David Cameron under pressure to clarify owners of firms at G8

David Cameron under pressure to clarify owners of firms at G8 Campaigners urge PM to address the issue of public registers and beneficial ownership at the G8 summit next week.
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Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake? | Ed Pilkington

The US soldier charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ is expected to be on trial for three months, starting todayAfter 1,100 days in military captivity, Bradley Manning finally goes to trial on Monday, for leaking a trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks.What is Manning charged with?The US soldier faces 21 counts flowing from the leaking of […]
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The week ahead: Bilderberg 2013 comes to … the Grove hotel, Watford

The Bilderberg group’s meeting will receive greater scrutiny than usual as journalists and bloggers converge on WatfordWhen you’re picking a spot to hold the world’s most powerful policy summit, there’s really only one place that will do: Watford. I guess the Seychelles must have been booked up.On Thursday afternoon, a heady mix of politicians, bank […]
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Leave me your DNA … and I’ll 3D-print your face | Eleonore Pauwels

A new ethical dilemma: is it wrong to use people’s DNA ‘leftovers’ to create works of art (or for any other purpose)?Your DNA is as personal as you can get. It has information about you, your family and your future. Now, imagine it is used – without your consent – to create a mask of […]
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Labour to set out approach to public spending

Two key speeches will seek to define spending priorities and remove perception of party as indecisiveEd Miliband and Ed Balls plan to make two major speeches on the economy next week setting out their approach to public spending, including a commitment to cap spending on what is described as structural welfare spending as opposed to […]
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Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London

Online retailer expected to move hundreds of employees from Slough as it seeks to expand UK businessAmazon is opening an office for 1,600 staff in central London as the internet retailer seeks to expand its UK business.”This new office location will provide the space we require for hundreds of our existing employees as well as […]
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Workers recognise the importance of unions in protecting their rights | Gregor Gall

Despite a rise in unemployment, union membership has also increased, reflecting the need for collective actionAgainst all the odds, union membership rose in Britain last year for the first time in a decade. According to the annual statistical report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), membership for 2012 was 59,000 higher at […]
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The homeless aren’t ‘negative impacts’ – they are living victims of policy | Ally Fogg

The current homelessness crisis is a consequence of poverty and austerity above all. All current solutions are inadequateHomelessness is not a problem. Homelessness is many problems woven together into a human calamity and a social catastrophe: lack of housing; lack of jobs; lack of money; lack of social support; lack of mental health care; but […]
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