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2012-01-19

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Weather threat to Concordia operation

The focus now for Italian authorities is on recovery rather than rescue. The hulk of the Costa Concordia is unstable and it is feared it could

The focus now for Italian authorities is on recovery rather than rescue. The hulk of the Costa Concordia is unstable and it is feared it could

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50,000 remember Hrant Dink in Istanbul

“We are all Armenians”. Many of the tens of thousands who flooded Istanbul’s streets on Thursday were carrying this slogan. Five years to the day

“We are all Armenians”. Many of the tens of thousands who flooded Istanbul’s streets on Thursday were carrying this slogan. Five years to the day

Business

IMF's new funds quest in trouble

Two years after it asked for $500 billion to fight off a global slump the International Monetary Fund’s call for a further $600 billion to limit the

Two years after it asked for $500 billion to fight off a global slump the International Monetary Fund’s call for a further $600 billion to limit the

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Danish Breivik play sparks outrage

A small theatre company in Copenhagen is causing controversy with plans to stage a play based on the writings of Anders Behring Breivik, who carried

A small theatre company in Copenhagen is causing controversy with plans to stage a play based on the writings of Anders Behring Breivik, who carried

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EU steps up drive against e-waste

In brief: The EU has adopted tougher rules for dealing with electronic waste. MEPs voted to introduce the measures over the next seven years. They

In brief: The EU has adopted tougher rules for dealing with electronic waste. MEPs voted to introduce the measures over the next seven years. They

Sport

Golden Balls to stay in sunny LA

As expected, David Beckham will be returning to the LA Galaxy next season after signing a new two-year contract with the MLS Club. Beckham’s

As expected, David Beckham will be returning to the LA Galaxy next season after signing a new two-year contract with the MLS Club. Beckham’s

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Perry quits Republican White House race

Rick Perry has announced he is pulling out of the US Republican nomination race. The Texas governor said he will now support Newt Gingrich’s run for

Rick Perry has announced he is pulling out of the US Republican nomination race. The Texas governor said he will now support Newt Gingrich’s run for

Business

France easily sells bonds as Sarkozy attacks S&P

It was almost like Standard and Poor’s stripping France of its AAA credit rating never happened as on Thursday, in its first auction of medium-term

It was almost like Standard and Poor’s stripping France of its AAA credit rating never happened as on Thursday, in its first auction of medium-term

Culture

Silent Oscar winner Wings out for anniversary

The first and only silent movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture is being re-released on DVD to mark the 100th anniversary of Paramount

The first and only silent movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture is being re-released on DVD to mark the 100th anniversary of Paramount

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Former Blair aide rocks boat with spy claim

A former aide to ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted the UK did use a device hidden in a fake rock in Moscow to spy on Russia. At the

A former aide to ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted the UK did use a device hidden in a fake rock in Moscow to spy on Russia. At the

Europe

Denmark pushes plan for Iranian oil ban

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has told euronews she wants to see a full ban on Iranian oil into Europe by July. The EU has, in

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has told euronews she wants to see a full ban on Iranian oil into Europe by July. The EU has, in

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Inside the Costa Concordia

Underwater shots from inside the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground with more than 4,000 people on board.

Underwater shots from inside the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground with more than 4,000 people on board.

Business

Sony Ericsson sales slump and profit vanishes

Sony Ericsson’s much worse than expected fourth quarter performance — with pretax losses of 247 million euros — has wiped out all of its profit for

Sony Ericsson’s much worse than expected fourth quarter performance — with pretax losses of 247 million euros — has wiped out all of its profit for

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Austrian journalists claim victory in ORF job dispute

Some say getting ahead in the media is more about who know than what you know. But a protest by journalists at Austrian public television ORF has

Some say getting ahead in the media is more about who know than what you know. But a protest by journalists at Austrian public television ORF has

Special_reports

UK-EU: should I stay or should I go?

