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UK e-borders scheme failing to make immigration checks

Border control system's alerts are not being routinely used to stop terror suspects or war criminals, watchdog reveals<p>The Home Office's flagship "e-borders" programme, which has taken 10 years to develop and has so far cost more than £500m, has yet to deliver significant benefits to controlling …

Romanian law ordering death for stray dogs stirs protest worldwide

A Romanian law that calls for the killing of any stray dog captured and unclaimed for more than two weeks has stirred vehement protests throughout Europe and the United States.<p>Animal rights advocates have denounced the legislation upheld by the Romanian Constitutional Court late last month as …

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Pentagon names envoy for Guantanamo closure

The Pentagon has named Paul Lewis as its special envoy for closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.<p>Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the appointment on Tuesday.<p>It was part of President Barack Obama's renewed push to close the prison, which remains open despite his 2009 pledge …

Australian unemployment will rise to 6% next year, says IMF

Australia's unemployment rate is expected to rise in 2014 as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) downgrades growth prospects for the nation.<p>The treasurer, Joe Hockey, on Wednesday confirmed figures released overnight in the IMF's World Economic Outlook, outlining future risks for Australia and …

Right wants focus on Obamacare

The most conservative House Republicans are starting to worry that the growing focus on the debt ceiling could overshadow their top priority: gutting Obamacare.<p>The health care law has always been at the center of the fight over government funding. But the debt ceiling fight, which is already …