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Lithuania violated the political rights of ex-president Rolandas Paksas when it introduced a rule to ban anyone who had been impeached from running for or holding high office just weeks after the former leader had himself been removed from his post for abuse of power, the UN Human Rights Committee has...

Britain's Culture Secretary Maria Miller has resigned after a damaging row that she had over-claimed expenses. She denied that Prime Minister David Cameron forced her out, and insisted she owns responsibility for her decision to quit. She reportedly told Cameron that her continued presence in...