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2009-11-18

Culture

Westwood presents Anglomania

British designer Vivienne Westwood held her Anglomania Spring Summer 2010 show in the car park of the London department store, Selfridges.

British designer Vivienne Westwood held her Anglomania Spring Summer 2010 show in the car park of the London department store, Selfridges.

Culture

Transit 89 looks back at 'year of the miracle'

For many the year 1989 is known as the year of the miracle. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the culmination of months or, depending on your point of

For many the year 1989 is known as the year of the miracle. The fall of the Berlin Wall was the culmination of months or, depending on your point of

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Berlusconi rules out early election

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has no intention of calling an early election after the speaker of the Senate warned he may have to

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has no intention of calling an early election after the speaker of the Senate warned he may have to

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The story behind Algeria v Egypt

The World Cup qualifying play-off between Algeria and Egypt will undoubtedly go down in the footballing annals, but for the wrong reasons. By some

The World Cup qualifying play-off between Algeria and Egypt will undoubtedly go down in the footballing annals, but for the wrong reasons. By some

Business

Ahold to cut costs

Supermarket chain Ahold is planning to cut its costs by more than 350 million euros over the next three years. The Dutch company announced that as

Supermarket chain Ahold is planning to cut its costs by more than 350 million euros over the next three years. The Dutch company announced that as

Business

Data theft prompts credit card recall

What is believed to be the biggest credit card recall ever in Europe is underway in Germany after the theft of card users details from a payment

What is believed to be the biggest credit card recall ever in Europe is underway in Germany after the theft of card users details from a payment

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EU-Russia boost ties with climate and trade pledges

EU and Russian officials have called their latest annual summit “the best yet”. The European Union reiterated support for its powerful trade

EU and Russian officials have called their latest annual summit “the best yet”. The European Union reiterated support for its powerful trade

Business

Madoff boats sold to repay victims

Four pleasure boats seized by US authorities from swindler Bernard Madoff and his right-hand man, Frank DiPascali, have sold for 1.3 million euros at

Four pleasure boats seized by US authorities from swindler Bernard Madoff and his right-hand man, Frank DiPascali, have sold for 1.3 million euros at

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Israel defies criticis over settlement building

The expansion of Gilo in Jerusalem is widening the divide between Israelis and Palestinians. The Jewish neighbourhood was built on land Israel

The expansion of Gilo in Jerusalem is widening the divide between Israelis and Palestinians. The Jewish neighbourhood was built on land Israel

Business

US housing starts tumble

Construction of new homes in the US unexpectedly tumbled in October to the lowest level in six months. Housing starts fell 10.6 percent indicating

Construction of new homes in the US unexpectedly tumbled in October to the lowest level in six months. Housing starts fell 10.6 percent indicating

Business

Gold tops $1,150

Gold prices have hit a record high as the dollar slumped against a basket of currencies to its lowest level in 15 months. Gold rallied to its

Gold prices have hit a record high as the dollar slumped against a basket of currencies to its lowest level in 15 months. Gold rallied to its

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Obama in Seoul on last leg of Asian tour

Barack Obama has arrived in South Korea on the last leg of his visit to Asia. North Korea’s refusal to engage in nuclear disarmament talks is

Barack Obama has arrived in South Korea on the last leg of his visit to Asia. North Korea’s refusal to engage in nuclear disarmament talks is

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EU urged to offer top posts to women

Pressure is mounting on Europe’s leaders to do more to get women into the EU – one day before two of the bloc’s top jobs are decided. Earlier

Pressure is mounting on Europe’s leaders to do more to get women into the EU – one day before two of the bloc’s top jobs are decided. Earlier

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Key Iraqi election law vetoed

Iraq’s vital upcoming parliamentary poll has been thrown in to doubt after one of its vice presidents vetoed an important electoral law. Tareq

Iraq’s vital upcoming parliamentary poll has been thrown in to doubt after one of its vice presidents vetoed an important electoral law. Tareq

Business

Markets: 18th November

Italy’s Ferrero and US-based Hershey have confirmed they are reviewing options for a possible bid for Cadbury. However analysts and investors

Italy’s Ferrero and US-based Hershey have confirmed they are reviewing options for a possible bid for Cadbury. However analysts and investors

Europe

Miguel Angel Moratinos: luke-warm over EU foreign policy post

The foreign minister of Spain is formally a candidate for European Union diplomatic high representative. Miguel Angel Moratinos has already served

The foreign minister of Spain is formally a candidate for European Union diplomatic high representative. Miguel Angel Moratinos has already served

Europe

Ursula Plassnik: EU foreign chief-in-waiting?

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik is one of the contenders to become the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security

Former Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik is one of the contenders to become the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security

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The Queen's Speech

With only six months to go before a general election in the UK, today’s Queen’s Speech has been viewed as the most political in 12 years

With only six months to go before a general election in the UK, today’s Queen’s Speech has been viewed as the most political in 12 years

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Another Munch work stolen, police say

Police have confirmed a second lithograph by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was stolen earlier this year. The news that The Breaking Away’ is now

Police have confirmed a second lithograph by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was stolen earlier this year. The news that The Breaking Away’ is now

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Suicides soar in US army

Suicides in the US army are set to hit a new high this year, according to a top American general. The number of active-duty soldiers to take

Suicides in the US army are set to hit a new high this year, according to a top American general. The number of active-duty soldiers to take

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Obama heads to South Korea

After his historic trip to China US President Barack Obama heads to South Korea, the final stop on his tour of the region. Some protesters will

After his historic trip to China US President Barack Obama heads to South Korea, the final stop on his tour of the region. Some protesters will

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The UK's election campaign begins

The Queen’s speech has unofficially signalled the start of the UK’s election campaign. Gordon Brown set out his policy for the last ever time

The Queen’s speech has unofficially signalled the start of the UK’s election campaign. Gordon Brown set out his policy for the last ever time

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EU and Russia aim to reset relations

Europe and Russia will be hoping they can press the political and economic reset button today as summit in Stockholm gets underway. Russian

Europe and Russia will be hoping they can press the political and economic reset button today as summit in Stockholm gets underway. Russian

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Washington attacks Israeli plans for more West Bank homes

Israel’s plans to build a further 900 homes in the Gilo settlement has triggered a fresh rift with Washington whose response has been forthright

Israel’s plans to build a further 900 homes in the Gilo settlement has triggered a fresh rift with Washington whose response has been forthright

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EU-Russia look to rebuild trust despite differences

The EU and Russia will seek to rebuild economic and political ties today at a summit in Stockholm. Relations have been strained by Moscow’s war

The EU and Russia will seek to rebuild economic and political ties today at a summit in Stockholm. Relations have been strained by Moscow’s war

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Families and friends celebrate as hostages freed

In Spain, a vigil which lasted 47 days by family and friends of a Basque owned fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates has ended in relief

In Spain, a vigil which lasted 47 days by family and friends of a Basque owned fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates has ended in relief

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Injuries and arrests on the streets of Athens

Violence erupted on the streets of central Athens on Tuesday night with up to 13 policemen reportedly injured, one seriously. Hundreds of youths

Violence erupted on the streets of central Athens on Tuesday night with up to 13 policemen reportedly injured, one seriously. Hundreds of youths

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Merkel under pressure over WW2 museum

Angel Merkel’s new coalition is facing its first test over a who will head a museum depicting the plight of Germans forced out of eastern Europe

Angel Merkel’s new coalition is facing its first test over a who will head a museum depicting the plight of Germans forced out of eastern Europe