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2008-07-23

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Bulgaria seeks measures after EU funding freeze

Bulgaria’s government has called for urgent measures to tackle corruption and organised crime after the EU suspended funds to the country. Speaking

Bulgaria’s government has called for urgent measures to tackle corruption and organised crime after the EU suspended funds to the country. Speaking

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Thousands welcome Sudanese President in Darfur

The Sudanese president has visited Darfur — his first trip there since being accused of genocide and war-crimes in the region. Omar Hassan

The Sudanese president has visited Darfur — his first trip there since being accused of genocide and war-crimes in the region. Omar Hassan

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Obama stokes Palestinian ire over Jerusalem

Barack Obama has rekindled controversy over his Middle East policy by restating Jerusalem should be Israel’s capital. He was speaking in Sderot, the

Barack Obama has rekindled controversy over his Middle East policy by restating Jerusalem should be Israel’s capital. He was speaking in Sderot, the

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Strong earthquake rocks Japan

Northern Japan has been hit by a strong earthquake that injured up to 55 people people. The tremor, which had an initial magnitude of 6.8, caused

Northern Japan has been hit by a strong earthquake that injured up to 55 people people. The tremor, which had an initial magnitude of 6.8, caused

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Brandenburg Gate remains closed to Obama

The next stop for Barack Obama is Berlin. But when he arrives in the German capital, it is infront of the Victory Column that he will make an

The next stop for Barack Obama is Berlin. But when he arrives in the German capital, it is infront of the Victory Column that he will make an

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Time of the essence in Karadzic case

Friends and relatives of Radovan Karadzic say he is convinced he will be cleared of genocide charges and will conduct his own defence at the

Friends and relatives of Radovan Karadzic say he is convinced he will be cleared of genocide charges and will conduct his own defence at the

Business

McDonald's non US sales boost profits

Fast-food chain McDonald’s says it had higher-than-expected profits in the second quarter, despite having to pay more for ingredients. That was in

Fast-food chain McDonald’s says it had higher-than-expected profits in the second quarter, despite having to pay more for ingredients. That was in

Business

Alitalia rescue 'near' says minister

Italy is close to finding a way to rescue the near-bankrupt airline Alitalia according to the country’s Industry Minister Claudio Scajola. However he

Italy is close to finding a way to rescue the near-bankrupt airline Alitalia according to the country’s Industry Minister Claudio Scajola. However he

Business

Oil price slide helps boost stocks

European shares joined a global rally and finished Wednesday up over 2%. Oil prices slid as a US government report showed larger-than-expected

European shares joined a global rally and finished Wednesday up over 2%. Oil prices slid as a US government report showed larger-than-expected

Business

No gloom for European car makers

European car makers Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen and Fiat are defying gloomy forecasts, coming up with better than expected results thanks to cost

European car makers Volkswagen, Peugeot Citroen and Fiat are defying gloomy forecasts, coming up with better than expected results thanks to cost

Business

De Beers says diamond demand still strong

De Beers has posted a 10% rise in rough diamond sales in the first half of the year due to strong demand and price rises. But the world’s top diamond

De Beers has posted a 10% rise in rough diamond sales in the first half of the year due to strong demand and price rises. But the world’s top diamond

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EU suspends aid to Bulgaria

The European Commission has suspended hundreds of millions of euros worth of aid to Bulgaria over corruption and organised crime. In a damming

The European Commission has suspended hundreds of millions of euros worth of aid to Bulgaria over corruption and organised crime. In a damming

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Spain signs terrorism pact after years of discord

Setting aside four years of discord, Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition have signed an agreement on anti-terrorism

Setting aside four years of discord, Spain’s Socialist Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition have signed an agreement on anti-terrorism

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Italy passes law to jail illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants heading for Italy are facing the prospect of up to four years in jail under a controversial new law that has been passed by the

