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2012-10-24

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Sandy upgraded to hurricane

Tropical storm Sandy has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to hit Jamaica later this evening. Authorities in Jamaica and

Tropical storm Sandy has been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, and is expected to hit Jamaica later this evening. Authorities in Jamaica and

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Sudan accuses Israel of air strike on arms factory

The Sudanese government has blamed Israel for a strike on a Khartoum weapons plant, which killed two people and injured another. Information

The Sudanese government has blamed Israel for a strike on a Khartoum weapons plant, which killed two people and injured another. Information

Business

Bank of America sued over mortgage fraud

US government prosecutors are going after some of those accused of selling sub-prime mortgages, the trigger for the bank meltdown that led to the

US government prosecutors are going after some of those accused of selling sub-prime mortgages, the trigger for the bank meltdown that led to the

Business

Fed to keep buying bonds

The US Federal Reserve is sticking to its bond-buying stimulus programme despite some signs of firmer growth in the world’s largest economy. Fed

The US Federal Reserve is sticking to its bond-buying stimulus programme despite some signs of firmer growth in the world’s largest economy. Fed

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French rogue trader Kerviel loses appeal

A Paris appeal court has upheld a jail sentence for Jérome Kerviel, the rogue trader who lost the bank Société Générale (Soc-Gen) nearly five-billion

A Paris appeal court has upheld a jail sentence for Jérome Kerviel, the rogue trader who lost the bank Société Générale (Soc-Gen) nearly five-billion

Business

Volvo trucking on

Sweden’s Volvo was able to limit its losses on Wednesday in Stockholm as Europe’s stock markets rebounded later in the session. Shares of the

Sweden’s Volvo was able to limit its losses on Wednesday in Stockholm as Europe’s stock markets rebounded later in the session. Shares of the

Science_technology

Everything an aspiring entrepreneur needs to know

Here are a few useful links: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs It offers EU funding for new or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn from business

Here are a few useful links: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs It offers EU funding for new or aspiring entrepreneurs who want to learn from business

Culture

Turning e-skills into jobs

Imagine being able to work from just about anywhere… Welcome to Sofia, a city where wifi is free and accessible in many public places across town

Imagine being able to work from just about anywhere… Welcome to Sofia, a city where wifi is free and accessible in many public places across town

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Far-right party wants exclusive nationality

A far-right movement is likely to enter Ukraine’s parliament in the upcoming elections, polls indicate – for the first time. Yet the “Svoboda”

A far-right movement is likely to enter Ukraine’s parliament in the upcoming elections, polls indicate – for the first time. Yet the “Svoboda”

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Boxer taking a swing at corruption

From the boxing ring to the political ring: the Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klychko has moved into heavyweight politics. The name of his party – UDAR –

From the boxing ring to the political ring: the Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klychko has moved into heavyweight politics. The name of his party – UDAR –

Europe

Ousted Dalli threatens legal action

John Dalli is considering legal action over the circumstances in which he was removed from his job as European Health Commissioner. He resigned

John Dalli is considering legal action over the circumstances in which he was removed from his job as European Health Commissioner. He resigned

Europe

Reduced funds for Europe's needy

The EU is planning to reduce its assistance for people living in extreme hardship, replacing one aid fund for another with a smaller budget. The new

The EU is planning to reduce its assistance for people living in extreme hardship, replacing one aid fund for another with a smaller budget. The new

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Syrian UN mediator confident of holiday ceasefire

The international envoy to Syria says the government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Islamic holiay of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday

The international envoy to Syria says the government has agreed to a ceasefire during the Islamic holiay of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Friday

Sport

Uphill struggle to mark 100th Tour de France

    Some of the biggest names in the world of sport who have not been implicated in the recent doping scandal were in Paris to help launch next

    Some of the biggest names in the world of sport who have not been implicated in the recent doping scandal were in Paris to help launch next

Business

More time for Greece?

Confusion surrounds whether Greece has been given the additional two years it wanted to meet its bailout targets. Finance Minister Yannis

Confusion surrounds whether Greece has been given the additional two years it wanted to meet its bailout targets. Finance Minister Yannis

Culture

Jazzing up in Baku

It is Baku’s annual international jazz festival. Founded in 2005 by Azeri saxophonist Rain Sultanov, it brings together some of the world’s finest

It is Baku’s annual international jazz festival. Founded in 2005 by Azeri saxophonist Rain Sultanov, it brings together some of the world’s finest

Culture

Affleck's Argo wins Hollywood ensemble gong

There are still four months to go before the Oscars but Hollywood is gearing up for the prize-giving season with the aptly named Hollywood Film

There are still four months to go before the Oscars but Hollywood is gearing up for the prize-giving season with the aptly named Hollywood Film

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Stolen corpses recovered in Poland

Police in Poland have recovered twelve corpses which were inside one of three hearses which were stolen from Berlin last week. The hearse which

Police in Poland have recovered twelve corpses which were inside one of three hearses which were stolen from Berlin last week. The hearse which

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Roma victims commemorated

A memorial to the 500,000 Sinti and Roma people who were murdered by the Nazis has been inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is

A memorial to the 500,000 Sinti and Roma people who were murdered by the Nazis has been inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is

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Microsoft rapped over Windows 8 browser

Microsoft has been charged by EU regulators with breaking their promise to offer a rival browser with their new operating system Windows 8. The

Microsoft has been charged by EU regulators with breaking their promise to offer a rival browser with their new operating system Windows 8. The

Europe

EU travel ban on Russian officials over Magnitsky case

The European Parliament has endorsed sanctions against around 60 Russian officials over the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. He died in custody

The European Parliament has endorsed sanctions against around 60 Russian officials over the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. He died in custody

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Depeche Mode announce 2013 world tour

The British synth pop pioneers have announced a string of gigs, kicking off next May in Tel Aviv. The tour will include 34 European dates and a leg

The British synth pop pioneers have announced a string of gigs, kicking off next May in Tel Aviv. The tour will include 34 European dates and a leg

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Felix Baumgartner: life on the edge

The world’s first supersonic skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, said he has officially retired from the daredevil business after shattering three world

The world’s first supersonic skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, said he has officially retired from the daredevil business after shattering three world

Business

Eurozone downturn deepens, includes Germany

German business sentiment dropped sharply in October, confirming Europe’s largest economy is now mired in the eurozone debt crisis. The Ifo

German business sentiment dropped sharply in October, confirming Europe’s largest economy is now mired in the eurozone debt crisis. The Ifo

Business

Peugeot Citroen gets government rescue

The French government is to provide struggling carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen with seven billion euros in financial guarantees. It is part of 11.5

The French government is to provide struggling carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen with seven billion euros in financial guarantees. It is part of 11.5

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Rogue-trader Kerviel loses appeal

Jerome Kerviel, the man behind France’s biggest rogue trading scandal, has lost his appeal at a Paris court, which has upheld his jail

Jerome Kerviel, the man behind France’s biggest rogue trading scandal, has lost his appeal at a Paris court, which has upheld his jail

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Muslims pray for peace

Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and

Millions of people have arrived in Mecca for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage to the site. Haj is a religious duty for all Muslims, both Sunni and

Science_technology

Danube Delta in danger - say activists

Romanian environmentalists are stepping up their efforts to protect the Danube Delta reserve. It is the largest European wetland and reed bed, with

Romanian environmentalists are stepping up their efforts to protect the Danube Delta reserve. It is the largest European wetland and reed bed, with

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Ex-SocGen trader Kerviel jailed for 3 years

Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in France’s biggest rogue-trading scandal on

Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in France’s biggest rogue-trading scandal on