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2012-04-27

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Man detained after London siege

A man has been arrested by armed police, after a three-hour siege in central London. Officers surrounded an office block in Tottenham Court Road

A man has been arrested by armed police, after a three-hour siege in central London. Officers surrounded an office block in Tottenham Court Road

Business

Samsung ousts Nokia as new king of mobile

Samsung has dialling up success overtaking Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, while sales of its Galaxy smartphones beat out Apple’s

Samsung has dialling up success overtaking Nokia as the world’s top mobile phone seller, while sales of its Galaxy smartphones beat out Apple’s

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Shuttle makes final flight to New York

The Enterprise took to the skies for the last time over America today as the retired space shuttle was carried from Dulles airport in Virginia to New

The Enterprise took to the skies for the last time over America today as the retired space shuttle was carried from Dulles airport in Virginia to New

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Spain government steps into Iberia dispute

Pilots at Spanish airline Iberia went on strike again on Friday, the latest in their scheduled Monday and Friday stoppages in protest at the

Pilots at Spanish airline Iberia went on strike again on Friday, the latest in their scheduled Monday and Friday stoppages in protest at the

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Romania government falls on no-confidence vote

Romania’s centre-right government has collapsed following the loss of a vote of confidence just two months after taking office. The EU’s

Romania’s centre-right government has collapsed following the loss of a vote of confidence just two months after taking office. The EU’s

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Barcelona prostitutes try to stay on the streets

Barcelona’s plans to outlaw street prostitution met with an angry protest on Friday by about 100 of the city’s sex workers. They say the proposed

Barcelona’s plans to outlaw street prostitution met with an angry protest on Friday by about 100 of the city’s sex workers. They say the proposed

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Spain hits unemployment high as rating downgraded again

The situation in the eurozone country with the highest unemployment has got even worse, as the latest reports show Spain’s jobless figure has

The situation in the eurozone country with the highest unemployment has got even worse, as the latest reports show Spain’s jobless figure has

Sport

Ecomonic legacy

A gold coin, has been issued by the National Bank of Ukraine to mark Euro 2012. Weighing in at half a kilo and worth almost 35 thousand euros, the

A gold coin, has been issued by the National Bank of Ukraine to mark Euro 2012. Weighing in at half a kilo and worth almost 35 thousand euros, the

Business

The growth predicament of the eurozone

The euro debt crisis is back on the front burner. The latest economic news from Greece and Spain is worrisome. Now political leaders in the

The euro debt crisis is back on the front burner. The latest economic news from Greece and Spain is worrisome. Now political leaders in the

Special_reports

Rape as a weapon: the fight of Masika

Rape as a weapon of war is something that women in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo know only too well. This week, we meet an

Rape as a weapon of war is something that women in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo know only too well. This week, we meet an

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Iconic Havana bar celebrates 70th birthday

The famous Bodeguita del Medio bar in Cuba is celebrating seven decades in business. The Havana bar, owned by the government, has been frequented

The famous Bodeguita del Medio bar in Cuba is celebrating seven decades in business. The Havana bar, owned by the government, has been frequented

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Deadly bombing in Damascus mosque favoured by opposition

Nine people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Damascus mosque popular with Syrian anti-government protesters. State television showed the

Nine people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Damascus mosque popular with Syrian anti-government protesters. State television showed the

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European drastic debt diet also needs juice

Cut up the credit card or shop till you drop? Will austerity really clean up public debts? Politicians and ordinary Europeans are deeply worried

Cut up the credit card or shop till you drop? Will austerity really clean up public debts? Politicians and ordinary Europeans are deeply worried

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Soyuz comes home on time and on target

The US space agency NASA praised their Russian counterparts for one of the most pinpoint accurate landings of a Soyuz spacecraft. After a three

The US space agency NASA praised their Russian counterparts for one of the most pinpoint accurate landings of a Soyuz spacecraft. After a three

Business

US economic growth slows

US economic growth cooled in the first three months of 2012 as businesses cut back on investment and restocked shelves at a moderate pace. However

US economic growth cooled in the first three months of 2012 as businesses cut back on investment and restocked shelves at a moderate pace. However

