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2012-06-27

Sport

Euro 2012: Germany v Italy preview

Germany will be seeking to beat Italy for the first time in a competitive match when both sides lock horns for a place in the final of Euro 2012 in

Germany will be seeking to beat Italy for the first time in a competitive match when both sides lock horns for a place in the final of Euro 2012 in

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Fresh warning from Turkey over Syria plane attack

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had more harsh words for Syria over its shooting down of a Turkish warplane with the loss of two

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had more harsh words for Syria over its shooting down of a Turkish warplane with the loss of two

Business

What's the story mining glory?

Is Qatar going to spoil the party two weeks ahead of the proposed merger of the Swiss mining giants Glencore and Xstrata? It wants an improved

Is Qatar going to spoil the party two weeks ahead of the proposed merger of the Swiss mining giants Glencore and Xstrata? It wants an improved

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Historic handshake boosts Anglo-Irish relations

In an historic gesture, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has shaken hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.   It took just a matter of seconds

In an historic gesture, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has shaken hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.   It took just a matter of seconds

Business

Competition fine rebuff for Microsoft

Microsoft has lost an appeal against a massive EU fine over its breaking of anti-competition rules. That verdict should be the last hurrah in a

Microsoft has lost an appeal against a massive EU fine over its breaking of anti-competition rules. That verdict should be the last hurrah in a

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Spain raises the alarm over its high debt costs

Spain cannot continue financing itself indefinitely at current rates, its prime minister has warned. Madrid has seen its borrowing costs spiral as

Spain cannot continue financing itself indefinitely at current rates, its prime minister has warned. Madrid has seen its borrowing costs spiral as

Europe

Refugees taking a risk on Europe

Escaping unimaginable horror leaving families and loved ones behind in a desperate search for safety…There are an estimated 15 million refugees in

Escaping unimaginable horror leaving families and loved ones behind in a desperate search for safety…There are an estimated 15 million refugees in

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Turkey-Syria military risk higher

‘Stay clear’, Turkey is warning Syria along their 900km common border, as international diplomatic and military channels crackle with high

‘Stay clear’, Turkey is warning Syria along their 900km common border, as international diplomatic and military channels crackle with high

Nocomment

Wet wedding

For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, good times and disaster. It really was Under the Boardwalk when a couple

For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, good times and disaster. It really was Under the Boardwalk when a couple

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Olympic rings unveiled on London's Tower Bridge

Giant Olympic rings were unveiled on London’s iconic Tower Bridge to mark one month to go to the Olympic Games.

Giant Olympic rings were unveiled on London’s iconic Tower Bridge to mark one month to go to the Olympic Games.

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'No magic formula' - Merkel warns ahead of EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is resisting mounting pressure from France, Spain and Italy to agree to pool eurozone debt. With European leaders

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is resisting mounting pressure from France, Spain and Italy to agree to pool eurozone debt. With European leaders

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Iraq PM threatens early poll as fresh violence flares

Iraq’s prime minister Nuri al-Maliki says he will call for early elections unless a solution is found to the country’s six-month-long political

Iraq’s prime minister Nuri al-Maliki says he will call for early elections unless a solution is found to the country’s six-month-long political

Business

Bailout for Cyprus, but at what cost?

Cyprus says it is premature to speculate on what conditions Brussels might attach to the bailout it wants. EU sources said the Cypriot government

Cyprus says it is premature to speculate on what conditions Brussels might attach to the bailout it wants. EU sources said the Cypriot government

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Prosecutors seek maximum sentence for rogue trader Kerviel

In France prosecutors have called for the former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to serve five years in prison. Kerviel is appealing a

In France prosecutors have called for the former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to serve five years in prison. Kerviel is appealing a

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German court bans ritual circumcision

Germany’s top Jewish leader has described a court ruling in Cologne that would make ritual circumcision for boys a criminal act as “outrageous”

Germany’s top Jewish leader has described a court ruling in Cologne that would make ritual circumcision for boys a criminal act as “outrageous”

Culture

Made to measure: portrait of a tailor

At Milan Fashion Week, designers are showing off their latest cuts and trends but away from the bright lights is a man of equal tailoring

