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2012-12-13

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Vigil held for Venezuela's ailing president Hugo Chavez

A ceremony was held for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who suffered bleeding due to a six-hour operation. The 58-year old socialist leader went

A ceremony was held for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, who suffered bleeding due to a six-hour operation. The 58-year old socialist leader went

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'Lincoln' leads with seven Golden Globe nominations

‘Lincoln’ – Steven Spielberg’s epic set around the time of the US civil war – leads the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The 19th century

‘Lincoln’ – Steven Spielberg’s epic set around the time of the US civil war – leads the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The 19th century

Europe

Optimism a welcome guest at EU summit

EU leaders gathered for an unprecedented seventh summit in what has been a turbulent and costly 2012. In contrast to recent meetings an air of

EU leaders gathered for an unprecedented seventh summit in what has been a turbulent and costly 2012. In contrast to recent meetings an air of

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Israel foreign minister will not resign over financial charges

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is refusing to resign despite being charged with fraud and breach of trust.    The charges come five

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is refusing to resign despite being charged with fraud and breach of trust.    The charges come five

Culture

Puccini Far West Opera opens Monte Carlo season

Monte Carlo’s Opera House has opened the season with one of Puccini’s less known but most complex works. Rising opera star Meagan Miller, the

Monte Carlo’s Opera House has opened the season with one of Puccini’s less known but most complex works. Rising opera star Meagan Miller, the

Business

Renault ends Volvo link, shares rise

French carmaker Renault was the second best performer on the Cac40 on Thursday after it said it was selling off its stake in the Swedish

French carmaker Renault was the second best performer on the Cac40 on Thursday after it said it was selling off its stake in the Swedish

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Italian centre-left chief Bersani backs Monti

The head of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani, has dismissed former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s latest turnaround to drop out

The head of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani, has dismissed former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s latest turnaround to drop out

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Eurozone bank supervision: how it works

The deal reached in Brussels by European Union finance ministers on Thursday to create a single supervisor for the eurozone’s banks is the latest

The deal reached in Brussels by European Union finance ministers on Thursday to create a single supervisor for the eurozone’s banks is the latest

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South Korea wants more sanctions against North over rocket

South Korea has called for tougher sanctions against the North as protests continued against Pyongyang’s rocket launch on Wednesday. The government

South Korea has called for tougher sanctions against the North as protests continued against Pyongyang’s rocket launch on Wednesday. The government

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EU leaders set to rubber stamp bank supervisor deal

EU leaders have arrived for their last Brussels summit of the year, hours after finance ministers agreed to give the European Central Bank new

EU leaders have arrived for their last Brussels summit of the year, hours after finance ministers agreed to give the European Central Bank new

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Inquest hears UK royal prank nurse found hanged

The nurse who died after being involved in a telephone prank targetting the British royal family was found hanged. On the first day of the inquest

The nurse who died after being involved in a telephone prank targetting the British royal family was found hanged. On the first day of the inquest

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Political uncertainty in Italy prompts EU response

Brussels has responded to former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s declaration that he would drop plans to run for election if outgoing Prime

Brussels has responded to former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s declaration that he would drop plans to run for election if outgoing Prime

Culture

Chasing Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, of The Hurt Locker, has chronicled the 10-year manhunt for Osama bin Laden in her new film Zero Dark

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, of The Hurt Locker, has chronicled the 10-year manhunt for Osama bin Laden in her new film Zero Dark

Nocomment

Christmas lights galore for Croatian family

The Salaj family estate in the village of Grabovnica in central Croatia turns into a fairy tale decorated with an ever-increasing number of Christmas

The Salaj family estate in the village of Grabovnica in central Croatia turns into a fairy tale decorated with an ever-increasing number of Christmas

Culture

Spice Girls musical gets critical drubbing

Spice mania descended on London with the premiere of the ‘jukebox musical’ Viva Forever! based on the songs of British girl band the Spice

Spice mania descended on London with the premiere of the ‘jukebox musical’ Viva Forever! based on the songs of British girl band the Spice

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NASA explains why the world won’t end

If you made plans on how to spend the last remainings days of Earth’s existence, forget about them. Humankind is safe. At least, according to

If you made plans on how to spend the last remainings days of Earth’s existence, forget about them. Humankind is safe. At least, according to

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Car bomb close to Syrian capital Damascus kills 16

Sixteen people have been killed in a car bomb in a town near Damascus. The explosion occurred in Qatana, about 25 kilometres from the Syrian

Sixteen people have been killed in a car bomb in a town near Damascus. The explosion occurred in Qatana, about 25 kilometres from the Syrian

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Argentina: clashes over acquittal in sex slavery case

Violent clashes broke out in Buenos Aires on Wednesday between riot police and demonstrators protesting against the acquittal of 13 people accused

Violent clashes broke out in Buenos Aires on Wednesday between riot police and demonstrators protesting against the acquittal of 13 people accused

Nocomment

General strike goes out of hand in Bangladesh

Police clashed with protesters in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday, as opposition parties enforced a general strike, demanding that the government

Police clashed with protesters in Bangladesh’s capital on Thursday, as opposition parties enforced a general strike, demanding that the government

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Clashes in Gaza after teenager is killed by Israeli soldiers

Violence continues in Hebron, as the funeral takes place for a Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday evening. The 17 year-old

Violence continues in Hebron, as the funeral takes place for a Palestinian teenager killed by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday evening. The 17 year-old

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2012... no comment

Here are this year´s 12 most amazing no comment videos December: 7.3 earthquake hits Japan November: Barack Obama’s Victory speech October

Here are this year´s 12 most amazing no comment videos December: 7.3 earthquake hits Japan November: Barack Obama’s Victory speech October

Science_technology

Using a foe as a friend

Last February Emily Whitehead was a very ill seven-year-old. She had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and standard treatments had

Last February Emily Whitehead was a very ill seven-year-old. She had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and standard treatments had

Business

Airlines predict higher profits

Global airlines have revised upwards their profit forecasts for this year and next. The International Air Transport Association, which represents

Global airlines have revised upwards their profit forecasts for this year and next. The International Air Transport Association, which represents

Business

Greek unemployment climbs

The jobs news from Greece continues to be relentlessly bad. The latest official figures for the third quarter of the year show the jobless rate

The jobs news from Greece continues to be relentlessly bad. The latest official figures for the third quarter of the year show the jobless rate

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Eurogroup approves delayed funds for Greece

European finance ministers have agreed to release the next instalment of Greece’s much-needed loan. This next payment of 34.4 billion euros had

European finance ministers have agreed to release the next instalment of Greece’s much-needed loan. This next payment of 34.4 billion euros had

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More punch-ups in Ukraine parliament

A second day of parliamentary sessions in Ukraine has descended into chaos with even more fighting within the chamber.   A new speaker has now been

A second day of parliamentary sessions in Ukraine has descended into chaos with even more fighting within the chamber.   A new speaker has now been

Culture

Lincoln by Steven Spielberg

“Lincoln” is a biographical war drama directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as iconic US President Abraham Lincoln and

“Lincoln” is a biographical war drama directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as iconic US President Abraham Lincoln and

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Japan accuses China of airspace violation in islands row

Japan has lodged a formal protest with China after a Chinese plane reportedly flew close to islands claimed by both countries. For the first time

Japan has lodged a formal protest with China after a Chinese plane reportedly flew close to islands claimed by both countries. For the first time