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2011-11-23

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Noriega to be extradited to Panama

The former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is to be extradited to his homeland from France to serve a 20-year prison sentence for human rights

The former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is to be extradited to his homeland from France to serve a 20-year prison sentence for human rights

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Monti, Merkel and Sarkozy to hold mini summit

Mario Monti, is set to meet with Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel on Thursday. The newly appointed Italian Prime Minister, with his Italian and

Mario Monti, is set to meet with Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel on Thursday. The newly appointed Italian Prime Minister, with his Italian and

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Missile shield causes blast from the past

Echoes of the Cold War are resonating through US/Russian relations over Washington’s proposed missile shield in Europe. Tensions over the

Echoes of the Cold War are resonating through US/Russian relations over Washington’s proposed missile shield in Europe. Tensions over the

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UN slams 'excessive use of force' against Egyptian protesters

The United Nations has condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Its human rights chief criticised security

The United Nations has condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Its human rights chief criticised security

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Yemen's Saleh signs deal to leave power

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh on Wednesday agreed to stand down in an attempt to end months of protests against his 33-year rule. Saleh signed the deal

Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh on Wednesday agreed to stand down in an attempt to end months of protests against his 33-year rule. Saleh signed the deal

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Erdogan apologises for 1930s Kurdish killings

The Turkish Prime Minister has apologised on behalf of the state for the killings of thousands of Kurds during a military crackdown in the 1930s

The Turkish Prime Minister has apologised on behalf of the state for the killings of thousands of Kurds during a military crackdown in the 1930s

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Clooney and Ronaldo called to attend Berlusconi trial

A case in which Silvio Berlusconi stands accused of paying for sex with belly-dancer Ruby, who was a minor at the time, may see some celebrity

A case in which Silvio Berlusconi stands accused of paying for sex with belly-dancer Ruby, who was a minor at the time, may see some celebrity

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Cyprus, Turkey and Israel wrestle over gas

Cyprus went drilling for gas in September, partnered up with the US firm Noble Energy, from Texas. Nicosia has high hopes for its exclusive economic

Cyprus went drilling for gas in September, partnered up with the US firm Noble Energy, from Texas. Nicosia has high hopes for its exclusive economic

Culture

Fashion news

In a boost to Israel’s fashion industry, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has kicked off the first Tel Aviv Fashion Week in more than 30 years with

In a boost to Israel’s fashion industry, Italian designer Roberto Cavalli has kicked off the first Tel Aviv Fashion Week in more than 30 years with

Europe

Brussels unveils euro bond plans

Brussels has unveiled its plans for euro bonds, seen by some as a miracle cure to the bloc’s debt crisis. Despite German opposition, the consultation

Brussels has unveiled its plans for euro bonds, seen by some as a miracle cure to the bloc’s debt crisis. Despite German opposition, the consultation

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UN condemns 'excessive use of force' in Egypt

The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights

The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the killing of pro-democracy protesters by Egypt’s military rulers. Navi Pillay, the UN’s human rights

Sport

Blatter - Racism row now 'closed'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he had apologised enough for his recent comments on racism in football. Speaking at a news

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he had apologised enough for his recent comments on racism in football. Speaking at a news

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Last toxic train triggers a violent farewell

It may have been the last shipment of nuclear waste between France and German but that did not diminish protesters’ anger. French police used teargas

It may have been the last shipment of nuclear waste between France and German but that did not diminish protesters’ anger. French police used teargas

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King of Bahrain: officials to be "held accountable and replaced."

