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2013-02-12

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A lesson from the Vatican: learn Latin, beat the world

Among the international hubbub that has surrounded the pope’s decision to quit, there is a salutory lesson for anyone who did not pay attention in

Among the international hubbub that has surrounded the pope’s decision to quit, there is a salutory lesson for anyone who did not pay attention in

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French Assembly green light for gay marriage

Same-sex marriage in France took a major step towards becoming legal when the National Assembly approved a controversial draft law. It is the most

Same-sex marriage in France took a major step towards becoming legal when the National Assembly approved a controversial draft law. It is the most

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Stormy skies over the Vatican

When lightning struck the Vatican on the night of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, many in Rome could not help but question whether it was a sign

When lightning struck the Vatican on the night of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, many in Rome could not help but question whether it was a sign

Sport

Wrestling out of 2020 Olympics

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday the International Olympic committee have recommended that wrestling be removed from the 2020 Olympic

In a surprise announcement on Tuesday the International Olympic committee have recommended that wrestling be removed from the 2020 Olympic

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Archbishop of Lyon: vote for new pope will be 'bizarre'

One of the 118 cardinals called upon to elect Benedict’s successor says following in the footsteps of a man he calls a “giant” won’t be easy.   As

One of the 118 cardinals called upon to elect Benedict’s successor says following in the footsteps of a man he calls a “giant” won’t be easy.   As

Business

ECB's Draghi sees Spain on the right track

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi thinks Spain is on the right track towards economic recovery. In Madrid to address members of parliament

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi thinks Spain is on the right track towards economic recovery. In Madrid to address members of parliament

Europe

EU urges steel giant ArcelorMittal to postpone job cuts

Steel giant ArcelorMittal should postpone any plant closures in Europe until June, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Speaking at round-table

Steel giant ArcelorMittal should postpone any plant closures in Europe until June, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Speaking at round-table

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French assembly passes gay marriage bill

The French national assembly, the lower house of parliament, has approved a bill to legalise homosexual marriages. There were 329 votes for, 229

The French national assembly, the lower house of parliament, has approved a bill to legalise homosexual marriages. There were 329 votes for, 229

Business

Third strike for Ryanair's Aer Lingus hopes

Ryanair’s says it has been told its bid to take over smaller Irish rival Aer Lingus is to be blocked by Europe’s anti-monopoly watchdog. This was

Ryanair’s says it has been told its bid to take over smaller Irish rival Aer Lingus is to be blocked by Europe’s anti-monopoly watchdog. This was

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North Korea's ally China condemns nuclear test

As the United Nations Security Council organised an emergency meeting to address North Korea’s nuclear test, the defiant state said it would not

As the United Nations Security Council organised an emergency meeting to address North Korea’s nuclear test, the defiant state said it would not

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New Pope odds: Turkson shortens, Bono 1000/1

So unexpected was the Pope’s resignation, that there was no chance for his potential successors to get under starter’s orders, but now they’re off

So unexpected was the Pope’s resignation, that there was no chance for his potential successors to get under starter’s orders, but now they’re off

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Pope's resignation: Why, and why now?

Euronews learned more about the Pope’s decision to step down from Father Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Holy See and director of Vatican

Euronews learned more about the Pope’s decision to step down from Father Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Holy See and director of Vatican

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Follow Obama's "State of the Union" speech live from 02:00GMT

President Barack Obama will address the US Congress in the traditional annual “State of the Union” speech this Wednesday, from 02:00GMT. This is

President Barack Obama will address the US Congress in the traditional annual “State of the Union” speech this Wednesday, from 02:00GMT. This is

Business

Goodyear's profits anger French workers

Strong profits just announced by tyremaker Goodyear added to the anger of the company’s French workers who are about to lose their jobs. They

Strong profits just announced by tyremaker Goodyear added to the anger of the company’s French workers who are about to lose their jobs. They

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When lightning struck a stricken Holy See

Just a few hours after Benedict XVI surprised the world and shook Christiandom when he announced his intention to quit the papacy, St Peter’s

