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2009-11-12

News

Fort Hood suspect charged

A US army major is to face initial murder charges for allegedly gunning down 13 of his colleagues at a military base in Texas last week. Army

A US army major is to face initial murder charges for allegedly gunning down 13 of his colleagues at a military base in Texas last week. Army

Business

Markets: 12th November

European shares ended lower after having lost most of their earlier gains late in the session as Wall Street turned negative. There had been a

European shares ended lower after having lost most of their earlier gains late in the session as Wall Street turned negative. There had been a

Business

Iberia and BA 'close to merger' - source

Iberia’s board of directors has reportedly agreed the main details of a merger with British Airways but the size BA’s pension fund deficit could

Iberia’s board of directors has reportedly agreed the main details of a merger with British Airways but the size BA’s pension fund deficit could

Business

IEA predicts more oil demand

The International Energy Agency is predicting a pickup in oil demand as the world economy strengthens. It said we will use more fuel in the

The International Energy Agency is predicting a pickup in oil demand as the world economy strengthens. It said we will use more fuel in the

Business

ECB optimistic about region's growth

The latest word on the euro zone’s economic recovery from the European Central Bank is for improvement in the second half of this year. The ECB’s

The latest word on the euro zone’s economic recovery from the European Central Bank is for improvement in the second half of this year. The ECB’s

Business

Tourism industry showing 'signs of life'

The travel industry is still under major pressure from the recession. This year’s top gathering of professionals the World Travel Market in

The travel industry is still under major pressure from the recession. This year’s top gathering of professionals the World Travel Market in

Business

Euro Disney delays debt repayments

Shares in Euro Disney plunged by the most in nearly two years after it announced it will delay up to 45 million euros of debt repayments. The

Shares in Euro Disney plunged by the most in nearly two years after it announced it will delay up to 45 million euros of debt repayments. The

Europe

Anna Lindh journalism prize in Monaco

The Anna Lindh Foundation for intercultural dialogue has held the awards ceremony for the fourth Euromediterranean prize for journalism in Monaco.

The Anna Lindh Foundation for intercultural dialogue has held the awards ceremony for the fourth Euromediterranean prize for journalism in Monaco.

Europe

Citizens' initiative, fleshing out the Lisbon Treaty

With the Lisbon Treaty about to come into effect, new light is being shed on what it means when it talks about the Citizens’ Initiative. The European

With the Lisbon Treaty about to come into effect, new light is being shed on what it means when it talks about the Citizens’ Initiative. The European

Europe

Yes, Mrs President?

Gender equality is being taken increasingly seriously in the hunt for a new European Union president. Ahead of next week’s summit to appoint the new

Gender equality is being taken increasingly seriously in the hunt for a new European Union president. Ahead of next week’s summit to appoint the new

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Abbas urged to postpone Palestinian vote

The deep split in Palestinian politics has forced recommendations that President Mahmoud Abbas postpones elections in January. The refusal of his

The deep split in Palestinian politics has forced recommendations that President Mahmoud Abbas postpones elections in January. The refusal of his

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Swiss businessmen set for Libyan trial

A pair of Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving Libya for more than a year are to face trial on tax evasion charges. The men, who

A pair of Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving Libya for more than a year are to face trial on tax evasion charges. The men, who

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Mitterrand praises free speech over politics

France’s culture minister is playing peacemaker in a row over free speech and the winner of the country’s most prestigious literary award. In an

France’s culture minister is playing peacemaker in a row over free speech and the winner of the country’s most prestigious literary award. In an

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Medvedev urges Russian reforms

President Dmitry Medvedev has called for root and branch reform in Russia in a State of the Nation address short on specific initiatives. The economy

President Dmitry Medvedev has called for root and branch reform in Russia in a State of the Nation address short on specific initiatives. The economy

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Pre-poll immigration clampdown by UK's Brown

Britain’s government has pledged to tighten rules on immigration, as the issue gains political momentum ahead of a general election next year. In

