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2011-02-02

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Washington's Middle East dilemma

How can Washington balance its strategic interests in Egypt and the Middle East, with its support for political reform in the region? The White

How can Washington balance its strategic interests in Egypt and the Middle East, with its support for political reform in the region? The White

Europe

Tunisian diplomacy starts in Europe

Tunisia is making a fresh start with Europe. The new foreign minister chose Brussels for his first official visit abroad. There, Ahmed Ounaïs met the

Tunisia is making a fresh start with Europe. The new foreign minister chose Brussels for his first official visit abroad. There, Ahmed Ounaïs met the

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Mubarak's offer falls on deaf ears

The anti-Mubarak crowds have dominated Egypt’s streets for the last eight days, combining passion with calm restraint. And they have stayed there

The anti-Mubarak crowds have dominated Egypt’s streets for the last eight days, combining passion with calm restraint. And they have stayed there

News

Cyclone Yasi hits Australian coast

One of the most powerful storms ever measured has hit the north-east coast of Australia. Cyclone Yasi is battering hundreds of kilometres of

One of the most powerful storms ever measured has hit the north-east coast of Australia. Cyclone Yasi is battering hundreds of kilometres of

Business

Egypt effect boosts Brent crude oil price

As the unrest continues in Egypt, North Sea Brent crude oil futures have hit their highest in 28 months – over $102 a barrel. The price went above

As the unrest continues in Egypt, North Sea Brent crude oil futures have hit their highest in 28 months – over $102 a barrel. The price went above

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Mubarak supporters in Cairo

On the banks of the Nile hundreds of people shout chants in favour of the embattled Egyptian president. “Yes to Mubarak, leader of the Arab nation.”

On the banks of the Nile hundreds of people shout chants in favour of the embattled Egyptian president. “Yes to Mubarak, leader of the Arab nation.”

News

Russia, UK respond to Egyptian crisis

Politicians around the world have been reacting to the events in Egypt. Concern in Moscow prompted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to call

Politicians around the world have been reacting to the events in Egypt. Concern in Moscow prompted the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to call

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Egyptian anger begins to turn to foreigners: witness

The atmosphere in Cairo is becoming uglier since Tuesday’s peaceful mass demonstration. Foreign citizens are increasingly becoming targets of

The atmosphere in Cairo is becoming uglier since Tuesday’s peaceful mass demonstration. Foreign citizens are increasingly becoming targets of

Business

Citigroup takes over EMI in debt-for-equity swap

US bank Citigroup has taken control of the British music company EMI on the basis that its private equity owner would never be able to repay the four

US bank Citigroup has taken control of the British music company EMI on the basis that its private equity owner would never be able to repay the four

Business

Roche downbeat on 2011 profit

There has been a cautious outlook for earnings this year from Swiss drugmaker Roche after growth of its top-seller, the cancer treatment Avastin

There has been a cautious outlook for earnings this year from Swiss drugmaker Roche after growth of its top-seller, the cancer treatment Avastin

Business

Peugeot and BMW join forces on hybrids

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen and Germany’s BMW are getting together to develop components to power hybrid and electric vehicles. The two

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen and Germany’s BMW are getting together to develop components to power hybrid and electric vehicles. The two

Business

No kid's play at top toy fair

The world’s largest toy fair is underway in the German city of Nuremberg, but if you were thinking of taking the kids, forget it, the event is just

The world’s largest toy fair is underway in the German city of Nuremberg, but if you were thinking of taking the kids, forget it, the event is just

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Clashes erupt during Egypt protests

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed with protesters who have spent the last nine days in the streets demanding that he leave

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clashed with protesters who have spent the last nine days in the streets demanding that he leave

News

Massive winter storm slams US Midwest

A colossal winter storm has hit the heartland of the United States, causing chaos on the ground and throwing air travel into turmoil. States of

A colossal winter storm has hit the heartland of the United States, causing chaos on the ground and throwing air travel into turmoil. States of

