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2012-10-09

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Netanyahu calls early Israel election

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an early general election months ahead of schedule. He says the poll will take place as

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an early general election months ahead of schedule. He says the poll will take place as

Europe

Russian band Pussy Riot shortlisted for Sakharov

Russian punk band Pussy Riot are among the three finalists shortlisted for this year’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Three members of the

Russian punk band Pussy Riot are among the three finalists shortlisted for this year’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought. Three members of the

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NATO to defend Turkey over Syria shelling

NATO says it has drawn up plans to protect Turkey should the war in Syria spill over its border again. It comes as deadly fighting between Syrian

NATO says it has drawn up plans to protect Turkey should the war in Syria spill over its border again. It comes as deadly fighting between Syrian

Sport

Road to Brazil

Germany will be looking for a third straight victory in their World Cup qualifying campaign when they lock horns with Group C rivals Ireland in

Germany will be looking for a third straight victory in their World Cup qualifying campaign when they lock horns with Group C rivals Ireland in

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Greece and Germany 'keeping minds open'

The hostility of austerity-burdened Greeks towards Chancellor Merkel has taken on harder and harder symbols. The Hitler moustache and Nazi Swastika

The hostility of austerity-burdened Greeks towards Chancellor Merkel has taken on harder and harder symbols. The Hitler moustache and Nazi Swastika

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Spain newspaper El Pais cuts one in three jobs

Spanish daily El Pais is to lose one third of its workforce as a severe advertising downturn continues to hit the media industry. 150 staff will go

Spanish daily El Pais is to lose one third of its workforce as a severe advertising downturn continues to hit the media industry. 150 staff will go

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Moscow protest over Radio Liberty staff cuts

A small protest has taken place outside the US Embassy in Moscow over mass lay-offs at Radio Liberty. The Russian service is being shrunk after

A small protest has taken place outside the US Embassy in Moscow over mass lay-offs at Radio Liberty. The Russian service is being shrunk after

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France close to adopting EU fiscal pact

France’s lower house has overwhelmingly approved ratification of the EU fiscal pact despite opposition from left-wing lawmakers. The treaty, which

France’s lower house has overwhelmingly approved ratification of the EU fiscal pact despite opposition from left-wing lawmakers. The treaty, which

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Anti-Merkel protesters clash with police in Athens

Amid the thousands who defied a ban on protests in Athens to demonstrate against Angela Merkel’s visit, a minority clashed with police. Some tried

Amid the thousands who defied a ban on protests in Athens to demonstrate against Angela Merkel’s visit, a minority clashed with police. Some tried

Business

Barclays buys ING Direct

As promised last summer by its new CEO, Barclays is beefing-up its retail banking business. Britain’s second bank agreed to buy ING Direct UK, the

As promised last summer by its new CEO, Barclays is beefing-up its retail banking business. Britain’s second bank agreed to buy ING Direct UK, the

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UN raises alarm over rising hunger levels

The United Nations food agency has issued a fresh warning over growing hunger levels. One in eight people in the world is chronically

The United Nations food agency has issued a fresh warning over growing hunger levels. One in eight people in the world is chronically

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Body of slain Mexico top drug lord stolen

An armed group stole the body of the slain leader of Mexico’s brutal Zetas drug cartel from a funeral home in northern Mexico, just hours after he

An armed group stole the body of the slain leader of Mexico’s brutal Zetas drug cartel from a funeral home in northern Mexico, just hours after he

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Libya formally requests a home trial for Gaddafi son

Libya has formally challenged the right of the International Criminal Court in the Hague to try one of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons. A two-day hearing is

Libya has formally challenged the right of the International Criminal Court in the Hague to try one of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons. A two-day hearing is

Europe

Fraudulent bankers should be jailed, survey says

Most Europeans think fraudulent bankers and traders found to have manipulated market rules such as Libor should face jail, according to a new survey

Most Europeans think fraudulent bankers and traders found to have manipulated market rules such as Libor should face jail, according to a new survey

Europe

EU to push ahead with Tobin Tax plans

Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed controversial plans for a European financial transaction tax, despite strong UK opposition. In

Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed controversial plans for a European financial transaction tax, despite strong UK opposition. In

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Berlusconi quashes comeback talk

Silvio Berlusconi has abandoned his hopes of running for Italy’s top job. The former prime minister, is renowed for reversing his position, but

Silvio Berlusconi has abandoned his hopes of running for Italy’s top job. The former prime minister, is renowed for reversing his position, but

Business

Greek reforms praised by ECB's Draghi

The president of the European Central Bank has given Greece a pat on the back for the economic reforms it has made so far, but Mario Draghi said

The president of the European Central Bank has given Greece a pat on the back for the economic reforms it has made so far, but Mario Draghi said

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Merkel praises Greek reform and promises support

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, making a symbolic visit to Athens, has praised Greece for the progress made in solving its economic problems and

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, making a symbolic visit to Athens, has praised Greece for the progress made in solving its economic problems and

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Romney leads in new poll

U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has edged ahead of current President Barack Obama in a poll carried out by the Pew Research Center among

U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has edged ahead of current President Barack Obama in a poll carried out by the Pew Research Center among

Business

Lisbon to swap tax rises for spending cuts

Portugal’s government is to tone down sweeping tax rises proposed for next year to tackle the country’s mountainous debt crisis, and will replace

Portugal’s government is to tone down sweeping tax rises proposed for next year to tackle the country’s mountainous debt crisis, and will replace

Culture

Gauguin opens window on the exotic in Madrid

“Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic” at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid is a major exhibition that reflects the Frenchman’s artistic search for

“Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic” at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid is a major exhibition that reflects the Frenchman’s artistic search for

Business

IMF cuts global growth forecasts

The International Monetary Fund has joined a growing band of world experts who are taking a more pessimistic view of the global economy. In its

The International Monetary Fund has joined a growing band of world experts who are taking a more pessimistic view of the global economy. In its

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Greeks say Merkel visit unwelcome

Thousands of people are protesting outside the Greek parliament against the visit of Angela Merkel. Many blame Germany and her personally for their

Thousands of people are protesting outside the Greek parliament against the visit of Angela Merkel. Many blame Germany and her personally for their

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Merkel lands in Greece for first visit since start of euro crisis

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Athens amid tight security for her first visit to the Greek capital since the euro debt crisis

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Athens amid tight security for her first visit to the Greek capital since the euro debt crisis

Science_technology

A future for happy feet?

We have our feet to thank for walking, standing, running and so many other activities. They take the weight of the entire body day in, day out, so

We have our feet to thank for walking, standing, running and so many other activities. They take the weight of the entire body day in, day out, so

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Maliki in Russia to seal closer military ties

The Iraqi Prime Minister is expected to sign a major arms agreement with Russia. Nuri al-Maliki has already made clear his three day visit to Moscow

The Iraqi Prime Minister is expected to sign a major arms agreement with Russia. Nuri al-Maliki has already made clear his three day visit to Moscow

Nocomment

New world record for longest sausage

The southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya city has claimed the record for creating the world’s longest sausage. It was part of celebrations to mark

The southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya city has claimed the record for creating the world’s longest sausage. It was part of celebrations to mark