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2012-08-23

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France and Germany unite in tough message for Greece

The French and German leaders have presented a united public front to Greece, saying it must stick to tough reform targets to secure its bailout

The French and German leaders have presented a united public front to Greece, saying it must stick to tough reform targets to secure its bailout

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France and Germany signal the holidays are over

Well, it is not the first time this pair have met but tonight’s working dinner between the French and German leaders will be their first after the

Well, it is not the first time this pair have met but tonight’s working dinner between the French and German leaders will be their first after the

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Mayor reassures Burgundy locals over Chinese vineyard sale

The French far-right Front National has attacked the sale of an historic Burgundy vineyard to a Chinese gambling tycoon. It says the government

The French far-right Front National has attacked the sale of an historic Burgundy vineyard to a Chinese gambling tycoon. It says the government

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Syria: UN talks set to focus on humanitarian plight

As the suffering increases for civilians and refugees, France says humanitarian issues will be central to UN talks on Syria later this

As the suffering increases for civilians and refugees, France says humanitarian issues will be central to UN talks on Syria later this

Business

Diageo cheered by emerging markets

British drinks maker Diageo’s bottom line is being helped by the increasing popularity of its alcoholic beverages in emerging countries. The

British drinks maker Diageo’s bottom line is being helped by the increasing popularity of its alcoholic beverages in emerging countries. The

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France moves to alleviate fuel price pain

France’s new president, Francois Hollande, has followed through on an election promise to lower taxes on fuel. The idea is to give hard pressed

France’s new president, Francois Hollande, has followed through on an election promise to lower taxes on fuel. The idea is to give hard pressed

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France: Roma not reassured by job access moves

The future remains uncertain for Roma migrants in France despite government moves to ease restrictions on their access to the job market. It is

The future remains uncertain for Roma migrants in France despite government moves to ease restrictions on their access to the job market. It is

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German police claim to have smashed several neo-nazi groups

German police have mounted a series of raids on suspected neo-nazi cells in a big operation in the Rhineland-North Westphalia region, and in Aix-la-

German police have mounted a series of raids on suspected neo-nazi cells in a big operation in the Rhineland-North Westphalia region, and in Aix-la-

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Amnesty: Syrian civilians endure 'horrific' regime violence

Amnesty International has accused Syrian government forces of endangering civilians by increasingly attacking residential areas

Amnesty International has accused Syrian government forces of endangering civilians by increasingly attacking residential areas

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Fatal hot air balloon crash in Slovenia

A hot air balloon has crashed in Slovenia, killing four people and injuring more than 20 others. Reports in the country’s media say eight remain

A hot air balloon has crashed in Slovenia, killing four people and injuring more than 20 others. Reports in the country’s media say eight remain

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Memorial held for murdered Marikana miners

Politicians and church leaders have joined thousands of mourners as South Africa remembers the 34 striking miners shot dead by police last

Politicians and church leaders have joined thousands of mourners as South Africa remembers the 34 striking miners shot dead by police last

Business

Europe's powerhouse losing momentum

Figures released on Thursday underscored the degree to which Germany’s resilience to the economic crisis in Europe is waning – and how it can no

Figures released on Thursday underscored the degree to which Germany’s resilience to the economic crisis in Europe is waning – and how it can no

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Lebanon: clashes breach fragile Tripoli ceasefire

Despite a fragile truce agreed between political rivals in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, sporadic clashes have erupted on Thursday leaving at

Despite a fragile truce agreed between political rivals in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, sporadic clashes have erupted on Thursday leaving at

Business

Blunt words from the Fed on stimulus

In unusually blunt wording the Federal Reserve has said more monetary stimulus measures are “likely to be warranted fairly soon” unless the

In unusually blunt wording the Federal Reserve has said more monetary stimulus measures are “likely to be warranted fairly soon” unless the

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More gloom for eurozone economy

The eurozone seems to be heading for its second recession in three years. The region’s economy will shrink by around 0.5 percent in the current

The eurozone seems to be heading for its second recession in three years. The region’s economy will shrink by around 0.5 percent in the current

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Europe's woes hit Chinese factories

