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2011-10-17

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Towards a complete nuclear test ban

Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear

Forty years of Soviet nuclear testing turned a large area in Kazakhstan into a radioactive wasteland. Today it is at the heart of a nuclear

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Worldwide anti-capitalism protests continue

Protesters occupying a square in London’s financial district, are now into their third day of demonstrations against what they see as “corporate

Protesters occupying a square in London’s financial district, are now into their third day of demonstrations against what they see as “corporate

Business

Germany dampens euro zone crisis hopes

Germany’s has lowered expectations of a breakthrough in the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis at next weekend’s summit of European Union

Germany’s has lowered expectations of a breakthrough in the euro zone’s sovereign debt crisis at next weekend’s summit of European Union

Business

Gloomy outlook for Portugal

Portugal can expect a recession of 2.8 percent next year – its worst in three decades. It is just one of the figures finance minister Vitor Gaspar

Portugal can expect a recession of 2.8 percent next year – its worst in three decades. It is just one of the figures finance minister Vitor Gaspar

Europe

EU steps up pressure on Kiev over Tymoshenko

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Kiev to free Yulia Tymoshenko ahead of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s planned visit to Brussels this

The EU is stepping up the pressure on Kiev to free Yulia Tymoshenko ahead of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich’s planned visit to Brussels this

Business

Dexia in the doldrums as rescue is probed

The European Commission is to investigate Belgium’s part of the nationalisation of Dexia. It will assess whether the four billion euros Belgium had

The European Commission is to investigate Belgium’s part of the nationalisation of Dexia. It will assess whether the four billion euros Belgium had

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French Socialist presidential hopeful hits the road

The man French Socialists hope will oust Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential vote has already hit the road. Just hours after being elected

The man French Socialists hope will oust Nicolas Sarkozy in next year’s presidential vote has already hit the road. Just hours after being elected

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Madrid boycotts San Sebastian ETA meeting

ETA, which stands for “Basque Homeland and Freedom” in the Basque language, last set off a bomb in 2006, killing two people at Madrid’s Barajas

ETA, which stands for “Basque Homeland and Freedom” in the Basque language, last set off a bomb in 2006, killing two people at Madrid’s Barajas

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Al Shabaab advancing for combat in Somalia

Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels are advancing for a confrontation with Somali and Kenyan government troops. The troops began a huge offensive by land

Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels are advancing for a confrontation with Somali and Kenyan government troops. The troops began a huge offensive by land

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International push to end ETA

Following a meeting attended by international political figures in Spain, mediators have called for ETA to declare an immediate end to violence

Following a meeting attended by international political figures in Spain, mediators have called for ETA to declare an immediate end to violence

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12 arrested after Rome riots

Italian police have arrested 12 people after a peaceful protest against the excesses of the financial system descended into violence. The

Italian police have arrested 12 people after a peaceful protest against the excesses of the financial system descended into violence. The

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Joy and sorrow among Palestinians at prisoner swap

Not all Palestinians are rejoicing at the prisoner exchange. In Ramallah in the West Bank, the families of some of the thousands of inmates who

Not all Palestinians are rejoicing at the prisoner exchange. In Ramallah in the West Bank, the families of some of the thousands of inmates who

Culture

Blistering barnacles! It's Spielberg's Tintin

Hergé‘s Tintin has finally been brought to the big screen, courtesy of dream team director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson. The

Hergé‘s Tintin has finally been brought to the big screen, courtesy of dream team director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson. The

Culture

Spotlight on Ukrainian fashion

Kiev was the backdrop for the 29th Ukrainian Fashion Week. Five of the country’s top designers kicked off the event, which showcased the

Kiev was the backdrop for the 29th Ukrainian Fashion Week. Five of the country’s top designers kicked off the event, which showcased the

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'What if..?' 7th Women's Forum has the answer

‘What if…’ is the theme of the Seventh Women’s Forum, a bit like Davos but without the billionaire bling. Meeting this year in Deauville, 1,400

‘What if…’ is the theme of the Seventh Women’s Forum, a bit like Davos but without the billionaire bling. Meeting this year in Deauville, 1,400

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Hollande, the French Socialists 'Clark Kent'?

