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2013-02-07

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Budget talks reveal EU divisions

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy chosen not to put forward a new budget compromise to EU leaders on Thursday, due to sharp divisions

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy chosen not to put forward a new budget compromise to EU leaders on Thursday, due to sharp divisions

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2013 Berlin film festival fighting fit with 'Grandmaster'

The 2013 Berlin film festival has kicked off with the premier of kung fu flick “The Grandmaster.” Hong Kong director, Wong Kar-Wai’s period drama

The 2013 Berlin film festival has kicked off with the premier of kung fu flick “The Grandmaster.” Hong Kong director, Wong Kar-Wai’s period drama

Business

Στο σφυρί το σπίτι του Έλληνα προξένου στο Λονδίνο

«Μία μη εκσυγχρονισμένη Βίλλα αρχιτεκτονικής τύπου «Italianate», διατηρητέα μονοκατοικία δεύτερης διαβάθμισης, 810 τ.μ., στο πολυπόθητο σημείο της

«Μία μη εκσυγχρονισμένη Βίλλα αρχιτεκτονικής τύπου «Italianate», διατηρητέα μονοκατοικία δεύτερης διαβάθμισης, 810 τ.μ., στο πολυπόθητο σημείο της

Culture

Wadjda

Wadjda is the first full-length feature film to be directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia. It is about a 10-year old girl who wants a bicycle so she

Wadjda is the first full-length feature film to be directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia. It is about a 10-year old girl who wants a bicycle so she

Business

Ireland reaches historic bank deal

Ireland has struck a long-awaited deal to ease the burden of the debts it took on to rescue its banking system. Prime Minister Enda Kenny won

Ireland has struck a long-awaited deal to ease the burden of the debts it took on to rescue its banking system. Prime Minister Enda Kenny won

Sport

Tickets go on sale for Sochi Winter Olympics

Russia has begun selling tickets for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, exactly a year before the opening ceremony. A diamond-shaped countdown

Russia has begun selling tickets for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, exactly a year before the opening ceremony. A diamond-shaped countdown

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Tunisia in turmoil after assassination

The assassination of an opposition leader has thrown Tunisia into the grip of its worst political crisis since the 2011 revolution. Chokri Belaid

The assassination of an opposition leader has thrown Tunisia into the grip of its worst political crisis since the 2011 revolution. Chokri Belaid

Sport

Rubles roll for Sochi Olympics

Sochi is getting a face lift for the Winter Olympics in 2014. There’s a lot of construction going on around the subtropical resort city on the Black

Sochi is getting a face lift for the Winter Olympics in 2014. There’s a lot of construction going on around the subtropical resort city on the Black

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Russia-Japan dispute over islands erupts again

Russia’s government has denied that two of its fighter jets breached Japanese airspace near Hokkaido. However, Japan’s claim that Russia entered

Russia’s government has denied that two of its fighter jets breached Japanese airspace near Hokkaido. However, Japan’s claim that Russia entered

Europe

Merkel, Cameron set to clash over EU cash with Hollande

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron were set to clash with French President Francois Hollande on

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron were set to clash with French President Francois Hollande on

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Belgian civil servants strike over natural attrition cuts

Around 10,000 civil servants took to the streets of Brussels on Thursday, to rally against the Belgian government’s policy of natural

Around 10,000 civil servants took to the streets of Brussels on Thursday, to rally against the Belgian government’s policy of natural

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Muslim leaders urge Syria dialogue

Three-way talks aimed at finding a solution to the Syria conflict have been held on the sidelines of a meeting of Muslim countries. The leaders of

Three-way talks aimed at finding a solution to the Syria conflict have been held on the sidelines of a meeting of Muslim countries. The leaders of

Business

Euro slumps on ECB Draghi's comments

The European Central Bank has said it will monitor what impact the stronger euro is having on the region’s economy to make sure it does not derail

The European Central Bank has said it will monitor what impact the stronger euro is having on the region’s economy to make sure it does not derail

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Syria: violence flares in Damascus, refugee crisis escalates

