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2009-04-02

Science_technology

Getting to know our planetary neighbours

How well do we really know our Solar System? While we may be starting to unravel the secrets of Earth and its closest neighbours Mars and Venus, the

How well do we really know our Solar System? While we may be starting to unravel the secrets of Earth and its closest neighbours Mars and Venus, the

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Worker movement in EU uneasy

Workers are moving around Europe’s single market with increasing un-ease, in the global economic downturn. Romanians seeking a better life in western

Workers are moving around Europe’s single market with increasing un-ease, in the global economic downturn. Romanians seeking a better life in western

Europe

NATO battles cyber attacks

Sixty years after it was created, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, NATO, has taken on a mission it could only have imagined back in 1949: The war

Sixty years after it was created, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, NATO, has taken on a mission it could only have imagined back in 1949: The war

Europe

Ecolabel wins concerted boost

Opening up access to more goods with less environmental impact, the European Parliament has voted to make the Ecolabel less costly and bureaucratic

Opening up access to more goods with less environmental impact, the European Parliament has voted to make the Ecolabel less costly and bureaucratic

Europe

Working week talks at breaking point

Talks are on the brink of collapse over whether to impose a strict limit on the length of the working week in Europe, or to allow people to work

Talks are on the brink of collapse over whether to impose a strict limit on the length of the working week in Europe, or to allow people to work

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G20's historic proposals

The London G20 decided to attack the worst recession since the 1930s on two main fronts. The leaders will impose tough new curbs on financial markets

The London G20 decided to attack the worst recession since the 1930s on two main fronts. The leaders will impose tough new curbs on financial markets

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Mass strike paralyses Greece

While the G20 tried to put the world economy back on track, the fallout from the recession brought much of Greece to a standstill. Public and

While the G20 tried to put the world economy back on track, the fallout from the recession brought much of Greece to a standstill. Public and

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ECB rate cut disappoints

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates by just 0.25 percent to 1.25 percent, disappointing analysts who had expected a bigger reduction

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates by just 0.25 percent to 1.25 percent, disappointing analysts who had expected a bigger reduction

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Police raids on second day of G20 demos

On day two of the G20 protests, the focus switched to London’s Docklands. With the summit venue transformed into a fortress, demonstrators were

On day two of the G20 protests, the focus switched to London’s Docklands. With the summit venue transformed into a fortress, demonstrators were

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NATO's 'diamond' anniversary.

NATO is preparing to celebrate its 60th birthday and to mark the occasion the leaders of member nations are heading to the Rhineland border cities of

NATO is preparing to celebrate its 60th birthday and to mark the occasion the leaders of member nations are heading to the Rhineland border cities of

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Meinl faces a roasting

One of the most glittering figures in Austrian high society, Julius Meinl, has been arrested on suspicion of banking fraud. He is the chairman of

One of the most glittering figures in Austrian high society, Julius Meinl, has been arrested on suspicion of banking fraud. He is the chairman of

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Lieberman questioned by Israeli police

Just two days into his term as Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been questioned by police for more than seven hours on suspicion of

Just two days into his term as Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been questioned by police for more than seven hours on suspicion of

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G20 agrees economy boosting package

At their summit in London, G20 leaders have agreed on a plan to save the world’s finances. They will pump an additional one trillion dollars into

At their summit in London, G20 leaders have agreed on a plan to save the world’s finances. They will pump an additional one trillion dollars into

Culture

Frankmusik- an 80s sound in modern times

Tapping into the new wave of technopop sweeping through clubs, record stores and download sites is London-born Vincent Frank, aka Frankmusik. He’s a

Tapping into the new wave of technopop sweeping through clubs, record stores and download sites is London-born Vincent Frank, aka Frankmusik. He’s a

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Axe attack kills Israeli teenager

Israeli security forces have launched a manhunt for a Palestinian suspected of killing a 13 year-old boy and seriously injuring a seven year-old in

Israeli security forces have launched a manhunt for a Palestinian suspected of killing a 13 year-old boy and seriously injuring a seven year-old in

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German far-right party heavily fined

Germany’s crackdown on neo-Nazi groups has continued, with the most radical far-right party hit by a huge fine. The NPD, the longest-living far-right

Germany’s crackdown on neo-Nazi groups has continued, with the most radical far-right party hit by a huge fine. The NPD, the longest-living far-right

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Greece paralysed by nationwide strike

Much of Greece has shut down today, as a nationwide strike paralyses daily life. Public- and private-sector unions called on about half the five

Much of Greece has shut down today, as a nationwide strike paralyses daily life. Public- and private-sector unions called on about half the five

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Axeman kills Israeli boy in West Bank settlement

Emergency services say a Palestinian armed with an axe has killed one Israeli boy and seriously injured another. The attack happened at a Jewish

Emergency services say a Palestinian armed with an axe has killed one Israeli boy and seriously injured another. The attack happened at a Jewish

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G20 crisis summit underway

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies and developing nations are negotiating at the G20 summit in London on how to beat the global economic

Leaders of the world’s biggest economies and developing nations are negotiating at the G20 summit in London on how to beat the global economic

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Small-scale protests as G20 talks get underway

Amid extremely tight security, demonstrators have been prevented from getting close to the G20 summit in East London. But some people did venture to

Amid extremely tight security, demonstrators have been prevented from getting close to the G20 summit in East London. But some people did venture to

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Draft of G20 communique emerges

Details of a draft communique from the G20 are starting to emerge in London, even before the summit begins. World leaders will reportedly pledge

Details of a draft communique from the G20 are starting to emerge in London, even before the summit begins. World leaders will reportedly pledge

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London braced for more violent protests

London is bracing itself for more unrest today after a day of anti-capitalist demonstrations yesterday. Police have vowed to crack down on violent

London is bracing itself for more unrest today after a day of anti-capitalist demonstrations yesterday. Police have vowed to crack down on violent

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Palestinian anger over Lieberman comments

Palestinians have reacted angrily to comments from Israel’s new foreign minister on the question of a future Palestinian state. Only hours after

Palestinians have reacted angrily to comments from Israel’s new foreign minister on the question of a future Palestinian state. Only hours after

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Lenin statue targeted in St Petersburg

One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been sabotaged, leaving a bomb-shaped hole in the Bolshevik leader’s bronze behind

One of Russia’s most famous statues of Vladimir Lenin has been sabotaged, leaving a bomb-shaped hole in the Bolshevik leader’s bronze behind

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G20 street battles in City of London

There have been ugly scenes in central London ahead of the G20 summit. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Britain’s financial centre. The Bank

There have been ugly scenes in central London ahead of the G20 summit. Demonstrators clashed with riot police in Britain’s financial centre. The Bank

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Differences over dinner ahead of the G20 summit

Today’s G20 summit is Barack Obama’s first big international test as US President. But it is also a huge test for British Prime Minister Gordon

Today’s G20 summit is Barack Obama’s first big international test as US President. But it is also a huge test for British Prime Minister Gordon

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China and US talk on sidelines of G20

America and China’s leaders met for the first time on the margins of the G20 summit, and the two men have agreed to establish a “US-China Strategic

America and China’s leaders met for the first time on the margins of the G20 summit, and the two men have agreed to establish a “US-China Strategic