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2013-01-11

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Same-sex marriage evolving in Europe

Legal freedom to marry is far from globally guaranteed, including in Europe. France for instance, is years behind others in the debate. We’ll focus

Legal freedom to marry is far from globally guaranteed, including in Europe. France for instance, is years behind others in the debate. We’ll focus

Sport

Dakar Rally: An emotional stage seven

The seventh stage of the Dakar Rally began with competitors mourning the death of French rider Thomas Bourgin who was killed earlier in the day after

The seventh stage of the Dakar Rally began with competitors mourning the death of French rider Thomas Bourgin who was killed earlier in the day after

Sport

Slovenia win maiden team event

Slovenia won their first ever team ski jumping world cup event on Friday after leaping to the top of the podium in Zakopane, Poland. In the second

Slovenia won their first ever team ski jumping world cup event on Friday after leaping to the top of the podium in Zakopane, Poland. In the second

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British TV star and paedophile who "groomed a nation"

Late British television presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children over a period of 54 years, according to a report published by

Late British television presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children over a period of 54 years, according to a report published by

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Outpouring of grief as Kurds in Paris mourn activist deaths

Hundreds flocked to the Kurdish Information Centre in the French capital to mourn the deaths of three activists, including Sakine Cansiz the

Hundreds flocked to the Kurdish Information Centre in the French capital to mourn the deaths of three activists, including Sakine Cansiz the

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Consumer spending

Many Europeans suffering economic hard times have been waiting anxiously for the winter sales, to finally see prices fall to levels they can afford

Many Europeans suffering economic hard times have been waiting anxiously for the winter sales, to finally see prices fall to levels they can afford

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France confirms military aid in Mali

The French President François Hollande says French troops in Mali are helping the government fight an armed rebellion, which is sweeping the

The French President François Hollande says French troops in Mali are helping the government fight an armed rebellion, which is sweeping the

Business

Austerity vicious circle

The beginning of a new year is a time for making plans for the future and reaching conclusions about the year just past. Unfortunately 2012

The beginning of a new year is a time for making plans for the future and reaching conclusions about the year just past. Unfortunately 2012

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Syrian rebels take control of strategic airbase

Syrian rebels have taken control of a strategic airbase in Idlib province in the north of the country. Anti-Assad fighters claim the Free Syrian

Syrian rebels have taken control of a strategic airbase in Idlib province in the north of the country. Anti-Assad fighters claim the Free Syrian

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A dream in the sky goes under review

It is a dream which is losing its appeal. US aviation regulators have announced they will launch a review of Boeing’s 787 passenger jet following a

It is a dream which is losing its appeal. US aviation regulators have announced they will launch a review of Boeing’s 787 passenger jet following a

Business

French labour reform talks struggling

After two days of talks, French employers and unions still seemed far away from agreeing on changes to the country’s labour laws, to make it more

After two days of talks, French employers and unions still seemed far away from agreeing on changes to the country’s labour laws, to make it more

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Mr. Teeth, the drug-guarding alligator

Authorities in California have discovered 34 kilos of marijuana despite the stash being guarded by a 1.5-metre long alligator. Sheriff’s deputies in

Authorities in California have discovered 34 kilos of marijuana despite the stash being guarded by a 1.5-metre long alligator. Sheriff’s deputies in

Culture

Berlin film festival opens with 'The Grandmaster'

Festival favourite Wong Kar Wai is back with his long-awaited Kung Fu epic ‘The Grandmaster’. The fruit of eight years’ labour, it was selected as

Festival favourite Wong Kar Wai is back with his long-awaited Kung Fu epic ‘The Grandmaster’. The fruit of eight years’ labour, it was selected as

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Montreaux festival founder "Funky George" dies at 76

Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreaux jazz festival, has died at the age of 76. He had spent several weeks in a coma following a skiing

Claude Nobs, the founder of the Montreaux jazz festival, has died at the age of 76. He had spent several weeks in a coma following a skiing

Special_reports

Sharing the pain, learning the lesson

Is there ever a silver lining when tragedy strikes? Sometimes there are useful lessons to be learned from listening to people’s experiences. We look

Is there ever a silver lining when tragedy strikes? Sometimes there are useful lessons to be learned from listening to people’s experiences. We look

