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2009-11-10

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Russian anti-corruption blog causes stir

An ex-Russian policeman who has accused fellow officers of being corrupt says he wants to personally discuss the issue with Prime Minister Vladimir

An ex-Russian policeman who has accused fellow officers of being corrupt says he wants to personally discuss the issue with Prime Minister Vladimir

Business

French and Italian industrial output falls

Sharp falls in industrial output in France and Italy suggests difficulties ahead for the euro zone’s still fragile economic recovery. French

Sharp falls in industrial output in France and Italy suggests difficulties ahead for the euro zone’s still fragile economic recovery. French

Business

Ecofin agrees on budget deficit moves

Finance ministers from the 27 European Union countries have agreed that moves to cut budget deficits following the economic crisis should start in

Finance ministers from the 27 European Union countries have agreed that moves to cut budget deficits following the economic crisis should start in

Business

Top UK banks see bad debts fall

Reporting a lower third-quarter pretax profit of 1.7 billion euros, Barclays credited strong investment banking returns. Britain’s second-biggest

Reporting a lower third-quarter pretax profit of 1.7 billion euros, Barclays credited strong investment banking returns. Britain’s second-biggest

Business

Markets: 10th November

European shares fluctuated through the day and ended slightly lower. Among the factors HSBC reported its profit so far this year is higher than

European shares fluctuated through the day and ended slightly lower. Among the factors HSBC reported its profit so far this year is higher than

Europe

Auditors' Court approves EU accounts, with a sting in the tail

Rural Europe, tax police patrol farm buildings built fraudulently with EU subsidies… sound familiar? It is to the European Court of Auditors. And

Rural Europe, tax police patrol farm buildings built fraudulently with EU subsidies… sound familiar? It is to the European Court of Auditors. And

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A million Ukrainians hit by swine flu

The latest swine flu figures from Ukraine say more than a million people have been affected by the virus, and that number could rise dramatically

The latest swine flu figures from Ukraine say more than a million people have been affected by the virus, and that number could rise dramatically

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Brown ponders Afghan war options

Remembrance Sunday in Lashkar Gah. A chance to unite in tribute to the fallen. For many Britons, last week’s murder of five UK soldiers by a rogue

Remembrance Sunday in Lashkar Gah. A chance to unite in tribute to the fallen. For many Britons, last week’s murder of five UK soldiers by a rogue

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Merkel hopes tax cuts will spur growth

The new German government has laid out its agenda for the future, with a wide-ranging but somewhat vague plan to rescue Europe’s biggest economy. Two

The new German government has laid out its agenda for the future, with a wide-ranging but somewhat vague plan to rescue Europe’s biggest economy. Two

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Deadly suicide blast rocks north western Pakistan

More than 30 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in north western Pakistan. It is feared, the number of victims could

More than 30 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing in north western Pakistan. It is feared, the number of victims could

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Iraq sees increase in organised crime

As Iraq struggles to emerge from the sectarian carnage set off by the 2003 US invasion, organised crime, especially the kidnapping of children

As Iraq struggles to emerge from the sectarian carnage set off by the 2003 US invasion, organised crime, especially the kidnapping of children

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Mr AK-47 turns 90

The father of the gun adored by revolutionaries around the world turns 90 today. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who lives in Izhevsk, over a thousand miles

The father of the gun adored by revolutionaries around the world turns 90 today. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who lives in Izhevsk, over a thousand miles

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Soldiers' bodies repatriated after Afghan police shooting

The bodies of the five British soldiers killed by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan last week, have arrived in the UK. Six coffins landed at

The bodies of the five British soldiers killed by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan last week, have arrived in the UK. Six coffins landed at

Environment

Air conditioning goes green

At the Lac du Bourget near Lyon in France, researchers are testing new air conditioning technology aiming to cut the amount of energy needed to keep

At the Lac du Bourget near Lyon in France, researchers are testing new air conditioning technology aiming to cut the amount of energy needed to keep

Culture

Mamco in monochrome

A new exhibition has opened at Mamco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva. Two Swiss artists are featured, both of them working in monochrome

A new exhibition has opened at Mamco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Geneva. Two Swiss artists are featured, both of them working in monochrome

Culture

Amelia flies in

Hilary Swank, with two Oscars already under her belt, is back in Mira Nair’s new film “Amelia”, a biopic on the life and times of famous female flyer

Hilary Swank, with two Oscars already under her belt, is back in Mira Nair’s new film “Amelia”, a biopic on the life and times of famous female flyer

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Berlin celebrates the Fall of the Wall

Berlin is recovering from yesterday’s jubilant celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the infamous wall. Germany’s capital welcomed

Berlin is recovering from yesterday’s jubilant celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the infamous wall. Germany’s capital welcomed

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Doubts over Sarkozy's Berlin Wall memories

France’s media-loving President Sarkozy has become embroiled in a web of intrigue over his part in the fall of the Berlin Wall. He joined yesterday’s

France’s media-loving President Sarkozy has become embroiled in a web of intrigue over his part in the fall of the Berlin Wall. He joined yesterday’s

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US/Israel talks fail to make peace progress

America and Israel have held unusually low-profile talks, which have so far failed to make any discernable progress on injecting life into the

America and Israel have held unusually low-profile talks, which have so far failed to make any discernable progress on injecting life into the

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Naval clash between North and South Korea

North and South Korean warships have exchanged fire along the world’s last Cold War maritime border. No-one was reported hurt in the incident, but it

North and South Korean warships have exchanged fire along the world’s last Cold War maritime border. No-one was reported hurt in the incident, but it

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Iberia passengers hit by new strike

Thousands of airline passengers in Spain face more disruption and delays, as Iberia cabin crew stage another two-day strike. More than 370 flights

Thousands of airline passengers in Spain face more disruption and delays, as Iberia cabin crew stage another two-day strike. More than 370 flights

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Berlin wasn't the only party venue

Berlin was not the only city where celebrations were held for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ceremonies took place in other

Berlin was not the only city where celebrations were held for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ceremonies took place in other

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New unity government in Lebanon

Five months after elections in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the son of the murdered prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has named a cabinet

Five months after elections in Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the son of the murdered prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, has named a cabinet

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World leaders reflect on fall of the Berlin Wall

The Brandenburg Gate, once the fault line between East and West, and now the symbol of German reunification, was the impressive setting for a

The Brandenburg Gate, once the fault line between East and West, and now the symbol of German reunification, was the impressive setting for a

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Germany reflects after Wall anniversary celebrations

By all accounts it was a huge success – the eyes of the world were on Germany as it held one of its biggest ever parties to mark the 20th anniversary

By all accounts it was a huge success – the eyes of the world were on Germany as it held one of its biggest ever parties to mark the 20th anniversary

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Two Koreas in reported sea clash

It is reported the two Koreas have had a brief naval skirmish. The Yonhap news agency quotes a South Korean defence source as saying that shots were

It is reported the two Koreas have had a brief naval skirmish. The Yonhap news agency quotes a South Korean defence source as saying that shots were