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2010-03-10

Europe

Ashton urges EU unity to carry weight around the world

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has laid out her agenda before the European Parliament. She said other major world players

European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has laid out her agenda before the European Parliament. She said other major world players

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Biden toughens criticism of Israel settlement plan

United in condemning Israel’s latest settlement moves, US Vice-President Joe Biden and Mahmoud Abbas have met in Ramallah. The Palestinian

United in condemning Israel’s latest settlement moves, US Vice-President Joe Biden and Mahmoud Abbas have met in Ramallah. The Palestinian

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Greece braced for second general strike

Striking refuse collectors in Greece hold a funeral march. They want to bury the government’s austerity measures aimed at reviving the country’s

Striking refuse collectors in Greece hold a funeral march. They want to bury the government’s austerity measures aimed at reviving the country’s

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Jerusalem: crossroads between peace and conflict

Since the beginning of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, Jerusalem has been the main stumbling block. And central to the

Since the beginning of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, Jerusalem has been the main stumbling block. And central to the

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Al-Qaeda hostage back home in Spain

It is being reported that at least one Spanish woman held by al-Qaeda insurgents in Mali has been freed, however the release of another female

It is being reported that at least one Spanish woman held by al-Qaeda insurgents in Mali has been freed, however the release of another female

Business

More US millionaires

The number of households in the United States with a net worth of at least one million dollars jumped last year according to calculations based on

The number of households in the United States with a net worth of at least one million dollars jumped last year according to calculations based on

Business

Brown confident on UK credit rating

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he believed the UK will keep its coveted AAA credit rating despite a record deficit. Setting out his

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he believed the UK will keep its coveted AAA credit rating despite a record deficit. Setting out his

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Russian police force in human shield probe

Russia’s police force is back in the spotlight, once again for all the wrong reasons. Prosecutors in Moscow are investigating claims officers used

Russia’s police force is back in the spotlight, once again for all the wrong reasons. Prosecutors in Moscow are investigating claims officers used

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Austria rocked by more child sex abuse claims

Austria’s Catholic Church has expressed deep shame and regret over a growing child sex buse scandal. It has now been revealed a priest from the

Austria’s Catholic Church has expressed deep shame and regret over a growing child sex buse scandal. It has now been revealed a priest from the

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Ahmadinejad lashes out at Gates on Afghan visit

The image is disturbing enough for the United States, as its arch-foe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is warmly greeted by Washington’s ally, Hamid Karzai. But

The image is disturbing enough for the United States, as its arch-foe Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is warmly greeted by Washington’s ally, Hamid Karzai. But

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Berlusconi bites back as heckler wrecks news conference

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi enters a press conference to accuse opponents of preventing his party from registering candidates for

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi enters a press conference to accuse opponents of preventing his party from registering candidates for

Culture

Giotto secrets uncovered

Restoration experts have used ultra violet lights to rediscover the rich, original details in pictures by one of Italy’s most noted artists Giotto

Restoration experts have used ultra violet lights to rediscover the rich, original details in pictures by one of Italy’s most noted artists Giotto

Culture

Ari Folman's new film screened at cartoon forum

Animated films from across Europe have been screened in the French city of Lyon, for the 12th edition of the Cartoon Movie forum. One of the most

Animated films from across Europe have been screened in the French city of Lyon, for the 12th edition of the Cartoon Movie forum. One of the most

Science_technology

Spacecraft sheds new light on the sun

An international research team has made some surprising discoveries about the sun’s magnetic fields. Strong magnetic areas have been observed around

An international research team has made some surprising discoveries about the sun’s magnetic fields. Strong magnetic areas have been observed around

Business

Ad falls hit Springer profits

The German media giant Axel Springer has posted lower profits and sales for last year due to a “massive” fall in advertising spending

The German media giant Axel Springer has posted lower profits and sales for last year due to a “massive” fall in advertising spending

Business

Insurers calculate Chile losses

Last month’s huge earthquake in Chile might cost the insurance industry up to five billion euros in damage claims. That is the estimate of the

Last month’s huge earthquake in Chile might cost the insurance industry up to five billion euros in damage claims. That is the estimate of the

Business

Fortis back in the black

Belgium-based insurance group Fortis said it returned to profit last year. As a result it resumed paying a dividend to shareholders. Net profit

Belgium-based insurance group Fortis said it returned to profit last year. As a result it resumed paying a dividend to shareholders. Net profit

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51st anniversary of Tibetans' uprising

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama offered prayers in Dharamsala to mark the 51st anniversary of Tibetans’ aborted uprising against the Chinese

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama offered prayers in Dharamsala to mark the 51st anniversary of Tibetans’ aborted uprising against the Chinese

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Porpoise hunt in Japan

Japan’s harpoon hunt of Dall’s porpoises continues despite growing international pressure for the country to cease the hunting of cetaceans.

Japan’s harpoon hunt of Dall’s porpoises continues despite growing international pressure for the country to cease the hunting of cetaceans.

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Al-Qaeda hostages set to be freed

It is being reported that two female hostages held by al-Qaeda insurgents in Mali have been freed. The Italian and Spanish women, both aid workers

It is being reported that two female hostages held by al-Qaeda insurgents in Mali have been freed. The Italian and Spanish women, both aid workers

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Palestinians complain to Biden over settlement plan

It was meant to be the latest stage of his efforts to relaunch the peace process. But the thorny topic of Israeli settlement building has

It was meant to be the latest stage of his efforts to relaunch the peace process. But the thorny topic of Israeli settlement building has

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NATO won't bring Afghan peace says Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan won’t deliver peace there. He was speaking in Kabul where he

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan won’t deliver peace there. He was speaking in Kabul where he

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Moscow police use drivers to block car chase

They are supposed to guard the rules of the road, but this time it is Russia’s traffic police that appear to have been found wanting. Several car

They are supposed to guard the rules of the road, but this time it is Russia’s traffic police that appear to have been found wanting. Several car

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Leading Sunni cleric dies

One of the Islamic world’s leading figures has died suddenly Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, head of Egypt’s most prestigious seat of learning, al

One of the Islamic world’s leading figures has died suddenly Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, head of Egypt’s most prestigious seat of learning, al

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Massive snowfalls in Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Cataluna following historic snowfalls. They have been the heaviest snowfalls in the region since 1986

A state of emergency has been declared in Cataluna following historic snowfalls. They have been the heaviest snowfalls in the region since 1986

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Russia: repairing a Lenin statue's trousers

A 10-metre high statue of Lenin is being repaired before the 140th anniversary of this birthday. The statue had been damaged after vandals exploded a

A 10-metre high statue of Lenin is being repaired before the 140th anniversary of this birthday. The statue had been damaged after vandals exploded a

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Togo: protest over poll results

Massive demonstration in Togo from opponent to Jean-Pierre Fabre, former dictator, who was declared winner of a disputed presidential ballot. Riot

Massive demonstration in Togo from opponent to Jean-Pierre Fabre, former dictator, who was declared winner of a disputed presidential ballot. Riot