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2011-11-22

News

Activists protest over French 'nuclear train'

Anti-nuclear activists are protesting as a train carrying highly radioactive waste prepares to cross France en route to a German storage

Anti-nuclear activists are protesting as a train carrying highly radioactive waste prepares to cross France en route to a German storage

News

Egyptian protesters set sights on democratic government

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

Sport

Veteran cyclist is in the clear

Cyclist Jeannie Longo has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the French Cycling Federation. The veteran pedlar was accused last September of failing

Cyclist Jeannie Longo has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the French Cycling Federation. The veteran pedlar was accused last September of failing

Sport

Cycling's Cobra snared in doping case

Italian cyclist, Ricardo Rico has been in the dock. The 27-year-old has been found guilty of doping offences during the 2008 Tour de France. He was

Italian cyclist, Ricardo Rico has been in the dock. The 27-year-old has been found guilty of doping offences during the 2008 Tour de France. He was

Europe

Super Mario insists he can deliver

Despite Italy’s borrowing costs still teetering at dangerous levels, new Prime Minister Mario Monti has insisted he can turn his debt stricken

Despite Italy’s borrowing costs still teetering at dangerous levels, new Prime Minister Mario Monti has insisted he can turn his debt stricken

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Soltanieh: 'Do not threaten or try to use force against Iranians'

The nuclear programme in Iran has proven to be an internationally divisive issue. Do the countries who themselves have nuclear power and perhaps also

The nuclear programme in Iran has proven to be an internationally divisive issue. Do the countries who themselves have nuclear power and perhaps also

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Egypt to hold referendum on military rule

Egyptians protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are closer to achieving a democratic government after politicians held a five-hour crisis meeting with

Egyptians protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square are closer to achieving a democratic government after politicians held a five-hour crisis meeting with

News

Iran nuclear standoff galvanised

A frightening confirmation came recently that Iran has been working on a nuclear weapon, according to a report published by the International Atomic

A frightening confirmation came recently that Iran has been working on a nuclear weapon, according to a report published by the International Atomic

News

Ukraine's Orange Revolution: a sombre seventh anniversary

It was a far cry from the mass protests of the Orange Revolution. Seven years on, the remnants of Ukraine’s pro-democracy movement gathered in

It was a far cry from the mass protests of the Orange Revolution. Seven years on, the remnants of Ukraine’s pro-democracy movement gathered in

Business

11,000 jobs go at E.ON

German energy utility E.ON, the world’s largest by sales, is to cut close to 11,000 jobs, at the very top of the range announced in August. The

German energy utility E.ON, the world’s largest by sales, is to cut close to 11,000 jobs, at the very top of the range announced in August. The

News

Ukraine's faded orange

Revolutionary energy in Ukraine today is a far cry from seven years ago. Then, hundreds of thousands of people protested over a presidential election

Revolutionary energy in Ukraine today is a far cry from seven years ago. Then, hundreds of thousands of people protested over a presidential election

Business

Spanish borrowing costs hit new high

Spain may have a new government pledged to restoring the country’s finances to health, but the Treasury on Tuesday faced a jump in yields to their

Spain may have a new government pledged to restoring the country’s finances to health, but the Treasury on Tuesday faced a jump in yields to their

News

Egyptian protesters set sights on democratic government

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to pour into the streets of Cairo, as they demand to see the back of their military rulers. With the

News

French president's widow Danielle Mitterrand dies

Tributes are being paid to human rights activist Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of France’s late president Francois Mitterrand, who has died aged

Tributes are being paid to human rights activist Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of France’s late president Francois Mitterrand, who has died aged

News

Berlusconi: return of the cruise ship crooner

It has been just over a week since he stopped being prime minister of Italy, and maybe Silvio Berlusconi is longing for the days before he became a

It has been just over a week since he stopped being prime minister of Italy, and maybe Silvio Berlusconi is longing for the days before he became a

