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2010-02-19

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Javad-Larijani: 'Torture is against Iran's policy'

Mohammad Javad-Larijani, critics say, is one of the Iran’s main advocates of a hardline interpretation of Islam. He is a top adviser to the supreme

Mohammad Javad-Larijani, critics say, is one of the Iran’s main advocates of a hardline interpretation of Islam. He is a top adviser to the supreme

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Italian FM: Euro zone could do more for Greece

Italy believes the euro zone countries could have done more for Greece. Its foreign minister insists that only fast, coordinated and formulated

Italy believes the euro zone countries could have done more for Greece. Its foreign minister insists that only fast, coordinated and formulated

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Stiff resistance from Taliban fighters

On day seven of an offensive by NATO and local troops in southern Afghanistan, Taliban forces continue to put up stiff resistance. NATO commanders

On day seven of an offensive by NATO and local troops in southern Afghanistan, Taliban forces continue to put up stiff resistance. NATO commanders

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Police and protesters clash in West Bank

Israeli troops have fired teargas at stone-throwing youths during a protest to mark five years of weekly demonstrations against the separation

Israeli troops have fired teargas at stone-throwing youths during a protest to mark five years of weekly demonstrations against the separation

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Can Bosnian filmmaker do it again in Berlin?

The Berlin Film Festival is about to hand out its prizes. Director Jasmila Zbanic has already tasted success at the event, winning the prestigious

The Berlin Film Festival is about to hand out its prizes. Director Jasmila Zbanic has already tasted success at the event, winning the prestigious

Europe

Enlargement chief urges FYROM and Greece to agree on 'Macedonia'

A further impulse to resolve a 19-year old dispute over the use of the name Macedonia: EU enlargement chief Stefan Fuele, after meeting Prime

A further impulse to resolve a 19-year old dispute over the use of the name Macedonia: EU enlargement chief Stefan Fuele, after meeting Prime

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Ukraine awaits ruling on presidential poll

Kiev’s highest court is considering an appeal against the result of Ukraine’s presidential poll. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is challenging

Kiev’s highest court is considering an appeal against the result of Ukraine’s presidential poll. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is challenging

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Life for Moscow's murderous police chief

A high-ranking Russian policeman has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting dead two people in a supermarket. Major Denis Yevsyukov was also

A high-ranking Russian policeman has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting dead two people in a supermarket. Major Denis Yevsyukov was also

Business

Lufthansa strike looms

Late on Friday German airline Lufthansa remained on a collision course with its pilots with neither side seemingly prepared to compromise in a

Late on Friday German airline Lufthansa remained on a collision course with its pilots with neither side seemingly prepared to compromise in a

Business

Nestle sees strong 2010

Switzerland’s Nestle is predicting higher sales growth this year. Its 2009 results beat forecasts thanks to strong growth in North America and

Switzerland’s Nestle is predicting higher sales growth this year. Its 2009 results beat forecasts thanks to strong growth in North America and

Business

Fed changes bank loan rate

The Federal Reserve has sent a message to the market by raised the interest rate it charges banks for short-term loans. It was the first step by

The Federal Reserve has sent a message to the market by raised the interest rate it charges banks for short-term loans. It was the first step by

Business

Euro zone manufacturing boost

The euro zone’s manufacturing sector enjoyed its best month in two and a half years in February. The survey of purchasing managers showed Germany

The euro zone’s manufacturing sector enjoyed its best month in two and a half years in February. The survey of purchasing managers showed Germany

Business

Carrefour facing tough times

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has said it expects a tough 2010 as it posted a plunge in profits. Operating profit was down 16

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has said it expects a tough 2010 as it posted a plunge in profits. Operating profit was down 16

News

Ingushetia bombs target security forces

Two people have died in a series of bomb attacks in Ingushetia where Russian security forces are facing a growing Islamist insurgency. At least 33

Two people have died in a series of bomb attacks in Ingushetia where Russian security forces are facing a growing Islamist insurgency. At least 33

