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NATO to create high-readiness 'spearhead' force to counter Russian threat

Nato is to create a 4,000-strong "spearhead" high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, according to Nato officials.

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Meet the Saudi chemist sparking fears of 'invisible' bombs on transatlantic flights

Experts believe al-Qaida bomb-maker could be working with ISIS – and that jihadists with western passports might target planes

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Al Gore: The violations that Edwards Snowden exposed are greater than the ones he committed

Edward Snowden has secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service".

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Falluja standoff between Iraqi army and insurgents poses dilemma for Obama

Fierce fighting between Iraqi forces and rebel groups including al-Qaida was reported near Falluja on Tuesday, 24 hours after the US agreed to speed up arms sales to the government in Baghdad.

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Portrait of the NSA: No detail too small to watch

Barack Obama hailed United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon as a "good friend" after the two had sat down in the White House in April to discuss the issues of the day: Syria and alleged chemical weapons attacks, North Korea, Israel-Palestine, and climate change.

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Snowden document reveals key role of Yahoo, Microsoft and Google in NSA data collection

File shows number of intelligence reports being generated from data collected from the likes of Yahoo, Microsoft and Google

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White House insists NSA surveillance review will be independent

The White House has moved to dampen controversy over the role of the director of national intelligence James Clapper in a panel reviewing NSA surveillance, insisting that he would neither lead it nor choose the members.

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Obama on prosecuting Edward Snowden: I will leave it up to the Department of Justice

Barack Obama addressed what he described as the public "ruckus" over the leaked National Security Agency surveillance documents on Monday, indicating that the US authorities would pursue extradition from Hong Kong of the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Edward Snowden: 'Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped'

In live chat with Guardian readers, NSA whistleblower says US leaders cannot 'cover this up by jailing or murdering me'

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Die Hard director John McTiernan 'disintegrating' in prison on 12-month jail sentence

Die Hard director John McTiernan serving 12-month jail sentence in complex case involving wiretaps and late-night phone calls

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Obama picks former Bush official James Comey as new FBI director

Barack Obama is preparing to name a former Bush administration who was heavily involved in some of the most controversial issues of that era, including illegal wiretapping and torture, as the new director of the FBI.

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Republicans to double spending in effort to convert Latino voters

The Republicans are to double spending at state level in an effort to woo crucial Latino voters for the 2014 elections, the party announced on Thursday.

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Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign off to a rocky start after police called to rally

Former congressman Anthony Weiner began his comeback campaign in Harlem on Thursday at a chaotic event where police were called and the candidate faced heckling.

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White House knew of IRS targeting of tea party groups in April

Wall Street Journal says counsel learned of targeting of conservative groups on 22 April, 18 days before president

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