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# tensions - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Al Jazeera closes Beijing bureau after reporter expelled from China

It is the first time in 14 years that a foreign journalist has been kicked out of China.

# tensions - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ouch: Tensions increase as Gerry Adams dismisses Fianna Fáil as 'impotent'

The two parties have exchanged a series of increasingly-harsh criticisms this week as they battle to be seen as the main opposition party.

# tensions - Sunday 29 April, 2012

UN observers in Syria visit Homs

The UN observers are trying to shore up a shakey ceasefire in Syria as part of a political solution to the conflict that has killed more than 9,000 people.

# tensions - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war Tensions This post contains images

South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war

The president, who is on a visit to China, made the remarks after the Sudanese leader vowed to press ahead with his military campaign.

# tensions - Friday 13 April, 2012

Labour must return to core beliefs - or pull out of government, says Labour MEP Exclusive

In an opinion piece for this morning, Nessa Childers says Labour needs to

# tensions - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Obama warns North Korea against conducting rocket test

The US president said there will be consequences if North Korea goes ahead with its plans to test a long-range rocket next month.

# tensions - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Argentina accuses UK of sending nuclear sub to Falkland Islands

Argentina says Britain has deployed a nuclear sub, the Vanguard, to guard the islands; Britain has refused to comment.

# tensions - Friday 10 February, 2012

'Birth tourism' heightens tensions between China and Hong Kong Double Negatives This post contains videos

'Birth tourism' heightens tensions between China and Hong Kong

Half of the babies born in Hong Kong last year have parents from the mainland.

Argentina to lodge UN complaint today as UK denies 'militarisation' of Falklands

There are growing tensions between the two nations ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War.

# tensions - Monday 23 January, 2012

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

# tensions - Monday 26 December, 2011

South Korean delegation meets Kim Jong Il's heir in Pyongyang

Today’s meeting is a rare event between the hostile neighbours as South Korean delegation pays its respects to the late Kim Jong Il.

# tensions - Friday 4 November, 2011

NATO "has no intention of intervening in Iran"

The US and other leading Western governments believe that Iran is intending to develop a nuclear arsenal. Iran has warned the US not to set them on “a collision course”

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