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2010-03-05

Europe

Urging cooperation from all sides in Western Balkans

Mirror meetings in Brussels of both Croatian and Serbian leaders, with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. He said regional cooperation in

Mirror meetings in Brussels of both Croatian and Serbian leaders, with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. He said regional cooperation in

Europe

Gender pay gap strategy up for renewal

Balancing out men and women’s salaries through stronger sanctions and regular monitoring will be the aim of a new European Commission strategy

Balancing out men and women’s salaries through stronger sanctions and regular monitoring will be the aim of a new European Commission strategy

Culture

Countdown to Sunday's Academy Awards in LA

The battle for the best picture prize at this weekend’s Oscars appears to be a duel between a former husband and wife. Kathryn Bigelow directed The

The battle for the best picture prize at this weekend’s Oscars appears to be a duel between a former husband and wife. Kathryn Bigelow directed The

Business

Veolia forecasts higher profits

French utility Veolia is pledging to boost its profits over the next three to five years by disposing of a billion euros in assets annually and

French utility Veolia is pledging to boost its profits over the next three to five years by disposing of a billion euros in assets annually and

Business

WPP says ad recession nearly over

WPP, the world’s largest advertising agency has said it believes the worst of the advertising recession is over. The group, which cut jobs last

WPP, the world’s largest advertising agency has said it believes the worst of the advertising recession is over. The group, which cut jobs last

Business

No German or Eurogroup aid for Greece

The Greek Prime Minister started a diplomatic tour to get international support for his government’s response to the crisis in Luxembourg. There

The Greek Prime Minister started a diplomatic tour to get international support for his government’s response to the crisis in Luxembourg. There

Business

US payrolls fall by less than feared

Heavy winter storms had an impact on the United States jobs market last month, but it not as much as feared. US employers cut 36,000 workers in

Heavy winter storms had an impact on the United States jobs market last month, but it not as much as feared. US employers cut 36,000 workers in

Business

A400M 'agreement reached'

Partners in the troubled A400M military transport plane have reportedly reached a basic agreement on financing its cost overruns. A source told

Partners in the troubled A400M military transport plane have reportedly reached a basic agreement on financing its cost overruns. A source told

News

Can the election in Iraq heal decades of division?

Saddam Hussein’s overthrow led to years of bloodshed between the once dominant Sunnis and the newly empowered Shiite majority. Sunni resentment at

Saddam Hussein’s overthrow led to years of bloodshed between the once dominant Sunnis and the newly empowered Shiite majority. Sunni resentment at

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Iraq's new era of parliamentary democracy

For the second time since the fall of Saddam Hussein and within a few months of the withdrawal of US troops, Iraqis are going to the polls for

For the second time since the fall of Saddam Hussein and within a few months of the withdrawal of US troops, Iraqis are going to the polls for

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Corks pop in Armenia at "genocide" resolution

In the capital of Armenia, applause and the pop of champagne corks greeted the vote by the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs

In the capital of Armenia, applause and the pop of champagne corks greeted the vote by the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs

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Violent protests in Greece over austerity measures

Anger over government austerity measures has boiled over in Greece. The leader of the country’s main private sector union has been injured in

Anger over government austerity measures has boiled over in Greece. The leader of the country’s main private sector union has been injured in

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Chile counts economic cost of quake

Strong aftershocks continue to rattle Chile as the nation begins offical mourning for its earthquake victims. However the number of dead is being

Strong aftershocks continue to rattle Chile as the nation begins offical mourning for its earthquake victims. However the number of dead is being

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Ukraine and Russia take first steps in new order

Today saw the official show of new relations between Russia and Ukraine in Moscow as President Viktor Yanukovic was accorded full military honours

Today saw the official show of new relations between Russia and Ukraine in Moscow as President Viktor Yanukovic was accorded full military honours

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Violence erupts in Jerusalem

Friday prayers in Jerusalem at the al-Aqsa mosque are often a flashpoint, and once again clashes broke out today after Israeli police entered the

