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2011-07-06

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DSK team in 'constructive' talks with prosecutors

In New York, lawyers defending the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn against sexual assault charges have emerged from a meeting with

In New York, lawyers defending the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn against sexual assault charges have emerged from a meeting with

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Cavendish wins crash-filled fifth stage

Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the fifth stage of the Tour de France on a day marred by crashes to the likes of fellow countryman Bradley Wiggins and

Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the fifth stage of the Tour de France on a day marred by crashes to the likes of fellow countryman Bradley Wiggins and

Business

Lagarde starts work at IMF

At her first news conference Christine Lagarde, the new head of the International Monetary Fund, said the global economy is rebounding from the

At her first news conference Christine Lagarde, the new head of the International Monetary Fund, said the global economy is rebounding from the

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Portugal downgrade infuriates EU

The European Commission has severely criticised Moody’s credit agency for slashing Portugal’s debt rating. Brussels accused Moody’s of

The European Commission has severely criticised Moody’s credit agency for slashing Portugal’s debt rating. Brussels accused Moody’s of

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EU high-risk driving soon punishable across borders

Escape from punishment for dangerous driving on Europe’s roads is set to end — no more impunity for drivers caught for offences outside their own

Escape from punishment for dangerous driving on Europe’s roads is set to end — no more impunity for drivers caught for offences outside their own

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New cabinet approved in Turkey

A new Cabinet has been approved in Turkey, which includes a minister to oversee Turkey’s European Union bid. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has

A new Cabinet has been approved in Turkey, which includes a minister to oversee Turkey’s European Union bid. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has

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Serb leader in Bosnia: war-crimes hunt continues

The president of Serbia has made an official visit to neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina and promised to hunt down the last remaining Bosnian war-crimes

The president of Serbia has made an official visit to neighbouring Bosnia Herzegovina and promised to hunt down the last remaining Bosnian war-crimes

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Pyeongchang will host the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang after the South Korean city won an overwhelming victory in a vote by International Olympic

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang after the South Korean city won an overwhelming victory in a vote by International Olympic

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Spain : Pamplona's annual festival is launched

Thousands of revellers welcomed the kick off of Spain’s most famous fiesta, the San Fermín, with the launch of a firework rocket that marks the

Thousands of revellers welcomed the kick off of Spain’s most famous fiesta, the San Fermín, with the launch of a firework rocket that marks the

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Riot police stop exiles from celebrating Dalai Lama's birthday

Nepalese authorities prevented exiled Tibetans from celebrating their spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s birthday, over concerns that gatherings will stir

Nepalese authorities prevented exiled Tibetans from celebrating their spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s birthday, over concerns that gatherings will stir

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Greek taxi drivers stage anti-reforms protest

Thousands of taxi-drivers turned the streets of Athens yellow as they parked their cars on busy thoroughfares and main roads in protest against

Thousands of taxi-drivers turned the streets of Athens yellow as they parked their cars on busy thoroughfares and main roads in protest against

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UK inquiry into tabloid phone hacking claims

There is growing outrage in the UK over claims that tabloid journalists hacked into the voicemail messages of the innocent victims of serious

There is growing outrage in the UK over claims that tabloid journalists hacked into the voicemail messages of the innocent victims of serious

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Europe backs cross-border motoring crackdown

Good conduct behind the wheel must be observed at home and abroad – or expect a penalty! Unpunished driving offences on foreign soil are set to

Good conduct behind the wheel must be observed at home and abroad – or expect a penalty! Unpunished driving offences on foreign soil are set to

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New EU presidency warning over internal borders

The Polish prime minister has hit out at those who want to reintroduce internal borders in the European Union. A week after his country took over

The Polish prime minister has hit out at those who want to reintroduce internal borders in the European Union. A week after his country took over

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Libyan rebels in big push on two fronts

Libyan rebels have launched a major double-pronged offensive against forces loyal to the regime of Colonel Gaddafi in the biggest push for several

Libyan rebels have launched a major double-pronged offensive against forces loyal to the regime of Colonel Gaddafi in the biggest push for several

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Suspended sentence for 'defaming' Lukashenko

