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2008-08-05

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China faces genocide case in Spanish courts

Pro-Tibetan associations have been given the go ahead to sue seven Chinese officials, including the Minister of Defence, for genocide. The case

Pro-Tibetan associations have been given the go ahead to sue seven Chinese officials, including the Minister of Defence, for genocide. The case

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China reassures Olympic visitors over safety

Days before the start of the Olympic Games, Beijing says it has done everything possible to make sure athletes and visitors are safe. Around 100,000

Days before the start of the Olympic Games, Beijing says it has done everything possible to make sure athletes and visitors are safe. Around 100,000

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Brussels maps out its plan for "talking" cars

Cars which can talk to each other, and tell each other about traffic jams and accidents, could soon be a reality, after the European Union voted to

Cars which can talk to each other, and tell each other about traffic jams and accidents, could soon be a reality, after the European Union voted to

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Russia says farewell to Solzhenitsyn a

Clutching a bunch of blood red roses, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joined hundreds of people in laying flowers at the open coffin of

Clutching a bunch of blood red roses, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joined hundreds of people in laying flowers at the open coffin of

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France frees former Red Brigades member

A former member of Italy’s Red Brigades, Marina Petrella has been released on bail by a French court for health reasons. A senior member of the

A former member of Italy’s Red Brigades, Marina Petrella has been released on bail by a French court for health reasons. A senior member of the

Business

US borrowing costs unchanged

The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged after examining the health of the US economy. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke had the usual

The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged after examining the health of the US economy. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke had the usual

Business

Fuel costs hit Air France-KLM and Iberia profits

Air France-KLM has reported a big quarterly fall in earnings as it struggled with an economic slowdown and higher oil prices. It estimated its fuel

Air France-KLM has reported a big quarterly fall in earnings as it struggled with an economic slowdown and higher oil prices. It estimated its fuel

Business

Sliding oil prices help lift stocks

European shares broke a three day losing streak as oil prices slipped and the dollar rose in value. The financial sector was boosted by Societe

European shares broke a three day losing streak as oil prices slipped and the dollar rose in value. The financial sector was boosted by Societe

Business

Adidas' profit jogs ahead

Adidas has reported an 11.7% rise in second-quarter net income thanks to strong sales in emerging markets, the Euro 2008 football championships in

Adidas has reported an 11.7% rise in second-quarter net income thanks to strong sales in emerging markets, the Euro 2008 football championships in

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France fights obesity by targeting fatty foods

The French government is to consider raising VAT on sugary and fatty foods to combat obesity. A new report warns of serious public health problems if

The French government is to consider raising VAT on sugary and fatty foods to combat obesity. A new report warns of serious public health problems if

Europe

Crossborder health treatment

How does Brussels aim to make it easier for Europeans to get health treatment in an EU country other than their own?

How does Brussels aim to make it easier for Europeans to get health treatment in an EU country other than their own?

Europe

Encouraging more eco-friendly products

The world’s ever increasing production and consumption is putting greater pressure on the environment and boosting climate change. What can be done

The world’s ever increasing production and consumption is putting greater pressure on the environment and boosting climate change. What can be done

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Zuma corruption case dismissal adjourned

A decision on a bid by the leader of South Africa’s ruling party, Jacob Zuma, to have corruption charges against him dismissed has been

A decision on a bid by the leader of South Africa’s ruling party, Jacob Zuma, to have corruption charges against him dismissed has been

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Gulag survivors hail Solzhenitsyn as a hero

For Gulag survivors, Alexander Solzhenitsyn is the man who broke the silence over Soviet labour camps. The Nobel Prize winning author spared no

For Gulag survivors, Alexander Solzhenitsyn is the man who broke the silence over Soviet labour camps. The Nobel Prize winning author spared no

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Putin leads tributes to former Soviet dissident Solzhenitsyn

Russia is paying homage to former Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn with all the hallmarks of an official lying-in-state ceremony. He died on

Russia is paying homage to former Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn with all the hallmarks of an official lying-in-state ceremony. He died on

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Texas prepares for battering from tropical storm Edouard

Preparations are continuing in Texas ahead of the anticipated arrival of Edouard, the fifth tropical storm of this season. The weather front

Preparations are continuing in Texas ahead of the anticipated arrival of Edouard, the fifth tropical storm of this season. The weather front

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Foreign "agitators" arrested in China

With three days to go until the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, China is taking no chances in fortress Beijing. Organisers hope the focus will

With three days to go until the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, China is taking no chances in fortress Beijing. Organisers hope the focus will

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Tributes pour in for Solzhenitsyn

The worlds of literature and politics have been lavishing tributes on Alexander Solzhenitsyn since his death from heart failure on Sunday at the age

The worlds of literature and politics have been lavishing tributes on Alexander Solzhenitsyn since his death from heart failure on Sunday at the age

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ETA chief suspected of praising terrorism

Spain’s high court has launched an investigation into one of ETA’s most notorious members. Inaki De Juana Chaos is suspected of breaking strict

Spain’s high court has launched an investigation into one of ETA’s most notorious members. Inaki De Juana Chaos is suspected of breaking strict

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China confident over security ahead of Games

Chinese authorities have said they are confident of a safe Olympic Games, despite a terrorist attack in the Xinjiang region which killed 16

Chinese authorities have said they are confident of a safe Olympic Games, despite a terrorist attack in the Xinjiang region which killed 16

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Israel sends Gazan Fatah members to West Bank

Israel has bussed nearly 90 members of a pro-Fatah Palestinian clan to the West Bank two days after they fled deadly clashes with rival Palestinian

Israel has bussed nearly 90 members of a pro-Fatah Palestinian clan to the West Bank two days after they fled deadly clashes with rival Palestinian