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2012-10-31

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Obama tours Storm Sandy disaster zone

US President Barack Obama has been touring parts of New Jersey hit by the superstorm Sandy. Along with state governor Chris Christie he flew over

US President Barack Obama has been touring parts of New Jersey hit by the superstorm Sandy. Along with state governor Chris Christie he flew over

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Portugal's new budget passes first hurdle

Portugal’s parliament has passed the country’s largest tax hike package in decades. The changes form part of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s

Portugal’s parliament has passed the country’s largest tax hike package in decades. The changes form part of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s

Business

Europe's top airlines fly high

The European aviation sector had wind under its wings on Wednesday, boosted by Air France-KLM and Lufthansa’s better-than-expected quarterly

The European aviation sector had wind under its wings on Wednesday, boosted by Air France-KLM and Lufthansa’s better-than-expected quarterly

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Merkel: Turkey-EU accession talks should continue

Her centre-right Christian Democratics may be opposed to the idea of Turkey joining the EU, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for

Her centre-right Christian Democratics may be opposed to the idea of Turkey joining the EU, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for

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Portugal passes fresh tax hikes

Portugal’s parliament has passed the country’s largest tax hike package in decades. The changes form part of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s

Portugal’s parliament has passed the country’s largest tax hike package in decades. The changes form part of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s

Europe

Clinton and Ashton urge Serb-Kosovan resolution

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged leaders in Kosovo to reach an agreement with

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton urged leaders in Kosovo to reach an agreement with

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USA election: other candidates

With the US election dominated by the Democrat and Republican parties, in the political arena as well as in the media, it is easy to forget that

With the US election dominated by the Democrat and Republican parties, in the political arena as well as in the media, it is easy to forget that

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More sectarian clashes expected in Tunisia capital

Dozens of Islamist militants have returned to the scene of Tuesday night’s deadly clashes in the Tunisian capital. Several men told the AFP news

Dozens of Islamist militants have returned to the scene of Tuesday night’s deadly clashes in the Tunisian capital. Several men told the AFP news

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How US voter ID laws may hinder democracy

All over the United States, legal battles are fought in state capitols and courtrooms over the core democratic principle that is voting. Since 2011

All over the United States, legal battles are fought in state capitols and courtrooms over the core democratic principle that is voting. Since 2011

Business

German retail sales jump

The tills keep ringing in Germany. In September, retail sales there rose at the fastest pace since June last year. They were up by 1.5 percent

The tills keep ringing in Germany. In September, retail sales there rose at the fastest pace since June last year. They were up by 1.5 percent

Business

Eurozone unemployment up, inflation eases

The total number of people out of work in the eurozone hit almost 18.5 million in September as the latest figures show unemployment at record levels

The total number of people out of work in the eurozone hit almost 18.5 million in September as the latest figures show unemployment at record levels

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Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, the Princes of Sport

Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, icons of Real Madrid and Barcelona and also heroes of the Spanish national team, were jointly awarded the Prince of

Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez, icons of Real Madrid and Barcelona and also heroes of the Spanish national team, were jointly awarded the Prince of

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'More difficult than Obama thought'

Paul McDowell, euronews: “Let’s reflect now on some words from Barack Obama’s victory speech in Chicago four years ago. I am joined by ABC News

Paul McDowell, euronews: “Let’s reflect now on some words from Barack Obama’s victory speech in Chicago four years ago. I am joined by ABC News

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Obama's legacy

The night Barack Obama changed his sweet home Chicago for a new address at the White House, he was riding a tide of hope across the country. It

The night Barack Obama changed his sweet home Chicago for a new address at the White House, he was riding a tide of hope across the country. It

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Protests outside parliament as Greece votes on 2013 austerity budget

As the government in Greece votes on a new austerity program for next year’s budget, demonstrations are taking place outside parliament in Athens

As the government in Greece votes on a new austerity program for next year’s budget, demonstrations are taking place outside parliament in Athens

