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2012-09-20

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Muhammad cartoon sparks anti-French protests

French embassies around the world have been hit by protests following the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a satirical

French embassies around the world have been hit by protests following the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a satirical

Business

How effective is your commercial?

With consumers strapped for cash in these recessionary times companies are always looking for bigger bang for their bucks which is where the Effies

With consumers strapped for cash in these recessionary times companies are always looking for bigger bang for their bucks which is where the Effies

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Catalonia threatens early elections over tax dispute with Madrid

Catalonia’s leader is considering calling early elections in the wealthy region, as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy calls for national unity to

Catalonia’s leader is considering calling early elections in the wealthy region, as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy calls for national unity to

Business

Peugeot driven to sell assets

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is about to sell a controlling stake in GEFCO, its subsidiary that transports vehicles for delivery

Struggling French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is about to sell a controlling stake in GEFCO, its subsidiary that transports vehicles for delivery

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EU-China : agreeing to disagree

It was all smiles as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rolled in to Brussels on Thursday to meet his EU counterparts. Despite those pleasantries, finding

It was all smiles as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao rolled in to Brussels on Thursday to meet his EU counterparts. Despite those pleasantries, finding

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China-EU summit: Wen wants arms embargo lifted

The European Union’s arms embargo against Beijing is still a major bone of contention for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. At an annual summit with

The European Union’s arms embargo against Beijing is still a major bone of contention for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. At an annual summit with

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GMO rat lab gets serious

In the latest storm of controversy, critics of genetically modified products and organisms (GMOs or GMs) saw pictures like one of a distended lab rat

In the latest storm of controversy, critics of genetically modified products and organisms (GMOs or GMs) saw pictures like one of a distended lab rat

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Georgia: Outcry over prison torture video

Mothers of prisoners were joined by thousands of protesters on Thursday, after a video emerged showing guards torturing and raping inmates at a

Mothers of prisoners were joined by thousands of protesters on Thursday, after a video emerged showing guards torturing and raping inmates at a

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India national strike: Govt formally approves 'supermarket' reforms

An estimated 50 million Indians – many of them small shopkeepers – have gone on a one-day nationwide strike, according to unions and opposition

An estimated 50 million Indians – many of them small shopkeepers – have gone on a one-day nationwide strike, according to unions and opposition

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Tech lobbying powerhouse set to open doors in Washington

Google, Amazon.com, eBay, Facebook and other Internet companies have formed a lobbying group called The Internet Association to tackle regulatory and

Google, Amazon.com, eBay, Facebook and other Internet companies have formed a lobbying group called The Internet Association to tackle regulatory and

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Dozens killed by air strike at Syrian gas station

At least 54 people have been killed and many seriously injured by an airstrike in Northern Syria, according to activists. The Syrian Observatory

At least 54 people have been killed and many seriously injured by an airstrike in Northern Syria, according to activists. The Syrian Observatory

Culture

Curtain closes on London fashion week 2012

Some of the final designers to hit the catwalk at London Fashion Week were Scottish-born designer Christopher Kane, who unveiled a collection of

Some of the final designers to hit the catwalk at London Fashion Week were Scottish-born designer Christopher Kane, who unveiled a collection of

Culture

"Bella Addormentata"

Italian director Marco Bellocchio’s new drama “Bella Addormentata”, or Dormant Beauty puts the spotlight on the ever controversial subject of

Italian director Marco Bellocchio’s new drama “Bella Addormentata”, or Dormant Beauty puts the spotlight on the ever controversial subject of

Business

EU and China's vital trade partnership

The background to the Brussels summit between EU and Chinese leaders is Europe’s increasing focus on Asia – and particularly China – as a destination

The background to the Brussels summit between EU and Chinese leaders is Europe’s increasing focus on Asia – and particularly China – as a destination

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Dozens killed by air strike at Syrian fuel station

At least 54 people have been killed and dozens seriously injured by an explosion in Northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports

At least 54 people have been killed and dozens seriously injured by an explosion in Northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports

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Indian stores fear global behemoths

Smaller general stores in India are mostly family businesses which pride themselves on service. Managing them is passed from parents to offspring

Smaller general stores in India are mostly family businesses which pride themselves on service. Managing them is passed from parents to offspring

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Two more die in South African unrest

Two people have died in South Africa amid ongoing labour unrest. One woman died in hospital in Marikana after being hit by police gunfire, while an

Two people have died in South Africa amid ongoing labour unrest. One woman died in hospital in Marikana after being hit by police gunfire, while an

Culture

Embracing tango in Buenos Aires

“It is a dance that is more like a love embrace. Tango is synonymous with sensuality, seduction, and eroticism. “It takes two to tango”, says

“It is a dance that is more like a love embrace. Tango is synonymous with sensuality, seduction, and eroticism. “It takes two to tango”, says

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Al Qaeda threatens to kill French hostages

It is reported al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has threatened to kill French hostages in Northern Mali, if France joins a future military

It is reported al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has threatened to kill French hostages in Northern Mali, if France joins a future military

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France checks the scientific validity of shocking GM food study

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

Business

Spain borrowing costs ease, Catalonia unhappy

Spain’s borrowing costs on its 10-year government bonds fell to the lowest level since January on Thursday. At its latest debt auction raised 4.8

Spain’s borrowing costs on its 10-year government bonds fell to the lowest level since January on Thursday. At its latest debt auction raised 4.8

Business

Eurozone slump deepens

The European Central Bank’s aggressive new bond-buying plan has not boosted business activity or sentiment in the eurozone. The latest surveys of

The European Central Bank’s aggressive new bond-buying plan has not boosted business activity or sentiment in the eurozone. The latest surveys of

Science_technology

The Crystal eco-building dazzles Londoners

An eco-friendly building christened “The Crystal”, built near London’s Olympic Park has been crowned one of the most advanced environmentally

An eco-friendly building christened “The Crystal”, built near London’s Olympic Park has been crowned one of the most advanced environmentally

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Chinese leader calls for EU arms embargo to be overturned

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the continuing European arms embargo at the opening of the annual EU-China summit in Brussels. Wen said

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has hit out at the continuing European arms embargo at the opening of the annual EU-China summit in Brussels. Wen said

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Marikana miners back at work

Employees at the Marikana mine in South Africa are back at work after a pay settlement that ended a six-week strike. The miners won raises ranging

Employees at the Marikana mine in South Africa are back at work after a pay settlement that ended a six-week strike. The miners won raises ranging

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French embassies on alert over Prophet pictures

French diplomatic missions remain on alert after a satirical weekly’s decision to publish pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. This week’s Charlie

French diplomatic missions remain on alert after a satirical weekly’s decision to publish pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. This week’s Charlie

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Pakistan observes 'Love the Prophet day

As widespread protests against a defamatory video of the Prophet Mohammad continued across Pakistan, the government announced a day of reverence for

As widespread protests against a defamatory video of the Prophet Mohammad continued across Pakistan, the government announced a day of reverence for