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2012-08-24

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Pleading for time: Samaras takes Greek case to Paris

“We don’t need more money, we do need time.” On Saturday the Greek prime minister takes his message to Paris following his meeting with Angela

“We don’t need more money, we do need time.” On Saturday the Greek prime minister takes his message to Paris following his meeting with Angela

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Tymoshenko supporters stage Independence Day protest in Kiev

Opposition activists have marked Independence Day in Ukraine by protesting over the continued imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko. The former prime

Opposition activists have marked Independence Day in Ukraine by protesting over the continued imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko. The former prime

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Mousavi released from hospital

Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has been returned home from hospital, where he was admitted yesterday after complaining of heart

Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has been returned home from hospital, where he was admitted yesterday after complaining of heart

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No appeal against Breivik 'sane' verdict

The mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has told a Norwegian court that he will not appeal against the verdict that found him sane. The

The mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has told a Norwegian court that he will not appeal against the verdict that found him sane. The

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Anti-Mursi protest turns violent in Cairo

It had been promised for several weeks, and when it came Friday’s protest against Egypt’s new president Mohamed Mursi led to violent clashes between

It had been promised for several weeks, and when it came Friday’s protest against Egypt’s new president Mohamed Mursi led to violent clashes between

Business

No aid talks underway says Madrid

Spain has emphatically denied that it is in talks with the eurozone over financial assistance to lower its borrowing costs. That followed a Reuters

Spain has emphatically denied that it is in talks with the eurozone over financial assistance to lower its borrowing costs. That followed a Reuters

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New York: Deadly shooting near Empire State Building

A 53-year-old fashion accessories designer – angry about being sacked by his employer – shot and killed a former co-worker near New York’s Empire

A 53-year-old fashion accessories designer – angry about being sacked by his employer – shot and killed a former co-worker near New York’s Empire

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Syria: More than 200,000 flee fighting

The number of Syrians fleeing to neighbouring countries because of the continuing violence has now topped 200,000. It is far more than the UN had

The number of Syrians fleeing to neighbouring countries because of the continuing violence has now topped 200,000. It is far more than the UN had

Business

Russia's long way westwards

After more than 18 years of negotiations Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organisation. What does that mean for the Russian economy and for

After more than 18 years of negotiations Russia has finally joined the World Trade Organisation. What does that mean for the Russian economy and for

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Norwegian anger and sadness following Breivik verdict

In Norway, many survivors of Anders Behring Breivik’s mass killings are still coming to terms with the tragedy, more than 12 months

In Norway, many survivors of Anders Behring Breivik’s mass killings are still coming to terms with the tragedy, more than 12 months

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Greek PM pledges to fulfil bailout conditions but wants more time

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has promised that his country will fulfil all the obligations linked to its bailout deal. Meeting the German

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has promised that his country will fulfil all the obligations linked to its bailout deal. Meeting the German

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Romney looks to Convention for bounce

Mitt Romney on Monday will be the star of the United States of America’s Republican Party National Convention. The four-day political jamboree will

Mitt Romney on Monday will be the star of the United States of America’s Republican Party National Convention. The four-day political jamboree will

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UK Q2 recession not as bad at thought

Britain’s economy shrank less than had first been thought in the second quarter of the year. The latest reading by the Office for National

Britain’s economy shrank less than had first been thought in the second quarter of the year. The latest reading by the Office for National

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Germany's Schaeuble defends ECB

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has been defending the European Central Bank’s presumed plans to help save the eurozone. In an

Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has been defending the European Central Bank’s presumed plans to help save the eurozone. In an

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Greenpeace campaigners climb Russian Arctic oil platform

Greenpeace activists have climbed an oil platform in the Arctic, to protest against plans by the Russian energy giant Gazprom to carry out drilling

Greenpeace activists have climbed an oil platform in the Arctic, to protest against plans by the Russian energy giant Gazprom to carry out drilling

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Bridge collapse in China

Three people died and five more were injured when a section of a bridge collapsed in north-eastern China. The 100-metre section of the Yangmingtan

Three people died and five more were injured when a section of a bridge collapsed in north-eastern China. The 100-metre section of the Yangmingtan

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Apple and Samsung fined over patent breaches in South Korea

Apple and Samsung have been fined, after a South Korean court ruled that they had breached each other’s patents on mobile devices. But a judge

Apple and Samsung have been fined, after a South Korean court ruled that they had breached each other’s patents on mobile devices. But a judge

Europe

Young drivers on Europe's roads

Elma from Bosnia Herzegovina posed the following question for U-talk: “Do you think that better education and preparation of learner drivers can

Elma from Bosnia Herzegovina posed the following question for U-talk: “Do you think that better education and preparation of learner drivers can

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Travelling with pets within the EU

In this edition of U-talk Simona from Bucharest posed the following question: “I wish to travel with my cat from Romania to Italy. What do I need

In this edition of U-talk Simona from Bucharest posed the following question: “I wish to travel with my cat from Romania to Italy. What do I need

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Timeline of Breivik's deadly Norway attacks

- On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik sets off almost a thousand kilos of explosive fertiliser outside the government offices in Oslo. - This kills

- On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik sets off almost a thousand kilos of explosive fertiliser outside the government offices in Oslo. - This kills

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Breivik declared sane, sentenced to 21 years

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after a court in Oslo found he was sane when he carried out last

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after a court in Oslo found he was sane when he carried out last

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Tropical storm threat to earthquake-hit Haiti

Winds of up to 75 kilometres an hour are threatening to cause further devastation to the earthquake-hit island of Haiti. Tropical storm Isaac

Winds of up to 75 kilometres an hour are threatening to cause further devastation to the earthquake-hit island of Haiti. Tropical storm Isaac

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Student protesters clash with police in Chile

Thousands of striking high school students clashed with riot police in Chile on Thursday. They were taking part in a protest in the capital

Thousands of striking high school students clashed with riot police in Chile on Thursday. They were taking part in a protest in the capital

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Amnesty says civilians bearing brunt of Aleppo battle

An investigation by Amnesty International has found that civilians are suffering “horrific levels of violence” in the battle for Aleppo. The

An investigation by Amnesty International has found that civilians are suffering “horrific levels of violence” in the battle for Aleppo. The

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Majority of Norwegians want Breivik jailed

Three-quarters of Norwegians want mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be declared sane and sent to jail, according to a poll by Norway’s state

Three-quarters of Norwegians want mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to be declared sane and sent to jail, according to a poll by Norway’s state

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Toulouse gunman 'did not act alone'

France’s Le Monde newspaper says it has obtained police documents that suggest Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah did not operate alone. The French

France’s Le Monde newspaper says it has obtained police documents that suggest Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah did not operate alone. The French

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Mousavi hospitalised with heart problems

Opposition sources in Iran say one of the movement’s two top leaders and former prime minister Hossein Mousavi, has fallen ill and been taken to

Opposition sources in Iran say one of the movement’s two top leaders and former prime minister Hossein Mousavi, has fallen ill and been taken to