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2012-04-26

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Barca coach Guardiola quits

FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is leaving the Catalan club after deciding not to extend his contract. President Sandro Rosell made the

FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is leaving the Catalan club after deciding not to extend his contract. President Sandro Rosell made the

Europe

EU targets 'sofa farmers'

Deciding who is and who is not a farmer. The answer would seem simple, but EU agriculture ministers are focused on that very issue, as they seek to

Deciding who is and who is not a farmer. The answer would seem simple, but EU agriculture ministers are focused on that very issue, as they seek to

Business

Alcatel-Lucent dials up disappointment

Can Alcatel-Lucent stabilise its profits? Investors are sceptical after the release of the French-American phone network equipment maker’s

Can Alcatel-Lucent stabilise its profits? Investors are sceptical after the release of the French-American phone network equipment maker’s

News

Nigeria rocked by deadly bomb attacks

At least three people have reportedly been killed in suicide car bomb attacks in Nigeria. Offices of the newspaper ‘This Day’ were targeted in the

At least three people have reportedly been killed in suicide car bomb attacks in Nigeria. Offices of the newspaper ‘This Day’ were targeted in the

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Missing Madeleine: Portugal not planning to reopen inquiry

Authorities in Portugal say they are not planning to reopen their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, unless there are

Authorities in Portugal say they are not planning to reopen their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, unless there are

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Liberia's Taylor, chains of guilt

The crimes for which Charles Taylor has been convicted, although committed by rebel forces in Sierra Leone, came back to him. Grave breaches of the

The crimes for which Charles Taylor has been convicted, although committed by rebel forces in Sierra Leone, came back to him. Grave breaches of the

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Syrian opposition says Hama hit by rockets

More allegations today from the Syrian opposition that government attacks on civilains are continuing. In Hama they said 50 people died when the

More allegations today from the Syrian opposition that government attacks on civilains are continuing. In Hama they said 50 people died when the

Special_reports

Spain's lost generation

Currently, the best Spain’s 10.5 million 18-35 year olds can hope for is to find a job, even if it is temporary and underpaid. Some still live at

Currently, the best Spain’s 10.5 million 18-35 year olds can hope for is to find a job, even if it is temporary and underpaid. Some still live at

Business

Monti pushes for growth as well as austerity

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti is the latest to say that the focus has to change from austerity moves to growth stimulation if Europe is to avoid

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti is the latest to say that the focus has to change from austerity moves to growth stimulation if Europe is to avoid

News

Murdoch 'sorry' he didn't close News of the World earlier

Rupert Murdoch has said the News of the World tabloid newspaper should have been shut down years ago. Speaking at the Leveson media ethics inquiry

Rupert Murdoch has said the News of the World tabloid newspaper should have been shut down years ago. Speaking at the Leveson media ethics inquiry

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Charles Taylor convicted of Sierra Leone war crimes

A United Nations-backed court in The Hague has convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes. The 64-year-old was found guilty

A United Nations-backed court in The Hague has convicted former Liberian president Charles Taylor of war crimes. The 64-year-old was found guilty

Culture

Romania's Eurovision entry reaches No. 3

Romanian-Cuban band Mandinga has been chosen to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest with the Latino-flavoured song Zaleilah.

Romanian-Cuban band Mandinga has been chosen to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest with the Latino-flavoured song Zaleilah.

Culture

Michelle Williams at Tribeca Film Festival

Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams joined fellow actors Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman on the red carpet for the US premiere of Take This

Oscar nominated actress Michelle Williams joined fellow actors Luke Kirby and Sarah Silverman on the red carpet for the US premiere of Take This

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Brazil's Congress passes divisive new forest law

Environmentalists in Brazil claim officials have backtracked on plans to ensure large swathes of the Amazon are reforested. A new law, just passed

Environmentalists in Brazil claim officials have backtracked on plans to ensure large swathes of the Amazon are reforested. A new law, just passed

