A central lab in Ireland would mean having the flexibility to reassign staff and resources to deal with problems when they become acute.

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A protest against NSA surveillance in Hanover, Germany, at the weekend. Photograph:  Peter Steffen/AP Photo

A German cabinet minister has called into question the future of talks on free trade between the European Union and United States, amid claims that th(...)