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2012-04-16

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Iran open to more 5+1 talks in May

Iranian and European officials have set out to build on an agreement reached on Saturday to hold another round of talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear

Iranian and European officials have set out to build on an agreement reached on Saturday to hold another round of talks over Iran’s disputed nuclear

Business

GDF-Suez to take over International Power.

The French utility company GDF-Suez raised its initial offer by 7% for the 30% of the British electricity provider it did not already own

The French utility company GDF-Suez raised its initial offer by 7% for the 30% of the British electricity provider it did not already own

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EU human rights court slams Russia over Katyn

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia’s dealings with relatives of the Katyn massacre victims who tried to find out information

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Russia’s dealings with relatives of the Katyn massacre victims who tried to find out information

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Argentina to seize oil company YPF from Spanish hands

Argentina confirmed on Monday it would seize the country’s biggest oil company YPF which is currently controlled by Spanish energy giant

Argentina confirmed on Monday it would seize the country’s biggest oil company YPF which is currently controlled by Spanish energy giant

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French election frenzy

The ten candidates for France’s presidency have six days left to persuade voters: ‘I am the one,’ and the tone seems to be ‘the devil take the

The ten candidates for France’s presidency have six days left to persuade voters: ‘I am the one,’ and the tone seems to be ‘the devil take the

Europe

Aiming to make sustainable energy a reality

Sustainable energy was the theme at a summit in Brussels. The Commission has announced a 50 million Euro initiative to support developing countries

Sustainable energy was the theme at a summit in Brussels. The Commission has announced a 50 million Euro initiative to support developing countries

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King of Spain under fire for elephant-hunting holiday

As Spain’s King Juan Carlos is in hospital recovering from a hip replacement, there is growing anger about his trip to Botswana at a time when the

As Spain’s King Juan Carlos is in hospital recovering from a hip replacement, there is growing anger about his trip to Botswana at a time when the

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Lawyers insist trial must not give Breivik platform

Plenty of people attending the Breivik trial have noted his smirking, saluting attitude, and have condemned what they see as his vainglorious

Plenty of people attending the Breivik trial have noted his smirking, saluting attitude, and have condemned what they see as his vainglorious

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Official: Haqqani network behind deadly Afghanistan attacks

An Afghan government official has confirmed that Sunday’s deadly assault on the capital Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani network, a group with

An Afghan government official has confirmed that Sunday’s deadly assault on the capital Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani network, a group with

Business

China praised for easing yuan rules

The Chinese currency, the yuan, has been trading for the first time since the country’s central bank relaxed its foreign exchange rules. The

The Chinese currency, the yuan, has been trading for the first time since the country’s central bank relaxed its foreign exchange rules. The

Business

Spain's economy forces families to sleep at the wheel

Nearly a quarter of the workforce unemployed, the cost of borrowing going up – Spain’s financial crisis is often a list of seemingly sterile

Nearly a quarter of the workforce unemployed, the cost of borrowing going up – Spain’s financial crisis is often a list of seemingly sterile

Culture

An unreal future Moscow in 3-D

Award winning Russian artist Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt has created a vision of the Moscow of the future, an ultra-modern utopia, where eagles soar

Award winning Russian artist Alexey Beliayev-Guintovt has created a vision of the Moscow of the future, an ultra-modern utopia, where eagles soar

Culture

Cabaret still 'divinely decadent' after all these years

Cabaret, the musical is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The film based on the works of Christopher Isherwood, directed by Bob Fosse and with music

Cabaret, the musical is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The film based on the works of Christopher Isherwood, directed by Bob Fosse and with music

Science_technology

Breathtaking art under threat from exhalation

The magnificent frescoes housed in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are under threat from the very visitors who flock to see the work of

The magnificent frescoes housed in the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are under threat from the very visitors who flock to see the work of

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Breivik defends Oslo massacres

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has justified his lone slaughter of 77 people last July, saying it was part of his campaign to defend Europe

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has justified his lone slaughter of 77 people last July, saying it was part of his campaign to defend Europe

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Iran ready to resolve nuclear issues, says minister

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday that Tehran was ready to resolve all nuclear issues if Western sanctions are lifted. He

