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2012-03-07

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Tymoshenko daughter in jail plea

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and the wives of her two imprisoned

On the eve of International Women’s Day, the daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and the wives of her two imprisoned

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Putin offers olive branch to defeated rival

Vladimir Putin has dismissed opposition claims that Russia’s recent presidential election was rigged to ensure his victory, and has reportedly

Vladimir Putin has dismissed opposition claims that Russia’s recent presidential election was rigged to ensure his victory, and has reportedly

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French breast implant boss jailed

Lawyers acting for many of the French victims of the PIP breast implant scandal said they were not surprised the former company chief has been jailed

Lawyers acting for many of the French victims of the PIP breast implant scandal said they were not surprised the former company chief has been jailed

News

German workers reinforce pay claims with strikes

Germany’s efforts to maintain economic growth are been undermined by strikes and worsening industrial relations. Thousands of public sector workers

Germany’s efforts to maintain economic growth are been undermined by strikes and worsening industrial relations. Thousands of public sector workers

Business

Struggling carmakers want Europe-wide overcapacity fix

At the Geneva motor show the latest models being unveiled on stage were just window dressing for some who see an industry in crisis. Sliding

At the Geneva motor show the latest models being unveiled on stage were just window dressing for some who see an industry in crisis. Sliding

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Estonian teachers strike demanding pay hikes

Teachers in Estonia have staged what commentators are calling the biggest strike in the country since World War Two. They are calling for a 20

Teachers in Estonia have staged what commentators are calling the biggest strike in the country since World War Two. They are calling for a 20

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Fashion brand provokes outrage over Breivik name

The opening of a clothes shop in Germany called Brevik has provoked mass outrage. The name is almost the same as Breivik, the mass murderer who

The opening of a clothes shop in Germany called Brevik has provoked mass outrage. The name is almost the same as Breivik, the mass murderer who

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UN humanitarian chief reaches Homs

The UN humanitarian chief paid a short visit the battered city of Homs on Wednesday. While in Damascus, Valerie Amos helped secure permission for a

The UN humanitarian chief paid a short visit the battered city of Homs on Wednesday. While in Damascus, Valerie Amos helped secure permission for a

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British losses mount in Afghanistan

Six British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan when their Warrior armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb. The attack is the heaviest single

Six British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan when their Warrior armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb. The attack is the heaviest single

Europe

Brussels issues Budapest with new ultimatum

Budapest must do more to rectify its constitution before any talks can begin on a possible EU IMF bailout, Brussels has made clear. The latest

Budapest must do more to rectify its constitution before any talks can begin on a possible EU IMF bailout, Brussels has made clear. The latest

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Tripoli warns east over autonomy bid

Protesters in Tripoli delivered a firm ‘no’ to a breakaway region in eastern Libya, echoing the reaction of the country’s leadership. The

Protesters in Tripoli delivered a firm ‘no’ to a breakaway region in eastern Libya, echoing the reaction of the country’s leadership. The

Business

Down to wire on Greek bond swap

There was more anger in Athens on Wednesday as the deadline approached for Greece’s bond swap with its investors, which is a vital step in the

There was more anger in Athens on Wednesday as the deadline approached for Greece’s bond swap with its investors, which is a vital step in the

Europe

EU considers women job quotas

It is International women’s day this Thursday (March 8th, 2012) but the glass ceiling for women in Europe’s top jobs is as big as ever. The EU says

It is International women’s day this Thursday (March 8th, 2012) but the glass ceiling for women in Europe’s top jobs is as big as ever. The EU says

Culture

From Caesar to the Intouchables

The octagenarian Italian film director brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani were the stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Their docu-drama

The octagenarian Italian film director brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani were the stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Their docu-drama

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Super Tuesday galvanises candidates

Super Tuesday is behind them but the US race for the Republican presidential nomination remains full of suspense, as each key candidate is still

Super Tuesday is behind them but the US race for the Republican presidential nomination remains full of suspense, as each key candidate is still