Culture

'Lincoln' favourite in strong Oscars field

Blockbusters, independent movies and European arthouse cinema make this year’s Oscar shortlist quite eclectic. Steven Spielberg’s critically

Blockbusters, independent movies and European arthouse cinema make this year’s Oscar shortlist quite eclectic. Steven Spielberg’s critically

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Lew's looping signature raises a few loopy laughs

Jack Lew may have persuaded Barack Obama that he is the man for the very serious top job at the US treasury, but his handwriting has become the butt

Jack Lew may have persuaded Barack Obama that he is the man for the very serious top job at the US treasury, but his handwriting has become the butt

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Ice cool orcas escape Hudson Bay death trap

A dozen orcas, trapped under ice and facing death on Canada’s frozen Hudson Bay since Tuesday, have escaped. The whales gathered round a hole in

A dozen orcas, trapped under ice and facing death on Canada’s frozen Hudson Bay since Tuesday, have escaped. The whales gathered round a hole in

Business

Honda to cut 800 UK jobs

Soft car sales in Europe have claimed more victims. Japan’s Honda is to cut around 800 jobs at its plant near Swindon in southwest England. The

Soft car sales in Europe have claimed more victims. Japan’s Honda is to cut around 800 jobs at its plant near Swindon in southwest England. The

Business

Weak European demand hits German GDP

Germany’s economy shrank at the end of last year as export demand from the rest of Europe weakened. Factories in the region’s largest economy

Germany’s economy shrank at the end of last year as export demand from the rest of Europe weakened. Factories in the region’s largest economy

Business

AmEx restructuring means layoffs

Credit card company American Express is to cut about 5,400 jobs – that is around 8.5 percent of its workforce. The layoffs are part of

Credit card company American Express is to cut about 5,400 jobs – that is around 8.5 percent of its workforce. The layoffs are part of

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France says will send troops to Mali if needed

France appears to have taken a step closer to military intervention in Mali. Following rebel consolidation of power in the north, its troops are on

France appears to have taken a step closer to military intervention in Mali. Following rebel consolidation of power in the north, its troops are on

Europe

Belgian minister urges car show models to cover up

The bodywork of the latest models on display at the Brussels Auto Show has caused a storm in Belgian politics. The country’s Minister of Equal

The bodywork of the latest models on display at the Brussels Auto Show has caused a storm in Belgian politics. The country’s Minister of Equal

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Europe's highest building The Shard opens soon

London’s latest landmark, The Shard, is due to open to the public next month from where it will offer unprecedented views of the UK capital.

London’s latest landmark, The Shard, is due to open to the public next month from where it will offer unprecedented views of the UK capital.

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Czechs head to the polls in presidential election

Voting is underway in the Czech Republic in the first round of voting for the country’s next president. With nine candidates in the running the

Voting is underway in the Czech Republic in the first round of voting for the country’s next president. With nine candidates in the running the

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Merkel takes huge lead in German polls

In what appears to be stunning news for Angela Merkel opinion polls in Germany suggest support for her Social Democrat rival in the autumn general

In what appears to be stunning news for Angela Merkel opinion polls in Germany suggest support for her Social Democrat rival in the autumn general

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A city devastated: Pakistan's Quetta reels from bombings

The Pakistani city of Quetta is in a state of shock following bomb attacks on Thursday. 82 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded by

The Pakistani city of Quetta is in a state of shock following bomb attacks on Thursday. 82 people were killed and more than a hundred wounded by

Culture

Vocational training abroad with Leonardo da Vinci

“In 2012, we sent over 90,000 people abroad on traineeships through the Leonardo da Vinci Programme,” says Paul Tzimas from the DG Education and

“In 2012, we sent over 90,000 people abroad on traineeships through the Leonardo da Vinci Programme,” says Paul Tzimas from the DG Education and

Special_reports

Ireland: we need to talk about abortion

It’s one of Ireland’s most emotional and sensitive debates – abortion. In Ireland, it is a criminal act which could send both patient and doctor

It’s one of Ireland’s most emotional and sensitive debates – abortion. In Ireland, it is a criminal act which could send both patient and doctor

Business

Helping minorities into the EU job market

The long-term unemployed, elderly and disabled people, women and ethnic minorities – all these people are under-represented among Europe’s

The long-term unemployed, elderly and disabled people, women and ethnic minorities – all these people are under-represented among Europe’s