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2011-01-20

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Lebanon's al-Hariri defies Hezbollah in bid to remain PM

Lebanon’s interim prime minister Saad al-Hariri has formally declared his intention to run for Prime Minister in a new government when talks resume

Lebanon’s interim prime minister Saad al-Hariri has formally declared his intention to run for Prime Minister in a new government when talks resume

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EU may freeze Ben Ali assets

The EU has announced it could freeze the assets of President Zinedine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife who have fled to Saudi Arabia. Investigations

The EU has announced it could freeze the assets of President Zinedine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife who have fled to Saudi Arabia. Investigations

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Careful in Tunisia, warns former insider

Ahmed Bennour, a former deputy Interior Secretary of Tunisia, has told euronews he is optimistic about new relations with Europe. Ali Takach

Ahmed Bennour, a former deputy Interior Secretary of Tunisia, has told euronews he is optimistic about new relations with Europe. Ali Takach

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Tunisian army loved for not shooting

Many of Tunisia’s protesters say they love the army as much as they hate the police. While the police are accused of firing into crowds during the

Many of Tunisia’s protesters say they love the army as much as they hate the police. While the police are accused of firing into crowds during the

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FBI cuffs NY mafia suspects en masse

More than 100 murder, drug trafficking and money laundering suspects have been arrested in an FBI dragnet in the northeastern US. Law enforcement

More than 100 murder, drug trafficking and money laundering suspects have been arrested in an FBI dragnet in the northeastern US. Law enforcement

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Protests at HQ of ousted Tunisian leader's party

Tunisian police have fired shots into the air outside the headquarters of the RCD party. They were trying to disperse hundreds of protesters who

Tunisian police have fired shots into the air outside the headquarters of the RCD party. They were trying to disperse hundreds of protesters who

Business

Strong Chinese growth mean tighter policy likely

The latest government figures showed China ended 2010 with strong economic growth, but inflation continued to cause concern. The National

The latest government figures showed China ended 2010 with strong economic growth, but inflation continued to cause concern. The National

Business

EU's new risk watchdog meets

The European Systemic Risk Board has met for the first time. The EU’s so-called ‘super-watchdog’ is designed to monitor Europe’s financial sector and

The European Systemic Risk Board has met for the first time. The EU’s so-called ‘super-watchdog’ is designed to monitor Europe’s financial sector and

Business

Brokerage pays off for Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter revenue as its brokerage profit jumped. The results validate the bank’s strategy of

Morgan Stanley posted stronger-than-expected fourth quarter revenue as its brokerage profit jumped. The results validate the bank’s strategy of

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Scores dead in Iraq pilgrim bombing

At least 50 people are reported dead in a bomb attack apparently targeting Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq. Between 150 and 200 people are also thought

At least 50 people are reported dead in a bomb attack apparently targeting Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq. Between 150 and 200 people are also thought

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Ireland set for March elections

Following a group resignation of cabinet members earlier this week, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has called for a parliamentary election

Following a group resignation of cabinet members earlier this week, Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has called for a parliamentary election

Special_reports

Hungary's right turn

Hungary’s populist right-wing government is causing democratic discomfort all over Europe: a new media law squeezes press freedom; pension funds are

Hungary’s populist right-wing government is causing democratic discomfort all over Europe: a new media law squeezes press freedom; pension funds are

Special_reports

Leprosy - the forgotten disease

You might think that leprosy is a disease of the past, but millions across the world still suffer the body wasting disease. New treatments offer

You might think that leprosy is a disease of the past, but millions across the world still suffer the body wasting disease. New treatments offer

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Jerusalem to Tehran, through Blum’s brush

You are not likely to see Jerusalem if you are a holder of an Iranian passport, as an order on its last page prohibits any travel to the “occupied

You are not likely to see Jerusalem if you are a holder of an Iranian passport, as an order on its last page prohibits any travel to the “occupied

