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2011-02-19

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China blocks G20 moves on how to guage economic imbalances

China has blocked moves to use exchange rates and currency reserves in the criteria of how to measure global economic imbalances at the G20 meeting

China has blocked moves to use exchange rates and currency reserves in the criteria of how to measure global economic imbalances at the G20 meeting

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Thousands celebrate in Pearl Square

With the army and now police gone from Pearl Square, hundreds of people have been rushing back in to celebrate. The authorities had been determined

With the army and now police gone from Pearl Square, hundreds of people have been rushing back in to celebrate. The authorities had been determined

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Protesters retake key square in Bahrain

In Bahrain, anti-government protesters have retaken Pearl Square in the capital Manama, ending a standoff with the army and riot police. Military

In Bahrain, anti-government protesters have retaken Pearl Square in the capital Manama, ending a standoff with the army and riot police. Military

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Deadly Libyan crackdown leaves 84 dead

More than 80 people are now reported to have been killed in Libya after a deadly crackdown, according to New York based human rights watchdog, Human

More than 80 people are now reported to have been killed in Libya after a deadly crackdown, according to New York based human rights watchdog, Human

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Libyan city of Ajdabiya a 'free city'

The main focus of the protests sweeping Libya remains in the east of the country, far from the capital Tripoli. The city of Ajdabiya has seen some

The main focus of the protests sweeping Libya remains in the east of the country, far from the capital Tripoli. The city of Ajdabiya has seen some

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G20 reach compromise on economic indicators

G20 finance ministers have struck a compromise deal on indicators that can be used to deal with global economic imbalances. The French Finance

G20 finance ministers have struck a compromise deal on indicators that can be used to deal with global economic imbalances. The French Finance

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Opposition MP hospitalised by police in Algiers

Reports suggest that police have adopted aggressive tactics against protesters in Algiers According to eyewitnesses RCD opposition deputy, Tahar

Reports suggest that police have adopted aggressive tactics against protesters in Algiers According to eyewitnesses RCD opposition deputy, Tahar

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Police pounce on protests in Algiers

Police in Algeria have moved swiftly to break up anti-government protests in the capital Algiers. A coalition of human rights groups, trade

Police in Algeria have moved swiftly to break up anti-government protests in the capital Algiers. A coalition of human rights groups, trade

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Protests in Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remains defiant in the face of large scale anti-government protests.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi remains defiant in the face of large scale anti-government protests.

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Police crackdown in Bahrain

Soldiers used tear gas and fired heavy weapons into the air as thousands of protest marchers defied a government ban.

Soldiers used tear gas and fired heavy weapons into the air as thousands of protest marchers defied a government ban.

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West Bank clashes

Protesters clashed with Israeli troops during a protest marking six years since demonstrators began marching each week to condemn Israel’s separation

Protesters clashed with Israeli troops during a protest marking six years since demonstrators began marching each week to condemn Israel’s separation

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Germany's Schaeuble optimistic on trade imbalance plans

Germany’s finance minister says he remains confident the G20 can reach a deal to reduce global trade imbalances. Wolfgang Schaeuble’s optimistic

Germany’s finance minister says he remains confident the G20 can reach a deal to reduce global trade imbalances. Wolfgang Schaeuble’s optimistic

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Bahrain's crown prince orders military off streets

Bahrain’s crown prince has ordered all military from the streets in an effort to end violent unrest which has killed at least six people. The latest

Bahrain’s crown prince has ordered all military from the streets in an effort to end violent unrest which has killed at least six people. The latest

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Mexico's Calderon enters diplomatic spat with France

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon has told France to respect his country’s legal system. Earlier this month, Mexican judges upheld the conviction

Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon has told France to respect his country’s legal system. Earlier this month, Mexican judges upheld the conviction

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Bahraini army fires again on demonstrators

Anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain ended in panic on Friday. An unarmed crowd marched towards the capital, Manama’s Pearl square, and was met

Anti-government demonstrations in Bahrain ended in panic on Friday. An unarmed crowd marched towards the capital, Manama’s Pearl square, and was met

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Death toll in Libyan protests rises

While Ghaddafi loyalists have held the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli, it has been a different story in several other cities.   Amnesty

While Ghaddafi loyalists have held the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli, it has been a different story in several other cities.   Amnesty

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Anger in Bahrain over further police crackdown

There has been panic on the streets of Bahrain, as soldiers used live rounds to break up anti-government demonstrations.   At least 50 people are

There has been panic on the streets of Bahrain, as soldiers used live rounds to break up anti-government demonstrations.   At least 50 people are

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Egyptians celebrate a week without Mubarak

Celebrations have gone on through the night in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands turned out for what has been dubbed a victory march. The event

Celebrations have gone on through the night in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands turned out for what has been dubbed a victory march. The event

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Berlusconi in new bid to reform Italian justice system

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday put forward plans to reform his country’s justice system just days after being charged with having

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday put forward plans to reform his country’s justice system just days after being charged with having

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Algeria's Bouteflika faces fine balancing act

Algeria’s president is offering concessions to his country’s population amid increasing protest. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is promising to lift a state

Algeria’s president is offering concessions to his country’s population amid increasing protest. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is promising to lift a state