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2011-02-09

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Arab world cannot ignore hunger for democracy

From Tunisia to Egypt, we are seeing major changes in the Arab world although we are still to see what exactly will emerge from these

From Tunisia to Egypt, we are seeing major changes in the Arab world although we are still to see what exactly will emerge from these

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French ministers' north African holidays leave sour taste

Nearly three years after President Sarkozy rolled out the red carpet for Mediterranean leaders, French diplomacy in the region is under intense

Nearly three years after President Sarkozy rolled out the red carpet for Mediterranean leaders, French diplomacy in the region is under intense

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Egypt's Suez Canal open despite unrest

Despite the ongoing social turmoil in Egypt, the crucially important Suez Canal has suffered remarkably little disruption, shipping sources say.

Despite the ongoing social turmoil in Egypt, the crucially important Suez Canal has suffered remarkably little disruption, shipping sources say.

Business

Weber doesn't want ECB top job - report

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank, Axel Weber, will reportedly not be a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank, Axel Weber, will reportedly not be a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Trichet as president of the European Central

Business

More market mergers: LSE to join TMX

The London Stock Exchange is moving to merge with its counterpart the TMX in Toronto, Canada. That would create a top centre for trading in mining

The London Stock Exchange is moving to merge with its counterpart the TMX in Toronto, Canada. That would create a top centre for trading in mining

Culture

Cecilia Bartoli on Rossini's seductive 'Comte Ory'

To the delight of her many fans Cecilia Bartoli is back, with her dramatic personality and enchanting voice. She plays Countess Adèle in Rossini’s

To the delight of her many fans Cecilia Bartoli is back, with her dramatic personality and enchanting voice. She plays Countess Adèle in Rossini’s

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Signs Egypt's uprising is spreading still further

A significant core of Egyptian pro-democracy protesters are maintaining pressure on Egypt’s president in the centre of Cairo a day after hundreds of

A significant core of Egyptian pro-democracy protesters are maintaining pressure on Egypt’s president in the centre of Cairo a day after hundreds of

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Experts warn world food prices set to keep rising

Hundreds of people from several political parties held a protest rally in New Delhi on Wednesday against rising prices, especially of food. It came

Hundreds of people from several political parties held a protest rally in New Delhi on Wednesday against rising prices, especially of food. It came

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Egypt crisis must end says Suleiman

Egypt cannot tolerate the Tahrir Square protests much longer according to Vice President Omar Suleiman. “We must end this crisis as soon as

Egypt cannot tolerate the Tahrir Square protests much longer according to Vice President Omar Suleiman. “We must end this crisis as soon as

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Pirates seize US-bound oil tanker off Oman

Pirates seized an oil tanker off the coast of Oman on Wednesday. It was bound for the United States carrying 146 million euros worth of crude oil and

Pirates seized an oil tanker off the coast of Oman on Wednesday. It was bound for the United States carrying 146 million euros worth of crude oil and

Europe

Anger over Greek health care austerity

Striking doctors, health workers and pharmacists in Greece have marched on parliament in Athens, protesting an EU/IMF reform to cut spending and

Striking doctors, health workers and pharmacists in Greece have marched on parliament in Athens, protesting an EU/IMF reform to cut spending and

Europe

Prince backs carbon 'survival' policies

To stiffen European resolve in grappling with climate change, the heir to the British throne has been attending the Low Carbon summit, in

To stiffen European resolve in grappling with climate change, the heir to the British throne has been attending the Low Carbon summit, in

Business

German imports drop in December

German exports rose modestly in December from the previous month while imports unexpectedly dropped. Analysts said that was a sign that the

German exports rose modestly in December from the previous month while imports unexpectedly dropped. Analysts said that was a sign that the

Business

PSA returns to profit, plans Indian expansion

PSA Peugeot Citroen returned to profit last year and the French carmaker said it is looking to India and other fast-growing emerging markets to

PSA Peugeot Citroen returned to profit last year and the French carmaker said it is looking to India and other fast-growing emerging markets to

