Brigitte Dusseau
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/ 27 April 2007

Blair marks 10 years in power before bowing out

British Prime Minister Tony Blair will celebrate 10 years in power next week, a landmark clouded by growing questions over his legacy as he prepares finally to stand down. The Iraq war and a "cash-for-honours" corruption probe over party funding both threaten to tarnish his image and overshadow Britain’s booming economic success of the last decade.

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/ 7 March 2007

Belfast’s troubled past now a must-see for tourists

”Over there is the Protestant area. And there, behind the wall in the middle of the road are the Catholics,” says Alan Hoy with a smile as he tells tales of Belfast’s hardest working-class areas. His taxi carefully parked on the kerb, Hoy works for one of seven cab firms that now take the curious to north and west Belfast to explain all about what is still euphemistically called around here ”The Troubles”.

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/ 7 July 2006

London’s unremarkable bombers

The four British Muslims who carried out the London bombings a year ago remain to this day remarkable for having been, in many ways, unremarkable. Their extremist views were little known, and their violent intentions even less so. Britain was mourning their lethal handiwork on Friday.