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2009-08-10

Europe

Promoting sustainable Consumption

Production and consumption are putting increasing pressure on the environment. However, more and more Europeans are becoming aware of the need to

Production and consumption are putting increasing pressure on the environment. However, more and more Europeans are becoming aware of the need to

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Spain hunts female Majorca bombing suspect

Spanish police are hunting a woman thought to belong to an Eta terrorist cell operating on the Spanish island of Majorca. Three small bombs went off

Spanish police are hunting a woman thought to belong to an Eta terrorist cell operating on the Spanish island of Majorca. Three small bombs went off

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Storms devastate Taiwan and China

Two fierce storms are causing devastation with scores of people dead or missing in East Asia. In Japan, the approaching Tropical Storm Etau triggered

Two fierce storms are causing devastation with scores of people dead or missing in East Asia. In Japan, the approaching Tropical Storm Etau triggered

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Swiss Cabinet meets to discuss UBS

Switzerland’s seven member Cabinet has been meeting in special session to review the case of the global Swiss bank UBS, accused by America of

Switzerland’s seven member Cabinet has been meeting in special session to review the case of the global Swiss bank UBS, accused by America of

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19 missing after Slovakia coal mine blast

Underground rescue teams are trying to make contact with 19 coal miners, missing after an explosion at a pit in Slovakia. The owners of the mine said

Underground rescue teams are trying to make contact with 19 coal miners, missing after an explosion at a pit in Slovakia. The owners of the mine said

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Confessions in German terror trial

Four suspected Islamist militants on trial in Germany have begun confessing their planned crimes in court. Police say Fritz Gelowicz, Daniel

Four suspected Islamist militants on trial in Germany have begun confessing their planned crimes in court. Police say Fritz Gelowicz, Daniel

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Iraqi PM warns of more pre-election violence

Iraq’s prime minister has warned of more violence as the country prepares for a general election next year. Nuri al-Maliki was speaking on the day a

Iraq’s prime minister has warned of more violence as the country prepares for a general election next year. Nuri al-Maliki was speaking on the day a

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The three amigos meet in Mexico

Talks continued today in Guadalajara, Mexico in what has been dubbed the summit of the three amigos. The leaders of the United States, Canada and

Talks continued today in Guadalajara, Mexico in what has been dubbed the summit of the three amigos. The leaders of the United States, Canada and

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Friction between Europe and Iran steps up

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to lobby “anyone with influence” to seek the release of a French teacher accused of spying in Iran

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has promised to lobby “anyone with influence” to seek the release of a French teacher accused of spying in Iran

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Children among dead in fire near Paris

Three children were among five people who died in a fire at a block of council flats near Paris. The fire brigade said the blaze probably broke out

Three children were among five people who died in a fire at a block of council flats near Paris. The fire brigade said the blaze probably broke out

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Multiple bombs kill dozens in Iraq

Four booby-trapped vehicles have been detonated in Iraq, killing at least 41 people, and injuring 150. Two car-bombs exploded in the capital Baghdad

Four booby-trapped vehicles have been detonated in Iraq, killing at least 41 people, and injuring 150. Two car-bombs exploded in the capital Baghdad

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Spanish police step up hunt after triple bomb blast

Forensic scientists are continuing their investigation into a triple bombing on the Spanish island of Majorca. There had been telephoned warnings a

Forensic scientists are continuing their investigation into a triple bombing on the Spanish island of Majorca. There had been telephoned warnings a

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Mystery surrounds vanished cargo ship

A Finnish cargo ship sailing under a Maltese flag with a Russian crew of between 13 and 15 has vanished off the coast of Portugal. The

A Finnish cargo ship sailing under a Maltese flag with a Russian crew of between 13 and 15 has vanished off the coast of Portugal. The

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Palestinian Fatah votes, with makeover in mind

Seeking renewal and rejuvenation, the leading Palestinian party Fatah has been voting for a new executive body. Mahmoud Abbas wants younger

Seeking renewal and rejuvenation, the leading Palestinian party Fatah has been voting for a new executive body. Mahmoud Abbas wants younger

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"Three amigos" summit underway in Mexico

Drugs and trade are top of the agenda as President Barack Obama flew into Guadalajara for what is being called the summit of the “three amigos”

Drugs and trade are top of the agenda as President Barack Obama flew into Guadalajara for what is being called the summit of the “three amigos”

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Tourists targeted in latest Mallorca bombings

A major police operation is underway on the Spanish island of Mallorca after three small bombs exploded in tourist hot-spots. No one was injured

A major police operation is underway on the Spanish island of Mallorca after three small bombs exploded in tourist hot-spots. No one was injured

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Green algae - a toxic problem for French beaches

The growing problem of green algae on several beaches in northern France has reached crisis point after a horse died and its rider lost

The growing problem of green algae on several beaches in northern France has reached crisis point after a horse died and its rider lost

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Last man captured from Belgian jailbreak

The third of three men who escaped from a Belgian jail in spectacular fashion using a hijacked helicopter has been recaptured in Morocco. Ashraf

The third of three men who escaped from a Belgian jail in spectacular fashion using a hijacked helicopter has been recaptured in Morocco. Ashraf