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2012-05-30

News

Colombia: French journalist freed by FARC rebels

French journalist Romeo Langlois has been freed after being held for more than a month by Colombia’s FARC guerrilas. The 35-year-old was taken

French journalist Romeo Langlois has been freed after being held for more than a month by Colombia’s FARC guerrilas. The 35-year-old was taken

Europe

Sex trafficking still on the rise

Human trafficking is a crime against humanity, yet it is on the rise globally, not least in Europe. The main victims of this appalling crime are

Human trafficking is a crime against humanity, yet it is on the rise globally, not least in Europe. The main victims of this appalling crime are

News

Another night in tents for Italy earthquake victims

A woman was rescued from under the rubble of her home in Cavezzo after Tuesdays earthquake in northern Italy. The 65-year-old had returned to the

A woman was rescued from under the rubble of her home in Cavezzo after Tuesdays earthquake in northern Italy. The 65-year-old had returned to the

Europe

MEPs demand more action against prostitution at sports events

MEPs have called for more to be done to prevent prostitution at big sporting events. Many in the European Parliament are concerned the issue isn’t

MEPs have called for more to be done to prevent prostitution at big sporting events. Many in the European Parliament are concerned the issue isn’t

Sport

Euro 2012 Preview: England

After a disappointing World Cup in South Africa two years ago and armed with a manager in Roy Hodgson who has been in charge just two weeks

After a disappointing World Cup in South Africa two years ago and armed with a manager in Roy Hodgson who has been in charge just two weeks

Sport

Euro 2012 Preview: Ukraine

As co-hosts with Poland, Ukraine will hope their home support will give them an extra boost in this summer’s European Championships. Coach Oleg

As co-hosts with Poland, Ukraine will hope their home support will give them an extra boost in this summer’s European Championships. Coach Oleg

News

Ireland votes in fiscal pact referendum

Ireland votes in a referendum on Thursday about whether to approve the terms of the EU fiscal pact that was agreed in March. It’s the only country

Ireland votes in a referendum on Thursday about whether to approve the terms of the EU fiscal pact that was agreed in March. It’s the only country

Business

Fiat Industrial expands with CNH merger

Fiat Industrial is moving to merge with its subsidiary CNH – Case New Holland – to simplify its structure in a move welcomed by investors. The plan

Fiat Industrial is moving to merge with its subsidiary CNH – Case New Holland – to simplify its structure in a move welcomed by investors. The plan

News

Assange a step closer to US

Since 7 December 2010, Assange has struggled to defend himself and to keep the public informed – the many people supporting him. As Wikileaks

Since 7 December 2010, Assange has struggled to defend himself and to keep the public informed – the many people supporting him. As Wikileaks

Europe

EU ready to ease Spain's deficit pain

Spain could get an extra year until 2014 to cut its debts, the European Commission has said. The potential lifeline came as Spanish borrowing costs

Spain could get an extra year until 2014 to cut its debts, the European Commission has said. The potential lifeline came as Spanish borrowing costs

News

Turkey expels Syrian envoys over Houla massacre

Turkey on Wednesday joined a host of Western nations in expelling Syrian diplomats from its soil. Ankara’s move follows similar action by the

Turkey on Wednesday joined a host of Western nations in expelling Syrian diplomats from its soil. Ankara’s move follows similar action by the

News

Spanish banking crisis worsens

Spain’s borrowing costs continued to lurch higher and share prices tumbled on the Madrid stock exchange this week as investors become more convinced

Spain’s borrowing costs continued to lurch higher and share prices tumbled on the Madrid stock exchange this week as investors become more convinced

News

UK court rules Wikileaks Assange can be tried in Sweden

Britain’s Supreme Court has decided Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. Lawyers for the

Britain’s Supreme Court has decided Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. Lawyers for the

News

Poland demands Obama apology over 'death camp' slip-up

Poland has complained after US President Barack Obama slipped up during a ceremony to honour a dead World War II hero. Obama described what he

Poland has complained after US President Barack Obama slipped up during a ceremony to honour a dead World War II hero. Obama described what he

News

Berlin police swoop on Hell's Angels bikers

There’ve been furthers raids on the bikers’ club Hell’s Angels in Germany, this time in the capital Berlin. The sweep, on around 30 homes, was

