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Philippines agrees to large-scale return of U.S. military forces

The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction at the end of the Cold War, according to the White House.<p>A day before Obama is scheduled …

William Hague Asks Alex Salmond To Clarify Scottish Independence Issues

The Foreign Secretary has called on Scotland's First Minister to seek clarity on a series of issues related to the country's EU membership in the …

Cyril Smith abuse: council may face cover-up investigation

Police are reportedly reviewing whether there is evidence that alleged sexual abuse committed by the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was covered up by individuals at Rochdale council.<p>An investigation is already under way into allegations that Smith raped boys at Rochdale's Knowl View residential …

Minister in Tony Blair’s government among group of men suspected of abusing children at home run by paedophile

One of Tony Blair’s ministers was among a group of men suspected of sexually abusing children at a home run by a convicted paedophile.<p>But the probe …

Crime

London braced for travel disruption on underground rail workers strike plan | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Millions of commuters were preparing for transport chaos from Monday evening as workers on the London Underground rail network plan to hold a two-day strike in a dispute over plans to cut jobs and close ticket offices.<p>An underground train pulls into Leicester Square station in …