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2011-10-21

Business

Banks' fortunes tied to summits

In the run up to the euro zone summits on a solution to the debt crisis, the EU has agreed that around 100 billion euros is needed to boost the

In the run up to the euro zone summits on a solution to the debt crisis, the EU has agreed that around 100 billion euros is needed to boost the

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Separatist left appeal for dialogue on Basque issues

Is the announcement from the Basque separatist group ETA declaring it has ceased its armed actions the end or as some believe an attempt to achieve

Is the announcement from the Basque separatist group ETA declaring it has ceased its armed actions the end or as some believe an attempt to achieve

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US troops will leave Iraq by year-end says Obama

President Barack Obama has confirmed that the United States will pull its troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. “As promised, the rest of our

President Barack Obama has confirmed that the United States will pull its troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. “As promised, the rest of our

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ETA ceasefire: politicians and public react

On the streets of Spain the news of the ETA announcement is being digested. The country’s Socialist party, trailing badly in the polls in the run- up

On the streets of Spain the news of the ETA announcement is being digested. The country’s Socialist party, trailing badly in the polls in the run- up

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Tunisia's post-revolution election

Tunisians will experience free elections this weekend, the first since their 50 years of living under the rule of a single party. Ten months after

Tunisians will experience free elections this weekend, the first since their 50 years of living under the rule of a single party. Ten months after

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Greek protesters keep up pressure on government

Protesters in Greece have held a minute’s silence in memory of a demonstrator who died of a heart attack during rallies outside parliament on

Protesters in Greece have held a minute’s silence in memory of a demonstrator who died of a heart attack during rallies outside parliament on

Sport

Underdogs with teeth

After two pool play defeats and an indifferent semi final victory over Wales, France have been tagged as overwhelming underdogs for the rugby world

After two pool play defeats and an indifferent semi final victory over Wales, France have been tagged as overwhelming underdogs for the rugby world

Europe

Franco-German rift delays euro zone bailout plan

France and Germany are struggling to agree on how to solve the European debt crisis as euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. Berlin and

France and Germany are struggling to agree on how to solve the European debt crisis as euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels. Berlin and

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Celebrations across Libya

After many weeks of fighting the former rebels celebrate their victory, although after constant bombardment, by land and air the city lays in

After many weeks of fighting the former rebels celebrate their victory, although after constant bombardment, by land and air the city lays in

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ETA finally accepts 'nunca mas'

“Our democracy will be without terrorism but it will not forget.” This was Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s response to the

“Our democracy will be without terrorism but it will not forget.” This was Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s response to the

Sport

Wallabies beat Wales to third place

Australia beat Wales 21-18 in a scrappy encounter at Eden Park on Friday morning to win third place at the Rugby World Cup. In an error-ridden

Australia beat Wales 21-18 in a scrappy encounter at Eden Park on Friday morning to win third place at the Rugby World Cup. In an error-ridden

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I live 2 lead: a generation of confident women

They were the youngest delegates at the Women’s Forum in Deauville. Chiara, from Italy, Lena-Maria from Saudi Arabia and Pauline from Kenya. They are

They were the youngest delegates at the Women’s Forum in Deauville. Chiara, from Italy, Lena-Maria from Saudi Arabia and Pauline from Kenya. They are

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Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards were created in 2006. Each year since, six female entrepreneurs, each representing a major world region, are

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards were created in 2006. Each year since, six female entrepreneurs, each representing a major world region, are

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Has Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam been arrested?

