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2008-07-11

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May Chidiac, a Lebanese voice unsilenced by violence

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

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Uranium leak leads to French nuclear plant closure

A company responsible for a toxic leak in southwest France on Monday has been told to close part of its nuclear site after inspectors criticised a

A company responsible for a toxic leak in southwest France on Monday has been told to close part of its nuclear site after inspectors criticised a

Europe

French fanfare over Mediterranean Union no antidote to doubts

Middle Eastern leaders by the dozen will beat a path to Paris this Sunday for President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union launch. Invitations went out to

Middle Eastern leaders by the dozen will beat a path to Paris this Sunday for President Sarkozy’s Mediterranean Union launch. Invitations went out to

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Pitching Mediterranean improvements

France has outlined specific activities in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership. Foremost among them are the following: De-pollution of the sea —

France has outlined specific activities in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership. Foremost among them are the following: De-pollution of the sea —

Business

Oil at new records again

As the summer driving season moved up a gear in Europe, oil ended the week by jumping five dollars. Brent and US light crude both touched new record

As the summer driving season moved up a gear in Europe, oil ended the week by jumping five dollars. Brent and US light crude both touched new record

Business

Tapie finally wins Adidas sale case

After 13 years of litigation, French businessman and politician Bernard Tapie has finally won his lawsuit against the former management of bank

After 13 years of litigation, French businessman and politician Bernard Tapie has finally won his lawsuit against the former management of bank

Business

Further falls for European equities

European shares closed down 2.5%. Banks led the sell-off with investors spooked by the idea that the US government may have to rescue America’s

European shares closed down 2.5%. Banks led the sell-off with investors spooked by the idea that the US government may have to rescue America’s

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May Chidiac, a Lebanese voice unsilenced by violence

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

“They killed, you know, they killed me…That is to say, can you imagine a woman like me with half body? An independent woman, who used to be compared

Business

No Condor takeover for Air Berlin

German carrier Air Berlin has scrapped its takeover of Thomas Cook’s Condor charter airline. It blamed soaring oil prices and worsening economic

German carrier Air Berlin has scrapped its takeover of Thomas Cook’s Condor charter airline. It blamed soaring oil prices and worsening economic

Business

Turmoil over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The US government is considering taking over mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their funding problems worsen. That is

The US government is considering taking over mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their funding problems worsen. That is

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Kosovo's faces uphill battle despite aid package

Kosovo’s economic challenges are massive. It is one of the poorest regions in Europe, with stagnant growth, high unemployment, neglected

Kosovo’s economic challenges are massive. It is one of the poorest regions in Europe, with stagnant growth, high unemployment, neglected

Business

Credit Mutuel wins bid for Citi's German banks

Citigroup is selling its German high street banking business to France’s Credit Mutuel for 4.6 billion euros. The sale is part of a reorganisation by

Citigroup is selling its German high street banking business to France’s Credit Mutuel for 4.6 billion euros. The sale is part of a reorganisation by

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Hamas leader calls for an end of Israel's occupation

One year after the violent split between Hamas and Fatah, talks between the two sides are underway. Mohamed Abdel Azim travelled to Damascus to

One year after the violent split between Hamas and Fatah, talks between the two sides are underway. Mohamed Abdel Azim travelled to Damascus to

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Samir Kassir prizewinner talks to EuroNews

Naela Khalil is a Palestinian journalist. In Beirut in June she was awarded the Samir Kassir prize for the freedom of the press, open to all

Naela Khalil is a Palestinian journalist. In Beirut in June she was awarded the Samir Kassir prize for the freedom of the press, open to all

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Jumblatt talks about the Lebanese situation

After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the

After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the

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Jumblatt talks about the Lebanese situation

After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the

After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the

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German fashion world not taking anorexia lightly

The German fashion industry has gone on the attack against anorexia with a plan to banish unhealthily thin models from the catwalk. It has adopted

The German fashion industry has gone on the attack against anorexia with a plan to banish unhealthily thin models from the catwalk. It has adopted

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EU's Kosovo pledges total 1.2 billion euros

The EU has pledged a total of 1.2 billion euros in aid donations for the reconstruction of Kosovo. It came at the end of a donors conference of the

The EU has pledged a total of 1.2 billion euros in aid donations for the reconstruction of Kosovo. It came at the end of a donors conference of the

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Lebanese leaders agree on unity government

Lebanon’s pro- and anti-Syrian factions have agreed on a government of national unity after six weeks of talks. The breakthrough was announced with a

Lebanon’s pro- and anti-Syrian factions have agreed on a government of national unity after six weeks of talks. The breakthrough was announced with a

Europe

Ukraine's visa travails with the EU

A country hoping to join the European Union, Ukraine is having difficulty with the enlarged Schengen Zone.

A country hoping to join the European Union, Ukraine is having difficulty with the enlarged Schengen Zone.

Culture

Maritime Museum opens in Hamburg

Who knows were a hobby can lead? In the case of the former publisher Peter Tamm it can end up with your own museum. The new International Maritime

Who knows were a hobby can lead? In the case of the former publisher Peter Tamm it can end up with your own museum. The new International Maritime

Culture

3-D film release set to wow sc-fi fans

One of this Summer’s hottest releases embraces the latest digital 3D techniques to make a fast moving modern version of an old classic – Jules

One of this Summer’s hottest releases embraces the latest digital 3D techniques to make a fast moving modern version of an old classic – Jules

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Police accuse Olmert after latest fraud interview

The political future of the Israeli Prime Minister is looking increasingly in doubt after police accused him of corruption. They have also widened

The political future of the Israeli Prime Minister is looking increasingly in doubt after police accused him of corruption. They have also widened

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UK payout for Iraqis tortured by British troops

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has agreed to pay more than three-and-a-half million euros in compensation to a group of civilians, beaten and tortured

Britain’s Ministry of Defence has agreed to pay more than three-and-a-half million euros in compensation to a group of civilians, beaten and tortured

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S.Korean tourist shot dead by N.Korean soldier

A 53-year old South Korean tourist has been shot dead by a North Korean soldier after apparently wandering into a military area. The woman was

A 53-year old South Korean tourist has been shot dead by a North Korean soldier after apparently wandering into a military area. The woman was

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Wildfires threaten N.California again

Fireteams are battling wildfires in northern California which have already forced 10,000 people to flee their homes. Lightning has ignited about 40

Fireteams are battling wildfires in northern California which have already forced 10,000 people to flee their homes. Lightning has ignited about 40

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Srebrenica massacre remembered 13 years on

In Bosnia, tens of thousands of people have gathered at the Potocari Memorial Cemetary on the outskirts of Srebrenica to commemorate the 13th

In Bosnia, tens of thousands of people have gathered at the Potocari Memorial Cemetary on the outskirts of Srebrenica to commemorate the 13th

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Olmert questioned for third time over corruption

Investigators in Israel have been questioning the country’s prime minister for a third time over corruption allegations. Police and judicial

Investigators in Israel have been questioning the country’s prime minister for a third time over corruption allegations. Police and judicial

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EU pledges half-a-billion euros for Kosovo

The European Union has put its money where its mouth is at a conference to drum up donor aid for Kosovo. It has promised half a billion euros to

The European Union has put its money where its mouth is at a conference to drum up donor aid for Kosovo. It has promised half a billion euros to

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S.Korean tourist shot dead by N.Korean soldier

A 53-year old South Korean tourist has been shot dead by a North Korean soldier after apparently wandering into a military area. The woman was

A 53-year old South Korean tourist has been shot dead by a North Korean soldier after apparently wandering into a military area. The woman was