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2011-11-25

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Turkey signs anti-female violence bill

In an historic move Turkey has become the first country to ratify a Council of Europe agreement to prevent violence against women. The convention

In an historic move Turkey has become the first country to ratify a Council of Europe agreement to prevent violence against women. The convention

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Egypt: a second revolution

Back in Tahrir Square, now clashing with the army, ordinary Egyptians have been protesting that the military command will undermine elections to keep

Back in Tahrir Square, now clashing with the army, ordinary Egyptians have been protesting that the military command will undermine elections to keep

Europe

Global economy to dominate US EU summit

Global growth, the Arab Spring and Iran’s nuclear aspirations are just some of the issues expected to top talks at the EU-US summit in Washington on

Global growth, the Arab Spring and Iran’s nuclear aspirations are just some of the issues expected to top talks at the EU-US summit in Washington on

Business

America's dysfunctional political system

Time for Business Weekly to take a break from the the euro zone and give priority to the debt crisis in the US. Less than a year before the next

Time for Business Weekly to take a break from the the euro zone and give priority to the debt crisis in the US. Less than a year before the next

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Italian bond yields hit record highs

Two European Commissioners went to Rome today to get their heads together with new Prime Minister Mario Monti. First came Economic and Monetary

Two European Commissioners went to Rome today to get their heads together with new Prime Minister Mario Monti. First came Economic and Monetary

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Probing neo-Nazi dangers in Germany

The authorities in eastern Germany are facing scrutiny over whether any official protection was given to a trio of neo-Nazis who murdered members of

The authorities in eastern Germany are facing scrutiny over whether any official protection was given to a trio of neo-Nazis who murdered members of

Sport

Floating free above the alps with a wing on his arm

If you are about to soar on a jet powered wing above the Swiss Alps then the pre-flight check has to be rigorous. Once that is over Yves Rossy aka

If you are about to soar on a jet powered wing above the Swiss Alps then the pre-flight check has to be rigorous. Once that is over Yves Rossy aka

Business

S&P downgrades Belgium's credit rating

Standard and Poors rating agency on Friday cut Belgium’s credit rating from AA+ to AA with a negative outlook. The agency said the move, which was

Standard and Poors rating agency on Friday cut Belgium’s credit rating from AA+ to AA with a negative outlook. The agency said the move, which was

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Close result expected in key Moroccan vote

People have not exactly flocked to the polls in Morocco’s general election that is seen as a key test of democratic reform. But neither do calls for

People have not exactly flocked to the polls in Morocco’s general election that is seen as a key test of democratic reform. But neither do calls for

Business

Moody's junks Hungary

Hungary has joined Portugal in the credit junkyard after Moody’s downgraded its foreign and local currency bonds to Ba1 from Baa3, ending 15 years of

Hungary has joined Portugal in the credit junkyard after Moody’s downgraded its foreign and local currency bonds to Ba1 from Baa3, ending 15 years of

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Tahrir protesters step up pressure on the army

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Their aim is to seal the same fate for their military rulers as they did for

Thousands of Egyptians poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday. Their aim is to seal the same fate for their military rulers as they did for

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Protesters unhappy at Ganzouri appointment

Early in the morning thousands of protesters arrived for the “last chance Friday” protest in Tahrir Square. They were surprised by the appointment

Early in the morning thousands of protesters arrived for the “last chance Friday” protest in Tahrir Square. They were surprised by the appointment

Business

Coeuré takes French chair at ECB

The chief economist at the French Finance ministry Benoit Coeuré is to join the ECB’s six-member Executive Board. France has had no voice on the

The chief economist at the French Finance ministry Benoit Coeuré is to join the ECB’s six-member Executive Board. France has had no voice on the

Business

Italian debt interest hits record high

Italy’s central bank paid 7.7 percent today on two billion euros of two year bonds; an historic record and more than twice as expensive as they were

Italy’s central bank paid 7.7 percent today on two billion euros of two year bonds; an historic record and more than twice as expensive as they were

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Putin's party 'to lose seats' in parliamentary vote

Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party could lose its two-thirds majority in parliament, according to one opinion poll published on Friday. Surveys

Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party could lose its two-thirds majority in parliament, according to one opinion poll published on Friday. Surveys

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Mali says three more Europeans abducted, one killed

Reports from Mali say three Europeans have been kidnapped and a fourth killed at Timbuktu in the north of the country. The information comes from a

Reports from Mali say three Europeans have been kidnapped and a fourth killed at Timbuktu in the north of the country. The information comes from a

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Egypt's new PM says he has 'real powers'

Egypt’s new Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri addressed the press on Friday following his recent appointment by the ruling military council. Following

Egypt’s new Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri addressed the press on Friday following his recent appointment by the ruling military council. Following

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Voting slow in Morocco's key democratic test

Moroccans have been voting in a general election brought forward in the wake of the Arab spring. Initial reports suggest a low turnout: according

Moroccans have been voting in a general election brought forward in the wake of the Arab spring. Initial reports suggest a low turnout: according

Culture

Take Shelter

Take Shelter, written and directed by Jeff Nichols, stars Michael Shannon as a man plagued by a series of apocalyptic dreams about an encroaching

Take Shelter, written and directed by Jeff Nichols, stars Michael Shannon as a man plagued by a series of apocalyptic dreams about an encroaching

Culture

Slow concert plays first ten years

In a chaotic world, where the pace of life gets faster every day, there’s a small church in Germany which is bucking the trend. Rainer Neugebauer

In a chaotic world, where the pace of life gets faster every day, there’s a small church in Germany which is bucking the trend. Rainer Neugebauer

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Syria under pressure as Arab deadline expires

As its crackdown on protesters continues, Syria has until the end of the day to sign an Arab deal letting monitors into the country or it could incur

As its crackdown on protesters continues, Syria has until the end of the day to sign an Arab deal letting monitors into the country or it could incur

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Could gas reserves further strain Cypriot relations?

Tensions are rising again on the divided island of Cyprus. Could the prospect of undersea gas resources, and the revenues they could offer, put

Tensions are rising again on the divided island of Cyprus. Could the prospect of undersea gas resources, and the revenues they could offer, put

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Who is the Egypt's new Prime Minister?

Kamal Ganzouri,78, has previously been the Egyptian prime minister from 1996 to 1999, under deposed president Hosni Mubarak. As a result of this

Kamal Ganzouri,78, has previously been the Egyptian prime minister from 1996 to 1999, under deposed president Hosni Mubarak. As a result of this

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Clashes continue in Egypt

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday demand the ruling military council to quit.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday demand the ruling military council to quit.

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Disney Ice fantasy arrives in Bruges

International artists were putting the finishing touches Wednesday on a series of spectacular ice sculptures for the Belgian city’s annual snow and

International artists were putting the finishing touches Wednesday on a series of spectacular ice sculptures for the Belgian city’s annual snow and

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Mass protest as Egypt military rulers appoint new PM

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in what activists say promises to be the biggest day yet of protest against

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in what activists say promises to be the biggest day yet of protest against

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'Black Friday' shoppers shake off economic gloom

Many Americans have been trying to shake off the economic gloom, flocking to major stores overnight for the traditional ‘Black Friday’ sales. Some

Many Americans have been trying to shake off the economic gloom, flocking to major stores overnight for the traditional ‘Black Friday’ sales. Some

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Back in the day: Thatcher resigns as British PM

On 28 November, 1990, Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the Iron Lady, resigned as British prime minister after over 11 years in office. Thatcher was

On 28 November, 1990, Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the Iron Lady, resigned as British prime minister after over 11 years in office. Thatcher was

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Protesters clash with police in Egypt provinces

There were violent scenes in provincial Egypt overnight as calls for an end to military rule multiply. Protesters clashed with police in the second

There were violent scenes in provincial Egypt overnight as calls for an end to military rule multiply. Protesters clashed with police in the second

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Protest-hit 'Nuclear train' enters Germany

A train carrying radioactive nuclear waste has resumed its journey to a storage site in Germany, after crossing the French border. Anti-nuclear

A train carrying radioactive nuclear waste has resumed its journey to a storage site in Germany, after crossing the French border. Anti-nuclear