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2012-05-17

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Olympic flame handed to London

The build-up to this summers Olympic games in London gained a little more heat on Thursday as the Olympic flame was officially handed over to a

The build-up to this summers Olympic games in London gained a little more heat on Thursday as the Olympic flame was officially handed over to a

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Greece sacking to survive

Greece is far from the only country in the world where public sector workers make up a large part of the total workforce. But its fiscal management

Greece is far from the only country in the world where public sector workers make up a large part of the total workforce. But its fiscal management

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Revolution in Egypt inspires Cannes contender

He is calling it a “love letter” to the people of Egypt after last year’s revolution. Yet far away from Tahrir Square, amid the glitz and glamour

He is calling it a “love letter” to the people of Egypt after last year’s revolution. Yet far away from Tahrir Square, amid the glitz and glamour

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Isolation or austerity: Greeks face tough choice

All hands on deck. As the Greek caretaker government is sworn in, commentators say Greece’s economy is sinking fast. New elections have been

All hands on deck. As the Greek caretaker government is sworn in, commentators say Greece’s economy is sinking fast. New elections have been

Business

Facebook overvalued?

As shares in the world’s biggest social network website start trading on the Nasdaq we ask if Facebook’s popularity is overshadowing doubts about its

As shares in the world’s biggest social network website start trading on the Nasdaq we ask if Facebook’s popularity is overshadowing doubts about its

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Disco queen Donna Summer dies after cancer battle

Disco legend Donna Summer has died, according to reports from the US. Entertainment website TMZ says the singer, aged 63, had been suffering from

Disco legend Donna Summer has died, according to reports from the US. Entertainment website TMZ says the singer, aged 63, had been suffering from

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Hollande shows off women in new French government

A new government, and a new image. The Hollande era got underway in Paris when the French president showed off the women in his government. He

A new government, and a new image. The Hollande era got underway in Paris when the French president showed off the women in his government. He

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German Minister calls for elected EU president

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, this year’s Charlemagne prize winner, has called for a face for Europe. In the German city of Aachen to

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, this year’s Charlemagne prize winner, has called for a face for Europe. In the German city of Aachen to

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Georgia Gay Pride march ends in fist fight

An historic gay pride gathering in Georgia has ended in violence. Religious activists disrupted what was dubbed the country’s first-ever march to

An historic gay pride gathering in Georgia has ended in violence. Religious activists disrupted what was dubbed the country’s first-ever march to

Culture

Moonrise Kingdom kicks off Cannes

As Cannes Film Festival kicked off controversy was already buzzing about the complete absence of any female directors in the main competition. The

As Cannes Film Festival kicked off controversy was already buzzing about the complete absence of any female directors in the main competition. The

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Portugal: Air traffic strike disrupts flights

Fresh strike action by air traffic controllers has seriously disrupted flights in Portugal, with delays and cancellations causing misery for

Fresh strike action by air traffic controllers has seriously disrupted flights in Portugal, with delays and cancellations causing misery for

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Berlin airport opening delayed until March 2013

Berlin’s long-awaited new international airport faces a further delay before opening. The latest launch date was June 3 but city mayor Klaus

Berlin’s long-awaited new international airport faces a further delay before opening. The latest launch date was June 3 but city mayor Klaus

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Quebec government moves to end student strike

Quebec’s government has moved to end a mass strike by students over tuition fees in the Canadian province that has lasted for 14 weeks. As

Quebec’s government has moved to end a mass strike by students over tuition fees in the Canadian province that has lasted for 14 weeks. As

Science_technology

Transparent driving

Driving a car safely means doing more than keeping an eye on the road. The driver also has to keep an eye on the dashboard. But looking away from the

Driving a car safely means doing more than keeping an eye on the road. The driver also has to keep an eye on the dashboard. But looking away from the

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Serbian presidential candidates take part in TV duel

The two men battling it out for the Serbian presidency have gone head-to-head in a televised debate. Incumbent Boris Tadic, leader of the

The two men battling it out for the Serbian presidency have gone head-to-head in a televised debate. Incumbent Boris Tadic, leader of the

