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2012-05-01

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Dozens killed in Mali counter-coup attempt

Soldiers from Mali’s ruling junta have overrun the main presidential guard barracks in the capital Bamako, which has been the scene of heavy

Soldiers from Mali’s ruling junta have overrun the main presidential guard barracks in the capital Bamako, which has been the scene of heavy

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Hollande criticises Sarkozy May Day speech

Paying tribute to former Socialist prime minister Pierre Bérégovoy, who committed suicide in the same town on May Day 19 years ago, French

Paying tribute to former Socialist prime minister Pierre Bérégovoy, who committed suicide in the same town on May Day 19 years ago, French

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Diplomatic immunity claim by Strauss-Kahn rejected

A New York judge has rejected a petition for diplomatic immunity by former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn. Lawyers claimed the rule should have

A New York judge has rejected a petition for diplomatic immunity by former IMF head Dominic Strauss-Kahn. Lawyers claimed the rule should have

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Dutch weed ban for foreigners disregarded

Police in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht have given out their first warning after a ban came into force to prevent foreign tourists from

Police in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht have given out their first warning after a ban came into force to prevent foreign tourists from

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Sarkozy hosts May Day rally in Paris

With just days to go before the second and decisive round of the French presidential election, incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy has been hosting a May Day

With just days to go before the second and decisive round of the French presidential election, incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy has been hosting a May Day

Business

Murdochs 'unfit' to lead - report

A British parliamentary cross-party committee has condemned News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch as being unfit to lead his media empire, saying he

A British parliamentary cross-party committee has condemned News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch as being unfit to lead his media empire, saying he

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Many Greek political parties, no easy choices

At the heart of this coming Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Greece lies the question: will the people vote to lash themselves to their country’s

At the heart of this coming Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Greece lies the question: will the people vote to lash themselves to their country’s

Europe

Putting Europe's lobbyists in focus

“The Brussels Business” is a new documentary film, focusing on the influence of lobbyists on the decision-making process in Europe. It resonates a

“The Brussels Business” is a new documentary film, focusing on the influence of lobbyists on the decision-making process in Europe. It resonates a

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Putin leads workers' rally through Moscow

Russia’s president-elect Vladimir Putin and outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev have joined a massive Labour day rally through Moscow. More than

Russia’s president-elect Vladimir Putin and outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev have joined a massive Labour day rally through Moscow. More than

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Michel Barnier: Banks should pay for banks

For a little over two years, Michel Barnier has been the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services. Part of that brief is to calm

For a little over two years, Michel Barnier has been the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services. Part of that brief is to calm

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Spain King's son-in-law wants to negotiate plea in corruption case

The King of Spain’s son-in-law is seeking to make a deal with the prosecution to avoid jail time, after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal

The King of Spain’s son-in-law is seeking to make a deal with the prosecution to avoid jail time, after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal

Sport

Roy Hodgson named England manager

The English Football Association on Tuesday appointed Roy Hodgson as the new England manager. Hodgson, who will remain in charge of West Bromwich

The English Football Association on Tuesday appointed Roy Hodgson as the new England manager. Hodgson, who will remain in charge of West Bromwich

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Thousands take part in May Day rallies

Anti-austerity is a theme that has been running through traditional May Day rallies across Europe. In Madrid, labour activists voiced their

Anti-austerity is a theme that has been running through traditional May Day rallies across Europe. In Madrid, labour activists voiced their

Culture

Sylvie Guillem: a portrait

At ‘Steps’, the celebrated contemporary dance festival in Zurich, a name stood out among the top artists invited: French dancer Sylvie Guillem and

At ‘Steps’, the celebrated contemporary dance festival in Zurich, a name stood out among the top artists invited: French dancer Sylvie Guillem and

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French elections: Far-right laments lack of choice

Supporters of National Front leader Marine Le Pen used the party’s May Day rally through Paris to bemoan what they peceive as a lack of choice in

Supporters of National Front leader Marine Le Pen used the party’s May Day rally through Paris to bemoan what they peceive as a lack of choice in

