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2010-03-01

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France continues survivor search after deadly storm

Thousands of rescue workers in France are continuing to search for survivors after violent storms on Saturday devastated large parts of western

Thousands of rescue workers in France are continuing to search for survivors after violent storms on Saturday devastated large parts of western

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France and Russia talk arms and energy

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Paris for a three day state visit. France has been keen to improve ties with Moscow and

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived in Paris for a three day state visit. France has been keen to improve ties with Moscow and

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Immigrants unite to protest across Europe

Thousand of immigrants across Europe have taken to the streets to protest against their status- or lack of- in several countries. Organisers of “24

Thousand of immigrants across Europe have taken to the streets to protest against their status- or lack of- in several countries. Organisers of “24

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Medvedev - in the shadow of his mentor

Dmitry Medvedev is a man who advocates a “privileged partnership” with France on the basis of a “spiritual closeness.” Will he change Russia? In

Dmitry Medvedev is a man who advocates a “privileged partnership” with France on the basis of a “spiritual closeness.” Will he change Russia? In

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Army moves in to quell looting in Chile

Around ten thousand Chilean troops have been moved into areas stricken by the massive earthquake there at the weekend. Their aim; to put a stop to

Around ten thousand Chilean troops have been moved into areas stricken by the massive earthquake there at the weekend. Their aim; to put a stop to

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Palestinian cabinet protests Israel heritage plan

The Palestinian cabinet has held a symbolic protest against Israel in a row over holy sites. Instead of holding their weekly meeting in Ramallah

The Palestinian cabinet has held a symbolic protest against Israel in a row over holy sites. Instead of holding their weekly meeting in Ramallah

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Megaquake: Chile's deadly seismic shift

It lasted just 120 seconds. Among the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. Geologists call them “megaquakes” – when the planet’s tectonic plates

It lasted just 120 seconds. Among the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. Geologists call them “megaquakes” – when the planet’s tectonic plates

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Karadzic trial: Sarajevo waits for justice

In Sarajevo, there are those who are relieved to see Karadzic in the dock and those who believe a fair trial is too good for him. For three and a

In Sarajevo, there are those who are relieved to see Karadzic in the dock and those who believe a fair trial is too good for him. For three and a

Europe

Ukraine's Yanukovich visits EU before Russia

Viktor Yanukovich has made Brussels the destination of his first foreign trip as Ukraine’s new President before going to Moscow this

Viktor Yanukovich has made Brussels the destination of his first foreign trip as Ukraine’s new President before going to Moscow this

Business

HSBC profit disappoints

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, saw its shares fall after posting a worse than expected 5.25 billion euro annual pretax profit. That was down from

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, saw its shares fall after posting a worse than expected 5.25 billion euro annual pretax profit. That was down from

Science_technology

Medicine meets Mario Brothers

Sporty types with tendon injuries in northern France are now getting treatment which appears to owe more to Sonic the Hedgehog that ultra-sonic the

Sporty types with tendon injuries in northern France are now getting treatment which appears to owe more to Sonic the Hedgehog that ultra-sonic the

Business

EU tells Greece to cut more

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn has urged Greece to quickly announce further austerity measures to tackle its debt

EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn has urged Greece to quickly announce further austerity measures to tackle its debt

Culture

Gere and Hawke star in Brooklyn's Finest

Richard Getre and Ethan Hawke team up in a new crime drama movie, Brooklyn’s Finest. Gere plays a veteran cop who is just a week away from getting

Richard Getre and Ethan Hawke team up in a new crime drama movie, Brooklyn’s Finest. Gere plays a veteran cop who is just a week away from getting

Culture

Joan Baez on the road in Europe

The American folk singer and songwriting legend Joan Baez is well into a European tour, and is showing that she can still hold an audience as well as

The American folk singer and songwriting legend Joan Baez is well into a European tour, and is showing that she can still hold an audience as well as

Business

Prudential to buy AIA

Britain’s Prudential plans to buy AIG’s Asian life insurance arm (AIA) for the equivalent of 26 billion euros. The deal will make it the undisputed

Britain’s Prudential plans to buy AIG’s Asian life insurance arm (AIA) for the equivalent of 26 billion euros. The deal will make it the undisputed

Business

Sweden back in recession

Sweden’s economy unexpectedly slid back into recession in the fourth quarter. The figures caused the Swedish currency, the crown, to fall. They

Sweden’s economy unexpectedly slid back into recession in the fourth quarter. The figures caused the Swedish currency, the crown, to fall. They

Business

Euro zone factory growth rises

Manufacturing activity in the euro zone grew slightly faster than previously thought in February according to a survey of manufacturing purchasing

Manufacturing activity in the euro zone grew slightly faster than previously thought in February according to a survey of manufacturing purchasing

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EU urges Ukraine to reform economy

European integration is a priority for Ukraine, according to its new president. To that end, Victor Yanukovich and the European Commission President

European integration is a priority for Ukraine, according to its new president. To that end, Victor Yanukovich and the European Commission President

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Europe counts cost after deadly storms

Rescuers in France are still looking for victims of Sunday’s violent storms that have killed more than 50 people across Europe. The French Atlantic

Rescuers in France are still looking for victims of Sunday’s violent storms that have killed more than 50 people across Europe. The French Atlantic

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Chile imposes curfew after deadly quake

Chile has announced emergency measures to help thousands of people made homeless by a massive earthquake and tsunamis. More than 700 people are now

Chile has announced emergency measures to help thousands of people made homeless by a massive earthquake and tsunamis. More than 700 people are now

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Victims' families hope for quick Karadzic trial

The resumption of the trial of Radovan Karadzic is an important step for those seeking justice for the victims of the Bosnia war. A small but

The resumption of the trial of Radovan Karadzic is an important step for those seeking justice for the victims of the Bosnia war. A small but

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Georgia reopens border crossing with Russia

A mountain pass between Georgia and Russia has reopened in a rare sign of cooperation between the former Soviet neighbours.   The Verkhny Lars border

A mountain pass between Georgia and Russia has reopened in a rare sign of cooperation between the former Soviet neighbours.   The Verkhny Lars border

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Karadzic begins his defence in The Hague

Radovan Karadzic has begun his opening statement in defence of war crimes charges in The Hague. The former Bosnian Serb leader told the UN war

Radovan Karadzic has begun his opening statement in defence of war crimes charges in The Hague. The former Bosnian Serb leader told the UN war

Nocomment

Looting scene with police squad in Chile

Police deployed to block hundreds of people from looting stores in the quake-hit Chilean city Conception.

Police deployed to block hundreds of people from looting stores in the quake-hit Chilean city Conception.

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France seeks aid after lethal storm

France is seeking emergency aid from the European Union today following the weekend’s deadly storm in which some 50 people died. Xynthia took its

France is seeking emergency aid from the European Union today following the weekend’s deadly storm in which some 50 people died. Xynthia took its

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Rainy season arrives in shattered Haiti

Port-au-Prince residents have been clearing rubbish that has been piling up on the streets and canals since January’s earthquake Haiti’s

Port-au-Prince residents have been clearing rubbish that has been piling up on the streets and canals since January’s earthquake Haiti’s

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Four die as storm Xynthia sweeps Germany

At least four people were killed in Germany as storm Xynthia continued east across Europe. A 69-year-old man was killed when his car was hit by a

At least four people were killed in Germany as storm Xynthia continued east across Europe. A 69-year-old man was killed when his car was hit by a