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2011-01-07

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Algerian riots over food prices and unemployment

Fresh rioting has broken out in the Algerian capital after a night of violence over food prices and unemployment. Riot police have been deployed

Fresh rioting has broken out in the Algerian capital after a night of violence over food prices and unemployment. Riot police have been deployed

Europe

Belarus EU sanction renewal looms

The renewed souring of relations between Belarus means no more visits to Lithuania for President Alexander Lukashenko like last September’s. European

The renewed souring of relations between Belarus means no more visits to Lithuania for President Alexander Lukashenko like last September’s. European

News

Appeals via internet over Tunisian detainees

Free speech campaigners in Tunisia are using the internet to highlight the plight of several bloggers and one musician who have been arrested amid a

Free speech campaigners in Tunisia are using the internet to highlight the plight of several bloggers and one musician who have been arrested amid a

Business

Fed upbeat over US economic recovery

Just after the latest US jobs figures were released on Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was cautiously upbeat as he addressed the Senate

Just after the latest US jobs figures were released on Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was cautiously upbeat as he addressed the Senate

Business

US jobs gain fail to meet expectations

Disappointment on the US employment front as the world’s biggest economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December. Payrolls increased by

Disappointment on the US employment front as the world’s biggest economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December. Payrolls increased by

News

Pick of the Clicks: what's with all the dead animals?

It is the biggest news story of the year so far. That might sound like another crass and baseless assumption but it is coated in fact. In the first

It is the biggest news story of the year so far. That might sound like another crass and baseless assumption but it is coated in fact. In the first

Europe

Hungary says media row will not tar EU presidency

Hungary has set out to prove its commitment to European consensus-seeking as it begins its six-month tenure of the EU rotating presidency. The

Hungary has set out to prove its commitment to European consensus-seeking as it begins its six-month tenure of the EU rotating presidency. The

Business

Facebook documents reveal strong profits

It turns out Facebook is making far stronger profits than analysts had calculated. According to documents provided to clients by Goldman Sachs –

It turns out Facebook is making far stronger profits than analysts had calculated. According to documents provided to clients by Goldman Sachs –

Business

JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley's China joint ventures approved

Chinese securities regulators have given the go ahead to joint ventures there by JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. That brings the Wall Street

Chinese securities regulators have given the go ahead to joint ventures there by JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. That brings the Wall Street

Business

Euro zone Q3 growth slower than thought

Euro zone economic growth slowed more than expected in the third quarter compared to the previous three months. Revised data from the European

Euro zone economic growth slowed more than expected in the third quarter compared to the previous three months. Revised data from the European

Culture

Tributes for Duvall, Lee and Caine

Cementing his reputation, the Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall left his hand and foot prints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. There

Cementing his reputation, the Oscar-winning actor Robert Duvall left his hand and foot prints outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. There

Culture

Cirque du Soleil's Totem opens in London

The Cirque du Soleil is poised to opens its new show in London and for the first time the troupe will perform not in its big top, but in a much

The Cirque du Soleil is poised to opens its new show in London and for the first time the troupe will perform not in its big top, but in a much

News

Tense calm follows more clashes in Algeria

Thursday night saw more clashes in Algiers following a wave of protests over unemployment and the cost of living. Riot police used tear gas to

Thursday night saw more clashes in Algiers following a wave of protests over unemployment and the cost of living. Riot police used tear gas to