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2008-12-10

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Human Rights under threat on 60th anniversary

“This Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.” With those words, America’s First

“This Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.” With those words, America’s First

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SVP's Maurer steps out of the shadows

The Swiss People’s Party, the SVP, is very clear about its likes and dislikes: tightening up on immigration – for; abortion – against; closer ties

The Swiss People’s Party, the SVP, is very clear about its likes and dislikes: tightening up on immigration – for; abortion – against; closer ties

Business

Output slumps across Europe

Industrial output sank in several European economies in October as the slowing economy and falling sales forced factories to scale back production in

Industrial output sank in several European economies in October as the slowing economy and falling sales forced factories to scale back production in

Business

Oil demand 'to fall this year and next'

The latest forecast from the US government is for a fall in worldwide demand for oil this year and next as economic growth slows. That would be the

The latest forecast from the US government is for a fall in worldwide demand for oil this year and next as economic growth slows. That would be the

Business

Monaco expansion plans hit by economic slowdown

The economic crisis has had an impact on the French Riviera – the tiny principality of Monaco has abandoned the idea of expanding into the

The economic crisis has had an impact on the French Riviera – the tiny principality of Monaco has abandoned the idea of expanding into the

Business

Rio Tinto cutting costs

International mining company Rio Tinto has announced it is going to lay off 14,000 people, cut its capital spending by half and sell more assets. Rio

International mining company Rio Tinto has announced it is going to lay off 14,000 people, cut its capital spending by half and sell more assets. Rio

Business

European shares volatile

It was a volatile day for European shares on Wednesday. They ended the session slightly up, but with London down due to pessimism about the

It was a volatile day for European shares on Wednesday. They ended the session slightly up, but with London down due to pessimism about the

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China protests on human rights anniversary

Protestors in China were determined to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. “We have no human rights,” complained dozens of

Protestors in China were determined to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. “We have no human rights,” complained dozens of

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No let-up for Greece as riots go on

Riots have continued for a fifth day in Greece as police and rioters clashed, despite the opposition party calling for peace. Along with the

Riots have continued for a fifth day in Greece as police and rioters clashed, despite the opposition party calling for peace. Along with the

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Swiss right returns to government

The Swiss right-wing is back in the government tonight. But it is not party leader Christoph Blocher who has been re-elected to the cabinet, but the

The Swiss right-wing is back in the government tonight. But it is not party leader Christoph Blocher who has been re-elected to the cabinet, but the

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Nobel laureate urges Obama to make Mideast peace

Veteran diplomat Martti Ahtisaari has received what many consider to be the world’s highest accolade. And, as he picked up his Nobel Peace Prize, the

Veteran diplomat Martti Ahtisaari has received what many consider to be the world’s highest accolade. And, as he picked up his Nobel Peace Prize, the

Culture

A passion for the accordion

Slovenian Marko Hatlak is revolutionary in the way he plays the accordion. Also a percussion player, and a singer, he can skip from tango to

Slovenian Marko Hatlak is revolutionary in the way he plays the accordion. Also a percussion player, and a singer, he can skip from tango to

Culture

Winslet and DiCaprio in Revolutionary Road

They made history in “Titanic” and now, more than a decade later, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are together again in the emotional 1950s drama

They made history in “Titanic” and now, more than a decade later, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are together again in the emotional 1950s drama

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Stolojan on verge of second term as Romanian PM

If the Romanian president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed it will be a case of second time around for economist Theodor

If the Romanian president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed it will be a case of second time around for economist Theodor

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Disturbances continue outside police tribunal

The investigation into the death of 15 year-old Greek boy Alexis Grigoropoulos was disrupted by rioters who threw molotov cocktails outside Athens’

The investigation into the death of 15 year-old Greek boy Alexis Grigoropoulos was disrupted by rioters who threw molotov cocktails outside Athens’

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Ahtisaari picks up his Nobel Peace Prize

The former Finnish President Maarti Ahtisaari has collected his Nobel Peace Prize. Ahtisaari is known most recently for his attempts to spearhead a

The former Finnish President Maarti Ahtisaari has collected his Nobel Peace Prize. Ahtisaari is known most recently for his attempts to spearhead a

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Fresh clashes as general strike paralyses Greece

With security forces and demonstrators face to face outside parliament, clashes have broken out in Athens for a fifth consecutive day. A potent mix

With security forces and demonstrators face to face outside parliament, clashes have broken out in Athens for a fifth consecutive day. A potent mix

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Romania's president names a new prime minister

In Romania, if the president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed, it will be a case of second time around for economist

In Romania, if the president’s choice for the country’s new prime minister is confirmed, it will be a case of second time around for economist

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Switzerland chooses right-wing defence minister

The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party has its foot back in the door of power thanks to Ueli Maurer, an anti-European xenophobe who is now the new Swiss

The right-wing Swiss Peoples Party has its foot back in the door of power thanks to Ueli Maurer, an anti-European xenophobe who is now the new Swiss

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Up to one billion euros of damage feared in Athens

Hopes of a busy Christmas shopping season have been left in ruins for many traders in Athens. It is feared shops and businesses in the capital have

Hopes of a busy Christmas shopping season have been left in ruins for many traders in Athens. It is feared shops and businesses in the capital have

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Britain's Iraq pullout to start in March, says press

It looks like being a last Christmas for British troops in Iraq. Media reports, quoting an unnamed senior UK defence source, say British forces will

It looks like being a last Christmas for British troops in Iraq. Media reports, quoting an unnamed senior UK defence source, say British forces will

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Far-right Blocher seeks return to Swiss ruling body

Swiss politics looks set for a round of in-fighting as Christoph Blocher of the far-right Peoples Party, the SVP, seeks re-election to a seat on the

Swiss politics looks set for a round of in-fighting as Christoph Blocher of the far-right Peoples Party, the SVP, seeks re-election to a seat on the

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Mass arrests after 4 nights of rioting in Greece

Amid the whiff of teargas, flares from Molotov cocktails and the rattle of rocks hurled at police, Greece is witnessing the worst rioting it has seen

Amid the whiff of teargas, flares from Molotov cocktails and the rattle of rocks hurled at police, Greece is witnessing the worst rioting it has seen

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Iliinois Governor arrested on corruption charges

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges, one of which alleges he tired to sell the US Senate seat vacated by

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges, one of which alleges he tired to sell the US Senate seat vacated by

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Greek crisis deepens

The political crisis in Greece is deepening with a 24-hour general strike over welfare reforms. Police fear the stoppage, which is expected to bring

The political crisis in Greece is deepening with a 24-hour general strike over welfare reforms. Police fear the stoppage, which is expected to bring