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2012-12-10

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Chavez arrives in Cuba for cancer treatment

Arriving in Cuba’s capital Havana, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received a warm welcome from his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro. Chavez has

Arriving in Cuba’s capital Havana, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received a warm welcome from his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro. Chavez has

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Markets react to Monti's decision to resign

Italy is set to have a new government sooner than expected after Mario Monti said he would step down once the 2013 budget is approved. Insecurity

Italy is set to have a new government sooner than expected after Mario Monti said he would step down once the 2013 budget is approved. Insecurity

Business

Microprocessor companies set to split

STMicroelectronics will quit ST-Ericsson by the third quarter of 2013. This announcement boosted the share price of the French-Italian chip maker

STMicroelectronics will quit ST-Ericsson by the third quarter of 2013. This announcement boosted the share price of the French-Italian chip maker

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Peace prize for historically war-prone Europe

A continent cursed by world wars has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to

A continent cursed by world wars has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “We must all turn our backs upon the horrors of the past. We must look to

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Syrian 'jihadists' seize army base near Aleppo

The black flag flying from a Syrian tank gives a clue as to the identity of the rebels who have apparently seized the military vehicle from

The black flag flying from a Syrian tank gives a clue as to the identity of the rebels who have apparently seized the military vehicle from

Sport

Fans brawl at wheelchair basketball match

Supporter violence in Turkey sank to an all-time low this weekend when police were forced to use tear gas to disperse brawling fans during a

Supporter violence in Turkey sank to an all-time low this weekend when police were forced to use tear gas to disperse brawling fans during a

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New frontier in Kosovo-Serbia cooperation

Serbia and Kosovo have begun a combined operation to staff two border crossings in the first joint-venture of its type since the war between the two

Serbia and Kosovo have begun a combined operation to staff two border crossings in the first joint-venture of its type since the war between the two

Europe

EU foreign ministers meet Syrian opposition

EU foreign ministers have held talks with the newly-elected head of Syria’s opposition coalition. The 27-member bloc recognises the group as the

EU foreign ministers have held talks with the newly-elected head of Syria’s opposition coalition. The 27-member bloc recognises the group as the

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German airport strike holds up passengers

Passengers using several airports in Germany had their flights disrupted for a short time when security staff staged a wildcat strike over pay and

Passengers using several airports in Germany had their flights disrupted for a short time when security staff staged a wildcat strike over pay and

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Chinese winter swimmers enjoy icy waters

Winter swimmers are braving freezing temperatures and thick snow to go swimming in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous

Winter swimmers are braving freezing temperatures and thick snow to go swimming in the city of Hulun Buir in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous

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Meet Monte the driving dog

A kiwi dog named Monte is one of the three dogs trained by animal trainer Mark Vette to drive cars. In a Mini featuring controls adapted to the dog

A kiwi dog named Monte is one of the three dogs trained by animal trainer Mark Vette to drive cars. In a Mini featuring controls adapted to the dog

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Ruby fails to show up in Berlusconi sex trial

  The young woman known as Ruby, at the centre of the sex allegations against Silvio Berlusconi, has failed to show up to testify at his

  The young woman known as Ruby, at the centre of the sex allegations against Silvio Berlusconi, has failed to show up to testify at his

Culture

Kyla La Grange "Ashes" album well received

Kyla La Grange has been promoting her new album “Ashes.” The singer/songwriter began to pen her own songs at the age of five and later went on the

Kyla La Grange has been promoting her new album “Ashes.” The singer/songwriter began to pen her own songs at the age of five and later went on the

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European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize in Norway

The much-discussed prize was officially given to representatives of the EU at a ceremony held in Oslo today. During the ceremony, Jose Manuel

The much-discussed prize was officially given to representatives of the EU at a ceremony held in Oslo today. During the ceremony, Jose Manuel

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EU awarded Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

