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2009-10-29

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Obama's Afghanistan dilemma

It was a solemn moment for President Obama at an airbase in Delaware as he reflected on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. His decision

It was a solemn moment for President Obama at an airbase in Delaware as he reflected on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. His decision

Business

Is the US finally free of recession?

American GDP rose by 3.5 percent in the third quarter of this year, ending a sorry series of four successive quarters of decline. The figures were

American GDP rose by 3.5 percent in the third quarter of this year, ending a sorry series of four successive quarters of decline. The figures were

Europe

Spain, Belgium, Hungary EU Presidency team

Spain, Belgium and Hungary are teaming together for their combined 18-months running of the European Union presidency. This is provided for in the

Spain, Belgium and Hungary are teaming together for their combined 18-months running of the European Union presidency. This is provided for in the

Business

Russian interest rates cut again

Russia’s central bank has again cut its key interest rate in a continued effort to get banks lending more. The refinancing rate has been reduced from

Russia’s central bank has again cut its key interest rate in a continued effort to get banks lending more. The refinancing rate has been reduced from

Business

Good news on German jobless rate

Germany’s latest unemployment figures make for much more pleasant reading than had been expected. Economists had forecast that 20,000 more people

Germany’s latest unemployment figures make for much more pleasant reading than had been expected. Economists had forecast that 20,000 more people

Business

European shares boosted by US growth data

European shares were given a boost on Thursday by the positive data on US economic growth. In London the FTSE closed 1.13 percent up, Frankfurt’s

European shares were given a boost on Thursday by the positive data on US economic growth. In London the FTSE closed 1.13 percent up, Frankfurt’s

Business

Oil giants report big profit losses

Profits were slashed at three major oil comanies as the industry raised doubts about the strength of the economic recovery. Exxon, the world’s

Profits were slashed at three major oil comanies as the industry raised doubts about the strength of the economic recovery. Exxon, the world’s

News

Lorca grave work digs up Spanish civil war emotions

Work has begun on opening a mass grave in Spain thought to contain the remains of the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca and other civil war

Work has begun on opening a mass grave in Spain thought to contain the remains of the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca and other civil war

News

Ecuador seeks closer ties with Moscow

Ecuador is pushing for closer cooperation with Moscow, putting Russian-Latin American relations under the spotlight. The Ecuadorean President

Ecuador is pushing for closer cooperation with Moscow, putting Russian-Latin American relations under the spotlight. The Ecuadorean President

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Asterix celebrates 50 years of Gallic resistance

Arguably the world’s best known French character turned 50 on Thursday, October 29, a birthday celebrated by the entire nation. It was 1959 when

Arguably the world’s best known French character turned 50 on Thursday, October 29, a birthday celebrated by the entire nation. It was 1959 when

News

Austria's students demand reforms

Student demonstrations in Vienna have spread to other Austrian universities in what has become a national movement for change. A sit-in at

Student demonstrations in Vienna have spread to other Austrian universities in what has become a national movement for change. A sit-in at

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IAEA hopeful of Iran deal despite changes

The UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA, says it remains hopeful of a deal with Iran after the Islamic Republic gave its first response to a plan to

The UN’s atomic energy agency, the IAEA, says it remains hopeful of a deal with Iran after the Islamic Republic gave its first response to a plan to

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Internet to include different alphabets

People could soon be able use different alphabets to access websites. One of the biggest shake-ups to the internet is expected to be announced on

People could soon be able use different alphabets to access websites. One of the biggest shake-ups to the internet is expected to be announced on

News

British hostages in Somalia speak of ordeal

One of two Britons being held by Somali pirates has been speaking about their ordeal. In a brief phone interview with British channel ITV News, Paul

One of two Britons being held by Somali pirates has been speaking about their ordeal. In a brief phone interview with British channel ITV News, Paul

