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2012-02-07

Sport

Contador vows to continue after losing title

Alberto Contador has confirmed he will not retire from cycling despite a two year ban for doping offences imposed by the Court of Arbitration for

Alberto Contador has confirmed he will not retire from cycling despite a two year ban for doping offences imposed by the Court of Arbitration for

News

Lavrov sees Arab League solution to end Syrian crisis

Russia’s foreign minister has called for an Arab League solution to solve the crisis in Syria. Speaking after talks in Damascus with Bashar al-Assad

Russia’s foreign minister has called for an Arab League solution to solve the crisis in Syria. Speaking after talks in Damascus with Bashar al-Assad

News

Ukraine MPs disrupt key Yanukovich speech

A keynote speech to parliament by Ukraine’s president has been disrupted by supporters of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who is

A keynote speech to parliament by Ukraine’s president has been disrupted by supporters of the jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, who is

News

Austrian activists proclaim Facebook climbdown

Facebook has agreed to release more information about the data it collects from millions of users, according to Austrian activists. The

Facebook has agreed to release more information about the data it collects from millions of users, according to Austrian activists. The

News

Coalition meeting to approve Greece bailout postponed

The meeting between the leaders of Greece’s coalition government about the bailout deal has been postponed until Wednesday.   They were meant to

The meeting between the leaders of Greece’s coalition government about the bailout deal has been postponed until Wednesday.   They were meant to

Business

Complex path to Greek bailout agreement

For Greece to avoid a so-called uncontrolled default on its debts a massively complicated web of agreements still has to come together. They

For Greece to avoid a so-called uncontrolled default on its debts a massively complicated web of agreements still has to come together. They

Culture

The Surrogate: It's about sex

Sex is at the centre of award winning film ‘The Surrogate’, which tells the real life story of a polio stricken journalist, who hires a professional

Sex is at the centre of award winning film ‘The Surrogate’, which tells the real life story of a polio stricken journalist, who hires a professional

Culture

Stooshe, not your average bubble gum pop

British pop-rap girl band Stooshe are on a roll. Just a year after they formed, they are about to release their second single ‘Love Me’, after their

British pop-rap girl band Stooshe are on a roll. Just a year after they formed, they are about to release their second single ‘Love Me’, after their

Business

Spanish jobs reform plan looms

Spain is approaching more hard decisions about jobs. This Friday, the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy is scheduled to announce its reform

Spain is approaching more hard decisions about jobs. This Friday, the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy is scheduled to announce its reform

News

Freeze in Europe to last at least one more week

The extreme cold in Europe has claimed close to 400 lives over the past ten days. There have been heart attacks from exertion, victims of slippery

The extreme cold in Europe has claimed close to 400 lives over the past ten days. There have been heart attacks from exertion, victims of slippery

News

Maastricht with hindsight

European figures have been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, which led to the creation of the euro, in

European figures have been commemorating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, which led to the creation of the euro, in

News

Strike over right to strike hits French flights

Hundreds of flights in France have been cancelled on day two of a four-day walkout over plans to make aviation workers give more notice before

Hundreds of flights in France have been cancelled on day two of a four-day walkout over plans to make aviation workers give more notice before

News

Syrian forces continue Homs bombardment

More pictures are emerging of what appears to be the devastation and destruction in Homs. Young children can be seen being carried from a residential

More pictures are emerging of what appears to be the devastation and destruction in Homs. Young children can be seen being carried from a residential

Science_technology

New therapies

Could hypnosis become the preferred method for pain relief in maternity wards throughout the world? A hospital in Lille is trying out the drug free

Could hypnosis become the preferred method for pain relief in maternity wards throughout the world? A hospital in Lille is trying out the drug free

Sport

Sobirov, Nashida and Monteiro victorious at Judo Paris Grand Slam

Rishod Sobirov enjoyed the first day of competition at the Judo Grand Slam in Paris. The World Number One had a quick fix victory in the 60 kilo

Rishod Sobirov enjoyed the first day of competition at the Judo Grand Slam in Paris. The World Number One had a quick fix victory in the 60 kilo

