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Spate of anti-Semitic attacks mar Sweden’s third largest city

Attacks against Jews in Malmoe, Sweden’s third largest city, have left members of the community questioning their future in a place known for its multiculturalism. Jewish people have lived in Malmoe for over two centuries, often arriving in the south Swedish port city — a safe haven for generations —…

XKeyscore allows U.S. intelligence to monitor ‘nearly everything’ users do online

A secret surveillance system known as XKeyscore allows US intelligence to monitor “nearly everything a typical user does on the Internet,” according to leaked documents published on Wednesday. Citing classified documents provided by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, British daily the Guardian said the program was the most wide-reaching operated…

Iraq seeks to promote tourism amid violence

As it trundles down busy roads, the minibus packed with tourists would be unremarkable except for two things — its passengers are Westerners and the city they are in is Baghdad. Iraq is no stranger to tourism, with countless pilgrims visiting its religious shrines, but now the country that touts…

Mexico’s peyote casts mind-bending spell on tourists

Gisele Beker, a 26-year-old Argentinian, trudged for hours in scorching sun to the sprawling Wirikuta desert, craving peyote, the cactus hallucinogen locals in Mexico deem sacred. Joined by three Mexican friends, Beker was living her dream as part of a new wave of tourists taking a trip for a trip…

Sweden’s ‘worst serial killer’ cleared of 8 murders he confessed to

A Swedish man long considered Scandinavia’s worst serial killer has been cleared of eight murders he once confessed to, after prosecutors Wednesday dropped their final charge against him. The prosecution said it lacked proof that Sture Bergwall, 63, killed a 15-year-old boy who died on a cold winter night in…

Appeals court sides with college athletes in suit over licensing rights on video game

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A divided U.S. federal appeals court ruled against Electronic Arts Inc in a lawsuit by former collegiate athletes who accused the company of using their images in video games without permission. By a 2-1 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said EA’s use…

Accused Ohio serial killer pleaded not guilty

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A man authorities have compared to an Ohio serial killer pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he killed three women and left their bodies wrapped in plastic bags near his suburban Cleveland apartment. Michael Madison, 35, appeared in a Cleveland courtroom on 14…

U.S. prosecutors argue Manning’s leaks changed how military allows analysts to access data at sentencing hearing

By Tom Ramstack FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) – As a military judge considered sentencing for convicted U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, prosecutors argued that his leaks of classified information to the WikiLeaks website changed the way the military allowed intelligence analysts to access data. Manning, 25, on Tuesday escaped a life…

Judge: Merchants owed millions in credit card fees ‘inappropriately’ inflated by Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday that the Federal Reserve ignored the intent of Congress regarding a controversial cap on debit card “swipe fees” that are part of a dispute between banks and retailers. The 2010 Dodd-Frank law called for the Fed to cap such fees, which…

Sen. Harry Reid: Obama has ‘long list’ of Fed chair candidates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told U.S. Senate Democrats that he has a “long list” of potential candidates to take over as Federal Reserve Board chairman next year, and his party will support any of them. Reid, speaking to reporters, said that while he believes former top White House…

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