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2012-06-14

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France and Italy leaders promote growth; Berlin says we won't pay

French President Francois Hollande has continued to talk up growth on a visit to Italy, currently suffering a sharp economic slowdown. Hollande

French President Francois Hollande has continued to talk up growth on a visit to Italy, currently suffering a sharp economic slowdown. Hollande

Business

OPEC holds production levels

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC has agreed to hold their countries oil output at current levels of 30 million barrels per day

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC has agreed to hold their countries oil output at current levels of 30 million barrels per day

Business

Global mobile phone giant Nokia on the line

Nokia can no longer convince the markets. The Finnish telecoms equipment maker was sanctioned on the Helsinki stock exchange for its new profit

Nokia can no longer convince the markets. The Finnish telecoms equipment maker was sanctioned on the Helsinki stock exchange for its new profit

Sport

EURO 2012: Ukraine's celebration Kid

As well as Andriy Shevchenko, Tymur Shamanov – a six year old fan – also became the face of victory for Ukraine following Monday’s win over

As well as Andriy Shevchenko, Tymur Shamanov – a six year old fan – also became the face of victory for Ukraine following Monday’s win over

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Suspected vampires exhumed in Bulgaria

Two 700-year-old skeletons buried in a pagan ritual to stop them transforming into vampires are to go on display at Bulgaria’s National History

Two 700-year-old skeletons buried in a pagan ritual to stop them transforming into vampires are to go on display at Bulgaria’s National History

Culture

Tills start ringing at Switzerland's Art Basel

One of the most important international art fairs – Art Basel in Switzerland – has just opened its doors. It features pieces from nearly 300

One of the most important international art fairs – Art Basel in Switzerland – has just opened its doors. It features pieces from nearly 300

Culture

The Amazing Spider-Man drops in at Tokyo premiere

Spidey made a dramatic entrance at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in Tokyo. The superhero – this time played by American English

Spidey made a dramatic entrance at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man in Tokyo. The superhero – this time played by American English

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Spanish government appeals for calm over banking crisis

As Spain battles to get its banks back into the black, the country’s government is appealing for calm. Madrid has had its sovereign debt rating cut

As Spain battles to get its banks back into the black, the country’s government is appealing for calm. Madrid has had its sovereign debt rating cut

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Greece's mixed feelings about outsiders

Tourism in Greece had earnings down 15 percent in the first three months of the year, and on the eve of its desperate elections tourists are clearly

Tourism in Greece had earnings down 15 percent in the first three months of the year, and on the eve of its desperate elections tourists are clearly

Business

Ringing the changes at Nokia

Ten thousand jobs are set to be cut at global mibile phone company Nokia as the company’s shares fell to their lowest since 1996. Its last

Ten thousand jobs are set to be cut at global mibile phone company Nokia as the company’s shares fell to their lowest since 1996. Its last

Culture

Salzburg, where Bartoli meets Cleopatra

There was a very modern setting in Salzburg for the production of Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. The power struggle between Cleopatra and

There was a very modern setting in Salzburg for the production of Handel’s opera, Julius Caesar in Egypt. The power struggle between Cleopatra and

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Several arrests after Bulgaria forestry law approved

A dozen protesters have been arrested in Bulgaria after they campaigned against a controversial new forestry law. Several hundred activists clashed

A dozen protesters have been arrested in Bulgaria after they campaigned against a controversial new forestry law. Several hundred activists clashed

Science_technology

Diesel danger: fumes cause cancer - WHO

Exhaust emissions could become a public health issue on the same scale as passive smoking after the World Health Organization said diesel fumes do

Exhaust emissions could become a public health issue on the same scale as passive smoking after the World Health Organization said diesel fumes do

Sport

Germany v Netherlands: How it happened

Germany gave the Dutch a lesson in clinical football with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and on-song striker Mario Gomez at the heart of their

Germany gave the Dutch a lesson in clinical football with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and on-song striker Mario Gomez at the heart of their

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Spanish banks keep evicting

Spaniards every day protest against eviction from homes – homes bought on credit – credit under terms their banks convinced them were within their

Spaniards every day protest against eviction from homes – homes bought on credit – credit under terms their banks convinced them were within their

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Court rules Mubarak ally can run for president

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling that barred senior members of the government of former President Hosni Mubarak from

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has overturned the ruling that barred senior members of the government of former President Hosni Mubarak from

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Former Turkish president's death labelled 'suspicious'

Turkey’s presidential office has labelled the death of former head of state Turgut Ozal in 1993 “suspicious” and called for an

Turkey’s presidential office has labelled the death of former head of state Turgut Ozal in 1993 “suspicious” and called for an

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Germany targets radical Islamists in nationwide raids

German police have launched a nationwide crackdown on a group of radical Islamists known as Salafists. Officers raided 70 properties in Berlin

German police have launched a nationwide crackdown on a group of radical Islamists known as Salafists. Officers raided 70 properties in Berlin

Business

Spain's yields break seven percent barrier

Spain’s borrowing costs have shattered euro-era records. The yield on 10-year bonds hit 7 percent on Thursday morning. The move comes after ratings

Spain’s borrowing costs have shattered euro-era records. The yield on 10-year bonds hit 7 percent on Thursday morning. The move comes after ratings

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Amnesty accuses Syria of crimes against humanity

The violence in Syria continues unabated on a day when the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced as many a 14,000 people have

The violence in Syria continues unabated on a day when the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced as many a 14,000 people have

Business

Greece jobless rate soars

Greece’s jobless rate has soared to record figures. Data showed that 22.6 percent were out of work in the first quarter of 2012. That’s a rise from

Greece’s jobless rate has soared to record figures. Data showed that 22.6 percent were out of work in the first quarter of 2012. That’s a rise from

Business

Swiss National Bank defends the franc

The Swiss National Bank reasserted its commitment to holding down the value of the franc ahead of fears the election in Greece could drive another

The Swiss National Bank reasserted its commitment to holding down the value of the franc ahead of fears the election in Greece could drive another

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Cameron appears before UK media ethics inquiry

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told the Leveson inquiry into the ethics of the UK’s unruly press that the government and media is “too

British Prime Minister David Cameron has told the Leveson inquiry into the ethics of the UK’s unruly press that the government and media is “too

Science_technology

Zeppelin-led research into climate change

Scientists in Germany are trying to fill in the gaps in the current understanding of climate change. Physicist at the Paul Scherrer Institute in

Scientists in Germany are trying to fill in the gaps in the current understanding of climate change. Physicist at the Paul Scherrer Institute in

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Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment in Myanmar

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has made a speech at the United Nations in Geneva during her first trip to Europe in more than two

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has made a speech at the United Nations in Geneva during her first trip to Europe in more than two

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Germany cannot solve euro debt crisis alone, Merkel says

Germany will do all it can to fight the eurozone debt crisis but Berlin cannot solve the bloc’s problem’s alone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on

Germany will do all it can to fight the eurozone debt crisis but Berlin cannot solve the bloc’s problem’s alone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on

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World powers debate Afghanistan's future in Kabul

A group of 29 countries will meet in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, later on Thursday to discuss the country’s future after NATO troops leave in

A group of 29 countries will meet in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, later on Thursday to discuss the country’s future after NATO troops leave in