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2012-08-02

Business

Lufthansa cost cuts take off

Lufthansa has started to benefit from its comprehensive restructuring plan. The German aviation giant’s operating profit increased to 361 million

Lufthansa has started to benefit from its comprehensive restructuring plan. The German aviation giant’s operating profit increased to 361 million

News

Praise for Annan as Syria peace envoy quits

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended Kofi Annan’s attempts to broker an end to the Syrian uprising following the peace envoy’s

The United Nations Secretary-General has commended Kofi Annan’s attempts to broker an end to the Syrian uprising following the peace envoy’s

Business

Spain and Italy content with ECB moves

The leaders of Spain and Italy, meeting in Madrid, welcomed the ECB’s promises of help even as Spain’s borrowing costs shot up again because there

The leaders of Spain and Italy, meeting in Madrid, welcomed the ECB’s promises of help even as Spain’s borrowing costs shot up again because there

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British PM challenges Putin over Syria during London visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been locking horns with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to London. Cameron tried to push

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been locking horns with British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to London. Cameron tried to push

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Russia and Britain: Olympic diplomacy

One needs to go back all the way to the summer of 2003 for the last time Vladimir Putin went to London. Since that meeting with then Prime Minister

One needs to go back all the way to the summer of 2003 for the last time Vladimir Putin went to London. Since that meeting with then Prime Minister

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Egypt unveils new 35-member cabinet

Egypt’s new government has been named, more than a month after President Mohamed Morsi took office. The 35-member cabinet is mostly made up of

Egypt’s new government has been named, more than a month after President Mohamed Morsi took office. The 35-member cabinet is mostly made up of

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Woodstock Stop surprise guests are German and Polish heads of state

Young music fans had a surprise at Woodstock Stop when German and Polish heads of state took to the stage. Joachim Gauck and Bronislaw Komorowski

Young music fans had a surprise at Woodstock Stop when German and Polish heads of state took to the stage. Joachim Gauck and Bronislaw Komorowski

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Fukushima prosecutors open criminal case

Criminal charges could be brought against the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company executives over the Fukushima disaster. Around

Criminal charges could be brought against the Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company executives over the Fukushima disaster. Around

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Royal trip for Spanish king Juan Carlos

Spanish King Juan Carlos went on an unexpected royal trip when he fell over during a military ceremony in Madrid. He had already undergone hip

Spanish King Juan Carlos went on an unexpected royal trip when he fell over during a military ceremony in Madrid. He had already undergone hip

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Kofi Annan quits as Syria mediator

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will step down as UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month long conflict in Syria. He will leave the post by

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will step down as UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month long conflict in Syria. He will leave the post by

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Court delays decision over Romania referendum result

Romania’s referendum row is set to rumble on for another month. The country’s Constitutional Court has delayed making a decision on the validity of

Romania’s referendum row is set to rumble on for another month. The country’s Constitutional Court has delayed making a decision on the validity of

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Three al Qaeda suspects arrested in Spain

Spanish police have arrrested a Turkish man and two others from former Soviet states in Southern Spain. The men are suspected of planning a terrorist

Spanish police have arrrested a Turkish man and two others from former Soviet states in Southern Spain. The men are suspected of planning a terrorist

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ECB's 'Save the euro' moves some way off

Under pressure to ‘Save the euro’ the European Central Bank is gearing up to buy Italian and Spanish government bonds on the open market – but not

Under pressure to ‘Save the euro’ the European Central Bank is gearing up to buy Italian and Spanish government bonds on the open market – but not

Culture

Revamp for sci-fi film 'Total Recall'

Over 20 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s blockbuster “Total Recall,” actor Colin Farrell steps into the muscleman’s big shoes in a reboot. Kate

Over 20 years after Arnold Schwarzenegger’s blockbuster “Total Recall,” actor Colin Farrell steps into the muscleman’s big shoes in a reboot. Kate

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Italian steel workers protest against possible plant closure

Employees at a Italian steel works demonstrated on Thursday against plans to close it down. Workers from the ILVA plant in Taranto, southern Italy

