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Stop asking me how to fix Congo, says Rwanda’s Kagame

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame says he doesn't understand why people keep asking him how to end decades of conflict in...
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Merkel plans to talk with SPD and Greens on coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel will hold preliminary coalition talks with the Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday and also plans to meet with the...

Torrevieja rates rise shock

RATES in Torrevieja are expected to rise by 29 per cent in the next three years. Residents can expect to see an increase in...

Patients charged for replacement SIP cards

PATIENTS are being charged €3 to renew their SIP card in the Torrevieja area. With the introduction of electronic prescriptions many of the cards...

At last! Homes are finally legal

AFTER almost 20 years, properties in Monte Azul urbanisation have been legalised. Thirty-two houses were affected when the builder failed to legalise the build...

Benidorm sports complex throws in towel

THE company running Benidorm’s municipal sports complex has begun bankruptcy proceedings. Gest-Kal XXI requested a creditors’ meeting and expressed its spoken wish to rescind...

Juliet stood up by Romeo at Valencia’s airport

POLICE located a 14-year-old Valencia girl near Manises airport. She had intended to run away with a French boy she met on the internet,...

Adult education courses in Teulada

THERE is still just enough time to sign up for adult education courses in Teulada. Enrolment continues until September 30 for classes that include...

Marihuana arrest in Alicante

CLANDESTINE marihuana plantations have become a regular Alicante province news feature. It was recently Benissa’s turn following the arrest of a 35-year-old Spanish man....

Where does the world’s best Valencia-style paella come from?

The answer is Cuenca. The International Valencian Paella Competition was held recently in Sueca (Valencia) where Julian Garcia of the Posada Real in Santa...

Free language exchange workshops in Mijas

THE Foreigners Department of Mijas Town Hall will be starting free Language Exchange Workshops in October. These consist of putting Spanish nationals together with...

Fuengirola doubles speed of free wifi spots

THE Councillor for New Technologies in Fuengirola, Juan Lazo, announced that the speed of the free Wi-Fi connection available in local parks and squares...
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Google pays $55 million tax in Britain on 2012 sales

LONDON (Reuters) - Google, which has been grilled twice in the past year by a UK parliamentary committee over its tax practices, had a...

Torremolinos to hold Mediterranean Wine and Food Fair

THE 14th Mediterranean Wine and Food Fair will be held in Torremolinos from November 23 to 25, bringing together haute cuisine and the top...

Body found at waste disposal plant in Malaga

THE body of a man, 31, was found on a conveyor belt at the municipal waste disposal plant in Malaga. He was identified by...
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GSK sells thrombosis drugs to Aspen for $1 billion

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline agreed the 700 million pounds ($1.13 billion) sale of its thrombosis drug brands and a related factory...
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Car bombs kill 54 in Shi’ite districts of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Car bombs exploded in several predominantly Shi'ite Muslim neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens,...
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Daisies, roses and lace at Stella McCartney’s Paris fashion show

PARIS (Reuters) - Transparent fabrics, fluid shapes and a smattering of daisies took to the runway at Stella McCartney's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris...
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Moyes living up to lowered expectations

LONDON (Reuters) - In terms of managing expectations, David Moyes has done a splendid job so far at Manchester United. Raising them might prove...
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Miley Cyrus aimed to ‘Make History’ with VMAs performance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Disney star Miley Cyrus says she was out to shock and "make history" and is unapologetic for her raunchy...
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Man confesses killing brother in Palma

A 38-year-old Palma resident has  allegedly confessed  to killing his brother two weeks ago, and keeping the body in a freezer after dismembering it. The alleged...
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Austerity clobbers Portugal’s ruling party in local votes

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's ruling Social Democrats took a heavy beating in Sunday's local elections as voters passed their verdict on national austerity measures...
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Twitter to make IPO filing public this week

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to make its IPO filing public this week, news website Quartz reported on Sunday, citing a person...
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Malaga CF signs defender Jose Manuel Casado

Malaga CF has signed defender, Jose Manuel Casado Bizcocho until 2014/15, with the possibility of extending his contract with the Martiricos Club for a...