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British Police Arrest Rebekah Brooks in Phone Hacking

By ALAN COWELL and RAVI SOMAIYAPublished: July 17, 2011   LONDON — The British police on Sunday arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s media operations in Britain, according to a former associate at News International, the newspaper group at the heart of a phone-hacking scandal convulsing the Murdoch empire, the British political …

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Shy U.S. Intellectual Created Playbook Used in a Revolution

BOSTON — Halfway around the world from Tahrir Square in Cairo, an aging American intellectual shuffles about his cluttered brick row house in a working-class neighborhood here. His name is Gene Sharp. Stoop-shouldered and white-haired at 83, he grows orchids, has yet to master the Internet and hardly seems like a dangerous man. Enlarge This …

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Intense Clashes Ease in Cairo

  Khalil Hamra/Associated Press Demonstrators walked through a cloud of tear gas during clashes with the Egyptian security near the interior ministry on Wednesday in Cairo. By DINA SALAH AMER Published: June 29, 2011   CAIRO — Clashes between Cairo residents and security forces eased Wednesday afternoon after deepening into pitched street battles, the first …

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Morocco King Proposes Limited Steps to Democracy

  Abdeljalil Bounhar/Associated Press Cafe customers in Casablanca, Morocco, watched King Mohammed VI’s speech on Friday night. Under his plan for the government, he would still control the military and religious matters. In a major effort to try to respond to calls for more democracy and accountability, King Mohammed VI of Morocco announced proposed constitutional …

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Egyptian novelist hails revolution as a ‘great human achievement’

Alaa al-Aswany: ‘When you participate in a real revolution you become a much better person. You are ready to defend human values.’ Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian   On 28 January a young Egyptian man was urging the novelist Alaa al-Aswany to write a book about the revolution that was gathering momentum in Cairo’s …

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Bail Granted for Ex-Chief of I.M.F.

A judge granted Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Thursday, allowing the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund to be freed from Rikers Island to stay in a Manhattan apartment while his sexual assault case is pending. Enlarge This Image Pool photo by Getty Images Dominique Strauss-Kahn appeared in State Supreme Court for a bail …

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Powerful and Primitive

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times   That’s what every hard-working, God-fearing, young widow who breaks her back doing menial labor at a Times Square hotel to support her teenage daughter, justify her immigration status and take advantage of the opportunities in America wants — a crazed, rutting, wrinkly old satyr charging naked out of …

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Geithner Suggests That Strauss-Kahn Step Aside

PARIS — As Dominique Strauss-Kahn was left to spend another day behind bars in New York, a pack of would-be successors wasted little time Tuesday maneuvering for his job as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, one of the most powerful positions in global finance, and U.S. officials openly suggested that he step down. …

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Police Seek Evidence From I.M.F. Chief on Sex Attack

Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Dominique Strauss-Kahn, center, left a New York Police Department precinct for Manhattan Criminal Court late Sunday. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the leader of the International Monetary Fund, spent most of Sunday at the Manhattan Special Victims Unit in East Harlem as prosecutors sought additional evidence, including possible DNA evidence on …

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