There’ve been furthers raids on the bikers’ club Hell’s Angels in Germany, this time in the capital Berlin. The sweep, on around 30 homes, was

News

Norway public sector strike widens

Around 50,000 people have now joined a public sector strike in Norway. That’s double the number of workers who began a walk out last week over

Around 50,000 people have now joined a public sector strike in Norway. That’s double the number of workers who began a walk out last week over

Culture

The collapse of Sydney Opera House

Sydney’s iconic Opera House appears to collapse, then re-inflates, a hand pushes through its roof and a woman dances on one of the famous

Sydney’s iconic Opera House appears to collapse, then re-inflates, a hand pushes through its roof and a woman dances on one of the famous

Culture

Slash: Apocalyptic Love

Legendary rock guitarist Slash – formerly lead guitar player for US band Guns N’ Roses – has just released his second solo album. Apocalyptic Love

Legendary rock guitarist Slash – formerly lead guitar player for US band Guns N’ Roses – has just released his second solo album. Apocalyptic Love

News

Greek firefighters stage angry protest

Greek firefighters on Wednesday protested in central Athens against the decision not to renew their contracts. The country’s fire service union

Greek firefighters on Wednesday protested in central Athens against the decision not to renew their contracts. The country’s fire service union

Culture

Zeitlin's Beasts wins Camera d'Or

Director Benh Zeitlin has won the Camera d’Or – Golden Camera prize – at the Cannes Film Festival. His film Beasts Of The Southern Wild is set and

Director Benh Zeitlin has won the Camera d’Or – Golden Camera prize – at the Cannes Film Festival. His film Beasts Of The Southern Wild is set and

Business

Blackberry maker's troubles mount

Research In Motion – the struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones – has said it has hired bankers to carry out a far-reaching strategic review of

Research In Motion – the struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones – has said it has hired bankers to carry out a far-reaching strategic review of

News

Istanbul's controversial third Bosphorus bridge

The Turkish government has announced who is to build Istanbul’s third bridge over the Bosphorus. A consortium formed by ICTAS of Turkey and the

The Turkish government has announced who is to build Istanbul’s third bridge over the Bosphorus. A consortium formed by ICTAS of Turkey and the

News

'Dead' Berlusconi artwork unveiled

In a glass case in the centre of Rome appears to lie the corpse of former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Even in death he wears a smile

In a glass case in the centre of Rome appears to lie the corpse of former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi. Even in death he wears a smile

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Liberia's Taylor jailed for 50 years for war crimes

A UN-backed court sentenced former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on Wednesday to 50 years in jail for war crimes. The Special Court for Sierra

A UN-backed court sentenced former Liberian leader Charles Taylor on Wednesday to 50 years in jail for war crimes. The Special Court for Sierra

Business

Italy suffers from Spain's debt problems

The Italian government has found itself paying a higher price to borrow because of the debt problems of Spain and the threat of Greece leaving the

The Italian government has found itself paying a higher price to borrow because of the debt problems of Spain and the threat of Greece leaving the

Business

Sharp fall in eurozone economic confidence

Economic confidence in the eurozone fell sharply in May, according to surveys carried out by the European Commission. Businesses that were

Economic confidence in the eurozone fell sharply in May, according to surveys carried out by the European Commission. Businesses that were

News

Counting the cost of quakes in northern Italy

An increasing number of buildings in northern Italy could collapse, with seismologists predicting the possibility of even more big tremors, following

An increasing number of buildings in northern Italy could collapse, with seismologists predicting the possibility of even more big tremors, following

Science_technology

3D printing could 'revolutionise manufacturing'

3D printing technology is progressing rapidly, and some experts say it could revolutionise the way objects are made in the future. An object is

3D printing technology is progressing rapidly, and some experts say it could revolutionise the way objects are made in the future. An object is

News

Liberia's Charles Taylor gets 50-year sentence

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been given a sentence of 50 years by judges at the Special Court for Sierra Leone at the Hague. Taylor

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been given a sentence of 50 years by judges at the Special Court for Sierra Leone at the Hague. Taylor

News

Wikileaks' Assange loses UK extradition appeal

Wikieaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, says Britain’s Supreme Court. But the whistleblower has been

Wikieaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, says Britain’s Supreme Court. But the whistleblower has been