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2012-12-06

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Berlusconi withdraws support for Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti lost substantial parliamentary support on Thursday over a raft of economic measures. The centre-right People of

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti lost substantial parliamentary support on Thursday over a raft of economic measures. The centre-right People of

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Georgia: retrials possible for jailed Saakashvili opponents

Georgia’s parliament has provisionally approved a plan to grant more than 200 people, who were jailed under President Saakashvili’s rule, the right

Georgia’s parliament has provisionally approved a plan to grant more than 200 people, who were jailed under President Saakashvili’s rule, the right

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EU urged to take tougher stance in Doha

At least 200 people were killed by superstorm Sandy in the US, Haiti and Cuba in October. Damage estimates run to some 60 billion euros. Some

At least 200 people were killed by superstorm Sandy in the US, Haiti and Cuba in October. Damage estimates run to some 60 billion euros. Some

Europe

EU wants to crack down on tax dodgers

Tax dodgers cost the coffers of EU governments as much as one trillion euros a year. That’s according to the European Commission, which says it is

Tax dodgers cost the coffers of EU governments as much as one trillion euros a year. That’s according to the European Commission, which says it is

Business

GDF Suez powers down profits

As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014. That

As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014. That

Sport

Euro 2020 to be held across the continent

Euro 2020 will have a truely continental feel to it after UEFA chiefs decided to stage their flagship tournament in several cities across Europe

Euro 2020 will have a truely continental feel to it after UEFA chiefs decided to stage their flagship tournament in several cities across Europe

Business

Starbucks forced into tax offer

Public anger and calls for boycotts have forced Starbucks to offer to pay more tax in Britain. The coffee chain will change its accounting

Public anger and calls for boycotts have forced Starbucks to offer to pay more tax in Britain. The coffee chain will change its accounting

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Taliban bomber wounds Afghan intelligence chief

A Taliban suicide bomber has wounded Afghanistan’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, in Kabul. A man posing as a Taliban peace messenger

A Taliban suicide bomber has wounded Afghanistan’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, in Kabul. A man posing as a Taliban peace messenger

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Greece: students clash with police

There were violent clashes between police and students in Athens on Thursday. The Greek high-school and university students were marching on the

There were violent clashes between police and students in Athens on Thursday. The Greek high-school and university students were marching on the

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Royal baby: Kate leaves hospital

Prince William’s pregnant wife, Kate, has left the King Edward VII hospital in central London where she has spent the last few days being treated for

Prince William’s pregnant wife, Kate, has left the King Edward VII hospital in central London where she has spent the last few days being treated for

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Niemeyer, icon of architecture, dies

The legendary Oscar Niemeyer has died, just shy of his 105th birthday. Even in the last few days of his life, the Brazilian architect who designed

The legendary Oscar Niemeyer has died, just shy of his 105th birthday. Even in the last few days of his life, the Brazilian architect who designed

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Northern Ireland violence overshadows Clinton visit

Successive nights of rioting by pro-British loyalists in Northern Ireland have overshadowed the imminent visit of the US Secretary of State on

Successive nights of rioting by pro-British loyalists in Northern Ireland have overshadowed the imminent visit of the US Secretary of State on

Culture

Moscow exhibition asks how you perceive women in the world

Women in the world, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. It is a major exhibition that depicts the complex image of a woman in our world today. The

Women in the world, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. It is a major exhibition that depicts the complex image of a woman in our world today. The

Culture

American singer is, "A Girl on Fire"

American singer songwriter, Alicia Keys is a girl on fire. She is back with her first album for three years with that title. The 31-year-old’s

American singer songwriter, Alicia Keys is a girl on fire. She is back with her first album for three years with that title. The 31-year-old’s

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Philippines Typhoon Bopha: nearly 400 dead

The death toll now stands at nearly 400, two days after Typhoon Bopha raged across the Southern Philippines, though this is expected to rise

The death toll now stands at nearly 400, two days after Typhoon Bopha raged across the Southern Philippines, though this is expected to rise

