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2011-06-27

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Skipping school

Increasing the numbers of children in school and fighting truancy is always hard. The methods – from incentives to punitive measures – also aim to

Increasing the numbers of children in school and fighting truancy is always hard. The methods – from incentives to punitive measures – also aim to

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Strikes called before crucial Greek austerity vote

As the Greek government prepares for a crucial week, aiming to get another wave of austerity measures through parliament, opponents are planning more

As the Greek government prepares for a crucial week, aiming to get another wave of austerity measures through parliament, opponents are planning more

Culture

No Grace, but plenty of style

The summer of royal weddings continues this weekend with Albert of Monaco tying the knot with former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. It is the

The summer of royal weddings continues this weekend with Albert of Monaco tying the knot with former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. It is the

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Philip Morris may sue over Australian brand ban

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is threatening to sue the Australian government over pioneering plans to remove brand-names from cigarette

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is threatening to sue the Australian government over pioneering plans to remove brand-names from cigarette

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Russian spy chief convicted for exposing US ring

A Russian intelligence chief has been convicted of treason in his absence by a Moscow court for unmasking a US-based spy ring. Alexander Poteyev

A Russian intelligence chief has been convicted of treason in his absence by a Moscow court for unmasking a US-based spy ring. Alexander Poteyev

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Bachmann joins US Republican presidential race

Michele Bachmann, a favourite of the conservative Tea Party movement in the US, has become the latest Republican officially to join the race for the

Michele Bachmann, a favourite of the conservative Tea Party movement in the US, has become the latest Republican officially to join the race for the

Business

China opens latest high-speed train line

China is going railway crazy with the opening of the new express line between the country’s two most important cities – Beijing and Shanghai

China is going railway crazy with the opening of the new express line between the country’s two most important cities – Beijing and Shanghai

Business

Soaring food prices - who's to blame?

At the recent G20 Agriculture summit in Paris, protesters outside the venue chanted “Markets – leave our food alone” as high prices put millions at

At the recent G20 Agriculture summit in Paris, protesters outside the venue chanted “Markets – leave our food alone” as high prices put millions at

News

Williams sisters exit SW19

There was a series of shock exits in the fourth round of the women’s draw at Wimbledon on Monday. It was certainly a day to forget for the

There was a series of shock exits in the fourth round of the women’s draw at Wimbledon on Monday. It was certainly a day to forget for the

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Syrian opposition meets in Damascus

Syrian intellectuals and academics met in Damascus on Monday to seek a way out of the country’s current political crisis. As many 200 people were

Syrian intellectuals and academics met in Damascus on Monday to seek a way out of the country’s current political crisis. As many 200 people were

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Khmer Rouge 'core' goes on trial

Now frail and elderly pensioners, they nonetheless stand accused of being privy to the decisions taken by the regime of the Khmer Rouge. They are

Now frail and elderly pensioners, they nonetheless stand accused of being privy to the decisions taken by the regime of the Khmer Rouge. They are

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Khmer Rouge leaders leave court citing ill health

Senior surviving members of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime have shown little sign of co-operating at their trial which has started in Phnom

Senior surviving members of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime have shown little sign of co-operating at their trial which has started in Phnom

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Israel to reconsider flotilla press ban

As the blockade-busting peace flotilla for Gaza prepares to set sail, Israel may be backtracking on its threat to ban participating journalists. On

As the blockade-busting peace flotilla for Gaza prepares to set sail, Israel may be backtracking on its threat to ban participating journalists. On

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ICC issues warrant for Gaddafi's arrest

The International Criminal Court on Monday issued a warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s arrest, its second-ever arrest warrant against a

The International Criminal Court on Monday issued a warrant for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s arrest, its second-ever arrest warrant against a

Europe

Iceland's EU entry on course despite strong domestic opposition

Brussels has said Iceland’s entry into the EU is still on track despite strong signs many within the Nordic state remain fiercely opposed to joining

