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2010-03-12

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Sarkozy accuses the US of protectionism

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused the United States of protectionism over its handling of a 36 billion euro contract for refuelling planes

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused the United States of protectionism over its handling of a 36 billion euro contract for refuelling planes

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Pope meets Germany archbishop over sex scandal

The Pope has held talks with Germany’s top bishop in Rome amid an escalating sexual abuse crisis rocking the Catholic church. At least 170 former

The Pope has held talks with Germany’s top bishop in Rome amid an escalating sexual abuse crisis rocking the Catholic church. At least 170 former

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Mass union strikes in Italy

A day after Greek workers walked off the job, tens of thousands of Italians have also held mass protests. Italy’s largest trade union called the

A day after Greek workers walked off the job, tens of thousands of Italians have also held mass protests. Italy’s largest trade union called the

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Disruption in France during day of strike action

There has been widespread disruption in France today due to a series of strikes organised by trade unions. In Paris, hundreds of nurses and

There has been widespread disruption in France today due to a series of strikes organised by trade unions. In Paris, hundreds of nurses and

Business

Euro zone industrial production surprises

More signs have emerged that the economic recovery is on course as industrial output in the euro zone soared in January; it recorded its biggest

More signs have emerged that the economic recovery is on course as industrial output in the euro zone soared in January; it recorded its biggest

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Turkish anger at Swedish genocide vote

There has been outrage in Turkey against Sweden after the country’s parliament narrowly voted to describe as genocide the killing of Armenians in the

There has been outrage in Turkey against Sweden after the country’s parliament narrowly voted to describe as genocide the killing of Armenians in the

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Armenians happy with Swedish stance

The Swedish vote describing the killings of Armenians during World War I as genocide has been welcomed in Yerevan. Armenia says up to one and a half

The Swedish vote describing the killings of Armenians during World War I as genocide has been welcomed in Yerevan. Armenia says up to one and a half

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Rabat Shlomo decision triggers US-Israeli spat

Ramat Shlomo in East Jerusalem has emerged as the spark for Palestinian anger, and a diplomatic crisis between Israel and the US. It is a Jewish

Ramat Shlomo in East Jerusalem has emerged as the spark for Palestinian anger, and a diplomatic crisis between Israel and the US. It is a Jewish

Europe

Taking the seismic sting out of Turkey's tremors

The recent earthquake in Turkey has focused attention on what can be done to restrict loss of life and damage. It is a country criss-crossed by

The recent earthquake in Turkey has focused attention on what can be done to restrict loss of life and damage. It is a country criss-crossed by

Business

Lehman examiner says gimmick hid debt billions

Lehman Brothers used accounting gimmicks to hide billions in debt and was insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September

Lehman Brothers used accounting gimmicks to hide billions in debt and was insolvent for weeks before it filed for bankruptcy in September

Business

Eni lowers growth target

The Italian oil and gas group Eni has lowered expectations for production growth. It said investors would have to wait until 2011 to see any growth

The Italian oil and gas group Eni has lowered expectations for production growth. It said investors would have to wait until 2011 to see any growth

Business

Schaeuble wants greater euro zone integration

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said there should be greater integration between euro zone members. Writing in the Financial Times

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said there should be greater integration between euro zone members. Writing in the Financial Times

Business

Air China share rise on stock sale

Air China’s shares soared to a two-year high as it announced it will raise 690 million euros by selling new stock. Investors believe Air China

Air China’s shares soared to a two-year high as it announced it will raise 690 million euros by selling new stock. Investors believe Air China

Culture

Fashion world focusses on Portuguese talent

This week it has been Lisbon’s turn to be the focal point of the fashion world – with 19 Portuguese designers showing off their latest collections.

This week it has been Lisbon’s turn to be the focal point of the fashion world – with 19 Portuguese designers showing off their latest collections.

