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2010-02-26

Business

Greek PM to visit Germany over debt crisis

Greece’s Prime Minister has called for more solidarity from the European Union over the country’s debt crisis and announced plans to visit Germany

Greece’s Prime Minister has called for more solidarity from the European Union over the country’s debt crisis and announced plans to visit Germany

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More military arrests as Turkey coup plot thickens

There is no sign of a let-up in Turkey’s crackdown on alleged coup plotters, with reports that at least 18 more military officers have been

There is no sign of a let-up in Turkey’s crackdown on alleged coup plotters, with reports that at least 18 more military officers have been

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Taliban claims suicide attacks on Kabul hotels

Terror has once again struck the heart of Kabul. Taliban militants attacked two guest houses and a luxury hotel, housing a shopping centre, in the

Terror has once again struck the heart of Kabul. Taliban militants attacked two guest houses and a luxury hotel, housing a shopping centre, in the

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Clashes over shrines continue in West Bank

There has been a fifth consecutive day of clashes in the West Bank as Palestinians continue to protest Israeli plans to put two holy shrines on a

There has been a fifth consecutive day of clashes in the West Bank as Palestinians continue to protest Israeli plans to put two holy shrines on a

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Danish paper 'sorry' over Islamic cartoons

A Danish newspaper has apologised to Muslims for any offence caused when it published controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. Politiken is

A Danish newspaper has apologised to Muslims for any offence caused when it published controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed. Politiken is

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Google attacks Italy's privacy laws

A row over internet freedom has erupted in Italy following the conviction of three Google executives for breaking the country’s privacy laws. The

A row over internet freedom has erupted in Italy following the conviction of three Google executives for breaking the country’s privacy laws. The

Europe

Greenlight given to Danube cleanup

Some 14 countries are to join forces to restore Europe’s mightiest river, the Danube, to its former glory.   The aim is to ensure the sustainable

Some 14 countries are to join forces to restore Europe’s mightiest river, the Danube, to its former glory.   The aim is to ensure the sustainable

Europe

EU launches fresh anti-drugs offensive

The EU is about to get tougher on two of the most damaging illegal drugs, heroin and cocaine, which continue to enter the bloc in large

The EU is about to get tougher on two of the most damaging illegal drugs, heroin and cocaine, which continue to enter the bloc in large

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Kurdish terrorism suspects held in France and Italy

Anti-terror police in Western Europe have rounded up more than 20 people, allegedly involved in the recruitment of fighters for Turkey’s rebel

Anti-terror police in Western Europe have rounded up more than 20 people, allegedly involved in the recruitment of fighters for Turkey’s rebel

Business

UK emerged faster from deeper recession

It turns out Britain’s economy grew faster than previously estimated in the last three months of 2009. That is according to revised official

It turns out Britain’s economy grew faster than previously estimated in the last three months of 2009. That is according to revised official

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Thaksin stripped of over one billion euros for abuse of power

Thailand’s top court has seized just over one billion euros in assets belonging to the family of Thaksin Shinawatra, in a ruling many say was aimed

Thailand’s top court has seized just over one billion euros in assets belonging to the family of Thaksin Shinawatra, in a ruling many say was aimed

Business

Lloyds trims losses

There was mixed news from Lloyds, Britain’s largest retail bank. Its losses last year at the equivalent of seven billion euros, were smaller than

There was mixed news from Lloyds, Britain’s largest retail bank. Its losses last year at the equivalent of seven billion euros, were smaller than

Business

Telefonica dials up in line profit

Full year profit at Spain’s Telefonica came in pretty much as expected at 7.8 billion euros. Europe’s second largest telecoms company was able to

Full year profit at Spain’s Telefonica came in pretty much as expected at 7.8 billion euros. Europe’s second largest telecoms company was able to

Business

BBC to cut output - papers

British state-owned broadcaster the BBC is reportedly considering major cutbacks to its radio, online and TV output. Two British newspapers have

British state-owned broadcaster the BBC is reportedly considering major cutbacks to its radio, online and TV output. Two British newspapers have

Culture

Royal premiere of Alice in Wonderland

Nothing could dampen spirits at the world premiere of Tim Burton’s mystical masterpiece ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in London. Even the Prince of Wales and