The man who will compete with Nicolas Sarkozy for the French presidency next May (it’s expected) has gone by many nicknames in his time: François

The man who will compete with Nicolas Sarkozy for the French presidency next May (it’s expected) has gone by many nicknames in his time: François

Business

Philips cuts more jobs, TV division sale delayed

As it announced falling third-quarter profit and 4,500 more job cuts, Philips Electronics appears to have all but abandoned hope of selling its loss

As it announced falling third-quarter profit and 4,500 more job cuts, Philips Electronics appears to have all but abandoned hope of selling its loss

Business

Portugal's latest cuts debated

Portugal’s parliament has been getting its first official look at the 2012 draft budget as the finance minister Vitor Gashpar revealed further

Portugal’s parliament has been getting its first official look at the 2012 draft budget as the finance minister Vitor Gashpar revealed further

Business

Dexia deeper in the doldrums

Dexia’s shares started the week with a big sell-off, slumping close to 10 percent. That was because of stock market uncertainty about how the

Dexia’s shares started the week with a big sell-off, slumping close to 10 percent. That was because of stock market uncertainty about how the

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Party coalition snub prompts demo in Latvia

An estimated 2,000 people have protested outside the Latvian parliament angry that a prominent party representing the Russian-speaking minority was

An estimated 2,000 people have protested outside the Latvian parliament angry that a prominent party representing the Russian-speaking minority was

Science_technology

Iceland volcano on brink of major eruption

Seismologists in Iceland are warning of another volcanic eruption, this time at Katla or Hekla, which could dwarf the volcanic ash cloud crisis of

Seismologists in Iceland are warning of another volcanic eruption, this time at Katla or Hekla, which could dwarf the volcanic ash cloud crisis of

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Jordan's King shakes up government again

An eminent Jordanian judge Awn Khaswaneh has been named the country’s new prime minister in a major shake up of the government ordered by King

An eminent Jordanian judge Awn Khaswaneh has been named the country’s new prime minister in a major shake up of the government ordered by King

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Preparations ready for Gilad Shalit's homecoming

The home town of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be exchanged for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners tomorrow, is ready and

The home town of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier due to be exchanged for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners tomorrow, is ready and

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Greece sees biggest strikes so far

Much of Greece is expected to shut down this week as the country prepares for a 48 hour strike. Greece’s two main unions, representing half the

Much of Greece is expected to shut down this week as the country prepares for a 48 hour strike. Greece’s two main unions, representing half the

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French Socialists square up to Sarkozy

Let battle commence – France’s Socialist party says it is ready to oust Nicolas Sarkozy now it has chosen its candidate for next year’s presidential

Let battle commence – France’s Socialist party says it is ready to oust Nicolas Sarkozy now it has chosen its candidate for next year’s presidential

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Back in the Day : radio revolution

October 18, 1954. the Regency TR-1, the world’s first commercially-produced transistor radio is released, by two companies working together, Texas

October 18, 1954. the Regency TR-1, the world’s first commercially-produced transistor radio is released, by two companies working together, Texas

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French court puts Bettencourt riches in daughter's hands

A court in France has ruled that the country’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, be placed under the guardianship of her grandson and that her vast

A court in France has ruled that the country’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, be placed under the guardianship of her grandson and that her vast

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Swedish minister criticised as journalists face Ethiopian trial

Sweden’s foreign minister has been criticised for supposedly neglecting the plight of two Swedish journalists facing terrorism charges in

Sweden’s foreign minister has been criticised for supposedly neglecting the plight of two Swedish journalists facing terrorism charges in

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Bloody weekend in Sanaa as UN debates Yemen

Machine gun fire and shelling rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight as a bloody weekend drew to a close with a confrontation between government

Machine gun fire and shelling rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight as a bloody weekend drew to a close with a confrontation between government