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Senators accuse government of using 'secret law' to collect Americans' data

A bipartisan group of 26 US senators has written to intelligence chiefs to complain that the administration is relying on a "secret body of law" to …

The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians

I've written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de …

Snowden's Venezuela offer 'last chance' for political asylum – Russian official

Venezuela's offer of asylum could be NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's "last chance" to avoid extradition to the US, an influential member of the …

US privacy group challenging NSA and FBI collection of phone records

The US supreme court will be asked to suspend the blanket collection of US telephone records by the FBI under an emergency petition due to be filed …

NSA leaks: UK blocks crucial espionage talks between US and Europe

Britain has blocked the first crucial talks on intelligence and espionage between European officials and their American counterparts since the NSA …

NSA surveillance: French human rights groups seek judicial investigation

Two human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in Paris seeking an investigation into whether the US National Security Agency violated French privacy …

Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an …

Report: Cyber Attacks On Stock Exchanges Put Markets At Risk

The prevalence of attacks along with the interconnected nature of the markets creates the potential for widespread impact, said the joint staff working paper by the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) research department and the World Federation of Exchanges Office.<p>"There …

Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …

UN says Syria refugee crisis worst since Rwanda

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/995000/995514_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650337_828cd888afab35a9a3fa2a47ac94f7d0<p><b>The conflict in Syria has caused the world's worst refugee crisis for 20 years, with an average of 6,000 people fleeing every day in 2013, the UN …

Middle East

Senate agrees to stop 'nuclear' option

A compromise would approve President Obama's pending nominations to the National Labor Review Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>WASHINGTON —The U.S. Senate reached a loose bipartisan agreement Tuesday to avert Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's plan to invoke the "nuclear option" …