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Egypt committee rejects Orascom’s appeal on Mobinil bid
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Egypt committee rejects Orascom’s appeal on Mobinil bid

An Egyptian appeals committee has rejected a request by Orascom Telecom (ORTE.CA) that the regulator block France Telecom’s latest bid to buy all of Mobinil shares, the regulator said on Saturday.

Tokyo Stock Exchange to launch new trading system on Jan 4
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tokyo Stock Exchange to launch new trading system on Jan 4

The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Asia’s largest equities bourse, said it would go ahead with the launch of its new trading system as planned on Monday after running final checks.

Ferrero discusses Cadbury with Hershey, private equity
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ferrero discusses Cadbury with Hershey, private equity

Italian confectioner Ferrero has met with private equity firms as well as Hershey Co to discuss a possible bid for Britain’s Cadbury Plc, Il Sole 24 Ore daily reported on Saturday.

Bomb suspect may not have begun trip in Ghana
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Bomb suspect may not have begun trip in Ghana

A Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a U.S. passenger jet on Christmas Day may not have begun his journey in Ghana, a Ghanaian airport official said on Saturday.

Karzai visits south Afghanistan, rockets land nearby
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Karzai visits south Afghanistan, rockets land nearby

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited the southerly Helmand province on Saturday, where he condemned recent foreign air strikes that have killed civilians, and two rockets apparently exploded nearby.

Picasso, other art works stolen from French villa
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Picasso, other art works stolen from French villa

Thieves have stolen about 30 paintings, including a work by Spanish master Pablo Picasso, from a private villa in the south of France, police said on Saturday.

Bin Laden daughter should be free to quit Iran: Saudi Arabia
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Bin Laden daughter should be free to quit Iran: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia urged Iran on Saturday to allow a daughter of Osama bin Laden, who fled house arrest and sought refuge in the Saudi embassy in Tehran, to leave the country if she wishes.

Yemen president tackles boosting security with U.S.
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Yemen president tackles boosting security with U.S.

Yemen’s president met a top U.S. general on Saturday to discuss boosting military cooperation, after President Barack Obama tied al Qaeda’s regional arm to the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger jet.

Danish cartoonist attacker suspected of al Qaeda ties
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Danish cartoonist attacker suspected of al Qaeda ties

A Somali man armed with an axe and suspected of links with al Qaeda broke into the home of a Danish cartoonist whose drawings of the Prophet Mohammad caused global Muslim outrage and was shot and wounded by police.

Afghan MPs reject two-thirds of Karzai’s cabinet
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Afghan MPs reject two-thirds of Karzai’s cabinet

The Afghan parliament dealt President Hamid Karzai a painful blow on Saturday when it rejected more than two-thirds of his cabinet nominees, including several close allies and former guerrilla commander Ismail Khan.