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More than a fifth of out of work benefits claimants have a criminal record according to research published by the Ministry of Justice today.

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Hunt for Edward Snowden: 'I wonder if he asked them about internet freedon', says John Kerry as US turns to sarcasm

Such has been the embarrassment for the United States that its Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Monday resorted to sarcasm against Beijing and Moscow. “I wonder if while he was in either of those countries he raised the question of internet freedom since that seems to be what he champions,” Mr Kerry said.

Waze was founded in Israel in 2008 and first raised $25 million of funding in 2010 followed by a further $30 million in 2011

Google faces FTC antitrust investigation following Waze acquisition

$1.1bn deal was completed mid-June but may allow search giant to unfairly dominate the market

Chancellor George Osborne still needs to tackle £8bn black hole after treasury agrees 10% spending cuts with seven Government departments

These departments only account for around 20 per cent of the cuts George Osborne needs to make

New plans unveiled to speed up courts system

Criminal cases involving a range of offences including theft, violence and racism will be sent to crown courts more quickly under plans unveiled today.

Obama officials are 'criminalising journalism', says Republican senator

Administration’s efforts to trace leaks called ‘heavy-handed’ after private emails seized

'A massive and unprecedented intrusion': Associated Press condemns US government for seizing journalists' telephone records without explanation

The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists.

City culture saw bankers accept ‘holidays and prostitutes in return for lucrative deals’

A culture that developed in the City of London under which bankers accepted hospitality including strip club outings, holidays, prostitutes and even drugs from brokers helped created conditions under which the Libor rate could be fixed, it was claimed.

FDA appeals against making 'morning-after' pill available to all ages

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday appealed a court order directing the agency to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age.

Relief in Parliament contrasts with ugly street battles as right-wing protest turns violent after French gay marriage law clears last hurdle

Running battles developed after mobs turned on television crews and press photographers

Clashes between protesters and riot police in France after gay marriage law clears last hurdle

Relief in Parliament contrasts with ugly street battles as right-wing protest turns violent

A pro gay marriage militant is arrested by anti-riot police officers during a demonstration by supporters of the anti-gay marriage movement 'La Manif Pour Tous' (Demonstration for all!) in Nantes, western France. The final vote on France's landmark bill allowing gay marriage has been fast-tracked to next week and has proved hugely controversial in a country that is officially secular but predominantly Catholic (AFP)

French politicians scuffle over same-sex marriage legislation

Scuffles broke out in the French parliament in the early hours of as right-wing opposition to a gay marriage law becomes increasingly strident and ill-tempered.

Ministers make U-turn on Defamation Bill

Companies may be prevented from suing their critics for libel unless they can show that the comments caused them substantial financial harm, after a U-turn by ministers.

Sadiq Khan ran Ed Miliband's leadership bid

Housing association whistleblower accused of reporting company to former Labour minister Sadiq Khan begins unfair dismissal claim

A whistleblower, who claims she was wrongly accused of reporting her company to shadow justice minister Sadiq Khan, began her case for unfair dismissal today.

Nick Clegg’s ratings amongst Liberal Democrat activists have slumped

Nick Clegg suffers further popularity slump among Liberal Democrat members

Poll found half of members are dissatisfied with performance as leader, while Vince Cable is their favourite of the party's ministers

Standard Chartered says sorry over sanctions gaffe

The chairman of banking giant Standard Chartered, Sir John Peace, was today forced to make a grovelling  apology for remarks he made this month which suggested the bank  had not deliberately broken United States sanctions.

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