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2012-03-19

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Farmers rise up in Greek 'potato revolution'

As Greek wallets take a hit from deep spending cuts, the country’s farmers are fighting back in what has been branded the ‘potato revolution’. The

As Greek wallets take a hit from deep spending cuts, the country’s farmers are fighting back in what has been branded the ‘potato revolution’. The

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Ukraine: Mums-to-be could face fines for smoking or drinking

The women of Ukraine had better beware before they light up or enjoy a drink. They could face a fine if it turns out that they are pregnant! Some

The women of Ukraine had better beware before they light up or enjoy a drink. They could face a fine if it turns out that they are pregnant! Some

Europe

Good progress on fish discard ban, say EU ministers

European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels say they have made good progress on ending the discarding of unwanted fish – despite initial

European fisheries ministers meeting in Brussels say they have made good progress on ending the discarding of unwanted fish – despite initial

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French Jews shocked by Toulouse shootings

France’s Jewish community has reacted with horror to the murders in Toulouse. Parents, teachers and community leaders said the killings had sent

France’s Jewish community has reacted with horror to the murders in Toulouse. Parents, teachers and community leaders said the killings had sent

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Sarkozy and Hollande visit gun attack school

The Toulouse killings come as France’s presidential election gets underway. All the candidates have condemned the attack and expressed their support

The Toulouse killings come as France’s presidential election gets underway. All the candidates have condemned the attack and expressed their support

Business

Get the traffic moving - invest in a road

How to get the traffic on Britain’s roads moving and to keep it flowing has been a constant sore for drivers and successive governments. Now UK Prime

How to get the traffic on Britain’s roads moving and to keep it flowing has been a constant sore for drivers and successive governments. Now UK Prime

Business

Delivering to Europe a merger to challenge the market

United Parcel Service, the world’s largest package delivery company, has bought Dutch rivals TNT in a bid to dominate the market in Europe. The

United Parcel Service, the world’s largest package delivery company, has bought Dutch rivals TNT in a bid to dominate the market in Europe. The

Culture

Dark and mysterious: Lebanese rockers The Kordz

The Middle East is not normally associated with rock music, but Lebanese group The Kordz are busy changing perceptions. Described as dark

The Middle East is not normally associated with rock music, but Lebanese group The Kordz are busy changing perceptions. Described as dark

Culture

Brody stars in Tony Kaye's drama Detachment

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody plays a substitute teacher in a crumbling New York state school in Tony Kaye’s harrowing new drama Detachment.

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody plays a substitute teacher in a crumbling New York state school in Tony Kaye’s harrowing new drama Detachment.

Business

Net profit dive for Rusal

Rusal, the world’s top aluminium maker saw its yearly net profit dive by 92 per cent. The company was hit by a write-down in the value of its stake

Rusal, the world’s top aluminium maker saw its yearly net profit dive by 92 per cent. The company was hit by a write-down in the value of its stake

Business

Lagarde warning to China

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund has fired a warning to China to stop being dependent on exports and investment. She

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund has fired a warning to China to stop being dependent on exports and investment. She

Business

Greek bonds value drops

Sellers of credit-default swaps on Greece may have to pay around 75 per cent on the euro to settle contracts triggered by the nation’s debt

Sellers of credit-default swaps on Greece may have to pay around 75 per cent on the euro to settle contracts triggered by the nation’s debt

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Gauck's first day at the office as German president

From an upbringing in communist East Germany to the reunified country’s highest office. Germany’s new head of state and former pastor Joachim Gauck

From an upbringing in communist East Germany to the reunified country’s highest office. Germany’s new head of state and former pastor Joachim Gauck

Business

Apple set to share some of its wealth

Technology giant Apple, makers of the iPhone and iPad is set to share its wealth. The company has announced it will start paying a quarterly dividend

Technology giant Apple, makers of the iPhone and iPad is set to share its wealth. The company has announced it will start paying a quarterly dividend

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Syria: Rebels fight Assad forces in Damascus

