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2011-12-19

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US to 'reach out' to Korean neighbours over succession

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington will be reaching out to Beijing and Moscow over the situation in North Korea. She spoke

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington will be reaching out to Beijing and Moscow over the situation in North Korea. She spoke

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Syrian opposition wants Arab military intervention

Syria’s president is lying and only foreign military action can protect civilians. That is the message from Syria’s opposition and activists who have

Syria’s president is lying and only foreign military action can protect civilians. That is the message from Syria’s opposition and activists who have

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North Korea's uncertain future

The world is holding its breath over what will happen next in North Korea, as the 29-year old heir of Kim Jong-il is set to take power. Euronews

The world is holding its breath over what will happen next in North Korea, as the 29-year old heir of Kim Jong-il is set to take power. Euronews

Business

Draghi speaks up for the euro - but not in German

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi caused amusement as he tried — not very successfully — to speak German while addressing the European

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi caused amusement as he tried — not very successfully — to speak German while addressing the European

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Czechs pay tribute to 'Velvet Revolution' leader Havel

Thousands of Czechs have been paying their last respects to Vaclav Havel, the playwright who became the country’s president by leading its peaceful

Thousands of Czechs have been paying their last respects to Vaclav Havel, the playwright who became the country’s president by leading its peaceful

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What new world under North Korea's new Kim?

Like father, like son? Or will North Korea’s new Kim represent a break from the past? Will he wield real power, or will Kim Jong-un be just a

Like father, like son? Or will North Korea’s new Kim represent a break from the past? Will he wield real power, or will Kim Jong-un be just a

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Missile test puts South Korea on edge

Experts in the region say the new leader of North Korea is likely to maintain what they call a militaristic path. And Monday’s testing of a

Experts in the region say the new leader of North Korea is likely to maintain what they call a militaristic path. And Monday’s testing of a

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Rajoy sets out Spain's new economic targets

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has set out a programme of deep cuts to fight the financial crisis. In his first speech as leader to

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has set out a programme of deep cuts to fight the financial crisis. In his first speech as leader to

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Last-ditch protest against Italy austerity bill

Public sector workers in Italy have staged an eight-hour strike against the new austerity bill, now in the final straight of its passage through

Public sector workers in Italy have staged an eight-hour strike against the new austerity bill, now in the final straight of its passage through

Science_technology

European energy from fish and tea bags?

In Europe at least 20 percent of our food ends up as waste. While new zero-food waste policies are on their way, researchers are imagining ways

In Europe at least 20 percent of our food ends up as waste. While new zero-food waste policies are on their way, researchers are imagining ways

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Kim's death alerts uneasy region

Regional reactions to Kim Jong-Il’s death vary. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, and not the prime minister, announced the country’s condolences at

Regional reactions to Kim Jong-Il’s death vary. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, and not the prime minister, announced the country’s condolences at

Business

Saab reaches end of the road

The Dutch owner of Saab has filed for bankruptcy, ending a nine-month battle to rescue the struggling Swedish carmaker. That comes after Saab’s

The Dutch owner of Saab has filed for bankruptcy, ending a nine-month battle to rescue the struggling Swedish carmaker. That comes after Saab’s

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MSF: the aid agency that's not afraid to speak its mind

For 40 years Médecins Sans Frontières has been battling in war and disaster zones across the world for the lives of victims of conflict, famine and

For 40 years Médecins Sans Frontières has been battling in war and disaster zones across the world for the lives of victims of conflict, famine and

Special_reports

No gender please, we're pupils

Some people think that educating boys and girls separately boosts academic success. Others feel that single-sex schools have no place in the modern

Some people think that educating boys and girls separately boosts academic success. Others feel that single-sex schools have no place in the modern

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South Korea gears up for World Expo

The South Korean coastal city of Yeosu is the venue for the next World Expo between May and August of 2012. Under construction is a modern village of

