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2012-05-04

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French nuclear scientist jailed for terror plots

A Franco-Algerian scientist has been jailed for five years for plotting terror attacks. Adlène Hicheur worked at the CERN nuclear research centre

A Franco-Algerian scientist has been jailed for five years for plotting terror attacks. Adlène Hicheur worked at the CERN nuclear research centre

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What does a Socialist France mean for Europe?

Europe has hardly figured as an item in the French presidential elections, but the election and the campaign has made front pages around the

Europe has hardly figured as an item in the French presidential elections, but the election and the campaign has made front pages around the

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Widows of suicide victims protest in Bologna

Widows of men who apparently committed suicide because of Italy’s economic crisis have taken part in a march in Bologna. The women gathered outside

Widows of men who apparently committed suicide because of Italy’s economic crisis have taken part in a march in Bologna. The women gathered outside

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DRC: Warriors of peace

This month, Women and War goes to the Democratic Republic of Congo where we meet Masika, Noella, and Caddy. These three women survived the horrors

This month, Women and War goes to the Democratic Republic of Congo where we meet Masika, Noella, and Caddy. These three women survived the horrors

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Cairo clashes leave almost 130 injured

An overnight curfew has been imposed around Cairo’s defence ministry, after protesters clashed with security forces. Almost 130 people are reported

An overnight curfew has been imposed around Cairo’s defence ministry, after protesters clashed with security forces. Almost 130 people are reported

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Spain jobs: glimmer of hope or flash in the pan?

Spain’s jobless rate fell very slightly in April, by 6,632, but a closer look at the figures shows that was due to seasonal short-term jobs over

Spain’s jobless rate fell very slightly in April, by 6,632, but a closer look at the figures shows that was due to seasonal short-term jobs over

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Slowing US hiring raises worries on recovery

US employers cut back on hiring in April and that hammered the financial markets. Just 115,000 workers were added to US payrolls last month. It

US employers cut back on hiring in April and that hammered the financial markets. Just 115,000 workers were added to US payrolls last month. It

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Labour makes big gains in local UK elections

With over 750 council seats gained Britain’s opposition Labour party is basking in the warm glow of victory as the local election results come

With over 750 council seats gained Britain’s opposition Labour party is basking in the warm glow of victory as the local election results come

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Greece set for unprecedented political shakeup

Clear skies in Greece are in stark contrast to the uncertainty it is going through, under political stormclouds. Voters are asked to elect a new

Clear skies in Greece are in stark contrast to the uncertainty it is going through, under political stormclouds. Voters are asked to elect a new

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Facebook share sale guide price set

Facebook has announced the price range for its shares when they go on sale to the public for the first time. They will cost between $28 and $35 each

Facebook has announced the price range for its shares when they go on sale to the public for the first time. They will cost between $28 and $35 each

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Chinese dissident Chen could be US-bound

China says that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study overseas. The United States has confirmed that he has been offered a fellowship by

China says that blind dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study overseas. The United States has confirmed that he has been offered a fellowship by

Culture

Jason Statham plays it Safe

‘Safe’ stars British actor Jason Statham of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ fame playing an ex cage fighter/former black ops supercop. With

‘Safe’ stars British actor Jason Statham of ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’ fame playing an ex cage fighter/former black ops supercop. With

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Coldplay's Chris Martin advises rapper B.o.B

American rapper and producer B.o.B has just released his second album Strange Clouds, which features a string of collaborations with high-profile

American rapper and producer B.o.B has just released his second album Strange Clouds, which features a string of collaborations with high-profile

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Keeping the peace in Lebanon

Najib Mikati, the Prime Minister of Lebanon has made his first official visit to Brussels. Lebanon has earned plaudits for their management of the

Najib Mikati, the Prime Minister of Lebanon has made his first official visit to Brussels. Lebanon has earned plaudits for their management of the

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Draghi holds his fire - but for how long?

