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2011-07-19

Europe

EU tightens nuclear waste disposal rules

The EU has agreed tougher rules on the disposal of nuclear waste. The new pan-European plan will mean radioactive rubbish from the 27 member state

The EU has agreed tougher rules on the disposal of nuclear waste. The new pan-European plan will mean radioactive rubbish from the 27 member state

Europe

EU launches biofuel sustainability scheme

The EU Commission has announced new voluntary rules on biofuels saying it will raise standards in the sector. Despite concerns over the

The EU Commission has announced new voluntary rules on biofuels saying it will raise standards in the sector. Despite concerns over the

News

Mystery death of phone hacking reporter

Mystery surrounds the death of the former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare. The 47 year old was found dead at his UK home on Monday

Mystery surrounds the death of the former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare. The 47 year old was found dead at his UK home on Monday

News

Contador gains on Tour leader while Hushovd wins stage 16

Defending champion Alberto Contador relaunched his yellow jersey bid with an unexpected attack on the 16th stage of the race, won by Norway’s Thor

Defending champion Alberto Contador relaunched his yellow jersey bid with an unexpected attack on the 16th stage of the race, won by Norway’s Thor

News

Rupert Murdoch: the kingmaker in British politics

Read all about it! Global press baron Rupert Murdoch is the focus of media interest himself and the target of public anger. Saying sorry over the

Read all about it! Global press baron Rupert Murdoch is the focus of media interest himself and the target of public anger. Saying sorry over the

News

Crisis in the euro zone: The French connection

Throughout the euro debt crisis, there has been criticism of an apparent lack of political leadership. Critics are especially targeting the

Throughout the euro debt crisis, there has been criticism of an apparent lack of political leadership. Critics are especially targeting the

Business

Murdochs count the cost of hacking scandal

As the Murdochs faced questioning before the parliamentary committee, their business empire was counting the cost of the hacking scandal. Rupert

As the Murdochs faced questioning before the parliamentary committee, their business empire was counting the cost of the hacking scandal. Rupert

News

Merkel: 'Europe without the Euro is unimaginable'

The leaders of Germany and Russia got together for their annual meeting with energy high on the agenda. Angela Merkel welcomed Dmitry Medvedev to

The leaders of Germany and Russia got together for their annual meeting with energy high on the agenda. Angela Merkel welcomed Dmitry Medvedev to

News

Murdoch physically attacked during MPs' hearing

The sitting of MPs questioning Rupert Murdoch and his son James over phone hacking was briefly suspended after an attempted physical attack on the

The sitting of MPs questioning Rupert Murdoch and his son James over phone hacking was briefly suspended after an attempted physical attack on the

Culture

Odessa film festival underway

Odessa, the Ukranian port known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, is currently hosting its second international film festival. The organisers are

Odessa, the Ukranian port known as the Pearl of the Black Sea, is currently hosting its second international film festival. The organisers are

Culture

Lady Gaga gives thumbs-up to parody

American comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic has released a spoof version of Lady Gaga’s hit record “Born This Way”. The comic calls his version “Perform

American comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic has released a spoof version of Lady Gaga’s hit record “Born This Way”. The comic calls his version “Perform

News

Rupert Murdoch committee hearing interrupted by an intruder

Rupert Murdoch was assaulted by a man with what appeared to be a custard pie during the parliamentary hearing into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch was assaulted by a man with what appeared to be a custard pie during the parliamentary hearing into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal

News

Suu Kyi in Martyrs' Day March

  Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led a march of 3000 supporters on Tuesday, in honour of her late father who was assassinated, just

  Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led a march of 3000 supporters on Tuesday, in honour of her late father who was assassinated, just

News

Second day of cab chaos in Athens

Thousands of cab drivers in the Greek capital Athens have taken to the streets for a second day of protest, angry that the government has liberalised

Thousands of cab drivers in the Greek capital Athens have taken to the streets for a second day of protest, angry that the government has liberalised

