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2012-05-21

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Italy sends strong protest vote in local elections

Italians have shunned traditional parties in local polls and picked protest candidates to govern several cities. It signals a major shift in the

Italians have shunned traditional parties in local polls and picked protest candidates to govern several cities. It signals a major shift in the

Business

Ryanair sees clouds ahead

Ryanair’s cautious 2013 outlook put off investors on Monday in London. The share price of Europe’s biggest discount airline was down 6% in early

Ryanair’s cautious 2013 outlook put off investors on Monday in London. The share price of Europe’s biggest discount airline was down 6% in early

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Mauritania trial delays Senussi's extradition

Ex-Gaddafi spy chief Abdallah Al-Senussi has been charged with illegally entering Mauritania. The move will delay his extradition to face charges

Ex-Gaddafi spy chief Abdallah Al-Senussi has been charged with illegally entering Mauritania. The move will delay his extradition to face charges

News

Yemen suicide bombing death toll high

In Yemen, more than 90 people have been killed and over 200 wounded in a bomb attack at a rehearsal for a military parade in the capital Sanaa.

In Yemen, more than 90 people have been killed and over 200 wounded in a bomb attack at a rehearsal for a military parade in the capital Sanaa.

Business

Germany and France set out summit position

The German and French finance ministers have met in crisis talks to hammer out a joint position on growth ahead of Wednesday’s European summit in

The German and French finance ministers have met in crisis talks to hammer out a joint position on growth ahead of Wednesday’s European summit in

Culture

Traveller’s diary: The spirit of business in Thailand

Arriving in Bangkok is always amazing. You step out of the airport and it’s boiling hot! When you get to the city you’re dazzled by the tall

Arriving in Bangkok is always amazing. You step out of the airport and it’s boiling hot! When you get to the city you’re dazzled by the tall

News

Nato details Afghan pullout timetable

Nato will hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by mid 2013 – that is the result of a two-day alliance summit in

Nato will hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by mid 2013 – that is the result of a two-day alliance summit in

Culture

Thailand: sun, sea and a booming business economy

Thailand evokes images of endless, sandy beaches but there is a lot more to this South East Asian country. In the first edition of our four part

Thailand evokes images of endless, sandy beaches but there is a lot more to this South East Asian country. In the first edition of our four part

News

Italy: Man quizzed over deadly school bomb attack

Police probing the bomb attack that killed a 16-year-old girl in southern Italy on Saturday are said to be questioning a new suspect. Media reports

Police probing the bomb attack that killed a 16-year-old girl in southern Italy on Saturday are said to be questioning a new suspect. Media reports

News

Political uncertainty after surprise win of Nikolic

Still reeling from the surprise win of Tomislav Nikolic in the presidential election Sunday, Serbia expects a period of political uncertainty. The

Still reeling from the surprise win of Tomislav Nikolic in the presidential election Sunday, Serbia expects a period of political uncertainty. The

Science_technology

The bottom line for mobility

Getting around could not really be much easier. With the uni-cub, not only can you sit down – unlike a Segway – but you don’t even have to use your

Getting around could not really be much easier. With the uni-cub, not only can you sit down – unlike a Segway – but you don’t even have to use your

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Russia: Putin loyalists get key posts in new cabinet

In Russia, President Vladimir Putin has nominated loyalists to key posts in his cabinet. Around three quarters of those named are said to be new

In Russia, President Vladimir Putin has nominated loyalists to key posts in his cabinet. Around three quarters of those named are said to be new

Culture

Cannes: "No" on Chile gets warm reception

Chilean film “No” received a warm welcome from the traditionally tough Cannes critics. Based on the play Referendum by Antonio Skarmeta, it uses

Chilean film “No” received a warm welcome from the traditionally tough Cannes critics. Based on the play Referendum by Antonio Skarmeta, it uses

Culture

Cannes: Beyond The Hills

Five years after winning the Palme d’Or, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is back in Cannes. He presented his latest film, Beyond The Hills, a

Five years after winning the Palme d’Or, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is back in Cannes. He presented his latest film, Beyond The Hills, a

Culture

Cannes: Ill Manors

British singer-songwriter Ben Drew – better known as Plan B – is in Cannes for the screening of his directorial debut, Ill Manors, a gritty portrayal

British singer-songwriter Ben Drew – better known as Plan B – is in Cannes for the screening of his directorial debut, Ill Manors, a gritty portrayal

