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2011-06-20

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Ben Ali and wife sentenced to 35 years by Tunis court

Former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced, in absentia, to 35 years in jail by a court in Tunis. His wife, Leila

Former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced, in absentia, to 35 years in jail by a court in Tunis. His wife, Leila

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Euro zone finmins insist on more Greek reforms

Euro zone finance ministers are stepping up the pressure on Greece as the debt crisis for the region enters a new and critical phase. They have

Euro zone finance ministers are stepping up the pressure on Greece as the debt crisis for the region enters a new and critical phase. They have

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IMF: euro zone debt crisis threatens economic recovery

The International Monetary Fund is warning the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis is a threat to economic recovery. It said the countries using the

The International Monetary Fund is warning the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis is a threat to economic recovery. It said the countries using the

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Euro zone wants more Greek austerity as next cash transfer delayed

Euro zone finance ministers have delayed their decision on a vital 12 billion euro loan to Greece until the cash-strapped country introduces yet more

Euro zone finance ministers have delayed their decision on a vital 12 billion euro loan to Greece until the cash-strapped country introduces yet more

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Bulgaria's Soviet liberation Americanised

Putting a twist on liberation, a sculpture honouring the advance of the Soviet Red Army into Nazi-allied Bulgaria in World War II has been given a

Putting a twist on liberation, a sculpture honouring the advance of the Soviet Red Army into Nazi-allied Bulgaria in World War II has been given a

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Ukraine and China cement new friendship

China’s President Hu Jintao has wrapped up a three-day state visit to Ukraine with strategic partnership and economic agreements worth some 2.5

China’s President Hu Jintao has wrapped up a three-day state visit to Ukraine with strategic partnership and economic agreements worth some 2.5

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Croatian former PM extradition open

Croatian former prime minister Ivo Sanader has withdrawn an appeal against his extradition from Austria, leaving the way open to face charges of

Croatian former prime minister Ivo Sanader has withdrawn an appeal against his extradition from Austria, leaving the way open to face charges of

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Greeks want freedom back

The cross on the Greek flag is a symbol of national faith, but many ordinary Greeks are fighting despair. They feel condemned to suffer austerity for

The cross on the Greek flag is a symbol of national faith, but many ordinary Greeks are fighting despair. They feel condemned to suffer austerity for

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European workers to protest in Luxembourg

Tuesday in Luxembourg will see the latest demonstrations by trade union members from around Europe. The last one in Budapest attracted thousands of

Tuesday in Luxembourg will see the latest demonstrations by trade union members from around Europe. The last one in Budapest attracted thousands of

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Post-Fukushima nuclear safety meeting held

The world’s atomic energy experts have gathered to review nuclear safety at a conference in Vienna. The meeting – the biggest of its kind ever held –

The world’s atomic energy experts have gathered to review nuclear safety at a conference in Vienna. The meeting – the biggest of its kind ever held –

Culture

Milan fashion: Cavalli, Armani, D&G, Westwood

Men’s fashion week in Milan has started at with 39 shows scheduled, including collections by some of the biggest Italian and international names.

Men’s fashion week in Milan has started at with 39 shows scheduled, including collections by some of the biggest Italian and international names.

Culture

Cars 2 premieres in LA

The cast of the highly-anticipated sequel to Pixar’s ‘Cars’ was present for the premiere in Los Angeles. Michael Caine and Eddie Izzard join

The cast of the highly-anticipated sequel to Pixar’s ‘Cars’ was present for the premiere in Los Angeles. Michael Caine and Eddie Izzard join

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Tunis tries Ben Ali in absentia

The trial of former Tunisian president Ben Ali has opened in Tunis. The man who ruled Tunisia for 23 years fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 after

The trial of former Tunisian president Ben Ali has opened in Tunis. The man who ruled Tunisia for 23 years fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 after

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Concern grows about refugees at Syrian border

Concern is growing about the fate of thousands of Syrian refugees living rough, close to the border with Turkey. They are believed to be fleeing

Concern is growing about the fate of thousands of Syrian refugees living rough, close to the border with Turkey. They are believed to be fleeing

