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2010-03-19

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Serzh Sargsyan: "Turkey has no moral right to blame us"

Serzh Sargsyan is President of Armenia, a country with a turbulent history, like a fair number of states which for a time were a part of the old

Serzh Sargsyan is President of Armenia, a country with a turbulent history, like a fair number of states which for a time were a part of the old

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Still no settlement between Google and Beijing

Amid the ongoing speculation, its being claimed a group of advertisers has written to Google demanding to know what plans to do in China. It

Amid the ongoing speculation, its being claimed a group of advertisers has written to Google demanding to know what plans to do in China. It

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Obama pledges "historic" health deal

President Obama has described the congressional vote on health reform this weekend as “historic”; the culmination of a century-long struggle. He

President Obama has described the congressional vote on health reform this weekend as “historic”; the culmination of a century-long struggle. He

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BA strike goes ahead

A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew will definitely go ahead, after last-minute, last-ditch talks between management and the Unite union

A three-day strike by British Airways cabin crew will definitely go ahead, after last-minute, last-ditch talks between management and the Unite union

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Mideast quartet talks tough over Israeli settlements

Meeting in Moscow, the quartet of international Middle East peace mediators issued a tough statement, saying it condemned Israeli settlement

Meeting in Moscow, the quartet of international Middle East peace mediators issued a tough statement, saying it condemned Israeli settlement

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Obama's battle for US healthcare reform

Barack Obama has put everything into the battle for healthcare reform, fighting Republicans as well as wavering members of his own Democrat

Barack Obama has put everything into the battle for healthcare reform, fighting Republicans as well as wavering members of his own Democrat

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Clashes amid rising Mideast tension

Tension remains high in the West Bank, as Israel comes under growing international pressure over settlement building. Fresh clashes between Israeli

Tension remains high in the West Bank, as Israel comes under growing international pressure over settlement building. Fresh clashes between Israeli

Europe

Rubbish statistics on Europe per head

The Europeans who churn out the most rubbish are the Danes, the Cypriots and the Irish, according to official Eurostat figures on municipal waste

The Europeans who churn out the most rubbish are the Danes, the Cypriots and the Irish, according to official Eurostat figures on municipal waste

Business

Watch and jewellery makers more hopeful

After suffering an extremely difficult year, watch and jewellery makers have gathered in Switzerland for Baselworld, the industry’s biggest trade

After suffering an extremely difficult year, watch and jewellery makers have gathered in Switzerland for Baselworld, the industry’s biggest trade

Business

Chinalco and Rio Tinto announce joint venture

Aluminium Corporation of China has signed a joint venture deal with Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto to develop one of the world’s biggest

Aluminium Corporation of China has signed a joint venture deal with Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto to develop one of the world’s biggest

Business

Lloyds looks to 2010 profit

Lloyds Banking Group is predicting that it will return to profit this year thanks to fewer bad debts. In 2009 it lost seven billion euros. The

Lloyds Banking Group is predicting that it will return to profit this year thanks to fewer bad debts. In 2009 it lost seven billion euros. The

Business

Volvo sale snag

It seems the talks between Ford and China’s Geely over the sale of Volvo are turning out to be tougher than anticipated. Geely’s chairman Li Shufu

It seems the talks between Ford and China’s Geely over the sale of Volvo are turning out to be tougher than anticipated. Geely’s chairman Li Shufu

Business

Trichet speaks out against speculators

The head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, has called for tougher regulation and oversight of hedge fund speculators. At a

The head of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, has called for tougher regulation and oversight of hedge fund speculators. At a

Culture

Dirty Oil documentary

Dirty Oil is a campaigning documentary by Leslie Iwerks and narrated by actress Neve Campbell. It owes much to Michael Moore and is bound to

Dirty Oil is a campaigning documentary by Leslie Iwerks and narrated by actress Neve Campbell. It owes much to Michael Moore and is bound to

Culture

More Java Jazz Festival Highlights

Dira J. Sugandi performed at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta. She is a big star in Indonesia and has just released her debut album, “Something

Dira J. Sugandi performed at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta. She is a big star in Indonesia and has just released her debut album, “Something

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Fighting the silence

A lack of proper medical care for those who suffer with stuttering or other speaking disabilities which blight Africa. Now a speech therapy project

A lack of proper medical care for those who suffer with stuttering or other speaking disabilities which blight Africa. Now a speech therapy project

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Red Thai protesters in recruitment drive

Opposition activists in Thailand have been trying to step up the momentum ahead of a large anti-government rally planned for Saturday. Thousands

Opposition activists in Thailand have been trying to step up the momentum ahead of a large anti-government rally planned for Saturday. Thousands

Europe

Italy tranquilises electoral television

Elections in Italy have brought a suspension of state television’s main political talk shows.

Elections in Italy have brought a suspension of state television’s main political talk shows.

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US healthcare battle enters final phase

With the battle for healthcare reform in the US entering a crucial stage this weekend, Barack Obama travels to Virginia today to drum up support. 

With the battle for healthcare reform in the US entering a crucial stage this weekend, Barack Obama travels to Virginia today to drum up support. 

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Airstrikes on Gaza, clashes in West Bank

A new outbreak of violence in the Middle East is making the work of the international quartet of mediators more difficult. Clashes continue today

A new outbreak of violence in the Middle East is making the work of the international quartet of mediators more difficult. Clashes continue today

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Quartet pushes for Palestinian state within 24 months

There are fresh calls for the Israelis and Palestinians to do more to move towards peace talks. Little in the way of concrete steps have been

There are fresh calls for the Israelis and Palestinians to do more to move towards peace talks. Little in the way of concrete steps have been

Science_technology

Space: Are we alone?

Flying saucers, aliens and UFOs (unidentified flying objects) are fairy tales to most people, but to some they are real. What is the scientific

Flying saucers, aliens and UFOs (unidentified flying objects) are fairy tales to most people, but to some they are real. What is the scientific

Nocomment

Naked bullfighting protest in Colombia

Naked activists in symbolic protest against bullfighting. About 20 animal rights activists took most of their clothes off outside the Colombian

Naked activists in symbolic protest against bullfighting. About 20 animal rights activists took most of their clothes off outside the Colombian

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Estonia newpapers protest with blank pages

In Estonia the newspaper presses of the country’s six major dailies rolled out a surprise for their readers, blank pages. Their action is in

In Estonia the newspaper presses of the country’s six major dailies rolled out a surprise for their readers, blank pages. Their action is in

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Cuba's Ladies in White continue protest

A group of Cuban female dissidents dubbed “the Ladies in White” have marched for a fourth day in Havana to demand anti-government activists be freed

A group of Cuban female dissidents dubbed “the Ladies in White” have marched for a fourth day in Havana to demand anti-government activists be freed

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Israel strikes back despite peace efforts

Israeli warplanes bombed at least four targets in the Gaza Strip during the night in response to a rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave which

Israeli warplanes bombed at least four targets in the Gaza Strip during the night in response to a rocket attack from the Palestinian enclave which

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Close vote expected on US healthcare bill

Healthcare is once again top of the political agenda in the United States and the controversial bill which would provide insurance to over 30 million

Healthcare is once again top of the political agenda in the United States and the controversial bill which would provide insurance to over 30 million

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Happy home reunion for kidnap boy

There was joy on the streets of Greater Manchester in England. The focus of the celebrations was five- year-old Sahil Saheed, home again after his 12

There was joy on the streets of Greater Manchester in England. The focus of the celebrations was five- year-old Sahil Saheed, home again after his 12