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2012-11-16

News

Israeli civilians flee the fire for the weekend

Israeli citizens living in the south of the country are on alert as the violence between Israel and Hamas intensifies. Authorities have informed

Israeli citizens living in the south of the country are on alert as the violence between Israel and Hamas intensifies. Authorities have informed

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Israel/Palestine rockets hone in on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

On Friday Tel Aviv residents were forced to run for cover as Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Israeli city for a second day

On Friday Tel Aviv residents were forced to run for cover as Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Israeli city for a second day

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Egypt president treads a fine line between Palestinians and Israel

Calling for the cutting of all contact with Tel Aviv hundreds of Egyptians, angry about Israel’s strikes against Gaza, are protesting in Cairo

Calling for the cutting of all contact with Tel Aviv hundreds of Egyptians, angry about Israel’s strikes against Gaza, are protesting in Cairo

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Abbas calls for unity in face of Israeli attacks

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched a stinging attack on Israel over its military strikes on Gaza. In a live televised address, he

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched a stinging attack on Israel over its military strikes on Gaza. In a live televised address, he

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Croatia/Serbia: Gotovina returns home after war crimes acquittal

General Ante Gotovina, the most senior Croatian officer convicted of war crimes during the Balkan Wars, is back on home soil after being freed by a

General Ante Gotovina, the most senior Croatian officer convicted of war crimes during the Balkan Wars, is back on home soil after being freed by a

Business

Earn your haircut Greece is told

As Greece waits for the release of 31 billion euros of emergency loans one top official has said the country will have to earn any, “haircut” on its

As Greece waits for the release of 31 billion euros of emergency loans one top official has said the country will have to earn any, “haircut” on its

News

Croatia/Serbia: Gotovina ruling 'opens old wounds'

The acquittals of General Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac for war crimes by a UN appeals court were greeted with jubilation in the streets of the

The acquittals of General Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac for war crimes by a UN appeals court were greeted with jubilation in the streets of the

News

Jordan protesters call on king to quit

Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest at the government’s raising of fuel and gas prices. The demonstrations erupted on

Thousands of Jordanians have taken to the streets in protest at the government’s raising of fuel and gas prices. The demonstrations erupted on

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Prandelli does it his way ahead of 2014

“Distinguished for his fair play, honesty and social commitment”: these are the reasons for which Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has recently been

“Distinguished for his fair play, honesty and social commitment”: these are the reasons for which Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has recently been

Business

Baguette "bomb" explodes into diplomatic row

From Paris a wind of fury has stirred, directed across the channel at Britain. French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has accused The Economist of

From Paris a wind of fury has stirred, directed across the channel at Britain. French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has accused The Economist of

Special_reports

'Flipped' classrooms improve learning

What if the traditional ways of using classroom teaching and homework were swapped around? Where children learn the basics of a subject at home

What if the traditional ways of using classroom teaching and homework were swapped around? Where children learn the basics of a subject at home

Business

UK taxpayers face no pay-out after bank crisis

The UK parliament has warned taxpayers may never recover the estimated 82 billion euros spent by the government during the country’s banking

The UK parliament has warned taxpayers may never recover the estimated 82 billion euros spent by the government during the country’s banking

Business

Brakes ease on Europe's car market

The brakes have eased on Europe’s new car market. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s figures show the market shrank at a slower pace

The brakes have eased on Europe’s new car market. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s figures show the market shrank at a slower pace

Culture

Paris Photo at the Grand Palais

Paris Photo, the Paris International Photography Fair, this year invited film director David Lynch to choose his personal favourites from among the

Paris Photo, the Paris International Photography Fair, this year invited film director David Lynch to choose his personal favourites from among the

Culture

Le Capital heads for glory

Franco/Greek director Costa Gavras has presented his latest film Le Capitol at the Thessaloniki film festival. Staring Gad Elmaleh and Gabriel Byrne

Franco/Greek director Costa Gavras has presented his latest film Le Capitol at the Thessaloniki film festival. Staring Gad Elmaleh and Gabriel Byrne

News

Europe's largest ice-rink opens in Moscow's Gorky Park

Moscow’s Gorky Park has inaugurated its newly enlarged ice-rink, billed as Europe’s biggest. Special technology allows the rink to remain open

