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Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian president, Arab Spring, or EU?

Africa’s first democratically elected woman president, cyber activists who helped bring about the Arab Spring uprising or maybe the European Union? Speculation ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement is rife. The Norwegian Nobel Committee that attributes the prize had a record 241 individuals and organisations on its top secret list, with the name of the laureate to be unveiled ...

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EU, Arab Spring favorites for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway — Arab Spring or European Union? Speculation ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday is split after cryptic comments by the award committee’s chairman. Many Nobel watchers have seen the revolutions against autocratic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East as the most likely subject of this year’s prize. An American professor who wrote a ...

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World mourns, pays tribute to Steve Jobs

Apples and flowers: People memorialize Steve Jobs in front of an Apple store in New York. October 6th, 2011 01:40 PM ET Share this on: Facebook Twitter Digg del.icio.us reddit MySpace StumbleUpon Comments (444 comments) Permalink Tweet Editor's note: Apple admirers and competitors alike are mourning the death of Steve Jobs. The man behind the iPhone, iPad and other wildly ...

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Palestinian anger at U.S. rising over UN veto threat

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK — Palestinians have long been skeptical of America’s ability to help them win independence. But low expectations have turned into frustration and in some cases outright anger after the U.S. threatened to derail a bid for U.N. recognition of an independent state and Congress put a hold on $200 million in badly needed aid. Protests have been ...

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Socialists set to crown Hollande in France’s first open primary

French politics will stray into uncharted, transatlantic territory this weekend when left-wing voters will be invited to take part in the country’s first “open” presidential, primary election. If pollsters are correct, little doubt remains about the identity of the centre-left challenger to President Nicolas Sarkozy next spring. In the last few days, the former Socialist party leader, François Hollande, 57, ...

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Erdogan visits SA to further spread trade wings

TURKISH Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited South Africa this week, the latest stop in a diplomatic drive into the continent whose attention is increasingly fixed on emerging market relationships rather than old commercial ties to Europe. After a landmark August visit to Somalia and a tour of north Africa a month later, Erdogan…

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Egypt’s ruler vows military will step down

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is escorted by Egyptian Maj. Gen. Rouini… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military ruler vowed on Thursday not to step down until the council of generals he heads has “fulfilled its commitments,” adding that the military does ...

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U.N. Veto Spurs Syria Sanction Push

By NOUR MALAS And MARC CHAMPION The Syrian opposition and governments that support it pushed ahead on Wednesday with efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to halt his crackdown on protesters, after the failure of a United Nations resolution condemning the violence. The steps came amid signs that some sanctions are having an effect on the Assad regime. Enlarge ImageClose ...

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If Samson Had This Arm…

USUALLY the press conference gets the buzz going. Last week, the buzz got the press conference going. Multimedia Slide Show Tom Brady Cuts His Hair: Why? Connect With Us on Twitter Follow @NYTimesfashion for fashion, beauty and lifestyle news and headlines. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, caused quite a stir last week when he met reporters without his ...

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