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2011-09-06

Sport

Haedo claims maiden grand tour stage win

Argentina’s Juan Jose Haedo of the Saxo Bank team won stage 16 of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday for his first grand tour stage win. After a day’s

Argentina’s Juan Jose Haedo of the Saxo Bank team won stage 16 of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday for his first grand tour stage win. After a day’s

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Putin and Schroeder get Nord Stream pumping

A controversial pipeline to pump Russian gas to Europe has been officially inaugurated. The 8.8-billion-euro Nord Stream project was agreed in 2005

A controversial pipeline to pump Russian gas to Europe has been officially inaugurated. The 8.8-billion-euro Nord Stream project was agreed in 2005

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Day of Infamy, 9/11

In Manhattan, at just past a quarter to nine on 11 September, 2001, an American Airlines passenger jet hits the North Tower of the World Trade

In Manhattan, at just past a quarter to nine on 11 September, 2001, an American Airlines passenger jet hits the North Tower of the World Trade

Business

France tries to avoid recession with austerity budget

France’s finance minister has insisted that his country is not at risk of sliding back into recession as he presented an austerity budget seen as

France’s finance minister has insisted that his country is not at risk of sliding back into recession as he presented an austerity budget seen as

Business

German slowdown threatens budget plans

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for a Europe-wide reduction in government spending as he presented next year’s draft budget

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for a Europe-wide reduction in government spending as he presented next year’s draft budget

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Talks continue to save Bani Walid

Tribal elders from one of Muammar Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds in Libya say they are trying to persuade government loyalists to lay down

Tribal elders from one of Muammar Gaddafi’s last remaining strongholds in Libya say they are trying to persuade government loyalists to lay down

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Strike-hit Italy to call austerity confidence vote

Italy’s government is determined to press ahead with its austerity plans. But tens of thousands of striking workers, students and pensioners who took

Italy’s government is determined to press ahead with its austerity plans. But tens of thousands of striking workers, students and pensioners who took

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Burkina Faso pinpointed as Gaddafi refuge

Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge. Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s

Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge. Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s

Business

European markets slump to two year low

Tuesday was another rollercoaster day for Europe’s financial markets as shares fell to their lowest close in more than two years. Trading was very

Tuesday was another rollercoaster day for Europe’s financial markets as shares fell to their lowest close in more than two years. Trading was very

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Rebels' Night of the Mermaid

The Mitiga military base on the outskirts of Tripoli was taken by the anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces on 20 August, a key step in encircling the city, to

The Mitiga military base on the outskirts of Tripoli was taken by the anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces on 20 August, a key step in encircling the city, to

Culture

Coppola honoured at Deauville

For the 37th time some of America’s film legends have come to the coast of Normandy for the American Film Festival in Deauville. Stars gather on

For the 37th time some of America’s film legends have come to the coast of Normandy for the American Film Festival in Deauville. Stars gather on

Science_technology

3D TV without glasses stars at IFA fair

It is a playground for lovers of electronics and home appliances. With over 1,500 exhibitors, the IFA in Berlin is one of the world’s largest trade

It is a playground for lovers of electronics and home appliances. With over 1,500 exhibitors, the IFA in Berlin is one of the world’s largest trade

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Cuban leaders urged to bring in fresh blood

The Cuban government is being urged to promote a new generation of leaders after the death on Saturday of 75-year-old defence minister Julio Casas

The Cuban government is being urged to promote a new generation of leaders after the death on Saturday of 75-year-old defence minister Julio Casas

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Australian bomb siege ends peacefully

Australian police have rescued a 12-year-old girl after she was held captive for 11 hours by a man believed to be her father and claiming to have a

Australian police have rescued a 12-year-old girl after she was held captive for 11 hours by a man believed to be her father and claiming to have a

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Ukraine opposition snubs opening of parliament

Ukraine’s opposition has used the opening of parliament as an opportunity to protest over the ongoing incarceration of former prime minister Yulia

Ukraine’s opposition has used the opening of parliament as an opportunity to protest over the ongoing incarceration of former prime minister Yulia

