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2011-12-09

News

Climate change talks suspended in Durban

Global climate change talks in Durban have been suspended on the last day after a number of delegations including the European Union complained the

Global climate change talks in Durban have been suspended on the last day after a number of delegations including the European Union complained the

Sport

Girls go green in the Amazon

The Amazon Green Tree Raid is the only adventure raid in the world reserved exclusively for women and the tenth edition of the gruelling race took

The Amazon Green Tree Raid is the only adventure raid in the world reserved exclusively for women and the tenth edition of the gruelling race took

Business

Euro crisis: No big bazooka

European leaders have made new big efforts during the last few days to tackle the debt crisis. There was the EU summit in Brussels and, of course

European leaders have made new big efforts during the last few days to tackle the debt crisis. There was the EU summit in Brussels and, of course

News

Moscow prepares for protest day over elections

In Moscow, security is being stepped up ahead of a protest rally on Saturday. Demonstrators have been granted permission to take to the streets

In Moscow, security is being stepped up ahead of a protest rally on Saturday. Demonstrators have been granted permission to take to the streets

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Estonian politicians accused of selling residence permits

Estonia’s Citizenship and Migration Department is investigating accusations that some politicians have been selling residence permits to wealthy

Estonia’s Citizenship and Migration Department is investigating accusations that some politicians have been selling residence permits to wealthy

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Anarchist group responsible for Italian letter bomb

An Italian anarchist group calling itself the Informal Ararchist Federation has claimed responsibility for a letter bomb which exploded at a state

An Italian anarchist group calling itself the Informal Ararchist Federation has claimed responsibility for a letter bomb which exploded at a state

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Panama's ex-dictator Noriega to be sent home

It is reported that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will soon be extradited to his homeland.   He has previously spent 20 years in a

It is reported that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will soon be extradited to his homeland.   He has previously spent 20 years in a

Europe

Britain and the rest of the EU poles apart

While not a total divorce the decision by Britain to go its own separate way clearly marks a fundamental split in the EU. If David Cameron was hoping

While not a total divorce the decision by Britain to go its own separate way clearly marks a fundamental split in the EU. If David Cameron was hoping

News

UK leaves the euro's last-chance saloon

The summit billed as the last chance to save the eurozone has ended with all-but-one EU leaders agreeing on the need for closer economic integration

The summit billed as the last chance to save the eurozone has ended with all-but-one EU leaders agreeing on the need for closer economic integration

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Congo's Kabila re-elected as opposition cries foul

Joseph Kabila has won re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo in provisional results slammed by the opposition as ‘totally

Joseph Kabila has won re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo in provisional results slammed by the opposition as ‘totally

News

Merkel hails Brussels 'breakthrough'

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel brushed aside the rift in the bloc from Britain’s veto and focused instead on the long term stability of the

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel brushed aside the rift in the bloc from Britain’s veto and focused instead on the long term stability of the

Special_reports

20 years after the USSR

The fall of the Soviet Union resulted in huge changes – in all aspects of life. Education changed, and the education systems in the former Soviet

The fall of the Soviet Union resulted in huge changes – in all aspects of life. Education changed, and the education systems in the former Soviet

News

Social media unites Moscow's youth

An unidentified man has set the internet ablaze after posting a video which appears to uncover vote rigging in Moscow. The video shows the film

An unidentified man has set the internet ablaze after posting a video which appears to uncover vote rigging in Moscow. The video shows the film

News

Cameron: Britain's better off outside the euro

David Cameron has pledged Britain will remain a “full and very influential” member of the European Union, despite his veto on the treaty change. The

David Cameron has pledged Britain will remain a “full and very influential” member of the European Union, despite his veto on the treaty change. The

Business

Portugal's recession deepens

Portugal’s economy is in an even worse state than was previously thought. The latest revised statistics show GDP shrank by 0.6 percent between

Portugal’s economy is in an even worse state than was previously thought. The latest revised statistics show GDP shrank by 0.6 percent between

