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2012-11-01

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Bloomberg backs Barack

The governor of New York, the multi-billionaire former Republican Michael Bloomberg, has thrown his support behind Barack Obama to be returned to the

The governor of New York, the multi-billionaire former Republican Michael Bloomberg, has thrown his support behind Barack Obama to be returned to the

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US presidential election: What if its a draw?

Neither Obama nor Mitt Romney has been able to claim a majority. Honors even, 269 Electoral College votes to 269. What next? Euronews has the

Neither Obama nor Mitt Romney has been able to claim a majority. Honors even, 269 Electoral College votes to 269. What next? Euronews has the

Culture

La Scala's winning duo: Dudamel and Barenboim

World-famous conductor Gustavo Dudamel has reunited with his colleague Daniel Barenboim for a concert celebrating the maestro’s 70th birthday. For

World-famous conductor Gustavo Dudamel has reunited with his colleague Daniel Barenboim for a concert celebrating the maestro’s 70th birthday. For

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Obama and Romney focus on swing-states

The US presidential candidates picked up where they left off on the campaign trail after a short break to deal with the impact of storm

The US presidential candidates picked up where they left off on the campaign trail after a short break to deal with the impact of storm

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Hollande, Netanyahu visit 'Merah' school in Toulouse

French President François Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Jewish school in Toulouse where a gunman

French President François Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Jewish school in Toulouse where a gunman

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Who is the real Mitt Romney?

What are we to make of Mitt Romney, the man who could very well beat Obama to the White House? We put that question to Charles Kupchan, Professor

What are we to make of Mitt Romney, the man who could very well beat Obama to the White House? We put that question to Charles Kupchan, Professor

Business

Lloyds shares surmount PPI problems

Lloyds Banking Group’s better-than-expected quarterly results were received with enthusiasm on Thursday in London and its shares surged 8.28

Lloyds Banking Group’s better-than-expected quarterly results were received with enthusiasm on Thursday in London and its shares surged 8.28

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EU budget and powers threaten UK government split

British leaders have been trying to smooth over a split within Prime Minister David Cameron’s party about the EU budget. More than 50 Conservative

British leaders have been trying to smooth over a split within Prime Minister David Cameron’s party about the EU budget. More than 50 Conservative

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Mitt Romney: The Comeback Kid

Mitt Romney was a surprise package in the US presidential race. The Republican traditional conservative base found him not conservative enough. His

Mitt Romney was a surprise package in the US presidential race. The Republican traditional conservative base found him not conservative enough. His

Business

Days before the election, mixed US economic news

There was modest improvement in the US labour market as companies added jobs in October at the fastest pace in eight months. Private employers took

There was modest improvement in the US labour market as companies added jobs in October at the fastest pace in eight months. Private employers took

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Critics see red over Russia's internet blacklist

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

Russia has begun blacklisting websites it considers a threat to children. A new law that was passed by parliament in the summer has come into

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Transport links get back to normal after Sandy

Transport links across the northeast coast of US are starting to get back to normal after storm Sandy. All but three subway lines in New York have

Transport links across the northeast coast of US are starting to get back to normal after storm Sandy. All but three subway lines in New York have

Business

One year on, how's the ECB's Draghi doing?

As Mario Draghi marked his first year in the job as president of the European Central Bank, the eurozone economy remained troubled and the feeling

As Mario Draghi marked his first year in the job as president of the European Central Bank, the eurozone economy remained troubled and the feeling

Culture

World's narrowest house opens in Warsaw

An artist’s workspace has opened in Warsaw and has been hailed as ‘the World’s Narrowest House’. The structure, situated between two apartment

An artist’s workspace has opened in Warsaw and has been hailed as ‘the World’s Narrowest House’. The structure, situated between two apartment

Culture

'Borgias' promise more thrills for Season 2

While American TV series have raised the bar in recent years for quality and investment, with a string of hits from The Wire and The Sopranos to

