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2009-08-26

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Kennedy clan - a dynasty in US politics

The Kennedy clan, lovingly thought of by some as America’s royal family, seemed destined for greatness from an early age. It was through the 2nd

The Kennedy clan, lovingly thought of by some as America’s royal family, seemed destined for greatness from an early age. It was through the 2nd

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French find more ETA arms

Another cache of buried weapons linked to the Basque separatist group ETA is dug up by French police. Thirteen such discoveries have been made in the

Another cache of buried weapons linked to the Basque separatist group ETA is dug up by French police. Thirteen such discoveries have been made in the

Business

Swiss Life plans job and cost cuts

Swiss Life, Switzerland’s largest life insurer, has posted first-half profits that were better than expected but said it will cut costs and reduce

Swiss Life, Switzerland’s largest life insurer, has posted first-half profits that were better than expected but said it will cut costs and reduce

Business

French competitiveness commission starts work

Two former French prime ministers, Michel Rocard and Alain Juppe, have been tapped to head a commission looking at financing ways to boost France’s

Two former French prime ministers, Michel Rocard and Alain Juppe, have been tapped to head a commission looking at financing ways to boost France’s

Business

Toyota to cut production

Toyota, the world’s biggest carmaker, is to make fewer vehicles in an attempt to return to profitability. It will halt one production line in

Toyota, the world’s biggest carmaker, is to make fewer vehicles in an attempt to return to profitability. It will halt one production line in

Business

German business confidence jumps

There has been a big jump in German business confidence. The latest Ifo economic think tank survey showed that business sentiment in August rose

There has been a big jump in German business confidence. The latest Ifo economic think tank survey showed that business sentiment in August rose

Business

Wednesday 26th August

European shares finished the day down as investors shrugging off better-than-expected German economic data. Other influences included the fact

European shares finished the day down as investors shrugging off better-than-expected German economic data. Other influences included the fact

Business

Sony takes on Kindle

Sony has unveiled its first wireless electronic reader challenging Amazon’s digital book, the Kindle. Up until now Amazon has dominated the

Sony has unveiled its first wireless electronic reader challenging Amazon’s digital book, the Kindle. Up until now Amazon has dominated the

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Slovak embassy attacked in Hungary

The Slovak embassy in Hungary has been attacked but got off lightly when two supposed Molotov cocktails thrown at the entrance failed to ignite. No

The Slovak embassy in Hungary has been attacked but got off lightly when two supposed Molotov cocktails thrown at the entrance failed to ignite. No

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Russia wants recognition for breakaway regions

Russia has called on the international community to recognise the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Kremlin

Russia has called on the international community to recognise the breakaway Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Kremlin

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Ted Kennedy the lion who prowled the Senate

Since his election to the Senate in 1962 to take up the seat vacated by his brother Jack, who was then president, Senator Edward Kennedy has been

Since his election to the Senate in 1962 to take up the seat vacated by his brother Jack, who was then president, Senator Edward Kennedy has been

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The mini car that made a maxi impact

Fifty years ago this month a tiny car was launched that would have a huge effect on the motor industry. The Mini is 50. Like an unidentified

Fifty years ago this month a tiny car was launched that would have a huge effect on the motor industry. The Mini is 50. Like an unidentified

Science_technology

Europe experiments to preserve plastic art

We live in the age of synthetic materials, but we are paying a price. Thousands of sculptures, iconic designs, historic films and photographs are at

We live in the age of synthetic materials, but we are paying a price. Thousands of sculptures, iconic designs, historic films and photographs are at

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Al-Hakim's death fuels political crisis in Iraq

The leader of one of Iraq’s most powerful Shi’ite Muslim political groups and most important religious dynasties has died, adding to political

The leader of one of Iraq’s most powerful Shi’ite Muslim political groups and most important religious dynasties has died, adding to political

Science_technology

Hubble documentary unveiled

The Hubble telescope will have been beaming back spectacular images of faraway galaxies for 20 years next year. So it’s only fitting that it should

The Hubble telescope will have been beaming back spectacular images of faraway galaxies for 20 years next year. So it’s only fitting that it should

Culture

Glorious release for Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarentino’s latest box office hit. Starring Brad Pitt and a host of other luminaries, this WWII revenge yarn is not

Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarentino’s latest box office hit. Starring Brad Pitt and a host of other luminaries, this WWII revenge yarn is not

Culture

Underwear photography

“For Your Eyes Only” are portrait photographers with a difference. They take soft-focus vaguely-suggestive pictures of brides-to-be in their

“For Your Eyes Only” are portrait photographers with a difference. They take soft-focus vaguely-suggestive pictures of brides-to-be in their

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Obama praises Kennedy's contribution to America

It feels like the end of an era in American politics with the passing of Edward Kennedy. Beyond the fact he is the last of a prematurely truncated

It feels like the end of an era in American politics with the passing of Edward Kennedy. Beyond the fact he is the last of a prematurely truncated

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Amercian left mourns leader who never was

Defiant as ever, Teddy Kennedy took on failing health and Washington’s bitter January weather to witness the inauguration of President Obama. Nothing

Defiant as ever, Teddy Kennedy took on failing health and Washington’s bitter January weather to witness the inauguration of President Obama. Nothing

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Leading Iraqi Shi'ite loses lung cancer battle

One of Iraq’s most poweful Shi’ite leaders has died in hospital in Iran. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim has been a prime political mover in Iraq since the

One of Iraq’s most poweful Shi’ite leaders has died in hospital in Iran. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim has been a prime political mover in Iraq since the

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Far-right NPD on the campaign trail

Germany’s far-right NPD party has launched a drive to win more seats in Saxony’s regional elections scheduled for Sunday. The NPD already has two

Germany’s far-right NPD party has launched a drive to win more seats in Saxony’s regional elections scheduled for Sunday. The NPD already has two

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Chavez to sever links with Colombia

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says he is ready to break off diplomatic relations with neighbours Colombia. Chavez is furious over negotiations

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez says he is ready to break off diplomatic relations with neighbours Colombia. Chavez is furious over negotiations

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Senator Edward Kennedy dies aged 77

Veteran US Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy has died of brain cancer at the age of 77. The Democratic

Veteran US Senator Edward Kennedy, the brother of ex-President John F Kennedy has died of brain cancer at the age of 77. The Democratic

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Key talks on Opel future

The future of thousands of jobs in the German car industry are hanging in the balance today. General Motors stunned everyone by announcing they

The future of thousands of jobs in the German car industry are hanging in the balance today. General Motors stunned everyone by announcing they

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After the fires in Greece: red hot anger

The Greek wildfires which roared around outskirts of the capital Athens devoured more than 30,000 hectares of forest, farming land and olive groves

The Greek wildfires which roared around outskirts of the capital Athens devoured more than 30,000 hectares of forest, farming land and olive groves

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Spain's Rubalcaba to visit Paris for talks on ETA

Spain’s interior minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba heads to Paris today for further talks in cooperating against the armed Basque separatist group

Spain’s interior minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba heads to Paris today for further talks in cooperating against the armed Basque separatist group