Moscow’s Gorky Park has inaugurated its newly enlarged ice-rink, billed as Europe’s biggest. Special technology allows the rink to remain open

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clashes in greece

Greek workers protested during a meeting of Greek and German officials in Thessaloniki. The protesters tried to attack a German diplomat in a protest

Greek workers protested during a meeting of Greek and German officials in Thessaloniki. The protesters tried to attack a German diplomat in a protest

News

Gotovina acquitted of war crimes

A UN appeals court has overturned the conviction of the most senior Croatian military officer charged with war crimes during the Balkan

A UN appeals court has overturned the conviction of the most senior Croatian military officer charged with war crimes during the Balkan

Business

Setting up business in Latvia

This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis. However, the economy is

This week, Business Planet is in Riga, the capital of Latvia, a country which suffered heavily from the global crisis. However, the economy is

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28 women into a Mini Cooper

People all over the world were attempting crazy and occasionally dangerous challenges in November as part of the eighth Guinness World Records Day

People all over the world were attempting crazy and occasionally dangerous challenges in November as part of the eighth Guinness World Records Day

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Israel's Gaza ceasefire fails

Israel’s airforce has launched an attack on the home of a Hamas commander, despite a temporary halting of military action due to a visit to Gaza by

Israel’s airforce has launched an attack on the home of a Hamas commander, despite a temporary halting of military action due to a visit to Gaza by

Special_reports

Catalonia rises on a wave of independence

“I am part of Catalan culture, and it is very important to me.” “We have a very open way of seeing the world. For many years the Catalan culture

“I am part of Catalan culture, and it is very important to me.” “We have a very open way of seeing the world. For many years the Catalan culture

Europe

Lifelong learning

“I would like to build up a project encouraging elderly people to learn how to use computers and the Internet. Is there any kind of EU support for

“I would like to build up a project encouraging elderly people to learn how to use computers and the Internet. Is there any kind of EU support for

News

Egyptian PM seeks Israel-Palestine ceasefire

The Egyptian Prime Minister has denounced Israel’s attacks on Gaza and says Cairo will try to secure a ceasefire. Hisham Qandil paid a three-hour

The Egyptian Prime Minister has denounced Israel’s attacks on Gaza and says Cairo will try to secure a ceasefire. Hisham Qandil paid a three-hour

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Meet the world's fastest man on four limbs

A Japanese sprinter was recognised as the world’s fastest man on four limbs by the Guinness World Records on Thursday as he ran a 100-metre track in

A Japanese sprinter was recognised as the world’s fastest man on four limbs by the Guinness World Records on Thursday as he ran a 100-metre track in

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Japanese wine enthusiasts welcome Beaujolais Nouveau

Taking a dip in a hot spring may be a staple of Japanese culture, but this is a bath with a difference. On Thursday, bathers got into a tub infused

Taking a dip in a hot spring may be a staple of Japanese culture, but this is a bath with a difference. On Thursday, bathers got into a tub infused

Science_technology

The industry of space

Most European countries are going through an economic and financial crisis which threatens all sectors of their industries. In this tumultuous

Most European countries are going through an economic and financial crisis which threatens all sectors of their industries. In this tumultuous

News

Early elections pit former against current Japan PM

Early elections have been called in Japan by the country’s sixth prime minister in six years. Yoshihiko Noda has been forced to dissolve

Early elections have been called in Japan by the country’s sixth prime minister in six years. Yoshihiko Noda has been forced to dissolve

Sport

Kubica continues comeback

Poland’s Robert Kubica, whose Formula One career was put on hold after a near-fatal rally accident in 2011, hopes to return to the track despite

Poland’s Robert Kubica, whose Formula One career was put on hold after a near-fatal rally accident in 2011, hopes to return to the track despite

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World leaders call in vain for Israel-Gaza restraint

As the funeral was held for one of the three Israelis killed by a Hamas missile, world leaders called on the Palestinian militant group to stop its

As the funeral was held for one of the three Israelis killed by a Hamas missile, world leaders called on the Palestinian militant group to stop its