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12-06 Police shooting sparks riot Athens
2. 12-08 Greek cities hit by fresh rioting Thessaloniki, Greece
D. 12-09 Protests as Athens funeral held Athens
E. 12-10 Strike adds to unrest Athens
5. 12-11 Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects Belgium
G. 12-12 EU leaders reach new climate deal Belgium
7. 12-15 Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam' London
I. 12-17 UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July' Baghdad

Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities   Thousands of protesters have attacked banks and shops in Athens and Thessaloniki, angered by the police's killing of a teen EU to begin Somali pirate patrols  Six ships and three surveillance planes from at least eight EU countries are due to start anti-piracy patrols off the Somali coast Greek cities hit by fresh rioting Map of Thessaloniki Greece  Clashes have broken out between police and protesters across Greece for a third day. Hundreds of students battled police in Thessaloniki Vandals hit French Muslim graves European, Asian markets up sharply MPs consider riot response Protests as Athens funeral held
Ronaldo European Footballer of Year   Cristiano Ronaldo was named for his performances for Manchester United as they completed the Premier League and Champions League double Parties in coalition talks after vote   PM urges Zimbabwe cholera action  Gordon Brown has urged the world to tell President Mugabe 'enough is enough' amid growing concern over the country's outbreak Amsterdam to cut brothels by half   Dutch authorities have revealed details of their plans to clean up city's famous red light district in a bid to drive organised crime from the... No deal amid EU climate deadlock Police shooting sparks riot


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Dec.2   Portugal  
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Dec.6   Netherlands  
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  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars
 The riots started, when 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard of the police, following an altercation between police and a group of youths in the Exarcheia district of Athens. Demonstrations and rioting later spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki
Dec.7   Athens  
  Somalia  
Dec.8   Greece  
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  Greece
Dec.9   Athens  
  Clashes broke out in the capital as the funeral was held of a 15-year-old whose fatal shooting by police sparked days of rioting across the country
 Protesters confronted police outside the parliament. Hundreds of buildings have been torched and dozens of people injured in four days of rioting
  Madrid Ramos replaces Schuster at Real Madrid   Somalia Ship passengers to be flown over pirates   Greece   Greece braces for general strike  Greece is braced for further turmoil after days of violence as unions stage a strike in protest against the government's economic policies   Ireland Dioxin scare spreads to beef   London UK Iraq withdrawal 'begins in March'   Paris Group seeks nuclear weapons ban   United Kingdom Miner Rio Tinto cuts 14,000 jobs Dec.10   Athens   Strike adds to unrest  Hundreds of people have marched through Athens to protest at the government's economic policies; police dealt with low-level violence Dec.11   Belgium   Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects  A total of 242 police officers have detained 14 people suspected of being members of the al-Qaeda network   Belgium EU leaders focus on climate deal   Belgium Female 'al Qaeda legend' captured Dec.12   Belgium   EU leaders reach new climate deal
  The leaders have reached a deal on a package of measures to fight global warming. The plan sets out how countries will cut carbon emissions.    Sarkozy said something 'quite historic' had happened in Brussels. The leaders also ...
  Athens   Athens rocked by 7th day of clashes  Protesters, described as mostly students, smashed windows and threw rocks at police in central Athens   Portugal US hails Lisbon Guantanamo offer   Poland Mood mixed as climate summit ends Dec.13   New Delhi     Brown in India for terror talks  UK Prime Minister has travelled to India to discuss terrorism and try to calm relations with Pakistan following the Mumbai attacks   Athens   Violent protests resume  Violent clashes broke out in Athens, following a day of largely peaceful vigils for Grigoropoulos. Youths threw petrol bombs at banks Dec.15   London     Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'  Some of the biggest names in global finance have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in a 'pyramid scheme' by Bernard Madoff Dec.16   Sicily   Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid   Paramilitary police carried out massive arrests against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, 'decapitating' the organization's leadership structur... Dec.17   Baghdad   UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
  Gordon Brown and Iraqi prime minister say UK forces will have 'completed their tasks' and leave the country by the end of July next year
Dec.18   Greece New clashes break out Dec.19   Australia Rescue mission to save yachtsman Dec.20   Milan Beckham arrives for AC Milan loan   Athens Athens sees more violent clashes Dec.21   Scotland     Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing   Events commemorating the bombing of an American airliner were taking place to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack which killed 270 peopl...   Japan   Rooney wins Club World Cup for Man Utd   Wayne Rooney scored the goal that saw 10-man Manchester United crowned the cup with a 1-0 victory over Liga de Quito of Ecuador   London UK seeking ways to keep troops in Iraq Dec.23   New York Madoff investor commits suicide Dec.24   European Union EU's new online library reopens Dec.25   London   Playwright Harold Pinter dies   Nobel Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose works displayed a despair about the human condition, has died at 78   Somalia   German navy foils Somali pirates
  The frigate Karlsruhe has foiled an attempt by pirates to hijack an Egyptian cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden. 6 Somali pirates were captured
Dec.27   Spain Exiles get Spain passport chance Dec.28   Baghdad Iraq allows British, other troops to stay Dec.29   London   Pound hits new low against euro  The pound has hit a new record low against the euro; the grim outlook for the UK economy continues to put downward pressure on the currency



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Location Politics Crime & Justice Business War & Army Sports
Europe
Parties in coalition talks after vote
PM urges Zimbabwe cholera action
MPs consider riot response
Protests as Athens funeral held
Greece braces for general strike
Group seeks nuclear weapons ban
Strike adds to unrest
EU leaders focus on climate deal
EU leaders reach new climate deal
US hails Lisbon Guantanamo offer
Mood mixed as climate summit ends
Violent protests resume
Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing
Police shooting sparks riot
Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities
Greek cities hit by fresh rioting
Vandals hit French Muslim graves
Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects
Female 'al Qaeda legend' captured
Athens rocked by 7th day of clashes
Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'
Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid
Greece braces for general strike
Dioxin scare spreads to beef
Miner Rio Tinto cuts 14,000 jobs
Strike adds to unrest
Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'
Pound hits new low against euro
Group seeks nuclear weapons ban
UK Iraq withdrawal 'begins in March'
UK seeking ways to keep troops in Iraq
Ronaldo European Footballer of Year
Ramos replaces Schuster at Real Madrid
Beckham arrives for AC Milan loan
Greece
MPs consider riot response
Protests as Athens funeral held
Greece braces for general strike
Strike adds to unrest
Violent protests resume
Police shooting sparks riot
Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities
Greek cities hit by fresh rioting
Athens rocked by 7th day of clashes
Greece braces for general strike
Strike adds to unrest
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United Kingdom
PM urges Zimbabwe cholera action
Lockerbie marks anniversary of bombing
UK seeking ways to keep troops in Iraq
Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'
Miner Rio Tinto cuts 14,000 jobs
Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'
Pound hits new low against euro
UK Iraq withdrawal 'begins in March'
UK seeking ways to keep troops in Iraq
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Arab Countries
Iraq allows British, other troops to stay
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
German navy foils Somali pirates
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EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
UK troops to leave Iraq 'by July'
German navy foils Somali pirates
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Athens
Protests as Athens funeral held
Police shooting sparks riot
Fresh riots erupt in Greek cities
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Belgium
EU leaders focus on climate deal
EU leaders reach new climate deal
Belgium detains al-Qaeda suspects
Female 'al Qaeda legend' captured
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Somalia Your ad is here
EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
German navy foils Somali pirates
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EU to begin Somali pirate patrols
German navy foils Somali pirates
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