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2012-02-21

News

Mironov candidacy in Russian presidential race suggests pluralism

Serguey Mironov is running for the Russian presidency at the head of the party called ‘A Just Russia’. He is a former chairman of the Federation

Serguey Mironov is running for the Russian presidency at the head of the party called ‘A Just Russia’. He is a former chairman of the Federation

Business

Chinese but made in Europe

The first Chinese carmaker to assemble vehicles in the European Union has started production in Bulgaria. Great Wall Motors, in partnership with

The first Chinese carmaker to assemble vehicles in the European Union has started production in Bulgaria. Great Wall Motors, in partnership with

News

Bailout 'helps stabilise Greece and Europe'

In Brussels, the mood was one of congratulation that the marathon to agree Greece’s second major rescue – in principle – was finally at an end. Much

In Brussels, the mood was one of congratulation that the marathon to agree Greece’s second major rescue – in principle – was finally at an end. Much

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Bailout Greeks 'like drug addicts after next dose'

Greeks have been digesting the multi-billion euro bailout deal that has won their country a reprieve from bankruptcy. However it has set in stone

Greeks have been digesting the multi-billion euro bailout deal that has won their country a reprieve from bankruptcy. However it has set in stone

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Europe calls for for fewer cuts and more growth

The 12 leading European countries that are calling for more emphasis on growth have signed a letter to top EU officials asking for a shift away from

The 12 leading European countries that are calling for more emphasis on growth have signed a letter to top EU officials asking for a shift away from

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Red Cross seeks daily humanitarian truce in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called for a daily two-hour ceasefire in Syria so it can deliver emergency aid and help the sick and

The International Committee of the Red Cross has called for a daily two-hour ceasefire in Syria so it can deliver emergency aid and help the sick and

Business

Doubts remain over new Greek bailout

The complex Greek bailout deal that was finally reached in Brussels in the early hours of Tuesday morning will buy time to stabilise the eurozone and

The complex Greek bailout deal that was finally reached in Brussels in the early hours of Tuesday morning will buy time to stabilise the eurozone and

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Back in the Day: child becomes Dalai Lama

*February 22, 1940* Five-year-old Lhamo Dondrub is enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama, adopting his religious name, Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang

*February 22, 1940* Five-year-old Lhamo Dondrub is enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama, adopting his religious name, Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang

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Palestinian prisoner held by Israel ends hunger strike

Backed by grassroots support and human rights groups, a Palestinian held without trial by Israel has agreed to end a 66-day hunger strike after the

Backed by grassroots support and human rights groups, a Palestinian held without trial by Israel has agreed to end a 66-day hunger strike after the

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Iran warns of preemptive action against enemies

Iran would take preemptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interest were at risk, a deputy head of the country’s armed forces said

Iran would take preemptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interest were at risk, a deputy head of the country’s armed forces said

Culture

Berlinale asks 'Are we what we eat?'

The Berlinale Film Festival this year looked at how cinema treats food and the environment in its ‘Culinary Cinema’ programme. ‘Last Call At The

The Berlinale Film Festival this year looked at how cinema treats food and the environment in its ‘Culinary Cinema’ programme. ‘Last Call At The

Culture

London Fashion Week heads towards climax

Paul Smith’s models strode out in fitted blazers, skinny trousers, narrow-cut, high-necked sweaters, and had mannish, boyfriend coats draped

Paul Smith’s models strode out in fitted blazers, skinny trousers, narrow-cut, high-necked sweaters, and had mannish, boyfriend coats draped

Science_technology

New treatment for prostate enlargement

Doctors from all over the world are heading for Lisbon to learn how to perform a new medical procedure that may improve the quality of life for

Doctors from all over the world are heading for Lisbon to learn how to perform a new medical procedure that may improve the quality of life for

Business

TNT's weak profits make higher UPS bid less likely

TNT Express has posted weaker-than-expected results, which will not help it get a higher price from takeover bidder United Parcel Service. The

TNT Express has posted weaker-than-expected results, which will not help it get a higher price from takeover bidder United Parcel Service. The

Business

Greek deal helps Italy, Spain and Portugal's borrowing costs

In terms of sales of government bonds, Italy and Spain benefited from Greece securing its new bailout. The amount of interest Rome and Madrid had

