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Voices President Obama urged members of Congress to make 2014 a 'year of action' in his State of the Union address

Institutional flaws have held the President back

William Hague appeals for restraint in Egypt following clashes

Foreign Secretary calls for investigation into incident that left at least 40 dead

Easy eviction: Richard Nixon’s violence-free removal was possible because the alternative left US society essentially unchanged

Democracy is... saying goodbye without the gunfire

Richard Nixon managed it, and his party soon returned to power. The lesson from the Cairo coup last week could not have been more different

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Muslim Brotherhood officials arrested: 'They were supposed to be protected... not detained'

Muslim Brotherhood officials are now living in fear, the family of a Morsi adviser tell Alastair Beach in Cairo

If people don't articulate their views, how can a broadcaster be expected to represent them?

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People celebrate at Tahrir Square with a portrait of Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a broadcast confirming that the army will temporarily be taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi

When is a military coup not a military coup? When it happens in Egypt, apparently

Those Western leaders who are telling us Egypt is still on the path to “democracy” have to remember that Morsi was indeed elected in a real, Western-approved election

Hague and Obama make cautious approach to new regime as international community responds

Foreign Minister says the UK will recognise Egypt's leaders as new regime is met with mixed response from neighbouring countries

Egypt erupts with protests

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The condition of his health remains the same, South African officials confirmed today

Antonis Samaras addresses the Greek people, pledging to 'forge ahead' through his coalition government's crisis

Greece's ruling coalition hit by departure of Democratic Left

The junior partner's 14 legislators have left the agreement, over the closure of the state broadcaster

Left-wing opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has demanded elections

Greek coalition averts collapse over closure of state broadcaster but court order ERT back on air

Greece’s governing coalition avoided collapse on Monday night in the wake of a dispute over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s decision to close the state television broadcaster.

'Undemocratic' not to have Commons vote before arming rebel fighters in Syria, warns Speaker John Bercow

It would be undemocratic and inappropriate not to have a Commons vote before the Government decided to arm rebel fighters in Syria, Speaker John Bercow said today.

Turkey protests: This genie should not be tricked back into its bottle

The state is realising only now that these youths are not calling for chaos, but for inclusion

EDL leader Tommy Robinson, who today said he

EDL leader Tommy Robinson 'utterly condemns' attacks on Muslims

Robinson also says his groups tactics are 'completely questionable' but claims it contains no Nazis

McQuaid effectively accuses Cookson of being a stooge of the oligarch

Cycling: Pat McQuaid fights back in war of words

UCI president seeking re-election posts damning letter accusing rival of consorting with 'election fixer'

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters during a news conference at the World Economic Forum

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi 'honest' about desire to become the country's president

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has underlined her desire to become the country’s president, saying to pretend otherwise would be dishonest. She also said that if everyone in the country benefited from democratic reforms it would be harder for them to be rolled back.

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