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2012-06-21

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Britain: Prince William turns 30

Prince William has turned 30 and the milestone has brought rich rewards. He has been given the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in

Prince William has turned 30 and the milestone has brought rich rewards. He has been given the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in

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Pakistan: PM nominee wanted on narcotics charges

An anti-narcotics court has issued an arrest warrant for a senior politician who was poised to replace Pakistan’s ousted prime minister. Makhdoom

An anti-narcotics court has issued an arrest warrant for a senior politician who was poised to replace Pakistan’s ousted prime minister. Makhdoom

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Tough year for tourism in Greece

Despite its rich cultural heritage and attractive climate Greece’s modern-day struggle with the economy is set to hit this summers tourist

Despite its rich cultural heritage and attractive climate Greece’s modern-day struggle with the economy is set to hit this summers tourist

News

Greece: New government is sworn in

A day after Greece’s new prime minister took his oath of office, the debt-laden country’s coalition government has been formally sworn in. As

A day after Greece’s new prime minister took his oath of office, the debt-laden country’s coalition government has been formally sworn in. As

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Putin promises economic reform and warns against civil disobedience

Russian President Vladimir Putin told investors that Russia was working toward a “new economy” built on liberal reforms and privitisation. Speaking

Russian President Vladimir Putin told investors that Russia was working toward a “new economy” built on liberal reforms and privitisation. Speaking

Business

Spain's banks need less bailout money than feared

We now know how big the Spain’s banking black hole is – or at any rate what the experts think it is after audits of all the

We now know how big the Spain’s banking black hole is – or at any rate what the experts think it is after audits of all the

Europe

Spain on the verge of ESM bailout

The Eurogroup meeting of the 17 eurozone member’s finance ministers is taking place with a backdrop of crisis and a key upcoming summit. Top of the

The Eurogroup meeting of the 17 eurozone member’s finance ministers is taking place with a backdrop of crisis and a key upcoming summit. Top of the

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Aung San Suu Kyi addresses UK parliament

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made an historic address to both British Houses of Parliament. The speech was a high-spot of her

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made an historic address to both British Houses of Parliament. The speech was a high-spot of her

News

Is France in any state to lead?

Next Thursday and Friday Europe holds a summit that we are once again obliged to qualify as crucial. What is certain is that France’s position, and

Next Thursday and Friday Europe holds a summit that we are once again obliged to qualify as crucial. What is certain is that France’s position, and

Business

Slim chance for KPN

Dutch telecom operator KPN is running out of options to ward off a hostile offer for its shares by America Movil, the company owned by Mexican

Dutch telecom operator KPN is running out of options to ward off a hostile offer for its shares by America Movil, the company owned by Mexican

News

Frayed nerves in Egypt as election results loom

The decision of Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission to delay announcing the results of last weekend’s presidential run-off has added to the

The decision of Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission to delay announcing the results of last weekend’s presidential run-off has added to the

Business

Air France speeds up job cuts

Air France-KLM has unveiled plans is to cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of next year. It is part of the Franco-Dutch carrier’s effort –

Air France-KLM has unveiled plans is to cut more than 5,000 jobs by the end of next year. It is part of the Franco-Dutch carrier’s effort –

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Syria: Fighter pilot defects to Jordan

Jordan’s government has granted political asylum to a Syrian pilot who flew across the border to defect on Thursday morning. It is the first

Jordan’s government has granted political asylum to a Syrian pilot who flew across the border to defect on Thursday morning. It is the first

Business

Spain's borrowing costs soar

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to pay to borrow in the medium term has soared again to the highest since the launch of

The amount of interest that the Spanish government is having to pay to borrow in the medium term has soared again to the highest since the launch of

Science_technology

Friendly virus used to generate electricity

Charging your iPod or phone could become obsolete. Scientists are working on a tiny generator that could be placed in the sole of your shoe that

Charging your iPod or phone could become obsolete. Scientists are working on a tiny generator that could be placed in the sole of your shoe that

Culture

Exhibition honours late Girls in Uniform star

Austrian-German actress Romy Schneider was born in Vienna but spent her early childhood near the town of Berchtesgaden. Now the first ever

