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  • Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit
    Lew tells Congress of emergency measures to avoid debt limit 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Friday that he will start using the package of emergency measures he has used in the past to keep the federal government from going over the debt limit next ... More »

  • Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble
    Greeks still hope for change despite government's stumble 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal — getting their state-paid jobs ... More »

  • England's foreign-born population jumps 565,000 in three years: data
    England's foreign-born population jumps 565,000 in three years: data 3 hours ago

    England's foreign-born population grew by 565,000 between 2011 and 2014, according to a new estimate Friday that is likely to fuel debate over immigration ahead of May's general election. More »

  • Berlusconi ends community service sentence for tax fraud
    Berlusconi ends community service sentence for tax fraud 3 hours ago

    MILAN (AP) — Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has completed his community service stint on an Alzheimer's ward, part of a tax-fraud sentence. More »

  • 1 month prison for businessman in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig 4 hours ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig get out of Cuba to sign a rich American baseball contract was sentenced Friday to a month in prison and five months' house arrest for violating U.S. immigration laws. More »

  • 'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?
    'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality? 4 hours ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. More »

  • EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs
    EU considers sending officers abroad to assess migrant needs 4 hours ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is weighing whether to send immigration officers abroad to assess the needs of would-be migrants as increasing numbers of people try to reach the EU illegally. More »

  • Miliband vow on pensioner benefits
    Miliband vow on pensioner benefits 5 hours ago

    Free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners will be spared the axe under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will declare in the latest salvo of the battle to win the support of Britain's OAPs. More »

  • Man shot by Los Angeles police identified as Cameroon native
    Man shot by Los Angeles police identified as Cameroon native 6 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a confrontation over the weekend was identified under his true name — not the stolen French identity he had used for years. More »

  • The Conservative Case Against Enforcing Immigration Law
    The Conservative Case Against Enforcing Immigration Law 8 hours ago

    It's hard not to see that the anti-immigration wing of the Republican Party is ascendant right now. GOP leaders in Congress have spent the last two months trying—and failing—to roll back protections for millions of undocumented immigrants, children included. Yet with conservatives still reeling from their defeat in a battle over immigration policy and security funding earlier this week, a right-leaning policy group is releasing a new report aimed at nudging the GOP back toward the center. The study, which the American Action Forum plans to publish later on Friday, tests a rather straightforward proposition frequently offered by opponents of comprehensive immigration reform: How much would it cost to "immediately and fully enforce current law"—that is, to deport all undocumented immigrants while preventing another wave of people from entering illegally? More »

  • England migrant population up by half million since 2011 9 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — An Oxford University study say the number of foreign-born residents in England has increased by more than half a million in three years— a finding that will fuel debate about immigration ahead of the upcoming election. More »

  • Pensioner Giveaway: Battle For The Grey Vote
    Pensioner Giveaway: Battle For The Grey Vote 10 hours ago

    A quick Google of "Ed Miliband on universal pensioner benefits" and the search results quickly suggest that Labour has been questioning their merit for some time. "Ed Miliband: Labour will review pensioner benefits," reads a Daily Telegraph article from 2013. "Labour considers curbs on universal benefits to pay for social care" claims The Guardian in 2012. Why is Ed Miliband now saying he will protect free TV licences, free bus passes and the winter fuel allowance, for pensioners apart from the wealthiest 5%? More »

  • Half A Million Migrants To England Since 2011
    Half A Million Migrants To England Since 2011 11 hours ago

    More than half a million people are believed to have come to England from abroad over the past three years, according to Oxford University research. The estimated numbers were put together to provide an up-to-date idea of the migrant populations across England. They come in advance of official estimates from the Office for National Statistics, due in June. London is the city which has absorbed most of the new migrants, with almost 200,000 more living in the capital than in 2011. More »

  • Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified
    Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified 17 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was shot to death by police during a Skid Row confrontation over the weekend was identified Thursday under his true name — not the stolen identity he had used for years. More »

  • GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate
    GOP lawmaker in California launches bid for US Senate 21 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A two-term Republican legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't sent a GOP senator to Washington since the 1980s. More »

  • Only female chair of a House committee says she'll retire
    Only female chair of a House committee says she'll retire 22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only female chair of a House committee said Thursday that she will retire from Congress when her term expires at the end of next year. More »

  • Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee
    Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee 23 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president's pick for attorney general. More »

  • Fears of UK campus radicalism rise after 'Jihadi John' unmasked
    Fears of UK campus radicalism rise after 'Jihadi John' unmasked Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The identification last week of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as Mohammed Emwazi, a graduate of the University of Westminster in London, has intensified concerns about whether young Muslims are being radicalised on British campuses. The university said it was "shocked and sickened" by news that Emwazi had been named as the man in a black balaclava whose appearances in beheading videos have made him the defining image of Islamic State globally. He is not the first Islamic extremist to have studied at a British university. According to the government, a third of those convicted of Islamist terrorism offences in Britain had attended universities. More »

