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2011-09-27

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Merkel and Papandreou stand firm on the euro

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her view that Greece must stay in the eurozone and strive to repay its debts. Merkel was speaking a

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reiterated her view that Greece must stay in the eurozone and strive to repay its debts. Merkel was speaking a

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Typhoon Nesat causes Philippine victims

Typhoon Nesat has killed at least 16 people in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, according to the authorities. There has been widespread

Typhoon Nesat has killed at least 16 people in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, according to the authorities. There has been widespread

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Turkish deputy PM defiant in drilling row

Turkey’s relations with Israel have been strained as the row over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean has escalated. Turkey’s Deputy

Turkey’s relations with Israel have been strained as the row over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean has escalated. Turkey’s Deputy

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Gas tensions rise between Turkey & Cyprus

Turkey has begun exploring for gas off the Cyprus coast in a move that is sharpening a dispute over resources and may threaten Turkey’s desire to

Turkey has begun exploring for gas off the Cyprus coast in a move that is sharpening a dispute over resources and may threaten Turkey’s desire to

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USA, EU play debt blame game

The rebound of the world’s markets as this week began is far from reassuring, experts warn. Across the Atlantic, the US and EU each say the other

The rebound of the world’s markets as this week began is far from reassuring, experts warn. Across the Atlantic, the US and EU each say the other

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Juncker admits EU crisis response was too slow

The blame game over Greece was played out on Tuesday at the European Parliament as members questioned the head of the euro zone finance ministers

The blame game over Greece was played out on Tuesday at the European Parliament as members questioned the head of the euro zone finance ministers

Sport

Topless protest in Ukraine

While Michel Platini was expressing satisfaction with Ukraine’s efforts ahead of Euro 2012, the pro-active Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN staged a

While Michel Platini was expressing satisfaction with Ukraine’s efforts ahead of Euro 2012, the pro-active Ukrainian women’s movement FEMEN staged a

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Platini visits Ukraine

UEFA president Michel Platini announced on Monday that Ukraine was nearly ready to co-host Euro 2012. The 56 year old, who was on the second of a

UEFA president Michel Platini announced on Monday that Ukraine was nearly ready to co-host Euro 2012. The 56 year old, who was on the second of a

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Kiev prosecutors seek seven years for Tymoshenko

The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has resumed in Kiev after a two-week break, amid international pressure for the case to

The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has resumed in Kiev after a two-week break, amid international pressure for the case to

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More strikes hit debt-mired Greece

Greece has been hit by another day of strikes and protests as the government pledged to meet its budget goals and avoid default. Parliament is set

Greece has been hit by another day of strikes and protests as the government pledged to meet its budget goals and avoid default. Parliament is set

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MEPs give thumbs up to Palestinian trade deal

While the battle for peace talks and statehood rumbles on, the EU has given its thumbs up to a trade deal with the Palestinian authority. It means

While the battle for peace talks and statehood rumbles on, the EU has given its thumbs up to a trade deal with the Palestinian authority. It means

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NATO troops injured in Kosovo clashes

Rising tension on the border between Kosovo and Serbia has left four NATO troops injured after pipe bombs were thrown during clashes. Local Serb

Rising tension on the border between Kosovo and Serbia has left four NATO troops injured after pipe bombs were thrown during clashes. Local Serb

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Syrian activists claim troops storm Rastan

Syrian forces have stormed the central town of Rastan as their efforts to crush a six-month-old rebellion against President Bashar Assad

Syrian forces have stormed the central town of Rastan as their efforts to crush a six-month-old rebellion against President Bashar Assad

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Four NATO troops injured in Kosovo clash

Four NATO troops from the KFOR peackeeping force in Kosovo were injured after improvised explosive devices were thrown at their positions near a

Four NATO troops from the KFOR peackeeping force in Kosovo were injured after improvised explosive devices were thrown at their positions near a

Business

Italy and Spain pay more to borrow

Italy was able to sell 14.5 billion euros worth of short-term government bonds in its latest debt auction on Tuesday. But Rome again had to pay

Italy was able to sell 14.5 billion euros worth of short-term government bonds in its latest debt auction on Tuesday. But Rome again had to pay

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Defence cuts hit BAE workforce

BAE Systems is to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Britain. Europe’s biggest defence contractor says shrinking defence spending means fewer orders for its

BAE Systems is to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Britain. Europe’s biggest defence contractor says shrinking defence spending means fewer orders for its

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Roma shops burnt after death of Bulgarian man

There have been widespread protests against the Roma minority in Bulgaria after the death of a Bulgarian man on Friday. Fury against the Roma has

There have been widespread protests against the Roma minority in Bulgaria after the death of a Bulgarian man on Friday. Fury against the Roma has

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Israel approves 1,100 new settlement homes

Israel says it has approved the construction of 1,100 homes in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem. It comes days after the Palestinian call for

Israel says it has approved the construction of 1,100 homes in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem. It comes days after the Palestinian call for

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Libyan gov't 'opens talks' over Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s interim government said on Tuesday they are negotiating with an elder from Muammar Gaddafi’s tribe with the aim of agreeing a

Forces loyal to Libya’s interim government said on Tuesday they are negotiating with an elder from Muammar Gaddafi’s tribe with the aim of agreeing a

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Philippines battered by typhoon Nesat

Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines’ main island on Tuesday leaving behind at least seven dead and causing widespread damage.

Typhoon Nesat crossed the Philippines’ main island on Tuesday leaving behind at least seven dead and causing widespread damage.

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Shanghai metro crash sparks public fury

Two underground trains have collided in Shanghai, injuring at least 200 people. The accident happened in China’s most populated city on Tuesday

Two underground trains have collided in Shanghai, injuring at least 200 people. The accident happened in China’s most populated city on Tuesday

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CNT forces fully armed in Libya

Libyan revolutionary fighters secure a key ammunition deposit at a farm near Sirte.

Libyan revolutionary fighters secure a key ammunition deposit at a farm near Sirte.

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Greek PM appeals for German support

Germany can rest assured, Greece is not an economic basket case and can emerge from its deep economic crisis. That was the gist of Greek prime

Germany can rest assured, Greece is not an economic basket case and can emerge from its deep economic crisis. That was the gist of Greek prime

Culture

Anna Faris rifles through ex-files for Mr Right

“I play Ally Darling. She’s a bit of a mess, she’s unemployed, she’s not particularly ambitious. Her hobbies include drinking with her friends and

“I play Ally Darling. She’s a bit of a mess, she’s unemployed, she’s not particularly ambitious. Her hobbies include drinking with her friends and

Culture

Emile sounds "heavenly" on debut single

You might not of heard of Emeli Sande but it is more than likely that you have heard her music. The Scottish singer’s debut single, Heaven

You might not of heard of Emeli Sande but it is more than likely that you have heard her music. The Scottish singer’s debut single, Heaven

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No buses, no trams, no metros - another day in Athens

Another weekday, another Greek transport strike. In Athens buses, trams, metros and taxis are all paralysed for the second day running on Tuesday

Another weekday, another Greek transport strike. In Athens buses, trams, metros and taxis are all paralysed for the second day running on Tuesday

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Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel attacked

There has been another attack on a pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel. This is the sixth time the pipeline has been targeted since

There has been another attack on a pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Israel. This is the sixth time the pipeline has been targeted since

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UK says Libya 'will aid' Lockerbie inquiry

Britain’s Foreign Office says Libya’s new authorities have reassured them they will co-operate with the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing

Britain’s Foreign Office says Libya’s new authorities have reassured them they will co-operate with the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing