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2011-07-22

Sport

Rolland wins stage 19 while Schleck takes yellow jersey

Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck produced a superb run to take the yellow jersey away from Thomas Voeckler after a thrilling 19th stage won by France’s

Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck produced a superb run to take the yellow jersey away from Thomas Voeckler after a thrilling 19th stage won by France’s

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Norway bomb blast

Aftermath of the massive bomb blast outside government buildings in central Oslo.

Aftermath of the massive bomb blast outside government buildings in central Oslo.

Business

Blame game continues over US debt crisis

With time running out, negotiations between President Barack Obama and the Republicans to avert an unprecedented US default seem to be going nowhere

With time running out, negotiations between President Barack Obama and the Republicans to avert an unprecedented US default seem to be going nowhere

Business

Greek deal pleases markets

The financial markets welcomed the new rescue package agreed for Greece and shares rose in value across Europe. The relief rally in Athens pushed

The financial markets welcomed the new rescue package agreed for Greece and shares rose in value across Europe. The relief rally in Athens pushed

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Euro crisis: No let-up in Lisbon's belt-tightening

The crisis-battered Portuguese have had to suffer a lot this month. First, ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the country’s creditworthiness by four

The crisis-battered Portuguese have had to suffer a lot this month. First, ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the country’s creditworthiness by four

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Greece: how the new bailout will work

It is a partial punishment for Greece. Euro zone countries have conceded that a ‘controlled’ default of its economy is the only way to save the

It is a partial punishment for Greece. Euro zone countries have conceded that a ‘controlled’ default of its economy is the only way to save the

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Last fugitive from Yugoslav conflict arrives in The Hague

The last remaining fugitive from the conflict in the former Yugoslavia has arrived in the Hague. Goran Hadzic was the wartime leader of Croatia’s

The last remaining fugitive from the conflict in the former Yugoslavia has arrived in the Hague. Goran Hadzic was the wartime leader of Croatia’s

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Oslo witness: 'It looks like a war zone'

Norway police have said the explosion was caused by a bomb. The tangled wreckage of a car was visible outside one building. No-one has claimed

Norway police have said the explosion was caused by a bomb. The tangled wreckage of a car was visible outside one building. No-one has claimed

Business

Ireland benefits from Greek deal

The new Greek rescue deal could save Ireland a lot of money as euro zone leaders decided at their special emergency summit to cut the interest rate

The new Greek rescue deal could save Ireland a lot of money as euro zone leaders decided at their special emergency summit to cut the interest rate

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Huge rallies in Syria show solidarity wtih Homs

Human rights activists say hundreds of thousands of Syrians have demonstrated after Friday prayers calling for an end to the regime, despite ongoing

Human rights activists say hundreds of thousands of Syrians have demonstrated after Friday prayers calling for an end to the regime, despite ongoing

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Norway reels after dual bomb and shooting attacks

Police in Norway say seven people are known to have died in a huge explosion that ripped through central Oslo on Friday afternoon. They believe

Police in Norway say seven people are known to have died in a huge explosion that ripped through central Oslo on Friday afternoon. They believe

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'Anonymous' hackers target NATO

The group of computer hackers famous for its support of Wikileaks claims to have breached security at NATO and accessed a bank of restricted

The group of computer hackers famous for its support of Wikileaks claims to have breached security at NATO and accessed a bank of restricted

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Large explosion hits Oslo, injuries reported

An explosion has rocked the centre of the Norwegian capital Oslo, and there are reports of many injured. It is said to have happened close to the

An explosion has rocked the centre of the Norwegian capital Oslo, and there are reports of many injured. It is said to have happened close to the

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Greek bailout: What do ordinary Greeks think?

