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2012-07-18

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Bulgaria bus blast kills Israeli tourists

A bus carrying Israeli tourists has exploded in eastern Bulgaria reportedly killing as many as seven people.   Local media suggest that more than

A bus carrying Israeli tourists has exploded in eastern Bulgaria reportedly killing as many as seven people.   Local media suggest that more than

Business

Puma mauled by eurozone crisis

The eurozone crisis has finally caught up with Bavarian sporting-goods maker Puma which has cut its full-year forecasts because of a slowdown in

The eurozone crisis has finally caught up with Bavarian sporting-goods maker Puma which has cut its full-year forecasts because of a slowdown in

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World leaders call for passing of Syria UN resolution

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the situation in Syria appears to be “spinning out of control.” He was reacting to Wednesday’s deadly

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta says the situation in Syria appears to be “spinning out of control.” He was reacting to Wednesday’s deadly

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Battle for Damascus intensifies

Following the attack on the National Security Building in which top Syrian officials died, the Syrian army was reported to have “flooded” the streets

Following the attack on the National Security Building in which top Syrian officials died, the Syrian army was reported to have “flooded” the streets

Culture

Hall of "shame" - Chinese corruption exhibition

Chinese artist Zhang Bingjian is “drawing” upon the huge problem of corruption in his home country to inspire his artistic creations.

Chinese artist Zhang Bingjian is “drawing” upon the huge problem of corruption in his home country to inspire his artistic creations.

Culture

The invisible war - sexual abuse in the US Army

The US Army is raging a relentless war behind closed doors.   It is estimated 30 percent of all female and one percent of all male soldiers are

The US Army is raging a relentless war behind closed doors.   It is estimated 30 percent of all female and one percent of all male soldiers are

Culture

The murals of Asilah

The walls of the old part of Asilah in northwest Morocco are glossed over white in preparation for “The Cultural Season”, a summer festival which

The walls of the old part of Asilah in northwest Morocco are glossed over white in preparation for “The Cultural Season”, a summer festival which

Sport

Ibrahimovic completes move to PSG

After weeks of speculation, Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his much-anticipated move to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. According

After weeks of speculation, Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his much-anticipated move to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. According

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Israeli tourist bus blast - three dead

At least three people are dead and more than 20 injured after a blast hit a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, according to the Bulgarian

At least three people are dead and more than 20 injured after a blast hit a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, according to the Bulgarian

Business

Spain's bad bank loans rise

The number of bad loans held by Spanish banks continues to rise. In May those so-called non-performing loans, which are unlikely to ever be

The number of bad loans held by Spanish banks continues to rise. In May those so-called non-performing loans, which are unlikely to ever be

Business

Fiat extended closure underscores sales 'crisis'

Fiat says its Pomigliano plant, near Naples will remain shut for another two weeks after the usual summer holiday closedown. That is not as

Fiat says its Pomigliano plant, near Naples will remain shut for another two weeks after the usual summer holiday closedown. That is not as

Business

Greek leaders delay austerity decisions

Greece’s ruling politicians have delayed a decision on almost 12 billion euros worth of spending cuts demanded as a condition for its latest bailout

Greece’s ruling politicians have delayed a decision on almost 12 billion euros worth of spending cuts demanded as a condition for its latest bailout

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Madonna makes French fans happy, Australians sad

It will be ‘deja-vu all over again’ for Madonna’s French fans as she announced an additional concert date in Paris, but a case of ‘She won’t be

It will be ‘deja-vu all over again’ for Madonna’s French fans as she announced an additional concert date in Paris, but a case of ‘She won’t be

Europe

EU accuses Romania of failing to respect rule of law

The European Commission has accused Romania of failing to respect democratic values. Its damning verdict on the state of the rule of law there

The European Commission has accused Romania of failing to respect democratic values. Its damning verdict on the state of the rule of law there

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Damascus blast strikes Assad powerbase

An attack on a meeting of top military and security officials has claimed the life of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law Assef

An attack on a meeting of top military and security officials has claimed the life of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law Assef

Special_reports

Making Waves

For some children, taking to the water is the only way they can get an education. For others, life on board is a healing experience, and for other

For some children, taking to the water is the only way they can get an education. For others, life on board is a healing experience, and for other

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Five years after EU dream, Romania and Bulgaria behind on reform

Five years after they achieved their European dream, Romania and Bulgaria are still lagging behind on democratic reform. The European Commission

Five years after they achieved their European dream, Romania and Bulgaria are still lagging behind on democratic reform. The European Commission

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Portugal optimistic despite difficulties

The IMF has just approved Portugal’s fiscal consolidation and economic reforms, which the country undertook in return for 78 billion euros of aid

The IMF has just approved Portugal’s fiscal consolidation and economic reforms, which the country undertook in return for 78 billion euros of aid

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Vatican Bank criticised in European Council report

  The Vatican still has a lot of work to do over financial transparency, according to a report by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, which has

  The Vatican still has a lot of work to do over financial transparency, according to a report by the Council of Europe’s Moneyval, which has

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Spanish crisis dragging more into homelessness

Every day, Spain sinks a little deeper into crisis. And many Spaniards are caught up in the vicious circle with unemployment figures topping 24

Every day, Spain sinks a little deeper into crisis. And many Spaniards are caught up in the vicious circle with unemployment figures topping 24

Culture

Marie Curie actions, helping young researchers

Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. In addition to

Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. In addition to

Science_technology

Eco-dye: could fungi become next seasons colour?

Have you ever stopped to think about the effect clothes dye has on the environment? Most people have not but we all complain when the colours on our

Have you ever stopped to think about the effect clothes dye has on the environment? Most people have not but we all complain when the colours on our

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Wikileaks 'back open for donations' after banking ban

Wikileaks has launched a new appeal for donations, saying it has found a way around the banking blockade that has starved it of funds. Major

Wikileaks has launched a new appeal for donations, saying it has found a way around the banking blockade that has starved it of funds. Major

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Colombia police arrest Betancourt kidnap suspect

The authorities in Colombia have arrested a man they say was one of the kidnappers of Ingrid Betancourt. The French-Colombian politician was held

The authorities in Colombia have arrested a man they say was one of the kidnappers of Ingrid Betancourt. The French-Colombian politician was held

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Bomb destroys NATO supply trucks in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say 22 NATO supply vehicles have been blown up by a bomb planted on a truck. The magnetic device exploded before dawn as the fuel

Afghan officials say 22 NATO supply vehicles have been blown up by a bomb planted on a truck. The magnetic device exploded before dawn as the fuel

Business

Olympic jobs boost for Britain

There were fewer unemployed Britons in the period from March to May as the Olympics in London created jobs. In a rare bit of positive news from the

There were fewer unemployed Britons in the period from March to May as the Olympics in London created jobs. In a rare bit of positive news from the

Business

Ericsson joins slow sales club

Ericsson, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile telecommunications equipment suffered a sharp drop in sales of networks in the second

Ericsson, the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile telecommunications equipment suffered a sharp drop in sales of networks in the second

Business

Credit Suisse capital boost to placate critics

Credit Suisse is to boost its capital reserves to try to restore investor confidence. It will issue convertible bonds, sell assets and cut more

Credit Suisse is to boost its capital reserves to try to restore investor confidence. It will issue convertible bonds, sell assets and cut more

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Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela turns 94

School children all over South Africa, have been joining in the 94th birthday celebrations for former president Nelson Mandela. Around 12 million

School children all over South Africa, have been joining in the 94th birthday celebrations for former president Nelson Mandela. Around 12 million