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2012-12-29

Business

Greece: ex-finance minister in firing line over tax list

Politicians from a number of parties are calling for the law that protects ministers in Greece from prosecution not to apply to former finance

Politicians from a number of parties are calling for the law that protects ministers in Greece from prosecution not to apply to former finance

Sport

Dead heat downhill finish in Bormio

Austrian Hannes Reichelt and home favourite Dominik Paris shared top spot on the alpine skiing world cup podium on Saturday after clocking the same

Austrian Hannes Reichelt and home favourite Dominik Paris shared top spot on the alpine skiing world cup podium on Saturday after clocking the same

News

Paris stymied over top tax plan

The French Constitutional Council has rejected the government’s flagship plans for a top tax rate of 75 percent. It is a setback for President

The French Constitutional Council has rejected the government’s flagship plans for a top tax rate of 75 percent. It is a setback for President

News

At least 4 dead in Moscow airport plane crash

Four people have died in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport after the aircraft skidded off the runway as it tried to land. The Tupolev-204

Four people have died in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport after the aircraft skidded off the runway as it tried to land. The Tupolev-204

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UN/Arab League envoy warns of "hell" if Syria violence continues

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of the dire consequences of failure to find a political solution to end the violence

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi has warned of the dire consequences of failure to find a political solution to end the violence

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3 dead in plane crash at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport

Three people have died in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport after the aircraft skidded off the runway as it tried to land.   The Tupolev-204

Three people have died in a plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport after the aircraft skidded off the runway as it tried to land.   The Tupolev-204

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Italians react to Monti's decision to stand for election

Italians have been reacting to Mario Monti’s announcement that he will join the race in February’s elections. The outgoing prime minister said on

Italians have been reacting to Mario Monti’s announcement that he will join the race in February’s elections. The outgoing prime minister said on

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France: constitutional court rejects 75 per cent tax rate

The French Supreme Court has rejected the government’s controversial plans to tax top earners on 75 per cent of their income. The measure, one of

The French Supreme Court has rejected the government’s controversial plans to tax top earners on 75 per cent of their income. The measure, one of

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A flour civil war in Spain

Revellers throw flour and eggs at one another during the celebration of the Els Enfarinats Festival in Ibi, Spain.

Revellers throw flour and eggs at one another during the celebration of the Els Enfarinats Festival in Ibi, Spain.

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Baby gorilla born in Prague

Moja, a gorilla baby girl, was born on December 13th in Prague zoo. She is the first baby gorilla born in one of the Czech Republic’s zoos.

Moja, a gorilla baby girl, was born on December 13th in Prague zoo. She is the first baby gorilla born in one of the Czech Republic’s zoos.

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Japan PM visits Fukushima as government pledges nuclear restart

Japan’s new prime minister Shinzo Abe has visited the stricken nuclear site at Fukushima, just three days after he was sworn in. Despite strong

Japan’s new prime minister Shinzo Abe has visited the stricken nuclear site at Fukushima, just three days after he was sworn in. Despite strong

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India ready for more protests after gang rape victim dies

A 23-year-old woman, beaten and gang raped on a bus in India two weeks ago, has died of her injuries in Singapore where she had been flown for

A 23-year-old woman, beaten and gang raped on a bus in India two weeks ago, has died of her injuries in Singapore where she had been flown for

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Gabon leads peace initiative in Central African Republic

After weeks of clashes the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have agreed to hold talks. The move follows an initiative by

After weeks of clashes the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have agreed to hold talks. The move follows an initiative by

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Obama 'optimistic' fiscal deal can be reached

‘Cautiously optimistic’ – that is the phrase being used at the White House after the president held talks with Congressional leaders in an 11th hour

‘Cautiously optimistic’ – that is the phrase being used at the White House after the president held talks with Congressional leaders in an 11th hour

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Spanish mums strip off to save school bus line

A group of Spanish mothers has decided to bare all to save their school bus line. The action for a calendar is aimed at raising some 43,000 euros

A group of Spanish mothers has decided to bare all to save their school bus line. The action for a calendar is aimed at raising some 43,000 euros

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Newsweek's final print run

Once one of America’s top magazines, Newsweek is about to disappear from the news stands and go digital. The final print edition will be on sale on

Once one of America’s top magazines, Newsweek is about to disappear from the news stands and go digital. The final print edition will be on sale on