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2012-11-15

News

Spain suspends home evictions in face of protests

Spain is to introduce measures to help the most needy families from being evicted. It follows a growing protests over the problem which is blamed

Spain is to introduce measures to help the most needy families from being evicted. It follows a growing protests over the problem which is blamed

News

Israeli/Hamas conflict: why now?

Once again the Israeli-Hamas conflict has erupted into violence and the bloodshed looks set to climb over the coming days. As rockets continue to

Once again the Israeli-Hamas conflict has erupted into violence and the bloodshed looks set to climb over the coming days. As rockets continue to

Culture

London Royal Opera House celebrates Wagner

2013 will mark the bicentenary of Wagner’s birth. To celebrate the anniversary, London’s Royal Opera House has put on the whole of Wagner’s Ring

2013 will mark the bicentenary of Wagner’s birth. To celebrate the anniversary, London’s Royal Opera House has put on the whole of Wagner’s Ring

News

Hamas remain defiant as Israeli strikes hit Gaza

In Gaza City, they buried the man whose killing started this latest round of bloodshed, the body of the Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jaabari

In Gaza City, they buried the man whose killing started this latest round of bloodshed, the body of the Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jaabari

Europe

Brussels calls for end to energy market distortion

In it’s autumn balance sheet, the European Commissioner for Energy gave member states a dressing down and pressed them to make the internal energy

In it’s autumn balance sheet, the European Commissioner for Energy gave member states a dressing down and pressed them to make the internal energy

News

Gaza's second day of pounding by Israel

Day two of the Gaza conflict, and Israeli warplanes continued to strike targets in and around Gaza City. Plumes of smoke and dust snaked into a sky

Day two of the Gaza conflict, and Israeli warplanes continued to strike targets in and around Gaza City. Plumes of smoke and dust snaked into a sky

Special_reports

Doha education summit 'collaborates for change'

Improving education goes hand in hand with innovative new ideas. That was the challenge for delegates attending the Qatar Foundation’s World

Improving education goes hand in hand with innovative new ideas. That was the challenge for delegates attending the Qatar Foundation’s World

News

China: the straining giant's new leaders

A new line-up of top leaders replaces the old guard in China. How will the single-party system hold up under increasing challenges? These include

A new line-up of top leaders replaces the old guard in China. How will the single-party system hold up under increasing challenges? These include

Special_reports

WISE summit announces six new winners

For the past three years, the WISE summit in Doha grants awards to six innovative educational projects from all over the world. Amongst this year’s

For the past three years, the WISE summit in Doha grants awards to six innovative educational projects from all over the world. Amongst this year’s

News

Israeli soldiers mass near Gaza border

With Palestinian militant rockets continuing to rain down on Israel, Israel’s army is making no secret of the fact it is preparing to take tougher

With Palestinian militant rockets continuing to rain down on Israel, Israel’s army is making no secret of the fact it is preparing to take tougher

Sport

Sordo returns to Citroen

Spain’s Dani Sordo will return to Citroen for the 2013 World Rally Championship season after two years with the Provide-run Mini team. The

Spain’s Dani Sordo will return to Citroen for the 2013 World Rally Championship season after two years with the Provide-run Mini team. The

News

European brands’ digital leaders meet in Paris

Social networks, online marketing and mobile technologies were all the buzz at the Electronic Business Group (EBG) event in Paris on Wednesday

Social networks, online marketing and mobile technologies were all the buzz at the Electronic Business Group (EBG) event in Paris on Wednesday

Business

Bulgaria and Russia seal SouthStream deal

Russia and Bulgaria have signed a deal to build the Bulgarian section of the SouthStream pipeline project, bringing Russian gas to Europe under the

Russia and Bulgaria have signed a deal to build the Bulgarian section of the SouthStream pipeline project, bringing Russian gas to Europe under the

Business

Eurostar celebrates 18th birthday

Eighteen years ago Britain became less of an island when just hopping on a train in London sped you to the heart of Paris, Lille or Brussels in just

Eighteen years ago Britain became less of an island when just hopping on a train in London sped you to the heart of Paris, Lille or Brussels in just

