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2008-05-09

Culture

Body and Soul at the Lyon music festival

The Lyon music festival Nuits Sonores welcomed for the first time in France the legendary Body and Soul. The group from New York was created in 1996

The Lyon music festival Nuits Sonores welcomed for the first time in France the legendary Body and Soul. The group from New York was created in 1996

Culture

Magnificent palaces in Genoa, a heritage site

The New Street and the system of Palaces dei Rolli, or Lists in the Italian city of Genoa became a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2006. It preserves the

The New Street and the system of Palaces dei Rolli, or Lists in the Italian city of Genoa became a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2006. It preserves the

Business

Oil price rises speed up

Ever faster rises in crude prices are prompting the question – are we heading for a new oil crisis? Oil has been hitting new record highs virtually

Ever faster rises in crude prices are prompting the question – are we heading for a new oil crisis? Oil has been hitting new record highs virtually

Business

Citigroup to shed billions in assets

Citigroup, the biggest bank in the US, has said it plans to sell almost 260 billion euros worth of assets. That is nearly 20% of its total assets

Citigroup, the biggest bank in the US, has said it plans to sell almost 260 billion euros worth of assets. That is nearly 20% of its total assets

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Red Brigades' victim Moro remembered 30 years on

Italy has paid hommage to Aldo Moro, the politician assassinated thirty years ago by the Red Brigades. An official ceremony was held in the exact

Italy has paid hommage to Aldo Moro, the politician assassinated thirty years ago by the Red Brigades. An official ceremony was held in the exact

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Belgian PM given time to overcome language barrier

Belgium’s French-speaking politicians have managed to delay a showdown with their Dutch-speaking colleagues that threatens to split the country in

Belgium’s French-speaking politicians have managed to delay a showdown with their Dutch-speaking colleagues that threatens to split the country in

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The French prepare for the EU Presidency with plenty on the table

Jean-Pierre Jouyet is the French Minister for European affairs. He is currently preparing for when France takes over the EU’s rotating presidency on

Jean-Pierre Jouyet is the French Minister for European affairs. He is currently preparing for when France takes over the EU’s rotating presidency on

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Albanians protest over vote in Kosovo

Kosovar Albanians have protested against Serbian election votes being cast in their new state, which declared independence in February. Members of

Kosovar Albanians have protested against Serbian election votes being cast in their new state, which declared independence in February. Members of

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Election race crucial to Serbia's role in Europe

Sunday’s tight election race between Serbian nationalist radicals and pro-western democrats is seen as the most crucial vote in the country since

Sunday’s tight election race between Serbian nationalist radicals and pro-western democrats is seen as the most crucial vote in the country since

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UN forced to suspend aid flights to Myanmar

The UN’s food agency has suspended aid flights to Mynamar after the military government seized two deliveries intended for victims of the recent

The UN’s food agency has suspended aid flights to Mynamar after the military government seized two deliveries intended for victims of the recent

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Beirut clashes bring months of tensions to a head

This week’s fighting in Beirut erupted after the government launched a legal crackdown on Hizbollah’s military communications network – a move

This week’s fighting in Beirut erupted after the government launched a legal crackdown on Hizbollah’s military communications network – a move

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The truth about Aldo Moro's murder?

Thirty years ago this month, the extreme left terrorist group, the Red Brigades murdered former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro who they’d kidnapped

Thirty years ago this month, the extreme left terrorist group, the Red Brigades murdered former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro who they’d kidnapped

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Hizbollah in control of western parts of Beirut

Hizbollah has tightened its grip on western districts of Beirut as relative calm returns to the streets. Lebanese army tanks and soldiers have

Hizbollah has tightened its grip on western districts of Beirut as relative calm returns to the streets. Lebanese army tanks and soldiers have

Europe

EU to apply diplomatic salve in Georgia

Heading to Georgia to breathe life into flagging relations with Russia, a group of European Union foreign ministers will fly east in a couple of

Heading to Georgia to breathe life into flagging relations with Russia, a group of European Union foreign ministers will fly east in a couple of

Europe

Microsoft appeals new record EU fine

Microsoft says it is appealing against another record fine – this one 899 million euros – imposed by the European Commission because Microsoft

Microsoft says it is appealing against another record fine – this one 899 million euros – imposed by the European Commission because Microsoft

Europe

Pan-continental integration celebrated on Europe Day

Europe Day has been celebrated in both the European institutions and in cities across the continent. In Lisbon, Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco

Europe Day has been celebrated in both the European institutions and in cities across the continent. In Lisbon, Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco

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Beirut clashes sparked by anti-Hezbollah move

Hezbollah militants and their Shi’ite allies from the Amal group overran some predominantly Muslim districts in western Beirut in fighting yesterday

Hezbollah militants and their Shi’ite allies from the Amal group overran some predominantly Muslim districts in western Beirut in fighting yesterday

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Myanmar under pressure over foreign aid workers

There are mounting concerns for victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar as the country’s military rulers say they will accept foreign aid, but not

There are mounting concerns for victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar as the country’s military rulers say they will accept foreign aid, but not

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Russia puts its military might on display

Russia celebrated Victory Day today with a show of military might not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The annual parade marks the

Russia celebrated Victory Day today with a show of military might not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The annual parade marks the

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Israeli premier denies receiving illegal funds

Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert has admitted accepting cash from a US businessman, but says he never took a penny for himself. He says the money

Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert has admitted accepting cash from a US businessman, but says he never took a penny for himself. He says the money

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Hizbollah cedes parts of Beirut to army

The Lebanese army has been retaking control of parts of Beirut seized by Hizbollah in fighting yesterday. At least least 11 people died in clashes

The Lebanese army has been retaking control of parts of Beirut seized by Hizbollah in fighting yesterday. At least least 11 people died in clashes

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Serbian election result too close to call

Campaigning in the Serbian general election has ended with two cooling off days before the vote on Sunday. Facing a strong challenge according to

Campaigning in the Serbian general election has ended with two cooling off days before the vote on Sunday. Facing a strong challenge according to

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Belgium staves off disintegration... for now

Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme appears to have won a stay of execution for his government, but the country remains threatened with

Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme appears to have won a stay of execution for his government, but the country remains threatened with

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Hezb'ullah claims government has "declared war"

At least 10 people have died as violent clashes erupted in Beirut, after Hezb’ullah said the government had declared outright war. Rival groups

At least 10 people have died as violent clashes erupted in Beirut, after Hezb’ullah said the government had declared outright war. Rival groups

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Olmert vows to fight on in teeth of scandal

A defiant Ehud Olmert says he has not taken bribes, and will only resign if indicted on criminal charges. The Israeli prime minister went on

A defiant Ehud Olmert says he has not taken bribes, and will only resign if indicted on criminal charges. The Israeli prime minister went on

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Suspected Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq captured

The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been captured according to Defence Ministry officials there. The detained suspect is said to be an Egyptian called

The leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been captured according to Defence Ministry officials there. The detained suspect is said to be an Egyptian called