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2011-05-05

Culture

The soul of the young Macedonian nation

The soul of any country is its culture and heritage, and for Macedonians they are of vital importance. In the last of our special three-part

The soul of any country is its culture and heritage, and for Macedonians they are of vital importance. In the last of our special three-part

Culture

Building a strong Macedonian business motor

The sight of cranes across the Macedonian sky is a sign of this country’s ongoing transformation after gaining independence 20 years ago. In the

The sight of cranes across the Macedonian sky is a sign of this country’s ongoing transformation after gaining independence 20 years ago. In the

Culture

The changing face of Skopje

This year Macedonians celebrate the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the former Yugoslavia. In the first of a three-part

This year Macedonians celebrate the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the former Yugoslavia. In the first of a three-part

News

Miners riot in Poland

Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin. Europe’s number two copper miner is in talks with

Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin. Europe’s number two copper miner is in talks with

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Former Egyptian minister jailed

Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adli has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering and illegal profiteering. The former

Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adli has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering and illegal profiteering. The former

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Crackdown tightens in Belarus

Two more opponents of Belarus’s President Lukashenko have been put on trial. Both ran against him in the December the 19th election, and both were

Two more opponents of Belarus’s President Lukashenko have been put on trial. Both ran against him in the December the 19th election, and both were

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US President Barack Obama in silent tribute at Ground Zero

President Barack Obama has made his first visit to Ground Zero in New York. He laid a wreath in memory of those who were killed in the attacks in

President Barack Obama has made his first visit to Ground Zero in New York. He laid a wreath in memory of those who were killed in the attacks in

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Trial of 'most wanted' Nazi war crime suspect starts

The world’s most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect has gone on trial in Hungary. 97-year-old Hungarian Sandor Kepiro struggled into the Budapest court

The world’s most wanted Nazi war crimes suspect has gone on trial in Hungary. 97-year-old Hungarian Sandor Kepiro struggled into the Budapest court

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Ordinary Portuguese despair over bailout

Portugal’s banks will get 12 billion euros to recapitalise, but ordinary people can expect no such thing. The strap put on the public finances means

Portugal’s banks will get 12 billion euros to recapitalise, but ordinary people can expect no such thing. The strap put on the public finances means

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Historic electoral reform referendum in the UK

Becoming part of the government in the UK has traditionally been seen as a largely unachievable feat for smaller political parties. But Nick Clegg

Becoming part of the government in the UK has traditionally been seen as a largely unachievable feat for smaller political parties. But Nick Clegg

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Britain votes in electoral referendum

Voting is underway in an historic referendum on UK electoral reform. Read More Historic electoral reform referendum in the UK Deputy Prime

Voting is underway in an historic referendum on UK electoral reform. Read More Historic electoral reform referendum in the UK Deputy Prime

Business

ECB keeps euro zone interest rates on hold for now

The European Central Bank, as expected, has kept euro zone interest rates on hold with markets now waiting for a indication that they will face a

The European Central Bank, as expected, has kept euro zone interest rates on hold with markets now waiting for a indication that they will face a

Business

Nivea makeover looking good

Nivea maker Beiersdorf says plans to give the brand a shot in the arm are well on course after positive first quarter sales. The company has been

Nivea maker Beiersdorf says plans to give the brand a shot in the arm are well on course after positive first quarter sales. The company has been

Business

GM triples first quarter profit

Car giant General Motors’ quarterly profit has more than tripled beating expectations and spurred on by a recovery in the US market and improved

Car giant General Motors’ quarterly profit has more than tripled beating expectations and spurred on by a recovery in the US market and improved

Business

Arab unrest hits profits at Société Générale

First-quarter profits at Société Générale dropped short of expectations as the bank suffered as a result of the unrest in the Arab world. France’s

First-quarter profits at Société Générale dropped short of expectations as the bank suffered as a result of the unrest in the Arab world. France’s

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Tunisa stiffens border force with Libya

Tunisia’s defence minister has ordered troop reinforcements to the Libyan border as fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels at the Dehiba

Tunisia’s defence minister has ordered troop reinforcements to the Libyan border as fighting between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels at the Dehiba

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Two al-Qaeda leaders killed in Yemen

Two al-Qaeda leaders have been killed in an apparent air strike in southern Yemen. The Yemeni Defence Ministry confirmed the deaths of two

Two al-Qaeda leaders have been killed in an apparent air strike in southern Yemen. The Yemeni Defence Ministry confirmed the deaths of two

Culture

Tale of two sisters explores insanity vs. normality

Diane Kruger and Ludivine Sagnier star in “Lily Sometimes”, the story of two radically different sisters brought together by their mother’s death

Diane Kruger and Ludivine Sagnier star in “Lily Sometimes”, the story of two radically different sisters brought together by their mother’s death

Science_technology

Thousands of lives at risk from e-waste recycling

Thousands of people in China live from recycling e-waste – a highly toxic and dangerous activity. Most of the electronic waste comes from the West

Thousands of people in China live from recycling e-waste – a highly toxic and dangerous activity. Most of the electronic waste comes from the West

Culture

New British music sensation launches first single

The singing career of British university student Mary-Jess Leaverland started off in China, where she became the surprise winner of a tv talent

The singing career of British university student Mary-Jess Leaverland started off in China, where she became the surprise winner of a tv talent

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Pakistan warns US: no more raids

Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Pakistan has warned its powerful ally the US against trying out any future raid

Following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American special forces, Pakistan has warned its powerful ally the US against trying out any future raid

Nocomment

Gaza's first marathon

Hundreds of Gazans participated in Gaza’s first marathon organised by the UN’s refugee agency. The race runs the entire 42-kilometre length of the

Hundreds of Gazans participated in Gaza’s first marathon organised by the UN’s refugee agency. The race runs the entire 42-kilometre length of the

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Japanese children tug a 85-tonne airplane

A charity event in Tokyo has pitted children in a tug-of-war against an airplane. The event was designed to raise money for child victims of the

A charity event in Tokyo has pitted children in a tug-of-war against an airplane. The event was designed to raise money for child victims of the

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UK referendum fails to arouse excitement

The referendum aimed at reforming the electoral system in the U.K. didn’t seem very popular by midday. An officer in a central polling station near

The referendum aimed at reforming the electoral system in the U.K. didn’t seem very popular by midday. An officer in a central polling station near

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Bailout terms plunge Portugal into recession

The terms of Portugal’s 78 billion euro bailout look set to plunge the country into recession for the next two years. Read more Ordinary

The terms of Portugal’s 78 billion euro bailout look set to plunge the country into recession for the next two years. Read more Ordinary

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Hollywood honours Sophia Loren

Hollywood paid tribute to Italian sex siren Sophia Loren on Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the gala event to mark

Hollywood paid tribute to Italian sex siren Sophia Loren on Wednesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the gala event to mark

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Contact group concludes 'successful' Libya meeting

Flanked by representatives from co-hosts Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says the contact Group on Libya

Flanked by representatives from co-hosts Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says the contact Group on Libya

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Obama withholds bin Laden photos

US acknowledgement that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead by its forces still leaves the exact circumstances of his death unclear. Photos

US acknowledgement that Osama bin Laden was unarmed when shot dead by its forces still leaves the exact circumstances of his death unclear. Photos