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What other countries can learn from Britain’s experience with China’s Huawei

Britain finds itself in an uncomfortable position: It doesn’t like the fact that Huawei, a large Chinese firm that manufactures telecoms equipment, is deeply embedded in what Britain calls its “critical national infrastructure,” which includes energy supply pipelines, transportation infrastructure, …

UK Economy

Congress received 13 briefings in past four years on digital surveillance

Moving to minimize damage from the NSA PRISM leaks, a senior administration official has revealed to <i>The New York Times</i> that select members of Congress were privy to 13 briefings since 2009 on the government's ability to widely collect digital information. While the disclosure is meant to assuage …

Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists

A 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who made the rape of a 16-year-old in Steubenville, Ohio a national outrage has been raided by the FBI, Mother Jones reports.<p>Deric Lostutter — previously known as KYAnonymous — identified himself in an exclusive interview to Mother Jones.<p>The young hacker now …

Crime

Australian coastguard finds nine bodies after boat sinks off Christmas Island

A boat carrying up to 60 asylum seekers has capsized in the Indian Ocean en route to Australia, with 13 people confirmed dead and no survivors found …

Karzai demands return of all Afghans held prisoner by the UK in Helmand

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has demanded the return of Afghans held prisoner by the UK military in Helmand, giving London a two-week deadline …

Prism: claims of GCHQ circumventing law are 'fanciful nonsense', says Hague

William Hague is to make a statement to parliament on Monday to respond to allegations that GCHQ has gathered information on British citizens from …

When Your Data Is Currency, What Does Your Privacy Cost?

There was considerable mouth-dropping from publications such as <i>The New York Times</i> at initial reports this week that NSA programs are gathering both telephone records and information gleaned from large tech companies like Google and Microsoft. But as those reports have settled in, reactions have …

Speech Expert Says It's 'Imaginary' to Hear Trayvon Martin Pleas on 911 Call

A speech scientist today said it was "imaginary stuff" to assert that Trayvon Martin could be heard pleading for help on 911 tapes the night he was …

G8 summit success relies on hard graft, not self-congratulatory back patting

Last year it was Barack Obama's turn; next year it will be Vladimir Putin's. But this year it is David Cameron's responsibility to corral the leaders …

Delegations From Rival Koreas Meet At Panmunjom

For the first time in two years, delegations from North and South Korea sat down for talks aimed at ratcheting down escalating tensions on the peninsula.<p>The meeting took place at the symbolically significant border village of Panmunjom, where nearly 60 years ago the two sides signed an armistice …

Lawmakers: Americans don't know how carefully the government is watching

Lawmakers on both sides of a burgeoning debate over counterterrorism practices agree: Americans just don't know how carefully the government is monitoring their words and deeds in the name of national security.<p>Revelations this week that the National Security Agency has culled hoards of "meta-data" …

Argentina’s radical gay rights movement

It shows what the U.S. could be doing better<p>At first glance, the gay rights movement in Argentina looks oddly familiar to an American. In the early 1970s, gays and lesbians began forming political organizations, advocating for other queers to come out of the closet, and demanding equal rights and …

US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

The US is assisting Middle East allies in building up cyber defences to counter growing attacks from Iran, it was reported on Sunday.<p>The New York …

Two simple tools can give you the daily massage your body craves

Even if you can afford to see a massage therapist on a regular basis, what most of us need is daily self-care when it comes to dealing with aches and pains. You didn't become chronically stiff and uncomfortable overnight.<p>Two simple tools – a foam roller and a ball – can be an inexpensive way to get …

Victory for Israel's women of the wall after 25 year campaign

The first women arrived at the Western Wall as the dawn mist cleared, deftly binding their arms with black leather straps that fixed Torah scrolls to …

François Hollande: the eurozone crisis is over

François Hollande, the French president, has declared an end to the eurozone debt crisis, despite record unemployment across the continent.<p>"You must …

Issa rejects colleague's claim that IRS case is 'solved'

A top GOP lawmaker pushed back Sunday against a Democratic colleague’s claim that all questions stemming from the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party groups have been sufficiently answered.<p>Rep. Darrell Issa, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman and frequent …

Murder Case Appears To Buck Trend Of Pakistani Corruption

"There are times when one's faith is restored in the judicial system here, in Pakistan," writes a gentleman called Sajjid Khan, in an unusually optimistic letter published by one of his nation's leading newspapers <i>The Daily Times</i>.<p>Pakistanis generally take a bleak view of their system of law and …

Britain Apologizes For Colonial-Era Torture Of Kenyan Rebels

A 60-year-old wound in Kenya has finally found its recompense.<p>Last week, the British government finalized an out-of-court settlement with thousands of Kenyans who were tortured in detention camps during the end of the British colonial reign. The historic apology — and the unprecedented settlement — …

Same-Sex Couple Seeks Immigration Relief From High Court

The Sunday morning party in suburban Washington, D.C., had all the trappings of anticipation.<p>A lace-trimmed bassinet, a jumble of gifts tied with pink and blue ribbons, a "diaper cake" on the table. And chatter about babies, diets, new spring outfits and the coming end of the school year.<p>But for …

Immigration reform bill gets a boost as two conservatives announce support

The chance of landmark immigration reform progressing through Congress was seemingly boosted on Sunday, with two conservative lawmakers expressing a …

On eve of Zimmerman trial in Trayvon Martin killing, new video becomes public

SANFORD, Fla. — Experts dispute whose voice is heard in the background of a 911 call from the night Trayvon Martin was shot and killed.<p>A police detective, Chris Serino, wrote in an early report that he could hear a man yelling “Help” or “Help Me” 14 times. Prosecutors say the voice is Martin’s. …

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A look inside the US's largest facility for undocumented children<p>Terrifying tornado rips apart buildings and tosses vehicles in Pa.<p>IG report slams …

Associated Press News

Turkey PM Erdogan warns protesters of 'limited patience'

<b>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned his patience "has a limit" as anti-government protests continued for a 10th day.</b><p>Mr Erdogan dismissed the protesters as "looters", in a defiant address to supporters in the capital, Ankara.<p>Thousands of protesters gathered in Istanbul's central …