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Police dismantle Occupy London camp

February 28, 2012 — Updated 0416 GMT (1216 HKT) An image taken by an Occupy supporter shows protesters standing on barricades during a police raid, February 27, 2012. (CNN) — Hundreds of police in riot gear staged an early morning raid Tuesday to clear Occupy protesters from a campsite outside London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, activists said. Just after midnight local ...

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Sarkozy allies accused of fiddling polls in race against Hollande

The disparities have produced questioning articles in the mainstream press and allegations, and denials, of bias in French blogs and chat rooms. One poll showed that the Socialist front-runner, François Hollande, maintained a seven- point first-round lead after President Nicolas Sarkozy entered the race two weeks ago. Two other polls, taken at about the same time, suggested that Mr Sarkozy ...

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Stocks under pressure

By CNNMoney staff @CNNMoneyMarkets February 27, 2012: 10:04 AM ET Click for more market data. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — U.S. stocks fell early Monday as concerns about Europe’s debt crisis returned and gas prices continued to rise. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) was down 67 points, or 0.5%, shortly after the opening bell. The S&P 500 (SPX) lost 8 ...

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We are sorry for calling strikes in past, never again: Mamata Banerjee

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweetApologizing for calling strikes when she was an opposition leader, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that politics of shutdowns and strikes have crippled the state for the last 35 years. KOLKATA: Apologizing for calling strikes and shutdowns during her days as an opposition leader, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Monday appealed to the…

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9 Afghans killed in blast outside NATO base

HEIDI VOGT Associated Press= KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into the gates of a NATO base and airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, triggering a blast that killed nine Afghans, officials said. The Taliban claimed the attack was revenge for U.S. troops burning copies of the Quran. The bombing in the city of Jalalabad ...

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Township malls are red-hot property

Shopping malls aimed at the lower Living Standards Measure (LSM) groups are the star performers in listed property portfolios. The performances of these shopping centres in townships, rural areas and CBDs overshadow the performances of their suburban counterparts. That makes this a red-hot sector to be active in, and property groups that already have some of these properties are planning ...

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Merkel likely to rally lawmakers behind Greek deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel raises a beer at an event in her constituen… Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to rally German lawmakers behind a Greek rescue deal in a vote Monday but faces opposition within her coalition against Germany stumping up any more aid. For the seventh time in less than two years, the 620 MPs in the German Bundestag ...

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Low in polls, Sarkozy stakes all on campaign verve

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Delivering thundering speeches in three cities that left him worked into a sweat aides had not seen in years, French President Nicolas Sarkozy showed in the first week of his re-election campaign that he has lost none of his oratorical power. France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy enters his car as he leaves the Petroplus oil refinery in ...

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Rising oil prices fuel piracy

The waters off West Africa’s coast, the Gulf of Guinea, are a growing source of oil and have recently seen a spike in piracy for theft of its riches, a development seen to be fuelled partly by rising crude prices. Attacks on vessels have grown in number and scope, spreading across a broader region in what is becoming a new ...

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