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2012-06-26

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France: New parliament sits, with Socialist Speaker

France’s newly-elected parliament has begun work. Its youngest member is Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the granddaughter of ex-National Front leader Jean

France’s newly-elected parliament has begun work. Its youngest member is Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the granddaughter of ex-National Front leader Jean

Sport

Lviv set for life after Euro 2012

Everyday he woke up early in the morning, and took the tram to Lviv’s Central railway station where his shift started at 6. Olesj Gomernyk was a

Everyday he woke up early in the morning, and took the tram to Lviv’s Central railway station where his shift started at 6. Olesj Gomernyk was a

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Serbian court jails ex Yugoslav army soldiers over civilian killings

A Serbian war crimes court has jailed 14 former Yugoslav Army soldiers for the killing of Croat civilians in 1991. The men were found responsible

A Serbian war crimes court has jailed 14 former Yugoslav Army soldiers for the killing of Croat civilians in 1991. The men were found responsible

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Child dead in Oldham gas explosion

A young child has been killed after a gas explosion at a house in Oldham, north-west England. The blast happened in the Shaw area of the city

A young child has been killed after a gas explosion at a house in Oldham, north-west England. The blast happened in the Shaw area of the city

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Naples police arrest 'Mafia godmother'

Police in Naples have arrested a woman accused of being a Mafia godmother. Rafaella D’Alterio, 46, allegedly took over the reins of a Camorra clan

Police in Naples have arrested a woman accused of being a Mafia godmother. Rafaella D’Alterio, 46, allegedly took over the reins of a Camorra clan

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Egypt court rules army cannot arrest civilians

An Egyptian court on Tuesday annulled a decree by the country’s interim government that allowed the army to arrest civilians. That right ended at

An Egyptian court on Tuesday annulled a decree by the country’s interim government that allowed the army to arrest civilians. That right ended at

Business

Vivendi's decade old TV deal hurts share price

The past has caught up with Vivendi as it lost a legal battle in the US over the purchase of TV channel. Its share price fell further as it is

The past has caught up with Vivendi as it lost a legal battle in the US over the purchase of TV channel. Its share price fell further as it is

Business

Black Sea gathering seeks prosperity

The Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation has held its 20th annual meeting, this year in Istanbul. Leaders and ministers from all 12

The Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation has held its 20th annual meeting, this year in Istanbul. Leaders and ministers from all 12

Europe

Van Rompuy backs Paris for EU patent court

Among the many case files on the table at the EU summit is the single European patent. EU Commissioner Michel Barnier wants this project completed

Among the many case files on the table at the EU summit is the single European patent. EU Commissioner Michel Barnier wants this project completed

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour hits Northern Ireland

Queen Elizabeth met the families of IRA victims in Northern Ireland, ahead of an historic meeting with the country’s deputy First Minister Martin

Queen Elizabeth met the families of IRA victims in Northern Ireland, ahead of an historic meeting with the country’s deputy First Minister Martin

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EU summit: what Spain wants

The financial rescue request for Spain’s banks has been rubber stamped. But we will not know the full details of the bailout until next month’s

The financial rescue request for Spain’s banks has been rubber stamped. But we will not know the full details of the bailout until next month’s

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Spain's borrowing costs soar over bank worries

Spain’s short-term borrowing costs have rocketed as the debt crisis among its newly downgraded banks rolls on. The treasury has sold 3.08 billion

Spain’s short-term borrowing costs have rocketed as the debt crisis among its newly downgraded banks rolls on. The treasury has sold 3.08 billion

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Syria: Fierce clashes around Damascus

Government forces are battling rebels outside Damascus, activists say, describing it as the worst violence in its suburbs since Syria’s uprising

Government forces are battling rebels outside Damascus, activists say, describing it as the worst violence in its suburbs since Syria’s uprising

Culture

Operalia: 20 years of operatic passion

In partnership with: The famous opera competition Operalia has reached an important milestone, its 20th anniversary. Founder and world renowned

In partnership with: The famous opera competition Operalia has reached an important milestone, its 20th anniversary. Founder and world renowned

Nocomment

World egg throwing championships

The village of Swaton in Lincolnshire in North East England was the setting for a hazardous ‘eggxtreme’ sport. Participants were predominantly from

