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Getting your blood pressure even lower: Here are the risks and rewards

Two months ago, U.S. officials crowed that a federally funded study gauging the impact of stricter blood pressure control had produced such dramatic results, they were bringing the clinical trial to an early close.<p>On Monday, those dramatic results got medicine's version of a ticker-tape parade: a …

7/7 bombings: Why we can never stop tackling extremism

The terror threat did not fade after July 7 2005 – our outstanding security forces keep averting more attacks<p>I spent the weekend before the London bombings of July 7 2005 with my colleagues in the anti-terorism branch, working through our response to the most difficult scenario we could think of. …

Extremism

BBC Isis name row prompts MP to ask public whether Islamic State should be called 'Daesh'

A British MP who wants the BBC to change the name they use for Islamic State (Isis) to "Daesh" is taking his call to the people.<p>Conservative MP …

From 7/7 to Isis: how the terrorist threat to the UK has evolved

Ten years ago, the 7/7 bombings in London were a wakeup call for the security services about Islamic militancy in the UK. By the death of Bin Laden in 2011, the threat seemed to have subsided. But with the rise of Isis, and the hundreds of Britons now fighting in Iraq and Syria, we are in uncharted …

Terrorism

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Russia

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 29, 2015)

The biggest news in The Daily Edition this week was Greece’s ongoing debt crisis. Greece defaulted on its IMF (International Monetary Fund) debt earlier in the week and a referendum vote is scheduled for Sunday. Our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition are below, covering the latest from …