Captured or still on the run? The question remains with conflicting reports about the fate of Muammar Gaddafi’s most high-profile son, Saif

Captured or still on the run? The question remains with conflicting reports about the fate of Muammar Gaddafi’s most high-profile son, Saif

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Death of Libya's Gaddafi raises problems and questions

For now, the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is being kept in a cold storage locker in a Misrata market, while the interim government

For now, the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is being kept in a cold storage locker in a Misrata market, while the interim government

Business

Trichet's final curtain

Jean-Claude Trichet was the captain at the helm of the European Central Bank for eight years. At 69, he now hands over to somebody else. During much

Jean-Claude Trichet was the captain at the helm of the European Central Bank for eight years. At 69, he now hands over to somebody else. During much

Culture

Amnesia play provokes Tunisian memories

Written before the Arab spring, the visionary Tunisian play ‘Amnesia’ is touring in Europe. It was staged in the French city of Lyon as part of

Written before the Arab spring, the visionary Tunisian play ‘Amnesia’ is touring in Europe. It was staged in the French city of Lyon as part of

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Thailand: Authorities fight to save Bangkok

Thailand is experiencing its worst flooding for half a century. Workers had to be evacuated from the Bang kadi industrial estate, in Pathum Thani

Thailand is experiencing its worst flooding for half a century. Workers had to be evacuated from the Bang kadi industrial estate, in Pathum Thani

Culture

Showing the state of the world at Doc Lisboa

Tahrir-Liberation Square is one of the films in competition at Doc Lisboa 2011, Europe’s second documentary film festival. Italian filmmaker Stefano

Tahrir-Liberation Square is one of the films in competition at Doc Lisboa 2011, Europe’s second documentary film festival. Italian filmmaker Stefano

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Galileo 'will complement, not compete with GPS'

Paid for entirely by the European Commission – the price tag is currently around five billion euros, Galileo should provide better coverage and

Paid for entirely by the European Commission – the price tag is currently around five billion euros, Galileo should provide better coverage and

Business

Bank of Italy pick set to anger Sarkozy

Rome’s choice as the new head of the Bank of Italy is almost certain to anger French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Deputy governor Ignazio Visco will

Rome’s choice as the new head of the Bank of Italy is almost certain to anger French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Deputy governor Ignazio Visco will

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Back in the Day: the UN sees the light of day

October 24, 1945. The UN officially comes into existence with the ratification of the United Nations Charter by the five members of the Security

October 24, 1945. The UN officially comes into existence with the ratification of the United Nations Charter by the five members of the Security

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With Gaddafi dead, Libyans promised help in rebuilding

International figures involved in leading the offensive against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are focusing on Libya moving forward now that the former

International figures involved in leading the offensive against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are focusing on Libya moving forward now that the former

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Soyuz carries Galileo into space

A Russian Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana, carrying the first of Europe’s two Galileo satellites. The launch from Europe’s space base

A Russian Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana, carrying the first of Europe’s two Galileo satellites. The launch from Europe’s space base

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The last moments of Muammar Gaddafi

As questions continue on the final moments of Col Gaddafi, one fighter has explained the sequence of events leading up to his death. He

As questions continue on the final moments of Col Gaddafi, one fighter has explained the sequence of events leading up to his death. He

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Greece faces possibility of more strikes next week

Cleaning up is underway in Athens after at least 70,000 people took to the streets in protest against the latest austerity measures approved by the

Cleaning up is underway in Athens after at least 70,000 people took to the streets in protest against the latest austerity measures approved by the

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Bangkok under threat from Thailand floods

In Thailand there are mounting concerns that areas of the capital Bangkok will be hit by torrents of water rushing into the city from the flood hit

In Thailand there are mounting concerns that areas of the capital Bangkok will be hit by torrents of water rushing into the city from the flood hit

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Chile student protesters invade senate

Student demonstrators in Chile took direct action in the Senate headquarters on Thursday, by forcing their way into the building in Santiago. They

Student demonstrators in Chile took direct action in the Senate headquarters on Thursday, by forcing their way into the building in Santiago. They

Special_reports

Class size matters

We look at the issue of class sizes, with reports from the UK and Italy, and talk to Matthew Chingos, an expert on education policy from the

We look at the issue of class sizes, with reports from the UK and Italy, and talk to Matthew Chingos, an expert on education policy from the

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Inside Occupy London Stock Exchange

It’s been a week since protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camping outside St. Paul’s Cathedral at the heart of London’s

It’s been a week since protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement have been camping outside St. Paul’s Cathedral at the heart of London’s