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2009-11-27

Europe

UK eurosceptics say their doubts are realistic

British pride in beer and democracy are examined here, as eurosceptics argue that the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty and other concoctions of

British pride in beer and democracy are examined here, as eurosceptics argue that the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty and other concoctions of

Europe

Spain's example fighting climate change

Spain is one of the European countries at the highest risk from climate change. National and local authorities are harnessing innovation to try and

Spain is one of the European countries at the highest risk from climate change. National and local authorities are harnessing innovation to try and

Business

Consumers lead Swedish recovery

Sweden’s consumers are heading back to the shops balancing weaker than expected GDP figures for the third quarter. GDP grew quarter-on-quarter by

Sweden’s consumers are heading back to the shops balancing weaker than expected GDP figures for the third quarter. GDP grew quarter-on-quarter by

Business

Bargain rush as US retail weekend begins

Black Friday has kicked off America’s bumper early christmas shopping weekend, black because shoppers queued in the pitch dark for stores to open at

Black Friday has kicked off America’s bumper early christmas shopping weekend, black because shoppers queued in the pitch dark for stores to open at

Business

Spectre of deflation returns to haunt Japan

While Japan has issued encouraging news on unemployment, which has fallen to 5.1 percent, prices have fallen at their fastest rate since 2001

While Japan has issued encouraging news on unemployment, which has fallen to 5.1 percent, prices have fallen at their fastest rate since 2001

Business

Eurozone confidence rises again

Confidence among executives and the public alike in the 16-nation eurozone has risen to its highest in 14 months. It beat the combined forecasts

Confidence among executives and the public alike in the 16-nation eurozone has risen to its highest in 14 months. It beat the combined forecasts

News

Iranians react to IAEA censure

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has voted overwhelmingly to censure Iran for building a uranium enrichment plant in secret. Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the IAEA, has voted overwhelmingly to censure Iran for building a uranium enrichment plant in secret. Iran

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Lenin statue in Kiev causes more friction

Scuffles have broken out between nationalists and communists in Kiev at the unveiling of a restored statue of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. The

Scuffles have broken out between nationalists and communists in Kiev at the unveiling of a restored statue of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. The

News

Abused Dublin Catholics seek help in droves

Helplines in Dublin have been flooded by victims of sexual abuse after the publication of a report showed Catholic Archbishops systematically covered

Helplines in Dublin have been flooded by victims of sexual abuse after the publication of a report showed Catholic Archbishops systematically covered

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Russia and France agree raft of trade deals

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart François Fillon have sealed a raft of business deals at the Rambouillet chateau

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart François Fillon have sealed a raft of business deals at the Rambouillet chateau

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Shuttle Atlantis back on terra firma

After an 11-day mission, the Space Shuttle Atlantis has touched down at its home port in Florida. This after a mission to deliver cargo to the

After an 11-day mission, the Space Shuttle Atlantis has touched down at its home port in Florida. This after a mission to deliver cargo to the

News

Swiss debate minaret construction

If Sunday’s referendum on banning the construction of minarets is successful, then many people in Switzerland – a country traditionally tolerant when

If Sunday’s referendum on banning the construction of minarets is successful, then many people in Switzerland – a country traditionally tolerant when

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Is Dubai debt iceberg or drop in the ocean?

Just how important is the debt crisis in Dubai? There are differing opinions among economic analysts, some saying the Gulf state may just be the tip

Just how important is the debt crisis in Dubai? There are differing opinions among economic analysts, some saying the Gulf state may just be the tip

News

Canadian officials stress risk of vaccine reaction slight

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

Culture

Back to his roots: Philip Tsiaras

New York based photographer Philip Tsiaras presents ‘Superreal’ a new exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece. Over 200

New York based photographer Philip Tsiaras presents ‘Superreal’ a new exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece. Over 200

News

Climate change challenges China

In Shanghai they are busy constructing and preparing for the 2010 World Expo – which has become something of a flagstaff for Chinese resilience in

In Shanghai they are busy constructing and preparing for the 2010 World Expo – which has become something of a flagstaff for Chinese resilience in

News

German's Former Defence Minister Resigns

German’s Labour Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned. During his previous role as defence minister, a German air strike killed 69 Taliban

German’s Labour Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned. During his previous role as defence minister, a German air strike killed 69 Taliban

News

Canadian officials stress risk of vaccine reaction slight

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

News

Markets hit by Dubai debt crisis

Concern about exposure to Dubai’s debt crisis is putting a squeeze on global markets, with stocks falling in Asia and European markets opening lower

Concern about exposure to Dubai’s debt crisis is putting a squeeze on global markets, with stocks falling in Asia and European markets opening lower

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Divisions over Honduras election

Honduras is making final preparations for elections for a new president, five months after their democratically elected leader was ousted in a

Honduras is making final preparations for elections for a new president, five months after their democratically elected leader was ousted in a

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Barroso names new EU commission team

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has announced his new team of commissioners to steer the 27-nation bloc through the next five

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has announced his new team of commissioners to steer the 27-nation bloc through the next five

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Spanish abortion law passes 1st hurdle

Controversial legislation to liberalise abortion laws in Spain has passed its first hurdle in parliament. The reform by the Socialist government

Controversial legislation to liberalise abortion laws in Spain has passed its first hurdle in parliament. The reform by the Socialist government

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Polanski due to begin house arrest next week

Roman Polanski looks set to remain in custody until at least Monday, according to the Swiss Justice Ministry. The authorities say they need more

Roman Polanski looks set to remain in custody until at least Monday, according to the Swiss Justice Ministry. The authorities say they need more

Science_technology

Climate change and satellites

Climate change is worrying the most influential leaders on the planet. A conference will be held in December to discuss subject in Copenhagen. In

Climate change is worrying the most influential leaders on the planet. A conference will be held in December to discuss subject in Copenhagen. In

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Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha - if they can

It is celebration time or it is supposed to be for Muslims throughout the Arab world. For Iraq’s Sunnis, today marks the start of Eid al- Adha or

It is celebration time or it is supposed to be for Muslims throughout the Arab world. For Iraq’s Sunnis, today marks the start of Eid al- Adha or

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Sarkozy backs 'encouraging' CO2 targets

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has welcomed pledges from China and the US to cut CO2 emissions saying the targets they have set themselves are

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has welcomed pledges from China and the US to cut CO2 emissions saying the targets they have set themselves are

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British hacker's US extradition will go-ahead

The British government says it can do nothing to stop the extradition of a man wanted in the US for hacking into NASA and Pentagon computers. The

The British government says it can do nothing to stop the extradition of a man wanted in the US for hacking into NASA and Pentagon computers. The

News

Calls grow for Jung to quit over Afghan air strike

Pressure is mounting for Germany’s former defence minister, Franz Josef Jung to resign from the government over last September’s controversial Afghan

Pressure is mounting for Germany’s former defence minister, Franz Josef Jung to resign from the government over last September’s controversial Afghan