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UK's Cameron says Snowden and media spy leaks 'helping enemies'

London, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday accused US whistleblower Edward Snowden and unnamed newspapers of assisting Britain's enemies by helping them avoid surveillance by its intelligence services.

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EU to hold dialogue with third countries on illegal migration to Europe

Brussels, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - On the second day of the summit, EU leaders vowed to tackle immigration issues in the Mediterranean with a task force, in response to a shipwreck off an Italian island that had killed hundreds in early October.

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Czech Republic votes for new parliament

Prague, 25 October 2013 (MIA) - Voting has started in the Czech Republic to elect a new parliament after the incumbent government resigned following a corruption and bribery scandal – and the subsequent caretaker government lost a confidence vote in August, Euronews reports.

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Ukrainian boxing champ Klitschko to run for president

Kiev, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Ukrainian world boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said Thursday he would challenge President Viktor Yanukovych in elections due in March 2015, AFP reports.

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EU's Barroso warns spying can lead to 'totalitarianism'

 

Brussels, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Thursday that Europeans viewed privacy as "a fundamental right" and warned against the risk of "totalitarianism" after fresh reports of covert US surveillance.

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Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

 

Strasbourg, 24 October 2013 (MIA) - Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has hit out at "negative media reporting on minorities" in regard to the cases of children taken from Roma families by authorities in Ireland and Greece.

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Putin says outside forces using radical Islam to 'weaken Russia'

 

Moscow, 22 October 2013 (MIA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused foreign "forces" of using radical Islam to sow discord in Russia, after a Muslim suicide bomber killed six on a bus in southern Russia.

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Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

 

Moscow, 21 October 2013 (MIA) - A female suicide bomber blew herself up on a city bus in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and injuring about 30, officials said. The attack in Volgograd added to security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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EU lawmakers to beef up data protection laws

 

Brussels, 21 October 2013 (MIA) - European Union lawmakers on Monday were set to approve sweeping new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy, and sought to outlaw most data transfers to other countries' authorities to prevent spying.

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Ukraine's unused gas in 2013 may cause fines up to US$10 billion

 

Moscow, 21 October 2013 (MIA) - Ukraine’s incomplete receipt of gas in 2013 may cause fines of almost ten billion dollars, the National Energy Security Foundation said, analysing the current situation in Ukraine’s gas market, ITAR-TASS reports.

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