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2012-02-17

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Syrian troops shell Homs

Syrian activists said government troops shelled the central city of Homs on Friday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Syrian activists said government troops shelled the central city of Homs on Friday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

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Greece: broken promises

This year’s Greek Ash Thursday free barbecue in Athens had longer line-ups than usual. The meat-fest came ahead of the fasting before traditional

This year’s Greek Ash Thursday free barbecue in Athens had longer line-ups than usual. The meat-fest came ahead of the fasting before traditional

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Libyans mark anniversary of Gaddafi's ouster

Libyans have been celebrating the first anniversary of the uprising against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The celebrations have been centered on

Libyans have been celebrating the first anniversary of the uprising against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The celebrations have been centered on

Business

Déjà vu all over again...

Markets basically spent the past week waiting for some action on Greece. Eventually, nothing was forthcoming. Well, we’ve seen that before. There

Markets basically spent the past week waiting for some action on Greece. Eventually, nothing was forthcoming. Well, we’ve seen that before. There

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France and Britain agree nuclear energy cooperation

Deals signed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday included greater co-operation in developing

Deals signed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday included greater co-operation in developing

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Minis on the march in Johannesburg protest

The miniskirt hit the streets of Johannesburg. Women marched in protest over an assault on two women who were attacked for wearing that same piece

The miniskirt hit the streets of Johannesburg. Women marched in protest over an assault on two women who were attacked for wearing that same piece

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Palestinians protests back hunger striker

In the West Bank Palestinians and activists marked seven years of weekly demos calling for the release of Khader Adnan. The jailed activists is on

In the West Bank Palestinians and activists marked seven years of weekly demos calling for the release of Khader Adnan. The jailed activists is on

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Dutch prince critical after skiing off piste

Dutch Prince, Johan Friso is in a critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital. He was rescued after being buried in an avalanche while

Dutch Prince, Johan Friso is in a critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital. He was rescued after being buried in an avalanche while

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France's last chance to swap francs for euros

It has been a decade since France swapped the franc for the euro, but Friday gave savers one last chance to exchange old notes and coins. The

It has been a decade since France swapped the franc for the euro, but Friday gave savers one last chance to exchange old notes and coins. The

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Strike action brings flight chaos to Europe

More than 400 flights were cancelled on Friday at Frankfurt airport from a walk out by apron controllers who guide planes in and out of parking

More than 400 flights were cancelled on Friday at Frankfurt airport from a walk out by apron controllers who guide planes in and out of parking

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German presidential quitting roils Merkel's waters

It is a largely ceremonial position, President of Germany, with moral authority wrapped up in it. Chancellor Angela Merkel vouchsafed that Christian

It is a largely ceremonial position, President of Germany, with moral authority wrapped up in it. Chancellor Angela Merkel vouchsafed that Christian

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Greece Olympic Games Museum robbed

Students led the protests in Greece on Friday, as the government waits until Monday for a crucial meeting with the eurogroup over the bailout loan

Students led the protests in Greece on Friday, as the government waits until Monday for a crucial meeting with the eurogroup over the bailout loan

Business

Hungarian central bank row still unresolved

Hungary is continuing on a collision course with Brussels over the independence of its central bank. The European Commission wants Budapest to

Hungary is continuing on a collision course with Brussels over the independence of its central bank. The European Commission wants Budapest to

Culture

A tale of two comedies in Berlin

Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia’s “The Spark of Life” is a Salma Hayek-starring satire about an unemployed man who has an accident and then

Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia’s “The Spark of Life” is a Salma Hayek-starring satire about an unemployed man who has an accident and then

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Good or bad move - Germans' verdicts

In the shadow of Berlin’s Bellevue Castle, the presidential palace, crowds gathered in the wake of the country’s second presidential resignation in

In the shadow of Berlin’s Bellevue Castle, the presidential palace, crowds gathered in the wake of the country’s second presidential resignation in

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Sarkozy and Cameron revive 'entente cordiale'