Europe

Lisbon and climate main focus at EU summit

The European Union’s leaders are optimistic they can get the long-delayed Lisbon Treaty finally rolling. Czech Prime Minister Jan Fisher, at a summit

The European Union’s leaders are optimistic they can get the long-delayed Lisbon Treaty finally rolling. Czech Prime Minister Jan Fisher, at a summit

Culture

Chloe at London Film Festival

“Chloe”, directed by Canadian Atom Egoyan, was premiered at the London Film Festival. Starring Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, the

“Chloe”, directed by Canadian Atom Egoyan, was premiered at the London Film Festival. Starring Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson, the

Science_technology

Studying the seas

The circulation of water in the world’s oceans influences the climate. An important factor is the salinity of the water. Global data however, is

The circulation of water in the world’s oceans influences the climate. An important factor is the salinity of the water. Global data however, is

Europe

Take the European Route of Roma Culture and Heritage!

The story of Europe’s Roma people is a road movie, criss-crossing Europe since their arrival from India hundreds of years ago, but their story is

The story of Europe’s Roma people is a road movie, criss-crossing Europe since their arrival from India hundreds of years ago, but their story is

News

Former Irish President Mary Robinson turns to climate change

Mary Robinson was the first ever female President of Ireland. Following that she moved to another high profile job as United Nations Commissioner for

Mary Robinson was the first ever female President of Ireland. Following that she moved to another high profile job as United Nations Commissioner for

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US-Cuban embargo back in the spotlight

Cubans took to the streets to celebrate a new monument for national hero Camilo Cienfuegos. The portrait of Che Guevara in Havana’s Revolution

Cubans took to the streets to celebrate a new monument for national hero Camilo Cienfuegos. The portrait of Che Guevara in Havana’s Revolution

News

EU summit to gauge price of climate change

Time to pay the price of climate change… that is the message EU leaders are getting as they gather in Brussels for a two-day summit. Deciding who

Time to pay the price of climate change… that is the message EU leaders are getting as they gather in Brussels for a two-day summit. Deciding who

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105 confirmed dead in Peshawar bombing

Pakistan is today counting the cost of a car bomb blast in Peshawar which killed 105 people. At least 200 others were hurt in the attack on a busy

Pakistan is today counting the cost of a car bomb blast in Peshawar which killed 105 people. At least 200 others were hurt in the attack on a busy

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Iran says it will not retreat over nuclear rights

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will “not retreat one iota” on its nuclear rights. He was speaking on the day Iran is

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will “not retreat one iota” on its nuclear rights. He was speaking on the day Iran is

Europe

Tiananmen Square and the Berlin Wall 20-years on

1989 saw two of the most dramatic events in recent world history, in June China ordered the crackdown on pro-democracy students at Tiananmen Square

1989 saw two of the most dramatic events in recent world history, in June China ordered the crackdown on pro-democracy students at Tiananmen Square

News

Shock fall in number of German jobless

There has been a surprise drop in the number of unemployed in Germany. The latest figures show the amount of jobless people in the country fell from

There has been a surprise drop in the number of unemployed in Germany. The latest figures show the amount of jobless people in the country fell from

News

Climate and Czech treaty talks to top EU summit

European leaders begin a two-day summit in Brussels today in an effort to prepare for the Copenhagen climate talks in December.They’ll discuss that

European leaders begin a two-day summit in Brussels today in an effort to prepare for the Copenhagen climate talks in December.They’ll discuss that

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Swiss to tighten controls on assisted suicide

The Swiss government is to change the law on assisted suicide to ensure it is only used as a last resort by the terminally ill. A rise in the

The Swiss government is to change the law on assisted suicide to ensure it is only used as a last resort by the terminally ill. A rise in the

News

US stands firm after attacks

The United States says it will not be intimidated after an attack on a UN guest house and a hotel in Kabul. Five United Nations foreign staff

The United States says it will not be intimidated after an attack on a UN guest house and a hotel in Kabul. Five United Nations foreign staff