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Saturday 13 October 2012
No wonder the award of this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union was greeted by sniggers. It seems silly enough to be lionising any political alliance. With the euro in meltdown, Catalonia threatening to secede from Spain, and the German Chancellor's visit to Athens greeted by angry crowds (and at least one Hitler impersonator), it starts to look like the committee in Oslo is making a joke.
Thursday 30 August 2012
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Family called for investigation after traces of poison found on his clothes
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Yasser Arafat's widow and daughter have formally demanded a French judicial investigation into his death after filing a complaint of "assassination" in a Paris court.
Monday 09 July 2012
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, a top aide said.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Body of former Palestinian leader may be exhumed after polonium is found on clothes
Monday 28 May 2012
Few who have worked for The Economist can match the 28 years that Peter David gave so outstandingly to that magazine – and fewer still could match the range of his interests or the breadth of what he wrote about.
Monday 09 April 2012
Mike Wallace, the dogged American television news reporter and interviewer who took on politicians and celebrities in a 60-year career, has died. He was 93.
Friday 16 March 2012
Suha Arafat says Palestinians miss the democratic rule implemented by her husband
Wednesday 01 February 2012
The violence grows worse. The Arab League throws up its hands in despair. Madame Clinton may huff and puff at the UN. But the Syrian regime and the stalwarts of the old Baath Party don't budge. Only the Arabs are unsurprised. For Syria – the Mother of One Arab People, as the Baathists would have it – is a tough creature, its rulers among the most tenacious in the Middle East, used to the slings and arrows of their friends as well as their enemies. Syria's "No" to anything but total Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for peace is almost as famous as De Gaulle's "Non" to British entry to the EU.
Sunday 15 January 2012
Romanian police fired tear gas and clashed with protesters during an anti-government rally, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against austerity cuts and falling living standards.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Palestinian officials were scrambling yesterday to head off a mounting political crisis by claiming that thousands of leaked communiqués documenting unprecedented concessions in favour of Israel were a mixture of fabrications and distortions.
Monday 15 November 2010
Nearly three million Muslims have gathered for the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Monday 18 October 2010
That Tony Blair was unable to deduce without outside help that it was, in the end, time to go seems all the more remarkable – because the former prime minister seems to have a keen interest in watches.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
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