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2012-11-14

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Obama urges Republicans to make deal on middle-class tax

President Barack Obama has urged congressional leaders to help him fufill what he called his mandate to help middle class families. In a

President Barack Obama has urged congressional leaders to help him fufill what he called his mandate to help middle class families. In a

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Europe hit by anti-austerity strikes

Anti-austerity protests have erupted across Europe in the biggest union strikes since the debt crisis began in 2009. Millions turned out to

Anti-austerity protests have erupted across Europe in the biggest union strikes since the debt crisis began in 2009. Millions turned out to

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Protesters and riot police square-up in Lisbon

In Lisbon the parliament building became the focus of Portuguese anti-austerity anger. Ranks of police in riot gear held back a crowd that prised

In Lisbon the parliament building became the focus of Portuguese anti-austerity anger. Ranks of police in riot gear held back a crowd that prised

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Russia: satelite communication breakdown

The Russian space agency says it has re-established contact with civilian satellites and the International Space Station (ISS) after a construction

The Russian space agency says it has re-established contact with civilian satellites and the International Space Station (ISS) after a construction

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Egypt: new tombs discovered

New pictures have emerged of a 4,500-year-old tomb in Egypt unearthed by Czech archaeologists which they believe to be the burial site of Princess

New pictures have emerged of a 4,500-year-old tomb in Egypt unearthed by Czech archaeologists which they believe to be the burial site of Princess

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Cliff tension grips US

Well ahead of US President Barack Obama’s January 20th re-inauguration there is no time to waste in talks with Congress. Lawmakers and the White

Well ahead of US President Barack Obama’s January 20th re-inauguration there is no time to waste in talks with Congress. Lawmakers and the White

Sport

Open for Olympic business

For the first time in the country’s history Russia will host the Winter Olympic’s in 2014 in Sochi and with a little more than a year left until the

For the first time in the country’s history Russia will host the Winter Olympic’s in 2014 in Sochi and with a little more than a year left until the

Business

Share lock-up ends for Facebook

Shares in Facebook jumped in heavy trading on the Nasdaq. The rise comes as millions of shares held by the company’s staff become available – the

Shares in Facebook jumped in heavy trading on the Nasdaq. The rise comes as millions of shares held by the company’s staff become available – the

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ETUC blasts austerity abyss

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) representing workers in 23 countries called for solidarity action today, protesting against austerity

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) representing workers in 23 countries called for solidarity action today, protesting against austerity

Business

Infineon Technologies learn to adapt

Times may be tough, but Infineon is adjusting and that has enabled Europe’s second biggest chipmaker to buck the downward trend. On Wednesday in

Times may be tough, but Infineon is adjusting and that has enabled Europe’s second biggest chipmaker to buck the downward trend. On Wednesday in

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Optimism is the winner

Madhav Chavan has won the 2012 Wise Prize for education. The Indian social activist collected a medal and a cheque for half a million dollars. He is

Madhav Chavan has won the 2012 Wise Prize for education. The Indian social activist collected a medal and a cheque for half a million dollars. He is

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French unions call for rethink on austerity measures

A day after being crowned the most unpopular French president after six months in office, Francois Hollande has been left in no doubt as to what many

A day after being crowned the most unpopular French president after six months in office, Francois Hollande has been left in no doubt as to what many

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Education is the key

The annual WISE education summit in Doha, Qatar has reiterated its commitment to providing education for the estimated 61 million children across the

The annual WISE education summit in Doha, Qatar has reiterated its commitment to providing education for the estimated 61 million children across the

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Xi head man of China's future

It is expected that the face which will be overseeing China for the next decade will be that of Xi Jinping, now age 59. Born after the 1949

It is expected that the face which will be overseeing China for the next decade will be that of Xi Jinping, now age 59. Born after the 1949

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Israeli air strike kills Hamas military leader

The Palestinian group Hamas has confirmed that an Israeli air strike has killed the head of its military wing. Ahmed Al-Jaabari, died along with a

The Palestinian group Hamas has confirmed that an Israeli air strike has killed the head of its military wing. Ahmed Al-Jaabari, died along with a

