Student Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden leaked details of the secret programmes that critics say violate privacy rights

The former US intelligence agent Edward Snowden is standing as a candidate in the election for Student Rector at Glasgow University.

Kennedy demands apology from PM

Charles Kennedy yesterday demanded a public apology from Tony Blair as he said he was ashamed at the "litany of failings and political misjudgements" in the run-up to war.

Report shows need for full inquiry says Kennedy

The Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy today said he was not surprised by Lord Butler's findings and called for a full public inquiry into the run-up to the Iraq war.

Kennedy attacks Labour's NHS plans as 'meaningless'

Charles Kennedy launched a stinging attack yesterday on Tony Blair's pledge to bring more choice to the NHS. He said that it would be "meaningless" unless the capacity to treat patients was increased.

Britain now has three-party system, declares Kennedy

Charles Kennedy warned yesterday that "the tide is going out for Labour" after historic inroads were made into Tony Blair's urban heartlands, driving Labour into third place.

Kennedy: 'I don't know if I was victim of whispering campaign'

Charles Kennedy gave a frank account yesterday of the illness that led to him to miss the Budget earlier this month and admitted he was "surprised" that the "caustic reaction" in the media continued for as long as it did.

Run for the hills, it's the whisky police!

Mr Charles Kennedy has given his colleagues a promise to "improve his lifestyle". On television he amplified this, explaining that he did not intend to relinquish social drinking but, rather, to go on long walks, to "take to the hills", as he put it. Can you imagine any of Mr Kennedy's predecessors - say, David Lloyd George, H H Asquith or W E Gladstone - either being asked to make, or, more unlikely still, going on to make such a promise?

Kennedy tells party: I'm fit and healthy

Charles Kennedy reassured MPs about the state of his health yesterday in an address to the parliamentary party in which he stressed he had recovered from his "stomach bug".

Charles Kennedy: 'I'm like a football manager. I'm only as good as my last result or big decision'

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English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

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