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2008-07-14

Europe

Solidarity hero Bronislaw Geremek mourned

Members of the European Parliament signed a book of remembrance in honour Bronislaw Geremek, Polish MEP and founding member of the Solidarity trade

Members of the European Parliament signed a book of remembrance in honour Bronislaw Geremek, Polish MEP and founding member of the Solidarity trade

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World leaders attend French Bastille Day parade

United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished

United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished

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Darfur conflict the latest in al-Bashir's military career

Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life. After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat

Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life. After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat

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UK government tackles knife crime

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 125 million euro initiative to tackle the UK’s growing problem of youth crime and in particular

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a 125 million euro initiative to tackle the UK’s growing problem of youth crime and in particular

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World leaders attend French Bastille Day parade

United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished

United Nations peacekeepers led the way at France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris. Their efforts were watched by a particularly distinguished

Business

High fuel costs overshadow Farnborough Air Show

The 60th Farnborough Air Show has started, with high fuel costs and an economic downturn making things difficult for the commercial aviation

The 60th Farnborough Air Show has started, with high fuel costs and an economic downturn making things difficult for the commercial aviation

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Darfur conflict the latest in al-Bashir's military career

Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life. After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat

Omar al-Bashir has been a military man his whole adult life. After fighting Israel with the Egyptian army in 1973, he returned to Sudan to combat

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Sarkozy revels in birth of Mediterranean Union

A proud President Sarkozy has a spring in his step after the birth of his brainchild, The Mediterranean Union. For the most part it revives the 1995

A proud President Sarkozy has a spring in his step after the birth of his brainchild, The Mediterranean Union. For the most part it revives the 1995

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Turkey accuses 86 of involvement in a coup plot

A top Turkish prosecutor has brought charges against dozens of defendants, accusing them of being involved in a coup plot. According to Aykut Cengiz

A top Turkish prosecutor has brought charges against dozens of defendants, accusing them of being involved in a coup plot. According to Aykut Cengiz

Europe

EU urges consumers to be sun cream savvy

With the holiday season upon us, the European Commission wants consumers to keep an eye out for a new clearer labelling system, due to make an

With the holiday season upon us, the European Commission wants consumers to keep an eye out for a new clearer labelling system, due to make an

Business

Merger activity and talk boosts European markets

European shares rose on Monday against a background of merger activity and a rescue plan for US mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac. However

European shares rose on Monday against a background of merger activity and a rescue plan for US mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac. However

Business

Santander snaps up Alliance & Leicester

Spain’s Santander has reached an agreement to buy beleaguered British mortgage lender Alliance & Leicester. It will pay 1.6 billion euros for A&

Spain’s Santander has reached an agreement to buy beleaguered British mortgage lender Alliance & Leicester. It will pay 1.6 billion euros for A&

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Sudan's president accused of Darfur war crimes

Wanted for alleged war crimes, Sudan’s President stands accused of masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur. The claims and call for an arrest

Wanted for alleged war crimes, Sudan’s President stands accused of masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur. The claims and call for an arrest

Business

InBev Anheuser-Busch merger to create world's top brewer

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted an improved 33 billion euro takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev. It is the biggest brewing industry deal ever

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted an improved 33 billion euro takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev. It is the biggest brewing industry deal ever

Business

Philips' sales stay strong

Dutch electronics group Philips has pleased investors by announcing that its consumer business is holding up in weaker economies. Its shares rose

Dutch electronics group Philips has pleased investors by announcing that its consumer business is holding up in weaker economies. Its shares rose

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Three Britons plead guilty to explosives plot

Three Britons charged with planning to blow up transatlantic flights have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions at a court in

Three Britons charged with planning to blow up transatlantic flights have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause explosions at a court in

Culture

Survival strategies from arresting songstress Joan

You may think have never heard Joan Wasser but chances are you have. She has played with Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, the Scissor Sisters and

You may think have never heard Joan Wasser but chances are you have. She has played with Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, the Scissor Sisters and

Science_technology

Speed camera that's all flash and no fine

It is not just the police who can issue fines and dock points from your licence, get caught on camera – speed camera, anyway – and you could end up

It is not just the police who can issue fines and dock points from your licence, get caught on camera – speed camera, anyway – and you could end up

Culture

Genz terribly happy after winning movie prize

Danish director Henrik Rubens Genz scooped the top prize – the Crystal Globe – at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary film festival.

Danish director Henrik Rubens Genz scooped the top prize – the Crystal Globe – at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary film festival.

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Assad performs elaborate dance to avoid Olmert

Watching the Syrian leader avoid his Israeli counterpart during the Paris celebrations was a true spectacle – as Bashar al-Assad succeeded in

Watching the Syrian leader avoid his Israeli counterpart during the Paris celebrations was a true spectacle – as Bashar al-Assad succeeded in

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Sudan's president accused of Darfur war crimes

Wanted for alleged war crimes, Sudan’s President stands accused of masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur. The claims and call for an arrest

Wanted for alleged war crimes, Sudan’s President stands accused of masterminding a campaign of genocide in Darfur. The claims and call for an arrest

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Three admit planning explosions on Heathrow flights

Three men accused of plotting a series of suicide attacks on Transatlantic jets have pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause explosions, but not to

Three men accused of plotting a series of suicide attacks on Transatlantic jets have pleaded guilty to conspiring to cause explosions, but not to

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High hopes as Sarkozy's Med Union is launched

After a day of diplomatic success, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his guests enjoyed a post-summit dinner in Paris. The red carpet reward came

After a day of diplomatic success, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his guests enjoyed a post-summit dinner in Paris. The red carpet reward came

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Big names at Bastille Day in France

Bastille Day is always a special occasion. But the French national celebration has taken on an extra high-profile this year with big name guests like

Bastille Day is always a special occasion. But the French national celebration has taken on an extra high-profile this year with big name guests like

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Merger to create world no.1 beer company

The United States’ number one brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted a 32 billion euro take-over bid by Belgium’s InBev, paving the way for the world’s

The United States’ number one brewer Anheuser-Busch has accepted a 32 billion euro take-over bid by Belgium’s InBev, paving the way for the world’s

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France pleads for peace not war at Mediterranean Union conference

The first summit of the Mediterranean Union has ended, with French pleas to Middle Eastern countries to stop a spiral of war and violence in their

The first summit of the Mediterranean Union has ended, with French pleas to Middle Eastern countries to stop a spiral of war and violence in their