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2010-06-09

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UN Security Council hits Iran with new sanctions

The UN Security Council has approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. There were 12 votes in favour of the

The UN Security Council has approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme. There were 12 votes in favour of the

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The favourites and the fancied for World Cup glory

Spain and Brazil have been tagged as hot favourites to win the 19th edition of the World Cup, but there are a host of other title contenders in the

Spain and Brazil have been tagged as hot favourites to win the 19th edition of the World Cup, but there are a host of other title contenders in the

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The party gets going in South Africa

Even though the opening match is not until Friday, the first big event of the 2010 football World Cup is underway in South Africa. Supporters of

Even though the opening match is not until Friday, the first big event of the 2010 football World Cup is underway in South Africa. Supporters of

Business

Chinese exports said to soar

Chinese exports reportedly grew in May by about 50 percent compared with the same month last year. That is according to a Reuters report quoting

Chinese exports reportedly grew in May by about 50 percent compared with the same month last year. That is according to a Reuters report quoting

Europe

Poland taking its EU presidency seriously, early

Poland is getting a head start on preparations for its turn holding the rotating European Union presidency. Prime Minister Donald Tusk and group of

Poland is getting a head start on preparations for its turn holding the rotating European Union presidency. Prime Minister Donald Tusk and group of

Business

Berlin says no aid cash for Opel

The German government has rejected General Motors’ request for 1.1 billion euros in state loan guarantees for Opel. Economy Minister Rainer

The German government has rejected General Motors’ request for 1.1 billion euros in state loan guarantees for Opel. Economy Minister Rainer

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How football kept the ANC leadership alive

It can be seen through the haze from Cape Town and the glittering new Green Point stadium; Robben island, where the ANC leaders were imprisoned, most

It can be seen through the haze from Cape Town and the glittering new Green Point stadium; Robben island, where the ANC leaders were imprisoned, most

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Belgium electors ask who pays for what

In the run up to the election there, some Flemish parties have said they would like to see major changes in how Belgium’s social security system is

In the run up to the election there, some Flemish parties have said they would like to see major changes in how Belgium’s social security system is

Europe

Mobile phone operators' setback in trying to buck EU rules

A price cap on international mobile phone calls within the European Union, imposed by the European Commission is justified, says the EU’s Court of

A price cap on international mobile phone calls within the European Union, imposed by the European Commission is justified, says the EU’s Court of

Business

Honda hit by another China strike

A strike at a Chinese parts supplier for Honda continues hitting production at two of the Japanese carmaker’s plants there. The stoppage at Yutaka

A strike at a Chinese parts supplier for Honda continues hitting production at two of the Japanese carmaker’s plants there. The stoppage at Yutaka

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Massive floods in eastern Poland

Residents of the Polish capital Warsaw prepare for floods as water levels of the River Vistula continue to rise.

Residents of the Polish capital Warsaw prepare for floods as water levels of the River Vistula continue to rise.

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High speed photography featured in Madrid exhibition

An exhibition on the remarkable American photographer Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton is one of the highlights of this year’s Photoespana festival that

An exhibition on the remarkable American photographer Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton is one of the highlights of this year’s Photoespana festival that

Business

Franco-German call for short selling ban

The European Commission has welcomed calls from Germany and France for new measures to clamp down on speculators in government debt. Chancellor

The European Commission has welcomed calls from Germany and France for new measures to clamp down on speculators in government debt. Chancellor

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Austerity measures dominate Dutch election

People in The Netherlands are voting in parliamentary elections dominated by economic concerns. Fiscal austerity has been the main talking point

People in The Netherlands are voting in parliamentary elections dominated by economic concerns. Fiscal austerity has been the main talking point

Science_technology

The Deep

A new exhibition has opened at the Natural History Museum in London. It is called “The Deep” and as the name suggests, it looks at the history of

A new exhibition has opened at the Natural History Museum in London. It is called “The Deep” and as the name suggests, it looks at the history of

Culture

The Basel Chamber Orchestra in Argentina

All this year, Argentina is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the revolution that resulted in independence from Spain. A highlight of the

All this year, Argentina is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the revolution that resulted in independence from Spain. A highlight of the

Science_technology

Pagan Antiquities in Israel

In a natural hollow in the bedrock of Lower Galilee, southeast of Haifa, Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare treasure trove of ancient

In a natural hollow in the bedrock of Lower Galilee, southeast of Haifa, Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare treasure trove of ancient

Europe

Health care costs when patient crosses EU borders -- who pays

Who pays for health treatment when a patient crosses EU borders to get it has been cleared up with the member countries’ agreement on new

Who pays for health treatment when a patient crosses EU borders to get it has been cleared up with the member countries’ agreement on new

Culture

4.3.2.1. /The Doors

A new documentary about The Doors (When You’re Strange – A Film About The Doors) has been released in France. It features hitherto unseen footage of

A new documentary about The Doors (When You’re Strange – A Film About The Doors) has been released in France. It features hitherto unseen footage of

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Setback for S.Korea's space programme

South Korea’s plan to join what is turning out to be an Asian space race has suffered a setback. The launch of a scientific satellite has been

South Korea’s plan to join what is turning out to be an Asian space race has suffered a setback. The launch of a scientific satellite has been

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Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled as a wax legend

Cristiano Ronaldo joins David Beckham and Steven Gerrard as World Cup fever grips London’s Wax Museum.

Cristiano Ronaldo joins David Beckham and Steven Gerrard as World Cup fever grips London’s Wax Museum.

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Silicon Valley stars shine in US primaries

Women have been the big winners in the US primaries – the selection contest for Democratic and Republican candidates for November’s mid-term

Women have been the big winners in the US primaries – the selection contest for Democratic and Republican candidates for November’s mid-term

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NATO convoy attacked on the outskirts of Islamabad

A NATO supply convoy has been attacked by gunmen on the outskirts of Islamabad. A gang of militants opened fire, setting twenty lorries ablaze and

A NATO supply convoy has been attacked by gunmen on the outskirts of Islamabad. A gang of militants opened fire, setting twenty lorries ablaze and

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Maalouf takes Asturias prize for letters

The Prince of Asturias Award for Letters has gone to Lebanese born writer Amin Maalouf. Maalouf’s novels include “The Rock of Tanios” and “The

The Prince of Asturias Award for Letters has gone to Lebanese born writer Amin Maalouf. Maalouf’s novels include “The Rock of Tanios” and “The

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Abbas to meet Obama in Washington

More than a year after they last met in Washington, the US and Palestinian presidents are due to hold fresh talks in the White House

More than a year after they last met in Washington, the US and Palestinian presidents are due to hold fresh talks in the White House

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Dutch election dominated by the economy

Dutch voters are going to the polls in an election dominated by fears over the economy. The last government collapsed in March over the country’s

Dutch voters are going to the polls in an election dominated by fears over the economy. The last government collapsed in March over the country’s

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New UN sanctions due against Iran

A new round of sanctions is due to imposed on Iran today by the UN Security Council. Members are voting on a draft resolution that is the product

A new round of sanctions is due to imposed on Iran today by the UN Security Council. Members are voting on a draft resolution that is the product