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2008-05-15

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Deal reached to end Lebanese clashes

Mediators from the Arab League have brokered an agreement to end Lebanon’s worst internal violence since the end of the civil war in 1990. The

Mediators from the Arab League have brokered an agreement to end Lebanon’s worst internal violence since the end of the civil war in 1990. The

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Challenges mount to Sarkozy reforms

It promises to be a summer of discontent in France, and on Thursday several entire public sectors went on strike, notably education workers. It is

It promises to be a summer of discontent in France, and on Thursday several entire public sectors went on strike, notably education workers. It is

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Illegal immigrants arrested across Italy

Hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants have been rounded-up across Italy, as part of the new right-wing government’s hard line on law and order

Hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants have been rounded-up across Italy, as part of the new right-wing government’s hard line on law and order

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French state employees strike over job cuts

Tens of thousands of French public sector workers took to the streets to protest against planned job cuts. Teachers, hospital workers and other state

Tens of thousands of French public sector workers took to the streets to protest against planned job cuts. Teachers, hospital workers and other state

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Divided and angry, Palestinians mark Nakba

Divided and angry, Palestinians have been marking Israel’s birth in their way. At the Erez border crossing between Israel and Gaza, clashes broke

Divided and angry, Palestinians have been marking Israel’s birth in their way. At the Erez border crossing between Israel and Gaza, clashes broke

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Funeral held for Spanish police officer killed by bomb

The funeral of a Spanish police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack has taken place in the Basque capital Vitoria. Prince Felipe, his wife and

The funeral of a Spanish police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack has taken place in the Basque capital Vitoria. Prince Felipe, his wife and

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Cracked dams threaten new Chinese disaster

Three days after China’s massive earthquake, hopes of finding many more survivors are diminishing. Nearly 20,000 people are known to have perished

Three days after China’s massive earthquake, hopes of finding many more survivors are diminishing. Nearly 20,000 people are known to have perished

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Bush addresses Knesset, attacks Iran

In a speech before the Israeli parliament, President Bush has offered a peace prophecy for the Middle East. The president, who is on a Middle East

In a speech before the Israeli parliament, President Bush has offered a peace prophecy for the Middle East. The president, who is on a Middle East

Business

Euro praised at Brussels Economic Forum

Participants in the annual Brussels Economic Forum conference have been looking at ways to meet the economic challenges facing the EU and agreed that

Participants in the annual Brussels Economic Forum conference have been looking at ways to meet the economic challenges facing the EU and agreed that

Business

Greeks strike to protest privatisations

The partial sale of phone company OTE was just one of the privatisations that thousands of Greek workers protested against when they went on strike

The partial sale of phone company OTE was just one of the privatisations that thousands of Greek workers protested against when they went on strike

Europe

Open Skies flights deal faces a bumpy landing

The second round of “Open Skies” discussions between the European Union and the United States is off the ground, this one about levels of foreign

The second round of “Open Skies” discussions between the European Union and the United States is off the ground, this one about levels of foreign

Business

Deutsche Telekom justifies acquisition policy

Europe’s biggest phone company, Deutsche Telekom, has been explaining to shareholders at its annual general meeting, the thinking behind its overseas

Europe’s biggest phone company, Deutsche Telekom, has been explaining to shareholders at its annual general meeting, the thinking behind its overseas

Science_technology

Attention job-seekers: astronauts wanted

Ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut? This might be your chance. The European Space Agency is on a recruitment drive for talented individuals to join

Ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut? This might be your chance. The European Space Agency is on a recruitment drive for talented individuals to join

Culture

Indie rock: Monkey + Rascal = Last Shadow Puppets

Indie rock fans have a treat coming their way this summer going by the name of ‘The Last Shadow Puppets’. It’s a collaboration between Alex Turner of

Indie rock fans have a treat coming their way this summer going by the name of ‘The Last Shadow Puppets’. It’s a collaboration between Alex Turner of

