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Estelle Shirbon

Estelle Shirbon

    Britain rejects petition calling for second EU referendum
    Britain rejects petition calling for second EU referendum
    The British government has rejected an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European...
    Oxford head resists 'rewriting history' over Rhodes statue
    Oxford head resists 'rewriting history' over Rhodes statue
    The chancellor of Oxford University has warned against rewriting history in his first public comments on a student campaign to remove a statue of...
    Giant panda: The UK's new 'royal' baby?
    Giant panda: The UK's new 'royal' baby?
    A giant panda at Edinburgh Zoo is showing signs of pregnancy and could give birth within weeks to what would be the first cub from the rare species...
    Security, black ribbons for Boston at London Marathon
    Security, black ribbons for Boston at London Marathon
    Hundreds of extra police were deployed to secure the first race in the World Marathon Majors series since two explosions near the finish line of...
    Assange works to prevent extradition
    Assange works to prevent extradition
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appealed to Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday not to extradite him to Sweden over accusations of sex crimes, a...
    British PM Brown calls May 6 election
    British PM Brown calls May 6 election
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday confirmed May 6 as the date for a parliamentary election that could bring down the curtain on 13...
    Air France to compensate crash victims' families
    Air France to compensate crash victims' families
    Air France will compensate through its insurers the families of the victims of a June 1 crash in which 228 people died, the company's chief...
    World economy set for 'bad' 2009, says IMF
    World economy set for 'bad' 2009, says IMF
    The world economy will go through a rough patch this year and governments and central banks must revisit the way they operate, the head of the...
    Nigerian oil delta under threat of new violence
    Nigerian oil delta under threat of new violence
    The risk of renewed violence in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta is increasing because militants are frustrated by a lack of concrete results...
    Nigeria's stability hinges on presidential ruling
    Nigeria's stability hinges on presidential ruling
    A Nigerian tribunal will rule on Tuesday whether the election of President Umaru Yar'Adua was valid, a decision that could entrench a disputed...
    Nigerian oil rebels demand proof leader is alive
    Nigerian oil rebels demand proof leader is alive
    A rebel group from Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta demanded on Wednesday that lawyers, relatives and the Red Cross be allowed to see their...
    Is Nigeria's new Dubai a white elephant?
    Is Nigeria's new Dubai a white elephant?
    In the minds of its creators, the Tinapa resort in south-eastern Nigeria will rival Dubai or London as a shopping and trading paradise for rich and...