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2011-12-16

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WTO approves Russian entry after 18-year talks

Russia has won admission to the World Trade Organisation, after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions. Friday’s ceremony in Geneva marks

Russia has won admission to the World Trade Organisation, after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions. Friday’s ceremony in Geneva marks

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DR Congo Supreme Court declares Kabila winner

Joseph Kabila has been declared the official winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election by the country’s Supreme Court. It

Joseph Kabila has been declared the official winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential election by the country’s Supreme Court. It

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Russia seizes Iran-bound radioactive material

Customs officers at a Moscow airport say they have seized radioactive material from the luggage of an Iranian national bound for Tehran. Sodium-22 is

Customs officers at a Moscow airport say they have seized radioactive material from the luggage of an Iranian national bound for Tehran. Sodium-22 is

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British writer Christopher Hitchens dies at 62

The British-born author and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died aged 62. He made the US his home and backed its invasion of Iraq. Hitchens

The British-born author and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died aged 62. He made the US his home and backed its invasion of Iraq. Hitchens

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Armenian book anniversary marked in Venice

An exhibition in Venice is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication there of the first-ever book printed in Armenian. Among those

An exhibition in Venice is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication there of the first-ever book printed in Armenian. Among those

Business

Federal Reserve holds its fire

The post-Brussels summit week contained much that was difficult to stomach, but one thing is certain: the European debt crisis is not going away

The post-Brussels summit week contained much that was difficult to stomach, but one thing is certain: the European debt crisis is not going away

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Ten killed in clashes on Kazakh independence day

Authorities in Kazakhstan say 10 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, thought to be sacked oil workers. Video footage

Authorities in Kazakhstan say 10 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, thought to be sacked oil workers. Video footage

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Abbas ready to correct 'errors'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with euronews, has made clear that he will not be deterred by American opposition to

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in an interview with euronews, has made clear that he will not be deterred by American opposition to

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Wikileaks 'mole' appears in court

Supporters of Bradley Manning, the US Army intelligence analyst accused of giving Wikileaks massive amounts of documents and videos, gathered for his

Supporters of Bradley Manning, the US Army intelligence analyst accused of giving Wikileaks massive amounts of documents and videos, gathered for his

Sport

Hansen named All Blacks coach

Steve Hansen has been named the new head coach of World Cup champions New Zealand on a two year deal. The former All Blacks assistant coach has big

Steve Hansen has been named the new head coach of World Cup champions New Zealand on a two year deal. The former All Blacks assistant coach has big

Sport

'Perfect Storm' led to Wheldon death

Following an exhaustive two month long investigation into the death of Dan Wheldon, IndyCar officials said several factors coincided to produce a

Following an exhaustive two month long investigation into the death of Dan Wheldon, IndyCar officials said several factors coincided to produce a

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UK-France relations chillier

The diplomatic frost at the latest EU summit has been snowballing in the press. Neither the French nor the British hid their displeasure. The air

The diplomatic frost at the latest EU summit has been snowballing in the press. Neither the French nor the British hid their displeasure. The air

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German eurosceptics lose vote

The junior partner in Germany’s coalition has survived a rebellion from party eurosceptics, removing a threat to Angela Merkel’s

The junior partner in Germany’s coalition has survived a rebellion from party eurosceptics, removing a threat to Angela Merkel’s

Business

Fitch downgrades top banks

The rating agency Fitch has downgraded a total of seven major banks on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe the effected lenders are BNP Paribas

The rating agency Fitch has downgraded a total of seven major banks on both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe the effected lenders are BNP Paribas

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WTO finally approves Russia's membership

The World Trade Organisation has formally approved Russia’s membership after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions for joining. It was by

The World Trade Organisation has formally approved Russia’s membership after 18 years of haggling over terms and conditions for joining. It was by

Science_technology

Quantel eyes the future of lasers

Lasers are everywhere – from laptops to satellites, they are a vital part of modern life. The power and compact nature of fibre lasers means they

