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2011-09-30

News

Sarkozy: Europe "morally obliged" to help Greece

Europe has a moral obligation to help Greece. Those were the words from the French President today after a meeting in Paris with the Greek Prime

Europe has a moral obligation to help Greece. Those were the words from the French President today after a meeting in Paris with the Greek Prime

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Cuts & taxes, a European crisis roundup

Perspectives: different angles by various European TV stations on a subject that dominated the week’s news. Government cutbacks have teachers

Perspectives: different angles by various European TV stations on a subject that dominated the week’s news. Government cutbacks have teachers

Business

A bigger euro rescue fund: the answer to all our problems?

This edition of Business Weekly focuses on the dominating topic of the week: Greece and the expansion of the European rescue fund, the EFSF. While

This edition of Business Weekly focuses on the dominating topic of the week: Greece and the expansion of the European rescue fund, the EFSF. While

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'Reclaiming the Revolution' protests in Egypt

Demonstrators have descended on downtown Cairo demanding the military rulers speed up the transition to democratic government. Egyptians have been

Demonstrators have descended on downtown Cairo demanding the military rulers speed up the transition to democratic government. Egyptians have been

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Why China is helping the EU

With much of the world overstretched by debt, western eyes are looking eastward to China to keep the battered system afloat. Here is why China might

With much of the world overstretched by debt, western eyes are looking eastward to China to keep the battered system afloat. Here is why China might

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Tymoshenko verdict set for October 11

A Kiev judge has adjourned the corruption trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko until October 11. The court is set to give its

A Kiev judge has adjourned the corruption trial of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko until October 11. The court is set to give its

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NATO troops demolish Kosovo border barricade

NATO troops have demolished a barricade built by local Serbs in northern Kosovo. Tensions have been running high this week as Kosovar Serbs protest

NATO troops have demolished a barricade built by local Serbs in northern Kosovo. Tensions have been running high this week as Kosovar Serbs protest

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Syrian government tries to crush dissent in Rastan

Pro-democracy protesters are again out on the streets of Syria demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad. Some of those demonstrating made

Pro-democracy protesters are again out on the streets of Syria demanding the removal of President Bashar al-Assad. Some of those demonstrating made

Sport

Rugby World Cup: Saffies resist Samoan slam

South Africa survived a Samoan storm to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, winning 13-5 but seeing their line breached for only the second

South Africa survived a Samoan storm to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals, winning 13-5 but seeing their line breached for only the second

Business

Greek state workers block audit talks

Angry civil servants demonstrating against austerity measures blocked Greek government buildings for a second day on Friday. Their protests

Angry civil servants demonstrating against austerity measures blocked Greek government buildings for a second day on Friday. Their protests

Business

Romania looks for Nokia replacement

After Nokia announced the closure of its phone making plant in Cluj, Romania, the government in Bucharest said it was negotiating with 10 companies

After Nokia announced the closure of its phone making plant in Cluj, Romania, the government in Bucharest said it was negotiating with 10 companies

Business

Euro zone inflation jumps

Inflation in the 17 countries that share the euro unexpectedly rose in September to three percent. In its first estimate the EU’s statistics agency

Inflation in the 17 countries that share the euro unexpectedly rose in September to three percent. In its first estimate the EU’s statistics agency

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Boeing workers charged after drugs raid

Thirty seven current and former Boeing workers have been charged with selling or trying to buy prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs

Thirty seven current and former Boeing workers have been charged with selling or trying to buy prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs

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Russia mourns death of popular TV & film director

Russia is mourning the death of one of its most popular TV and film directors. Tatiana Lioznova has died at the age of 88. She was famous for the

Russia is mourning the death of one of its most popular TV and film directors. Tatiana Lioznova has died at the age of 88. She was famous for the

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Over 1,000 British navy personnel out of a job

Further details of British military cuts have been announced, with more than 1,000 navy personnel being told they are losing their jobs. Some 810

Further details of British military cuts have been announced, with more than 1,000 navy personnel being told they are losing their jobs. Some 810

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Egyptians against emergency laws