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Dozens killed and hurt in triple Pakistan bomb attacks

Around 40 people have been killed after suicide bombers in Pakistan targeted the security forces in a crowded part of Lahore. The blasts happened

Around 40 people have been killed after suicide bombers in Pakistan targeted the security forces in a crowded part of Lahore. The blasts happened

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Spanish writer Miguel Delibes dies

One of Spain’s most acclaimed writers Miguel Delibes has died. He was 89 and had been battling cancer for several years. Famed for his gritty

One of Spain’s most acclaimed writers Miguel Delibes has died. He was 89 and had been battling cancer for several years. Famed for his gritty

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Red shirt protesters gather in Thai capital

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are converging on Bangkok for what they have promised will be a “million-man march”. The red-shirted

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are converging on Bangkok for what they have promised will be a “million-man march”. The red-shirted

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Palestinians denied access to mosque amid security fears

There has been heightened tension in and around Arab east Jerusalem as the Israeli army stepped up security following clashes in recent weeks after

There has been heightened tension in and around Arab east Jerusalem as the Israeli army stepped up security following clashes in recent weeks after

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New York agrees compensation for "heroic" 9/11 workers

Thousands of people involved in the rescue effort following the September 11th attacks have reached a compensation settlement worth up to 480 million

Thousands of people involved in the rescue effort following the September 11th attacks have reached a compensation settlement worth up to 480 million

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Deadly blast rocks Pakistan

Up to 40 people are now reported to have been killed and nearly a 100 injured in a twin suicide blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore. The first

Up to 40 people are now reported to have been killed and nearly a 100 injured in a twin suicide blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore. The first

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Greek protesters struggle to make headway

Calm has returned at least temporarily to the streets of Athens the day after the latest protests against the government’s austerity measures.  But

Calm has returned at least temporarily to the streets of Athens the day after the latest protests against the government’s austerity measures.  But

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Israel closes West Bank amid security fears

Israel has sealed off the West Bank for 48 hours until midnight on Saturday because of fears over security, according to the army. It is the first

Israel has sealed off the West Bank for 48 hours until midnight on Saturday because of fears over security, according to the army. It is the first

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Spain: train bombing's anniversary

Spaniards laid flowers and lit candles outside the Alcala de Henares, Santa Eugenia, El Pozo and Alcala stations overnight ahead of the 6th

Spaniards laid flowers and lit candles outside the Alcala de Henares, Santa Eugenia, El Pozo and Alcala stations overnight ahead of the 6th

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Snow in Kazakhstan

Winter storms in north east Kazakhstan left thousands without power on Wednesday (March 10) and cut off the main city of Semipalatinsk. Heavy

Winter storms in north east Kazakhstan left thousands without power on Wednesday (March 10) and cut off the main city of Semipalatinsk. Heavy

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Demonstration and clash in Greece

An estimated 20,000 demonstrators join a march through Athens organised by Greece’s two largest public and private sector trade unions in protest at

An estimated 20,000 demonstrators join a march through Athens organised by Greece’s two largest public and private sector trade unions in protest at

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Chile's president investiture

Conservative Sebastian Pinera assumes office, succeeding the country’s highly-popular first female leader Michelle Bachelet. One of his first tasks

Conservative Sebastian Pinera assumes office, succeeding the country’s highly-popular first female leader Michelle Bachelet. One of his first tasks

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Sweden and Turkey in 'genocide' row

Turkey has cancelled a planned summit with Sweden after its parliament endorsed the term genocide over the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks

Turkey has cancelled a planned summit with Sweden after its parliament endorsed the term genocide over the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks

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Chile's new President visits earthquake damage

Immediately following his inauguration, Chile’s new president visited areas devastated by last months’ earthquake. Sebastian Pinera met with

Immediately following his inauguration, Chile’s new president visited areas devastated by last months’ earthquake. Sebastian Pinera met with

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German bishop set to meet pope over child abuse

One of the alleged victims of child abuse in Germany’s Catholic schools has spoken out on the eve of a meeting between the Pope and Germany’s highest

One of the alleged victims of child abuse in Germany’s Catholic schools has spoken out on the eve of a meeting between the Pope and Germany’s highest