Business

Summit boosts ECB's role

The role of the European Central Bank is key to curbing the threat from the debt crisis. To keep some eurozone countries’ borrowing costs from

The role of the European Central Bank is key to curbing the threat from the debt crisis. To keep some eurozone countries’ borrowing costs from

Sport

UEFA: No betting irregularities in Champions League

Following Lyon’s dramatic 7-1 win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb which saw the French club qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League –

Following Lyon’s dramatic 7-1 win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb which saw the French club qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League –

Culture

Lyon in lights

The Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France, has turned the city into a magical wonderland. Nearly three million visitors are expected to visit the 70

The Fete des Lumieres in Lyon, France, has turned the city into a magical wonderland. Nearly three million visitors are expected to visit the 70

News

Russia prepares for opposition protest in Moscow

Security is being stepped up ahead of an opposition rally in Moscow on Saturday expected to draw 30,000 people. After days of protests since the

Security is being stepped up ahead of an opposition rally in Moscow on Saturday expected to draw 30,000 people. After days of protests since the

Culture

New freedoms revealed at Marrakech Film Festival

The Marrakech Film Festival is an important event for the Moroccan cinema industry, which nowadays produces around 25 films a year. The government

The Marrakech Film Festival is an important event for the Moroccan cinema industry, which nowadays produces around 25 films a year. The government

News

Croatia to join EU in 2013

Croatia is set to become the 28th member of the European union in July 2013. The ex-Yugoslav state was rewarded with the membership following deep

Croatia is set to become the 28th member of the European union in July 2013. The ex-Yugoslav state was rewarded with the membership following deep

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Is it a two speed Europe after the summit?

How will history view the family photograph of Europe’s leaders gathering for the so-called make-or-break summit? Is this when the bloc changed gear

How will history view the family photograph of Europe’s leaders gathering for the so-called make-or-break summit? Is this when the bloc changed gear

News

Tahrir Square: Behind the Scene

By Aissa Boukanoun As Egyptians took part in their first free parliamentary elections, the symbolic birthplace of the revolution, Tahrir Square

By Aissa Boukanoun As Egyptians took part in their first free parliamentary elections, the symbolic birthplace of the revolution, Tahrir Square

Business

Summit outcome sparks rally

After a bit of uncertainty earlier in Friday’s session, the financial markets decided they did like the fact that a majority of European leaders have

After a bit of uncertainty earlier in Friday’s session, the financial markets decided they did like the fact that a majority of European leaders have

News

Protesters attack French troops in Lebanon

At least five French peacekeepers have been wounded in a bomb attack in southern Lebanon. The troops were travelling in a vehicle on the outskirts

At least five French peacekeepers have been wounded in a bomb attack in southern Lebanon. The troops were travelling in a vehicle on the outskirts

Business

Floods and strong yen sink Toyota's profits

Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen

Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen

Business

Moody's downgrades three French banks

Moody’s has downgraded the debt of BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, and Credit Agricole. The ratings agency said that reflects the increasing

Moody’s has downgraded the debt of BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, and Credit Agricole. The ratings agency said that reflects the increasing

News

Hospital fire in India leaves over 70 dead

Over 70 people have perished in a fire which swept through a private hospital in Calcutta. Patients were caught as smoke and flames poured through

Over 70 people have perished in a fire which swept through a private hospital in Calcutta. Patients were caught as smoke and flames poured through

Science_technology

Invisible faults, digital solutions

This is the mock-up of a noozle, a particularly sensitive component of a nuclear plant. This is an ultrasound robot, specially designed to monitor

This is the mock-up of a noozle, a particularly sensitive component of a nuclear plant. This is an ultrasound robot, specially designed to monitor

Europe

European Parliament electoral reform

Alessandro, an Italian living in Brussels asks Andrew Duff, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: “Do you think

Alessandro, an Italian living in Brussels asks Andrew Duff, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe: “Do you think