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2013-02-05

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Obama's latest budget proposals quickly brushed aside

As the March 1 deadline draws closer for automatic austerity measures to be imposed on the US government, President Barack Obama has urged Congress

As the March 1 deadline draws closer for automatic austerity measures to be imposed on the US government, President Barack Obama has urged Congress

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Official Irish report damns Magdalene Laundries

For decades the Irish Catholic church took in abandoned and illegitimate girls in what seemed an act of mercy. Now a six-month government inquiry

For decades the Irish Catholic church took in abandoned and illegitimate girls in what seemed an act of mercy. Now a six-month government inquiry

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Why is the arrest of Ahmadinejad’s aide significant?

  Just after midnight on Tuesday, Tehran’s Revolutionary tribunal announced that they had arrested Saeed Mortazavi, a close aide of President Mahmoud

  Just after midnight on Tuesday, Tehran’s Revolutionary tribunal announced that they had arrested Saeed Mortazavi, a close aide of President Mahmoud

Europe

Eurocrats strike over pay and conditions

EU civil servants called a strike on Tuesday over calls to slash pay and conditions. The UK, Germany and the Netherlands, want to trim the amount

EU civil servants called a strike on Tuesday over calls to slash pay and conditions. The UK, Germany and the Netherlands, want to trim the amount

Business

Dell goes private to aid restructuring

Personal computer maker Dell is no longer to be a publicly traded company. The world’s third-biggest maker of PCs plans to buy back all its

Personal computer maker Dell is no longer to be a publicly traded company. The world’s third-biggest maker of PCs plans to buy back all its

News

Shooting won't delay Armenia presidential vote

Armenia’s presidential elections are to go ahead, despite the shooting of one of the candidates. Paruyr Hayrikyan suffered a shoulder wound in the

Armenia’s presidential elections are to go ahead, despite the shooting of one of the candidates. Paruyr Hayrikyan suffered a shoulder wound in the

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Germany government won't subsidise Stuttgart rail project delays

The German government has refused to pay an extra one billion euros to rail company Deutche Bahn to build a major new railway project in Stuttgart

The German government has refused to pay an extra one billion euros to rail company Deutche Bahn to build a major new railway project in Stuttgart

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Israel's Knesset opens with stark warning on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu is back for a third term as prime minister, but in a weaker position having lost 11 of his Likud Party’s seats in the January 22

Benjamin Netanyahu is back for a third term as prime minister, but in a weaker position having lost 11 of his Likud Party’s seats in the January 22

News

Bulgaria blames Hezbollah for Burgos bomb

Bulgaria has accused the Lebanese-based militant organisation Hezbollah of being behind the Burgos bus bombing last July, which killed five

Bulgaria has accused the Lebanese-based militant organisation Hezbollah of being behind the Burgos bus bombing last July, which killed five

News

The chef's recipe

How to turn blood sausage and Jerusalem artichokes into Nordic haute cuisine in just 10 minutes and 22 seconds…

How to turn blood sausage and Jerusalem artichokes into Nordic haute cuisine in just 10 minutes and 22 seconds…

Europe

Hollande warns Europe's fiscal hawks over EU budget

French President François Hollande fired a warning shot to the EU’s fiscal hawks on Tuesday. He told MEPs in Strasbourg that France would stand up

French President François Hollande fired a warning shot to the EU’s fiscal hawks on Tuesday. He told MEPs in Strasbourg that France would stand up

Science_technology

Blog: Thorsten Schmidt: a sustainable chef

It’s always a problem when you visit a country whose language you don’t understand. Denmark was one of those places, where I felt both on the margins

It’s always a problem when you visit a country whose language you don’t understand. Denmark was one of those places, where I felt both on the margins

Science_technology

Nordic cuisine: nature and seasons

In this edition of Terra Viva, we are going to talk about Nordic cuisine. But not the traditional liver pate or caviar. In Scandinavia, a growing

In this edition of Terra Viva, we are going to talk about Nordic cuisine. But not the traditional liver pate or caviar. In Scandinavia, a growing

