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2012-08-17

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Protests across Europe at Pussy Riot sentence

Around the world there have been more shows of support for the Russian band. The Vladimir Putin masks on display in Berlin made little secret of

Around the world there have been more shows of support for the Russian band. The Vladimir Putin masks on display in Berlin made little secret of

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Spanish jurist Garzon at forefront of WikiLeaks fight

The whistleblower website and its supporters have a notable ally in renowned Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon. Heading up

The whistleblower website and its supporters have a notable ally in renowned Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon. Heading up

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Pussy Riot: two-year sentences 'disproportionate'

The EU has denounced the two-year jail sentences handed down to the three members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

The EU has denounced the two-year jail sentences handed down to the three members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

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Will Assange emerge from Ecuador embassy?

He has got asylum from Ecuador but Julian Assange’s fate remains far from clear. The Wikileaks founder risks arrest should he venture outside the

He has got asylum from Ecuador but Julian Assange’s fate remains far from clear. The Wikileaks founder risks arrest should he venture outside the

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'Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away' - a punk prayer earns two years in jail

What follows is a translation of the song ‘Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away’ sung by Pussy Riot in Moscow’s main Cathedral in March     Virgin Mary

What follows is a translation of the song ‘Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away’ sung by Pussy Riot in Moscow’s main Cathedral in March     Virgin Mary

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Norway names new police chief after mass killings

Norway’s outgoing police chief Oystein Maeland has been replaced. He resigned on Thursday after a report said mass killer Anders Breivik could have

Norway’s outgoing police chief Oystein Maeland has been replaced. He resigned on Thursday after a report said mass killer Anders Breivik could have

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Poland and Russia church leaders in reconciliation call

The leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church in Poland have signed a joint call in Warsaw for reconciliation between their two

The leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church in Poland have signed a joint call in Warsaw for reconciliation between their two

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German army authorised to act on home soil

The German Constitutional Court is authorising the army to intervene in exceptional circumstances to deal with terrorist threats on home

The German Constitutional Court is authorising the army to intervene in exceptional circumstances to deal with terrorist threats on home

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Stronger eurozone countries nervous on break up

We must prepare for the possibility of the eurozone breaking up. That call has come from the foreign ministers of Finland and Austria. Finland’s

We must prepare for the possibility of the eurozone breaking up. That call has come from the foreign ministers of Finland and Austria. Finland’s

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Rent-a-car in Europe: An obstacle course

Credit card guarantee. Deposit fee. Insurance. Fuel. Damages… and the checklist goes on.   Renting a car may seem to be the easiest and cheapest

Credit card guarantee. Deposit fee. Insurance. Fuel. Damages… and the checklist goes on.   Renting a car may seem to be the easiest and cheapest

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South Africa police claim self-defence in deadly mine clashes

South Africa’s press has been scathing as the country reels from one of the bloodiest security operations since apartheid. Headlines screamed

South Africa’s press has been scathing as the country reels from one of the bloodiest security operations since apartheid. Headlines screamed

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Italian steel town 'dying' to work

Ordered to stop production by a judge because of high levels of pollution, ILVA is responsible for almost a third of Italy’s steel output. One of

Ordered to stop production by a judge because of high levels of pollution, ILVA is responsible for almost a third of Italy’s steel output. One of

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Health versus jobs dilemma in southern Italy

Two Italian government ministers have been meeting representatives of Europe’s largest steel factory which is threatened with closure and the loss of

Two Italian government ministers have been meeting representatives of Europe’s largest steel factory which is threatened with closure and the loss of

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What hope for an Italian turnaround?

