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2012-06-20

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EURO 2012 - Our top three goals

The group stage of Euro 2012 is over and there have been some fantastic moments of football. Here is our brief and totally subjective look back at

The group stage of Euro 2012 is over and there have been some fantastic moments of football. Here is our brief and totally subjective look back at

Sport

Ukraine disallowed strike reopens goal-line video debate

The controversial disallowed goal that helped eliminate Ukraine’s from Euro 2012 has sparked a new battle between football’s European and

The controversial disallowed goal that helped eliminate Ukraine’s from Euro 2012 has sparked a new battle between football’s European and

Business

Ryanair seeks green light for Aer Lingus takeover

Aer Lingus is back on Ryanair’s takeover radar which pleased the markets. To find out the intentions of Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier and the

Aer Lingus is back on Ryanair’s takeover radar which pleased the markets. To find out the intentions of Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier and the

News

No bail for Russian punk band Pussy Riot

Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who launched a verbal assault on President Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral have been denied bail

Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who launched a verbal assault on President Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral have been denied bail

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Kuwait election declared void previous council restored

Kuwait’s constitutional court has declared a parliamentary election held in February as void and has restored the previous assembly. The

Kuwait’s constitutional court has declared a parliamentary election held in February as void and has restored the previous assembly. The

News

Some sceptical over new government in Greece

With Greece close to bankruptcy, many citizens are sceptical about whether parties that have long dominated domestic politics can turn things

With Greece close to bankruptcy, many citizens are sceptical about whether parties that have long dominated domestic politics can turn things

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Assange seeks Ecuador asylum to avoid Swedish extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Assange faces arrest if he leaves the building in Knightsbridge

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Assange faces arrest if he leaves the building in Knightsbridge

Business

Fed extends stimulus to boost economy

The weak US recovery and growing financial problems in Europe mean the Federal Reserve has extended its monetary stimulus. At their monthly meeting

The weak US recovery and growing financial problems in Europe mean the Federal Reserve has extended its monetary stimulus. At their monthly meeting

Business

Spain faces fight to save regions

Spain’s banks are not the only worry for the Madrid government – the country’s overspending regions were largely responsible for Spain missing its

Spain’s banks are not the only worry for the Madrid government – the country’s overspending regions were largely responsible for Spain missing its

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Greece: New prime minister urges national unity

Sworn in at a religious ceremony, Greece’s new prime minister could do with divine intervention as he strives to get the country out of its economic

Sworn in at a religious ceremony, Greece’s new prime minister could do with divine intervention as he strives to get the country out of its economic

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Euro leaders in agreement at end of G20 summit

Europe and the financial crisis dominated the G20 summit in Mexico summed up by the fourth point of their 85 paragraph communique. “Euro Area

Europe and the financial crisis dominated the G20 summit in Mexico summed up by the fourth point of their 85 paragraph communique. “Euro Area

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Tense wait in Egypt ahead of presidential result

Egypt remains gripped by political tension with the rival candidates in its presidential election both claiming victory. After a run-off vote at

Egypt remains gripped by political tension with the rival candidates in its presidential election both claiming victory. After a run-off vote at

Science_technology

Tomorrow on TV

A new range of multimedia cameras have been developed that offer us a new way to watch live events. The devices were developed by Flemish

A new range of multimedia cameras have been developed that offer us a new way to watch live events. The devices were developed by Flemish

Sport

France's defensive frailties shown up by Sweden

For some sections of the French press, victory over Sweden should have been a formality but Laurent Blanc’s 23-game unbeaten record always looked in

For some sections of the French press, victory over Sweden should have been a formality but Laurent Blanc’s 23-game unbeaten record always looked in

Sport

England revel in underdog role

Wayne Rooney’s return to England’s starting line-up may have brought about the right result but it failed to reveal any real improvements. The goal

Wayne Rooney’s return to England’s starting line-up may have brought about the right result but it failed to reveal any real improvements. The goal

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Armed police end 'al Qaeda' siege in France