Nocomment

Sapporo Snow Festival showcases scuptures

More than 200 giant snow and ice sculptures were on display in the northern city of Sapporo, as the city kicked off its week-long annual snow

More than 200 giant snow and ice sculptures were on display in the northern city of Sapporo, as the city kicked off its week-long annual snow

News

Ahmadinejad angry at arrest of former Tehran prosecutor

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised as “very ugly” a decision by the country’s judiciary to arrest one of his close allies. Saeed

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticised as “very ugly” a decision by the country’s judiciary to arrest one of his close allies. Saeed

News

World according to CIA 'ambiguous'

What the world will be like in 2030 is the subject of this News Plus – facts followed by an interview with an analyst. The American agency has had

What the world will be like in 2030 is the subject of this News Plus – facts followed by an interview with an analyst. The American agency has had

News

Serbs arrest man for bomb incident

A Serbian man has been arrested in Mitrovica on suspicion of being involved in a bombing that injured two Serb children. They were hurt during the

A Serbian man has been arrested in Mitrovica on suspicion of being involved in a bombing that injured two Serb children. They were hurt during the

Business

Bank of Japan head to quit early

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa is to step down three weeks before his five-year term was due to end. That makes possible an earlier than

Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa is to step down three weeks before his five-year term was due to end. That makes possible an earlier than

Business

US government goes after S&P over subprimes

The US government says it wants five billion dollars from Standard & Poor’s.   In a law suit the Department of Justice is taking the agency to court

The US government says it wants five billion dollars from Standard & Poor’s.   In a law suit the Department of Justice is taking the agency to court

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Picasso's 'Woman' up for sale

Impressionist master Pablo Picasso’s painting “Woman Seated by a Window” is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on February 5. “Woman

Impressionist master Pablo Picasso’s painting “Woman Seated by a Window” is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on February 5. “Woman

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Syria refugees struggle on as opposition makes offer of talks

New video footage has revealed the harsh conditions that Syrian refugees are enduring within the country’s borders. More than a million people are

New video footage has revealed the harsh conditions that Syrian refugees are enduring within the country’s borders. More than a million people are

Business

Toyota looks to profit boost

Toyota has raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent. It is now looking at the equivalent of 6.6 billion euros for the year

Toyota has raised its annual net profit forecast by more than 10 percent. It is now looking at the equivalent of 6.6 billion euros for the year

Business

Eurozone recovery signs emerge

The eurozone’s battered economy is showing signs of recovery. The latest surveys of thousands of the region’s companies reveal business activity

The eurozone’s battered economy is showing signs of recovery. The latest surveys of thousands of the region’s companies reveal business activity

Culture

Van Gogh Alive arrives in Israel

The ground breaking Van Gogh Alive exhibition has arrived in Tel Aviv. The multimedia display has brought the Dutch artist’s paintings to new

The ground breaking Van Gogh Alive exhibition has arrived in Tel Aviv. The multimedia display has brought the Dutch artist’s paintings to new

Culture

A Good Day to Die Hard

Bruce Willis is back as John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the franchise. He travels to Russia to help his estranged

Bruce Willis is back as John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the franchise. He travels to Russia to help his estranged

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Iran's Ahmadinejad in Egypt on historic visit

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the first trip of an Iranian head of state to Egypt since Iran’s 1979 revolution. As he left the plane he was

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is on the first trip of an Iranian head of state to Egypt since Iran’s 1979 revolution. As he left the plane he was

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Mali authorities detain suspected insurgents in Mopti

In Mali, authorities have started questioning suspected rebel soldiers in the central town of Mopti. Eight suspects have been brought to Mopti’s

In Mali, authorities have started questioning suspected rebel soldiers in the central town of Mopti. Eight suspects have been brought to Mopti’s

News

Relief in Alabama after five year old boy freed from bunker

Residents of Midland City, Alabama, are celebrating the release of a five year old boy from the town held captive for a week. Believing the boy

Residents of Midland City, Alabama, are celebrating the release of a five year old boy from the town held captive for a week. Believing the boy