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Government downgrades IRA security threat but warns international terrorism risk to Britain remains high
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The threat to Britain from international terrorism remains high but the menace of Irish dissident republicans has reduced, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The island nation of the Maldives has been plunged into fresh political turmoil after armed police arrested a former president while he was campaigning ahead of next year's election.
Thursday 04 October 2012
A bomb left in North Belfast tonight was intended to kill, police have claimed.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
A Russian opposition activist has said his wife has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug charges.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest is the most-watched non-sporting competition in the world. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that Azerbaijan's government sees Saturday's gala as a ticket of admission to the community of nations. Nor that President Ilham Aliyev has spent around $134m on a spanking new venue to host the event.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
The Swedish flat-pack giant Ikea is today reeling from potentially scandalous allegations that it used scores of political prisoners in former communist East Germany to manufacture its affordable furniture products in the years leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Monday 30 April 2012
Activists warn ruling for 21 jailed dissidents may be attempt to deflect international criticism
Monday 23 April 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague warned today against moving too fast to lift sanctions against Burma despite a “very important process of change” in the country.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
A police officer is facing disciplinary action for leaving a gun behind after a house search.
Monday 16 April 2012
After more than a year in jail, opposition politician Andrei Sannikov was freed over the weekend, after he was granted a pardon by Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian president of Belarus.
Thursday 05 April 2012
They say they are the forgotten people, that while the world has moved on, beguiled by Burma's flurry of reforms and its by-elections, their own pain endures, unnoticed.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi's party claimed today she has won a seat in Burma's parliament after a landmark election, setting the stage for the pro-democracy leader to hold public office for the first time.
Saturday 31 March 2012
A documentary study in integrity and its dangers.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba in the footsteps of his more famous predecessor, gently pressing the island's long-time communist leaders to push through "legitimate" reforms their people desire.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
The Czech government agreed today to rename the country's main airport in Prague to honour deceased former President Vaclav Havel, Czech media reported.
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