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2012-11-07

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Five killed in Moscow shooting

A Russian lawyer has killed five colleagues and wounded two others after going on a shooting spree in Moscow. Russian investigatorsconfirmed that

A Russian lawyer has killed five colleagues and wounded two others after going on a shooting spree in Moscow. Russian investigatorsconfirmed that

Europe

Merkel presses for greater political and economic cooperation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic integration in the EU. In a speech at the

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic integration in the EU. In a speech at the

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Big wins for liberals in US elections

Tuesday’s vote in the US was about much more than the White House and Capitol Hill. Across the country Americans were called on to cast their ballot

Tuesday’s vote in the US was about much more than the White House and Capitol Hill. Across the country Americans were called on to cast their ballot

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Violence erupts at Greek parliament protest

Fierce clashes and running battles have broken out between anti-austerity protestors and police in the Greek capital on the second day of a 48-hour

Fierce clashes and running battles have broken out between anti-austerity protestors and police in the Greek capital on the second day of a 48-hour

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Obama promises better times ahead

Barack Obama, took to the stage in his home city of Chicago, shortly after being re-elected as the president of the United States. Alongside the

Barack Obama, took to the stage in his home city of Chicago, shortly after being re-elected as the president of the United States. Alongside the

Business

Poor Eurozone growth until 2014

The Eurozone looks set to remain in the doldrums until at least the end of next year according to the European Commission. There is light at the

The Eurozone looks set to remain in the doldrums until at least the end of next year according to the European Commission. There is light at the

Europe

Catalan President in Brussels to tackle regional autonomy issue

Independence from Spain and the creation of a federal model for the EU are two of the issues that the President of the autonomous government of

Independence from Spain and the creation of a federal model for the EU are two of the issues that the President of the autonomous government of

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Syria rebels narrowly miss Assad palace

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s palace in Damascus was the target of rebel-fired mortars on Wednesday. They missed but they did strike the

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s palace in Damascus was the target of rebel-fired mortars on Wednesday. They missed but they did strike the

Business

Paribas stands firm as markets fall

BNP Paribas remained resilient to the downward trend on European markets, as it was boosted by better-than expected quarterly results. The share

BNP Paribas remained resilient to the downward trend on European markets, as it was boosted by better-than expected quarterly results. The share

Business

Markets tumble as future fears haunt investors

European markets fell despite early rises following a favourable response to the re-election of President Obama. As the day wore on they began to

European markets fell despite early rises following a favourable response to the re-election of President Obama. As the day wore on they began to

News

'Forward' means facing painful reforms in US - Bremmer

Obama has only talked in broad terms about how he plans to go about the second half of the eight years through which American voters have chosen him

Obama has only talked in broad terms about how he plans to go about the second half of the eight years through which American voters have chosen him

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France unveils plans to allow gay marriage

France has approved a draft bill to allow same-sex marriages. The proposal would give gay couples the right to adopt children but not access to

France has approved a draft bill to allow same-sex marriages. The proposal would give gay couples the right to adopt children but not access to

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Quake hits off Guatemalan coast, felt in Mexico City

A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala on Wednesday shook buildings in Guatemala City and San Salvador and was felt as far away as Mexico

A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala on Wednesday shook buildings in Guatemala City and San Salvador and was felt as far away as Mexico

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New Yorkers celebrate Obama's victory

Newspaper sellers in New York were doing good business today. The headlines said it all: “Obama’s night”, “Obama Triumphs” and “Barack for More.” It

Newspaper sellers in New York were doing good business today. The headlines said it all: “Obama’s night”, “Obama Triumphs” and “Barack for More.” It

Science_technology

Where is Europe's oldest town?

Bulgarian archaeologists led by Professor Vasil Nikolov from the National Archaeology Institute and Museum claim to have discovered Europe’s oldest

Bulgarian archaeologists led by Professor Vasil Nikolov from the National Archaeology Institute and Museum claim to have discovered Europe’s oldest

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China Communist Party prepares for a change of leadership

In stark contrast to the US election hullabaloo, delegates have been arriving quietly for China’s Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The seven

In stark contrast to the US election hullabaloo, delegates have been arriving quietly for China’s Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The seven

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Merkel wants ambitious overhaul of euro zone in 2-3 years

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on fellow European leaders on Wednesday to agree an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on fellow European leaders on Wednesday to agree an ambitious, concrete plan for closer fiscal and economic

Culture

Disney's latest fairy film to make cinema bow

Disney star Debby Ryan is the voice of one of the winter fairies in the new animated film “Secret of the Wings”. In the movie Tinker Bell voiced by

Disney star Debby Ryan is the voice of one of the winter fairies in the new animated film “Secret of the Wings”. In the movie Tinker Bell voiced by

Culture

"Grassroots", the latest film from Stephen Gyllenhaal

“American Pie” actor Jason Biggs stars in new film “Grassroots,” which tells the true story of an out-of-work journalist, Phil Campbell, who gets

“American Pie” actor Jason Biggs stars in new film “Grassroots,” which tells the true story of an out-of-work journalist, Phil Campbell, who gets

Culture

Rare Andy Warhol work goes under the hammer in NYC

Christie’s is offering rare, highly sought-after art from Andy Warhol including his 1966 canvas of a leather-clad Marlon Brando on a motorcycle and

Christie’s is offering rare, highly sought-after art from Andy Warhol including his 1966 canvas of a leather-clad Marlon Brando on a motorcycle and

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Obama and Europe - another four years

After the jubilation across Europe at Barack Obama’s victory, it would be simple to sit back and relax. After all, we know what we’re getting. Better

After the jubilation across Europe at Barack Obama’s victory, it would be simple to sit back and relax. After all, we know what we’re getting. Better

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Hundreds rescued from North sea oil rig

Around 330 people had to be evaccuated from a North Sea oil rig, off the coast of Norway, after it began tilting because of a leak. Norway’s state

Around 330 people had to be evaccuated from a North Sea oil rig, off the coast of Norway, after it began tilting because of a leak. Norway’s state

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On-the-run crocodile is caught in Gaza

A crocodile which escaped from a zoo in Gaza 18 months ago has been captured. The croc was spotted in sewage pools in the northern Gaza strip a few

A crocodile which escaped from a zoo in Gaza 18 months ago has been captured. The croc was spotted in sewage pools in the northern Gaza strip a few

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Corsican novel wins France's top book prize

France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt, has been won by a Philosophy teacher, with a novel set in crime-ridden Corsica. ‘The Sermon on the Fall

France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt, has been won by a Philosophy teacher, with a novel set in crime-ridden Corsica. ‘The Sermon on the Fall

Europe

Greenpeace cautions Brussels over new GM crops

Greenpeace has delivered a warning to Brussels on the use of new GM crops.   The organisation gathered outside the European Commission to oppose the

Greenpeace has delivered a warning to Brussels on the use of new GM crops.   The organisation gathered outside the European Commission to oppose the

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Europeans praise Obama's victory

Europeans have given their views on Barack Obama’s defeat of Mitt Romney. A recent YouGov poll that surveyed six difference countries found that 90

Europeans have given their views on Barack Obama’s defeat of Mitt Romney. A recent YouGov poll that surveyed six difference countries found that 90

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Americans in Paris celebrate Obama's victory

At the American embassy in Paris there has been much celebrating after President Barack Obama won his second term as president of the United

At the American embassy in Paris there has been much celebrating after President Barack Obama won his second term as president of the United

Business

Dutch ING slashes jobs after profits drop

The biggest Dutch financial-services company ING is to shed 2,350 jobs in its banking and insurance units after seeing a 64 percent drop in third

The biggest Dutch financial-services company ING is to shed 2,350 jobs in its banking and insurance units after seeing a 64 percent drop in third

Business

"Wise men" reduce German growth forecasts

The German government has been criticised over its social welfare plans by the country’s panel of economic advisers, traditionally known as the “wise

The German government has been criticised over its social welfare plans by the country’s panel of economic advisers, traditionally known as the “wise