Lasers are everywhere – from laptops to satellites, they are a vital part of modern life. The power and compact nature of fibre lasers means they

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Huge rally in Syria as UN resolution hopes grow

Some 200,000 people have taken part in anti-government protests in Homs, activists say, amid fresh hope of a United Nations resolution on

Some 200,000 people have taken part in anti-government protests in Homs, activists say, amid fresh hope of a United Nations resolution on

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Winter woes as Joachim strikes

Winter has unleashed its fury with Storm Joachim causing chaos across Europe. In Brittany in northern France the crew of a cargo ship had to be

Winter has unleashed its fury with Storm Joachim causing chaos across Europe. In Brittany in northern France the crew of a cargo ship had to be

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Egyptian security forces clash with protesters

Egyptian security forces clashed with protesters on Friday as the vote count continued for the second round of the country’s parliamentary

Egyptian security forces clashed with protesters on Friday as the vote count continued for the second round of the country’s parliamentary

Culture

Bob Gruen: four decades of iconic rock shots

Photographer Bob Gruen has taken pictures of some of the biggest pop and rock icons of his generation. Intimate portraits of John Lennon are among

Photographer Bob Gruen has taken pictures of some of the biggest pop and rock icons of his generation. Intimate portraits of John Lennon are among

Culture

Marrakech honours Forest Whitaker and Terry Gilliam

Tribute was paid to Forest Whitaker at the Marrakech Film Festival – the US American actor and film director walked the red carpet with his wife

Tribute was paid to Forest Whitaker at the Marrakech Film Festival – the US American actor and film director walked the red carpet with his wife

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Dozens arrested in European child porn crackdown

More than 100 people have been arrested in a major Europe-wide crackdown on child pornography. The European law enforcement agency Europol says

More than 100 people have been arrested in a major Europe-wide crackdown on child pornography. The European law enforcement agency Europol says

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Republican candidates debate who's best placed to beat Obama

Newt Gingrich has compared himself to Ronald Reagan in the last debate among Republican presidential candidates before the first primaries early in

Newt Gingrich has compared himself to Ronald Reagan in the last debate among Republican presidential candidates before the first primaries early in

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Italy's Monti wins austerity confidence vote

Italy’s new government has won a parliamentary confidence vote on its anti-crisis austerity package. The lower house, as expected, overwhelmingly

Italy’s new government has won a parliamentary confidence vote on its anti-crisis austerity package. The lower house, as expected, overwhelmingly

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Top UK court to hear Assange extradition appeal

Britain’s Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial body, said on Friday it had granted permission for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal

Britain’s Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial body, said on Friday it had granted permission for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appeal

Business

Eurozone new car sales fall

New car sales in the eurozone dropped 3.3 percent in November compared with the same month last year. They were up 1.9 percent in November from

New car sales in the eurozone dropped 3.3 percent in November compared with the same month last year. They were up 1.9 percent in November from

Business

Blackberry hit further by QNX delays

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has posted a sharp drop in profit and offered a dismal outlook for shipments around Christmas. It also delayed

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has posted a sharp drop in profit and offered a dismal outlook for shipments around Christmas. It also delayed

Business

France enters recession

France is in recession according to the official INSEE statistics agency but it said that it will be short and shallow. INSEE sees the economy

France is in recession according to the official INSEE statistics agency but it said that it will be short and shallow. INSEE sees the economy

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Republican candidates debate who's best placed to beat Obama

Newt Gingrich has compared himself to Ronald Reagan in the last debate among Republican presidential candidates before the first primaries early in

Newt Gingrich has compared himself to Ronald Reagan in the last debate among Republican presidential candidates before the first primaries early in

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Japanese nuclear plant reaches 'cold shutdown'

The Japanese government said on Friday that the country’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has reached ‘cold shutdown’, meaning that its reactors

The Japanese government said on Friday that the country’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has reached ‘cold shutdown’, meaning that its reactors