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People have been protesting for days in the US state of Wisconsin against proposals that will limit the power of trade unions. (more…)

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The powers of Russia’s FSB secret police has been expanded in a move that has alarmed human rights activists.

This powers boost allows the KGB’s successor to officially warn citizens againts “creating the conditions” for crimes. (more…)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, is accusing legislators of violating the constitution because they refuse to trim energy subsidies in a budget bill. (more…)

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A rescue bill, designed to prop up America’s battered housing market, has been approved by the US Senate. A $300bn rescue fund is created by the new law, in order to help thousands of homeowners to get cheaper loans.

It might also be used to bail out the struggling mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which own or guarantee around half the nation’s mortgage debt. (more…)

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Legislation that would prevent the CIA from using interrogation methods like simulated drowning or “water-boarding”, has been vetoed by Georges W. Bush, said the US president.

He said the intelligence bill, passed by Senate and Congress, took “away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror.” (more…)

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