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2009-07-08

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G8 leaders agree climate change measures

The Group of Eight major powers have agreed to limit a rise in global temperatures and called for tough new carbon emission cuts. The G8 says

The Group of Eight major powers have agreed to limit a rise in global temperatures and called for tough new carbon emission cuts. The G8 says

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Anger rises over L'Aquila reconstruction

Silvio Berlusconi has been conducting tours of the L’Aquila’s earthquake zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the first foreign leaders

Silvio Berlusconi has been conducting tours of the L’Aquila’s earthquake zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the first foreign leaders

Europe

Drug firms warned over generics

An investigation into pharmaceutical companies conducted by the European Commission has followed up a preliminary report made public last November

An investigation into pharmaceutical companies conducted by the European Commission has followed up a preliminary report made public last November

Europe

Watson won't run as EP president

Graham Watson has pulled out of the running for presidency of the European Parliament. The British liberal says the assembly is more divided than

Graham Watson has pulled out of the running for presidency of the European Parliament. The British liberal says the assembly is more divided than

Europe

Ireland's hot date with Europe.

Dublin has announced it will hold a second referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty on October 2. It failed in the first one, last

Dublin has announced it will hold a second referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty on October 2. It failed in the first one, last

Europe

Fines for gas giants top billion euros

German utility E.ON and GDF Suez of France have been served with fines totalling more than 1.1 billion euros by the European competition authorities

German utility E.ON and GDF Suez of France have been served with fines totalling more than 1.1 billion euros by the European competition authorities

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Yudhoyono credited with Indonesia's stability

Many observers say it is no surprise that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has done well in Indonesia’s elections, having maintained stability in a country

Many observers say it is no surprise that Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has done well in Indonesia’s elections, having maintained stability in a country

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Jackson's memorial dominants TV screens

The emotional images from Michael Jackson’s public memorial service continue to circulate in the media right around the world. It is impossible to

The emotional images from Michael Jackson’s public memorial service continue to circulate in the media right around the world. It is impossible to

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Scientists claim sperm created

A team of British scientists claim they have made a medical history by creating human sperm in a laboratory. The researchers from Newcastle

A team of British scientists claim they have made a medical history by creating human sperm in a laboratory. The researchers from Newcastle

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South Korean leader says G20 is way forward

South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak joins the G8 summit on Thursday with other leaders from the wider G20. In an interview with Euronews, he said

South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak joins the G8 summit on Thursday with other leaders from the wider G20. In an interview with Euronews, he said

Business

G8 begins in Italian earthquake town

It has been a busy first day so far at the G8 summit in Italy. Kick-off for leaders from the world’s major industrialised nations was a little

It has been a busy first day so far at the G8 summit in Italy. Kick-off for leaders from the world’s major industrialised nations was a little

Business

EU and G8 pressed on financial regulations

As far as regulating financial markets is concerned, the G8 summit in Italy is expected to propose a “tool box” of counter measures to tackle tax

As far as regulating financial markets is concerned, the G8 summit in Italy is expected to propose a “tool box” of counter measures to tackle tax

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Indonesian president set for second term

Indonesia’s incumbent president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appears to have won the country’s election. Initial counting suggests that he gained more

Indonesia’s incumbent president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono appears to have won the country’s election. Initial counting suggests that he gained more

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Security stepped up in Urumqi

Thousands of police and troops have been deployed to quell the ethnic violence that is ravaging the Chinese city of Urumqi. More than 150 people

Thousands of police and troops have been deployed to quell the ethnic violence that is ravaging the Chinese city of Urumqi. More than 150 people

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Disappointment at G8 over climate change

Campaigners have been warning the G8 of catastrophic consequences if they fail to act on climate change. Yesterday China and India blocked efforts

Campaigners have been warning the G8 of catastrophic consequences if they fail to act on climate change. Yesterday China and India blocked efforts

Science_technology

Fresh China frescoes

Construction workers digging a national water transport system to distribute water around China have stumbled upon an ancient royal tomb. The

Construction workers digging a national water transport system to distribute water around China have stumbled upon an ancient royal tomb. The

Science_technology

Something before Genesis

The British Library in London has unveiled their on-line edition of the the world’s oldest Bible, thought to have been commissioned by Emperor

The British Library in London has unveiled their on-line edition of the the world’s oldest Bible, thought to have been commissioned by Emperor

Culture

Latest Harry Potter release

Harry Potter and the Hlaf-Blood Prince was premiered at London’s Leicester Square in pouring rain. The bad weather didn’t dampen the spirits of

Harry Potter and the Hlaf-Blood Prince was premiered at London’s Leicester Square in pouring rain. The bad weather didn’t dampen the spirits of

Culture

Fun-da-mental

Fusion rock band Fun-da-mental are enjoying their residency at the “Creation of Peace” Festival in Kazan in Russia. In the UK however, the band

Fusion rock band Fun-da-mental are enjoying their residency at the “Creation of Peace” Festival in Kazan in Russia. In the UK however, the band

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Ireland sets date for new EU referendum

Ireland is to hold its second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on October 2nd. The announcement was made by the country’s Prime Minister Brian

Ireland is to hold its second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on October 2nd. The announcement was made by the country’s Prime Minister Brian

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Indonesian president set for second term

Exit polls in Indonesia’s presidential election suggest the current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has the lead over his rivals. At least two

Exit polls in Indonesia’s presidential election suggest the current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has the lead over his rivals. At least two

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Chinese troop display deters fighting

Tens of thousands of troops have been deployed in the capital of China’s Xinjiang province, Urumqi, as security forces mounted a show of strength

Tens of thousands of troops have been deployed in the capital of China’s Xinjiang province, Urumqi, as security forces mounted a show of strength

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G8 pledge to rebuild L'Aquila

Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi have conducted a tour of L’Aquila’s quake-hit remains. Chunks of masonry from damaged buildings are still

Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi have conducted a tour of L’Aquila’s quake-hit remains. Chunks of masonry from damaged buildings are still

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Millions come together for Jackson memorial

There were emotional goodbyes around the world as Michael Jackson fans gathered in public places to watch the memorial service in Los Angeles

There were emotional goodbyes around the world as Michael Jackson fans gathered in public places to watch the memorial service in Los Angeles

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Fond farewell for King of Pop

The life and music of Michael Jackson have been celebrated at a moving two-hour ceremony in Los Angeles. Nearly a billion people around the world

The life and music of Michael Jackson have been celebrated at a moving two-hour ceremony in Los Angeles. Nearly a billion people around the world

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Obama heads for G8 with few assurances from Russia

Despite pushing the reset button for two days with Russia, US President Barack Obama is leaving Moscow with few assurances of the Kremlin’s help in

Despite pushing the reset button for two days with Russia, US President Barack Obama is leaving Moscow with few assurances of the Kremlin’s help in

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Berlusconi defends Italy's G8 preparation

The US reportedly wants the G8 summit, which gets underway today, to commit ten billion euros to help fight food insecurity in developing countries

The US reportedly wants the G8 summit, which gets underway today, to commit ten billion euros to help fight food insecurity in developing countries