Several weeks ago, ECB president Mario Draghi told a German newspaper that the worst of the euro debt crisis was over, but it seems things have not

Several weeks ago, ECB president Mario Draghi told a German newspaper that the worst of the euro debt crisis was over, but it seems things have not

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France: Sarkozy makes final re-election plea

His chances of clinging to power may be slim according to the pundits but Nicolas Sarkozy is battling to the last to remain French President. With

His chances of clinging to power may be slim according to the pundits but Nicolas Sarkozy is battling to the last to remain French President. With

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French presidential race extols Europe

Nicolas Sarkozy announced barely more than two months before polling that he was running for re-election as France’s president. The core matter was

Nicolas Sarkozy announced barely more than two months before polling that he was running for re-election as France’s president. The core matter was

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Investigators probe Dagestan bomb attacks

Up to 14 people are reported dead and more than 100 wounded, after a double bomb attack in Russia’s Dagestan region. A suicide bomber apparently

Up to 14 people are reported dead and more than 100 wounded, after a double bomb attack in Russia’s Dagestan region. A suicide bomber apparently

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Eurozone economy getting worst

The eurozone economy deteriorated markedly in April, according to the latest business surveys. The services sector shrivelled at a much faster rate

The eurozone economy deteriorated markedly in April, according to the latest business surveys. The services sector shrivelled at a much faster rate

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BNP nears end of asset sales

BNP Paribas says it has nearly completed moves to sell off assets and cut debt to boost its capital reserves. Like the rest of the industry

BNP Paribas says it has nearly completed moves to sell off assets and cut debt to boost its capital reserves. Like the rest of the industry

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RBS upbeat on its recovery

The state-backed British lender Royal Bank of Scotland says it is on the path to recovery after a better-than-expected quarterly profit of the

The state-backed British lender Royal Bank of Scotland says it is on the path to recovery after a better-than-expected quarterly profit of the

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Pakistan bomb kills 20

At least 20 people have died in a suicide bombing at a Pakistani market close to the Afghan border. Five of the dead were members of the security

At least 20 people have died in a suicide bombing at a Pakistani market close to the Afghan border. Five of the dead were members of the security

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Iranians vote in parliamentary election run-off

Iranians cast ballots on Friday in an election run-off to decide who will fill the remaining 65 seats up for grabs in the country’s parliament. The

Iranians cast ballots on Friday in an election run-off to decide who will fill the remaining 65 seats up for grabs in the country’s parliament. The

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Greece: Conservatives appeal for clear mandate in poll

He wants to rule alone, but when Greeks vote on Sunday, the conservatives of Antonis Samaras are unlikely to get the support needed to form a single

He wants to rule alone, but when Greeks vote on Sunday, the conservatives of Antonis Samaras are unlikely to get the support needed to form a single

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Poland chooses Euro 2012 song

‘Jarzebina’, a group of Polish folk-singing grandmothers have won the race to provide Poland’s official team anthem for the European football

‘Jarzebina’, a group of Polish folk-singing grandmothers have won the race to provide Poland’s official team anthem for the European football

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Paralysed woman walks London marathon in bionic suit

Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, has walked the London marathon course using a bionic suit. She crossed the finish line 16 days

Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, has walked the London marathon course using a bionic suit. She crossed the finish line 16 days

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Agriculture: sowing the seeds of the future

While traditional agricultural methods can be very productive it is still important to keep up with new developments, as demand for foodstuffs grows

While traditional agricultural methods can be very productive it is still important to keep up with new developments, as demand for foodstuffs grows

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Dozens killed in Nigeria cattle market attack‎

Sectarian violence has claimed dozens more lives in Nigeria in a spate of killings across the country. Almost 60 people are reported to have died

Sectarian violence has claimed dozens more lives in Nigeria in a spate of killings across the country. Almost 60 people are reported to have died

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Bailout brings deficit of trust to Ireland

Across Ireland empty buildings stand testament to the legacy of the Celtic tiger. A legacy which included a spectacular economic boom and a bust

Across Ireland empty buildings stand testament to the legacy of the Celtic tiger. A legacy which included a spectacular economic boom and a bust

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UK: Cameron's Conservatives are punished in local polls

David Cameron’s ruling Conservatives have suffered major losses in local elections as voters lashed out over austerity and Britain’s return to

David Cameron’s ruling Conservatives have suffered major losses in local elections as voters lashed out over austerity and Britain’s return to