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2012-02-27

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More dead in Syria as referendum passed

It is feared as many as 135 people were killed across Syria on Monday. According to some activist groups, 64 were members of families fleeing areas

It is feared as many as 135 people were killed across Syria on Monday. According to some activist groups, 64 were members of families fleeing areas

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Flats collapse after blast in southern Russia

Part of a nine-storey housing block in southern Russia has collapsed killing at least two people and leaving a dozen or so more unaccounted for. It

Part of a nine-storey housing block in southern Russia has collapsed killing at least two people and leaving a dozen or so more unaccounted for. It

Europe

EU hits Syria with more sanctions

The EU has approved a wave of fresh sanctions against Syria. The punitive measures agreed between Europe’s foreign ministers in Brussels include a

The EU has approved a wave of fresh sanctions against Syria. The punitive measures agreed between Europe’s foreign ministers in Brussels include a

Europe

EU set to award Serbia candidate status

EU countries are thought to be on the verge of granting Serbia candidate status to join the 27 member bloc. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe

EU countries are thought to be on the verge of granting Serbia candidate status to join the 27 member bloc. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe

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Second round predicted in Senegal presidential

Unofficial polls in Senegal suggest the presidential election there might have to go to a second round. The two main rivals, the incumbent

Unofficial polls in Senegal suggest the presidential election there might have to go to a second round. The two main rivals, the incumbent

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Swedish royals release Princess pics

The Swedish royal family have released photos of their latest addition, Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. The Royal Palace said they were taken at

The Swedish royal family have released photos of their latest addition, Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. The Royal Palace said they were taken at

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Greek bailout gets green light from Berlin

The German parliament has overwhelmingly approved the latest Greek bailout package of 130 billion euros, despite worries about Athens’ ability to

The German parliament has overwhelmingly approved the latest Greek bailout package of 130 billion euros, despite worries about Athens’ ability to

Business

Barcelona says hola to phone folk

The phones that in the future you will be talking into, texting on, browsing the internet, playing music and taking photos with have been unveiled at

The phones that in the future you will be talking into, texting on, browsing the internet, playing music and taking photos with have been unveiled at

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More deaths in Syria as poll result announced  

Syrian activists claim 10 more people have been killed in Homs on Monday, bringing the total to no fewer than 40 deaths since Sunday’s vote on a new

Syrian activists claim 10 more people have been killed in Homs on Monday, bringing the total to no fewer than 40 deaths since Sunday’s vote on a new

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Italian rail protester electrocuted

An Italian protesting plans for a high-speed rail link between Italy and France is in an induced coma after sustaining serious injuries when he

An Italian protesting plans for a high-speed rail link between Italy and France is in an induced coma after sustaining serious injuries when he

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Russia dissident tries to cause election upset

Jailed Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is urging voters to force Vladimir Putin into a second round run-off in Sunday’s presidential

Jailed Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky is urging voters to force Vladimir Putin into a second round run-off in Sunday’s presidential

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Zyuganov's Communist presidency bid

Gennady Zyuganov is in the race for the Russian presidency for the fourth time, at the age of 67 the candidate of the opposition Communist party once

Gennady Zyuganov is in the race for the Russian presidency for the fourth time, at the age of 67 the candidate of the opposition Communist party once

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Mikhail Prokhorov: 'This campaign could reveal some serious surprises'.

In the current Russian presidential campaign – already unique with its unprecedented backdrop of civil activism – Mikhail Prokhorov definitely stands

In the current Russian presidential campaign – already unique with its unprecedented backdrop of civil activism – Mikhail Prokhorov definitely stands

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Kill Putin: Russia 'foils plot' on PM's life

Russia and Ukraine have foiled a plot to kill Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to state television. The pro-Kremlin Channel One

Russia and Ukraine have foiled a plot to kill Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to state television. The pro-Kremlin Channel One

Business

G20 tells Europe 'give more cash before we help'

Show us the money was the message to Europe from the meeting in Mexico of finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 world’s leading

Show us the money was the message to Europe from the meeting in Mexico of finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 world’s leading

Business

Olympus board picks raise investors concerns

Japan’s Olympus has named a new board of directors as it tries to move on from a massive accounting fraud. But some foreign investors – who have to

