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2011-06-08

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UN Security Council to debate Syrian unrest

Britain and France are putting forward a UN Security Council resolution aimed at condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters. A vote on the text is

Britain and France are putting forward a UN Security Council resolution aimed at condemning Syria’s crackdown on protesters. A vote on the text is

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Bloodshed assured as Gadaffi and Assad remain in power

Nearly four months after the Arab Spring brought about seismic political changes in Tunisia and Egypt and continuing unrest in Yemen and

Nearly four months after the Arab Spring brought about seismic political changes in Tunisia and Egypt and continuing unrest in Yemen and

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Turkey welcomes refugees fleeing Syrian unrest

Turkey has promised it will not turn away Syrian refugees fleeing unrest in their country. A large group has already fled into southern Turkey

Turkey has promised it will not turn away Syrian refugees fleeing unrest in their country. A large group has already fled into southern Turkey

Business

OPEC fails to agree output boost

Opec’s talks have collapsed without an agreement to raise oil output. Saudi Arabia had wanted the cartel to pump another 1.5 million barrels a day

Opec’s talks have collapsed without an agreement to raise oil output. Saudi Arabia had wanted the cartel to pump another 1.5 million barrels a day

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Gaddafi strikes back at Misrata

Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi launched another attack on the rebel-held city of Misrata in western Libya. A spokesman for the rebel fighters told

Forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi launched another attack on the rebel-held city of Misrata in western Libya. A spokesman for the rebel fighters told

Business

Nabucco pipeline moves closer to reality

Four EU countries and Turkey have signed additional deals for the construction of the long-delayed Nabucco gas pipeline. The ambitious and costly

Four EU countries and Turkey have signed additional deals for the construction of the long-delayed Nabucco gas pipeline. The ambitious and costly

Europe

EU aid to farmers side-swiped by E. coli raised to 210m euros

A European aid package for fruit and vegetable traders suffering from lost sales because of the deadly E. coli crisis has been increased to 210

A European aid package for fruit and vegetable traders suffering from lost sales because of the deadly E. coli crisis has been increased to 210

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Tributes for Jorge Semprun

Jorge Semprun was active in Spanish politics, albeit behind the scenes, in campaigning against the rule of General Franco. But 13 years after

Jorge Semprun was active in Spanish politics, albeit behind the scenes, in campaigning against the rule of General Franco. But 13 years after

Europe

EU, Russia in 'protectionist' spat

A Europe-Russia summit this Thursday and Friday is likely to be dominated by a dispute over Moscow’s ban on EU vegetable imports. Europe’s E.coli

A Europe-Russia summit this Thursday and Friday is likely to be dominated by a dispute over Moscow’s ban on EU vegetable imports. Europe’s E.coli

Europe

Trucks to pay more to use EU roads

New EU rules to allow governments to charge trucks for air and noise pollution have received final backing from the European Parliament. They are

New EU rules to allow governments to charge trucks for air and noise pollution have received final backing from the European Parliament. They are

Business

Germany urges Greek debt restructuring

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned of a real risk of bankruptcy by Greece and he has urged the EU to make private investors who

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned of a real risk of bankruptcy by Greece and he has urged the EU to make private investors who

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Turkish minorities back constitutional change

Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in a vote that will not only provide the country with a new government, but also a new constitution. Turkey is a

Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday in a vote that will not only provide the country with a new government, but also a new constitution. Turkey is a

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Japan plans changes to nuclear safety rules

Japan is planning to revise its nuclear safety rules to prevent a repeat of the Fukushima disaster. The government plans to replace current

Japan is planning to revise its nuclear safety rules to prevent a repeat of the Fukushima disaster. The government plans to replace current

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Italian businessman arrested over alleged links to Camorra

Italian police say they have detained a businessman accused of helping a Naples-based mafia-style crime group. It is claimed that profits from

Italian police say they have detained a businessman accused of helping a Naples-based mafia-style crime group. It is claimed that profits from

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Portugal's poll winner moves to form government

Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating

Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating

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Greenpeace blame Barbie for forest destruction

