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2011-04-21

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Russian software tycoon's son kidnapped

The son of Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky has reportedly been kidnapped in Moscow. Secret service officers are said to have been searching

The son of Russian entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky has reportedly been kidnapped in Moscow. Secret service officers are said to have been searching

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Lukashenko blames 'democratic excesses' for deadly metro bomb blast

In his state of the nation speech Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has blamed “democratic excesses” for the recent bombing of a Minsk metro

In his state of the nation speech Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has blamed “democratic excesses” for the recent bombing of a Minsk metro

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Commission says independents can run in Turkish elections

Faced with violent street protests and criticism from most of the country’s political parties, the Turkish electoral commission has reversed its

Faced with violent street protests and criticism from most of the country’s political parties, the Turkish electoral commission has reversed its

Europe

Austria's new government not 'the usual suspects'

A cabinet shakeup has given Austria a new State Secretary for Integration. The conservative-and-social democrat coalition appointments are aimed at

A cabinet shakeup has given Austria a new State Secretary for Integration. The conservative-and-social democrat coalition appointments are aimed at

Business

Toyota closes Turkey plant

Production lines have halted at Toyota’s assembly plant near Istanbul in Turkey due to a shortage of parts from Japan. The factory – which

Production lines have halted at Toyota’s assembly plant near Istanbul in Turkey due to a shortage of parts from Japan. The factory – which

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Gaddafi's forces continue to strike Misrata

Libyan government forces continue to pound Misrata, the only rebel stronghold in the west of the country. Overnight mortar fire in Libya’s third

Libyan government forces continue to pound Misrata, the only rebel stronghold in the west of the country. Overnight mortar fire in Libya’s third

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth marks 85th birthday

In London Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 85th birthday with a visit to London’s Westminster Abbey for the traditional Maundy

In London Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 85th birthday with a visit to London’s Westminster Abbey for the traditional Maundy

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UK firms aim to boost sales with 'Wills and Kate' effect

British royal weddings only come around every couple of decades. But when they do, it’s a chance for companies to make the most of the festivities

British royal weddings only come around every couple of decades. But when they do, it’s a chance for companies to make the most of the festivities

Europe

European cross-border MEPs in 2014

The European Parliament has proposed the creation of 25 new seats for crossborder representatives. This is intended to increase voters’ interest

The European Parliament has proposed the creation of 25 new seats for crossborder representatives. This is intended to increase voters’ interest

Science_technology

Robots produce human skin in flesh factory

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: human skin, made by a machine. At the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, it is becoming reality

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie: human skin, made by a machine. At the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, it is becoming reality

Culture

Tribeca Festival kicks off in New York

Elton John helped kick off the 10th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The opening film was Cameron Crowe’s ‘The Union’, a movie

Elton John helped kick off the 10th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The opening film was Cameron Crowe’s ‘The Union’, a movie

Culture

Istanbul film fest bridges east and west

The 30th edition of the Istanbul Film Festival served as a bridge between the world and the Turkish city. As always, the event drew a huge crowd

The 30th edition of the Istanbul Film Festival served as a bridge between the world and the Turkish city. As always, the event drew a huge crowd

Culture

British newcomer Jessie J releases debut album

Jessie J has released her debut album “Who You Are”, which she has been working on for seven years. The 23-year old started making a name for

Jessie J has released her debut album “Who You Are”, which she has been working on for seven years. The 23-year old started making a name for

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Besigye arrested after Kampala protests

For the third time in less than than two weeks Uganda’s leading opposition figure Kizza Besigye has been arrested for leading demonstrations against

For the third time in less than than two weeks Uganda’s leading opposition figure Kizza Besigye has been arrested for leading demonstrations against

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Royal Wedding effect on bars and cafes

How is the royal wedding likely to influence business for bars and eateries in central London? Bridget Walsh, owner of the Harp, the recent winner

How is the royal wedding likely to influence business for bars and eateries in central London? Bridget Walsh, owner of the Harp, the recent winner

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Fresh political deal on the table for Yemen president

A new proposal hammered out at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council could bring an end to the political crisis in Yemen. It calls for a three

A new proposal hammered out at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council could bring an end to the political crisis in Yemen. It calls for a three

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Radioactive iodine found in Japanese mothers' breast milk

The Japanese government is under pressure to launch a full investigation into the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on mothers and

The Japanese government is under pressure to launch a full investigation into the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on mothers and

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EXCLUSIVE - Abbas to EU: lead Mideast peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made clear that he intends to take the question of statehood to the United Nations this September, unless

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has made clear that he intends to take the question of statehood to the United Nations this September, unless

Nocomment

South Korea anti-nuclear demo

South Korean environmentalists protested against nuclear energy ahead of Earth Day, a global event to encourage people to move towards clean energy.

South Korean environmentalists protested against nuclear energy ahead of Earth Day, a global event to encourage people to move towards clean energy.

Business

Another blowout quarter for Apple

Apple’s sales continue to roar ahead. Its latest quarterly results came in much better than expected. Net profit between January and March almost

Apple’s sales continue to roar ahead. Its latest quarterly results came in much better than expected. Net profit between January and March almost

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French police open murder probe after bodies found

Police in France have launched a murder investigation after officers investigating the disappearance of an entire family found a severed leg and

Police in France have launched a murder investigation after officers investigating the disappearance of an entire family found a severed leg and

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Back in the Day: alone, non-stop around the world

April 22, 1969. Englishman Robin Knox Johnston becomes the first person to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping. He arrived in

April 22, 1969. Englishman Robin Knox Johnston becomes the first person to sail single-handedly around the world without stopping. He arrived in

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State of emergency ends in Syria

In Syria President Bashar al-Assad has ratified a law to end 48 years of emergency rule. State television reported the president had signed the

In Syria President Bashar al-Assad has ratified a law to end 48 years of emergency rule. State television reported the president had signed the

Business

KPN slashes jobs, issues profit warning

Dutch telecoms company KPN plans to lay off up to a quarter of its workers in the Netherlands and has cut its profit forecast for this year. It

Dutch telecoms company KPN plans to lay off up to a quarter of its workers in the Netherlands and has cut its profit forecast for this year. It

Business

OECD cuts Japan GDP forecast after quake

Japan’s economy will slow significantly this year after last month’s earthquake and tsunami, according to the latest forecast from the Organisation

Japan’s economy will slow significantly this year after last month’s earthquake and tsunami, according to the latest forecast from the Organisation

Business

Fiat ups Chrysler stake

In a deal that was faster and cheaper than expected, Fiat is to increase it stake in Chrysler before June. It will pay 870 million euros for an

In a deal that was faster and cheaper than expected, Fiat is to increase it stake in Chrysler before June. It will pay 870 million euros for an

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Praise for photojournalists killed in Libya

Two award-winning war photographers are among Misrata’s latest victims. They were killed after being caught in a rocket-propelled grenade attack. Two

Two award-winning war photographers are among Misrata’s latest victims. They were killed after being caught in a rocket-propelled grenade attack. Two

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NATO deny Tripoli attack; Misrata hit by shelling

Libyan government forces continue to bombard the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata, as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s state television reported that a

Libyan government forces continue to bombard the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata, as Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s state television reported that a