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2008-09-04

Europe

Fingerprinting Italy's Roma wins EU approval

Fingerprinting Roma gypsies in Italy has been given the European Commission’s blessing. A spokesman for Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot said

Fingerprinting Roma gypsies in Italy has been given the European Commission’s blessing. A spokesman for Justice Commissioner Jacques Barrot said

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A mini Middle East peace summit has ended tonight

A mini Middle East peace summit has ended with France offering to play a key role in any future direct talks between Syria and Israel. Turkey is

A mini Middle East peace summit has ended with France offering to play a key role in any future direct talks between Syria and Israel. Turkey is

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Somali pirates seize another ship

As authorities in France react to the seizure of a French yacht by Somali pirates, the maritime outlaws have now hijacked an Egyptian ship. Gangs

As authorities in France react to the seizure of a French yacht by Somali pirates, the maritime outlaws have now hijacked an Egyptian ship. Gangs

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Cheney has Georgia on his mind

The American vice-President Dick Cheney has vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Georgia over its showdown with Russia. He is the highest ranking

The American vice-President Dick Cheney has vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Georgia over its showdown with Russia. He is the highest ranking

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Ethiopia unveils ancient treasure

Ethiopia is celebrating the unveiling of an ancient giant obelisk taken by the Italians during the 1930s. A national treasure, the one thousand seven

Ethiopia is celebrating the unveiling of an ancient giant obelisk taken by the Italians during the 1930s. A national treasure, the one thousand seven

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Germany acts on Europe's worst nuclear dump

An old mine, described as the most problematic nuclear storage dump in Europe, has forced the German government to act over radioactive

An old mine, described as the most problematic nuclear storage dump in Europe, has forced the German government to act over radioactive

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Angola prepares for long-awaited election

For the first time in 16 years, tomorrow Angolans get their long-awaited chance to vote in a general election. 1992’s vote triggered another phase of

For the first time in 16 years, tomorrow Angolans get their long-awaited chance to vote in a general election. 1992’s vote triggered another phase of

Business

TNK-BP dispute settled

British oil company BP has resolved its dispute with the Russia-connected billionaires who are co-owners of its joint venture TNK-BP. The deal

British oil company BP has resolved its dispute with the Russia-connected billionaires who are co-owners of its joint venture TNK-BP. The deal

Business

Trichet triggers further stock falls

European stocks finished down nearly 2.4% on Thursday. They extended losses following the remarks by European Central Bank President Jean-Claude

European stocks finished down nearly 2.4% on Thursday. They extended losses following the remarks by European Central Bank President Jean-Claude

Business

ECB and UK interest rates unchanged

Faced with a difficult mix of weak economic activity and high inflation, the European Central Bank has kept interest rates on hold at 4.25% as

Faced with a difficult mix of weak economic activity and high inflation, the European Central Bank has kept interest rates on hold at 4.25% as

Business

French jobless rate holds steady

Unemployment in France held steady in the second quarter, according to new figures from the national statistics office INSEE. The jobless rate in

Unemployment in France held steady in the second quarter, according to new figures from the national statistics office INSEE. The jobless rate in

Culture

"The Duchess" premiers in London

A costume drama about the 18th Century English society darling Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has had its world premier in London. The fact that

A costume drama about the 18th Century English society darling Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has had its world premier in London. The fact that

Culture

"Queen of Pop" Madonna still on top at fifty

Madonna is on the road, her world tour is called “Sticky & Sweet” and contains all the elements of dance, musical interpretation and downright

Madonna is on the road, her world tour is called “Sticky & Sweet” and contains all the elements of dance, musical interpretation and downright

Science_technology

ESA due to launch study into Earth`s gravity

The European Space Agency is scheduled to launch a sophisticated mission to investigate the Earth’s gravitational field on September 10. The

The European Space Agency is scheduled to launch a sophisticated mission to investigate the Earth’s gravitational field on September 10. The

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Middle-East peace talks delayed

A “crucial” round of indirect talks between Syria and Israel has been postponed according to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It is understood

A “crucial” round of indirect talks between Syria and Israel has been postponed according to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It is understood

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Palin power impresses Republicans

The gloves are off in the American election campaign and John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin has turned out to be the Republican party’s big

The gloves are off in the American election campaign and John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin has turned out to be the Republican party’s big

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Thai PM moves to hold referendum

Embattled Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundarvej is to hold a national referendum in an attempt to end a political crisis gripping Thailand. A defiant

Embattled Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundarvej is to hold a national referendum in an attempt to end a political crisis gripping Thailand. A defiant

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Cheney shows US support for Georgia

US Vice President Dick Cheney has arrived in Tbilisi in a signal of solidarity with Georgia after its recent conflict with Russia. There was a warm

US Vice President Dick Cheney has arrived in Tbilisi in a signal of solidarity with Georgia after its recent conflict with Russia. There was a warm

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Storms wreak havoc across the Caribbean

The hurricane season is threatening to cause catastrophe across the Caribbean. More than 150 people have died in Haiti in the wake of three storms in

The hurricane season is threatening to cause catastrophe across the Caribbean. More than 150 people have died in Haiti in the wake of three storms in

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Palin hits back at media criticism of her family

John McCain’s running-mate Sarah Palin has defiantly taken centre-stage at the Republican convention, flanked by her family. On stage too, the

John McCain’s running-mate Sarah Palin has defiantly taken centre-stage at the Republican convention, flanked by her family. On stage too, the

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Cheney talks energy ahead of visit to Georgia

US Vice-President Dick Cheney is in Georgia today after a brief stopover in neighbouring Azerbaijan. Speaking after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir

US Vice-President Dick Cheney is in Georgia today after a brief stopover in neighbouring Azerbaijan. Speaking after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir

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Sarkozy in Damascus pushing peace

All eyes will be on Damascus today as French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes his place at a crucial Mid-east peace negotiation. Diplomatic

All eyes will be on Damascus today as French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes his place at a crucial Mid-east peace negotiation. Diplomatic

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Hurricane Hanna wreaks havoc in Haiti but all eyes are on Ike

At least 61 people have died in Haiti as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Hanna. This is the third time Haiti has been hit by a tropical

At least 61 people have died in Haiti as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Hanna. This is the third time Haiti has been hit by a tropical

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Venice showing for Anne Hathaway's new movie

Hollywood darling Anne Hathaway has been presenting her new movie at the Venice Film Festival. “Rachel getting married”, in the running for the

Hollywood darling Anne Hathaway has been presenting her new movie at the Venice Film Festival. “Rachel getting married”, in the running for the

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Ukraine leaders' row could spark a new election

Ukraine is once again teetering on the brink of a political crisis after reports that the governing coalition has collapsed. Speaking in a

Ukraine is once again teetering on the brink of a political crisis after reports that the governing coalition has collapsed. Speaking in a