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2012-01-10

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French court clears Kagame

A probe in France has overturned 16 years of pointing the finger of blame at Rwanda’s Tutsi rebels for killing the former president in 1994 and

A probe in France has overturned 16 years of pointing the finger of blame at Rwanda’s Tutsi rebels for killing the former president in 1994 and

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Pundits weigh Romney's chances

It is New Hampshire primary day but professional candidate-watchers already have their eyes on the next electoral rendezvous – South Carolina. It

It is New Hampshire primary day but professional candidate-watchers already have their eyes on the next electoral rendezvous – South Carolina. It

Sport

Despres takes Dakar lead as Al Attiyah retires

Cyril Despres regained control of the Dakar rally on Tuesday following his stage 9 triumph from Antofagasta to Iquique. With his third stage win

Cyril Despres regained control of the Dakar rally on Tuesday following his stage 9 triumph from Antofagasta to Iquique. With his third stage win

Sport

A new beginning in Libya

Since the overthrow and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, sport, of which certain disciplines were banned in the country, is making a

Since the overthrow and death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, sport, of which certain disciplines were banned in the country, is making a

Business

IMF chief revisits eurozone problems

Christine Largarde’s European tour this week comes as the eurozone crisis heats up again and with the International Monetary Fund crucial to saving

Christine Largarde’s European tour this week comes as the eurozone crisis heats up again and with the International Monetary Fund crucial to saving

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Polish art student hangs his own work in museum

Why wait decades for your talent to be recognised? One young artist in Poland wanted his work displayed now. So he added one of his paintings to

Why wait decades for your talent to be recognised? One young artist in Poland wanted his work displayed now. So he added one of his paintings to

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Humour plays serious part in US political point-scoring

Veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts shared her insight on the US primary process with euronews, interviewed by satellite link, from the

Veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts shared her insight on the US primary process with euronews, interviewed by satellite link, from the

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Syria's Assad defiant

President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed all suggestions he give up power, as bloody upheaval in Syria continues. In a speech at Damascus University

President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed all suggestions he give up power, as bloody upheaval in Syria continues. In a speech at Damascus University

Business

Full speed ahead for UK high speed rail network

The British government has given the go ahead for a high-speed rail network initially linking London and Birmingham and later cities further

The British government has given the go ahead for a high-speed rail network initially linking London and Birmingham and later cities further

Sport

Protests continue against Olympic sponsor

As organisers celebrated the 200 day countdown to the start of this summer’s London Olympics, protesters were calling for Dow Chemical to be dropped

As organisers celebrated the 200 day countdown to the start of this summer’s London Olympics, protesters were calling for Dow Chemical to be dropped

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Syria: Assad speech denounced by opposition

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s speech was watched closely beyond the country’s borders. In Turkey, prominent Syrian dissident and former judge

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s speech was watched closely beyond the country’s borders. In Turkey, prominent Syrian dissident and former judge

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Romney remains Republicans favourite in New Hampshire

Polls continue to indicate a lead for Republican presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney as voting in the New Hampshire primary takes place on

Polls continue to indicate a lead for Republican presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney as voting in the New Hampshire primary takes place on

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Monti loses junior minister to bribery claims

A junior minister in Italy’s government of technocrats, Carlo Malinconico, has resigned over allegations he was favoured with free hotel stays in

A junior minister in Italy’s government of technocrats, Carlo Malinconico, has resigned over allegations he was favoured with free hotel stays in

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Danish court fines RojTV 400,000 euros

A court in Copenhagen has fined a Kurdish-language TV based there 400,000 euros for making propaganda for a terrorist organisation. The Danes say

A court in Copenhagen has fined a Kurdish-language TV based there 400,000 euros for making propaganda for a terrorist organisation. The Danes say

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Israel accused of building record number of homes

Israel’s Peace Now movement has accused the government of Benjamin Netanyahu of overseeing a record year in settlement building on West Bank land

Israel’s Peace Now movement has accused the government of Benjamin Netanyahu of overseeing a record year in settlement building on West Bank land

