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2011-11-18

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IAEA voices "increasing concern" about Iran

A new resolution has been passed at the UN nuclear watchdog, voicing “increasing concern” about Iran’s nuclear programme. The US has seized on the

A new resolution has been passed at the UN nuclear watchdog, voicing “increasing concern” about Iran’s nuclear programme. The US has seized on the

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Russia shapes its own answer to the EU

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan want to create their own answer to the European Union within the next four years. The three leaders signed a deal on

Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan want to create their own answer to the European Union within the next four years. The three leaders signed a deal on

Sport

Sepp Blatter apologises

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has issued a public apology for his recent comments on racism in football. The 75-year-old had said in interviews

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has issued a public apology for his recent comments on racism in football. The 75-year-old had said in interviews

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Storm clouds build over euro

In spite of political commitments in Rome, Madrid and Athens, confidence in the single currency was not reflected in the markets this week, France

In spite of political commitments in Rome, Madrid and Athens, confidence in the single currency was not reflected in the markets this week, France

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Bond yields reach dangerous levels in Europe

November 17 signalled new fears for the euro, sowing seeds that soon might spread – of more unsustainable debts. Spain’s ten-year bond yield reached

November 17 signalled new fears for the euro, sowing seeds that soon might spread – of more unsustainable debts. Spain’s ten-year bond yield reached

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New Greek government submits 2012 budget

Greece has taken a first step towards meeting terms of a vital international bailout it needs in order to avoid bankruptcy. And, as the 2012 budget

Greece has taken a first step towards meeting terms of a vital international bailout it needs in order to avoid bankruptcy. And, as the 2012 budget

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Poland catches the austerity bug

Austerity is now a catchword in euro zone nations, but it is also spreading fast to other countries. The newly reelected government of Donald Tusk

Austerity is now a catchword in euro zone nations, but it is also spreading fast to other countries. The newly reelected government of Donald Tusk

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Romanian mayor fined over 'Roma wall'

Anti-discrimination officials have fined the mayor of a northern Romanian town for building a wall between a Roma neighbourhood and a main

Anti-discrimination officials have fined the mayor of a northern Romanian town for building a wall between a Roma neighbourhood and a main

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New test casts more doubt on Einstein's theory

A fresh experiment by European scientists seems to offer more evidence that Einstein may have been wrong to say that nothing can go faster than the

A fresh experiment by European scientists seems to offer more evidence that Einstein may have been wrong to say that nothing can go faster than the

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French scare over 'carcinogenic' baby bottles

France is investigating reports that bottles and teats used in hospital maternity units have been sterilised with a carcinogenic gas. All such

France is investigating reports that bottles and teats used in hospital maternity units have been sterilised with a carcinogenic gas. All such

Business

Volatility the key word in a bad week in Europe

The euro debt crisis has spiralled into a new phase this past week. Italy and Greece now have new governments largely made of ‘specialists’, and

The euro debt crisis has spiralled into a new phase this past week. Italy and Greece now have new governments largely made of ‘specialists’, and

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Juncker lashes out at UK over euro advice

There was further evidence of tensions between eurozone and non-eurozone countries from Jean-Claude Junker, who heads the single currency’s group of

There was further evidence of tensions between eurozone and non-eurozone countries from Jean-Claude Junker, who heads the single currency’s group of

Special_reports

Chemistry in the classroom

Chemistry both mystifies and fascinates students. In the International Year of Chemistry, people are looking at new, creative ways of teaching it

Chemistry both mystifies and fascinates students. In the International Year of Chemistry, people are looking at new, creative ways of teaching it

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Syria to allow Arab League observers 'in principle'

Syria has accepted in principle an Arab League plan to send observers to help end the bloodshed, according to British media reports on

Syria has accepted in principle an Arab League plan to send observers to help end the bloodshed, according to British media reports on

Special_reports

Marie Curie's granddaughter, Hélène Langevin-Joliot

“As I sadly cannot attend the event in Helsinki, I would like to use this opportunity to say that I am very touched by the fact that you have thought