Austrian-German actress Romy Schneider was born in Vienna but spent her early childhood near the town of Berchtesgaden. Now the first ever

Culture

Animated doc explores adoption and identity

In Approved for Adoption, Belgian-Korean filmmaker and cartoonist Jung mixes animation with old family movies and recent footage to take a very

In Approved for Adoption, Belgian-Korean filmmaker and cartoonist Jung mixes animation with old family movies and recent footage to take a very

Special_reports

Green is the colour

Community-level action is a great way of contributing to sustainable development. And good habits start young, so teaching people how to live greener

Community-level action is a great way of contributing to sustainable development. And good habits start young, so teaching people how to live greener

News

Stonehenge summer solstice despite the rain

Grey skies could not darken the mood as hundreds turned out to celebrate the summer solstice at Britain’s ancient Stonehenge site. They partied

Grey skies could not darken the mood as hundreds turned out to celebrate the summer solstice at Britain’s ancient Stonehenge site. They partied

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British doctors boycott non-emergency care

Doctors in the UK are staging their first industrial action in almost 40 years in a row over pension reform. Union leaders said their members would

Doctors in the UK are staging their first industrial action in almost 40 years in a row over pension reform. Union leaders said their members would

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Prosecutors call for Breivik to be found insane

The prosecution have called for Norwegian killer, Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane, and committed to a mental institution. If found

The prosecution have called for Norwegian killer, Anders Behring Breivik to be considered insane, and committed to a mental institution. If found

News

Syrian fighter jet lands in Jordan

A Syrian MIG 21 fighter pilot has landed his plane in Jordan where he is seeking political asylum. It is reported a Syrian Air Force colonel made

A Syrian MIG 21 fighter pilot has landed his plane in Jordan where he is seeking political asylum. It is reported a Syrian Air Force colonel made

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Sweden on alert as explosives found at nuclear plant

Sweden has raised the security level around all 10 of its nuclear power plants after explosives were uncovered on a truck at the Ringhals nuclear

Sweden has raised the security level around all 10 of its nuclear power plants after explosives were uncovered on a truck at the Ringhals nuclear

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Ex-Romania prime minister out of danger after suicide bid

Romania’s former Prime Minister is in a serious but stable condition after attempting suicide in an apparant bid to avoid jail. Adrian Nastase was

Romania’s former Prime Minister is in a serious but stable condition after attempting suicide in an apparant bid to avoid jail. Adrian Nastase was

News

Mubarak's health still shrouded in mystery

The health of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak remains shrouded in mystery. The 84-year-old was pronounced “clinically dead” on Tuesday by

The health of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak remains shrouded in mystery. The 84-year-old was pronounced “clinically dead” on Tuesday by

News

Political and constitutional turmoil stalks Cairo

The decision of Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission to delay announcing the results of last weekend’s presidential run-off has added to the

The decision of Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission to delay announcing the results of last weekend’s presidential run-off has added to the

News

Assange waits Ecuador decision on asylum request

Ecuador said on Thursday that it would make a decision about an asylum application by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange within the next few hours

Ecuador said on Thursday that it would make a decision about an asylum application by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange within the next few hours

Nocomment

Costa Concordia salvage operation begins

A heavy lifting barge moved into place next to the stricken Costa Concordia ferry this week as preliminary work begins to salvage the wreck and tow

A heavy lifting barge moved into place next to the stricken Costa Concordia ferry this week as preliminary work begins to salvage the wreck and tow

Nocomment

Yoga class in Times Square

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrate the longest day of the year with an all-day yoga fest. Attendees have been challenged to find tranquility and

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrate the longest day of the year with an all-day yoga fest. Attendees have been challenged to find tranquility and

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Argentina lorry drivers' strike threatens fuel supplies

Amid fears of petrol shortages, Argentina has ordered its military police to take control of fuel depots after a crippling strike by lorry

Amid fears of petrol shortages, Argentina has ordered its military police to take control of fuel depots after a crippling strike by lorry