It was hailed as the deal that saved Greece and the Euro from ruin. But following Thursday’s 109 billion euro EU bailout there is a warning that

It was hailed as the deal that saved Greece and the Euro from ruin. But following Thursday’s 109 billion euro EU bailout there is a warning that

Business

India and Turkey offset weak Europe for Vodafone

Vodafone latest figures show a slowing of sales growth, but it was able to reassure nervous investors with its activity in faster-growing markets

Vodafone latest figures show a slowing of sales growth, but it was able to reassure nervous investors with its activity in faster-growing markets

Business

Markets react to Greek aid deal

In early trading the financial markets signalled their approval on Friday of the new rescue package agreed for Greece. Shares rose in value across

In early trading the financial markets signalled their approval on Friday of the new rescue package agreed for Greece. Shares rose in value across

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German business morale slips

There have been more signs that Germany’s economic recovery could be running out of steam. German business sentiment fell to a nine-month low in

There have been more signs that Germany’s economic recovery could be running out of steam. German business sentiment fell to a nine-month low in

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Italy: strike-hit travellers await strike-free holidays

Travellers in Italy are having a hard time on Friday due to a one-day national transport strike. Commuters and tourists are scrambling to find the

Travellers in Italy are having a hard time on Friday due to a one-day national transport strike. Commuters and tourists are scrambling to find the

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Fake Apple Store exposed in China

Many people are used to the concept of counterfeit goods, whether it be fake Prada handbags, Rolex watches or even smartphones. But in the small

Many people are used to the concept of counterfeit goods, whether it be fake Prada handbags, Rolex watches or even smartphones. But in the small

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Details of second Greek bailout plan

Under the terms of this latest bailout, 160 billion euros will be freed up for Greece by 2014, with 109 billion euros – the lion’s share – coming

Under the terms of this latest bailout, 160 billion euros will be freed up for Greece by 2014, with 109 billion euros – the lion’s share – coming

Culture

Mud and music at this year's Paleo Festival

The Paleo Music Festival is underway in the Swiss city of Nyon near Geneva. 230 000 fans are expected to attend to see some of the 195

The Paleo Music Festival is underway in the Swiss city of Nyon near Geneva. 230 000 fans are expected to attend to see some of the 195

Culture

Superhero "Captain America" film released

The latest potential box-office smash to hit the screens has had its premiere in Los Angeles. Chris Evans takes stars in “Captain America”

The latest potential box-office smash to hit the screens has had its premiere in Los Angeles. Chris Evans takes stars in “Captain America”

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Biggest, busiest McDonald’s ready for Olympics

The fast food chain McDonald’s will open its largest restaurant in the Olympics village in East London in 2012. The two-storey building will have

The fast food chain McDonald’s will open its largest restaurant in the Olympics village in East London in 2012. The two-storey building will have

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James Murdoch under fire over hacking evidence

James Murdoch, the chairman of News International, will be referred to the police for an investigation of the evidence he gave to parliament this

James Murdoch, the chairman of News International, will be referred to the police for an investigation of the evidence he gave to parliament this

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Greek reaction to second EU bailout

The Greek press are calling the €190 billion second bailout of the debt-ridden country “a lifesaver”, but the mood on the streets of Athens on Friday

The Greek press are calling the €190 billion second bailout of the debt-ridden country “a lifesaver”, but the mood on the streets of Athens on Friday

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Back in the Day: First man to fly solo around the world

July 22, 1933: Wiley Post flies around the world. Famed American aviator, Wiley Hardeman Post, came from a humble upbringing in Oklahoma. He began

July 22, 1933: Wiley Post flies around the world. Famed American aviator, Wiley Hardeman Post, came from a humble upbringing in Oklahoma. He began

Europe

The euro: "Hare and Tortoise"

Even if a deal is struck on Greece that helps calm the markets, critics say the crisis has shown the limited power of Europe’s leaders to react

Even if a deal is struck on Greece that helps calm the markets, critics say the crisis has shown the limited power of Europe’s leaders to react

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Markets surge on news of second Greek deal

Having broken the political deadlock over Greece’s second massive financial bailout, eurozone leaders are now looking for support from the

Having broken the political deadlock over Greece’s second massive financial bailout, eurozone leaders are now looking for support from the

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US and China talk up good relations

The US and China played down their differences over the oil and gas-rich waters of the South China Sea at a meeting on Friday. On the sidelines of

The US and China played down their differences over the oil and gas-rich waters of the South China Sea at a meeting on Friday. On the sidelines of

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Glorious Mud!

You’re never to old to play in the mud in South Korea, as thousands gathered for the mud festival in Boryeong.

You’re never to old to play in the mud in South Korea, as thousands gathered for the mud festival in Boryeong.