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2011-08-05

Business

Financial turmoil: markets over-reacting?

In this edition of Business Weekly, we examine how the fears of global recession and the US debt crisis have created turmoil in the world’s

In this edition of Business Weekly, we examine how the fears of global recession and the US debt crisis have created turmoil in the world’s

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'Poland's Le Pen' dead at 57

Andrzej Lepper, a Polish former deputy prime minister, was found dead at his Warsaw office on Friday. Police believe the 57-year-old committed

Andrzej Lepper, a Polish former deputy prime minister, was found dead at his Warsaw office on Friday. Police believe the 57-year-old committed

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'Europeans paying for their leaders mistakes' - Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is facing political isolation amid a brutal struggle for power in Iran. The country is also being crippled by

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Marvel's new Spider-Man is mixed-race geek

Spiderman is back and he is half-black. And half-Latino. Having killed off Peter Parker in June, Marvel Comics have unveiled the new web slinger

Spiderman is back and he is half-black. And half-Latino. Having killed off Peter Parker in June, Marvel Comics have unveiled the new web slinger

Business

US jobs a rare bright spot in economic gloom

Fears of a recession in the US receded slightly on Friday with the release of positive jobs figures. In July the total number of Americans in

Fears of a recession in the US receded slightly on Friday with the release of positive jobs figures. In July the total number of Americans in

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Rehn seeks to reassure investors over debt concerns

The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn, has sought to reassure investors over sovereign debt concerns. It

The European Union’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner, Olli Rehn, has sought to reassure investors over sovereign debt concerns. It

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Tymoshenko supporters tussle with police

Supporters of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yuila Tymoshenko tussled with police on Friday as the 50-year-old was arrested for contempt of

Supporters of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yuila Tymoshenko tussled with police on Friday as the 50-year-old was arrested for contempt of

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Champions League final round qualifying draw

The draw for the Champions league final round of qualifying on Friday in Nyon Switzerland and the heavyweights will be breathing a sigh of

The draw for the Champions league final round of qualifying on Friday in Nyon Switzerland and the heavyweights will be breathing a sigh of

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At least ten die in Somali food riot

At least ten Somalis – refugees among them – have reportedly been killed in a food riot in a camp near Mogadishu. Shots were fired when troops and

At least ten Somalis – refugees among them – have reportedly been killed in a food riot in a camp near Mogadishu. Shots were fired when troops and

Business

Fear infects financial markets

Sparking memories of the 2008 crisis, Friday was another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets starting with a massive sell off of

Sparking memories of the 2008 crisis, Friday was another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets starting with a massive sell off of

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Russia tells Syria to end protestor crackdown

UN rights investigators have warned Syria to stop using excessive force against peaceful protestors. In a joint statement, independent experts have

UN rights investigators have warned Syria to stop using excessive force against peaceful protestors. In a joint statement, independent experts have

Business

Fear drives world's financial markets

Friday has been another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets, starting with a massive sell off of shares around Europe and then a

Friday has been another very turbulent day on the world’s financial markets, starting with a massive sell off of shares around Europe and then a

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Polar bear kills tourist in Norway

In Norway one person is dead and another five injured after a polar bear attacked a group of tourists from Britain. It happened on Friday on the

In Norway one person is dead and another five injured after a polar bear attacked a group of tourists from Britain. It happened on Friday on the

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Libyans deny death of Gaddafi son

The Libyan government has denied a rebel claim that another one of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons has been killed in a NATO raid. The source had said that

The Libyan government has denied a rebel claim that another one of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons has been killed in a NATO raid. The source had said that

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Spain's Indignants march again after clashes

Spain’s ‘Indignant’ protesters took to the streets again on Friday, one day after clashes with police in which 20 people were injured. Thursday’s

Spain’s ‘Indignant’ protesters took to the streets again on Friday, one day after clashes with police in which 20 people were injured. Thursday’s

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Ukraine PM Tymoshenko detained by court

Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been remanded in custody. The move follows a state prosecutor’s motion accusing her of

Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been remanded in custody. The move follows a state prosecutor’s motion accusing her of

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NATO accused of failing to help refugees

Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is calling on NATO to investigate claims that an alliance warship failed to help refugees fleeing Libya when

Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini is calling on NATO to investigate claims that an alliance warship failed to help refugees fleeing Libya when

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Soccer scouts accused of exploiting talent

Hundreds of up and coming young footballers from Africa and Asia are being duped by unscrupulous sports agents who promise them a playing career in

Hundreds of up and coming young footballers from Africa and Asia are being duped by unscrupulous sports agents who promise them a playing career in

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Lochte is 'swimmer to watch'

Following his five gold medal win at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai last week, Ryan Lochte is the swimmer to watch in the build up to the

Following his five gold medal win at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai last week, Ryan Lochte is the swimmer to watch in the build up to the

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Breivik's 'favourite blogger' reveals his identity

An anonymous far-right blogger cited by the self-confessed killer of 77 people in Norway two weeks ago revealed his identity on Friday. Anders

An anonymous far-right blogger cited by the self-confessed killer of 77 people in Norway two weeks ago revealed his identity on Friday. Anders

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Rehn reassures markets over debt concerns

Patience will pay off – that is the message to investors from Europe’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner. Olli Rehn said Italy and Spain

Patience will pay off – that is the message to investors from Europe’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner. Olli Rehn said Italy and Spain

Culture

Kiev: from past to present

This year Kiev celebrates 20 years of post-Soviet history. The country’s capital is an indicator of how Ukraine, which has always been torn between

This year Kiev celebrates 20 years of post-Soviet history. The country’s capital is an indicator of how Ukraine, which has always been torn between

Nocomment

New lava flow at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano

Scientists say a new lava flow has broken out at Kilauea, a volcano in Hawaii that has been continuously erupting for nearly three decades.

Scientists say a new lava flow has broken out at Kilauea, a volcano in Hawaii that has been continuously erupting for nearly three decades.

Culture

The Devil's Double: Iraq's dark heart

The Devil’s Double is a new film about Iraq. But instead of dealing with the American invasion like so many other recent films, it deals with Baghdad

The Devil’s Double is a new film about Iraq. But instead of dealing with the American invasion like so many other recent films, it deals with Baghdad

Culture

Gabala Music Festival in Azerbaijan

The Gabala music festival in Azerbaijan featured both classical and folk music. The Russian State Symphony Orchestra was resident during the

The Gabala music festival in Azerbaijan featured both classical and folk music. The Russian State Symphony Orchestra was resident during the

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Yingluck elected Thai prime minister

Thailand’s parliament has elected Yingluck Shinawatra as the country’s first female prime minister. The 44-year-old businesswoman, who was

Thailand’s parliament has elected Yingluck Shinawatra as the country’s first female prime minister. The 44-year-old businesswoman, who was

Europe

The EU and Turkey - to join or not to join?

This week in U talk, our first question is from Ceren, a student from Istanbul. She says: “I’d like to know what you think about Turkey joining the

This week in U talk, our first question is from Ceren, a student from Istanbul. She says: “I’d like to know what you think about Turkey joining the

Science_technology

Close Encounters with Asteroids

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has entered orbit around the asteroid Vesta: and the first set of images from the mission have been published. Mark

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has entered orbit around the asteroid Vesta: and the first set of images from the mission have been published. Mark

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European stock markets remain volatile

European stock exchanges have trimmed their earlier losses after falling sharply in early trading on Friday. Some indexes even turned positive late

European stock exchanges have trimmed their earlier losses after falling sharply in early trading on Friday. Some indexes even turned positive late

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Belarus rights activist arrested

Leading rights activist Ales Beliatski has been arrested by police in Belarus and his home and the office of his human rights group searched. The

Leading rights activist Ales Beliatski has been arrested by police in Belarus and his home and the office of his human rights group searched. The