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UK: Man faces trial over alleged MP Twitter abuse

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A man accused of sending sexually explicit and violent messages to the Labour MP Stella Creasy on Twitter is due to stand trial on Monday. Creasy, the MP for Walthamstow in north London, received abuse on Twitter along with campaigner Caroline Criado…
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Turkey's new law on Internet curbs draws concern from UN rights office

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14 February 2014 – The United Nations human rights office has expressed concerns about a bill allowing Turkey’s telecommunications authority (Turkish Telecommunications Directorate) the...
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Italy’s top court upholds Berlusconi public office ban

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Italy's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a two-year ban from public office against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who had filed an appeal with the country's top court. The ban was imposed as part of a tax fraud conviction against the media magnate…
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Ban welcomes successful conduct of Kosovo assembly elections

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10 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the successful conduct of assembly elections in Kosovo and called on authorities to remain committed...
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Northern Iraq: UN voices concern about civilians’ safety, need for humanitarian aid

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8 August 2014 – Gravely concerned for the physical safety of civilians in northern Iraq and the humanitarian situation in areas now controlled by...
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Romanian migrant becomes star in Britain

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The British media had warned of a flood of new Bulgarian and Romanian migrants arriving on January 1, but judging by this week's coverage, they only appeared to have found one. Victor Spirescu, a 30-year-old Romanian, has become an unexpected star after…
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Brits arrested for Nigeria oil theft ‘innocent’: employer

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Two British nationals arrested for an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline in Nigeria are "totally innocent" and should be released immediately, according to their employer. Maritime security company Port2Port West Africa said the charges against…
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Ban calls for maximum restraint amid latest violence in Israel, Gaza and West Bank

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24 December 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern about the escalating violence in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, and called for...
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Google Refuses to Make Government Robots, Government Prefers Bing Anyway

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Back in December, news got out about Google’s big push to enter the field of robotics: former Android boss Andy Rubin was promoted to head the robotics division, while the company scooped up bunches of robotics companies in the United States and Asia…
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Innovation Act Needed More Than Ever As Patent Trolls Roll On

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Patent trolls are still at it. A new report from Unified Patents, found that 449 patent cases were filed in district court in January...

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