Monday saw the most violent gunbattles in Damascus since the start of the uprising against President Assad, according to opposition

Monday saw the most violent gunbattles in Damascus since the start of the uprising against President Assad, according to opposition

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Outrage in France after Jewish school shooting

France has been plunged into shock and grief after the murders of three children and an adult in a gun attack on a Jewish school, the latest in a

France has been plunged into shock and grief after the murders of three children and an adult in a gun attack on a Jewish school, the latest in a

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French presidential candidate list is made official

The official list of candidates running for France’s presidency has been announced. Although they have already been campaigning for months, some only

The official list of candidates running for France’s presidency has been announced. Although they have already been campaigning for months, some only

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France launches manhunt for school gunman

A huge manhunt is underway for the lone killer behind the Toulouse school shooting as more horrifying details of his attack begin to emerge. After

A huge manhunt is underway for the lone killer behind the Toulouse school shooting as more horrifying details of his attack begin to emerge. After

Science_technology

3D television under spotlight at MIPTV

Television professionals are gearing up for MIPTV, the international TV showcase held each year in Cannes. The 49th edition will take place at the

Television professionals are gearing up for MIPTV, the international TV showcase held each year in Cannes. The 49th edition will take place at the

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Venizelos prepares to lead Greek socialists to election victory

Evangelos Venizelos has resigned as expected from the Greek government after being elected leader of the socialist PASOK party. The 55-year-old

Evangelos Venizelos has resigned as expected from the Greek government after being elected leader of the socialist PASOK party. The 55-year-old

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Back in the Day: quake destroys Argentina's Mendoza

March 20, 1861 The Argentine city of Mendoza is struck by a devastating earthquake. With a magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale and an intensity of

March 20, 1861 The Argentine city of Mendoza is struck by a devastating earthquake. With a magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale and an intensity of

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Iraq: Sadr followers rally for better living conditions

Up to a million supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have converged on Iraq’s southern city of Basra to demand better living

Up to a million supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have converged on Iraq’s southern city of Basra to demand better living

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Sarkozy and rivals voice outrage over killings

France’s presidential candidates have been quick to condemn the attack in Toulouse and express their support for the Jewish community. President

France’s presidential candidates have been quick to condemn the attack in Toulouse and express their support for the Jewish community. President

Europe

Invisible barriers across Europe

Being able to move and work freely across all the EU states is a fundamental right for EU citizens from all 27 countries. But although in theory

Being able to move and work freely across all the EU states is a fundamental right for EU citizens from all 27 countries. But although in theory

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France's Jews urged to take extra security measures

Jewish leaders in France are urging their community to take extra security precautions following the shooting in Toulouse. France is home to

Jewish leaders in France are urging their community to take extra security precautions following the shooting in Toulouse. France is home to

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Kony 2012 campaign sparks backlash

The “Kony 2012” campaign to capture a Ugandan warlord has sparked a backlash in the country and in the United States. Some experts say the video

The “Kony 2012” campaign to capture a Ugandan warlord has sparked a backlash in the country and in the United States. Some experts say the video

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Three children shot dead at Jewish school in France

Four people, including three children, have been shot dead at a Jewish school in southwestern France, in what appears to be the latest in a series of

Four people, including three children, have been shot dead at a Jewish school in southwestern France, in what appears to be the latest in a series of

Nocomment

Obama look-a-like competition in Colombia

Car mechanic Carlos Alberto Perez has been picked as the best look-a-like of US President Barack Obama. Mr Perez, 32, made a 1,000-mile journey to

Car mechanic Carlos Alberto Perez has been picked as the best look-a-like of US President Barack Obama. Mr Perez, 32, made a 1,000-mile journey to

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Belgium: memorial for coach crash victims

Belgians grieved at city of Leuven after it opened a public memorial for the victims of the Swiss bus crash.

Belgians grieved at city of Leuven after it opened a public memorial for the victims of the Swiss bus crash.