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2009-10-27

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Prison sentences in French arms scandal

The guilty verdicts handed down on Tuesday in France’s “Angolagate” arms scandal have lobbed a bomb into the political class. Former Interior

The guilty verdicts handed down on Tuesday in France’s “Angolagate” arms scandal have lobbed a bomb into the political class. Former Interior

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Fines but no ban in French Scientology fraud ruling

Four of the six leaders of the Scientology Church in France have been found guilty of fraud in a case that has highlighted concerns about the group’s

Four of the six leaders of the Scientology Church in France have been found guilty of fraud in a case that has highlighted concerns about the group’s

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Spotlight on Iran-Turkey relations

Some commentators are asking whether there may be a shift underway in Turkey’s foreign policy. At a meeting in Turkey last year between the Iranian

Some commentators are asking whether there may be a shift underway in Turkey’s foreign policy. At a meeting in Turkey last year between the Iranian

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Prosecution opens case against Karadzic

The prosecution has opened its case in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, even though he has again refused to

The prosecution has opened its case in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, even though he has again refused to

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Plavsic's triumphant return to Belgrade

Former Bosnian Serb President, Bilyana Plavsich, has arrived in Belgrade to a hero’s welcome. She has been released early after serving two-thirds

Former Bosnian Serb President, Bilyana Plavsich, has arrived in Belgrade to a hero’s welcome. She has been released early after serving two-thirds

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British lawyer faces jail after Berlusconi bribery

British lawyer David Mills is facing jail in Italy after losing an appeal against a bribery conviction. The court has decided he is guilty of

British lawyer David Mills is facing jail in Italy after losing an appeal against a bribery conviction. The court has decided he is guilty of

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"Angolagate" trial jails former Interior Minister

One of the biggest arms dealing trials in history has wound up in France with prison terms for some former high-ranking officials, notably the former

One of the biggest arms dealing trials in history has wound up in France with prison terms for some former high-ranking officials, notably the former

Business

BP reports third-quarter profits above expectations

Oil giant BP has reported third-quarter profits well above expectations, sending its share price up 5%. BP’s results were boosted after it made

Oil giant BP has reported third-quarter profits well above expectations, sending its share price up 5%. BP’s results were boosted after it made

Business

Bayer's operating earnings beat forecasts

Germany’s largest drugmaker Bayer has beaten forecasts with their operating earnings. Profits were helped by a continued recovery of their

Germany’s largest drugmaker Bayer has beaten forecasts with their operating earnings. Profits were helped by a continued recovery of their

Business

European share gains limited by US consumer gloom

Gains in European shares were limited in afternoon trading by news of deteriorating U.S. consumer confidence this month. The European FTSE 300 was

Gains in European shares were limited in afternoon trading by news of deteriorating U.S. consumer confidence this month. The European FTSE 300 was

Business

Tangiers builds the future at Tanger Med

Tanger Med, near Tangiers, Morocco, is the largest port in the Mediterranean.   When completed in 2014 its capacity will be eight million

Tanger Med, near Tangiers, Morocco, is the largest port in the Mediterranean.   When completed in 2014 its capacity will be eight million

Business

Consumer Mood in Europe Varied

The French consumer mood is improving despite the accelerating job cuts. Household confidence in the euro zone’s second largest economy has risen

The French consumer mood is improving despite the accelerating job cuts. Household confidence in the euro zone’s second largest economy has risen

Business

Honda's profits halved

Honda’s profits between July and September more than halved after car sales continued to fall during the global economic downturn. Japan’s

Honda’s profits between July and September more than halved after car sales continued to fall during the global economic downturn. Japan’s

Business

Consumer confidence gloomy in the US

Consumer confidence in the US is gloomy as people face the worst job market in a quarter of a century. The fall in the Consumer Confidence Index

Consumer confidence in the US is gloomy as people face the worst job market in a quarter of a century. The fall in the Consumer Confidence Index

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Erdogan backs Iran over nuclear talks

The Turkish prime minister has praised Iran for what he called its “positive attitude” to nuclear talks, fuelling Western concerns about warming

The Turkish prime minister has praised Iran for what he called its “positive attitude” to nuclear talks, fuelling Western concerns about warming

Europe

High awareness of poverty in EU

Nine out of 10 Europeans want urgent action by their government to tackle poverty. A new Eurobarometer survey reveals the strength of concern over

Nine out of 10 Europeans want urgent action by their government to tackle poverty. A new Eurobarometer survey reveals the strength of concern over

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Czech court to give Lisbon treaty ruling next

Uncertainty over the EU’s Lisbon Treaty is set to continue after the Czech Constitutional Court said it will not give its ruling on a complaint

Uncertainty over the EU’s Lisbon Treaty is set to continue after the Czech Constitutional Court said it will not give its ruling on a complaint

Culture

Is this it?

Posthumous rehearsal film “This Is It” will be released this weekend but not all Michael Jackson fans are delighted. Some see this as a naked

Posthumous rehearsal film “This Is It” will be released this weekend but not all Michael Jackson fans are delighted. Some see this as a naked

Culture

Q Awards chaos

At the Q Awards in London, there was the usual rock n roll confusion. Kasabian weren’t sure what Award they’d just won. Lily Allen just about

At the Q Awards in London, there was the usual rock n roll confusion. Kasabian weren’t sure what Award they’d just won. Lily Allen just about

Europe

Juncker 'wouldn't say no' to EU presidency

Another contender to lead the EU… Both Tony Blair and now Jean-Claude Juncker are considered as possible future European Union Presidents, once the

Another contender to lead the EU… Both Tony Blair and now Jean-Claude Juncker are considered as possible future European Union Presidents, once the

Science_technology

Monitoring the planet

Ocean currents play an important part in regulating the Earth’s climate. Driven by the density and the salinity of the water, they transport warm

Ocean currents play an important part in regulating the Earth’s climate. Driven by the density and the salinity of the water, they transport warm

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Scientologists may appeal French fraud conviction

Four of the six leaders of the Scientology Church in France have been found guilty of fraud in a case that has highlighted concerns about the group’s

Four of the six leaders of the Scientology Church in France have been found guilty of fraud in a case that has highlighted concerns about the group’s

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UN says don't expect climate deal at Copenhagen

Do not expect any agreements on how to lower climate change at Copenhagen. That is the message coming from the United Nations, as it now admit is has

Do not expect any agreements on how to lower climate change at Copenhagen. That is the message coming from the United Nations, as it now admit is has

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Russian nomads threatened by gas reserves

The harsh and remote plains of Russia’s Yamal province are home to the Nenet tribe. Climate change makes their 150 kilometre yearly journey from

The harsh and remote plains of Russia’s Yamal province are home to the Nenet tribe. Climate change makes their 150 kilometre yearly journey from

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First Session for New German Government

Germany’s new coalition government has met for its first parliamentary session today. It’s the country’s 17th Bundestag, and has 622 members. After

Germany’s new coalition government has met for its first parliamentary session today. It’s the country’s 17th Bundestag, and has 622 members. After

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Czech decision on Lisbon Treaty on November 3

The Czech Constitutional Court is expected to give its ruling on a complaint about the Lisbon Treaty on November 3. There had been speculation the

The Czech Constitutional Court is expected to give its ruling on a complaint about the Lisbon Treaty on November 3. There had been speculation the

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Ex-Bosnian Serb leader released from jail

Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic has been released from jail in Sweden, after serving six years of an 11-year sentence for war crimes

Former Bosnian Serb President Biljana Plavsic has been released from jail in Sweden, after serving six years of an 11-year sentence for war crimes