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2011-06-21

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Berlusconi lives to fight another day

Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to stay in office until the end of his term in 2013 after winning a confidence vote in parliament. It is the embattled

Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to stay in office until the end of his term in 2013 after winning a confidence vote in parliament. It is the embattled

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Christiania residents to set up ownership fund

After seven years of negotiations, the inhabitants of Copenhagen’s alternative community of Christiania have agreed to establish a fund to buy the

After seven years of negotiations, the inhabitants of Copenhagen’s alternative community of Christiania have agreed to establish a fund to buy the

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Giant Alexander statue erected in Skopje

A 11-metre-high, 40 tonne statue of Alexander the Great has been installed in central Skopje, but critics say his presence will not please everyone

A 11-metre-high, 40 tonne statue of Alexander the Great has been installed in central Skopje, but critics say his presence will not please everyone

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Real woes for real Greeks as banks barter over billions

As banks, the markets and politicians discuss how best to deal with the Greek debt crisis, real people are facing an uncertain future without work or

As banks, the markets and politicians discuss how best to deal with the Greek debt crisis, real people are facing an uncertain future without work or

Europe

EU chief says banks must help with Greek crisis

The financial sector should play a bigger role in helping to resolve the Greek debt crisis, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on

The financial sector should play a bigger role in helping to resolve the Greek debt crisis, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said on

Europe

Arab League chief urges political solution for Libya

Outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Tuesday that the Libyan crisis will never be resolved with air strikes. The 22-member body backed

Outgoing Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Tuesday that the Libyan crisis will never be resolved with air strikes. The 22-member body backed

Europe

European workers' unions protest dog-bone austerity

Thousands of protesters against spending cuts and austerity have been marching in Luxembourg. Trade Union members from all around Europe showed their

Thousands of protesters against spending cuts and austerity have been marching in Luxembourg. Trade Union members from all around Europe showed their

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Fears over the future of food prices

For the vast majority of the world’s population eating is not a problem. But for some, around 15%, it is a daily struggle. And it gets worse during

For the vast majority of the world’s population eating is not a problem. But for some, around 15%, it is a daily struggle. And it gets worse during

Business

Nokia's new smartphone not seen as ending its troubles

Struggling handset maker Nokia has just unveiled its latest smartphone as it tries to fight off Apple’s iPhone and devices using Google’s Android

Struggling handset maker Nokia has just unveiled its latest smartphone as it tries to fight off Apple’s iPhone and devices using Google’s Android

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Russian plane crash blamed on "pilot error"

Investigators are sifting through the debris of a crashed Russian passenger plane.  Some 44 passengers and crew died in the catastrophe - but

Investigators are sifting through the debris of a crashed Russian passenger plane.  Some 44 passengers and crew died in the catastrophe - but

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Distance learning - a long way to get an education

For young people in remote or isolated communities getting an education can be a major challenge. In times past some would simply have missed out on

For young people in remote or isolated communities getting an education can be a major challenge. In times past some would simply have missed out on

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Abbas makes diplomatic foray to Turkey

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Ankara for a surprise visit to meet Turkish leaders. The trip is of particular importance given the

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Ankara for a surprise visit to meet Turkish leaders. The trip is of particular importance given the

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Portugal under new government

The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social

The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social

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Argentine lake district coated in volcanic ash

A volcano eruption in Chile has blanketed the Argentine lake district in depressing grey, clogging waterways and transport routes with ash. Volcanic

A volcano eruption in Chile has blanketed the Argentine lake district in depressing grey, clogging waterways and transport routes with ash. Volcanic

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Thousands turn out for pro-Assad rallies in Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians have turned out for rallies held in support of their President Bashar al-Assad. State television showed people waving

Tens of thousands of Syrians have turned out for rallies held in support of their President Bashar al-Assad. State television showed people waving

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Fish face same fate as dinosaurs

