Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

Magazine article The Spectator

Abroad

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Finance ministers from eurozone ut an ixopposition. Portuguese workers held a one-day strike against austerity measures.

Egypt went to the polls as crowds rallied in Tahrir Square against military rule. The Arab League and Turkey took economic sanctions against Syria, as demonstrations against the regime continued, as did the killing of protestors.

Britain withdrew some diplomats from Tehran after a mob stormed its embassy, protesting against economic sanctions against Iran. President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen agreed to step down in return for immunity from prosecution, saying he would go to New York for treatment. The king of Bahrain promised reforms after an independent report found excessive force and torture had been used against protestors. In Morocco, the Justice and Development party, which is rather Islamist, won elections. …

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