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Kate Farmer

Cutting to the chase

18. 1. 2013 - 14:00

History repeating in Mali?

Reality Check: Mali and Algeria, EU reaction to UK "drifting away", Armstrong confession, Greece tax evasion, military service referendum in Austria.

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As the crisis in Algeria escalates, and the situation in Mali appears to be becoming more and more complicated and daunting for the international forces.

Although France promised a short mission in Mali lasting only a few weeks, the Islamist rebels are proving to be better armed and better organised than they expected. There is now a real risk that this could become a repeat of the stories of international intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan.

French forces in Mali

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French troops move into action in Mali, but find the rebels well prepared.

International security expert, Paul Rogers, gives his analysis of recent events in the region and their implications.

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Cameron cancels Europe speech

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has cancelled his much anticipated speech on Europe amid the Algeria crisis, and following a conversation with US President Obama. Vanessa Mock reports from Brussels on the view from Europe on the leaked details of the speech which warned of Britain "drifting away" from Europe.

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Armstrong confession

The managing director of the Austrian anti-doping organisation gives his response to Lance Armstrong's doping confession.

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Greek former finance minister faces tax proble

Ex Finance Minister, George Papaconstantinou, is accused of tampering with a list of suspected tax evaders.

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Military service referendum

A look at opinions ahead of Sunday's referendum on Austria's military and national service.

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