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2011-06-14

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Berlusconi asset or liability?

After he was defeated in local elections and routed in a referendum, Italy and the rest of Europe are contemplating the end of the Berlusconi

After he was defeated in local elections and routed in a referendum, Italy and the rest of Europe are contemplating the end of the Berlusconi

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Belarus' economy under pressure

Belarus is mired in its worst economic crisis in 17 years amid rare protests against President Alexander Lukashenko’s leadership. The IMF has told

Belarus is mired in its worst economic crisis in 17 years amid rare protests against President Alexander Lukashenko’s leadership. The IMF has told

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Belgium's Flemings push for own free state

A group of Belgian right-wing politicians have again pressed their case for a Flemish state not joined with a Walloon state. As a protest against

A group of Belgian right-wing politicians have again pressed their case for a Flemish state not joined with a Walloon state. As a protest against

Business

ECB's Draghi: bank opposed to Greece default

Mario Draghi, addressing a European Parliament hearing on his proposed appointment as president of the European Central Bank, has endorsed the bank’s

Mario Draghi, addressing a European Parliament hearing on his proposed appointment as president of the European Central Bank, has endorsed the bank’s

Business

Profit slumps at UK Royal Mail

Britain’s Royal Mail has suffered a massive slump in profits as people sent fewer letter and parcels and as it spend money on modernising. The

Britain’s Royal Mail has suffered a massive slump in profits as people sent fewer letter and parcels and as it spend money on modernising. The

Culture

Art takes over Venice for the Biennale

Every two years the Venice Biennale takes the pulse of international contemporary art. Every available space is handed over to art – some of it

Every two years the Venice Biennale takes the pulse of international contemporary art. Every available space is handed over to art – some of it

Culture

Fresh film talent rewarded in Los Angeles

It was a concentrate of fresh, new talent that gathered for the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Established in 1972, the awards aim to

It was a concentrate of fresh, new talent that gathered for the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Established in 1972, the awards aim to

Europe

Eurogroup studies more billions for Greece

A new financial bailout for Greece is under scrutiny by the Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussels. Greece on Monday became the lowest-rated

A new financial bailout for Greece is under scrutiny by the Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussels. Greece on Monday became the lowest-rated

Science_technology

Loudspeakers to reduce aircraft noise

Researchers in Lausanne have come up with a new invention which could help reduce jet engine noise considerably by using loudspeakers, improving the

Researchers in Lausanne have come up with a new invention which could help reduce jet engine noise considerably by using loudspeakers, improving the

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End of the road for Italy's playboy premier?

April 2008 was a happier time for Silvio Berlusconi. His People of Freedom Party and its allies had swept Romano Prodi’s left-wing government from

April 2008 was a happier time for Silvio Berlusconi. His People of Freedom Party and its allies had swept Romano Prodi’s left-wing government from

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Ferry links resume between India and Sri Lanka

Sea ferry services have resumed between India and Sri Lanka for the first time in 30 years. The aim is to boost tourism and economic cooperation

Sea ferry services have resumed between India and Sri Lanka for the first time in 30 years. The aim is to boost tourism and economic cooperation

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Protesters removed from German railway site

Police have removed protesters at a railway construction site in Stuttgart in Germany. Work had begun at a disputed Deutsche Bahn project after a

Police have removed protesters at a railway construction site in Stuttgart in Germany. Work had begun at a disputed Deutsche Bahn project after a

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Back to school for Misrata kids after months of trauma

As anti-Gaddafi fighters push government forces out of rocket range of the rebel held city of Misrata there are signs that things are returning to

As anti-Gaddafi fighters push government forces out of rocket range of the rebel held city of Misrata there are signs that things are returning to

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NATO fears prolonged campaign over Libya

The NATO air campaign over Libya continues and bombing has been reported from areas around Zlitan, Brega and in the Western mountain region south of

The NATO air campaign over Libya continues and bombing has been reported from areas around Zlitan, Brega and in the Western mountain region south of

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Strong aftershocks continue to hit New Zealand city

The nightmare continues for New Zealand’s quake-hit city of Christchurch, which continues to be hit by significant aftershocks. Only months after a

