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2009-09-04

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Barroso: "This is not the time for partisan division in Europe"

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has been spelling out his political ambitions for the next five years. A candidate for

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, has been spelling out his political ambitions for the next five years. A candidate for

Business

US jobs news mixed

Employers in the United States continued to cut jobs in August, but the pace of layoffs slowed, however the unemployment rate jumped getting closer

Employers in the United States continued to cut jobs in August, but the pace of layoffs slowed, however the unemployment rate jumped getting closer

Business

IFA turns on

The Germany consumer electronics trade show IFA has opened to the public in Berlin to showcase upcoming products, including even bigger flat screen

The Germany consumer electronics trade show IFA has opened to the public in Berlin to showcase upcoming products, including even bigger flat screen

Business

G20 finmins' goals

The G20 finance ministers and central bankers are trying to reach a consensus on how far the world economy and banking system has recovered from two

The G20 finance ministers and central bankers are trying to reach a consensus on how far the world economy and banking system has recovered from two

Business

Air France to cut more staff

Air France has launched a voluntary redundancy scheme to eliminate 1,500 jobs to reduce costs. Negotiations are now underway with the unions

Air France has launched a voluntary redundancy scheme to eliminate 1,500 jobs to reduce costs. Negotiations are now underway with the unions

Business

UK car sales up again

New car sales in Britain rose for a second month running in August. The figures seem to show the government’s scrappage scheme known in the UK as

New car sales in Britain rose for a second month running in August. The figures seem to show the government’s scrappage scheme known in the UK as

Business

Toshiba interested in Areva division

Japan’s Toshiba is reportedly about to join the bidding for French nuclear group Areva’s power distribution and transmission equipment division

Japan’s Toshiba is reportedly about to join the bidding for French nuclear group Areva’s power distribution and transmission equipment division

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G20 policymakers prepare for summit

G20 policymakers are promising to keep economic support packages in place. They will also seek to reassure financial markets with credible plans

G20 policymakers are promising to keep economic support packages in place. They will also seek to reassure financial markets with credible plans

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Airbus proposes hi-tech solution to "black boxes"

It’s one of the biggest and most worry-some mysteries in the age of modern airliners. What happened to Air France 447? And why did it plunge to the

It’s one of the biggest and most worry-some mysteries in the age of modern airliners. What happened to Air France 447? And why did it plunge to the

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'Five dead' in Chinese protests

At least five people are now known to have died in protests this week in China’s restive province of Xinjiang. Thousands of Han Chinese took to the

At least five people are now known to have died in protests this week in China’s restive province of Xinjiang. Thousands of Han Chinese took to the

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Irish Lisbon support teeters

Lisbon Treaty support in Ireland has dropped and the number of undecided voters has increased, but the yes are still ahead, according to the latest

Lisbon Treaty support in Ireland has dropped and the number of undecided voters has increased, but the yes are still ahead, according to the latest

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Private funeral for Michael Jackson

As the King of Pop, he spent most of his 50 years in the public gaze but Michael Jackson’s funeral in California was a strictly private affair

As the King of Pop, he spent most of his 50 years in the public gaze but Michael Jackson’s funeral in California was a strictly private affair

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Brown defends UK Afghan strategy

Under pressure as the bodies of more British military victims arrive home from Afghanistan, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has defended the UK’s mission

Under pressure as the bodies of more British military victims arrive home from Afghanistan, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has defended the UK’s mission

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Scores die in Afghan tanker blasts

Scores of people have been killed in Afghanistan after a NATO air strike targetted two hijacked fuel tankers. The vehicles had been taken by the

Scores of people have been killed in Afghanistan after a NATO air strike targetted two hijacked fuel tankers. The vehicles had been taken by the

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Winton Train recreates WWII refugee journey

In this week of ceremonies marking the start of the Second World War, London has celebrated the deeds of a man dubbed “Britain’s Oscar

In this week of ceremonies marking the start of the Second World War, London has celebrated the deeds of a man dubbed “Britain’s Oscar

Culture

George Enescu music festival

The 19th biennial George Enescu International Festival and Competition, is underway in Bucharest. The event, in honour of Romania’s most famous

The 19th biennial George Enescu International Festival and Competition, is underway in Bucharest. The event, in honour of Romania’s most famous

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NATO chief promises probe into Afghan blast

The attack in Afghanistan has been on the agenda of a meeting of experts debating NATO’s future. NATO’s Secretary General says a full

The attack in Afghanistan has been on the agenda of a meeting of experts debating NATO’s future. NATO’s Secretary General says a full

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Dublin admits "Yes" to Lisbon will be difficult

Ireland’s Foreign Minister today admitted his government faces a tough task getting the EU’s Lisbon Treaty ratified next month. The Irish people

Ireland’s Foreign Minister today admitted his government faces a tough task getting the EU’s Lisbon Treaty ratified next month. The Irish people

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Gabon lockdown after riots

An uneasy calm has settled across Gabon’s capital Libreville following riots after presidential election results declared Ali Bongo the winner

An uneasy calm has settled across Gabon’s capital Libreville following riots after presidential election results declared Ali Bongo the winner

Culture

"The Road" and "Life During Wartime"

Director John Hillcoat joined Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee for the Venice premiere of the much anticipated screen adaptation of Cormac

Director John Hillcoat joined Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee for the Venice premiere of the much anticipated screen adaptation of Cormac

Europe

British Nationalism and Europe

Amid unrest in the European Parliament about the British National Party winning two MEP seats in the June European elections, will Nick Griffin

Amid unrest in the European Parliament about the British National Party winning two MEP seats in the June European elections, will Nick Griffin

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Homicide inquiry into California wildfire

US investigators have launched a homicide inquiry after a massive wildfire in California left two firemen dead. There is forensic evidence that

US investigators have launched a homicide inquiry after a massive wildfire in California left two firemen dead. There is forensic evidence that

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Fresh Han Chinese protests in restive Urumqi

Security forces in China’s strife-torn western city of Urumqi have used tear gas to break up another day of protests by thousands of Han Chinese

Security forces in China’s strife-torn western city of Urumqi have used tear gas to break up another day of protests by thousands of Han Chinese

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Dozens dead as NATO hits Afghan fuel trucks

Up to 90 people are feared dead and many others badly injured, after a NATO airstrike on two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Up to 90 people are feared dead and many others badly injured, after a NATO airstrike on two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in Afghanistan

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N. Korea says in last phase of enriching uranium

North Korea says it has reached the final stages of uranium enrichment, a process that would give it a second way to make nuclear weapons. The

North Korea says it has reached the final stages of uranium enrichment, a process that would give it a second way to make nuclear weapons. The

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"Yes" camp loses ground in Ireland

The crucial October 2nd Lisbon treaty referendum is just one month away in Ireland – the only EU member state constitutionally obliged to ask its

The crucial October 2nd Lisbon treaty referendum is just one month away in Ireland – the only EU member state constitutionally obliged to ask its

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Portugal's government denies pre-poll censorship

A political storm has enveloped Portugal after one of its leading TV channels shelved a programme about a corruption case. TVI has yet to

A political storm has enveloped Portugal after one of its leading TV channels shelved a programme about a corruption case. TVI has yet to