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2012-02-09

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Greek debt deal sparks protests and a strike

Their political leaders may be breathing a sigh of relief. However, Greeks protesting outside parliament are far from happy that a deal has been

Their political leaders may be breathing a sigh of relief. However, Greeks protesting outside parliament are far from happy that a deal has been

Business

Renault's low-cost Moroccan factory riles politicians

France’s Renault has opened a giant factory in Morocco to build low-cost vehicles. The salaries of workers at the plant near Tangiers amount to

France’s Renault has opened a giant factory in Morocco to build low-cost vehicles. The salaries of workers at the plant near Tangiers amount to

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Maldives' ousted president awaits arrest

He has gone from president to prospective prisoner in the space of a few days. At home in the Maldives, ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed says he expects

He has gone from president to prospective prisoner in the space of a few days. At home in the Maldives, ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed says he expects

News

Political backlash from new bailout deal in Greece

Fallout from Greece’s new bailout deal has begun, with Deputy Labour Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos resigning in protest. In his statement, the

Fallout from Greece’s new bailout deal has begun, with Deputy Labour Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos resigning in protest. In his statement, the

News

Syria: Stopping the Bloodshed

Syria’s people-power uprising has turned into open warfare. After months of trying to crush a largely peaceful Arab Spring movement, and after more

Syria’s people-power uprising has turned into open warfare. After months of trying to crush a largely peaceful Arab Spring movement, and after more

Sport

Search starts here for England new hope

Outgoing England manager Fabio Capello left his London home having issued a statement in which he thanked the governing body and the players for

Outgoing England manager Fabio Capello left his London home having issued a statement in which he thanked the governing body and the players for

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Spain's 'human rights' judge Garzón convicted

Spain’s best-known judge, who achieved international fame for his human rights investigations, has been found guilty of illegal practice. The

Spain’s best-known judge, who achieved international fame for his human rights investigations, has been found guilty of illegal practice. The

Culture

Oh deer, who's that calling?

The hunt is on for Germany’s champion deer caller.   Enthusiasts grunted, bawled and bellowed their way through imitations of red deer in the

The hunt is on for Germany’s champion deer caller.   Enthusiasts grunted, bawled and bellowed their way through imitations of red deer in the

News

French presidential rivals shake hands before battle

Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy have shaken hands at an event attended by France’s political

Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy have shaken hands at an event attended by France’s political

Culture

Major Freud portrait exhibition in London

A major exhibition of paintings by the late Lucian Freud has just opened in London. Best known for his fleshy nudes in muted colours, Freud was

A major exhibition of paintings by the late Lucian Freud has just opened in London. Best known for his fleshy nudes in muted colours, Freud was

Culture

Andrej Pejic: gender-bending supermodel

He is the only top tier model who can walk down the catwalk as a man or a woman and boasts one of the most recognisable and controversial faces on

He is the only top tier model who can walk down the catwalk as a man or a woman and boasts one of the most recognisable and controversial faces on

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Syria state television: 'Homs back to normal'

Calm streets, busy markets and pictures of people going about their normal everyday activities. That is the image of Homs being portrayed through

Calm streets, busy markets and pictures of people going about their normal everyday activities. That is the image of Homs being portrayed through

Europe

Euro-zone weighs Greek deal

Euro-zone finance ministers have been meeting to decide whether the Greek government’s down-to-the-wire agreement on reforms will be enough to make

Euro-zone finance ministers have been meeting to decide whether the Greek government’s down-to-the-wire agreement on reforms will be enough to make

Business

Pepsi cuts jobs, boosts marketing chasing Coke

PepsiCo says it expects to cut 8,700 jobs over the next three years. That is part of a plan to save the equivalent of an extra 1.1 billion

PepsiCo says it expects to cut 8,700 jobs over the next three years. That is part of a plan to save the equivalent of an extra 1.1 billion

Business

ECB noncommittal on helping Greece

A Greek debt deal came just as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi started his news conference following the Bank’s monthly policy

A Greek debt deal came just as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi started his news conference following the Bank’s monthly policy

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Deadly shelling continues in Homs

In Syria, the heavy bombardment of opposition-held neighbourhoods in Homs is reportedly continuing. Activists say government armoured vehicles are