Business

Iliad launches mobile service

A shake-up in mobile phone services in France as Xavier Niel, the billionaire founder of broadband provider Iliad, launched its long-awaited mobile

A shake-up in mobile phone services in France as Xavier Niel, the billionaire founder of broadband provider Iliad, launched its long-awaited mobile

Business

China trade growth slows

China’s exports and imports grew at their slowest pace in more than two years in December as foreign and domestic demand declined. The biggest

China’s exports and imports grew at their slowest pace in more than two years in December as foreign and domestic demand declined. The biggest

Business

Japan's Olympus sues bosses over scandal

Olympus is suing its current president and 18 other executives, past and present, for 37 million euros in compensation over a massive accounting

Olympus is suing its current president and 18 other executives, past and present, for 37 million euros in compensation over a massive accounting

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Nigerians keep up petrol protests

It is day two of a general strike in Nigeria called by unions to protest against the scrapping of petrol subsidies. Lagos’ multi-lane motorways are

It is day two of a general strike in Nigeria called by unions to protest against the scrapping of petrol subsidies. Lagos’ multi-lane motorways are

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King Eric for president? Cantona eyes the Elysée

In the red half of Manchester, Eric Cantona is already known as ‘the King’. Now King Eric has his eye on the Elysée Palace, the official residence

In the red half of Manchester, Eric Cantona is already known as ‘the King’. Now King Eric has his eye on the Elysée Palace, the official residence

Culture

New generation sees Poland's silent movies

In Poland work has begun on digitalising some of the classic films of the silent movie era and making them available on the internet.

In Poland work has begun on digitalising some of the classic films of the silent movie era and making them available on the internet.

Culture

Angel art alights in Jerusalem

For centuries angels have captured artists’ imaginations and can be found in Christian, Jewish and Islamic art. A new exhibition at the Israel Museum

For centuries angels have captured artists’ imaginations and can be found in Christian, Jewish and Islamic art. A new exhibition at the Israel Museum

Environment

Logging puts Tasmanian eagles at risk

In the Australian state of Tasmania, the native eagles are under threat because intensive logging is destroying their natural habitat.

In the Australian state of Tasmania, the native eagles are under threat because intensive logging is destroying their natural habitat.

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Haiti: coping with catastrophe

The reality of Haiti two years on after the cameras have gone. Hundreds of thousands of people remain in camps with no education, no work and little

The reality of Haiti two years on after the cameras have gone. Hundreds of thousands of people remain in camps with no education, no work and little

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Bosnia's national treasures on their knees

Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo is almost a miracle in itself, outlasting the Habsburg empire, and emerging bloodied but unbowed from two World

Bosnia’s National Museum in Sarajevo is almost a miracle in itself, outlasting the Habsburg empire, and emerging bloodied but unbowed from two World

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Pakistan bomb may have targeted pro-government militia

The death toll has risen to at least 35 after a bombing near a busy market-place in Jamrud in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber region. Seventy more

The death toll has risen to at least 35 after a bombing near a busy market-place in Jamrud in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber region. Seventy more

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N Korea frees prisoners to commemorate dead leaders

An amnesty for political prisoners in North Korea has been announced – though the exact number of how many people will be freed remains unclear

An amnesty for political prisoners in North Korea has been announced – though the exact number of how many people will be freed remains unclear

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Syria's Assad attacks Western powers and Arab League

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that his government is the victim of a foreign plot, backed by the West to destabilise the country

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that his government is the victim of a foreign plot, backed by the West to destabilise the country

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Romney still leads in New Hampshire GOP race

Mitt Romney is still the favourite to win Tuesday’s New Hampshire Republican presidential primary after voting in the state began in the early hours

Mitt Romney is still the favourite to win Tuesday’s New Hampshire Republican presidential primary after voting in the state began in the early hours

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Assad blames 'outside forces' for Syrian unrest

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed foreign interference for stirring up the ten month uprising against his rule. He claimed the country’s

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed foreign interference for stirring up the ten month uprising against his rule. He claimed the country’s