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WikiLeaks cables: MI5 offered files on Finucane killing to inquiry 0

Leaked dispatches strengthen Finucane family’s demands for inquiry into collusion between UFF gunmen and security forcesNicholas Watt and Owen Bowcott WikiLeaks cables reveal US diplomats feared that ‘elements of the security-legal establishments’ in Britain beyond MI5 were resisting an inquiry

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Obama’s Sellout on Taxes 0

Game Plan for a Flat Tax, Social Security Cutbacks and Austerity  I almost feel naïve for being so angry at President Obama’s betrayal of his campaign promises regarding taxes. I had never harbored much hope that he actually intended to

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Economy, not unity, is Irish priority 0

While the crisis gripping Ireland may have rescued Sinn Féin from total irrelevancy in the Republic, the prospect of a united Ireland is more unlikely than ever Gerry Adams, whose Sinn Féin party recently won the Donegal South West seat.

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The euro crisis: a contagious Irish disease? 0

The proposed Irish bail-out has not calmed the financial markets. And now their attention is moving on to new victims in the Iberian peninsula DUBLIN, LONDON AND MADRID ON NOVEMBER 21st the Irish government at last gave in. It yielded

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Michael Gove’s plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet 0

Education secretary’s proposal angers athletes and teachersNick Clegg and Andrew Lansley voice their doubts Toby Helm and Anushka Asthana Michael Gove announces National School Sport Week in June. Teachers and athletes now fear the impact of the education secretary’s plan

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Greeks vote in local elections 0

Polls assume greater significance following premier’s threat to dissolve parliament if his party does not fare well. Papandreou sees the municipal and regional polls as a litmus test [EPA] Greek residents have begun voting in local and regional polls amid threats

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A Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison If the court indeed deports Mairead Corrigan-Maguire we’ll know that our court system is also tainted to the teeth By Gideon Levy The photograph was recently distributed by the IDF’s propagandists: Mairead Corrigan-Maguire

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Massive Protest March in Brussels Rejects European Austerity Plans 0

More than 100,000 trade unionists from throughout Europe took to the streets of Brussels today to oppose austerity measures which, if governments do not change direction, will have disastrous social and economic results. Parallel national protests taking place across Europe

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Eta opens opportunity for armed struggle to end

Jim Gibney The decision by Eta, the Basque armed nationalist organisation, to declare a unilateral, unconditional and open-ended ceasefire last weekend provides another opportunity for the last remaining armed struggle in western Europe to be brought to a negotiated, peaceful

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Israel and Palestinians to resume peace talks in Washington 0

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians would aim to ‘resolve all final status issues within one year. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Hillary Clinton hopes a peace agreement can be reached within

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