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2012-12-28

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Ukraine says no to IMF loan in 2013

Ukraine has ruled out taking any money from the International Monetary Fund next year. In an end of year interview, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola

Ukraine has ruled out taking any money from the International Monetary Fund next year. In an end of year interview, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola

Sport

Fenninger wins in Semmering

After a third-place finish at Lake Louis, Canada and a runners-up spot in Are, Sweden earlier this month Austrian Anna Fenninger finally claimed her

After a third-place finish at Lake Louis, Canada and a runners-up spot in Are, Sweden earlier this month Austrian Anna Fenninger finally claimed her

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Monti says he will lead centrists in Italian vote

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is ready to lead a centrist coalition, ahead of February’s parliamentary elections.   The

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is ready to lead a centrist coalition, ahead of February’s parliamentary elections.   The

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China tightens Internet controls

Beijing has unveiled a range of tighter Internet controls to monitor who is using the web. The rules legalise the deletion of posts or pages which

Beijing has unveiled a range of tighter Internet controls to monitor who is using the web. The rules legalise the deletion of posts or pages which

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Moscow bans US adoptions of Russian children

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law banning American citizens from adopting Russian children. It is being widely seen

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law banning American citizens from adopting Russian children. It is being widely seen

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Greece: austerity drives cars off the roads

Second cars, and in some cases even the one and only vehicle, are the latest casualties of austerity in Greece – with cash-strapped owners unable to

Second cars, and in some cases even the one and only vehicle, are the latest casualties of austerity in Greece – with cash-strapped owners unable to

Business

Recession fears stalk France

France’s Q3 figures are in, and they are grim reading for policymakers in Paris, as they show a third quarter of almost no growth, 0.1%, which means

France’s Q3 figures are in, and they are grim reading for policymakers in Paris, as they show a third quarter of almost no growth, 0.1%, which means

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Several die in Poland after drinking poisoned alcohol

A seventh person is believed to have died in Poland as a result of drinking contaminated alcohol. The victims, mostly from the city of Szczecin in

A seventh person is believed to have died in Poland as a result of drinking contaminated alcohol. The victims, mostly from the city of Szczecin in

Sport

Nadal out of Australian Open

World number four Rafael Nadal will not participate at next month’s Australian Open after being forced to withdraw due to a stomach virus. The 2009

World number four Rafael Nadal will not participate at next month’s Australian Open after being forced to withdraw due to a stomach virus. The 2009

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Christmas gifts

For some people Christmas this year meant going to church, for others exchanging gifts, sharing a big meal, getting the family together. Employees of

For some people Christmas this year meant going to church, for others exchanging gifts, sharing a big meal, getting the family together. Employees of

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Berlusconi agrees 36mln a year divorce deal

Silvio Berlusconi has settled a long-running divorce dispute with his estranged wife Veronica Lario. The former Italian prime minister has

Silvio Berlusconi has settled a long-running divorce dispute with his estranged wife Veronica Lario. The former Italian prime minister has

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Floods in northern France's Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Days of heavy rain have caused flooding in France’s northern province of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. On the outskirts of Merville, the river Lys has risen

Days of heavy rain have caused flooding in France’s northern province of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. On the outskirts of Merville, the river Lys has risen

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Türk-İran ilişkileri: Değişmeyen sadece sınırlar mı?

İran-Türkiye ilişkilerinin ne kadar istikrarlı olduğunu belirtirken kullanılan ifadedir: “400 yıldır sınırlarımız değişmiyor. Bu da iki ülke

İran-Türkiye ilişkilerinin ne kadar istikrarlı olduğunu belirtirken kullanılan ifadedir: “400 yıldır sınırlarımız değişmiyor. Bu da iki ülke

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Spain's Rajoy warns of tough year ahead

More hardship was Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s key message as he addressed the nation after his first year in office. Rajoy said, “A very

More hardship was Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s key message as he addressed the nation after his first year in office. Rajoy said, “A very

Nocomment

Heavy floods hit Malaysia

Floods have hit eastern Malaysia, killing one and forcing over 22,000 people to evacuate.

Floods have hit eastern Malaysia, killing one and forcing over 22,000 people to evacuate.

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Iran carries out naval drills in busy shipping route

Iran has begun six days of naval drills in one of the world’s most important oil trade routes. The military exercises taking place in the Strait of

Iran has begun six days of naval drills in one of the world’s most important oil trade routes. The military exercises taking place in the Strait of

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Footballing elephants go tusk to tusk

Two teams of elephants play a game of football in the Sauraha National Park on Friday, as part of Nepal’s Elephant Festival to raise awareness for

Two teams of elephants play a game of football in the Sauraha National Park on Friday, as part of Nepal’s Elephant Festival to raise awareness for

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Brazilians, the world wants to party with you!

When asked what nationality would be the most fun to see the New Year in with, Brazilians ranked first in a survey conducted by social network

When asked what nationality would be the most fun to see the New Year in with, Brazilians ranked first in a survey conducted by social network

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India government vows to combat gang rape of women

The scandal over the gang rape of women in India has taken a tragic new turn with the suicide of a 17-year-old girl. As the teenager’s funeral was

The scandal over the gang rape of women in India has taken a tragic new turn with the suicide of a 17-year-old girl. As the teenager’s funeral was

Special_reports

Learning the abilities to overcome disabilities

Reading when you cannot see or hitting the dance floor when you cannot walk are tough challenges. But with the right teaching, just about anything is

Reading when you cannot see or hitting the dance floor when you cannot walk are tough challenges. But with the right teaching, just about anything is

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Russian prison official cleared over Magnitsky death

A Moscow court has acquitted Dmitry Kratov, the only prison official to stand trial over the death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergey Magnitsky.

A Moscow court has acquitted Dmitry Kratov, the only prison official to stand trial over the death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergey Magnitsky.

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Scepticism and sympathy as Egypt's Mubarak moves hospital

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from a prison hospital to a military one after falling and fracturing some ribs. The

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from a prison hospital to a military one after falling and fracturing some ribs. The

Business

Spanish shoppers stay away from tills

More misery for the Spanish economy with news that retail sales fell off the cliff in November, down another 7.8% year-on-year. It is the 29th

More misery for the Spanish economy with news that retail sales fell off the cliff in November, down another 7.8% year-on-year. It is the 29th

Business

Italy pays a shade more for December debt

The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar

The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar

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Russia ready to meet Syria opposition coalition

Russia has proposed holding talks with Syria’s main opposition coalition, and has made contact with the group through the Russian embassy in Cairo

Russia has proposed holding talks with Syria’s main opposition coalition, and has made contact with the group through the Russian embassy in Cairo

Europe

The EU enlargement and Turkey

Question from Onur in Turkey: “Hello my name is Onur. With the economic crisis the process of EU enlargement has slowed. Will the EU continue to

Question from Onur in Turkey: “Hello my name is Onur. With the economic crisis the process of EU enlargement has slowed. Will the EU continue to

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Putin approves ban on Americans adopting Russian children

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. The new legislation, due to come into

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. The new legislation, due to come into

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Storm causes record snowfall in Montreal

There has been record-breaking snowfall in Montreal as blizzards continue to batter North America. At least 45 centimetres fell on Thursday

There has been record-breaking snowfall in Montreal as blizzards continue to batter North America. At least 45 centimetres fell on Thursday

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Death of 'Stormin' Norman' Schwarzkopf, US Gulf War hero

The former US General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces in the first Gulf War, has died aged 78. Known as Stormin’ Norman, he became a

The former US General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led coalition forces in the first Gulf War, has died aged 78. Known as Stormin’ Norman, he became a