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2008-11-11

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1914-1918 : the first industrial war

It was supposed to be “the war to end all wars”. Not only did it lead to a second global conflict, but it was also the first major war to be fought

It was supposed to be “the war to end all wars”. Not only did it lead to a second global conflict, but it was also the first major war to be fought

Business

European shares slump again

European shares experienced another big down day on Tuesday and closed almost four per cent lower. Financial shares and commodity producers slumped

European shares experienced another big down day on Tuesday and closed almost four per cent lower. Financial shares and commodity producers slumped

Europe

Cognac pops a cork to fete EU founding father

Cognac in south-west France celebrates the birth of one of its most famous son on Sunday. A few years after the second world war, Jean Monnet was

Cognac in south-west France celebrates the birth of one of its most famous son on Sunday. A few years after the second world war, Jean Monnet was

Europe

Freedom for EU fruit and veg

Comedy carrots look set to make a comeback to European supermarket shelves. Member states of the EU are due to vote on throwing out some of the most

Comedy carrots look set to make a comeback to European supermarket shelves. Member states of the EU are due to vote on throwing out some of the most

Business

GM's liquidity concerns push shares to 65-year low

General Motors says it is in such a bad state that it will need US government help soon. GM’s chief executive Rick Wagoner has said it needs to line

General Motors says it is in such a bad state that it will need US government help soon. GM’s chief executive Rick Wagoner has said it needs to line

Business

Vodafone's results better than expected

Vodafone was one of the few major European companies to see its shares rise on Tuesday after reporting first half results slightly ahead of

Vodafone was one of the few major European companies to see its shares rise on Tuesday after reporting first half results slightly ahead of

Business

Spanish Nissan layoffs spark protests

Angry Nissan workers have bombarded the Japanese carmaker’s headquarters in the Spanish city of Barcelona with eggs, bottles, fireworks and stones

Angry Nissan workers have bombarded the Japanese carmaker’s headquarters in the Spanish city of Barcelona with eggs, bottles, fireworks and stones

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Alitalia walkout heads into second day

Air travellers in Italy face further chaos after a wildcat walkout by Alitalia staff. The stoppage has caused dozens of national and international

Air travellers in Italy face further chaos after a wildcat walkout by Alitalia staff. The stoppage has caused dozens of national and international

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World leaders mark Armistice Day

Leaders have been paying tribute to their soldiers as the world marks the ninetieth anniversary of the end of world war one. In France, president

Leaders have been paying tribute to their soldiers as the world marks the ninetieth anniversary of the end of world war one. In France, president

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Divisions exposed as Palestinians honour Arafat

As Palestinians mark the 4th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat the two main factions appear united in honouring their late president, but

As Palestinians mark the 4th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat the two main factions appear united in honouring their late president, but

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Israeli's vote in local elections

Jerusalem’s former mayor and out-going Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been making his choice in Israel’s local elections. In all, around 160

Jerusalem’s former mayor and out-going Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been making his choice in Israel’s local elections. In all, around 160

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Nkunda plans DR Congo takeover

There is fresh concern that fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo will spread into neighbouring countries. It follows the Congolese rebel

There is fresh concern that fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo will spread into neighbouring countries. It follows the Congolese rebel

Culture

Step back in time in Rome

For tourists who struggle to imagine life in ancient Rome, a 3D cinematic experience has been developed, combining Hollywood animation, video gaming

For tourists who struggle to imagine life in ancient Rome, a 3D cinematic experience has been developed, combining Hollywood animation, video gaming

Culture

WWII film shows courage of Bielski partisans

Defiance by director Ed Zwick is based on a little-known story set during World War Two. Three Jewish brothers – the Bielskis – in Nazi-occupied

Defiance by director Ed Zwick is based on a little-known story set during World War Two. Three Jewish brothers – the Bielskis – in Nazi-occupied

Europe

European Regional Policy

More countries joining the European Union means biggest income gaps. In per-capita income terms, Luxembourg is now seven times richer than Romania

More countries joining the European Union means biggest income gaps. In per-capita income terms, Luxembourg is now seven times richer than Romania

Europe

Airline tickets: Finally, price transparency

Finally an end to misleading ads, which cause a nasty shock when it’s time to pay. Airline companies – standard and low-cost – now have to include

Finally an end to misleading ads, which cause a nasty shock when it’s time to pay. Airline companies – standard and low-cost – now have to include

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Pyramid find to shed light on last pharoah dynasty

The archaeological world is hailing the discovery of a pyramid in the desert, south of Cairo. It is thought to belong to Queen Sesheshet, the mother

The archaeological world is hailing the discovery of a pyramid in the desert, south of Cairo. It is thought to belong to Queen Sesheshet, the mother

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Arrests made over French train sabotage

At least ten people have been arrested for allegedly sabotaging power cables on France’s high speed TGV train lines. According to France’s Interior

At least ten people have been arrested for allegedly sabotaging power cables on France’s high speed TGV train lines. According to France’s Interior

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British veterans lead Armistice ceremony

Three of the four surviving British veterans of World War One have helped mark the 90th anniversary the of end of the conflict at the Cenotaph in

Three of the four surviving British veterans of World War One have helped mark the 90th anniversary the of end of the conflict at the Cenotaph in

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Protests at German nuclear storage plant

Clashes between police and protestors that have accompanied a shipment of nuclear waste from France to Germany continued during Monday night. The

Clashes between police and protestors that have accompanied a shipment of nuclear waste from France to Germany continued during Monday night. The

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Indonesia launches new tsunami alert system

With Indian Ocean countries still recovering from the devastating tsunami of 2004, Indonesia has launched a new warning system to protect it from

With Indian Ocean countries still recovering from the devastating tsunami of 2004, Indonesia has launched a new warning system to protect it from

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Europe remembers war dead

Ceremonies have been held across Europe and around the world to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One.   French President Nicolas

Ceremonies have been held across Europe and around the world to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War One.   French President Nicolas

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French police make rail attack arrests

French anti-terror police have arrested at least eight people linked to a series of attacks on France’s high speed rail network. Police say the

French anti-terror police have arrested at least eight people linked to a series of attacks on France’s high speed rail network. Police say the

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Alitalia strike adds to transport misery in Italy

Travellers in Italy face more hardship today amid strike action by staff of the debt-ridden national airline Alitalia. The company is in the

Travellers in Italy face more hardship today amid strike action by staff of the debt-ridden national airline Alitalia. The company is in the

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Aid reaches RD Congo refugees amid lull in fighting

A lull in fighting has alllowed fresh aid supplies to get through to thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But, as the

A lull in fighting has alllowed fresh aid supplies to get through to thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But, as the

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NASA's Mars mission ends as probe contact is lost

It is all over! NASA’s Phoenix lander has lost contact with Earth, effectively ending its more than five-month mission on Mars. The robotic probe

It is all over! NASA’s Phoenix lander has lost contact with Earth, effectively ending its more than five-month mission on Mars. The robotic probe

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Nuclear waste cargo arrives in Germany

A shipment of nuclear waste has finally arrived at is destination near a storage facility in Germany, despite mass protests by environmental

A shipment of nuclear waste has finally arrived at is destination near a storage facility in Germany, despite mass protests by environmental

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Britain's Brown urges creation of "global society"

Amid the pomp and ceremony of the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, Gordon Brown has hailed Barack Obama’s election as a “source of hope and

Amid the pomp and ceremony of the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in London, Gordon Brown has hailed Barack Obama’s election as a “source of hope and