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2008-07-03

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Uribe savours his greatest victory

Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe has spent the whole of his six years in office battling against the FARC guerrillas, and the liberation of Ingrid

Colombia’s president Alvaro Uribe has spent the whole of his six years in office battling against the FARC guerrillas, and the liberation of Ingrid

Business

New record highs for the London Brent

Oil has hit new record highs with the markets convinced that it’s on track to reach one hundred and fifty dollars due to a combination of a weak

Oil has hit new record highs with the markets convinced that it’s on track to reach one hundred and fifty dollars due to a combination of a weak

Business

Euro shares up after volatile session

Following less-hawkish comments by the European Central Bank, investors are now less sure of future euro-zone interest rate rises. That helped bank

Following less-hawkish comments by the European Central Bank, investors are now less sure of future euro-zone interest rate rises. That helped bank

Business

ECB raises interest rates to combat inflation

Trying to curb inflation, the European Central Bank has raised interest rates for the first time in more than a year, by a quarter percentage-point

Trying to curb inflation, the European Central Bank has raised interest rates for the first time in more than a year, by a quarter percentage-point

Business

US cuts jobs for sixth month

Underlining the continued weakness of the US economy employers cut workers from their payrolls for the sixth straight month in June. The US Labor

Underlining the continued weakness of the US economy employers cut workers from their payrolls for the sixth straight month in June. The US Labor

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Daring rescue wins Betancourt freedom in Colombia

Ingrid Betancourt can now start planning the rest of her life after her six-year ordeal in the Colombian jungle. The rescue operation was daring and

Ingrid Betancourt can now start planning the rest of her life after her six-year ordeal in the Colombian jungle. The rescue operation was daring and

Europe

Fur restrictions approach with warmer weather

With summer at Europeans’ doorsteps, Brussels is poised to tighten restrictions on imported pelts from seals killed in Canada. A decision is due

With summer at Europeans’ doorsteps, Brussels is poised to tighten restrictions on imported pelts from seals killed in Canada. A decision is due

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Turkey's ruling party faces court challenge

The leaders of Turkey’s ruling AK Party have appeared before the Constitutional Court, answering charges which could see their government thrown out

The leaders of Turkey’s ruling AK Party have appeared before the Constitutional Court, answering charges which could see their government thrown out

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Loss of Betancourt a serious blow to FARC

Ingrid Betancourt was the FARC’s most prized asset, its most famous hostage and its means of getting global media exposure. To lose her at all is a

Ingrid Betancourt was the FARC’s most prized asset, its most famous hostage and its means of getting global media exposure. To lose her at all is a

Europe

French-led EU climate talks face east-west struggle

France has warned that pollution negotiations among the 27 EU countries will be tricky. The French European Union presidency, for the second half of

France has warned that pollution negotiations among the 27 EU countries will be tricky. The French European Union presidency, for the second half of

Europe

Send unused farm aid abroad, EU suggests

As global food prices soar, Europe’s development and farm aid authorities have called for better-targeted help for Third World countries to boost

As global food prices soar, Europe’s development and farm aid authorities have called for better-targeted help for Third World countries to boost

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French murder victims suffered 'horrific attack'

Police hunting the murderer of two French students in London say his victims suffered the most violent attacks they have ever seen. The body of

Police hunting the murderer of two French students in London say his victims suffered the most violent attacks they have ever seen. The body of

Culture

Portugal hosts short film festival

Located just outside Portugal’s second city Oporto, Vila do Conde is hosting the 16th edition of the short film festival, Curtas Vila do Conde.

Located just outside Portugal’s second city Oporto, Vila do Conde is hosting the 16th edition of the short film festival, Curtas Vila do Conde.

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US overjoyed at release of FARC captives

The release of the three Americans from the FARC rebels has been greeted with jubilation in the United States. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

The release of the three Americans from the FARC rebels has been greeted with jubilation in the United States. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

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Former hostage Betancourt reunited with children

The happy ending is complete for newly-freed Ingrid Betancourt, who has been reunited with her two children in Colombia. “What I am feeling now is

The happy ending is complete for newly-freed Ingrid Betancourt, who has been reunited with her two children in Colombia. “What I am feeling now is

Science_technology

Danish mummy takes pride of place in new display

A never-before-displayed mummy is the highlight of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark. The Huldremose woman was a young woman, who is

A never-before-displayed mummy is the highlight of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark. The Huldremose woman was a young woman, who is

Culture

Moroccan town rocks to sound of gnawa music

Nearly half a million people have descended on the Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira for the annual Gnawa Music Festival.

Nearly half a million people have descended on the Moroccan coastal town of Essaouira for the annual Gnawa Music Festival.

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French students brutally murdered in London

A double murder hunt is underway in London after two French biochemistry students were brutally stabbed to death and left in a burning flat. Both

A double murder hunt is underway in London after two French biochemistry students were brutally stabbed to death and left in a burning flat. Both

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France celebrates Betancourt's freedom

The French connection is central to Ingrid Betancourt’s story. And it was in Paris where her two children and sister joined President Nicolas Sarkozy

The French connection is central to Ingrid Betancourt’s story. And it was in Paris where her two children and sister joined President Nicolas Sarkozy

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Rescued American hostages back on US soil

Three American hostages rescued from their FARC captors have landed on home soil. Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell arrived at a

Three American hostages rescued from their FARC captors have landed on home soil. Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell arrived at a

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Hostage rescue a huge coup for Colombian president

The military operation to free Betancourt and 14 other hostages was a huge gamble for Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe, but one that eventually paid

The military operation to free Betancourt and 14 other hostages was a huge gamble for Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe, but one that eventually paid

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Betancourt enjoys first day of freedom from FARC rebels

Ingrid Betancourt can now start planning the rest of her life after her rescue from a six-year kidnap ordeal in the Colombian jungle. Posing as aid

Ingrid Betancourt can now start planning the rest of her life after her rescue from a six-year kidnap ordeal in the Colombian jungle. Posing as aid

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Bosnian Muslim wins war crimes appeal at UN court

A former Bosnian Muslim commander in Srebrenica has had his conviction for war crimes overturned by the UN tribunal in the Hague. Naser Oric was

A former Bosnian Muslim commander in Srebrenica has had his conviction for war crimes overturned by the UN tribunal in the Hague. Naser Oric was

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Baby survives bulldozer attack in Israel

Dramatic images of the six-month-old baby snatched alive from the wreckage of its mother’s car after it was crushed in a bulldozer attack in

Dramatic images of the six-month-old baby snatched alive from the wreckage of its mother’s car after it was crushed in a bulldozer attack in

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Ulribe reaps plaudits for Betancourt release

The Colombian intelligence operation which freed Ingrid Betancourt and her fellow prisoners was a huge coup for the country’s President Alvaro

The Colombian intelligence operation which freed Ingrid Betancourt and her fellow prisoners was a huge coup for the country’s President Alvaro

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Colombia dupes FARC into handing over Betancourt

Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt is enjoying her first taste of freedom after six years in a jungle hell. Her FARC captors

Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt is enjoying her first taste of freedom after six years in a jungle hell. Her FARC captors

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Bush says a military strike on Iran is an option

The Bush administration has put the Iranian nuclear problem centre-stage once more. As Iran continues to refuse to give up its nuclear energy

The Bush administration has put the Iranian nuclear problem centre-stage once more. As Iran continues to refuse to give up its nuclear energy