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2009-03-26

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Greek firefighters stage demo

There’s been more violence in downtown Athens This time Greek fire fighters have been demonstrating and clashed with police. They are

There’s been more violence in downtown Athens This time Greek fire fighters have been demonstrating and clashed with police. They are

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Merkel calls for new NATO strategies

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that NATO must review its strategies to succeed in Afghanistan and forge a new relationship with

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that NATO must review its strategies to succeed in Afghanistan and forge a new relationship with

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Berlusconi says Naples rubbish crisis over

The rubbish crisis in the Italian city of Naples may be coming to an end. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has inaugurated an incinerator

The rubbish crisis in the Italian city of Naples may be coming to an end. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has inaugurated an incinerator

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UK to investigate Gitmo prisoner torture claims

Britain is to investigate whether its security services played a role in the torture of British resident, Binyam Mohamed. Mohamed was released

Britain is to investigate whether its security services played a role in the torture of British resident, Binyam Mohamed. Mohamed was released

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Protest calls for Kiev mayor's resignation

Around 3000 protestors have taken to the streets in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, calling for the Mayor to step down. They are angry about cost-cutting

Around 3000 protestors have taken to the streets in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, calling for the Mayor to step down. They are angry about cost-cutting

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Space tourist makes second liftoff

An American software billionaire has made history, becoming the first civilian to make two trips into space. The Soyuz rocket blasted off from

An American software billionaire has made history, becoming the first civilian to make two trips into space. The Soyuz rocket blasted off from

Business

Jobseekers abandon slumping Irish economy

The Celtic Tiger’s roar has shrunk to a mere meow as Ireland plunges deeper into recession. GDP figures for the final quarter of last year show

The Celtic Tiger’s roar has shrunk to a mere meow as Ireland plunges deeper into recession. GDP figures for the final quarter of last year show

Business

Bonus ban from Paris

The French president’s office is to issue a decree next week banning companies that are getting state aid from giving stock options and bonuses to

The French president’s office is to issue a decree next week banning companies that are getting state aid from giving stock options and bonuses to

Business

Roche finally bags Genentech

Swiss drugmaker Roche has said it is on track to control just over 96 percent of Genentech. That ends a long drawn-out battle by Roche to get the

Swiss drugmaker Roche has said it is on track to control just over 96 percent of Genentech. That ends a long drawn-out battle by Roche to get the

Business

Thursday 26th March

European shares finished slightly higher after a day of volatile trading. Retailers were a major drag. Swedish clothing group Hennes & Mauritz

European shares finished slightly higher after a day of volatile trading. Retailers were a major drag. Swedish clothing group Hennes & Mauritz

Business

US proposes tough new rules for financial firms.

As Washington announced plans to rein in Wall Street’s excesses, the bad news continued to flood out of the United States. Gross domestic

As Washington announced plans to rein in Wall Street’s excesses, the bad news continued to flood out of the United States. Gross domestic

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Czech Prime Minister formally quits

The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has formally resigned after losing a no-confidence vote earlier this week. He handed his letter of

The Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has formally resigned after losing a no-confidence vote earlier this week. He handed his letter of

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European Defence and Nato

In the French Alps, multinational forces are training for a mission in Afghanistan. The European Defence Agency is running the exercise, not

In the French Alps, multinational forces are training for a mission in Afghanistan. The European Defence Agency is running the exercise, not

Europe

EU helps Jordan reform its vocational training system

Reforming and upgrading technical and vocational training is a major challenge for Middle Eastern & Mediterranean nations, where education often

Reforming and upgrading technical and vocational training is a major challenge for Middle Eastern & Mediterranean nations, where education often

Europe

Call to cut EU aid to Spain, over urbanisation

Interrupt EU aid for Spain until it solves problems with “extensive urbanisation” practices. This comes in a European Parliament report which says

Interrupt EU aid for Spain until it solves problems with “extensive urbanisation” practices. This comes in a European Parliament report which says

Science_technology

Free wi-fi comes online in Rio favela

As part of a pilot project to improve the quality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, the state government is starting to provide free wi-fi

As part of a pilot project to improve the quality of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, the state government is starting to provide free wi-fi

Europe

Gül in Brussels, "a family atmosphere"

The first visit to EU headquarters by a Turkish head of state – Abdullah Gül. The guest said talks took place in “a family atmosphere”. But, in spite

The first visit to EU headquarters by a Turkish head of state – Abdullah Gül. The guest said talks took place in “a family atmosphere”. But, in spite

Culture

Swashbuckling Fairbanks star of Academy tribute

Paying tribute to actor, director and movie legend Douglas Fairbanks, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding an exhibition in

Paying tribute to actor, director and movie legend Douglas Fairbanks, the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is holding an exhibition in

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Crashed Turkish helicopter still not found

The chairman of Turkey’s Grand Unity party, Muhsin Yazicioglu, is missing after a helicopter carrying him and five other people crashed during

The chairman of Turkey’s Grand Unity party, Muhsin Yazicioglu, is missing after a helicopter carrying him and five other people crashed during

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Space tourist blasts off

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off carrying Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barrett, and with space tourist Charles Simonyi

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off carrying Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barrett, and with space tourist Charles Simonyi

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Merkel calls for new NATO strategies

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that NATO must review its strategies to succeed in Afghanistan and forge a new relationship with

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that NATO must review its strategies to succeed in Afghanistan and forge a new relationship with

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Pro Shinawatra Bangkok protest

Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand have broken through a police cordon to besiege Government House, – the seat of Administration of Thai leader Abhisit

Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand have broken through a police cordon to besiege Government House, – the seat of Administration of Thai leader Abhisit

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14 dead in Russia bus crash

At least 14 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck, east of Moscow. Passengers aboard the bus stood little chance when their

At least 14 people have died in a collision between a bus and a truck, east of Moscow. Passengers aboard the bus stood little chance when their

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Former Taiwan president faces corruption charges

Taiwan’s former president has gone on trial, accused of corruption and embezzlement during his time in office. Chen Shui-bian is staunchly

Taiwan’s former president has gone on trial, accused of corruption and embezzlement during his time in office. Chen Shui-bian is staunchly

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Croatia set to sit at NATO table

The Croatian parliament has ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, fulfilling the last legal condition for NATO membership. It is expected the Balkan

The Croatian parliament has ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, fulfilling the last legal condition for NATO membership. It is expected the Balkan

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NATO chief in White House talks

The head of NATO has been at the White House discussing Afghanistan and relations with Russia with the US President. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and

The head of NATO has been at the White House discussing Afghanistan and relations with Russia with the US President. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and