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2012-04-04

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US charges 9/11 suspects

The US has issued formal charges against the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four suspected

The US has issued formal charges against the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four suspected

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Islamist arrests change French election narrative

A sweep by French police to arrest ten suspected Islamists on Wednesday could have a profound impact on the country’s presidential election. The

A sweep by French police to arrest ten suspected Islamists on Wednesday could have a profound impact on the country’s presidential election. The

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Mali's parties reject offer of talks from Junta

The Malian military Junta’s offer of a national convention to discuss any hand-over of power to civilians has been rejected by political parties

The Malian military Junta’s offer of a national convention to discuss any hand-over of power to civilians has been rejected by political parties

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German Nobel laureate's Israel-Iran policy poem causes storm

Nobel prize-winning German author Gunther Grass has drawn anger for a poem criticising Israel’s policies against Iran, which it accuses of being a

Nobel prize-winning German author Gunther Grass has drawn anger for a poem criticising Israel’s policies against Iran, which it accuses of being a

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Portugal on thin rations

Portugal seems to be taking austerity steps in the right direction but it is does not have cause to celebrate yet. That was the European Commission’s

Portugal seems to be taking austerity steps in the right direction but it is does not have cause to celebrate yet. That was the European Commission’s

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Top French college mourns anti-elitist academic

The French education world is in mourning after the death of one of its most prominent academics. Richard Descoings, the director of Sciences Po

The French education world is in mourning after the death of one of its most prominent academics. Richard Descoings, the director of Sciences Po

Europe

EU to simplify crossborder vehicle re-registration

Life for those wishing to re-register their car in another part of Europe may soon be about to get easier. Changing number plates continues to be one

Life for those wishing to re-register their car in another part of Europe may soon be about to get easier. Changing number plates continues to be one

Business

Yahoo shrinks to grow

Yahoo is to lay off 2,000 people, that is 15 percent of its workforce. The web company’s deepest round of job cuts in years come as new chief

Yahoo is to lay off 2,000 people, that is 15 percent of its workforce. The web company’s deepest round of job cuts in years come as new chief

Business

No change in eurozone interest rates

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent on Wednesday. Recent grim economic indicators and renewed

The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent on Wednesday. Recent grim economic indicators and renewed

Business

Big contrast in Iberian debt

Spain’s tough austerity budget has failed to reassure the financial markets, and at its latest auction of government bonds Madrid had to offer higher

Spain’s tough austerity budget has failed to reassure the financial markets, and at its latest auction of government bonds Madrid had to offer higher

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Heyday of Turkish military recedes

Turkish General Kenan Evren broadcast on 12 September 1980 that the army had seized power at dawn. He said this was to preserve national unity

Turkish General Kenan Evren broadcast on 12 September 1980 that the army had seized power at dawn. He said this was to preserve national unity

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No sign of Syria ceasefire despite Annan peace plan

Even with the agreement to Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria, the violence continues and videos purporting to show it are still being uploaded a

Even with the agreement to Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria, the violence continues and videos purporting to show it are still being uploaded a

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Turkey: 1980 coup ringleaders must face trial in person

Former Turkish President Kenan Evren is standing trial for leading a 1980 coup that shaped the country for three decades. The case has begun in a

Former Turkish President Kenan Evren is standing trial for leading a 1980 coup that shaped the country for three decades. The case has begun in a

Culture

Headhunters rides on wave of Nordic noir

Headhunters, adapted from Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø‘s bestseller, is an intense, suspense-filled thriller, from the producers of Stieg

Headhunters, adapted from Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø‘s bestseller, is an intense, suspense-filled thriller, from the producers of Stieg

Culture

Shocking sharks: Hirst retrospective at Tate Modern

Damien Hirst’s infamous Shark in Formaldehyde is on display once again, at his first major retrospective at the Tate Modern in London. It helped