Business

Audi puts VW in car sales fast lane

Audi is the car sales star so far this year helping its parent company Volkswagen pull away from European rivals. Audi’s sales were up by 26

Audi is the car sales star so far this year helping its parent company Volkswagen pull away from European rivals. Audi’s sales were up by 26

Science_technology

Global watchdog at risk

Europe has adopted an extensive monitoring program to keep tabs on the environment whilst keeping us safe; it is called GMES, or Global Monitoring

Europe has adopted an extensive monitoring program to keep tabs on the environment whilst keeping us safe; it is called GMES, or Global Monitoring

News

Crowds send musical protest to Breivik

The news in the Breivik trial is today not coming from the courtroom but from outside in the streets of Oslo. About 40,000 people gathered to sing

The news in the Breivik trial is today not coming from the courtroom but from outside in the streets of Oslo. About 40,000 people gathered to sing

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Yanukovych warns on nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych has warned of the dangers of nuclear energy as his country marks the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovych has warned of the dangers of nuclear energy as his country marks the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst

Europe

Should the European Commission make a decision on assisted suicide?

Should those suffering from incurable diseases have the right to assisted suicide? At the moment this issue varies from country to country, and some

Should those suffering from incurable diseases have the right to assisted suicide? At the moment this issue varies from country to country, and some

News

Tymoshenko protests halt Ukraine legislature

The Ukrainian parliament remains frozen after three days of protests by the opposition against the government’s treatment of former prime minister

The Ukrainian parliament remains frozen after three days of protests by the opposition against the government’s treatment of former prime minister

News

Liberia's Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimes

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes by an international court in the Hague. The court ruled that Taylor

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of war crimes by an international court in the Hague. The court ruled that Taylor

Business

Italian borrowing costs rise again

Italy has had to offer higher rates of interest on its short term government bonds. Six-month bills recorded their highest yields since January

Italy has had to offer higher rates of interest on its short term government bonds. Six-month bills recorded their highest yields since January

Business

Banks count cost of crisis

Quarterly reports from some of Europe’s top banks are showing how the eurozone crisis is biting. First quarter net profit at Spain’s Santander

Quarterly reports from some of Europe’s top banks are showing how the eurozone crisis is biting. First quarter net profit at Spain’s Santander

Business

AstraZeneca boss quits as sales fall

AstraZeneca’s Chief Executive David Brennan is to step down at the start of June. Brennan’s abrupt exit after six years running Britain’s

AstraZeneca’s Chief Executive David Brennan is to step down at the start of June. Brennan’s abrupt exit after six years running Britain’s

Science_technology

The roaming recycler

A mobile recycling facility being tested in eastern and southern Europe is aiming to get the most from electronic waste. Bernd Kopacek, managing

A mobile recycling facility being tested in eastern and southern Europe is aiming to get the most from electronic waste. Bernd Kopacek, managing

Science_technology

Olympic doping lab off the blocks

Speed and precision are just as important in the Olympic anti-doping laboratory as in the stadium. Just approved by Olympic authorities, it is in

Speed and precision are just as important in the Olympic anti-doping laboratory as in the stadium. Just approved by Olympic authorities, it is in

News

Argentina Senate approves YPF nationalisation

Argentina’s Senate has approved a bill to nationalise the country’s biggest oil company YPF. The proposal, which will see the government seize the

Argentina’s Senate has approved a bill to nationalise the country’s biggest oil company YPF. The proposal, which will see the government seize the

Nocomment

North Korea marks Army Day

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and high-ranking officials celebrate 80th anniversary of North Korean army on Wednesday 25 April. They also

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and high-ranking officials celebrate 80th anniversary of North Korean army on Wednesday 25 April. They also

Sport

Bayern book ticket for Champions League final

Bayern Munich will play Chelsea in the May 19th Champions league final at their own Allianz Arena after they beat Real Madrid 3-2 on penalties in

Bayern Munich will play Chelsea in the May 19th Champions league final at their own Allianz Arena after they beat Real Madrid 3-2 on penalties in