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2012-05-31

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80 arrests during illegal Moscow rally

More than 80 people have been arrested during an unauthorised protest in Russia’s capital Moscow. The group were campaigning against plans to

More than 80 people have been arrested during an unauthorised protest in Russia’s capital Moscow. The group were campaigning against plans to

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Indonesia teams find black box of crashed Russia jet

The flight data recorder for a Russian plane that crashed in Indonesia in May has been recovered. Search teams found the black box buried 30

The flight data recorder for a Russian plane that crashed in Indonesia in May has been recovered. Search teams found the black box buried 30

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Russia court convicts colonel for US spying

A Russian colonel serving in the reserves has been sentenced to 12 years for spying for the US. Vladimir Lazar has been found guilty of providing

A Russian colonel serving in the reserves has been sentenced to 12 years for spying for the US. Vladimir Lazar has been found guilty of providing

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Hunt, cheerleader for Murdoch or impartial?

The Leveson inquiry into press standards in Britain heard evidence given all day by Jeremy Hunt , the minister who oversaw the bid by the Murdoch

The Leveson inquiry into press standards in Britain heard evidence given all day by Jeremy Hunt , the minister who oversaw the bid by the Murdoch

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Serbian president Nikolic promises closer EU ties

Serbia’s new president has taken office reiterating his support for the country to join the EU. Tomislav Nikolic told politicians in the Belgrade

Serbia’s new president has taken office reiterating his support for the country to join the EU. Tomislav Nikolic told politicians in the Belgrade

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Dragon makes Pacific splashdown after historic space flight

The first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California on

The first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California on

Europe

EU, one patent: fits all?

For decades, the idea of a single European patent has simply been a dream. But, last year 25 out of 27 EU countries agreed to turn that dream into

For decades, the idea of a single European patent has simply been a dream. But, last year 25 out of 27 EU countries agreed to turn that dream into

Business

Telefonica moves to cut debt

Investors were pleased by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica’s announcement that it is to sell part of its German unit O2 to the public and

Investors were pleased by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica’s announcement that it is to sell part of its German unit O2 to the public and

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Euro Song Contest terror attack thwarted, claim police

Azeri television has shown footage of reported Islamist terrorists who had threatened to attack Azerbaijan’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest

Azeri television has shown footage of reported Islamist terrorists who had threatened to attack Azerbaijan’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest

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Spanish miners march against spending cuts

Spanish coal miners rallied in Madrid on Thursday to protest against spending cuts in the mining sector. The government is slashing subsidies to

Spanish coal miners rallied in Madrid on Thursday to protest against spending cuts in the mining sector. The government is slashing subsidies to

Sport

Euro 2012 Preview: Sweden

Sweden will look to build on their 3-2 win over Iceland when they take on Serbia on June 5 in what will be their last match in their preparations for

Sweden will look to build on their 3-2 win over Iceland when they take on Serbia on June 5 in what will be their last match in their preparations for

Sport

Euro 2012 Preview: France

France will be looking to bounce back from their dreadful 2010 World Cup campaign when they take on England, Sweden and Ukraine in Group D of the

France will be looking to bounce back from their dreadful 2010 World Cup campaign when they take on England, Sweden and Ukraine in Group D of the

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Suu Kyi star of show at World Economic Forum

Aung San Suu Kyi is becoming the star of the show wherever she goes. Her appearance at the World Economic Forum in Bangkok created a buzz as media

Aung San Suu Kyi is becoming the star of the show wherever she goes. Her appearance at the World Economic Forum in Bangkok created a buzz as media

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Palestinians welcome handover of militants' bodies

Israel has handed over 91 bodies of Palestinian militants, including several suicide bombers, as part of an agreement to end a hunger strike by

Israel has handed over 91 bodies of Palestinian militants, including several suicide bombers, as part of an agreement to end a hunger strike by

Business

Worries resurface on US recovery

More weak economic data from the US were further signs that growth there may be stalling after a strong performance early in the year. Private job

More weak economic data from the US were further signs that growth there may be stalling after a strong performance early in the year. Private job

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UN chief warns of civil war in Syria

