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2010-02-11

Culture

Chinese brothers take Mao shock art to Canada

They have rocked China’s contemporary art scene with their politically-charged sculptures. And now the Gao brothers are taking their work to North

They have rocked China’s contemporary art scene with their politically-charged sculptures. And now the Gao brothers are taking their work to North

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New 9-11 photos released

They are spectacular, but until now unseen aerial photos of the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Now the images collected initially to

They are spectacular, but until now unseen aerial photos of the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Now the images collected initially to

Europe

EP ditches US SWIFT deal on bank data over privacy

An EU deal with the US has been judged not good enough for the European Parliament — the so-called SWIFT agreement on sharing bank data. This would

An EU deal with the US has been judged not good enough for the European Parliament — the so-called SWIFT agreement on sharing bank data. This would

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Jean Nouvel: "With new technology you can lie"

French architect Jean Nouvel was one of the guests at Imagina – the 3D technology’s European trade fair, held in Montecarlo. Nouvel, who studied at

French architect Jean Nouvel was one of the guests at Imagina – the 3D technology’s European trade fair, held in Montecarlo. Nouvel, who studied at

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Iran's opposition clashes with security forces

A powerful security presence kept anti-government protestors away from the President’s rally. State-run Press TV showed demonstrators bearing the

A powerful security presence kept anti-government protestors away from the President’s rally. State-run Press TV showed demonstrators bearing the

Business

Renault's losses grow

Renault has posted a wider-than-expected net loss for the whole of last year, almost 3.1 billion euros. Anticipating a tough market this year, the

Renault has posted a wider-than-expected net loss for the whole of last year, almost 3.1 billion euros. Anticipating a tough market this year, the

Business

Fiat signs major Russian joint venture

Russia Prime Minister Valdimir Putin was on hand for the signing of a joint venture agreement between Fiat and Russia’s Sollers to create the biggest

Russia Prime Minister Valdimir Putin was on hand for the signing of a joint venture agreement between Fiat and Russia’s Sollers to create the biggest

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RSA remembers Mandela's walk to freedom

South Africa is marking the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Now a frail 91-year-old, Mandela was guest of honour in the

South Africa is marking the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Now a frail 91-year-old, Mandela was guest of honour in the

Business

Repsol and Chevron sign Venezuela deal

Spain’s Repsol and US-based Chevron have accepted the risks of operating in Venezuela in order to tap into its huge reserves. They have signed the

Spain’s Repsol and US-based Chevron have accepted the risks of operating in Venezuela in order to tap into its huge reserves. They have signed the

Business

Airbus wants A400M funding sorted

Planemaker Airbus has sent a message to European governments that discussions need to be concluded quickly to sort out funding for the troubled A400

Planemaker Airbus has sent a message to European governments that discussions need to be concluded quickly to sort out funding for the troubled A400

Culture

Magyar movies make waves at festival

Polygamy is the latest box office hit in Hungary, a comedy about a man’s fantasy of sleeping with every woman he meets after his girlfriend tells him

Polygamy is the latest box office hit in Hungary, a comedy about a man’s fantasy of sleeping with every woman he meets after his girlfriend tells him

Business

Alcatel-Lucent sales and profit drop

Alcatel-Lucent continues to be buffeted by the tough market for telecommunications exchange equipment. Its revenue in the fourth-quarter fell

Alcatel-Lucent continues to be buffeted by the tough market for telecommunications exchange equipment. Its revenue in the fourth-quarter fell

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Fashion world mourns loss of Alexander McQueen

One of the best-known and most influential of British fashion designers Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home, just days after the

One of the best-known and most influential of British fashion designers Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home, just days after the

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A brief history of the Iranian Revolution

Ayatollah Khomeini effectively stepped into power 31 years ago on February 11, 1979, when the army stepped aside, accepting him as their leader. He

Ayatollah Khomeini effectively stepped into power 31 years ago on February 11, 1979, when the army stepped aside, accepting him as their leader. He

Europe

Greek debate over EU stability pact

Protesters in front of the Greek parliament have accused Bussels of putting the interests of banks and businesses above those of ordinary

Protesters in front of the Greek parliament have accused Bussels of putting the interests of banks and businesses above those of ordinary

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Iran: nuclear capability well advanced

Vast pro-government crowds in Tehran chanted ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America’ at rallies to mark the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic

Vast pro-government crowds in Tehran chanted ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America’ at rallies to mark the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic

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Greece civil servants resist austerity plan

According to a Greek newspaper poll last weekend, 70% of the population back the government’s plans to cut public sector pay.  But to union leader

According to a Greek newspaper poll last weekend, 70% of the population back the government’s plans to cut public sector pay.  But to union leader

Europe

Eurogroup's tough support for debt-laden Greece

The leaders of the Euro currency states have agreed to support Greece in its debt crisis. They promised coordinated action if needed to safeguard

The leaders of the Euro currency states have agreed to support Greece in its debt crisis. They promised coordinated action if needed to safeguard

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Business as usual for defiant Tymoshenko

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko today chaired a cabinet meeting, her first public appearance after losing a presidential run-off. But she

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko today chaired a cabinet meeting, her first public appearance after losing a presidential run-off. But she

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Fashion world mourns loss of Alexander McQueen

One of the best-known and most influential of British fashion designers Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home, just days after the

One of the best-known and most influential of British fashion designers Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his London home, just days after the

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Euro club bands together to help Greece with debt

Prime Minister George Papandreou is breathing a little easier. His fellow leaders of the 16 Euro currency states have agreed to support Greece in its

Prime Minister George Papandreou is breathing a little easier. His fellow leaders of the 16 Euro currency states have agreed to support Greece in its

Europe

EU rejects bank data deal with US

Europe has said no to the US on a deal on the sharing of bank data. The European Parliament has rejected an agreement that had provisionally gone

Europe has said no to the US on a deal on the sharing of bank data. The European Parliament has rejected an agreement that had provisionally gone

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Euro partners club together to help Greece

The 16 euro countries have reached an agreement to help Greece with its debt, according to European Council President Herman van Rompuy. That is the

The 16 euro countries have reached an agreement to help Greece with its debt, according to European Council President Herman van Rompuy. That is the

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Iranian opposition marches in defiance

Away from Tehran’s central square streets have been filled with opposition supporters shouting slogans like “death to the dictator” and waving their

Away from Tehran’s central square streets have been filled with opposition supporters shouting slogans like “death to the dictator” and waving their

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Ahmedinejad leads revolutionary celebrations

Tehran is a seething mass of people for the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. President Ahmedinejad has used the occasion to again

Tehran is a seething mass of people for the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. President Ahmedinejad has used the occasion to again

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Berlinale celebrates 60th birthday

The Berlin film festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 20 movies are in competition for the top prize, including the works of Roman Polanski

The Berlin film festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. 20 movies are in competition for the top prize, including the works of Roman Polanski

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Reports of crackdown as Iran marks revolution

Tehran is a seething mass of people for the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution. President Ahmedinejad has used the occasion to again

Tehran is a seething mass of people for the 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution. President Ahmedinejad has used the occasion to again