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2010-01-11

Europe

Kazakhs begin year in charge of OSCE

So you think you have snow problems? Kazakhstan has them in spades, every year, but this young republic is used to clearing obstacles, and has now

So you think you have snow problems? Kazakhstan has them in spades, every year, but this young republic is used to clearing obstacles, and has now

Europe

MEPs question Commissioners' competence one by one

The European Parliament has begun confirmation hearings for the next European Commission. Britain’s Baroness Catherine Ashton was first to take the

The European Parliament has begun confirmation hearings for the next European Commission. Britain’s Baroness Catherine Ashton was first to take the

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UK: Lib-Dems manifesto tough on spending

The man who might prove pivotal in the UK after the next election has called for Britain’s banking giants to be split up, to shield ordinary

The man who might prove pivotal in the UK after the next election has called for Britain’s banking giants to be split up, to shield ordinary

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New president promises better times for Croatia

The legal expert and classical music composer elected by Croatian voters on Sunday has said his drive against corruption will lead the country into

The legal expert and classical music composer elected by Croatian voters on Sunday has said his drive against corruption will lead the country into

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The Pope denounces Copenhagen failure

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the failure of world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty in Copenhagen last month, saying that world

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the failure of world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty in Copenhagen last month, saying that world

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Togo in mourning after football attack

The West African republic of Togo has gone into three days of official mourning, after two members of its national soccer delegation were killed in a

The West African republic of Togo has gone into three days of official mourning, after two members of its national soccer delegation were killed in a

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Europe still gripped by the big freeze

Bitterly cold conditions still hold much of Europe in a wintry grip. Seville in Spain has seen its first snowfall for half a century. Scottish rail

Bitterly cold conditions still hold much of Europe in a wintry grip. Seville in Spain has seen its first snowfall for half a century. Scottish rail

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N. Irish First Minister to temporarily stand aside

Northern Ireland’s embattled First Minister is to step aside temporarily in a bid to clear his name over a sex and finance scandal surrounding his

Northern Ireland’s embattled First Minister is to step aside temporarily in a bid to clear his name over a sex and finance scandal surrounding his

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Berlusconi returns to work after attack

It is back to business for Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister has resumed work in Rome, almost a month after a brutal attack left his

It is back to business for Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian Prime Minister has resumed work in Rome, almost a month after a brutal attack left his

Culture

Drawing the dead

For five years US artist Emily Prince has been documenting the deaths of American soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now her 5,218 tiny

For five years US artist Emily Prince has been documenting the deaths of American soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now her 5,218 tiny

Europe

European ombudsman election

A new European ombudsman will be chosen during the parliament’s first full session of the year. What are the outgoing ombudsman’s accomplishments and

A new European ombudsman will be chosen during the parliament’s first full session of the year. What are the outgoing ombudsman’s accomplishments and

Culture

Grant and SJP star in Morgans romcom

Did You Hear About The Morgans? stars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker as a high-flying Manhatten couple, living apart after Grant’s affair. After

Did You Hear About The Morgans? stars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker as a high-flying Manhatten couple, living apart after Grant’s affair. After

Science_technology

The ultimate fisheye lens

We have seen human-like robots and robotic dogs, now meet robofish. Researchers at the Osaka School of Engineering in Japan are devloping a robot

We have seen human-like robots and robotic dogs, now meet robofish. Researchers at the Osaka School of Engineering in Japan are devloping a robot

Europe

European Year against Poverty

Despite improvements in overall living standards of living in the past decade, one in six Europeans still cannot afford the basics. To spotlight the

Despite improvements in overall living standards of living in the past decade, one in six Europeans still cannot afford the basics. To spotlight the

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German FM pushes Yemen on hostages and al-Qaeda

Authorities in Yemen say they know where five German hostages are being held, six months after their capture in the country. Germany’s foreign

Authorities in Yemen say they know where five German hostages are being held, six months after their capture in the country. Germany’s foreign

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China overtakes Germany as biggest exporter

China has overtaken Germany as the world’s biggest exporter, in yet another show of strength for Beijing’s booming economy. In a dazzling December

China has overtaken Germany as the world’s biggest exporter, in yet another show of strength for Beijing’s booming economy. In a dazzling December

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Croatia elects Josipovic ahead of EU push

Croatia has elected a legal expert and classical music composer as the president it hopes will lead it into the EU. Opposition Social Democrat

Croatia has elected a legal expert and classical music composer as the president it hopes will lead it into the EU. Opposition Social Democrat

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French Caribbean regions reject more autonomy

Voters in two French overseas departments in the Caribbean have overwhelmingly said ‘no’ to greater autonomy from Paris. Nearly 70 percent in

Voters in two French overseas departments in the Caribbean have overwhelmingly said ‘no’ to greater autonomy from Paris. Nearly 70 percent in

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Embattled N. Ireland top minister holds crunch talks

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson steps up the fight for his political survival today, meeting senior party colleagues over the

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson steps up the fight for his political survival today, meeting senior party colleagues over the

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Ivo Josipovic elected as Croatia's new president

Opposition Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic has claimed a handsome victory in Croatia’s presidential election. The 52-year-old law professor and

Opposition Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic has claimed a handsome victory in Croatia’s presidential election. The 52-year-old law professor and

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Pecs celebrates becoming an EU cultural capital

The Hungarian city of Pecs has celebrated taking up the baton of becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2010 with a gala of dance and

The Hungarian city of Pecs has celebrated taking up the baton of becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2010 with a gala of dance and

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Weather woes continue across Europe

Europe is still reeling from the effects of ice and snow. In northeastern Germany, hundreds of people were trapped in cars, buses and trucks along

Europe is still reeling from the effects of ice and snow. In northeastern Germany, hundreds of people were trapped in cars, buses and trucks along

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Catastrophic flooding hits Balkans

Much of eastern Europe is experiencing some of its worst flooding in decades. In Albania, a combination of heavy snow followed by equally heavy rain

Much of eastern Europe is experiencing some of its worst flooding in decades. In Albania, a combination of heavy snow followed by equally heavy rain

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Togo's football team arrives home after ambush

Togo’s football team arrived home from Angola overnight after Friday’s deadly ambush of their team bus.   Obviously still shocked by events, the

Togo’s football team arrived home from Angola overnight after Friday’s deadly ambush of their team bus.   Obviously still shocked by events, the

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First British journalist dies in Afghanistan

A British journalist has been killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. Rupert Hamer was defence correspondent for the Sunday Mirror

A British journalist has been killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. Rupert Hamer was defence correspondent for the Sunday Mirror