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2011-06-17

Business

China's economy heats up

China’s economy has been sending mixed signals to the markets in recent days. Despite a strong government campaign, inflation went up again. At

China’s economy has been sending mixed signals to the markets in recent days. Despite a strong government campaign, inflation went up again. At

Culture

Royal romance on the Riviera

The tiny principality of Monaco is gearing up for a very big occasion. On July 1st and 2nd Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock will be married

The tiny principality of Monaco is gearing up for a very big occasion. On July 1st and 2nd Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock will be married

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Agent Orange clean-up starts in Vietnam, 50 years later

Fifty years after it began using the highly toxic Agent Orange in Vietnam, the US has begun a clean-up operation in the country. The project is a

Fifty years after it began using the highly toxic Agent Orange in Vietnam, the US has begun a clean-up operation in the country. The project is a

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Moroccan monarchy edges towards reform

Mohammed VI was crowned king of Morocco on 23 July 1999 after the death of his father, Hassan II. Hassan ruled his country with an iron fist

Mohammed VI was crowned king of Morocco on 23 July 1999 after the death of his father, Hassan II. Hassan ruled his country with an iron fist

Business

Greek hopes lift share markets and euro

Hopes of a solution for Greece’s debt crisis meant Europe’s stock markets mostly finished higher. Athens’ main share index gained nearly four percent

Hopes of a solution for Greece’s debt crisis meant Europe’s stock markets mostly finished higher. Athens’ main share index gained nearly four percent

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Women driving for change in Saudi Arabia

Inspired by the uprisings sweeping the Arab world some women in Saudi Arabia are demanding what most females take for granted – the right to drive

Inspired by the uprisings sweeping the Arab world some women in Saudi Arabia are demanding what most females take for granted – the right to drive

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At least 16 dead in fresh protests in Syria

As anticipated, protests erupted across Syria after prayers on Friday, the Muslim holy day. In the central city of Homs, an estimated 5,000

As anticipated, protests erupted across Syria after prayers on Friday, the Muslim holy day. In the central city of Homs, an estimated 5,000

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King of Morocco to unveil reform proposals

The King of Morocco is due to announce proposals for constitutional reform tonight in response to nationwide demonstrations. Mohammed VI is to make

The King of Morocco is due to announce proposals for constitutional reform tonight in response to nationwide demonstrations. Mohammed VI is to make

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Mystery cash windfall for Belarus

The president of Belarus says his country could soon receive ten billion dollars in cash, but he did not say where the money is coming from

The president of Belarus says his country could soon receive ten billion dollars in cash, but he did not say where the money is coming from

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How to cross Dublin without passing a pub

The challenge was set in James Joyce’s 1922 classic ‘Ulysses’, when the main character Leopold Bloom muses “Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without

The challenge was set in James Joyce’s 1922 classic ‘Ulysses’, when the main character Leopold Bloom muses “Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without

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IMF chief claimed diplomatic immunity when arrested

Fresh details about the arrest in New York of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn have emerged. Transcripts released by the prosecutors reveal

Fresh details about the arrest in New York of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn have emerged. Transcripts released by the prosecutors reveal

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Back in the Day: Washington and Moscow invent the 'hotline'

June 20, 1963: The US and the Soviet Union sign an agreement to set up a hotline between the two countries’ leaders. Previously, diplomatic messages

June 20, 1963: The US and the Soviet Union sign an agreement to set up a hotline between the two countries’ leaders. Previously, diplomatic messages

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Greeks fear more of the same after cabinet reshuffle

Across their country Greeks have been assessing what effects the new government may have after street protests and political wrangling brought about

Across their country Greeks have been assessing what effects the new government may have after street protests and political wrangling brought about

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Concern over new al-Qaeda "hit list"

Al-Qaeda and its new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri are reported to have released a new hit list of targets. American media say the list, including names

Al-Qaeda and its new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri are reported to have released a new hit list of targets. American media say the list, including names

Business

ING selling US online bank to Capital One

US bank Capital One is to buy Dutch firm ING’s online banking operations in the United States for the equivalent of 6.3 billion euros in cash and

