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2012-10-23

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Final debate settles nothing in Obama/Romney race

Americans do not really care about foreign affairs, and this election campaign has been all about the economy in any case, so no-one was expecting

Americans do not really care about foreign affairs, and this election campaign has been all about the economy in any case, so no-one was expecting

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Spain budget minister: 2013 may be 'last year of recession'

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

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Government, opposition protesters rally in Budapest

Large pro and anti-government rallies have taken place in the Hungarian capital Budapest, reflecting stark divisions in the country as it marks the

Large pro and anti-government rallies have taken place in the Hungarian capital Budapest, reflecting stark divisions in the country as it marks the

News

Obama and Romney differences slight over foreign policy

America tuned in last night for the last of three televised debates between the candidates for the US presidential election in two weeks time. They

America tuned in last night for the last of three televised debates between the candidates for the US presidential election in two weeks time. They

Europe

EU quota plan for women on boards put on hold

Getting more women on company boards has been a long cherished aim for many senior EU officials. The problem is how to break the glass ceiling

Getting more women on company boards has been a long cherished aim for many senior EU officials. The problem is how to break the glass ceiling

Business

Michelin pumps up its revenue

With European stock markets down for the third trading day, Michelin – the world’s second-largest tyre maker – was a rare riser on the CAC 40 on

With European stock markets down for the third trading day, Michelin – the world’s second-largest tyre maker – was a rare riser on the CAC 40 on

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Alleged PKK members attack schools in Turkey

Suspected members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party have stepped up their campaign of attacking schools in Turkey’s southeast. On Monday

Suspected members of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party have stepped up their campaign of attacking schools in Turkey’s southeast. On Monday

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Spain minister: 2013 may be 'last year of recession'

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

Spain’s budget minister has presented an optimistic assessment of the country’s economy, putting on a brave face over the latest gloomy

News

BBC's top man denies cover-up of Savile report

The head of the BBC has denied helping cover up an investigation into the monster in the midst of the organisation, the late Jimmy Savile. The

The head of the BBC has denied helping cover up an investigation into the monster in the midst of the organisation, the late Jimmy Savile. The

Business

Nokia seeks financing boost through bonds

Troubled mobile phone maker Nokia has revealed plans to raise 750 million euros by selling bonds. Investors will be able to later convert those

Troubled mobile phone maker Nokia has revealed plans to raise 750 million euros by selling bonds. Investors will be able to later convert those

Sport

FIFA backs two systems to end 'phantom goals'

Coming to a football stadium near you – goal line technology. Football’s governing body FIFA has endorsed two systems to be used worldwide in a bid

Coming to a football stadium near you – goal line technology. Football’s governing body FIFA has endorsed two systems to be used worldwide in a bid

Culture

Turks dance up a storm in Belgium

Fire of Anatolia is a Turkish dance company which is not just performing in Belgium, but also letting schoolchildren watch rehearsals. The show

Fire of Anatolia is a Turkish dance company which is not just performing in Belgium, but also letting schoolchildren watch rehearsals. The show

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Eight years later, Irish boy makes new pen friends

A ten-year-old Irish boy has made two new unexpected pen friends. Oisin Millea found a message in a bottle from two young French Canadian girls on

A ten-year-old Irish boy has made two new unexpected pen friends. Oisin Millea found a message in a bottle from two young French Canadian girls on

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Apple unwraps mini-iPad to take on Amazon, Google

Apple made its biggest product move last Tuesday since debuting the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller, cheaper tablet into a market staked out

Apple made its biggest product move last Tuesday since debuting the iPad two years ago, launching a smaller, cheaper tablet into a market staked out

Science_technology

Deep joy for dolphin boy

At first glance Alain Richioud from the French city of Lyon looks just like anyone else, but he has a rare talent for apnea, which means holding your

At first glance Alain Richioud from the French city of Lyon looks just like anyone else, but he has a rare talent for apnea, which means holding your

