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Obama: We sent Putin a message on gay issue

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Obama sent two openly gay athletes to represent the U.S. at the Olympics.   (Obama: We sent Putin a message on gay issue: President Obama said he “no doubt” wanted to make cle...
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On thursday, President Obama said he wanted to make clear to Russia that the United States doesn’t accept discrimination by sending gay athletes to the Olympics. Obama sent hockey player Caitlin Kaho and figure skater Brian Boitano to represent the U.S. delegation, both are openly gay. The Obama administration has warned Americans who will be in Sochi to be aware of Russia’s law banning propaganda that promotes homosexuality.


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Russian government spied on American, European and Asian firms- CrowdStrike - Venture Capital Post

Russian government spied on American, European and Asian firms- CrowdStrike - Venture Capital Post | Europe news | Scoop.it
Venture Capital Post Russian government spied on American, European and Asian firms- CrowdStrike Venture Capital Post US-based private equity-backed cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike said it had collected evidence to prove that the Russian...
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US-based private equity-backed cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike said it had collected evidence to prove that the Russian government conducted cyber espionage campaigns on hundreds of companies in America, Europe and Asia. This marked the first instance that Moscow has been implicated in hacking attacks for supposedly economic instead of political gains, the report said.CrowdStrike said the hacking attacks which were not reported before was done on energy and technology companies. Some of these firms lost important intellectual property during these campaigns.

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Four French hostages return to Paris

Four French hostages return to Paris | Europe news | Scoop.it
Former captives are reunited with their families as government denies a ransom was paid for their release. (Former hostages of al-Quaeda reunited with their families.
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Four former French captives were welcomed back to paiswathes past week. The woot to see their families again after being held hostile in al-quaeda.the French government paid a ransom for them to be released. 

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New Norwegian government takes office - Europe Online Magazine

New Norwegian government takes office - Europe Online Magazine | Europe news | Scoop.it
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New Norwegian government takes office
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Oslo (dpa) - Norway's new right-leaning government took office Wednesday after Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented her 18-member cabinet of nine men and nine women to the king.
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On Wednesday, there was a new office selected in Norway. It was finalized by the king of the new prime minister, Erna Solberg, showed her cabinet of 18 consisting of nine mean and nine women. Minister Solberg is running for the conservative party anthrill be helped by the progress party. Progress party leader, Siv Jensen was named finance minister and 7 others were also named ministries for oil and energy, justice, transportation and agriculture. 

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Italy's day of decision

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The likely vote of confidence in the Italian coalition government could break Silvio Berlusconi's grip on politics at last, the BBC's Gavin Hewitt reports. (Will Italy's government fall, or has Silvio Berlusconi miscalculated?
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The Italian government has an important choice to make today. They are voting on the coalition of the Italian government with for the Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Former premier Silvo Berlusconi was planning to vote against the Letta government. In an article dated today, Berlusconi surprised everyone by changing his mind and voted for the Letta government.

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Praying for peace

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ONLY a few weeks ago the dismissal of the Ukrainian government by President Viktor Yanukovych and his offer to appoint an opposition leader as the country’s new...
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Only a few weeks ago the dismissal of the Ukrainian government by President Viktor Yanukovych and his offer to appoint an opposition leader as the country’s new prime minister would have had an  effect.On January 28th Mr Yanukovych at last surrendered Nikolai Azarov, a long-serving but ineffectual prime minister.Two days later, news came that Mr Yanukovych himself was taking a mysterious sick leave. That might be a sign that the pressure has got to him; just as likely, though, he is lying low and marshalling his forces for a crackdown.

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Europe faces data protection vacancy - Australian Techworld

Europe faces data protection vacancy
Australian Techworld
Europe could be without a data protection chief from next week as none of the candidates applying for the job appear to have the required qualifications.
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Europe might face a data protection chief for the next week. They had a number of candidates applying for the job but none of them required the right qualifications. The current European Data Protection Supervisor 's five year tenure Runs out January 16. They have been looking for somebody for over a year. 

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US Disputes Reports of Wiretapping in France and Germany - New York Times

US Disputes Reports of Wiretapping in France and Germany - New York Times | Europe news | Scoop.it
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US Disputes Reports of Wiretapping in France and Germany
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It was the second time in three days that allegations of American government surveillance threatened to cloud relations between Washington and close European allies.
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Today the U.S took of wiretapping from France and Germnay. It was the second time in three days that this has happened. Wiretapping are basically spying on countriesTht he reason the U.S did this was because France and Germany were getting mad.

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Turkey lifts decades-old ban on headscarves

Turkey lifts decades-old ban on headscarves | Europe news | Scoop.it
Measure allowing women to sport the Islamic head scarf in state institutions is part of broader package of reforms. (In 1924, the secular government of #Turkey instituted a ban on headscarves. They finally lifted that ban...
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This past week, Turkey got rid of a law dating back to 1924. The law was that women were not allowed to wear headscarves in government institutions. The idea of regretting rid of the law was to help improve their democracy. This law forced a lot of women to not goin government jobs because of this law. 

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