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2010-04-13

Europe

Euromed water strategy aborted over Israeli objections

A strategy for water in the Mediterranean region has run aground. Israel’s opposition to a reference in a final draft text to the Palestinian

A strategy for water in the Mediterranean region has run aground. Israel’s opposition to a reference in a final draft text to the Palestinian

Europe

EU told to act quickly on renewable energy

Spanish sun and French wind will play primary roles in making European renewable energy plans achievable. That is according to a report just

Spanish sun and French wind will play primary roles in making European renewable energy plans achievable. That is according to a report just

News

Presidential couple lie in state in Warsaw

Along with the Presidential couple’s only daughter, Marta, the whole of Poland feels orphaned in the wake of their deaths. The coffin bearing Maria

Along with the Presidential couple’s only daughter, Marta, the whole of Poland feels orphaned in the wake of their deaths. The coffin bearing Maria

News

Kyrgyzstan's hope for better days ahead

As the clean-up continues in Kyrgyzstan, debate rages about the reasons behind the people’s revolution. Like in so many cases where governments are

As the clean-up continues in Kyrgyzstan, debate rages about the reasons behind the people’s revolution. Like in so many cases where governments are

News

Experts say nuclear warnings are for everyone

The nuclear threat that hung over the world during the Cold War may have lifted, but the legacy it left behind has become increasingly dangerous

The nuclear threat that hung over the world during the Cold War may have lifted, but the legacy it left behind has become increasingly dangerous

Business

Bags of profit for Louis Vuitton

Luxury item outfit Louis Vuitton, posted a better than expected 13 per cent rise in comparable sales for the first quarter, helped by a strong

Luxury item outfit Louis Vuitton, posted a better than expected 13 per cent rise in comparable sales for the first quarter, helped by a strong

Business

Investors snap up Greek T-bills

Greece has sold a total of 1.2 billion euros worth of Treasury bills indicating that investors have a renewed appetite for all things Greek following

Greece has sold a total of 1.2 billion euros worth of Treasury bills indicating that investors have a renewed appetite for all things Greek following

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Act now on nukes or face terror threat: Obama

US President Barack Obama has urged fellow world leaders to secure atomic bomb materials or face the real threat of nuclear terrorism. Spurred on

US President Barack Obama has urged fellow world leaders to secure atomic bomb materials or face the real threat of nuclear terrorism. Spurred on

Business

China agrees huge Canadian oil stake

A subsidiary of China’s Sinopec Group has agreed a 3.5 billion euro deal for ConocoPhillips’s stake in a Canadian oil sands project. It marks

A subsidiary of China’s Sinopec Group has agreed a 3.5 billion euro deal for ConocoPhillips’s stake in a Canadian oil sands project. It marks

Business

Debt-hit Telecom Italia reduces growth target

Telecom Italia reduced its medium-term revenue growth target and says it is looking to make further savings to slash its 34 billion euro debt,which

Telecom Italia reduced its medium-term revenue growth target and says it is looking to make further savings to slash its 34 billion euro debt,which

Business

Oil demands set to soar in 2010

Global oil demands are expected to hit a record high this year according to the International Energy Agency. The body says oil consumption will

Global oil demands are expected to hit a record high this year according to the International Energy Agency. The body says oil consumption will

News

Polish PM receives black box findings

Investigators sifting through the debris of last weekend’s plane crash that killed the Polish President say they have found a third flight data

Investigators sifting through the debris of last weekend’s plane crash that killed the Polish President say they have found a third flight data

Culture

The Last Song premieres in LA

It was love on set for new Hollywood couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. They made their red carpet debut at the premiere of new movie “The Last

It was love on set for new Hollywood couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. They made their red carpet debut at the premiere of new movie “The Last

Culture

Balkans blow their own trumpets in Brussels

Dances and brass bands from all over Southeastern Europe performed in Brussels at the annual Balkan Trafik Festival. French Algerian director Tony

Dances and brass bands from all over Southeastern Europe performed in Brussels at the annual Balkan Trafik Festival. French Algerian director Tony

