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2011-02-07

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Google executive released after detention in Egypt

Egyptian authorities have released a senior Google executive who has been missing since violent protest erupted in the country. Wael Ghonim, head

Egyptian authorities have released a senior Google executive who has been missing since violent protest erupted in the country. Wael Ghonim, head

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Egyptian police film own brutality

Anger against daily abuse and torture by the police was one of the elements that triggered the popular revolt in Egypt. One case stood out: that of

Anger against daily abuse and torture by the police was one of the elements that triggered the popular revolt in Egypt. One case stood out: that of

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Extradition hearing for Julian Assange

Julian Assange has attended court in London for the first of a two-day hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to Sweden. The WikiLeaks

Julian Assange has attended court in London for the first of a two-day hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to Sweden. The WikiLeaks

Business

Greece confident of more bailout money

Greece’s finances have again been in the spotlight as officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and European Central

Greece’s finances have again been in the spotlight as officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, and European Central

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Spain: Cautious govt reaction to new Basque party

The Spanish government has reacted cautiously to the announcement of a new Basque political party. It is an attempt to win back legal political

The Spanish government has reacted cautiously to the announcement of a new Basque political party. It is an attempt to win back legal political

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Cameron reacts to report on Lockerbie bomber

In the UK, an official report has concluded that the previous Labour government did all it could to help free the Lockerbie bomber before he

In the UK, an official report has concluded that the previous Labour government did all it could to help free the Lockerbie bomber before he

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Rio blaze destroys carnival preparations

The dreams of thousands of participants in Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival have gone up in smoke less than a month before the annual street

The dreams of thousands of participants in Rio de Janeiro’s world famous carnival have gone up in smoke less than a month before the annual street

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Tahrir Square braces for more protests

The wave of demonstrations in and around Tahrir Square is showing no signs of stopping. More mass demonstrations are planned on Tuesday and Friday

The wave of demonstrations in and around Tahrir Square is showing no signs of stopping. More mass demonstrations are planned on Tuesday and Friday

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Egypt's Tahrir Square activists dig in

They are bracing for the long haul in what some have called the ‘Nile Revolution.’ Two weeks into their protest, Tahrir Square’s activists are

They are bracing for the long haul in what some have called the ‘Nile Revolution.’ Two weeks into their protest, Tahrir Square’s activists are

Europe

Sarkozy, Merkel defend euro exclusivity

At a summit resuscitating the so-called Weimar Partnership between France, Germany and Poland, the bigger countries have defended their plan for

At a summit resuscitating the so-called Weimar Partnership between France, Germany and Poland, the bigger countries have defended their plan for

Business

Egypt counts the cost as banks reopen

Nearly two weeks after the political unrest started in Egypt, the country’s shops, banks and petrol stations are reopening along with ports

Nearly two weeks after the political unrest started in Egypt, the country’s shops, banks and petrol stations are reopening along with ports

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Four children dead in blaze at illegal Roma camp

The Mayor of the Italian capital has demanded special powers to rehouse Roma families after four children were killed in a fire at an illegal

The Mayor of the Italian capital has demanded special powers to rehouse Roma families after four children were killed in a fire at an illegal

Business

Santander goes for the whole Pole

Spain’s top lender Santander it looking to gain full control of Polish Bank Zachodni WBK. It is offering to buy minority investors out for a 4.5

Spain’s top lender Santander it looking to gain full control of Polish Bank Zachodni WBK. It is offering to buy minority investors out for a 4.5

Business

ECB to hike rates unless inflation slows

The European Central Bank will have to raise interest rates if the rate of inflation does not begin to slow by the end of this year. So says a member

The European Central Bank will have to raise interest rates if the rate of inflation does not begin to slow by the end of this year. So says a member

Business

Bad loans wipe out Denmark's Amagerbanken

The Danish taxpayer is going to have to stump nearly two billion euros after the collapse of another bank there. Amagerbanken became the country’s

The Danish taxpayer is going to have to stump nearly two billion euros after the collapse of another bank there. Amagerbanken became the country’s

