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2011-01-31

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Estonia says bye-bye to old money

New money for Estonia as the country becomes the 17th member of the euro zone despite the collective currency’s ongoing troubles. The euro became

New money for Estonia as the country becomes the 17th member of the euro zone despite the collective currency’s ongoing troubles. The euro became

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Egypt: army guarantees 'freedom of expression'

In Cairo the army has said it will not use force against the Egyptian people who are protesting to try to force their president Hosni Mubarak to

In Cairo the army has said it will not use force against the Egyptian people who are protesting to try to force their president Hosni Mubarak to

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Israel's big fears over a post-Mubarak Egypt

Powerless, the Israelis can only watch and wait. They are helpless as an Egyptian regime they thought they could rely on as a regional ally teeters

Powerless, the Israelis can only watch and wait. They are helpless as an Egyptian regime they thought they could rely on as a regional ally teeters

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Egyptian army holds key to Mubarak's fate

It remains Egypt’s most powerful institution at this time of crisis. But will the army be a driving force behind change, as in Tunisia’s revolution

It remains Egypt’s most powerful institution at this time of crisis. But will the army be a driving force behind change, as in Tunisia’s revolution

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Egyptian army a force at the crossroads

As the protesters on the streets of Egypt’s cities increasingly say the army must choose either their country or Mubarak has been speaking to an

As the protesters on the streets of Egypt’s cities increasingly say the army must choose either their country or Mubarak has been speaking to an

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EU wary of extremism in Egypt

European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have been reacting to the drama unfolding in Egypt. The EU supports the Arab Republic holding

European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have been reacting to the drama unfolding in Egypt. The EU supports the Arab Republic holding

Business

Euro zone inflation hits 2.4% in January

Inflation in the euro zone jumped more than expected in January. Consumer prices in the 17 countries using the euro rose 2.4 percent year-on-year in

Inflation in the euro zone jumped more than expected in January. Consumer prices in the 17 countries using the euro rose 2.4 percent year-on-year in

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Egyptian unrest sparks financial fears

As the protests and uncertainty continue in Egypt, its reputation as a stable country, a promising emerging market and an attractive tourist

As the protests and uncertainty continue in Egypt, its reputation as a stable country, a promising emerging market and an attractive tourist

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Mubarak swears in new cabinet

President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in his new cabinet despite his own increasingly precarious position. A new Interior, Defence and Prime Minister

President Hosni Mubarak has sworn in his new cabinet despite his own increasingly precarious position. A new Interior, Defence and Prime Minister

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Egypt: citizens take on street security role

The turmoil in Cairo has proved a godsend for gangs of looters who have stripped bare many shops and homes. Before the uprising police kept a

The turmoil in Cairo has proved a godsend for gangs of looters who have stripped bare many shops and homes. Before the uprising police kept a

Europe

What is alternative dispute resolution?

If you are a consumer who has a grievance against a trader because of something they have done, it can be difficult to pursue the matter and get

If you are a consumer who has a grievance against a trader because of something they have done, it can be difficult to pursue the matter and get

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Patient mobility

The long-awaited European law on cross-border health care has now won the parliament’s approval, reinforcing patients’ rights. What are the basics?

The long-awaited European law on cross-border health care has now won the parliament’s approval, reinforcing patients’ rights. What are the basics?

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Egypt unrest unsettles Israel

The prospect of a new regime in Egypt has huge implications for countries across the region, in particular Israel.   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

The prospect of a new regime in Egypt has huge implications for countries across the region, in particular Israel.   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

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EU's Ashton urges restraint in Egypt

The European Union’s chief diplomat, Catherine Ashton, has urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to hold talks immediately with the opposition, and

The European Union’s chief diplomat, Catherine Ashton, has urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to hold talks immediately with the opposition, and

Business

Ryanair upbeat on profit

Ryanair is optimistic about its full-year profit. Europe’s biggest low-cost airline thinks it will be at the upper end of expectations as rising

Ryanair is optimistic about its full-year profit. Europe’s biggest low-cost airline thinks it will be at the upper end of expectations as rising

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Chinese price problems for Carrefour, others

