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2011-10-10

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EU welcomes Syria opposition group

The EU has welcomed the opposition Syrian National Council. A statement by EU foreign ministers said the council was a, “ positive step forward,”

The EU has welcomed the opposition Syrian National Council. A statement by EU foreign ministers said the council was a, “ positive step forward,”

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Kiev awaits Tymoshenko verdict

A Kiev court will hand down its verdict on Tuesday in the corruption trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Prosecutors are

A Kiev court will hand down its verdict on Tuesday in the corruption trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Prosecutors are

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Dexia - first of many?

The fragility of Europe’s banks has been highlighted by the implosion of Franco-Belgian lender Dexia. It has had to be rescued by the French and

The fragility of Europe’s banks has been highlighted by the implosion of Franco-Belgian lender Dexia. It has had to be rescued by the French and

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Egypt's Christians protest against riot deaths

Coptic Christians have been gathering in a Cairo church ahead of the funerals of protesters killed in Sunday’s rioting. At least 26 people died in

Coptic Christians have been gathering in a Cairo church ahead of the funerals of protesters killed in Sunday’s rioting. At least 26 people died in

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French Socialists on a high after poll success

France’s Socialist Party is celebrating the success of its novel open vote to choose its presidential candidate for next year’s election. François

France’s Socialist Party is celebrating the success of its novel open vote to choose its presidential candidate for next year’s election. François

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EU leaders delay planned summit

European Union leaders have delayed a summit planned for next Monday by almost a week. The postponement is to buy time to agree a crisis strategy

European Union leaders have delayed a summit planned for next Monday by almost a week. The postponement is to buy time to agree a crisis strategy

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Floods batter coast of Turkey

Flash floods in the Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya in southern Turkey have claimed the lives of three people while a further five are

Flash floods in the Mediterranean coastal province of Antalya in southern Turkey have claimed the lives of three people while a further five are

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France's Hollande & Aubry, who's who

François Hollande has long been the favourite to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy next April. But some opinion polls show that both he and Martine

François Hollande has long been the favourite to challenge President Nicolas Sarkozy next April. But some opinion polls show that both he and Martine

Sport

Vettel hungry for more

Sebastian Vettel insists he and Red Bull are not going to rest on their laurels after the German became Formula One’s youngest double world champion

Sebastian Vettel insists he and Red Bull are not going to rest on their laurels after the German became Formula One’s youngest double world champion

Science_technology

Smart devices save energy at CEATEC

Saving energy was the theme running through this year’s CEATEC Japan, one of Asia’s largest technology exhibitions.

Saving energy was the theme running through this year’s CEATEC Japan, one of Asia’s largest technology exhibitions.

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Dexia rescue hides black hole for Europe's banks?

Dexia Tower in Brussels has not come tumbling down, but it was a close run thing for the world’s number one lender to local authorities. A marathon

Dexia Tower in Brussels has not come tumbling down, but it was a close run thing for the world’s number one lender to local authorities. A marathon

Sport

Clash of the southern hemisphere titans

Australia arrived at their hotel in Auckland on Monday ahead of their rugby world cup semi-final with old foe New Zealand this weekend. The

Australia arrived at their hotel in Auckland on Monday ahead of their rugby world cup semi-final with old foe New Zealand this weekend. The

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Taiwan marks 100 years of Republic of China

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou calls on Beijing to recognise the existence of the Republic of China, Taiwan’s formal name, and to respect his

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou calls on Beijing to recognise the existence of the Republic of China, Taiwan’s formal name, and to respect his

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Athens waits on its money

Greece is wrapping up talks with officials from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank — the so-called Troika — on

Greece is wrapping up talks with officials from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank — the so-called Troika — on

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Fears for civilians caught in the battle for Sirte

The protracted battle for Libya’s symbolic town of Sirte has not eased. Gains for the National Transitional Council include the main hospital and the

The protracted battle for Libya’s symbolic town of Sirte has not eased. Gains for the National Transitional Council include the main hospital and the

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New Zealand fights oil spill

Work continues at a popular recreational beach to remove oil and lessen the risk of an environmental catastrophe after an oil spill off the coast of

Work continues at a popular recreational beach to remove oil and lessen the risk of an environmental catastrophe after an oil spill off the coast of

Culture

Muniz retrospective: good enough to eat

Paint, pastels or pencils are just too boring for Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. He prefers unconventional materials such as jam or peanut butter.

Paint, pastels or pencils are just too boring for Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. He prefers unconventional materials such as jam or peanut butter.

Culture

Clooney in director's chair for Ides of March

George Clooney’s fourth directorial effort, The Ides of March, has opened in the US after screening at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

George Clooney’s fourth directorial effort, The Ides of March, has opened in the US after screening at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.

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Anger in NZ over grounded container ship

The military has joined a race against the clock to prevent an environmental disaster in New Zealand, as oil begins to wash up on a popular

The military has joined a race against the clock to prevent an environmental disaster in New Zealand, as oil begins to wash up on a popular

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Thailand in race to prevent humanitarian disaster

Thailand is suffering its worst flooding in half a century. Rescue workers are mounting an operation to prevent what they fear could be a

Thailand is suffering its worst flooding in half a century. Rescue workers are mounting an operation to prevent what they fear could be a

Business

Scania puts brakes on production

Swedish lorry maker Scania is to cut back production in Europe due to weakening demand. It will reduce output by 10 to 15 percent from November

Swedish lorry maker Scania is to cut back production in Europe due to weakening demand. It will reduce output by 10 to 15 percent from November

Business

Yuan up as Beijing warns on trade

China’s currency the yuan, has hit its highest level at the dollar after making its biggest ever daily gain. The yuan is now up by 30.4 percent

China’s currency the yuan, has hit its highest level at the dollar after making its biggest ever daily gain. The yuan is now up by 30.4 percent

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Tusk claims historic second term in Poland election

Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s election victory has been described by one analyst as “the coming of age of democracy in Poland.” The centre right

Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s election victory has been described by one analyst as “the coming of age of democracy in Poland.” The centre right

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US economists win Nobel prize

The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics have been announced in Stockholm with the award going to US economists Thomas Sargent and

The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics have been announced in Stockholm with the award going to US economists Thomas Sargent and

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Back in the Day: young Clintons tie the knot

October 11, 1975. Future US president William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, who herself would become Secretary of State. America’s most

October 11, 1975. Future US president William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, who herself would become Secretary of State. America’s most

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Greek transport workers strike again over cuts

Greek transport workers on Monday staged their sixth strike in a fortnight in protest at government spending cuts. Athens ground to a standstill as

Greek transport workers on Monday staged their sixth strike in a fortnight in protest at government spending cuts. Athens ground to a standstill as

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Hollande leads French left's presidential primary

They have a week to convince left wing voters in France that they offer the best chance to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy. After a first-round vote in the

They have a week to convince left wing voters in France that they offer the best chance to unseat Nicolas Sarkozy. After a first-round vote in the

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British defence secretary in hot water over ex room-mate

The man in charge of Britain’s military is awaiting his political future as he faces questions from MPs on why his best man and ex flat-mate attended

The man in charge of Britain’s military is awaiting his political future as he faces questions from MPs on why his best man and ex flat-mate attended

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Libya: NTC advances in Sirte

Anti-Gaddafi fighters say they have taken over the University of Sirte as well as a conference centre and the surrounding residential buildings after

Anti-Gaddafi fighters say they have taken over the University of Sirte as well as a conference centre and the surrounding residential buildings after