Fierce fighting has broken out in the Syrian capital Damascus. Footage posted online by activists opposed to President Bashar al-Assad purportedly

Fierce fighting has broken out in the Syrian capital Damascus. Footage posted online by activists opposed to President Bashar al-Assad purportedly

Science_technology

Badminton Robot

Instead of playing badminton with another human being imagine what it would be like playing against a robot. At the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology

Instead of playing badminton with another human being imagine what it would be like playing against a robot. At the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology

Nocomment

Carnival kicks off in Cologne

Thousands of people dressed in colourful costumes celebrated the start of the street

Thousands of people dressed in colourful costumes celebrated the start of the street

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Bushfire crews tackle blaze in southern Tasmania

Tasmanian bushfire crews are bracing for worsening conditions as they battle a large wildfire in the south of the Australian state. Incident

Tasmanian bushfire crews are bracing for worsening conditions as they battle a large wildfire in the south of the Australian state. Incident

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New EU law could force companies to reveal cyber attacks

EU member states could fall under a unified approach to tackling cybercrime if a new law gets the go-ahead. Under the proposals, all countries

EU member states could fall under a unified approach to tackling cybercrime if a new law gets the go-ahead. Under the proposals, all countries

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Short delay to start of EU summit over budget deal

Last minute negotiations over the EU’s budget delayed the start of the two day leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday.   The first talks of the year

Last minute negotiations over the EU’s budget delayed the start of the two day leaders’ summit in Brussels on Thursday.   The first talks of the year

Nocomment

Australians win Empire State Building run-up

A pair of Australians captured the top spots in the men’s and women’s races in the annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York. About 700 people

A pair of Australians captured the top spots in the men’s and women’s races in the annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York. About 700 people

Nocomment

Sochi 2014: One year to go

Celebrations are taking place in Sochi to mark one year to go until the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. A series of countdown clocks were

Celebrations are taking place in Sochi to mark one year to go until the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. A series of countdown clocks were

Business

Weaker yen helps Sony

Sony says it remains on target for its full year profits thanks to earnings that are being boosted by sales of assets and the weaker value of the yen

Sony says it remains on target for its full year profits thanks to earnings that are being boosted by sales of assets and the weaker value of the yen

Business

Political scandal, weak economy impact Spanish bonds

Spain’s borrowing costs climbed at its latest bond auction due to an alleged corruption scandal amongst top politicians and concerns over its weak

Spain’s borrowing costs climbed at its latest bond auction due to an alleged corruption scandal amongst top politicians and concerns over its weak

Business

Incoming UK central bank boss talks of change

On the day that the Bank of England held its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 percent, and left its stimulus plans unchanged, Mark Carney, who is due

On the day that the Bank of England held its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 percent, and left its stimulus plans unchanged, Mark Carney, who is due

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Paris says it will not abandon Petroplus workers in Normandy

The French government has urged employees, around 470 people, at the Petit-Couronne refinery in Normandy not to lose hope. The owners of their work

The French government has urged employees, around 470 people, at the Petit-Couronne refinery in Normandy not to lose hope. The owners of their work

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Ukraine's Klychko defiantly defends parliament protest

Opposition parties in Ukraine have blocked parliament in protest, paralysing the legislature since February 5. They accuse the ruling Party of

Opposition parties in Ukraine have blocked parliament in protest, paralysing the legislature since February 5. They accuse the ruling Party of

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Tunisia's Ennahda refuses to dissolve government

Tunisia’s governing Ennahda party is refusing to dissolve the government, after the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid on Wednesday

Tunisia’s governing Ennahda party is refusing to dissolve the government, after the killing of opposition politician Chokri Belaid on Wednesday

Europe

Angela Merkel: the power-Frau enigma

Some call her pragmatic, others Machiavelian. Angela Merkel has managed to outmaneuver the princes in her own party and steer Europe towards a

Some call her pragmatic, others Machiavelian. Angela Merkel has managed to outmaneuver the princes in her own party and steer Europe towards a