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2009-08-24

News

20th anniversary of Poland's first post-communist PM

It was a moment of triumph for Poland and its people 20 years ago when parliament gave a rapturous reception to the country’s first post-communist

It was a moment of triumph for Poland and its people 20 years ago when parliament gave a rapturous reception to the country’s first post-communist

Europe

Moby backs EU climate change effort

Building public support for European Union international climate change negotiations… As part of its Energy for a Changing World initiative, the

Building public support for European Union international climate change negotiations… As part of its Energy for a Changing World initiative, the

Business

IMF vets Serbs for further bailout cash

Serbia – one of the European countries worst hit by the economic downturn – is trying to convince the International Monetary Fund to let it have the

Serbia – one of the European countries worst hit by the economic downturn – is trying to convince the International Monetary Fund to let it have the

Business

Recovery hopes boost oil prices

Oil has been up close to $75 dollars a barrel. The continued rally pushed the price up to near its best in ten months. The reason is optimism

Oil has been up close to $75 dollars a barrel. The continued rally pushed the price up to near its best in ten months. The reason is optimism

Business

Monday 24th August

Europe’s stock markets finished the session at ten month highs on Monday due to signs that major world economies are coming out of recession. The

Europe’s stock markets finished the session at ten month highs on Monday due to signs that major world economies are coming out of recession. The

Business

Toyota's China recall

Toyota is having to recall almost 700,000 cars made at its two joint ventures in China. The fault is a minor one on the electric windows but

Toyota is having to recall almost 700,000 cars made at its two joint ventures in China. The fault is a minor one on the electric windows but

Business

Unions angry over Opel sale delay

General Motors’ delay in picking a buyer for its European division has angered workers at Opel. GM was supposed to reach a decision last Friday

General Motors’ delay in picking a buyer for its European division has angered workers at Opel. GM was supposed to reach a decision last Friday

News

National celebrations mark Ukraine's Independence Day

Ukraine marks its 18th anniversary of independence from Soviet rule against a backdrop of political infighting and soured relations with its former

Ukraine marks its 18th anniversary of independence from Soviet rule against a backdrop of political infighting and soured relations with its former

News

Bus bombings kill 20 in Iraq

At least 20 people have been killed and another 10 injured in two minibus bombings south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The bombs ripped apart the

At least 20 people have been killed and another 10 injured in two minibus bombings south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The bombs ripped apart the

News

Libya broke promise claims MacAskill

The Scottish parliament has given Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill a rough ride over his handling of the compassionate release of convicted

The Scottish parliament has given Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill a rough ride over his handling of the compassionate release of convicted

News

Hi-tech help in the search for Roald Amundsen

A Norwegian navy ship has set off to locate the remains of the plane that sent legendary explorer Roald Amundsen to a watery grave in the Barents Sea

A Norwegian navy ship has set off to locate the remains of the plane that sent legendary explorer Roald Amundsen to a watery grave in the Barents Sea

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Pressure increases on CIA over torture claims

The United States’ top prosecutor has reportedly been told to re-open some cases of suspected prisoner abuse by the CIA. Attorney-General Eric

The United States’ top prosecutor has reportedly been told to re-open some cases of suspected prisoner abuse by the CIA. Attorney-General Eric

Culture

Skin on general release

Skin is the true story of Sandra Laing, a black girl who was born to white parents in apartheid South Africa. The parents had, unbeknown to them

Skin is the true story of Sandra Laing, a black girl who was born to white parents in apartheid South Africa. The parents had, unbeknown to them

Science_technology

Eden Project Founder seeks geothermal energy

The eco-bubbles of the Eden Project in Cornwall house a variety of environments including Mediterranean landscapes, and tropical rainforests. The

The eco-bubbles of the Eden Project in Cornwall house a variety of environments including Mediterranean landscapes, and tropical rainforests. The

Culture

Hypernova rocking for underground artists

Iranian rock band Hypernova have been based in the US for 2 years now and still enjoy playing gigs without having to hide from the police. Lead

Iranian rock band Hypernova have been based in the US for 2 years now and still enjoy playing gigs without having to hide from the police. Lead

News

Firefighters winning battle against Greek wildfires

A multi-national force of firefighters says it has finally controlled wildfires that have been threatening the suburbs of Athens for the last four

A multi-national force of firefighters says it has finally controlled wildfires that have been threatening the suburbs of Athens for the last four

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Al-Maliki leaves Shi'ite alliance to go own way

Iraq’s prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has split from his Shi’ite Muslim partners and is seeking to form a multi-party list to contest the upcoming

Iraq’s prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has split from his Shi’ite Muslim partners and is seeking to form a multi-party list to contest the upcoming

News

French Socialists seek renewal

One of the limping French Socialist party’s new generation, Arnaud Montebourg, says he has the answer to the problems that have kept it out of power

One of the limping French Socialist party’s new generation, Arnaud Montebourg, says he has the answer to the problems that have kept it out of power

News

Ukraine celebrates anniversary as election looms

Ukraine celebrates the 18th anniversary of its independence against a backdrop of political infighting and a fragile relationship with its former

Ukraine celebrates the 18th anniversary of its independence against a backdrop of political infighting and a fragile relationship with its former

News

Lockerbie debate in Scotland today

The holidays of Scottish members of parliament have come to an abrupt end over a week early. The crisis? Lockerbie. This afternoon’s emergency

The holidays of Scottish members of parliament have come to an abrupt end over a week early. The crisis? Lockerbie. This afternoon’s emergency

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Forest fires lay siege to Greek capital

Thousands of Greeks are in a battle to save their homes from being consumed by forest fires raging to the northeast of Athens. Greek authorities

Thousands of Greeks are in a battle to save their homes from being consumed by forest fires raging to the northeast of Athens. Greek authorities

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Venezuelan teenage beauty crowned Miss Universe 2009

Venezuelan model Stefania Fernandez is the new Miss Universe after winning the title at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. The

Venezuelan model Stefania Fernandez is the new Miss Universe after winning the title at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas. The

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Swiss row over Libya apology

A row’s blown up in Switzerland over the Swiss President’s apology to Libya. Hans Rudolf Merz flew to Tripoli to say sorry to Colonel Gaddaffi when

A row’s blown up in Switzerland over the Swiss President’s apology to Libya. Hans Rudolf Merz flew to Tripoli to say sorry to Colonel Gaddaffi when

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Locals flee as Greek fires advance

The fires’ seemingly unstoppable advance on Athens has forced thousands to abandon their homes, taking what they can, and not knowing if there will

The fires’ seemingly unstoppable advance on Athens has forced thousands to abandon their homes, taking what they can, and not knowing if there will

News

Greek wildfires set to rage on

The Greek capital Athens faces another exhausting day as wildfires continue to rage out of control. High winds and hot, dry conditions are

The Greek capital Athens faces another exhausting day as wildfires continue to rage out of control. High winds and hot, dry conditions are

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New pictures show 'healthy' Castro

Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has appeared on television for the first time in more than a year. In what was said to be recent footage, the

Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro has appeared on television for the first time in more than a year. In what was said to be recent footage, the