Business

Chinese buy stake in France's Aigle Azur

Chinese conglomerate HNA has bought a 48 percent stake in French private airline Aigle Azur. The deal makes it the first Chinese company to invest

Chinese conglomerate HNA has bought a 48 percent stake in French private airline Aigle Azur. The deal makes it the first Chinese company to invest

News

Ukraine young vote elusive

Ukrainian politicians are finding it increasingly challenging to win votes from among the young. Compared to their elders they are better plugged in

Ukrainian politicians are finding it increasingly challenging to win votes from among the young. Compared to their elders they are better plugged in

Culture

Tomorrow but not today

‘Tomorrow’ is a new Russian documentary about a collective of activists, artists and performers called Voina who are opposed to the current Russian

‘Tomorrow’ is a new Russian documentary about a collective of activists, artists and performers called Voina who are opposed to the current Russian

News

Aleppo residents still live in the shadow of fear

Fear and death continue to stalk the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. An army jet swoops above, as locals try to go about their daily

Fear and death continue to stalk the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo. An army jet swoops above, as locals try to go about their daily

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Japan: Justice Minister quits amid organised crime links

Japan’s Justice Minister has quit claiming ill health, days after calls for his resignation due to past links to organised crime. The resignation

Japan’s Justice Minister has quit claiming ill health, days after calls for his resignation due to past links to organised crime. The resignation

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Finmeccanica advisor wanted for corruption

Former Finmeccanica manager, Paolo Pozzessere, has been arrested for alleged international corruption. He is wanted in connection with supply

Former Finmeccanica manager, Paolo Pozzessere, has been arrested for alleged international corruption. He is wanted in connection with supply

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Italy: Scientists 'horrified' by L'Aquila earthquake verdict

The decision to hand six year jail sentences to six seismologists for underestimating the risk of an earthquake that struck Italy three years ago has

The decision to hand six year jail sentences to six seismologists for underestimating the risk of an earthquake that struck Italy three years ago has

Nocomment

Soyuz rocket carries new US-Russia crew to Space Station

A Soyuz spacecraft has launched a new US-Russian crew to the International Space Station. The three atronauts will arrive at the ISS on October 25.

A Soyuz spacecraft has launched a new US-Russian crew to the International Space Station. The three atronauts will arrive at the ISS on October 25.

Business

Grim numbers force Spain towards a bailout

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

Spain’s economy continues to contract. The country’s central bank has calculated GDP shrank by 0.4 percent between July and September from the

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Fish join latest US-Russian mission to Space Station

A Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Kazakhstan, launching the latest human mission into orbit to join the International Space Station. The two

A Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Kazakhstan, launching the latest human mission into orbit to join the International Space Station. The two

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Qatar leader in key visit to Gaza

The Emir of Qatar has become the first head of state to visit Gaza since the Islamist group Hamas took power five years ago. Sheik Hamad bin

The Emir of Qatar has become the first head of state to visit Gaza since the Islamist group Hamas took power five years ago. Sheik Hamad bin

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Ashton in Beirut as EU warns of power vacuum in Lebanon

The EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is meeting Lebanese leaders in Beirut amid heightened tension over the conflict in neighbouring

The EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is meeting Lebanese leaders in Beirut amid heightened tension over the conflict in neighbouring

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Car bomb destroys Russian checkpoint

A suicide bomber blew up his car at a police checkpoint in Russia’s North Caucasus region on Tuesday, killing a policeman and severely wounding three

A suicide bomber blew up his car at a police checkpoint in Russia’s North Caucasus region on Tuesday, killing a policeman and severely wounding three

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Lawnmower racers' muddy finale

Stormy weather and muddy condition did not dampen the spirit of lawnmower racers who took part in the British Grand Prix for Lawnmower Racing. It was

Stormy weather and muddy condition did not dampen the spirit of lawnmower racers who took part in the British Grand Prix for Lawnmower Racing. It was