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Al Qaeda's new threat, Mugabe's botched victory and Berlusconi's first conviction: the weekend news in brief

By Prospect Team  

Nigel Farage has expressed admiration for Putin

The US has closed more diplomatic hubs across the Middle East and Africa in response to an Al Qaeda threat thought to be the “most serious in years.” NSA intercepts in the region have revealed “chatter” about an imminent attack in the Middle East, or possibly Europe.

On Wednesday, Mark Carney will face his first major test as head of the Bank of England. The Canadian superbanker will reveal a much-anticipated “forward guidance” plan on…

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