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2011-12-08

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Human rights groups urge Russia to show restraint

With Russian opposition forces planning a protest on Saturday several human rights groups have urged the Russian government to show restraint over

With Russian opposition forces planning a protest on Saturday several human rights groups have urged the Russian government to show restraint over

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USA: Two killed in another Virginia Tech shooting

Two people have been shot dead at Virginia Tech University, the site of one of the worst massacres in US history. A campus police officer was

Two people have been shot dead at Virginia Tech University, the site of one of the worst massacres in US history. A campus police officer was

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Brussels talks begin to save the euro

European leaders have begun arriving in Brussels for a crucial summit aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis. The main item on the agenda will

European leaders have begun arriving in Brussels for a crucial summit aimed at resolving the eurozone debt crisis. The main item on the agenda will

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Toy safety on The Network

Party killjoy? Or justified safety cop? The European Union draws ridicule and criticism for a recent toy-warning that kids under eight should not

Party killjoy? Or justified safety cop? The European Union draws ridicule and criticism for a recent toy-warning that kids under eight should not

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Iran displays captured US drone

It is a precious prize for the Islamic Republic. State television has been showing pictures of a US drone Iran says it forced down near the Afghan

It is a precious prize for the Islamic Republic. State television has been showing pictures of a US drone Iran says it forced down near the Afghan

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Deutsche Bank on high alert over letter bomb

Germany’s Deutsche Bank is on high alert after a letter bomb was sent to its chief. The envelope was intercepted before it reached Josef Ackerman and

Germany’s Deutsche Bank is on high alert after a letter bomb was sent to its chief. The envelope was intercepted before it reached Josef Ackerman and

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Japan shines bright at Lyon's festival of lights

What is billed as France’s biggest and best festival of lights begins in earnest tonight. “La fete des lumieres” takes place each year in the

What is billed as France’s biggest and best festival of lights begins in earnest tonight. “La fete des lumieres” takes place each year in the

Business

Geithner praises Italian debt efforts

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the US and all economies have a very strong interest in efforts being made to strengthen the euro. He

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the US and all economies have a very strong interest in efforts being made to strengthen the euro. He

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Remembering the USSR and its fall

When the red flag bearing the hammer and sickle was thrown to the ground in a crowd, it was an action rich in symbolism, the flag of a nation which

When the red flag bearing the hammer and sickle was thrown to the ground in a crowd, it was an action rich in symbolism, the flag of a nation which

Sport

Rooney Euro ban reduced

UEFA has reduced Wayne Rooney’s ban at next year’s European championships from three to two games following an appeal hearing in Nyon Switzerland

UEFA has reduced Wayne Rooney’s ban at next year’s European championships from three to two games following an appeal hearing in Nyon Switzerland

Sport

Champions League: suspicious minds

Suspicions of match mixing during Wednesday night’s Champions League have been raised by Spanish media following Lyon’s 7-1 thrashing of Dinamo

Suspicions of match mixing during Wednesday night’s Champions League have been raised by Spanish media following Lyon’s 7-1 thrashing of Dinamo

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Tempers fray as time runs out in climate talks

Time is running out and tempers are boiling over. Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma have clashed with environmental activists

Time is running out and tempers are boiling over. Supporters of South African President Jacob Zuma have clashed with environmental activists

Culture

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The new Sherlock Holmes movie is an action-packed thriller – which is no surprise as it is directed by Guy Ritchie, best known for excessively

The new Sherlock Holmes movie is an action-packed thriller – which is no surprise as it is directed by Guy Ritchie, best known for excessively

Culture

The European Book Prize

The European Book Prize was founded in 2007 by the Esprit d’Europe association as a way of promoting European values, and contributing to Europeans’

The European Book Prize was founded in 2007 by the Esprit d’Europe association as a way of promoting European values, and contributing to Europeans’

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Portuguese youth exodus

The queues outside African and South American consulates in Lisbon are getting longer by the day as more Portuguese are hoping to try their luck

The queues outside African and South American consulates in Lisbon are getting longer by the day as more Portuguese are hoping to try their luck

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Merkel and Sarkozy renew appeal for new EU treaty

The European People’s Party is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right and its leaders have gathered in

The European People’s Party is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the centre-right and its leaders have gathered in

Business

ECB cuts rate but won't buy more bonds

The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and by offering more help

The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and by offering more help

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NATO-Russia fail to agree on missile defence

NATO and Russia have failed to reach an agreement on missile defence after a meeting in Brussels. The two sides have agreed to keep on talking but

NATO and Russia have failed to reach an agreement on missile defence after a meeting in Brussels. The two sides have agreed to keep on talking but

Business

Going down: ECB cuts rate to 1.0%

The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and a new package of bank

The European Central Bank is pinning its hopes of keeping the euro zone economy out of recession with an interest rate cut and a new package of bank

Business

Oil prices to remain around $100

As the World Petroleum Congress ended in Doha, Qatar oil prices were forecast to remain at around $100 a barrel next year. Participants in the

As the World Petroleum Congress ended in Doha, Qatar oil prices were forecast to remain at around $100 a barrel next year. Participants in the

Business

Greek output slumps, jobless near record highs

More evidence of the collapse of Greek economy in the latest government data from Athens. In October industrial output and manufacturing

More evidence of the collapse of Greek economy in the latest government data from Athens. In October industrial output and manufacturing

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Syrian oil pipeline reportedly sabotaged

An oil pipeline in Syria has been blown up according to a British-based activist group. The claim appears to be backed up by video posted on the

An oil pipeline in Syria has been blown up according to a British-based activist group. The claim appears to be backed up by video posted on the

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Russia accuses US of stirring election protests

A war of words has erupted between Moscow and Washington with the Russian prime minister accused the White House of encouraging protests against his

A war of words has erupted between Moscow and Washington with the Russian prime minister accused the White House of encouraging protests against his

Science_technology

Techno-zombies

Smartphones rule. People walk and connect, eat and phone, and often even update their Facebook pages while talking with their friends. They are never

Smartphones rule. People walk and connect, eat and phone, and often even update their Facebook pages while talking with their friends. They are never

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Putin lashes out at Clinton over protests

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has accused the US of encouraging protests against his government after its victory in the recent general

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has accused the US of encouraging protests against his government after its victory in the recent general

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The euro: where it all began

It was twenty years ago this week that the goal of a single European currency was born in the otherwise unremarkable Dutch town of Maastricht. It

It was twenty years ago this week that the goal of a single European currency was born in the otherwise unremarkable Dutch town of Maastricht. It

Europe

Europe's treaty nightmare

In order to make sure greater fiscal discipline is set in stone, Germany and France want treaty change. That is what has to happen they argue, even

In order to make sure greater fiscal discipline is set in stone, Germany and France want treaty change. That is what has to happen they argue, even

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'Explosive' powder sent to Deutsche Bank chief

Security has been tightened around Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt after apparently explosive powder was sent to its chief, Josef Ackerman

Security has been tightened around Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt after apparently explosive powder was sent to its chief, Josef Ackerman

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Back in the Day: Man kills disease

December 9, 1979 The World Health Organisation (WHO) certifies the eradication of smallpox, making it the first disease Man had successfully managed

December 9, 1979 The World Health Organisation (WHO) certifies the eradication of smallpox, making it the first disease Man had successfully managed