Business

Greek euro exit would be very costly

If Greece has to leave the eurozone the cost will be massive. The European Central Bank and the single currency bloc’s governments and banks would

If Greece has to leave the eurozone the cost will be massive. The European Central Bank and the single currency bloc’s governments and banks would

Business

HSBC says cost cuts on track

HSBC has doubled the annual revenue boost it expects from its turnaround plan to the equivalent of 1.57 billion euros. Having already sold 28

HSBC has doubled the annual revenue boost it expects from its turnaround plan to the equivalent of 1.57 billion euros. Having already sold 28

Business

EU sanctions hit Iran petrochemical exports

Iran’s petrochemical exports have plunged nearly 90 percent in the last two weeks, according to traders and shipping data. That is because most

Iran’s petrochemical exports have plunged nearly 90 percent in the last two weeks, according to traders and shipping data. That is because most

Business

GM chooses UK for Astra, bad news for Bochum

General Motors is to build the next generation of its Astra compact car in Britain creating 700 new jobs. The decision came after workers at its

General Motors is to build the next generation of its Astra compact car in Britain creating 700 new jobs. The decision came after workers at its

Culture

We Will Rock You rolls on

The hit London musical “We Will Rock You”, has celebrated its tenth birthday. The show features 30 of Queen’s rock hits. The writer, Ben Elton, along

The hit London musical “We Will Rock You”, has celebrated its tenth birthday. The show features 30 of Queen’s rock hits. The writer, Ben Elton, along

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Gloom grows in Greece as crisis deepens

Good news in Greece is in short supply. The country is in danger of running out of funds as it faces its second election in as many months. Budget

Good news in Greece is in short supply. The country is in danger of running out of funds as it faces its second election in as many months. Budget

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Olympic flame is Britain-bound

Away from all of the economic and political turmoil, Greece is preparing to hand over the Olympic flame to Britain – the host of this year’s

Away from all of the economic and political turmoil, Greece is preparing to hand over the Olympic flame to Britain – the host of this year’s

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Soyuz successfully docks with ISS

Two days after blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Soyuz spaceship has docked with the International Space Station. The

Two days after blasting off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Soyuz spaceship has docked with the International Space Station. The

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Greece crisis: Emergency government sworn-in

The remainder of debt-ridden Greece’s caretaker government was sworn in on Thursday. A senior judge, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, is heading up the

The remainder of debt-ridden Greece’s caretaker government was sworn in on Thursday. A senior judge, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, is heading up the

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Indonesia: Russian plane crash probe may take weeks

Russian experts have returned to their operations base in Indonesia after examining the site of last week’s deadly crash of a Sukhoi Superjet. All

Russian experts have returned to their operations base in Indonesia after examining the site of last week’s deadly crash of a Sukhoi Superjet. All

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Human rights abuses to be probed in Brazil

Brazil’s President has sworn-in members of a Truth Commission, who will investigate human rights abuses committed during the country’s 1964-1985

Brazil’s President has sworn-in members of a Truth Commission, who will investigate human rights abuses committed during the country’s 1964-1985

Business

Japan's economy grows in wake of disasters

According to government data, Japan’s economy grew by one percent between January and March compared to the previous three months. It means the

According to government data, Japan’s economy grew by one percent between January and March compared to the previous three months. It means the

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Russian riot police try to break up anti-Putin sit-in

Russian police detained at least 20 people, when they attempted to break up an Occupy-style sit-in at a Moscow park. Demonstrators had been there for

Russian police detained at least 20 people, when they attempted to break up an Occupy-style sit-in at a Moscow park. Demonstrators had been there for

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Italian PM receives threats

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is thought to have been threatened by an anarchist group which recently shot and wounded a nuclear industry

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is thought to have been threatened by an anarchist group which recently shot and wounded a nuclear industry

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Spain boycotts Jubilee over Gibraltar

The disputed sovereignty of Gibraltar has once again come between the royal families of Spain and Britain. Queen Sofia has cancelled a visit

The disputed sovereignty of Gibraltar has once again come between the royal families of Spain and Britain. Queen Sofia has cancelled a visit