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    Spy agencies face political, legal battles
    Spy agencies face political, legal battles
    Revelations about the extent of the surveillance programmes undertaken by the United States’s National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters – as well as their efforts to undermine online security and encryption – have...
    'Bring Snowden in from the cold'
    'Bring Snowden in from the cold'
    It is now more than a week since the former United States National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, the source of the Guardian's NSA bugging revelations, flew out of Hong Kong, apparently en route to Ecuador. For 10 days he has been stalled at Moscow airport after...
    Robocops should rest
    Robocops should rest
    Nothing that Prometheus stole from Zeus, no ancient Greek tradition, nor modern practice decrees that the Olympic torch has to pass through 19...
    A dream starts to fade
    A dream starts to fade
    After Patti Solis Doyle and Geraldine Ferraro, Mark Penn is the third senior adviser to Hillary Clinton to step down or be demoted. Each time one...
    In search of a mission
    In search of a mission
    The Casa Poporului is the unfinished work of one of Europe's last megalomaniacs, Nicolae Ceausescu. Much of historic Bucharest was levelled to...
    Bloodshed in Basra
    Bloodshed in Basra
    Thirteen months have passed since British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Britain's military operation in Basra as "successful" and "complete"....
    Speedo slows down
    Speedo slows down
    Ten months after he came barnstorming to power, Nicolas Sarkozy is in some trouble. The tactician who sapped the strength of the French left by...
    Olmert survives, for now
    Olmert survives, for now
    Retired justice Eliyahu Winograd, who headed the panel investigating Israel's 34-day war in Lebanon in 2006, said recently what everybody already...
    A society in pieces
    A society in pieces
    If you bottle up 1,5-million people in a territory 40km long and 10km wide, and turn off the lights, as Israel has done in Gaza, the bottle will...
    Gold, oil at new highs
    Gold, oil at new highs
    Gold prices soared to new records recently, on the back of oil's surge, helped by geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty.
    Putin's man gets Putin's job
    Putin's man gets Putin's job
    The beauty of Russia's political system is that you do not need an election to know the name of the next president. No primaries, no caucuses, no...
    Putin's man gets Putin's job
    Putin's man gets Putin's job
    The beauty of Russia's political system is that you do not need an election to know the name of the next president. No primaries, no caucuses, no...