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2012-06-08

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Euro debt darkness and light

Spain is going through what could be the calm before the storm. The government has already stripped spending down, but Spain’s chronically leaky

Spain is going through what could be the calm before the storm. The government has already stripped spending down, but Spain’s chronically leaky

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Obama adds weight to growth calls

Those in Europe wanting an end to austerity got a significant boost on Friday when US President Barack Obama backed growth. Obama, in an election

Those in Europe wanting an end to austerity got a significant boost on Friday when US President Barack Obama backed growth. Obama, in an election

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Euro 2012 prostitution focus in Ukraine

When the world’s favourite sport attracts so many thousands of fans – most of them men – with a budget for high-energy fun, you can expect history’s

When the world’s favourite sport attracts so many thousands of fans – most of them men – with a budget for high-energy fun, you can expect history’s

Business

Spain, one battle in the bigger euro war

Around Europe the banking community has been holding its collective breath aware that if Spain’s banks did not get outside help their collapse would

Around Europe the banking community has been holding its collective breath aware that if Spain’s banks did not get outside help their collapse would

Business

ECB vs debt crisis: 0-0

Euro 2012 has kicked off in Poland and Ukraine. That gives the crisis-weary European public a bit of a distraction. Apart from that, there was not

Euro 2012 has kicked off in Poland and Ukraine. That gives the crisis-weary European public a bit of a distraction. Apart from that, there was not

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Ukraine fans offer free rooms for Euro2012

A group of Ukrainians are offering free accommodation for hard-up fans during Euro 2012. Some say they are trying to fix the country’s tarnished

A group of Ukrainians are offering free accommodation for hard-up fans during Euro 2012. Some say they are trying to fix the country’s tarnished

Sport

EURO 2012: Zero tolerance on racism

The Polish and Ukrainian governments have worked hard to try to dispel any fears of racism in the build up to the tournament. But following the

The Polish and Ukrainian governments have worked hard to try to dispel any fears of racism in the build up to the tournament. But following the

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After all the waiting, Euro2012 kicks off

Euro2012 is finally underway, with thousands of Poles turning out in Warsaw to be part of the pre-match atmosphere ahead of the co-hosts’ opening

Euro2012 is finally underway, with thousands of Poles turning out in Warsaw to be part of the pre-match atmosphere ahead of the co-hosts’ opening

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Pakistan bus bomb kills 19

A bomb attached to the bottom of a bus hired to ferry government employees has killed at least 19 people in Peshawar in Pakistan. It is the latest

A bomb attached to the bottom of a bus hired to ferry government employees has killed at least 19 people in Peshawar in Pakistan. It is the latest

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Friends and family bid farewell to Gibb

Former Bee Gees front man Robin Gibb has been buried in a ceremony in Thame, England. His brother Barry, now the last-surviving Bee Gee, led the

Former Bee Gees front man Robin Gibb has been buried in a ceremony in Thame, England. His brother Barry, now the last-surviving Bee Gee, led the

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UN observers arrive at Syria 'massacre' site

UN observers have arrived at the site in Hama province where Wednesday’s massacre is reported to have taken place. The group toured the village of

UN observers have arrived at the site in Hama province where Wednesday’s massacre is reported to have taken place. The group toured the village of

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EU and Madrid play down Spain bailout rumours

There are reports that Spain is expected to ask the eurozone this weekend for help for its stricken banks. According to Reuters, EU and German

There are reports that Spain is expected to ask the eurozone this weekend for help for its stricken banks. According to Reuters, EU and German

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Leoluca Orlando: Palermo's anti-Mafia mayor

Leoluca Orlando is back as Mayor in the Sicilian city of Palermo. As a former MP for the centrist ‘Italy of Values​​’ party, he won the mayoral

Leoluca Orlando is back as Mayor in the Sicilian city of Palermo. As a former MP for the centrist ‘Italy of Values​​’ party, he won the mayoral

Special_reports

Football: Kick-starting education

Football tops most lists as the most popular sport in the world today. So this week in Learning World we take a look at how the beautiful game can be

Football tops most lists as the most popular sport in the world today. So this week in Learning World we take a look at how the beautiful game can be

Business

Euro 2012 vs euro crisis

As Euro 2012 got underway in the midst of an economic crisis the famous sporting cry of “show me the money” from the film Jerry Maguire is as

As Euro 2012 got underway in the midst of an economic crisis the famous sporting cry of “show me the money” from the film Jerry Maguire is as

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Japan restarts reactors to avert power crisis

