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Iran claims nuclear talks found
solutions over all disagreements

Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/10/2014 4:36:36 PM

Iranian and European negotiators have found solutions to "all" their disagreements over how to implement the Geneva nuclear deal, Iran´s deputy chief negotiator announced on Friday, in a move that could pave the way for a final deal to contain Tehran´s nuclear programme. "We found solutions for all the points of disagreements," Abbas Araqchi told Iranian state television at the end of two days of talks in Geneva that he described as "good, constructive and intense". A spokesman for the EU said "very good" progress was made "on all the pertinent issues", but added that results of the talks still

      


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Iran claims nuclear talks found
solutions over all disagreements
Telegraph [UK], by Peter Foster    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 4:36:36 PM     Post Reply
Iranian and European negotiators have found solutions to "all" their disagreements over how to implement the Geneva nuclear deal, Iran´s deputy chief negotiator announced on Friday, in a move that could pave the way for a final deal to contain Tehran´s nuclear programme. "We found solutions for all the points of disagreements," Abbas Araqchi told Iranian state television at the end of two days of talks in Geneva that he described as "good, constructive and intense". A spokesman for the EU said "very good" progress was made "on all the pertinent issues", but added that results of the talks still

   

 

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What does Nigel Farage have in common
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Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 11:02:30 AM     Post Reply
Ukip and France´s Front National are closer than the former will admit, says Marine Le Pen. Is this true? Both are led by funny, attractive, charismatic leaders who have had quite enough of the usual politicking by the usual self-interested politicians; both want to restore their nation´s sense of pride and its sovereignty over Brussels. And for further details on what Le Front National believes or doesn´t believe I commend this article in Standpoint. So what are the Front National´s policies? These were clearly set out before 4,500 rapturous party members in a recent speech by Marine Le Pen in

How strangers could soon be invading your
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with update that allows people to send
you emails without having your address
Daily Mail [UK], by Daniel Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 10:31:05 AM     Post Reply
Users of Google´s web-based email service Gmail will be bombarded with messages from total strangers following a system update which allows people to send them emails without needing their address, it is feared. The change, announced on yesterday, is designed to integrate Gmail with Google+, the firm´s two-and-a-half-year old social network that has 540 million active users. As well as seeing their social network contacts added to their list of email contacts, the update means Google+ users will be able to email people on the social network directly even if they don´t have their address. Currently anyone signing up for a Gmail

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who had personal details stolen to
70MILLION after holiday data breach
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 10:06:19 AM     Post Reply
Target says that personal information - including phone numbers, email and mailing addresses - was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach, substantially more than the 40 million that the chain had previously said were affected. The chain also cut its fourth-quarter adjusted earnings forecast and outlook for a key sales barometer. Target had announced in December that about 40 million credit and debit cards may have been affected by a data breach that happened between November 27 and December 15 - just as the holiday shopping season was getting into gear.

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Scotland Yard’s top officer expressed concerns on Thursday about the possibility of fresh violence erupting in Tottenham as the family of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by police sparked rioting, announced a vigil for Saturday. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, met community leaders from the troubled north London district to discuss how to avoid any repeat of the 2011 disorder following an inquest jury’s verdict that the father-of-six was lawfully killed by firearms officers. Supporters of 29-year-old Mr Duggan warned anyone planning to cause “unrest or anarchy” to stay away from the vigil in his memory to be held

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Telegraph [UK], by Matthew Holehouse    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 5:59:14 AM     Post Reply
The European Union has become a “poison in our political system” that can only be addressed through an in/out vote, the peer who will pilot the referendum Bill through the Lords has said. Lord Dobbs, the author of House of Cards, said the European Union had become a “pestilence” that politicians had failed to deal with. More than 70 peers have asked to speak in today’s second reading debate on the Bill, which would set in law a commitment to hold an in/out referendum on Britain´s membership of the EU. Lord Mandelson, the former European Commissioner, said a referendum

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/10/2014 5:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Turkey: what a place. Taxes are low, growth is strong, people are patriotic. I´m here in a camp for displaced Syrians, just across the border, doing some work alongside Centre-Right parliamentarians from around Europe, but I haven´t got time to blog about that right now. Let me instead say just one thing. The unflashy, unsentimental, uncomplaining way in which Turks have dealt with the arrival of 600,000 refugees is humbling. Many Syrians have been taken in by Turkish families. Others have been provided for by charities. Some are being housed in hastily assembled tent cities that fill up immediately.

´She is not a political pit bull´:
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´Bridgegate´ was made a ´scapegoat´
claim friends and co-workers
Daily Mail [UK], by Matthew Nestel, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 1/9/2014 9:35:31 PM     Post Reply
Bridget Anne Kelly wasn´t known as an aggressive political animal who would take delight in snarling up the traffic for schoolchildren and emergency services to score petty political points. She is a mother-of-four after all. One who rose quickly up the political ladder in New Jersey with the words ´pleasant´ and ´integrity´ attached to her by those who worked and shared the school run with her. [Snip] And for her friends, those who know her the best, this just doesn't fit, she was 'no political pit bull'. They are convinced she's the scapegoat, the fall guy, or at the very least has been set up. 'The young lady did not just wake up one morning,

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Chris Christie, the giant governor of New Jersey and Republican front-runner for 2016, has just completed a 105-minute press conference defending his administration over the George Washington Bridge closures scandal. Christie repeated his denials that he knew anything about the bridge closure which caused massive traffic snarl-ups, and announced he was firing the aide who (it emerged yesterday) was responsible for the vindictive punishment of a local Democrat mayor who refused to endorse Christie during last year´s gubernatorial re-election race. On the surface, this was the kind of bravura performance for which the straight-talking pol is well known, but when

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A mob of teenagers have been caught on tape robbing a convenience store in Bryan, Texas. Surveillance video shows the kids rushing through the store, grabbing everything they can get their hands on as girls are seen twerking and doing the splits outside. The frightening ransacking incident took place Saturday as store clerk Terry Polsgrove, 19, was shutting up for the night. A few teenagers are seen trickling into the Chevron Food Mart, then, all of a sudden, 30 to 40 teenagers are dancing and acting ´crazy´ down the aisles and in the parking lot. The surveillance video shows some

   

 

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President Barack Obama is expected to rein in spying on foreign leaders and is considering restricting National Security Agency access to Americans´ phone records, according to people familiar with a White House review of the government´s surveillance programs. Obama could unveil his highly anticipated decisions as early as next week. On Thursday, the president is expected to discuss his review with congressional lawmakers, while his top lawyer plans to meet with privacy groups. Representatives from tech companies are meeting with White House staff on Friday. The White House says Obama is still collecting information before making final decisions.



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