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2012-09-14

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Pope starts Lebanon tour with unity call

Pope Benedict spent the first of a three day trip to Lebanon urging Christians in the middle east not to leave, but to continue dialogue with their

Pope Benedict spent the first of a three day trip to Lebanon urging Christians in the middle east not to leave, but to continue dialogue with their

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Anti-US protests hurt Romney's White House bid

The anti-American protests breaking out across the Muslim world have catapulted the focus of the US presidential campaign away from the domestic

The anti-American protests breaking out across the Muslim world have catapulted the focus of the US presidential campaign away from the domestic

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Yalta 2012: talking strategy on the Black Sea

When I was invited to attend the Yalta European Strategy conference in Yalta I jumped at the chance, not for the conference – I admit I had never

When I was invited to attend the Yalta European Strategy conference in Yalta I jumped at the chance, not for the conference – I admit I had never

Sport

FIFA extends Conte ban

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has had his 10-month domestic league suspension for match-fixing violations extended by FIFA. Conte’s initial ban was

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has had his 10-month domestic league suspension for match-fixing violations extended by FIFA. Conte’s initial ban was

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Marikana miners rebuff fresh pay offer

Striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa have rejected another pay offer from management on Friday. Unions representing them

Striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa have rejected another pay offer from management on Friday. Unions representing them

Business

US and eurozone inflation rise in August

Inflation in the US rose in August by the most in three years, with higher fuel costs accounting for around 80 percent of the increase. However

Inflation in the US rose in August by the most in three years, with higher fuel costs accounting for around 80 percent of the increase. However

Business

'Rogue trader risked UBS bank collapse'

The prosecutor in the trial of UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has accused him of “naked gambling” with reckless, unauthorised investments that could have

The prosecutor in the trial of UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has accused him of “naked gambling” with reckless, unauthorised investments that could have

Business

Time for Greece, bailout for Spain?

Greece may be given more time to get its finances in order and Spain seems to inching closer to making a formal request for a bailout – those were

Greece may be given more time to get its finances in order and Spain seems to inching closer to making a formal request for a bailout – those were

Business

Fed bets big on US economic stimulus

The US Federal Reserve has stepped in to accelerate the economic recovery, saying that it would expand its holdings of mortgage-backed securities

The US Federal Reserve has stepped in to accelerate the economic recovery, saying that it would expand its holdings of mortgage-backed securities

Europe

Belgians unhappy over Louis Vuitton boss' nationality bid

At least 8,000 protesters hit the streets of Brussels on Friday furious over what they see as flimsy tax rules for Europe’s rich. Earlier this

At least 8,000 protesters hit the streets of Brussels on Friday furious over what they see as flimsy tax rules for Europe’s rich. Earlier this

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Duma votes anti-Putin MP out of parliament

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

A Russian MP who turned against President Putin has been voted out of the lower house of parliament, the Duma. Gennady Gudkov was expelled by 291

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Diplomats saddle environmental responsibilities

Swedish diplomats in Lithuania are doing their bit for the environment by using bikes for official embassy business in the centre of Vilnius. They

Swedish diplomats in Lithuania are doing their bit for the environment by using bikes for official embassy business in the centre of Vilnius. They

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Hollande speeds up Fessenheim closure timetable

The French president has said he wants to bring forward the closure date of the country’s oldest nuclear power station. Francois Hollande said

The French president has said he wants to bring forward the closure date of the country’s oldest nuclear power station. Francois Hollande said

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Protester killed as violence hits the streets of Tripoli

One protester has been killed and two others wounded in clashes with police on the streets of Tripoli. The fatality happened as demonstrators

One protester has been killed and two others wounded in clashes with police on the streets of Tripoli. The fatality happened as demonstrators

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood cancel anti-film rallies

More protests were held across the Muslim world on Friday against the film made in the United States that criticises the Prophet Muhammad. The

More protests were held across the Muslim world on Friday against the film made in the United States that criticises the Prophet Muhammad. The