Sport

Euro 2020 to be staged in cities across Europe

The European Championship in 2020 will be staged in cities across the continent to spread the financial load of hosting the tournament, European

The European Championship in 2020 will be staged in cities across the continent to spread the financial load of hosting the tournament, European

Business

ECB predicts bleak 2013, keeps rates unchanged

The European Central Bank has issued a bleak forecast for the eurozone economy. The experts there said it is likely to shrink next year, as it has

The European Central Bank has issued a bleak forecast for the eurozone economy. The experts there said it is likely to shrink next year, as it has

Nocomment

German Saint Nicholas in shark hug

Saint Nicholas, the inspiration behind Santa Claus, was celebrated throughout Germany today. Saint Nicholas was filmed in the Sea Life aquarium in

Saint Nicholas, the inspiration behind Santa Claus, was celebrated throughout Germany today. Saint Nicholas was filmed in the Sea Life aquarium in

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Jordan king in Palestinian morale boost visit to West Bank

King Abdullah II of Jordan has become the first foreign dignitary of his kind to visit the West Bank since the successful bid by President Abbas for

King Abdullah II of Jordan has become the first foreign dignitary of his kind to visit the West Bank since the successful bid by President Abbas for

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Journalist killed in southern Russia

Another journalist in Russia has paid the ultimate price for digging into the truth with their life. 28 year-old Kazbek Guekkiiev was shot three

Another journalist in Russia has paid the ultimate price for digging into the truth with their life. 28 year-old Kazbek Guekkiiev was shot three

Business

French jobless total still rising

France’s unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people. That underlines the scale of the challenge

France’s unemployment rate has risen again, with the picture particularly bleak for young people. That underlines the scale of the challenge

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Balctic Ace wreck: coastguard ends search for survivors

The Dutch coastguard has halted its search for six crew members who went missing after two vessels collided in the North Sea on Wednesday.   In all

The Dutch coastguard has halted its search for six crew members who went missing after two vessels collided in the North Sea on Wednesday.   In all

Culture

A master class in Marrakesh

This year’s President of the Jury at the Marrakesh Film Festival was John Boorman, the British director, screenwriter and producer who is a

This year’s President of the Jury at the Marrakesh Film Festival was John Boorman, the British director, screenwriter and producer who is a

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Berlusconi hints strongly at comeback

After months of teasing the press and public alike with the possibility of making a political comeback, former Italian prime minister Silvio

After months of teasing the press and public alike with the possibility of making a political comeback, former Italian prime minister Silvio

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Merkel and Netanyahu 'agree to disagree' over settlements

There has been no meeting of minds on the Israeli settlement issue as Benjamin Netanyahu’s met Angela Merkel in Berlin. The Israeli Prime Minister

There has been no meeting of minds on the Israeli settlement issue as Benjamin Netanyahu’s met Angela Merkel in Berlin. The Israeli Prime Minister

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Lyon lit up for la Fête des Lumières

The yearly “Festival of Lights” (fête des lumières) started today in Lyon, with lights installations placed strategically around the city. More than

The yearly “Festival of Lights” (fête des lumières) started today in Lyon, with lights installations placed strategically around the city. More than

Business

S&P cuts Greece's long term debt rating

The Greek government’s latest attempt to lower the country’s massive debt burden has resulted in a downgrade from the rating agency Standard &

The Greek government’s latest attempt to lower the country’s massive debt burden has resulted in a downgrade from the rating agency Standard &

Science_technology

Cell transplant gives hope to Nazdana Jan

Baby Nazdana Jan was born with a urea cycle disorder, a rare genetic disease that causes a build up of ammonia in the body. Her family recently

Baby Nazdana Jan was born with a urea cycle disorder, a rare genetic disease that causes a build up of ammonia in the body. Her family recently

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Seoul sanction threat over North Korea rocket launch

South Korea is warning its communist northern neighbour that its plans to launch a long-range rocket later this month will lead to more sanctions and

South Korea is warning its communist northern neighbour that its plans to launch a long-range rocket later this month will lead to more sanctions and