The South Korean coastal city of Yeosu is the venue for the next World Expo between May and August of 2012. Under construction is a modern village of

Business

US payroll tax break battle heats up

A tax concession for 160 million US workers is in doubt because of strong opposition from Republicans in the lower house of Congress. Despite the

A tax concession for 160 million US workers is in doubt because of strong opposition from Republicans in the lower house of Congress. Despite the

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Father to son: North Korea's Kim dynasty

Kim Jong-un, youngest known son of Kim Jong-il, inherits his father’s role. North Korean media have been calling him the “Great Successor”. He is

Kim Jong-un, youngest known son of Kim Jong-il, inherits his father’s role. North Korean media have been calling him the “Great Successor”. He is

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Syria signs Arab League plan to allow monitors

Syria has signed an Arab League peace plan aimed at ending months of bloodshed. The deal agreed in Cairo paves the way for Arab League observers to

Syria has signed an Arab League peace plan aimed at ending months of bloodshed. The deal agreed in Cairo paves the way for Arab League observers to

Business

Sony hangs hopes on Vita

Sony has started selling its latest handheld videogame device — the PlayStation Vita. It is in the shops in Japan, just in time for the

Sony has started selling its latest handheld videogame device — the PlayStation Vita. It is in the shops in Japan, just in time for the

Business

Air Berlin gets help from Etihad

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to spend 73 million euros to increase its stake in Air Berlin to almost 30 percent and loan it nearly 200 million

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to spend 73 million euros to increase its stake in Air Berlin to almost 30 percent and loan it nearly 200 million

Business

Strauss-Kahn: eurozone has just weeks to sort out problems

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has warned that the eurozone is a “raft that will sink” unless the

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has warned that the eurozone is a “raft that will sink” unless the

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Kim Jong-il's death sparks 'bitter grief and sorrow'

“The whole country is seized with bitter grief and sorrow over the big loss.” So said North Korean state media, reporting on scenes of unrestrained

“The whole country is seized with bitter grief and sorrow over the big loss.” So said North Korean state media, reporting on scenes of unrestrained

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Rent a reindeer offer attracts UK Xmas shoppers

Mince pies, carols, Santa Claus and reindeer are staple ingredients for Xmas celebrations in Britain. But the furry four-legged creatures are

Mince pies, carols, Santa Claus and reindeer are staple ingredients for Xmas celebrations in Britain. But the furry four-legged creatures are

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Rajoy sets out Spain's new economic targets

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has made his first speech to Parliament. The conservative People’s Party leader told the chamber that

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has made his first speech to Parliament. The conservative People’s Party leader told the chamber that

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North Koreans react to Kim Jong-il's death

Residents in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, react to news of the death of their leader, Kim Jong-il. He died on a train trip on Saturday, state

Residents in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, react to news of the death of their leader, Kim Jong-il. He died on a train trip on Saturday, state

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Czechs mourn Velvet Revolution leader Havel

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world after the death of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first president. Widely regarded as the

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world after the death of Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic’s first president. Widely regarded as the

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Prague pays tribute to Czech statesman Vaclav Havel

Czech people light candles and lay flowers to pay their respects to Vaclav Havel, leader of the ‘Velvet revolution’, who died on Sunday at the age of

Czech people light candles and lay flowers to pay their respects to Vaclav Havel, leader of the ‘Velvet revolution’, who died on Sunday at the age of

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Pope Benedict XVI visits prison

Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Rome’s Rebibbia prison on Sunday for a visit during which he called for better conditions for inmates, while meeting

Pope Benedict XVI arrived at Rome’s Rebibbia prison on Sunday for a visit during which he called for better conditions for inmates, while meeting

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Russian rig disaster: life raft reportedly spotted

Search and rescue teams seeking survivors after an oil rig capsized in icy seas off Russia are said to have spotted a life raft with people on

Search and rescue teams seeking survivors after an oil rig capsized in icy seas off Russia are said to have spotted a life raft with people on