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2012-02-28

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France plans new 'genocide' bill

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is working on a new “genocide” bill after the Constitutional Council threw out one currently under

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is working on a new “genocide” bill after the Constitutional Council threw out one currently under

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Prokhorov's rich bid for Russia's top job

Mikhaïl Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch industrialist, is an independent candidate in Russia’s presidential race. He is 46. He first got rich after

Mikhaïl Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch industrialist, is an independent candidate in Russia’s presidential race. He is 46. He first got rich after

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Russian democracy through foreign eyes

Here are several views presented by foreigners who have worked in Russia for quite some time, of Vladimir Putin, who, although the country’s

Here are several views presented by foreigners who have worked in Russia for quite some time, of Vladimir Putin, who, although the country’s

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Senegal : second round ballot for presidential election

The presidential race in Senegal will go to a second round with no candidate heading for an outright majority. There will now be a run off between

The presidential race in Senegal will go to a second round with no candidate heading for an outright majority. There will now be a run off between

Europe

Serbia on the verge of EU candidacy

European foreign ministers say Serbia should be given candidate status to join the EU. However, a final decision, expected later this week at a full

European foreign ministers say Serbia should be given candidate status to join the EU. However, a final decision, expected later this week at a full

Business

Costa counts cost of latest cruise mishap

The latest problems involving a ship operated by the Costa Crociere cruise line are bound to have the company, its parent – US based Carnival

The latest problems involving a ship operated by the Costa Crociere cruise line are bound to have the company, its parent – US based Carnival

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Court may ban air traffic controllers striking at Frankfurt

Airport operators Fraport and airline Lufthansa are seeking a high court injunction to stop air traffic controllers joining in a strike at Frankfurt

Airport operators Fraport and airline Lufthansa are seeking a high court injunction to stop air traffic controllers joining in a strike at Frankfurt

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Whereabouts of journalist wounded in Syria unconfirmed

The fate of French journalist Edith Bouvier who was wounded in Syria is unclear after conflicting reports about whether or not she has been smuggled

The fate of French journalist Edith Bouvier who was wounded in Syria is unclear after conflicting reports about whether or not she has been smuggled

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New Egypt constitution a step closer

In Egypt, further steps have been taken to draw up a new constitution for the post-Mubarak era. Ahmed Fahmy, a university professor and member of

In Egypt, further steps have been taken to draw up a new constitution for the post-Mubarak era. Ahmed Fahmy, a university professor and member of

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France's golden boy comes home

The Artist fever hit Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport as France’s Jean Dujardin arrived home from Los Angeles where he had been awarded the Oscar for

The Artist fever hit Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport as France’s Jean Dujardin arrived home from Los Angeles where he had been awarded the Oscar for

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Routemaster returns to London's streets

London’s famous hop-on, hop-off Routemaster buses have been reincarnated seven years after they were scrapped on safety grounds. The new greener

London’s famous hop-on, hop-off Routemaster buses have been reincarnated seven years after they were scrapped on safety grounds. The new greener

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'Anonymous' hacker arrests

Spanish police have arrested four people suspected of being members of the ‘Anonymous’ computer hacking ring. They are accused of releasing

Spanish police have arrested four people suspected of being members of the ‘Anonymous’ computer hacking ring. They are accused of releasing

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French court rejects "genocide" denial bill

France’s top legal body has thrown out a law making it illegal to deny that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks was

France’s top legal body has thrown out a law making it illegal to deny that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks was

Business

'Troika' gives Portugal a bailout thumbs up

Portugal has passed the third review by inspectors from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank — who said it was

Portugal has passed the third review by inspectors from the European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank — who said it was

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Latest figures confirm Putin's pole position for election

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin looks sure to reclaim his former position as president next Sunday, with the latest polls giving him around

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin looks sure to reclaim his former position as president next Sunday, with the latest polls giving him around

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The Republicans who want to be president

