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2008-01-10

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Colombian rebels finally free hostages

Two women held for several years in Colombia’s jungle by Marxist FARC rebels have finally been freed. Former vice-presidential candidate, Clara Rojas

Two women held for several years in Colombia’s jungle by Marxist FARC rebels have finally been freed. Former vice-presidential candidate, Clara Rojas

Europe

Northern Ireland hails new relationship with Europe

Northern Ireland leaders and former foes First Minister Ian Paisley and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness have hailed a new “open door”

Northern Ireland leaders and former foes First Minister Ian Paisley and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness have hailed a new “open door”

Europe

Spain and France together against ETA

Spain and France have put the seal on a new joint anti-terrorist operation. The full-time unit will concentrate on ETA and other terrorist groups

Spain and France have put the seal on a new joint anti-terrorist operation. The full-time unit will concentrate on ETA and other terrorist groups

Europe

European Islamic Charter stresses moderation

Amid growing concerns about radicalisation, Sunni Muslim groups from across Europe have adopted a charter aimed at easing tensions with non-Muslims

Amid growing concerns about radicalisation, Sunni Muslim groups from across Europe have adopted a charter aimed at easing tensions with non-Muslims

Business

Trichet sounds more hawkish as ECB leaves rates on hold

As expected, the European Central Bank again left its benchmark interest rates unchanged at its monthly meeting. The ECB rate stays at 4% as

As expected, the European Central Bank again left its benchmark interest rates unchanged at its monthly meeting. The ECB rate stays at 4% as

Business

Spinetta offers Alitalia reassurances

After starting takeover talks with Alitalia, Air France-KLM’s Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta has been trying to reassure the Italians that the

After starting takeover talks with Alitalia, Air France-KLM’s Chief Executive Jean-Cyril Spinetta has been trying to reassure the Italians that the

Business

India gets world's cheapest car

At the Delhi Motor Show there’s been a big launch for a small vehicle. India’s Tata Motors showed off the world’s cheapest new car which it believes

At the Delhi Motor Show there’s been a big launch for a small vehicle. India’s Tata Motors showed off the world’s cheapest new car which it believes

News

Freedom at last for FARC hostages in Colombia

Two women, held hostage by Marxist guerrillas in Colombia, have been freed by their captors. Clara Rojas may now be re-united with her young son

Two women, held hostage by Marxist guerrillas in Colombia, have been freed by their captors. Clara Rojas may now be re-united with her young son

News

Nuclear power gets the green light in Britain

To give up on nuclear power or give it a kickstart? That was the choice facing the British government. But it was really a decision made for them

To give up on nuclear power or give it a kickstart? That was the choice facing the British government. But it was really a decision made for them

News

Poles and Czechs to coordinate missile defence demands

The Polish and Czech governments have agreed to coordinate talks with the United States over its missile defence shield plans. It follows a meeting

The Polish and Czech governments have agreed to coordinate talks with the United States over its missile defence shield plans. It follows a meeting

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Bush predicts Middle East peace treaty within a year

George W. Bush has told Palestinians he believes that within a year they will sign a treaty with Israel to give them their own state. The US leader

George W. Bush has told Palestinians he believes that within a year they will sign a treaty with Israel to give them their own state. The US leader

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Britain starts new push for nuclear power

Britain has approved a new generation of nuclear power stations, ending years of uncertainty over the government’s energy plans. The ruling Labour

Britain has approved a new generation of nuclear power stations, ending years of uncertainty over the government’s energy plans. The ruling Labour

News

Former UN chief to take over Kenya negotiations

Street demonstrations look set to continue in Kenya after the collapse of talks headed by the hed of the African Union. John Kufour headed back to

Street demonstrations look set to continue in Kenya after the collapse of talks headed by the hed of the African Union. John Kufour headed back to

Science_technology

CES shows off latest electronic goodies

This year’s CES Consumer Electronics Show, one of the most important electronic technology exhibitions in the world, has unveiled a wide range of new

