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2008-07-04

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German suicide video sparks outrage

The release of a video in Germany showing a former politician helping an elderly woman to commit suicide has caused outrage. Doctor Roger Kusch – a

The release of a video in Germany showing a former politician helping an elderly woman to commit suicide has caused outrage. Doctor Roger Kusch – a

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Another British teenager fatally stabbed

A 16-year old boy has died after being attacked with a knife in London yesterday. It comes in the same week as a march held to remember another

A 16-year old boy has died after being attacked with a knife in London yesterday. It comes in the same week as a march held to remember another

Business

Banks pull down European stocks again

European shares ended down 1.3% on Friday, reversing the previous session’s tentative recovery. Banks fell after Goldman Sachs analysts cut the

European shares ended down 1.3% on Friday, reversing the previous session’s tentative recovery. Banks fell after Goldman Sachs analysts cut the

Business

Air France mulling train joint venture with Veolia

With soaring oil prices making like difficult for airlines, Air France-KLM is discussing setting up a passenger rail service with the transport arm

With soaring oil prices making like difficult for airlines, Air France-KLM is discussing setting up a passenger rail service with the transport arm

Business

Oil and food prices dominate G8 summit

Ever rising oil prices will top the agenda at the G8 economic powers summit next week in Hokkaido, Japan. However economists are sceptical whether

Ever rising oil prices will top the agenda at the G8 economic powers summit next week in Hokkaido, Japan. However economists are sceptical whether

Europe

Pact ready to get tough on some migrants, encourage others

France’s first political act as president of the European Union will be to present a Europe-wide immigration and asylum pact. The proposal is

France’s first political act as president of the European Union will be to present a Europe-wide immigration and asylum pact. The proposal is

Europe

Eastern members want special CO2 concessions

The EU’s environment and energy ministers have been taking part in an informal summit near Paris. They cheerily signed a mock-up globe but there’s

The EU’s environment and energy ministers have been taking part in an informal summit near Paris. They cheerily signed a mock-up globe but there’s

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Obama forced to clarify Iraq position

Barack Obama’s has been accused of backtracking on his plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. The Democratic presidential candidate was forced to

Barack Obama’s has been accused of backtracking on his plans to withdraw troops from Iraq. The Democratic presidential candidate was forced to

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Tears as Betancourt thanks France for support

French/Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued on Wednesday from Colombian FARC rebels after a six-year hostage ordeal has made an

French/Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued on Wednesday from Colombian FARC rebels after a six-year hostage ordeal has made an

Europe

Mediterranean zest excites French EU Presidency

France’s six-month presidency of the European Union is under way, with EU-Mediterranean relations central to President Sarkozy’s plans. Visit

France’s six-month presidency of the European Union is under way, with EU-Mediterranean relations central to President Sarkozy’s plans. Visit

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Morning-after effect of Irish 'No' to Lisbon

Some consider the only people to have had a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and said ‘No’ as renegades. Others feel the Irish spoke for all people

Some consider the only people to have had a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and said ‘No’ as renegades. Others feel the Irish spoke for all people

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Poland rejects terms of US missile shield deal

Poland has rejected the terms offered to it as part of US plans to build an anti-missile shield in Europe. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said

Poland has rejected the terms offered to it as part of US plans to build an anti-missile shield in Europe. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said

Culture

Russian films on the comeback trail

The curtain has come down on Moscow’s 30th International Film Festival after nine days of fascination and discovery, featuring guests of

The curtain has come down on Moscow’s 30th International Film Festival after nine days of fascination and discovery, featuring guests of

Culture

Eurockeennes: where bands belt it out in Belfort

The international rock festival the Eurockeennes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival is one of the best known in France

The international rock festival the Eurockeennes celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The festival is one of the best known in France

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Russia accuses Georgia of aggression in S. Ossetia

The Georgian shelling of its breakaway region of South Ossetia has been labelled by Russia as an “open act of aggression”. The claim came after the

The Georgian shelling of its breakaway region of South Ossetia has been labelled by Russia as an “open act of aggression”. The claim came after the

Business

Jail terms for nine over BAWAG bank scandal

A court in Vienna has given jail sentences to nine people over Austria’s biggest ever banking scandal. The group, including the former chief

A court in Vienna has given jail sentences to nine people over Austria’s biggest ever banking scandal. The group, including the former chief

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South Ossetia mobilises troops after Georgia shelling

Separatist forces in South Ossetia have been fully mobilised following the shelling of the region’s main city Tskinvali by Georgian troops last

Separatist forces in South Ossetia have been fully mobilised following the shelling of the region’s main city Tskinvali by Georgian troops last

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China-Taiwan flights finally get off the ground

Waves of Chinese tourists have begun arriving in Taiwan on the first regular direct flights for nearly 60 years. The weekend routes are a sign of

Waves of Chinese tourists have begun arriving in Taiwan on the first regular direct flights for nearly 60 years. The weekend routes are a sign of

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Calls on FARC to release remaining hostages

Calls are growing for the FARC to release all of the hundreds of hostages they still hold. In Ingrid Betancourt, the marxist guerillas have lost

Calls are growing for the FARC to release all of the hundreds of hostages they still hold. In Ingrid Betancourt, the marxist guerillas have lost

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Paris welcome for ex-hostage Betancourt

Paris is preparing an emotional welcome for recently-freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who is travelling to the city to thank France for its support

Paris is preparing an emotional welcome for recently-freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who is travelling to the city to thank France for its support

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Belarus police find second bomb after concert blast

Police in Belarus have found a second bomb after last night’s explosion at a concert attended by the country’s president. Around 50 people were

Police in Belarus have found a second bomb after last night’s explosion at a concert attended by the country’s president. Around 50 people were

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Life after captivity begins for Betancourt

After six years in captivity, the former hostage Ingrid Betancourt and her children have finally been reunited. Lorenzo and Melanie were 16 and 13

After six years in captivity, the former hostage Ingrid Betancourt and her children have finally been reunited. Lorenzo and Melanie were 16 and 13

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Chavez speaks on Betancourt release

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez waited an unusually silent 24 hours before congratulating Columbia’s Alvaro Uribe for his daring. The bloodless

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez waited an unusually silent 24 hours before congratulating Columbia’s Alvaro Uribe for his daring. The bloodless

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Flights begin between China & Taiwan

Regular flights have begun between Taiwan and China, for the first time since 1949. Planes took off for Taiwan from five Chinese cities on the first

Regular flights have begun between Taiwan and China, for the first time since 1949. Planes took off for Taiwan from five Chinese cities on the first

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Details emerge of double French murder in London

Neighbours of the two French students murdered at their flat in London have been talking of what they saw and heard on the evening of the killings

Neighbours of the two French students murdered at their flat in London have been talking of what they saw and heard on the evening of the killings

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French-Canadians celebrate their founding

They have been celebrating a significant anniversary in Canada – 400 years since the explorer Samuel de Champlain established Quebec City, and

They have been celebrating a significant anniversary in Canada – 400 years since the explorer Samuel de Champlain established Quebec City, and

Europe

EU aims to reduce workplace accidents

Each year in the European Union, 167,000 people die as a result of work-related accidents or illnesses. It is not just lives that are lost in unsafe

Each year in the European Union, 167,000 people die as a result of work-related accidents or illnesses. It is not just lives that are lost in unsafe

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Betancourt heads for Paris

Rescued Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is on her way to Paris. A special diplomatic flight was organised for Betancourt, who has dual

Rescued Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt is on her way to Paris. A special diplomatic flight was organised for Betancourt, who has dual