Britain’s government has pledged to tighten rules on immigration, as the issue gains political momentum ahead of a general election next year. In

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NATO demands Karzai proves his worth

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama not to send more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul. Karl

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama not to send more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul. Karl

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Polish-German reconciliation remembered

A service to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Polish-German Reconciliation has been held in the city where anti-Nazi sympathisers met to plot

A service to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Polish-German Reconciliation has been held in the city where anti-Nazi sympathisers met to plot

Culture

Miles Davis expo in Paris

A new exhibition has opened – at The Cite de la Musique in Paris – called “We Want Miles” – in hommage to American jazz supremo Miles Davis. The

A new exhibition has opened – at The Cite de la Musique in Paris – called “We Want Miles” – in hommage to American jazz supremo Miles Davis. The

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Obama warned: 'no Afghan troop surge'

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama against sending more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul

The US ambassador to Afghanistan has warned President Obama against sending more troops to prop up what he called the corrupt leadership in Kabul

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Brown vows to tighten UK immigration rules

The UK has seen a spate of demonstrations over fears too many foreigners are moving in. ‘British jobs for British workers’ is a familiar slogan

The UK has seen a spate of demonstrations over fears too many foreigners are moving in. ‘British jobs for British workers’ is a familiar slogan

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Maoists stage mass protest in Nepal

Riot police have clashed with Maoist activists protesting against Nepal’s government. Thousands of demonstrators converged on Kathmandu in the

Riot police have clashed with Maoist activists protesting against Nepal’s government. Thousands of demonstrators converged on Kathmandu in the

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North Korea warns South it will pay for sea clash

Two days after ships from the rival Koreas clashed in disputed waters, the North is warning the South it was pay “an expensive price” for the

Two days after ships from the rival Koreas clashed in disputed waters, the North is warning the South it was pay “an expensive price” for the

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Bosnian Serb general loses war crimes appeal

A former Bosnian Serb army general has lost his appeal against a conviction for war crimes committed during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo. The

A former Bosnian Serb army general has lost his appeal against a conviction for war crimes committed during the 43-month siege of Sarajevo. The

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Medvedev demands urgent reform in Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has used his annual State of the Nation address to demand urgent reforms. Addressing both houses of parliament and

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has used his annual State of the Nation address to demand urgent reforms. Addressing both houses of parliament and

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Lebanese prime minister takes office

Saad al-Hariri has formally taken up the post of Lebanese Prime Minister.  He confirmed his new cabinet on Monday.  His 14-March coalition

Saad al-Hariri has formally taken up the post of Lebanese Prime Minister.  He confirmed his new cabinet on Monday.  His 14-March coalition

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Spain calls for blockade of pirate ports

Spain is calling for Europe to take a tougher stance in dealing with piracy on the high seas. It wants the multinational naval force to blockade 

Spain is calling for Europe to take a tougher stance in dealing with piracy on the high seas. It wants the multinational naval force to blockade 

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Russia moves to cut Ukraine out of gas supply route

Russia and Austria have agreed to move swiftly on a pipeline deal that would cut Ukraine out of the gas supply route.  At a meeting in Moscow

Russia and Austria have agreed to move swiftly on a pipeline deal that would cut Ukraine out of the gas supply route.  At a meeting in Moscow

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German gets life for courtroom stabbing

A life sentence given to a man by a German court for the murder of an Egyptian woman has been widely welcomed by the Muslim world.   Alex Wiens

A life sentence given to a man by a German court for the murder of an Egyptian woman has been widely welcomed by the Muslim world.   Alex Wiens

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Israel ready to talk peace with Syria

A meeting between the leaders of France and Israel appears to have given a nudge to at least one aspect of Middle East diplomacy.   Israeli Prime

A meeting between the leaders of France and Israel appears to have given a nudge to at least one aspect of Middle East diplomacy.   Israeli Prime