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2011-06-23

Europe

Greece: Europe's contagion concern

The longer the Greek crisis drags on, the more fears grow that contagion could spread to the eurozone’s other troubled economies. Countries like

The longer the Greek crisis drags on, the more fears grow that contagion could spread to the eurozone’s other troubled economies. Countries like

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UN drugs report warns cocaine abuse rising

The UN’s office on Drugs and Crime has produced its annual report, revealing some sobering trends that will provide food for thought for

The UN’s office on Drugs and Crime has produced its annual report, revealing some sobering trends that will provide food for thought for

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Syrian troops spotted along border with Turkey

The latest footage to arrive from the Turkish side of the border appears to show troops massing in villages on the Syrian side. There have been

The latest footage to arrive from the Turkish side of the border appears to show troops massing in villages on the Syrian side. There have been

Business

G20 agrees farm deal, but not commodities regulation

Farm ministers from the G20, the world’s largest economies, have agreed on ways to tackle high food prices at a conference in Paris. But it was a

Farm ministers from the G20, the world’s largest economies, have agreed on ways to tackle high food prices at a conference in Paris. But it was a

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Escalation between Turkey and Syria

Regarded as a close ally of Bashar al-Assad, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been under pressure from Europe and the Americans since the

Regarded as a close ally of Bashar al-Assad, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been under pressure from Europe and the Americans since the

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Human Rights award goes to Russian group

The Russian organisation, The Committee against Torture, has won the 2011 Human Rights Prize. It was awarded by the Parliamentary Assembly of the

The Russian organisation, The Committee against Torture, has won the 2011 Human Rights Prize. It was awarded by the Parliamentary Assembly of the

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NATO chief rejects Italian call for ceasefire

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday rejected an Italian call to suspend airstrikes. Rasmussen told French daily Le Figaro that

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday rejected an Italian call to suspend airstrikes. Rasmussen told French daily Le Figaro that

Europe

EU boosts online consumer rights

It’s a familiar story for many people. They make a purchase online, only to find out later that they have ended up with something they didn’t really

It’s a familiar story for many people. They make a purchase online, only to find out later that they have ended up with something they didn’t really

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Senegal's Wade backs down over electoral reform

Senegal’s president has blinked in the face of riots in the capital Dakar and withdrawn all his proposed changes to the country’s electoral

Senegal’s president has blinked in the face of riots in the capital Dakar and withdrawn all his proposed changes to the country’s electoral

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EU summit overshadowed by Greece

EU heads of government are in Brussels for a summit that is likely to be overshadowed by Greece’s economic troubles. Having survived a vote of

EU heads of government are in Brussels for a summit that is likely to be overshadowed by Greece’s economic troubles. Having survived a vote of

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FBI nabs alleged Boston mobster

The FBI on Thursday arrested alleged mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Los Angeles after 16 years on the run. The suspected Boston crime lord was

The FBI on Thursday arrested alleged mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Los Angeles after 16 years on the run. The suspected Boston crime lord was

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US health officials warn on breast implants

Federal health officials in the United States have warned that one in five women with silcone breast implants will need them removed or replaced over

Federal health officials in the United States have warned that one in five women with silcone breast implants will need them removed or replaced over

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India, Pakistan reopen Kashmir talks

India and Pakistan have opened their first formal talks on the disputed territory of Kashmir in two and a half years. Diplomats met on Thursday to

India and Pakistan have opened their first formal talks on the disputed territory of Kashmir in two and a half years. Diplomats met on Thursday to

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Would-be wizards wend their way to the web

Enough of the world of magic: Harry Potter has gone digital. To coincide with the release of the eighth and last film from the franchise, author

Enough of the world of magic: Harry Potter has gone digital. To coincide with the release of the eighth and last film from the franchise, author

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Airbus scoops record sale in Paris

European planemaker Airbus has cemented one of the largest orders in civil aviation history at Le Bourget airshow in Paris. In terms of the number of

European planemaker Airbus has cemented one of the largest orders in civil aviation history at Le Bourget airshow in Paris. In terms of the number of

