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2012-11-22

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EU farmers protest at feared cuts in subsidies

The EU budget negotiations are making farmers across the union nervous, amid speculation that reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will lead to

The EU budget negotiations are making farmers across the union nervous, amid speculation that reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will lead to

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National interests to dominate EU summit

European leaders are back in Brussels for the 25th summit since the debt crisis began three years ago. This time they are in the Belgian capital

European leaders are back in Brussels for the 25th summit since the debt crisis began three years ago. This time they are in the Belgian capital

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New letters from novelist Mann discovered

A new collection of letters and postcards by literary nobel prize winner Thomas Mann have been found. The writings of the German novelist, most known

A new collection of letters and postcards by literary nobel prize winner Thomas Mann have been found. The writings of the German novelist, most known

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Couple jailed for having sex in Dubai taxi

A court in Dubai has jailed a British woman and an Irish man for three months for having sex in taxi. The case is the latest in which Westerners

A court in Dubai has jailed a British woman and an Irish man for three months for having sex in taxi. The case is the latest in which Westerners

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Bulgarians rally for the right to light up

Restaurant and hotel owners in the Bulgarian capital have been protesting against a smoking ban in closed public spaces. The demonstrators want the

Restaurant and hotel owners in the Bulgarian capital have been protesting against a smoking ban in closed public spaces. The demonstrators want the

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Hamas the 'winner' of Gaza truce

As the dust settles between Gaza and Israel, each side is seeking to portray itself in a positive light after the ceasefire deal. In spite of the

As the dust settles between Gaza and Israel, each side is seeking to portray itself in a positive light after the ceasefire deal. In spite of the

Business

Brewer's figures fizz for investors

The world’s second largest brewer SABMiller has delighted investors with the company’s results for the first half of the financial year. The

The world’s second largest brewer SABMiller has delighted investors with the company’s results for the first half of the financial year. The

Business

Car show reflects China's growing impact

The Guangzhou motor show opened to reflect China’s breakneck development in car manufacturing. The sluggish economy hit sales last year with a

The Guangzhou motor show opened to reflect China’s breakneck development in car manufacturing. The sluggish economy hit sales last year with a

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Man of the moment Morsi to rule Egypt by decree

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally praised the leading role played by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in brokering a ceasefire

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally praised the leading role played by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in brokering a ceasefire

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D8 leaders meet in Pakistan amid tight security

World leaders of the group of eight developing countries have been meeting in Pakistan to discuss trade and forging closer economic ties. The

World leaders of the group of eight developing countries have been meeting in Pakistan to discuss trade and forging closer economic ties. The

Business

Cut price sales for Thanksgiving start early

Is it just the human herd instinct or do American shoppers on what is called Black Friday the day after the annual Thanksgiving holiday in the US get

Is it just the human herd instinct or do American shoppers on what is called Black Friday the day after the annual Thanksgiving holiday in the US get

Sport

Tottenham Fans Attacked In Rome

A Tottenham Hotspur supporter has been seriously injured and several hurt during an attack in Rome on Wednesday ahead of a Europa League match

A Tottenham Hotspur supporter has been seriously injured and several hurt during an attack in Rome on Wednesday ahead of a Europa League match

Culture

Easter Bunny and Santa in bogeyman face-off

“Rise of the Guardians” is a 3D Christmas offering from DreamWorks that sees Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost band

“Rise of the Guardians” is a 3D Christmas offering from DreamWorks that sees Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost band

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Israel/Hamas: Ceasefire holds, tensions remain

A calm of sorts has returned to Gaza as the strip’s Rafah border crossing with Egypt reopens as part of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between

A calm of sorts has returned to Gaza as the strip’s Rafah border crossing with Egypt reopens as part of the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between

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Gazans celebrate "victory" over Israel

Differences remain between Hamas and its political rival Fatah, but both sides are agreed that the ceasefire is a “victory” for the