News

Murdoch to MPs: 'the most humble day of my life'

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James have been giving evidence to British MPs over the phone hacking scandal at the now defunct tabloid

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James have been giving evidence to British MPs over the phone hacking scandal at the now defunct tabloid

News

Israel seizes French boat heading for Gaza

The Israeli navy has seized a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking the blockade of the Gaza Strip. There are no reports

The Israeli navy has seized a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking the blockade of the Gaza Strip. There are no reports

Business

Gloomy forecast from Electrolux

Electrolux is the latest consumer company to warn that weak demand in Europe and the US will hurt second-half earnings. It also blamed rising raw

Electrolux is the latest consumer company to warn that weak demand in Europe and the US will hurt second-half earnings. It also blamed rising raw

Business

Cisco cuts workforce to get back on track

Cisco Systems plans to cut 11,500 people – 15 percent of its workforce – and sell a factory in Mexico that makes set-top boxes for TVs. The moves

Cisco Systems plans to cut 11,500 people – 15 percent of its workforce – and sell a factory in Mexico that makes set-top boxes for TVs. The moves

Business

Markets bounce back

The financial markets enjoyed a bit of a rebound on Tuesday, clawing back some of their recent big losses. Investors hope Thursday’s euro zone

The financial markets enjoyed a bit of a rebound on Tuesday, clawing back some of their recent big losses. Investors hope Thursday’s euro zone

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Hackers target Murdoch's 'Sun' and post false front page

‘Media mogul’s body discovered.’ It was a shocking headline but a false one. Rupert Murdoch’s flagship ‘Sun’ newspaper has been attacked by

‘Media mogul’s body discovered.’ It was a shocking headline but a false one. Rupert Murdoch’s flagship ‘Sun’ newspaper has been attacked by

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Shuttle programme on its last lap

  An American space shuttle has parted company with the International Space Station for the last  time ever.   Atlantis pulled away after a nine-day

  An American space shuttle has parted company with the International Space Station for the last  time ever.   Atlantis pulled away after a nine-day

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Japan prepares Fukushima beef shipment ban

The Japanese government is on the point of banning all shipments of beef from farms around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. More than 500 cows

The Japanese government is on the point of banning all shipments of beef from farms around the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. More than 500 cows

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Phone-hacking bugs Londoners

As the phone-hacking scandal involving News Corporation, the police and politicians continues to unravel people on the streets of London have been

As the phone-hacking scandal involving News Corporation, the police and politicians continues to unravel people on the streets of London have been

News

Murdochs to be grilled by MPs over phone-hacking

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch, and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are due to be grilled by

News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch, and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are due to be grilled by

News

Modest market gains despite eurozone crisis

Stock markets have been bouncing back across Europe after a string of continuous losses. Exchanges in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan all showed

Stock markets have been bouncing back across Europe after a string of continuous losses. Exchanges in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan all showed

Nocomment

Happy Birthday Madiba

South Africans have been celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The icon of decades of struggle to overturn the country’s apartheid regime is 93.

South Africans have been celebrating Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The icon of decades of struggle to overturn the country’s apartheid regime is 93.

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Taxi drivers block roads in Athens

Taxi drivers in Athens have gone on strike as part of demonstrations against deregulation of numerous sectors.

Taxi drivers in Athens have gone on strike as part of demonstrations against deregulation of numerous sectors.

Science_technology

Possible breakthrough in nuclear clear-up

Scientists in Japan think they may have found a way to remove caesium radiation from contaminated ground around the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged

Scientists in Japan think they may have found a way to remove caesium radiation from contaminated ground around the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged

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Back in the Day: Burma mourns the death of Aung San

July 19, 1947. Burmese independence leader and de facto Prime Minister Bogyoke (General) Aung San is assassinated along with six cabinet ministers

July 19, 1947. Burmese independence leader and de facto Prime Minister Bogyoke (General) Aung San is assassinated along with six cabinet ministers