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2011-02-22

Europe

Hard knocks of EU diplomacy

Eleven days after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the European Union’s foreign minister Catherine Ashton should have been the first high-ranking official

Eleven days after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the European Union’s foreign minister Catherine Ashton should have been the first high-ranking official

Europe

Ashton follows Cameron to Egypt

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, visiting Cairo, has talked about adding a billion euros to current aid being given to Egypt. Encouraging

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, visiting Cairo, has talked about adding a billion euros to current aid being given to Egypt. Encouraging

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Army and police join Bahrain protesters

The centre of the Bahraini capital Manama has been filled with thousands of demonstrators calling for the government’s downfall – and to remember the

The centre of the Bahraini capital Manama has been filled with thousands of demonstrators calling for the government’s downfall – and to remember the

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Scramble to evacuate foreign nationals from Libya

The scramble to evacuate foreign nationals out of Libya is in full swing as the situation in the North African country continues to

The scramble to evacuate foreign nationals out of Libya is in full swing as the situation in the North African country continues to

Business

China's smokers keep Cuban cigar sales growing

Cuba’s cigar makers say sales are increasing despite the effects of anti-smoking laws coming into effects in many countries. Organisers of the

Cuba’s cigar makers say sales are increasing despite the effects of anti-smoking laws coming into effects in many countries. Organisers of the

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Iranian opposition worry for arrested leaders

Iran’s opposition movement has told euronews they have been unable to contact one of their leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, for over a week. Karroubi and

Iran’s opposition movement has told euronews they have been unable to contact one of their leaders, Mehdi Karroubi, for over a week. Karroubi and

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How Libya unrest impacts the global economy

The aftershocks from the unrest in Libya are also being felt across global financial markets. Libya is the world’s 12th largest exporter of crude

The aftershocks from the unrest in Libya are also being felt across global financial markets. Libya is the world’s 12th largest exporter of crude

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Gaddafi remains defiant

Colonel Gaddafi has made a defiant and inflammatory speech on Libyan state television.  It lasted over an hour.   He said he won’t step down but will

Colonel Gaddafi has made a defiant and inflammatory speech on Libyan state television.  It lasted over an hour.   He said he won’t step down but will

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Foreigners flee Libya: 'they're shooting people randomly'

Thousands of foreigners from Libya’s neighbouring countries have been trying to flee across the borders. Cairo’s military rulers reinforced

Thousands of foreigners from Libya’s neighbouring countries have been trying to flee across the borders. Cairo’s military rulers reinforced

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Yemen

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled what is the Arab world’s poorest nation for 32 years. Crowds began taking to the streets on February 10 to

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has ruled what is the Arab world’s poorest nation for 32 years. Crowds began taking to the streets on February 10 to

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Tunisia

The first regime to fall. President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted on January 14 after 23 years in power and less than a month after protests

The first regime to fall. President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted on January 14 after 23 years in power and less than a month after protests

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Syria profile

A protest, a rare occurrence in Syria, was held on Thursday 17 February but few people turned up and those who did were not calling for regime

A protest, a rare occurrence in Syria, was held on Thursday 17 February but few people turned up and those who did were not calling for regime

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Sudan

Groups of Sudanese students inspired by events in Egypt and Tunisia used social network sites to organise small pockets of protest at the end of

Groups of Sudanese students inspired by events in Egypt and Tunisia used social network sites to organise small pockets of protest at the end of

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Saudi Arabia

Although there has been little in the way of protest, the situation in neighbouring countries like Bahrain and Yemen is a growing cause for concern

Although there has been little in the way of protest, the situation in neighbouring countries like Bahrain and Yemen is a growing cause for concern

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Morocco

Tens of thousands of people joined peaceful rallies in cities across the country on February 20 to demand the resignation of the government

Tens of thousands of people joined peaceful rallies in cities across the country on February 20 to demand the resignation of the government

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Libya

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi seems to be losing his 41-year grip on power. Protests start in the eastern city, Benghazi, on February 17, intensify

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi seems to be losing his 41-year grip on power. Protests start in the eastern city, Benghazi, on February 17, intensify

Business

More rail disruption signalled in Germany

The German train drivers union is threatening further strike action after an initial two-hour stoppage on Tuesday stranded passengers on both local

The German train drivers union is threatening further strike action after an initial two-hour stoppage on Tuesday stranded passengers on both local

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Jordan

Protests, largely peaceful, began in January calling for political and economic reform amid high unemployment and a high cost of living. King

Protests, largely peaceful, began in January calling for political and economic reform amid high unemployment and a high cost of living. King

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Iraq

Anti-government protests sprang up across the country in the middle of February. The worst violence was witnessed in the autonomous Kurdish region in

Anti-government protests sprang up across the country in the middle of February. The worst violence was witnessed in the autonomous Kurdish region in

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Iran

Iranian opposition groups returned to the streets on February 14 after more than a year of staying quiet. Their last protest before that came in the

Iranian opposition groups returned to the streets on February 14 after more than a year of staying quiet. Their last protest before that came in the

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Egypt

The most populous Arab country, Egypt was the second domino to fall. After 18 days of intense and sometimes violent protests centred around Cairo’s

The most populous Arab country, Egypt was the second domino to fall. After 18 days of intense and sometimes violent protests centred around Cairo’s

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Libya in chaos

The situation in Libya remains confused, chaotic and dangerous. The latest amateur video has shown just how intense the fighting was in some parts of

The situation in Libya remains confused, chaotic and dangerous. The latest amateur video has shown just how intense the fighting was in some parts of

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Bahrain

King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and his family has maintained a firm grip on power in Bahrain, where a Sunni minority rules over a Shi’ite majority. Al

King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and his family has maintained a firm grip on power in Bahrain, where a Sunni minority rules over a Shi’ite majority. Al

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Algeria

Army backed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in power since 1999. At the beginning of the unrest in Tunisia he promised to open up state media

Army backed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been in power since 1999. At the beginning of the unrest in Tunisia he promised to open up state media

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Survivors recount the horror of Christchurch

The survivors of the Christchurch earthquake are lucky to be alive, but are in a state of shock, and have memories that may be hard to

The survivors of the Christchurch earthquake are lucky to be alive, but are in a state of shock, and have memories that may be hard to

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Iranian warships pass through Suez Canal

Two Iranian warships have passed through the Suez Canal, the first from the country to do so since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Iranian officials

Two Iranian warships have passed through the Suez Canal, the first from the country to do so since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Iranian officials

Culture

Bonus: Mark-Anthony Turnage and Antonio Pappano

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and Antonio Pappano, Music Director at the Royal Opera House in

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and Antonio Pappano, Music Director at the Royal Opera House in

Culture

Anna Nicole, the Opera

Her life was a soap opera, played out in courtrooms and on the pages of gossip magazines. The world was fascinated by Anna Nicole Smith: her plastic

Her life was a soap opera, played out in courtrooms and on the pages of gossip magazines. The world was fascinated by Anna Nicole Smith: her plastic

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Major quake hits Christchurch hard

With at least 65 people killed and upwards of 100 more people trapped in shattered buildings, New Zealand’s second city Christchurch is counting the

With at least 65 people killed and upwards of 100 more people trapped in shattered buildings, New Zealand’s second city Christchurch is counting the