Business

BP pays record US damages for Deepwater

BP has pleaded guilty to criminal misconduct, including 11 felony charges and will pay a record US criminal penalty of 4.5 billion dollars after a

BP has pleaded guilty to criminal misconduct, including 11 felony charges and will pay a record US criminal penalty of 4.5 billion dollars after a

News

Madhav Chavan wins WISE Prize

The winner of one of the biggest awards in international education, Madhav Chavan has helped provide lessons for millions of impoverished children in

The winner of one of the biggest awards in international education, Madhav Chavan has helped provide lessons for millions of impoverished children in

Culture

Goltzius and The Pelican Company nude

Peter Greenaway is back with a new concoction of beautiful costumes in a historical background and a plot centring on sex. Set in 1590 it tells the

Peter Greenaway is back with a new concoction of beautiful costumes in a historical background and a plot centring on sex. Set in 1590 it tells the

Europe

EU extends Afghanistan mission to 2014

The Afghan National Police – the ANP – can count on EU training until coalition troops withdraw in December 2014 – an extension of 18

The Afghan National Police – the ANP – can count on EU training until coalition troops withdraw in December 2014 – an extension of 18

Culture

Art festival in Ramallah

Qalandiya, the first ever Palestinian Contemporary Art Biennale has been held in Ramallah. One of the most popular displays was a pop art-inspired

Qalandiya, the first ever Palestinian Contemporary Art Biennale has been held in Ramallah. One of the most popular displays was a pop art-inspired

News

Myanmar frees prisoners ahead of Obama visit

Authorities in Myanmar have released hundreds of prisoners as a goodwill gesture ahead of Barack Obama’s historic visit next week. State media

Authorities in Myanmar have released hundreds of prisoners as a goodwill gesture ahead of Barack Obama’s historic visit next week. State media

News

Greek protesters target German diplomat

Anti-German feeling in Greece got personal in Thessaloniki when the German consul came under attack from Greek workers. They threw bottles of water

Anti-German feeling in Greece got personal in Thessaloniki when the German consul came under attack from Greek workers. They threw bottles of water

News

Beaujolais brings deep November cheer

It may be looked down on by many wine experts but every year Beaujolais Nouveau still gets the world’s tills ringing. This year’s annual tapping

It may be looked down on by many wine experts but every year Beaujolais Nouveau still gets the world’s tills ringing. This year’s annual tapping

Business

Europe dips into second recession in three years

Europe has entered a double-dip recession says Eurostat, with the eurozone’s economic output shrinking by a further tenth of one percent after Q2’s

Europe has entered a double-dip recession says Eurostat, with the eurozone’s economic output shrinking by a further tenth of one percent after Q2’s

News

Israel pledges to protect its civilians against Hamas attacks

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken of his determination to bring an end to Hamas’ attacks. “In the past 24 hours Israel has made

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken of his determination to bring an end to Hamas’ attacks. “In the past 24 hours Israel has made

Science_technology

Automapper gets there first

Fast access to disaster areas is vital. But often first responders, firefighters and medical teams have difficulty getting into damaged buildings and

Fast access to disaster areas is vital. But often first responders, firefighters and medical teams have difficulty getting into damaged buildings and

News

UN report stresses importance of family planning

Developing countries could save more than 8.5 billion euros a year if family planning was made available to everyone, according to the United Nations

Developing countries could save more than 8.5 billion euros a year if family planning was made available to everyone, according to the United Nations

News

Corsican businessman gunned down in Ajaccio

The French prime minister has said the murder of a leading Corsican businessman was the work of the mafia. Jacques Nacer was shot dead in his own

The French prime minister has said the murder of a leading Corsican businessman was the work of the mafia. Jacques Nacer was shot dead in his own

News

Happy ending for orphaned Myanmar puppy

Amid the flood of photos that pass through a newsroom every day, there are occasionally those that capture both the eye and the imagination. That was

Amid the flood of photos that pass through a newsroom every day, there are occasionally those that capture both the eye and the imagination. That was

News

Israel missile interceptor goes to work

Video footage shows the reaction in Israel to the latest rocket attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas. One woman is visibly upset as an

Video footage shows the reaction in Israel to the latest rocket attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas. One woman is visibly upset as an