Differences remain between Hamas and its political rival Fatah, but both sides are agreed that the ceasefire is a “victory” for the

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Eat, shop, give thanks in US

In an annual custom, the American president pardons the traditional centre-piece of the Thanksgiving holiday, a turkey. Two this year, named Cobbler

In an annual custom, the American president pardons the traditional centre-piece of the Thanksgiving holiday, a turkey. Two this year, named Cobbler

Business

China grows as Europe takes a hit

A revival of fortune for the manufacturing sector in China. Preliminary results from a factory survey highlighted the pace of economic growth in the

A revival of fortune for the manufacturing sector in China. Preliminary results from a factory survey highlighted the pace of economic growth in the

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Gaza gets back to normal as Hamas struts

Normal life, the day-to-day struggle for essentials that passes for normal life in Gaza, is starting to get up and running again. Residents have

Normal life, the day-to-day struggle for essentials that passes for normal life in Gaza, is starting to get up and running again. Residents have

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DR Congo: M23 rebels threaten to march on Kinshasa

The M23 rebel group has rejected calls from African leaders to withdraw from the eastern Congolese city of Goma. The rebel army said it would

The M23 rebel group has rejected calls from African leaders to withdraw from the eastern Congolese city of Goma. The rebel army said it would

Business

Bond auction beats target for Spain

Spain’s treasury has sold 3.9 billion euros of medium and long-term debt, seen as the country’s first step in building funds for a predicted

Spain’s treasury has sold 3.9 billion euros of medium and long-term debt, seen as the country’s first step in building funds for a predicted

Business

Apple ordered to share deal details

A United States judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung details of a legal settlement it reached with HTC including terms of a 10-year

A United States judge has ordered Apple to disclose to rival Samsung details of a legal settlement it reached with HTC including terms of a 10-year

Business

Fitch to review credit rating for France

Credit rating agency Fitch has said it will review its triple-A rating on France next year. The agency which is French owned is the only one to

Credit rating agency Fitch has said it will review its triple-A rating on France next year. The agency which is French owned is the only one to

Science_technology

Safe to fly

A fresh way of analysing security information is being developed with the help of Heathrow Airport. Known as TASS – it brings together different

A fresh way of analysing security information is being developed with the help of Heathrow Airport. Known as TASS – it brings together different

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Fatah and Hamas show rare unity over ceasefire

There has been a rare show of unity between Fatah and Hamas supporters in Gaza. Palestinians marched side by side with yellow Fatah and green Hamas

There has been a rare show of unity between Fatah and Hamas supporters in Gaza. Palestinians marched side by side with yellow Fatah and green Hamas

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Sarkozy in 12-hour grilling by judge over donations

The last French President Nicolas Sarkozy has escaped being placed under formal investigation after an all-day grilling by a judge over accusations

The last French President Nicolas Sarkozy has escaped being placed under formal investigation after an all-day grilling by a judge over accusations

Science_technology

Wine gives new meaning to Brahms and Liszt

People have long talked to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow healthy and strong. Now, at a vineyard in South Africa the hills are

People have long talked to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow healthy and strong. Now, at a vineyard in South Africa the hills are

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Cameron plays hard over EU budget

British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived in Brussels for the EU summit promising to go into budget talks all guns blazing – for a cut in

British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived in Brussels for the EU summit promising to go into budget talks all guns blazing – for a cut in

Nocomment

Protest against employing contract workers and low wages

Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets of the capital Jakarta on Thursday to protest against low wages and a new social security

Thousands of Indonesian factory workers took to the streets of the capital Jakarta on Thursday to protest against low wages and a new social security

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Taliban admit killing Shi'ites in Pakistan bombings

The Taliban in Pakistan says it was behind a suicide bomb that killed 13 people on Wednesday night during Shi’ite processions in the city of

The Taliban in Pakistan says it was behind a suicide bomb that killed 13 people on Wednesday night during Shi’ite processions in the city of