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2011-07-15

Europe

Belgium's highly developed sense of division

I am from Spain so I know a bit about regional divisions, different languages in the same country and separatist movements. But nothing compared to

I am from Spain so I know a bit about regional divisions, different languages in the same country and separatist movements. But nothing compared to

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Eight European banks fail watchdog stress tests

A London-based watchdog says nearly one in 11 of Europe’s banks it tested would not be able to withstand another financial crisis. The European

A London-based watchdog says nearly one in 11 of Europe’s banks it tested would not be able to withstand another financial crisis. The European

Europe

Europe Weekly: round up

For those of you who couldn’t follow the news during the week, Europe Weekly has a round up of the main events. We look at the eurozone crisis. Who

For those of you who couldn’t follow the news during the week, Europe Weekly has a round up of the main events. We look at the eurozone crisis. Who

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Italy's parliament backs hard-hitting austerity plan

There is no turning back now. Italy’s parliament has fully approved a 48 billion euro austerity package to bring the country’s economy back from

There is no turning back now. Italy’s parliament has fully approved a 48 billion euro austerity package to bring the country’s economy back from

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Thor's hammer thunders as Hushovd wins stage 13

The mighty Thor thunders in the mountains to win stage 13 of the Tour de France in a textbook display of breakaway riding. Hushovd, not a

The mighty Thor thunders in the mountains to win stage 13 of the Tour de France in a textbook display of breakaway riding. Hushovd, not a

Business

Euro zone: crisis & chaos

It has been another business and finance week dominated by the increasingly chaotic debt crisis in the euro zone – and the United States. This

It has been another business and finance week dominated by the increasingly chaotic debt crisis in the euro zone – and the United States. This

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Protesters killed in Syrian violence

At least 20 protesters have been killed during marches in several Syrian cities.   It is estimated that up to a million people have taken to the

At least 20 protesters have been killed during marches in several Syrian cities.   It is estimated that up to a million people have taken to the

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Inside Bank Stress Tests

So what is it that the European Banking Authority has been doing? The EBA has tested about 90 of Europe’s top lenders, on how they would react to

So what is it that the European Banking Authority has been doing? The EBA has tested about 90 of Europe’s top lenders, on how they would react to

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Obama: US 'running out of time' in debt crisis

Barack Obama says he is ready to compromise over a debt deal if Republicans put forward a plan to stop the US from defaulting. Unless there is

Barack Obama says he is ready to compromise over a debt deal if Republicans put forward a plan to stop the US from defaulting. Unless there is

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Republicans play chicken with White House over debt

Debt default is hanging over the United States like the sword of Damocles. After a month of sterile negotiations the Democrats and Republicans remain

Debt default is hanging over the United States like the sword of Damocles. After a month of sterile negotiations the Democrats and Republicans remain

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Murdoch editor steps down over hacking scandal

Rebekah Brooks resigned on Friday as the UK chief of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper business. The question on many people’s lips was “why did it take so

Rebekah Brooks resigned on Friday as the UK chief of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper business. The question on many people’s lips was “why did it take so

Culture

'Magic realism' receives mixed reviews at Czech Film festival

Two films featured at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival have polarised critics.“Dormir al sol’” from Argentinian director Alejandro Chomski has

Two films featured at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival have polarised critics.“Dormir al sol’” from Argentinian director Alejandro Chomski has

Culture

African Performers at Montreux

Mixing the talents of music veterans Femi Kuti and Seal with the up and coming singer-songwriter Asa, the Monteux Jazz Festival showcased some of the

Mixing the talents of music veterans Femi Kuti and Seal with the up and coming singer-songwriter Asa, the Monteux Jazz Festival showcased some of the

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Egyptians send 'final warning' to military rulers

It had been dubbed the ‘Friday of the Final Warning’ and an air of revolution returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square as thousands demand a swifter

It had been dubbed the ‘Friday of the Final Warning’ and an air of revolution returned to Cairo’s central Tahrir Square as thousands demand a swifter

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Twitter marks fifth year since public debut

US micro-blogging service Twitter said on Friday that it has 200 million users worldwide as it marked the fifth anniversary of its public

US micro-blogging service Twitter said on Friday that it has 200 million users worldwide as it marked the fifth anniversary of its public