Italy has been the eurozone’s most sluggish economy for more than a decade. Its economy has been sinking deeper into recession while its public debt

Italy has been the eurozone’s most sluggish economy for more than a decade. Its economy has been sinking deeper into recession while its public debt

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Pussy Riot punk trio jailed for two years

Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have each been sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by

Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot have each been sentenced to two years in jail after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by

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Merkel backs ECB's Draghi

The world’s financial market have been given a boost by apparent support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Central Bank intervention

The world’s financial market have been given a boost by apparent support from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Central Bank intervention

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Spain's bank bad loans hit record high

The number of so-called bad loans – that is those that are unlikely to ever be repaid – held by Spanish banks rose to a record high in June. The

The number of so-called bad loans – that is those that are unlikely to ever be repaid – held by Spanish banks rose to a record high in June. The

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Eurozone trade rises

Trade volumes for the eurozone rose in the first six months of this year according to the latest EU figures. Exports were up by eight percent from

Trade volumes for the eurozone rose in the first six months of this year according to the latest EU figures. Exports were up by eight percent from

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Pilot agreement boosts Air France shares

Air France-KLM’s shares rose on Friday after its pilots backed proposals to alter their contracts and working conditions. That is part of the

Air France-KLM’s shares rose on Friday after its pilots backed proposals to alter their contracts and working conditions. That is part of the

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Drought and heatwave

Exceptionally hot, dry weather has been making headlines, notably for the effect on grain crops, causing the prices of these commodities to soar

Exceptionally hot, dry weather has been making headlines, notably for the effect on grain crops, causing the prices of these commodities to soar

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UN observers prepare to leave war-torn Syria

In the Syrian town of Azaz just 30km from the border with Turkey the people have been burying their dead. More than 35 were killed in a brutal

In the Syrian town of Azaz just 30km from the border with Turkey the people have been burying their dead. More than 35 were killed in a brutal

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France wildfires threaten tourism on Atlantic coast

Around 200 firefighters have been deployed to tackle a wildfire close to a popular surfing resort on France’s Atlantic coast. Around 550 hectares

Around 200 firefighters have been deployed to tackle a wildfire close to a popular surfing resort on France’s Atlantic coast. Around 550 hectares

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Chile: High seas strand ship

The Hong Kong registered Ocean Breeze cargo vessel ran ground near the Port of San Antonio in central Chile. Three military helicopters were used to

The Hong Kong registered Ocean Breeze cargo vessel ran ground near the Port of San Antonio in central Chile. Three military helicopters were used to

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China: robot chef makes noodles

A Chinese restaurateur in Beijing has invented a robot to make sliced-noodles. The automaton chef is proving popular with diners – and with the boss

A Chinese restaurateur in Beijing has invented a robot to make sliced-noodles. The automaton chef is proving popular with diners – and with the boss

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Юрія Луценка готові етапувати до колонії після нового вироку

Колишнього міністра внутрішніх справ України Юрія Луценка засуджено до 2 років позбавлення волі. Новий вирок ухвалено за епізодом, пов‘язаним зі

Колишнього міністра внутрішніх справ України Юрія Луценка засуджено до 2 років позбавлення волі. Новий вирок ухвалено за епізодом, пов‘язаним зі

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Four dead in Thai disco blaze

Four people have died and at least eleven have been injured after a fire at a Thai nightclub. The Tiger Pub on the island of Phuket was

Four people have died and at least eleven have been injured after a fire at a Thai nightclub. The Tiger Pub on the island of Phuket was

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Japan reduces tension in islands dispute

Japan is to deport 14 Chinese activists after a group of them landed on an island claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo. The protestors were detained

Japan is to deport 14 Chinese activists after a group of them landed on an island claimed by both Beijing and Tokyo. The protestors were detained

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Ryanair investigated over Spain emergency landings

The boss of low-cost airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, has denied his company’s planes carry insufficient fuel and put passengers at risk in a probe

The boss of low-cost airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, has denied his company’s planes carry insufficient fuel and put passengers at risk in a probe

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Italy oil spill into Ionian Sea

About two tonnes of oil have been spilled into the Ionian Sea at the Italian port of Taranto. The leak is believed to have come from a Turkish

About two tonnes of oil have been spilled into the Ionian Sea at the Italian port of Taranto. The leak is believed to have come from a Turkish