Greenpeace is pointing the finger of blame at Barbie. It claims packaging for the doll is contributing to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests

Greenpeace is pointing the finger of blame at Barbie. It claims packaging for the doll is contributing to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests

Business

UK ratings scare hits pound and gilts

Ratings agency Moody’s has confirmed that Britain’s triple-A credit rating remains stable but that could change if its economic growth slips. The

Ratings agency Moody’s has confirmed that Britain’s triple-A credit rating remains stable but that could change if its economic growth slips. The

Business

German exports fall sharply in April

Germany exports posted their biggest drop in more than two years in April after a surge the month before. The figures – which were worse than

Germany exports posted their biggest drop in more than two years in April after a surge the month before. The figures – which were worse than

Business

IMF says US slowdown is likely temporary

John Lipsky, the acting head of the International Monetary Fund says the US economy doesn’t need extra stimulus as a slowdown in global growth is

John Lipsky, the acting head of the International Monetary Fund says the US economy doesn’t need extra stimulus as a slowdown in global growth is

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NATO looks to end Libya conflict

NATO on Wednesday vowed to step up attacks on Libya until Colonel Muammar Gaddafi leaves power. Defence ministers are meeting in Brussels over the

NATO on Wednesday vowed to step up attacks on Libya until Colonel Muammar Gaddafi leaves power. Defence ministers are meeting in Brussels over the

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Facebook criticised for face recognition

When you upload a new photo to your Facebook albums, you will receive tag suggestions, as the firm uses face recognition technology to trace your

When you upload a new photo to your Facebook albums, you will receive tag suggestions, as the firm uses face recognition technology to trace your

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Pisapia beats Berlusconi in Milan

Now that Guiliano Pisapia has won the election to become the new mayor of Milan, he’s suddenly a celebrity. He’s the “man who defeated Berlusconi” in

Now that Guiliano Pisapia has won the election to become the new mayor of Milan, he’s suddenly a celebrity. He’s the “man who defeated Berlusconi” in

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Protesters maintain pressure for Yemen regime change

Protesters are keeping up the pressure for a new regime in Yemen. They have set up tents outside the home of the country’s acting leader, Abd-Rabbu

Protesters are keeping up the pressure for a new regime in Yemen. They have set up tents outside the home of the country’s acting leader, Abd-Rabbu

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Tunisian election delayed once more

Tunisia’s first election since the overthrow of President Ben Ali has been put back yet again raising fears of violence in the country. The interim

Tunisia’s first election since the overthrow of President Ben Ali has been put back yet again raising fears of violence in the country. The interim

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Back in the Day: Nero's suicide

June 9, AD 68. Emperor Nero, the fifth emperor of the Roman Empire, kills himself with a knife to the throat as horsemen approached to capture him

June 9, AD 68. Emperor Nero, the fifth emperor of the Roman Empire, kills himself with a knife to the throat as horsemen approached to capture him

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Bill Drayton wins Asturias Prize

Bill Drayton has won the Asturias Prize for international cooperation. The award recognises an outstanding contribution to mutual understanding and

Bill Drayton has won the Asturias Prize for international cooperation. The award recognises an outstanding contribution to mutual understanding and

Culture

Kaiser Chiefs hand final album cut to fans

British indie rockers the Kaiser Chiefs have released their fourth studio album – The Future Is Medieval but the final cut is up to the fans.

British indie rockers the Kaiser Chiefs have released their fourth studio album – The Future Is Medieval but the final cut is up to the fans.

Culture

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts star in Larry Crowne

In Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks plays a factory worker who is sacked. At a loss, he goes back to college where he falls in love with his teacher Mercedes

In Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks plays a factory worker who is sacked. At a loss, he goes back to college where he falls in love with his teacher Mercedes

Science_technology

Scientists capture antimatter for matter of minutes

Scientists at Cern have managed to trap elusive antimatter atoms for a quarter of an hour. It is a huge step forward on last year’s efforts when they

Scientists at Cern have managed to trap elusive antimatter atoms for a quarter of an hour. It is a huge step forward on last year’s efforts when they