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2012-07-12

Sport

Rolland wins as Wiggins extends lead

France’s Pierre Rolland produced a superb display to clinch the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 148-km trek from Albertville to la Toussuire on

France’s Pierre Rolland produced a superb display to clinch the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 148-km trek from Albertville to la Toussuire on

Europe

Romania's PM in Brussels to defend bid to oust president

Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, has held talks with EU leaders in Brussels to explain his bid to oust President Triane Basescu. Senior

Romania’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, has held talks with EU leaders in Brussels to explain his bid to oust President Triane Basescu. Senior

News

Peugeot Citroen workers fear for their futures

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s decision to shut its Aulnay plant has left workers fearing for their future. Staff said the closure will have an huge impact

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s decision to shut its Aulnay plant has left workers fearing for their future. Staff said the closure will have an huge impact

News

Russia blocks UN draft resolution on Syria

In keeping with its support for President Bashar al-Assad, Russia has refused to back a tougher UN draft resolution on Syria. The proposal, which

In keeping with its support for President Bashar al-Assad, Russia has refused to back a tougher UN draft resolution on Syria. The proposal, which

Business

Aegis-Dentsu deal a winner for both

British advertising agency Aegis saw its share price rocketed as it was bought by the Japanese leader, Dentsu. The two groups complement each

British advertising agency Aegis saw its share price rocketed as it was bought by the Japanese leader, Dentsu. The two groups complement each

News

Wikileaks claims Iceland court victory over donations

Wikileaks is claiming a court victory in Iceland against a partner of Visa and Mastercard over blocked donations. The whistle-blower says Valitor

Wikileaks is claiming a court victory in Iceland against a partner of Visa and Mastercard over blocked donations. The whistle-blower says Valitor

Sport

Extra troops called up for Olympics

With only two weeks to go before the London Games get underway, the military has been asked to provide up to 3500 extra troops to guard the event

With only two weeks to go before the London Games get underway, the military has been asked to provide up to 3500 extra troops to guard the event

Europe

Eco-crime in EU booming, report says

Mafia groups are making billions from environmental crime, new research has found. Dumping toxic waste, illegal logging and trafficking of endangered

Mafia groups are making billions from environmental crime, new research has found. Dumping toxic waste, illegal logging and trafficking of endangered

News

Greece: pensioner protests and record unemployment

Outside the Health Ministry in Athens, people gathered to protest against pension cuts that are part of tough austerity measures. In the midst of

Outside the Health Ministry in Athens, people gathered to protest against pension cuts that are part of tough austerity measures. In the midst of

News

Spain: Austerity pain but no gain?

Will it work? That is the question Spanish newspapers are asking about the prime minister’s tough new austerity plan, imposed under

Will it work? That is the question Spanish newspapers are asking about the prime minister’s tough new austerity plan, imposed under

News

The Stones still licking the competition

Mick Jagger has proved wrong. The Stones have been Rolling for 50 years. He said early on they’d probably last for two. This prediction is displayed

Mick Jagger has proved wrong. The Stones have been Rolling for 50 years. He said early on they’d probably last for two. This prediction is displayed

News

UN moves tanks into Goma to fend off rebel threat

The UN on Thursday sent tanks into the eastern Congolese town of Goma to fend off a possible attack by M23 rebels. AFP reported a dozen tanks had

The UN on Thursday sent tanks into the eastern Congolese town of Goma to fend off a possible attack by M23 rebels. AFP reported a dozen tanks had

News

Nigeria: More than 100 die after fuel tanker explodes

A fuel tanker fire in Nigeria has killed more than 100 people. The vehicle overturned in Ahoada near the oil hub of Port Harcourt, located in

A fuel tanker fire in Nigeria has killed more than 100 people. The vehicle overturned in Ahoada near the oil hub of Port Harcourt, located in

Business

Greek jobless hits record with worse predicted

Challenging Spain for the worst jobless total in Europe Greek unemployment has hit a record 22.5 percent of the workforce. That was the figure for

Challenging Spain for the worst jobless total in Europe Greek unemployment has hit a record 22.5 percent of the workforce. That was the figure for

