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2009-09-29

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Polanski's long-running flight from LA law

In 1977, Roman Polanski had reached a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors to admit the underage sex charge and receive 42 days in prison for

In 1977, Roman Polanski had reached a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors to admit the underage sex charge and receive 42 days in prison for

Europe

Czech challenge to Lisbon Treaty ahead of Irish vote

A group of Czech senators has filed the second constitutional challenge against the Lisbon Treaty on European Union reform. The papers deposed in

A group of Czech senators has filed the second constitutional challenge against the Lisbon Treaty on European Union reform. The papers deposed in

Europe

EU-wide cancer initiative seeks to integrate efforts

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer has been launched. This sets out to integrate all EU countries’ cancer plans. The European

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer has been launched. This sets out to integrate all EU countries’ cancer plans. The European

Business

US house prices up consumer confidence down

US house prices rose for a third month on the bounce in July, however, consumer confidence dropped unexpectedly in September as the job market is the

US house prices rose for a third month on the bounce in July, however, consumer confidence dropped unexpectedly in September as the job market is the

Business

Cautious market-Britain set to exit recession

European shares closed higher with banks gaining following BNP Paribas drive to repay the French state the 5.1 billion euros it borrowed when the

European shares closed higher with banks gaining following BNP Paribas drive to repay the French state the 5.1 billion euros it borrowed when the

Business

Emden in shock at shipyard sell off

The traditional German seaport city of Emden is in a state of shock as its North Sea Dockyards closed a day after owners ThyssenKrupp sold it to wind

The traditional German seaport city of Emden is in a state of shock as its North Sea Dockyards closed a day after owners ThyssenKrupp sold it to wind

Business

Payback time BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas has made moves to repay the French Government for its financial support during the economic crisis. The bank has launched a capital

BNP Paribas has made moves to repay the French Government for its financial support during the economic crisis. The bank has launched a capital

Business

Euro zone set to return to growth

The economic health of the Euro zone appears to be improving as September saw a sharp rise in consumer optimism Its the 6th straight increase of

The economic health of the Euro zone appears to be improving as September saw a sharp rise in consumer optimism Its the 6th straight increase of

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Polanski appeals extradition to America

The acclaimed film director Roman Polanski has launched a legal battle against his extradition to the United States for sentencing on underage sex

The acclaimed film director Roman Polanski has launched a legal battle against his extradition to the United States for sentencing on underage sex

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Football in shock at French fan's death in Serbia

European football is in shock after a French fan died after being beaten up before a game in Serbia ten days ago. 28-year-old Brice Taton died in

European football is in shock after a French fan died after being beaten up before a game in Serbia ten days ago. 28-year-old Brice Taton died in

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Iran warns the West not to 'repeat old mistakes"

Iran has warned the West it will curb cooperation over its nuclear programme if it is pushed into a corner. Tehran is under mounting international

Iran has warned the West it will curb cooperation over its nuclear programme if it is pushed into a corner. Tehran is under mounting international

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New suicide puts pressure on France Telecom chief

The latest suicide of a France Telecom worker has sparked new calls for the chief executive to resign. Didier Lombard faced new attacks from

The latest suicide of a France Telecom worker has sparked new calls for the chief executive to resign. Didier Lombard faced new attacks from

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More than 150 protesters massacred in Guinea

At least a 157 people have been killed after a violent army crackdown by military junta in Guinea. The number of victims represents the worst

At least a 157 people have been killed after a violent army crackdown by military junta in Guinea. The number of victims represents the worst

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Typhoon Ketsana smashes into Vietnam

After the Philippines, now Vietnam and China are in the eye of the storm. The extreme weather that has claimed hundreds of lives in southeast Asia is

After the Philippines, now Vietnam and China are in the eye of the storm. The extreme weather that has claimed hundreds of lives in southeast Asia is

Science_technology

Swimming on the moon?