Culture

'Blindness' opens Cannes 2008 Festival

The honour of opening the 2008 Cannes Film Festival fell to Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s novel ‘Blindness’. Six years after

The honour of opening the 2008 Cannes Film Festival fell to Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s novel ‘Blindness’. Six years after

Science_technology

Electric cars: the driving force behind greener travel

Danish and Israeli developers have unveiled a new project that hopes to further the cause of electric cars with the help of exchangeable batteries

Danish and Israeli developers have unveiled a new project that hopes to further the cause of electric cars with the help of exchangeable batteries

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Cyclone survivors say junta offered no help

Left with virtually nothing when Cyclone Nargis obliterated their homes nearly two weeks ago, villagers near Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, have

Left with virtually nothing when Cyclone Nargis obliterated their homes nearly two weeks ago, villagers near Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, have

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Calm returns to Lebanon after government climbdown

An Arab League delegation is expected to reach a deal on Lebanon, defusing a crisis that led to six days of armed conflict. On Wednesday, the

An Arab League delegation is expected to reach a deal on Lebanon, defusing a crisis that led to six days of armed conflict. On Wednesday, the

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Spain buries officer killed in suspected ETA attack

The funeral has taken place of the police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack yesterday. Top Spanish dignitaries attended the ceremony in the

The funeral has taken place of the police officer killed in a suspected ETA attack yesterday. Top Spanish dignitaries attended the ceremony in the

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Merkel calls for Amazon-friendly biofuels

Angela Merkel has warned that biofuel production should not come at the expense of the environment. Speaking at the start of a Latin America tour in

Angela Merkel has warned that biofuel production should not come at the expense of the environment. Speaking at the start of a Latin America tour in

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China's damaged dams could endanger lives

Fears are growing in China that more lives could be at risk after it was revealed Monday’s earthquake caused extensive damage to hundreds of dams and

Fears are growing in China that more lives could be at risk after it was revealed Monday’s earthquake caused extensive damage to hundreds of dams and

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Bush hails Israel in Knesset speech

The US President was expected to hail Israel as a “thriving democracy in the heart of the Holy Land” when he addressed the country’s parliament

The US President was expected to hail Israel as a “thriving democracy in the heart of the Holy Land” when he addressed the country’s parliament

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Edwards backs Obama over Clinton

Former rival John Edwards has thrown his support behind Barack Obama. “The reason I am here tonight is the Democrat voters in America have made

Former rival John Edwards has thrown his support behind Barack Obama. “The reason I am here tonight is the Democrat voters in America have made

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Dam fears as Chinese victims pulled from rubble

Moments of terror during Monday’s earthquake in western China were captured by an amateur cameraman. The pictures were taken near Chengdu in China’s

Moments of terror during Monday’s earthquake in western China were captured by an amateur cameraman. The pictures were taken near Chengdu in China’s

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NATO agrees international cybercrime initiative

Seven NATO member countries have signed a deal to create a research centre aimed at protecting the alliance against cybercrime. The agreement

Seven NATO member countries have signed a deal to create a research centre aimed at protecting the alliance against cybercrime. The agreement

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Socialists wooed by Serbian parties

The party of the late Slobodan Milosevic is being frantically wooed in the race to form a majority government in Serbia. The Socialists hold the key

The party of the late Slobodan Milosevic is being frantically wooed in the race to form a majority government in Serbia. The Socialists hold the key

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Lebanese government in Hizbollah turnaround

Celebratory gunfire rang out in the Shia-dominated areas of Beirut following the news that the Lebanese government had revoked measures against the

Celebratory gunfire rang out in the Shia-dominated areas of Beirut following the news that the Lebanese government had revoked measures against the

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Handbags and gladrags at the Cannes Film Festival

The 61st Cannes Film Festival has got underway with the traditional red carpet parade. The jury this year is led by actor Sean Penn, who, along with

The 61st Cannes Film Festival has got underway with the traditional red carpet parade. The jury this year is led by actor Sean Penn, who, along with