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2009-10-30

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Jacques Delors: Former European Commission President

“The event was a shock, we had to wait and see if it was going to happen peacefully.” 20 years ago Jacques Delors, then President of the European

“The event was a shock, we had to wait and see if it was going to happen peacefully.” 20 years ago Jacques Delors, then President of the European

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Chirac ordered to stand trial

He may be one of France’s most popular former presidents, but Jacques Chirac has a rendezvous with justice. Two years after leaving the Elysee

He may be one of France’s most popular former presidents, but Jacques Chirac has a rendezvous with justice. Two years after leaving the Elysee

Business

Stocks slide as traders show restraint

European stocks recorded significant losses on Friday and the second weekly decline in a row. It was something of a hangover from Thursday, when

European stocks recorded significant losses on Friday and the second weekly decline in a row. It was something of a hangover from Thursday, when

Business

Swine flu gives Sanofi a shot in the arm

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has swine flu to thank for an improved outlook for 2009. The group said it expected H1N1 vaccines to add around 337

French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis has swine flu to thank for an improved outlook for 2009. The group said it expected H1N1 vaccines to add around 337

Business

Electronics industry gets pre-Christmas boost

The electronics industry has been boosted by some encouraging financial results as it looks forward to the Christmas shopping season. Samsung, the

The electronics industry has been boosted by some encouraging financial results as it looks forward to the Christmas shopping season. Samsung, the

Business

Air France gets hold of its first airbus

Air France has become the first European airline to get its hands on an Airbus A380. The French company was presented with the giant passenger

Air France has become the first European airline to get its hands on an Airbus A380. The French company was presented with the giant passenger

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Jails 'too dangerous' say striking Belgian guards

Prison officers across Belgium are on strike as a female guard fights for her life in hospital. It is alleged she was stabbed by an Iranian

Prison officers across Belgium are on strike as a female guard fights for her life in hospital. It is alleged she was stabbed by an Iranian

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Stalin's victims remembered

As Russians pay tribute to the victims of Stalin’s purges at memorial services across the country, President Dmitry Medvedev has launched a scathing

As Russians pay tribute to the victims of Stalin’s purges at memorial services across the country, President Dmitry Medvedev has launched a scathing

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The US gets seven Colombian bases

The US is to open seven military bases in Colombia. The deal was sealed in Bogota today, a relatively swift passage to signature after the idea was

The US is to open seven military bases in Colombia. The deal was sealed in Bogota today, a relatively swift passage to signature after the idea was

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Solution in sight to Honduras political crisis

An end looks to be in sight to the political crisis that has plunged Honduras into turmoil. People are still taking in the news that a deal has

An end looks to be in sight to the political crisis that has plunged Honduras into turmoil. People are still taking in the news that a deal has

Europe

EU agrees climate change funding position

Europe has agreed how much money it is prepared to to offer poor countries to deal with climate change: between 22 and 50 billion euros per

Europe has agreed how much money it is prepared to to offer poor countries to deal with climate change: between 22 and 50 billion euros per

Europe

Blair's EU star wanes

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was much talked-about at the EU summit and beforehand, but his chances of filling the new post of individual

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was much talked-about at the EU summit and beforehand, but his chances of filling the new post of individual

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Medvedev laments Russian youth views of Stalin

On the day Russia honours the victims of Soviet repression, President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned that not enough young people are aware of

On the day Russia honours the victims of Soviet repression, President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned that not enough young people are aware of

Europe

Will the pieces of the Lebanese political jigsaw ever fit?

20 years after the civil war, Lebanon is still searching for political balance. Within the small Middle eastern country, political divisons have made

20 years after the civil war, Lebanon is still searching for political balance. Within the small Middle eastern country, political divisons have made

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Dutch teen still banned from sailing trip

A Dutch girl’s dream of becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world is to remain just that – for now. Laura Dekker had planed to

A Dutch girl’s dream of becoming the youngest person to sail solo around the world is to remain just that – for now. Laura Dekker had planed to

Culture

The Book of Masters

Russian family fantasy film “The Book of Masters” is the first Walt Disney release to be produced in Russia by Disney’s CIS division. It is based

Russian family fantasy film “The Book of Masters” is the first Walt Disney release to be produced in Russia by Disney’s CIS division. It is based

Culture

Christmas No 1 for The Soldiers?

“The Soldiers” are a singing band formed by three soldiers: Major Gary Chilton, Sergeant Richie Maddoakcs, and Lance corporal Ryan Idzi. They have

“The Soldiers” are a singing band formed by three soldiers: Major Gary Chilton, Sergeant Richie Maddoakcs, and Lance corporal Ryan Idzi. They have

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Varied reaction to Chirac trial

Jacques Chirac was, in several polls, thought the worst president in the history of the Fifth Republic when he left office just 30 months ago

Jacques Chirac was, in several polls, thought the worst president in the history of the Fifth Republic when he left office just 30 months ago

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Ukraine shuts schools amid H1N1 fears

In Ukraine, schools have been closed, all public events have been banned and restrictions imposed on people’s movements after the country confirmed

In Ukraine, schools have been closed, all public events have been banned and restrictions imposed on people’s movements after the country confirmed

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Medvedev laments Russian youth views of Stalin

On the day Russia honours the victims of Soviet repression, President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned that not enough young people are aware of

On the day Russia honours the victims of Soviet repression, President Dmitry Medvedev says he is concerned that not enough young people are aware of

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Eurozone unemployment hits 9.7%

Unemployment in the eurozone reached 9.7 per cent last month, that is its highest level in nearly 11 years. Spain has been hit particularly hard

Unemployment in the eurozone reached 9.7 per cent last month, that is its highest level in nearly 11 years. Spain has been hit particularly hard

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Chirac ordered to face embezzlement trial

France’s former president Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial on embezzlement charges. The unprecedented move against an ex-French head

France’s former president Jacques Chirac has been ordered to stand trial on embezzlement charges. The unprecedented move against an ex-French head

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Zimbabwe: a long way from food security

Zimbabwe, formerly known as the African bread-basket, can no longer feed its population. Three decades of rule by Mugabe have ruined the country. The

Zimbabwe, formerly known as the African bread-basket, can no longer feed its population. Three decades of rule by Mugabe have ruined the country. The

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Actor Dennis Hopper fighting prostate cancer

American actor Dennis Hopper is battling prostate cancer and has cancelled all travel plans to focus on treatment, according to his manager. The

American actor Dennis Hopper is battling prostate cancer and has cancelled all travel plans to focus on treatment, according to his manager. The

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Passports of al Qaeda suspects found in Pakistan

The Pakistani army has found the passports of Saïd Bahaji, wanted in connection with the September 11 attacks in New York and of Raquel Garcia

The Pakistani army has found the passports of Saïd Bahaji, wanted in connection with the September 11 attacks in New York and of Raquel Garcia

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Increased UN security measures in Afghanistan

The United Nations plans to boost its security staff in Afghanistan in the wake of the deadly Taliban attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul

The United Nations plans to boost its security staff in Afghanistan in the wake of the deadly Taliban attack on a UN guesthouse in Kabul

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Mozambique President looks sure of re-election

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza is heading for a clear victory in the country’s general election. He is expected to retain power following

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza is heading for a clear victory in the country’s general election. He is expected to retain power following