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2008-07-02

Science_technology

Robots learn to express emotions

Robots are now being developed that can “understand” human emotions. They can interact with their users, and express happiness and sadness, depending

Robots are now being developed that can “understand” human emotions. They can interact with their users, and express happiness and sadness, depending

Europe

Updated Social Agenda seeks new confidence in EU

Proving that people’s everyday problems count in the EU, patients would be allowed to receive non-hospital treatment outside their home country

Proving that people’s everyday problems count in the EU, patients would be allowed to receive non-hospital treatment outside their home country

Europe

Greenpeace accuses Europe over deforestation

Greenpeace has used a 12-metre tree trunk illegally cut from the Amazon to condemn Europe’s role in deforestation. The protest in Brussels sought to

Greenpeace has used a 12-metre tree trunk illegally cut from the Amazon to condemn Europe’s role in deforestation. The protest in Brussels sought to

Europe

Brussels criticised for lack of leadership on Roma

Human rights defenders with the EU Roma Policy Coalition have criticised the bloc’s approach to the Roma as misguided and inadequate. The NGOs say

Human rights defenders with the EU Roma Policy Coalition have criticised the bloc’s approach to the Roma as misguided and inadequate. The NGOs say

News

Hezbollah agrees a prisoner exchange with Israel

Hezbollah has agreed to a prisoner swap with Israel. The group’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, singled out one of the five prisoners Israel will

Hezbollah has agreed to a prisoner swap with Israel. The group’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, singled out one of the five prisoners Israel will

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Gazans clash with Egyptian police at border crossing

Hundreds of Palestinians have stormed the Rafah border crossing into Egypt in a desperate bid to get out of Gaza. Clashes erupted as crowds tried to

Hundreds of Palestinians have stormed the Rafah border crossing into Egypt in a desperate bid to get out of Gaza. Clashes erupted as crowds tried to

Business

Zapatero outlines economic plans

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been laying out his government’s plans to deal with the country’s sharp economic

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been laying out his government’s plans to deal with the country’s sharp economic

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McCain takes election campaign to Colombia

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has urged the US Congress to agree to a free trade pact with Bogota. The Democrat-led body has stalled

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has urged the US Congress to agree to a free trade pact with Bogota. The Democrat-led body has stalled

Business

Miners fall and banks gain

Europe’s main stock exchanges closed mixed on Wednesday, with shares having given up their earlier gains. Mining company stocks pulled down the

Europe’s main stock exchanges closed mixed on Wednesday, with shares having given up their earlier gains. Mining company stocks pulled down the

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Senior Turkish military official appeals for calm over arrests

A senior Turkish military official has called for calm after news that two prominent retired generals were arrested as part of an investigation into

A senior Turkish military official has called for calm after news that two prominent retired generals were arrested as part of an investigation into

Business

Former Airbus head may face insider trading charges

Gustav Humbert, the former German chief executive of European planemaker Airbus is reportedly to go before a judge to face possible charges of

Gustav Humbert, the former German chief executive of European planemaker Airbus is reportedly to go before a judge to face possible charges of

Business

Almunia's inflation concerns ahead of ECB rate meeting

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has expressed concern over current inflation levels and said that the European Central

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia has expressed concern over current inflation levels and said that the European Central

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Truckers' fuel protests hit London and Lithuania

Angry British lorry drivers took their fuel protest to the heart of government today, in their third demonstration this year against rising prices

Angry British lorry drivers took their fuel protest to the heart of government today, in their third demonstration this year against rising prices

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Russia's Medvedev launches crackdown on corruption

The fight against corruption has been named by President Dimitry Medvedev as his number one priority for Russia. He told the Federation Council

The fight against corruption has been named by President Dimitry Medvedev as his number one priority for Russia. He told the Federation Council

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Fatal bulldozer attack kills three in Jerusalem

Israel is in shock after a bloody terror attack in Jewish West Jerusalem, in which a man rammed a bulldozer into a bus and over several cars. At

Israel is in shock after a bloody terror attack in Jewish West Jerusalem, in which a man rammed a bulldozer into a bus and over several cars. At

Science_technology

India's tigers need "miracle" to survive

For centuries tigers have made the jungles of India their home. But decades of hunting and loss of their natural habitat have decimated the

For centuries tigers have made the jungles of India their home. But decades of hunting and loss of their natural habitat have decimated the

Culture

After taking theatres by storm - it is Mamma Mia the movie

Using ABBA songs, the musical tells the story of a girl about to get married who wants to invite her father – only to discover no one knows who he is…

Using ABBA songs, the musical tells the story of a girl about to get married who wants to invite her father – only to discover no one knows who he is…

Culture

Lagerfeld and Lacroix take Paris by storm

Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix were the latest fashion designers to show their haute couture collections in Paris.

Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Lacroix were the latest fashion designers to show their haute couture collections in Paris.

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Bulldozer attack in W. Jerusalem kills at least 3

At least three people have been reported killed and dozens injured, after a Palestinian drove a bulldozer into a bus and several cars in West

At least three people have been reported killed and dozens injured, after a Palestinian drove a bulldozer into a bus and several cars in West

Europe

Mandelson lashes out at Sarkozy as row escalates

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has hit out at the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the war of words between the pair intensifies. The

European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson has hit out at the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the war of words between the pair intensifies. The

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At least 5 killed in Mongolian post-election violence

The headquarters of Mongolia’s ruling party in the capital Ulan Bator bears the scars of Tuesday’s riots, provoked by alleged election fraud. Troops

The headquarters of Mongolia’s ruling party in the capital Ulan Bator bears the scars of Tuesday’s riots, provoked by alleged election fraud. Troops

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Bulldozer attack in W. Jerusalem kills at least 3

At least three people have been reported killed and dozens injured, after a Palestinian drove a bulldozer into a bus and several cars in West

At least three people have been reported killed and dozens injured, after a Palestinian drove a bulldozer into a bus and several cars in West

Business

Starbucks to close 600 coffee shops in US

When times are hard, something has to give. And for many Americans, eager to cut back on their spending, a cosy afternoon latte has become one luxury

When times are hard, something has to give. And for many Americans, eager to cut back on their spending, a cosy afternoon latte has become one luxury

News

EU shows its caring side with new social package

In a bid to counter claims that it is too far removed from its citizens, the EU has presented a series of proposals to beef up social protection. It

In a bid to counter claims that it is too far removed from its citizens, the EU has presented a series of proposals to beef up social protection. It

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Georgia complains at Russia's restoration of sea links to Abkhazia

Russia has reopened sea routes with the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia. The Georgians say the move is another attack on their sovereignty. The

Russia has reopened sea routes with the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia. The Georgians say the move is another attack on their sovereignty. The

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British teenagers march to say 'No' to knife crime

Thousands of British teenagers have marched in London, demanding an end to knife crime which has claimed the lives of 17 youngsters in the capital

Thousands of British teenagers have marched in London, demanding an end to knife crime which has claimed the lives of 17 youngsters in the capital

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Ban seal slaughter; EU HQ besieged by protestors

The fight against seal slaughter has been taken to the heart of Europe. Anti-seal-hunt demonstrators converged on the EU headquarters demanding a

The fight against seal slaughter has been taken to the heart of Europe. Anti-seal-hunt demonstrators converged on the EU headquarters demanding a

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Sarkozy under pressure from Poles and Czechs

French President Nicolas Sarkozy may feel he has been dropped in it by his Polish counterpart on the very day he took up running the EU for six

French President Nicolas Sarkozy may feel he has been dropped in it by his Polish counterpart on the very day he took up running the EU for six