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2011-11-04

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Papandreou victory in Greece confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has won a crucial parliamentary confidence vote. His PASOK party only had a slim majority – 152 of the 300

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has won a crucial parliamentary confidence vote. His PASOK party only had a slim majority – 152 of the 300

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Berlusconi defiant as coalition crumbles

Italy’s prime minister has been thrown a potential lifeline as cracks spread within his centre-right coalition. Silvio Berlusconi is widely

Italy’s prime minister has been thrown a potential lifeline as cracks spread within his centre-right coalition. Silvio Berlusconi is widely

Business

'Too big to fail' banks named

At the Cannes summit of the world’s leading economies, 29 banks have been named as being so important to the global financial system that they are

At the Cannes summit of the world’s leading economies, 29 banks have been named as being so important to the global financial system that they are

Sport

Thorpe fails to shine

Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe made a low-key return to competitive swimming with a disappointing seventh place finish in the 100m individual

Five-times Olympic champion Ian Thorpe made a low-key return to competitive swimming with a disappointing seventh place finish in the 100m individual

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Smaller parties likely to gain in Spain election

The first full day of campaigning for elections in Spain began on Friday with good news for the opposition conservative Popular Party. A new poll

The first full day of campaigning for elections in Spain began on Friday with good news for the opposition conservative Popular Party. A new poll

Business

Under new management: the ECB in uncertain times

The business world is going through turbulent times of a kind seldom seen before. The prospect of a referendum on the bailout in Greece sent the

The business world is going through turbulent times of a kind seldom seen before. The prospect of a referendum on the bailout in Greece sent the

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G20 summit ends with pledge to boost IMF

G20 leaders have ended their summit in Cannes after two days dominated by Greek turmoil and the threat to the euro zone and beyond. Many big issues

G20 leaders have ended their summit in Cannes after two days dominated by Greek turmoil and the threat to the euro zone and beyond. Many big issues

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Anxiety in Spain ahead of elections

Campaigning for the upcoming elections in Spain is defined by economic conditions and unemployment. It has close to five million people out of work

Campaigning for the upcoming elections in Spain is defined by economic conditions and unemployment. It has close to five million people out of work

Business

US jobs numbers hint at improvement

US employment rose less than expected in October with 80,000 new hires whereas economist had expected 95,000. The US economy has to add around

US employment rose less than expected in October with 80,000 new hires whereas economist had expected 95,000. The US economy has to add around

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WISE education summit

The World Innovation Summit on Education, WISE, has become one of the leading global education platforms in recent years. More than 1000 experts

The World Innovation Summit on Education, WISE, has become one of the leading global education platforms in recent years. More than 1000 experts

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Millions of Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than a million Muslims have been arriving in Saudi Arabia’s sacred city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The journey is a duty that

More than a million Muslims have been arriving in Saudi Arabia’s sacred city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The journey is a duty that

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Tibetan sets himself on fire in New Delhi

A Tibetan activist has suffered burns to his legs after setting himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. There has been a string of

A Tibetan activist has suffered burns to his legs after setting himself on fire outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. There has been a string of

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Israel intercepts Gaza-bound aid flotilla

Israeli marines have reportedly boarded an Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza. According to the pro-Palestinian International

Israeli marines have reportedly boarded an Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza. According to the pro-Palestinian International

Culture

Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia sent to Oscars

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia is Turkey’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category of next year’s Academy Awards. The

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia is Turkey’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category of next year’s Academy Awards. The

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Isolation experiment in Moscow ends after 520 days

They are pale and thin, but a team of volunteers kept in isolation to simulate a long voyage to Mars has emerged in good spirits. The experiment

They are pale and thin, but a team of volunteers kept in isolation to simulate a long voyage to Mars has emerged in good spirits. The experiment

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Sarkozy pushes financial transaction tax idea

Speaking at the G20, President Sarkozy said there was agreement on the need to be firm on Greece, and he praised Italy for taking measures to balance

