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2011-11-16

News

New Greek PM wins confidence vote

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

Europe

French film scoops Lux cinema prize

The French film ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ has won this year’s Lux prize. Voted for by MEPs, movie maker Robert Guediguan was in Strasbourg to pick up

The French film ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ has won this year’s Lux prize. Voted for by MEPs, movie maker Robert Guediguan was in Strasbourg to pick up

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Can technocrats rescue Italy's economy?

Now that Italy’s new prime minister has unveiled a government lacking ‘political personalities’, it is hoped they possess the technical skills to

Now that Italy’s new prime minister has unveiled a government lacking ‘political personalities’, it is hoped they possess the technical skills to

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Monti sworn in as Italy's new PM

Former EU commissioner Mario Monti was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Wednesday. Monti and his cabinet of technocrats took part in the

Former EU commissioner Mario Monti was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Wednesday. Monti and his cabinet of technocrats took part in the

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Arab nations pile more pressure on Syria

It is being described as a rare show of consensus among Arab states. Arab League foreign ministers have met in Morocco to formalise the

It is being described as a rare show of consensus among Arab states. Arab League foreign ministers have met in Morocco to formalise the

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Greece's Papademos wins confidence vote

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

Greece’s new government has won a confidence vote in parliament, though it knows the hard job is yet to come. Latest figures show the budget

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Close-up on Mario Monti's new cabinet

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi once tapped talent from the catwalk and showbusiness to fill his ministerial posts. But his successor

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi once tapped talent from the catwalk and showbusiness to fill his ministerial posts. But his successor

Sport

Hiddink steps down

Turkey have parted ways with head coach Guus Hiddink after the country’s failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals. Hamit Altintop’s team-mates

Turkey have parted ways with head coach Guus Hiddink after the country’s failure to qualify for the Euro 2012 finals. Hamit Altintop’s team-mates

Culture

New music: Westenra to Westlife

New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra makes an album with Italian movie maestro Ennio Morricone while Westlife release their swansong Lighthouse.

New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra makes an album with Italian movie maestro Ennio Morricone while Westlife release their swansong Lighthouse.

Culture

Fairytale The Flying Machine celebrates Chopin

Modern fairytale The Flying Machine is a 3D adventure film combining live action and stop motion animation.

Modern fairytale The Flying Machine is a 3D adventure film combining live action and stop motion animation.

News

Merkel and Cameron duel over Europe

Clashing views on a European model to repair the debt crisis appear to have reached new heights. German feelings on federalism this week chafed with

Clashing views on a European model to repair the debt crisis appear to have reached new heights. German feelings on federalism this week chafed with

Business

Italians ready to make financial sacrifices - analyst

How painful on the purse will a shopping trip be for Italians now that a government of technocrats is poised to tackle the world’s fourth-biggest

How painful on the purse will a shopping trip be for Italians now that a government of technocrats is poised to tackle the world’s fourth-biggest

Business

European Central Bank takes action

The European Central Bank has stepped in to stem an accelerating sell-off of euro zone government bonds claim traders with one quoted as saying, “

The European Central Bank has stepped in to stem an accelerating sell-off of euro zone government bonds claim traders with one quoted as saying, “

Business

Portugal progress passes audit

An audit on Portugal’s progress under the terms of its rescue package has cleared the way for a further payment. Finance minister Vitor Gaspar

An audit on Portugal’s progress under the terms of its rescue package has cleared the way for a further payment. Finance minister Vitor Gaspar

Business

UK jobless rate hits 15-year high

Unemployment in Britain hit its highest in 15 years. The number of young people out of work topped the politically sensitive one million mark for the

Unemployment in Britain hit its highest in 15 years. The number of young people out of work topped the politically sensitive one million mark for the

Business

Eurozone inflation remains unchanged for second month

Inflation in the eurozone for the month of October remained unchanged from September at three per cent according to Eurostat, the EU statistics

Inflation in the eurozone for the month of October remained unchanged from September at three per cent according to Eurostat, the EU statistics

Europe

Euro zone faces systemic crisis, Barroso warns

The euro zone will not survive unless it becomes more integrated, Jose Manuel Barroso has warned. Addressing MEPs at the European Parliament in

The euro zone will not survive unless it becomes more integrated, Jose Manuel Barroso has warned. Addressing MEPs at the European Parliament in

News

Soyuz crew successfully dock with ISS

Three astronauts in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The crew of two Russians and one

Three astronauts in Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft have successfully docked with the International Space Station. The crew of two Russians and one

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Super Mario unveils Italy's next government

Mario Monti, the former EU competition commissioner, on Wednesday unveiled his team tasked with reviving the Italian economy. Italy’s prime

Mario Monti, the former EU competition commissioner, on Wednesday unveiled his team tasked with reviving the Italian economy. Italy’s prime

News

Greek coalition faces confidence vote

The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for

The Greek government looks set to win a confidence vote on Wednesday – the first test for the new crisis coalition. But the immediate outlook for

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Movember - how's that 'tache coming along?

It’s mid-point in November, a time when thousands of charity moustaches are really beginning to take shape.   For those who are unfamiliar with the

It’s mid-point in November, a time when thousands of charity moustaches are really beginning to take shape.   For those who are unfamiliar with the

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Protestors denounce new russian law against “gay propaganda”

LGBT and human rights activist gathered in front of the Saint Petersburg parliament to protest against the first reading of the bill designed to

LGBT and human rights activist gathered in front of the Saint Petersburg parliament to protest against the first reading of the bill designed to

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Italy's Monti names technocratic cabinet

Italy Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet to deal with his country’s debt crisis. The former EU commissioner

Italy Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet to deal with his country’s debt crisis. The former EU commissioner

Science_technology

The healing powers of new Portuguese PJs

Eczema and other skin conditions can make it difficult for children or even adults to sleep properly at night. In Portugal researchers are working on

Eczema and other skin conditions can make it difficult for children or even adults to sleep properly at night. In Portugal researchers are working on

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German neo-Nazi group may be 'larger than thought'

German police questioning a man over suspected links to an underground neo-Nazi group believe the network may have been larger than previously

German police questioning a man over suspected links to an underground neo-Nazi group believe the network may have been larger than previously

News

Back in the Day: from Terminator to 'Governator'

November 17, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger, former champion bodybuilder and star of action films such as ‘Terminator’, is sworn in as Governor of

November 17, 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger, former champion bodybuilder and star of action films such as ‘Terminator’, is sworn in as Governor of

Nocomment

Protests await Hillary Clinton's Manila visit

Nearly 70 Filipino activists protested near the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday (November 15), as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to arrive in

Nearly 70 Filipino activists protested near the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday (November 15), as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to arrive in

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Joe Frazier funeral

Joe Frazier, one of boxing’s best known figures and a former world and Olympic heavyweight champion, has died at the age of 67. The American was

Joe Frazier, one of boxing’s best known figures and a former world and Olympic heavyweight champion, has died at the age of 67. The American was

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Karzai calls for US pact under Afghan sovereignty

A security pact with the US but with full Afghan sovereignty: that was Hamid Karzai’s call at a large meeting of tribal elders in the capital

A security pact with the US but with full Afghan sovereignty: that was Hamid Karzai’s call at a large meeting of tribal elders in the capital

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Ayutthaya Elephant Palace reopens in Thailand

Bangkok’s renowned visitor attraction, Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, reopened on Tuesday after it was closed due to serious floods in early September.

Bangkok’s renowned visitor attraction, Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, reopened on Tuesday after it was closed due to serious floods in early September.