Illegal immigrants heading for Italy are facing the prospect of up to four years in jail under a controversial new law that has been passed by the

Science_technology

New anti-niccotine vaccine for smokers

There are plenty of drugs on the market to help people stop smoking. But around 80 per cent of those who quit relapse within a year. Scientists from

There are plenty of drugs on the market to help people stop smoking. But around 80 per cent of those who quit relapse within a year. Scientists from

Culture

Donkey delivers a punch to the holiday season

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the sun, out comes a new horror to add a little edge to your holiday. Donkey Punch is a salutary tale

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the sun, out comes a new horror to add a little edge to your holiday. Donkey Punch is a salutary tale

Culture

New Grace Kelly exhibition in Germany

The timeless beauty of Grace Kelly is always a popular choice for an exhibition. The peculiarity of the one at the Jewish Museum in Rendsburg

The timeless beauty of Grace Kelly is always a popular choice for an exhibition. The peculiarity of the one at the Jewish Museum in Rendsburg

Science_technology

Space technology aids aviation

From search and rescue missions at sea or on land, to more accurate approaches and landings for commercial aircraft. We look at how technology

From search and rescue missions at sea or on land, to more accurate approaches and landings for commercial aircraft. We look at how technology

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Palestinians urge Obama to advance Mideast peace

Barack Obama had an hour-long meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank. Palestinians had hoped for a Middle

Barack Obama had an hour-long meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah in the West Bank. Palestinians had hoped for a Middle

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Chavez/Medvedev cozy-up over energy and the military

The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed closer ties with the socialist Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Chavez was in Moscow to sign energy

The Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed closer ties with the socialist Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Chavez was in Moscow to sign energy

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Obama vows new focus on Middle East if elected

Barak Obama has promised to inject new momentum into the Middle East peace process if he is elected US President. The Democratic candidate was

Barak Obama has promised to inject new momentum into the Middle East peace process if he is elected US President. The Democratic candidate was

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Karadzic arrest "a watershed" - Albright

The former US Sectretary of State, who was Ambassador to the United Nations at the time the Bosnian War ended has said the arrest of the former

The former US Sectretary of State, who was Ambassador to the United Nations at the time the Bosnian War ended has said the arrest of the former

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Karadzic to defend himself in Hague, says lawyer

Radovan Karadzic’s lawyer has said the former Bosnian Serb leader will conduct his own defence if transferred to the Hague. He was arrested in a

Radovan Karadzic’s lawyer has said the former Bosnian Serb leader will conduct his own defence if transferred to the Hague. He was arrested in a

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Karadzic's brother calls for travel ban to be lifted

Radovan Karadzic’s brother is calling for travel restrictions on members of his family to be lifted, so they can visit the war crimes suspect in

Radovan Karadzic’s brother is calling for travel restrictions on members of his family to be lifted, so they can visit the war crimes suspect in

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What now for Karadzic? The Hague Tribunal awaits.

The arrest of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is being hailed throughout the world as a victory for international justice. And now

The arrest of the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is being hailed throughout the world as a victory for international justice. And now

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Israeli police mount raid after fresh digger attack

After a second bulldozer attack in Israel, security forces have raided the home of the man police say went on the rampage. The 22-year-old

After a second bulldozer attack in Israel, security forces have raided the home of the man police say went on the rampage. The 22-year-old

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More details emerge of Karadzic's clandestine life

Of all the questions prompted by Radovan Karadzic’s 13 years on the run, one of the most frequently asked is: how did he spend his time? Heavily

Of all the questions prompted by Radovan Karadzic’s 13 years on the run, one of the most frequently asked is: how did he spend his time? Heavily

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EU increases pressure on Zimbabwe ahead of talks

As politicians in Zimbabwe begin landmark talks on a unity government, the EU is proposing to widen its sanctions against officials and companies

As politicians in Zimbabwe begin landmark talks on a unity government, the EU is proposing to widen its sanctions against officials and companies