An armed siege at a bank in France is over after police launched an assault, freeing two hostages and injuring a gunman. He had earlier claimed to be

An armed siege at a bank in France is over after police launched an assault, freeing two hostages and injuring a gunman. He had earlier claimed to be

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More deaths in Gaza as Israel launches air strikes

As many as seven Palestinians have been killed during Israeli air strikes on Gaza as fighting entered a third day. There are reports a 14-year-old

As many as seven Palestinians have been killed during Israeli air strikes on Gaza as fighting entered a third day. There are reports a 14-year-old

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Demand spikes for food handouts in Greece

The ink may be drying on the composition of Greece’s new government but the immediate future remains bleak for thousands too poor to feed

The ink may be drying on the composition of Greece’s new government but the immediate future remains bleak for thousands too poor to feed

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Greece: Samaras is sworn in as Prime Minister

Greece’s new prime minister says he will do everything he can to get the country out of crisis. Antonis Samaras, leader of the New Democracy party

Greece’s new prime minister says he will do everything he can to get the country out of crisis. Antonis Samaras, leader of the New Democracy party

Business

Cool response to Ryanair's Aer Lingus bid

Ryanair third attempt to take over its Irish rival Aer Lingus got a cool response from the Dublin government, which is selling its 25 percent stake

Ryanair third attempt to take over its Irish rival Aer Lingus got a cool response from the Dublin government, which is selling its 25 percent stake

Business

Gazprom sees exports at record high in 2012

Russia’s gas exports will hit a record high this year, the state-controlled monopoly Gazprom is predicting. The company expects its sales of gas

Russia’s gas exports will hit a record high this year, the state-controlled monopoly Gazprom is predicting. The company expects its sales of gas

Business

Fed action in response to US recovery risks?

The weak US recovery and growing financial problems in Europe may mean the Federal Reserve decides to launch a new round of monetary stimulus

The weak US recovery and growing financial problems in Europe may mean the Federal Reserve decides to launch a new round of monetary stimulus

Special_reports

Female army officer wants peace

In Souleimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Nahida is the CO of the Women’s Unit in the Peshmerga Army in her region. Nahida’s dream started when she was

In Souleimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Nahida is the CO of the Women’s Unit in the Peshmerga Army in her region. Nahida’s dream started when she was

Culture

Pink helicopter and giant stilettos at Palace of Versailles

Visitors to the Palace of Versailles are – at the moment – greeted by the unusual sight of a giant pair of stainless steel stilettos as they walk

Visitors to the Palace of Versailles are – at the moment – greeted by the unusual sight of a giant pair of stainless steel stilettos as they walk

Culture

Abe Lincoln skilled hunter of the undead?

In “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” the iconic U.S. president is a skilled hunter of the undead. The film, produced by Tim Burton, explores the

In “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” the iconic U.S. president is a skilled hunter of the undead. The film, produced by Tim Burton, explores the

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Spain waits on bank stress tests before accepting EU bailout

Spain says it will await the result of two audits on its under pressure banks before finalising a request for European aid to bolster its failing

Spain says it will await the result of two audits on its under pressure banks before finalising a request for European aid to bolster its failing

Science_technology

French scientists' amazing discovery about dead bodies

A team of French scientists have been able to make human muscle fibres contract when using cells from a dead body to create the tissue. The amazing

A team of French scientists have been able to make human muscle fibres contract when using cells from a dead body to create the tissue. The amazing

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Man claiming al Qaeda link takes hostages in France

A man claiming to be a member of al Qaeda has taken four hostages in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse. According to police the

A man claiming to be a member of al Qaeda has taken four hostages in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse. According to police the

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Rio+20 delegates agree draft development plan

A draft blueprint has been agreed to help improve sustainable development at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The meeting, which is being held

A draft blueprint has been agreed to help improve sustainable development at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The meeting, which is being held

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Iran nuclear standoff – talks for the sake of talks

After many rounds of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton could only say “talks for talks’ sake”

After many rounds of negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme the EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton could only say “talks for talks’ sake”