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2012-01-11

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Gala opening as Denmark takes over EU presidency

Denmark invited 400 guests to the official Opening Ceremony for the handover of the EU presidency from Poland. It is the seventh time Copenhagen’s

Denmark invited 400 guests to the official Opening Ceremony for the handover of the EU presidency from Poland. It is the seventh time Copenhagen’s

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Bible belt beckons for Romney and co

As favourite to win in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney lived up to expectations emerging on top in the first primary to choose the Republicans’

As favourite to win in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney lived up to expectations emerging on top in the first primary to choose the Republicans’

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French u-turn on Rwandan assassination

A plane carrying the Rwandan president in 1994 was shot down by his own troops, according to a French judge. The latest inquiry into Juvenal

A plane carrying the Rwandan president in 1994 was shot down by his own troops, according to a French judge. The latest inquiry into Juvenal

News

Romney seeks southern comfort in Carolina

No sooner is victory in his pocket than Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney looks south to the bigger challenge of South Carolina. New

No sooner is victory in his pocket than Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney looks south to the bigger challenge of South Carolina. New

Europe

EU heads gather to launch Danish presidency

Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has welcomed EU leaders to Copenhagen for the official launch of the country’s six month

Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has welcomed EU leaders to Copenhagen for the official launch of the country’s six month

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French reporter killed in Syria

A French reporter has become the first Western journalist to have died in the ongoing unrest in Syria. Gilles Jacquier, who worked for France 2

A French reporter has become the first Western journalist to have died in the ongoing unrest in Syria. Gilles Jacquier, who worked for France 2

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Human rights activists protest 10 years of Guantanamo

As the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay reaches the 10-year milestone, human rights organisations in Europe’s major cities took to the streets

As the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay reaches the 10-year milestone, human rights organisations in Europe’s major cities took to the streets

Business

Spain adopts austerity plan

Spain’s Parliament passed the new conservative government’s first austerity measures. They are aimed at reducing the country’s massive deficit with

Spain’s Parliament passed the new conservative government’s first austerity measures. They are aimed at reducing the country’s massive deficit with

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Dotcom dilemma for world bodies

International internet regulators are trying to reassure world bodies such as the UN and the IMF about an expansion of website address names that

International internet regulators are trying to reassure world bodies such as the UN and the IMF about an expansion of website address names that

Europe

EU threatens Hungary with legal action

Hungary’s difficulties with the EU have taken a new twist with Brussels threatening legal action if the country does not do more to get a grip of its

Hungary’s difficulties with the EU have taken a new twist with Brussels threatening legal action if the country does not do more to get a grip of its

Business

Merkel says Greek deal needed before other reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the euro zone’s top priority for the beginning of this year is to secure a second aid package for

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the euro zone’s top priority for the beginning of this year is to secure a second aid package for

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NZ: protection and recovery as Rena continues to break

Almost the whole stern of the Rena which ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is now underwater. More than 100 containers have

Almost the whole stern of the Rena which ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand is now underwater. More than 100 containers have

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Nigerian unions continue strike over oil subsidies

Nigeria was deadlocked for a third straight day on Wednesday amid an ongoing general strike in protest at the scrapping of oil subsidies. The

Nigeria was deadlocked for a third straight day on Wednesday amid an ongoing general strike in protest at the scrapping of oil subsidies. The

Science_technology

The diabetes puzzle

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

Science_technology

Over-hygienic parents could be cause of diabetes

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that

Culture

Fashion Rio: Acquastudio and Hechcovitch

Retro-chic and utilitarian were the keywords at this year’s edition of Fashion Rio. Brazilian designers showcased their latest collections in

Retro-chic and utilitarian were the keywords at this year’s edition of Fashion Rio. Brazilian designers showcased their latest collections in

Culture

French thriller Dans la Tourmente on general release

Dans la Tourmente – In Torment – is a French thriller which explores many of the social issues – cutbacks, poverty, brutal job outsourcing – facing

Dans la Tourmente – In Torment – is a French thriller which explores many of the social issues – cutbacks, poverty, brutal job outsourcing – facing

Business

German economy shrinks in Q4

Germany is showing the first signs of feeling the pain from the euro zone’s debt crisis as its economy shrank in the last three month of

Germany is showing the first signs of feeling the pain from the euro zone’s debt crisis as its economy shrank in the last three month of

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Crowds cheer Assad in Damascus

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad took to the frontline of his domestic crisis on Wednesday, speaking to a crowd of thousands in Damascus. Just a day

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad took to the frontline of his domestic crisis on Wednesday, speaking to a crowd of thousands in Damascus. Just a day

Business

Sarkozy Lagarde crisis meeting

With the eurozone deeply mired in a debt crisis, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde was in Paris on Wednesday for talks with French

With the eurozone deeply mired in a debt crisis, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde was in Paris on Wednesday for talks with French

Science_technology

Super flatscreen TVs go head-to-head at CES 2012

It is still one of the biggest shows of its kind, but CES – the Consumer Electronics Show – in Las Vegas is not what it used to be; this year will be

It is still one of the biggest shows of its kind, but CES – the Consumer Electronics Show – in Las Vegas is not what it used to be; this year will be

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Romney rides to victory in New Hampshire

The votes are in from New Hampshire’s Republican primary, results which produced no big surprises with Mitt Romney winning by a comfortable

The votes are in from New Hampshire’s Republican primary, results which produced no big surprises with Mitt Romney winning by a comfortable

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Romney wins in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney shrugged off allegations from his rivals of ever-shifting policy stances to win the New Hampshire primary. He remains in the driving

Mitt Romney shrugged off allegations from his rivals of ever-shifting policy stances to win the New Hampshire primary. He remains in the driving

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10-year anniversary highlights Obama's Guantanamo failure

It has been 10 years since the first prisoners arrived at the Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba. A total of 779 prisoners have passed through

It has been 10 years since the first prisoners arrived at the Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba. A total of 779 prisoners have passed through

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Iranian scientist dies in Tehran car bombing

An Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed after a bomb attack on his car in northern Tehran. State news agency Fars named the victim as

An Iranian nuclear scientist has been killed after a bomb attack on his car in northern Tehran. State news agency Fars named the victim as

Nocomment

Beijing's air pollution getting worse

There has been a public outcry over the methods authorities use to measure air quality in Beijing and residents say official figures understate the

There has been a public outcry over the methods authorities use to measure air quality in Beijing and residents say official figures understate the

Nocomment

North Korean military officers pledge allegiance to Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s state television showed its top military officers again swearing fervent pledges of loyalty, vowing to become “human rifles and bombs”

North Korea’s state television showed its top military officers again swearing fervent pledges of loyalty, vowing to become “human rifles and bombs”

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Gingrich aims to go for broke in South Carolina

New Hampshire may not have provided the boost that Newt Gingrich was looking for to revive his bid to be the next president of the United

New Hampshire may not have provided the boost that Newt Gingrich was looking for to revive his bid to be the next president of the United

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Nigeria fuel strike enters third day

Nigeria’s fuel strike enters its third day as deadlock remains between the government and unions over the removal of a vital motor fuel

Nigeria’s fuel strike enters its third day as deadlock remains between the government and unions over the removal of a vital motor fuel