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2009-11-23

Europe

EU citizens' initiative

What’s new in the European Union’s Lisbon reform Treaty includes a citizens’ right to initiate specific legislation. How is that supposed to work?

What’s new in the European Union’s Lisbon reform Treaty includes a citizens’ right to initiate specific legislation. How is that supposed to work?

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Javier Solana talks about the Middle East

Javier Solana has been the EU’s “Mr Diplomacy” for more than ten years.  But now he is handing the job over to Catherine Ashton, the recently-

Javier Solana has been the EU’s “Mr Diplomacy” for more than ten years.  But now he is handing the job over to Catherine Ashton, the recently-

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Anti-mafia MEP Crocetta still unguarded

Rosario Crocetta has lived under close police protection in Italy ever since 2003, when the mafia tried to murder him. He was mayor of the southern

Rosario Crocetta has lived under close police protection in Italy ever since 2003, when the mafia tried to murder him. He was mayor of the southern

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The Khmer Rouge: uniquely wicked, rarely punished

From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge imposed a reign of terror in Cambodia, murdering intellectuals, re-educating urban populations through forced

From 1975 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge imposed a reign of terror in Cambodia, murdering intellectuals, re-educating urban populations through forced

Business

Risk-takers backing European equities

European equities have bounced back after falling for four consecutive sessions. This shows investors are regaining their appetite for risk

European equities have bounced back after falling for four consecutive sessions. This shows investors are regaining their appetite for risk

Business

Brown wants global trade strategy to fix economy

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, wants a global strategy to deal with trade and currency imbalances. He has proposed that the new strategy

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, wants a global strategy to deal with trade and currency imbalances. He has proposed that the new strategy

Business

Euro zone's service sector hits 2-year high

The euro zone’s service sector has grown at its fastest pace in two years this month. November’s figures show an improvement of 0.8 per cent since

The euro zone’s service sector has grown at its fastest pace in two years this month. November’s figures show an improvement of 0.8 per cent since

Business

Dexia could merge with Societe Generale

Belgian bank Dexia could be merged with French bank, Societe Generale. An internet news site is reporting that the French government is looking

Belgian bank Dexia could be merged with French bank, Societe Generale. An internet news site is reporting that the French government is looking

Business

Cadbury shares hit record high after rival bids

Shares in the British confectioner Cadburys have hit a record high due to expectations that Kraft will raise its bid for the company. Cadburys

Shares in the British confectioner Cadburys have hit a record high due to expectations that Kraft will raise its bid for the company. Cadburys

Business

Microsoft deal with News Corps may exclude Google

Media giant News Corps are in talks with Microsoft, over a deal that could see their internet news moved from Google. This would mean online papers

Media giant News Corps are in talks with Microsoft, over a deal that could see their internet news moved from Google. This would mean online papers

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Romanian election on a knife-edge

The knife-edge presidential election in Romania is set for a nail-biting run-off next month, with the Liberals in the role of king makers. Leader

The knife-edge presidential election in Romania is set for a nail-biting run-off next month, with the Liberals in the role of king makers. Leader

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Gunmen murder 21 in the Philippines

Unknown gunmen have murdered at least 21 people in the southern Philippines, in an apparent attempt to disrupt nominations for upcoming provincial

Unknown gunmen have murdered at least 21 people in the southern Philippines, in an apparent attempt to disrupt nominations for upcoming provincial

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Duch trial approaches end

The closing arguments have begun in the trial of the former prison chief of Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison during the rule of Pol Pot. Better

The closing arguments have begun in the trial of the former prison chief of Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison during the rule of Pol Pot. Better

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Clock ticking down to climate change summit

Optimism is growing that next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen may produce a plan to save the planet. 65 world leaders, including many

Optimism is growing that next month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen may produce a plan to save the planet. 65 world leaders, including many

Science_technology

World's fastest scanner is unveiled in UK

The world’s fastest computed tomography scanner has been installed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Great Britain. It can examine an entire

The world’s fastest computed tomography scanner has been installed at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Great Britain. It can examine an entire

Culture

Italy's first ever ship museum on the water

The S518 Nazario Sauro has made a final journey from La Spezia in Northern Italy to Genoa. There it will become a museum and opens it’s doors to the

The S518 Nazario Sauro has made a final journey from La Spezia in Northern Italy to Genoa. There it will become a museum and opens it’s doors to the

Culture

Planet 51 Animated fun for all the family

When American astronaut Chuck Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first person to step foot on it. But to Chuck’s surprise, he finds a

When American astronaut Chuck Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first person to step foot on it. But to Chuck’s surprise, he finds a

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Obama decision on Afghanistan imminent

President Obama has called an urgent meeting with his senior advisers this evening, as he tries to decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan

President Obama has called an urgent meeting with his senior advisers this evening, as he tries to decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan

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Russian arms depot explodes again

A least eight people have reportedly been killed in a blast at a Russian navy arms depot. The site in the city of Ulyanovsk in central Russia is

A least eight people have reportedly been killed in a blast at a Russian navy arms depot. The site in the city of Ulyanovsk in central Russia is

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More rain threatened for flooded n/w England

The people of Cumbria in northwestern England have begun returning to their homes and businesses after a weekend of storms and floods. The owners of

The people of Cumbria in northwestern England have begun returning to their homes and businesses after a weekend of storms and floods. The owners of

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Jackson takes four posthumous awards

Michael Jackson has broken the record books by becoming the first pop artist to win four posthumous prizes at this year’s American Music Awards

Michael Jackson has broken the record books by becoming the first pop artist to win four posthumous prizes at this year’s American Music Awards

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245 survive Indonesian ferry sinking

An inquiry is underway into the latest sinking of an Indonesian ferry, in which at least 29 people died. 245 others though survived the disaster

An inquiry is underway into the latest sinking of an Indonesian ferry, in which at least 29 people died. 245 others though survived the disaster

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Cambodia's first Khmer Rouge trial draws to a close

The trial of a former prison chief under Cambodia’s infamous Khmer Rouge regime has begun its final arguments. Charged with crimes against humanity

The trial of a former prison chief under Cambodia’s infamous Khmer Rouge regime has begun its final arguments. Charged with crimes against humanity

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Clock ticks down to climate summit

The clock is ticking towards next month’s crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen, but there are signs a plan to save the planet may be

The clock is ticking towards next month’s crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen, but there are signs a plan to save the planet may be

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Romania set for presidential poll run-off

The final outcome of Romania’s pivotal presidential poll looks set to go to the wire after the first round failed to produce an outright winner

The final outcome of Romania’s pivotal presidential poll looks set to go to the wire after the first round failed to produce an outright winner

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Curtain closes on Thessaloniki Film Festival

The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival has wound up after ten days of screenings that had been threatened by a boycott. The theme this

The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival has wound up after ten days of screenings that had been threatened by a boycott. The theme this

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Peres confirms 'progress' in talks to free Shalit

Israel’s president has fuelled hope that captured soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be released. Shalit was kidnapped by Palestinian militants in Gaza

Israel’s president has fuelled hope that captured soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be released. Shalit was kidnapped by Palestinian militants in Gaza