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2012-11-08

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Georgian prosecutors charge ex-minister and army officials

Georgia’s former interior and defence minister has been charged with abuse of power. Bacho Akhalaia was detained on Tuesday. The army’s

Georgia’s former interior and defence minister has been charged with abuse of power. Bacho Akhalaia was detained on Tuesday. The army’s

Europe

EU staff strike over planned wages and pension cuts

EU Council staff and European Commission officials went on strike on Thursday in protest at proposed salary and pension cuts. They grouped outside

EU Council staff and European Commission officials went on strike on Thursday in protest at proposed salary and pension cuts. They grouped outside

Europe

European Commission agrees to support ailing European car industry

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

Peugeot, Opel, Ford … successive closures in Europe mean the car sector is struggling. In an action plan presented today, the European Commission

Sport

Wiggins out of hospital

Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins has been released from hospital after breaking a rib and finger in a collision with a van close to his home

Olympic gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins has been released from hospital after breaking a rib and finger in a collision with a van close to his home

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China's new leaders consider corruption and the poor

Do you think your country’s politics are tough? Try China, population 1.3 billion. This is the Communist Party’s 18th Congress, where it just got new

Do you think your country’s politics are tough? Try China, population 1.3 billion. This is the Communist Party’s 18th Congress, where it just got new

Business

Revamped Siemens seduce investors

As European stock markets were falling, Siemens’ revamped programme seduced investors. The share price of the German engineering giant, Frankfurt’s

As European stock markets were falling, Siemens’ revamped programme seduced investors. The share price of the German engineering giant, Frankfurt’s

News

Obama under pressure to avoid "fiscal cliff"

After the highs of victory, and a triumphant return to the White House,today it’s back to business for Barack Obama. And first on his to-do list

After the highs of victory, and a triumphant return to the White House,today it’s back to business for Barack Obama. And first on his to-do list

Business

ECB ready to wait for bailout requests

The European Central Bank has confirmed that it is ready to buy bonds of debt-strained governments, but requires those in need to sign up to a

The European Central Bank has confirmed that it is ready to buy bonds of debt-strained governments, but requires those in need to sign up to a

News

Colorado and Washington make recreational marijuana legal

Votes making Colorado and Washington the first US states to legalise marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories if the federal

Votes making Colorado and Washington the first US states to legalise marijuana for recreational use could be short-lived victories if the federal

News

Sixth person dies after Russia shooting

A sixth person has died after being shot when a man went on the rampage at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Another person remains in hospital

A sixth person has died after being shot when a man went on the rampage at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Another person remains in hospital

News

Quatemale earthquake death toll rises

At least 52 people are now known to have been killed by an earthquake in Guatemala. It’s thought 22 people are still missing and thousands of homes

At least 52 people are now known to have been killed by an earthquake in Guatemala. It’s thought 22 people are still missing and thousands of homes

News

Who is Xi Jinping?

59-year old Xi Jinping has been China’s vice president since 2008, albeit with a much lower profile than other Chinese leaders. His father was a

59-year old Xi Jinping has been China’s vice president since 2008, albeit with a much lower profile than other Chinese leaders. His father was a

Culture

"The Central Park Five", a gritty and critical true story

“The Central Park Five” is a documentary based on an assault and rape that took place in New York City’s Central Park on April 19, 1989. The victim

“The Central Park Five” is a documentary based on an assault and rape that took place in New York City’s Central Park on April 19, 1989. The victim

Science_technology

Urban Farms in Berlin

A Berlin -based company, Efficient City Farming (ECF), has developed the Container Farm, which they hope will be a step in the right direction

A Berlin -based company, Efficient City Farming (ECF), has developed the Container Farm, which they hope will be a step in the right direction

Culture

"Six weeks of Iranian Art" in Toronto

Mahmoud Meraji, is one of 5 artists to conduct visual art workshops as part of the the festival “Six Weeks of Iranian Art” taking place in

Mahmoud Meraji, is one of 5 artists to conduct visual art workshops as part of the the festival “Six Weeks of Iranian Art” taking place in

Business

Chill winds hit Vestas 3,000 jobs to go

Danish turbine maker Vestas is to axe 3,000 jobs after poor orders battered third-quarter profits. The sector has been fighting overcapacity