Nothing less than the “survival of society” is at stake says Japan’s prime minister, justifying the decision to restart two nuclear reactors on the

Nothing less than the “survival of society” is at stake says Japan’s prime minister, justifying the decision to restart two nuclear reactors on the

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New forced marriage law for UK

A law making forced marriage a criminal offence is to be introduced in England and Wales. A pilot scheme began in Scotland in November. Prime

A law making forced marriage a criminal offence is to be introduced in England and Wales. A pilot scheme began in Scotland in November. Prime

Business

Russia's Sberbank buys DenizBank

Russia’s largest lender Sberbank has clinched a deal to buy Turkey’s DenizBank from Dexia for two point eight billion euros. State-controlled

Russia’s largest lender Sberbank has clinched a deal to buy Turkey’s DenizBank from Dexia for two point eight billion euros. State-controlled

Business

Olympus cuts jobs, looks at tie-ups

Scandal-hit Olympus is to cut 2,700 jobs – seven percent of its workforce – over the next two and a half years, mostly overseas in its manufacturing

Scandal-hit Olympus is to cut 2,700 jobs – seven percent of its workforce – over the next two and a half years, mostly overseas in its manufacturing

Business

French growth evaporates

France’s economy will contract slightly in the second quarter of the year, falling 0.1 percent, the country‘s central bank is

France’s economy will contract slightly in the second quarter of the year, falling 0.1 percent, the country‘s central bank is

Sport

Euro 2012: Ready for kick-off

With the tournament curtain-raiser just a few hours away and the weight of the nation on their shoulders, co-hosts Poland will be desperate to start

With the tournament curtain-raiser just a few hours away and the weight of the nation on their shoulders, co-hosts Poland will be desperate to start

Europe

Qatar: Friend of foe for Europe?

With ISEG In this issue of U talk, a viewer is concerned about the influence of an oil rich state on Europe. Camille from Lyon asked: In what way

With ISEG In this issue of U talk, a viewer is concerned about the influence of an oil rich state on Europe. Camille from Lyon asked: In what way

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UN monitors arrive in Syria 'massacre' village

UN observers have arrived at the site in Hama province where Wednesday’s massacre is reported to have taken place. Activists have claimed that

UN observers have arrived at the site in Hama province where Wednesday’s massacre is reported to have taken place. Activists have claimed that

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Syrian state TV shows survivors of Wednesday's 'massacre'

Syrian state TV has broadcast a video of a line of dead babies, said to have been killed in Wednesday’s reported massacre at Mazraat al-Qabeer in

Syrian state TV has broadcast a video of a line of dead babies, said to have been killed in Wednesday’s reported massacre at Mazraat al-Qabeer in

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Ex-Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch found dead

One of Fleetwood Mac’s early members, Bob Welch, has died in Nashville aged 66. He played guitar and sang on five of the band’s albums in the early

One of Fleetwood Mac’s early members, Bob Welch, has died in Nashville aged 66. He played guitar and sang on five of the band’s albums in the early

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Thousands party at Israel Gay Pride in Tel Aviv

Israel’s Gay Pride has taken place in Tel Aviv, attracting tourists from all over the world. One survey named the city international Gay Capital

Israel’s Gay Pride has taken place in Tel Aviv, attracting tourists from all over the world. One survey named the city international Gay Capital

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Yvonne the Cow - in the footsteps of Paul the Octopus?

No football tournament is complete these days with out a forecaster from the animal kingdom and a German cow is currently leading a packed field to

No football tournament is complete these days with out a forecaster from the animal kingdom and a German cow is currently leading a packed field to

Culture

German city Kassel hosts art adventurers

Every five years the German city of Kassel hosts Documenta an exhibition, which showcases the latest trends in contemporary art. The exhibition lasts

Every five years the German city of Kassel hosts Documenta an exhibition, which showcases the latest trends in contemporary art. The exhibition lasts

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Boisterous spirits as fans gear up for Euro2012

There was no sign of nerves from one group of Polish fans ahead of Friday’s Euro2012 curtain-raiser in Warsaw. They chanted boisterously, putting

There was no sign of nerves from one group of Polish fans ahead of Friday’s Euro2012 curtain-raiser in Warsaw. They chanted boisterously, putting

Sport

Dutch squad racially abused in Poland

With only a few hours to go before the European Championships kick off in Poland, the tournament was plunged into its first racism controversy after

With only a few hours to go before the European Championships kick off in Poland, the tournament was plunged into its first racism controversy after