In Syria, the heavy bombardment of opposition-held neighbourhoods in Homs is reportedly continuing. Activists say government armoured vehicles are

Science_technology

Nature fights the freeze

How do plants survive the winter? Unable to migrate to warmer climates or cover up, they seem vulnerable to the snow and ice. Yet most of our

How do plants survive the winter? Unable to migrate to warmer climates or cover up, they seem vulnerable to the snow and ice. Yet most of our

Science_technology

New flight test to keep pilots out of a spin

A December 2006 training flight above the Moscow region nearly ended in tragedy. “The trainee made a mistake. That caused the plane to enter a very

A December 2006 training flight above the Moscow region nearly ended in tragedy. “The trainee made a mistake. That caused the plane to enter a very

Science_technology

New simulator gives pilots a taste of the extreme

Some of the most serious aviation disasters happen when pilots are confronted with a situation they have never encountered before. Now a new

Some of the most serious aviation disasters happen when pilots are confronted with a situation they have never encountered before. Now a new

News

Spain judge Garzón convicted over wiretapping

Spain’s Supreme Court has found the human rights judge Baltasar Garzón guilty of authorising the illegal recording of defence lawyers’

Spain’s Supreme Court has found the human rights judge Baltasar Garzón guilty of authorising the illegal recording of defence lawyers’

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Greek leaders strike deal on bailout reforms 

Greece’s coalition party leaders have reached a deal on tough austerity measures to keep the country afloat, the office of Prime Minister Lucas

Greece’s coalition party leaders have reached a deal on tough austerity measures to keep the country afloat, the office of Prime Minister Lucas

Business

Southern Europe hanging up on Vodafone

Vodafone’s revenue for the final three months of 2011 came in lower than expected. It blamed increasingly difficult conditions in southern European

Vodafone’s revenue for the final three months of 2011 came in lower than expected. It blamed increasingly difficult conditions in southern European

Business

Costlier food boosts Chinese inflation

China’s inflation rate spiked in January after having fallen for the previous five months. It was up by 4.5 percent from January last year due to a

China’s inflation rate spiked in January after having fallen for the previous five months. It was up by 4.5 percent from January last year due to a

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No sign of danger to Maldives' tourists says EU envoy

Tourism and fishing are the Maldives’ major industries, but now there is trouble in paradise. The EU’s representative in the region told euronews

Tourism and fishing are the Maldives’ major industries, but now there is trouble in paradise. The EU’s representative in the region told euronews

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Huge Iraqi rally to celebrate US troops departure

Supporters of the radical Shi’ite leader Moqtada Sadr in Iraq have celebrated with pomp the departure of American troops.   All but a handful of

Supporters of the radical Shi’ite leader Moqtada Sadr in Iraq have celebrated with pomp the departure of American troops.   All but a handful of

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'Cold Bus' offers hope to Berlin's homeless

As biting cold grips Germany each night, a clergyman sets off on a mission that could mean the difference between life and death for Berlin’s

As biting cold grips Germany each night, a clergyman sets off on a mission that could mean the difference between life and death for Berlin’s

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Anger and dismay over Greek debt deal failure

Many Greeks have expressed their anger over their politicians’ failure to finalise terms for the 130-billion euro bailout. The sticking point is a

Many Greeks have expressed their anger over their politicians’ failure to finalise terms for the 130-billion euro bailout. The sticking point is a

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Costa Concordia set to remain at sea for months

A fresh attempt to salvage the stricken Costa Concordia is expected to be made on Friday. Bad weather has hampered efforts to remove thousands of

A fresh attempt to salvage the stricken Costa Concordia is expected to be made on Friday. Bad weather has hampered efforts to remove thousands of

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'Arrest warrant' issued for Maldives' ex-president

A day after he was led away by police, a formal arrest warrant has been issued for the ousted leader of the Maldives, according to officials from his

A day after he was led away by police, a formal arrest warrant has been issued for the ousted leader of the Maldives, according to officials from his

Sport

Afghan Olympians pin their hopes on wrestling

It is a call to warriors. The beat of the drum resonates through centuries in Afghanistan. In Kabul it is helping to prepare wrestlers for the London

It is a call to warriors. The beat of the drum resonates through centuries in Afghanistan. In Kabul it is helping to prepare wrestlers for the London