Damien Hirst’s infamous Shark in Formaldehyde is on display once again, at his first major retrospective at the Tate Modern in London. It helped

Culture

Sarajevo's tunnel of life

This tunnel in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo is a museum and a tribute to the city which was under siege for three and a half years. When the

This tunnel in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo is a museum and a tribute to the city which was under siege for three and a half years. When the

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Israel evicts settlers from disputed Hebron building

Israeli security forces have evicted Jewish settlers from a building they said they had bought from a Palestinian in the West Bank city of

Israeli security forces have evicted Jewish settlers from a building they said they had bought from a Palestinian in the West Bank city of

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Somali sports officials die in theatre suicide blast

Somalia’s prime minister has survived a suicide attack that killed at least 10 people at the newly-reopened national theatre in Mogadishu. While

Somalia’s prime minister has survived a suicide attack that killed at least 10 people at the newly-reopened national theatre in Mogadishu. While

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Ban on night flights at Frankfurt upheld

There will be no flights between 11 o’clock at night and five in the morning at Frankfurt Airport, after a German court upheld the ban on journeys

There will be no flights between 11 o’clock at night and five in the morning at Frankfurt Airport, after a German court upheld the ban on journeys

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Rescue off UK coast, fuel leak fears grow

Pollution fears are a growing concern after a cargo ship ran aground off north Wales. A dramatic late-night rescue was carried out and the seven

Pollution fears are a growing concern after a cargo ship ran aground off north Wales. A dramatic late-night rescue was carried out and the seven

Business

ECB keeps eurozone rates unchanged

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent. Persistently high inflation meant Bank policymakers

The European Central Bank has left interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent. Persistently high inflation meant Bank policymakers

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Daimler upbeat on rising sales

German car maker Daimler says rising vehicle sales and revenue have it on track to meet its earnings targets for this year. At the group’s annual

German car maker Daimler says rising vehicle sales and revenue have it on track to meet its earnings targets for this year. At the group’s annual

Business

Burger King to go public again

A change of status for Burger King as the private equity group 3G Capital, which bought the fast-food chain a year and a half ago, said it will sell

A change of status for Burger King as the private equity group 3G Capital, which bought the fast-food chain a year and a half ago, said it will sell

Europe

EU development aid falls

After a decade of steady increases, EU development aid fell for the first time last year, latest figures from the OECD show. Collectively, the

After a decade of steady increases, EU development aid fell for the first time last year, latest figures from the OECD show. Collectively, the

Sport

Barca and Bayern through to Champions League semis

Barcelona kept themselves on track to retain their champions league title on Tuesday after the Catalans beat AC Milan 3-1 in the second leg in

Barcelona kept themselves on track to retain their champions league title on Tuesday after the Catalans beat AC Milan 3-1 in the second leg in

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Serbian President makes tactical resignation

Serbian President Boris Tadic is resigning, 10 months before the end of his mandate but intends to stand again in May. It is thought this tactical

Serbian President Boris Tadic is resigning, 10 months before the end of his mandate but intends to stand again in May. It is thought this tactical

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France arrests more suspected Muslim extremists

Another day has brought another crackdown on suspected Islamists in France where police have detained at least 10 people in early-morning

Another day has brought another crackdown on suspected Islamists in France where police have detained at least 10 people in early-morning

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Coup leaders stand trial in Turkey

A landmark trial is underway in Turkey as the leaders of the 1980 coup are called to court. Now 30 years on, a court in Ankara will hear the case

A landmark trial is underway in Turkey as the leaders of the 1980 coup are called to court. Now 30 years on, a court in Ankara will hear the case

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Spectacular tow truck accident in Norway

Police say a Lithuanian truck driver suffered broken bones but survived after his vehicle tumbled 60 meters (200 feet) down a snow-covered cliff in

Police say a Lithuanian truck driver suffered broken bones but survived after his vehicle tumbled 60 meters (200 feet) down a snow-covered cliff in