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2012-01-03

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Moderate Islamists dominate new Moroccan cabinet

The leader of Morocco’s new moderate Islamist government has named his cabinet – the first time it has not been chosen by the king. Abdelilah

The leader of Morocco’s new moderate Islamist government has named his cabinet – the first time it has not been chosen by the king. Abdelilah

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Murder inquiry at Queen's estate

British police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman’s body was found on the Queen’s Sandringham House estate in eastern England. The remains

British police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman’s body was found on the Queen’s Sandringham House estate in eastern England. The remains

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Republicans ready for Iowa caucuses

A high turnout is expected among Republican voters in Iowa – the first US state to cast its choice over who will represent the Grand Old Party in the

A high turnout is expected among Republican voters in Iowa – the first US state to cast its choice over who will represent the Grand Old Party in the

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US-friendly Iraqis in visa limbo

The American troops who have left Iraq leave behind a sense of betrayal among Iraqis who worked with them. Many interpreters feel branded by a

The American troops who have left Iraq leave behind a sense of betrayal among Iraqis who worked with them. Many interpreters feel branded by a

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Madrid tightens belt for 2012

Spaniards rang in the new year with traditional gusto in spite of the economic forecasts getting worse. On each of the 12 strokes of midnight they

Spaniards rang in the new year with traditional gusto in spite of the economic forecasts getting worse. On each of the 12 strokes of midnight they

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N'Dour claims popular demand for Senegal presidency

World famous singer Youssou N’Dour is contemplating swapping the stage for the campaign rostrum after saying he will run for president in his native

World famous singer Youssou N’Dour is contemplating swapping the stage for the campaign rostrum after saying he will run for president in his native

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Syrian Free Army threatens to escalate campaign

The commander of Syria’s ‘Free Army’ — made up of deserters — has warned the regime his men are about to escalate their offensive against the regular

The commander of Syria’s ‘Free Army’ — made up of deserters — has warned the regime his men are about to escalate their offensive against the regular

Business

Belgium's Praet to be ECB's chief economist

The European Central Bank has chosen Belgian Peter Praet as its chief economist. German born, the 62-year-old has worked previously at the

The European Central Bank has chosen Belgian Peter Praet as its chief economist. German born, the 62-year-old has worked previously at the

Business

Another year older and deeper in debt

It has been calculated the world’s top economies have 5.8 trillion euros worth of borrowings they will have to pay back in 2012. That is the Group

It has been calculated the world’s top economies have 5.8 trillion euros worth of borrowings they will have to pay back in 2012. That is the Group

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French nuclear industry needs huge safety upgrade

A French nuclear safety watchdog says tens of billions of euros need to be spent to improve security at the country’s nuclear installations. It

A French nuclear safety watchdog says tens of billions of euros need to be spent to improve security at the country’s nuclear installations. It

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Pressure mounts on German president over media threat

Germany’s President Christian Wulff is facing growing calls to step down amid claims he tried to block newspaper reports about a home loan

Germany’s President Christian Wulff is facing growing calls to step down amid claims he tried to block newspaper reports about a home loan

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EU warns Hungary on aid study visit

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s new constitution, only three days old, has EU officials in Brussels scrambling for a response. Critics

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s new constitution, only three days old, has EU officials in Brussels scrambling for a response. Critics

Sport

PSG miss out on 'Golden Balls' Beckham

Paris Saint Germain ended months of speculation on Tuesday when they announced David Beckham will not move to the French capital club.   The

Paris Saint Germain ended months of speculation on Tuesday when they announced David Beckham will not move to the French capital club.   The

Culture

NY's Met welcomes Renaissance portraiture

Contributions made by Italian portraiture to the history of art is the subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. ‘The

Contributions made by Italian portraiture to the history of art is the subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. ‘The

Culture

The Iron Lady is back!

Meryl Streep steps into the shoes of Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s biopic feature The Iron Lady. An intimate portrait of Britain’s first

Meryl Streep steps into the shoes of Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s biopic feature The Iron Lady. An intimate portrait of Britain’s first

Business

German unemployment down more than expected

Germany continues to buck the European trend for unemployment. In contrast to alarming levels of joblessness in many European states, the region’s

Germany continues to buck the European trend for unemployment. In contrast to alarming levels of joblessness in many European states, the region’s

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France calls for more sanctions on Iran

France is calling on the EU to follow the US and harden its stance on Iran after the country tested a long-range missile on Monday. Iran also

France is calling on the EU to follow the US and harden its stance on Iran after the country tested a long-range missile on Monday. Iran also

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Back in the Day: Dubai's Burj becomes the world's biggest building

January 4, 2010 Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, is officially opened. Standing at 829.84 metres (2,723 feet) tall is rises

January 4, 2010 Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, is officially opened. Standing at 829.84 metres (2,723 feet) tall is rises

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Egyptian voters still hungry for change

Round three of Egypt’s elections for the lower house of parliament has begun, and with another round to come next week there is little sign of voter

Round three of Egypt’s elections for the lower house of parliament has begun, and with another round to come next week there is little sign of voter

Business

Blunt warning from Athens on euro future

Greece will have to leave the eurozone if it fails to reach a deal on a second, 130 billion euro bailout with its international lenders. That

Greece will have to leave the eurozone if it fails to reach a deal on a second, 130 billion euro bailout with its international lenders. That

Business

Champagne corks still popping despite crisis

French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011 according to the champagne trade association — the Comite Interprofessionnel

French champagne sales managed to weather the economic crisis in 2011 according to the champagne trade association — the Comite Interprofessionnel

Business

BP chases Halliburton for billions over oil spill

BP says it wants contractor Halliburton to pay all the clean up costs and expenses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — that is around 32 billion

BP says it wants contractor Halliburton to pay all the clean up costs and expenses from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — that is around 32 billion

Science_technology

Nanotechnology to combat diabetes

All over the world scientists are using nanotechnology to create new treatments for diabetes. For years, researchers and patients have been

All over the world scientists are using nanotechnology to create new treatments for diabetes. For years, researchers and patients have been

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Firms sold 'industrial product' to breast implant company

At least two companies have admitted supplying products meant for industrial not medical use to the French firm at the centre of a health scare over

At least two companies have admitted supplying products meant for industrial not medical use to the French firm at the centre of a health scare over

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Umberto Eco on charmer Berlusconi

Can culture give sense to Europe? That is a question euronews put to Umberto Eco, the Italian intellectual, scholar and novelist. After addressing

Can culture give sense to Europe? That is a question euronews put to Umberto Eco, the Italian intellectual, scholar and novelist. After addressing

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Iran raises the stakes in the Gulf

Tension is rising in the Persian Gulf after Iran once again tested long-range missiles and a senior army officer warned the US to keep its aircraft

Tension is rising in the Persian Gulf after Iran once again tested long-range missiles and a senior army officer warned the US to keep its aircraft

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Beware Twitter - Castro not dead...again

Twitter may be a great tool for giving and getting real time information from all over the world but it is also a dangerous machine for spreading

Twitter may be a great tool for giving and getting real time information from all over the world but it is also a dangerous machine for spreading

Science_technology

Portuguese research brings solar power to fabrics

Picture a world where your jeans or coat can generate enough energy to charge the battery on your mobile phone or a future where the curtains in your

Picture a world where your jeans or coat can generate enough energy to charge the battery on your mobile phone or a future where the curtains in your

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Spain jobless reaches record high since crisis began

Unemployment in Spain rose for the fifth month in succession in December to a new record since the crisis began. The government says more than 4.4

Unemployment in Spain rose for the fifth month in succession in December to a new record since the crisis began. The government says more than 4.4

Nocomment

Japan's Emperor sends best wishes for 2012

Japan’s Emperor Akihito waved to cheering New Year well-wishers and said he shared in the disaster-struck nation’s pain and hoped for its recovery.

Japan’s Emperor Akihito waved to cheering New Year well-wishers and said he shared in the disaster-struck nation’s pain and hoped for its recovery.