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2009-09-25

Europe

Focus on Millenium Development Goals

European development aid, and how documentary films are bringing the Millenium Goals to the public’s attention. Behind the scenes at a new

European development aid, and how documentary films are bringing the Millenium Goals to the public’s attention. Behind the scenes at a new

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Gallup anticipates hot 36 hours for Germany

Euronews: “Good evening and welcome to our special coverage on the general elections in Germany on Sunday. I am Stefan Grobe. Joining us from

Euronews: “Good evening and welcome to our special coverage on the general elections in Germany on Sunday. I am Stefan Grobe. Joining us from

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Portugal's Socrates holds on to poll lead

Campaigning has been drawing to a close as Portugal prepares to hold elections this Sunday. The latest poll on voters’ intentions indicated that

Campaigning has been drawing to a close as Portugal prepares to hold elections this Sunday. The latest poll on voters’ intentions indicated that

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German election's last-minute campaigning

Ahead of Germany’s election this Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats are short of the support needed to form a

Ahead of Germany’s election this Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats are short of the support needed to form a

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G20 scene for dramatic news about Iran

The US, Britain and France have interrupted proceedings at the G20 summit to demand immediate international access to Iran’s secret uranium

The US, Britain and France have interrupted proceedings at the G20 summit to demand immediate international access to Iran’s secret uranium

Business

New Ford plant for China

Car giant Ford expects to be in the black in 2011 as it makes inroads into the lucrative Chinese market with plans to construct a new plant there

Car giant Ford expects to be in the black in 2011 as it makes inroads into the lucrative Chinese market with plans to construct a new plant there

Business

Switzerland off the tax haven list

Switzerland is to removed from the OECD’s “grey list” of countries accused of being tax havens, as the alpine nation has signed a sufficient

Switzerland is to removed from the OECD’s “grey list” of countries accused of being tax havens, as the alpine nation has signed a sufficient

Business

G20 and the new economic landscape

Pittsburgh once the powerhouse behind the US steel industry is the venue where the G20 are wrestling with the many global problems caused by the

Pittsburgh once the powerhouse behind the US steel industry is the venue where the G20 are wrestling with the many global problems caused by the

Business

Markets-Germany and France show slight falls

Global stocks fell as the markets held back on risky bets as the US showed a fall in new orders for durable goods. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of

Global stocks fell as the markets held back on risky bets as the US showed a fall in new orders for durable goods. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of

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German consumers ready to spend again

German consumer confidence has hit a 16-month high indicating that individuals and families are prepared to spend again. The German economy, the

German consumer confidence has hit a 16-month high indicating that individuals and families are prepared to spend again. The German economy, the

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German elections: Colourful coalitions

What colours will be flown by the new government in Germany? The polls say no one party will win an overall majority, so it’ll have to be a

What colours will be flown by the new government in Germany? The polls say no one party will win an overall majority, so it’ll have to be a

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New Osama Bin Laden Video

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has urged European nations to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan in an new audio tape. Posted on the Islamist

Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has urged European nations to withdraw their troops from Afghanistan in an new audio tape. Posted on the Islamist

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Poland first in Europe to castrate sex offenders

Paedophiles and those found guilty of incest in Poland will soon be getting obligatory medical treatment, including chemical castration, after a new

Paedophiles and those found guilty of incest in Poland will soon be getting obligatory medical treatment, including chemical castration, after a new

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G20 takes over global stewardship

Another sign we are firmly in a new world now with the announcement in Pittsburg that the old G8 is more or less dead; the G20 will from now on be

Another sign we are firmly in a new world now with the announcement in Pittsburg that the old G8 is more or less dead; the G20 will from now on be

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Ireland on course to vote 'Yes' for Lisbon

With only one week to go before Ireland’s second vote on the EU’s Lisbon treaty all the signs point to a ‘Yes’ victory. The government is

With only one week to go before Ireland’s second vote on the EU’s Lisbon treaty all the signs point to a ‘Yes’ victory. The government is

Culture

Surrogates on screen

Hard on the heels of Gerard Butler in Gamer, and Sam Worthington in Avatar comes Bruce Willis in Surrogates – a sci-fi thriller-yarn about living in

Hard on the heels of Gerard Butler in Gamer, and Sam Worthington in Avatar comes Bruce Willis in Surrogates – a sci-fi thriller-yarn about living in

Culture

International Theatre in Lyon

The first International Theatre Festival of Lyon in France explored themes of memory, identity and resistance. Theatre companies from as far afield

The first International Theatre Festival of Lyon in France explored themes of memory, identity and resistance. Theatre companies from as far afield

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Second Nuclear Enrichment Plant Disclosed in Iran

Iran has told the U.N nuclear watchdog that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant – a disclosure that is heightening western fears of an

Iran has told the U.N nuclear watchdog that it is building a second uranium enrichment plant – a disclosure that is heightening western fears of an

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Merkel remains ahead as German poll looms

With two days to go before Germany’s election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign team are handing out free food in an attempt to wet the appetites

With two days to go before Germany’s election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign team are handing out free food in an attempt to wet the appetites

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Cartoon D'Or Award

David O’Reilly, an Irish born but Berlin based filmmaker, was the winner of 2009 Cartoon d’Or for best short film animation. O’Reilly’s

David O’Reilly, an Irish born but Berlin based filmmaker, was the winner of 2009 Cartoon d’Or for best short film animation. O’Reilly’s

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Jordanian arrested for Dallas bomb plot

The FBI has arrested a 19 year old Jordanian, accused of trying to bomb a skyscraper in central Dallas, Texas. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, who was

The FBI has arrested a 19 year old Jordanian, accused of trying to bomb a skyscraper in central Dallas, Texas. Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, who was

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Ex-Israeli Prime Minister on Trial

The trial of the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges has begun in Jerusalem. Mr Olmert is accused of fraud, breach of

The trial of the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges has begun in Jerusalem. Mr Olmert is accused of fraud, breach of

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Emerging economies to get greater power

US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle arrived in Pittsburgh before greeting world leaders for the beginning of the G20 summit. A relaxed

US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle arrived in Pittsburgh before greeting world leaders for the beginning of the G20 summit. A relaxed

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Socialist forge ahead in Portugal's tight election

Portugal’s ruling socialists have widened their lead over their main opposition rivals ahead of Sunday’s general election. It’s the last day of

Portugal’s ruling socialists have widened their lead over their main opposition rivals ahead of Sunday’s general election. It’s the last day of

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Ex Israelie Prime Minister On Trial

The trial of the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges has begun in Jerusalem. Mr Olmert stands accused of fraud, breach

The trial of the former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on corruption charges has begun in Jerusalem. Mr Olmert stands accused of fraud, breach

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Israel blasts Iran at the UN

After a rare moment of unity on nuclear weapons bitter divisions have again come to the surface at the UN. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

After a rare moment of unity on nuclear weapons bitter divisions have again come to the surface at the UN. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Portugal's Socialists increase lead in polls

The main political parties in Portugal are running a close race ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections. According to the latest opinion polls the

The main political parties in Portugal are running a close race ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections. According to the latest opinion polls the