The village of Swaton in Lincolnshire in North East England was the setting for a hazardous ‘eggxtreme’ sport. Participants were predominantly from

Nocomment

Haitians anger over home demolition plan

More than 1,000 Haitians marched through the Caribbean nation’s capital to protest against a reported plan to destroy their hillside shanties for a

More than 1,000 Haitians marched through the Caribbean nation’s capital to protest against a reported plan to destroy their hillside shanties for a

Business

Eurozone Big 4 meet ahead of summit

The eurozone crisis fire-fighting continued on Tuesday as the finance ministers of the region’s four biggest economies – Germany, France, Italy and

The eurozone crisis fire-fighting continued on Tuesday as the finance ministers of the region’s four biggest economies – Germany, France, Italy and

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Putin praises Abbas for 'responsible' stance

Visiting the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Vladimir Putin says Moscow has no problem in recognising a Palestinian state. The Russian President also

Visiting the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Vladimir Putin says Moscow has no problem in recognising a Palestinian state. The Russian President also

Culture

Tim Burton honoured at Moscow film festival

Russian celebrities, film stars, directors and producers walked the red carpet at the opening of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.

Russian celebrities, film stars, directors and producers walked the red carpet at the opening of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.

Culture

Prada goes for sporty stripes at Milan

Miuccia Prada presented a happy, snappy menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week with the humble tracksuit as the inspiration for her outfits.

Miuccia Prada presented a happy, snappy menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week with the humble tracksuit as the inspiration for her outfits.

Science_technology

Behind the scenes at military air base

Not only is the earth under constant surveillance, but the skies are, too. Planes, drones, satellites; little escapes the eyes in the sky. But we

Not only is the earth under constant surveillance, but the skies are, too. Planes, drones, satellites; little escapes the eyes in the sky. But we

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'Mr Euro' appointed new Greek finance minister

Mr Yannis Stournaras has been handed one of the toughest jobs in Europe after being appointed the new Greek finance minister. The respected

Mr Yannis Stournaras has been handed one of the toughest jobs in Europe after being appointed the new Greek finance minister. The respected

Business

OTE to sell Bulgarian units to help refinance debt

As austerity measures hit its domestic customers, Greek telecoms group OTE says it wants to sell its Bulgarian businesses – a mobile phone company

As austerity measures hit its domestic customers, Greek telecoms group OTE says it wants to sell its Bulgarian businesses – a mobile phone company

Business

Murdoch warming to News Corp split?

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is considering splitting into two according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Its newspaper and book publishing

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is considering splitting into two according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Its newspaper and book publishing

Business

Spain's short-term debt costs jump

Spain’s short-term borrowing costs nearly tripled at its latest auction of government bonds. The almost three-fold increase in interest rates

Spain’s short-term borrowing costs nearly tripled at its latest auction of government bonds. The almost three-fold increase in interest rates

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Cyprus may need bailout of up to 10 billion euros

Tuesday morning’s newspaper headlines were not pleasant reading for the people of Cyprus. The Mediterranean island is seeking emergency funding and

Tuesday morning’s newspaper headlines were not pleasant reading for the people of Cyprus. The Mediterranean island is seeking emergency funding and

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Pope visits quake-hit Emilia region of Italy

Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to a priest who lost his life saving a Madonna statue in the Emilia region of Italy. Father Ivan Martini was a

Pope Benedict XVI has paid tribute to a priest who lost his life saving a Madonna statue in the Emilia region of Italy. Father Ivan Martini was a

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NATO condemns Syrian attack on Turkish F-4

NATO’s Secretary general Anders Fogh Ramsussen has condemned the shooting down of the Turkish jet plane by Syrian forces. Talking in Brussels, he

NATO’s Secretary general Anders Fogh Ramsussen has condemned the shooting down of the Turkish jet plane by Syrian forces. Talking in Brussels, he

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Turkish PM slams Syria for hostile act as downed jet row escalates

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told his AKP party that the country’s F4-Phantom was unarmed and in international airspace when it

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told his AKP party that the country’s F4-Phantom was unarmed and in international airspace when it