Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand ‘urgent’ NHS England talks By Kelly Fiveash

18 February 2014 — The Register

Ill-informed patients deserve to know more about care.data, says BMA

Pressure is mounting on NHS England to stall its incoming data grab of GP-stored medical records, after another health body said that the government needed to improve public awareness of the controversial scheme.

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Washington forever scheming in Syria and in Geneva By Thierry Meyssan

18 February 2014 — Voltaire Network

While negotiating with one hand in Geneva, with the other Washington is preparing a new military operation against Syria. Whatever the sequence of events, it will be sure to advance its pawns one way or another. War comes at no cost to Washington. It is the Syrians who are dying. To save time, it submitted to the Conference participants a Statement tabled by the “opposition”. Behind a conciliatory rhetoric, there are at least three traps that Thierry Meyssan breaks down for us.

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Constructing "Venezuela" Protests: a Photo Gallery

17 February 2014 — Venezuela Analysis

The polarized politics of Venezuela are again in the news as demonstrations by pro- (see above) and anti-government forces are taking place, with, at this point, four deaths: a government supporter; an opposition demonstrator; a police officer; and one of uncertain provenance. But the foreign press is portraying these as evidence of bloody government repression.

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Constructing “Venezuela” Protests: a Photo Gallery

17 February 2014 — Venezuela Analysis

The polarized politics of Venezuela are again in the news as demonstrations by pro- (see above) and anti-government forces are taking place, with, at this point, four deaths: a government supporter; an opposition demonstrator; a police officer; and one of uncertain provenance. But the foreign press is portraying these as evidence of bloody government repression.

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