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2009-09-24

Europe

No jump start for peace

Middle East peace talks on hold. That’s the disappointing outcome of the recent meeting of Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the United States

Middle East peace talks on hold. That’s the disappointing outcome of the recent meeting of Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the United States

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Portuguese elections: The youth vote

Young people may have an important say in Portugal’s election. Many are voting for the first time, and they are being wooed by all sides. However

Young people may have an important say in Portugal’s election. Many are voting for the first time, and they are being wooed by all sides. However

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Obama calls on the world to ban the bomb

US President Barack Obama has said the world must unite to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. At a specially convened summit, the UN Security

US President Barack Obama has said the world must unite to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. At a specially convened summit, the UN Security

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UK's biggest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure is found

For the man with a metal detector who stumbled across it, this was better than winning the lottery. For archaeologists, it is quite simply Britain’s

For the man with a metal detector who stumbled across it, this was better than winning the lottery. For archaeologists, it is quite simply Britain’s

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Financial rules come first at G20 says Merkel

The US city of Pittsburgh is welcoming world leaders, amid calls for tougher action to prevent a new economic crash. The G20 gathering of major

The US city of Pittsburgh is welcoming world leaders, amid calls for tougher action to prevent a new economic crash. The G20 gathering of major

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'New hope' in fight against AIDS

The World Health Organisation has given a cautious welcome to news that an experimental HIV vaccine has — for the first time — cut the risk of

The World Health Organisation has given a cautious welcome to news that an experimental HIV vaccine has — for the first time — cut the risk of

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Sarkozy muddies Clearstream case

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of interfering in the trial of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin by describing him in a

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of interfering in the trial of former prime minister Dominique de Villepin by describing him in a

Europe

Europe analyses population and growth horizon

Europe, the US and Japan move over… The centre of gravity in world production and population is in for a major shift in the next decade and a half

Europe, the US and Japan move over… The centre of gravity in world production and population is in for a major shift in the next decade and a half

Culture

Scarlett breaks into music

Pete Yorn has co-opted Scarlett Johansson to record an album of retro 60s-style pop music called “Break Up” which is now in the shops. The single

Pete Yorn has co-opted Scarlett Johansson to record an album of retro 60s-style pop music called “Break Up” which is now in the shops. The single

Culture

San Sebastian film festival

Ian McKellen was at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain this week, to collect another gong for his mantlepiece. This time it was the Donostia

Ian McKellen was at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain this week, to collect another gong for his mantlepiece. This time it was the Donostia

Europe

Ireland's Lisbon Treaty vote approaches

Irish voters are preparing to cast a ballot in a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on October 2. The future of how the European Union is run is

Irish voters are preparing to cast a ballot in a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on October 2. The future of how the European Union is run is

Science_technology

Is algae the answer?

At the James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia, scientists believe they’ve identified a microscopic algae that can provide fuel for cars

At the James Cook University in North Queensland, Australia, scientists believe they’ve identified a microscopic algae that can provide fuel for cars

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Germany tightens security over al Qaeda threat

Security has been stepped up in Germany amid warnings that al Qaeda could strike around the time of Sunday’s federal election.   Extra police are on

Security has been stepped up in Germany amid warnings that al Qaeda could strike around the time of Sunday’s federal election.   Extra police are on

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Deadly floods hit northeastern Turkey

Flooding is causing fresh havoc in Turkey, just two weeks after dozens died when Istanbul was inundated. This time the northeastern province of

Flooding is causing fresh havoc in Turkey, just two weeks after dozens died when Istanbul was inundated. This time the northeastern province of

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Obama chairs UN summit to banish the bomb

World leaders are gathering at the UN Security Council for a summit exclusively focused on nuclear weapons. President Obama will chair the

World leaders are gathering at the UN Security Council for a summit exclusively focused on nuclear weapons. President Obama will chair the

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Petraeus backs call for extra troops in Afghanistan

America’s most senior military commanders have backed an assessment that more troops are needed in Afghanistan. Washington remains cautious on

America’s most senior military commanders have backed an assessment that more troops are needed in Afghanistan. Washington remains cautious on

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Trial prompts new hope of an HIV vaccine

US and Thai scientists say they have made a breakthrough in the search for an HIV/Aids vaccine. Some 16,000 volunteers took part in a trial that

US and Thai scientists say they have made a breakthrough in the search for an HIV/Aids vaccine. Some 16,000 volunteers took part in a trial that

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Sydney cleans up after massive dust storm

They are dusting off Down Under after millions of tonnes of grimy grit from the desert Outback blew into town. Australia’s worst dust storm in

They are dusting off Down Under after millions of tonnes of grimy grit from the desert Outback blew into town. Australia’s worst dust storm in

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UN summit ends after a mixed bag of speeches

Anti-Libya protesters in New York got their message across outside the UN’s General Assembly while Muammar Gaddafi inside the hall got his. Making

Anti-Libya protesters in New York got their message across outside the UN’s General Assembly while Muammar Gaddafi inside the hall got his. Making

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G20 has tough agenda in Pittsburgh

Leaders of the world’s 20 top economies gather today in the US city of Pittsburgh to grapple with the aftermath of the worst global downturn in

Leaders of the world’s 20 top economies gather today in the US city of Pittsburgh to grapple with the aftermath of the worst global downturn in

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Europe's milk producers turn up the heat

Faced with a worsening crisis in Europe’s milk sector, an extraordinary meeting of European agriculture ministers has been called for October 5

Faced with a worsening crisis in Europe’s milk sector, an extraordinary meeting of European agriculture ministers has been called for October 5

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Cartoon characters meet in Stavanger

Animation professionals from 28 countries are in Stavanger in Norway for the 20th Cartoon Forum. Set up to help talented artists turn their ideas

Animation professionals from 28 countries are in Stavanger in Norway for the 20th Cartoon Forum. Set up to help talented artists turn their ideas

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Assisted suicide law in England "clarified"

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer and campaigner, Debbie Purdy has welcomed the publication of new guidance on the law relating to assisted suicide in

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer and campaigner, Debbie Purdy has welcomed the publication of new guidance on the law relating to assisted suicide in

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More violence in Honduras

A supporter of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has been been shot and killed in the capital Tegucigalpa. Another death was reported from a

A supporter of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has been been shot and killed in the capital Tegucigalpa. Another death was reported from a