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GMO Debate Rising in Europe

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In a speech next week, Owen Paterson is expected to announce the government’s intentions to start a new debate within Europe

The UK environment secretary is to lobby the EU to relax strict restrictions on growing GM crops for human consumption for fears of being “left behind”, it

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U.S. Rendition Flights Were Heavily Supported by U.K.

The Rendition Project suggests aircraft associated with secret detention operations landed at British airports 1,622 times

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The UK’s support for the CIA’s global rendition programme after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US was far more substantial than has previously been

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North Korea Tells Russia and UK to Consider Evacuating Embassies

North Korea told Russia that it should consider evacuating its embassy in Pyongyang on Friday according to Agence France-Presse.

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“A representative of the North Korean foreign ministry suggested that the Russian side examine the question of evacuating the employees of the Russian embassy,” an embassy spokesman told Russian news agencies

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UK Prime Minister Wants to “Arm Up” Over North Korea

David Cameron said on Thursday that Britain would be foolish to abandon an independent nuclear deterrent on the scale of Trident, pointing to the threat posed by North Korea, and other unstable regimes.

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Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to Write 5000 Word Essay

Convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has a choice: write a 5,000-word essay on the “dangers” of marijuana, or go to jail for a year. The 32-year-old from Gloucestershire, England, was caught with over two pounds of marijuana and admitted possession with intent to supply. He was originally sentenced to 240 hours of community

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UK Seeks to Further Fund, Arm Al Qaeda Collaborator Moaz al-Khatib

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Resorting to name-calling, the United Kingdom’s legitimacy slumped further still as it stubbornly maintained its support for terrorists attempting to overthrow the Syrian government, now unsuccessfully for over 2 years. Unlike in Libya where NATO was able to militarily intervene directly and overthrow the Libyan government before the public realized the so-called “rebels” were in

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DOJ Document: Killing U.S. Citizens Legal

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The United States can lawfully kill a U.S. citizen overseas if it determines the target is a “senior, operational leader” of al-Qaeda or an associated group and poses an imminent threat to the United States, according to a Justice Department document published late Monday by NBC News.

The document defines “imminent

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British Economy Slumps Below Great Depression Levels

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Royal Bank of Scotland Says Worst Economy Since Before Queen Victoria Was Crowned

Leading British newspaper the Telegraph reports today:

Ministers today admitted Britain is facing “very, very grave difficulties” after figures showed the economy did not grow at all in 2012.

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Economists from the Royal Bank of Scotland said

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Antibiotic Resistance Becoming Major Threat

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The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming, according to the chief medical officer for England.

Prof Dame Sally Davies said bacteria were becoming resistant to current drugs and there were few antibiotics to replace them.

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She told a committee of MPs that going for a

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Horse DNA Found in Burgers

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Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority (FSAI) has said.

The FSAI said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.

It said there

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Jimmy Savile: Prolific UK Entertainer Accused by Police of being Prolific Pedophile

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London (CNN) — Britain’s late TV presenter and radio host Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of people and carried out more than 30 rapes, police said Friday, as they unveiled a report exposing “vast, predatory and opportunistic” abuses across six decades.

Nearly three-quarters of his victims were children, the report said, with

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Genetically Modified Babies Born in UK

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Genetically altered babies born

Mitochondria contain genes outside the cell’s nucleus

By BBC News Online science editor Dr David WhitehouseScientists have confirmed that the first genetically altered humans have been born and are healthy.

Up to 30 such children have been born – 15 of them

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Britain’s “Lord of War” Found Guilty and Awaits Sentencing on Huge Weapons Deal

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Gary Hyde was seen as a pillar of his Yorkshire community. Now he awaits sentencing over a 10Million dollar arms shipment.

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To his neighbors in the Yorkshire village of Newton upon Derwent, Gary Hyde, 43, was a respectable figure. A former special constable, he lived with his wife and two children

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U.K.: Anarchy and Chaos Increasing

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Chaos and violence are on the rise in the UK a year after the PM declared a war on gang culture, a study revealed. Police aggression and a refusal to tackle the root causes of delinquency are reportedly the main issues hindering the initiative.

On Monday, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) released a

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British Study Finds Drug Decriminalization Prudent

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A six-year study of Britain’s drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decriminalisation.

The report by the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC), an independent advisory body, says possession of small amounts of controlled drugs should no longer be a criminal offence and concludes the move

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U.K. Gone Wild on Internet Trolls

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Police and prosecutors in the UK are accused of being “incredibly heavy-handed” when dealing with online trolls and abusive messages.

It follows several cases where young people have been arrested, fined or jailed after posting insulting comments on their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Campaign groups and experts from Oxford University say the punishments are

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UK to Challenge Israel Over Child Prisoner Treatment

The Foreign Office revealed last night that it would be challenging the Israelis over their treatment of Palestinian children after a report by a delegation of senior British lawyers revealed unconscionable practices, such as hooding and the use of leg irons.

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In the first investigation of its kind, a team

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UK: Prisoner Labor May Cost Thousands of Jobs

An urgent investigation has been launched into government plans to double the number of prisoners being paid to work while still behind bars.

Ken Clarke, the Justice Secretary, has told officials he wants to see nearly 20,000 convicts – twice the number of people currently employed by Starbucks in the UK – carrying out

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Missiles Poised in London for Olympics

Britain’s military has told residents of an upscale apartment development near the Olympic Park in east London it is installing a missile battery on top of a tower within their housing complex to defend the 2012 Games this summer.

The site is one of a number around the capital the army is considering as

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Brits Creating War Plans Against Iran

Britain is reportedly drawing up a battle plan for a war with Iran as top defence officials believe London will be “sucked into” any new conflict with Tehran.

Plans are being made to send hundreds of troops and an nuclear submarine to the Gulf region, The Sun reported.

Defence officials believe it is just

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