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2012-07-27

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Hot summer no reason for hot tempers, say French

Never mind unemployment, low pay or even overwork… a recent survey carried out in France suggested rudeness and bad manners were the first cause of

Never mind unemployment, low pay or even overwork… a recent survey carried out in France suggested rudeness and bad manners were the first cause of

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Money lenders put pressure on Greece for more cuts

Greece’s money lenders have put pressure on the Greek government to implement further cost-cutting measures or face a disorderly bankruptcy and exit

Greece’s money lenders have put pressure on the Greek government to implement further cost-cutting measures or face a disorderly bankruptcy and exit

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Spain bailout report as unemployment hits new high

Spain’s unemployment has worsened again. Between April and June, the jobless rate rose to 24.6 percent of the workforce from 24.4 percent in the

Spain’s unemployment has worsened again. Between April and June, the jobless rate rose to 24.6 percent of the workforce from 24.4 percent in the

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Syria: Assad the domino that will not fall

Unlike other Arab dictators, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to resist being overthrown. Despite the civil war, thousands dead, attacks against the

Unlike other Arab dictators, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to resist being overthrown. Despite the civil war, thousands dead, attacks against the

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Syria video shows 'child victims' of Aleppo shelling

Syrian government forces have been pounding rebel-held areas around Aleppo. The shelling follows intensive ground and air bombardment of the

Syrian government forces have been pounding rebel-held areas around Aleppo. The shelling follows intensive ground and air bombardment of the

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Boyle pops the cork as Olympic opening stuns the world

The opening ceremony of the London Olympics stunned, entertained, educated and mesmerised the crowd inside the Olympic Park as a global TV audience

The opening ceremony of the London Olympics stunned, entertained, educated and mesmerised the crowd inside the Olympic Park as a global TV audience

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Olympic flame goes boating on the Thames

In London, with just hours to go before the opening ceremony, the Olympic flame is on its way down the River Thames on board the Royal Barge Gloriana

In London, with just hours to go before the opening ceremony, the Olympic flame is on its way down the River Thames on board the Royal Barge Gloriana

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Let the bells ring out for London

‘The bells, the bells’ is a phrase normally associated with Paris, but today it was London’s turn as chimes rang out across the city, country and

‘The bells, the bells’ is a phrase normally associated with Paris, but today it was London’s turn as chimes rang out across the city, country and

Business

Renault in 'suspended animation'

French car maker Renault says the sales slump in Europe hit profit in the first half of the year. Its manufacturing arm did earn 87 million euros

French car maker Renault says the sales slump in Europe hit profit in the first half of the year. Its manufacturing arm did earn 87 million euros

Business

US growth curbed by cautious consumers

US economic growth slowed in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded by 1.5 percent between April and June from the same

US economic growth slowed in the second quarter of the year. Gross domestic product expanded by 1.5 percent between April and June from the same

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Brewery reproduces beer from 1908 London Olympics

The Olympics always sparks a nostalgic taste for Games gone by. A north London brewery has recreated a beer it says was popular in the year the

The Olympics always sparks a nostalgic taste for Games gone by. A north London brewery has recreated a beer it says was popular in the year the

Culture

María Pagés brings 'Utopia' to Lyon

The Nuits de Fourvière Festival in Lyon, France welcomed flamenco dancer extraordinaire María Pagés to its ancient roman amphitheatre to showcase the

The Nuits de Fourvière Festival in Lyon, France welcomed flamenco dancer extraordinaire María Pagés to its ancient roman amphitheatre to showcase the

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Eurozone support chorus grows

French President Francois Hollande and Germany’s Angela Merkel on Friday echoed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s pledge by saying they

French President Francois Hollande and Germany’s Angela Merkel on Friday echoed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s pledge by saying they

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All eyes on London for Olympic opening ceremony

Excitement is building ahead of a grand Olympic opening set to celebrate host country Britain in music, dance and fireworks. A global TV audience

Excitement is building ahead of a grand Olympic opening set to celebrate host country Britain in music, dance and fireworks. A global TV audience

