UK Home Office minister Hazel Blears announced in a letter to opposition leaders released late Friday that the British government plans to create new criminal offenses covering incitement and the teaching or receiving of terrorist training in an effort to prosecute criminals before they commit terrorist acts. Under the proposed laws, it will also be [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday upheld US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling that regulations imposed by the Federal Election Commission undercut the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law . In September 2004 the FEC was forced to draft 15 new rules, including stronger regulations of advertisement fundraising by outside groups. [...]

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A strong majority in Jordan’s House of Deputies , the country's lower house of parliament , voted Thursday to reject an extradition agreement between Jordan and the US. The vote followed several lawmakers' speeches blasting the United States for the occupation of Iraq by US forces and American support for Israeli policy in Palestinian territories. [...]

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Former Qwest Communications CFO Robin Szeliga pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of insider trading. Szeliga, initially charged last month , will likely face a term of 15 to 21 months in prison after admitting to improperly selling 10,000 shares of Qwest stock for a profit of $125,000. Because she may have been in a [...]

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Leading Friday's international brief, Zimbabwe Local Government and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo admitted to reporters today that reconstruction plans announced by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe would be incapable of meeting the housing needs of individuals made homeless by "Operation Murambatsvina" (the African term sometimes translated "Operation Restore Order" or "Operation Drive Out Rubbish") in [...]

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