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2010-03-18

Business

Siemens cuts IT jobs

Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate, Siemens, plans to slash 4,200 jobs at its information technology unit – nearly half of those in Germany

Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate, Siemens, plans to slash 4,200 jobs at its information technology unit – nearly half of those in Germany

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Ashton condemns Palestinian rocket attack

Two militant Palestinian groups have each said they fired a rocket from Gaza that killed a foreign farm worker in southern Israel. One of the

Two militant Palestinian groups have each said they fired a rocket from Gaza that killed a foreign farm worker in southern Israel. One of the

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Turkish police jail 20 coup suspects

Police in Turkey have jailed around 20 people over an alleged plot to topple the goverment. Officers arrested the suspected plotters in raids

Police in Turkey have jailed around 20 people over an alleged plot to topple the goverment. Officers arrested the suspected plotters in raids

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Landmark 'dignity in death' law in Spain

Campaigners are hailing it as Spain’s first law on dignity in death. Terminally-ill patients in Andalucia will be allowed to refuse treatment that

Campaigners are hailing it as Spain’s first law on dignity in death. Terminally-ill patients in Andalucia will be allowed to refuse treatment that

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US and Russia: In search of a fresh START

In pressing the reset button, the US and Russia have perhaps opened the door to a world free from nuclear weapons. Last July, after months of

In pressing the reset button, the US and Russia have perhaps opened the door to a world free from nuclear weapons. Last July, after months of

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Berlusconi on the offensive amid pre-poll woes

More legal problems are the last thing Silvio Berlusconi needs ahead of crucial regional polls in Italy. In the latest case being fought by his

More legal problems are the last thing Silvio Berlusconi needs ahead of crucial regional polls in Italy. In the latest case being fought by his

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US-Russia thought close to deal in nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for talks in Moscow on nuclear disarmament. The Middle East and

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for talks in Moscow on nuclear disarmament. The Middle East and

Europe

Papandreou's pre-summit 'fairer' borrowing appeal

As the Greek multi-billion euro debt question defies Athens’ best efforts, the prime minister has appealed to European Union partners to help it meet

As the Greek multi-billion euro debt question defies Athens’ best efforts, the prime minister has appealed to European Union partners to help it meet

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Sarkozy vows to pursue ETA police killers

The French president Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed that the Basque separatists ETA will be pursued without mercy following the murder of a French

The French president Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed that the Basque separatists ETA will be pursued without mercy following the murder of a French

Business

Euro area trade gap narrows

The euro zone’s trade deficit narrowed year-on-year in January. It was 8.9 billion euros, down from 12.1 billion a year earlier. Exports were up

The euro zone’s trade deficit narrowed year-on-year in January. It was 8.9 billion euros, down from 12.1 billion a year earlier. Exports were up

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UK aid for greener cars

The British government has announced 400 million euros worth of loan guarantees to Ford and Nissan for the development of environmentally friendly

The British government has announced 400 million euros worth of loan guarantees to Ford and Nissan for the development of environmentally friendly

Europe

Bluefin tuna still on the hook, ban vote fails

A proposal to ban the export of prized Atlantic bluefin tuna has failed. The United States, Norway and Kenya voted fully in favour — Japan, Canada

A proposal to ban the export of prized Atlantic bluefin tuna has failed. The United States, Norway and Kenya voted fully in favour — Japan, Canada

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German experts put Dresden death toll at 25,000

How many died in the Allied bombing of Dresden? The debate has long raged with German far-right groups claiming up to 500,000 people

How many died in the Allied bombing of Dresden? The debate has long raged with German far-right groups claiming up to 500,000 people

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International support builds for BA strike

Support is increasing from airport unions in Europe, the US and even Australia for the weekend strike by British Airways cabin crews. BA has

Support is increasing from airport unions in Europe, the US and even Australia for the weekend strike by British Airways cabin crews. BA has

Culture

Heartbreakers/L'Arnacoeur

Set in Monte Carlo, Heartbreakers stars Vanessa Paradis as a woman in love with a man her father hates. So far, so funny. The comedy enters the

Set in Monte Carlo, Heartbreakers stars Vanessa Paradis as a woman in love with a man her father hates. So far, so funny. The comedy enters the

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Berlusconi on the offensive amid pre-poll woes

More legal problems are the last thing Silvio Berlusconi needs ahead of crucial regional polls in Italy. In the latest case being fought by his

More legal problems are the last thing Silvio Berlusconi needs ahead of crucial regional polls in Italy. In the latest case being fought by his

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Rocket fired while EU foreign chief in Gaza

A rocket fired from inside the Gaza Strip into Israel has struck a kibbutz and killed a foreign farm worker.   It happened during a high-profile

A rocket fired from inside the Gaza Strip into Israel has struck a kibbutz and killed a foreign farm worker.   It happened during a high-profile

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Greek PM urges firm EU backing over debt problems

The EU has been urged to give Greece firm support to reassure markets and help resolve its financial crisis. The country’s premier George

The EU has been urged to give Greece firm support to reassure markets and help resolve its financial crisis. The country’s premier George

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Tuna trade ban considered by wildlife conference

Will tuna disappear from the supermarket shelves?    The question comes before the international conference on wildlife protection in Doha today

Will tuna disappear from the supermarket shelves?    The question comes before the international conference on wildlife protection in Doha today

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US optimistic over Russian nuclear talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Moscow for talks on the Middle East and to seek a preliminary agreement with Russia on a nuclear arms

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Moscow for talks on the Middle East and to seek a preliminary agreement with Russia on a nuclear arms

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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Wednesday as protesters continued to vent their anger over plans for

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Wednesday as protesters continued to vent their anger over plans for

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Students protest in Egypt

Students protest against construction plans at East Jerusalem’s religious sites.

Students protest against construction plans at East Jerusalem’s religious sites.

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Rubber bullets fired at demo in South Africa

South African police fired rubber bullets at a crowd of youths who gathered on Wednesday outside a Soweto magistrate’s court to voice their

South African police fired rubber bullets at a crowd of youths who gathered on Wednesday outside a Soweto magistrate’s court to voice their

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St. Patrick's Day parade in NYC

New York City parade-goers wearing kilts and green body paint led the world in celebrating St. Patrick on Wednesday along sun-warmed parade routes in

New York City parade-goers wearing kilts and green body paint led the world in celebrating St. Patrick on Wednesday along sun-warmed parade routes in

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Arrests in Spain and Paris after Pakistan kidnap

Spanish police have arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping of a five-year-old boy in Pakistan. The three – two Pakistani men and

Spanish police have arrested three people in connection with the kidnapping of a five-year-old boy in Pakistan. The three – two Pakistani men and

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Cuba's 'Ladies in White' hauled away by police

Female family members of imprisoned dissidents in Cuba have been man-handled by police into waiting buses and then driven away. As the so-called

Female family members of imprisoned dissidents in Cuba have been man-handled by police into waiting buses and then driven away. As the so-called

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New 'cold war' looms over Arctic resources

Russia’s claims to mineral riches in the Arctic must be defended President Dmitry Medvedev has said. Speaking at a meeting in the Kremlin he warned

Russia’s claims to mineral riches in the Arctic must be defended President Dmitry Medvedev has said. Speaking at a meeting in the Kremlin he warned