Business

Carmakers' dilemma: too many plants, too few buyers

Peugeot’s 8,000 job cuts and closure of a plant near Paris comes as cash strapped Europeans buy fewer new cars and the region’s manufacturers ponder

Peugeot’s 8,000 job cuts and closure of a plant near Paris comes as cash strapped Europeans buy fewer new cars and the region’s manufacturers ponder

News

Search for missing climbers after deadly Alpine avalanche

The most deadly avalanche in the Alps since 2008 has killed nine climbers and injured several others. They were swept away early on Thursday

The most deadly avalanche in the Alps since 2008 has killed nine climbers and injured several others. They were swept away early on Thursday

Culture

Chariots of Fire marks start of London Olympics

It stirred patriotic emotions when it was first made and now in Olympic year ‘Chariots of Fire’ has been remastered. When it was first released in

It stirred patriotic emotions when it was first made and now in Olympic year ‘Chariots of Fire’ has been remastered. When it was first released in

Culture

Chinese interact with 3D art

Visitors have flocked to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou to see a three-dimensional art exhibition, interacting with the paintings depicting

Visitors have flocked to the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou to see a three-dimensional art exhibition, interacting with the paintings depicting

News

Not out yet but China accepts pre-orders for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has already gone on sale in China - the only problem is Apple hasn’t actually released the phone yet!   That is no setback in China

The iPhone 5 has already gone on sale in China - the only problem is Apple hasn’t actually released the phone yet!   That is no setback in China

Europe

Animal rights - or wrongs?

Alex Taylor: “What rights do animals have exactly? Who defends those rights and what happens to people who break the law? Are we all guilty of

Alex Taylor: “What rights do animals have exactly? Who defends those rights and what happens to people who break the law? Are we all guilty of

Nocomment

China road fence's domino collapse

China’s state broadcaster has released surveillance video showing a road-dividing fence in the city of Jinhua falling like a giant row of dominoes

China’s state broadcaster has released surveillance video showing a road-dividing fence in the city of Jinhua falling like a giant row of dominoes

Science_technology

Selecting the right sound from a lot of noise

Ever wonder how we are able to focus on what one person is saying in a crowded room full of animated conversations? Researchers at the University

Ever wonder how we are able to focus on what one person is saying in a crowded room full of animated conversations? Researchers at the University

News

Clean-up and aid in Russia flood region

Volunteers are coming from across Russia to help with the clean-up in Krasnodar, the region hardest hit by last weekend’s floods. In the state’s

Volunteers are coming from across Russia to help with the clean-up in Krasnodar, the region hardest hit by last weekend’s floods. In the state’s

News

Growing old disgracefully: Rolling Stones mark 50 years

Half a century to the day since their first gig, the Stones are still rolling. There is a new exhibition, a book, and the band say they are

Half a century to the day since their first gig, the Stones are still rolling. There is a new exhibition, a book, and the band say they are

Business

Italian fashion house Valentino sold to Qatari royal family

Qatar’s royal family has bought the iconic Italian fashion house Valentino. The sellers are the London-based private equity fund Permira and

Qatar’s royal family has bought the iconic Italian fashion house Valentino. The sellers are the London-based private equity fund Permira and

Business

Carrefour relatively upbeat despite weak sales

Carrefour has said that while trading remained weak in Europe’s austerity-blighted countries, it was not getting worse. That cheered investors fed

Carrefour has said that while trading remained weak in Europe’s austerity-blighted countries, it was not getting worse. That cheered investors fed

Business

Airbus announces more orders at Farnborough

Airbus said on Thursday that it had won purchase commitments to buy planes worth almost 14 billion euros at the Farnborough Airshow. That breaks

Airbus said on Thursday that it had won purchase commitments to buy planes worth almost 14 billion euros at the Farnborough Airshow. That breaks

News

French car giant Peugeot Citroen sheds 8,000 jobs

France’s biggest carmaker Peugeot Citroen has stunned the country by announcing 8,000 job cuts and the closure of an assembly plant near

France’s biggest carmaker Peugeot Citroen has stunned the country by announcing 8,000 job cuts and the closure of an assembly plant near