Just a few hours after Benedict XVI surprised the world and shook Christiandom when he announced his intention to quit the papacy, St Peter’s

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Italy's earthquake recovery vital

Many small and medium-sized companies, the backbone of the Italian economy, are struggling. Critical for the country’s economic health, they will

Many small and medium-sized companies, the backbone of the Italian economy, are struggling. Critical for the country’s economic health, they will

Culture

Eastern Western

The Russian Berlinale entry is titled A Long and Happy Life but tells a grim tale of corruption, greed and pride. It is about one man’s abrupt

The Russian Berlinale entry is titled A Long and Happy Life but tells a grim tale of corruption, greed and pride. It is about one man’s abrupt

Culture

'BJ kicks A' collection premieres in New York

Designer Betsey Johnson upped her game at New York Fashion Week with a sexy sports range called BJ kicks A. The 70-year-old New Yorker practices

Designer Betsey Johnson upped her game at New York Fashion Week with a sexy sports range called BJ kicks A. The 70-year-old New Yorker practices

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Italy's universities - the way out

Young Italians aren’t going to university like they used to. There are 58,000 fewer students pursuing degrees than ten years ago. This is a drop of

Young Italians aren’t going to university like they used to. There are 58,000 fewer students pursuing degrees than ten years ago. This is a drop of

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Plans underway for post-resignation pope

The Vatican has re-emphasised that Pope Benedict will play no role in choosing his successor. Builders have stepped up the pace of renovation at

The Vatican has re-emphasised that Pope Benedict will play no role in choosing his successor. Builders have stepped up the pace of renovation at

Business

G7: no currency wars

Group of Seven nations have vowed not to engage in currency wars – that is pushing down the value of their currencies to create trade advantages and

Group of Seven nations have vowed not to engage in currency wars – that is pushing down the value of their currencies to create trade advantages and

Business

Finmeccanica boss arrested over bribe allegations

Italian police have arrested Giuseppe Orsi, the head of Italian state-controlled defence group Finmeccanica. He faces charges of paying bribes to

Italian police have arrested Giuseppe Orsi, the head of Italian state-controlled defence group Finmeccanica. He faces charges of paying bribes to

Business

Barclays axes 3,700 jobs

Barclays is cutting at least 3,700 jobs as part of its revival plan, with many of those in Europe. New Chief Executive Antony Jenkins, who is

Barclays is cutting at least 3,700 jobs as part of its revival plan, with many of those in Europe. New Chief Executive Antony Jenkins, who is

Europe

EU finance chiefs debate strong euro

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday amid French concern over the strength of the euro.   Paris says the value of the single currency

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday amid French concern over the strength of the euro.   Paris says the value of the single currency

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South Korean protesters call for North Korea to be 'punished'

In Seoul, South Korea, activists burnt the North Korean flag – at a rally against the neighbouring country’s nuclear test on February 12. Protester

In Seoul, South Korea, activists burnt the North Korean flag – at a rally against the neighbouring country’s nuclear test on February 12. Protester

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Pope Benedict: Weeks of uncertainty before successor is chosen

As European front pages deliberated on Pope Benedict XVI’s historic decision to resign, Vatican officials were keen to play down the impact on the

As European front pages deliberated on Pope Benedict XVI’s historic decision to resign, Vatican officials were keen to play down the impact on the

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Abuse victims criticise Benedict XVI's "empty words"

Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on February 11 and is expected to leave his post on February 28, will leave behind a Vatican administration mired in

Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned on February 11 and is expected to leave his post on February 28, will leave behind a Vatican administration mired in

Science_technology

Meet Rex - the world's first real bionic man

A bionic man complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robotic limbs has gone on display at the Science Museum in London. Costing some

A bionic man complete with artificial organs, synthetic blood and robotic limbs has gone on display at the Science Museum in London. Costing some

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Obama to focus on economy in State of the Union address

The US economy is expected to dominate President Barack Obama’s state of the union speech later today. With unemployment stuck at eight percent

The US economy is expected to dominate President Barack Obama’s state of the union speech later today. With unemployment stuck at eight percent