Japan’s Olympus has named a new board of directors as it tries to move on from a massive accounting fraud. But some foreign investors – who have to

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Senegal presidential vote too close to call

Unofficial polls in Senegal suggest the presidential election might have to go to a second round. The two main rivals, the incumbent President

Unofficial polls in Senegal suggest the presidential election might have to go to a second round. The two main rivals, the incumbent President

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Oscars: 'Hollywood loves to see stories about its craft'

As ‘The Artist’ triumphed at the Oscars, euronews reporter Andrea Bolitho spoke to ABC news correspondent Diana Alvear about the glitz, glamour and

As ‘The Artist’ triumphed at the Oscars, euronews reporter Andrea Bolitho spoke to ABC news correspondent Diana Alvear about the glitz, glamour and

Culture

The Artist proves a 'tour de force' at the Oscars

Hollywood’s cream of the crop descended on Los Angeles for the 84th Academy Awards. As some of the worlds most beautiful leading men and women worked

Hollywood’s cream of the crop descended on Los Angeles for the 84th Academy Awards. As some of the worlds most beautiful leading men and women worked

Europe

Europe increases pressure on Syria

EU foreign ministers have given the green light for a raft of new sanctions against Syria. Meeting in Brussels, Europe’s top diplomats agreed to

EU foreign ministers have given the green light for a raft of new sanctions against Syria. Meeting in Brussels, Europe’s top diplomats agreed to

Business

World Bank tells China 'reform to keep growing'

The World Bank has warned China’s government that it must relax its grip on industry and move towards a free-market economy. Speaking in Beijing

The World Bank has warned China’s government that it must relax its grip on industry and move towards a free-market economy. Speaking in Beijing

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Italy short-term borrowing costs plummet

Italy’s short-term borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest in 17 months. The amount of interest Rome had to pay to sell 12.25 billion euros of

Italy’s short-term borrowing costs have fallen to their lowest in 17 months. The amount of interest Rome had to pay to sell 12.25 billion euros of

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Judge cleared of investigating Franco-era crimes in Spain

Prominent judge Baltasar Garzon has been found not guilty of going beyond his powers when trying to prosecute crimes carried out during the rule of

Prominent judge Baltasar Garzon has been found not guilty of going beyond his powers when trying to prosecute crimes carried out during the rule of

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Spain's Garzon cleared by Supreme Court

The campaigning Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been cleared of illegally ordering an  investigation into mass murder by forces loyal to the former

The campaigning Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been cleared of illegally ordering an  investigation into mass murder by forces loyal to the former

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Four-year sentence for Ukraine opposition leader  

Ukrainian opposition leader Yuri Lutsenko has been found guilty of crimes relating to corruption and abuse of office.   On trial since last August

Ukrainian opposition leader Yuri Lutsenko has been found guilty of crimes relating to corruption and abuse of office.   On trial since last August

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Frankfurt airport strike grounds 200 flights

The operators of Frankfurt Airport cancelled 200 flights on Monday amid an ongoing labour dispute. Ground staff have been striking since February

The operators of Frankfurt Airport cancelled 200 flights on Monday amid an ongoing labour dispute. Ground staff have been striking since February

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Syrians vote on new constitution amid bloodshed

At least 59 people are now reported to have been killed in the continuing government bombardment of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday.   The centre

At least 59 people are now reported to have been killed in the continuing government bombardment of the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday.   The centre

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Carnival celebrations in Athens

Children dressed up and threw confetti in celebrations marking the last day of carnival in central Athens on Sunday.

Children dressed up and threw confetti in celebrations marking the last day of carnival in central Athens on Sunday.

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USA: deadly highway pile-up

At least three people are dead and dozens more injured after a more than 30 vehicle pile-up on Interstate 80. It happened in Venango County during

At least three people are dead and dozens more injured after a more than 30 vehicle pile-up on Interstate 80. It happened in Venango County during

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Russia foils 'Chechen plot' to kill PM Putin

Russian and Ukrainian secret services have foiled a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state television in Russia reported on

Russian and Ukrainian secret services have foiled a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state television in Russia reported on