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2011-10-12

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EU unveils controversial agricultural reforms

A Common Agricultural Policy that is fairer, greener, and more competitive is the stated objective of proposed reforms announced by the European

A Common Agricultural Policy that is fairer, greener, and more competitive is the stated objective of proposed reforms announced by the European

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US-Iran enter 'new cold war'

With the US government saying it is holding a suspect acting for Tehran who wanted to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington — which Iran has

With the US government saying it is holding a suspect acting for Tehran who wanted to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington — which Iran has

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US warns of "serious" consequences for Iran

US officials say the consequences for Iran over an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington are going to be what they

US officials say the consequences for Iran over an alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington are going to be what they

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Euro deal falters over Slovak national politics

Slovakia became a member of the euro zone in 2009, five years after joining the European Union. Now here is one of the poorest countries — of fewer

Slovakia became a member of the euro zone in 2009, five years after joining the European Union. Now here is one of the poorest countries — of fewer

Business

How do you solve a problem like the debt crisis?

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has unveiled a plan he says “charts Europe’s way out of the economic crisis”. He said the

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has unveiled a plan he says “charts Europe’s way out of the economic crisis”. He said the

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'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty to all charges

A man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner with a bomb in his underwear has changed his plea to guilty. Nigerian Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab

A man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner with a bomb in his underwear has changed his plea to guilty. Nigerian Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab

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Pressing issues at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The biggest book fair in the world is in full swing in Frankfurt, opening to publishers and guests. It is an industry that has weathered the

The biggest book fair in the world is in full swing in Frankfurt, opening to publishers and guests. It is an industry that has weathered the

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Captured soldier's family meet Israeli President

The family of a captured Israeli soldier, due to be released in a landmark swap deal, have been meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The

The family of a captured Israeli soldier, due to be released in a landmark swap deal, have been meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres. The

Sport

Lomu discharged from hospital

Former All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has been discharged from hospital just over two weeks after being admitted for kidney failure. Days after

Former All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu has been discharged from hospital just over two weeks after being admitted for kidney failure. Days after

Sport

Excitement builds ahead of World Cup semis

Australia continue their preparations ahead of facing old rivals New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. The Wallabies

Australia continue their preparations ahead of facing old rivals New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday. The Wallabies

Business

UK unemployment worsens as poor get poorer

Unemployment in Britain has jumped to its highest level since 1994, with young people hit hardest. Public sector jobs are being slashed and

Unemployment in Britain has jumped to its highest level since 1994, with young people hit hardest. Public sector jobs are being slashed and

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Slovak parties agree to ratify beefed-up eurozone fund

Political parties in Slovakia have reached agreement on ratifying a plan to boost the powers of the euro zone’s fund for economies in trouble. The

Political parties in Slovakia have reached agreement on ratifying a plan to boost the powers of the euro zone’s fund for economies in trouble. The

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Serbia clears EU membership hurdle

The European Commission has rewarded Serbia for catching wanted war-crimes fugitives by recommending the country as a candidate to join the EU. The

The European Commission has rewarded Serbia for catching wanted war-crimes fugitives by recommending the country as a candidate to join the EU. The

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Baghdad bomb blasts kill 25

Bombings targeting Iraqi police in Baghdad have killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. Two blasts occurred when a pair of suicide

Bombings targeting Iraqi police in Baghdad have killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens more. Two blasts occurred when a pair of suicide

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Gérard Depardieu: a life in film

Gérard Depardieu is one of those actors who is recognised around the world, from America to Asia. He has played roles as diverse as Christopher

Gérard Depardieu is one of those actors who is recognised around the world, from America to Asia. He has played roles as diverse as Christopher

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Myanmar frees some political prisoners

Myanmar started releasing political prisoners on Wednesday as part of an amnesty announced by the government. Reports say between 150 and 300

Myanmar started releasing political prisoners on Wednesday as part of an amnesty announced by the government. Reports say between 150 and 300

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Pro-Tymoshenko camp vows to remain

In Ukraine, supporters of the jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have promised to maintain their protest camp until she is

In Ukraine, supporters of the jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko have promised to maintain their protest camp until she is

Business

Greece's deficit grows despite tax hikes

Greece’s budget deficit continued to widen in September with the country in recession because of the austerity measures introduced to cut spending

Greece’s budget deficit continued to widen in September with the country in recession because of the austerity measures introduced to cut spending

Business

Barroso presents bank recapitalisation plan

European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso has unveiled details of a bank recapitalisation plan to help cope with the euro zone’s debt crisis

European Commission President Jose Manual Barroso has unveiled details of a bank recapitalisation plan to help cope with the euro zone’s debt crisis

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Putin tries to boost China-Russia relations

Attempting to boost relations between Moscow and Beijing, the Russian prime minister has met the Chinese President as part of a two-day visit. Both

Attempting to boost relations between Moscow and Beijing, the Russian prime minister has met the Chinese President as part of a two-day visit. Both

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More evacuations due to Canaries volcano

Hundreds of people have now been evacuated from a village in Spain’s Canary Islands because of an underwater volcanic eruption. Most at risk from

Hundreds of people have now been evacuated from a village in Spain’s Canary Islands because of an underwater volcanic eruption. Most at risk from

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Back in the Day: building starts on the White House

October 13, 1792. Construction begins on the United States Executive Mansion, now known as the White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the

October 13, 1792. Construction begins on the United States Executive Mansion, now known as the White House, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the

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Cracks appear in ship stranded off New Zealand

A stricken container ship stranded off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is at risk of breaking up after cracks appeared in its

A stricken container ship stranded off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is at risk of breaking up after cracks appeared in its

Science_technology

Pariscience: disseminating science through film

Set in the magnificent Jardin des Plantes in Paris, the international science film festival Pariscience takes place each October. This year some

Set in the magnificent Jardin des Plantes in Paris, the international science film festival Pariscience takes place each October. This year some

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US issues worldwide travel alert amid Iran plot

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens on Wednesday after accusing Iran of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens on Wednesday after accusing Iran of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to

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Israeli soldier's family celebrate his imminent release

A symbolic day, with sadness mixed with happiness. Those are the words from the father of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be freed in a

A symbolic day, with sadness mixed with happiness. Those are the words from the father of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be freed in a

Nocomment

Libya: fighting continues for Sirte

Fighters of Libya’s National Transitional Council said they were seeing evidence that members of Muammar Gaddafi’s tribe were beginning to flee

Fighters of Libya’s National Transitional Council said they were seeing evidence that members of Muammar Gaddafi’s tribe were beginning to flee

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Protest over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

Several dozen Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops outside an Israeli jail. They had gathered to demonstrate in support of prisoners on hunger

Several dozen Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops outside an Israeli jail. They had gathered to demonstrate in support of prisoners on hunger

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Myanmar begins prisoner amnesty

Myanmar began a prisoner amnesty on Wednesday that included a number of political detainees. The country formerly known as Burma said on Tuesday

Myanmar began a prisoner amnesty on Wednesday that included a number of political detainees. The country formerly known as Burma said on Tuesday