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2011-12-01

News

MEPs adopt 'code of conduct' on interests

Members of the European Parliament will from now on have to declare financial and other interests after the assembly voted unanimously in favour of a

Members of the European Parliament will from now on have to declare financial and other interests after the assembly voted unanimously in favour of a

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Sarkozy outlines plans for new French economy

The French president has delivered a major speech on solving the eurozone crisis and boosting growth in France. Speaking in the southern city of

The French president has delivered a major speech on solving the eurozone crisis and boosting growth in France. Speaking in the southern city of

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Russia says nowhere too remote for early voting

It seems nowhere is too far to get to to ensure everyone has a chance to vote in Russia’s parliamentary election. Officials are travelling off to

It seems nowhere is too far to get to to ensure everyone has a chance to vote in Russia’s parliamentary election. Officials are travelling off to

Science_technology

Robots on show

An exhibition featuring 20 of Europe’s most innovative robots has just opened at London’s Science Museum. Stars of the show include the iCub, a

An exhibition featuring 20 of Europe’s most innovative robots has just opened at London’s Science Museum. Stars of the show include the iCub, a

News

US troops roll out of Iraq

Nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the U.S. mission in Iraq is fast winding down with only 13,000 troops left in the

Nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein, the U.S. mission in Iraq is fast winding down with only 13,000 troops left in the

Business

Monti confident of Italian rescue plan

The Italian prime minister Mario Monti has said he is confident his cabinet will approve on Monday yet another plan to reduce the country’s mountain

The Italian prime minister Mario Monti has said he is confident his cabinet will approve on Monday yet another plan to reduce the country’s mountain

Sport

Europe's finest brace themselves for Euro2012 draw

Europe’s elite footballing nations will know their fate for next summer on Friday when the Euro2012 draw is made in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The

Europe’s elite footballing nations will know their fate for next summer on Friday when the Euro2012 draw is made in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The

News

Anxious wait in Egypt for results of historic poll

Egyptians are due to hear the first results of their historic elections on Saturday, but already an Islamist alliance looks like it is in the lead

Egyptians are due to hear the first results of their historic elections on Saturday, but already an Islamist alliance looks like it is in the lead

Europe

European Parliament backs Croatia membership

The European Parliament has approved Croatia’s entry to the EU, ahead of the formal signing of an accession treaty next week. Representatives of the

The European Parliament has approved Croatia’s entry to the EU, ahead of the formal signing of an accession treaty next week. Representatives of the

News

Egypt's Islam-based votes worry some

This is the first time that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been able to participate legally in elections, with its Freedom and Justice Party,

This is the first time that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been able to participate legally in elections, with its Freedom and Justice Party,

Culture

Kinyarwanda, a Tutsi-Hutu Love Story

Kinyarwanda traces a series of interlinked stories about ordinary people living through the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Alrick Brown, the director

Kinyarwanda traces a series of interlinked stories about ordinary people living through the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Alrick Brown, the director

News

Bomb attack in Iraqi market kills 10

There is more carnage on the streets of Iraq, in the week ceremonies are held to mark the end of US military presence there. At least 10 people are

There is more carnage on the streets of Iraq, in the week ceremonies are held to mark the end of US military presence there. At least 10 people are

News

Court opens Tymoshenko appeal against jailing

A Ukrainian court started hearing the appeal of jailed former prime minister Yuila Tymoshenko on Wednesday. The 51-year-old did not appear for the

A Ukrainian court started hearing the appeal of jailed former prime minister Yuila Tymoshenko on Wednesday. The 51-year-old did not appear for the

Business

ECB's Draghi warns of increasing downside risks

The new head of the European Central Bank has warned the European Parliament that risks threatening the economic outlook have increased. Mario

The new head of the European Central Bank has warned the European Parliament that risks threatening the economic outlook have increased. Mario

