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2012-04-12

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Serb police find stolen Cezanne masterpiece

Serbian police have uncovered a masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, which was stolen from a Zurich museum nearly four years ago. The

Serbian police have uncovered a masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, which was stolen from a Zurich museum nearly four years ago. The

Science_technology

Look no hands! Brainpower keeps chess in check

In Berlin they have a unique way of playing chess. The player sits motionless and, as if by magic, his pieces move around the board. His brainwaves

In Berlin they have a unique way of playing chess. The player sits motionless and, as if by magic, his pieces move around the board. His brainwaves

News

Protests in Kiev over the demolition of historic buildings

Around 300 residents of the Ukrainian capital Kiev have joined a protest to denounce the demolition of a historic tourist site. Earlier this week

Around 300 residents of the Ukrainian capital Kiev have joined a protest to denounce the demolition of a historic tourist site. Earlier this week

Europe

Secret prisons in Europe finds EU special committee

Six years after the first revelations about the abduction, torture and detention on European soil of terrorism suspects by the CIA, the European

Six years after the first revelations about the abduction, torture and detention on European soil of terrorism suspects by the CIA, the European

Sport

Euro 2012: Platini slams 'bandits'

UEFA President Michel Platini has expressed concern over the high prices set by Ukrainian hotels for accommodation during the 2012 European Football

UEFA President Michel Platini has expressed concern over the high prices set by Ukrainian hotels for accommodation during the 2012 European Football

Business

Carrefour's hyper struggle continues

Europe’s biggest retailer – Carrefour – which is struggling to win back investor confidence, did manage to stabilise sales in the first quarter

Europe’s biggest retailer – Carrefour – which is struggling to win back investor confidence, did manage to stabilise sales in the first quarter

News

Monti throws Rome's gladiators to the lions

Rome’s gladiators face a battle for survival. Mario Monti’s government has thrown them to the lions by banning them from posing with tourists for

Rome’s gladiators face a battle for survival. Mario Monti’s government has thrown them to the lions by banning them from posing with tourists for

Business

WTO sees trade growth falling

The growth of trade worldwide is set to slow down for the second year running according to the World Trade Organisation. In the WTO’s annual

The growth of trade worldwide is set to slow down for the second year running according to the World Trade Organisation. In the WTO’s annual

News

Syria neighbours hope ceasefire holds

With more than 150,000 refugees crossing into neighbouring countries, Turkish, Jordanian and Lebanese officials hope the Syrian ceasefire holds, said

With more than 150,000 refugees crossing into neighbouring countries, Turkish, Jordanian and Lebanese officials hope the Syrian ceasefire holds, said

News

D'Alema: Merkel represents a 'selfish Europe'

Former Italian Prime Minister and President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Massimo D’Alema is considered a prominent, Italian

Former Italian Prime Minister and President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Massimo D’Alema is considered a prominent, Italian

Culture

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović

An opera about the iconic performance artist Marina Abramović is now on at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Abramović is known for taking art to the

An opera about the iconic performance artist Marina Abramović is now on at the Teatro Real in Madrid. Abramović is known for taking art to the

Europe

EU's plain and simple message on smoking

Cigarettes sold in plain packaging may soon become law in the EU, if anti-smoking activists get their way. Already a legal requirement in Australia

Cigarettes sold in plain packaging may soon become law in the EU, if anti-smoking activists get their way. Already a legal requirement in Australia

Culture

Zany French jocks hit the road in Radiostars

A new film about a group of radio presenters is impressing French audiences. Radiostars tells the story of a group of friends on a road-trip, but it

A new film about a group of radio presenters is impressing French audiences. Radiostars tells the story of a group of friends on a road-trip, but it

Culture

Titanic memories, a personal story

The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage has a special place in the history of Southampton, a major port in southern England. Eighty per

The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage has a special place in the history of Southampton, a major port in southern England. Eighty per

Business

Sony's turnaround plan includes big cuts

Less than two weeks into the job, Sony’s new boss Kazuo Hirai has revealed his strategy to revive the fortunes of the ailing consumer electronics

Less than two weeks into the job, Sony’s new boss Kazuo Hirai has revealed his strategy to revive the fortunes of the ailing consumer electronics

