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2012-05-11

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Greece: Third bid to form government fails

Greece’s third attempt to form a coalition government after Sunday’s inconclusive election has ended in failure. Despite a final push by leaders of

Greece’s third attempt to form a coalition government after Sunday’s inconclusive election has ended in failure. Despite a final push by leaders of

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Second Greece election likely after stalled coalition talks

Chances appear slim of a breakthrough in talks between several Greek political leaders attempting to form a coalition government five days after

Chances appear slim of a breakthrough in talks between several Greek political leaders attempting to form a coalition government five days after

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Ukraine grants gas rights to Shell and Chevron

The Ukrainian government has confirmed that two Western energy companies have been awarded the right to develop two large shale gas fields. The

The Ukrainian government has confirmed that two Western energy companies have been awarded the right to develop two large shale gas fields. The

Sport

Euro 2012: The trophy arrives in Kiev

With less than a month to go until the main event, the Euro 2012 trophy took centre stage in Kiev during a three-day stay. Fresh from a rousing

With less than a month to go until the main event, the Euro 2012 trophy took centre stage in Kiev during a three-day stay. Fresh from a rousing

Business

The backlash of the French and Greek elections

This past week, markets had to digest the outcome of two elections that will reshape the political map of Europe. The French elected the first

This past week, markets had to digest the outcome of two elections that will reshape the political map of Europe. The French elected the first

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MSF urges Nigeria to act over deadly lead poisoning

A leading charity has criticised the Nigerian government for not doing enough to tackle an outbreak of lead poisoning caused by unofficial gold

A leading charity has criticised the Nigerian government for not doing enough to tackle an outbreak of lead poisoning caused by unofficial gold

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Syria says new bomb attack has been foiled

A day after car bombings killed at least 55 people in Damascus, another attempted suicide attack has been foiled according to Syrian state TV. The

A day after car bombings killed at least 55 people in Damascus, another attempted suicide attack has been foiled according to Syrian state TV. The

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Rehn plays down renewed talk of Greek euro exit

EU Finance Commissioner Ollie Rehn has played down any talk of there being one less member of the eurozone following calls by Germany for Greece to

EU Finance Commissioner Ollie Rehn has played down any talk of there being one less member of the eurozone following calls by Germany for Greece to

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French police protest in support of arrested colleague

Hundreds of French police have demonstrated in central Paris over the arrest of a colleague, who is under investigation for alleged voluntary

Hundreds of French police have demonstrated in central Paris over the arrest of a colleague, who is under investigation for alleged voluntary

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Clashes outside Italy tax office

Protests took place outside several tax collection offices in Italy on Friday after a crackdown on tax evasion. Police clashed with demonstrators

Protests took place outside several tax collection offices in Italy on Friday after a crackdown on tax evasion. Police clashed with demonstrators

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Russia: 'Occupy Moscow' protests continue

Russian police appear to have withdrawn from the site of a protest movement dubbed Occupy Moscow. Some 300 demonstrators set up a makeshift camp in

Russian police appear to have withdrawn from the site of a protest movement dubbed Occupy Moscow. Some 300 demonstrators set up a makeshift camp in

Europe

Can I vote if I move abroad?

While the right for foreigners to vote is being debated in several European countries, EU citizens already have certain rights within the

While the right for foreigners to vote is being debated in several European countries, EU citizens already have certain rights within the

Europe

Europe Weekly: the return of Europe's Achilles heel

In this week’s Europe Weekly we look into the number of potential deadly products entering the EU. We report on new roaming rates for mobile phones

In this week’s Europe Weekly we look into the number of potential deadly products entering the EU. We report on new roaming rates for mobile phones

Business

JPMorgan trading blunder spooks bank stocks

JPMorgan Chase has shocked the markets by revealing a trading loss of over two billion dollars. It admitted there had been “errors” and “bad

JPMorgan Chase has shocked the markets by revealing a trading loss of over two billion dollars. It admitted there had been “errors” and “bad

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Palestinian hunger strikers 'close to death'

Two Palestinian prisoners who helped launch a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails are reported to be close to dying. Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla

