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2012-01-05

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Italian ski resort suffers tax crackdown

An annual salary of 22,000 euros a year won’t go far in the chic Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo. But that’s what 42 local residents told

An annual salary of 22,000 euros a year won’t go far in the chic Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo. But that’s what 42 local residents told

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Kate Middleton becomes patron of charities

Kate Middleton is following royal tradition in Britain, becoming the patron of four charities. Some say in the footsteps of Lady Di, the Duchess of

Kate Middleton is following royal tradition in Britain, becoming the patron of four charities. Some say in the footsteps of Lady Di, the Duchess of

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Former mayor named new Slovenian PM

Slovenia looks like it has a new head of government, the former mayor of the country’s capital. Zoran Jankovic has been named the prime-minister

Slovenia looks like it has a new head of government, the former mayor of the country’s capital. Zoran Jankovic has been named the prime-minister

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Former head of Turkish army in court

Observers describe it as a scene unimaginable a few years ago: a former chief of Turkey’s powerful armed forces testifying in court. General Ilker

Observers describe it as a scene unimaginable a few years ago: a former chief of Turkey’s powerful armed forces testifying in court. General Ilker

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Prosecutor calls for Mubarak to be hanged

Hosni Mubarak should be sentenced to death. That’s the view of the chief prosecutor in the former Egyptian leader’s trial on charges of ordering

Hosni Mubarak should be sentenced to death. That’s the view of the chief prosecutor in the former Egyptian leader’s trial on charges of ordering

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Iran sanction poker

While Washington is patting backs over Europe’s agreement on Iranian oil sanctions, Tehran’s reaction has been to brush it off. European

While Washington is patting backs over Europe’s agreement on Iranian oil sanctions, Tehran’s reaction has been to brush it off. European

Business

Euro slides despite solid French bond demand

The euro slid over one percent on Thursday due to persistent worries about the European debt crisis; that also pulled down share prices around the

The euro slid over one percent on Thursday due to persistent worries about the European debt crisis; that also pulled down share prices around the

Business

Swiss central bank head stands firm

The chairman of the Swiss central bank has said he will not quit. A defiant Philipp Hildebrand told reporters he saw no reason to resign over a

The chairman of the Swiss central bank has said he will not quit. A defiant Philipp Hildebrand told reporters he saw no reason to resign over a

Business

Indian cars vie for smallest, cheapest title

India seems to be locked in a contest to produce the world’s tiniest and cheapest cars. The latest, the Bajaj RE 60, has just been unveiled at the

India seems to be locked in a contest to produce the world’s tiniest and cheapest cars. The latest, the Bajaj RE 60, has just been unveiled at the

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'The Network' tackles Europe's pensions crisis

Europe faces a pensions timebomb as the active population shrinks and societies get older. The financial crisis has made things worse, but also

Europe faces a pensions timebomb as the active population shrinks and societies get older. The financial crisis has made things worse, but also

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High winds and heavy rain lash Europe

Bad weather is hitting parts of northern Europe. Strong winds are expected to reach as much as 110 kilometres an hour in Belgium. Waves are

Bad weather is hitting parts of northern Europe. Strong winds are expected to reach as much as 110 kilometres an hour in Belgium. Waves are

Culture

Documentary lays bare Mussolini personality cult

A new documentary film – Il Corpo del Duce – about Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini asks why, more than half a century after his death

A new documentary film – Il Corpo del Duce – about Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini asks why, more than half a century after his death

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Iran dismisses threat of EU oil sanctions

Iran is not worried by EU moves to ban its oil imports and insists it will survive them as it has other Western sanctions. Those comments were made

Iran is not worried by EU moves to ban its oil imports and insists it will survive them as it has other Western sanctions. Those comments were made

Special_reports

Pension reforms for Slovenia's aging population

Slovenia’s population is aging, and aging fast. Last year the country’s voting population rejected a bill to raise the retirement age, dealing a

Slovenia’s population is aging, and aging fast. Last year the country’s voting population rejected a bill to raise the retirement age, dealing a

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Back in the Day: the ugly side of figure skating

January 6, 1994 American ice skater Nancy Kerrigan (see picture, left) is attacked during practice for the national Figure Skating Championships in

January 6, 1994 American ice skater Nancy Kerrigan (see picture, left) is attacked during practice for the national Figure Skating Championships in

Business

Spain to target tax fraud and trim government

Spain’s new conservative government is looking at streamlining the public sector in further cost saving efforts as it struggles to tackle the much

Spain’s new conservative government is looking at streamlining the public sector in further cost saving efforts as it struggles to tackle the much

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Myanmar: Suu Kyi 'concerned' for democratic reforms

Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met William Hague in Myanmar during the first visit by a British foreign secretary since 1955. The visit

Pro-Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met William Hague in Myanmar during the first visit by a British foreign secretary since 1955. The visit

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Pilgrims targeted as sectarian attacks surge in Iraq

Sectarian violence in Iraq has intensified dramatically with a spate of bombings that has left more 60 people dead. Four devices, hidden in vehicles

Sectarian violence in Iraq has intensified dramatically with a spate of bombings that has left more 60 people dead. Four devices, hidden in vehicles

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Egypt prosecutor requests death penalty for Mubarak

The prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak on Thursday called for the former Egyptian president to face the death penalty. Chief prosecutor

The prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak on Thursday called for the former Egyptian president to face the death penalty. Chief prosecutor

Science_technology

Dyslexia font: a step in the write direction

Learning to read, write and spell are generally difficult for children who suffer from dyslexia. Letters that look similar can get confused and

Learning to read, write and spell are generally difficult for children who suffer from dyslexia. Letters that look similar can get confused and

Business

France sees solid demand at bond auction

French borrowing costs rose, but only slightly when the eurozone’s second-largest economy sold government bonds for the first time this year. On

French borrowing costs rose, but only slightly when the eurozone’s second-largest economy sold government bonds for the first time this year. On

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German president rebuffs calls to quit

Public support for German president Christian Wulff has slipped from 63 percent to 47 percent percent, according to a poll by one German

Public support for German president Christian Wulff has slipped from 63 percent to 47 percent percent, according to a poll by one German

Business

China's trade surplus narrows

China’s trade surplus shrank slightly last year to the equivalent of 125 billion euros. Export growth fell, hit by weaker demand from key export

China’s trade surplus shrank slightly last year to the equivalent of 125 billion euros. Export growth fell, hit by weaker demand from key export

Business

Kodak prepares for Chapter 11 filing: report

Eastman Kodak is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy protection from its creditors in case it is unable to sell its digital patents to raise

Eastman Kodak is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy protection from its creditors in case it is unable to sell its digital patents to raise

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Former Israeli PM faces further corruption charges

Former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, who is already on trial over corruption allegations is now facing further charges. It is alleged that he

Former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, who is already on trial over corruption allegations is now facing further charges. It is alleged that he

Special_reports

It's a media world

These days the media is almost everywhere. It creates a huge impact. Increasingly it is not just something we can learn from, but something we need

These days the media is almost everywhere. It creates a huge impact. Increasingly it is not just something we can learn from, but something we need

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China calls for talks on EU airline tax

China has said it is deeply concerned and opposed to the European Union’s airline tax, and has called for talks to resolve the issue. The statement

China has said it is deeply concerned and opposed to the European Union’s airline tax, and has called for talks to resolve the issue. The statement

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Syrian rebels call on Arab League to leave

  The Arab League says it will continue with its monitoring mission in Syria despite calls from the main rebel force for it to leave.  The observers

  The Arab League says it will continue with its monitoring mission in Syria despite calls from the main rebel force for it to leave.  The observers