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Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize

Britain's Higgs, Belgium's Englert win 2013 physics Nobel prize Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert won the 2013 Nobel prize for physics for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson - the particle key to explaining why elementary matter has mass - the award-giving body said.
UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine

UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children.
Nicolas Sarkozy's corruption charges dropped

Nicolas Sarkozy's corruption charges dropped Tue, 08 Oct, 2013

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been cleared in a scandal over the finances of his 2007 presidential campaign.
Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Two Americans and a German won the 2013 Nobel medicine prize on Monday for their work on how hormones and enzymes are transported within and outside cells, giving insight into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Greece forecasts it will emerge from recession in 2014

Greece forecasts it will emerge from recession in 2014 Mon, 07 Oct, 2013

Greece will emerge from a long recession next year with the economy growing by 0.6 percent, the draft budget presented by the government showed on Monday. "We foresee the end of recession in 2014," Vice Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.

Amazon's German workers threaten strike before Christmas Sun, 06 Oct, 2013

Workers at Amazon.com's German operations could strike during the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay that has been raging for months, a trade union has warned.
Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims

Italy mourns Lampedusa boat victims Fri, 04 Oct, 2013

Italy on Friday mourned the 300 African asylum-seekers feared dead in the worst ever Mediterranean refugee disaster, as debate raged over Europe's flawed migration policy.
130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast

130 dead in migrant boat disaster off Italian coast Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

At least 130 people died and scores were missing after a boat carrying African migrants, mostly from Eritrea sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, officials and rescuers said.

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked

Russia's embassy in Libya attacked Thu, 03 Oct, 2013

Gunmen stormed the Russian Embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, on Wednesday night, scrambling over the walls of the compound, tearing down the Russian flag and opening fire on cars and buildings, Russian and Libyan news agencies reported.
Italian PM Enrico Letta wins Senate confidence vote

Italian PM Enrico Letta wins Senate confidence vote Wed, 02 Oct, 2013

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in his government by a wide margin Wednesday, after former premier Silvio Berlusconi performed a humiliating U-turn on plans to bring down the ruling grand coalition.
Bosnia begins first census since 1991

Bosnia begins first census since 1991 Tue, 01 Oct, 2013

Bosnia began holding its first post-war census Tuesday, a sensitive exercise expected to reveal the effects of ethnic expulsions during the 1990s conflict and also impact the country's power-sharing system. 
France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations

France sanctions Google for European privacy law violations Sat, 28 Sep, 2013

French regulators have said they will sanction Google for failing to comply with the country's privacy laws, in a challenge to the sweeping overhaul the search company made to its data-handling practices last year.
UN experts 95% certain humans causing climate change

UN experts 95% certain humans causing climate change Fri, 27 Sep, 2013

International scientists are 95 percent sure human activities are the main cause of global warming, an U.N. report to be released Friday is expected to say. 
Clashes erupt as thousands march to Greek far-right party's offices

Clashes erupt as thousands march to Greek far-right party's offices Wed, 25 Sep, 2013

Greek police fired tear gas at anti-fascist protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones near the Athens headquarters of Golden Dawn on Wednesday following the killing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right party.
Angela Merkel wins third term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel wins third term as German chancellor Sun, 22 Sep, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a third term in elections, but her conservatives may be forced to govern in a "grand coalition" with the centre-left Social Democrats (SDP), exit polls say.

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