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2012-10-12

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Over 100 hurt as Islamists and liberals clash in Egypt

Clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mursi have left well over a hundred people injured. Fighting began during

Clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mursi have left well over a hundred people injured. Fighting began during

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US Security Chief 'never satisfied'

With the United States under constant threat of attack, not many people have a job as challenging as Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security

With the United States under constant threat of attack, not many people have a job as challenging as Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security

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Egypt: pro and anti-Mursi protesters clash in Cairo

There have been clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi. Both groups had planned separate protests in

There have been clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi. Both groups had planned separate protests in

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Russia activists slam Nobel 'prize to nowhere'

Some human rights activists in Russia have criticised the choice of the European Union as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the

Some human rights activists in Russia have criticised the choice of the European Union as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. One of the

Business

IMF's forecast gloom

As the year heads to its close, the International Monetary Fund has changed its 2012 forecast. The global economy has been weakening more than was

As the year heads to its close, the International Monetary Fund has changed its 2012 forecast. The global economy has been weakening more than was

Business

Fiat boss warns of rough road ahead

The head of the car giant Fiat has warned that the European motor industry is facing an outlook that is far from rosy. Sergio Marchionne said car

The head of the car giant Fiat has warned that the European motor industry is facing an outlook that is far from rosy. Sergio Marchionne said car

Sport

UCI lawyers to scrutinize Armstrong file

Cycling’s world governing body the UCI have up to 21 days to come up with a response to the Lance Armstrong doping saga after receiving the damning

Cycling’s world governing body the UCI have up to 21 days to come up with a response to the Lance Armstrong doping saga after receiving the damning

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Pride and scepticism at EU Peace Prize

Around Europe ordinary people have been reacting to the idea that they are sort-of Nobel peace prize winners after the EU won the honour. In

Around Europe ordinary people have been reacting to the idea that they are sort-of Nobel peace prize winners after the EU won the honour. In

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Deauville: "Rising Talents"

As part of the Women’s Forum in Deauville, one particular section was dedicated to young talent. “Rising Talents” is a growing initiative that

As part of the Women’s Forum in Deauville, one particular section was dedicated to young talent. “Rising Talents” is a growing initiative that

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Scuffles in Barcelona on Spain's 'austerity' National Day

In Spain the National Day has seen some scuffles in Barcelona between protesters for and against Catalan independence. About a hundred separatist

In Spain the National Day has seen some scuffles in Barcelona between protesters for and against Catalan independence. About a hundred separatist

Europe

Brussels reactions to Nobel Peace Prize

There is talk of a buoyant atmosphere and even champagne as eurocrats use Twitter to express their joy at the EU being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

There is talk of a buoyant atmosphere and even champagne as eurocrats use Twitter to express their joy at the EU being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

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Europe's dream of peace and prosperity

Europe was destroyed by World War Two. To rebuild and sow new stability – in the hope that peace would prevail – former enemies would work together

Europe was destroyed by World War Two. To rebuild and sow new stability – in the hope that peace would prevail – former enemies would work together

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Deauville: the new Davos for Women in business

Around a thousand participants from the world of business gathered in Deauville Northern France, for the eighth edition of the Women’s Forum

Around a thousand participants from the world of business gathered in Deauville Northern France, for the eighth edition of the Women’s Forum

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Mali conflict risk to western Africa

Much of Western Africa is at risk of the same political conflicts that are plaguing Mali, coming under the influence of Islamic hardliners. Northern

Much of Western Africa is at risk of the same political conflicts that are plaguing Mali, coming under the influence of Islamic hardliners. Northern

Business

IEA report optimistic on oil price

The price of oil could be on course for a gradual drop over the next five years according to the latest report from the International Energy

The price of oil could be on course for a gradual drop over the next five years according to the latest report from the International Energy

Culture

Terry Gilliam short wins at Med film festival

This year saw the 10th anniversary of the Mediterranean Short Film Festival, with more than 20 countries taking part.

This year saw the 10th anniversary of the Mediterranean Short Film Festival, with more than 20 countries taking part.

Culture

Edward Hopper: American blues

A major retrospective of the famous American painter Edward Hopper has opened in Paris. Around 130 oils and watercolours in Hopper’s distinctive

A major retrospective of the famous American painter Edward Hopper has opened in Paris. Around 130 oils and watercolours in Hopper’s distinctive

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EU leaders delighted at Nobel peace award

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union comes not only a surprise to the EU itself, it provides a much-needed morale boost for the

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union comes not only a surprise to the EU itself, it provides a much-needed morale boost for the

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Turkey sends fighter jets to Syria border

Turkey has scrambled two F16 fighter jets to its border with Syria after a reported incident in a small frontier town.   Azmarin, on the

Turkey has scrambled two F16 fighter jets to its border with Syria after a reported incident in a small frontier town.   Azmarin, on the

Business

End of the road for Spanish motorway

The AP-41 motorway linking Madrid and Toledo has gone bankrupt as Spanish motorists steer clear of toll-roads to save money. There are 21 companies

The AP-41 motorway linking Madrid and Toledo has gone bankrupt as Spanish motorists steer clear of toll-roads to save money. There are 21 companies

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Nexus US sales ban overturned

An appeal court in the United States has overturned a ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. It is all part of a multi-faceted

An appeal court in the United States has overturned a ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. It is all part of a multi-faceted

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2012 Nobel Peace prize goes to EU

The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union. The announcement produced an

The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union. The announcement produced an

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IMF, EU split emerges over Greece cuts

A new row is brewing between the International Monetary Fund and eurozone leaders over the speed of austerity measures being imposed on Greece

A new row is brewing between the International Monetary Fund and eurozone leaders over the speed of austerity measures being imposed on Greece

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Gold Rush In Romania

This mountain contains Europe’s biggest gold deposits. With the economic crisis, the price of gold is rocketing and there are plans to open new gold

This mountain contains Europe’s biggest gold deposits. With the economic crisis, the price of gold is rocketing and there are plans to open new gold

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American voters react to vice-presidential debate

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican congressman Paul Ryan traded barbs in the first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2012 election campaign on

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican congressman Paul Ryan traded barbs in the first and only vice-presidential debate of the 2012 election campaign on

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Education on the frontline of the European crisis

As the spending cuts slash deep, education systems in the EU are being confronted with enormous challenges. Students are responding to the crisis

As the spending cuts slash deep, education systems in the EU are being confronted with enormous challenges. Students are responding to the crisis

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European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize for uniting continent

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for its long-term role in uniting the continent, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday, an award

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Pakistanis hold vigil for activist Malala Yousufzai

Candlelit vigils were held for the young activist in both Islamabad and Karachi on Thursday night, while Christians in the capital city held a

Candlelit vigils were held for the young activist in both Islamabad and Karachi on Thursday night, while Christians in the capital city held a

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Survivors return to mark Bali bombings 10th anniversary

A ceremony has been held to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings. Two hundred and two people were killed when suicide bombers from

A ceremony has been held to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bali bombings. Two hundred and two people were killed when suicide bombers from