Business

Barclays faces fresh US investigations

Further legal problems for Barclays. After its reputation was damaged by the Libor interest rate rigging scandal, the British bank is now being

Further legal problems for Barclays. After its reputation was damaged by the Libor interest rate rigging scandal, the British bank is now being

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Syria: regime warplanes target Damascus districts

Syrian warplanes kept up air raids on rebel strongholds in and around the capital Damascus on Wednesday, according to activists. Amateur video

Syrian warplanes kept up air raids on rebel strongholds in and around the capital Damascus on Wednesday, according to activists. Amateur video

Culture

Cloud Atlas explodes onto screens worldwide

The cast of Cloud Atlas reads something like a Hollywood Who’s Who, headed up by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Susan Saranden. The film itself is an

The cast of Cloud Atlas reads something like a Hollywood Who’s Who, headed up by Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Susan Saranden. The film itself is an

Culture

Tasteful fashion in Paris

The Salon de Chocolat in Paris kicked off with the fashion parade – in which all the clothes were made of chocolate. The models looked good enough to

The Salon de Chocolat in Paris kicked off with the fashion parade – in which all the clothes were made of chocolate. The models looked good enough to

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US look to get back on track after Storm Sandy

Millions of Americans are trying to get their lives back to normal after Storm Sandy wreaked havoc across the country’s northeast. With six days to

Millions of Americans are trying to get their lives back to normal after Storm Sandy wreaked havoc across the country’s northeast. With six days to

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New Jersey family reunited after Sandy havoc

At least 33 people are now known to have died after Storm Sandy ravaged the eastern coast of the US. In Toms River, New Jersey, rescue volunteers

At least 33 people are now known to have died after Storm Sandy ravaged the eastern coast of the US. In Toms River, New Jersey, rescue volunteers

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South Africa: Amplat miners strike continues

Striking workers at the Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa continue to defy Tuesday’s deadline to return to work. Around 2,000 of them

Striking workers at the Anglo American Platinum mine in South Africa continue to defy Tuesday’s deadline to return to work. Around 2,000 of them

Science_technology

Women die of smoking too

What would you do with an extra 10 years of life? Risk it in the sky? Enjoy it on the ocean waves? Spend it on treasure island? The question is real

What would you do with an extra 10 years of life? Risk it in the sky? Enjoy it on the ocean waves? Spend it on treasure island? The question is real

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Sandy's economic costs could run to $20 bln

The economic cost of Sandy is predicted to run to 20 billion dollars (15 billion euros), according to Eqecat, a consultancy that provides loss

The economic cost of Sandy is predicted to run to 20 billion dollars (15 billion euros), according to Eqecat, a consultancy that provides loss

Nocomment

After Hurricane Sandy, New York on the move

Millions of people across the northeast of the US stricken by massive storm Sandy attempted to resume normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets

Millions of people across the northeast of the US stricken by massive storm Sandy attempted to resume normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets

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Ukraine election candidate claims fraud in his district

Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine. A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday

Accusations of electoral fraud continue to be levelled following Sunday’s election in Ukraine. A district office in Kiev was blocked on Tuesday

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Arrests made in Bolivia radio journalist attack

Authorities in Bolivia say they have arrested three men in connection with the attack on radio journalist Fernando Vidal. During a live interview

Authorities in Bolivia say they have arrested three men in connection with the attack on radio journalist Fernando Vidal. During a live interview

Sport

Michael Phelps:"Anything is possible, it really is"

American swimming legend Michael Phelps was in Rio De Janeiro on Tuesday to help inspire some of the city’s poor children ahead of the 2016 Olympic

American swimming legend Michael Phelps was in Rio De Janeiro on Tuesday to help inspire some of the city’s poor children ahead of the 2016 Olympic

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New York State a "major disaster" area - Obama

After the storm, the focus is on taking stock of the damage in New York. Sandy claimed the lives of at least 18 people in the city. The transport

After the storm, the focus is on taking stock of the damage in New York. Sandy claimed the lives of at least 18 people in the city. The transport