News

Egyptian military to speed up handover of power

Egypt’s ruling military council has agreed to form a national salvation government, as protests continue in Cairo. According to politicians who met

Egypt’s ruling military council has agreed to form a national salvation government, as protests continue in Cairo. According to politicians who met

Europe

Eurobonds a 'deadly sin', says top German economist

The European Commission is about to present proposals on eurobonds, whereby all euro zone countries guarantee each others debt. For the moment

The European Commission is about to present proposals on eurobonds, whereby all euro zone countries guarantee each others debt. For the moment

Nocomment

Russia: Putin booed

Vladimir Putin was “booed” while greeting the winner of a martial art competition in the Moscow Olympic stadium.

Vladimir Putin was “booed” while greeting the winner of a martial art competition in the Moscow Olympic stadium.

Culture

Spanish indie film festival starts

The coastal city of Gijón in northern Spain is hosting its annual International Film Festival, “Ficxixón”. More than 50 films are screened during

The coastal city of Gijón in northern Spain is hosting its annual International Film Festival, “Ficxixón”. More than 50 films are screened during

Culture

Andrew Roachford releases new album

London based singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford is back with a new album – Addictive. This powerfully emotive and soulful album showcases Andrew’s

London based singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford is back with a new album – Addictive. This powerfully emotive and soulful album showcases Andrew’s

News

Amnesty Int'l slams the "broken promises" of Egypt's revolution

The claims of many protesters in Cairo that the promises made after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak have not been honoured have been backed by a

The claims of many protesters in Cairo that the promises made after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak have not been honoured have been backed by a

News

Analysis: Iran 'divided' over Western pressure

There was a chain of events that led up to the publication of the IAEA report on Iran. From the allegations about an Iranian plot to assassinate the

There was a chain of events that led up to the publication of the IAEA report on Iran. From the allegations about an Iranian plot to assassinate the

Business

US GDP figures knock markets back

US GDP growth for the third quarter has been revised slightly down to 2 percent, shaving half a percent off forecasts, but with inventories dropping

US GDP growth for the third quarter has been revised slightly down to 2 percent, shaving half a percent off forecasts, but with inventories dropping

Business

Thomas Cooked

UK tour operator Thomas Cook plc crashed by 65% today after news the struggling group, Europe’s second-largest travel firm, had gone to the banks for

UK tour operator Thomas Cook plc crashed by 65% today after news the struggling group, Europe’s second-largest travel firm, had gone to the banks for

Science_technology

SeaOrbiter Ahoy!

Exploring the seas and the oceans like no other vessel before it, SeaOrbiter plans to drift around the world propelled by sea and ocean currents –

Exploring the seas and the oceans like no other vessel before it, SeaOrbiter plans to drift around the world propelled by sea and ocean currents –

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German MPs pay respects to alleged neo-nazi murder victims

Bundestag politicians have paused to remember the victims of an alleged neo-nazi killing spree that has sent shockwaves across Germany. They paid

Bundestag politicians have paused to remember the victims of an alleged neo-nazi killing spree that has sent shockwaves across Germany. They paid

News

Turkey PM compares Syria's Assad to Hitler

Activists claim two children around the age of 10 are among four people killed in a Syrian village 22 kilometres north-west of Homs. They say people

Activists claim two children around the age of 10 are among four people killed in a Syrian village 22 kilometres north-west of Homs. They say people

News

Saif al-Islam could face justice in Libya instead of The Hague

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could face trial in Libya, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague

The son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could face trial in Libya, despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague

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Tunisia enters a new democratic era

Tunisia has entered a new era with the opening of a democratically elected constituent assembly, ten months after the ousting of President Zine el

Tunisia has entered a new era with the opening of a democratically elected constituent assembly, ten months after the ousting of President Zine el

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Back in the Day: Africa's first female head of state

November 23, 2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is officially declared the next President of Liberia, making her the first elected female African head of

November 23, 2005 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is officially declared the next President of Liberia, making her the first elected female African head of