Newt Gingrich 68 years Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Roman Catholic This thrice-married 68-year-old started the impeachment

Newt Gingrich 68 years Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Roman Catholic This thrice-married 68-year-old started the impeachment

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UK and France confirm injured journalists have left Syria

Safety and medical treatment for two foreign journalists wounded in Syria, as they finally leave the country. Paul Conroy, who works for the Sunday

Safety and medical treatment for two foreign journalists wounded in Syria, as they finally leave the country. Paul Conroy, who works for the Sunday

Europe

Anti-ACTA activists hand MEPs massive petition

Nearly 2.5 million people would like to see the back of ACTA was the message delivered in Brussels, as activists handed in a huge petition to MEPs

Nearly 2.5 million people would like to see the back of ACTA was the message delivered in Brussels, as activists handed in a huge petition to MEPs

Culture

Actress Helen Mirren wows Milan fashionistas

British actress Helen Mirren avoided the Oscars ceremony and instead headed to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. The 66-year-old, who’s perhaps best

British actress Helen Mirren avoided the Oscars ceremony and instead headed to Italy for Milan Fashion Week. The 66-year-old, who’s perhaps best

Culture

The man who brought The Artist to America

The incredible Oscar success of silent movie The Artist has got many fans wondering who is behind many of today’s most successful foreign and

The incredible Oscar success of silent movie The Artist has got many fans wondering who is behind many of today’s most successful foreign and

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Greek bonds shunned as collateral - for now

The European Central Bank said on Tuesday that it would temporarily refuse to accept Greek goverrnment bonds as collateral for loans to banks in the

The European Central Bank said on Tuesday that it would temporarily refuse to accept Greek goverrnment bonds as collateral for loans to banks in the

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Stricken Allegra faces slower journey to dry land

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

An Italian cruiser left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday. The Costa Allegra is being

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Syrian crackdown wider than Homs

While Homs is bearing the brunt of the government crackdown on the Syrian uprising, it is far from the only town under attack. The northwestern

While Homs is bearing the brunt of the government crackdown on the Syrian uprising, it is far from the only town under attack. The northwestern

Business

GM may buy small Peugeot stake

Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen rose sharply on Tuesday on reports that General Motors is in advanced talks on buying a small stake in the French

Shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen rose sharply on Tuesday on reports that General Motors is in advanced talks on buying a small stake in the French

Business

TomTom loses its way in sales slump

Free navigation software for smartphones continues to slam the profits of GPS maker TomTom. It has just reported a 76 percent drop in

Free navigation software for smartphones continues to slam the profits of GPS maker TomTom. It has just reported a 76 percent drop in

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Struggling Panasonic names new chief

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has named the head of its loss-making TV division as its new president. Kazuhiro Tsuga will replace Fumio

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has named the head of its loss-making TV division as its new president. Kazuhiro Tsuga will replace Fumio

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Syrian opposition sneak European journalists out of Homs

Two Western journalists wounded in Syria has been receiving medical treatment after finally being evacuated from the country. British photographer

Two Western journalists wounded in Syria has been receiving medical treatment after finally being evacuated from the country. British photographer

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Whole village in France up for sale

If you are interested in buying property in France, instead of a country house or apartment, you could purchase an entire village for just 330,000

If you are interested in buying property in France, instead of a country house or apartment, you could purchase an entire village for just 330,000

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Russia's unexpected opposition

Engineer Vyacheslav, analyst Anna and programmer Aleksandre have changed: they no longer just follow the news, they help make it. Russia’s middle

Engineer Vyacheslav, analyst Anna and programmer Aleksandre have changed: they no longer just follow the news, they help make it. Russia’s middle

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India unions strike in protest at cost of living

Eleven trade unions in India are staging a one-day nationwide strike in protest at the cost of living. The unions want the government to introduce

Eleven trade unions in India are staging a one-day nationwide strike in protest at the cost of living. The unions want the government to introduce