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Spanish consumer confidence at all-time low


August 4th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said.The ICC, ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education


April 30th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans ... Read more...

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Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent


April 28th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government ... Read more...

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Spain on course to meet deficit target: Minister


April 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Spain was on course to meet its deficit cutting target, despite a year-on-year increase in the deficit-to-GDP ratio in the first quarter of 2012, said Treasury ... Read more...

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Italian ministers post salaries online


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian ministers Tuesday posted their salaries and assets online in an effort to boost transparency amid a crackdown on tax evasion.The unelected government led by Prime ... Read more...

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Spain’s economy will shrink in 2012: IMF


January 25th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) Spanish gross domestic product will contract 1.7 percent this year and the country is set to run a budget deficit equivalent to 6.8 percent of GDP, ... Read more...

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Canada issues first `super visa’


December 20th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 20 (IANS) The first Parent and Grandparent Super Visa has been issued by the Canadian government, a minister announced Monday."We pledged to process the Parent and Grandparent Super ... Read more...

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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord


December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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Stephen Harper Government in Canada falls after no-confidence vote


March 26th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Mar.26 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has fallen after a no confidence vote was passed in the country's parliament.Opposition parties accused the Conservative Government of failing to disclose the ... Read more...

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Italian novelist compares Berlusconi with Adolf Hitler


February 26th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): One of the best-known Italian novelists, Umberto Eco, has raised eyebrows by comparing Silvio Berlusconi to Adolf Hitler.He made the comparison while responding to a question on whether ... Read more...

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Ottawa fears ‘extremists’ will rise from Egypt’s protest movement


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.2 (ANI): The Stephen Harper government in Canada has expressed concern about ongoing developments in Egypt, and about what might come next, and whether it will lead to democratic reform ... Read more...

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One dead, 39 injured in clashes in Albania


January 21st, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by BNO News
TIRANA, ALBANIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least one people on Friday died and 39 other were injured as protesters and police forces clashed during an opposition demonstration, the Shekulli newspaper reported.The rally ... Read more...

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Prince William’s marriage could be disrupted by strikes


December 30th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A union leader in Britain has warned that Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage could be disrupted by strikes, as there will be protests against Government cuts ... Read more...

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Topless, never-before-seen pics of Christine Keeler found


October 28th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Christine Keeler will always be remembered for her infamous affair with war secretary John Profumo, which toppled a Conservative government, but now she will make a comeback through ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s ally apologises for calling Romans ‘pigs’


October 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 1 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Pinister Silvio Berlusconi's close political ally, Umberto Bossi, has apologised for infuriating residents of this capital city by calling Romans "pigs".During a beauty pageant earlier this ... Read more...

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Terrorism still remains a global threat: Canadian PM


September 12th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Sept 12 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has warned that terrorism is still prevalent nine years after the September 11 attacks in America, and added that no country is immune ... Read more...

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55 percent Italians want Berlusconi to go


July 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 21 (IANS/AKI) The popularity of the beleaguered Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has fallen to its lowest level since he was elected for a third term in April 2008. A majority ... Read more...

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Gloves off for allies in British constituency


May 17th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Elections in Britain's Thirsk and Malton constituency will be the first test for Britain's Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Polls were postponed following the death of a candidate and ... Read more...

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In uncertain Britain, Liberal Democrats ponder


May 8th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who has emerged as the kingmaker after British elections threw up the first hung parliament since 1974, is meeting his MPs Saturday ... Read more...

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Madrid govt urged to add siesta to list of protected Spanish cultural


March 15th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15(ANI): A lawyer is calling upon Madrid's conservative government to add the siesta to list of protected Spanish cultural icons.The appeal follows the announcement made earlier this month by Esperanza ... Read more...

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Canadian Anthem To Stay The Same


March 9th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 9 (Pen Men at Work): "O Canada," the national anthem of Canada, has incorporated the line, "True patriot love in all thy sons' command," for virtually 100 years. ... Read more...

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Unions, musicians vent fury over BBC’s plan to shrink services


February 27th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 27 (ANI): BBC's plans to shrink its operations by closing down two radio stations and shutting half of its websites in order to leave room for its rivals has not ... Read more...

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Three killed in Italy’s avalanches


February 21st, 2010 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 21 (DPA) At least three people, including a Czech man, were killed in Italy Saturday in three separate incidents involving avalanches on the country's Alps, news reports said. The deaths brought ... Read more...

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Eight out of ten Brits want immigration to be slashed


February 20th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 20(ANI): An official UK government poll has revealed that the negative attitudes towards immigration were not softening in the country, as nearly eight out of 10 Brits want immigration to ... Read more...

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Australian lawmaker for debate on Muslim immigration


October 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (DPA) Member of Parliament Kevin Andrews Thursday called for a national debate on whether Muslim immigration to Australia should be curbed. Andrews, immigration minister in the conservative government defeated two ... Read more...

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Tamils paid huge sums to enter Canada


October 21st, 2009 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Even as Canada has promised to act tough with 76 Tamil asylum seekers who were seized in a ship off the Vancouver coast Saturday, reports say each man ... Read more...

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Spain to increase aid to Cuba


October 20th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 20 (EFE) Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said here his country's new policy towards Cuba "has already had one result," the renewal of aid to the island state, which ... Read more...

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Obama congratulates Papandreou on Greek polls


October 5th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called up Greece's next prime minister, George Papandreou, to congratulate him on his success in Sunday's elections, the White House said. Obama "wished all ... Read more...

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Canada ignores Dalai Lama’s visit fearing Chinese backlash


September 28th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Vancouver, Sep 28(ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has reached Canada on a week-long visit, but unlike his previous visits, this time members of the Conservative Government are not to keen to ... Read more...

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Greeks protest economic reforms ahead of polls


September 6th, 2009 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Thessaloniki (Greece), Sep 6 (DPA) Thousands of people marched in the northern port city of Thessaloniki Saturday to protest the ruling conservative government's austere economic reforms ahead of elections next month. More than ... Read more...

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Canada okay for Nortel sale likley


August 20th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) The Canadian government, which is reviewing the sale of Nortel's wireless business to Swedish telecom major Ericsson after protests by opposition parties and BlackBerry maker ... Read more...

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Canada asked to repatriate Guantanamo ‘terrorist’


August 15th, 2009 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 15 (IANS) In a significant decision, a top Canadian court Friday asked the government to seek the release of a young Muslim Canadian from Guantanamo Bay jail. Twenty-two-year-old Omar Khadr, whose ... Read more...

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Italian city fines tourist for urinating in canal


July 28th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Venice (Italy), July 28 (DPA) A tourist who urinated in one of Venice's famous canals has been fined after being caught in the act by the Italian lagoon city's mayor, a newspaper ... Read more...

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Berlusconi dismisses resignation talk over teen model scandal


June 4th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister at the centre of a media storm since his wife Veronica Lario publicly questioned the nature of his relationship with an 18-year-old ... Read more...

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