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2012-07-06

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Romania parliament votes to suspend President Basescu

The Romanian parliament has voted to suspend President Basescu from office after the ruling coalition accused him of violating the constitution and

The Romanian parliament has voted to suspend President Basescu from office after the ruling coalition accused him of violating the constitution and

Sport

Tour de France: Sagan stuns Greipel for third stage victory

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan kept his composure to claim his third stage of the Tour de France in Metz on another day of racing marred by crashes

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan kept his composure to claim his third stage of the Tour de France in Metz on another day of racing marred by crashes

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Russia NGO vote brings fear of protest clampdown

Closer monitoring of non-governmental organisations working in Russia is a step closer after the lower house of Russia’s parliament gave preliminary

Closer monitoring of non-governmental organisations working in Russia is a step closer after the lower house of Russia’s parliament gave preliminary

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'Friends of Syria' statement angers Russia

The “Friends of Syria” meeting in Paris has ended with the hundred or so nations gathered in the French capital cheered by the news of a top-flight

The “Friends of Syria” meeting in Paris has ended with the hundred or so nations gathered in the French capital cheered by the news of a top-flight

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London businesses fear Olympics losses

After years of preparation, London is in the starting blocks for the Olympic Games which begin in three weeks’ time. The British capital’s already

After years of preparation, London is in the starting blocks for the Olympic Games which begin in three weeks’ time. The British capital’s already

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Libya prepares for historic elections

Less than a year after an uprising ended four decades of autocratic rule by Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is holding its first nationwide exercise in

Less than a year after an uprising ended four decades of autocratic rule by Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is holding its first nationwide exercise in

Europe

Green groups slam Commission on environment

President Jose Manual Barroso, European Commission chief, has reached the half way stage of his second term of office. Along with Europe’s debt

President Jose Manual Barroso, European Commission chief, has reached the half way stage of his second term of office. Along with Europe’s debt

Business

Libor scandal probes spread

Britain’s anti-fraud investigators are to look into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal. The Serious Fraud Office probe comes after Barclays

Britain’s anti-fraud investigators are to look into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal. The Serious Fraud Office probe comes after Barclays

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Gaddafi lawyer slams Libya over treatment

Tripoli is still at loggerheads with the International Criminal Court over where Muammar Gaddafi’s son should stand trial. Saif al-Islam was

Tripoli is still at loggerheads with the International Criminal Court over where Muammar Gaddafi’s son should stand trial. Saif al-Islam was

Europe

What VAT is due when buying a car?

In this edition of U-talk our question comes from Cecile: “I live in Arlon, close to the Belgian border with Luxembourg and I plan to buy a car

In this edition of U-talk our question comes from Cecile: “I live in Arlon, close to the Belgian border with Luxembourg and I plan to buy a car

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Syria: endless bloodshed

This first week of July in Paris leaders from some 50 countries grouped as the Friends of Syria met for the third time to coordinate efforts to get

This first week of July in Paris leaders from some 50 countries grouped as the Friends of Syria met for the third time to coordinate efforts to get

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Assistant jailed for stealing from U2 guitarist

The assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has been found guilty of stealing 2.3 million euros from the Irish rock group guitarist. Carol Hawkins

The assistant to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has been found guilty of stealing 2.3 million euros from the Irish rock group guitarist. Carol Hawkins

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Heavy rain and more floods expected in UK

The UK Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings after forecasts of more than one month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours. Areas affected

The UK Environment Agency has issued severe flood warnings after forecasts of more than one month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours. Areas affected

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Ex-RAF member jailed for her part in Germany prosecutor murder

A former member of German left-wing terrorist group, the Red Army Faction, has been jailed for four years for aiding and abetting in the murder of a

A former member of German left-wing terrorist group, the Red Army Faction, has been jailed for four years for aiding and abetting in the murder of a

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Bulls + running = Pamplona

An estimated 70 million euros in much needed tourism cash will be generated as the Spanish city of Pamplona more than trebles its population for the

An estimated 70 million euros in much needed tourism cash will be generated as the Spanish city of Pamplona more than trebles its population for the

Business

Weak jobs numbers overshadow US election

In what is bad news for President Barack Obama’s re-election chances in November, US employers hired at a dismal pace in June creating just 80,000

In what is bad news for President Barack Obama’s re-election chances in November, US employers hired at a dismal pace in June creating just 80,000

Business

Record low eurozone rates - too little too late?

