News Demonstrators called upon their comrades to avoid escalating the conflict with the government

Radical anti-government protesters were forced to give up their brief occupation of Ukraine’s Justice Ministry on Monday after fellow opposition groups accused them of jeopardising peace negotiations.

Arnie won't run for another term

California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger won't say what his plans are when his term expires next year, but he won't be running for another term in office.

Terminator set for salvation as bidders line up for rights

The future of the Terminator franchise will be decided by the end of January as bidders line up to buy the rights from Halcyon, the producer that sought bankruptcy protection in September.

Arnie claims X-rated email was in fact an 8 billion-to-1 coincidence

California Governor denies sending cryptic four-letter rebuke to rival

Nicholas Lezard: Read between the lines, Arnie

The point about a concealed stunt is for as many people as possible to see it

Pandora: Wheeler offers a ray of sunshine for Ukip

There was not, Pandora suspects, the cheeriest of moods among Ukip bean counters yesterday, after the Court of Appeal declared nearly £350,000-worth of donations to the party illegal.

Leading article: A bad week for free speech

How could it have come to this? We live in a country where respect for free speech and the written word is centuries old, yet legislators in other countries feel they must pass laws protecting their citizens' liberties against British judges. In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a law giving legislators the power to block libel judgments passed in the British courts. Three other American states have similar laws, all prompted by a judgment against the US author Rachel Ehrenfeld.

California bans British 'libel tourism'

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governor of California, has brought in laws to deter celebrities and businessmen travelling to Britain to sue American-based publications in what has become known as libel tourism.

Schwarzenegger: Honey, this law about cell phones and driving...

Governor's wife is pictured breaking ban for motorists he introduced

California to honour Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to hold public office in a major city in the United States, is to be honoured with a state day of recognition.

Punter Net prostitutes thank Harriet Harman for publicity boost

Prostitutes who use a website to advertise their services to punters have thanked Harriet Harman for giving them a free publicity boost when she called for the site’s closure earlier this week.

Harriet Harman urges Arnold Schwarzenneger to 'terminate' prostitute website

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman called on California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today to shut down an American website that allows British men who use prostitutes to rate their experiences.

Jerome Taylor: Would closing down sites like Punter Net really make the sex industry safer?

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman called on California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today to close down a website where people who visit prostitutes in the UK can rate their experiences.

Barbie goes to Hollywood

World's best-known doll is coming to the big screen. But who can fill her shoes?

Schwarzenegger invited to visit east London

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been invited to be a special guest at the London 2012 Olympics, Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said today.

Rhoda Koenig: A car boot sale to fix Britain's finances

Schwarzenegger's auction has raised millions for his cash-strapped state
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