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France revealed to be spying on its citizens’ phone calls, email and social media

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s external intelligence agency spies on the French public’s phone calls, emails and social media activity in France and abroad, the daily Le Monde said on Thursday. It said the DGSE intercepted signals from computers and telephones in France, and between France and other countries, although not…

Estonia tells European Union to rely less on U.S.-based ‘cloud’ storage

IT hub Estonia on Wednesday urged the European Union to rely less on US firms for “cloud” data storage, amid tensions over claims of US spying and data surveillance. “Recent months have proven once again that it’s very important for Europe to have its own data clouds that operate strictly…

Judges refuse to let up on order to reduce California prison overcrowding

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) – A federal court on Wednesday refused to back down from an order requiring California to reduce prison overcrowding by the end of the year, a goal that could force the early release of up to 10,000 inmates. The decision is the latest in a feud…

Brazilian man convicted of killing U.S. nun released on house arrest

A man sentenced to 27 years in prison for the 2005 murder of US nun Dorothy Stang has been placed under house arrest in Brazil after serving only eight years behind bars, a lawyer said Thursday. Rayfran das Neves Sales “was released Tuesday and is already home. A judge determined…

Gambia to punish those who spread ‘false news’ with 15 years in prison and $100,000 fine

BANJUL (Reuters) – Gambia’s parliament has made sweeping changes to the country’s information law, introducing new legislation that threatens those who spread “false news” with 15 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. The government said the changes were needed to ensure stability and prevent “unpatriotic behavior” but they are…

Fertility centers report ‘misleadingly’ high success rates for IVF treatment

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fertility centers are mandated to report the number of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles they perform, but a new study suggests those data may give some practices misleadingly high success rates. Researchers looked at a database maintained by the Society for Assisted…

Snowden gets proposal tweet from ex-Cold War spy

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – A tabloid says Vladimir Putin is Russia’s most eligible bachelor, but the president may have competition from an American half his age: Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport. Snowden, 30, has received a…

India budget airline switches to female-only cabin crew to save on fuel

Budget airlines are constantly on the lookout for ways to cut their fuel bills and India’s GoAir is no different. Its latest idea is to hire female-only cabin crew, refusing applications from their heavier male counterparts in a bid to limit fuel burn. The low-cost airline has calculated that the…

America celebrates 4th of July under ‘unprecedented’ security

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – People across the United States gathered on Thursday for parades, picnics and fireworks at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security following the Boston Marathon bombings. Spectators waving U.S. flags and wearing red, white and blue headed for public gatherings in Boston, New…

Study finds people eat less after intense workouts

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – High intensity workouts may curb people’s appetite shortly afterward, according to a small study. The researchers found that overweight men ate about 200 fewer calories following a vigorous workout than after rest. Some studies have shown that high intensity exercise is tied…

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