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2009-09-01

News

Gaddafi celebrates 40 year rule

Marching bands, aerobatic displays and hundreds of dancers — all are in the mix as the Libyan leadership celebrates 40 years of Colonel Muammar

Marching bands, aerobatic displays and hundreds of dancers — all are in the mix as the Libyan leadership celebrates 40 years of Colonel Muammar

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British evacuees remember the war

With war imminent, Britain decided to evacuate thousands of children from major cities to the safety of the countryside. Amidst the chaos 70 years

With war imminent, Britain decided to evacuate thousands of children from major cities to the safety of the countryside. Amidst the chaos 70 years

Business

German jobs figures steady

The last set of German jobless figures before the general election there later this month bring little joy for the country’s politicians. In

The last set of German jobless figures before the general election there later this month bring little joy for the country’s politicians. In

Business

Scrappage schemes boost car sales

Government scrappage incentive programmes gave a major boost to car sales in August in Europe and the United States. France has said its scheme

Government scrappage incentive programmes gave a major boost to car sales in August in Europe and the United States. France has said its scheme

Business

eBay sells Skype stake

Internet auction company eBay has reached a deal to sell a 65 percent stake in its online phone service Skype to private investors. The price is

Internet auction company eBay has reached a deal to sell a 65 percent stake in its online phone service Skype to private investors. The price is

Business

Tuesday 1st September

European stocks finished sharply lower after a day of volatile trading. The indexes fell early on in the session as investors took profits

European stocks finished sharply lower after a day of volatile trading. The indexes fell early on in the session as investors took profits

Europe

Brighter green credentials with bulb law

Consumers do not have to feel like outlaws for buying a hundred watt incandescent bulb in Europe… Not just yet. The law allows for a transition

Consumers do not have to feel like outlaws for buying a hundred watt incandescent bulb in Europe… Not just yet. The law allows for a transition

Europe

Milk strike threatens in Brussels

European milk producers are considering a continent-wide strike, depending on the outcome of a meeting of the EU’s agriculture ministers next Monday

European milk producers are considering a continent-wide strike, depending on the outcome of a meeting of the EU’s agriculture ministers next Monday

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Europe marks 70th anniversary of WWII

Leaders from around Europe have marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in a ceremony near the site where the first salvoes where

Leaders from around Europe have marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II in a ceremony near the site where the first salvoes where

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Row over 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact rages on

It began at a quarter to five in the morning, September the 1st, 1939. A German battleship in the then-Danzig harbour opened fire on a Polish

It began at a quarter to five in the morning, September the 1st, 1939. A German battleship in the then-Danzig harbour opened fire on a Polish

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Former Israeli president on trial for rape

The trial has begun of the former Israeli president, accused of rape and sexual harrassment. Moshe Katzav declined to comment as he arrived at court

The trial has begun of the former Israeli president, accused of rape and sexual harrassment. Moshe Katzav declined to comment as he arrived at court

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Slovak airline SkyEurope collapses

Thousands of air passengers face travel chaos following the collapse of the Slovak low-cost carrier, SkyEurope. The firm, which served mainly

Thousands of air passengers face travel chaos following the collapse of the Slovak low-cost carrier, SkyEurope. The firm, which served mainly

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Beslan marks massacre anniversary

A ceremony has taken place to mark the fifth anniversary of the Beslan school massacre – Russia’s worst terrorist attack. It was in the school’s

A ceremony has taken place to mark the fifth anniversary of the Beslan school massacre – Russia’s worst terrorist attack. It was in the school’s

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Red faces as ETA suspect is freed by mistake

A Europe-wide arrest warrant has been issued after a suspected Basque terrorist was set free by mistake. Maite Aranalde is accused of possessing

A Europe-wide arrest warrant has been issued after a suspected Basque terrorist was set free by mistake. Maite Aranalde is accused of possessing

Culture

Fresh AIR: French electro group release album No. 6

Acclaimed French electronica group AIR are getting ready to release their sixth studio album, “Love 2.” The follow up to 2007’s “Pocket Symphony,” it

Acclaimed French electronica group AIR are getting ready to release their sixth studio album, “Love 2.” The follow up to 2007’s “Pocket Symphony,” it

Science_technology

New hope for better IVF treatment

Across Europe, more and more women are struggling with infertility. Between 12 and 15 percent of women of child-bearing age experience difficulties

Across Europe, more and more women are struggling with infertility. Between 12 and 15 percent of women of child-bearing age experience difficulties

Culture

"The Time Traveler's Wife" jumps to the big screen

As a novel, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” has been widely read and loved by most of its readers. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams hope to bring the same

As a novel, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” has been widely read and loved by most of its readers. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams hope to bring the same

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Putin urges openness on Polish-Russian history

As Poland and Russia commemorate the start of World War II their prime ministers have urged greater reconciliation and truth about the two nations’

As Poland and Russia commemorate the start of World War II their prime ministers have urged greater reconciliation and truth about the two nations’

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Police delve into Jaycee abductors' home

Police in California are continuing to search the home of the couple charged with kidnapping a little girl and hiding her for 18-years. Detectives

Police in California are continuing to search the home of the couple charged with kidnapping a little girl and hiding her for 18-years. Detectives

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Prague war refugees relive train evacuation

Among the poignant memories being evoked today is the story of the rescue of 669 children from the then Czechoslovakia on the eve of the war

Among the poignant memories being evoked today is the story of the rescue of 669 children from the then Czechoslovakia on the eve of the war

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Wildfire threatens LA city limits

Thousands more homes are now at risk as a wildfire in California continues to rage out of control. The massive blaze tearing through the mountains

Thousands more homes are now at risk as a wildfire in California continues to rage out of control. The massive blaze tearing through the mountains

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Beslan massacre - five years on

On this day five years ago terrorists took hundreds of parents and pupils hostage at a school in Beslan in Russia’s North Ossetian province. When

On this day five years ago terrorists took hundreds of parents and pupils hostage at a school in Beslan in Russia’s North Ossetian province. When

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Hostile Turkey and Armenia to hold diplomatic talks

Relations between hostile neighbours Turkey and Armenia have taken a turn for the better with the two countries’ agreeing to hold talks on

Relations between hostile neighbours Turkey and Armenia have taken a turn for the better with the two countries’ agreeing to hold talks on

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Secret report says Afghan victory "still possible"

NATO’s most senior soldier in Afghanistan says victory against the Taliban is still possible, but needs a new strategy and better cooperation between

NATO’s most senior soldier in Afghanistan says victory against the Taliban is still possible, but needs a new strategy and better cooperation between

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The fall of Poland - the prelude to WWII

Nearly 6 years of madness that broke forever Europe’s grip on the rudder of global affairs began today 70 years ago with the Nazi invasion of Poland

Nearly 6 years of madness that broke forever Europe’s grip on the rudder of global affairs began today 70 years ago with the Nazi invasion of Poland