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2012-03-13

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Ukraine accused of human rights abuse

Allegations of abuse of power and human rights are on the rise in Ukraine and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Those are the controversial

Allegations of abuse of power and human rights are on the rise in Ukraine and the situation is rapidly deteriorating. Those are the controversial

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Larijani on Iran's new democracy

A senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader has told euronews that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency has effectively come to an end with more than a

A senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader has told euronews that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency has effectively come to an end with more than a

Business

Greek debt rating status upgraded

The credit agency Fitch has upgraded Greece to B-minus with what it called a “stable outlook.” It is the first of the agencies to make the widely

The credit agency Fitch has upgraded Greece to B-minus with what it called a “stable outlook.” It is the first of the agencies to make the widely

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Le Pen joins French presidency race

The leader of France’s far-right party Marine Le Pen formally announced she would enter the race for the presidency on Tuesday. The 43-year-old

The leader of France’s far-right party Marine Le Pen formally announced she would enter the race for the presidency on Tuesday. The 43-year-old

Europe

A passport for mockery in Strasbourg

A speech by Nicolas Sarkozy which was meant to add momentum to his presidential campaign has rattled the European Parliament in Strasbourg. At an

A speech by Nicolas Sarkozy which was meant to add momentum to his presidential campaign has rattled the European Parliament in Strasbourg. At an

Business

ECB warning on EU competitiveness

The President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi says a growing gap in comptetitiveness between eurozone members could make it more difficult

The President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi says a growing gap in comptetitiveness between eurozone members could make it more difficult

Business

China under pressure over raw material exports

The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw

The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw

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Karzai under fire for killings by US soldier in Afghanistan

Anger at the killing of 16 civilians by an American soldier was also directed at Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, after his two brothers

Anger at the killing of 16 civilians by an American soldier was also directed at Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, after his two brothers

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Quebec smokers sue industry in record lawsuit

Some two million smokers and ex-smokers in Canada have launched the country’s biggest-ever lawsuit against tobacco giants, in the province of

Some two million smokers and ex-smokers in Canada have launched the country’s biggest-ever lawsuit against tobacco giants, in the province of

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Slain war reporter Marie Colvin laid to rest

The funeral has taken place for the slain war reporter Marie Colvin. She and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed last month by shell and

The funeral has taken place for the slain war reporter Marie Colvin. She and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed last month by shell and

News

Sarkozy denies Gaddafi funding allegations

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has angrily denied accusations, during a live television interview, that he received money from deposed Libyan

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has angrily denied accusations, during a live television interview, that he received money from deposed Libyan

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Seven policemen hurt as suicide bid goes awry

Seven policemen in Brussels have been injured after a man allegedly tried to commit suicide by crashing his car into a police convoy. It is

Seven policemen in Brussels have been injured after a man allegedly tried to commit suicide by crashing his car into a police convoy. It is

News

More bodies pulled from Concordia wreck

Italian salvage workers have pulled a further seven bodies from the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The victims include two French, three Germans and

Italian salvage workers have pulled a further seven bodies from the wreck of the Costa Concordia. The victims include two French, three Germans and

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France mourns death of actor Michel Duchaussoy

Tributes have been paid to French actor Michel Duchaussoy who’s died at the age of 73. He first made his name in the theatre but the French

Tributes have been paid to French actor Michel Duchaussoy who’s died at the age of 73. He first made his name in the theatre but the French

Nocomment

Celebrating Elephant Day in Thailand

More than 40 elephants in traditional Thai attire paraded in Pattaya to mark Thailand’s annual Elephant Day. The animals took part in an ancient

More than 40 elephants in traditional Thai attire paraded in Pattaya to mark Thailand’s annual Elephant Day. The animals took part in an ancient

News

Russia calls for simultaneous ceasefire in Syria

Kofi Annan is awaiting a response from Syria to his proposals to end the bloodshed across the country. After meeting the president at the weekend

