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2012-11-20

Europe

Eurozone finance ministers edge towards Greek deal

Eurozone finance ministers are close to a deal on paying out the next installment of bailout aid to Greece. It could be approved as early as

Eurozone finance ministers are close to a deal on paying out the next installment of bailout aid to Greece. It could be approved as early as

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Israel's new media war

Military communication isn’t what it used to be. The Israeli Army is taking a whole new approach. It is using Internet social networks in an effort

Military communication isn’t what it used to be. The Israeli Army is taking a whole new approach. It is using Internet social networks in an effort

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Death then funerals on another bloody day in Gaza

On another day of violence Gazans continue to bury their dead. The number of people killed in the strip after seven days of military action has

On another day of violence Gazans continue to bury their dead. The number of people killed in the strip after seven days of military action has

Sport

Nadal back on court

Former world number one Rafael Nadal returned to the training courts on Tuesday for the first time since a knee injury forced the Spaniard to

Former world number one Rafael Nadal returned to the training courts on Tuesday for the first time since a knee injury forced the Spaniard to

Business

Carrefour checks out of Indonesia

Carrefour, the second biggest retailer in the world is getting out of Indonesia. It is selling its 60% stake in Carrefour Indonesia to its partner

Carrefour, the second biggest retailer in the world is getting out of Indonesia. It is selling its 60% stake in Carrefour Indonesia to its partner

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From frying pan to fire for Coulson & Brooks

The two leading figures in the News of the World corruption scandal, Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks, have been charged with further offences in the

The two leading figures in the News of the World corruption scandal, Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks, have been charged with further offences in the

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Rebels reportedly take control of Goma

Rebels have claimed control of Goma, the the main city in the resource-rich eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds of

Rebels have claimed control of Goma, the the main city in the resource-rich eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds of

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Hamas ceasefire claims premature - Clinton in region for talks

An earlier Hamas announcement that a ceasefire with Israel has been agreed appears premature.   A Hamas official now claims that the truce has been

An earlier Hamas announcement that a ceasefire with Israel has been agreed appears premature.   A Hamas official now claims that the truce has been

Business

Glencore-Xstrata tie-up in final stage

One of the biggest takeovers in mining history is on the verge of going through after nine months of on-off negotiations. Shareholders in the

One of the biggest takeovers in mining history is on the verge of going through after nine months of on-off negotiations. Shareholders in the

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Death then funerals in Gaza

Under the Israeli bombardment Gazans continue to bury their dead. The number of people killed in the strip after seven days of military action has

Under the Israeli bombardment Gazans continue to bury their dead. The number of people killed in the strip after seven days of military action has

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Watching and waiting for the rockets to stop

With some 90 rockets fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by the late afternoon Tuesday represented some sort of relief for Israelis within missile

With some 90 rockets fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by the late afternoon Tuesday represented some sort of relief for Israelis within missile

Europe

EU leaders set for budget showdown

EU leaders will hold tough talks over the next two days over how much the 27-member club will spend over the next seven years. The European

EU leaders will hold tough talks over the next two days over how much the 27-member club will spend over the next seven years. The European

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First Afghan boxer 'fights for peace'

In October 2012 the capital of Afghanistan saw its first ever professional boxing match. The fight that would have been banned under Taliban rule

In October 2012 the capital of Afghanistan saw its first ever professional boxing match. The fight that would have been banned under Taliban rule

Sport

Football under fire

The ongoing war in Gaza has also been felt in the sporting world and on the football pitches in Israel. Despite the tight security fans heading to

The ongoing war in Gaza has also been felt in the sporting world and on the football pitches in Israel. Despite the tight security fans heading to

Business

Ex-UBS trader swaps sales for cells

A former trader at the bank UBS in London has been jailed for seven years for the biggest fraud in British history. Kweku Adeboli lost his

A former trader at the bank UBS in London has been jailed for seven years for the biggest fraud in British history. Kweku Adeboli lost his

Business

easyJet dividend takes off

The British low-cost airline easyJet has doubled its dividend at a time when other airlines are having to make severe cutbacks. All carriers have

The British low-cost airline easyJet has doubled its dividend at a time when other airlines are having to make severe cutbacks. All carriers have

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Spinning the war online

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has extended to a new virtual front. The fighting is now also taking place on the internet and its various

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has extended to a new virtual front. The fighting is now also taking place on the internet and its various

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Afghan combat mission ends for French troops

French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends. Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from

French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends. Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from

Business

France dismisses Moody's credit rating cut

The ratings agency Moody’s has warned that it will cut French credit-worthiness again if the government fails to implement the reforms it has

The ratings agency Moody’s has warned that it will cut French credit-worthiness again if the government fails to implement the reforms it has

Culture

Meet Miss Subways

They may not have become as famous as “Miss America,” but in New York City “Miss Subways” were local legends. Now a book and new exhibit celebrates

They may not have become as famous as “Miss America,” but in New York City “Miss Subways” were local legends. Now a book and new exhibit celebrates

Culture

Chasing Ice

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski’s new documentary “Chasing Ice” shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or “calving” — and

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski’s new documentary “Chasing Ice” shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or “calving” — and

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Turkey gets NATO nod for missile defence system

NATO has agreed to provide Turkey with an advanced Patriot missile system to defend its borders against Syrian attack. Turkey has been talking to

NATO has agreed to provide Turkey with an advanced Patriot missile system to defend its borders against Syrian attack. Turkey has been talking to

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Argentina takes International Emmy acting prizes

South America emerged the clear winners at the 40th International Emmy Awards, with Argentinian pair Cristina Banegas and Dario Grandinetti picking

South America emerged the clear winners at the 40th International Emmy Awards, with Argentinian pair Cristina Banegas and Dario Grandinetti picking

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Clinton heads to Middle East for Gaza crisis talks

A fresh round of diplomatic activity is underway to halt the Gaza conflict. The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is on her way from an

A fresh round of diplomatic activity is underway to halt the Gaza conflict. The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is on her way from an

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Israel lets Egypt give peace a chance in Gaza

It is calmer in and around Gaza today. The Israelis have decided to hold back their armour from entering Gaza’s tightly-packed streets, and give

It is calmer in and around Gaza today. The Israelis have decided to hold back their armour from entering Gaza’s tightly-packed streets, and give

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Ex-Croatia PM Sanader gets 10 years in jail

A court in Croatia has sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison.   Sanader, who ruled Croatia from 2003 until a shock

A court in Croatia has sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison.   Sanader, who ruled Croatia from 2003 until a shock

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Colombian rebels call truce as peace talks start

Peace talks have begun between Colombia’s Marxist rebels and the government to end 50 years of war. It follows the decision of the FARC rebel group

Peace talks have begun between Colombia’s Marxist rebels and the government to end 50 years of war. It follows the decision of the FARC rebel group

Nocomment

Hundreds of thousands attend Rio gay pride parade

Some 500 000 gays, lesbians and transvestites paraded along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Sunday in a blaze of colour and festive music.

Some 500 000 gays, lesbians and transvestites paraded along Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Sunday in a blaze of colour and festive music.

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World's longest chocolate train unveiled in Brussels

A train made entirely chocolate set a new Guinness World Record as the longest chocolate structure in the world. The sculpture, on display at the

A train made entirely chocolate set a new Guinness World Record as the longest chocolate structure in the world. The sculpture, on display at the

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France combat troops end Afghan mission

France is ending its combat mission in Afghanistan. Some 400 troops are preparing to leave Kapisa, the province where France has lost most of its

France is ending its combat mission in Afghanistan. Some 400 troops are preparing to leave Kapisa, the province where France has lost most of its