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2012-04-23

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Euro2012 ticket design unveiled

Against the backdrop of the National Stadium in Warsaw the Euro2012 ticket design was officially unveiled on Monday. Most of the tickets for the

Against the backdrop of the National Stadium in Warsaw the Euro2012 ticket design was officially unveiled on Monday. Most of the tickets for the

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New cyberattack on Iran

Iran’s oil industry has been hit by a suspected cyber attack, with viruses detected at the Kharg island refinery, and the national oil ministry and

Iran’s oil industry has been hit by a suspected cyber attack, with viruses detected at the Kharg island refinery, and the national oil ministry and

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Pirates free Italian tanker

Pirates who took an Italian chemical tanker, the Enrico Ievoli off the coast of Oman late last year have released the vessel. All its crew has been

Pirates who took an Italian chemical tanker, the Enrico Ievoli off the coast of Oman late last year have released the vessel. All its crew has been

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Iceland ex-PM cleared by court

A court has found former Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde innocent of three major charges of negligence for his role in the financial collapse in

A court has found former Icelandic prime minister Geir Haarde innocent of three major charges of negligence for his role in the financial collapse in

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MEPs react to French first round result

The first round of France’s Presidential election has been watched well beyond the country’s borders. Numerous European broad sheets led with the

The first round of France’s Presidential election has been watched well beyond the country’s borders. Numerous European broad sheets led with the

Business

Politics pummel share prices

Politics pushed Europe’s stock exchanges deep into the red on Monday and the effect splashed over onto financial markets world wide also pulling down

Politics pushed Europe’s stock exchanges deep into the red on Monday and the effect splashed over onto financial markets world wide also pulling down

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Le Pen warns Sarkozy not to bank on National Front votes

National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Monday warned French President Nicolas Sarkozy not to count on her supporters backing him in the second

National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Monday warned French President Nicolas Sarkozy not to count on her supporters backing him in the second

Business

Baby steps to emerging market growth

$11.8 billion is the price Nestle is going to pay for US firm Pfizer’s infant nutrition business . That is about two billion more than the maximum

$11.8 billion is the price Nestle is going to pay for US firm Pfizer’s infant nutrition business . That is about two billion more than the maximum

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Battle on for Hollande in French endgame

It was raining hard in Quimper today but the French Socialist’s presidential candidate, flush with his first round victory, François Hollande was out

It was raining hard in Quimper today but the French Socialist’s presidential candidate, flush with his first round victory, François Hollande was out

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Syrian shells land on Hama many dead scores injured

Syrian forces have shelled the central city of Hama killing close to 30 and leaving scores injured according to activists. Hama is a crucible of

Syrian forces have shelled the central city of Hama killing close to 30 and leaving scores injured according to activists. Hama is a crucible of

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Sarkozy, Hollande to go head to head on TV on May 2nd

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has challenged his Socialist rival Francois Hollande to a series of televised debates ahead of the second round of

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has challenged his Socialist rival Francois Hollande to a series of televised debates ahead of the second round of

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Inquest opens into death of spy found in a bag

The inquest into the “highly controversial death” of MI6 operative Gareth Williams has opened in London. The naked, decomposing body of the

The inquest into the “highly controversial death” of MI6 operative Gareth Williams has opened in London. The naked, decomposing body of the

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Dutch prime minister quits as austerity talks fail

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has resigned after talks to agree a new austerity package failed over the weekend. The coalition collapsed after

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has resigned after talks to agree a new austerity package failed over the weekend. The coalition collapsed after

Business

Going for growth at Beijing car show

As the Beijing Auto Show opened this week, the world’s car makers were gearing up for tougher times in China. The market there is massive – the

As the Beijing Auto Show opened this week, the world’s car makers were gearing up for tougher times in China. The market there is massive – the

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Why France's far right is thrilled

Marine Le Pen has accomplished her mission not only to lead France’s Front National or National Front but to wave what detractors call its extremist

Marine Le Pen has accomplished her mission not only to lead France’s Front National or National Front but to wave what detractors call its extremist

