 million: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKhloe Kardashian has sold the home she once shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom for quite the profit. According to TMZ, “Big Bang Theory” star and newlywed Kaley Cuoco has reportedly purchased the seven-bedroom Tarzana, Calif., mansion for …Khloe Kardashian Dazzles in a Crop Top at Kardashian Khaos Event in Las VegasE! […]

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Kim Kardashian hopes to marry Kanye West this year – Business Standard

Business StandardReality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is planning to exchange vows with her rapper fiance Kanye West this year. The 33-year-old socialite hopes that her wedding takes place in Paris as the city is like the couple’s second home, reported New York Daily …Bombshell Khloe Kardashian accentuates her slim figure in skintight dress […]

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Officials Say 2 Police Captured by Kiev Protesters – ABC News

ABC NewsAnti-government protesters on Saturday seized a regional administration building, news reports said, and officials warned that police could storm the Kiev city hall to free two policemen allegedly captured by demonstrators. Protesters have occupied the city …Ukraine protesters burn tyres in KievBBC NewsUkraine’s opposition rejects president’s offer of concessions as crisis deepensIrish TimesUkraine Clased […]

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Countries receive terrorist threats for Sochi Olympics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Hungary’s Olympic Committee says it has received an email message written in Russian and English threatening its athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee confirmed there …Threat about Sochi attacks considered a hoaxWashington PostOlympic Teams Said to Get Terror Threat Ahead of SochiBloombergSochi threat […]

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David Lynch leads star-studded salute to Ringo Starr at the El Rey – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWho better to inspire a little help from your friends than Ringo Starr? That appeared to be the thought process for filmmaker David Lynch in seeking an honoree to headline a benefit for his foundation, which was created to promote Transcendental Meditation …Stars honor Ringo Starr with musical tribute before GrammysFox NewsSuperstar Grammy […]

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Sharapova Follows Williams Out the Door – New York Times

New York TimesMaria Sharapova, the No. 3 seed, during her fourth-round match against Dominika Cibulkova, who won, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Mark Dadswell/European Pressphoto Agency. MELBOURNE, Australia — One day after the heavy favorite Serena Williams lost to Ana …Azarenka rolls; Sharapova stunned at Australian OpenChicago TribuneAustralian Open 2014: Maria Sharapova out of Australian OpenBBC SportAustralian […]

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Ukraine protesters clash with police – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerHundreds of protesters have clashed with riot police in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev today, after the passage of harsh anti-protest laws seen as part of attempts to quash anti-government demonstrations. A group of radical activists began attacking …Clashes erupt in Ukrainian capital Kiev after defiant mass protestStraits TimesUp to 100000 protest […]

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NSA collects millions of text messages globally: Guardian – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has been gathering nearly 200 million text messages a day from around the world, gathering data on people’s travel plans, contacts and credit card transactions, Britain’s Guardian newspaper …NSA collects millions of text messages a day in ‘Dishfire’ programSydney Morning HeraldHundreds of millions of texts snooped daily […]

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Steven Seagal To Run As Governor Of Arizona? – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseSteven Seagal is reportedly considering following in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps by swapping acting for politics as he wants to be the new Governor of Arizona. According to reports, the Hollywood hardman is considering running for Governor of …Marked for governor? Actor Steven Seagal says he’s weighing bid for Arizona’s …Fox NewsFrom Action Star To Governor […]

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Kerry vows support for Iraq government in Fallujah, but won’t send US troops – Fox News

Fox NewsIn his first remarks since Islamic militants with Al Qaeda ties overran the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry promised support for Iraq’s government, but emphatically rejected any possibility that the U.S. would send troops …Bombings kill 20 in Baghdad as Iraq violence surgesUSA TODAYUS will support Iraq […]

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F1 legend Michael Schumacher ‘critical’ and in a coma after skiing accident – SkySports

SkySportsFormer F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is in a ‘critical’ condition and has been placed in a coma following a skiing accident on Sunday morning. Although initial reports stated that Schumacher’s injuries were not life threatening, the Grenoble …Former F1 driver Schumacher in critical conditionHouston ChronicleMichael Schumacher: Live updates as Formula 1 legend fights for […]

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s surveillance warning – CBC.ca

CBC.caWhistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has appeared in a televised Christmas message released by British TV station Channel 4. In his message, Snowden says modern surveillance was more invasive than any envisioned in George …Edward Snowden offers Christmas messageMSNBCEdward Snowden is wrong: His mission has not been accomplished.Washington Post (blog)Snowden urges end to […]

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2 Pussy Riot members reunited after leaving prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKRASNOYARSK, Russia (AP) — Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have reunited after spending nearly two years in prison for their protest at Moscow’s main cathedral. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were scheduled for …Amnestied Pussy Riot pair criticise Putin after releaseeuronewsFree speech on Earth, goodwill to menPhilly.comPussy Riot pair criticise […]

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Nigella Lawson’s ex-assistants acquitted of fraud – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON (AP) — Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, capping a trial where allegations of unauthorized employee spending on lavish goods were often overshadowed by titillating glimpses into the …Nigella Lawson assistants: Cameron comment sparked bid to halt trialBBC NewsNigella Lawson’s ‘borrowed’ lasagne recipe: how to […]