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Greece seeks final bailout payment

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is meeting with a troika of EU, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank inspectors to try and

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is meeting with a troika of EU, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank inspectors to try and

Business

Moody's concerned over Germany

A gloomy week for Germany: For the first time it faced a negative judgement by a rating agency. Does this mean the crisis has finally reached Berlin

A gloomy week for Germany: For the first time it faced a negative judgement by a rating agency. Does this mean the crisis has finally reached Berlin

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To rain or not to rain

In the run-up to tonight’s Olympic opening ceremony in London, all eyes are on the sky. Will it rain on the Olympic parade or not? Earlier today

In the run-up to tonight’s Olympic opening ceremony in London, all eyes are on the sky. Will it rain on the Olympic parade or not? Earlier today

Business

Facebook faces unfriendly growth numbers

There was a not very friendly investor reaction to Facebook’s drastic slowdown in revenue growth. The social networking website also offered no

There was a not very friendly investor reaction to Facebook’s drastic slowdown in revenue growth. The social networking website also offered no

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Syria army begins bombarding second city Aleppo

The Syrian army has begun bombarding Aleppo, amid fears of an imminent bloodbath in the country’s second largest city. The foreign-based Syrian

The Syrian army has begun bombarding Aleppo, amid fears of an imminent bloodbath in the country’s second largest city. The foreign-based Syrian

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Village people: Olympic teams at home in London

It is a challenge for the athletes as well as for London. As the British capital geared up to host the Olympics, European TV channels gave their

It is a challenge for the athletes as well as for London. As the British capital geared up to host the Olympics, European TV channels gave their

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Middle class line up for food handouts in Spain

It is a stark symbol of Spain’s decline. Handouts from the Red Cross are nothing unusual in a poor neighbourhood. But people are now lining up for

It is a stark symbol of Spain’s decline. Handouts from the Red Cross are nothing unusual in a poor neighbourhood. But people are now lining up for

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Get set... Go! Big Ben rings in Olympic Games

On the stroke of 8.12am in London, Big Ben struck to mark the day the Olympic Games officially gets underway. Over three minutes, London’s famous

On the stroke of 8.12am in London, Big Ben struck to mark the day the Olympic Games officially gets underway. Over three minutes, London’s famous

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Rush on gas masks in Israel amid Syria fears

Israel is technically at war with its neighbour Syria. The Assad regime’s threat to use chemical and biological weapons if faced with foreign

Israel is technically at war with its neighbour Syria. The Assad regime’s threat to use chemical and biological weapons if faced with foreign

Special_reports

Romania: President and PM's power struggle

Days before the impeachment referendum against Traian Basescu, the power-struggle between the centre-left government of Prime Minister Viktor Ponta

Days before the impeachment referendum against Traian Basescu, the power-struggle between the centre-left government of Prime Minister Viktor Ponta

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AIDS conference highlights risks facing sex workers

As the world’s largest AIDS conference continues in Washington, attention has turned to the increased risks facing workers in the global sex

As the world’s largest AIDS conference continues in Washington, attention has turned to the increased risks facing workers in the global sex

Europe

Travelling to receive medical care in other European countries

In this edition of U-talk the question comes from Thomas is Brussels: “I am Polish, but at the moment I live and work in Belgium. This summer I wish

In this edition of U-talk the question comes from Thomas is Brussels: “I am Polish, but at the moment I live and work in Belgium. This summer I wish

Europe

Savings in euros

With ISEG With ISPI – the Institute for International Political Studies In this edition of U-talk our question is from Alex, from Lyon: “What

With ISEG With ISPI – the Institute for International Political Studies In this edition of U-talk our question is from Alex, from Lyon: “What

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Italy: Founding father's body to be exhumed

Italy is preparing to exhume the body of one of the country’s founding fathers after claims his tomb may have been tampered with. Giuseppe

Italy is preparing to exhume the body of one of the country’s founding fathers after claims his tomb may have been tampered with. Giuseppe