Two Palestinian prisoners who helped launch a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails are reported to be close to dying. Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahla

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Egyptian Presidential hopeful outlines his policies

Egypt is preparing for its first presidential elections after more than 30 years under the rule of Hosni Mubarak following the change in the rules

Egypt is preparing for its first presidential elections after more than 30 years under the rule of Hosni Mubarak following the change in the rules

Business

Eurozone set for slow recovery

The eurozone is on track for a slow recovery from recession later this year, but the European Commission’s spring economic forecast said Spain and

The eurozone is on track for a slow recovery from recession later this year, but the European Commission’s spring economic forecast said Spain and

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UK: Ex-Murdoch aide exposes ties to PM Cameron

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks, at the centre of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, has been laying bare her close ties to top

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks, at the centre of Britain’s phone hacking scandal, has been laying bare her close ties to top

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Islamists pushed into third place in Algeria poll

An alliance of Algerian Islamist parties has failed in it bid to take control of the country’s parliament, a year after Arab Spring protests.   The

An alliance of Algerian Islamist parties has failed in it bid to take control of the country’s parliament, a year after Arab Spring protests.   The

Culture

Colourful new look for Grand Palais

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren brings bright colours to the Grand Palais for his exhibition called ‘Monumenta’. The show, which is

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren brings bright colours to the Grand Palais for his exhibition called ‘Monumenta’. The show, which is

Culture

Kosovo-born singer represents Albania at Eurovision

In the sunny Albanian city of Tirana, Kosovo-born singer Rona Nishliu gets ready for the Eurovision Song Contest – where she will represent Albania

In the sunny Albanian city of Tirana, Kosovo-born singer Rona Nishliu gets ready for the Eurovision Song Contest – where she will represent Albania

Culture

'Claustrophobic' marital comedy hits cinemas

Newly weds Atul and Vina are forced to spend their first few nights of marital bliss with their in-laws in the new British comedy ‘All in Good

Newly weds Atul and Vina are forced to spend their first few nights of marital bliss with their in-laws in the new British comedy ‘All in Good

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WWII Victory Day

Following its battle for the presidency, France commemorated victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. For the first time, the outgoing and the new head of

Following its battle for the presidency, France commemorated victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. For the first time, the outgoing and the new head of

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Socialists and centre-right in Greek coalition talks

Last ditch talks continue to form a coalition government in Greece in an attempt to avoid another election. Socialist PASOK leader Evangelos

Last ditch talks continue to form a coalition government in Greece in an attempt to avoid another election. Socialist PASOK leader Evangelos

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'Spiderman' scales France's tallest tower

Urban climber Alain Robert, known as “the French Spiderman”, scaled his country’s tallest building, La Tour First.

Urban climber Alain Robert, known as “the French Spiderman”, scaled his country’s tallest building, La Tour First.

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Egypt holds first ever televised presidential debate

Egypt has held its first ever televised presidential debate ahead of an election that begins later this month.   Two candidates of the 13 running

Egypt has held its first ever televised presidential debate ahead of an election that begins later this month.   Two candidates of the 13 running

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Germany says eurozone would 'survive' without Greece

While Greek politicians attempt to cobble together a new government, Germany’s Finance Minister said the eurozone would survive if Greece were to

While Greek politicians attempt to cobble together a new government, Germany’s Finance Minister said the eurozone would survive if Greece were to

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Indonesian rescuers find first bodies at jet crash site

Indonesian rescue workers have recovered the first bodies from the mountainous terrain where a Russian superjet crashed on Wednesday, killing all 45

Indonesian rescue workers have recovered the first bodies from the mountainous terrain where a Russian superjet crashed on Wednesday, killing all 45

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Two sides of Syria

Despite Syria’s turmoil, Damascus, one of the world’s oldest cities, is a living, breathing centre of activity.   The political fog, security issues

Despite Syria’s turmoil, Damascus, one of the world’s oldest cities, is a living, breathing centre of activity.   The political fog, security issues

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US experts back HIV drug for preventive treatment

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection has won approval from experts in the United States. An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug

The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection has won approval from experts in the United States. An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug