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2010-01-13

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Israel says sorry to Turkey over ambassador's snub

Israel has sent a formal letter of apology to Turkey over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv. Oguz Celikkol was summoned to hear

Israel has sent a formal letter of apology to Turkey over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv. Oguz Celikkol was summoned to hear

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International community pledges support for Haiti

Images of Haiti’s agony have been broadcast around the world. The international community has pledged to stand by the devastated country in its

Images of Haiti’s agony have been broadcast around the world. The international community has pledged to stand by the devastated country in its

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Haiti quake claims UN casualties

Haiti’s earthquake struck shortly before 5pm local time on Tuesday afternoon, around 15 kilometres southwest of Port-au-Prince. Witnesses reported

Haiti’s earthquake struck shortly before 5pm local time on Tuesday afternoon, around 15 kilometres southwest of Port-au-Prince. Witnesses reported

Europe

Barnier reviewed for internal market, financial services top job

Veteran French politician Michel Barnier, slated for the European Commission’s EU internal market portfolio, has also had his three-hour hearing in

Veteran French politician Michel Barnier, slated for the European Commission’s EU internal market portfolio, has also had his three-hour hearing in

Europe

Commission risks Parliament veto over three nominees

Serious doubts have surfaced over the ability of Bulgaria’s nominee to the European Commission to handle the proposed humanitarian aid

Serious doubts have surfaced over the ability of Bulgaria’s nominee to the European Commission to handle the proposed humanitarian aid

Business

French inflation higher than expected

Inflation in France was up by more than economists has forecast in December. The National statistics office INSEE said consumer prices rose by 0.3

Inflation in France was up by more than economists has forecast in December. The National statistics office INSEE said consumer prices rose by 0.3

Business

US to announce payback time for banks

President Barack Obama will this week announce plans to raise up to 82 billion euros from the biggest US financial firms that received government

President Barack Obama will this week announce plans to raise up to 82 billion euros from the biggest US financial firms that received government

Business

Societe Generale finds more toxic assets

It may be too soon to declare the financial crisis over as Societe Generale has issued a profit warning. France’s second largest bank said assets

It may be too soon to declare the financial crisis over as Societe Generale has issued a profit warning. France’s second largest bank said assets

Business

German GDP contracts by record 5%

A slump in exports caused the German economy to contracted by a record five percent last year. German exports declined by 14.7 percent last year

A slump in exports caused the German economy to contracted by a record five percent last year. German exports declined by 14.7 percent last year

Business

Paris pressures Renault over Clio

Carmaker Renault is coming under mounting pressure from the French government to keep production of the Clio at its plant in Flins, west of Paris

Carmaker Renault is coming under mounting pressure from the French government to keep production of the Clio at its plant in Flins, west of Paris

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Haiti quake claims UN casualties

Haiti’s earthquake struck shortly before 5pm local time on Tuesday afternoon, around 15 kilometres southwest of Port-au-Prince. Witnesses reported

Haiti’s earthquake struck shortly before 5pm local time on Tuesday afternoon, around 15 kilometres southwest of Port-au-Prince. Witnesses reported

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Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

What now for survivors of Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years?   Amid the rubble, tens of thousands of people are feared dead. Many of those now

What now for survivors of Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years?   Amid the rubble, tens of thousands of people are feared dead. Many of those now

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Haitians in France have agonising wait for news

In France, the country that once ruled the Caribbean island, thousands of Haitians received the news with shock and fear. At Orly airport in

In France, the country that once ruled the Caribbean island, thousands of Haitians received the news with shock and fear. At Orly airport in

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Cold Turkey's ultimatum to Israel

Turkey has issued an ultimatum to Israel over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv, saying he would be recalled unless the situation

Turkey has issued an ultimatum to Israel over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv, saying he would be recalled unless the situation

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More snow chaos in UK and France

Further snowfalls in the UK and northern France have caused more travel chaos. In Brighton the bus service was severely disrupted, and many trains

Further snowfalls in the UK and northern France have caused more travel chaos. In Brighton the bus service was severely disrupted, and many trains

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Obama pledges full support to Haiti

US President Barack Obama has promised unwavering support to help Haiti recover from its devastating earthquake. Speaking in Washington Obama said

US President Barack Obama has promised unwavering support to help Haiti recover from its devastating earthquake. Speaking in Washington Obama said

Culture

Georgian "The Simpsons" homage not a rip-off

The characters look startlingly similar and even the theme tune bears a strong resemblance but the creator of new Georgian cartoon series The

The characters look startlingly similar and even the theme tune bears a strong resemblance but the creator of new Georgian cartoon series The

Science_technology

Rice that doesn't need cooking

A revolutionary rice is being trialled in India. Unlike normal rice, this strain does not need cooking. It can be eaten after soaking in room

A revolutionary rice is being trialled in India. Unlike normal rice, this strain does not need cooking. It can be eaten after soaking in room

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Witness accounts of Haiti earthquake

In Haiti people are in shock following Tuesday’s earthquake. A children’s charity sent in these amateur images, taken as events unfolded. Taking

In Haiti people are in shock following Tuesday’s earthquake. A children’s charity sent in these amateur images, taken as events unfolded. Taking

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Haiti quake: The world responds

Almost before the aftershocks had died down a major international rescue operation to help the people of Haiti had begun gathering momentum. China

Almost before the aftershocks had died down a major international rescue operation to help the people of Haiti had begun gathering momentum. China

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Witness accounts of Haiti earthquake

In Haiti people are in shock following Tuesday’s earthquake. A children’s charity sent in these amateur images, taken as events unfolded. Taking

In Haiti people are in shock following Tuesday’s earthquake. A children’s charity sent in these amateur images, taken as events unfolded. Taking

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Doubts over nominee threaten new EU Commission

Controversy surrounding a would-be EU Commissioner is threatening a European institutional crisis. The Parliament in Brussels is seeking a solution

Controversy surrounding a would-be EU Commissioner is threatening a European institutional crisis. The Parliament in Brussels is seeking a solution

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Senior al Qaeda leader "killed" in Yemen

Authorities in Yemen say the leader of an al Qaeda cell in the country has been killed by government security forces. The governor of Yemen’s

Authorities in Yemen say the leader of an al Qaeda cell in the country has been killed by government security forces. The governor of Yemen’s

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Google threatens to quit China over censorship

Saying it with flowers, freedom-of-speech advocates have delivered a floral thank you to Google at its headquarters in Beijing.   They are delighted

Saying it with flowers, freedom-of-speech advocates have delivered a floral thank you to Google at its headquarters in Beijing.   They are delighted

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Haiti struggles to cope after quake

As the world’s poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti is ill-equipped to respond to such a disaster. Many victims still lie trapped

As the world’s poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti is ill-equipped to respond to such a disaster. Many victims still lie trapped