Culture

Thessaloniki Film Festival

The International Film Festival in Thessaloniki is the most important event in Greece when it comes to movies and film makers – and includes

The International Film Festival in Thessaloniki is the most important event in Greece when it comes to movies and film makers – and includes

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Italy's anti-austerity protests erupt into violence

Thousands of demonstrators marched in towns and cities all over Italy in support of the anti-austerity action. The biggest union in the country

Thousands of demonstrators marched in towns and cities all over Italy in support of the anti-austerity action. The biggest union in the country

Europe

EU proposal to break 'glass ceiling' for women

Women still find the road to success blocked in the business world. And attitudes differ widely across Europe. In Malta, just 3% of board members are

Women still find the road to success blocked in the business world. And attitudes differ widely across Europe. In Malta, just 3% of board members are

Business

Figures point to economic gloom in Portugal and Greece

How much are the decision makers of the EU listening to the feet on the streets of Europe’s cities on the day of action? Is there a sense that

How much are the decision makers of the EU listening to the feet on the streets of Europe’s cities on the day of action? Is there a sense that

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Greek workers show solidarity with suffering in Spain, Portugal

In central Athens, they carried the flags of their Mediterannean neighbours; those who’ve witnessed the Greek economy break down; countries now

In central Athens, they carried the flags of their Mediterannean neighbours; those who’ve witnessed the Greek economy break down; countries now

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Spanish anti-austerity protesters clash with police

Tens of thousand of people have taken to the streets throughout Spain to join a general strike that is stretching across Europe. It is coordinated

Tens of thousand of people have taken to the streets throughout Spain to join a general strike that is stretching across Europe. It is coordinated

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Lisbon's commuters hit by stoppage

Taxis lined up in Portugal’s capital Lisbon to take passengers stranded by the general strike. Many commuters planned alternative routes because of

Taxis lined up in Portugal’s capital Lisbon to take passengers stranded by the general strike. Many commuters planned alternative routes because of

Business

UK sees sharp rise in unemployment claims

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for over a year, but the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance showed its sharpest

Unemployment in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for over a year, but the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance showed its sharpest

Business

Toyota recalls for the second time in two months

Toyota are recalling almost three million cars worldwide. The worst affected model is the Prius with a steering problem at low speeds. Six hundred

Toyota are recalling almost three million cars worldwide. The worst affected model is the Prius with a steering problem at low speeds. Six hundred

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Anti-austerity marches throughout Italy

In Italy, there were rallies were held across the country. Demonstrators expressed their disdain for the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has

In Italy, there were rallies were held across the country. Demonstrators expressed their disdain for the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has

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China Communist Party Congress closes

China’s Communist Party has ended its week-long congress in Beijing. But officials are still ‘keeping mum’ about who is taking over at the

China’s Communist Party has ended its week-long congress in Beijing. But officials are still ‘keeping mum’ about who is taking over at the

Europe

Is Europe safe from 'lone wolf' terrorism?

After a string of recent cases in Europe and across the world, ‘lone wolf’ attacks have been identified as one of the most worrying terrorism trends

After a string of recent cases in Europe and across the world, ‘lone wolf’ attacks have been identified as one of the most worrying terrorism trends

Europe

How much space do we need?

Alex Taylor: While some Europeans are drowning in an economic nightmare, others – to paraphrase Oscar Wilde – are looking at the stars. In Europe we

Alex Taylor: While some Europeans are drowning in an economic nightmare, others – to paraphrase Oscar Wilde – are looking at the stars. In Europe we

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Europe-wide strikes against cutbacks

Spain and Portugal are at a virtual standstill as trade unions stage co-ordinated general strikes against austerity measures. Supporting action is

Spain and Portugal are at a virtual standstill as trade unions stage co-ordinated general strikes against austerity measures. Supporting action is

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Europe's day of anti-austerity strikes kicks off in Madrid

Spain’s union leaders and members gathered at Madrid’s iconic square Puerta del Sol on Tuesday night to mark the start of a 24-hour general strike.

Spain’s union leaders and members gathered at Madrid’s iconic square Puerta del Sol on Tuesday night to mark the start of a 24-hour general strike.