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2008-07-15

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Obama clarifies policy on Iraq

Arguing that his country is not pursuing a sound strategy in Iraq, US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has said his first priority if

Arguing that his country is not pursuing a sound strategy in Iraq, US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has said his first priority if

Business

Falling oil prices save shares from worse losses

European shares pared their losses in late trading on Tuesday as oil prices dropped substantially following negative comments on the US economy by

European shares pared their losses in late trading on Tuesday as oil prices dropped substantially following negative comments on the US economy by

Business

Bush and Bernanke address US economic woes

As the financial and housing crisis worsens in the US, President Bush has been trying to reassure the American people and the world’s investors

As the financial and housing crisis worsens in the US, President Bush has been trying to reassure the American people and the world’s investors

Business

Gulf orders dominate Farnborough Air Show

The orders continue to flow at Britain’s Farnborough Air Show with European planemaker Airbus benefiting particularly on the second day of the event

The orders continue to flow at Britain’s Farnborough Air Show with European planemaker Airbus benefiting particularly on the second day of the event

Business

Spanish property downturn claims Martinsa Fadesa

One of Spain’s biggest property companies, Martinsa Fadesa, has declared itself insolvent and will now start selling assets to repay creditors. That

One of Spain’s biggest property companies, Martinsa Fadesa, has declared itself insolvent and will now start selling assets to repay creditors. That

Business

UK inflation hits 3.8%

Soaring food and fuel prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to nearly double the Bank of England’s 2% target in June. Consumer price inflation rose

Soaring food and fuel prices pushed Britain’s inflation rate to nearly double the Bank of England’s 2% target in June. Consumer price inflation rose

Europe

EU calls mobile phone operators to slash the price of roaming texts

The EU is to force mobile phone operators to radically reduce the cost of sending a text message while travelling between European member states. The

The EU is to force mobile phone operators to radically reduce the cost of sending a text message while travelling between European member states. The

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Belgian king seeks solution to fresh political crisis

Crisis management comes with the territory when you are the king of Belgium and, once again, Albert II has the task of sorting out his country’s

Crisis management comes with the territory when you are the king of Belgium and, once again, Albert II has the task of sorting out his country’s

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Sudan dismisses ICC accusation

There has been angry reaction in Sudan to a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court accusing President Omar al-Bashir of genocide, war crimes

There has been angry reaction in Sudan to a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court accusing President Omar al-Bashir of genocide, war crimes

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Spanish police swoop on suspected tax evaders

Spanish investigators have searched several addresses in a crackdown linked to the long-running tax evasion scandal in Liechtenstein. They targeted

Spanish investigators have searched several addresses in a crackdown linked to the long-running tax evasion scandal in Liechtenstein. They targeted

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Belgian crisis centres on linguistic divide

Yves Leterme was sworn in as Belgian Prime Minister in March, nine months after his Flemish Christian Democrats had coasted to an election

Yves Leterme was sworn in as Belgian Prime Minister in March, nine months after his Flemish Christian Democrats had coasted to an election

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International Criminal Court faces biggest decision yet

In the week the International Criminal Court celebrates 10 years since its conception, its judges are faced with a crucial decision. Do they or do

In the week the International Criminal Court celebrates 10 years since its conception, its judges are faced with a crucial decision. Do they or do

Culture

Actors descend on Avignon

The wonderful Palais des Papes – Pope’s Palace – in Avignon is home to the Southern French city’s annual festival – a month of theatre.

The wonderful Palais des Papes – Pope’s Palace – in Avignon is home to the Southern French city’s annual festival – a month of theatre.

Culture

EXIT enters festival charts at No. 1

One of South East Europe’s largest festivals, EXIT began in 2000 as an act of resistance against Slobodan Milosevic’s regime. Last year it was voted

One of South East Europe’s largest festivals, EXIT began in 2000 as an act of resistance against Slobodan Milosevic’s regime. Last year it was voted

Science_technology

Mystery oyster deaths baffle scientists

Over recent days one of France’s biggest oyster farms has lost 80 per cent of its future harvest – and no one knows why.

Over recent days one of France’s biggest oyster farms has lost 80 per cent of its future harvest – and no one knows why.

Europe

"You are what you eat"

EU Agriculture Minister Marianna Fischer Boel launches a fruit and vegetable distribution scheme to schools across the union, But is it really

EU Agriculture Minister Marianna Fischer Boel launches a fruit and vegetable distribution scheme to schools across the union, But is it really

Europe

Don't leave home without the European Health card

If you’re heading off on a trip, don’t forget to take your European health insurance card. If you’ve already left home and didn’t take it, you can

If you’re heading off on a trip, don’t forget to take your European health insurance card. If you’ve already left home and didn’t take it, you can

News

Deadly blast targets Iraqi army recuits

Suicide bombers have killed around 30 people at a recruitment centre for the Iraqi army north of Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded in the

Suicide bombers have killed around 30 people at a recruitment centre for the Iraqi army north of Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded in the

News

First film emerges from Guantanamo

A video has been released showing a 16-year-old Canadian terror suspect being questioned at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The footage was filmed

A video has been released showing a 16-year-old Canadian terror suspect being questioned at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The footage was filmed

News

Police crackdown on opposition resumes in Belarus

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

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Police crackdown on opposition resumes in Belarus

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

News

Royal reflection after Belgium's PM quits

Belgium’s king is weighing up how to deal with the country’s latest political crisis after the prime minister tendered his government’s

Belgium’s king is weighing up how to deal with the country’s latest political crisis after the prime minister tendered his government’s

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Global economic downturn hits Spain's top developer

Recession looms as one of Spain’s largest property firms seeks bankruptcy protection after it failed to secure a loan needed to refinance its massive

Recession looms as one of Spain’s largest property firms seeks bankruptcy protection after it failed to secure a loan needed to refinance its massive

News

Police crackdown on opposition resumes in Belarus

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

Riot police in Belarus have dispersed a protest by opposition activists demonstrating against the arrest of several of their comrades. Authorities

News

Concerns over Sudan war crimes indictment

A request by a top war crimes prosecutor to file charges of genocide against Sudan’s president has been met with mixed reaction by the international

A request by a top war crimes prosecutor to file charges of genocide against Sudan’s president has been met with mixed reaction by the international

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Crisis sparks fresh questions about Belgium's future

Belgium’s press is reflecting on the country’s latest political problems. “The End” says the Francophone “Le Soir” in a play on words with the

Belgium’s press is reflecting on the country’s latest political problems. “The End” says the Francophone “Le Soir” in a play on words with the

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Bush lifts executive ban on US coastal oil drilling

Soaring petrol prices have prompted US President George W. Bush to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. The existing moratorium is up

Soaring petrol prices have prompted US President George W. Bush to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. The existing moratorium is up

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Prison sentences for the 'butchers' of Genoa

15 Italian police officers have been sentenced to prison terms for beating up G8 protestors in 2001. A police inspector was among those convicted

15 Italian police officers have been sentenced to prison terms for beating up G8 protestors in 2001. A police inspector was among those convicted