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2012-02-15

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France: Hollande shrugs off Sarkozy election bid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy used an appearance on a news programme on Wednesday night to announce he will be running for a second term. It

French President Nicolas Sarkozy used an appearance on a news programme on Wednesday night to announce he will be running for a second term. It

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Iran hails new nuclear advances

Iran has proclaimed new advances in its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on state television to announce the production of

Iran has proclaimed new advances in its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared on state television to announce the production of

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Syria's Assad orders constitution vote

President Bashar Assad has offered to hold multi-party elections within four months. It comes after he promised a referendum on a new constitution

President Bashar Assad has offered to hold multi-party elections within four months. It comes after he promised a referendum on a new constitution

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France: Hollande shrugs off Sarkozy election bid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy used an appearance on a news programme on Wednesday night to announce he will be running for a second term. It

French President Nicolas Sarkozy used an appearance on a news programme on Wednesday night to announce he will be running for a second term. It

Business

French economy on notice

France is showing some lucky numbers, doing better, economically, it seems, than its EU partners, notably Germany. It is avoiding recession, posting

France is showing some lucky numbers, doing better, economically, it seems, than its EU partners, notably Germany. It is avoiding recession, posting

Business

Troika inspectors review Portugal bailout

Portugal is the latest stop for officials from the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank on their debt crisis

Portugal is the latest stop for officials from the European Union, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank on their debt crisis

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Israeli PM: Iran is 'world's greatest terror exporter'

The Israeli prime minister has described Iran as the world’s greatest exporter of terror in response to Tehran’s claims over its nuclear

The Israeli prime minister has described Iran as the world’s greatest exporter of terror in response to Tehran’s claims over its nuclear

Science_technology

Microwaves blast dangers of asbestos

Ryszard Parosa, Supervising Board President at ATON-HT SA explained: “We have developed a new technology for the treatment of materials that contain

Ryszard Parosa, Supervising Board President at ATON-HT SA explained: “We have developed a new technology for the treatment of materials that contain

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Ukraine: Allegations Tymoshenko denied prison visits

The lawyer for jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko claims he and Tymoshenko’s daughter, Yevgenia Tymoshenko, have again not been

The lawyer for jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko claims he and Tymoshenko’s daughter, Yevgenia Tymoshenko, have again not been

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Turkey: Ex-PKK leader commemoration ends in clashes

Turkish police have clashed with people marking the 13th anniversary of the detention of a PKK rebel group leader. Abdullah Ocalan founded and

Turkish police have clashed with people marking the 13th anniversary of the detention of a PKK rebel group leader. Abdullah Ocalan founded and

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Day of hunger to back Palestinian prisoner

Supporters of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike joined his protest by also refusing food on Wednesday. Demonstrations were held throughout

Supporters of a Palestinian prisoner on hunger strike joined his protest by also refusing food on Wednesday. Demonstrations were held throughout

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Iran hails nuclear 'breakthrough'

Iran has sent a defiant message to the West over its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed Tehran’s first-ever use of

Iran has sent a defiant message to the West over its nuclear programme. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed Tehran’s first-ever use of

Europe

Greece a mounting concern for MEPs

While it was not on the formal agenda at the European Parliament, Greece’s current financial plight continued to dominate discussions in Strasbourg

While it was not on the formal agenda at the European Parliament, Greece’s current financial plight continued to dominate discussions in Strasbourg

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Hundreds die in overcrowded Honduras prison fire

More than 350 people have been killed in a fire at a jail in Honduras. Initial reports put the death toll around 270, but the figure has risen

More than 350 people have been killed in a fire at a jail in Honduras. Initial reports put the death toll around 270, but the figure has risen

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Greek couple stage suicide threat in jobs protest

A Greek couple fearing for their jobs threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the window ledge of their office in Athens. Both are now safe

A Greek couple fearing for their jobs threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the window ledge of their office in Athens. Both are now safe

Culture

The silent strength of Lui Xia

Photographer Lui Xia is censored in her native China, where she lives under house arrest. Using eerily life-like dolls, her work evokes the pain and

