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2009-12-21

Europe

Spanish EU Presidency

Spain will share the presidency of the European Council with the new full time Lisbon Treaty president during a transition period. What do the

Spain will share the presidency of the European Council with the new full time Lisbon Treaty president during a transition period. What do the

Business

Markets: 21st December

European shares closed the first session of the holiday week sharply higher but with the end of the year approaching trading volumes remained low

European shares closed the first session of the holiday week sharply higher but with the end of the year approaching trading volumes remained low

Business

Spyker still hoping for Saab

Shares in Spyker soared over 17 percent on Monday after the Dutch luxury carmaker announced a fresh attempt to buy Saab from General Motors. Its

Shares in Spyker soared over 17 percent on Monday after the Dutch luxury carmaker announced a fresh attempt to buy Saab from General Motors. Its

Business

Dubai disappoints on debt

Debt-ridden conglomerate Dubai World has disappointed its creditors by making little progress on securing standstill on its 15 billion euros of

Debt-ridden conglomerate Dubai World has disappointed its creditors by making little progress on securing standstill on its 15 billion euros of

Business

France China trade deals signed

French aerospace group Safran, in partnership with US conglomerate General Electric, has won a huge order for engines for a new Chinese made

French aerospace group Safran, in partnership with US conglomerate General Electric, has won a huge order for engines for a new Chinese made

Business

Japanese exports bounce back

Japan’s exports rose by the most in seven years in November, calming worries that the economy will slip back into recession next year. A big

Japan’s exports rose by the most in seven years in November, calming worries that the economy will slip back into recession next year. A big

News

Romanians remember Dec 21, 1989

Many Romanians describe December the 21st, 1989, as the most important day of their lives. After days of clashes in the town of Timisoara

Many Romanians describe December the 21st, 1989, as the most important day of their lives. After days of clashes in the town of Timisoara

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Romanian ceremonies in memory of revolution

Romania continues to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s 1989 revolution. A religious service has been held at the Heroes Cemetery in

Romania continues to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s 1989 revolution. A religious service has been held at the Heroes Cemetery in

Europe

EU goes 'festive' at Shanghai World Expo 2010

The European Union is taking part in a universal exhibition for the first time outside Europe — in Shanghai: World Expo 2010. The largest city in

The European Union is taking part in a universal exhibition for the first time outside Europe — in Shanghai: World Expo 2010. The largest city in

News

Clashes reported after Montazeri funeral

An Iranian reformist website has reported clashes on the streets after the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali

An Iranian reformist website has reported clashes on the streets after the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali

News

Debate over UN mission in DR Congo

The future of the world’s biggest UN peacekeeping force in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo is under the spotlight. Amid pressure from the

The future of the world’s biggest UN peacekeeping force in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo is under the spotlight. Amid pressure from the

News

Guinea massacre branded "crime against humanity"

The massacre of opposition supporters carried out by troops loyal to Guinea’s ruling junta has been branded a “crime against humanity,” according to

The massacre of opposition supporters carried out by troops loyal to Guinea’s ruling junta has been branded a “crime against humanity,” according to

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Cross-Channel journey is a marathon not a sprint

Traditional ferry ports feared for the worst when the Channel tunnel opened in 1994, trumpeting a fast and easy way of getting to and from mainland

Traditional ferry ports feared for the worst when the Channel tunnel opened in 1994, trumpeting a fast and easy way of getting to and from mainland

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Russian communists celebrate Stalin's birthday

Today marked the 130th birthday of the infamous leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. Russian communists, many of them elderly, have been

Today marked the 130th birthday of the infamous leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. Russian communists, many of them elderly, have been

News

Thousands evacuated around Philippines' volcano

Volcano emergency authorities in the Philippines have authorised evacuation of thousands of people threatened by an eruption – by force if

Volcano emergency authorities in the Philippines have authorised evacuation of thousands of people threatened by an eruption – by force if

News

Eurostar sees light at the end of the tunnel

The nightmare weekend endured by thousands of Eurostar passengers should improve tomorrow, with the company hoping to restart its cross-Channel

The nightmare weekend endured by thousands of Eurostar passengers should improve tomorrow, with the company hoping to restart its cross-Channel

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Egypt calls for the return of Queen Nefertiti

Egypt is to demand the return of the 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti from a Berlin museum after it was discovered it left the country on false

Egypt is to demand the return of the 3,300-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti from a Berlin museum after it was discovered it left the country on false

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Auschwitz sign suspects "not neo-Nazis"

Five men arrested in Poland for stealing the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp have been described as common

Five men arrested in Poland for stealing the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” sign at the Auschwitz concentration camp have been described as common

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Severe weather sweeps Europe

Heavy snow and freezing temperatures have caused Christmas travel chaos across Europe. In Poland as many as 57 people have died since the bitter

Heavy snow and freezing temperatures have caused Christmas travel chaos across Europe. In Poland as many as 57 people have died since the bitter

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Eurostar service still frozen

More travel stress facing thousands of people stranded on both sides of the English channel. Eurostar, the company that runs the Channel tunnel

More travel stress facing thousands of people stranded on both sides of the English channel. Eurostar, the company that runs the Channel tunnel

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Auschwitz sign theft done for money

The five men arrested for the theft of the infamous “Work makes you free” sign that hung over the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of

The five men arrested for the theft of the infamous “Work makes you free” sign that hung over the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of

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Sudden death of US film star Brittany Murphy

American actress Brittany Murphy has died aged 32. She collapsed at her home in Los Angeles and was pronounced dead at hospital reportedly

American actress Brittany Murphy has died aged 32. She collapsed at her home in Los Angeles and was pronounced dead at hospital reportedly

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Obama's healthcare bill on track for xmas passage

President Obama’s healthcare reform bill has cleared a major obstacle in the US Senate putting it on track for a final vote on Christmas

President Obama’s healthcare reform bill has cleared a major obstacle in the US Senate putting it on track for a final vote on Christmas

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Massive opposition turnout at Iranian cleric's funeral

Thousands of Iranian opposition supporters have reportedly attended the funeral of top dissident Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy

Thousands of Iranian opposition supporters have reportedly attended the funeral of top dissident Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy

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New York shivers in pre-Christmas cold snap

The big freeze has bitten the Big Apple with snow up to 20 centimetres deep in New York. While skis and sledges were to be seen in Central Park

The big freeze has bitten the Big Apple with snow up to 20 centimetres deep in New York. While skis and sledges were to be seen in Central Park