  • Row over terrorist non-prosecution
    Row over terrorist non-prosecution Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    A row has erupted between police and prosecutors over the failure to bring charges in the British courts against an al Qaida terrorist who plotted to blow up a Manchester shopping centre. More »

  • Political Times: The TV debate row, Ukip's immigration plan and Nick Clegg …
    Political Times: The TV debate row, Ukip's immigration plan and Nick Clegg … Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The issue of TV debates ahead of the general election has reignited after Ed Miliband pressed David Cameron on the matter. Nick Clegg, his Coalition Government partner, accused the prime minister of holding Sky, Channel 4, the BBC and ITV "to ransom". Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell went further. Nigel Farage stressed that the proposal was "positive" and "normal". More »

  • Women on the Move awards celebrate exceptional contributions of female migrants …
    Women on the Move awards celebrate exceptional contributions of female migrants … Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Khoury is a Syrian qualified medical doctor who arrived in the UK in October 2011 to do her PhD in Health Sciences. More »

  • TV debates: Of course Cameron is chickening out - so let's write a constitution …
    TV debates: Of course Cameron is chickening out - so let's write a constitution … Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The hunt for David Cameron’s missing backbone has begun, or so I read on Twitter today after the Prime Minister ducked out of a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband. The Tory leader’s “final offer” is a single live debate with a minimum of seven participants - more than a month before we go to the polls. Of course, there are several good reasons why Cameron might want to dilute his and the opposition leader’s airtime to just 13 minutes during the 90-minute show. More »

  • Cameron won't debate because he has no record to defend
    Cameron won't debate because he has no record to defend Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Why would a leader regarded by both his supporters and his detractors as prime ministerial try to avoid TV debates? Actually, Cameron’s de-facto refusal to take part in the TV debates is part of a pattern of avoiding scrutiny. As prime minister he instantly scrapped the monthly Downing Street press conferences Gordon Brown used to hold – events at which, for all his faults, Brown did not leave until everyone in the room had a chance to ask a question. When Cameron is forced to take questions after a speech, he limits them to three or four at most - and those only from broadcasters and perhaps one print journalist. More »

  • 'You need to disappear'
    'You need to disappear' Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    After their son vanished, a Mexican family sought asylum in the US - but since then has been locked in detention camps. More »

  • Two Germans to be caned, jailed for Singapore train graffiti
    Two Germans to be caned, jailed for Singapore train graffiti Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court sentenced two Germans to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane on Thursday after they pleaded guilty to breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train carriage. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, both expressed remorse while being sentenced in the state courts of the island republic. "This is the darkest episode of my entire life," said Von Knorre. "I want to apologise to the state of Singapore for the stupid act...I've learned my lesson and will never do it again." Hinz added: "I promise I will never do it again. More »

  • Anti-Drug Campaigns 'Can Raise Drugs Risk'
    Anti-Drug Campaigns 'Can Raise Drugs Risk' Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Anti-drugs campaigns have "little impact" and can actually increase the chance of people taking drugs, a report to Home Secretary Theresa May has found. Publicity campaigns, drug awareness sessions in schools and media campaigns did not help to prevent young people from taking illegal substances, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs found. It added that there was "little clear evidence of what works in drug prevention". It comes after Nick Clegg announced Liberal Democrat proposals that would mean those caught with small amounts of drugs would not face criminal prosecution and doctors would be able to prescribe cannabis for medical use. More »

  • Greece outlines radical immigration reforms
    Greece outlines radical immigration reforms Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Greece's new left-wing government wants to abolish detention centres for migrants who entered illegally. More »

  • Canada hijab row is all about the anti-terror act
    Canada hijab row is all about the anti-terror act Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Western men who never before opined on women's rights suddenly want to liberate them. More »

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death
    Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon. More »

  • Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk'
    Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk' Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Anti-drugs campaigns can increase the risk of drug use, a report to Home Secretary Theresa May has found. More »

  • British lawmakers back anti-slavery law
    British lawmakers back anti-slavery law Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    British lawmakers gave their backing to a new anti-slavery law that forces businesses to be more transparent about their supply chains, the first piece of legislation of its kind in Europe. More »

  • Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law
    Obama signs Homeland Security funding bill into law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. More »

  • Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy. More »

  • EU calls for more funds, resources to deal with migrants Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries must provide more funds and resources or set up a multinational border guard if they want the EU to tackle migration in the Mediterranean, the trade bloc's top migration official said Wednesday. More »

  • Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued
    Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, 1,100 rescued Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while more than a thousand more were rescued from eight other vessels over Tuesday and Wednesday, Italian and Tunisian authorities said. The survivors were taken to ports in Italy -- part of a growing surge of people risking the dangerous journey to flee poverty, civil war in Syria, military conscription in Eritrea, anarchy in Libya and other conflict zones. The Italian coast guard said one of its ships had rescued 121 people after their boat capsized on Tuesday about 50 miles north of Libya. Several merchant ships helped the coast guard rescue hundreds from six other boats on Tuesday, and from a seventh on Wednesday. More »