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2010-03-09

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Turkey vows to learn lessons after deadly quake

Turkey is eager to show that lessons have been learned after Monday’s deadly earthquake. Poor construction is being blamed for the loss of 51 lives

Turkey is eager to show that lessons have been learned after Monday’s deadly earthquake. Poor construction is being blamed for the loss of 51 lives

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China and India sign up to Copenhagen accord

China has formally signed up to the climate accord agreed at the Copenhagen summit, the last major emerging nation to endorse the deal reached last

China has formally signed up to the climate accord agreed at the Copenhagen summit, the last major emerging nation to endorse the deal reached last

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Seven held in Ireland over cartoonist 'murder plot'

Irish police have arrested seven people over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a

Irish police have arrested seven people over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a

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Northern Ireland clears devolution hurdle

It has been described as the boldest step since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and the last stage in devolution. Northern Ireland’s Assembly has

It has been described as the boldest step since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and the last stage in devolution. Northern Ireland’s Assembly has

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French lawyers strike over 'underfunded' judiciary

In France, thousands of the country’s lawyers and magistrates have gone on strike in protest against planned justice reforms. They say the

In France, thousands of the country’s lawyers and magistrates have gone on strike in protest against planned justice reforms. They say the

Business

Merkel urges Greek speculation crack-down

Greece’s debt problems were again the top topic as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Luxembourg for talks with Prime Minister Jean-Claude

Greece’s debt problems were again the top topic as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Luxembourg for talks with Prime Minister Jean-Claude

Business

Tanker loss hits EADS

More bad news for EADS, the parent company of planemaker Airbus. Its US partner Northrop Grumman has dropped out of the race to build a military

More bad news for EADS, the parent company of planemaker Airbus. Its US partner Northrop Grumman has dropped out of the race to build a military

Science_technology

Connecting the dots at CeBIT

Connected worlds – connected living; that was the motto for this year’s CeBIT show – the world’s biggest computer and IT fair, held in Hannover in

Connected worlds – connected living; that was the motto for this year’s CeBIT show – the world’s biggest computer and IT fair, held in Hannover in

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'Decisive phase' of Afghan war looms

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has told troops in southern Afghanistan they will soon be taking part in a “decisive phase” of the war. Over

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates has told troops in southern Afghanistan they will soon be taking part in a “decisive phase” of the war. Over

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Former president's stolen corpse recovered

The missing remains of former Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos have been found, three months after being stolen from the grave. The body was

The missing remains of former Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos have been found, three months after being stolen from the grave. The body was

Culture

Be afraid, be very afraid...

The Festival of Fantastic Films has returned to the Portuguese city of Porto for the 30th edition, with a selection of spine-chilling movies

The Festival of Fantastic Films has returned to the Portuguese city of Porto for the 30th edition, with a selection of spine-chilling movies

Culture

Lagerfeld pioneers a "breathable latex"

Karl Lagerfeld’s autumn-winter collection at Paris Fashion Week featured shiny vinyl tops, skin-tight leggings and stiletto heels. The designer used

Karl Lagerfeld’s autumn-winter collection at Paris Fashion Week featured shiny vinyl tops, skin-tight leggings and stiletto heels. The designer used

Business

Fire, recession and snow hit Eurotunnel profit

Eurotunnel’s net profit slumped last year, falling to 1.4 million euros from 34 million a year earlier. The company operating the Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel’s net profit slumped last year, falling to 1.4 million euros from 34 million a year earlier. The company operating the Channel Tunnel

Business

Audi profit supports VW

Audi’s operating profit for last year was down 42 percent at 1.6 billion euros, however it was responsible for the bulk of the Volkswagen group’s

Audi’s operating profit for last year was down 42 percent at 1.6 billion euros, however it was responsible for the bulk of the Volkswagen group’s

Business

Sony joins 3D TV fray

Sony is to start selling 3D televisions in June, betting they will be the next hot product in the electronics industry. The Japanese company said

Sony is to start selling 3D televisions in June, betting they will be the next hot product in the electronics industry. The Japanese company said

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Winter weather blocks border between France and Spain

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, as the saying goes. And people in southern France and north-eastern Spain will certainly be

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, as the saying goes. And people in southern France and north-eastern Spain will certainly be

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Biden reassures Israel over security concerns

US Vice President Joe Biden has assured Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Washington’s unstinting support over security concerns. At a

US Vice President Joe Biden has assured Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Washington’s unstinting support over security concerns. At a

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Toyota under fire after California car fails to stop

A tale of a runaway Toyota is set to pile more pressure on the troubled car-maker, just as it strives to fight back against fresh safety

A tale of a runaway Toyota is set to pile more pressure on the troubled car-maker, just as it strives to fight back against fresh safety

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Greek PM calls for action on speculators

As Greece prepares for more protests against the government’s austerity measures, the country’s prime minister is calling on the US to crack down on

As Greece prepares for more protests against the government’s austerity measures, the country’s prime minister is calling on the US to crack down on

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India aligns itself more closely with Copenhagen Accord

India has agreed to formally associate itself with the Copenhagen climate accord. India’s decision leaves China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas

India has agreed to formally associate itself with the Copenhagen climate accord. India’s decision leaves China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas

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Snowstorm sparks chaos on France-Spain border

Think of Spain and the south of France and all sorts of images come to mind. A snowstorm is not one of them. Yet the white stuff has been falling

Think of Spain and the south of France and all sorts of images come to mind. A snowstorm is not one of them. Yet the white stuff has been falling

Europe

Enforcing EU citizens' rights

More and more Europeans are turning to EU advice and assistance organisations to put their rights into action. When and how is this done?

More and more Europeans are turning to EU advice and assistance organisations to put their rights into action. When and how is this done?

Europe

Galileo, what is it for?

Officially launched on 26 March 2002, Galileo will be the European global satellite navigation system when it goes into operation. How will it

Officially launched on 26 March 2002, Galileo will be the European global satellite navigation system when it goes into operation. How will it

Nocomment

Clashes at the headquarters of Total

Police and protesters have clashed at the headquarters of the French oil giant Total, which is closing a site in northwest France.

Police and protesters have clashed at the headquarters of the French oil giant Total, which is closing a site in northwest France.

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Turkish quake survivors spend night under canvas

Villagers in a remote part of eastern Turkey have spent the night struggling to stay warm after a 6 magnitude tremor left their homes in ruins. The

Villagers in a remote part of eastern Turkey have spent the night struggling to stay warm after a 6 magnitude tremor left their homes in ruins. The

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Chile takes first steps back to normality

Life has returned to normal – for some at least. The majority of schoolchildren in Chile have gone back to their classrooms. less than two weeks

Life has returned to normal – for some at least. The majority of schoolchildren in Chile have gone back to their classrooms. less than two weeks

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Villagers bury their dead after Nigeria clashes

The funeral has taken place for dozens of people who have died in clashes in central Nigeria. Amid fears several hundred people have been killed

The funeral has taken place for dozens of people who have died in clashes in central Nigeria. Amid fears several hundred people have been killed

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Total workers clash with police

Protesters and police have clashed at the Paris headquarters of the French oil giant Total. About 300 demonstrators tried on Monday to break into the

Protesters and police have clashed at the Paris headquarters of the French oil giant Total. About 300 demonstrators tried on Monday to break into the

Business

EADS pulls out of US tanker programme

Europe’s aeronautic defence giant EADS has withdrawn its bid for the US Air Force’s 25-billion euro tanker programme. The decision by its American

Europe’s aeronautic defence giant EADS has withdrawn its bid for the US Air Force’s 25-billion euro tanker programme. The decision by its American