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2010-02-15

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Lebanese PM: "Israel keeps threatening us"

In a wide-ranging interview with euronews, the Lebanese Prime Minister discussed relations with Israel and Syria, the UN inquiry into the murder of

In a wide-ranging interview with euronews, the Lebanese Prime Minister discussed relations with Israel and Syria, the UN inquiry into the murder of

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UK Tories in "decimal point" error over pregnant girls

Britain’s main opposition leader David Cameron has been condemned after his Conservative Party made false claims on teenage pregnancy to back a key

Britain’s main opposition leader David Cameron has been condemned after his Conservative Party made false claims on teenage pregnancy to back a key

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Rescuers faced steel maze to reach bodies

Such was the violence of the impact, rescuers were faced with the task of searching for the dead and wounded through a maze of twisted metal.   Many

Such was the violence of the impact, rescuers were faced with the task of searching for the dead and wounded through a maze of twisted metal.   Many

Europe

Greece not pressed for further crisis measures yet

The finance ministers of the euro currency zone have been conferring on strategy for Greece ahead of this Tuesday’s full EU Council

The finance ministers of the euro currency zone have been conferring on strategy for Greece ahead of this Tuesday’s full EU Council

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UN tackles Iran over "bloody repression"

Western countries have strongly condemned what has been described as Iran’s “bloody repression” against its opponents and have called on Tehran to

Western countries have strongly condemned what has been described as Iran’s “bloody repression” against its opponents and have called on Tehran to

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Europe's worst modern-day rail tragedies

The worst rail crash of the high speed age in Europe occurred near the German village of Eschede in June 1998. 101 people were killed and a further

The worst rail crash of the high speed age in Europe occurred near the German village of Eschede in June 1998. 101 people were killed and a further

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Pope meets Irish bishops over "abominable" abuse

Irish bishops meeting the Pope in Rome have been told that the child sex abuse linked to Ireland’s Catholic Church was “abominable”. One of the

Irish bishops meeting the Pope in Rome have been told that the child sex abuse linked to Ireland’s Catholic Church was “abominable”. One of the

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Belgian PM flies home after rail crash

News of the crash forced Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme to cut short a visit to Kosovo, where he was starting a tour of the Balkans. Lending

News of the crash forced Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme to cut short a visit to Kosovo, where he was starting a tour of the Balkans. Lending

Europe

Twenty suits for Europe

Twenty Suits for Europe is a travelling exhibition of fashion combined with literature. What is the Spanish EU presidency sponsoring it hoping to get

Twenty Suits for Europe is a travelling exhibition of fashion combined with literature. What is the Spanish EU presidency sponsoring it hoping to get

Europe

Improving Europe's skills

Because there are not enough qualified candidates, four million jobs remain unfilled every year in the European Union. That at a time when more than

Because there are not enough qualified candidates, four million jobs remain unfilled every year in the European Union. That at a time when more than

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Belgium suffers worst rail disaster for decades

Monday morning rush hour train travellers in Belgium have found themselves at the centre of the country’s worst rail disaster for decades.   Eighteen

Monday morning rush hour train travellers in Belgium have found themselves at the centre of the country’s worst rail disaster for decades.   Eighteen

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Libya says no visas for Schengen citizens

Libya has stopped issuing entry visas to nationals from Europe’s Schengen zone, according to a Libyan airport official. No explanation was given for

Libya has stopped issuing entry visas to nationals from Europe’s Schengen zone, according to a Libyan airport official. No explanation was given for

Culture

Danish film Submarino going for gold at Berlin

Submarino is one of two Danish entries competing for the prestigious Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. The drama is directed by Thomas

Submarino is one of two Danish entries competing for the prestigious Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. The drama is directed by Thomas

Culture

Swiss museum honours Rousseau

On the centenary of Henri Rousseau’s death, The Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland is celebrating the artist with a special exhibition of his work.

On the centenary of Henri Rousseau’s death, The Beyeler Foundation in Switzerland is celebrating the artist with a special exhibition of his work.

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25 dead in Belgian commuter train crash

A head-on collision between two trains in Belgium is reported to have left up to 25 people dead. The crash in a Brussels suburb happened during

A head-on collision between two trains in Belgium is reported to have left up to 25 people dead. The crash in a Brussels suburb happened during

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Rio carnival hit by child drum queen row

Brazil’s strongest heatwave for 20 years failed to stop tens of thousands turning out for the Rio carnival’s top samba schools parades, but the event

Brazil’s strongest heatwave for 20 years failed to stop tens of thousands turning out for the Rio carnival’s top samba schools parades, but the event

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Taliban booby traps slow Nato progress

Roadside bombs are slowing down Nato’s big offensive in Afghanistan, according to military officials.  But they say that US marines are still making

Roadside bombs are slowing down Nato’s big offensive in Afghanistan, according to military officials.  But they say that US marines are still making

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Belgium train crash: at least 20 killed

Two trains crashed head-on outside Brussels on Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials and Belgian broadcaster VRT said. The passenger trains

Two trains crashed head-on outside Brussels on Monday, killing at least 20 people, officials and Belgian broadcaster VRT said. The passenger trains

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Croatia, Carnival

The Rijeka Carnival is held each year before the Lent in Rijeka, Croatia. It is one of the biggest carnivals both in Croatia and in the world. This

The Rijeka Carnival is held each year before the Lent in Rijeka, Croatia. It is one of the biggest carnivals both in Croatia and in the world. This

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Demonstration anti olympic games

Anti-Olympic protesters smashed windows and clashed with police in central Vancouver on Saturday.

Anti-Olympic protesters smashed windows and clashed with police in central Vancouver on Saturday.

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Afghans die but NATO offensive continues

NATO rocket fire killed 12 Afghan civilians on Sunday as ‘Operation Moshtarak’ continued to target Taliban strongholds. Two missiles are said to

NATO rocket fire killed 12 Afghan civilians on Sunday as ‘Operation Moshtarak’ continued to target Taliban strongholds. Two missiles are said to

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Pope meets Irish bishops over paedophilia scandal

Bishops have arrived at the Vatican for a two-day summit with the Pope on a paedophilia scandal that has shaken devoutly Roman Catholic

Bishops have arrived at the Vatican for a two-day summit with the Pope on a paedophilia scandal that has shaken devoutly Roman Catholic

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EU ministers meet again over Greek crisis

Greek premier George Papandreou wants the European Union to do more to support his cash- strapped country. As, once again, eurozone states meet

Greek premier George Papandreou wants the European Union to do more to support his cash- strapped country. As, once again, eurozone states meet

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BNP votes to allow in non-white members

An unwelcome journalist was forcibly evicted from a BNP press conference in London as the far-right British National Party voted to abandon its

An unwelcome journalist was forcibly evicted from a BNP press conference in London as the far-right British National Party voted to abandon its

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Prison thriller picks up eight 'Spanish Oscars'

A hard-hitting prison drama has stolen the show at this year’s Goya awards – Spain’s answer to the Oscars. Mutiny thriller ‘Cell 211’ scooped eight

A hard-hitting prison drama has stolen the show at this year’s Goya awards – Spain’s answer to the Oscars. Mutiny thriller ‘Cell 211’ scooped eight

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Author and former jockey Dick Francis dies

Best-selling British crime writer and former jockey Dick Francis has died at the age of 89. With over 40 novels to his name which were translated

Best-selling British crime writer and former jockey Dick Francis has died at the age of 89. With over 40 novels to his name which were translated