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2012-02-20

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France wants GM crop banned in EU

The French government has asked the EU to suspend authorisation of a genetically modified maize crop – known as MON 810, from the US company

The French government has asked the EU to suspend authorisation of a genetically modified maize crop – known as MON 810, from the US company

Science_technology

Smartphones to offer you a pocket doctor

Thousands of apps are now out there to turn your tablet or smartphone into a pocket doctor; for example one astonishing trick can take your pulse

Thousands of apps are now out there to turn your tablet or smartphone into a pocket doctor; for example one astonishing trick can take your pulse

Sport

Will the hot Spanish blood freeze in Moscow?

Its not just CSKA Moscow the Real Madrid players are up against in their first leg tie of the Champions League last 16 but the Russian winter

Its not just CSKA Moscow the Real Madrid players are up against in their first leg tie of the Champions League last 16 but the Russian winter

Business

Monti pledges no more austerity

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that despite the recession there will be no need for a new austerity budget. As Italy’s technocrat

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that despite the recession there will be no need for a new austerity budget. As Italy’s technocrat

Business

Dublin looks to Beijing for growth opportunities

Ireland, the former Celtic Tiger has been hosting a probable future leader of the land of the dragon. China’s vice president Xi Jinping visited a

Ireland, the former Celtic Tiger has been hosting a probable future leader of the land of the dragon. China’s vice president Xi Jinping visited a

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Iran's military exercise aims to defend nuclear sites

Iran has started a four-day military exercise aimed at protecting its nuclear sites from an attack. Missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, radars and

Iran has started a four-day military exercise aimed at protecting its nuclear sites from an attack. Missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, radars and

News

Decision day for Greek debt deal

Will this finally be the day Greece gets the cash it needs to avoid bankruptcy? That was the question at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, as

Will this finally be the day Greece gets the cash it needs to avoid bankruptcy? That was the question at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, as

News

Red Cross attempts to broker Syrian ceasefire

As fighting continues in Syria the International Committee of the Red Cross says it is negotiating with the government and opposition fighters in the

As fighting continues in Syria the International Committee of the Red Cross says it is negotiating with the government and opposition fighters in the

News

Inquiry into Jerusalem church graffiti

Police in Jerusalem are investigating the second case of abusive graffiti this month daubed on a Baptist church. Cars parked outside the church

Police in Jerusalem are investigating the second case of abusive graffiti this month daubed on a Baptist church. Cars parked outside the church

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Medvedev hosts Russian protest leaders

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with leaders of the country’s protest movement on Monday after a month of demonstrations against Vladimir

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with leaders of the country’s protest movement on Monday after a month of demonstrations against Vladimir

News

Man stuck in snow for two months 'was hibernating'

Swedish authorities are investigating how a man survived after apparently spending two months trapped in his car in a snowdrift. The 45-year-old

Swedish authorities are investigating how a man survived after apparently spending two months trapped in his car in a snowdrift. The 45-year-old

Culture

Berlin surprises but does not disappoint

This year, the Berlin Film festival focussed very much on young talents in their selection for the international competition. The international jury

This year, the Berlin Film festival focussed very much on young talents in their selection for the international competition. The international jury

News

French steel workers hold sit-in protest

Around 200 workers have been staging a sit-in at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in northeast France. The company announced last week that it is to

Around 200 workers have been staging a sit-in at an ArcelorMittal steel plant in northeast France. The company announced last week that it is to

News

Breakaway ice sinks boats in Serbia

The big freeze that hit central and eastern Europe is starting to thaw, bringing more problems for the region. Vast blocks of ice on the river

The big freeze that hit central and eastern Europe is starting to thaw, bringing more problems for the region. Vast blocks of ice on the river

News

Peacekeepers held in Sudan

A militant rebel group in Sudan claims to have captured 52 international peacekeeping troops in the war-torn Darfur region. The soldiers from the

A militant rebel group in Sudan claims to have captured 52 international peacekeeping troops in the war-torn Darfur region. The soldiers from the

