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2009-12-03

Europe

Meat-less McCartney campaigns for climate

Vegetarian superstar Sir Paul McCartney has repeated his call for everyone to cut back on eating meat to fight global warming. Sir Paul told the

Vegetarian superstar Sir Paul McCartney has repeated his call for everyone to cut back on eating meat to fight global warming. Sir Paul told the

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Temperatures rising Down Under

In September this year, Sydney was engulfed by a giant red sand storm. The dust blown in from the outback arguably made Australia’s biggest city

In September this year, Sydney was engulfed by a giant red sand storm. The dust blown in from the outback arguably made Australia’s biggest city

Business

Ben faces battle over Fed's powers

He may have saved America’s, nay, the world’s banking system but Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke is facing a Senatorial bid to claw back some of

He may have saved America’s, nay, the world’s banking system but Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke is facing a Senatorial bid to claw back some of

Europe

Train delays promise passengers cash back

Rail passengers in Europe can now claim compensation if their train is late and if their luggage is lost. Under new rules, a delay of one to two

Rail passengers in Europe can now claim compensation if their train is late and if their luggage is lost. Under new rules, a delay of one to two

Business

European markets slide in late trading

Late Thursday afternoon saw European shares lose ground as data from America depressed sentiment. Miners and energy stocks felt the heat the most

Late Thursday afternoon saw European shares lose ground as data from America depressed sentiment. Miners and energy stocks felt the heat the most

Europe

Intercultural Cities: Lublin

In Poland’s eastern city of Lublin, historically, many cultures have lived alongside each other; today, Lublin is also noted for its student and

In Poland’s eastern city of Lublin, historically, many cultures have lived alongside each other; today, Lublin is also noted for its student and

Business

US taxpayer's dollars start journey home

Bank of America has created the surprise of the week so far by announcing it will repay 45 billion dollars of taxpayer bailout funds over the next

Bank of America has created the surprise of the week so far by announcing it will repay 45 billion dollars of taxpayer bailout funds over the next

Business

Peugeot tries to go global

After Renault’s fruitful partnership with Nissan Peugeot may become the second French carmaker to head east with the news it is in talks to buy a 30

After Renault’s fruitful partnership with Nissan Peugeot may become the second French carmaker to head east with the news it is in talks to buy a 30

Business

ECB keeps cash flowing, warns tighter policy to come

The European Central Bank has, as expected, kept its interest rate at the record low of one percent at its latest monthly meeting. President Jean

The European Central Bank has, as expected, kept its interest rate at the record low of one percent at its latest monthly meeting. President Jean

Culture

Prisoners' performance

Getting ready for the evening’s performance at a prestigious Bucharest theatre… but this is no ordinary company, all the actors are prisoners. Picked

Getting ready for the evening’s performance at a prestigious Bucharest theatre… but this is no ordinary company, all the actors are prisoners. Picked

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Russia and Italy sign on South Stream gas pipeline

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has met Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome to sign an agreement on the planned South Stream natural

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has met Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome to sign an agreement on the planned South Stream natural

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NATO nations to send more troops to Afghanistan

The good news for Washington is that NATO plans to send more troops to Afghanistan. But the commitment is not quite the early Christmas present

The good news for Washington is that NATO plans to send more troops to Afghanistan. But the commitment is not quite the early Christmas present

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McChrystal tells Afghans there will be no early exit

The top US military commander in Afghanistan has met senior politicians there as part of a charm offensive to sell Barack Obama’s new strategy

The top US military commander in Afghanistan has met senior politicians there as part of a charm offensive to sell Barack Obama’s new strategy

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Putin open to second presidential challenge

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has very much left the door open to a second shot at becoming president. He appeared on a live phone-in

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has very much left the door open to a second shot at becoming president. He appeared on a live phone-in

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No agreement before Copenhagen Climate Conference

As the Copenhagen conference creeps closer, there is still no sign of an international agreement. India, the world’s fourth biggest greenhouse gas

As the Copenhagen conference creeps closer, there is still no sign of an international agreement. India, the world’s fourth biggest greenhouse gas

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Bin Laden not sheltering in Pakistan says PM

Pakistan today rejected claims that Osama bin Laden is hiding out on its territory. The al Qaeda leader is thought to be sheltering in tribal

Pakistan today rejected claims that Osama bin Laden is hiding out on its territory. The al Qaeda leader is thought to be sheltering in tribal

Culture

The Princess And The Frog leaps into cinemas

The Princess And The Frog is the latest feature from the Disney stable and the first hand-animation since 2004. It is set in New Orleans and the

The Princess And The Frog is the latest feature from the Disney stable and the first hand-animation since 2004. It is set in New Orleans and the

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Football to advance Turkish/Armenian diplomacy

The Turkish and Armenian presidents will seek to build on Saturday’s breakthrough in peacemaking between their countries at a World Cup match in

The Turkish and Armenian presidents will seek to build on Saturday’s breakthrough in peacemaking between their countries at a World Cup match in

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Azeri and Armenian presidents make progress over Nagorno-Karabach

Mediators say progress has been made at the Munich a meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia. As they seek a resolution to the

Mediators say progress has been made at the Munich a meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia. As they seek a resolution to the

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Medvedev mediates in Nagorno-Karabakh row

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has been hosting his Armenian and Azeri counterparts in a bid to settle a long-running row over a disputed

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has been hosting his Armenian and Azeri counterparts in a bid to settle a long-running row over a disputed

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Progress made in last chance Karabakh talks

In what have been called “last-chance” talks, the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are said to have made important progress over the disputed

In what have been called “last-chance” talks, the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are said to have made important progress over the disputed

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Somali ministers among bomb dead

Three government ministers were among at least 19 people killed by a bomb in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. They were the female Health Minister

Three government ministers were among at least 19 people killed by a bomb in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. They were the female Health Minister

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McCartney begins good evening Europe tour

Paul Mc Cartney has begun his European tour in Hamburg, Germany. The 67 year old former Beatle played for 3 hours, without a break, to a crowd

Paul Mc Cartney has begun his European tour in Hamburg, Germany. The 67 year old former Beatle played for 3 hours, without a break, to a crowd

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Syrian blast caused by tyre explosion says minister

An explosion in the Syrian capital Damascus, that local media said was caused by bomb, is now thought to be due to an exploding tyre. A Syrian

An explosion in the Syrian capital Damascus, that local media said was caused by bomb, is now thought to be due to an exploding tyre. A Syrian

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Putin says terror threat still high

The Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has called for tough action against those behind last week’s bombing of a train between Moscow and St

The Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin has called for tough action against those behind last week’s bombing of a train between Moscow and St

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Italy responds to US troops call

Italy has said it will send about a thousand extra soldiers to Afghanistan to support the surge in US troops. The Defence Minister, Ignazio La Russa

Italy has said it will send about a thousand extra soldiers to Afghanistan to support the surge in US troops. The Defence Minister, Ignazio La Russa

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Somalia explosion kills 19

19 people have been killed in a explosion in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to the latest reports. A bomb ripped through a hotel that was

19 people have been killed in a explosion in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to the latest reports. A bomb ripped through a hotel that was