Friday prayers in Jerusalem at the al-Aqsa mosque are often a flashpoint, and once again clashes broke out today after Israeli police entered the

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Turkey warns US over Armenian "genocide" vote

Turkey has reacted furiously to a vote by a US congressional panel describing the killing of Armenians in World War I as “genocide”. Brandishing

Turkey has reacted furiously to a vote by a US congressional panel describing the killing of Armenians in World War I as “genocide”. Brandishing

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Ukrainian president: "We will continue our European integration process"

Having narrowly won Ukraine’s presidential election in February, former opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has now been sworn in. He chose Brussels

Having narrowly won Ukraine’s presidential election in February, former opposition leader Viktor Yanukovich has now been sworn in. He chose Brussels

Culture

Romanian tramp lauded by the art world

Only two years ago the works of Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu were light-years away from the world of art-galleries. Then, the 63 year old was

Only two years ago the works of Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu were light-years away from the world of art-galleries. Then, the 63 year old was

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Manchester United: Debt, protest and the Green and Gold movement

Manchester United Football Club – one of the world’s most successful sporting brands – is in massive debt. The 2005 takeover of the club by the

Manchester United Football Club – one of the world’s most successful sporting brands – is in massive debt. The 2005 takeover of the club by the

Europe

Behind the veil: a new face of Europe

Should the wearing of the veil be forbidden in public places? Debasement of woman or fundamental right, the debate begun in France is spreading in

Should the wearing of the veil be forbidden in public places? Debasement of woman or fundamental right, the debate begun in France is spreading in

News

Papandreou looks to Germany for support

Athens has been quiet this morning, apart from the demonstrators, as the 24-hour public transport strike bites deep. It is the latest expression of

Athens has been quiet this morning, apart from the demonstrators, as the 24-hour public transport strike bites deep. It is the latest expression of

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Turkey angered by US vote

Reaction in Turkey to the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee vote recognising a “genocide” of Armenians in the early 20th century

Reaction in Turkey to the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee vote recognising a “genocide” of Armenians in the early 20th century

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British Prime Minister says Iraq war was right

The Iraq inquiry in London has put the British Prime Minister under the spotlight. Gordon Brown, who faces a general election in the next two months

The Iraq inquiry in London has put the British Prime Minister under the spotlight. Gordon Brown, who faces a general election in the next two months

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Iceland prepares for poll on economic crisis

Iceland’s economic woes look set to continue as the crisis-hit North Atlantic island nation prepares to go to the polls for a referendum on the

Iceland’s economic woes look set to continue as the crisis-hit North Atlantic island nation prepares to go to the polls for a referendum on the

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Catherine Ashton’s trip to Haiti

This is the third and final day of the EU’s High Representative Catherine Ashton’s trip to Haiti. Ashton faced some criticism for her failure to

This is the third and final day of the EU’s High Representative Catherine Ashton’s trip to Haiti. Ashton faced some criticism for her failure to

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Greece: demonstration against the new austerity plan

Members of labour unions protest outside parliament buildings in Athens following the announcement of the government’s new austerity plan.

Members of labour unions protest outside parliament buildings in Athens following the announcement of the government’s new austerity plan.

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Elections in Togo

Togo polls open calmly amid opposition allegations, incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe may rig the outcome.

Togo polls open calmly amid opposition allegations, incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe may rig the outcome.

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Church service for French storm victims

Homage has been paid to the victims of severe storms that battered parts of Western France. Hundreds of people have attended a special memorial

Homage has been paid to the victims of severe storms that battered parts of Western France. Hundreds of people have attended a special memorial

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Ships stuck in Baltic Sea ice

The worst weather in 15 years has trapped ships in the Baltic Sea.  Unusual freezing conditions have meant that both cargo and passenger vessels have

The worst weather in 15 years has trapped ships in the Baltic Sea.  Unusual freezing conditions have meant that both cargo and passenger vessels have