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2008-07-21

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Zimbabwe leaders agree talks to end crisis

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has signed a deal with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over talks on forming a power-sharing government. The

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has signed a deal with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over talks on forming a power-sharing government. The

Europe

New European food additives rules

Sweeteners, colourings, preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers and gelling agents. All are added to our food, but are they safe and how is their

Sweeteners, colourings, preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers and gelling agents. All are added to our food, but are they safe and how is their

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EU/US hope for WTO concessions on industry

November 2001, and in a moment of global solidarity following the 9-11 attacks on the United States, the members of the World Trade Organisation got

November 2001, and in a moment of global solidarity following the 9-11 attacks on the United States, the members of the World Trade Organisation got

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Sarkozy's Shakeup

It is the biggest overhaul of the French constitution since it was adopted 50 years ago. From the outset of his presidency, constitutional reform

It is the biggest overhaul of the French constitution since it was adopted 50 years ago. From the outset of his presidency, constitutional reform

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Sarkozy denies asking Ireland for second referendum

French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Dublin for potentially difficult talks with his Irish counterpart Brian Cowen. Sarkozy’s visit is an

French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Dublin for potentially difficult talks with his Irish counterpart Brian Cowen. Sarkozy’s visit is an

Business

Roche bids for all of Genentech

Roche is offered to acquire the 44% of the shares that it does not already own of its US partner Genentech. The Swiss drugmaker would pay a total of

Roche is offered to acquire the 44% of the shares that it does not already own of its US partner Genentech. The Swiss drugmaker would pay a total of

Business

European share rally continues

European shares continued last week’s rally on Monday and finished higher for the fourth session in a row, that is the longest stretch of gains since

European shares continued last week’s rally on Monday and finished higher for the fourth session in a row, that is the longest stretch of gains since

Business

Iran stalemate and Dolly pressure oil prices

Oil prices have risen again because of a stalemate in talks intended to resolve the standoff with the West over Iran’s nuclear programme. In addition

Oil prices have risen again because of a stalemate in talks intended to resolve the standoff with the West over Iran’s nuclear programme. In addition

Business

German GDP falls in Q2

The German economy shrank “considerably” during the second quarter according to the latest Finance Ministry figures, but in its monthly report for

The German economy shrank “considerably” during the second quarter according to the latest Finance Ministry figures, but in its monthly report for

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French parliament's "yes" to constitutional reform

A special congress of French parliamentarians has voted by the smallest possible margin to accept a constitutional reform bill backed by President

A special congress of French parliamentarians has voted by the smallest possible margin to accept a constitutional reform bill backed by President

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Obama meets Iraqi leaders in Baghdad

The US Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has met the Iraqi prime minister on his first visit to Baghdad. Obama has made clear his

The US Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama, has met the Iraqi prime minister on his first visit to Baghdad. Obama has made clear his

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Bin Laden's driver denies terror charges

A former driver for Osama Bin Laden has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism. The Yemini national is appearing before

A former driver for Osama Bin Laden has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism. The Yemini national is appearing before

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Zimbabwe leaders agree talks to end crisis

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has signed a deal with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over talks on forming a power-sharing government. The

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has signed a deal with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai over talks on forming a power-sharing government. The

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Two killed in bus bombings in China

Deadly bomb blasts on three buses in China’s southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan province have left at least two people dead and 14 others

Deadly bomb blasts on three buses in China’s southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan province have left at least two people dead and 14 others

Culture

Karl and Viv round off Berlin Fashion Week in style

Britain’s Vivienne Westwood closed Berlin Fashion Week with a fun flirty collection that was applauded even before it was shown. And Karl Lagereld

Britain’s Vivienne Westwood closed Berlin Fashion Week with a fun flirty collection that was applauded even before it was shown. And Karl Lagereld

Culture

Coldplay go live in L.A.

Coldplay’s much anticipated North American tour has kicked off in Los Angeles, just weeks after the British rock band released its fourth studio

Coldplay’s much anticipated North American tour has kicked off in Los Angeles, just weeks after the British rock band released its fourth studio

Science_technology

Striking a blow against Chikungunya

After a Chikungunya outbreak struck 200 people in northern Italy last year, scientists have been looking at ways of combating the disease. And they

After a Chikungunya outbreak struck 200 people in northern Italy last year, scientists have been looking at ways of combating the disease. And they

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Belgium's celebrates National Day amid worsening political crisis

The Belgian head of state King Albert II takes the salute as the country celebrates its national day. But its against a backdrop of political turmoil

The Belgian head of state King Albert II takes the salute as the country celebrates its national day. But its against a backdrop of political turmoil

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Belgium marks its birthday

As the latest in a series of political crisis hits Belgium the people on the streets have been celebrating the country’s 178th birthday. On the eve

As the latest in a series of political crisis hits Belgium the people on the streets have been celebrating the country’s 178th birthday. On the eve

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Sarkozy faces test of reform credentials

French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces a test of his reformist credentials today in a vote that would dramatically change the way France is

French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces a test of his reformist credentials today in a vote that would dramatically change the way France is

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Guantanamo war crimes trial underway

An alleged bodyguard and driver for Osama Bin Laden is appearing before a controversial court in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Aged about 30, Salim Ahmed

An alleged bodyguard and driver for Osama Bin Laden is appearing before a controversial court in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Aged about 30, Salim Ahmed

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Crucial trade talks kick off in Geneva

Ministers and officials meet in Geneva to begin a crucial round of talks in an attempt to reach a global trade pact. World Bank President Robert

Ministers and officials meet in Geneva to begin a crucial round of talks in an attempt to reach a global trade pact. World Bank President Robert

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Sarkozy in Dublin for tense treaty talks

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on his way to Dublin for potentially difficult meetings in an attempt to understand why the Irish voted “no” to

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on his way to Dublin for potentially difficult meetings in an attempt to understand why the Irish voted “no” to

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Fatal bus bombs in China as Olympics loom

Deadly bomb blasts on three buses in China’s southwestern city of Kunming, in Yunnan province, have left at least three dead and 14 injured. The

Deadly bomb blasts on three buses in China’s southwestern city of Kunming, in Yunnan province, have left at least three dead and 14 injured. The

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Northern League leader rejects Italian "slavery"

Italian politics is in uproar, with one of its most controversial figures accused of insulting the state. The national anthem says Italy is the

Italian politics is in uproar, with one of its most controversial figures accused of insulting the state. The national anthem says Italy is the

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Deep divide as Belgium celebrates national day

Belgium is celebrating its national day, even though the country may be more divided than ever before. The crisis between Belgium’s Dutch and

Belgium is celebrating its national day, even though the country may be more divided than ever before. The crisis between Belgium’s Dutch and

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Shakira leads calls for hostage release in Colombia.

Downtown Bogota was a mass of people as Colombians took to the streets to call for the release of hostages held by Marxist rebels. Shouting and

Downtown Bogota was a mass of people as Colombians took to the streets to call for the release of hostages held by Marxist rebels. Shouting and