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2013-01-23

Sport

Rugby captains attend Six Nations launch

Team captain’s Pascal Pape of France, England’s Chris Robshaw, Wales’ Sam Warburton, Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip, Italy’s Sergio Parisse and Scotland’s

Team captain’s Pascal Pape of France, England’s Chris Robshaw, Wales’ Sam Warburton, Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip, Italy’s Sergio Parisse and Scotland’s

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Turkish nationalists attack NATO soldiers

Turkish police have broken up a violent mob in the port town of Iskenderun, after nationalist activists attacked three German soldiers. 28

Turkish police have broken up a violent mob in the port town of Iskenderun, after nationalist activists attacked three German soldiers. 28

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Israel, anatomy of an election

Yair Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid party that placed second in Israeli elections on Tuesday, following the poll said: “Israelis have said ‘No’

Yair Lapid, the leader of the Yesh Atid party that placed second in Israeli elections on Tuesday, following the poll said: “Israelis have said ‘No’

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Dozens killed in bombing at Shi'ite funeral in Iraq

More than 40 people were killed at a funeral in Iraq, when a suicide bomber dressed as a mourner detonated his explosives among the crowd in the

More than 40 people were killed at a funeral in Iraq, when a suicide bomber dressed as a mourner detonated his explosives among the crowd in the

Business

Davos: the big top for an economic circus

As the A-listers arrived in Davos, police marksmen looked down from the snow covered roofs of the picturesque Swiss ski resort. When the World

As the A-listers arrived in Davos, police marksmen looked down from the snow covered roofs of the picturesque Swiss ski resort. When the World

Business

Europe weighing on global growth says IMF

The unexpectedly stubborn recession in the eurozone, and weakness in Japan, will hold down global economic growth this year according to the

The unexpectedly stubborn recession in the eurozone, and weakness in Japan, will hold down global economic growth this year according to the

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UK minister: we want to remain 'leading EU player'

David Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership before a referendum, although he has not specified which powers he wants the

David Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership before a referendum, although he has not specified which powers he wants the

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Clinton defends herself over Benghazi killings

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she accepted responsibility for the fatal attack on an American mission in Libya last year, but

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she accepted responsibility for the fatal attack on an American mission in Libya last year, but

Business

Davos: leaders look to 'resilient dynamism'

The world’s power elite are gathered at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos focusing on how countries and companies can survive

The world’s power elite are gathered at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos focusing on how countries and companies can survive

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Netanyahu leads Israeli coalition talks

Coalition talks are underway in Israel, after a general election produced deadlock between the right-wing and centre-left blocs. Prime Minister

Coalition talks are underway in Israel, after a general election produced deadlock between the right-wing and centre-left blocs. Prime Minister

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Cameron speech fails to win over UKIP's Farage

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Wednesday to hold a referendum before the end of 2017 on his country’s membership of the EU. He

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Wednesday to hold a referendum before the end of 2017 on his country’s membership of the EU. He

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UK-EU relations still divisive in Britain

The UK in the EU has proved to be a toxic issue for past Conservative leaders. It has loomed large in the downfall of the last two Tory prime

The UK in the EU has proved to be a toxic issue for past Conservative leaders. It has loomed large in the downfall of the last two Tory prime

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EU leaders sceptical over Cameron's referendum pledge

Britain’s European partners have reacted sceptically after David Cameron promised a referendum on UK membership of the EU if his Conservative Party

Britain’s European partners have reacted sceptically after David Cameron promised a referendum on UK membership of the EU if his Conservative Party

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Suicide bomber targets Shia mosque in Iraq

A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in the Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmato, 175 kilometres north of Baghdad. The explosion killed at least 25

A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in the Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmato, 175 kilometres north of Baghdad. The explosion killed at least 25

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Save Hellas, buy Greek

Traders in the Hellenic Republic trying to win hearts, minds and pockets are calling on people to buy Greek products. Though the word crisis may be

Traders in the Hellenic Republic trying to win hearts, minds and pockets are calling on people to buy Greek products. Though the word crisis may be

