Palin and Beck add fire to blazing row over Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty

Conservative pundits and governor of Louisiana offer support after reality TV patriarch is suspended for comments made to GQ Ed Pilkington

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is greeted by German hospitality and gingerbread

After 10 years in a Russian gulag, Mikhail Khodorkovsky tells of the ‘unbelievable feeling of freedom’ as he is reunited with his family in a Berlin hotel Berlin’s Hotel Adlon, which overlooks the Brandenburg Gate and is sandwiched protectively between the US and British embassies, knows how to welcome its guests the traditional German Christmas … Continue reading

BP chief executive’s pay triples in 2013

Mixture of salary, bonus and share awards for Bob Dudley worth $8.7m ( 5.2m) in 2013, compared with $2.6m for the previous year The pay of Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, tripled last year despite the legal threats still hanging over the company from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil boss received $8.7m ( 5.2m) … Continue reading

Uber sued by family of six-year-old killed in San Francisco crash

Uber says it’s not liable for damages in death of Sofia Liu because driver who fatally struck her had no passenger at time Dominic Rushe

Octogenarian nun awaits sentence for protest break-in at US nuclear plant

Megan Rice was charged with sabotage for breaking into Y-12 facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee On Monday morning, four days short of her 84th birthday, Sister Megan Rice ate a hearty breakfast of pancakes and oatmeal at the ungodly hour of 4.30am in Knox county jail, Knoxville, Tennessee. Rice, a white-haired Catholic nun and anti-nuclear … Continue reading

SAC: federal grand jury indicts hedge fund for insider trading

Federal grand jury indictment alleges that SAC maintained elite group that has traded on insider information since 1999 A federal grand jury has indicted SAC Capital, the embattled hedge fund that has been pursued by financial authorities for years, for insider trading after regulators failed to charge its powerful founder, Steven A Cohen. The US … Continue reading

Egyptian army questions Mohamed Morsi over alleged Hamas terror links

News of overthrown president’s alleged help in 2011 attacks comes as showdown looms between Muslim Brotherhood and opponents The overthrown Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, is under investigation for aiding Hamas attacks on Egyptian security facilities during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, state media reported on Friday, in the first official update on his status since the Islamist … Continue reading

NSA surveillance critics to testify before Congress

Democrat congressman Alan Grayson says hearing will help to stop ‘constant misleading information’ from intelligence chiefs Congress will hear testimony from critics of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices for the first time since the whistleblower Edward Snowden’s explosive leaks were made public. Democrat congressman Alan Grayson, who is leading a bipartisan group of congressman … Continue reading

Spain train crash: rail investigators recover ‘black boxes’

Train driver Francisco Jos Garz n, 52, arrested Black box data crucial in finding out why train was speeding Seventy-eight killed in crash near Santiago de Compostela The black boxes from the high-speed train that hurtled off the tracks in north-west Spain have been recovered from the wreckage and handed to investigators, officials say. The … Continue reading

Mali election: thousands of displaced people face exclusion from vote

Majority of Malians who fled war in the north fail to receive voters’ cards, leaving them without a voice in Sunday’s polls The vast majority of the half a million people who have fled the war in northern Mali will be excluded from voting in Sunday’s presidential election. The polls are being held to replace … Continue reading

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