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2012-10-29

News

Calm before the storm as US prepares for Hurricane Sandy

In New York, it is quite literally, the calm before the storm as an eerie, deserted atmosphere descends over a city preparing for Hurricane Sandy

In New York, it is quite literally, the calm before the storm as an eerie, deserted atmosphere descends over a city preparing for Hurricane Sandy

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Sandy blows election campaign off course

The pictures of huge waves crashing onto the shoreline are a constant warning to millions of Americans on the eastern seaboard. They await the impact

The pictures of huge waves crashing onto the shoreline are a constant warning to millions of Americans on the eastern seaboard. They await the impact

News

Ukraine election: the numbers game

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich’s ruling party looked set to secure a parliamentary majority on Monday, despite international monitors

Sport

Russia on top of the Judo world

Russia won their first world team championship title on Monday after they beat Japan in a tense final in Salvador de Bahia Brazil. It was the 2010

Russia won their first world team championship title on Monday after they beat Japan in a tense final in Salvador de Bahia Brazil. It was the 2010

Business

UBS blazes lone banking trail

UBS has bucked the trend downwards on the European markets, bolstered by rumours it is about to massively restructure. Shares in Switzerland’s

UBS has bucked the trend downwards on the European markets, bolstered by rumours it is about to massively restructure. Shares in Switzerland’s

Business

Hollande urges new approach on EU partners

French President François Hollande has been meeting with the heads of the World Bank, IMF, and other top economic bodies at the OECD headquarters in

French President François Hollande has been meeting with the heads of the World Bank, IMF, and other top economic bodies at the OECD headquarters in

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Ukraine election: european observers cry foul

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s parliamentary election says the ballot has “reversed democracy”. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s parliamentary election says the ballot has “reversed democracy”. The Organisation for Security and Cooperation

News

No bail out request from Spain says Rajoy

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy and his Italian counterpart Mario Monti have pledged renewed support for Greece with a commitment to do all

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy and his Italian counterpart Mario Monti have pledged renewed support for Greece with a commitment to do all

Business

Penguin and Random House to merge

Bertelsmann and Pearson are to merge their books operations Random House and Penguin to create a new publishing giant and make significant economies

Bertelsmann and Pearson are to merge their books operations Random House and Penguin to create a new publishing giant and make significant economies

News

Turkey Republic Day rally goes ahead despite ban

Protests to mark the 89th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey have turned violent. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the

Protests to mark the 89th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey have turned violent. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the

News

Apathy and anger in Sicily regional elections

Sicily’s regional elections show voter apathy. Turnout on Sunday was just 47.4 percent, down from 66.7 in 2008. With a quarter of the votes

Sicily’s regional elections show voter apathy. Turnout on Sunday was just 47.4 percent, down from 66.7 in 2008. With a quarter of the votes

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Rutte and Samsom agree Netherlands coalition deal

Dutch Labour party leader Diederik Samsom has agreed to form a coalition with current prime minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal Party was the biggest

Dutch Labour party leader Diederik Samsom has agreed to form a coalition with current prime minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal Party was the biggest

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Yanukovich's party still in front in Ukrainian vote count

Ukraine’s ruling party says it has won the country’s parliamentary election. Officials said President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of Regions picked

Ukraine’s ruling party says it has won the country’s parliamentary election. Officials said President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party of Regions picked

Business

Spanish shoppers stay at home

Spanish retail sales suffered their worst drop on record in September, plunging by nearly eleven percent. It was the 27th consecutive monthly

Spanish retail sales suffered their worst drop on record in September, plunging by nearly eleven percent. It was the 27th consecutive monthly

Business

Japan's carmakers hit by China's people power

Honda has issued a profits warning cutting its full-year figures by one-fifth following a popular backlash against Japanese goods in China. It

Honda has issued a profits warning cutting its full-year figures by one-fifth following a popular backlash against Japanese goods in China. It

News

Ukraine election: observers complain about lack of transparency

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

A European team monitoring Ukraine’s election on Sunday says the country has taken “a step backwards” compared with the 2010 presidential vote. The

Science_technology

Stable and safe an electric motorbike with car comforts

A research team from San Francisco has designed a prototype for a gyro-stabilised electric motorcycle. Lit Motors, have blended design elements from

A research team from San Francisco has designed a prototype for a gyro-stabilised electric motorcycle. Lit Motors, have blended design elements from

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Hurricane Sandy: replica of HMS Bounty abandoned at sea

Two crew members from the replica of the Tall Ship HMS Bounty are still missing after the vessel was abandoned off America’s east coast.   As

Two crew members from the replica of the Tall Ship HMS Bounty are still missing after the vessel was abandoned off America’s east coast.   As

Culture

Aboriginal girl group glitter in "The Sapphires"

The film “The Sapphires”, sees Chris O’Dowd form a Aboriginal girl group that performs for American troops fighting in the Vietnam War in the 1960’s

The film “The Sapphires”, sees Chris O’Dowd form a Aboriginal girl group that performs for American troops fighting in the Vietnam War in the 1960’s

Culture

Unique and eclectic Toronto hosts Six Weeks of Iranian Art

Toronto hosts Six Weeks of Iranian Art. The festival showcases the work of some 150 contemporary artists. The exhibits range from painting to

Toronto hosts Six Weeks of Iranian Art. The festival showcases the work of some 150 contemporary artists. The exhibits range from painting to

News

Brahimi questions Syria 'civil war' as ceasefire fails

Violence has again marred the last day of what is supposed to be a four-day ceasefire in Syria. At least 10 people have been killed by a car bomb

Violence has again marred the last day of what is supposed to be a four-day ceasefire in Syria. At least 10 people have been killed by a car bomb

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Ukraine election marks "step backwards", says OSCE

Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday was marred by the ruling Party of the Regions using state resources and facilities for campaigning and by

Ukraine’s parliamentary election on Sunday was marred by the ruling Party of the Regions using state resources and facilities for campaigning and by

News

China: Halt to plant expansion doesn't stop protests

People who are against the expansion of a chemical plant in China, say they are wary despite Sunday’s announcement that the plan would be shelved

People who are against the expansion of a chemical plant in China, say they are wary despite Sunday’s announcement that the plan would be shelved

Europe

Who gets what when I die

When it comes to the subject of death and dying, many of us prefer not to talk about it. And that is also the case in terms of making preparations

When it comes to the subject of death and dying, many of us prefer not to talk about it. And that is also the case in terms of making preparations

Europe

Inheritance and tax: a hornet’s nest

While the European Union now has a new law to simplify and cut the costs of cross-border inheritance procedures, the thorny issue of tax on

While the European Union now has a new law to simplify and cut the costs of cross-border inheritance procedures, the thorny issue of tax on

News

Hurricane Sandy disrupts US presidential election campaign

As Hurricane Sandy picks up strength before it is expected to hit the east coast of the United States on Monday night, the weather is also causing

As Hurricane Sandy picks up strength before it is expected to hit the east coast of the United States on Monday night, the weather is also causing

News

Ukraine's ruling party claims election victory

Ukraine’s ruling party has claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party Of Regions appears to have

Ukraine’s ruling party has claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. President Viktor Yanukovich’s Party Of Regions appears to have

Nocomment

Zombie invasion of Berlin

Hundreds of Zombies invaded the streets of Berlin on October 27 2012, during a Zombie Walk (organized public gathering of people who dress up as

Hundreds of Zombies invaded the streets of Berlin on October 27 2012, during a Zombie Walk (organized public gathering of people who dress up as