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Ineos Boss: Hinkley Energy Too Pricey

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

The boss of Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, has warned that the price of power from the new Hinkley C nuclear station will be far too expensive for manufacturers.

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Massive Anti-Government Protest in Kiev

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters gather at Kiev's Independence Square. Opposition leaders are demanding President Viktor Yanukovich not sign any documents with Russia during his upcoming visit to Moscow — fearing it will slam the door on the country's chances to integrate with mainstream Europe. Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnibok:

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´It´s Twice as Busy at Christmas´

December 16, 2013 2:21 am

This week will the busiest of the year for Royal Mail, as the last posting dates for Christmas cards, letters and parcels approach.

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Weekend Snowstorm Pounds Northeast

December 16, 2013 1:55 am

The weekend snowstorm that dumped a foot or more of snow in northern New England has been good news for ski resorts but spelled trouble for many drivers. (Dec. 16)

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Gaza Power Plant Running Again

December 16, 2013 1:20 am

450,000 litres of fuel from Qatar helped restart a power plant in Gaza Sunday restoring power to the region after being shutdown for more than a month. The regions 1.8 million residents have endured daily blackouts because of the plant's closure. The situation has been made worse by recent storms that flooded the region forcing […]

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Sea Shepherd Ships Prepare for Departure

December 16, 2013 1:20 am

Some 100 crew members of the anti-whaling conservation group Sea Shepherd plan to depart Melbourne Australia Monday on their 10th year of activism to try and stop Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean. This year's campaign, called Operation Relentless, will try to prevent the slaughter of more than 1000 whales, including about 100 on […]

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TV Shows Put Yorkshire in Spotlight

December 16, 2013 1:20 am

Many high-profile TV shows appearing on the small screen during the 2013 Christmas period were filmed in Yorkshire, and the area is also an increasingly popular location for film makers.

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Can Anyone Win Syria´s War?

December 16, 2013 12:19 am

Katya Adler asks whether Syria is heading towards a military stalemate, where neither government forces nor rebels can win.

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Plans to Tighten Anti-Slavery Laws

December 16, 2013 12:19 am

Draft anti-slavery legislation proposing to bring in tougher sentences for human traffickers is to be published by the Home Office.

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Surge in homicides leads Vallejo residents to hold vigil

December 15, 2013 11:39 pm

Vallejo is ending the year with a surge in homicides — two murders in one day and four in a week — and residents responded Sunday night with an anti-violence vigil. About 100 people gathered outside the Ferry Terminal on Mare Island Way Sunday evening. While holding signs and candles, they prayed for peace. “Even […]

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