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2011-08-03

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'Italian banks are sound' - Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi decided to address both houses of parliament on Wednesday, in an attempt to calm fears that Italy could be dragged into a

Silvio Berlusconi decided to address both houses of parliament on Wednesday, in an attempt to calm fears that Italy could be dragged into a

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Tunisia: Mubarak trial is a warning to other arab leaders

Mubarak’s trial is being watched closely in Tunisia, the first country to oust its leader in the Arab spring. Former President Ben Ali fled to

Mubarak’s trial is being watched closely in Tunisia, the first country to oust its leader in the Arab spring. Former President Ben Ali fled to

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Milan ready themselves for Super Cup derby

As Serie A players threaten to delay the start of the new season one game that will not be affected by a potential strike is this weekend’s Italian

As Serie A players threaten to delay the start of the new season one game that will not be affected by a potential strike is this weekend’s Italian

Business

Can the euro zone survive the latest stresses?

The European single currency is facing its greatest test ever with Brussels admitting that investors now doubt the euro zone can survive its massive

The European single currency is facing its greatest test ever with Brussels admitting that investors now doubt the euro zone can survive its massive

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Fear drives shares down and gold up

The world’s financial markets continue to be volatile – Europe’s bourses were awash with red ink on Wednesday. Investors sold shares on worries of

The world’s financial markets continue to be volatile – Europe’s bourses were awash with red ink on Wednesday. Investors sold shares on worries of

Sport

Argentine fans demand Grondona resignation.

Angry Argentine football fans have been calling for the resignation of Julio Grondona, the president of the country’s football federation (AFA), in

Angry Argentine football fans have been calling for the resignation of Julio Grondona, the president of the country’s football federation (AFA), in

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Serie A players strike back

Italy’s Serie A footballers have once again threatened strike action after a dispute over players’ rights resurfaced. Italian Players Union chief

Italy’s Serie A footballers have once again threatened strike action after a dispute over players’ rights resurfaced. Italian Players Union chief

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The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak

After a street vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire in December, the immovable President Ben Ali was ousted in January. So began the Arab Spring

After a street vendor in Tunisia set himself on fire in December, the immovable President Ben Ali was ousted in January. So began the Arab Spring

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"Our banks are solid" - Berlusconi tells parliament

Silvio Berlusconi decided to address both houses of parliament today, in an attempt to calm fears that Italy could be dragged into a Greek-style

Silvio Berlusconi decided to address both houses of parliament today, in an attempt to calm fears that Italy could be dragged into a Greek-style

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Justice overdrive: mayor crushes illegally parked car

The mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, has fired a tough warning shot to drivers who park their cars on cycle paths. Rather than issue a

The mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, has fired a tough warning shot to drivers who park their cars on cycle paths. Rather than issue a

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UK police seize massive cocaine stash

British police on Wednesday confiscated a 340-million-euro stash of cocaine from a luxury yacht in Southampton, England. Detectives said it is the

British police on Wednesday confiscated a 340-million-euro stash of cocaine from a luxury yacht in Southampton, England. Detectives said it is the

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Shuttle debris 'found' amid Texan drought

Officials in Texas said they have found debris from the shuttle Columbia in Lake Nacogdoches, 250 kilometres northeast of Houston. Columbia broke

Officials in Texas said they have found debris from the shuttle Columbia in Lake Nacogdoches, 250 kilometres northeast of Houston. Columbia broke

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Lost Hitchcock work found in New Zealand

Lost footage from the first film Alfred Hitchcock ever worked has been uncovered in New Zealand. Three reels from the 1923 silent drama, The White

Lost footage from the first film Alfred Hitchcock ever worked has been uncovered in New Zealand. Three reels from the 1923 silent drama, The White

Business

Greece hits SocGen profit

Losses from Greece caused French bank Societe Generale to post second quarter profits that were down by nearly a third. France’s second-biggest

Losses from Greece caused French bank Societe Generale to post second quarter profits that were down by nearly a third. France’s second-biggest

Business

Too popular Swiss franc causes rate cuts

The Swiss National Bank has announced a shock cut in interest rates to try to stop investors buying the country’s currency, which is seen as a safe

