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North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles as Barack Obama holds Japan-South Korea summit

Over the past four weeks, North Korea has conducted multiple launches of short-range Scud missiles and rockets to coincide with the annual joint military drills South Korea is conducting with the United States<p>North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a …

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#flipshopping: Spring Fever

Inside Flipboard / March 21, 2014<p>Spring is finally here, and for those who’ve dealt with a frigid winter, the warm weather can’t come soon enough. …

Police failures over domestic violence exposed in damning report

Theresa May will take charge of domestic abuse response after criticism from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary<p>The home secretary is to take personal charge of the way police respond to domestic abuse in England and Wales after a damning report exposed "alarming and unacceptable" weaknesses.<p>…

There’s a quiet rebellion under way against bossy government

People want to be free to do what they like, including having a smoke in the pub<p>Go back two decades, and we smokers could light up on a train, in an aeroplane, at the airport, in pubs and restaurants. Cigarettes were much cheaper back then, and tobacco firms could sponsor sport and advertise on …

European Council March 2014: David Cameron’s press conference

Good afternoon. This has been a wide-ranging European Council, obviously with the situation in the Ukraine at its heart. I’ll come to that shortly, …

“Steve Webb has now become one of the most important people in government”

According to The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow, at any rate, who noted the Lib Dem pensions minister’s fingerprints all over this week’s budget:<p>The Lib …

David Cameron wants Boris Johnson back as MP for next election

The Prime Minister said Boris Johnson should not be criticised for harbouring ambitions to be Prime Minister adding: "There is nothing ignoble about wanting my job".<p>David Cameron said he would like London Mayor Boris Johnson to return to the House of Commons as an MP next year.<p>The Prime Minister …

Budget 2014: Politics is in new territory after George Osborne’s pensions revolution

The zero era of cheap debt endures, but the welfare state may never be quite the same again<p>Most Budgets are political illusions, intended to disguise old ideas as snazzy new ones. A few are designed to conceal horrors, which emerge from the small print days later. So far, George Osborne’s have …