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2012-11-05

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Obama camp confident ahead of election day

Just hours before millions of Americans started casting their votes to decide who will occupy the White House for the next four years, euronews’

Just hours before millions of Americans started casting their votes to decide who will occupy the White House for the next four years, euronews’

Sport

Bjarne Riis under pressure

Former CSC Team captain Tyler Hamilton revealed on Sunday that Bjarne Riis, his manager at the time, was the man who introduced him to the

Former CSC Team captain Tyler Hamilton revealed on Sunday that Bjarne Riis, his manager at the time, was the man who introduced him to the

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Iranians 'back Obama' over 'unpopular' Romney

Few places around the world are likely to be more directly affected by the outcome of the US election than Iran. Under Obama the US has cranked up

Few places around the world are likely to be more directly affected by the outcome of the US election than Iran. Under Obama the US has cranked up

News

USA-EU relations in holding pattern

One of the areas in which the American voters’ choice of president is not expected to make much difference is the United States’ relationship with

One of the areas in which the American voters’ choice of president is not expected to make much difference is the United States’ relationship with

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Close call prompts Romney to change tactics

The closest US presidential campaign in recent memory is entering the final stages. Rather than staying in New Hampshire on polling day as planned

The closest US presidential campaign in recent memory is entering the final stages. Rather than staying in New Hampshire on polling day as planned

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Decision time for US voters

The last day of campaigning by the US presidential candidates took them to different states where neither has enough of an advantage. They were

The last day of campaigning by the US presidential candidates took them to different states where neither has enough of an advantage. They were

Business

Ryanair flying high

Ryanair’s shares took off on Monday, boosted by better-than-expected first half results. Europe’s biggest budget airline owes its strong

Ryanair’s shares took off on Monday, boosted by better-than-expected first half results. Europe’s biggest budget airline owes its strong

Europe

Obama gets election thumbs up from Europeans

Obama or Romney? If Europeans could vote, Barack Obama would be re-elected with an overwhelming majority. That’s the outcome of an opinion poll

Obama or Romney? If Europeans could vote, Barack Obama would be re-elected with an overwhelming majority. That’s the outcome of an opinion poll

Business

Turkey upgraded to investment grade by Fitch

Fitch has upgraded the credit rating of Turkey in a move that Ankara says will boost growth. The bump up to investment grade – for the first time

Fitch has upgraded the credit rating of Turkey in a move that Ankara says will boost growth. The bump up to investment grade – for the first time

Business

S&P rapped for misleading Australian investors

An Australian court has ruled that Standard & Poor’s misled investors in the way that it rated some investments. The agency gave its highest

An Australian court has ruled that Standard & Poor’s misled investors in the way that it rated some investments. The agency gave its highest

News

Upsurge of violence in Syria

A new wave of violence has swept through several cities in Syria today. In Damascus a car bomb exploded in a busy square in the Mezzeh 86 area of

A new wave of violence has swept through several cities in Syria today. In Damascus a car bomb exploded in a busy square in the Mezzeh 86 area of

Culture

"Rust and Bone", a different kind of love story

“Rust and Bone” is the gritty, moving and emotional love story from Cannes Grand Prix winner Jacques Audiard. The movie stars Academy Award-winning

“Rust and Bone” is the gritty, moving and emotional love story from Cannes Grand Prix winner Jacques Audiard. The movie stars Academy Award-winning

Culture

US First Ladies, a style and pop culture icon

The first lady of the United States is a privileged position that can turn the woman who holds it into an instant American icon. Each wife that has

The first lady of the United States is a privileged position that can turn the woman who holds it into an instant American icon. Each wife that has

Business

French told to be more competitive

France must dramatically slash its labour costs to become more competitive. That is the conclusion of a review by French industrialist Louis

France must dramatically slash its labour costs to become more competitive. That is the conclusion of a review by French industrialist Louis

News

Civilians die in Bahrain bomb blasts

Two people died after five bombs exploded in Bahrain on Monday according to government officials. The Interior Ministry said the people who were

