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What Happened on 01 June 2012

Activist Chen says China democracy "slow but irreversible"

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, in his first major public appearance in the United States, has said democratic change in China… Read More.

Rwanda genocide planner sentenced for life

A former Rwandan youth minister has been sentenced for life after being found guilty of playing a key role in… Read More.

Egypt state of emergency ends after 31 years

Egypt's state of emergency, that allowed security forces to detain suspects and try them in special courts, has been lifted… Read More.

NBNK in talks with Lloyds over branches purchase

New British banking venture NBNK has said talks with Lloyds Banking Group over the possible purchase of 632 branches are… Read More.

Xstrata boss offered $45 million to stay after merger with Glencore

The head of Anglo-Swiss mining firm Xstrata has been offered almost $45 million to stay on after its merger with… Read More.

BP plans to sell stake in TNK-BP

BP has announced it will try to sell its stake in the TNK-BP Russian oil joint venture. BP has informed… Read More.

Liverpool agree to compensation deal for Swansea's Rodgers

Liverpool have agreed on a compensation deal with fellow Premier League club Swansea City for manager Brendan Rodgers and three… Read More.

Formula One hits the brakes on IPO

Motor sport racing firm Formula One has delayed its Singapore initial public offer (IPO) worth up to $3 billion as… Read More.

Authors win class status over Google

A federal judge has ruled that thousands of authors can sue Google in a class-action lawsuit over plans to create… Read More.

Microsoft previews Window 8 system

Microsoft has launched the most complete preview yet of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Tens of thousands of improvements… Read More.

Justin Bieber suffers concussion in Paris

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has suffered a concussion in Paris after knocking himself out backstage. The incident… Read More.

Amy Winehouse London home up for sale

British singer Amy Winehouse's family have put her north London home up for sale following her death last July. Winehouse… Read More.