Science_technology

Advances in restoring vision

Retinitis pigmentosa is the name given to a group of hereditary diseases in the retina. It progresses over a number of years, and as the retina

Retinitis pigmentosa is the name given to a group of hereditary diseases in the retina. It progresses over a number of years, and as the retina

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US says China backs Iran sanctions

The US says it is nearer to a diplomatic breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, claiming China has dropped its opposition to sanctions. Iran is

The US says it is nearer to a diplomatic breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, claiming China has dropped its opposition to sanctions. Iran is

Europe

Mediterranean TV channel soon to be reality

The 17th gathering of COPEAM The Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators convened in Paris to discuss broadcast

The 17th gathering of COPEAM The Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators convened in Paris to discuss broadcast

News

Polish air crash victims honoured

Polish politicians met today for a special session of parliament to honour the 96 victims of last week’s plane crash. The late president’s twin

Polish politicians met today for a special session of parliament to honour the 96 victims of last week’s plane crash. The late president’s twin

News

Obama's nuke summit enters second day

World leaders met in Washington Tuesday on the second-day of a nuclear summit aimed at reducing weapons stockpiles. US President Barack Obama wants

World leaders met in Washington Tuesday on the second-day of a nuclear summit aimed at reducing weapons stockpiles. US President Barack Obama wants

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Bakiyev talks of resigning

In a major about-turn, the President of Kyrgystan Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he is ready to resign if the interim government that ousted him guarantees

In a major about-turn, the President of Kyrgystan Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he is ready to resign if the interim government that ousted him guarantees

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Polish First Lady's body greeted in Warsaw

The body of Poland’s first lady Maria Kaczynska was greeted with tears and tulips after being flown home from Russia.

The body of Poland’s first lady Maria Kaczynska was greeted with tears and tulips after being flown home from Russia.

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Tories vow to end 'big government' if elected

Britain’s Conservatives on Tuesday unveiled their election manifesto with a pledge to end what they see as Labour’s era of “big government” if

Britain’s Conservatives on Tuesday unveiled their election manifesto with a pledge to end what they see as Labour’s era of “big government” if

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Spotlight on Britain's possible "kingmakers"

With the upcoming UK elections expected to be a close race, the country’s third largest party could hold the balance of power. Labour and the

With the upcoming UK elections expected to be a close race, the country’s third largest party could hold the balance of power. Labour and the

News

Cargo ship removed from Great Barrier Reef

The chinese bulk carrier which ran aground off Queensland has been refloated and towed to port. And aside from leaking oil, there is now another

The chinese bulk carrier which ran aground off Queensland has been refloated and towed to port. And aside from leaking oil, there is now another

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Body of Poland's first lady repatriated

There were solemn scenes in Warsaw on Tuesday morning as the body of Poland’s first lady Maria Kaczynska arrives home. She will lie in state

There were solemn scenes in Warsaw on Tuesday morning as the body of Poland’s first lady Maria Kaczynska arrives home. She will lie in state

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Poland's political situation in the spotlight

In Poland’s parliament, the president’s empty chair has become an impromptu shrine. The deserted chamber is a stark reminder of the current political

In Poland’s parliament, the president’s empty chair has become an impromptu shrine. The deserted chamber is a stark reminder of the current political

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Bakiyev defiant in face of arrest threat

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has said he is willing to meet the country’s provisional leaders. The interim government said earlier it

Ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has said he is willing to meet the country’s provisional leaders. The interim government said earlier it

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Palestinian militant killed in Gaza

At least one Palestinian has been killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip. Three others have been seriously injured.   The Islamic

At least one Palestinian has been killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip. Three others have been seriously injured.   The Islamic

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March of the living in Auschwitz

The annual March of the living left Auschwitz. The event first took place in 1988 and retraces the steps of Holocaust victims between the Auschwitz

The annual March of the living left Auschwitz. The event first took place in 1988 and retraces the steps of Holocaust victims between the Auschwitz