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2012-06-01

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Rodgers unveiled as Reds boss

Brendan Rodgers was unveiled as the new coach of Liverpool on Friday. The former Swansea boss, who two weeks ago turned down an offer to talk to

Brendan Rodgers was unveiled as the new coach of Liverpool on Friday. The former Swansea boss, who two weeks ago turned down an offer to talk to

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Cruiser wait: France plans pesticide ban

The French government is planning to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide in order to protect bees. Made by a Swiss company, it is called

The French government is planning to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide in order to protect bees. Made by a Swiss company, it is called

Business

Spain's fiscal survival

Spain has elbowed Greece out of the spotlight. The concerns over its ability to survive fiscally have been growing everywhere, except in Madrid. The

Spain has elbowed Greece out of the spotlight. The concerns over its ability to survive fiscally have been growing everywhere, except in Madrid. The

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Iraqi women fight for their rights

“We are in Iraq this month to meet women in Baghdad, Najaf, and Iraqi Kurdistan, who are fighting their own kind of war. A human rights activist

“We are in Iraq this month to meet women in Baghdad, Najaf, and Iraqi Kurdistan, who are fighting their own kind of war. A human rights activist

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Merkel, Putin urge 'political solution' for Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin want a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the two leaders said on

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin want a political solution to the crisis in Syria, the two leaders said on

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Ireland's realistic yes

The Irish have held three referendum’s on Europe in four years. They said ‘no’ to the Nice Treaty but ‘yes’ to the Lisbon Treaty. This time the

The Irish have held three referendum’s on Europe in four years. They said ‘no’ to the Nice Treaty but ‘yes’ to the Lisbon Treaty. This time the

Business

Rouble tumbles further on oil price slide

The rouble has continued to drop in value, hitting a three year low against the dollar as it slid more than five percent in a week. The Russian

The rouble has continued to drop in value, hitting a three year low against the dollar as it slid more than five percent in a week. The Russian

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Eurozone job gloom grows

Eurozone unemployment has hit a record high and economists said job losses were likely to keep rising as the region’s debt crisis undermined

Eurozone unemployment has hit a record high and economists said job losses were likely to keep rising as the region’s debt crisis undermined

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Irish referendum endorses EU's fiscal treaty

Ireland has backed the EU’s new fiscal treaty with 60 percent of voters in Thursday’s referendum saying ‘yes’ to plans to rein in government budgets

Ireland has backed the EU’s new fiscal treaty with 60 percent of voters in Thursday’s referendum saying ‘yes’ to plans to rein in government budgets

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Egyptian protests against ex-Mubarak PM

There have been major street protests in Egypt against a former prime minister in the Mubarak regime, who is through to the final round of the

There have been major street protests in Egypt against a former prime minister in the Mubarak regime, who is through to the final round of the

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UN orders probe into Syrian bloodbath

The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Syria for the Houla massacre and ordered an investigation into the killings.   Forty-one countries

The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Syria for the Houla massacre and ordered an investigation into the killings.   Forty-one countries

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Greek left promise to throw out the bailout

The leader of the Greek radical left has confirmed that it will cancel the international rescue plan if Syriza wins the country’s repeat general

The leader of the Greek radical left has confirmed that it will cancel the international rescue plan if Syriza wins the country’s repeat general

Culture

Film no passing fashion for Jean-Paul Gaultier

For its 65th anniversary edition, the Cannes Film festival had one of France’s most famous fashion icons in the Jury: “Jean-Paul Gaultier”. He has

For its 65th anniversary edition, the Cannes Film festival had one of France’s most famous fashion icons in the Jury: “Jean-Paul Gaultier”. He has

Culture

The 'youth' of centenarian film maker Manoel de Oliveira

Generation Y met with Manoel de Oliveira. At 103-years-old, the Portuguese director continues to make films and to think of the world philosophically

Generation Y met with Manoel de Oliveira. At 103-years-old, the Portuguese director continues to make films and to think of the world philosophically

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Bernard Henri Levy: The Benghazi of today is Homs

The French writer and philosopher Bernard Henri Levy is in Cannes to present his documentary on the war in Libya: “The Oath of Tobruk”. He talks to

The French writer and philosopher Bernard Henri Levy is in Cannes to present his documentary on the war in Libya: “The Oath of Tobruk”. He talks to

Business

US job growth stumbles

US job growth in May was the weakest in a year suggesting the economic recovery there is faltering. The official figures show employers created a

US job growth in May was the weakest in a year suggesting the economic recovery there is faltering. The official figures show employers created a

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BP-TNK heading for divorce?

