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2011-12-05

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Euro zone countries warned by S&P

Standard&Poor’s credit rating agency has warned that almost all 17 Euro zone countries are now to be put on notice for possible downgrade according

Standard&Poor’s credit rating agency has warned that almost all 17 Euro zone countries are now to be put on notice for possible downgrade according

Sport

FIFA's golden trio

Lionel Messi looks on track for a record equalling third straight Ballon d’Or after the Barcelona and Argentina forward was named in the three man

Lionel Messi looks on track for a record equalling third straight Ballon d’Or after the Barcelona and Argentina forward was named in the three man

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Rallies in Moscow on day after elections

Several thousand protesters gathered in central Moscow calling for the end to Putin’s rule. They claim that Sundays election was fraudulent, and it

Several thousand protesters gathered in central Moscow calling for the end to Putin’s rule. They claim that Sundays election was fraudulent, and it

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West will not abandon Afghanistan after 2014

The West has signalled that Afghanistan can count on continued support after allied troops withdraw in 2014. International delegates met in the

The West has signalled that Afghanistan can count on continued support after allied troops withdraw in 2014. International delegates met in the

Business

Trickle down -- forget it

Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the theory that if the rich became richer wealth would trickle down to the poor. Research by the

Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the theory that if the rich became richer wealth would trickle down to the poor. Research by the

Business

Monti's austerity plan angers unions

Mario Monti’s so-called ‘Save Italy’ emergency decree measures announced on Sunday have not been well received by the country’s unions. However

Mario Monti’s so-called ‘Save Italy’ emergency decree measures announced on Sunday have not been well received by the country’s unions. However

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Russia's message to Putin-Medvedev

With United Russia’s support dented in the country’s parliamentary elections, questions are now being asked about whether the Putin-Medvedev

With United Russia’s support dented in the country’s parliamentary elections, questions are now being asked about whether the Putin-Medvedev

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Italy unions call strikes following austerity package

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti has said the country would have suffered a crisis like Greece if a tough austerity package had not been

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti has said the country would have suffered a crisis like Greece if a tough austerity package had not been

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Medvedev: 'Elections were fair, just and democratic'

OKMedvedev: ‘Elections were fair, just and democratic’   President Dmitry Medvedev, met with members of United Russia following election results

OKMedvedev: ‘Elections were fair, just and democratic’   President Dmitry Medvedev, met with members of United Russia following election results

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ICJ criticises Greece over Macedonia name row

The International Court of Justice has ruled Greece was wrong to veto Macedonian NATO membership after a row concerning the country’s name

The International Court of Justice has ruled Greece was wrong to veto Macedonian NATO membership after a row concerning the country’s name

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Climate Change: Will Durban lead to another Kyoto?

Another year, another climate change conference. Like Copenhagen and Cancun before it, the talks in the South African city of Durban have been

Another year, another climate change conference. Like Copenhagen and Cancun before it, the talks in the South African city of Durban have been

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Former Ivory Coast president faces trial

The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has appeared at a pre-trial hearing at the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the

The former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, has appeared at a pre-trial hearing at the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the

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Africa's biggest mall opens

Morocco is ending the year with the opening in Casablanca of Morocco Mall, the biggest shopping centre in Africa.

Morocco is ending the year with the opening in Casablanca of Morocco Mall, the biggest shopping centre in Africa.

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Euro crisis: Merkel and Sarkozy say we need change

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a new EU-treaty aimed at solving the euro zone debt crisis. Following a working lunch in Paris they

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a new EU-treaty aimed at solving the euro zone debt crisis. Following a working lunch in Paris they

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Most expensive car crash ever?

In what could be the most expensive pile-up in history, crumpled Ferraris and other supercars littered a Japanese expressway after a huge crash on

In what could be the most expensive pile-up in history, crumpled Ferraris and other supercars littered a Japanese expressway after a huge crash on

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International film marvels in Marrakech

A galaxy of stars were on display at the Marrakech International Film Festival over the weekend. The festival continues until December 10.

A galaxy of stars were on display at the Marrakech International Film Festival over the weekend. The festival continues until December 10.

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Greenpeace breaks into French nuclear sites

Greenpeace activists have caused a major embarrassment to the French government by breaking into several nuclear sites. They filmed themselves inside

Greenpeace activists have caused a major embarrassment to the French government by breaking into several nuclear sites. They filmed themselves inside

Culture

King of Bollywood crowned in Marrakech

The International Film Festival in Marrakech paid tribute to Shah Rukh Khan, one of the Indian film industry’s biggest superstars, with more than 70

The International Film Festival in Marrakech paid tribute to Shah Rukh Khan, one of the Indian film industry’s biggest superstars, with more than 70

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Back in the day: the Anglo-Irish Treaty

December 6, 1921 marks the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the agreement between the British government and

December 6, 1921 marks the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the agreement between the British government and

Business

Dexia gets new financing lifeline

Crisis-hit Franco-Belgian bank Dexia is getting temporary financing guarantees from Belgium, France and Luxembourg. That will enable it to keep

Crisis-hit Franco-Belgian bank Dexia is getting temporary financing guarantees from Belgium, France and Luxembourg. That will enable it to keep

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Assange wins right to appeal extradition

A court in Britain has ruled that Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, can appeal an earlier decision allowing his

A court in Britain has ruled that Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, can appeal an earlier decision allowing his

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Egypt elections: Muslim Brotherhood expect to win big

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is set to take the most seats in the first democratic elections in Egypt for six decades. The

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is set to take the most seats in the first democratic elections in Egypt for six decades. The

Business

HSBC fined for mis-selling to elderly

Britain’s financial regulator has fined HSBC a record 12.2 million euros for mis-selling investment plans to elderly customers. The products were

Britain’s financial regulator has fined HSBC a record 12.2 million euros for mis-selling investment plans to elderly customers. The products were

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Afghanistan calls for international support

Afghan president Hamid Karzai says continued international support after foreign forces withdraw in 2014 will be crucial to the stability of his

Afghan president Hamid Karzai says continued international support after foreign forces withdraw in 2014 will be crucial to the stability of his

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Doubts over integrity of Russian election

The European monitoring group the OSCE has expressed concern about fairness of the Russian election. OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, Petros

The European monitoring group the OSCE has expressed concern about fairness of the Russian election. OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President, Petros

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Fraud claims overshadow Russian election

The Russian election has been marked by protests in Moscow and St Petersburg, with activists claiming the outcome was rigged by the Kremlin. The

The Russian election has been marked by protests in Moscow and St Petersburg, with activists claiming the outcome was rigged by the Kremlin. The

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Radiation leak at Japan nuclear plant

Highly radioactive water has leaked into the sea from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor, according to TEPCO, the company that owns the

Highly radioactive water has leaked into the sea from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor, according to TEPCO, the company that owns the

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Dogs break world record for obedience in Hong Kong

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 353 dogs took part in a record-breaking dog

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 353 dogs took part in a record-breaking dog

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Russian police arrest dozens at opposition rallies

Police detained members of opposition during protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as Russia was conducting parliamentary elections.

Police detained members of opposition during protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as Russia was conducting parliamentary elections.

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Back in the Day: Montgomery Bus Boycott

On December 5 , 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began in earnest. Led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr, it followed Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat

On December 5 , 1955 the Montgomery Bus Boycott began in earnest. Led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr, it followed Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat