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2010-04-09

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Ban Ki Moon interview

Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, has visited the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan, as part of a tour of the whole region

Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, has visited the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan, as part of a tour of the whole region

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Dacian Ciolos interview

The Common Agricultural Policy, the CAP, is a source of much friction in the EU. But it is due to be reformed by the end of 2013 and initial

The Common Agricultural Policy, the CAP, is a source of much friction in the EU. But it is due to be reformed by the end of 2013 and initial

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Iran unveils 'faster' enrichment devices

Iran has unveiled a new “third generation” of centrifuges capable of enriching uranium much faster than current technology allows. In a speech

Iran has unveiled a new “third generation” of centrifuges capable of enriching uranium much faster than current technology allows. In a speech

Business

EADS close to tanker decision

Sources say EADS is close to a decision on bidding for a deal to supply air refuelling tankers to the United States. The aerospace company’s

Sources say EADS is close to a decision on bidding for a deal to supply air refuelling tankers to the United States. The aerospace company’s

Business

No concern over French banks' Greek risk

The governor of the Bank of France has said the exposure of French banks to the Greek economic crisis is nothing to be alarmed about. Christian

The governor of the Bank of France has said the exposure of French banks to the Greek economic crisis is nothing to be alarmed about. Christian

Business

Iceland moves closer to latest IMF loan

Iceland’s government and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on the terms of a further loan of 117 million euros. The IMF’s board has still

Iceland’s government and the International Monetary Fund have agreed on the terms of a further loan of 117 million euros. The IMF’s board has still

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Kyrgyzstan mourns uprising dead

Kyrgyzstan on Friday announced two national days of mourning for those that died in a violent uprising that ousted the government. People gathered

Kyrgyzstan on Friday announced two national days of mourning for those that died in a violent uprising that ousted the government. People gathered

Business

Surprise rise in German exports

Germany’s trade surplus widened more than expected in February due to a unexpected rise in exports. Adjusted for seasonal factors, exports rose 5.1

Germany’s trade surplus widened more than expected in February due to a unexpected rise in exports. Adjusted for seasonal factors, exports rose 5.1

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France to help rebuild Italy's nuclear sector

France has agreed to help Italy rebuild its nuclear sector – abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine. Silvio Berlusconi’s

France has agreed to help Italy rebuild its nuclear sector – abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine. Silvio Berlusconi’s

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Russia to bypass Ukraine with Nord Stream

There was a big slump in demand for Russian gas in Europe last year partly due to the economic crisis. However the Russians have said they have

There was a big slump in demand for Russian gas in Europe last year partly due to the economic crisis. However the Russians have said they have

Business

Greek credit rating cut by Fitch

Fitch downgraded Greece’s credit rating to triple-B-minus from triple-B-plus, one day after the ratings agency said Athens cannot delay asking the

Fitch downgraded Greece’s credit rating to triple-B-minus from triple-B-plus, one day after the ratings agency said Athens cannot delay asking the

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Carlsberg workers on strike over no beer rule

Workers at Carlsberg used to say they worked in the best place in the world – now it looks like one of the quietest. For the third day in a row

Workers at Carlsberg used to say they worked in the best place in the world – now it looks like one of the quietest. For the third day in a row

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Hungary's centre-right set for huge poll win

Hungary goes to the polls this Sunday with the centre-right opposition set for a landslide victory over the ruling Socialist party. Fidesz, led by

Hungary goes to the polls this Sunday with the centre-right opposition set for a landslide victory over the ruling Socialist party. Fidesz, led by

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Construction starts for Nord Stream gas pipeline

An official ceremony has taken place to mark the start of the underwater passage construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Russian President

An official ceremony has taken place to mark the start of the underwater passage construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Russian President

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Thousands gather for Terreblanche funeral

Murdered white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche has been laid to rest by thousands of his followers. Two black farm workers have been accused of

Murdered white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche has been laid to rest by thousands of his followers. Two black farm workers have been accused of

Culture

Painter Rocha in Picasso challenge

Brazilian painter Fernando Rocha has set himself no small challenge – he wants to break Pablo Picasso’s record by completing more than 13,000

Brazilian painter Fernando Rocha has set himself no small challenge – he wants to break Pablo Picasso’s record by completing more than 13,000

Culture

The Infidel opens in the UK

British comedian David Baddiel turns screenwriter for The Infidel, a satire which gleefully pokes fun at an area often avoided nowadays – the

British comedian David Baddiel turns screenwriter for The Infidel, a satire which gleefully pokes fun at an area often avoided nowadays – the

Europe

Roma in Europe: a more effective inclusion

The Roma are the largest minority in Europe. Often victims of poverty, discrimination and prejudice, integration can be difficult for them. With this

The Roma are the largest minority in Europe. Often victims of poverty, discrimination and prejudice, integration can be difficult for them. With this

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White supremacist Terre'blanche laid to rest

A funeral has taken place for the South African white supremacist, Eugene Terre’blanche. The leader of the Afrikaners Resistance Movement, AWB, was

A funeral has taken place for the South African white supremacist, Eugene Terre’blanche. The leader of the Afrikaners Resistance Movement, AWB, was

Europe

Northern Cyprus divided over elections

Every week for the last 35 years, a small UN convoy delivers a shipment of food, gas and other ncecessities to a diminishing enclave of Greeks living

Every week for the last 35 years, a small UN convoy delivers a shipment of food, gas and other ncecessities to a diminishing enclave of Greeks living

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Terreblanche - a history of violence 

Eugene Terreblanche founded the Afrikaner’s Resistance Movement alongside six others in 1972 as a shadowy group seeking to protect the rights of the

Eugene Terreblanche founded the Afrikaner’s Resistance Movement alongside six others in 1972 as a shadowy group seeking to protect the rights of the

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Space walk for two astronauts

Two astronauts from the US shuttle Discovery have embarked upon their first space walk of their current mission to the International Space

Two astronauts from the US shuttle Discovery have embarked upon their first space walk of their current mission to the International Space

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Thai "red shirt" protests increase

Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok have stormed the studios of their satellite station after the government ordered it be shut down. Authorities

Red Shirt protesters in Bangkok have stormed the studios of their satellite station after the government ordered it be shut down. Authorities

Nocomment

Flood in Brazil, 1,200 homeless

Around 1,200 people have been left homeless after Rio de Janeiro was overwhelmed by its heaviest rainfall in decades.

Around 1,200 people have been left homeless after Rio de Janeiro was overwhelmed by its heaviest rainfall in decades.

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Nuclear: demonstration in Czech republic

Supporters of the so-called ‘No To Bases’ protest group staged a demonstration in downtown Prague today to coincide with the arrivals of US and

Supporters of the so-called ‘No To Bases’ protest group staged a demonstration in downtown Prague today to coincide with the arrivals of US and

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Brazil battles to save mudslide victims

Rescue workers in Brazil are continuing a frantic search for around 200 people after a massive mudslide buried them in their homes. Overnight

Rescue workers in Brazil are continuing a frantic search for around 200 people after a massive mudslide buried them in their homes. Overnight

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Obama pushes for sanctions on Iran

Ushering in a new era of cooperation. US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev sign an historic arms control treaty in

Ushering in a new era of cooperation. US president Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev sign an historic arms control treaty in

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Portugal's top court gives gay marriage green light

There is something to celebrate for gay couples in Portugal. Having won parliament’s backing for same-sex marriage, the Constitutional Court has

There is something to celebrate for gay couples in Portugal. Having won parliament’s backing for same-sex marriage, the Constitutional Court has

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Greek borrowing costs soar as debt crisis deepens

Greece has plunged deeper into crisis, with markets driving its borrowing costs to new highs and pounding its bonds and banking stocks. Pressure

Greece has plunged deeper into crisis, with markets driving its borrowing costs to new highs and pounding its bonds and banking stocks. Pressure