The age old debate of Britain’s place at the heart of Europe is heating up once again. Last month Eurosceptics praised Prime Minister David

The age old debate of Britain’s place at the heart of Europe is heating up once again. Last month Eurosceptics praised Prime Minister David

Business

Yet another profit warning from Carrefour

French supermarket giant Carrefour is warning its profit for last year will be near the low end of already pessimistic forecasts. Europe’s biggest

French supermarket giant Carrefour is warning its profit for last year will be near the low end of already pessimistic forecasts. Europe’s biggest

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Anger in Japan over nuclear restart moves

Moves towards restarting nuclear reactors in Japan have provoked an angry protest from people worried about a repeat of the Fukushima disaster

Moves towards restarting nuclear reactors in Japan have provoked an angry protest from people worried about a repeat of the Fukushima disaster

Business

Falkland Islands oil excites explorers

Against a background of tension between Britain and Argentina over claims to the Falkland Islands, oil companies say there could be more than eight

Against a background of tension between Britain and Argentina over claims to the Falkland Islands, oil companies say there could be more than eight

Business

Dramatic fall in Egyptian tourism

Revenues from Egypt’s vital tourism sector plunged last year because of the unrest that led President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Tourism Minister

Revenues from Egypt’s vital tourism sector plunged last year because of the unrest that led President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Tourism Minister

Science_technology

Score! Portugal's footballing robots

Portuguese scientists are developing robots to help people with mobility problems.   The researchers in Guimarães are trying to create robots that

Portuguese scientists are developing robots to help people with mobility problems.   The researchers in Guimarães are trying to create robots that

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Filipino Concordia staff arrive home

Some 100 Filipino crew members of the Costa Concordia have completed their long journey home. They touched down at Manila’s international airport

Some 100 Filipino crew members of the Costa Concordia have completed their long journey home. They touched down at Manila’s international airport

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Search continues for kidnapped tourists

The bodies of the five foreign tourists killed in the north of Ethiopia, along with the injured and survivors, have returned to Addis

The bodies of the five foreign tourists killed in the north of Ethiopia, along with the injured and survivors, have returned to Addis

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Baptism in the River Jordan

Thousands of Christian pilgrims arrived at the West Bank site of Qasr Al-Yahud, next to the Palestinian city of Jericho, where they re-enacted the

Thousands of Christian pilgrims arrived at the West Bank site of Qasr Al-Yahud, next to the Palestinian city of Jericho, where they re-enacted the

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Femen protests at India visa rules‎

Feminist activists braved freezing temperatures in Kiev in a protest against a report that Indian authorities are to scrutinise Ukrainian visa

Feminist activists braved freezing temperatures in Kiev in a protest against a report that Indian authorities are to scrutinise Ukrainian visa

Sport

Neuchatel kicked out of Swiss topflight

The Swiss Football League on Wednesday stripped Neuchatel of their licence and booted them out of the country’s first division following alleged

The Swiss Football League on Wednesday stripped Neuchatel of their licence and booted them out of the country’s first division following alleged

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City wins ruling to remove Occupy London camp

Anti-capitalist protesters in London have rejected a High Court ruling which ordered the eviction of their camp outside St. Paul’s

Anti-capitalist protesters in London have rejected a High Court ruling which ordered the eviction of their camp outside St. Paul’s

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Orban gives way in dispute with EU

Hungary’s premier Viktor Orban has yielded in a dispute with the European union over contested laws tightening his government’s control over

Hungary’s premier Viktor Orban has yielded in a dispute with the European union over contested laws tightening his government’s control over

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Divers resume Italian cruise ship search

Calmer weather has allowed divers to resume their search of an Italian cruise ship. Officials want to complete the operation before conditions

Calmer weather has allowed divers to resume their search of an Italian cruise ship. Officials want to complete the operation before conditions

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Kodak files for protection from its creditors

Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors. The 130-year-old photographic film pioneer has not made a profit since 2007

Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors. The 130-year-old photographic film pioneer has not made a profit since 2007

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Baptism of ice for Russian Orthodox Christians

Thousands of Russians have been celebrating the Orthdox Christian holiday of Epiphany with a baptism of ice. The tradition commemorates the baptism

Thousands of Russians have been celebrating the Orthdox Christian holiday of Epiphany with a baptism of ice. The tradition commemorates the baptism