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10 December 2009 5:59 PM
OSLO – US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war while insisting that conflict can be morally justified.Obama's elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King before he has even spent a year in office has sparked international debate.Obama said

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10 December 2009 5:59 PM
More details have been published about the second home allowances which MPs have claimed for.The latest revelations showed the Livingston MP Jim Devine claimed twice within a year for refurbishing the bathroom at his London home.Mr Devine defended himself saying the first was for redecoration and the second after his house was flooded.The figures also showed the prime minister claimed £500

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10 December 2009 5:58 PM
Former US President George W Bush initially seemed no more keen than ex-President Clinton to use force against Iraq, the Iraq inquiry has heard.Tony Blair's ex-foreign policy adviser Sir John Sawers said the UK and US were agreed in early 2001 their containment policy for Iraq was unsustainable .He said there were concerns over the effects of sanctions on Iraqis and the risks to pilots policing

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10 December 2009 5:58 PM
OSLO – President Barack Obama said Thursday that the withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan, set to start in 19 months, will be gradual, and U.S aid to that nation will last for years. We're not going to see some sharp cliff, some precipitous drawdown, Obama told reporters in Oslo, where he traveled to accept the Nobel Peace Prize.The president said he is sticking to his plan to start

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10 December 2009 4:37 PM
Those who are not sports fans will probably not know the term BCS , or that it means Bowl Championship Series, or that it is highly controversial because it chooses a national football champion without the kind of playoff elimination games one finds in other major sports. Now you know. Even though I am among those critics, it has become apparent that BCS should stand for Ban Congressional Silli

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10 December 2009 3:57 PM
OSLO – US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, paying tribute to activists who have taken on governments around the world while uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war.Obama's elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King before he has even spent a year in office has sparked inter

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10 December 2009 3:57 PM
U.S President Barack Obama has a higher approval rating among Israelis than is widely believed, undercutting arguments he has lost Israeli public support for new peace efforts, a poll said on Thursday. The poll by the Washington-based New America Foundation found that 41 percent of Israelis had a favorable rating of Obama against 37 percent who rated him unfavorably.Despite this, 55 percent of

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10 December 2009 3:57 PM
The use of intercept evidence in courts in England and Wales is not legally viable , the Home Office has said.A series of mock trials showed that using e-mails and phone taps was not compatible with strict rules around the disclosure of evidence to the defence.Storing such material would also be too difficult and costly, the trials found.The home secretary said no responsible government could p