After the latest EU summit, the European Central Bank has cut interest rates. But at the same time, it resisted pressure to do more. It seems that

After the latest EU summit, the European Central Bank has cut interest rates. But at the same time, it resisted pressure to do more. It seems that

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Cyprus criticises eurozone and 'seeks aid from Russia'

Cyprus has asked Russia for a five billion euro loan, according to a report quoting the Russian finance minister. It comes as the Cypriot

Cyprus has asked Russia for a five billion euro loan, according to a report quoting the Russian finance minister. It comes as the Cypriot

Business

Samsung enjoys galactically good sales

Soaring sales of its Galaxy smartphone drove Samsung’s quarterly profit to a record. The South Korean technology giant made the equivalent of 4.76

Soaring sales of its Galaxy smartphone drove Samsung’s quarterly profit to a record. The South Korean technology giant made the equivalent of 4.76

Culture

Count Dracula takes on a new dimension in 3D

Italian master of horror Dario Argento presented his latest movie ‘Dracula 3D’ at the Midnight Screening section of the 47th Karlovy Vary

Italian master of horror Dario Argento presented his latest movie ‘Dracula 3D’ at the Midnight Screening section of the 47th Karlovy Vary

Business

Crisis hits Peugeot Citroen's sales

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s deliveries in the first half of the year tumbled as Europe’s economic downturn kept buyers out of

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen’s deliveries in the first half of the year tumbled as Europe’s economic downturn kept buyers out of

Business

IMF head worried about world economy

The head of the International Monetary Fund is expressing concern at a deterioration in the global economy. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

The head of the International Monetary Fund is expressing concern at a deterioration in the global economy. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

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Turkey honours pilots downed by Syria

A ceremony has been held in Turkey for the two pilots killed when Syria downed a Turkish jet last month. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined

A ceremony has been held in Turkey for the two pilots killed when Syria downed a Turkish jet last month. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined

Special_reports

The Greek debt that became Cyprus' Trojan Horse

Some news from Cyprus, which sounds uncannily like news from Greece: the country does not have access to the international capital markets and

Some news from Cyprus, which sounds uncannily like news from Greece: the country does not have access to the international capital markets and

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Violence overshadows Libya vote

Libyans will get their first real taste of democracy in more than half a century on Saturday. But the election of a 200-member General National

Libyans will get their first real taste of democracy in more than half a century on Saturday. But the election of a 200-member General National

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Italy public transport strike causes commuter misery

Commuters in Italy are facing major delays and disruptions after a walk-out by public transport workers. Buses, trams and several cities’

Commuters in Italy are facing major delays and disruptions after a walk-out by public transport workers. Buses, trams and several cities’

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Two new satellites launched by Arianespace

The European space consortium Arianespace has launched two satellites to boost telecommunications and weather observation. The Ariane 5 rocket

The European space consortium Arianespace has launched two satellites to boost telecommunications and weather observation. The Ariane 5 rocket

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Voters to decide condom porn enforcement

Voters in Los Angeles county will decide in November whether porn actors should be forced to wear condoms during filming. The law would widen to

Voters in Los Angeles county will decide in November whether porn actors should be forced to wear condoms during filming. The law would widen to

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Syrian army defector to join 'Friends' in Paris

The Friends of Syria meeting that began in Paris this morning could have a surprise visitor. Manaf Tlas, the Syrian army general reported to have

The Friends of Syria meeting that began in Paris this morning could have a surprise visitor. Manaf Tlas, the Syrian army general reported to have