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Doubts over identity of al-Qaeda leader held in Cairo

Egypt security officials announced today, February 29, that Saif al-Adel, a key member of Osama Bin Laden's inner circle, was detained at Cairo International Airport.

Soros loses title of top hedge-fund manager

An American national Ray Dalio has outrun George Soros, depriving him of the leading hedge-fund manager's title. Last year Dalio's Bridgewater Pure Alpha earned investors 13.8 billion dollars (7.2 billion LVL).

Apple value exceeds half a trillion dollars

Total value of Apple shares exceeds 500 billion dollars (261.5 billion LVL). The world’s most expensive company stepped over this frontier when on Tuesday, February 28 value of its shares went up 2% in markets of United States of America reaching 535.41 dollars (279.8 LVL) per unit.

Greece accepts EUR 3.2 billion budget cut

In the evening of February 28th, the Greek parliament approved the EUR 3.2 billion budget cut program. The realization of the strict savings program is the condition for Athens to receive the second loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of EUR 130 billion.

Microsoft complains about Google+ to European antimonopolists

The Microsoft Corporation and some other companies have addressed European antimonopoly institutions with a complaint about the social network Google+. For the time being, however, the reason of their complaints is not known.

Israel not to warn US before striking Iran

Israel has refused to give an advance notice to the United States in case it decides to launch military operations against Iran's nuclear programme.

Apple might unveil its own TV

Technology giant Apple has sent out invitations to its March 7 presentation of its next generation iPad. However, sources familiar with Apple's upcoming product release claim that the first company's TV could be launched as well.

Injured British journalist rescued from Syria

Wounded British journalist-photographer Paul Conroy has finally been transported to a safe place in Lebanon. He was trapped in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. The risky trip out of the country claimed 13 lives of rebels who helped Conroy escape from the relentless shelling.

EU recalls ambassadors to Belarus

The European Union is recalling its ambassadors to Belarus. The move comes after Minsk expelled the bloc's representative and the Polish envoy.

The Fukushima disaster: Japan prepared for the worst

Right after the accident on the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government of Japan began projecting the worst possible scenarios, preparing for reactors exploding, and the evacuation of Tokyo.

Legalization of marijuana put under national vote in Colorado

In Colorado State in the United States of America a referendum is to be organized in order to decide whether to legalize marijuana. The referendum is going to take place on November 6 this year – on the President’s election day.

Yahoo! sues Facebook for patent violations

The company Yahoo! has threatened the social network Facebook with legal proceedings for its patent violations. There are about 10 – 20 such patents.

Spain unable to reduce budget deficit

The government of Spain failed to achieve the goals set for restoring the country’s budget. In 2011, the State budget deficit reached 8.5% from the GDP, while the indexes were originally set to be 6%, Spanish Minister of finance Cristobal Montoro claims.

Serbia to become a full EU member State

Ministers of Foreign affairs of the European Union reached an agreement on the question of offering Serbia the status of a candidate to enter the European Union.

Nokia creates smart phone with a 41 Mpx camera

Nokia has created a smart phone Nokia 808 PureView with a 41 Mpx camera. The real picture size varies from two to eight Mpx.

Standard and Poor's declares Greek «selective default»

The international rating agency Standard and Poor's has declared Greek debt as in «selective default». The agency explains the move with the deal Greece made with creditors to slash its uncontrollable debts levels.

Costa Concordia sister ship adrift off Seychelles

An Italian cruise ship Costa Allegra (from the same fleet as the doomed Costa Concordia) is drifing without power in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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