Nothing could dampen spirits at the world premiere of Tim Burton’s mystical masterpiece ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in London. Even the Prince of Wales and

Culture

The Dunera Boys, 70 years on

A new exhibition in Canberra, Australia remembers the ‘Dunera boys’, a group of Second World War refugees from Europe, who were shipped to Australia

A new exhibition in Canberra, Australia remembers the ‘Dunera boys’, a group of Second World War refugees from Europe, who were shipped to Australia

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More military officers arrested in Turkey - media

The wave of arrests targeting Turkey’s military over an alleged coup plot is not over yet – with reports a further 18 officers have been taken into

The wave of arrests targeting Turkey’s military over an alleged coup plot is not over yet – with reports a further 18 officers have been taken into

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Bundestag turmoil over troop boost vote

Germany’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to boost the number of troops in Afghanistan, despite strong popular opposition. A large majority of

Germany’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to boost the number of troops in Afghanistan, despite strong popular opposition. A large majority of

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Antarctic issues latest warming warning

Vessels heading south beware. An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has split away from the Antarctic ice shelf and is floating free in the Southern

Vessels heading south beware. An iceberg the size of Luxembourg has split away from the Antarctic ice shelf and is floating free in the Southern

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Worry in Haiti over impending rains

There is growing concern that earthquake-ravaged Haiti is unprepared for nature’s next challenge, the looming rainy season. Torrential downpours

There is growing concern that earthquake-ravaged Haiti is unprepared for nature’s next challenge, the looming rainy season. Torrential downpours

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Tensions easing in Turkey, but probe continues

The morning after a crisis meeting between the heads of Turkey’s government and military, all seemed calm on the streets of Istanbul. Fears of a

The morning after a crisis meeting between the heads of Turkey’s government and military, all seemed calm on the streets of Istanbul. Fears of a

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Myanmar rejects new Suu Kyi appeal

Burmese pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has had her latest appeal against her house arrest rejected by the country’s Supreme Court. It

Burmese pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has had her latest appeal against her house arrest rejected by the country’s Supreme Court. It

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Gaddafi calls for "holy war" against the Swiss

Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi has intensified his vendetta against the Swiss by calling for jihad, or holy war against what he calls an “infidel”

Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi has intensified his vendetta against the Swiss by calling for jihad, or holy war against what he calls an “infidel”

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New bombing rocks Kabul

The Afghan capital has suffered its worst bomb attack of this year. A series of blasts and exchanges of gunfire in Kabul this morning have left at

The Afghan capital has suffered its worst bomb attack of this year. A series of blasts and exchanges of gunfire in Kabul this morning have left at

Nocomment

Madeira clean up

The cleanup operation has begun on Madeira after the floods and landslides that ravaged the Portuguese island last week.

The cleanup operation has begun on Madeira after the floods and landslides that ravaged the Portuguese island last week.

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Sarkozy's visit to Rwanda

Nicolas Sarkozy has arrived in Kigali at the begining of the first visit to Rwanda by a French president since the 1994 genocide.

Nicolas Sarkozy has arrived in Kigali at the begining of the first visit to Rwanda by a French president since the 1994 genocide.

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Ukraine President's inauguration

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich has been sworn in a ceremony in a half-empty parliament, symbolising the political divisions in the country.

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich has been sworn in a ceremony in a half-empty parliament, symbolising the political divisions in the country.

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Libya's Gaddafi calls for Swiss jihad

Relations between Libya and Switzerland have taken a turn for the worse. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called for a jihad or holy war against

Relations between Libya and Switzerland have taken a turn for the worse. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has called for a jihad or holy war against

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Three Turkish officers freed

Prosecutors in Turkey have freed three senior retired Turkish military officers. The move appeared to be aimed at diffusing tensions between the

Prosecutors in Turkey have freed three senior retired Turkish military officers. The move appeared to be aimed at diffusing tensions between the

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Attempts to calm down Greek gold row

The animosity between the Greeks and Germans continues to be played out in the press. Caused by the Greece’s economic difficulties threatening the

The animosity between the Greeks and Germans continues to be played out in the press. Caused by the Greece’s economic difficulties threatening the