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2011-07-01

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Suspended sentence for Sarkozy 'grabber'

A man who grabbed President Nicolas Sarkozy by the lapel during a walkabout in south-western France on Thursday has been given a six-month suspended

A man who grabbed President Nicolas Sarkozy by the lapel during a walkabout in south-western France on Thursday has been given a six-month suspended

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Military service ends in Germany

Young people in Germany can breathe a sigh of relief – there is no more compulsory military service as of today. A package of reforms was

Young people in Germany can breathe a sigh of relief – there is no more compulsory military service as of today. A package of reforms was

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Albert weds Charlene in Monaco marriage

Wedding fever has taken over in Monaco where Prince Albert II has married his fiancee Charlene Wittstock in a civil ceremony in the lavish Throne

Wedding fever has taken over in Monaco where Prince Albert II has married his fiancee Charlene Wittstock in a civil ceremony in the lavish Throne

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Denmark reinstates border controls

Denmark is to re-instate permanent customs checkpoints at its borders and introduce video surveillance of cars entering the country. Politicians

Denmark is to re-instate permanent customs checkpoints at its borders and introduce video surveillance of cars entering the country. Politicians

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William and Kate cheered in Ottawa

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and his new bride Kate – are continuing their successful visit to Canada in Ottawa. The Duchess

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and his new bride Kate – are continuing their successful visit to Canada in Ottawa. The Duchess

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Moroccan constitution a step in the right direction

The people of Morocco will soon make their feelings clear at the ballot box. Trying to get an impression of the elite opinion, Euronews has spoken

The people of Morocco will soon make their feelings clear at the ballot box. Trying to get an impression of the elite opinion, Euronews has spoken

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Contador booed by Tour fans

With only a day to go before the Tour de France gets underway, Spain’s Alberto Contador put on a brave face after being booed by the public at the

With only a day to go before the Tour de France gets underway, Spain’s Alberto Contador put on a brave face after being booed by the public at the

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Strauss-Kahn released

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has had his four million euro bail returned and been released on his own recognisance, this was decided by judge in

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has had his four million euro bail returned and been released on his own recognisance, this was decided by judge in

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Monaco wedding: Albert and Charlene man and wife

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock have been married in a short civil ceremony. A former Olympic swimmer for South Africa

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock have been married in a short civil ceremony. A former Olympic swimmer for South Africa

Business

Geithner going? Not yet

Responding to reports that he is considering stepping down later this year, the US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said he is staying in his

Responding to reports that he is considering stepping down later this year, the US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said he is staying in his

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Nortel's patents sold to group including Apple, RIM

Apple and Research In Motion are part of a winning consortium of six companies buying bankrupt Nortel Networks’ remaining portfolio of 6,000 patents

Apple and Research In Motion are part of a winning consortium of six companies buying bankrupt Nortel Networks’ remaining portfolio of 6,000 patents

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UBS names Axel Weber as next chairman

In a surprise move Swiss bank UBS is to hire former Bundesbank president Axel Weber as its next chairman, taking over in two years time. Weber

In a surprise move Swiss bank UBS is to hire former Bundesbank president Axel Weber as its next chairman, taking over in two years time. Weber

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Chinese manufacturing growth slows

Chinese factory activity grew at its slowest pace in 28 months in June as the number of new orders dropped off. Production was affected by weaker

Chinese factory activity grew at its slowest pace in 28 months in June as the number of new orders dropped off. Production was affected by weaker

Culture

Gruff Rhys tours with third solo album

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is taking his third solo album ‘Hotel Shampoo’ on the road across the UK this summer. The album is

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is taking his third solo album ‘Hotel Shampoo’ on the road across the UK this summer. The album is

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Protests draw huge crowds in Syria

Friday prayers were again the cue for widespread protests in Syria. Damascus’s suburbs saw some of their biggest crowds yet and one person was

Friday prayers were again the cue for widespread protests in Syria. Damascus’s suburbs saw some of their biggest crowds yet and one person was

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Poland takes over EU presidency

Poland has taken over the EU presidency from Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an official flag handover. It is the first time the country

Poland has taken over the EU presidency from Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an official flag handover. It is the first time the country

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Strauss-Kahn released on bail

The former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from his house arrest and had his electronic tag removed. He will also have a

The former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from his house arrest and had his electronic tag removed. He will also have a

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Pro-Palestinian activists attack US stance on Gaza ships

Pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with Greek police in Athens where they had been protesting over Washington’s stance on a flotilla of ships

Pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with Greek police in Athens where they had been protesting over Washington’s stance on a flotilla of ships

Culture

The women who have made their mark on Monaco

Charlene Wittstock will lay her bouquet of flowers after the religious marriage ceremony with Prince Albert II at the church of Sainte Dévote

Charlene Wittstock will lay her bouquet of flowers after the religious marriage ceremony with Prince Albert II at the church of Sainte Dévote

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Monaco: Ducasse prepares royal banquet

The wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock is a prestigious affair – the biggest event to hit Monaco since Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly

The wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock is a prestigious affair – the biggest event to hit Monaco since Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly

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Monaco wedding will be rock'n'roll says royal expert

French journalist and royal expert Stephane Bern will be bringing live television commentary to Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s wedding. He

French journalist and royal expert Stephane Bern will be bringing live television commentary to Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s wedding. He

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No rush to vote in Moroccan referendum

As voting continues in the Moroccan referendum on constitutional reform the worries are that the turnout will not be high enough to make the result

As voting continues in the Moroccan referendum on constitutional reform the worries are that the turnout will not be high enough to make the result

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Poland looks to growth as it assumes EU presidency

Protests in Warsaw against low wages and the cost of living on the eve of Poland taking over the EU presidency did not hinder the party atmosphere in

Protests in Warsaw against low wages and the cost of living on the eve of Poland taking over the EU presidency did not hinder the party atmosphere in

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Wildfires near Los Alamos

Firefighters inside the Los Alamos nuclear weapons complex in New Mexico scrambled to clear brush from around barrels of plutonium-contaminated waste

Firefighters inside the Los Alamos nuclear weapons complex in New Mexico scrambled to clear brush from around barrels of plutonium-contaminated waste

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William and Kate in Canada

Prince William and Kate began their first official trip abroad laying a wreath at Canada’s National War Memorial. Excited onlookers screamed with

Prince William and Kate began their first official trip abroad laying a wreath at Canada’s National War Memorial. Excited onlookers screamed with

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Strauss-Kahn development stirs excitement in France

France was left stunned and excited by news revealed in the American media that the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Khan could collapse

France was left stunned and excited by news revealed in the American media that the sex assault case against Dominique Strauss-Khan could collapse

Culture

Monaco unshaken by rumours as it gears up for royal wedding

When they walked down the aisle two months ago, the couple were among many other distinguished guests at William and Kate’s wedding. Now the turn

When they walked down the aisle two months ago, the couple were among many other distinguished guests at William and Kate’s wedding. Now the turn

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Moroccans vote on constitutional change

Over 13 million Moroccans are expected to go to the polls today to vote on a new draft constitution laid out by King Mohammed VI. The King will

Over 13 million Moroccans are expected to go to the polls today to vote on a new draft constitution laid out by King Mohammed VI. The King will

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Chávez confirms treatment for cancerous tumour

President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela says he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. The country’s socialist leader was speaking from Cuba

President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela says he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. The country’s socialist leader was speaking from Cuba

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Greek clashes leave trail of destruction

Athens city centre got a morning clean-up after violent clashes between protesters and the police following the approval of a deeply unpopular

Athens city centre got a morning clean-up after violent clashes between protesters and the police following the approval of a deeply unpopular