As the violence in Syria continues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is warning about the possibility of civil war. Earlier the head of the

As the violence in Syria continues, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is warning about the possibility of civil war. Earlier the head of the

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Ireland votes on 'deficit-fighting' EU treaty

Irish voters cast ballots on Thursday in a referendum to decide whether Dublin should agree to rein in public spending by ratifying a new EU treaty

Irish voters cast ballots on Thursday in a referendum to decide whether Dublin should agree to rein in public spending by ratifying a new EU treaty

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Irish yes or yes on EU fiscal pact

‘Let’s be practical,’ the Irish have been forced to think in casting their referendum votes for or against tighter new European Union fiscal rules

‘Let’s be practical,’ the Irish have been forced to think in casting their referendum votes for or against tighter new European Union fiscal rules

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Porn actor may be Montreal body part killer

Canadian police are hunting what seems to be a bisexual porn star and male model as their prime suspect in a grisly murder case that has shocked the

Canadian police are hunting what seems to be a bisexual porn star and male model as their prime suspect in a grisly murder case that has shocked the

Culture

Klimt masterpieces on show in New York

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s work is on display at the Neue Galerie in New York, to mark 150 years since his birth. The exhibition features some

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt’s work is on display at the Neue Galerie in New York, to mark 150 years since his birth. The exhibition features some

Culture

Jesse McCartney in Chernobyl horror flick

American singer Jesse McCartney plays one of six young tourists in the horror film Chernobyl Diaries, directed by Bradley Parker. They take what is

American singer Jesse McCartney plays one of six young tourists in the horror film Chernobyl Diaries, directed by Bradley Parker. They take what is

Business

Draghi: 'EU must clarify euro vision'

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged European leaders to clarify their vision for the euro, saying the ECB cannot fill the policy

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged European leaders to clarify their vision for the euro, saying the ECB cannot fill the policy

Culture

Musica - The knight of dreams and roses

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier opened this year’s season at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. It is a romantic story of an adult love

Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier opened this year’s season at Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Florence. It is a romantic story of an adult love

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Italian quake victims look to rebuild their lives

Northern Italy is still reeling from an earthquake that claimed the lives of 17 people and injured more than 350. The Emilia-Romagna region has

Northern Italy is still reeling from an earthquake that claimed the lives of 17 people and injured more than 350. The Emilia-Romagna region has

Special_reports

Europe tackles match-fixing

As more football match-fixing scandals emerge across Europe, experts talk about the huge sums of money involved and the authorities reveal their

As more football match-fixing scandals emerge across Europe, experts talk about the huge sums of money involved and the authorities reveal their

Business

Indian economic growth weakest in nine years

India’s economic growth slumped between January and March. GDP was up by 5.3 percent from the same period a year earlier – much lower than

India’s economic growth slumped between January and March. GDP was up by 5.3 percent from the same period a year earlier – much lower than

Business

Eurozone inflation at 15-month low

With the recession biting, demand for products is falling and inflation in the eurozone fell to it lowest in 15 months in May. Consumer price

With the recession biting, demand for products is falling and inflation in the eurozone fell to it lowest in 15 months in May. Consumer price

Business

Euro warning from Deutsche Bank's departing Ackermann

Josef Ackermann has bowed out as Deutsche Bank’s boss receiving a standing ovation from shareholders at the annual meeting. Juergen Fitschen and

Josef Ackermann has bowed out as Deutsche Bank’s boss receiving a standing ovation from shareholders at the annual meeting. Juergen Fitschen and

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British doctors explain strike reasons

The pension debate in Britain has extended to doctors, and their decision to go on a day of strike action has sparked criticism from the

The pension debate in Britain has extended to doctors, and their decision to go on a day of strike action has sparked criticism from the

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Turkey fixes flotilla and indicts Israel commanders

On the two-year anniversary of the storming of the Mavi Marmara by the Israeli military, the Turkish vessel welcomed visitors onboard to show off its

On the two-year anniversary of the storming of the Mavi Marmara by the Israeli military, the Turkish vessel welcomed visitors onboard to show off its