The Nobel Peace Prize has been collected by the heads of the EU’s three main institutions. The ceremony took place in Norway’s capital Oslo. The

The Nobel Peace Prize has been collected by the heads of the EU’s three main institutions. The ceremony took place in Norway’s capital Oslo. The

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Van Rompuy lauds Italy's 'great prime minister' Monti

The prospect of a return to traditional Italian politics with its frequent crises and instability has caused European markets to wobble and put

The prospect of a return to traditional Italian politics with its frequent crises and instability has caused European markets to wobble and put

Business

Opel set to close production plant in Germany

Opel’s production plant at Bochum in Germany is set to stop production in three years’ time. The loss-making German arm of General Motors will end

Opel’s production plant at Bochum in Germany is set to stop production in three years’ time. The loss-making German arm of General Motors will end

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Obama greets elves at annual holiday concert in Washington

The Obama family attended the annual holiday concert in Washington, that will benefit the Children’s National Medical Centre. Four former patients of

The Obama family attended the annual holiday concert in Washington, that will benefit the Children’s National Medical Centre. Four former patients of

Science_technology

LeWeb 12: where the physical and virtual merge

The 9th edition of the conference LeWeb in the French capital Paris. It is one of the major events in the Web industry, bringing together around

The 9th edition of the conference LeWeb in the French capital Paris. It is one of the major events in the Web industry, bringing together around

Business

China's exports growth slows

Exports in China have slowed. Data released showed the growth was at 2.9 percent in November much lower than was expected. Figures released at the

Exports in China have slowed. Data released showed the growth was at 2.9 percent in November much lower than was expected. Figures released at the

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Ponta's centre-left heading for Romania election win

Preliminary results in Romania’s general election suggest the centre-left coalition has won a clear victory – opening a new chapter in the bitter

Preliminary results in Romania’s general election suggest the centre-left coalition has won a clear victory – opening a new chapter in the bitter

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Deployment of Lebanese army in Tripoli

The Lebanese army was deployed in the northern city of Tripoli after days of clashes between the pro-Assad Shi’ites and groups of Sunni protesters

The Lebanese army was deployed in the northern city of Tripoli after days of clashes between the pro-Assad Shi’ites and groups of Sunni protesters

Sport

Messi hits new heights as record tumbles

The best-ever? With the calendar year yet to run its course no-one has ever scored more than Lionel Messi; 86 goals, on average one every four days

The best-ever? With the calendar year yet to run its course no-one has ever scored more than Lionel Messi; 86 goals, on average one every four days

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New York court to rule on Strauss-Kahn sex case 'deal'

A court in New York is set to rule later on Monday in the sex scandal case involving the former head of the International Monetary Fund, that could

A court in New York is set to rule later on Monday in the sex scandal case involving the former head of the International Monetary Fund, that could

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Syria conflict leads to more violence in Lebanon

Soldiers are on the streets of the Lebanese city of Tripoli, after six days of fierce clashes as the violence in Syria spills into the neighbouring

Soldiers are on the streets of the Lebanese city of Tripoli, after six days of fierce clashes as the violence in Syria spills into the neighbouring

Europe

Help! My business is collapsing

It is the hope of any business: achieving sustainable growth and confidence. But in these tough economic times it has become increasingly difficult

It is the hope of any business: achieving sustainable growth and confidence. But in these tough economic times it has become increasingly difficult

Europe

Fierce debate over “bankruptcy tourism”

As Brussels considers reforming European insolvency laws, to modernise rules drawn up 12 years ago, there is growing debate about the practice of

As Brussels considers reforming European insolvency laws, to modernise rules drawn up 12 years ago, there is growing debate about the practice of

Europe

The human impact of insolvency

Right On’s Seamus Kearney spoke to the owner of an insolvent business in Berlin to get a feel for the human impact of a business collapsing. He also

Right On’s Seamus Kearney spoke to the owner of an insolvent business in Berlin to get a feel for the human impact of a business collapsing. He also