This year’s CES Consumer Electronics Show, one of the most important electronic technology exhibitions in the world, has unveiled a wide range of new

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Georgian tycoon charged for offences against the state

Georgian tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili, who ran against President Mikhail Saakashvili in last weekend’s election, has been charged with plotting a

Georgian tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili, who ran against President Mikhail Saakashvili in last weekend’s election, has been charged with plotting a

News

Sarkozy and Zapatero meet for Franco-Spanish summit

Terrorism, immigration and energy topped the agenda as President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted the first Franco-Spanish summit since his election last

Terrorism, immigration and energy topped the agenda as President Nicolas Sarkozy hosted the first Franco-Spanish summit since his election last

News

Massive US airstrike on Baghdad's outskirts

The US military says its war planes have dropped 40,000 pounds of bombs on al Qaeda targets on the southern outskirts of Baghdad. The attack was part

The US military says its war planes have dropped 40,000 pounds of bombs on al Qaeda targets on the southern outskirts of Baghdad. The attack was part

News

Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills at least 22

At least 22 people, all but one of them policemen, have been killed by a suicide bomber in the Pakistan city of Lahore. Security was high ahead of an

At least 22 people, all but one of them policemen, have been killed by a suicide bomber in the Pakistan city of Lahore. Security was high ahead of an

News

Bush sees Middle East peace deal within a year

US President George W. Bush believes Palestinians and Israelis will sign a peace treaty by the time he leaves the White House, a year from now

US President George W. Bush believes Palestinians and Israelis will sign a peace treaty by the time he leaves the White House, a year from now

News

World's cheapest car unveiled in India

The cheapest car in the world has been unveiled in New Delhi. India’s Tata Motors Ltd has been presenting its no-frills new vehicle, set to sell for

The cheapest car in the world has been unveiled in New Delhi. India’s Tata Motors Ltd has been presenting its no-frills new vehicle, set to sell for

News

Chavez says Colombian hostages set for freedom

There is fresh hope today that Marxist rebels in Colombia may soon release two of their hostages. A Venezuelan-led operation to pick up Clara Rojas

There is fresh hope today that Marxist rebels in Colombia may soon release two of their hostages. A Venezuelan-led operation to pick up Clara Rojas

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Kosovo vote foreshadows independence declaration

Kosovo’s parliament has approved a coalition government led by former guerilla leader Hashim Thachi. Deputies voted by 85 to 22 to back his

Kosovo’s parliament has approved a coalition government led by former guerilla leader Hashim Thachi. Deputies voted by 85 to 22 to back his

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EU-Kosovo links put pressure on Serbia's coalition

The EU’s involvement in Kosovo is having far-reaching political repercussions within Serbia’s governing coalition. This ahead of the country’s

The EU’s involvement in Kosovo is having far-reaching political repercussions within Serbia’s governing coalition. This ahead of the country’s

News

More protests over Naples rubbish

Thousands have taken to the streets in the Italian city of Naples to protest against a mounting waste crisis. Rubbish has not been collected here

Thousands have taken to the streets in the Italian city of Naples to protest against a mounting waste crisis. Rubbish has not been collected here

News

US President travels to the West Bank

After the pomp and ceremony of Jerusalem, US President George W. Bush will face a delicate balancing act later today when he continues his three day

After the pomp and ceremony of Jerusalem, US President George W. Bush will face a delicate balancing act later today when he continues his three day

News

Gala dinner for Spanish King's 70th birthday

A gala dinner has been held to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Spanish King. Juan Carlos’ actual birthday was on Saturday, celebrated with his

A gala dinner has been held to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Spanish King. Juan Carlos’ actual birthday was on Saturday, celebrated with his

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Chavez says hostages set to be freed today

There are signs of new hope for the imminent release of two hostages held by Colombian rebels. It comes from the Venezuelan President, just days

There are signs of new hope for the imminent release of two hostages held by Colombian rebels. It comes from the Venezuelan President, just days