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2012-09-12

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Dutch PM Rutte looks set for second term after tight election

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal party is in the box seat for a second term after his party won 41 seats in the Dutch General Election. That

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal party is in the box seat for a second term after his party won 41 seats in the Dutch General Election. That

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Protests spread over Prophet Muhammad film

The anti-Islam film which apparently led to the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi has sparked further protests across the Muslim world. Hundreds

The anti-Islam film which apparently led to the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi has sparked further protests across the Muslim world. Hundreds

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Apple takes wraps off 4G-ready iPhone 5

(Reuters) – Apple Inc took the wraps off its fastest, thinnest iPhone on Wednesday, packing a much larger screen and 4G capability on the fifth

(Reuters) – Apple Inc took the wraps off its fastest, thinnest iPhone on Wednesday, packing a much larger screen and 4G capability on the fifth

Europe

Brussels unveils new banking plan

The EU Commission has unveiled sweeping plans for the European Central Bank to supervise all of the eurozone’s banking system. The reforms, which

The EU Commission has unveiled sweeping plans for the European Central Bank to supervise all of the eurozone’s banking system. The reforms, which

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German court's ESM relief

Germany’s Constitutional Court has won high-level cheers for giving the green light for Berlin to ratify the future European Stability Mechanism

Germany’s Constitutional Court has won high-level cheers for giving the green light for Berlin to ratify the future European Stability Mechanism

Business

Kingfisher's rainy day blues

Results from Britain’s Kingfisher on Wednesday were a reminder that the crisis is far from over. Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer, which

Results from Britain’s Kingfisher on Wednesday were a reminder that the crisis is far from over. Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer, which

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Markets gain on bailout fund decision

A ruling from a top German court paving the way for policymakers to take new steps to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis meant European shares

A ruling from a top German court paving the way for policymakers to take new steps to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis meant European shares

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Obama condemns US diplomatic killings in Libya

US President Barack Obama says ties with Libya will not be hurt by Tuesday’s killing of American ambassador Christopher Stevens and three embassy

US President Barack Obama says ties with Libya will not be hurt by Tuesday’s killing of American ambassador Christopher Stevens and three embassy

Business

Who's finding France too taxing?

At the centre of a political row over his decision to seek Belgian nationality, France’s richest man insists he is not doing that to avoid paying

At the centre of a political row over his decision to seek Belgian nationality, France’s richest man insists he is not doing that to avoid paying

Europe

Barroso calls for 'federation of states'

Europe must become a ‘federation of nation-states,’ the EU Commission’s chief Jose Manuel Barroso has said. The call for deeper European

Europe must become a ‘federation of nation-states,’ the EU Commission’s chief Jose Manuel Barroso has said. The call for deeper European

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Rare reptiles discovered by Brindisi border police

Italian border police have seized a shipment of endangered tortoises. Checks at the southern port of Brindisi revealed a cargo of 20 rare Hermanni

Italian border police have seized a shipment of endangered tortoises. Checks at the southern port of Brindisi revealed a cargo of 20 rare Hermanni

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Roma protest against French visit to Bucharest

A group of Roma have gathered outside the government building in Bucharest to protest against recent Roma expulsions from France. The

A group of Roma have gathered outside the government building in Bucharest to protest against recent Roma expulsions from France. The

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Dutch voters know austerity follows Wednesday's vote

Dutch voters are going to the polls on Wednesday in a neck and neck race between the Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the social

Dutch voters are going to the polls on Wednesday in a neck and neck race between the Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the social

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Greek public sector workers protest over cuts

Local government workers were joined by Greek hotel staff in a protest against austerity on Wednesday. The protesters marched through the capital

Local government workers were joined by Greek hotel staff in a protest against austerity on Wednesday. The protesters marched through the capital

Sport

Hillsborough apology from British PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool

British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised for failures and cover-ups in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool

Culture

Festival of photojournalism shocks in France

One of the biggest photojournalism festivals in the world is now on in Perpignan in France. Entitled Visa pour l’image, the event includes evening

One of the biggest photojournalism festivals in the world is now on in Perpignan in France. Entitled Visa pour l’image, the event includes evening

Culture

Robert Redford thriller premieres at Toronto

End Of Watch is a gritty portrait of life on the beat in the toughest neighbourhoods in Los Angeles. The movie has just been screened at the

End Of Watch is a gritty portrait of life on the beat in the toughest neighbourhoods in Los Angeles. The movie has just been screened at the

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Libya authorities blame Gaddafi supporters for US diplomat deaths

An “outrageous attack” is the way US President Barack Obama is describing the killing of the American ambassador to Libya and three other

An “outrageous attack” is the way US President Barack Obama is describing the killing of the American ambassador to Libya and three other

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NATO chief talks to euronews on 9/11 anniversary

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to euronews at the Alliance’s headquarters in

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to euronews at the Alliance’s headquarters in

Culture

Almaty: Kazakhstan's Garden City

The city of Almaty lies to the south of Kazakhstan, a stop off point in years gone by on the Silk Road, the great trading route that linked east and

The city of Almaty lies to the south of Kazakhstan, a stop off point in years gone by on the Silk Road, the great trading route that linked east and

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Netherlands election: Polls show Liberals and Labour neck and neck

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has reminded eurosceptic voters in today’s parliamentary election that his Liberal party is the one most committed to

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has reminded eurosceptic voters in today’s parliamentary election that his Liberal party is the one most committed to

Business

UK jobless numbers fall

There were some green shoots on the jobs front in the recession-mired UK in August as employment rose to the highest level in over four years. The

There were some green shoots on the jobs front in the recession-mired UK in August as employment rose to the highest level in over four years. The

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European shares rise on German ESM ruling

The financial world got a boost from the Germany’s Constitutional Court allowing the ratification of the European Stability Mechanism, the eurozone’s

The financial world got a boost from the Germany’s Constitutional Court allowing the ratification of the European Stability Mechanism, the eurozone’s

Business

Latest Apple iPhone set to debut

The wait is almost over for iPhone fans. At an Apple media event in San Francisco on Wednesday it is due to unveil its latest smartphone offering

The wait is almost over for iPhone fans. At an Apple media event in San Francisco on Wednesday it is due to unveil its latest smartphone offering

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Spanish food banks scoop Asturias award

In Oviedo the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award has announced the winner of this year’s Concord Award. It has been given to the Spanish Federation

In Oviedo the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award has announced the winner of this year’s Concord Award. It has been given to the Spanish Federation

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260 confirmed dead in Pakistan factory fires

At least 260 people are now known to have died in in two factory fires in Pakistan.   One blaze at a clothes factory in the southern city of Karachi

At least 260 people are now known to have died in in two factory fires in Pakistan.   One blaze at a clothes factory in the southern city of Karachi

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German court backs EU bailout fund

Top judges in Germany have confirmed that the eurozone’s new bailout system does not breach German law. Some 37,000 plaintiffs lodged a complaint

Top judges in Germany have confirmed that the eurozone’s new bailout system does not breach German law. Some 37,000 plaintiffs lodged a complaint

Europe

EU Parliament spat: 'Why can't you understand?'

Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday prompted a lively reaction, not just towards

Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday prompted a lively reaction, not just towards