At Milan Fashion Week, designers are showing off their latest cuts and trends but away from the bright lights is a man of equal tailoring

Culture

Channing Tatum on Magic Mike and his stripper past

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderberg’s latest film Magic Mike is about a veteran male stripper – played by Channing Tatum – who teaches a newcomer

Oscar-winning director Steven Soderberg’s latest film Magic Mike is about a veteran male stripper – played by Channing Tatum – who teaches a newcomer

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Greece: Hotel workers strike over pay and conditions

Hotel and restaurant staff in Greece have taken to the streets in a 24-hour strike to protest at their plight amid the country’s economic

Hotel and restaurant staff in Greece have taken to the streets in a 24-hour strike to protest at their plight amid the country’s economic

Science_technology

Website nurtures and connects DIY gardeners

Born and raised in the Tuscan countryside, Gianni Gaggiani has retained his links with nature. He became a graphic designer but has created a

Born and raised in the Tuscan countryside, Gianni Gaggiani has retained his links with nature. He became a graphic designer but has created a

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Jackson fans fall foul of Russian protest law

Michael Jackson fans found themselves on the wrong side of tough new laws in Russia as they tried to commemorate the third anniversary of the death

Michael Jackson fans found themselves on the wrong side of tough new laws in Russia as they tried to commemorate the third anniversary of the death

Business

Tepco nationalised, sticks with nuclear

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power, the company at the centre of last year’s Fukushima disaster, have approved its nationalisation. The

Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power, the company at the centre of last year’s Fukushima disaster, have approved its nationalisation. The

Business

Qatar wants sweetened Glencore-Xstrata deal

Commodities trader Glencore is scrambling to save its twenty one billion euro bid for mining company Xstrata. Xstrata’s second largest shareholder

Commodities trader Glencore is scrambling to save its twenty one billion euro bid for mining company Xstrata. Xstrata’s second largest shareholder

Business

Tough times at Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Italy’s oldest bank has unveiled a painful restructuring plan. One day after it was forced to take state aid, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena said

Italy’s oldest bank has unveiled a painful restructuring plan. One day after it was forced to take state aid, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena said

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Gesture of peace - Queen and ex-IRA leader shake hands

In a gesture heavy with symbolism, Queen Elizabeth has shaken hands with the former IRA commander, Martin McGuinness. The much-anticipated

In a gesture heavy with symbolism, Queen Elizabeth has shaken hands with the former IRA commander, Martin McGuinness. The much-anticipated

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EU summit: what Greece wants

Greece is unlikely to be the most pressing issue at this week’s EU summit. The country’s recent election, which saw the victory of pro-bailout

Greece is unlikely to be the most pressing issue at this week’s EU summit. The country’s recent election, which saw the victory of pro-bailout

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Euro leaders divided ahead of EU summit

European leaders appear increasingly out of step ahead of yet another crucial summit on the eurozone crisis. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s

European leaders appear increasingly out of step ahead of yet another crucial summit on the eurozone crisis. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s

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Mass evacuation as US wildfire hits 'epic proportions'

It is being described as a fire of “epic proportions” and it is contributing to the worst fire season the American state of Colorado has ever

It is being described as a fire of “epic proportions” and it is contributing to the worst fire season the American state of Colorado has ever

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Assad TV channel attacked, 'Syria at war' says president

A group of armed men have attacked a pro-government TV station in Damascus. Anti-Assad fighters planted explosives and killed three staff

A group of armed men have attacked a pro-government TV station in Damascus. Anti-Assad fighters planted explosives and killed three staff

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Germany wants more than economic envy

When Germany was staggered by the costs of east-west reunification after 1990, many saw it as the so-called ‘sick man of Europe’. Observers surmise

When Germany was staggered by the costs of east-west reunification after 1990, many saw it as the so-called ‘sick man of Europe’. Observers surmise

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Gold medal level security for London Olympics

The London Olympics get underway one month from now with fighter jets screaming overhead, surface to air missiles perched on rooftops and an aircraft

The London Olympics get underway one month from now with fighter jets screaming overhead, surface to air missiles perched on rooftops and an aircraft