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Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

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  • As part of one of the four cases currently against him, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in court on charges of corruption and attacks his prosecutors again. (BBC)
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May 2, 2011 Wikinews articles
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  • Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, imprisoned by the United States on charges of disclosing government information to the general public, is found competent to stand trial by a "panel of experts", despite having earlier been thought of as a "suicide risk" and having his clothes removed. (The Hindu)
  • 6 major U.S. tobacco companies, accused of delivering an "unreasonably dangerous" product, defeat a lawsuit taken by 37 hospitals in the U.S. state of Missouri. The hospitals were looking for financial assistance with the treatment of illnesses caused by smoking. (BBC) (Bloomberg / The Irish Times)
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  • Ministers in Uganda disagree over the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. (Daily Nation)
  • Current U.S. officials and former president Jimmy Carter disagree over allegations that the U.S. is deliberately keeping food aid from North Korea despite severe food shortages among people there. (BBC)
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  • Air India pilots continue a strike for a third successive day with 120 flights cancelled. (Hindustan Times)
  • Unemployment figures in Spain increase to a 14-year high; nearly 5,000,000 people are unemployed. (BBC)
  • Demand for Samsung Electronics products plummets again, with the company only managing net profits of $2.6 billion for the first three months of 2011. (BBC)
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  • The French Football Federation (FFF) announces an internal inquiry over allegations of a secret racial quota targeting blacks and Arabs and supported by its own officials. (BBC News)
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Constellation Energy Group in a stock swap valued at $7.9 billion. (Reuters)

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April 28, 2011 Wikinews articles
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