Culture

Marvel superheros hit silver screen in Avengers

The Avengers is tipped as one of the summer’s biggest box office draws. When villain Loki threatens the world, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) of

The Avengers is tipped as one of the summer’s biggest box office draws. When villain Loki threatens the world, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) of

Culture

Anthony McCall's 'solid light' sculptures wow Berlin

Artist Anthony McCall is showing what is his largest museum exhibition to date; his ‘solid light’ series in Berlin. McCall, who was born in Britain

Artist Anthony McCall is showing what is his largest museum exhibition to date; his ‘solid light’ series in Berlin. McCall, who was born in Britain

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Egypt cuts gas supply to Israel after pipeline attacks

Egypt’s announcement that it has stopped supplying gas to Israel has been hailed by many Egyptians and the country’s media. Cairo has blamed unpaid

Egypt’s announcement that it has stopped supplying gas to Israel has been hailed by many Egyptians and the country’s media. Cairo has blamed unpaid

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Florida murder suspect released on bail

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer accused of killing an unarmed Florida teenager, has been freed on bail. The 28-year-old

George Zimmerman, the former neighbourhood watch volunteer accused of killing an unarmed Florida teenager, has been freed on bail. The 28-year-old

Business

Spain's central bank confirms recession

Spain’s central bank has said it believes the country’s economy contracted by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous

Spain’s central bank has said it believes the country’s economy contracted by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous

Business

Political fears undermine share prices

Europe’s stock exchanges headed deep into the red on Monday with investors reacting to political worries. They sold off shares – to buy things

Europe’s stock exchanges headed deep into the red on Monday with investors reacting to political worries. They sold off shares – to buy things

Business

Nestle wins pricey baby food battle

Swiss group Nestle is to buy US drugmaker Pfizer’s baby food business. The world’s biggest food company will have to pay more than it had expected

Swiss group Nestle is to buy US drugmaker Pfizer’s baby food business. The world’s biggest food company will have to pay more than it had expected

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French await televised presidential debate

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will go up against Francois Hollande in a televised debate on May 2nd. Observers of French politics see the debate

French President Nicolas Sarkozy will go up against Francois Hollande in a televised debate on May 2nd. Observers of French politics see the debate

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Walking across China's Enshi Grand Canyon

Tightrope walker Dean Potter conquered the Enshi Grand Canyon in central China’s Hubei province, balancing precariously 1,800m (1968 yards) above sea

Tightrope walker Dean Potter conquered the Enshi Grand Canyon in central China’s Hubei province, balancing precariously 1,800m (1968 yards) above sea

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Bahrain opposition activist arrested

Bahraini opposition activist Dr Hala Shehabi has been arrested just days after criticising the government’s decision to go-ahead with last weekend’s

Bahraini opposition activist Dr Hala Shehabi has been arrested just days after criticising the government’s decision to go-ahead with last weekend’s

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Runner dies during London marathon

A 30-year-old woman died during the London marathon on Sunday less than a mile short of the finish line. She was attended to by medics and taken

A 30-year-old woman died during the London marathon on Sunday less than a mile short of the finish line. She was attended to by medics and taken

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Le Pen's party set to be kingmakers in French vote

Supporters of France’s National Front look set to be the kingmakers in deciding who becomes the country’s next leader. The far-right party picked

Supporters of France’s National Front look set to be the kingmakers in deciding who becomes the country’s next leader. The far-right party picked

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Hollande says 'change is now underway' in France

The winner of France’s first round presidential election, Francois Hollande, has thanked his supporters for their vote of confidence and hit out at

The winner of France’s first round presidential election, Francois Hollande, has thanked his supporters for their vote of confidence and hit out at

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Prayers in defence of Russian Orthodox Church

On April, 22, Russian Orthodox church held a day of special prayers across the country in defence of their faith amidst recent controversies at the

On April, 22, Russian Orthodox church held a day of special prayers across the country in defence of their faith amidst recent controversies at the

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French citizens around the world vote in presidential election

On April 22, the first round of the 2012 French presidential election takes place in France. Campaigning and the release of poll data were suspended

On April 22, the first round of the 2012 French presidential election takes place in France. Campaigning and the release of poll data were suspended