Business

Yahoo cashes in Chinese stake

Yahoo is selling half of its 40% stake in the dominant Chinese e-retailer Alibaba back to its founder, Jack Ma, for just over five and a half billion

Yahoo is selling half of its 40% stake in the dominant Chinese e-retailer Alibaba back to its founder, Jack Ma, for just over five and a half billion

Business

Spain warns of second quarter contraction

Spain is forecasting an economic contraction for the second quarter of 0.3%. This would be in line with the contraction from January to March. The

Spain is forecasting an economic contraction for the second quarter of 0.3%. This would be in line with the contraction from January to March. The

Business

Ryanair issues profits warning for 2013

Europe’s biggest budget airline Ryanair has posted its biggest ever annual profit at over half a billion euros, beating forecasts, but warns fuel

Europe’s biggest budget airline Ryanair has posted its biggest ever annual profit at over half a billion euros, beating forecasts, but warns fuel

Business

Writing on wall for Opel's Bochum plant

Anxious workers at Opel’s Bochum factory, one of four the General Motors-owned subsidiary has in Germany, are worried the axe is about to fall on

Anxious workers at Opel’s Bochum factory, one of four the General Motors-owned subsidiary has in Germany, are worried the axe is about to fall on

Culture

Tatarstan: a confluence of culture and religion

On the banks of the Volga river, in the very heart of Russia, the republic of Tatarstan has reunited two religions in its history. Throughout the

On the banks of the Volga river, in the very heart of Russia, the republic of Tatarstan has reunited two religions in its history. Throughout the

Culture

Traveller’s diary: Tatarstan

Denis Loktev, Kazan As we arrived in Kazan, we found a city-scale construction site: the Tatar capital is getting ready to host a series of

Denis Loktev, Kazan As we arrived in Kazan, we found a city-scale construction site: the Tatar capital is getting ready to host a series of

News

Quake victims sleep outdoors as aftershocks hit Italy

Over 100 aftershocks have rocked northern Italy, heightening anguish after an earthquake that killed seven people and reduced historical sites to

Over 100 aftershocks have rocked northern Italy, heightening anguish after an earthquake that killed seven people and reduced historical sites to

Culture

Allianoi before the flooding

This video documentary by photographer Mehmet Güngör shows the Allianoi archaeological site before the Yortanli dam was built and the site itself was

This video documentary by photographer Mehmet Güngör shows the Allianoi archaeological site before the Yortanli dam was built and the site itself was

Culture

Friendship from a common cause

Architect Onur Karahan is one of our protagonists. He has always had a passion for archaeology, ever since he was a child, but he thought it would be

Architect Onur Karahan is one of our protagonists. He has always had a passion for archaeology, ever since he was a child, but he thought it would be

Culture

Preserving the Future

Turkey is the youngest country in Europe. The average age of its population is below 30. It is also the most ancient. An invaluable cultural

Turkey is the youngest country in Europe. The average age of its population is below 30. It is also the most ancient. An invaluable cultural

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'Dozens killed' as suicide bomb targets Yemen army

Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting Yemen’s army. The explosion caused panic among the

Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting Yemen’s army. The explosion caused panic among the

News

High tension in Italy as bomb hits local polls

Tension surrounds Italy’s local elections after a small bomb exploded overnight near a polling station in the northern municipality of Rapallo.

Tension surrounds Italy’s local elections after a small bomb exploded overnight near a polling station in the northern municipality of Rapallo.

Nocomment

Chelsea celebrate Champions League win

Tens of thousands of Chelsea fans flooded the streets of west London on Sunday to celebrate the club’s historic Champions League and FA Cup double.

Tens of thousands of Chelsea fans flooded the streets of west London on Sunday to celebrate the club’s historic Champions League and FA Cup double.

Culture

Eurovision: the great voting conspiracy

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is back on Saturday, with the grand final in Baku, the capital of last year’s winners, Azerbaijan. Twenty countries

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is back on Saturday, with the grand final in Baku, the capital of last year’s winners, Azerbaijan. Twenty countries

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'Ring of fire' eclipse dazzles US and Asia

It was the first time they had seen such a spectacle in the US for 18 years; the first time in Tokyo for more than 170. Thousands of people in

It was the first time they had seen such a spectacle in the US for 18 years; the first time in Tokyo for more than 170. Thousands of people in