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2011-02-10

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Tunisia, Egypt and the Internet. Interview with Dominique Cardon

In the light of the recent revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, the internet has been championed as one of the driving forces behind social change. euronews

In the light of the recent revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, the internet has been championed as one of the driving forces behind social change. euronews

Europe

French justice in proportion

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice said in a recent report that France’s budget for justice is very low. In a Council of Europe

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice said in a recent report that France’s budget for justice is very low. In a Council of Europe

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French judges intensify anti-Sarkozy 'strike'

Members of the French judiciary have deserted courts nationwide in a defiant stand against President Sarkozy’s criticism of the legal system. Over

Members of the French judiciary have deserted courts nationwide in a defiant stand against President Sarkozy’s criticism of the legal system. Over

Business

Financial market landscape shifts

Plans by NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse to get together and create the world’s largest stock exchange have set off a new round of consolidation

Plans by NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse to get together and create the world’s largest stock exchange have set off a new round of consolidation

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Deserting tourists hit Egypt's economy

For how long can the Egyptian economy keep going without tourists? The Giza pyramids have been desperately deserted for almost three weeks, since

For how long can the Egyptian economy keep going without tourists? The Giza pyramids have been desperately deserted for almost three weeks, since

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Poison fears in hunt for missing Swiss twins

Investigators in the international rescue effort for two missing six-year-old twins say their father had visited websites giving advice on

Investigators in the international rescue effort for two missing six-year-old twins say their father had visited websites giving advice on

Europe

Nine out of 10 MEPs anti-Strasbourg

A survey of European Parliament members has shown that nine out of ten of them think it is time to stop using Strasbourg as their common work base

A survey of European Parliament members has shown that nine out of ten of them think it is time to stop using Strasbourg as their common work base

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Dutch caps and French letters enter Belgian politics

Belgian women are being urged to go on a national sex-strike in the hope it will tie the country’s leaders down to forming a government. A senator

Belgian women are being urged to go on a national sex-strike in the hope it will tie the country’s leaders down to forming a government. A senator

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Egypt: Mubarak going nowhere for now

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has defied protesters’ demands that he quit, after a day of high expectations but shattered hopes in Cairo

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has defied protesters’ demands that he quit, after a day of high expectations but shattered hopes in Cairo

Culture

Bieber fever grips L.A.

The city of Angels has been shaking with Justin Bieber fever. The 16-year old Canadian was in L.A. for the premiere of his movie “Justin Bieber

The city of Angels has been shaking with Justin Bieber fever. The 16-year old Canadian was in L.A. for the premiere of his movie “Justin Bieber

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Iran cracks down harder on Karroubi

One of Iran’s most prominent opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, has had his house arrest in Tehran tightened. No-one is being allowed to visit the

One of Iran’s most prominent opposition leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, has had his house arrest in Tehran tightened. No-one is being allowed to visit the

Business

Rolls-Royce upbeat, says Qantas incident behind it

Rolls-Royce is predicting better profit this year and said most of the costs related to last year’s engine blowout on a Qantas Airbus A380 are behind

Rolls-Royce is predicting better profit this year and said most of the costs related to last year’s engine blowout on a Qantas Airbus A380 are behind

Business

Capital hike means Credit Suisse misses Q4 forecast

Credit Suisse has cut its profitability target and 2010 dividend for shareholders after missing profit forecasts for the fourth quarter. It blamed

Credit Suisse has cut its profitability target and 2010 dividend for shareholders after missing profit forecasts for the fourth quarter. It blamed

Business

UK interest rates held steady despite inflation risk

Despite rising inflation, Britain’s central bank has kept its key interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent. Critics have accused the Bank of England

Despite rising inflation, Britain’s central bank has kept its key interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent. Critics have accused the Bank of England

Business

Renault targets emerging markets for growth

French carmaker Renault has just released its 2010 financial results and revealed its long-term growth plans. Net profit last year was 3.42 billion