Two people died after five bombs exploded in Bahrain on Monday according to government officials. The Interior Ministry said the people who were

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South Korea power cuts 'inevitable' after nuclear shutdown

Two nuclear reactors in South Korea have been closed down because many components were not certified. The government says the shutdown at the

Two nuclear reactors in South Korea have been closed down because many components were not certified. The government says the shutdown at the

Science_technology

Precious Venom

Venom from snakes is highly needed, both for producing antidotes and for scientific research. In fact, each year snake bites kill more people than

Venom from snakes is highly needed, both for producing antidotes and for scientific research. In fact, each year snake bites kill more people than

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Spain's jobless rate hits 4.83 million

The number of people out of work in Spain has climbed again. An extra 128,000 people were unemployed in October, according to the latest figures

The number of people out of work in Spain has climbed again. An extra 128,000 people were unemployed in October, according to the latest figures

Sport

Chinese prodigy to compete in golf Masters

A 14-year-old boy is going to compete in the 2013 Masters. Guan Tianlang of Guangzhou, China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand

A 14-year-old boy is going to compete in the 2013 Masters. Guan Tianlang of Guangzhou, China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand

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New Dutch cabinet sworn in by Queen

The Netherland’s new centrist government has been sworn in by Queen Beatrix. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals have taken five weeks to form a

The Netherland’s new centrist government has been sworn in by Queen Beatrix. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s Liberals have taken five weeks to form a

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'Bionic' man climbs Chicago skyscraper

A man who lost his right leg in a motorbike accident has climbed to the top of one of the world’s tallest buildings. Zak Vawter wore a

A man who lost his right leg in a motorbike accident has climbed to the top of one of the world’s tallest buildings. Zak Vawter wore a

Business

Toyota number one again

Toyota sold 7.4 million vehicles worldwide in the first nine months of the year, beating GM and Volkswagen to regain the top seller title. The

Toyota sold 7.4 million vehicles worldwide in the first nine months of the year, beating GM and Volkswagen to regain the top seller title. The

Business

HSBC money laundering hit to be big

HSBC has said is likely to face criminal charges in the US over a failure to prevent money laundering. Europe’s biggest bank also anticipated a

HSBC has said is likely to face criminal charges in the US over a failure to prevent money laundering. Europe’s biggest bank also anticipated a

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Experts weigh-up storm effect on US poll

As the huge clean-up after superstorm Sandy continues many people are speculating as to what the effect might be on Tuesday’s US presidential

As the huge clean-up after superstorm Sandy continues many people are speculating as to what the effect might be on Tuesday’s US presidential

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Ukraine's opposition demands vote re-count

Ukraine’s opposition parties are protesting in central Kiev over allegations of vote-rigging in the country’s recent parliamentary election. They

Ukraine’s opposition parties are protesting in central Kiev over allegations of vote-rigging in the country’s recent parliamentary election. They

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Chinese PM probed over 'secret fortune'

China’s ruling Communist Party is investigating allegations that the family of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has amassed a secret billion dollar fortune

China’s ruling Communist Party is investigating allegations that the family of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has amassed a secret billion dollar fortune

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Greece: strike warning ahead of new austerity vote

Unions have timed a three-day general strike in Greece to coincide with two key parliamentary votes this week. Public transport workers in Athens

Unions have timed a three-day general strike in Greece to coincide with two key parliamentary votes this week. Public transport workers in Athens

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Spain jobless rate climbs further

Spain’s unemployment rate continues to worsen, after recently hitting a record 25 percent. The latest Labour ministry figures show more than

Spain’s unemployment rate continues to worsen, after recently hitting a record 25 percent. The latest Labour ministry figures show more than

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Merkel's coalition agrees deal on welfare reform

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition struck an agreement on Monday on controversial welfare reform ahead of next September’s federal

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition struck an agreement on Monday on controversial welfare reform ahead of next September’s federal