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2012-06-22

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Euro leaders back 130bn growth plan

The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain have agreed on a 130 billion euros package to try to revive economic growth in Europe.. but

The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain have agreed on a 130 billion euros package to try to revive economic growth in Europe.. but

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Confusion surrounds fate of Turkish fighter missing close to Syria

Confusion surrounds the fate of a Turkish fighter missing over the Mediterranean. Earlier reports suggested Syrian air defences shot the plane

Confusion surrounds the fate of a Turkish fighter missing over the Mediterranean. Earlier reports suggested Syrian air defences shot the plane

Business

Seeking the Goldilocks solution on stimulus

The economic recovery might take longer than we had hoped as the latest data from China and even Germany this past week were not encouraging. The

The economic recovery might take longer than we had hoped as the latest data from China and even Germany this past week were not encouraging. The

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Palestinians rally in Gaza to support Syria revolt

Palestinians have marched in the Gaza Strip to show support for Syrians suffering in the uprising there and to demand President Assad’s departure

Palestinians have marched in the Gaza Strip to show support for Syrians suffering in the uprising there and to demand President Assad’s departure

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Spanish banks face difficult summer

The long hot summer of the Spanish banks is just beginning and financial industry observers say the independent audit just carried out will only cool

The long hot summer of the Spanish banks is just beginning and financial industry observers say the independent audit just carried out will only cool

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Annual Tunisia forum courts foreign investors

In an international context which is gradually recovering from the financial and economic crisis, a new, post-revolution Tunisia is seeking to

In an international context which is gradually recovering from the financial and economic crisis, a new, post-revolution Tunisia is seeking to

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Oil price slump hits energy-reliant Russia

Despite the woes of the world economy, Russia is strong and stable. That, at least, was the picture painted by President Vladimir Putin in a speech

Despite the woes of the world economy, Russia is strong and stable. That, at least, was the picture painted by President Vladimir Putin in a speech

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Trial of mass killer Breivik ends, verdict due in August

The trial of Anders Breivik ,who killed 77 people in Norway, is over. As Breivik began his closing statement, survivors and relatives of some of

The trial of Anders Breivik ,who killed 77 people in Norway, is over. As Breivik began his closing statement, survivors and relatives of some of

Culture

15th Gnaoua Music Festival starts in Morocco

The Gnaoua Music Festival in the Moroccan city of Essaouira is now underway. The festival celebrates traditional Gnaoua music, a mixture of

The Gnaoua Music Festival in the Moroccan city of Essaouira is now underway. The festival celebrates traditional Gnaoua music, a mixture of

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Dozens killed in Taliban attack on lakeside hotel

NATO forces and elite Afghan police have ended a 12-hour siege at a popular lakeside hotel outside Kabul. At least 20 people were killed after

NATO forces and elite Afghan police have ended a 12-hour siege at a popular lakeside hotel outside Kabul. At least 20 people were killed after

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Lukewarm response to new Greece government

With newspaper headlines asking ‘Can they?’ and calling them a ‘government without a grace period’, there is little trust from the press for the new

With newspaper headlines asking ‘Can they?’ and calling them a ‘government without a grace period’, there is little trust from the press for the new

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The floating Dutchman's life in space

On December 21, 2011 Soyuz blasted off from the Russian launch facility in Kazakhstan. Russian commander Oleg Kononenko had two other astronauts on

On December 21, 2011 Soyuz blasted off from the Russian launch facility in Kazakhstan. Russian commander Oleg Kononenko had two other astronauts on

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Tensions mount in Egypt's capital over presidential election

Thousands of flag-waving protesters have filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt’s presidential candidates continue their war of

Thousands of flag-waving protesters have filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt’s presidential candidates continue their war of

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Scores still missing after asylum ship sinks off Christmas Island

Australian authorities say around 90 asylum seekers are still missing in the Indian Ocean after a crowded refugee boat capsized between Indonesia and

Australian authorities say around 90 asylum seekers are still missing in the Indian Ocean after a crowded refugee boat capsized between Indonesia and

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Leaders of Italy, Spain, Germany and France in Rome for debt talks

The leaders of the four biggest economies in the eurozone are meeting in Rome to thrash out further measures to deal with the debt crisis. Italian

The leaders of the four biggest economies in the eurozone are meeting in Rome to thrash out further measures to deal with the debt crisis. Italian

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Humanitarian crisis grows in Syria as violence escalates

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is growing by the day according to the UN. As many as 1.5 million people now require assistance and the World Food

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is growing by the day according to the UN. As many as 1.5 million people now require assistance and the World Food

Culture

People Like Us premieres at LA Film Festival

People Like Us reveals a journey of discovery for a fast-talking and debt-ridden salesman whose father suddenly dies. While settling his father’s

People Like Us reveals a journey of discovery for a fast-talking and debt-ridden salesman whose father suddenly dies. While settling his father’s

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Citihenge art sculpture marks Summer Solstice

A surprising sculpture, nicknamed Citihenge, took a team led by sculptor Tommy Gun three months to create using 18 scrap cars and was in place for

A surprising sculpture, nicknamed Citihenge, took a team led by sculptor Tommy Gun three months to create using 18 scrap cars and was in place for

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Aung Suu Kyi addresses UK parliament

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made an historic address to both Houses of the UK Parliament.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made an historic address to both Houses of the UK Parliament.

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Heatwave hits New York as summer starts

The first day of summer was met with the first heat wave of the season in the north-east US, with temperatures reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33

The first day of summer was met with the first heat wave of the season in the north-east US, with temperatures reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33

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Morocco hosts 15th annual Gnaoua World Music Festival

Thousands of fans are in the Moroccan city of Essaouira for the Gnaoua World Music Festival. The event is in its 15th year and celebrates

Thousands of fans are in the Moroccan city of Essaouira for the Gnaoua World Music Festival. The event is in its 15th year and celebrates

Culture

Lodz: The Water Paradox

The city of Łódź in the middle of Poland is something of a paradox. Unlike many other major cities, it did not spring up around a major

The city of Łódź in the middle of Poland is something of a paradox. Unlike many other major cities, it did not spring up around a major

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Spanish banks - house for sale

When Spain’s spectacular building boom went bust, it was the country’s banks which were left with much of the debt including 200 billion euro worth

When Spain’s spectacular building boom went bust, it was the country’s banks which were left with much of the debt including 200 billion euro worth

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Afghanistan security end Taliban hotel party siege

Afghan security forces have ended a siege by Taliban members holding party-guests hostage at a hotel near Kabul. There are few details yet about

Afghan security forces have ended a siege by Taliban members holding party-guests hostage at a hotel near Kabul. There are few details yet about

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No honeymoon period, Greece PM tells new cabinet

The new Greek prime minister says his coalition government will have no honeymoon period and its goal is to pull what he calls the “traumatised”

The new Greek prime minister says his coalition government will have no honeymoon period and its goal is to pull what he calls the “traumatised”

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Paraguay President pledges to fight impeachment

Defiant amid impeachment moves, Paraguay’s president has vowed to stand and fight rather than resign. Fernando Lugo addressed the nation on

Defiant amid impeachment moves, Paraguay’s president has vowed to stand and fight rather than resign. Fernando Lugo addressed the nation on

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Ronaldo's late winner sends Portugal into raptures

For thousands of Portuguese fans watching on a giant screen in central Lisbon, it looked like it was going to be a night of frustration. Extra-time

For thousands of Portuguese fans watching on a giant screen in central Lisbon, it looked like it was going to be a night of frustration. Extra-time