Lauren Bain

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Thursday's Daily Telegraph front page: 'The perfect prince'

Political limbo and bloodshed mark election anniversary in Tunisia

Exactly two years since Tunisia’s first free elections, violence and political tension have marked the anniversary.<p>In the Sidi Bouzid region in the centre of the country, at least six policemen were killed when security forces clashed with armed Islamists. It is the latest sign of insecurity in …

German Chancellor calls Obama over NSA phone tapping

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Obama to demand an explanation after hearing that her mobile phone may have been tapped by US intelligence services.<p>The confrontation came after German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the NSA had been spying on the Chancellor for years, an …

Students and teachers strike over education cuts in Spain

Students got the ball rolling with a two-day classroom walkout and on Thursday, teachers and parents in Spain will join strike action in protest at education cutbacks and reforms.<p>Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right government has slashed public spending to try to bring Spain’s deficit under control. But …

Russia changes Arctic 30 charges from 'piracy' to 'hooliganism'

Russia has agreed to drop charges of piracy against the Arctic 30. The group of 28 Greenpeace activists and 2 journalists were arrested over a month ago as they were staging a protest against a Russian offshore oil rig.<p>The maximum penalty for piracy is fifteen years behind bars. Now they stand …

'End drone strikes', Pakistan's Prime Minister tells Obama

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in Washington to meet US President Barack Obama for the first time since taking office.<p>Amongst the discussions between the two leaders was the issue of drone strikes which has strained relations between the two countries.<p>“Pakistan and the United States …

Kerry and Netanyahu discuss Iran in Rome

Diplomatic handshakes disguised the differences between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry when they met in Rome on Wednesday.<p>At a press conference following their seven-hour long discussions, it appeared that Iran’s nuclear programme continues to be a …

Funny business with a serious message at the Clown Convention in Mexico

Mexico City has been invaded by peace loving clowns.<p>Coming from all over Latin America, they were in town for the 18th Annual Clown Convention. Though their business may be laughs, they had a serious message.<p>Chanting “No to violence, Yes to peace”, they wanted to disassociate themselves from a man …