Culture

Twin shows of modern art in Croatia

Montenegrin artist Boris Dragojevic is exhibiting his paintings at the “Kula” gallery in Split, Croatia. At the same time the Istrian Modern Arts

Montenegrin artist Boris Dragojevic is exhibiting his paintings at the “Kula” gallery in Split, Croatia. At the same time the Istrian Modern Arts

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Quieter times in Tahrir Square

Egyptians continue to gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to put pressure on the regime but the atmosphere is lighter than in previous days. People shout

Egyptians continue to gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to put pressure on the regime but the atmosphere is lighter than in previous days. People shout

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World Social Forum in Dakar

Senegal hosts the 2011 World Social Forum. This year, unusually, it is not being held at the same time as the World Economic Forum in Davos

Senegal hosts the 2011 World Social Forum. This year, unusually, it is not being held at the same time as the World Economic Forum in Davos

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New Basque separatist party rejects ETA violence

The founders of a new Basque separatist party have condemned the use of violence in the struggle for independence. The party hopes to take over

The founders of a new Basque separatist party have condemned the use of violence in the struggle for independence. The party hopes to take over

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Bashir ready to accept south Sudan's secession vote

Sudan’s President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, says he will accept the vote of the south to secede. His announcement comes just hours before the release

Sudan’s President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, says he will accept the vote of the south to secede. His announcement comes just hours before the release

Culture

'Gnomeo & Juliet' set to be half-term hit

William Shakespeare may be turning in his grave over the idea of remaking his ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with garden gnomes – but ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’

William Shakespeare may be turning in his grave over the idea of remaking his ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with garden gnomes – but ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’

Science_technology

Striving to save the Red-Breasted Goose

The Red-Breasted Goose is one of Europe’s most threatened birds. A project aiming to monitor the goose’s behaviour and movements is being conducted

The Red-Breasted Goose is one of Europe’s most threatened birds. A project aiming to monitor the goose’s behaviour and movements is being conducted

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Tunisia suspends ex-ruling party amid fresh unrest

Three weeks after protesters in Tunisia ousted its President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, authorities have suspended the activities of his former ruling

Three weeks after protesters in Tunisia ousted its President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, authorities have suspended the activities of his former ruling

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Egypt's Tahrir Square protesters vow to stay put

Keen to get traffic moving, the Egyptian army tried to squeeze the burgeoning tent city around Tahrir Square this morning, but to no avail.   In

Keen to get traffic moving, the Egyptian army tried to squeeze the burgeoning tent city around Tahrir Square this morning, but to no avail.   In

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Talks fail to break deadlock in Egyptian crisis

Two weeks into their protest, Egyptians demanding regime change are staying put in Tahrir Square. High spirits may be harder to find with each

Two weeks into their protest, Egyptians demanding regime change are staying put in Tahrir Square. High spirits may be harder to find with each

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Guitar legend Gary Moore dies aged 58

Tributes have poured in after the death of legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore. He was 58. A former member of the Irish group Thin Lizzy, Moore was

Tributes have poured in after the death of legendary rock guitarist Gary Moore. He was 58. A former member of the Irish group Thin Lizzy, Moore was

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Man tries to set fire to himself during Algeria protest

There have been fresh signs of social tension in Algeria where a man tried to set himself on fire in the capital in a protest over

There have been fresh signs of social tension in Algeria where a man tried to set himself on fire in the capital in a protest over

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Mubarak still in power as protesters keep up the pressure

Thousands of Egyptians stood their ground in Tahrir Square overnight while President Hosni Mubarak clung onto power despite the resistance to his

Thousands of Egyptians stood their ground in Tahrir Square overnight while President Hosni Mubarak clung onto power despite the resistance to his

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WikiLeaks founder to argue against extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear in a London court today as his lawyers attempt to block his extradition to Sweden. The 39-year-old

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will appear in a London court today as his lawyers attempt to block his extradition to Sweden. The 39-year-old

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English forest sell-off not written in stone

A plan to sell-off English forests as a cost-cutting measure has caused such a public outcry that the UK’s coalition government has been forced to

A plan to sell-off English forests as a cost-cutting measure has caused such a public outcry that the UK’s coalition government has been forced to