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2010-01-05

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Plugging the loopholes in airline security

Just how the suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got through the American intelligence net is a question being asked at the highest levels in

Just how the suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab got through the American intelligence net is a question being asked at the highest levels in

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Steinbach offers deal over controversial expellees museum

In Germany, a deal to end a row over the running of a controversial World War Two museum may be in sight. Christian Democrat Union member Erika

In Germany, a deal to end a row over the running of a controversial World War Two museum may be in sight. Christian Democrat Union member Erika

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Iceland's president vetos bank repayment bill

The president of Iceland has vetoed controversial legislation that would have forced taxpayers to pay for the country’s failed banks. Thousands

The president of Iceland has vetoed controversial legislation that would have forced taxpayers to pay for the country’s failed banks. Thousands

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Dutch government reacts to Icelandic veto

The Dutch government has given its first reaction to the refusal by Iceland’s President to sign a multi billion euro plan to repay the Netherland’s

The Dutch government has given its first reaction to the refusal by Iceland’s President to sign a multi billion euro plan to repay the Netherland’s

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Yemen launches raids against al-Qaeda

Yemen has begun an offensive against al-Qaeda. The strike coincided with the reopening of the US embassy in Sanaa. The complex was given the

Yemen has begun an offensive against al-Qaeda. The strike coincided with the reopening of the US embassy in Sanaa. The complex was given the

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Big winter freeze batters Europe

The big freeze has been causing chaos across much of Europe. In Germany the wintry weather resulted in this school bus — packed full of children —

The big freeze has been causing chaos across much of Europe. In Germany the wintry weather resulted in this school bus — packed full of children —

Business

Oil fuels euro zone inflation

As expected, euro zone inflation jumped in December. Economists said that was mainly due to the effect of more expensive oil. The European

As expected, euro zone inflation jumped in December. Economists said that was mainly due to the effect of more expensive oil. The European

Europe

Cuba-Europe relations complicated by Yáñez move

One of Spain’s goals while it is presiding nation of the European Council is to continue trying to normalise relations between the EU and Cuba. Its

One of Spain’s goals while it is presiding nation of the European Council is to continue trying to normalise relations between the EU and Cuba. Its

Business

Markets: 5th January

European shares finished the session virtually changed as investors took profits. There was mixed news from across the Atlantic. Pending sales

European shares finished the session virtually changed as investors took profits. There was mixed news from across the Atlantic. Pending sales

Europe

Spanish EU Presidency takes economic bull by the horns

The Spanish EU Presidency-in-transition has been consulting expert opinion to pull Europe and its own national fortunes out of a stubborn economic

The Spanish EU Presidency-in-transition has been consulting expert opinion to pull Europe and its own national fortunes out of a stubborn economic

Business

Nestle buys Kraft's pizza business

Kraft is selling its North American frozen pizza business to Switzerland’s Nestle for the equivalent of just over 2.5 billion euros. The purchase

Kraft is selling its North American frozen pizza business to Switzerland’s Nestle for the equivalent of just over 2.5 billion euros. The purchase

Science_technology

Bolivia on the global warming frontline

In 1998, scientists predicted that the Chacaltaya glacier above La Paz would have completely disappeared by 2015. Now experts say it will already be

In 1998, scientists predicted that the Chacaltaya glacier above La Paz would have completely disappeared by 2015. Now experts say it will already be

Business

Big screen makes big cash

For the first time since 2002, Americans spent more to see films in cinemas last year than they did to buy them on DVD and Blu-ray discs. Industry

For the first time since 2002, Americans spent more to see films in cinemas last year than they did to buy them on DVD and Blu-ray discs. Industry

Business

German jobless total rises

German unemployment is up again. The jobless total – not adjusted for seasonal factors, which is the headline figure used in Germany – climbed in

German unemployment is up again. The jobless total – not adjusted for seasonal factors, which is the headline figure used in Germany – climbed in