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Royal couple 'hugely saddened' by topless pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “hugely saddened” by what they called a “grotesque” invasion of their privacy, after a French

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be “hugely saddened” by what they called a “grotesque” invasion of their privacy, after a French

Culture

Kate Middleton's long lost cousin strips for Playboy

Stripper Katrina Darling – a distant cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge – is following in Prince Harry’s footsteps and getting naked for the camera

Stripper Katrina Darling – a distant cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge – is following in Prince Harry’s footsteps and getting naked for the camera

Culture

Milla Jovovich back in Resident Evil: Retribution

Milla Jovovich returns as Alice in Resident Evil: Retribution – the fifth in the franchise. Continuing her fight against the Umbrella Corporation

Milla Jovovich returns as Alice in Resident Evil: Retribution – the fifth in the franchise. Continuing her fight against the Umbrella Corporation

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Christians weigh anchor

Pope Benedict XVI’s coming to Lebanon is an attempt to reassure generations of resident Christians into not leaving. Lebanon is unusual as an

Pope Benedict XVI’s coming to Lebanon is an attempt to reassure generations of resident Christians into not leaving. Lebanon is unusual as an

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Girl who survived Alps shooting returns to the UK

The seven-year-old girl who survived the deadly shooting in the French Alps that killed her parents and grandmother is back in Britain. French

The seven-year-old girl who survived the deadly shooting in the French Alps that killed her parents and grandmother is back in Britain. French

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Pope lands in Beirut to start unity visit

Pope Benedict has arrived in the Lebanese capital, Beirut to begin a three-day visit. He is there to address Christians living in a region torn by

Pope Benedict has arrived in the Lebanese capital, Beirut to begin a three-day visit. He is there to address Christians living in a region torn by

Culture

e-Twinning: social network for european teachers

Teachers – especially young ones – are certainly not a privileged category these days. Like many others throughout Europe, teachers are suffering

Teachers – especially young ones – are certainly not a privileged category these days. Like many others throughout Europe, teachers are suffering

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Deadly hate protests follow smears of Mohammed

Violent protesters in Muslim cities around the world have been blaming the United States for a film made there which they say insulted the Prophet

Violent protesters in Muslim cities around the world have been blaming the United States for a film made there which they say insulted the Prophet

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Japan's turnaround ditches nuclear by 2030s

Japan’s government has performed a major U-turn on nuclear energy, saying it will stop using atomic power stations by the 2030s. All but two of

Japan’s government has performed a major U-turn on nuclear energy, saying it will stop using atomic power stations by the 2030s. All but two of

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ILO leader calls for urgent action on Youth unemployment

There are nearly 25 million unemployed in Europe, of whom more than 17 million are in the eurozone. One in five young people in the EU cannot find a

There are nearly 25 million unemployed in Europe, of whom more than 17 million are in the eurozone. One in five young people in the EU cannot find a

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Anti-US clashes continue in Cairo

Anti-US protests sparked by a film which was made in the United States and which mocks the Prophet Muhammad continued in Cairo on Friday. After

Anti-US protests sparked by a film which was made in the United States and which mocks the Prophet Muhammad continued in Cairo on Friday. After

Special_reports

Global crisis catches up with northern Italy

It is one of Europe’s richest regions, but growth is slowing. Formerly flourishing businesses in northern Italy are closing or outsourcing as the

It is one of Europe’s richest regions, but growth is slowing. Formerly flourishing businesses in northern Italy are closing or outsourcing as the

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Liberty Medal for Muhammad Ali

The boxing legend Muhammad Ali has received the prestigious Liberty Medal at a ceremony in Philadelphia to recognise his work for civil rights and

The boxing legend Muhammad Ali has received the prestigious Liberty Medal at a ceremony in Philadelphia to recognise his work for civil rights and

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Netherlands: Rutte seeks coalition with Labour

Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Mark Rutte, says he wants to form a government with the Labour Party and possibly with the

Dutch Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader, Mark Rutte, says he wants to form a government with the Labour Party and possibly with the