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2012-10-17

News

Obama, Romney trade barbs over taxes, economy

Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over taxes and economic policies in Tuesday’s presidential debate. Romney slammed

Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over taxes and economic policies in Tuesday’s presidential debate. Romney slammed

Business

Crisis sours Danone's sales

Southern Europe tightens its belt, and Danone pays the price as its shares fall. Quarterly sales from the world’s biggest yoghurt maker

Southern Europe tightens its belt, and Danone pays the price as its shares fall. Quarterly sales from the world’s biggest yoghurt maker

Special_reports

Crusade against Cambodian sex trade

Cambodia has become one of the world’s hubs for human trafficking -a hell on earth where one survivor stands tall. The residents of a foster home

Cambodia has become one of the world’s hubs for human trafficking -a hell on earth where one survivor stands tall. The residents of a foster home

News

Marie Antoinette's slippers sell for 62,000 euros

A French auction house has sold a pair of slippers once belonging to French Queen, Marie Antoinette, for 62,460 euros including auction fees. They

A French auction house has sold a pair of slippers once belonging to French Queen, Marie Antoinette, for 62,460 euros including auction fees. They

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Greek professionals in anti-austerity street protest

Doctors, lawyers and journalists were among those who went on strike in Greece, on the eve of a national day of action against the latest bout of

Doctors, lawyers and journalists were among those who went on strike in Greece, on the eve of a national day of action against the latest bout of

Europe

Questions on troubled Spain expected at EU summit

Much of the discussion at the upcoming EU summit will focus on an interim report on strengthening economic and monetary union. As heads of state

Much of the discussion at the upcoming EU summit will focus on an interim report on strengthening economic and monetary union. As heads of state

Business

German growth forecast chopped on eurozone woes

Germany has cut its economic growth forecast in as the country finally starts to feel the effects of the eurozone credit crisis. The slowdown

Germany has cut its economic growth forecast in as the country finally starts to feel the effects of the eurozone credit crisis. The slowdown

Sport

Second sinking for America's Cup holders Oracle

Going down again. US boat Oracle the current holder of the America’s Cup, has suffered a second expensive sinking. The racer went down in San

Going down again. US boat Oracle the current holder of the America’s Cup, has suffered a second expensive sinking. The racer went down in San

Culture

Asterix and Obelix head for Britain

The French comic book heros are back; this time in 3D. Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia is the fouth installment in the franchise and sees

The French comic book heros are back; this time in 3D. Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia is the fouth installment in the franchise and sees

Business

Surprisingly strong UK jobs figures

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit unexpectedly fell last month. The total count of people in work also rose in the three months up to

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit unexpectedly fell last month. The total count of people in work also rose in the three months up to

Culture

Brad Pitt guest at Chanel exhibition

The new face of Chanel No. 5, Brad Pitt, was at the opening of an exhibition in London of photographs of celebrities wearing the luxury label’s

The new face of Chanel No. 5, Brad Pitt, was at the opening of an exhibition in London of photographs of celebrities wearing the luxury label’s

News

Students revolt across Spain

Thousands of students protested against education cuts on Wednesday. On the second day of a three-day secondary school strike, University students

Thousands of students protested against education cuts on Wednesday. On the second day of a three-day secondary school strike, University students

News

Libya rulers 'failed to investigate Gaddafi's death'

An investigation into Muammar Gaddafi’s violent death last year has challenged the version of events given by Libya’s new rulers. Human Rights

An investigation into Muammar Gaddafi’s violent death last year has challenged the version of events given by Libya’s new rulers. Human Rights

News

Astronomers find new Earth-sized planet.