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Murdoch unfit to run News Corp - British MPs

The media magnate Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run an international company according to a powerful committee of British MPs. In its report into

The media magnate Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run an international company according to a powerful committee of British MPs. In its report into

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May Day: Greeks protest over austerity measures

Greek workers have joined May Day rallies in Athens, to vent their anger over painful austerity measures. The capital has come to a standstill

Greek workers have joined May Day rallies in Athens, to vent their anger over painful austerity measures. The capital has come to a standstill

Culture

Masterpieces in Moscow for museum centenary

Moscow’s state-run Puskhin Museum is celebrating its centenary with an eclectic new exhibition that features 46 masterpieces from some of the most

Moscow’s state-run Puskhin Museum is celebrating its centenary with an eclectic new exhibition that features 46 masterpieces from some of the most

Culture

Nazis from the moon at a cinema near you

Finnish filmmaker Timo Vuorensola’s latest movie is a science fiction comedy called ‘Iron Sky.’ It is 1945 and a group of Nazi scientists escape

Finnish filmmaker Timo Vuorensola’s latest movie is a science fiction comedy called ‘Iron Sky.’ It is 1945 and a group of Nazi scientists escape

Business

Venture capital, a risky business?

Business planet is in Copenhagen to look at venture capital. An alternative to more traditional modes of financing, venture capital funds help

Business planet is in Copenhagen to look at venture capital. An alternative to more traditional modes of financing, venture capital funds help

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Danish restaurant named best in the world

A restaurant in Copenhagen has landed the title of the world’s best place to eat, for the third year in a row. ‘Noma’ is credited with putting

A restaurant in Copenhagen has landed the title of the world’s best place to eat, for the third year in a row. ‘Noma’ is credited with putting

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Le Pen dodges chance to endorse Sarkozy

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters that she won’t endorse either Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande in Sunday’s second

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told supporters that she won’t endorse either Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande in Sunday’s second

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At least 23 killed in latest Syria fighting

10 people have been killed after Syrian government forces fired mortar bombs at a village in the northern Idlib province, according to the Syrian

10 people have been killed after Syrian government forces fired mortar bombs at a village in the northern Idlib province, according to the Syrian

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Mali's military junta claimed counter-coup foiled

The military junta in Mali has said it is still in control of key sites in and around the capital Bamako after an attempted counter-coup by troops

The military junta in Mali has said it is still in control of key sites in and around the capital Bamako after an attempted counter-coup by troops

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Russia leaders join Moscow labour day rallies

Russia’s outgoing and incoming presidents have joined thousands of workers in a rally through the streets of Moscow to mark International Labour

Russia’s outgoing and incoming presidents have joined thousands of workers in a rally through the streets of Moscow to mark International Labour

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Tokyo's Sky Tree terrorism drill

Japanese police, fire fighters and military officials deployed attack dogs and bomb disposal units to test how they would protect Japan’s Sky Tree

Japanese police, fire fighters and military officials deployed attack dogs and bomb disposal units to test how they would protect Japan’s Sky Tree

Science_technology

Signs of radiation recovery in Chernobyl wildlife

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster natural life in the region is showing signs of recovery. This is the finding of scientists at

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster natural life in the region is showing signs of recovery. This is the finding of scientists at

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Myanmar: Ban finally meets Suu Kyi

The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon has met the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time. On Ban’s last visit in

The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon has met the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time. On Ban’s last visit in

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Many dead when Indian river ferry sinks

More than 100 people are known to have drowned when an overloaded ferry capsized and sank at night on one of India’s largest rivers. The chief of

More than 100 people are known to have drowned when an overloaded ferry capsized and sank at night on one of India’s largest rivers. The chief of

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Mali's junta battles against a counter coup

Soldiers from Mali’s presidential guard loyal to the country’s ousted president are reported to have attempted a counter coup. Heavy gunfire was

Soldiers from Mali’s presidential guard loyal to the country’s ousted president are reported to have attempted a counter coup. Heavy gunfire was