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Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua and Barbuda dismisses its chief financial regulator, Leroy King, following claims of a collaboration with Allen Stanford.

The Antigua and Barbuda government has dismissed its chief financial regulator, Leroy King.

Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo at the start of a four-day trip to Africa.

New York

In the New York State legislative deadlock, Senate Democrats lock themselves into the Senate chamber due to a refusal to accept Pedro Espada as Senate President.

Northern Ireland

One hundred Romanians flee Northern Ireland and return to Romania.

President McAleese has described recent racist attacks in Belfast as distressing and sickening.

Guardian Council

The Guardian Council rules out a re-run of the presidential election saying that there was no sign of serious electoral fraud in the June 12 vote.

UK expels two Iranian diplomats after similar expulsions by Tehran in spat over post-poll protests.

Ukraine

Ukraine sets 17 January 2010 as the date for the next presidential election said to be crucial for its future direction.

Ukraine has set 17 January as the date for a presidential election crucial for its future direction.

French National Assembly

The French National Assembly announces the beginning of an inquiry into whether women in France should be allowed to wear the burqa.

Boeing aircraft

Boeing delays the first test flight of its lightweight jet, the 787, because of stress found where the wings attach to the sides of the plane.

Additional stress was found where the wings attach to the sides of the plane, but executives said that minor modifications would fix the problem.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Commons speaker John Bercow breaks with tradition by abandoning the traditional court dress worn by his predecessor Michael Martin.