Danish turbine maker Vestas is to axe 3,000 jobs after poor orders battered third-quarter profits. The sector has been fighting overcapacity

Culture

Taylor Swift helps get London into the Christmas spirit

Country-pop star Taylor Swift has had the honour of helping to kick start the festive season by switching on the Christmas lights at a shopping

Country-pop star Taylor Swift has had the honour of helping to kick start the festive season by switching on the Christmas lights at a shopping

Business

France and Belgium agree fresh cash injection for Dexia

France and Belgium have agreed to inject 5.5 billion euros into Dexia, after the lender made another substantial loss. The two states pumped 6.4

France and Belgium have agreed to inject 5.5 billion euros into Dexia, after the lender made another substantial loss. The two states pumped 6.4

Business

ECB holds on rate while launching OMTs

The European Central bank has surprised no-one by keeping interest rates at three quarters of a percent. The ECB wants to be sure the record low rate

The European Central bank has surprised no-one by keeping interest rates at three quarters of a percent. The ECB wants to be sure the record low rate

News

New York and New Jersey hit by snowstorm after Sandy

Residents in New York and New Jersey must be wondering what they have done wrong. As if Hurricaine Sandy hadn’t caused enough misery, now a

Residents in New York and New Jersey must be wondering what they have done wrong. As if Hurricaine Sandy hadn’t caused enough misery, now a

News

Outgoing Chinese president calls for end to corruption

Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened his Communist Party’s Congress with a call to crackdown on corruption. The 69-year-old said his

Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened his Communist Party’s Congress with a call to crackdown on corruption. The 69-year-old said his

News

O Red Cross 'unable to cope' with huge number of Syrian refugees

O Red Cross ‘unable to cope’ with huge number of Syrian refugees The ICRC has announced that the refugee situation for Syrians fleeing the fighting

O Red Cross ‘unable to cope’ with huge number of Syrian refugees The ICRC has announced that the refugee situation for Syrians fleeing the fighting

News

Greece: Fourth round of austerity gets parliamentary approval

Greek MPs approved the latest and fourth round of austerity measures by a razor thin margin on Wednesday night as around 100,000 people marched on

Greek MPs approved the latest and fourth round of austerity measures by a razor thin margin on Wednesday night as around 100,000 people marched on

News

Storm setback for Sandy recovery

New York has again been hit by severe weather. An autumn storm which normally the big apple would have ridden with ease has brought more misery for

New York has again been hit by severe weather. An autumn storm which normally the big apple would have ridden with ease has brought more misery for

News

Tour de France Wiggins knocked off his bike

Tour de France and Olympic Gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins is in hospital after being knocked off his bike. The champion cyclist collided with a

Tour de France and Olympic Gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins is in hospital after being knocked off his bike. The champion cyclist collided with a

News

Three dead in Ghana shopping mall collapse

At least three people have been killed in Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in the capital, Accra. Forty people have been pulled out

At least three people have been killed in Ghana after a shopping centre collapsed in the capital, Accra. Forty people have been pulled out

News

Hispanic voters key to Obama re-election

A record turnout of Hispanic voters helped US President Barack Obama back to the White House. Exit polls showed that Hispanics made up 10 percent

A record turnout of Hispanic voters helped US President Barack Obama back to the White House. Exit polls showed that Hispanics made up 10 percent

News

Chinese Communists hold party congress

China is preparing for a once-in-a-decade change of leadership. The Communist Party Congress, held once every 10 years, opened in Beijing on

China is preparing for a once-in-a-decade change of leadership. The Communist Party Congress, held once every 10 years, opened in Beijing on

Nocomment

Greek workers invade ministry building

A group of municipal workers briefly invaded a government ministry building on Wednesday, ahead of a vote in the Greek parliament on new painful

A group of municipal workers briefly invaded a government ministry building on Wednesday, ahead of a vote in the Greek parliament on new painful

Nocomment

Charles and Camilla's royal tour in Australia

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, flew into Adelaide, on day three of the Australian leg of their Pacific tour to

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, flew into Adelaide, on day three of the Australian leg of their Pacific tour to