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Not the end – not even the beginning of the end

Of the great British Olympic and Paralympic athletes and digital entrepreneurs of tomorrow, many are still at school today. It is in the classroom that Cisco is working hard to develop programs that will inspire the kids of the UK about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which are the basis of a successful high-tech and digital sector in the ...

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Vladimir Putin: opposition protesters are ‘zeroes’

Vladimir Putin sees little scope for co-operation with the leaders of opposition protests because they lack ideas and many are uncharismatic “zeroes”, his spokesman has said. Vladimir Putin will reshuffle the government after he takes office but has not said who will serve under Dmitry Medvedev Photo: AP tag –> 9:11PM BST 23 Apr 2012 Comments Dmitry Peskov’s comments signalled ...

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Some Good News from Afghanistan

The past month’s negative developments in Afghanistan — Quran burnings, misconduct by U.S. soldiers, sophisticated insurgent attacks, and stagnant talks with the Taliban – have overshadowed a recent notable positive development in U.S.-Afghan relations: The imminent conclusion of the strategic partnership agreement that pledges U.S. support for 10 years after the withdrawal of most of its troops and establish ground ...

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Danger from the deep: New climate threat as methane rises from cracks in Arctic ice

Click here to see ‘The deadly depths – Methane release in the Arctic’ graphic The researchers found significant amounts of methane being released from the ocean into the atmosphere through cracks in the melting sea ice. They said the quantities could be large enough to affect the global climate. Previous observations have pointed to large methane plumes being released from ...

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U.S., Afghanistan agree on strategic pact

The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw. The pact is key to the U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan because it provides guidelines for any American forces who remain after ...

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French presidential election: Hollande on top but Le Pen delivers record result

Socialist party presidential candidate Françcois Hollande speaks to supporters after winning the first round of the French presidential elections. Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/EPA François Hollande has moved a step closer to becoming the first Socialist president of France in a generation by beating the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy, in the first round of elections for the Elysée. But the surprisingly high vote ...

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London Marathon 2012: Prince Harry supports runners at London Marathon

Prince Harry attended the 2012 London Marathon today, April 22. Prince Harry started a three-year patronage of the London Marathon Charitable Trust on January 1. He also dropped hints that he, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge might take part in 2013, though Clarence House was quick to disclaim this as “jest.” “The Telegraph” reported that Prince Harry said ...

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