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2010-01-28

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Friendship on the menu at French-US dinner

There are few better ways for former friends to kiss-and-make-up after a falling out, than with a dinner at an exclusive hotel at the glitzy Place

There are few better ways for former friends to kiss-and-make-up after a falling out, than with a dinner at an exclusive hotel at the glitzy Place

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'Stop the War' demo at Afghan conference

Protestors opposed to the Afghan war and the Afghan conference demonstrated outside Lancaster House in London. A small group called the ‘Stop the

Protestors opposed to the Afghan war and the Afghan conference demonstrated outside Lancaster House in London. A small group called the ‘Stop the

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Obama tries to reassure Americans in key speech

Congress gave him the traditional warm welcome. But, as Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, it was ordinary Americans he was

Congress gave him the traditional warm welcome. But, as Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, it was ordinary Americans he was

Europe

Gender imbalance and positive discrimination

Should there be positive discrimination to correct the under representation of women in politics? Yesterday, the Council of Europe Parliamentary

Should there be positive discrimination to correct the under representation of women in politics? Yesterday, the Council of Europe Parliamentary

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Debate over reconciliation with the Taliban

Can the peace scheme advocated by Afghan president Hamid Karzai to attract Taliban fighters back to normal life be taken seriously? Up until now the

Can the peace scheme advocated by Afghan president Hamid Karzai to attract Taliban fighters back to normal life be taken seriously? Up until now the

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100-million euros to buy Taliban fighters

Sixty nations have promised 100 million euros for a fund to help disaffected Afghans – including Taliban fighters – to lay down their arms and rejoin

Sixty nations have promised 100 million euros for a fund to help disaffected Afghans – including Taliban fighters – to lay down their arms and rejoin

Business

Siemens reports profits, cuts jobs

Europe’s biggest engineer Siemens says 2000 German jobs are to go in its industry sector in the next 2 years, citing a fall in demand. However the

Europe’s biggest engineer Siemens says 2000 German jobs are to go in its industry sector in the next 2 years, citing a fall in demand. However the

Business

Papandreou says don't bet against Greece

The Greek Prime Minister Georges Papandreou has gone on the counter-attack in Davos against speculators he says are undermining Greece and using it

The Greek Prime Minister Georges Papandreou has gone on the counter-attack in Davos against speculators he says are undermining Greece and using it

Business

Davos changes tune for hard times

Davos is probably the most selective club in the world. Outside, the temperatures are well below zero. The security is impressive and there are limos

Davos is probably the most selective club in the world. Outside, the temperatures are well below zero. The security is impressive and there are limos

Business

Data mixed on German employment

There has been a lower-than-forecast rise in German unemployment in January; 6000 people joining the dole queues instead of a predicted 18,000. Total

There has been a lower-than-forecast rise in German unemployment in January; 6000 people joining the dole queues instead of a predicted 18,000. Total

Business

Eurozone confidence rises

Confidence in the 16-nation Eurozone has received a double shot in the arm with December figures revised upwards and better-than-expected numbers for

Confidence in the 16-nation Eurozone has received a double shot in the arm with December figures revised upwards and better-than-expected numbers for

Business

Toyota shifts gear in massive vehicle recall

The wheels have come off big time for Toyota with the news it is extending its vehicle recall in the biggest operation of its kind the motor industry

The wheels have come off big time for Toyota with the news it is extending its vehicle recall in the biggest operation of its kind the motor industry

News

Former French PM cleared in Sarkozy smear case

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has emerged the winner in a legal showdown with his arch-rival, President Nicolas

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has emerged the winner in a legal showdown with his arch-rival, President Nicolas

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European analysis of Obama Union speech

Euronews wanted a European analysis of Barack Obama’s speech to Congress, one that was very much focussed on the economy and in particular, jobs. We

Euronews wanted a European analysis of Barack Obama’s speech to Congress, one that was very much focussed on the economy and in particular, jobs. We

Science_technology

Ethical creation of stem cells

Stem cells are one of the most exciting areas of modern research. Their unique characteristics mean that scientists can use them to create any type

Stem cells are one of the most exciting areas of modern research. Their unique characteristics mean that scientists can use them to create any type

Culture

Sundance premiers

As usual, a clutch of films has been premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Runaways, written and directed by Floria Sigismondi

As usual, a clutch of films has been premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The Runaways, written and directed by Floria Sigismondi

Culture

Pinchuk Art Centre

A new exhibition has opened at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Indian artist Subodh Gupta and Ukrainian Sergey Bratkov are showing two

A new exhibition has opened at the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev, Ukraine. Indian artist Subodh Gupta and Ukrainian Sergey Bratkov are showing two

Culture

Bonus interview: Jonas Kaufmann

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Jonas Kaufmann. He tells us more about his career, his roles and keeping his voice in shape.

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Jonas Kaufmann. He tells us more about his career, his roles and keeping his voice in shape.

Culture

Musica - the concept…

Musica transports viewers into the world of music – from rising stars to true masters there is a rich musical landscape to explore. The programme

Musica transports viewers into the world of music – from rising stars to true masters there is a rich musical landscape to explore. The programme

News

Ex-French PM cleared in Clearstream case

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has been cleared of trying to smear the name of his political rival president Nicolas

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has been cleared of trying to smear the name of his political rival president Nicolas

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'Miracle' survivor of Haiti quake after 15 days

In Haiti, a teenage girl has been pulled from the wreckage of a house that was destroyed in the earthquake more than two weeks ago. A passer-by

In Haiti, a teenage girl has been pulled from the wreckage of a house that was destroyed in the earthquake more than two weeks ago. A passer-by

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Iran executions stoke protestors' fears

Iran has reportedly executed two men convicted of being enemies of God, stoking fears of a further crackdown on opposition protests. A student news

Iran has reportedly executed two men convicted of being enemies of God, stoking fears of a further crackdown on opposition protests. A student news

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Plan to buy-off Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

The British Prime Minister has announced plans to tempt Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to sever ties with al-Qaeda by buying them off. Gordon

The British Prime Minister has announced plans to tempt Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to sever ties with al-Qaeda by buying them off. Gordon

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Black box found after Beirut air crash

The “black box” flight recorders of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the Lebanese coast on Monday have been found by search

The “black box” flight recorders of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the Lebanese coast on Monday have been found by search

Science_technology

Exercise: the way to a healthier European society?

Regular exercise has for many hears been linked with good health. It is widely thought by scientists to prevent and treat diseases like type-2

Regular exercise has for many hears been linked with good health. It is widely thought by scientists to prevent and treat diseases like type-2