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2011-09-15

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'Things will turn out well' says Reynders on euro crisis

In some ways Belgium epitomises much that is wrong about Europe; it has had no government for over a year, a lack of leadership that mirrors Europe’s

In some ways Belgium epitomises much that is wrong about Europe; it has had no government for over a year, a lack of leadership that mirrors Europe’s

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Two killed in fire on Norwegian cruise liner

A fire on board a Norwegian cruise liner has killed two crew members and forced the evacuation of more than 200 passengers. The ship, the Nordlys

A fire on board a Norwegian cruise liner has killed two crew members and forced the evacuation of more than 200 passengers. The ship, the Nordlys

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polls denmark left victory

The polls have closed in the Danish general election and the count has begun, with exit polls predicting a win for the Social Democrat-led “red bloc”

The polls have closed in the Danish general election and the count has begun, with exit polls predicting a win for the Social Democrat-led “red bloc”

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What if the UN recognised an independent Palestinian state?

After decades of Israeli occupation, years of violent intifadas and failed peace efforts, the Palestinians prepare to seek UN recognition as an

After decades of Israeli occupation, years of violent intifadas and failed peace efforts, the Palestinians prepare to seek UN recognition as an

Sport

US Eagles hold off Russia

The United States produced a solid display to edge out Russia and get their World Cup campaign back on track in New Plymouth on Thursday. Scrum

The United States produced a solid display to edge out Russia and get their World Cup campaign back on track in New Plymouth on Thursday. Scrum

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New Zealand vs Japan Preview

New Zealand will be looking to make it two wins from two games in group A when they lock horns with Japan in Hamilton on Friday. Team captain

New Zealand will be looking to make it two wins from two games in group A when they lock horns with Japan in Hamilton on Friday. Team captain

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MEP add to calls for Syria's Assad to go

MEPs in Strasbourg have added to growing calls for Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad to quit. The resolution by the European Parliament demanded

MEPs in Strasbourg have added to growing calls for Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad to quit. The resolution by the European Parliament demanded

Business

Iceland award proves advertising can beat the recession

In a glittering ceremony in the Albert Hall in Brussels Europe’s advertisers showed how spending in a recession can be a smart business move. The

In a glittering ceremony in the Albert Hall in Brussels Europe’s advertisers showed how spending in a recession can be a smart business move. The

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France and UK warm Libya

The congratulatory visit to Libya by France and Britain’s leaders is a demonstration of reconfirmed friendship with the Libyans. Nicolas Sarkozy

The congratulatory visit to Libya by France and Britain’s leaders is a demonstration of reconfirmed friendship with the Libyans. Nicolas Sarkozy

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Lagarde fires off warning to world leaders

The Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde has warned politicans and policy makers from across the globe they must unite and take bold

The Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde has warned politicans and policy makers from across the globe they must unite and take bold

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NATO on standby for unrest in Mitrovica

Tensions in the ethnically divided Kosovan city of Mitrovica are soaring again over attempts by local authorities to take control of two border

Tensions in the ethnically divided Kosovan city of Mitrovica are soaring again over attempts by local authorities to take control of two border

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Libyans hail Cameron, Sarkozy

A roaring welcome in Libya’s second city of Benghazi greeted Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron. The British Prime Minister and French President

A roaring welcome in Libya’s second city of Benghazi greeted Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron. The British Prime Minister and French President

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UBS latest bank to be 'fleeced by rogue trader'

The London branch of Swiss bank UBS is reeling following the discovery of an alleged rogue trader that has cost it 1.44 billion euros. Photos have

The London branch of Swiss bank UBS is reeling following the discovery of an alleged rogue trader that has cost it 1.44 billion euros. Photos have

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Anti-Gaddafi forces 'enter' stronghold of Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to the interim government have entered the Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte, according to the Transitional National Council. Its

Libyan forces loyal to the interim government have entered the Gaddafi stronghold of Sirte, according to the Transitional National Council. Its

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Eurobonds 'absolutely wrong', says Merkel

The answer to eurobonds is “no”. Chancellor Merkel took the chance at the Frankfurt Motor Show to reiterate Germany’s opposition to the idea that all

The answer to eurobonds is “no”. Chancellor Merkel took the chance at the Frankfurt Motor Show to reiterate Germany’s opposition to the idea that all

