Roshan Maniam

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Google fights Marriott's plan to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft have joined a growing chorus of businesses that oppose Marriott's attempt to block guests' Wi-Fi hotspots in their hotel rooms.<p>Marriott (MAR) and the hotel lobby American Hospitality & Lodging Association asked the FCC this summer to allow hotels to deploy equipment that …

US top general predicts drawn-out ISIL battle

The United States' top military officer has told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad that the momentum in the battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.<p>General Martin Dempsey, chairman of …

Now fight the methadone industry that keeps addicts hooked, says Iain Duncan Smith

Work and Pensions Secretary calls for end to heroin addicts being "parked" for years on methadone, unable to work<p>Iain Duncan Smith today calls for a radical change in approach to drugs in Britain by demanding that recovering heroin addicts practice abstinence and are not “parked” for years on …

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Scandal forgotten, Cherie calls on her friends in high places

Thirteen years after the Hinduja passport affair gave Tony Blair one of his worst crises in government, his wife, Cherie, has shown there remain strong links between the two families by hiring a Hinduja as an adviser to her new legal firm.<p>Thirteen years after the Hinduja passport affair gave Tony …

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