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2008-11-06

Europe

The women speak

From Germany to Turkey, women step onto the centre stage in literature. Pinar Kür, Ayse önal and Petra Reski speak out on human rights, politics and

From Germany to Turkey, women step onto the centre stage in literature. Pinar Kür, Ayse önal and Petra Reski speak out on human rights, politics and

Culture

Hirst's skull makes waves in Amsterdam

British artist Damien Hirst has gone to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to present his controversial piece For The Love Of God – the infamous

British artist Damien Hirst has gone to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to present his controversial piece For The Love Of God – the infamous

Culture

Zack and Miri find love on porno set

Two old friends can’t pay the bills so decide to make some quick cash by starring in their very own adult movie – in Kevin Smith’s latest comedy

Two old friends can’t pay the bills so decide to make some quick cash by starring in their very own adult movie – in Kevin Smith’s latest comedy

Science_technology

Robodoc sends shivers down patients' spines

We are probably all familiar with the idea of a robot designed to help around the house, but one which helps out in the operating theatre is slightly

We are probably all familiar with the idea of a robot designed to help around the house, but one which helps out in the operating theatre is slightly

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Mali's fight against malnutrition

Democratic governance – all the rage in the EU and the focus of the European Development Days being held from 15 to 17 November in Strasbourg. The

Democratic governance – all the rage in the EU and the focus of the European Development Days being held from 15 to 17 November in Strasbourg. The

News

EU looking forward to working with Obama

The election of Barack Obama has gone down well in Europe as the world grapples with a host of pressing and difficult problems. Euronews caught up

The election of Barack Obama has gone down well in Europe as the world grapples with a host of pressing and difficult problems. Euronews caught up

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Suicide bomb blast kills 11 in North Ossetia

A female suicide bomber is believed to be behind an explosion that killed at least 11 people in the Russian region of North Ossetia. Many more were

A female suicide bomber is believed to be behind an explosion that killed at least 11 people in the Russian region of North Ossetia. Many more were

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Obama sets about selecting his administration

With no time to ponder the magnitude of his victory in the US presidential election, Barack Obama is busy putting together his team to deal with a

With no time to ponder the magnitude of his victory in the US presidential election, Barack Obama is busy putting together his team to deal with a

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Coronation for Bhutan king

Bhutan has a new king after a lavish ceremony full of pomp and tradition in the remote Himalayan kingdom. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28

Bhutan has a new king after a lavish ceremony full of pomp and tradition in the remote Himalayan kingdom. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28

News

Outrage over Belgian politician's Holocaust song

A high-profile, far-right politician in Belgium is facing possible prosecution over a video in which he sings in celebration of the Holocaust. The

A high-profile, far-right politician in Belgium is facing possible prosecution over a video in which he sings in celebration of the Holocaust. The

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Crucial poll test for Britain's Brown

He has bounced back in the opinion polls. But will Gordon Brown’s recent rise in popularity translate into votes? That is the question being asked as

He has bounced back in the opinion polls. But will Gordon Brown’s recent rise in popularity translate into votes? That is the question being asked as

Business

Economic slump hits China's toymakers

China’s toy towns are in the doldrums. With Christmas approaching, the slumping world economy means falling orders. The Chinese state news agency

China’s toy towns are in the doldrums. With Christmas approaching, the slumping world economy means falling orders. The Chinese state news agency

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More interest rate cuts across Europe

The scale of the world’s economic troubles has been underscored by more interest rate cuts around Europe. The European Central Bank and the Swiss

The scale of the world’s economic troubles has been underscored by more interest rate cuts around Europe. The European Central Bank and the Swiss

Europe

EU meets Friday ahead of global financial summit

EU heads of state meet in Brussels on Friday to try to hammer out a common position on the global financial crisis. Friday’s meeting comes ahead of

EU heads of state meet in Brussels on Friday to try to hammer out a common position on the global financial crisis. Friday’s meeting comes ahead of

Europe

Drug agency says drug abuse alarming in EU

According to the EU’s drug agency, drug abuse in Europe has reached worrying proportions and it’s urging governments to be vigilant. The European

According to the EU’s drug agency, drug abuse in Europe has reached worrying proportions and it’s urging governments to be vigilant. The European

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Bush warns of economic challenges facing Obama

With his time in office drawing to a close, George W. Bush says the US faces economic challenges that “will not pause” to let a new president settle

With his time in office drawing to a close, George W. Bush says the US faces economic challenges that “will not pause” to let a new president settle

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Interest rates cut Europe wide

The European Central Bank has slashed interest rates by half a per cent for the fifteen countries using the euro. It is now at a two-year low of

The European Central Bank has slashed interest rates by half a per cent for the fifteen countries using the euro. It is now at a two-year low of

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France hit by 24-hour train strike

Rail passengers in France face a frustrating 24- hours as two train drivers unions begin a strike over management demands for more flexible working

Rail passengers in France face a frustrating 24- hours as two train drivers unions begin a strike over management demands for more flexible working

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Americans seek souvenirs of 'Obama' moment

For many Americans Obama’s election victory was one of those ‘everyone can remember where they were moments’. Hundreds queued outside the offices

For many Americans Obama’s election victory was one of those ‘everyone can remember where they were moments’. Hundreds queued outside the offices

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Brown's Labour facing damaging election defeat

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing the prospect of another damaging setback in a by-election in Scotland today. Analysts believe a

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing the prospect of another damaging setback in a by-election in Scotland today. Analysts believe a

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Obama's victory gives Cuba hope for better relations

Latin America has hailed Barak Obama’s historic election victory and sees it as an opportunity to improve relations with the United States. Obama’s

Latin America has hailed Barak Obama’s historic election victory and sees it as an opportunity to improve relations with the United States. Obama’s

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Obama picks Clinton aide in first appointment

The next president of the United States has had little time to savour his victory with much work to be done even before he takes office. Barack

The next president of the United States has had little time to savour his victory with much work to be done even before he takes office. Barack

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Europe/Asia markets down

European markets have opened down following the trend in Asia as recession concerns continue to weigh on trading. The FTSE, the Dax in Frankfurt

European markets have opened down following the trend in Asia as recession concerns continue to weigh on trading. The FTSE, the Dax in Frankfurt