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David Cameron has said that a potential EU-US trade deal would be a 'once in a generation prize' and could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history
The battle over who polices the web
Tax avoidance is "sinful" and tantamount to robbery, one of the UK's most senior clerics says as G8 leaders prepare to discuss the issue.
The UK's net suppliers have rejected calls for default opt-out pornography filters to be applied to UK networks.
Previous G8 meetings have been held in Kananaskis, Heiligendamm, Rambouillet, and now Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh will be added to the list.
The present 20 government departments should be almost halved with some merged or abolished, saving £8bn a year and cutting bureaucracy and waste.
Labour would keep open existing free schools but would not open any more, says education spokesman Stephen Twigg.
Unpaid internships are seen as an invaluable introduction to a dream job by some, but for others they are a modern form of slave labour.
As the G8 conference gets underway in Enniskillen, newspaper columnist Owen Jones and radio host Charlie Wolf looked at the role of organisation and what the protesters against capitalism want to achieve.
The leaders of the G8 nations are meeting in Northern Ireland for a summit likely to be dominated by the Syria conflict and global economic issues.
Google has announced a plan to do more to tackle online images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
The Co-operative Bank has secured a deal with regulators to tackle a £1.5bn hole in its balance sheet, which will turn bonds into shares.
Ambulances took more than twice their target time to respond to 11,000 emergency calls in Wales last year, which Plaid Cymru says is "disturbing".
More than 30 "run-down and poorly-located" prisons should be replaced by 12 "super-jails" each with thousands of inmates, a report says.
Bridget Kendall assesses importance of Lough Erne summit
David Cameron says he and President Putin will use the G8 summit to overcome differences on Syria and bring "new momentum" to stop the killing.
Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, meets the founder of the Wikileaks website, Julian Assange, at his country's embassy in London.
"Welfare for the wealthy" must be tackled before the government makes any more benefit cuts, Nick Clegg tells the BBC.
Former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard is interviewed by police under caution over sexual harassment allegations.
Finance Minister Jane Hutt says the Welsh government is braced for a "tough deal" in the latest round of cuts by the Treasury.