AUDIO: ‘Cautious optimism’ in Davos

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The prevailing mood at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week has been one of measured optimism, but there are still questions over whether EU leaders will agree the terms of a new fiscal pact and bail-out fund when they meet in Brussels on Monday.

Protests sweep through Senegal after poll ruling

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DAKAR (Reuters) – Street protests spread through towns across Senegal overnight on Saturday after a top legal body said President Abdoulaye Wade had the right to run for a third term in elections next month. Local television said one policeman died from head injuries after clashes in the capital Dakar. […]

UN considers resolution on Syria

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European and Arab nations have pressed for UN Security Council backing for an Arab League plan calling on Syria’s president to stand down, but Russia said their proposed resolution crossed its “red lines”. Morocco presented a draft resolution to the 15-nation Security Council, drawn up by Britain, France and Germany […]