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Russia blocks LinkedIn

Russia's communications regulator has ordered public access to social networking site LinkedIn blocked over its violation of a data storage law.

Russia's communications regulator has ordered public access to social networking site LinkedIn blocked over its violation of a data storage law.

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French farmers union slams product dumping across EU

As many as 15,000 farmers came together to protest in Lyon and they were joined by Xavier Beulin the president of the FNSEA, the main agricultural

As many as 15,000 farmers came together to protest in Lyon and they were joined by Xavier Beulin the president of the FNSEA, the main agricultural

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Russian state-owned RTR taken off-air in Lithuania

Russian state-owned RTR Planeta will be taken off-air in Lithuania. Repeated instances of alleged pro-Kremlin propaganda have led Lithuania’s

Russian state-owned RTR Planeta will be taken off-air in Lithuania. Repeated instances of alleged pro-Kremlin propaganda have led Lithuania’s

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Castro warns against US interference despite relations thaw

President Raul Castro has warned critics in the US he will not accept any interference in Cuba’s internal affairs despite attempts at a rapprochement

President Raul Castro has warned critics in the US he will not accept any interference in Cuba’s internal affairs despite attempts at a rapprochement

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Liberia: Two Ebola patients given all clear after ZMapp treatment

Two Ebola patients, given the experimental drug ZMapp, have been allowed to leave a treatment centre in the Liberian capital after testing negative

Two Ebola patients, given the experimental drug ZMapp, have been allowed to leave a treatment centre in the Liberian capital after testing negative

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Ukraine claims troops end rebel blockade of Luhansk airport

Ukraine says its military has succeeded in ending a rebel blockade of Luhansk airport in the east. Kyiv says Ukrainian forces, backed by warplanes

Ukraine says its military has succeeded in ending a rebel blockade of Luhansk airport in the east. Kyiv says Ukrainian forces, backed by warplanes

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Anti-government protesters try to shut down Bangkok

Thailand’s capital Bangkok braced itself for a complete shutdown as protesters on Monday morning began blockading major roads aiming to create

Thailand’s capital Bangkok braced itself for a complete shutdown as protesters on Monday morning began blockading major roads aiming to create

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Gaza 'faces disaster' after power cuts cause sewage floods

There are warnings of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza caused by the floodwater submerging the streets: not the aftermath of heavy rain, but raw

There are warnings of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza caused by the floodwater submerging the streets: not the aftermath of heavy rain, but raw

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Blockupy Frankfurt return to the ECB

Thousands of Blockupy supporters circled the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. The of anti-austerity demonstrators surrounded other

Thousands of Blockupy supporters circled the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. The of anti-austerity demonstrators surrounded other

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Egypt transfers shipment of building materials to Gaza

In a temporary easing of the six-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza, thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel have been sent

In a temporary easing of the six-year-old Israeli blockade on Gaza, thousands of tons of building materials such as cement and steel have been sent

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Israel outlaws West Bank settlement boycotts

It is now against the law for people in Israel to call for a boycott against products from West Bank Jewish settlements. The new ‘Law for Prevention

It is now against the law for people in Israel to call for a boycott against products from West Bank Jewish settlements. The new ‘Law for Prevention

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Greek coastguard intercept Gaza `peace flotilla`ship

The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.` The ship which was claiming to be

The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.` The ship which was claiming to be

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Clashes as nuclear waste train nears German dump

Violence has erupted as environmental activists make a last-ditch bid to block a train carrying nuclear waste to a storage site in

Violence has erupted as environmental activists make a last-ditch bid to block a train carrying nuclear waste to a storage site in

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Nuclear waste train in Germany despite protests

Some tried to block the railway line, others marched on the streets. In Germany, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the

Some tried to block the railway line, others marched on the streets. In Germany, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against the

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Protesters cause chaos to nuclear waste train trip

Anti-nuclear activists say they have successfully re-routed a highly radioactive train travelling from France to Germany. The exact itinerary of

Anti-nuclear activists say they have successfully re-routed a highly radioactive train travelling from France to Germany. The exact itinerary of

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More French fuel strife though major blockade ends

A blockade at France’s biggest oil port has ended but protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms look set to continue. Unions

A blockade at France’s biggest oil port has ended but protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms look set to continue. Unions

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French fuel shortages set to continue

French fuel shortages caused by strikes look set to last for several days despite police rushing picket lines to break a blockade. Riot squads

French fuel shortages caused by strikes look set to last for several days despite police rushing picket lines to break a blockade. Riot squads

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French unions call more strikes

French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms. General strikes and protests

French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms. General strikes and protests

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French unions to decide on future strike action

Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will

Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will

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Industrial action spreads in France

A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France. It was just the

A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France. It was just the

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France faces a Tuesday of reform protest chaos

It’s the strikes at France’s refineries which are causing the most disruption, and public concern. Workers have been blockading the country’s 12

It’s the strikes at France’s refineries which are causing the most disruption, and public concern. Workers have been blockading the country’s 12

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Anger and arrests as French students protest

France’s long history of street protest has seen a new chapter written, with students blockading schools and clashing with police across the country

France’s long history of street protest has seen a new chapter written, with students blockading schools and clashing with police across the country

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Truckers join French strike; fuel harder to find

France is again the focus of increasing European anger at pension and retirement reforms, which has seen protests and demonstrations across the

France is again the focus of increasing European anger at pension and retirement reforms, which has seen protests and demonstrations across the

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Environmental protest at UK's busiest refinery

Twelve female climate activists handcuffed themselves to two immobilised vans blocking the sole access road to the oil refinery, preventing tankers

Twelve female climate activists handcuffed themselves to two immobilised vans blocking the sole access road to the oil refinery, preventing tankers

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Israel gives green light to more Gaza goods

Israel has given further details of the easing of its  blockade on Gaza, saying all civilian goods will now be allowed into the Palestinian

Israel has given further details of the easing of its  blockade on Gaza, saying all civilian goods will now be allowed into the Palestinian

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Gaza: surviving the blockade

For more than three years the people of Gaza have been surviving on a trickle of humanitarian aid. The blockade imposed by Israel to prevent rockets

For more than three years the people of Gaza have been surviving on a trickle of humanitarian aid. The blockade imposed by Israel to prevent rockets

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Israel to ease Gaza embargo

Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a

Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a

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Turkey calls for end of Gaza blockade

Turkey says Israel must lift its three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip before it restores full diplomatic relations with its one-time ally. Ankara

Turkey says Israel must lift its three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip before it restores full diplomatic relations with its one-time ally. Ankara

Culture

Gaza animation depicts Israeli blockade

One of the creators of the Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir has produced a short animated film on life in Gaza under the Israeli blockade, Closed

One of the creators of the Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir has produced a short animated film on life in Gaza under the Israeli blockade, Closed

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Israel's Gaza blockade hampers rebuilding process

Over a month has passed since Hamas and Israel announced their unilateral ceasefires in Gaza. The situation has not changed for those who lost their

Over a month has passed since Hamas and Israel announced their unilateral ceasefires in Gaza. The situation has not changed for those who lost their