Culture

Tim Burton retrospective opens in Paris

Titled simply Tim Burton, a retrospective of the director’s works spanning his 27-year film career is on show in Paris. Hundreds of drawings that

Titled simply Tim Burton, a retrospective of the director’s works spanning his 27-year film career is on show in Paris. Hundreds of drawings that

News

Not so Super Tuesday for Mitt Romney

Super Tuesday has been the night that settles the Republican presidential nomination in recent campaigns. With voters in ten states casting

Super Tuesday has been the night that settles the Republican presidential nomination in recent campaigns. With voters in ten states casting

Business

HSBC quits the insurance game

HSBC is selling its insurance businesses to France’s AXA and Australia’s QBE. The price is the equivalent of 696 million euros in cash. It is the

HSBC is selling its insurance businesses to France’s AXA and Australia’s QBE. The price is the equivalent of 696 million euros in cash. It is the

Business

Adidas lowballs outlook despite big sports year

A cautious Adidas is sticking to its forecasts for a slowdown in sales growth this year. That guidance disappointing investors who had been hoping

A cautious Adidas is sticking to its forecasts for a slowdown in sales growth this year. That guidance disappointing investors who had been hoping

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Rival Republicans accentuate the positive

Both main sides of the divided Republican family are taking positives from the outcome of Super Tuesday. It was far from the knock-out blow Mitt

Both main sides of the divided Republican family are taking positives from the outcome of Super Tuesday. It was far from the knock-out blow Mitt

Business

Oil price rebounds on Chinese demand outlook

Oil prices rose on Wednesday from Chinese plans to increase its energy imports this year. Beijing also said it will keep policies to ensure stable

Oil prices rose on Wednesday from Chinese plans to increase its energy imports this year. Beijing also said it will keep policies to ensure stable

Science_technology

Windows 8 talk of town at Barcelona mobile show

Some of the chatter at the recent World Mobile Congress was about Microsoft Windows 8 rather than phones, as the world got its first official look at

Some of the chatter at the recent World Mobile Congress was about Microsoft Windows 8 rather than phones, as the world got its first official look at

Science_technology

Breaking science's gender barrier

“I have never seen women scientists, I’ve only seen men.” “Girls get this upbringing where they shouldn’t be scientists, they should do something

“I have never seen women scientists, I’ve only seen men.” “Girls get this upbringing where they shouldn’t be scientists, they should do something

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Norway's Breivik formally charged with acts of terror

The man who killed 77 people during twin attacks in Norway was formally charged with committing acts of terror on Wednesday. Anders Behring Breivik

The man who killed 77 people during twin attacks in Norway was formally charged with committing acts of terror on Wednesday. Anders Behring Breivik

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German public sector strikes enter third day

A third day of public sector strikes in Germany spread to the country’s most populous state on Wednesday. Several cities including Dusseldorf

A third day of public sector strikes in Germany spread to the country’s most populous state on Wednesday. Several cities including Dusseldorf

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US looks to finalise North Korea food aid deal

US diplomats met with North Korean officials in Beijing on Wednesday to finalise a food aid deal, part of an agreement to end Pyongyang’s nuclear

US diplomats met with North Korean officials in Beijing on Wednesday to finalise a food aid deal, part of an agreement to end Pyongyang’s nuclear

News

French breast implant businessman jailed

The Frenchman who aroused a global health scare over the sale of breast implants was jailed on Monday for not paying his bail. Jean-Claude Mas was

The Frenchman who aroused a global health scare over the sale of breast implants was jailed on Monday for not paying his bail. Jean-Claude Mas was

Nocomment

South Korean special forces show their stuff

South Korea’s special forces demonstrated their response to a possible security alert at a conference centre in the capital, Seoul.

South Korea’s special forces demonstrated their response to a possible security alert at a conference centre in the capital, Seoul.

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North Korean troops military exercises

North Korean troops have been conducting live-fire drills near an island that was the site of a deadly artillery exchange less than two years ago

North Korean troops have been conducting live-fire drills near an island that was the site of a deadly artillery exchange less than two years ago