Employees at a Italian steel works demonstrated on Thursday against plans to close it down. Workers from the ILVA plant in Taranto, southern Italy

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Afghan forces prevent Kabul 'suicide attack'

Afghanistan says it has thwarted a major suicide attack on the capital Kabul. Security forces killed five insurgents and wounded another in a

Afghanistan says it has thwarted a major suicide attack on the capital Kabul. Security forces killed five insurgents and wounded another in a

Culture

Gentlemen prefer blondes

She was quite simply THE blonde of her time and even 50 years after her death, her flame burns just as brightly. Norma Jeane Mortenson – or

She was quite simply THE blonde of her time and even 50 years after her death, her flame burns just as brightly. Norma Jeane Mortenson – or

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Focus: maintaining Monza's allure

Monza in Italy is one of the world’s oldest race tracks. Located inside a walled park just outside Milan, the circuit was built in 1922. For many

Monza in Italy is one of the world’s oldest race tracks. Located inside a walled park just outside Milan, the circuit was built in 1922. For many

Science_technology

New computer software helps autistic communicate

A special computer programme called “e-mintza” – Basque for “electronic language” – has been developed to help autistic A special computer programme

A special computer programme called “e-mintza” – Basque for “electronic language” – has been developed to help autistic A special computer programme

Sport

Carl Lewis exclusive: 'America look good this year'

As sporting giants go, there are not many bigger than nine-time Olympic and 10-time World Champion Carl Lewis. As the games started, euronews

As sporting giants go, there are not many bigger than nine-time Olympic and 10-time World Champion Carl Lewis. As the games started, euronews

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Syria: Rebels fire on government airbase near Aleppo

As the battle for Aleppo intensifies, rebel forces are said to have turned a captured tank towards a military airbase 35km north of Aleppo. The

As the battle for Aleppo intensifies, rebel forces are said to have turned a captured tank towards a military airbase 35km north of Aleppo. The

Business

BNP Paribas beats rivals on profit and capital target

Bucking the eurozone trend, France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, has reported better-than-expected results. It made 1.8 billion euros in the three

Bucking the eurozone trend, France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, has reported better-than-expected results. It made 1.8 billion euros in the three

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Putin calls for NATO to stay in Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the planned withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. Putin says the pull-out in 2014 will leave the

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the planned withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. Putin says the pull-out in 2014 will leave the

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Typhoon Saola batters Taiwan

Tyhoon Saola has battered the island of Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain, killing at least four people. The typhoon wreaked havoc

Tyhoon Saola has battered the island of Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain, killing at least four people. The typhoon wreaked havoc

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Mexican wrestlers' pilgrimage

Dozens of colourfully dressed and masked Mexican wrestlers made a pilgrimage to Mexico City’s famed Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe to pay homage to

Dozens of colourfully dressed and masked Mexican wrestlers made a pilgrimage to Mexico City’s famed Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe to pay homage to

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Road collapses after Taiwan typhoon

Torrential rain has battered Taiwan, flooding low-lying areas of the densely populated island of 23 million people. In the town of Sanshia

Torrential rain has battered Taiwan, flooding low-lying areas of the densely populated island of 23 million people. In the town of Sanshia

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UN monitors praised for Syria aid role

As UN observers prepare to leave Syria following their failed peace mission, the EU’s crisis chief has defended their role in the delivery of vital

As UN observers prepare to leave Syria following their failed peace mission, the EU’s crisis chief has defended their role in the delivery of vital

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US fast food chain defiant in gay marriage row

Supporters of a fast food chain boss who angered gay marriage advocates by backing “the biblical definition of the family” flocked to its stores

Supporters of a fast food chain boss who angered gay marriage advocates by backing “the biblical definition of the family” flocked to its stores

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Gymnastics for Kim Il-sung

Around 100,000 North Koreans took part in the country’s latest synchronised dance and gymnastics show at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium. These so-called

Around 100,000 North Koreans took part in the country’s latest synchronised dance and gymnastics show at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium. These so-called