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2011-01-12

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Lebanon's legacy of conflict continues

In November 2009, after five months of stalemate since winning Lebanon’s election in June, Saad Hariri finally managed to put together yet another

In November 2009, after five months of stalemate since winning Lebanon’s election in June, Saad Hariri finally managed to put together yet another

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Russian crash report cites presidential pressure

Pilot error was to blame, but the crew may have been under pressure. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane crash in Russia

Pilot error was to blame, but the crew may have been under pressure. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane crash in Russia

Europe

EU members pressed to enrich euro rescue fund

Euro currency member Portugal is still on its feet in the quest to avoid calling for a debt bailout like Greece and Ireland, but the European

Euro currency member Portugal is still on its feet in the quest to avoid calling for a debt bailout like Greece and Ireland, but the European

Business

German 2010 growth fastest since reunification

Germany’s economy rebounded last year at its fastest pace since reunification two decades ago. However consumer spending stayed modest with just a

Germany’s economy rebounded last year at its fastest pace since reunification two decades ago. However consumer spending stayed modest with just a

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Lebanese government collapses

Despite emergency meetings on Tuesday, the Lebanese government has effectively collapsed following the resignations of 11 government ministers from

Despite emergency meetings on Tuesday, the Lebanese government has effectively collapsed following the resignations of 11 government ministers from

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Poland's Kaczynski slams Russian crash report

Lech Kaczynski’s twin brother has slammed the Russian report as a joke, saying it puts all the blame on Poland without any proof. Jaroslaw

Lech Kaczynski’s twin brother has slammed the Russian report as a joke, saying it puts all the blame on Poland without any proof. Jaroslaw

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What lies ahead for South Sudan after referendum?

Sudan’s referendum may result in the creation of Africa’s newest nation, but the road ahead for one of the poorest countries in the world will not be

Sudan’s referendum may result in the creation of Africa’s newest nation, but the road ahead for one of the poorest countries in the world will not be

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Focus on reconstruction as Haiti marks quake one year on

One year on and the first anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake is being seen as a chance to assess progress on rebuilding.   Despite the

One year on and the first anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake is being seen as a chance to assess progress on rebuilding.   Despite the

Business

Portugal passes bond test

Debt-ridden Portugal has passed a key market test by being able to sell its benchmark 10-year government bonds at a lower interest rate than in the

Debt-ridden Portugal has passed a key market test by being able to sell its benchmark 10-year government bonds at a lower interest rate than in the

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Lebanese government collapses

The Lebanese government has effectively collapsed following the resignations of 11 government ministers over a dispute about the UN investigation

The Lebanese government has effectively collapsed following the resignations of 11 government ministers over a dispute about the UN investigation

Business

Airbus lands historic order

Airbus has won the world’s biggest ever commercial aircraft order – 180 planes for Indian low cost airline IndiGo. Most are for an upgraded

Airbus has won the world’s biggest ever commercial aircraft order – 180 planes for Indian low cost airline IndiGo. Most are for an upgraded

Business

Record UK goods trade gap

The UK’s goods trade deficit rose to a record high during November – a development that will raise further concerns about fourth-quarter economic

The UK’s goods trade deficit rose to a record high during November – a development that will raise further concerns about fourth-quarter economic

Business

Shutdowns boost Brent oil

The price of Brent crude oil has been above 98 dollars a barrel for the first time in 27 months. That comes amid production shutdowns and growing

The price of Brent crude oil has been above 98 dollars a barrel for the first time in 27 months. That comes amid production shutdowns and growing

Europe

Organic food sales boom in dioxin-hit Germany

As a consequence of the dioxin contamination scandal in the mass production food chain, organic eggs in Germany are flying off the shelves. Consumer

As a consequence of the dioxin contamination scandal in the mass production food chain, organic eggs in Germany are flying off the shelves. Consumer

Science_technology

Playing for health

Consider the following health problems, related by three different people: “Every day I said to myself: ‘Tomorrow I’ll start to eat properly

Consider the following health problems, related by three different people: “Every day I said to myself: ‘Tomorrow I’ll start to eat properly

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Brisbane floods put homes at risk

Australia’s third-biggest city, Brisbane, has been submerged by flooding, putting more than twenty thousand homes at risk. Torrents of water have

Australia’s third-biggest city, Brisbane, has been submerged by flooding, putting more than twenty thousand homes at risk. Torrents of water have

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Tunisian president sacks interior minister

Tunisia’s interior minister has been fired after a deadly wave of violence not seen in decades. Protests against unemployment and corruption have

Tunisia’s interior minister has been fired after a deadly wave of violence not seen in decades. Protests against unemployment and corruption have

Science_technology

Tablets take centre at LA technology fair

Tablets took centre stage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer technology fair. With so many

Tablets took centre stage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world’s largest consumer technology fair. With so many

Culture

Haiti art saved from beneath rubble

When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti a year ago, hundreds of thousands of people were killed. An entire cultural tradition was also buried

When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti a year ago, hundreds of thousands of people were killed. An entire cultural tradition was also buried

Culture

Shakespeare's Tempest hits cinemas

From the director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe” comes “The Tempest” which is out now. Julie Taymor has recruited the talents of an A-list

From the director of “Frida” and “Across the Universe” comes “The Tempest” which is out now. Julie Taymor has recruited the talents of an A-list

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Sudan referendum turnout passes 60 percent

With more than 60 percent of votes reportedly cast in south Sudan’s independence referendum, local officials are confident the outcome will be

With more than 60 percent of votes reportedly cast in south Sudan’s independence referendum, local officials are confident the outcome will be

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Tunisian president fires interior minister

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has replaced his interior minister and ordered the release of all those detained in a wave of violent

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has replaced his interior minister and ordered the release of all those detained in a wave of violent

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Lebanon government on brink of collapse

Lebanon’s government could collapse later today if Hezbollah and its allies carry out a threat to resign. A Hezbollah source told euronews they

Lebanon’s government could collapse later today if Hezbollah and its allies carry out a threat to resign. A Hezbollah source told euronews they

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Smolensk crash inquiries surrounded by controversy

The plane carrying the Polish delegation was on its way to Russia for a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. This was the

The plane carrying the Polish delegation was on its way to Russia for a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. This was the

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Moscow says Kaczynski presence a factor in fatal crash

Pilot error was to blame, but high-level pressure may have been placed on the crew. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane

Pilot error was to blame, but high-level pressure may have been placed on the crew. That is the verdict of a report released in Moscow on a plane

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Sudan Independence referendum

Voting in southern Sudan in a historic independence referendum. Electoral officials said the turn-out was strong.

Voting in southern Sudan in a historic independence referendum. Electoral officials said the turn-out was strong.

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Severe floods hit western Germany

Warmer temperatures and melting snow and ice flood several parts of western Germany, forcing residents of the small town of Wertheim to use makeshift

Warmer temperatures and melting snow and ice flood several parts of western Germany, forcing residents of the small town of Wertheim to use makeshift

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Violent Clashes in Ivory Coast

At least five people died in fresh clashes between supporters of Ivory Coast’s internationally-recognised president Alassane Ouattara and incumbent

At least five people died in fresh clashes between supporters of Ivory Coast’s internationally-recognised president Alassane Ouattara and incumbent

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Thousands evacuated as floods swamp Brisbane

Floodwater swept down the Brisbane River on Wednesday and slowly submerged Australia’s third largest city, wreaking havoc for thousands of homes and

Floodwater swept down the Brisbane River on Wednesday and slowly submerged Australia’s third largest city, wreaking havoc for thousands of homes and