Culture

Picasso and British art

Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso remains the 20th century’s single most important artistic figure, a towering genius who changed the face of modern

Spanish artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso remains the 20th century’s single most important artistic figure, a towering genius who changed the face of modern

News

Back in the Day: Malcolm X assassinated

February, 21 1965: Malcolm Little, known to the world as Malcolm X, is shot dead at a meeting in New York City. The black civil rights leader was

February, 21 1965: Malcolm Little, known to the world as Malcolm X, is shot dead at a meeting in New York City. The black civil rights leader was

News

Olympian restructuring comes due for Greece

Greece is embarked on sales of star assets. This is Piraeus, the main port and industrial centre of Greece, is an jewel in an economic crown of

Greece is embarked on sales of star assets. This is Piraeus, the main port and industrial centre of Greece, is an jewel in an economic crown of

Business

Greek deal just the start

Even if there is smooth implementation of the latest Greek rescue deal economists have said it will take a decade or more to stabilise the country’s

Even if there is smooth implementation of the latest Greek rescue deal economists have said it will take a decade or more to stabilise the country’s

News

Decision day for second Greek bailout

Eurozone finance ministers have arrived in Brussels for talks to give the green light for a second huge bailout for the debt stricken country. After

Eurozone finance ministers have arrived in Brussels for talks to give the green light for a second huge bailout for the debt stricken country. After

News

Hacktivists Anonymous target Spain's Goya Awards

The big winner of 26th annual Goya Awards is Enrique Urbizu’s ‘No habrá paz para los malvados’, scooping six accolades at the ceremony in Madrid

The big winner of 26th annual Goya Awards is Enrique Urbizu’s ‘No habrá paz para los malvados’, scooping six accolades at the ceremony in Madrid

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And the Oscars go to...

On May 18, 1929, Hollywood’s high society gathered in the time-honored Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the very first Oscars in

On May 18, 1929, Hollywood’s high society gathered in the time-honored Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the very first Oscars in

Business

TNT holds out for higher bid from UPS

Share in Dutch freight and delivery firm TNT Express shot up on Monday as investors indicated they would want a better buyout offer than that made by

Share in Dutch freight and delivery firm TNT Express shot up on Monday as investors indicated they would want a better buyout offer than that made by

Business

Oil boosted by Iran and China moves

Iran’s decision to halt oil exports to British and French companies helped push the price of Brent crude to its highest in eight months It went

Iran’s decision to halt oil exports to British and French companies helped push the price of Brent crude to its highest in eight months It went

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Senegal opposition calls new anti-Wade protest

The opposition in Senegal has called for another unofficial anti-government demonstration on Monday in the centre of Dakar, following more clashes on

The opposition in Senegal has called for another unofficial anti-government demonstration on Monday in the centre of Dakar, following more clashes on

News

Views from Athens: 'no light on horizon'

All over Greece, people are once again asking what’s in store for them. A world away from the Brussels corridors where the bailout deal is being

All over Greece, people are once again asking what’s in store for them. A world away from the Brussels corridors where the bailout deal is being

News

Frankfurt airport strike to last an extra day

Industrial action at Frankfurt Airport will now end in the early hours of Wednesday, after the labour union called on members to down tools for an

Industrial action at Frankfurt Airport will now end in the early hours of Wednesday, after the labour union called on members to down tools for an

News

Hopes high for Greek bailout agreement

European markets rallied, as did the euro, amid expectations that Greece will secure a second bailout deal that should remove the immediate risk of

European markets rallied, as did the euro, amid expectations that Greece will secure a second bailout deal that should remove the immediate risk of

News

IAEA holds talks with Iran over nuclear programme

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in Iran for discussions on the country’s controversial nuclear programme. The five member team of

The International Atomic Energy Agency is in Iran for discussions on the country’s controversial nuclear programme. The five member team of

Nocomment

Costume contest in Venice

The last weekend of carnival in Venice included a gondola parade and colourful, creative costumes for the contest in St Mark’s Square.

The last weekend of carnival in Venice included a gondola parade and colourful, creative costumes for the contest in St Mark’s Square.