BP is considering selling its half-share of Russia’s third-largest oil producer TNK-BP. The UK oil major said it had received “unsolicited

BP is considering selling its half-share of Russia’s third-largest oil producer TNK-BP. The UK oil major said it had received “unsolicited

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Money flies out of Spain

Spaniards alarmed by the dire state of their banks are sending money abroad at the fastest rate since records began in 1990. The Bank of Spain says

Spaniards alarmed by the dire state of their banks are sending money abroad at the fastest rate since records began in 1990. The Bank of Spain says

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China's factory output signals wider economic weakness

There are signs of a broadening slowdown in China’s economy as surveys of its vast factory sector showed momentum eased in May. The official

There are signs of a broadening slowdown in China’s economy as surveys of its vast factory sector showed momentum eased in May. The official

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Violence flares in northern Kosovo

At least three Serbs and a NATO soldier have reportedly been wounded in a gunfight in northern Kosovo. Violence flared after peacekeepers tried to

At least three Serbs and a NATO soldier have reportedly been wounded in a gunfight in northern Kosovo. Violence flared after peacekeepers tried to

Culture

Ukraine's first Contemporary Art fair opens in Kyiv

Ukraine is entering the world of contemporary art bigtime with the capital Kyiv holding its first-ever biennale show. Entitled ‘The Best of Times

Ukraine is entering the world of contemporary art bigtime with the capital Kyiv holding its first-ever biennale show. Entitled ‘The Best of Times

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Brussels police attacked by Islamists: mayor

Brussels police came under attack on Thursday after they arrested a Muslim woman who refused to remove her face veil. Protesters threw metal

Brussels police came under attack on Thursday after they arrested a Muslim woman who refused to remove her face veil. Protesters threw metal

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Iconic Vietnam napalm photo 40 years old

It has been 40 years since an airstrike in Vietnam produced one of the most memorable images of war ever taken, and led to an extraordinary story of

It has been 40 years since an airstrike in Vietnam produced one of the most memorable images of war ever taken, and led to an extraordinary story of

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Galactic merger will end the universe as we know it

If you believe in the Mayan prediction that 2012 is the end of the world, stop reading and jog on. If you’re more science-minded, you’ll see we may

If you believe in the Mayan prediction that 2012 is the end of the world, stop reading and jog on. If you’re more science-minded, you’ll see we may

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Suu Kyi: Myanmar sitting on unemployment 'time bomb'

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged foreign firms to invest cautiously in Myanmar, saying the creation of jobs has to be the top

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged foreign firms to invest cautiously in Myanmar, saying the creation of jobs has to be the top

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Decades-old emergency law ends in Egypt

Egypt’s state of emergency has been lifted after more than 30 years. The law, which gave security forces sweeping powers of search and arrest, ended

Egypt’s state of emergency has been lifted after more than 30 years. The law, which gave security forces sweeping powers of search and arrest, ended

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Ireland: EU fiscal pact set to be given thumbs up

Counting is underway in Ireland, where a referendum has put the European Union’s new fiscal treaty to the public vote. According to government

Counting is underway in Ireland, where a referendum has put the European Union’s new fiscal treaty to the public vote. According to government

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Quebec student strike talks collapse

Talks to end a bitter student strike in Quebec have broken down according to the prime minister of the Canadian province. The students are angry

Talks to end a bitter student strike in Quebec have broken down according to the prime minister of the Canadian province. The students are angry

Business

Cooperative and competitive

There are 250,000 socially responsible cooperatives in Europe, and between them they employ 5.5 million people. But they are also real businesses

There are 250,000 socially responsible cooperatives in Europe, and between them they employ 5.5 million people. But they are also real businesses

Sport

Lampard ruled out of Euro 2012

England midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012. The Chelsea captain, who led the Blues to Champions League glory for the first time

England midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of Euro 2012. The Chelsea captain, who led the Blues to Champions League glory for the first time