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Mountainous task for uphill strugglers in Davos

As I wander around Davos the song ‘Climb Every Mountain’ has lodged itself firmly in my head. Although it is driving me slowly mad its relevance is

As I wander around Davos the song ‘Climb Every Mountain’ has lodged itself firmly in my head. Although it is driving me slowly mad its relevance is

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No change: Palestinian verdict on Israeli election

The result of the Israeli election has been greeted with a mixture of resignation and indifference among Palestinians. Now, as before, the main

The result of the Israeli election has been greeted with a mixture of resignation and indifference among Palestinians. Now, as before, the main

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Jordan holds election despite Muslim Brotherhood boycott

The first parliamentary elections in Jordan since the Arab spring have been marked by a boycott from the main opposition parties. The US-backed

The first parliamentary elections in Jordan since the Arab spring have been marked by a boycott from the main opposition parties. The US-backed

Business

Portugal back in bond market

Portugal enjoyed strong demand from investors in its first sale of longer term government bonds since Lisbon was forced to asked for an EU bailout

Portugal enjoyed strong demand from investors in its first sale of longer term government bonds since Lisbon was forced to asked for an EU bailout

Business

Monte Paschi plunges on derivatives loss

Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is reportedly facing losses of at least 220 million euros from a derivatives deal made three years ago. The

Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is reportedly facing losses of at least 220 million euros from a derivatives deal made three years ago. The

Business

Google's results shine

Google earnings from its core internet business came in much better than many analysts had predicted during the crucial fourth quarter of last

Google earnings from its core internet business came in much better than many analysts had predicted during the crucial fourth quarter of last

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Follow the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos live online

The 2013 World Economic Forum has started in Davos, Switzerland. It is where the elite, rich, and powerful from the worlds of politics, business and

The 2013 World Economic Forum has started in Davos, Switzerland. It is where the elite, rich, and powerful from the worlds of politics, business and

Science_technology

Micro-algae is new energy source

In the Ennesys Lab in Nanterre, France, researchers are working on a project to produce energy from waste water by cultivating micro-algae in order

In the Ennesys Lab in Nanterre, France, researchers are working on a project to produce energy from waste water by cultivating micro-algae in order

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Cameron's EU carrot for Euro-sceptic voters

Britain’s prime minister has promised a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Union or leave if he wins the next election.

Britain’s prime minister has promised a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Union or leave if he wins the next election.

Culture

Austenland and Stoker at Sundance

Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess, and staring Jane Seymour, has premiered at Sundance. The plot concerns an Austen fan who goes to a theme

Austenland, directed by Jerusha Hess, and staring Jane Seymour, has premiered at Sundance. The plot concerns an Austen fan who goes to a theme

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Israel wakes up to uncertainty

The surprise rise of the centre-left is threatening to derail the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Commentators see it as a vote against

The surprise rise of the centre-left is threatening to derail the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Commentators see it as a vote against

Science_technology

The rocket factory

The launch of a rocket is the crowning moment, the culmination of a long process of careful machining and construction. What comes out of a rocket

The launch of a rocket is the crowning moment, the culmination of a long process of careful machining and construction. What comes out of a rocket

Nocomment

Violence at Russian anti-gay law protest

Skirmishes broke out between gay rights campaigners and Orthodox activists outside the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, during a rally by

Skirmishes broke out between gay rights campaigners and Orthodox activists outside the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, during a rally by

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In Israel centre-left thwarts rise of right

In Israel exit polls suggest the predicted shift to the right has ended in a dead heat. The centre-left Yasher Atid party has risen to a close

In Israel exit polls suggest the predicted shift to the right has ended in a dead heat. The centre-left Yasher Atid party has risen to a close

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David Cameron's EU speech - full text

This version of David Cameron’s speech is as it was written, and not necessarily as he delivered it. This morning I want to talk about the future

This version of David Cameron’s speech is as it was written, and not necessarily as he delivered it. This morning I want to talk about the future