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our Solar System. It orbits one of the Alpha Centauri stars just four light years away. But

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our Solar System. It orbits one of the Alpha Centauri stars just four light years away. But

News

Body of late Cambodian king returns home

The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk has been welcomed by hundreds of thousands of mourners in his homeland’s capital. Cambodians

The body of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk has been welcomed by hundreds of thousands of mourners in his homeland’s capital. Cambodians

News

Romania opens new power plant

A new power plant in Romania has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Ponta attended the ceremony with EU Energy Commissioner Gunther

A new power plant in Romania has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Ponta attended the ceremony with EU Energy Commissioner Gunther

News

EU resignation row: Dalli says Barroso forced him out

Former EU Health Commissioner John Dalli denies corruption allegations and says he resigned under pressure from European Commission President Jose

Former EU Health Commissioner John Dalli denies corruption allegations and says he resigned under pressure from European Commission President Jose

Europe

Police fight against criminal cooperation

Criminals are crossing borders to escape prosecution. International crime is a growing challenge for police across the European Union. Is criminal

Criminals are crossing borders to escape prosecution. International crime is a growing challenge for police across the European Union. Is criminal

News

UK: Damien Hirst's “Verity” causing controversy in Ilfracombe

Internationally renowned British artist, Damien Hirst, has donated his latest work to the North Devon town of Ilfracombe, on 20-year-loan. Hirst is

Internationally renowned British artist, Damien Hirst, has donated his latest work to the North Devon town of Ilfracombe, on 20-year-loan. Hirst is

News

UN: Rwanda defence minister 'commanding Congo rebellion'

A UN report says a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being commanded by Rwanda’s defence minister. The Security Council’s Group of

A UN report says a rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being commanded by Rwanda’s defence minister. The Security Council’s Group of

Special_reports

Ukraine's ailing powerhouse

As Ukraine’s legislative election nears, the temperature of the campaign is warming up. In the heavy industry hub of Donbass, in South-Eastern

As Ukraine’s legislative election nears, the temperature of the campaign is warming up. In the heavy industry hub of Donbass, in South-Eastern

Science_technology

Are you one of the filthy rich?

The expression ‘filthy rich’ takes on a whole new meaning in the light of a study into germs and dirt found on many of our bankcards and

The expression ‘filthy rich’ takes on a whole new meaning in the light of a study into germs and dirt found on many of our bankcards and

Business

Emporiki sale to cost Credit Agricole 2 billion euros

France’s Credit Agricole says it will take a two billion euro hit on the sale of its loss-making Greek banking arm Emporiki. Rival Greek lender

France’s Credit Agricole says it will take a two billion euro hit on the sale of its loss-making Greek banking arm Emporiki. Rival Greek lender

News

Russian opposition leader detained

Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov has was led away by police on Wednesday morning, as authorities began criminal proceedings against him, and

Russian opposition leader Sergei Udaltsov has was led away by police on Wednesday morning, as authorities began criminal proceedings against him, and

Europe

The Network: US election showdown

The US presidential election has been a tight horserace, with Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney slugging it out over each new set of economic results. But

The US presidential election has been a tight horserace, with Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney slugging it out over each new set of economic results. But

Special_reports

The bilingualism challenge

Language can be a double edged-sword in multi-lingual societies. It is a keystone of cultural identity but can be a barrier to integration and

Language can be a double edged-sword in multi-lingual societies. It is a keystone of cultural identity but can be a barrier to integration and

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Colombian government holds peace talk with FARC in Oslo

The Colombian government and Marxist rebels are set to hold peace talks in Norway aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict. President Juan

The Colombian government and Marxist rebels are set to hold peace talks in Norway aimed at ending nearly half a century of conflict. President Juan

Nocomment

Chinese army holds military drill

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Lanzhou Military Command held a live weapons drill in the north-western province of Gansu.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Lanzhou Military Command held a live weapons drill in the north-western province of Gansu.

Nocomment

Daily life in battle-torn Aleppo

Against a backdrop of gunfire and shelling, residents of Syria’s largest city, attempt to go about their daily lives.

Against a backdrop of gunfire and shelling, residents of Syria’s largest city, attempt to go about their daily lives.