Europe

Awaiting Commission views on Opel plan

Belgium and Germany remain in suspense over a pending assessment by the new European Commission of a General Motors restructuring plan for its Opel

Belgium and Germany remain in suspense over a pending assessment by the new European Commission of a General Motors restructuring plan for its Opel

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Deaths reported in Ivory Coast protests

Days of demonstrations in Ivory Coast have culminated in serious violence as the West African nation’s political crisis intensifies. Reports say

Days of demonstrations in Ivory Coast have culminated in serious violence as the West African nation’s political crisis intensifies. Reports say

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Niger calm after controversial coup

It appears to be business as usual in Niger, a day after the country’s president was ousted in a military coup. Markets, banks and schools remained

It appears to be business as usual in Niger, a day after the country’s president was ousted in a military coup. Markets, banks and schools remained

Culture

"Revolucion" in Berlin

It’s 100 years since Mexico’s violent and bloody revolution saw President Porfirio Diaz overthrown. The countries finest directors are celebrating

It’s 100 years since Mexico’s violent and bloody revolution saw President Porfirio Diaz overthrown. The countries finest directors are celebrating

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China vents anger over Obama-Dalai Lama talks

It was a low-key affair. There is only one photograph. But Barack Obama’s decision to host the Dalai Lama has infuriated Beijing, raising fresh

It was a low-key affair. There is only one photograph. But Barack Obama’s decision to host the Dalai Lama has infuriated Beijing, raising fresh

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French oil refinery strike action set to spread

An “unlimited strike” at six French oil refineries owned by Total has sparked fears of fuel shortages across the country.   Total accounts for around

An “unlimited strike” at six French oil refineries owned by Total has sparked fears of fuel shortages across the country.   Total accounts for around

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Ingushetia bombs 'targeted' police officers

Bombs in Russia’s turbulent Ingushetia region have killed at least two people and injured 28 others, including top local law enforcement

Bombs in Russia’s turbulent Ingushetia region have killed at least two people and injured 28 others, including top local law enforcement

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Boos in Berlin for Nazi propaganda story

A German movie about the making of one of the most notorious Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda pictures has been booed at the Berlin Film

A German movie about the making of one of the most notorious Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda pictures has been booed at the Berlin Film

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Ukraine court hears presidential poll appeal

Kiev’s highest court is considering an appeal against the result of Ukraine’s presidential poll. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is challenging

Kiev’s highest court is considering an appeal against the result of Ukraine’s presidential poll. Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is challenging

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Halal fast food row in France

French politicians are up in arms over a fast food firm’s decision to serve only halal meat at several of its restaurants with a strong Muslim

French politicians are up in arms over a fast food firm’s decision to serve only halal meat at several of its restaurants with a strong Muslim

Europe

Tropical tuna: stocks and piracy, devils and the deep blue sea

Most Europeans’ tuna in a tin comes from the Indian Ocean, and that region wants to ensure its future is not fished out. But European vessels in the

Most Europeans’ tuna in a tin comes from the Indian Ocean, and that region wants to ensure its future is not fished out. But European vessels in the

Europe

Seizure of assets hurting Italian mafia

euronews – exclusive The assets of the Italian mafia is thought to be worth several billion euros. But it is being confiscated by the authorities

euronews – exclusive The assets of the Italian mafia is thought to be worth several billion euros. But it is being confiscated by the authorities

Science_technology

Cryosat 2, the ice mission

The extent of ice and in particular its thickness are elements that condition the Earth’s climate and the oceans currents. A new observation tool

The extent of ice and in particular its thickness are elements that condition the Earth’s climate and the oceans currents. A new observation tool

Nocomment

Heavy storms in Canary Islands

Heavy storms have been lashing the Canary Islands for the second time this week, interrupting air traffic and causing inland flooding.

Heavy storms have been lashing the Canary Islands for the second time this week, interrupting air traffic and causing inland flooding.

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Shrovetide Football

Ancient football tradition involves thousands of players across kilometres of English countryside in a two day match.

Ancient football tradition involves thousands of players across kilometres of English countryside in a two day match.