French carmaker Renault has just released its 2010 financial results and revealed its long-term growth plans. Net profit last year was 3.42 billion

Business

OPEC raises oil output and predicts higher demand

OPEC said it raised oil output in January to the highest level in two years. In a monthly report, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting

OPEC said it raised oil output in January to the highest level in two years. In a monthly report, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting

Special_reports

China accelerates in Europe

New motorways in Poland, co-financed by the EU, are being built by Chinese companies. Outraged European industry groups accuse China of competing

New motorways in Poland, co-financed by the EU, are being built by Chinese companies. Outraged European industry groups accuse China of competing

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Attention focused on Egyptian army neutrality

The role of the Egyptian army is falling increasingly into the spotlight. The United States had praise for the measured military response to the

The role of the Egyptian army is falling increasingly into the spotlight. The United States had praise for the measured military response to the

Culture

Major restoration at ancient Khmer temple

More than a thousand temples of all sizes draw some 2 million tourists to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat site every year. Now, the Bayon temple, which lies

More than a thousand temples of all sizes draw some 2 million tourists to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat site every year. Now, the Bayon temple, which lies

Special_reports

Digging up the truth in Kosovo

The field of grief – that is what they call the biggest Albanian cemetery of civilian victims from the Kosovo war. But more than 10 years on, the

The field of grief – that is what they call the biggest Albanian cemetery of civilian victims from the Kosovo war. But more than 10 years on, the

Science_technology

Hi-tech robot to restore limb movement

Scientists at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have dubbed it HAL for Hybrid Assistive Limb. This exoskeleton, or external skeleton, not only

Scientists at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have dubbed it HAL for Hybrid Assistive Limb. This exoskeleton, or external skeleton, not only

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North Korea refuses more military talks with South

After the formalities, came the collapse of key military talks between the two Koreas. And now the North says no new such negotiations are

After the formalities, came the collapse of key military talks between the two Koreas. And now the North says no new such negotiations are

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UK parliament defies Europe on prison votes

Britain’s parliament has backed a motion to refuse prisoners the right to vote, putting the government on a potential collision course with the

Britain’s parliament has backed a motion to refuse prisoners the right to vote, putting the government on a potential collision course with the

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China, Saudi Arabia break ranks on Egypt

The Egyptian people may have to effect change on their own if the latest statements on the crisis from abroad are anything to go by. China today

The Egyptian people may have to effect change on their own if the latest statements on the crisis from abroad are anything to go by. China today

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French judges step up "strike" against Sarkozy

An unprecedented revolt by members of the French judiciary has reached a climax with nationwide demonstrations against criticism by Nicolas

An unprecedented revolt by members of the French judiciary has reached a climax with nationwide demonstrations against criticism by Nicolas

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UK: French far-right leader praises Cameron speech

A speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron condemning the promotion of multiculturalism as a failure has been applauded by the leader of the

A speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron condemning the promotion of multiculturalism as a failure has been applauded by the leader of the

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Egypt hardens its stance against demands

The Egyptian government appears to be digging in its heels and bracing itself for another extension of the people’s protests in Cairo

The Egyptian government appears to be digging in its heels and bracing itself for another extension of the people’s protests in Cairo

Nocomment

Iraqi police official targeted by bomb blasts in Kirkuk

A blast targeted an Iraqi police official in Iraq’s northern town of Kirkuk. Then a second explosion was aimed at a police patrol. A third bomb went

A blast targeted an Iraqi police official in Iraq’s northern town of Kirkuk. Then a second explosion was aimed at a police patrol. A third bomb went

Nocomment

Greek doctors scuffle with police during anti-austerity protest

Greek doctors, health workers and pharmacists walked off the job and marched to parliament to protest against an EU/IMF reform aimed at helping the

Greek doctors, health workers and pharmacists walked off the job and marched to parliament to protest against an EU/IMF reform aimed at helping the