Business

Slowdown in euro zone factories speeds up

Manufacturing in the euro zone contracted at its fastest pace for two years last month. The latest survey showed factories were forced to cut their

Manufacturing in the euro zone contracted at its fastest pace for two years last month. The latest survey showed factories were forced to cut their

Business

Spanish/French bonds find favour in auction

The first test of investor confidence since combined action by six central banks saw Spain selling nearly four billion euros of bonds. But Spain

The first test of investor confidence since combined action by six central banks saw Spain selling nearly four billion euros of bonds. But Spain

Business

D-day in plane giant trade battle

The EU has said it has sent a report to the United States addressing American complaints about illegal subsidies for the European plane

The EU has said it has sent a report to the United States addressing American complaints about illegal subsidies for the European plane

News

EU considers oil sanction against Iran

The EU is considering a possible oil embargo against Iran over its nuclear programme. It was one of a raft of sanctions discussed by the bloc’s

The EU is considering a possible oil embargo against Iran over its nuclear programme. It was one of a raft of sanctions discussed by the bloc’s

Culture

Cool sounds in with Earth Wind & Fire Experience and Liz McComb

Al McKay was the original EWF guitarist. Now, following the deaths of some other band members, and the illness of others, his band, the Al McKay

Al McKay was the original EWF guitarist. Now, following the deaths of some other band members, and the illness of others, his band, the Al McKay

News

Back in the Day: the heart that was built to last longer

December 2, 1982 Retired American dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to be implanted with a permanent artificial heart. The Jarvis 7

December 2, 1982 Retired American dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to be implanted with a permanent artificial heart. The Jarvis 7

Europe

Leading human rights campaigner backs right to protest

Alex Taylor says, “Even if the economic model is perhaps not widely held up as an example around the world at the moment Europe has always prided

Alex Taylor says, “Even if the economic model is perhaps not widely held up as an example around the world at the moment Europe has always prided

Europe

Radical Islam in Europe

With ISPI – the Institute for International Political Studies ispi Victor, from Fontainebleau in France, asks: I’d like to know if the countries

With ISPI – the Institute for International Political Studies ispi Victor, from Fontainebleau in France, asks: I’d like to know if the countries

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New Greek PM faces first major test over austerity

Greece’s new government is facing its first major test over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A 24-hour general strike is underway, called by

Greece’s new government is facing its first major test over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A 24-hour general strike is underway, called by

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New Greek PM gets first taste of public wrath

Greece’s new government is getting its first taste of public anger over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A general strike is underway, with

Greece’s new government is getting its first taste of public anger over the country’s harsh austerity measures. A general strike is underway, with

News

Global economic crisis threatens AIDS funding

Tabitha Kioko was diagnosed as HIV postive five years ago. She gets her monthly dose of free anti-retroviral drugs at a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

Tabitha Kioko was diagnosed as HIV postive five years ago. She gets her monthly dose of free anti-retroviral drugs at a clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

Nocomment

Violence continues in Syria

Five civilians were shot dead when security forces broke up a protest in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for

Five civilians were shot dead when security forces broke up a protest in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for

Nocomment

USA: Occupy LA prostesters evicted

Anti-Wall Street protesters are evicted from their eight-week-old encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall.

Anti-Wall Street protesters are evicted from their eight-week-old encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall.

News

18 dead in twin Iraq attacks

At least eighteen people have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province. Ten died in a bomb blast in the town of Khalis, according

At least eighteen people have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq’s Diyala province. Ten died in a bomb blast in the town of Khalis, according

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Clinton visit melts the diplomatic ice with Myanmar

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become the most senior American official to visit Myanmar in over half a century. Her aim is to assess

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has become the most senior American official to visit Myanmar in over half a century. Her aim is to assess

News

DSK gives his version of the 'truth'

A book out this week quotes the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn saying his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was “consensual but

A book out this week quotes the former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn saying his sexual encounter with a New York hotel maid was “consensual but