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2011-10-11

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Ukraine reacts to Tymoshenko verdict

In Kiev, riot police were on duty before court proceedings began against Yulia Tymoshenko. About 2,000 supporters mixed with crowds of

In Kiev, riot police were on duty before court proceedings began against Yulia Tymoshenko. About 2,000 supporters mixed with crowds of

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Slovak government hangs in balance over EFSF

The Slovak parliament continues to be entangled in heated debate over whether or not to support the eurozone’s EFSF rescue fund. It is the last of

The Slovak parliament continues to be entangled in heated debate over whether or not to support the eurozone’s EFSF rescue fund. It is the last of

Europe

EU feels let down by Ukraine over Tymoshenko

The EU has expressed disappointment at the Tymoshenko verdict. A statement from the foreign policy office said justice was being applied selectively

The EU has expressed disappointment at the Tymoshenko verdict. A statement from the foreign policy office said justice was being applied selectively

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Putin calls Tymoshenko jail term unfair

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the jail term handed to former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the jail term handed to former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was

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Rough waters ahead in EU-Ukraine relations

The sentence in the Tymoshenko case has shocked Ukraine and surprised many people around the world. Just after the sentence was passed, euronews

The sentence in the Tymoshenko case has shocked Ukraine and surprised many people around the world. Just after the sentence was passed, euronews

Business

Analysis of a safety net

The European Financial Stability Facility is the euro zone’s safety net set up in May of 2010 to combat the region’s sovereign debt crisis in the

The European Financial Stability Facility is the euro zone’s safety net set up in May of 2010 to combat the region’s sovereign debt crisis in the

Business

End of the road for Saab?

How close is Saab to reaching the end of the road? Several reports say the administrator in charge of the Swedish car maker’s restructuring under

How close is Saab to reaching the end of the road? Several reports say the administrator in charge of the Swedish car maker’s restructuring under

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New Zealand oil slick is 'worst ever'

New Zealand authorities expect that pollution will get worse but say there seems to be no danger of a container ship breaking up as it sits stuck on

New Zealand authorities expect that pollution will get worse but say there seems to be no danger of a container ship breaking up as it sits stuck on

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Troika gives green light to new Greek loan

Greece’s international creditors on Tuesday approved a new aid payout of eight billion euros to stave off the threat of a sovereign default. The

Greece’s international creditors on Tuesday approved a new aid payout of eight billion euros to stave off the threat of a sovereign default. The

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Belgium agreement paves way for government

Political leaders in Belgium are confident they can – at long last – form a new government. The politicians from eight parties have presented their

Political leaders in Belgium are confident they can – at long last – form a new government. The politicians from eight parties have presented their

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Tymoshenko found guilty and given seven years in jail

A Kiev court on Tuesday sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail for ‘exceeding her powers’. The court

A Kiev court on Tuesday sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail for ‘exceeding her powers’. The court

Sport

Battle of the northern hemisphere

France have been training hard ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with Wales on Saturday in Auckland.   Coach Marc Lievremont has stuck

France have been training hard ahead of their Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with Wales on Saturday in Auckland.   Coach Marc Lievremont has stuck

Sport

Former Barca boss in court

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta appeared in court this week as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in his dealing

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta appeared in court this week as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in his dealing

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Syria accused of targeting activists abroad

Opposition activists living outside Syria are accusing the country’s embassies of systematically monitoring their activities and harassing them as

Opposition activists living outside Syria are accusing the country’s embassies of systematically monitoring their activities and harassing them as

Business

Trichet warns as lenders give lukewarm approval to Greek aid

Decisive action is needed urgently to stop the euro zone debt crisis threatening global economic stability according to the head of the European

Decisive action is needed urgently to stop the euro zone debt crisis threatening global economic stability according to the head of the European

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Tymoshenko's ordeal

Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko, convicted of abuse of office in resolving a gas dispute, has had her share of accusations of shady dealing on the path

Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko, convicted of abuse of office in resolving a gas dispute, has had her share of accusations of shady dealing on the path

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Tackling speculators on food prices

Klaus Töpfer had already found his calling before he saw people in Kenya trying to make food grow in poor, dry earth.   His field is the environment

Klaus Töpfer had already found his calling before he saw people in Kenya trying to make food grow in poor, dry earth.   His field is the environment

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Back in the Day: raising a glass to Oktoberfest!

October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich are invited to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen

October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich are invited to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen

Culture

Footloose remake cuts loose on big screen

Children of the 1980s may be appalled but the remake of the classic 1984 movie Footloose is about to go on general release.

Children of the 1980s may be appalled but the remake of the classic 1984 movie Footloose is about to go on general release.

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Egyptians blame outside forces for protest violence

In Egypt, they have been burying their dead as Tuesday signalled the start of three days of mourning. There has been a political fallout to violent

In Egypt, they have been burying their dead as Tuesday signalled the start of three days of mourning. There has been a political fallout to violent

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One of Gaddafi's sons reported to be cornered

Libya’s interim government says it believes it has one of Muammer Gaddafi’s sons cornered in the centre of the ousted leader’s hometown of Sirte

Libya’s interim government says it believes it has one of Muammer Gaddafi’s sons cornered in the centre of the ousted leader’s hometown of Sirte

Business

OPEC cuts oil demand forecast

The oil producing group OPEC has cut its global oil demand growth forecast for a fourth straight month. It says that is because of an economic

The oil producing group OPEC has cut its global oil demand growth forecast for a fourth straight month. It says that is because of an economic

Business

China buys top bank shares

China is moving to support its stock market by buying shares of the country’s four biggest banks. The domestic arm of China’s sovereign wealth fund

China is moving to support its stock market by buying shares of the country’s four biggest banks. The domestic arm of China’s sovereign wealth fund

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Liberians form long queues at polling stations

Long queues formed in the pouring rain from dawn as Liberia went to the polls. It is the West African state’s second presidential election since its

Long queues formed in the pouring rain from dawn as Liberia went to the polls. It is the West African state’s second presidential election since its

Nocomment

Occupy Wall Street protests continue

Occupy Wall Street protesters camp out in New York for day 24 of the grass roots movement against corporate greed and economic inequality that is

Occupy Wall Street protesters camp out in New York for day 24 of the grass roots movement against corporate greed and economic inequality that is

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Tymoshenko supporter: we're ready for the revolution

Outside the court, riot police were out in force. Hundreds of supporters of Tymoshenko gathered outside the courthouse in the centre of Kiev, and

Outside the court, riot police were out in force. Hundreds of supporters of Tymoshenko gathered outside the courthouse in the centre of Kiev, and

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Seven years jail for guilty Tymoshenko

A Kiev court on Tuesday sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail for ‘exceeding her powers’.   The

A Kiev court on Tuesday sentenced former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seven years in jail for ‘exceeding her powers’.   The

Culture

Björk's app-album Biophilia goes viral

Björk has just released the world’s first app-album, Biophilia, a celebration of nature and technological innovation.

Björk has just released the world’s first app-album, Biophilia, a celebration of nature and technological innovation.