US bank Capital One is to buy Dutch firm ING’s online banking operations in the United States for the equivalent of 6.3 billion euros in cash and

Business

Prada raises 1.5 billion euros in Hong Kong share sale

Faced with volatile global markets and caution from Chinese investors, Prada has cut the price of the shares it is selling in an initial public

Faced with volatile global markets and caution from Chinese investors, Prada has cut the price of the shares it is selling in an initial public

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Chilean students protest at education policies

Chilean police clashed with protesters after tens of thousands of Chilean students thronged the streets of Chile’s capital Santiago to demand lower

Chilean police clashed with protesters after tens of thousands of Chilean students thronged the streets of Chile’s capital Santiago to demand lower

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Second bailout for Greece looms

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are calling for a quick deal on a second bailout for Greece after a meeting in Berlin. Merkel favours a scheme

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are calling for a quick deal on a second bailout for Greece after a meeting in Berlin. Merkel favours a scheme

Culture

Bad Teacher delivers zero morals entertainment

Cameron Diaz is the foul-mouthed “Bad Teacher” in this summer’s new comedy, which reunites the actress with her former boyfriend Justin Timberlake

Cameron Diaz is the foul-mouthed “Bad Teacher” in this summer’s new comedy, which reunites the actress with her former boyfriend Justin Timberlake

Culture

Sao Paulo show unveils latest in Brazilian fashion

Brazil’s top designers have been showing off their 2012 spring/summer collections at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, the most important fashion event on the

Brazil’s top designers have been showing off their 2012 spring/summer collections at Sao Paulo Fashion Week, the most important fashion event on the

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Greece brings in new faces in bid to tackle debt

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has appointed a new cabinet in his struggle to combat the country’s debt crisis. The new finance minister is

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has appointed a new cabinet in his struggle to combat the country’s debt crisis. The new finance minister is

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Argentine president in war of words with British PM

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has hit out at Britain over the Falklands islands in the South Atlantic. Fernandez said Britain

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has hit out at Britain over the Falklands islands in the South Atlantic. Fernandez said Britain

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Rising Syrian exodus to Turkish refugee camps

Turkish authorities say the number of refugees who have crossed the border from Syria now tops the 10,000 mark. In the camps there is an air of

Turkish authorities say the number of refugees who have crossed the border from Syria now tops the 10,000 mark. In the camps there is an air of

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Catholic Mass for peace on Korean peninsula

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea gathered in Paju to hold a Mass to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and for the

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea gathered in Paju to hold a Mass to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and for the

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Russia and China hopeful over gas deal

The Chinese and Russian presidents are not averse to signing economic agreements of mutual benefit, as they did on Thursday at an investment forum in

The Chinese and Russian presidents are not averse to signing economic agreements of mutual benefit, as they did on Thursday at an investment forum in

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Greek PM announces cabinet reshuffle

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has announced a cabinet reshuffle in a bid to get support for the austerity measures which have split his

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has announced a cabinet reshuffle in a bid to get support for the austerity measures which have split his

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Deadly China floods force mass evacuation

Over half a million people have been evacuated in southern China after four days of torrential rain flooded vast areas of seven provinces. State

Over half a million people have been evacuated in southern China after four days of torrential rain flooded vast areas of seven provinces. State

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Libya: rebels' weapons workshop

Dozens of volunteers in the western Libyan city of Misrata are building up the rebel forces’ arsenal by making their own improvised weapons. In a

Dozens of volunteers in the western Libyan city of Misrata are building up the rebel forces’ arsenal by making their own improvised weapons. In a

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Flash flood chaos in Turkey

Torrential downpours paralysed life in the Turkish capital, Ankara. An underpass was submerged and several cars were trapped in flood waters.

Torrential downpours paralysed life in the Turkish capital, Ankara. An underpass was submerged and several cars were trapped in flood waters.

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Humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Turkey is facing a big influx of refugees coming from Syria, and tries to supply humanitarian aid by providing them with more facilities.

Turkey is facing a big influx of refugees coming from Syria, and tries to supply humanitarian aid by providing them with more facilities.