Business

Sanofi: Genzyme takeover talks progressing

Sanofi-Aventis has said it is making progress on the purchase of US biotech firm Genzyme. At the same time the French drugmaker said its earning

Sanofi-Aventis has said it is making progress on the purchase of US biotech firm Genzyme. At the same time the French drugmaker said its earning

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Berlusconi on fast-track to underage sex trial

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed as ‘farce’ a request to have him tried on charges of paying for under-age sex and abusing

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has dismissed as ‘farce’ a request to have him tried on charges of paying for under-age sex and abusing

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Hopes fade for missing Swiss twins

Hopes are fading of finding twin six-year old Swiss girls who have been missing for over a week after their father absconded with them. The girls

Hopes are fading of finding twin six-year old Swiss girls who have been missing for over a week after their father absconded with them. The girls

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Cairo's 'Apocalypse Horse' creates 'net buzz

The Egypt uprising has made all the headlines and maintained the interest of our web readers. No surprise then that our story Clashes resume in Cairo

The Egypt uprising has made all the headlines and maintained the interest of our web readers. No surprise then that our story Clashes resume in Cairo

Science_technology

Energy under control

In Europe we use nearly four times more energy per capita than in Asia or South America, and 30% of this consumption is domestic. Analyse them, and

In Europe we use nearly four times more energy per capita than in Asia or South America, and 30% of this consumption is domestic. Analyse them, and

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Egyptian star apologises for failing to back protests

In a very public show of remorse, a leading Egyptian pop star has said sorry for failing to throw his support behind the country’s uprising from the

In a very public show of remorse, a leading Egyptian pop star has said sorry for failing to throw his support behind the country’s uprising from the

Science_technology

New hi-tech fridge for life-saving vaccine

Vaccines are fragile, and must be stored in a cool place. This can be a real challenge in countries where temperatures are high and electricity

Vaccines are fragile, and must be stored in a cool place. This can be a real challenge in countries where temperatures are high and electricity

Culture

Paris exhibit honours French Vietnam photographer

The work of French photographer Henri Huet who helped influence public opinion on the Vietnam war is currently on show in Paris. Entitled “Henri

The work of French photographer Henri Huet who helped influence public opinion on the Vietnam war is currently on show in Paris. Entitled “Henri

Culture

Nicole Kidman awarded for life-long movie career

Just weeks after receiving her third Oscar nomination, Nicole Kidman has picked up another prestigious prize in California. The 43-year old

Just weeks after receiving her third Oscar nomination, Nicole Kidman has picked up another prestigious prize in California. The 43-year old

Nocomment

Onboard camera captures Turkey bus crash

Images captured on a Turkish bus’s onboard camera shows the impact as the vehicle is involved in a head-on collision which injured 18 passengers.

Images captured on a Turkish bus’s onboard camera shows the impact as the vehicle is involved in a head-on collision which injured 18 passengers.

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Berlusconi risks fast-track sex trial

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may face an immediate trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor and abusing his power to obtain her

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may face an immediate trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor and abusing his power to obtain her

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Triple car bombing kills eight in Iraq's Kirkuk

A triple car bomb attack has killed at least eight people and wounded dozens more in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The blasts occurred in

A triple car bomb attack has killed at least eight people and wounded dozens more in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The blasts occurred in

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German welfare reform talks collapse

Marathon talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s opposition have failed to reach a compromise deal on welfare

Marathon talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s opposition have failed to reach a compromise deal on welfare

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Russia calls for UN trip to Middle East

The United States has done most of the recent talking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but now Russia and the EU appear to be calling for the

The United States has done most of the recent talking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but now Russia and the EU appear to be calling for the

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Egypt: 'What about the Muslim Brotherhood?'

Since the start of the unrest in Egypt on January 25, one of the main questions ringing in heads in the West could be summed up thus: “Yes,

Since the start of the unrest in Egypt on January 25, one of the main questions ringing in heads in the West could be summed up thus: “Yes,