While American TV series have raised the bar in recent years for quality and investment, with a string of hits from The Wire and The Sopranos to

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Madrid Halloween party crush kills three women

It was supposed to be gigantic Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ themed party to celebrate Halloween in the Spanish capital. But the fun turned to tragedy

It was supposed to be gigantic Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ themed party to celebrate Halloween in the Spanish capital. But the fun turned to tragedy

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Greek journalist accused of exposing tax-dodgers goes on trial

A journalist who published the names of wealthy Greeks who supposedly have Swiss bank accounts appeared in court in Athens on Thursday. Costas

A journalist who published the names of wealthy Greeks who supposedly have Swiss bank accounts appeared in court in Athens on Thursday. Costas

Business

China's economy shows signs of recovery

There are more signs that China’s economy is rebounding. In September, the official purchasing managers’ index, which uses surveys of companies to

There are more signs that China’s economy is rebounding. In September, the official purchasing managers’ index, which uses surveys of companies to

Business

Mis-sold loan insurance hits Lloyds

Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group has taken another one billion pound hit to compensate customers who were mis-sold insurance on loans – that’s almost

Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group has taken another one billion pound hit to compensate customers who were mis-sold insurance on loans – that’s almost

Business

UK manufacturing downturn highlights weakness

The start of manufacturing in Britain worsened in October as companies received fewer orders and costs rose at a faster pace. Production was cut

The start of manufacturing in Britain worsened in October as companies received fewer orders and costs rose at a faster pace. Production was cut

Business

China buys stake in UK airports

The Chinese government’s main investment fund is buying a 10 percent stake in the company that operates London’s Heathrow Airport as well as

The Chinese government’s main investment fund is buying a 10 percent stake in the company that operates London’s Heathrow Airport as well as

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Dozens killed in Saudi tanker blast

Dozens of people have been killed and an estimated 100 others injured after a fuel tanker crashed into a motorway flyover in Saudi Arabia. The

Dozens of people have been killed and an estimated 100 others injured after a fuel tanker crashed into a motorway flyover in Saudi Arabia. The

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Syrian military launches fresh strikes on Damascus

Syria’s military has launched fresh airstrikes on rebel compounds in the capital, Damascus. The planes carried out raids on Thursday, pummelling

Syria’s military has launched fresh airstrikes on rebel compounds in the capital, Damascus. The planes carried out raids on Thursday, pummelling

Science_technology

Robots under the skin

A team of scientists in Italy have been working on a unique robotic surgery system. They hope that one day robots could take over the work of

A team of scientists in Italy have been working on a unique robotic surgery system. They hope that one day robots could take over the work of

Science_technology

Lighter-than-air material discovered

German material scientists from Kiel University and the Hamburg University of Technology have created the world’s lightest material, dubbed

German material scientists from Kiel University and the Hamburg University of Technology have created the world’s lightest material, dubbed

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New Jersey faces Superstorm Sandy's devastation

Residents living along the New Jersey coast are returning to devastated homes and communities after the area was one of the worst hit by Superstorm

Residents living along the New Jersey coast are returning to devastated homes and communities after the area was one of the worst hit by Superstorm

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Belgian jail loses keys

The governor of one Belgian jail has been suspended after keys to the cells went missing. The chaplain of Leuven prison has mislaid his master set

The governor of one Belgian jail has been suspended after keys to the cells went missing. The chaplain of Leuven prison has mislaid his master set

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Protests marr approval of new Libya government

Libya’s new government was approved on Wednesday during a session cut short due to protests outside. The new administration has been put together

Libya’s new government was approved on Wednesday during a session cut short due to protests outside. The new administration has been put together

Europe

Could Europe become a federation of regions?

Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders are among a number of European regions with yearnings for autonomy, if not outright independence. The financial

Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders are among a number of European regions with yearnings for autonomy, if not outright independence. The financial