Speaking at the G20, President Sarkozy said there was agreement on the need to be firm on Greece, and he praised Italy for taking measures to balance

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Fact or fiction: US media keep tabs on would-be presidents

It is not unknown for politicians to bend the truth. Sometimes they are ‘taken out of context’ or ‘misinterpreted’, while on occasion their words

It is not unknown for politicians to bend the truth. Sometimes they are ‘taken out of context’ or ‘misinterpreted’, while on occasion their words

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Referendum dead as Greece PM faces crucial vote

Will some clarity emerge from the chaos in Greece? At the end of a week that has yo-yoed between tragedy and farce, parliament will stage a crucial

Will some clarity emerge from the chaos in Greece? At the end of a week that has yo-yoed between tragedy and farce, parliament will stage a crucial

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Cyber attack fail as hacker gets his Dax wrong

A website for a second division French rugby team is up and running again after an attack by a hacker who thought he was targeting the Frankfurt

A website for a second division French rugby team is up and running again after an attack by a hacker who thought he was targeting the Frankfurt

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New aid flotilla nears Hamas-ruled Gaza

An Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza in a bid to break the Israeli blockade and deliver aid is reportedly close to its destination

An Irish-Canadian flotilla bound for Hamas-ruled Gaza in a bid to break the Israeli blockade and deliver aid is reportedly close to its destination

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IMF to monitor Rome as pressure increases on Berlusconi

European G20 leaders are pushing Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make urgent economic reforms. But perhaps his more pressing issue are

European G20 leaders are pushing Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to make urgent economic reforms. But perhaps his more pressing issue are

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G20 struggles to keep a grip on fast-moving crisis

Nicolas Sarkozy is hoping for some last-minute deals on reforming the global economy, but the dramatic events elsewhere have stolen the agenda. The

Nicolas Sarkozy is hoping for some last-minute deals on reforming the global economy, but the dramatic events elsewhere have stolen the agenda. The

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Japanese govt approves Tepco bailout plan

Japan’s beleaguered atomic energy firm Tepco is set to receive an eight-billion-euro bailout. The government funding follows approval of its business

Japan’s beleaguered atomic energy firm Tepco is set to receive an eight-billion-euro bailout. The government funding follows approval of its business

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Protesters clash with police outside Ukraine parliament

Protesters angry over cuts to benefits and subsidies scuffled with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Thursday.

Protesters angry over cuts to benefits and subsidies scuffled with riot police outside Ukraine’s parliament building on Thursday.

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Anti-tax haven protests on the France-Monaco border

Anti-tax haven protesters staged a demonstration at Cap d’Ail on the France-Monaco border while world leaders gathered in nearby Cannes for the G20

Anti-tax haven protesters staged a demonstration at Cap d’Ail on the France-Monaco border while world leaders gathered in nearby Cannes for the G20

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Anti-G20 protesters scuffle with police in Rome

Demonstrators scuffled with police in Rome after they were prevented from marching in protest against the G20 meeting and austerity measures

Demonstrators scuffled with police in Rome after they were prevented from marching in protest against the G20 meeting and austerity measures

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Occupy Oakland protesters clash with police

Police fire stun grenades and tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters who throw rocks and hurl canisters back in an overnight confrontation on the

Police fire stun grenades and tear gas at Occupy Oakland protesters who throw rocks and hurl canisters back in an overnight confrontation on the

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Back in the Day: a Mexican hero is made

November 7, 1907. Mexican railroad engineer Jesus Garcia Corona drives a dynamite-laden train that has caught fire away from the mining town of

November 7, 1907. Mexican railroad engineer Jesus Garcia Corona drives a dynamite-laden train that has caught fire away from the mining town of

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Jury out in trial of Michael Jackson's doctor

A jury today starts its deliberations in the manslaughter case against Michael Jackson’s doctor. Conrad Murray faces up to four years in prison if

A jury today starts its deliberations in the manslaughter case against Michael Jackson’s doctor. Conrad Murray faces up to four years in prison if