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Thailand's PM on protests and economic growth

Thailand has again been experiencing anti-government protests, but nothing on the scale of the demonstrations there last year that left scores of

Thailand has again been experiencing anti-government protests, but nothing on the scale of the demonstrations there last year that left scores of

Science_technology

Architect unveils 'pyramid's secret rooms'

A French architect, who is campaigning for a new exploration of the Great Pyramid of Giza, claims to discovered the existence of two previously

A French architect, who is campaigning for a new exploration of the Great Pyramid of Giza, claims to discovered the existence of two previously

Culture

Debut solo art show for North Korean defector

One of the painting at a new exhibition depicts the face of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s with Marilyn Monroe’s body. North Korean defector and

One of the painting at a new exhibition depicts the face of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s with Marilyn Monroe’s body. North Korean defector and

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Kazakhstan eyes the 2022 Winter Olympics

Just 10 years ago, the area around Astana was a bleak and inhospitable landscape. But now a modern metropolis has sprung up. This is no concrete

Just 10 years ago, the area around Astana was a bleak and inhospitable landscape. But now a modern metropolis has sprung up. This is no concrete

Culture

Rock on: Greene's classic shifted to 1960s

Brighton Rock is a new interpretation of Graham Greene’s classic 1930s novel, only this time it has been transplanted to the 1960s and the tale of

Brighton Rock is a new interpretation of Graham Greene’s classic 1930s novel, only this time it has been transplanted to the 1960s and the tale of

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Chaos in Cairo as protests turn ugly

One man is said to have been killed and several hundred people injured in Cairo in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President

One man is said to have been killed and several hundred people injured in Cairo in clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President

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Supporters pledge to fight for Mubarak

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have gathered around Tahrir Square in central Cairo which has been the focal point for demonstrations

Supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have gathered around Tahrir Square in central Cairo which has been the focal point for demonstrations

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Mubarak supporters fight back

On the banks of the Nile, not far from the television broadcasting studios, around a hundred people shout chants in favour of the embattled Egyptian

On the banks of the Nile, not far from the television broadcasting studios, around a hundred people shout chants in favour of the embattled Egyptian

Science_technology

Turning the Energy Tide

A Norwegian inventor is developing a system that provides hydro-electric power on a non-industrial scale. Like many innovations, it came unsolicited

A Norwegian inventor is developing a system that provides hydro-electric power on a non-industrial scale. Like many innovations, it came unsolicited

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Egypt protests in banners

On Tahrir Square it seems everyone has something to say and to make themselves heard above the crowd, many are saying it with a banner.   “Get out

On Tahrir Square it seems everyone has something to say and to make themselves heard above the crowd, many are saying it with a banner.   “Get out

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Morning protests against Egypt's Mubarak

Crowds were building up in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the ninth day of protests to try to force Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from office.

Crowds were building up in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the ninth day of protests to try to force Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak from office.

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Obama tells Mubarak it is time for change

Change in Egypt must start now. That is the message US President Barack Obama has delivered to his embattled counterpart in Cairo. He spoke to

Change in Egypt must start now. That is the message US President Barack Obama has delivered to his embattled counterpart in Cairo. He spoke to

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Clashes marr Egypt protests

Clashes have broken out in Egypt between supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak. Dozens of injuries have been reported near Tahrir

Clashes have broken out in Egypt between supporters and opponents of President Hosni Mubarak. Dozens of injuries have been reported near Tahrir

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Yemeni president to stand down

The protests in the arab world are also having repurcussions in Yemen. President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not extend his thirty year rule when

The protests in the arab world are also having repurcussions in Yemen. President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not extend his thirty year rule when

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Support for Egypt protesters in New York

Dozens of people gather in front of the Egyptian mission to the United Nations in New York to show their support for the protests in Egypt.

Dozens of people gather in front of the Egyptian mission to the United Nations in New York to show their support for the protests in Egypt.