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→  October 21, 2012

Lebanese soldiers have fired machine guns and thrown tear gas at hundreds of angry protesters attempting to storm the Prime Minister’s office in Beirut. Clashes with police erupted during the funeral for top intelligence chief Brigadier General Wissam al Hassan, who was killed in a massive car bombing on Friday. Forces had earlier set up […]

→  October 17, 2012

Energy firms will be forced to give customers the cheapest available tariff under new laws, David Cameron has announced. Amid mounting concern about the soaring cost of power, the Prime Minister vowed to legislate to tackle the often-confusing array of prices. “I can announce that we will be legislating so that energy companies have to […]

→  October 9, 2012

By Anthee Carassava, Athens Tens of thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens as the German Chancellor visits the capital to offer support to a government struggling to implement fresh austerity cuts. Police clashed with protestors, firing tear gas and stun grenades as they attempted to break through a barrier set up […]

→  September 22, 2012

The husband of a policewoman killed in the line of duty has called for the Prime Minister to “take responsibility” for abusive comments allegedly made by Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell to an officer in Downing Street. Mr Mitchell is facing growing calls to resign as the row over what he said continues. The Conservative […]