Culture

Eurovision's youngest singer

Slovenian Eva Boto is just 16, the youngest contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Still at school in a small town in the north of

Slovenian Eva Boto is just 16, the youngest contestant in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Still at school in a small town in the north of

Culture

Creating cartoon connections

Professionals from the animated film industries in Europe and South Korea got together in the Korean city of Busan for the 3rd edition of Cartoon

Professionals from the animated film industries in Europe and South Korea got together in the Korean city of Busan for the 3rd edition of Cartoon

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Bombs in bins rock eastern Ukraine city

Several bombs have exploded in Ukraine’s fourth largest city Dnepropetrovsk, injuring at least 27 people and sending the city into a panic. Police

Several bombs have exploded in Ukraine’s fourth largest city Dnepropetrovsk, injuring at least 27 people and sending the city into a panic. Police

Business

Bank of Japan boosts stimulus again

The Bank of Japan has announced more economic stimulus. It will pump the equivalent of another 94 billion euros into the economy. The central

The Bank of Japan has announced more economic stimulus. It will pump the equivalent of another 94 billion euros into the economy. The central

Business

Wary French consumers slash spending

French consumers cut back sharply on spending in March as unemployment hit its highest level in over 13 years. Consumer spending dropped 2.9

French consumers cut back sharply on spending in March as unemployment hit its highest level in over 13 years. Consumer spending dropped 2.9

Business

Daimler profit helped by financing unit

German carmaker Daimler has reported a surprise increase in first-quarter operating profit. It said that was partly thanks to stronger than

German carmaker Daimler has reported a surprise increase in first-quarter operating profit. It said that was partly thanks to stronger than

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ECOWAS forces to guarantee civilian rule in Mali and Guinea Bissau

West African power bloc ECOWAS is sending troops to monitor transitions back to civilian rule in Mali and Guinea Bissau. Following a meeting in

West African power bloc ECOWAS is sending troops to monitor transitions back to civilian rule in Mali and Guinea Bissau. Following a meeting in

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Guardiola confirms he's quitting Barca

It’s the end of the Pep Guardiola era at Barcelona football club. The inspirational manager, the most successful in the Catalan club’s history, had

It’s the end of the Pep Guardiola era at Barcelona football club. The inspirational manager, the most successful in the Catalan club’s history, had

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Austerity building anger and gloom

Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy continues to seek ways to get the economy growing, to avoid lumbering into a prolonged recession and a cycle of

Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy continues to seek ways to get the economy growing, to avoid lumbering into a prolonged recession and a cycle of

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Multiple blasts in Ukrainian city

There have been four explosions confirmed in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. The country’s Emergencies Ministry said at least 27 people have

There have been four explosions confirmed in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. The country’s Emergencies Ministry said at least 27 people have

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MIT's traditional 'flying piano'

Students of UWS technology university MIT dropped a piano from their roof to mark the last day on which they can miss classes without it appearing on

Students of UWS technology university MIT dropped a piano from their roof to mark the last day on which they can miss classes without it appearing on

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Scary landings in Bilbao

Strong winds in northern Spain saw planes making dramatic landings at Bilbao airport.

Strong winds in northern Spain saw planes making dramatic landings at Bilbao airport.

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Japan hails Okinawa's US troop reduction

Japan’s government has welcomed a deal with the United States that will see the number of American troops on Okinawa virtually slashed in half. The

Japan’s government has welcomed a deal with the United States that will see the number of American troops on Okinawa virtually slashed in half. The

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Spain jobless figure hits record high

Unemployment in Spain has hit an 18-year high at 24.4 percent as the country experiences its second recession in three years. There are now more

Unemployment in Spain has hit an 18-year high at 24.4 percent as the country experiences its second recession in three years. There are now more

Europe

A single monetary policy for the euro?

In this edition of U-talk, Elodie from France asks: “Does the strong currency policy conducted by the European Central Bank harm EU countries which

In this edition of U-talk, Elodie from France asks: “Does the strong currency policy conducted by the European Central Bank harm EU countries which