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2008-05-14

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Brown seeks popularity boost with new financial plans

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who has been suffering from a major slump in his popularity rating has put helping the finances of Britain’s families at

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who has been suffering from a major slump in his popularity rating has put helping the finances of Britain’s families at

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Spanish government united in condemnation of bomb

In Madrid, the government held a minute’s silence for the victims, while the prime minister, leader of the opposition and King Juan Carlos condemned

In Madrid, the government held a minute’s silence for the victims, while the prime minister, leader of the opposition and King Juan Carlos condemned

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The moment the quake hit

First pictures of the moment Monday’s devastating earthquake hit China have been broadcast. The images were recorded by an amateur cameraman while

First pictures of the moment Monday’s devastating earthquake hit China have been broadcast. The images were recorded by an amateur cameraman while

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Bush hopes to revive peace talks on Israel visit

George W Bush has arrived in Israel for a three-day visit during which he hopes to revive the Middle East peace process. The US president and the

George W Bush has arrived in Israel for a three-day visit during which he hopes to revive the Middle East peace process. The US president and the

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ETA accused of planning a "massacre"

Spain’s interior minister has accused the Basque separatist group ETA of trying to commit a massacre after a car bomb exploded at a police barracks

Spain’s interior minister has accused the Basque separatist group ETA of trying to commit a massacre after a car bomb exploded at a police barracks

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Berlusconi could testify in spy trial

An Italian judge has ruled that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could be called to testify in a trial of Italian and US spies in Milan. The 26

An Italian judge has ruled that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could be called to testify in a trial of Italian and US spies in Milan. The 26

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Hopes fade of Middle East peace deal before Bush leaves office

The prospect of a Middle East peace deal before the end of the Bush mandate looks increasingly remote. The Palestinian people, for one thing

The prospect of a Middle East peace deal before the end of the Bush mandate looks increasingly remote. The Palestinian people, for one thing

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Woes pile up for Britain's Brown

What a difference a year makes! Gordon Brown had waited so long to take his place in 10 Downing Street. Yet, less than 12 months after becoming

What a difference a year makes! Gordon Brown had waited so long to take his place in 10 Downing Street. Yet, less than 12 months after becoming

Europe

Build-up to EU-LATAM summit in Lima

At the National Museum in Lima, the stage is being set for this Friday and Saturday’s summit of European, Latin American and Caribbean heads of state

At the National Museum in Lima, the stage is being set for this Friday and Saturday’s summit of European, Latin American and Caribbean heads of state

Europe

EU Cohesion Policy shifts radically

Jobs and research have moved up the priority list for the EU’s next six years’ Cohesion Policy. Brussels calls it a “radical shift… earmarking

Jobs and research have moved up the priority list for the EU’s next six years’ Cohesion Policy. Brussels calls it a “radical shift… earmarking

Business

Stronger euro pleases region's finance ministers

Euro zone finance ministers have welcomed the single European currency’s recent fall against the dollar, but France’s Christine Lagarde said it is

Euro zone finance ministers have welcomed the single European currency’s recent fall against the dollar, but France’s Christine Lagarde said it is

Business

Alitalia's plight worsens

Near-bankrupt Italian airline Alitalia has posted a wider quarterly loss and warned time is running out due to higher oil prices and uncertainty over

Near-bankrupt Italian airline Alitalia has posted a wider quarterly loss and warned time is running out due to higher oil prices and uncertainty over

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UK government fears house prices slump

House prices in Britain could fall at least 5% to 10% this year according to confidential government documents accidentally revealed to reporters by

House prices in Britain could fall at least 5% to 10% this year according to confidential government documents accidentally revealed to reporters by

Culture

First "Second Life" film set for US TV launch

The first film set in the so-called ‘Second Life’ is to be launched on US television. “Molotov Alva” vanishes from the real world to travel through

The first film set in the so-called ‘Second Life’ is to be launched on US television. “Molotov Alva” vanishes from the real world to travel through

Culture

Painting: the hidden talent of Tony Curtis

He’s been one of Hollywood’s biggest names for over half a century, but Tony Curtis’ lesser-known talent is painting. A fan of Picasso, Matisse and

He’s been one of Hollywood’s biggest names for over half a century, but Tony Curtis’ lesser-known talent is painting. A fan of Picasso, Matisse and

Science_technology

Research sheds light on fate of ancient supercontinent

Five hundred million years ago, the southern hemisphere land masses of today were all part of one supercontinent called Gondwana. Then, around 180

Five hundred million years ago, the southern hemisphere land masses of today were all part of one supercontinent called Gondwana. Then, around 180

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Police officer killed in suspected ETA attack in Spain

A Spanish police officer has been killed and four others have been injured in a car bomb attack at a police barracks in the Spanish Basque country

A Spanish police officer has been killed and four others have been injured in a car bomb attack at a police barracks in the Spanish Basque country

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Thousands of soldiers help in China's post-quake relief effort

The Chinese army has deployed 100,000 soldiers to help in the rescue operation following Monday’s devastating earthquake. A hundred elite soldiers

The Chinese army has deployed 100,000 soldiers to help in the rescue operation following Monday’s devastating earthquake. A hundred elite soldiers

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New cyclone threat for Myanmar

A fresh cyclone could be forming off the coast of Myanmar, a devastating blow for the nearly two million people made homeless by Cyclone Nargis 12

A fresh cyclone could be forming off the coast of Myanmar, a devastating blow for the nearly two million people made homeless by Cyclone Nargis 12

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US president hopes to re-ignite peace process

George W Bush has arrived in Israel amid a flurry of declarations on the peace process but little concrete progress. The US president was welcomed by

George W Bush has arrived in Israel amid a flurry of declarations on the peace process but little concrete progress. The US president was welcomed by

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Clinton vows to fight on for Democratic nomination

Following a victory in swing state West Virginia, Hillary Clinton insists the race for the Democratic nomination ahead of November’s presidential

Following a victory in swing state West Virginia, Hillary Clinton insists the race for the Democratic nomination ahead of November’s presidential

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Colombia extradites paramilitaries to face US justice

Columbia has extradited 14 former paramilitary leaders to the United States to face charges including drug trafficking. Wearing body armour and

Columbia has extradited 14 former paramilitary leaders to the United States to face charges including drug trafficking. Wearing body armour and

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Primary win for Clinton but Obama still leads

Hillary Clinton has triumphed in the West Virginia Democrat primary and insists the race for the presidential nomination goes on. But even though she

Hillary Clinton has triumphed in the West Virginia Democrat primary and insists the race for the presidential nomination goes on. But even though she

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Olmert claims peace successes; Abbas silent

The Israeli prime minister claims that significant “understandings” have been reached in peace talks with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

The Israeli prime minister claims that significant “understandings” have been reached in peace talks with the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

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Food parcel drop starts over China rescue operation

Soldiers and rescuers are battling to save tens of thousands of people trapped under rubble as the death toll from China’s earthquake is expected to

Soldiers and rescuers are battling to save tens of thousands of people trapped under rubble as the death toll from China’s earthquake is expected to

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EU warns Myanmar of a "crime against humanity"

The European Union has warned Myanmar’s military leaders that they could be committing “a crime against humanity” by blocking aid deliveries to

The European Union has warned Myanmar’s military leaders that they could be committing “a crime against humanity” by blocking aid deliveries to

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Bomb explodes at barracks in Spain's Basque region

At least one person has been killed, and four injured, after a bomb exploded in a police barracks in Spain’s Basque Country early this morning

At least one person has been killed, and four injured, after a bomb exploded in a police barracks in Spain’s Basque Country early this morning