Several thousand Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Friday to demand the country’s military rulers put an end to

Several thousand Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square on Friday to demand the country’s military rulers put an end to

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Greek civil servants voice fury over cuts

Greek civil servants demonstrated outside government buildings on Friday to voice their angry over planned austerity measures. Athens has agreed to

Greek civil servants demonstrated outside government buildings on Friday to voice their angry over planned austerity measures. Athens has agreed to

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Top French cops held over drug allegations

Four top police officials in France have been arrested over drug trafficking and corruption allegations.    One of them is Michel Neyret

Four top police officials in France have been arrested over drug trafficking and corruption allegations.    One of them is Michel Neyret

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20-30 km exclusion zone lifted around Fukushima

Evacuation warnings have been lifted for five areas near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. People living between 20 and 30 kilometres

Evacuation warnings have been lifted for five areas near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. People living between 20 and 30 kilometres

Culture

Sting sings at sixty

There is a double celebration in store for Sting – the singer turns 60 and he is marking 25 years as a solo artist. For the moment he says he has no

There is a double celebration in store for Sting – the singer turns 60 and he is marking 25 years as a solo artist. For the moment he says he has no

Culture

Melancholia premieres in the UK

Two of the stars of Lars von Trier’s film Melancholia, Kirsten Dunst and John Hurt, were in London for the UK premier of the much acclaimed

Two of the stars of Lars von Trier’s film Melancholia, Kirsten Dunst and John Hurt, were in London for the UK premier of the much acclaimed

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Belgian court asked to ban 'racist' Tintin

One of Belgium’s most famous exports is in court on accusations of racism. A Congolese man alleges Hergé‘s ‘Tintin in Congo’ comic book presents

One of Belgium’s most famous exports is in court on accusations of racism. A Congolese man alleges Hergé‘s ‘Tintin in Congo’ comic book presents

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Ig Nobel prizes handed out in the US

The Journal of Improbable Research has handed out its annual Ig Noble prizes – meant as a whimsical counterpart to next week’s Nobel prizes. Ig

The Journal of Improbable Research has handed out its annual Ig Noble prizes – meant as a whimsical counterpart to next week’s Nobel prizes. Ig

Europe

More discipline to avert default

Elena, from Paris, asks: I’d like to know how the European Union could really oblige the euro zone countries to respect budgetary discipline in the

Elena, from Paris, asks: I’d like to know how the European Union could really oblige the euro zone countries to respect budgetary discipline in the

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Plus size fashion show in Argentina

Plus sized models hit the catwalk in Argentina to promote fashions for the fuller figured in the third XXL: Nobody Measures Your Body fashion show.

Plus sized models hit the catwalk in Argentina to promote fashions for the fuller figured in the third XXL: Nobody Measures Your Body fashion show.

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US-born radical Anwar Awlaki killed in Yemen

A cleric linked to two terrorist attacks in the United States has been killed in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in America, but has been living

A cleric linked to two terrorist attacks in the United States has been killed in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in America, but has been living

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Tymoshenko trial casts shadow over EU meeting in Warsaw

Leaders from European Union member countries and their counterparts from eastern European countries are meeting in the Polish capital, Warsaw, for

Leaders from European Union member countries and their counterparts from eastern European countries are meeting in the Polish capital, Warsaw, for

Special_reports

Euro: Greeks don't want a drachma out of a crisis

While the Greek government’s austerity measures become ever tougher in response to the troika’s demands, so discontent in Greek society continues to

While the Greek government’s austerity measures become ever tougher in response to the troika’s demands, so discontent in Greek society continues to

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Chilean government and students meet

After months of protests that often ended in street battles, government ministers in Chile have met student representatives to set the agenda for

After months of protests that often ended in street battles, government ministers in Chile have met student representatives to set the agenda for

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Seven die in Syrian fight against 'terrorists' in Rastan

The US has condemned Thursday’s attack on a convoy carrying their ambassador whilst he visited opposition members in Syria. Robert Ford was in the

The US has condemned Thursday’s attack on a convoy carrying their ambassador whilst he visited opposition members in Syria. Robert Ford was in the