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Exit polls give Danish electoral victory to left

Denmark is voting in a general election today and the polls suggest that after 10 years in power the centre-right government is heading for

Denmark is voting in a general election today and the polls suggest that after 10 years in power the centre-right government is heading for

Culture

Central Asian exhibition debunks "Borat syndrome"

‘Between Heaven and Earth’ is an exhibition on the diverse contemporary works of 23 artists from Central Asia. The curator says the exhibition aims

‘Between Heaven and Earth’ is an exhibition on the diverse contemporary works of 23 artists from Central Asia. The curator says the exhibition aims

Culture

Yeoh plays Aung San Suu Kyi in 'The Lady'

There was a warm welcome at the Toronto International Film Festival for Michelle Yeoh, who portrays democracy campaigner and Myanmar political leader

There was a warm welcome at the Toronto International Film Festival for Michelle Yeoh, who portrays democracy campaigner and Myanmar political leader

Business

European growth 'coming to a standstill'

A stark warning from the EU Commission that growth in the second half of the year will grind to a “standstill”. The commission’s prediction comes

A stark warning from the EU Commission that growth in the second half of the year will grind to a “standstill”. The commission’s prediction comes

Business

Spain's long-term bonds in demand

In a closely watched auction Spain’s treasury has sold 3.95 billion euros of long-term sovereign bonds. The figure almost topped its highest sales

In a closely watched auction Spain’s treasury has sold 3.95 billion euros of long-term sovereign bonds. The figure almost topped its highest sales

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Man arrested over 1.5bn UBS loss

Police in London have arrested a 31-year-old man after the Swiss bank UBS announced they had lost 1.5 billion euros through unauthorised

Police in London have arrested a 31-year-old man after the Swiss bank UBS announced they had lost 1.5 billion euros through unauthorised

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Belgium's first step on the road to real government

The King of Belgium has asked Elio Di Rupo, a French-speaking socialist, to form a government following the breakthrough in previously-deadlocked

The King of Belgium has asked Elio Di Rupo, a French-speaking socialist, to form a government following the breakthrough in previously-deadlocked

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Cameron and Sarkozy bring message of support to Tripoli

The British and French leaders have pledged continued support for Libya’s new rulers during a visit to Tripoli. Prime Minister David Cameron and

The British and French leaders have pledged continued support for Libya’s new rulers during a visit to Tripoli. Prime Minister David Cameron and

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Belarus bomb trial starts: two men in dock

Two men have gone on trial for their lives in Belarus accused of a deadly bomb attack on the underground system in the capital Minsk. Dmitri

Two men have gone on trial for their lives in Belarus accused of a deadly bomb attack on the underground system in the capital Minsk. Dmitri

Europe

Europe border controls row brewing

A row is brewing in Brussels over how members of the Schengen zone should be able to reintroduce border controls. The European Commission’s planned

A row is brewing in Brussels over how members of the Schengen zone should be able to reintroduce border controls. The European Commission’s planned

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Cameron and Sarkozy arrive in Libya

In Libya Prime Minister David Cameron has flown into Tripoli followed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The two leaders who spearheaded the

In Libya Prime Minister David Cameron has flown into Tripoli followed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The two leaders who spearheaded the

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Syrian forces 'storm towns near Turkey border'

Pro-democracy protests in Syria have been met with a fresh crackdown. Troops stormed a region near the border with Turkey in what activists claim is

Pro-democracy protests in Syria have been met with a fresh crackdown. Troops stormed a region near the border with Turkey in what activists claim is

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One man arrested in UBS fraud investigation

Police in London have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud in connection with huge losses at the Swiss bank UBS. The bank said it had discovered

Police in London have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud in connection with huge losses at the Swiss bank UBS. The bank said it had discovered

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Donkeys executed in Syria

This video found on a social media website shows donkeys being shot by men who appear to be soldiers.

This video found on a social media website shows donkeys being shot by men who appear to be soldiers.

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Taped interviews reveal a new Jackie Kennedy

The closest thing to a personal memoir of Jackie Kennedy has been published revealing a previously unknown side of the former US first lady. The

The closest thing to a personal memoir of Jackie Kennedy has been published revealing a previously unknown side of the former US first lady. The