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2012-01-23

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Greece names its top tax evaders

Greece has published a so-called “name and shame” list of tax evaders who allegedly owe the state some 14-billion euros. Well-known businessmen and

Greece has published a so-called “name and shame” list of tax evaders who allegedly owe the state some 14-billion euros. Well-known businessmen and

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Syria rejects Arab League unity plan

Discord within the Arab League is threatening to undermine its decision to extend its mission in Syria. Despite calling on President Bashar

Discord within the Arab League is threatening to undermine its decision to extend its mission in Syria. Despite calling on President Bashar

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Danish PM: What's good for euro is good for Europe

Denmark took over the rotating presidency of the European Union at the beginning of January, and its Social-Democrat prime minister stands out in a

Denmark took over the rotating presidency of the European Union at the beginning of January, and its Social-Democrat prime minister stands out in a

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Romanian minister sacked

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconshi has lost his job after calling anti-government protesters ‘inept and violent slum-dwellers’. There have

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Baconshi has lost his job after calling anti-government protesters ‘inept and violent slum-dwellers’. There have

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UN encourages cooperation in Cyprus

Both the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders, Demetris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu, have been urged to hurry up in settling the deadlock over

Both the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders, Demetris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu, have been urged to hurry up in settling the deadlock over

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Nagorno-Karabakh, centre of more discussions

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is hosting talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed southern caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is hosting talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed southern caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Europe

EU oil import ban heaps pressure on Iran

The EU ban on Iranian oil imports marks a major increase in the international pressure on Tehran to halt its nuclear activities. But what impact

The EU ban on Iranian oil imports marks a major increase in the international pressure on Tehran to halt its nuclear activities. But what impact

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IMF's Lagarde wants Europe to boost bailout fund

The head of the International Monetary Fund has called on European governments to boost the size of their rescue fund. On a visit to Germany

The head of the International Monetary Fund has called on European governments to boost the size of their rescue fund. On a visit to Germany

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EU imposes new sanctions on Iran

The European Union has imposed tough new sanctions on Iran in a fresh effort to exert to pressure over its nuclear programme. But Britain, France

The European Union has imposed tough new sanctions on Iran in a fresh effort to exert to pressure over its nuclear programme. But Britain, France

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Megaupload shockwaves resound

The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload remains in custody in New Zealand, although the German-born former hacker known as Kim Dotcom denies

The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload remains in custody in New Zealand, although the German-born former hacker known as Kim Dotcom denies

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French Senate debates Armenian 'genocide' bill

As the French Senate debates a controversial new law that would make it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire was a

As the French Senate debates a controversial new law that would make it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire was a

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Two more bodies found in sunken Italian cruise ship

Divers searching the sunken cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, have recovered two more bodies bringing the total number of those found to 15.   The

Divers searching the sunken cruise liner, the Costa Concordia, have recovered two more bodies bringing the total number of those found to 15.   The

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Egypt's Islamist-led parliament opens first session

Egypt’s parliament has opened for the first time since a historic free election. Islamists are in the driving seat with the Muslim Brotherhood’s

Egypt’s parliament has opened for the first time since a historic free election. Islamists are in the driving seat with the Muslim Brotherhood’s

Sport

Much more than a race

In a bid to calm safety fears, improve the poverty stricken slums and open up tourism ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio

In a bid to calm safety fears, improve the poverty stricken slums and open up tourism ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio

Science_technology

3D facial scanning set to revolutionise surgery

Visitors to London’s Science Museum are getting the chance to have their faces scanned in 3D. Using a series of cameras, the subject gets the

Visitors to London’s Science Museum are getting the chance to have their faces scanned in 3D. Using a series of cameras, the subject gets the

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Germany, France press for swift Greek debt deal

As eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels, Germany and France say they want Greece to reach a deal quickly with its private creditors that will

As eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels, Germany and France say they want Greece to reach a deal quickly with its private creditors that will

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Croatia's EU leap

The referendum in Croatia on whether to join the European Union has come out in favour. If all goes to plan, the state of 4,300,000 people on the

The referendum in Croatia on whether to join the European Union has come out in favour. If all goes to plan, the state of 4,300,000 people on the

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Transport strikes pile up pressure on Italy's Monti

Could this be the week when the wheels come off Italy’s technocrat government-led drive for reform? The trucks blocking the road near Turin were a

Could this be the week when the wheels come off Italy’s technocrat government-led drive for reform? The trucks blocking the road near Turin were a

News

No decision yet on Gaddafi trial location

Where Saif al-Islam will be tried is yet to be determined by the International Criminal Court according to officials in The Hague. Libya and the

Where Saif al-Islam will be tried is yet to be determined by the International Criminal Court according to officials in The Hague. Libya and the

Culture

Küstendorf festival

Deep in the heart of the Serbian mountains, acclaimed film maker Emir Kusturica holds his fifth, annual Küstendorf Music and Film Festival. The

Deep in the heart of the Serbian mountains, acclaimed film maker Emir Kusturica holds his fifth, annual Küstendorf Music and Film Festival. The

Culture

Paris men's fashion week

Paris men’s fashion week for autumn/winter took to the runways with style, showcasing a blend of veteran and fledgling designers. Riccardo Tisci

Paris men’s fashion week for autumn/winter took to the runways with style, showcasing a blend of veteran and fledgling designers. Riccardo Tisci

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Syria rejects Arab League plan for Assad to quit

Syria has rejected an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. A government official described the plan as “flagrant

Syria has rejected an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. A government official described the plan as “flagrant

Business

Thyssen and Outokumpu talk stainless tie-up

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp and Finland’s Outokumpu are in talks over a possible merger of their stainless steel businesses. It would be a long-expected

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp and Finland’s Outokumpu are in talks over a possible merger of their stainless steel businesses. It would be a long-expected

Business

BlackBerry's bosses step aside

Responding to pressure from investors, Research In Motion’s joint chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have resigned. Former chief

Responding to pressure from investors, Research In Motion’s joint chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have resigned. Former chief

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Hackers hit Polish state websites in anti-ACTA protest

Hackers known as the ‘Polish Underground’ have launched a series of attacks on government websites in protest against Poland’s decision to sign up to

Hackers known as the ‘Polish Underground’ have launched a series of attacks on government websites in protest against Poland’s decision to sign up to

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EU bans Iranian oil imports

The EU has agreed stricter sanctions against Iran. European foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday to formally agree the proposals. The

The EU has agreed stricter sanctions against Iran. European foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday to formally agree the proposals. The

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Unregistered passengers hamper liner rescue efforts

The head of Italy’s civil protection authority, Franco Gabrielli, has claimed a number of unregistered passengers may have been on board the Costa

The head of Italy’s civil protection authority, Franco Gabrielli, has claimed a number of unregistered passengers may have been on board the Costa

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France risks Turkish wrath with Armenia vote

The French senate is to vote today on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was

The French senate is to vote today on a bill making it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was

Nocomment

Chinese New Year prayers

Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.

Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.

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Moscow: 'Battle of the Snowmen'

Dozens of Muscovites took part in a snowman-making contest at the city’s Palace of Pioneers.

Dozens of Muscovites took part in a snowman-making contest at the city’s Palace of Pioneers.