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Greek crucial confidence vote approaches

A visit to Athens by EU and IMF inspectors adds to pressure on not just the government, but the Greek opposition to support planned austerity

A visit to Athens by EU and IMF inspectors adds to pressure on not just the government, but the Greek opposition to support planned austerity

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Boeing 747-8 makes international debut in Paris

The new Boeing 747-8 superjumbo has touched down in France for its international debut at the Paris Air Show. The US-made aircraft comes with a

The new Boeing 747-8 superjumbo has touched down in France for its international debut at the Paris Air Show. The US-made aircraft comes with a

Business

Japanese May exports down more than expected

Japan’s exports fell in May at a faster pace than expected. Exports were down by 10.3 percent compared with the same month last year. Economists

Japan’s exports fell in May at a faster pace than expected. Exports were down by 10.3 percent compared with the same month last year. Economists

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Shares slump on Greek uncertainty

The delay in extending emergency loans to Greece dragged down the value of shares on Europe’s stock markets on Monday. Ratings agency Moody’s

The delay in extending emergency loans to Greece dragged down the value of shares on Europe’s stock markets on Monday. Ratings agency Moody’s

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France dumps second home tax idea

The French government is to drop plans for a tax on holiday homes owned by non-residents. The move had angered French expatriates and British

The French government is to drop plans for a tax on holiday homes owned by non-residents. The move had angered French expatriates and British

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Auf den Tag genau vor 63 Jahren: Die D-Mark

Am 21. Juni 1948 wird die Deutsche Mark in der amerikanischen, der britischen und der französischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands eingeführt. Sie löst

Am 21. Juni 1948 wird die Deutsche Mark in der amerikanischen, der britischen und der französischen Besatzungszone Deutschlands eingeführt. Sie löst

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Back in the Day: the madness of the man who shot Reagan

June 21 1982: John Hinckley Jr, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan a year earlier is found not guilty of the crime by reason of

June 21 1982: John Hinckley Jr, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan a year earlier is found not guilty of the crime by reason of

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Performing under the influence: Amy Winehouse cancels tour dates

English singer Amy Winehouse has cut short her European tour after a disastrous opening night in Belgrade. Footage of the performance posted on

English singer Amy Winehouse has cut short her European tour after a disastrous opening night in Belgrade. Footage of the performance posted on

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Prominent British anti-war campaigner dies

Brian Haw, the man who became the face of peace protests in Parliament Square in London after setting up a tent in June 2001 died this weekend of

Brian Haw, the man who became the face of peace protests in Parliament Square in London after setting up a tent in June 2001 died this weekend of

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Aung San Suu Kyi celebrates birthday in freedom

Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in nearly a decade. She was joined in celebration by

Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi celebrated her birthday in freedom for the first time in nearly a decade. She was joined in celebration by

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Libya: Gaddafi's forces ambush rebels

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ambushed a group of rebel soldiers near Dafniya with heavy machine guns.

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ambushed a group of rebel soldiers near Dafniya with heavy machine guns.

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Syrians protest despite Assad promises on reform

Syrians have reportedly gone back to the streets in protest despite President Bashar al-Assad’s pledge that a national dialogue will begin soon

Syrians have reportedly gone back to the streets in protest despite President Bashar al-Assad’s pledge that a national dialogue will begin soon

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No bailout money without cuts, EU tells Greece

Euro zone finance ministers met in Luxembourg on Monday in a bid to stop the Greek debt crisis from threatening the future of the single

Euro zone finance ministers met in Luxembourg on Monday in a bid to stop the Greek debt crisis from threatening the future of the single

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All hail the new king of golf

The world of golf has been queueing up to heap praise on golf sensation Rory McIlroy after his record-breaking victory in the US Open. Many believe

The world of golf has been queueing up to heap praise on golf sensation Rory McIlroy after his record-breaking victory in the US Open. Many believe

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NATO blames technical error for killing Libyan civilians

NATO has said technical failure was behind its destruction on Sunday of a residential building in Libya’s capital, where officials said nine

NATO has said technical failure was behind its destruction on Sunday of a residential building in Libya’s capital, where officials said nine