There has been a further crack-down on protesters in Bahrain. It is reported that riot police in 4×4 vehicles were chasing dozens of teenagers, in

There has been a further crack-down on protesters in Bahrain. It is reported that riot police in 4×4 vehicles were chasing dozens of teenagers, in

Business

While America squabbles, the world waits

Europe’s debt crisis may be going global and worrying world markets, but what about the woes of number one economy America? The world may have to

Europe’s debt crisis may be going global and worrying world markets, but what about the woes of number one economy America? The world may have to

Business

Merkel: Eurobonds "will not work"

The centrality of Germany to the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis has never been more evident, yet while most member states are proposing one

The centrality of Germany to the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis has never been more evident, yet while most member states are proposing one

Business

Huge job cuts at Nokia-Siemens Networks

More bad news on the jobs front from one of Europe’s leading companies with the news Nokia-Siemens Networks is to cut 23 percent of its

More bad news on the jobs front from one of Europe’s leading companies with the news Nokia-Siemens Networks is to cut 23 percent of its

Business

France says "no change" to Dexia rescue plan

Doubts over the Dexia rescue plan in Belgium have stretched falls in Belgian and French government bonds into a third straight day. The run was

Doubts over the Dexia rescue plan in Belgium have stretched falls in Belgian and French government bonds into a third straight day. The run was

Business

Chinese slowdown sends shiver through markets

Factory output in China has dropped to its lowest level in nearly three years, with signs that although export orders continue to grow, domestic

Factory output in China has dropped to its lowest level in nearly three years, with signs that although export orders continue to grow, domestic

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Russia threatens to deploy missiles in row with US

Russia could deploy missiles to its EU borders aimed at missile defence facilities in Europe planned by the United States. Iskander missiles

Russia could deploy missiles to its EU borders aimed at missile defence facilities in Europe planned by the United States. Iskander missiles

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Russian general elections 2011: parties

Seven parties are competing in the Duma election: Единая Россия United Russia, centre-right social-conservative party, the biggest in

Seven parties are competing in the Duma election: Единая Россия United Russia, centre-right social-conservative party, the biggest in

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Energy giant Shell signs Turkish oil and gas deal

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell agreed an oil and gas exploration deal with Turkish state petroleum firm TPAO on Wednesday. Shell will search for

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell agreed an oil and gas exploration deal with Turkish state petroleum firm TPAO on Wednesday. Shell will search for

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Greens slam EU nuclear safety testing

How safe are Europe’s nuclear power plants? The European Commission is due to present an authoritative answer this Thursday. It will be based on

How safe are Europe’s nuclear power plants? The European Commission is due to present an authoritative answer this Thursday. It will be based on

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ICC: Saif al-Islam to be tried in Libya

The new Libyan transitional government has been given a stamp of approval by the international criminal court. The ICC had earlier issued a warrant

The new Libyan transitional government has been given a stamp of approval by the international criminal court. The ICC had earlier issued a warrant

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Four dead in Italian flash floods

Four people have been killed by flash flooding in Italy. The victims died when they were swept away by mud and debris after 24 of torrential rain

Four people have been killed by flash flooding in Italy. The victims died when they were swept away by mud and debris after 24 of torrential rain

Science_technology

X-rays see pain

We all know what pain feels like but it is not always easy to explain it, let alone treat it. But now doctors in Sweden have developed sort of x-ray

We all know what pain feels like but it is not always easy to explain it, let alone treat it. But now doctors in Sweden have developed sort of x-ray

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Protesters target nuclear waste train in France

Demonstrators in France have clashed with police on the day a train carrying nuclear waste is due to set off from Valognes. Reports claim as many

Demonstrators in France have clashed with police on the day a train carrying nuclear waste is due to set off from Valognes. Reports claim as many

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Egypt protesters dismiss army's offer

Thousands of Egyptians returned to protest in central Cairo on Wednesday despite the country’s military rulers promising a speedier handover of

Thousands of Egyptians returned to protest in central Cairo on Wednesday despite the country’s military rulers promising a speedier handover of

Culture

Jack and Jill

Adam Sandler’s new movie “Jack and Jill” is out now. The movie co-stars Katie Holmes and features a host of A-listers making cameo appearances. This

Adam Sandler’s new movie “Jack and Jill” is out now. The movie co-stars Katie Holmes and features a host of A-listers making cameo appearances. This