The nightmare continues for New Zealand’s quake-hit city of Christchurch, which continues to be hit by significant aftershocks. Only months after a

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German faith in cucumbers unshakeable

Some people will go to sickening lengths to prove a point. So it was with three Germans who scoffed as many cucumbers as they could in five minutes

Some people will go to sickening lengths to prove a point. So it was with three Germans who scoffed as many cucumbers as they could in five minutes

Business

China lifts bank reserve levels in inflation fight

Inflation in China hit its fastest pace in almost three years in May forcing the government to again raise the amount that the country’s banks must

Inflation in China hit its fastest pace in almost three years in May forcing the government to again raise the amount that the country’s banks must

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Syrian troops push towards second rebel town

The Syrian army is reported to be on the move towards another northern town where anti-government protests have taken place. This after arresting

The Syrian army is reported to be on the move towards another northern town where anti-government protests have taken place. This after arresting

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UN criticises Israel of Gaza's broken economy

The Gaza Strip has entered its fifth year of a full Israeli blockade by land, air and sea with 45.2 percent of the workforce without a job according

The Gaza Strip has entered its fifth year of a full Israeli blockade by land, air and sea with 45.2 percent of the workforce without a job according

Business

Nokia and Apple settle patent row

There has been some rare good news for Nokia. Its arch-rival Apple has agreed to settle a long running row over patents. The out-of-court

There has been some rare good news for Nokia. Its arch-rival Apple has agreed to settle a long running row over patents. The out-of-court

Business

Ford to invest in Spain expansion

Ford is to invest 800 million euros at its plant in Valencia, in eastern Spain and employ several hundred more people. The expanded facility at

Ford is to invest 800 million euros at its plant in Valencia, in eastern Spain and employ several hundred more people. The expanded facility at

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US Republicans team up against Obama

In the United States, Republican presidential contenders aimed their attacks at Barack Obama rather than each other, in the first major debate of the

In the United States, Republican presidential contenders aimed their attacks at Barack Obama rather than each other, in the first major debate of the

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Back in the Day: Magna Carta and the early days of law

June 15, 1215. King John of England puts his royal seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede, an early step in the process to the rule of constitutional

June 15, 1215. King John of England puts his royal seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede, an early step in the process to the rule of constitutional

Nocomment

Misrata moves to restore semblance of normal life

Since the rebels expelled the last of Muammar Gaddafi’s troops from Misrata in early May, the beleaguered residents have been on the slow road to

Since the rebels expelled the last of Muammar Gaddafi’s troops from Misrata in early May, the beleaguered residents have been on the slow road to

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Red Crescent erects tents for Syrian refugees

Nearly 7,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in neighbouring Turkey, which has set up four refugee camps for them at the Boynuyogun camp near the

Nearly 7,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in neighbouring Turkey, which has set up four refugee camps for them at the Boynuyogun camp near the

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Berlusconi brushes off referendum defeat

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has made light of the latest Italian referendum results, which were a definitive defeat for his policies

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has made light of the latest Italian referendum results, which were a definitive defeat for his policies

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Budget cuts leave UK 'unable to hold Falklands'

If Argentina were to attack the Falklands again, Britain would risk losing the islands due to cuts in defence spending, according to the naval

If Argentina were to attack the Falklands again, Britain would risk losing the islands due to cuts in defence spending, according to the naval

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Libyan rockets land in Tunisia

The Libyan army has fired more Grad missiles into Tunisia near the border crossing of Dehiba say locals. They report hearing at least five explosions

The Libyan army has fired more Grad missiles into Tunisia near the border crossing of Dehiba say locals. They report hearing at least five explosions

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Trade restrictions lead to Belarus protests

Protests have broken out in Belarus after the government made it illegal to export cheese, butter, macaroni and several other food products. The

Protests have broken out in Belarus after the government made it illegal to export cheese, butter, macaroni and several other food products. The

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Chilean ash cloud problems continue

The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano has continued to wreak havoc on the country, closing roads and schools and turning an Andean lake grey. Airline

The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano has continued to wreak havoc on the country, closing roads and schools and turning an Andean lake grey. Airline