Experts say the world’s oceans are facing mass extinction of fish and other marine life on a scale comparable with the disappearance of the

Experts say the world’s oceans are facing mass extinction of fish and other marine life on a scale comparable with the disappearance of the

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Back in the Day: Maradona and the 'Hand of God'

June 22, 1986. Diego Maradona scores a goal with his hand in Argentina’s football World Cup quarter final against England. The Tunisian referee

June 22, 1986. Diego Maradona scores a goal with his hand in Argentina’s football World Cup quarter final against England. The Tunisian referee

Science_technology

Nanotech could help restore vision

Researchers in regenerative medicine in Europe are making major strides forward in repairing damaged ears and eyes, thanks to nanotechnology.

Researchers in regenerative medicine in Europe are making major strides forward in repairing damaged ears and eyes, thanks to nanotechnology.

Business

EU-IMF inspectors check Greek austerity progress

The Greek finance ministry on Tuesday again played host to inspectors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. They were there

The Greek finance ministry on Tuesday again played host to inspectors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. They were there

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Bombs hit checkpoint outside Iraqi governor's house

A car bomb and suicide bomber have killed at least 21 people in Iraq. The attack happened at a checkpoint just outside the home of the governor of

A car bomb and suicide bomber have killed at least 21 people in Iraq. The attack happened at a checkpoint just outside the home of the governor of

Culture

Afghan cinema in fight for survival

Short of money and political support and at odds with the country’s conservative Islamic culture, Afghan cinema is struggling to survive.

Short of money and political support and at odds with the country’s conservative Islamic culture, Afghan cinema is struggling to survive.

Culture

Milan fashion: Etro, McQueen, Gucci and Versace

Italian designer Kean Etro took his inspiration for his 2012 spring/summer collection from the French Riviera. It featured a palette of earthy browns

Italian designer Kean Etro took his inspiration for his 2012 spring/summer collection from the French Riviera. It featured a palette of earthy browns

Business

Spain successfully auctions T-bills

As the market awaits clarity over a second Greek bailout, another troubled euro zone country, Spain has successfully sold 2.99 billion euros worth of

As the market awaits clarity over a second Greek bailout, another troubled euro zone country, Spain has successfully sold 2.99 billion euros worth of

Business

Protests disrupt Carrefour meeting

Carrefour’s shareholder meeting in Paris was a stormy affair. Chief Executive Lars Olofsson faced angry shareholders fed up with falling profits

Carrefour’s shareholder meeting in Paris was a stormy affair. Chief Executive Lars Olofsson faced angry shareholders fed up with falling profits

Business

Foster's rejects SABMiller offer

Foster’s has rejected a takeover bid from global giant SABMiller complaining the seven billion euros cash offer is too low. However investors say

Foster’s has rejected a takeover bid from global giant SABMiller complaining the seven billion euros cash offer is too low. However investors say

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Thousands gather for Stonehenge summer solstice

Damp, overcast conditions failed to deter thousands of people from gathering at one of the UK’s oldest sites to celebrate the summer solstice. Led

Damp, overcast conditions failed to deter thousands of people from gathering at one of the UK’s oldest sites to celebrate the summer solstice. Led

Science_technology

Airbus and Boeing compete at Bourget

The trade war between Airbus and Boeing was once again in the spotlight at the Paris air show. The competition between widebodies results in endless

The trade war between Airbus and Boeing was once again in the spotlight at the Paris air show. The competition between widebodies results in endless

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44 killed in Russia plane crash

A passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames on a highway near Petrozavodsk in north-western Russia, just short of a runway whose

A passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames on a highway near Petrozavodsk in north-western Russia, just short of a runway whose

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Environmental doomsday unless oceans are respected

Life in the world’s oceans is heading the way of the dinosaurs, says an alarming expert study just released. The International Programme on the State

Life in the world’s oceans is heading the way of the dinosaurs, says an alarming expert study just released. The International Programme on the State