The recent discovery of water molecules all over the lunar surface of the moon has sparked excitement among scientists. Ever since the first moon

The recent discovery of water molecules all over the lunar surface of the moon has sparked excitement among scientists. Ever since the first moon

Culture

3rd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale

The 3rd Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow includes work by 80 artists from 25 countries and aims to shine a spotlight on contemporary art

The 3rd Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow includes work by 80 artists from 25 countries and aims to shine a spotlight on contemporary art

Culture

Cartoon Forum prize

“Please Say Something” by David O Reilly won the Cartoon d’Or award at this year’s Cartoon Forum in Norway. The director said, “One thing that’s

“Please Say Something” by David O Reilly won the Cartoon d’Or award at this year’s Cartoon Forum in Norway. The director said, “One thing that’s

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Brown rallies the troops at Labour conference

The fight-back starts here. With a mountain to climb in the opinion polls British leader Gordon has urged Labour colleagues them to fight for their

The fight-back starts here. With a mountain to climb in the opinion polls British leader Gordon has urged Labour colleagues them to fight for their

Europe

Milk wars

Under pressure from producers and several member states, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel is working on a new plan for peace, but

Under pressure from producers and several member states, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel is working on a new plan for peace, but

Europe

European retail banking under scrutiny

The financial service sector is in the sights of the European Commission. Hinden charges and opaque banking practices are just some of the problems

The financial service sector is in the sights of the European Commission. Hinden charges and opaque banking practices are just some of the problems

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French football fan dies after Belgrade riot

A French football fan has died after being attacked before a game in Serbia earlier this month. 28-year-old Toulouse supporter Brice Taton died this

A French football fan has died after being attacked before a game in Serbia earlier this month. 28-year-old Toulouse supporter Brice Taton died this

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Vietnam braced for deadly typhoon

A deadly tropical storm lashing South East Asia is turning its attention to Vietnam. At least 240 people are known to have died in the Philippines

A deadly tropical storm lashing South East Asia is turning its attention to Vietnam. At least 240 people are known to have died in the Philippines

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NATO chief urges patience with Afghan mission

The new head of NATO has admitted that success in Afghanistan will neither be quick nor easy. Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s warning comes as President

The new head of NATO has admitted that success in Afghanistan will neither be quick nor easy. Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s warning comes as President

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Merkel wants a new coalition by November

Tough negotiations are underway in Germany as Chancellor Angela Merkel and her partners hammer out a deal on a new government. The FDP leader Guido

Tough negotiations are underway in Germany as Chancellor Angela Merkel and her partners hammer out a deal on a new government. The FDP leader Guido

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UN condemns Guinea army crackdown

The UN has condemned a military crackdown in Guinea that has left at least 128 people dead. Security forces opened fire on an opposition rally at

The UN has condemned a military crackdown in Guinea that has left at least 128 people dead. Security forces opened fire on an opposition rally at

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24th suicide at France Telecom

A 51-year-old father of two has become the 24th France Telecom worker to commit suicide. He leapt to his death from a motorway overpass after

A 51-year-old father of two has become the 24th France Telecom worker to commit suicide. He leapt to his death from a motorway overpass after

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Who gets what job is first challenge for Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants gradual change rather than radical reform. The winner of Sunday’s general election was speaking

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants gradual change rather than radical reform. The winner of Sunday’s general election was speaking

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Scores die in Guinea 'crackdown'

At least 58 people were shot dead when security forces in Guinea opened fire on a banned opposition rally. Thousands of people had gathered at a

At least 58 people were shot dead when security forces in Guinea opened fire on a banned opposition rally. Thousands of people had gathered at a

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Portugal's Socialists lose overall majority

Avec qui gouverner ? Un dilemme pour le Parti socialiste, vainqueur des législatives au Portugal. Qu’il se tourne vers la droite populiste du Centre

Avec qui gouverner ? Un dilemme pour le Parti socialiste, vainqueur des législatives au Portugal. Qu’il se tourne vers la droite populiste du Centre