If there was any lingering hostility between the British and French leaders there was no sign of it as Nicolas Sarkozy warmly welcomed David Cameron

If there was any lingering hostility between the British and French leaders there was no sign of it as Nicolas Sarkozy warmly welcomed David Cameron

Culture

Richter exhibition arrives in Berlin

The art of Gerhard Richter has finally returned home.   The ‘Panorama’ exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin looks back at over five

The art of Gerhard Richter has finally returned home.   The ‘Panorama’ exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin looks back at over five

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Italy government ends Vatican tax exemptions

Despite months of discussions, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has surprised the Vatican by announcing an end to tax breaks previously enjoyed by

Despite months of discussions, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has surprised the Vatican by announcing an end to tax breaks previously enjoyed by

Business

UK retail sales jump fuels recovery hopes

Retail sales in Britain unexpectedly soared in January. Sales volumes rose 0.9 percent month on month to give an annual rise of

Retail sales in Britain unexpectedly soared in January. Sales volumes rose 0.9 percent month on month to give an annual rise of

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Greece and Iran push up oil prices

Oil prices steadied on Friday with Brent crude near $120 a barrel. They had been pushed up by hopes for a long-awaited Greek bailout deal and

Oil prices steadied on Friday with Brent crude near $120 a barrel. They had been pushed up by hopes for a long-awaited Greek bailout deal and

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Murdoch flies in to reassure Sun staff

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, has arrived at the headquarters of his company’s Sun newspaper amid rumours it would be closed

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, has arrived at the headquarters of his company’s Sun newspaper amid rumours it would be closed

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Traveller chaos as Air Australia collapses

Thousands of Air Australia passengers have been stranded after the budget airline went into voluntary administration. The Brisbane-based company

Thousands of Air Australia passengers have been stranded after the budget airline went into voluntary administration. The Brisbane-based company

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German President quits amid home loan scandal

German President Christian Wulff has announced he will resign from office. The 52-year-old had been under fire for months in a scandal over money

German President Christian Wulff has announced he will resign from office. The 52-year-old had been under fire for months in a scandal over money

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Frankfurt airport union threatens strike escalation

More than 400 flights were cancelled on Friday due to a walk out at Frankfurt airport. The disruption is set to get worse as the union threatens to

More than 400 flights were cancelled on Friday due to a walk out at Frankfurt airport. The disruption is set to get worse as the union threatens to

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Deraa targeted as Syria crackdown intensifies

As violence in Syria intensifies the conflict there is looking increasingly like a civil war. Among the latest videos to emerge from the country are

As violence in Syria intensifies the conflict there is looking increasingly like a civil war. Among the latest videos to emerge from the country are

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Gunfire in Syrian border town

Amateur video that it’s claimed shows the Free Syrian Army attacking government forces in the border town of Zabadani. According to activists the

Amateur video that it’s claimed shows the Free Syrian Army attacking government forces in the border town of Zabadani. According to activists the

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Putin bobsleds in Olympic training centre

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes a ride in a bobsled while on the presidential election campaign trail at a new Olympic training centre

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin takes a ride in a bobsled while on the presidential election campaign trail at a new Olympic training centre

Europe

Ukraine's bid to join the EU

With EYP – the European Youth Parliament Anna, from Ukraine, asks: “When is Ukraine going to be part of the European Union?” Peter Stano,

With EYP – the European Youth Parliament Anna, from Ukraine, asks: “When is Ukraine going to be part of the European Union?” Peter Stano,

Sport

Europa league round of 32

Manchester United began their Europa league campaign on a winning note beating Ajax 2 nil. Second-half goals by Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez

Manchester United began their Europa league campaign on a winning note beating Ajax 2 nil. Second-half goals by Ashley Young and Javier Hernandez

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Immunity debate shakes up German politics

The Wulff affair has rocked the normally staid world of German politics and undermined the image of the presidency. As the scandal gathers momentum

The Wulff affair has rocked the normally staid world of German politics and undermined the image of the presidency. As the scandal gathers momentum