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Pedophile found hanged in prison cell

A convicted pedophile whose partner is accused of murdering their two children in a hotel in Spain has been found dead in his cell, thePrison Service said Wednesday. Martin Smith, 46, a former TV psychic from North Shields, was found dead on Monday evening at HMP Manchester, formerly Strangeways Prison. A Prison Service spokesman said the Prisons and Probation…

EU takes on Internet giants over people’s personal data

The European Commission launches Wednesday a controversial bid to compel Internet giants such as Google or Facebook to give users more control over their personal data or face fines. The proposal championed by EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding would force web companies to get consent from customers to collect their data, explain how it will be used, and…

Davos elite confronts crisis of Western capitalism

Leaders of the global business elite were confronted on Wednesday with the fear that the Western model of capitalism has failed and is about to be shoved aside by emerging powers. Over four decades, the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has become an emblem of the triumphant market…

Roche announces takeover bid for U.S. company Illumina

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced on Wednesday it had launched a takeover bid for Illumina, after the US company specialising in life sciences rebuffed an offer. Roche said it had made “multiple efforts” to start talks with Illumina to negotiate a deal but the US firm had not been willing to enter “substantive discussions.”…

MegaUpload founder faces lengthy extradition battle

(Reuters) – Efforts by the United States to extradite the mastermind of an alleged Internet piracy scheme from New Zealand to face copyright infringement and money laundering charges are likely to be long and complex. Kim Dotcom, a German national also known as Kim Schmitz, will be held in custody…

Former police chief: LAPD coordinated with CIA on terrorism

Former New York City Police Commissioner and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said Tuesday that it was important for local police agencies to exchange and coordinate information with the CIA regarding terrorism. “In dealing with information intelligence as it relates to terrorism, the CIA has a lot of information…

Marine to serve no time for killing 24 Iraqi civilians

A US Marine accused over the killing of 24 Iraqis in 2005 was demoted but will serve no time behind bars, a judge ruled, as locals in Iraq condemned the light sentence. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who led an eight-man squad whose other members have all been let off, was…

WATCH LIVE: Herman Cain’s tea party response to the State of the Union

Watch former presidential candidate Herman Cain (R) give a response on behalf of the Tea Party Express to President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union. The major networks chose not to air his response, choosing to limit themselves to the one given by Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) on behalf…

Obama: It’s time to ‘do some nation-building right here at home’

President Barack Obama said the state of the US union was “getting stronger,” defending his policies by saying “we’ve come too far to turn back now.” “As long as I’m president, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum,” Obama said in his State of…

iPhone sales drive record quarter for Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple blew past forecasts and reported record quarterly net profit and revenue in the first quarter since the death of founder Steve Jobs, driven by strong sales of the new iPhone. Apple said its net profit more than doubled in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 to…

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