Culture

Photographers flood into Perpignan

For 23 years the world’s most distinguished photojournalists have descended on the French town of Perpignan for the International Festival of

For 23 years the world’s most distinguished photojournalists have descended on the French town of Perpignan for the International Festival of

Nocomment

Italy: strikes leave passengers stranded at airports

Many airline companies have cancelled their flights to Italy because of the general strike against the government’s austerity measures, leaving

Many airline companies have cancelled their flights to Italy because of the general strike against the government’s austerity measures, leaving

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UN court jails ex-Yugoslav army chief for 27 years

Momcilo Perisic, the ex-army chief of the former Yugoslavia, has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars for war crimes. The UN tribunal in the

Momcilo Perisic, the ex-army chief of the former Yugoslavia, has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars for war crimes. The UN tribunal in the

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Italian govt to call confidence vote on austerity

  As tens of thousands marched against austerity measures in Italy, the government said it was calling a confidence vote to push the package through

  As tens of thousands marched against austerity measures in Italy, the government said it was calling a confidence vote to push the package through

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Wall Street and European bourses slump

Sell, sell, sell was the cry on the floor of the New York stock exchange as trading started with a massive fall in the indexes. Following a public

Sell, sell, sell was the cry on the floor of the New York stock exchange as trading started with a massive fall in the indexes. Following a public

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Belgium seeks new government after 450 milestone

Divided French and Dutch speaking parties gathered in Brussels on Tuesday in a fresh bid to forge a new Belgian government. It is now more than 450

Divided French and Dutch speaking parties gathered in Brussels on Tuesday in a fresh bid to forge a new Belgian government. It is now more than 450

Business

Swiss move aggressively to weaken franc

Switzerland’s central bank has turned the tables on investors who have buying the Swiss franc as a safe haven and driving up its value against other

Switzerland’s central bank has turned the tables on investors who have buying the Swiss franc as a safe haven and driving up its value against other

Business

European shares volatile again

The rollercoaster ride continued on the financial markets on Tuesday. Trading was very choppy after Monday’s sharp losses; at times share values

The rollercoaster ride continued on the financial markets on Tuesday. Trading was very choppy after Monday’s sharp losses; at times share values

Business

Euro zone GDP weak in second quarter

The euro zone economy grew marginally in the second quarter, but household consumption fell for the first time in nearly two years, according to the

The euro zone economy grew marginally in the second quarter, but household consumption fell for the first time in nearly two years, according to the

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Italian opera star Licitra dies after crash

Italian opera tenor, Salvatore Licitra, has died from chest and head injuries sustained in a road accident last month. The singer widely seen as an

Italian opera tenor, Salvatore Licitra, has died from chest and head injuries sustained in a road accident last month. The singer widely seen as an

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Turkey steps up Israel sanctions over flotilla raid

Turkish tensions with Israel are rising. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is imposing more sanctions on Israel over its deadly raid on

Turkish tensions with Israel are rising. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is imposing more sanctions on Israel over its deadly raid on

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Back in the Day: Brazil declares its independence

September 7, 1822. Portugal’s Prince Pedro de Alcântara defies the Portuguese court and declares Brazil’s independence. The colonisation of Brazil

September 7, 1822. Portugal’s Prince Pedro de Alcântara defies the Portuguese court and declares Brazil’s independence. The colonisation of Brazil

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Hunt for Gaddafi goes international

Fresh from the battle to take Tripoli, fighters from Libya’s opposition have set up camp on the outskirts of Bani Walid. The town is a stronghold of

Fresh from the battle to take Tripoli, fighters from Libya’s opposition have set up camp on the outskirts of Bani Walid. The town is a stronghold of

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy shines at Venice

A new favourite has emerged for the top prize at the Venice film festival. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is an adaptation of John Le Carre’s famous

A new favourite has emerged for the top prize at the Venice film festival. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is an adaptation of John Le Carre’s famous

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Yugoslav military chief Perisic guilty of war crimes 

The former Chief of Staff of the Yugoslav Army has been found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to 27 years in prison.   Momcilo Perisic had denied

The former Chief of Staff of the Yugoslav Army has been found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to 27 years in prison.   Momcilo Perisic had denied