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2012-06-25

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Egypt: Coptic Christians wary of Islamist president

Many Coptic Christians in Egypt have reacted gloomily to Mohamed Morsi’s election, fearing they could suffer with an Islamist in

Many Coptic Christians in Egypt have reacted gloomily to Mohamed Morsi’s election, fearing they could suffer with an Islamist in

Europe

EU imposes new round of sanctions on Syria

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg have agreed fresh sanctions against individuals linked to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg have agreed fresh sanctions against individuals linked to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The

Europe

EU summit to focus on banking union

European leaders will discuss ways of forming an EU wide banking union at a summit in Brussels this week, according to a document released ahead of

European leaders will discuss ways of forming an EU wide banking union at a summit in Brussels this week, according to a document released ahead of

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EU summit preview: what Italy wants

Italy heads into this week’s EU summit with arguably a renewed sense of its role and purpose in Europe. But the Italian economy is still suffering

Italy heads into this week’s EU summit with arguably a renewed sense of its role and purpose in Europe. But the Italian economy is still suffering

Business

AB InBev eyes up Modelo

Is the world’s biggest brewer, Belgian group AB InBev, about to guzzle the 50% of Mexican leader Modelo it does not already own? The maker of

Is the world’s biggest brewer, Belgian group AB InBev, about to guzzle the 50% of Mexican leader Modelo it does not already own? The maker of

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Cyprus goes cap-in-hand to euro bailout funds

Cyprus has become the latest member of the eurozone to seek financial help from european bailout funds. The government said it needs assistance

Cyprus has become the latest member of the eurozone to seek financial help from european bailout funds. The government said it needs assistance

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Egypt: New President gets to work

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi has moved to the presidential palace where he will now form a government after promising to be a

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi has moved to the presidential palace where he will now form a government after promising to be a

Business

Syrian unrest bombing-out economy

From record levels of hotel bookings in 2011 and an economy that, while hardly surging was showing signs of benefitting from relaxed state control

From record levels of hotel bookings in 2011 and an economy that, while hardly surging was showing signs of benefitting from relaxed state control

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Morsi to rule by dialogue

A week of high expectations came to a close on Sunday with the official announcement of the winner of the presidential election in Egypt. The crowd

A week of high expectations came to a close on Sunday with the official announcement of the winner of the presidential election in Egypt. The crowd

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Morsi: Palestinian welcome, mixed Israeli reaction

There was a mixed reaction in Israel to the election of Mohammed Morsi as president in neighbouring Egypt. Some residents echoed newspaper

There was a mixed reaction in Israel to the election of Mohammed Morsi as president in neighbouring Egypt. Some residents echoed newspaper

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Tymoshenko trial postponed

The high-profile tax evasion trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been postponed until mid-July, a move which should spare

The high-profile tax evasion trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, has been postponed until mid-July, a move which should spare

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Ex-SocGen trader fights 4.9 billion euro payback

The French bank, Société Général, is defending the 2010 court ruling against former rogue-trader Jérôme Kerviel, that he repay the 4.9 billion euros

The French bank, Société Général, is defending the 2010 court ruling against former rogue-trader Jérôme Kerviel, that he repay the 4.9 billion euros

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Russia's Putin starts Middle East tour

President Vladimir Putin is in Israel at the start of a Middle East tour aimed at reinforcing Russia’s position in the region. In the coastal city

President Vladimir Putin is in Israel at the start of a Middle East tour aimed at reinforcing Russia’s position in the region. In the coastal city

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Spain's cap officially in hand for its banks

The Spanish government has formally asked the eurozone for cash to prop up its failing banks. The economy minister Luis de Guindos has sent a

The Spanish government has formally asked the eurozone for cash to prop up its failing banks. The economy minister Luis de Guindos has sent a

Science_technology

When real life is more than just reality

Visiting a gallery or museum, we have come to expect a multi-sensory and interactive experience. The reality that we perceive can be added to with

Visiting a gallery or museum, we have come to expect a multi-sensory and interactive experience. The reality that we perceive can be added to with

Culture

Carell and Knightley in Seeking A Friend...