Culture

When 9 = 8 1/2

The movie version of the Broadway musical extravaganza, “Nine” is now coming out across Europe, with its dazzling, A-list cast that includes Daniel

The movie version of the Broadway musical extravaganza, “Nine” is now coming out across Europe, with its dazzling, A-list cast that includes Daniel

Culture

Grammy award contenders announced

Keri Hilson is in the running for two of this year’s Grammy awards, including best newcomer, on the strength of her debut album “In a perfect world”

Keri Hilson is in the running for two of this year’s Grammy awards, including best newcomer, on the strength of her debut album “In a perfect world”

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EADS plans exit from A400M project over costs

European planemaker EADS is reportedly preparing to pull out from Europe’s largest defence project – the A400M military transport aircraft. The

European planemaker EADS is reportedly preparing to pull out from Europe’s largest defence project – the A400M military transport aircraft. The

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China hit by heavy snow

China is experiencing its worst cold snap in decades. Passengers travelling on a train through Inner Mongolia had to wait in their carriages for 25

China is experiencing its worst cold snap in decades. Passengers travelling on a train through Inner Mongolia had to wait in their carriages for 25

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Less 'Yes We Can' than 'No We Can't' for UK voters

The British public faces a long election campaign in which it will be reminded that the spiralling budget deficit and public spending must be

The British public faces a long election campaign in which it will be reminded that the spiralling budget deficit and public spending must be

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Filipino mayor pleads not guilty to massacre

A member of a powerful political clan in the Philippines has pleaded not guilty to 41 counts of murder and denied responsibility for a massacre in

A member of a powerful political clan in the Philippines has pleaded not guilty to 41 counts of murder and denied responsibility for a massacre in

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US re-opens Yemen embassy after security alert

The US has reopened its embassy in Yemen, saying the killing of two suspected al-Qaeda members yesterday had done enough to calm security

The US has reopened its embassy in Yemen, saying the killing of two suspected al-Qaeda members yesterday had done enough to calm security

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Spain convenes "wise council" for economic crisis talks

With the fireworks and fanfare now over, Spain appears to be wasting no time in implementing its agenda as holder of the EU’s rotating

With the fireworks and fanfare now over, Spain appears to be wasting no time in implementing its agenda as holder of the EU’s rotating

Nocomment

World’s tallest building opens in Dubai

Breathtaking, spectacular and all the glitz and glamour imaginable were on offer as Dubai officially showed off the world’s tallest building.

Breathtaking, spectacular and all the glitz and glamour imaginable were on offer as Dubai officially showed off the world’s tallest building.

Europe

Young Europeans

There are around 96 million young people aged 15 to 29 living in the European Union. Who are they? And what are their lives like? We present a

There are around 96 million young people aged 15 to 29 living in the European Union. Who are they? And what are their lives like? We present a

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Air travellers feel security blitz

People travelling to and inside the US are already starting to feel the impact of new airport security measures that have come into

People travelling to and inside the US are already starting to feel the impact of new airport security measures that have come into

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World's tallest building opens in Dubai

Breathtaking, spectacular and all the glitz and glamour imaginable were on offer as Dubai officially showed off the world’s tallest

Breathtaking, spectacular and all the glitz and glamour imaginable were on offer as Dubai officially showed off the world’s tallest

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Zuma adds bride to list of wives

South Africa’s Polygamous President has married his fifth wife – but not without a hitch. 67-year-old Jacob Zuma has married a woman almost 30

South Africa’s Polygamous President has married his fifth wife – but not without a hitch. 67-year-old Jacob Zuma has married a woman almost 30

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Yemen in foreground of "war on terror"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given the first official statement on how the US views Yemen in the wake of the failed Christmas day bombing

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given the first official statement on how the US views Yemen in the wake of the failed Christmas day bombing

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Millions stolen in French security van heist

A gang of armed robbers has stolen several million euros from a security van in France. Footage showed the gang blocking off the vehicle outside a

A gang of armed robbers has stolen several million euros from a security van in France. Footage showed the gang blocking off the vehicle outside a