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2012-12-07

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Germany influences Italy Opera as well as economy

Italy’s beleagured Prime Minister Mario Monti paid a visit to Milan’s famous La Scala opera house on Friday, accompanied by his wife. But even

Italy’s beleagured Prime Minister Mario Monti paid a visit to Milan’s famous La Scala opera house on Friday, accompanied by his wife. But even

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Egypt: Tens of thousands protest against Mursi

Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday. Protesters want the president to retract a

Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday. Protesters want the president to retract a

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Rebels circle Damascus airport as fighting intensifies

Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone.   Fighting around the capital

Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have declared Damascus International Airport a battle zone.   Fighting around the capital

Culture

Light artists commemorate the saving of Lyon

Lyon is lit up. The city in the south east of France is commemorating the day in the 1800s it was saved from the plague. History records the Virgin

Lyon is lit up. The city in the south east of France is commemorating the day in the 1800s it was saved from the plague. History records the Virgin

Culture

Shoes take centre stage in Milan

Forget the dresses on the catwalk at the Gucci show during Milan fashion week, for many it was the shoes which were catching the eye. All shapes

Forget the dresses on the catwalk at the Gucci show during Milan fashion week, for many it was the shoes which were catching the eye. All shapes

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British Royals: prank-call nurse found dead

A nurse who fell victim to a prank call about the Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead. Police are treating the case as unexplained, though

A nurse who fell victim to a prank call about the Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead. Police are treating the case as unexplained, though

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Anti-nuclear demonstration in Ukraine

Anti-nuclear activists in the Ukraine climbed the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in protest about plans to extend the life of

Anti-nuclear activists in the Ukraine climbed the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in protest about plans to extend the life of

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New Popemobile for Benedict XVI

The Vatican has taken delivery of two brand new vehicles, designed specifically for the pope. German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz, which has

The Vatican has taken delivery of two brand new vehicles, designed specifically for the pope. German luxury carmaker Mercedes Benz, which has

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Berlusconi's party promise not to push Italy into crisis

Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom party has pledged not to trigger a disorderly crisis as Italy prepares for a possible early

Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom party has pledged not to trigger a disorderly crisis as Italy prepares for a possible early

Business

South Stream ahead in pipeline push

South Stream is one of several competing pipeline projects launched in recent years intended to deliver gas from Russia, the Caspian Sea and beyond

South Stream is one of several competing pipeline projects launched in recent years intended to deliver gas from Russia, the Caspian Sea and beyond

Sport

Maze wins St Moritz super combined

Slovenia’s Tina Maze kept her composure to clinch her third race of the season at a World Cup super-combined in Saint Moritz on Friday. The 29 year

Slovenia’s Tina Maze kept her composure to clinch her third race of the season at a World Cup super-combined in Saint Moritz on Friday. The 29 year

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Delors: Nobel prize rewards everyone in Europe

As president of the European Commission for 10 years, Jacques Delors has been one of the principal architects of the EU. With the Nobel Peace Prize

As president of the European Commission for 10 years, Jacques Delors has been one of the principal architects of the EU. With the Nobel Peace Prize

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Hamas evolution 1987-2012

Khaled Meshaal moved into the top leadership position of Hamas in 2004, after its founder Sheik Yassin had been assassinated, on the orders of

Khaled Meshaal moved into the top leadership position of Hamas in 2004, after its founder Sheik Yassin had been assassinated, on the orders of

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Egypt: protesters break through barbed wire barricades

Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday. The protesters want the President to retract a

Tens of thousands of Egyptians swarmed around President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Friday. The protesters want the President to retract a

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Clinton visits Belfast after outbreak of sectarian violence

Hillary Clinton has condemned an outbreak of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Making one of her last foreign trips as the US Secretary of

Hillary Clinton has condemned an outbreak of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Making one of her last foreign trips as the US Secretary of

Special_reports

Education and Media

Media technology is everywhere, and of course it is important to teach young people to make the best use of it, to use radio, TV and social networks

Media technology is everywhere, and of course it is important to teach young people to make the best use of it, to use radio, TV and social networks

Business

US job growth quickens, jobless rate falls

Newly released figures show job growth in the United States sped up in November, with fewer negative effects from superstorm Sandy than had been

Newly released figures show job growth in the United States sped up in November, with fewer negative effects from superstorm Sandy than had been

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Russia imposes tit-for-tat ban after Magnitski bill

Russia has responded to America’s passing a new law called the Magnitski Act by hitting out at certain named Americans, forbidding them from entering

Russia has responded to America’s passing a new law called the Magnitski Act by hitting out at certain named Americans, forbidding them from entering

Business

German, Austrian growth forecasts cut

Germany’s central bank has cut its growth outlook for the country in the face of the eurozone debt crisis. The Bundesbank also warned of risks of

Germany’s central bank has cut its growth outlook for the country in the face of the eurozone debt crisis. The Bundesbank also warned of risks of

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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal visits Gaza

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has arrived in the Gaza strip. It is the first time he has set foot in the Palestinian territories for 45 years. The

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has arrived in the Gaza strip. It is the first time he has set foot in the Palestinian territories for 45 years. The

Nocomment

Barack Obama lights the National Christmas Tree

Obama family kicked off the Christmas season on December 6 with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in front of the White House in Washington.

Obama family kicked off the Christmas season on December 6 with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in front of the White House in Washington.

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Interactive map of the London Blitz

A brand new interactive map has been published showing where every single bomb dropped on London by the German Luftwaffe landed in the Blitz of World

A brand new interactive map has been published showing where every single bomb dropped on London by the German Luftwaffe landed in the Blitz of World

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Antarctica explorers set to attempt the coldest journey on Earth

A small team of explorers are attempting a journey of 3,200 kilometers across Antarctica in temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius. Lead by

A small team of explorers are attempting a journey of 3,200 kilometers across Antarctica in temperatures as low as -90 degrees Celsius. Lead by

Business

The end of tax avoidance?

How to make more profit and pay less taxes? It looks like some companies have found ways to do that, but in the UK lawmakers and consumers are not

How to make more profit and pay less taxes? It looks like some companies have found ways to do that, but in the UK lawmakers and consumers are not

Europe

Europe Weekly: EU banking union talks rumble on

This week, EU finance ministers met to discuss a future banking union but they failed to reach any agreement on how it would be structured. Amid

This week, EU finance ministers met to discuss a future banking union but they failed to reach any agreement on how it would be structured. Amid

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Unpaid sailors, Nordic relations, regional hiring help

RTP Portugal Christmas cheer for a group of Portuguese sailors caught in an austerity trap is high on their wish list as their cruise employer

RTP Portugal Christmas cheer for a group of Portuguese sailors caught in an austerity trap is high on their wish list as their cruise employer

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Strong quake hits Japan's Fukushima disaster zone

Japan’s has been hit by a massive earthquake off its northeastern coast. Tremors from the 7.3 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as

Japan’s has been hit by a massive earthquake off its northeastern coast. Tremors from the 7.3 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as