News Headlines - 10 February 2011

▽Egypt crisis: Hosni Mubarak refuses to quit - Telegraph.co.uk
Protesters in central Tahrir Square, waved their shoes in dismay after a late night televised speech by the 82-year old leader and pledged to march on the presidential palace, enraged by the fact that the president had not stepped down.

▽Disgraced MP Eric Illsley jailed for fiddling expenses - The Guardian
Courtroom one at Southwark crown court is not quite the members' lobby of the House of Commons, but it is becoming a little like it. No sooner had Jim Devine, the former Labour MP for Livingston, been found guilty of filing false invoices amounting to £9,000, than he was replaced in the glass-sided cube that is the dock by Eric Illsley, until this week Labour MP for Barnsley Central, whose guilty plea to claiming £14,500 more than he was entitled to resulted in a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment.

▽MPs vote against giving prisoners the right to vote - Telegraph.co.uk
Despite David Cameron again outlining his personal abhorrence at allowing prisoners to take part in elections, it became clear that Downing Street and the Ministry of Justice accept that the measure will, in some form, have to be adopted because Britain is bound by European human rights laws.

▽Apple Is Said to Work on Cheaper, Smaller IPhones - Bloomberg
One version would be cheaper and smaller than the most recent iPhone, said a person who has seen a prototype and asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been made public. Apple also is developing technology that makes it easier to use the iPhone on multiple wireless networks, two people said.

▽A Canadian in Espoo: Elop Gives Nokia a Chance - BusinessWeek
Elop reportedly sent a candid, companywide memo that sets the stage for significant changes at Nokia, which is watching its dominance— in market share, profit, and mindset—in the handset market rapidly erode.







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