Science_technology

Is it a plane, a helicopter? No, it's the X3

One purpose of the Paris Air Show is to showcase the latest aviation technologies – what we will be seeing in our skies in the future. Among

One purpose of the Paris Air Show is to showcase the latest aviation technologies – what we will be seeing in our skies in the future. Among

Business

Saab crisis deepens as wages go unpaid

Unions at Saab are threatening legal action if workers at the troubled car firm are not paid their wages by Monday. Saab says it cannot pay the

Unions at Saab are threatening legal action if workers at the troubled car firm are not paid their wages by Monday. Saab says it cannot pay the

Business

European Parliament backs Draghi as ECB chief

The European Parliament has endorsed Italy’s Mario Draghi to be the next head of the European Central Bank. That came ahead of formal backing for

The European Parliament has endorsed Italy’s Mario Draghi to be the next head of the European Central Bank. That came ahead of formal backing for

Business

Aviva selling RAC to Carlyle Group

British insurer Aviva is selling its RAC roadside rescue business to the private equity firm Carlyle Group for the equivalent of 1.12 billion euros

British insurer Aviva is selling its RAC roadside rescue business to the private equity firm Carlyle Group for the equivalent of 1.12 billion euros

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China says Ai Weiwei still under investigation

Chinese authorities said on Thursday that artist Ai Weiwei is still under investigation for suspected economic crimes, despite his release from

Chinese authorities said on Thursday that artist Ai Weiwei is still under investigation for suspected economic crimes, despite his release from

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Back in the Day: Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia

June 24, 1812: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte embarks on an ill-fated invasion of Russia which will eventually decimate his much lauded Grande

June 24, 1812: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte embarks on an ill-fated invasion of Russia which will eventually decimate his much lauded Grande

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Wilders hails acquittal as 'a victory for free speech'

The controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders – head of the third largest party in the country’s parliament – has been cleared of inciting racial

The controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders – head of the third largest party in the country’s parliament – has been cleared of inciting racial

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Syria-Turkey border: troops and refugees increase

Syria’s army is increasing deployment at the border with Turkey, to stop people fleeing the Damascus regime’s violent repression of a democratic

Syria’s army is increasing deployment at the border with Turkey, to stop people fleeing the Damascus regime’s violent repression of a democratic

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Spanish coastguards rescue African immigrants

Spain Maritime Coastguard rescued 54 sub-Saharan immigrants close to the Motril port (Granada) on a small boat. The Red Cross said the groulp

Spain Maritime Coastguard rescued 54 sub-Saharan immigrants close to the Motril port (Granada) on a small boat. The Red Cross said the groulp

Culture

Russia's indie film-makers slate state support

They may be winning prizes and critical acclaim abroad but the new generation of Russian filmmakers say they are struggling to make movies at home.

They may be winning prizes and critical acclaim abroad but the new generation of Russian filmmakers say they are struggling to make movies at home.

Science_technology

Oceans in crisis: report sets out recommendations

A panel of scientific experts has outlined how we can slow down or reverse the unprecedented loss of species in the world’s oceans. They say the

A panel of scientific experts has outlined how we can slow down or reverse the unprecedented loss of species in the world’s oceans. They say the

Culture

Soviet childhood museum opens in Ukraine

Those who grew up in the Soviet Union can step back in time at the newly opened Soviet Childhood Museum in the Ukranian Black Sea Port of Sevastopol.

Those who grew up in the Soviet Union can step back in time at the newly opened Soviet Childhood Museum in the Ukranian Black Sea Port of Sevastopol.

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Food safety and the lessons to be learned

“Hello I’m Chris Burns and welcome to the Network where we connect into a matrix of news makers to get to the heart of an issue and watch out –

“Hello I’m Chris Burns and welcome to the Network where we connect into a matrix of news makers to get to the heart of an issue and watch out –

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Brazilians try to set new mass gay wedding record

In Rio de Janeiro, 43 homosexual couples said “I do” to celebrate the civil rights they were granted by the country’s top judges last month. Brazil’s

In Rio de Janeiro, 43 homosexual couples said “I do” to celebrate the civil rights they were granted by the country’s top judges last month. Brazil’s