“As I sadly cannot attend the event in Helsinki, I would like to use this opportunity to say that I am very touched by the fact that you have thought

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Monti gets green light in Italian parliament

The green light has been given for Mario Monti to get down to work. The Italian lower house of parliament has passed a confidence vote in the new

The green light has been given for Mario Monti to get down to work. The Italian lower house of parliament has passed a confidence vote in the new

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Spain's centre-right looks set for big election win

He is not celebrating just yet. But as campaigning draws to a close ahead of Sunday’s election, Mariano Rajoy looks all but certain to become Spain’s

He is not celebrating just yet. But as campaigning draws to a close ahead of Sunday’s election, Mariano Rajoy looks all but certain to become Spain’s

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Draghi condemns inaction by eurozone leaders

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has turned the heat up on eurozone policymakers, urging them to implement measures to resolve the single

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has turned the heat up on eurozone policymakers, urging them to implement measures to resolve the single

Culture

Immerse yourself in Cologne's art and antiques

This year’s Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Cologne features works from more than 100 galleries and dealers. There is a huge range of objects; ancient

This year’s Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Cologne features works from more than 100 galleries and dealers. There is a huge range of objects; ancient

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Italy PM Monti wins second confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Friday won the second of two confidence votes in parliament. The Chamber of Deputies, the country’s lower

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Friday won the second of two confidence votes in parliament. The Chamber of Deputies, the country’s lower

Culture

On the road: jazz musician Kyle Eastwood

Kyle Eastwood, son of the legendary Clint, is on tour to promote his latest album Songs from the Chateau. It is a compilation of original jazz

Kyle Eastwood, son of the legendary Clint, is on tour to promote his latest album Songs from the Chateau. It is a compilation of original jazz

Culture

Aardman's star-studded Arthur Christmas

Just how does Father Christmas deliver all those presents in one night? Arthur Christmas – the lastest film from Britain’s Aardman stable – reveals

Just how does Father Christmas deliver all those presents in one night? Arthur Christmas – the lastest film from Britain’s Aardman stable – reveals

Business

ABN Amro profits hit by Greek crisis

Nationalised ABN Amro’s hopes of a return to the private sector have been dealt a blow by a profit plunge linked to Greece’s debt problems. The bank

Nationalised ABN Amro’s hopes of a return to the private sector have been dealt a blow by a profit plunge linked to Greece’s debt problems. The bank

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Merkel, Cameron stress friendship amid differences

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried their best to hide their differences on how to solve the euro zone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried their best to hide their differences on how to solve the euro zone

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Egyptians protest against military rule

Thousands of people have been protesting in Egypt’s Tahrir Square against continued army rule. It comes after the government tried to guarantee the

Thousands of people have been protesting in Egypt’s Tahrir Square against continued army rule. It comes after the government tried to guarantee the

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Sp@nish elections: the race for web supremacy

It’s fair to say the Spanish election race has failed to get hearts racing with excitement. In fact rather than a ‘race’ it resembles a fatigued

It’s fair to say the Spanish election race has failed to get hearts racing with excitement. In fact rather than a ‘race’ it resembles a fatigued

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Greece presents new budget plan

Greece’s new national unity government has presented its 2012 budget plan to parliament. It aims to cut the country’s deficit by more than a third

Greece’s new national unity government has presented its 2012 budget plan to parliament. It aims to cut the country’s deficit by more than a third

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Merkel, Cameron stress friendship amid differences

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried their best to hide their differences on how to solve the euro zone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried their best to hide their differences on how to solve the euro zone

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Italy prepares for second vote of confidence

Italy is set for a second vote of confidence over new prime minister Mario Monti. The lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, will

Italy is set for a second vote of confidence over new prime minister Mario Monti. The lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, will

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Actress' death to be re-examined after 30 years

Police in Los Angeles are reopening their inquiry into the death of film star Natalie Wood, 30 years after she drowned off the California coast. In

Police in Los Angeles are reopening their inquiry into the death of film star Natalie Wood, 30 years after she drowned off the California coast. In