Brussels has said Iceland’s entry into the EU is still on track despite strong signs many within the Nordic state remain fiercely opposed to joining

Culture

Charlene Wittstock - her own princess

Tall, elegant, blonde and warm - Charlene Wittstock is a model of “princessly” poise.   Prince Albert II has had 10 years to get to know his

Tall, elegant, blonde and warm - Charlene Wittstock is a model of “princessly” poise.   Prince Albert II has had 10 years to get to know his

Business

French Greek debt deal could be blueprint for others

French banks have agreed to roll over their holdings of Greek debt for 30 years, President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed on Monday. The voluntary

French banks have agreed to roll over their holdings of Greek debt for 30 years, President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed on Monday. The voluntary

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Pyeongchang 2018: the final lap

In a few days the wait will be over: the International Olympic Committee will be choosing between three very promising bids from Annecy, Munich and

In a few days the wait will be over: the International Olympic Committee will be choosing between three very promising bids from Annecy, Munich and

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Susa Valley anti-tunnellers and police injured

At least 40 people have been injured in demonstrations against a planned high-speed rail line between France and Italy. Some of those hurt are

At least 40 people have been injured in demonstrations against a planned high-speed rail line between France and Italy. Some of those hurt are

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UK and China conclude trade deals

On day two of the British leg of his European tour Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has held talks in Downing street with British Prime Minister David

On day two of the British leg of his European tour Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has held talks in Downing street with British Prime Minister David

Business

Chinese order is lifeline for Saab

There is a glimmer of hope for Saab as a big new order will enable it to pay wages and suppliers and resume making cars. Last week Saab said it did

There is a glimmer of hope for Saab as a big new order will enable it to pay wages and suppliers and resume making cars. Last week Saab said it did

Business

Italy's treasury bond yields hit record

Investor nervousness meant the Italian treasury had to offer higher interest to sell its treasury bonds on Monday. The spread between its 10-year

Investor nervousness meant the Italian treasury had to offer higher interest to sell its treasury bonds on Monday. The spread between its 10-year

Business

Lagarde poised to become next IMF chief

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde seems set to become head of the International Monetary Fund this week, despite a strong challenge to

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde seems set to become head of the International Monetary Fund this week, despite a strong challenge to

Science_technology

Life-size T-Rex skeleton at Tokyo exhibit

Bone by bone, a Tyrannosaurus Rex has been brought back to life for a dinosaur exhibition at Tokyo’s Nature and Science Museum. The animal has been

Bone by bone, a Tyrannosaurus Rex has been brought back to life for a dinosaur exhibition at Tokyo’s Nature and Science Museum. The animal has been

Culture

Beyonce wraps up Glastonbury

Pop star Beyonce brought the closing touch to Britain’s famous Glastonbury festival on Sunday. Coldplay drew huge crowds to the main Pyramid

Pop star Beyonce brought the closing touch to Britain’s famous Glastonbury festival on Sunday. Coldplay drew huge crowds to the main Pyramid

Culture

Moscow festival features Bulgarian debut film

Bulgaria’s “Sneakers” has been previewed as one of the 17 films in competition at Moscow’s International Film Festival. A debut feature for both

Bulgaria’s “Sneakers” has been previewed as one of the 17 films in competition at Moscow’s International Film Festival. A debut feature for both

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Moroccans march for and against new constitution

Tens of thousands of people marched in Morocco on Sunday both for and against a proposed new constitution. Pro-reform activists want greater

Tens of thousands of people marched in Morocco on Sunday both for and against a proposed new constitution. Pro-reform activists want greater

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Arrest warrant issued for Gaddafi

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of committing of crimes against

The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of committing of crimes against

Nocomment

Argentina: 55 hurt in football riots

Violence erupted between police and fans near the Buenos Aires’ Monumental stadium after legendary football club River Plate was relegated to the

Violence erupted between police and fans near the Buenos Aires’ Monumental stadium after legendary football club River Plate was relegated to the