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Facebook gains after announcing new privacy tools

Facebook is embroiled in controversy surrounding US election interference, users’ personal data, and the firm Cambridge Analytica. On Wednesday, the company said it’s making it easier for people to revoke apps’ access to their data – and simplifying privacy settings. Shares are up about 1% ahead of Wednesday’s opening bell. […]
Facebook gains after announcing new privacy tools
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French Assembly Becomes Latest To Pass Gay Marriage

[credit provider=”Flickr/Guillaume Paumier” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpaumier/5847834401/”] France’s lower house of parliament has approved a sweeping bill to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.President Francois Hollande’s Socialists have pushed the measure through the National Assembly and put France on track to join about a dozen, mostly European nations that […]
French Assembly Becomes Latest To Pass Gay Marriage
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Gay Marriage Has Passed In The UK’s House Of Commons

[credit provider=”MattBuck007 / flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattbuck007/4859038038/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] When the moment came, it was joyous and loud. There were deafening cheers as the gay marriage bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle in the House of Commons last night from supporters squeezed into a committee room anxiously waiting the result. “As a boy I […]
Gay Marriage Has Passed In The UK’s House Of Commons
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King Abdullah Appoints Women To Saudi Arabian Parliament For First Time

[credit provider=”YouTube/HARAMAINGALLERY” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSq1JJ-N5fQ”] On Friday King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a historic decree allowing women to be members of the kingdom’s previously all-male parliament for the first time, Al-Arabiya reports. The mandate creates a 20 per cent quote for women in the 150-member Shura Council, the formal advisory board of […]
King Abdullah Appoints Women To Saudi Arabian Parliament For First Time
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British Newspapers Under Fire For ‘Reducing Women To The Sum Of Their Body Parts’

[credit provider=”mjtmail (tiggy) at www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjtmail/3335958017/”] They take up just 13 of the Leveson report’s 1957 pages but the judge’s comments on newspaper treatment of women (“reduced to the sum of their body parts”) and minorities (“concerning”) could have far-reaching implications.The 16-month inquiry provided an opportunity, for the very first […]
British Newspapers Under Fire For ‘Reducing Women To The Sum Of Their Body Parts’
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UK Politicians Are Flipping Out Over The Anti-British Bias Of US Regulators

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Siege_and_Relief_of_Gibraltar.jpg”] Earlier this week, a little known state regulator came out with some bombshell allegations against a U.K. bank and now some British politicians are sounding off about an anti-British bias from U.S. regulators.The New York Department of Financial Services–headed by former prosecutor Benjamin Lawsky–alleged that Standard […]
UK Politicians Are Flipping Out Over The Anti-British Bias Of US Regulators
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Private Security Firm Head Admits The Olympic Situation Is A ‘Humiliating Shambles’

[credit provider=”Youtube Screenshot” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l87OvAhdw2A”] Late last week, G4S, the private security firm tasked with heading security for the London Olympics notified the British government it wouldn’t be able to completely fulfil its contractual obligations, falling 3,500 short of the approximately 13,000 personnel they were expected to provide.It was a disaster.
Private Security Firm Head Admits The Olympic Situation Is A ‘Humiliating Shambles’
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The Queen Announces Radical Reform Plans For The House Of Lords

[credit provider=”(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) “] LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II says Britain’s government plans to finally reform the centuries-old House of Lords and introduce direct elections for its members.Attempts to overhaul the unelected 700-year-old upper chamber — which does not make laws but can amend legislation — […]
The Queen Announces Radical Reform Plans For The House Of Lords
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UK Parliament Report Finds Rupert Murdoch Unfit To Lead News Corp

[credit provider=”Flickr/david_shankbone” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/shankbone/5663059043/”] LONDON (AP) — News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch must take responsibility for serious failings that caused Britain’s tabloid phone hacking scandal, lawmakers said Tuesday in a scathing report — as a narrow majority also insisted the tycoon was unfit to lead his global media empire.In a report […]
UK Parliament Report Finds Rupert Murdoch Unfit To Lead News Corp
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The Eurozone Is More Divided Than Ever

[credit provider=”Mike Brown/Getty Images”] “Over the past months, we experienced a worrisome trend towards re-nationalization and ‘summitization,'” said Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament and member of the German opposition SPD, to a forum of the European Commission on Wednesday.His complaints went to the heart of democracy at the […]
The Eurozone Is More Divided Than Ever
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Romanian Government Collapses After No-Confidence Vote

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] The Romanian government fell Friday in a no-confidence vote, the AP reports, with 235 of 460 parliamentarians voting against the government, four more than the minimum needed.The cabinet of Prime Minister Mihai Razvan Ungureanu has been dogged by public anger and violent protests over unpopular austerity measures, […]
Romanian Government Collapses After No-Confidence Vote
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Russell Brand Wears A Tank Top To Take On Parliament

Actor/comedian Russell Brand has been sober for nearly 10 years.But before the 36-year-old “Get Him To The Greek” star was on the straight and narrow, he was arrested “roughly” 12 times during his own struggle with drugs. As a result, Brand now believes that other addicts shouldn’t be sent to […]
Russell Brand Wears A Tank Top To Take On Parliament
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A British Lord Has Been Suspended After Reportedly Offering A $16 Million Bounty On Barack Obama

[credit provider=”aheavens | Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewheavens/2083693236/”] Lord Ahmed, a controversial British peer, has been suspended from the Labour Party amid reports that he offered a £10 million bounty [$15.8 million] for the capture of President Barack Obama and his predecessor President George W Bush.Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, who in 1998 became […]
A British Lord Has Been Suspended After Reportedly Offering A $16 Million Bounty On Barack Obama
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UK Politician Resigns After Saying Israel ‘Will Not Go On Forever’

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons/Keith Edkins”] “It will not go on for ever, it will not go on for ever. Israel will lose support and then they will reap what they have sown.”These words, spoken by a member of the UK’s House of Lords, have sparked a huge amount of controversy in […]
UK Politician Resigns After Saying Israel ‘Will Not Go On Forever’
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A UK MP Is Being Investigated For Attending A Nazi-Themed Stag Party In France

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] French prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into a Nazi-themed stag party attended by UK Conservative MP Aidan Burley, The Daily Mail reports.Burley, 33, was caught on film at the party, held at an Alpine ski resort’s restaurant last December, where the groom-to-be wore an SS uniform […]
A UK MP Is Being Investigated For Attending A Nazi-Themed Stag Party In France
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