French supermarket chain Carrefour has been fined for overcharging customers at some of its stores in China. Other retailers – Germany’s Metro and

French supermarket chain Carrefour has been fined for overcharging customers at some of its stores in China. Other retailers – Germany’s Metro and

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December sales fall in Germany but outlook hopeful

German retail sales unexpectedly fell in December. The Federal Statistics Office said they declined by 0.3 percent month-on-month following a sharp

German retail sales unexpectedly fell in December. The Federal Statistics Office said they declined by 0.3 percent month-on-month following a sharp

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Nissan shuts Egyptian plant, Moody's cuts rating

Japan’s Nissan said it has closed its factory in Egypt for at least a week because of the anti-government protests there. The plant, which assembles

Japan’s Nissan said it has closed its factory in Egypt for at least a week because of the anti-government protests there. The plant, which assembles

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Egyptian exodus fills Cairo Airport

Anxious passengers are packing Cairo’s Airport awaiting flights out of Egypt. The number of countries advising their citizens to leave the country

Anxious passengers are packing Cairo’s Airport awaiting flights out of Egypt. The number of countries advising their citizens to leave the country

Culture

Artist Martin Creed is thinking, or is he?

Conceptual artist Martin Creed is probably best known for his Turner prize-winning piece in 2001, The Lights Going On And Off, a work that pretty

Conceptual artist Martin Creed is probably best known for his Turner prize-winning piece in 2001, The Lights Going On And Off, a work that pretty

Culture

King's Speech reigns at SAG awards

The King’s Speech continued its reign of the cinematic honours with the best actor trophy for Colin Firth at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The King’s Speech continued its reign of the cinematic honours with the best actor trophy for Colin Firth at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Nazarbayev calls early Kazakhstan election

The President of Kazakhstan has called an early election after moves to prolong his rule unopposed failed. Last week Nursultan Nazarbayev told

The President of Kazakhstan has called an early election after moves to prolong his rule unopposed failed. Last week Nursultan Nazarbayev told

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Reshuffle fails to quell Egypt protests

Tens of thousands of protesters have once again gathered in central Cairo demanding Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak stand down. Despite his

Tens of thousands of protesters have once again gathered in central Cairo demanding Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak stand down. Despite his

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"At last Egypt is waking up!"- witness

Magda Boutros has been working for the Egyptian human rights group EIPR since returning to her native country just over two years ago.   She shared

Magda Boutros has been working for the Egyptian human rights group EIPR since returning to her native country just over two years ago.   She shared

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Israel urges allies to curb criticism of Mubarak

Fears of a power vacuum in Egypt have prompted a stern warning from Israel to its allies to curb criticism of President Hosni Mubarak. Prime

Fears of a power vacuum in Egypt have prompted a stern warning from Israel to its allies to curb criticism of President Hosni Mubarak. Prime

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Bond composer Barry dies at 77

The man behind the music of James Bond, John Barry, has died at the age of 77. The British composer worked on scores for 12 Bond films between 1962

The man behind the music of James Bond, John Barry, has died at the age of 77. The British composer worked on scores for 12 Bond films between 1962

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Foreign nationals flee unrest in Egypt

Turkish citizens, arriving on a flight from Cairo, were greeted warmly by relatives at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Nearly 1500 Turks have left

Turkish citizens, arriving on a flight from Cairo, were greeted warmly by relatives at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Nearly 1500 Turks have left

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Egypt protests head towards second week

Protesters determined to bring down Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are once again out in force in the capital Cairo. Further demonstrations and

Protesters determined to bring down Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are once again out in force in the capital Cairo. Further demonstrations and

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Hundreds dead in Egypt protests

In Alexandria the body of Noor Ali Noor, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood shot dead on Saturday, was carried through the streets. He is one of

In Alexandria the body of Noor Ali Noor, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood shot dead on Saturday, was carried through the streets. He is one of

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Egyptians living in Paris demonstrate

About 400 members of the Paris Egyptian community gathered in the centre of the French capital to express solidarity with the anti-government

About 400 members of the Paris Egyptian community gathered in the centre of the French capital to express solidarity with the anti-government