A journalist for a leading Polish newspaper has been given a suspended sentence for defaming President Alexander Lukashenko. Andrej Pochubut is a

A journalist for a leading Polish newspaper has been given a suspended sentence for defaming President Alexander Lukashenko. Andrej Pochubut is a

Culture

Zoom on Poland at Karlovy Vary Festival

Seven Polish films are among the movies showing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, central and eastern Europe’s most important such

Seven Polish films are among the movies showing at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, central and eastern Europe’s most important such

Science_technology

Divers uncover train wreck in Lake Baikal

Russia’s Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. It has long been a magnet for divers drawn by tales of a trove of lost gold seized

Russia’s Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world. It has long been a magnet for divers drawn by tales of a trove of lost gold seized

Culture

Haute couture: Chanel, Vauthier and Armani

The haute couture shows of Chanel, Vauthier and Armani in Paris attracted the usual mix of politicians, actors, celebrities and models. Among them

The haute couture shows of Chanel, Vauthier and Armani in Paris attracted the usual mix of politicians, actors, celebrities and models. Among them

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Back in the Day: the greatest thing since sliced bread

July 7, 1928. Sliced bread goes on sale thanks to a machine created by American inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder. When it went on sale it was

July 7, 1928. Sliced bread goes on sale thanks to a machine created by American inventor Otto Frederick Rohwedder. When it went on sale it was

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Striking taxi drivers block roads in Athens

Taxi drivers in Athens have gone on strike as part of demonstrations against deregulation of numerous sectors.   Roads were blocked, disrupting

Taxi drivers in Athens have gone on strike as part of demonstrations against deregulation of numerous sectors.   Roads were blocked, disrupting

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Swiss party looks to ban PowerPoint

A political party has spawned in Switzerland with the soul aim of banning PowerPoint.   The APPP (Anti-PowerPoint Party) says that the time wasted by

A political party has spawned in Switzerland with the soul aim of banning PowerPoint.   The APPP (Anti-PowerPoint Party) says that the time wasted by

Business

Japan OKs more disaster relief money

Japan’s cabinet has approved an additional 17.4 billion euros for disaster relief following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

Japan’s cabinet has approved an additional 17.4 billion euros for disaster relief following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster

Business

Smartphone demand doubles HTC's Q2 profit

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC saw its net profit double in the second quarter of this year to the equivalent of four hundred and twenty five million

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC saw its net profit double in the second quarter of this year to the equivalent of four hundred and twenty five million

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Portugal T-bill yield rises after ratings cut

Portugal’s borrowing costs rose on Wednesday in an auction of government bonds maturing in three-months time. The amount of interest Lisbon had to

Portugal’s borrowing costs rose on Wednesday in an auction of government bonds maturing in three-months time. The amount of interest Lisbon had to

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Barroso in bad Moody's over Portugal

The European Commission has severely criticised Moody’s credit agency for slashing Portugal’s debt rating. Brussels accused Moody’s of

The European Commission has severely criticised Moody’s credit agency for slashing Portugal’s debt rating. Brussels accused Moody’s of

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Public outrage in UK over alleged phone hacking

There is outrage in the UK over claims that a tabloid newspaper hacked into the mobile voice messages of the innocent victims of serious

There is outrage in the UK over claims that a tabloid newspaper hacked into the mobile voice messages of the innocent victims of serious

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Key questions for Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Arriving back at his New York townhouse, Dominique Strauss-Kahn found he was unable to get inside. His wife’s struggles with the lock gave

Arriving back at his New York townhouse, Dominique Strauss-Kahn found he was unable to get inside. His wife’s struggles with the lock gave

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Attenborough discovery solves 130-year murder mystery

A 130-year-old murder mystery was finally solved on Tuesday, when English TV presenter David Attenborough made an interesting discovery at the bottom

A 130-year-old murder mystery was finally solved on Tuesday, when English TV presenter David Attenborough made an interesting discovery at the bottom

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Tributes flow after death of artist Cy Twombly

The art world is mourning the death of American painter Cy Twombly. The artist has died at the age of 83 in Rome. Twombly was renowned for his

The art world is mourning the death of American painter Cy Twombly. The artist has died at the age of 83 in Rome. Twombly was renowned for his