The Swiss National Bank has announced a shock cut in interest rates to try to stop investors buying the country’s currency, which is seen as a safe

Business

Euro zone service sector growth weakens

The service sector is the latest to show signs of weakness in the euro zone. A survey of purchasing managers shows growth eased in July to its

The service sector is the latest to show signs of weakness in the euro zone. A survey of purchasing managers shows growth eased in July to its

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Dominican Republic and Haiti await tropical storm Emily

The Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti are bracing themselves for tropical storm Emily, which has already caused significant damage further

The Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti are bracing themselves for tropical storm Emily, which has already caused significant damage further

Culture

The Skin I Live In

Pedro Almodovar is back with a new film called ‘The Skin I Live In’ staring Antonio Banderas. It is a horror story about an unscrupulous plastic

Pedro Almodovar is back with a new film called ‘The Skin I Live In’ staring Antonio Banderas. It is a horror story about an unscrupulous plastic

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People's memories of Norway victims go to National Archive

The enormous amount of flowers, cards and other tributes remembering those killed in Norway’s attacks is being cleared from outside Oslo Cathedral

The enormous amount of flowers, cards and other tributes remembering those killed in Norway’s attacks is being cleared from outside Oslo Cathedral

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Back in the Day: Metaxas takes total control of Greece

August 4, 1936. General Ioannis Metaxas, appointed by the Greek king as interim prime minister a few months earlier, declares a state of emergency

August 4, 1936. General Ioannis Metaxas, appointed by the Greek king as interim prime minister a few months earlier, declares a state of emergency

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Egyptians welcome Mubarak's trial appearance

Egyptians have been reacting their ailing president’s trial in Cairo. Both democracy activists and Islamist supporters were eager to see Mubarak

Egyptians have been reacting their ailing president’s trial in Cairo. Both democracy activists and Islamist supporters were eager to see Mubarak

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Syrian tanks occupy central Hama, say residents

Syrian tanks have advanced deep into the centre of Hama following more heavy shelling on Wednesday, according to residents. One said communications

Syrian tanks have advanced deep into the centre of Hama following more heavy shelling on Wednesday, according to residents. One said communications

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Justice overdrive: mayor crushes illegally parked car

The mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, has fired a tough warning shot to drivers who park their cars on cycle paths. Rather than issue a

The mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, has fired a tough warning shot to drivers who park their cars on cycle paths. Rather than issue a

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Mubarak denies charges as trial begins in Cairo

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has denied all the charges against him at the opening of his trial in Cairo.    The 83-year-old answered the

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has denied all the charges against him at the opening of his trial in Cairo.    The 83-year-old answered the

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Mubarak supporters and opponents clash outside court

Supporters and opponents of the former Egyptian president have clashed outside the police academy in Cairo where the trial is being held. There had

Supporters and opponents of the former Egyptian president have clashed outside the police academy in Cairo where the trial is being held. There had

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Mubarak supporters and opponents clash outside court

Supporters and opponents of the former Egyptian president have clashed outside the police academy in Cairo where his trial is being held.

Supporters and opponents of the former Egyptian president have clashed outside the police academy in Cairo where his trial is being held.

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Norway massacre: Oslo flower memorial cleared

The enormous amount of flowers, cards and other tributes remembering those killed in Norway’s attacks has been cleared from outside Oslo Cathedral.

The enormous amount of flowers, cards and other tributes remembering those killed in Norway’s attacks has been cleared from outside Oslo Cathedral.

Culture

Tower of Hercules - 2,000 years of light

The Tower of Hercules in Spain, was built by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. It is the only lighthouse from that period which is still in

The Tower of Hercules in Spain, was built by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. It is the only lighthouse from that period which is still in

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Protesters target Wall St over US debt bill

The US has stepped back from the brink of a financial default after Congress approved a deficit-cutting plan at the last minute. But it has failed

The US has stepped back from the brink of a financial default after Congress approved a deficit-cutting plan at the last minute. But it has failed

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Mubarak trial opens in Cairo

The trial of Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak has opened in Cairo. The 83-year-old, ousted from power in February, was wheeled on an

The trial of Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak has opened in Cairo. The 83-year-old, ousted from power in February, was wheeled on an