In terms of sales of government bonds, Italy and Spain benefited from Greece securing its new bailout. The amount of interest Rome and Madrid had

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Russia to boycott Syria opposition meeting

In an 18th day of bombardments on the Syrian city of Homs, it is being claimed another 21 people have lost their lives. More amateur footage

In an 18th day of bombardments on the Syrian city of Homs, it is being claimed another 21 people have lost their lives. More amateur footage

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Russian Presidential election 2012 : candidates

Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister, President of United Russia (ruling party), 59 y.o. He has already occupied President’s post twice (2000-2004

Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister, President of United Russia (ruling party), 59 y.o. He has already occupied President’s post twice (2000-2004

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Russia's far-flung regions cast presidential votes

More than 6,000 kilometres from Moscow, voting for the Russian presidential election has already begun in earnest. The far eastern region of

More than 6,000 kilometres from Moscow, voting for the Russian presidential election has already begun in earnest. The far eastern region of

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Austerity-hit Greeks scorn bailout deal

There may be sighs of relief in the corridors of power in Brussels at the Greek bailout deal. Nevertheless, in Athens the agreement brought yet

There may be sighs of relief in the corridors of power in Brussels at the Greek bailout deal. Nevertheless, in Athens the agreement brought yet

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Greek bailout factbox

The bailout for Greece that Eurozone finance ministers sealed last night amounts to 130 billion euros. Its objective is to avert imminent chaotic

The bailout for Greece that Eurozone finance ministers sealed last night amounts to 130 billion euros. Its objective is to avert imminent chaotic

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Eurozone backs Greek bailout

Is it the end of the marathon? Well, it certainly seemed so as tired EU finance ministers arrived at the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday

Is it the end of the marathon? Well, it certainly seemed so as tired EU finance ministers arrived at the European Council in Brussels on Tuesday

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Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn quizzed in prostitution case

Former French finance minister and IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned by police in northern France over suspected involvement in a

Former French finance minister and IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being questioned by police in northern France over suspected involvement in a

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Koran desecration causes Afghanistan protests

Reports of foreign troops burning copies of the Koran has led to Afghan protests outside the main US military base in Bagram. Around 2,000 angry

Reports of foreign troops burning copies of the Koran has led to Afghan protests outside the main US military base in Bagram. Around 2,000 angry

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Vice president seeks approval in Yemen elections

As people in Yemen go to the polls, it is hoped a high turnout will give uncontested vice president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi the legitimacy he needs to

As people in Yemen go to the polls, it is hoped a high turnout will give uncontested vice president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi the legitimacy he needs to

Nocomment

Iran: blazing boat rescue

Iranian state television showed the nine-man crew being rescued from a burning ship in Iranian waters. The report said a local TV crew who had been

Iranian state television showed the nine-man crew being rescued from a burning ship in Iranian waters. The report said a local TV crew who had been

Nocomment

Brazil: carnival highlight

Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools, dancers and musicians paraded in the city’s newly renovated Sambadrome - a highlight of Brazil’s carnival

Rio de Janeiro’s elite samba schools, dancers and musicians paraded in the city’s newly renovated Sambadrome - a highlight of Brazil’s carnival

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Cautious market reaction to Greek bailout

European markets reacted cautiously to news of the deal on the Greek bailout. The euro steadied after an initial jump – first rising over half a

European markets reacted cautiously to news of the deal on the Greek bailout. The euro steadied after an initial jump – first rising over half a

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Greece gets bailout package after 'marathon' meeting

Greece is no longer facing imminent bankruptcy after eurozone finance ministers finally approved a 130-billion euro bailout. This round of

Greece is no longer facing imminent bankruptcy after eurozone finance ministers finally approved a 130-billion euro bailout. This round of

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Mexico prison riot was an elaborate jail break

The governor of a jail in Mexico has revealed what was originally thought to have been a brawl between rival gangs now turns out to have been a

The governor of a jail in Mexico has revealed what was originally thought to have been a brawl between rival gangs now turns out to have been a

News

Greeks urged not to buy German goods

Greeks are being urged to boycott German and Dutch products to protest against harsh economic austerity demands from their country’s European

Greeks are being urged to boycott German and Dutch products to protest against harsh economic austerity demands from their country’s European