Photographer Lui Xia is censored in her native China, where she lives under house arrest. Using eerily life-like dolls, her work evokes the pain and

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Bahrain activists urge more protests despite bloodshed

One year on, their demands for reform remain unmet. Yet Bahrain’s pro-democracy demonstrators are still calling for political, social and economic

One year on, their demands for reform remain unmet. Yet Bahrain’s pro-democracy demonstrators are still calling for political, social and economic

Culture

Stars shine bright in Berlin

Among the stars up for and collecting awards at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival was the cinematic tour de force that is Meryl Streep

Among the stars up for and collecting awards at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival was the cinematic tour de force that is Meryl Streep

Business

Airbus CEO orders A380 wing crack investigation

The boss of Airbus has defended the safety of its A380 superjumbos despite the discovery of hairline cracks in brackets inside the wings of the

The boss of Airbus has defended the safety of its A380 superjumbos despite the discovery of hairline cracks in brackets inside the wings of the

Science_technology

US scientists hail new Alzeimer's drug

The fight against Alzeimer’s has taken a step forward thanks to a team of researchers in the US. These pioneering scientists have discovered that a

The fight against Alzeimer’s has taken a step forward thanks to a team of researchers in the US. These pioneering scientists have discovered that a

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Greek FM: several eurozone countries 'want us out'

Investors’ worries over Greece eased as politicians, if not the public, appeared to be inching towards consensus over budget cuts needed to secure

Investors’ worries over Greece eased as politicians, if not the public, appeared to be inching towards consensus over budget cuts needed to secure

Business

China's eurozone vote of confidence

The governor of China’s central bank has said it will continue to buy eurozone government bonds and he remains confident in the euro. But speaking

The governor of China’s central bank has said it will continue to buy eurozone government bonds and he remains confident in the euro. But speaking

Business

Eurozone economy contracts further

The north-south split is becoming more pronounced as the eurozone economy shrinks. Gross domestic product for the 17-nation currency bloc

The north-south split is becoming more pronounced as the eurozone economy shrinks. Gross domestic product for the 17-nation currency bloc

Business

ECB ready to help Greece by not taking bond profit

European Central Bank policymakers have said that they do not want the bank to make a profit on the Greek government bonds it bought at well below

European Central Bank policymakers have said that they do not want the bank to make a profit on the Greek government bonds it bought at well below

Sport

Milan give Gunners European master class

On-form Kevin Prince Boateng scored an absolute stunner on 15 minutes to set the tone at the San Siro as AC Milan thrashed Arsenal 4-0 in the first

On-form Kevin Prince Boateng scored an absolute stunner on 15 minutes to set the tone at the San Siro as AC Milan thrashed Arsenal 4-0 in the first

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Prosecutors demand 5 years jail for Berlusconi in Mills case

Prosecutors in Milan have asked a court to sentence Silvio Berlusconi to five years in jail, over charges that he bribed his former tax lawyer. The

Prosecutors in Milan have asked a court to sentence Silvio Berlusconi to five years in jail, over charges that he bribed his former tax lawyer. The

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Syria violence rages as fresh UN moves take shape

Relentless violence and relentless diplomacy continue as Syria sinks further into chaos. A large plume of smoke seen rising into the sky above Homs

Relentless violence and relentless diplomacy continue as Syria sinks further into chaos. A large plume of smoke seen rising into the sky above Homs

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Police remove Stuttgart rail protesters from trees

German police intervened in large numbers overnight to remove opponents of the controversial rail project Stuttgart 21 from a public park. A few

German police intervened in large numbers overnight to remove opponents of the controversial rail project Stuttgart 21 from a public park. A few

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Trade practices on the table at US-China talks

China’s leader-in-waiting has received a warm welcome in Washington but the thorny issue of trade was never far away. Xi Jinping was told that the

China’s leader-in-waiting has received a warm welcome in Washington but the thorny issue of trade was never far away. Xi Jinping was told that the

Nocomment

Greek pensioners protest against cuts

Greek pensioners take to the streets of Athens to protest over cuts to their pensions, after the government passes a law imposing more austerity

Greek pensioners take to the streets of Athens to protest over cuts to their pensions, after the government passes a law imposing more austerity