Sport

Judo ready to burst on stage at London Olympics

There are only a few months to go before the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London, and one of the sporting disciplines there that has enjoyed

There are only a few months to go before the 2012 Olympic Games get underway in London, and one of the sporting disciplines there that has enjoyed

Business

Some shareholders baulk at Glencore-Xstrata merger

No sooner was the biggest ever merger in the mining sector announced than it met opposition. Miner Xstrata is to be taken over by commodities

No sooner was the biggest ever merger in the mining sector announced than it met opposition. Miner Xstrata is to be taken over by commodities

News

Maldives' president quits amid unrest

Weeks of opposition protests and a police mutiny have sparked a shake-up in the Maldives with the swearing in of a new head of

Weeks of opposition protests and a police mutiny have sparked a shake-up in the Maldives with the swearing in of a new head of

News

Give Tunisia's economy time, Marzouki tells euronews

Nearly two months after his election, the challenges facing Tunisia’s new President Moncef Marzouki are daunting. More than a year after the

Nearly two months after his election, the challenges facing Tunisia’s new President Moncef Marzouki are daunting. More than a year after the

News

Tunisia's Marzouki: 'We want no Baath flag over our country'

Two months after taking power, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki faces multiple challenges. His top priorities are to restore security and to solve

Two months after taking power, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki faces multiple challenges. His top priorities are to restore security and to solve

Europe

EU-Russia visa free travel: pipe dream or possibility?

Could visa free travel between Russia and the EU soon become a reality? With Brussels and Moscow agreeing a common roadmap in December on a potential

Could visa free travel between Russia and the EU soon become a reality? With Brussels and Moscow agreeing a common roadmap in December on a potential

Business

Upbeat forecast from Toyota

Toyota, Japan’s biggest carmaker, has said it sees its full-year profit being much better than it had previously predicted. That is because of cut

Toyota, Japan’s biggest carmaker, has said it sees its full-year profit being much better than it had previously predicted. That is because of cut

Business

Gloomy outlook from UBS

Swiss bank UBS says a restructuring of its investment banking business had failed to give it the improvements hoped for. That division have been

Swiss bank UBS says a restructuring of its investment banking business had failed to give it the improvements hoped for. That division have been

News

Big chill boosts European energy prices

European energy prices have shot up on a combination of bitterly cold weather across the region and Iran’s talk of banning oil exports to some

European energy prices have shot up on a combination of bitterly cold weather across the region and Iran’s talk of banning oil exports to some

News

Greek leaders face crunch talks as unions strike

Protests have erupted in the Greek capital with thousands of people joining strike action over the prospect of more budget cuts.   Unions say the

Protests have erupted in the Greek capital with thousands of people joining strike action over the prospect of more budget cuts.   Unions say the

News

Syria renews Homs bombing as Lavrov lands for talks

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in the Syrian capital for talks aimed at ending the bloody crackdown on a popular revolt. State

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in the Syrian capital for talks aimed at ending the bloody crackdown on a popular revolt. State

News

Japan: PM hopes to end islands row with Russia

A territorial row between Russia and Japan has spilled onto the streets of Tokyo. Police gathered as protesters, shouting patriotic slogans

A territorial row between Russia and Japan has spilled onto the streets of Tokyo. Police gathered as protesters, shouting patriotic slogans

News

Greek leaders face crunch talks as unions strike

Greece is braced for another day of strike action over the prospect of more budget cuts. Unions say the economy is being driven downwards by the

Greece is braced for another day of strike action over the prospect of more budget cuts. Unions say the economy is being driven downwards by the

Nocomment

Taiwan's Lantern Festival

A laser light show accompanied by a 21-metre-tall dragon lamp illuminated the Taipei skyline as Taiwanese residents celebrated the annual Lantern

A laser light show accompanied by a 21-metre-tall dragon lamp illuminated the Taipei skyline as Taiwanese residents celebrated the annual Lantern

News

Maldives President quits after police mutiny

The President of the Maldives has resigned amid unrest on the islands. Weeks of protests came to a head when mutinying police officers took over the

The President of the Maldives has resigned amid unrest on the islands. Weeks of protests came to a head when mutinying police officers took over the