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday that Tehran was ready to resolve all nuclear issues if Western sanctions are lifted. He

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Expo 2012 aims to boost tourism in Yeosu

The Vox Maris is the loudest pipe organ as certified by the Guinness of World Records and it was heard across Yeosu in South Korea as it prepared to

The Vox Maris is the loudest pipe organ as certified by the Guinness of World Records and it was heard across Yeosu in South Korea as it prepared to

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Norway killer Breivik rejects Oslo court’s authority

The man who admits to carrying out Europe’s worst peacetime atrocity appeared in court in Norway on Monday. Anders Behring Breivik says he killed

The man who admits to carrying out Europe’s worst peacetime atrocity appeared in court in Norway on Monday. Anders Behring Breivik says he killed

Europe

Diversity and discrimination at work

Diversity is important to companies. It’s a source of creativity and innovation. It recognises that different points of view are important in a

Diversity is important to companies. It’s a source of creativity and innovation. It recognises that different points of view are important in a

Business

Eurozone exports race ahead in Feb

French and German cars and machinery led a surge in eurozone exports in February, surprising many economists. Exports went up 11 per cent to give a

French and German cars and machinery led a surge in eurozone exports in February, surprising many economists. Exports went up 11 per cent to give a

Business

Spanish fever recurs, pushing up borrowing costs

Investors have become wary of Spain’s financial health again, forcing the government to pay ever more to borrow money. Ten year bonds went above 6

Investors have become wary of Spain’s financial health again, forcing the government to pay ever more to borrow money. Ten year bonds went above 6

Business

March heatwave springs H&M sales  

Warm weather in March proved to be a money spinner for the Swedish budget clothing chain H&M, recording its biggest monthly rise in sales for five

Warm weather in March proved to be a money spinner for the Swedish budget clothing chain H&M, recording its biggest monthly rise in sales for five

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First delegation of UN monitors reach Syria

Six UN monitors have arrived in Damascus to monitor the fragile Syrian ceasefire negotiated by Arab League and UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan

Six UN monitors have arrived in Damascus to monitor the fragile Syrian ceasefire negotiated by Arab League and UN Syria envoy Kofi Annan

Nocomment

Norway: Breivik trial opens

Anders Breivik is accused of the deaths of 77 people after he set off a bomb near government buildings in Oslo and then attacked a summer youth camp

Anders Breivik is accused of the deaths of 77 people after he set off a bomb near government buildings in Oslo and then attacked a summer youth camp

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London transport braced for Olympic strain

Officials organising the London 2012 Olympics say there will be times when the city’s transport network will not be able to cope with the extra

Officials organising the London 2012 Olympics say there will be times when the city’s transport network will not be able to cope with the extra

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Norway Breivik survivors attend trial

Survivors and relatives of those who died at the hands of Anders Behring Breivik gathered outside the court in Oslo on Monday morning. The trial

Survivors and relatives of those who died at the hands of Anders Behring Breivik gathered outside the court in Oslo on Monday morning. The trial

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Syrian violence continues in violation of ceasefire

Syrian troops shelled two rebel-held neighbourhoods in the central city of Homs in an apparent violation of an internationally brokered cease fire

Syrian troops shelled two rebel-held neighbourhoods in the central city of Homs in an apparent violation of an internationally brokered cease fire

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North Korea marks 100th birthday of founder

Over 50,000 military and civilians attend a ceremony for North Korea’s eternal President Kim Il-sung ahead of his 100th birthday celebrations.

Over 50,000 military and civilians attend a ceremony for North Korea’s eternal President Kim Il-sung ahead of his 100th birthday celebrations.

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Norway killer Breivik rejects Oslo court's authority

The man who admits to carrying out Europe’s worst peacetime atrocity appeared in court in Norway on Monday. Anders Behring Breivik says he killed

The man who admits to carrying out Europe’s worst peacetime atrocity appeared in court in Norway on Monday. Anders Behring Breivik says he killed

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Afghan forces end Taliban's Kabul assault

Fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in Kabul ended on Monday after 18 hours of gun battles, rocket attacks and

Fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in Kabul ended on Monday after 18 hours of gun battles, rocket attacks and