China’s once booming manufacturing sector is contracting at its fastest pace in nine months new business surveys show. That is due to falling

China’s once booming manufacturing sector is contracting at its fastest pace in nine months new business surveys show. That is due to falling

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Merkel and Hollande meet to fine-tune message to Greece

The French and German leaders are set to present a united front on Greece as they meet for face to face talks today. Francois Hollande and Angela

The French and German leaders are set to present a united front on Greece as they meet for face to face talks today. Francois Hollande and Angela

Culture

Mozart at its peak with Villazón at Verbier

In partnership with: A renowned aria by Mozart heralded the short but intense appearance of the French-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón at the

In partnership with: A renowned aria by Mozart heralded the short but intense appearance of the French-Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón at the

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Flood hit Colombian city of Barranquilla

Flash floods lashed the Colombian coastal city of Barranquilla, filling city streets with water and sweeping away cars.

Flash floods lashed the Colombian coastal city of Barranquilla, filling city streets with water and sweeping away cars.

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Radioactive fish caught close to Fukushima

Fish contaminated by radioactive cesium 258 times above government safety levels have been caught within 20 kilometres of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear

Fish contaminated by radioactive cesium 258 times above government safety levels have been caught within 20 kilometres of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear

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Norway braces for Breivik verdict

His guilt is not in question. His sanity is. When a court in Norway delivers its verdict on mass killer Anders Behring Breivik on Friday, his

His guilt is not in question. His sanity is. When a court in Norway delivers its verdict on mass killer Anders Behring Breivik on Friday, his

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Children hurt in German crash

At least 30 children were injured when a bus they were travelling in toppled over in southern Germany. According to the Bavarian police, the driver

At least 30 children were injured when a bus they were travelling in toppled over in southern Germany. According to the Bavarian police, the driver

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Fuel costs hit Qantas as airline posts losses

Australia’s flagship carrier,Qantas Airways, has announced its first ever annual loss since privatisation in 1995. The company posted losses close

Australia’s flagship carrier,Qantas Airways, has announced its first ever annual loss since privatisation in 1995. The company posted losses close

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Tourists and pilots killed in Kenyan plane crash

Two German tourists and two Kenyan pilots have been killed in a plane crash. The twin-engine aircraft carrying 11 holidaymakers came down in

Two German tourists and two Kenyan pilots have been killed in a plane crash. The twin-engine aircraft carrying 11 holidaymakers came down in

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Rome crumbles as austerity takes hold

Authorities in Rome have warned that austerity measures are hampering the upkeep of the eternal city’s historical sites. A nine-meter section of

Authorities in Rome have warned that austerity measures are hampering the upkeep of the eternal city’s historical sites. A nine-meter section of

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Tropical storm Isaac delays Guantanamo hearings

At Guantanamo bay they were battening down the hatches as tropical storm Isaac approached. The atrocious weather forced the US military to delay

At Guantanamo bay they were battening down the hatches as tropical storm Isaac approached. The atrocious weather forced the US military to delay

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Syria: Cameron adds his voice to chemical weapons warning

British Prime Minister David Cameron has joined President Barack Obama in warning Syria the use of chemical weapons would trigger a re-think in their

British Prime Minister David Cameron has joined President Barack Obama in warning Syria the use of chemical weapons would trigger a re-think in their

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Dozens slaughtered in Kenyan village

Attackers armed with machetes and spears have killed at least 48 people in ethnic clashes in south-eastern Kenya. Most of those who died were

Attackers armed with machetes and spears have killed at least 48 people in ethnic clashes in south-eastern Kenya. Most of those who died were

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Spanish police take to the streets in austerity protest

Spanish austerity measures are cutting deep into the public sector. In Madrid around 100 police officers came out to protest against plans to cut

Spanish austerity measures are cutting deep into the public sector. In Madrid around 100 police officers came out to protest against plans to cut

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Want some naked Royal fun? Cue Harry...

The Queen’s unruliest grandson, Prince Harry is again in hot water after naked pictures of him appeared on the internet. The prince was

The Queen’s unruliest grandson, Prince Harry is again in hot water after naked pictures of him appeared on the internet. The prince was