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2011-02-15

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EU's Ashton targets Palestinian state by September

The EU’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton has said a Palestinian state is still achievable by September, despite an impasse in peace talks. But

The EU’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton has said a Palestinian state is still achievable by September, despite an impasse in peace talks. But

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Ariane mission passes weight-and-date milestone

The 200th Ariane space mission is set to blast off from a base in French Guyana later. As well as being an anniversary flight, it will also be

The 200th Ariane space mission is set to blast off from a base in French Guyana later. As well as being an anniversary flight, it will also be

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Obama attacks Iran over protest crackdown

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned Iran’s crackdown on opposition protesters, urging Tehran to allow peaceful demonstrations. Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned Iran’s crackdown on opposition protesters, urging Tehran to allow peaceful demonstrations. Obama

Business

Big bourses get bigger

Germany’s Deutsche Boerse is to take over NYSE Euronext to create the world’s largest exchange operator. Spoken of as a merger, the deal is

Germany’s Deutsche Boerse is to take over NYSE Euronext to create the world’s largest exchange operator. Spoken of as a merger, the deal is

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Italy alarmed by Tunisian migrants

The head of the EU’s border control agency, Frontex, says the Tunisian government must take some of the responsibility for what he calls the

The head of the EU’s border control agency, Frontex, says the Tunisian government must take some of the responsibility for what he calls the

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Iranian MPs want opposition figures to be hanged

Iranian MPs have called for two leading opposition figures to be executed following mass protests yesterday. Conservative members of Iran’s

Iranian MPs have called for two leading opposition figures to be executed following mass protests yesterday. Conservative members of Iran’s

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Egypt's army sets time-frame for reform

Egypt’s army has said the country’s constitution will be amended in 10 days. The ruling military council – which assumed power last week after the

Egypt’s army has said the country’s constitution will be amended in 10 days. The ruling military council – which assumed power last week after the

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Kurdish protesters clash with police in Turkey

There have been clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey during demonstrations marking the 12th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish

There have been clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey during demonstrations marking the 12th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish

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More than 300 sex charges for Germany's "Fritzl"

A man dubbed the “German Fritzl” has admitted fathering seven of his stepdaughter’s children but denied repeatedly raping her and two of his other

A man dubbed the “German Fritzl” has admitted fathering seven of his stepdaughter’s children but denied repeatedly raping her and two of his other

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New Egypt - old peace deal

As the visible vestiges of Hosni Mubarak’s rule were removed from Egypt’s cabinet building, there lingered a worry in the Middle East that stability

As the visible vestiges of Hosni Mubarak’s rule were removed from Egypt’s cabinet building, there lingered a worry in the Middle East that stability

Business

Good for health, bad for profits

The plunging price of olive oil is putting pressure on Spain’s farmers. Selling for as little as 65 euro cents a litre in supermarkets – less than

The plunging price of olive oil is putting pressure on Spain’s farmers. Selling for as little as 65 euro cents a litre in supermarkets – less than

Europe

Coach passengers rights to increase

A new EU law on coach passengers’ rights will come into effect in 2013. The rules cover all long-distance scheduled passenger services, whether

A new EU law on coach passengers’ rights will come into effect in 2013. The rules cover all long-distance scheduled passenger services, whether

Culture

New York takes to the catwalk

All this week the fashion glitteratti are showing us what we should be wearing this autumn as New York Fashion Week kicks off. From punk, through

All this week the fashion glitteratti are showing us what we should be wearing this autumn as New York Fashion Week kicks off. From punk, through

Culture

Art-house goes 3D

Art-house cinema is pushing new boundaries at the Berlin film festival with 3D premieres from two of Germany’s most respected directors, Wim Wenders

Art-house cinema is pushing new boundaries at the Berlin film festival with 3D premieres from two of Germany’s most respected directors, Wim Wenders

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Bahrain's king vows to probe protester deaths

One mourner was shot dead by Bahrain’s security forces as he attended the funeral of a fellow anti-government protester on Tuesday. The shooting

One mourner was shot dead by Bahrain’s security forces as he attended the funeral of a fellow anti-government protester on Tuesday. The shooting

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Berlusconi to face trial on sex charges

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been summoned to stand trial, accused of paying an underage prostitute for sex and abuse of

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been summoned to stand trial, accused of paying an underage prostitute for sex and abuse of

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Business

Swedish interest rates up again

Sweden’s central bank has put up its main interest rate from 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent. It also forecast slightly faster rate hikes ahead. That is

Sweden’s central bank has put up its main interest rate from 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent. It also forecast slightly faster rate hikes ahead. That is

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China inflation likely means more tightening

Chinese inflation hit 4.9 percent in January, up from 4.6 percent in December, though economists had expected it to be higher. Even so price

Chinese inflation hit 4.9 percent in January, up from 4.6 percent in December, though economists had expected it to be higher. Even so price

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Euro zone growth pick-up fails to materialise

The euro zone economy ended last year with just stable growth. Gross domestic product in the 16 countries using the euro at the time grew0.3 percent

The euro zone economy ended last year with just stable growth. Gross domestic product in the 16 countries using the euro at the time grew0.3 percent

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Yemenis step up calls for president to quit

Thousands of people protested in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday to call for political reform and the resignation of President Ali Abudullah

Thousands of people protested in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Tuesday to call for political reform and the resignation of President Ali Abudullah

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Army urges Egypt back to work

For 18 days, Tahrir Square was the focus of Egypt’s discontent. It came to embody the spirit of the revolt which led to the ousting of President

For 18 days, Tahrir Square was the focus of Egypt’s discontent. It came to embody the spirit of the revolt which led to the ousting of President

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Berlusconi sent for trial on sex charges

An Italian judge has sent the prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for trial on charges of abuse of power and having sex with a minor. The date for the

An Italian judge has sent the prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for trial on charges of abuse of power and having sex with a minor. The date for the

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Angry scenes in Iran's Parliament after protests

There have been angry scenes in the Iranian Parliament as members took to the floor to condemn anti-government protests at the weekend. State

There have been angry scenes in the Iranian Parliament as members took to the floor to condemn anti-government protests at the weekend. State

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"Correct!" Computerised quiz contestant takes on humans

One long-running American quiz show has never seen anything like it. In Jeopardy, two human contestants are up against a computer called

One long-running American quiz show has never seen anything like it. In Jeopardy, two human contestants are up against a computer called

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Iraqi men demand more services

Around 250 young Iraqi men organised a Valentine’s day rally on Monday to protest the lack of services, such as water or electricity supplies, in

Around 250 young Iraqi men organised a Valentine’s day rally on Monday to protest the lack of services, such as water or electricity supplies, in

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Irish leaders clash on economy in TV debate

Ireland’s shaky economy dominated the first TV debate between party leaders ahead of a general election next week. The poll was called after the

Ireland’s shaky economy dominated the first TV debate between party leaders ahead of a general election next week. The poll was called after the