News

Annan 'encouraged' by delicate Syria ceasefire

There is unverified amateur video purporting to show tanks still on the streets of a town near Bayanoun, as Thursday’s fragile ceasefire in Syria

There is unverified amateur video purporting to show tanks still on the streets of a town near Bayanoun, as Thursday’s fragile ceasefire in Syria

News

UN chief warns Syria must act on ceasefire

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the onus is on the Syrian government to keep its promise to observe a ceasefire. Speaking in the

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the onus is on the Syrian government to keep its promise to observe a ceasefire. Speaking in the

Europe

Europeans working abroad

In this edition of U-talk,Tomasz from Poland asks: “I wish to go to London to work. Do I need a work permit to work in the UK? Who can help me to

In this edition of U-talk,Tomasz from Poland asks: “I wish to go to London to work. Do I need a work permit to work in the UK? Who can help me to

Europe

Italy entering the recession

In this edition of U-talk, Anthony Millery, from France asks: “I’m French but my family come from Italy. I’d like to know whether Italy entering

In this edition of U-talk, Anthony Millery, from France asks: “I’m French but my family come from Italy. I’d like to know whether Italy entering

Special_reports

After calamity strikes

In some disaster areas teachers are drawing useful lessons from traumatic events; raising awareness of disaster management, teaching students to

In some disaster areas teachers are drawing useful lessons from traumatic events; raising awareness of disaster management, teaching students to

News

Main Greek parties in trouble, say pre-election polls

As Greeks cope with another anti-austerity strike – the latest by Athens bus drivers is over job and wage cuts – opinion polls suggest support for

As Greeks cope with another anti-austerity strike – the latest by Athens bus drivers is over job and wage cuts – opinion polls suggest support for

Science_technology

Shocking Olives

There is a electrifying new way to squeeze more from an ancient resource – olives. “We have improved the olive oil extraction process by using a

There is a electrifying new way to squeeze more from an ancient resource – olives. “We have improved the olive oil extraction process by using a

News

North Korea rejects rocket launch criticism

North Korea insisted on Thursday that a planned long-range rocket launch does not flout a food aid deal struck with the United States. In February

North Korea insisted on Thursday that a planned long-range rocket launch does not flout a food aid deal struck with the United States. In February

Business

Sony confirms job cuts

Less than two weeks into the job, Sony’s new boss, Kazuo Hirai, has revealed his strategy to revive its fortunes. At a briefing for journalists he

Less than two weeks into the job, Sony’s new boss, Kazuo Hirai, has revealed his strategy to revive its fortunes. At a briefing for journalists he

Business

Italy: yields jump at bond auction

Italy’s borrowing costs have jumped in its latest auction of government bonds. The amount of interest Rome had to offer investors on bonds maturing

Italy’s borrowing costs have jumped in its latest auction of government bonds. The amount of interest Rome had to offer investors on bonds maturing

Business

IEA upbeat on oil prices

The International Energy Agency’s latest forecast for oil consumption growth is virtually unchanged from last month. It also says that increased

The International Energy Agency’s latest forecast for oil consumption growth is virtually unchanged from last month. It also says that increased

News

New Mali president talks tough with Tuareg rebels

A civilian government has been restored to Mali with the swearing in of acting president, Dioncounda Traore.   The month-long coup and rule by

A civilian government has been restored to Mali with the swearing in of acting president, Dioncounda Traore.   The month-long coup and rule by

News

Easter washing of feet emulates humility

In a traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony that takes place as part of Easter Holy Week celebrations by those of the Christian faith, Greek Orthodox

In a traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony that takes place as part of Easter Holy Week celebrations by those of the Christian faith, Greek Orthodox

News

Mugabe health doubts robustly dismissed

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s publicity minister has said reports sowing doubt about the 88-year-old’s health are “all lies told by a press

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s publicity minister has said reports sowing doubt about the 88-year-old’s health are “all lies told by a press

News

Syria refugees ridicule Assad's commitment to peace

Reports from Turkey say Syrian forces fired on a group of refugees trying to cross the border. It happened before dawn, shortly before the

Reports from Turkey say Syrian forces fired on a group of refugees trying to cross the border. It happened before dawn, shortly before the