Dark comedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World by Lorene Scafaria goes on general release in the UK in July. When Dodge’s – played by Golden

Dark comedy Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World by Lorene Scafaria goes on general release in the UK in July. When Dodge’s – played by Golden

Culture

Gnaoua mixes music and equestrian display

One of the international stars at the Gnaoua Music Festival was Oumou Sangaré from Mali. She began singing aged five, at first to help her mother

One of the international stars at the Gnaoua Music Festival was Oumou Sangaré from Mali. She began singing aged five, at first to help her mother

News

England and the curse of the penalty monster

And yet another European championship escaped English footballers courtesy of a penalty shoot out. The team started strong against its Italian

And yet another European championship escaped English footballers courtesy of a penalty shoot out. The team started strong against its Italian

News

Syria claims downed Turkish jet violated its airspace

Turkey has hardened its anti-Syrian rhetoric after one of its reconnaissance aircraft was downed by Syrian air defences on Friday. Syria claims

Turkey has hardened its anti-Syrian rhetoric after one of its reconnaissance aircraft was downed by Syrian air defences on Friday. Syria claims

Business

Sony & Panasonic to make OLED TVs

As the erstwhile Japanese masters of electronics suffer at the hands of the upstart Koreans, fierce rivals Sony and Panasonic have decided to join

As the erstwhile Japanese masters of electronics suffer at the hands of the upstart Koreans, fierce rivals Sony and Panasonic have decided to join

Business

NatWest IT still shaky on Day 7 of monster crash

After staying open all weekend to try and clear up the mess NatWest bank staff in Britain are working extended hours again today. For a week

After staying open all weekend to try and clear up the mess NatWest bank staff in Britain are working extended hours again today. For a week

Business

Sham of Greek public-sector jobs cuts exposed

While Greece is protesting at the harsh austerity conditions being imposed on its economy, the Troika group of international creditors currently in

While Greece is protesting at the harsh austerity conditions being imposed on its economy, the Troika group of international creditors currently in

Europe

When things go wrong abroad

What protection can tourists or expatriates outside the European Union expect if things go wrong? Bruno Van de Bossche is a Belgian citizen and

What protection can tourists or expatriates outside the European Union expect if things go wrong? Bruno Van de Bossche is a Belgian citizen and

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Europe's foreign investment forecast

Before being populated by tourists for the summer season, the seaside resort of La Baule, in north-west France hosts investment experts as part of

Before being populated by tourists for the summer season, the seaside resort of La Baule, in north-west France hosts investment experts as part of

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Man in Eiffel Tower suicide leap

A man has committed suicide by jumping from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He had scaled the iconic 320 metre structure to a point between the second

A man has committed suicide by jumping from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He had scaled the iconic 320 metre structure to a point between the second

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Wildfire threatens Colorado landmark

Eleven thousand people had to be evacuated in Colorado in the United States when a wildfire threatened to engulf their homes. The blaze swept

Eleven thousand people had to be evacuated in Colorado in the United States when a wildfire threatened to engulf their homes. The blaze swept

Business

Boosting Women Entrepreneurs

About a third of entrepreneurs in Europe are women. It’s true that isn’t always easy, in the face of well-worn stereotypes, to construct a

About a third of entrepreneurs in Europe are women. It’s true that isn’t always easy, in the face of well-worn stereotypes, to construct a

Sport

Euro 2012: The fan festival

For football fans visiting Euro 2012, it is not only about what happens on the pitch. It is also a chance to enjoy the festivities around the games

For football fans visiting Euro 2012, it is not only about what happens on the pitch. It is also a chance to enjoy the festivities around the games

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Spain makes official request for bank aid

The Spanish government has formally asked the eurozone for cash to prop up its failing banks. The economy minister Luis de Guindos has sent a

The Spanish government has formally asked the eurozone for cash to prop up its failing banks. The economy minister Luis de Guindos has sent a

News

NATO to talk Turkey as downed jet row intensifies

Turkey has hardened its anti-Syrian rhetoric after one of its reconnaissance aircraft was downed by Syrian air defences on Friday. It has since

Turkey has hardened its anti-Syrian rhetoric after one of its reconnaissance aircraft was downed by Syrian air defences on Friday. It has since