Kofi Annan is awaiting a response from Syria to his proposals to end the bloodshed across the country. After meeting the president at the weekend

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Ex-News of The World editor arrested again

Britain’s phone hacking storm has flared up again with the arrest for a second time of Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the newspaper at the

Britain’s phone hacking storm has flared up again with the arrest for a second time of Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the newspaper at the

Science_technology

Cebit and wonder

At Cebit, Europe’s biggest electronics show held in Hanover, there were lots of new gizmos and gadgets on display. More than 4,200 companies from 70

At Cebit, Europe’s biggest electronics show held in Hanover, there were lots of new gizmos and gadgets on display. More than 4,200 companies from 70

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Syria accused of planting landmines near borders

Syria has been accused of planting landmines near its borders as thousands of refugees try to escape the conflict. The advocacy group, Human Rights

Syria has been accused of planting landmines near its borders as thousands of refugees try to escape the conflict. The advocacy group, Human Rights

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Foreigners flock to buy luxury property in Paris

Estate agents in France claim that despite the crisis in the eurozone, sales of luxury properties in Paris are beating all records and selling for

Estate agents in France claim that despite the crisis in the eurozone, sales of luxury properties in Paris are beating all records and selling for

Business

German investor optimism climbs

German investor confidence is at its highest level since the middle of 2010 according the latest monthly survey by the ZEW institute. Germany

German investor confidence is at its highest level since the middle of 2010 according the latest monthly survey by the ZEW institute. Germany

Business

Boardroom row at top Russian metal firm

The chairman of Russia’s huge aluminium company Rusal has resigned. The firm said Viktor Vekselberg stepped down because of a bitter struggle

The chairman of Russia’s huge aluminium company Rusal has resigned. The firm said Viktor Vekselberg stepped down because of a bitter struggle

Business

US financial chiefs meet amid signs of recovery

The US Federal Reserve meets today with analysts expecting few, if any, changes in monetary policy. It is expected that a slightly brighter

The US Federal Reserve meets today with analysts expecting few, if any, changes in monetary policy. It is expected that a slightly brighter

Europe

Spain handed new deficit target

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have cut some slack for Spain, handing the country a new deficit target for this year. The aim is 5.3% of

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have cut some slack for Spain, handing the country a new deficit target for this year. The aim is 5.3% of

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Far-right's Le Pen to announce French presidential bid

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was due to hold a press conference on Tuesday to officially announce her candidacy in next month’s presidential

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was due to hold a press conference on Tuesday to officially announce her candidacy in next month’s presidential

Culture

Deauville Asian film festival

The seaside town of Deauville in France has been hosting its annual Asian film festival. For more information about the festival see

The seaside town of Deauville in France has been hosting its annual Asian film festival. For more information about the festival see

Culture

Harcourt photo booths

Studio Harcourt is one of the most glamorous photographic studios in the world. Their pictures of the great and the good – stars, actors, Oscar

Studio Harcourt is one of the most glamorous photographic studios in the world. Their pictures of the great and the good – stars, actors, Oscar

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Hollande, a most untypical French presidential candidate

On the 22nd of April and the 6th of May the French elect their president. Who will follow in the footsteps of Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou

On the 22nd of April and the 6th of May the French elect their president. Who will follow in the footsteps of Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou

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Afghan officials attacked at massacre scene

An Afghan government delegation has come under a gun attack as it visited the scene of the massacre of 16 civilians by a US soldiers near Kandahar

An Afghan government delegation has come under a gun attack as it visited the scene of the massacre of 16 civilians by a US soldiers near Kandahar

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Canadian smokers launch multi-billion lawsuit

A group of Canadian smokers is claiming up to 20 euros billion in damages from three big tobacco companies accusing them of causing their smoking

A group of Canadian smokers is claiming up to 20 euros billion in damages from three big tobacco companies accusing them of causing their smoking