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Islamophobia now 'acceptable' in the UK

Islamophobia has become socially acceptable in Britain, according to the co-chairman of the ruling Conservative Party.   Baroness Warsi, the first

Islamophobia has become socially acceptable in Britain, according to the co-chairman of the ruling Conservative Party.   Baroness Warsi, the first

Culture

Ritual release for Britain's White Lies

British alternative rock band White Lies have released their second album ‘Ritual’. Formerly known as Fear Of Flying, their debut called ‘To Lose My

British alternative rock band White Lies have released their second album ‘Ritual’. Formerly known as Fear Of Flying, their debut called ‘To Lose My

Culture

Berlin fashion zooms in on Romania and Baltics

Romanian designers brought a taste of south-eastern European flair to the catwalks this week as part of International Berlin Fashion Week.

Romanian designers brought a taste of south-eastern European flair to the catwalks this week as part of International Berlin Fashion Week.

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Lebanese talks suffer further blow

Another setback for Lebanon and efforts to form a new government. First the Saudis pulled out of mediation talks and now the Turkish and Qatari

Another setback for Lebanon and efforts to form a new government. First the Saudis pulled out of mediation talks and now the Turkish and Qatari

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MEPs call for sanctions against Belarus

A call for economic sanctions against Belarus, as well as a European travel ban on the country’s political elite. That is the resolution adopted by

A call for economic sanctions against Belarus, as well as a European travel ban on the country’s political elite. That is the resolution adopted by

Business

Floods to hit BHP output long term

Eastern Australia’s devastating floods will hit production at BHP Billiton’s coal mining operations for at least six more months, the company

Eastern Australia’s devastating floods will hit production at BHP Billiton’s coal mining operations for at least six more months, the company

Business

Sony Ericsson profit suffers from outdated handsets

Sony Ericsson says it is pinning its hopes for improved profits on a new line of smartphones this year. The joint venture between Sweden’s Ericsson

Sony Ericsson says it is pinning its hopes for improved profits on a new line of smartphones this year. The joint venture between Sweden’s Ericsson

Business

Venezuela promises extra Orinoco output

Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez is predicting extra output of 50,000 barrels per day from new projects in the vast Orinoco oil fields this

Venezuela’s Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez is predicting extra output of 50,000 barrels per day from new projects in the vast Orinoco oil fields this

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Protests continue in central Tunis

Protestors have surrounded the headquarters of the RCD, the party that governed Tunisia for decades until last Friday. Behind the metal fence

Protestors have surrounded the headquarters of the RCD, the party that governed Tunisia for decades until last Friday. Behind the metal fence

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Daily life continues in Tunis

Away from the hotspots, life on the streets of Tunis is slowly getting back to normal. It is less than a week since the popular uprising which cost

Away from the hotspots, life on the streets of Tunis is slowly getting back to normal. It is less than a week since the popular uprising which cost

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Iran raps population control, bans Valentine’s gifts

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised population control as an “imperialistic project” based on a “humanist and pleasure-seeking”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised population control as an “imperialistic project” based on a “humanist and pleasure-seeking”

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After the pomp, Hu faces US lawmakers

It has been a warm reception from the Obamas, but it may not be so easy in front of Congress. The Chinese President is due to visit legislators

It has been a warm reception from the Obamas, but it may not be so easy in front of Congress. The Chinese President is due to visit legislators

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Tunisia's ministers resign from Ben Ali's party

It has been announced that every minister in Tunisia’s interim government has resigned from the RCD party of ousted President Ben Ali. The hope is

It has been announced that every minister in Tunisia’s interim government has resigned from the RCD party of ousted President Ben Ali. The hope is

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UK bans 'Koran burning' pastor

An American preacher who threatened a mass public burning of the Koran has been banned from entering the UK.   Pastor Terry Jones provoked

An American preacher who threatened a mass public burning of the Koran has been banned from entering the UK.   Pastor Terry Jones provoked