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2009-10-14

Europe

Mixed news for Croatia, Turkey, Iceland in EU report

There is mixed news for EU hopefuls in the bloc’s latest enlargement report. It says Croatia is on course for the completion of entry talks next

There is mixed news for EU hopefuls in the bloc’s latest enlargement report. It says Croatia is on course for the completion of entry talks next

Europe

EU wants Turkey to accelerate reform

Turkey has been told by the European Union to speed up reforms in order to join the 27 nation bloc. The European Commission’s annual progress

Turkey has been told by the European Union to speed up reforms in order to join the 27 nation bloc. The European Commission’s annual progress

Europe

Croatia on course to join EU by 2012

Croatia’s bid to enter the European Union could be wrapped up as early as next year. In its annual report on EU hopefuls, the European Commission

Croatia’s bid to enter the European Union could be wrapped up as early as next year. In its annual report on EU hopefuls, the European Commission

News

Prince Albert of Monaco: 'The Green Prince'

Once, he was written about for his private life. When and whom would Prince Albert of Monaco marry? Today, the head of the Mediterranean principality

Once, he was written about for his private life. When and whom would Prince Albert of Monaco marry? Today, the head of the Mediterranean principality

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Opposition walk-out in Duma over elections

Political tensions in Russia have boiled over into a protest in parliament with opposition politicians walking out over what they claim were rigged

Political tensions in Russia have boiled over into a protest in parliament with opposition politicians walking out over what they claim were rigged

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Brown announces Afghan troop increase

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has agreed in principle to bolster the UK’s military force in Afghanistan. He told parliament an extra 500

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has agreed in principle to bolster the UK’s military force in Afghanistan. He told parliament an extra 500

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Charities face fraud probe

Paris prosecutors have opened up a judicial inquiry into the activities of 17 charities, including organisations that raise funds to fight cancer, on

Paris prosecutors have opened up a judicial inquiry into the activities of 17 charities, including organisations that raise funds to fight cancer, on

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Young tsunami heroine honoured

A New Zealand girl who saw the approach of last month’s deadly tsunami that hit Samoa has been honoured. On holiday with her family, 10-year-old

A New Zealand girl who saw the approach of last month’s deadly tsunami that hit Samoa has been honoured. On holiday with her family, 10-year-old

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World Cup brings estranged eighbours together

Anti-Armenian demonstrators protest against the visit of the country’s President Serzh Sarksyan to Turkey. The Armenian head of state is due to

Anti-Armenian demonstrators protest against the visit of the country’s President Serzh Sarksyan to Turkey. The Armenian head of state is due to

Science_technology

A pocket-sized ecosystem

Using organic waste and minerals and the sun as an energy source, pilot project Melissa aims to develop the life support systems essential for

Using organic waste and minerals and the sun as an energy source, pilot project Melissa aims to develop the life support systems essential for

Science_technology

Spiderbot is coming!

At the Ben Gurion University in Israel, researchers have obviously been reading comics because their new robot is clearly inspired by spiderman

At the Ben Gurion University in Israel, researchers have obviously been reading comics because their new robot is clearly inspired by spiderman

Science_technology

400 Years of the Telescope

American film “400 Years of The Telescope” documents the last 4 centuries of astronomy. The film was shown at the Pariscience Scientific Film

American film “400 Years of The Telescope” documents the last 4 centuries of astronomy. The film was shown at the Pariscience Scientific Film

Culture

Lumiere 2009

The Lumiere 2009 Grand Lyon Film Festival is underway in Lyon, France. The city is proud of being the birthplace of cinema, which was invented in

The Lumiere 2009 Grand Lyon Film Festival is underway in Lyon, France. The city is proud of being the birthplace of cinema, which was invented in

Culture

Lostprophets single release

Welsh rock band Lostprophets have just released the first single (“It’s Not the End of the World”) off their forthcoming album “The Betrayed”. Ian

Welsh rock band Lostprophets have just released the first single (“It’s Not the End of the World”) off their forthcoming album “The Betrayed”. Ian

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World Cup to ease a century of hostility

A World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Armenia is due to play a role in ending more than a century of hostility between the neighbours. The

A World Cup qualifier between Turkey and Armenia is due to play a role in ending more than a century of hostility between the neighbours. The

News

Batasuna leaders accused of trying to reform

Spanish prosecutors have begun questioning Batasuna leaders arrested yesterday in a crackdown on the banned political allies of the armed Basque

Spanish prosecutors have begun questioning Batasuna leaders arrested yesterday in a crackdown on the banned political allies of the armed Basque

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Obama's health bill rosie-cheeked after Senate vote

A key Congressional committee has approved President Obama’s planned healthcare overhaul, which will extend health coverage to a further 29 million

A key Congressional committee has approved President Obama’s planned healthcare overhaul, which will extend health coverage to a further 29 million

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Pirates demand ransom for Spanish boat

Pirates who seized a Spanish tuna fishing boat off Somalia have demanded a ransom of more than 2.5 million euros for the release of the vessel and

Pirates who seized a Spanish tuna fishing boat off Somalia have demanded a ransom of more than 2.5 million euros for the release of the vessel and

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Dollar drops to 14-month low against the euro

The US dollar has fallen to its lowest level against the euro in more than a year. The value of the US greenback has been slipping against other

The US dollar has fallen to its lowest level against the euro in more than a year. The value of the US greenback has been slipping against other

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President Basescu begins search for new PM

Romanian President Traian Basescu has begun the search for a caretaker prime minister following the fall of the country’s government in a no

Romanian President Traian Basescu has begun the search for a caretaker prime minister following the fall of the country’s government in a no

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Jean Sarkozy demands a chance in nepotism row

The son of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy has spoken for the first time since triggering a public outcry with his nomination for a key job in

The son of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy has spoken for the first time since triggering a public outcry with his nomination for a key job in

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US Senate committee backs healthcare reforms

Reforming the US healthcare system has become more of a reality after a key Senate committee approved a bill to do just that. The finance panel

Reforming the US healthcare system has become more of a reality after a key Senate committee approved a bill to do just that. The finance panel

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Report: boom in illegal migrants to Greece

European Union border monitors say the number of illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece has boomed and will keep doing so if Turkey does not

European Union border monitors say the number of illegal migrants arriving by sea in Greece has boomed and will keep doing so if Turkey does not

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Obama: Afghan strategy could change in weeks

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan in a matter of weeks. He is meeting again with his

U.S. President Barack Obama says he will decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan in a matter of weeks. He is meeting again with his