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Why Did the British Police Ease Off on Drug Offenses in 2015?

While the government drew up new counterproductive drug legislation, police officers around Britain took it upon themselves to react against the war on drugs.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In some ways, 2015 was a very normal year in Britain's drug world. Prisoners got wasted on the …

Cannabis

How to get free home phone service for life

That triple play deal your cable company keeps offering looks very enticing indeed, but the truth is that if you’re paying anything at all for home …

UK public finances improve but Osborne faces challenge to hit targets | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne still faces a challenge to hit his target for cutting the budget deficit this year, despite a stronger-than-expected improvement in September, according to data released on Wednesday.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his …

Economics

Bayern Munich 'Win' Bundesliga in Record Time as Guardiola's Evolution Pays Off

Bayern Munich celebrated the final day of Oktoberfest on Sunday as they hammered Borussia Dortmund 5-1, their biggest victory over the Ruhr club since before BVB’s back-to-back title-winning seasons in 2011 and 2012.<p>Many have called the emphatic result the end of the 2015-16 season, with Bayern …

Soccer

‘Jamaica must move on from painful legacy of slavery’ – Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Caribbean countries to “move on” from the “painful legacy” of slavery, but rejected calls for Britain to apologize for its part in the trade or pay reparations.<p>During his first official visit to Jamaica, which was overshadowed by a row over slavery, Cameron …

Oddly, women are more likely to end a marriage

Women are more likely than men to end a marriage—that's something that's already been established. But a new study casts that fact in a rather odd light.<p>Researchers had thought that was the case with divorce because that's the case in general. Not so. "The only prior research that had been done on …

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Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

Gaddafi's missing billions shows risk of sovereign wealth funds

Fight for control of Libyan Investment Authority highlights need for greater governance over giant sovereign wealth funds<p>Back in 1974, Fortune magazine described the oil boom in the Middle East as the biggest re-distribution of wealth in history. Across the Arab world, people who had spent …

Africa