Business

Eni invests in Venezuela

Italian energy company Eni has signed an agreement to invest five billion euros ($7 billion) in Venezuela’s state oil company over the next seven

Italian energy company Eni has signed an agreement to invest five billion euros ($7 billion) in Venezuela’s state oil company over the next seven

Business

Euro zone trade in balance in May

Euro zone export growth in May reached its best level in four months while imports slowed sharply. The latest figures from the European Union

Euro zone export growth in May reached its best level in four months while imports slowed sharply. The latest figures from the European Union

Business

Japanese disaster hits Sony Ericsson profits

Sony Ericsson is forecasting an upturn in its fortunes in the second half of the year. That came after the mobile phone maker posted its first

Sony Ericsson is forecasting an upturn in its fortunes in the second half of the year. That came after the mobile phone maker posted its first

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Italy's parliament gives final backing to austerity plan

Italy has given the final green light to a 48 billion euro austerity package to bring its economy back from the brink. The lower house of

Italy has given the final green light to a 48 billion euro austerity package to bring its economy back from the brink. The lower house of

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Leaders meet: Gaddafi's future uncertain

Western and Arab leaders are meeting in Istanbul to seek a political end to Libya’s civil war. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign

Western and Arab leaders are meeting in Istanbul to seek a political end to Libya’s civil war. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign

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Back in the Day: discovery of the Rosetta Stone

July 15, 1799. French Lieutenant Pierre-Francois Bouchard discovers a slab of black granite while on expeditiion in Rashid (Rosetta) Egypt, a slab

July 15, 1799. French Lieutenant Pierre-Francois Bouchard discovers a slab of black granite while on expeditiion in Rashid (Rosetta) Egypt, a slab

Europe

EU and Mexico to step up fight against drugs

The European Union and Mexico have begun their first security dialogue, which among other things will look at the ways the EU can help with a drug

The European Union and Mexico have begun their first security dialogue, which among other things will look at the ways the EU can help with a drug

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Murdoch chief resigns over phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s most senior newspaper executive in the UK resigned on Friday. The 43-year-old had been under intense pressure to

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch’s most senior newspaper executive in the UK resigned on Friday. The 43-year-old had been under intense pressure to

Business

US targets Credit Suisse in tax dodge probe

Credit Suisse said on Friday that is being investigated by US authorities for allegedly helping wealthy Americans evade tax by stashing large sums of

Credit Suisse said on Friday that is being investigated by US authorities for allegedly helping wealthy Americans evade tax by stashing large sums of

Europe

Fitch downgrades five Greek banks to CCC

The debt the crisis rattling the eurozone has deepened, after ratings agency Fitch downgraded Greece further into junk territory and the brink of

The debt the crisis rattling the eurozone has deepened, after ratings agency Fitch downgraded Greece further into junk territory and the brink of

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US welcomes Darfur agreement

The United States has welcomed Thursday’s signing of a peace accord between Sudan and a small Darfur rebel group, despite scepticism by many analysts

The United States has welcomed Thursday’s signing of a peace accord between Sudan and a small Darfur rebel group, despite scepticism by many analysts

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FBI probes 9/11 phone hacking claims

Another day, another allegation this time on home turf of Rupert Murdoch, who though Australian born is a US citizen and has his biggest business

Another day, another allegation this time on home turf of Rupert Murdoch, who though Australian born is a US citizen and has his biggest business

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Air Algerie takes to the skies after strike

Air Algerie flights resumed on Friday after a four-day strike over pay and conditions. The industrial action ended after the intervention of

Air Algerie flights resumed on Friday after a four-day strike over pay and conditions. The industrial action ended after the intervention of

Nocomment

Belgrade zoo simmers in 37 degree heat

Belgrade zoo residents get a soaking as keepers try to keep the animals cool after days of soaring temperatures in the Serb capital.

Belgrade zoo residents get a soaking as keepers try to keep the animals cool after days of soaring temperatures in the Serb capital.

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UN welcomes South Sudan

The United Nations has approved South Sudan’s membership. The flag of the new country was then added to the 192 others.

The United Nations has approved South Sudan’s membership. The flag of the new country was then added to the 192 others.