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2010-06-17

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EU leaders agree to push for banks tax

Europe’s banks will be taxed and made to make their finances public. The leaders of the 27 EU countries emerged from their one-day summit in Brussels

Europe’s banks will be taxed and made to make their finances public. The leaders of the 27 EU countries emerged from their one-day summit in Brussels

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Iceland given green light on EU talks

Iceland could be an EU country in little over a year. The country was given the go-ahead to start accession talks by the leaders of all the bloc’s 27

Iceland could be an EU country in little over a year. The country was given the go-ahead to start accession talks by the leaders of all the bloc’s 27

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Kyrgyzstan: the roots of ethnic violence

Amateur video has rarely been so dramatic. Previously unseen pictures from last Saturday show the panic and confusion of thousands of people fleeing

Amateur video has rarely been so dramatic. Previously unseen pictures from last Saturday show the panic and confusion of thousands of people fleeing

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Deadly French floods claim more victims

At least 25 people are now known to have died in flash floods near France’s Mediterranean coast. Several towns in the southeastern department of

At least 25 people are now known to have died in flash floods near France’s Mediterranean coast. Several towns in the southeastern department of

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Israel to ease Gaza embargo

Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a

Israel has said it will ease the land blockade of Gaza to allow more goods into the Palestinian territory. Pressure has been mounting following a

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Ultra-Othodox Jews protest against school ruling

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have held mass rallies in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in anger over a school desegregation

Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have held mass rallies in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in anger over a school desegregation

Business

Swiss approve UBS-US tax deal

Both houses of the Swiss parliament have finally approved a tax treaty with the United States. The change in the law means that Switzerland’s

Both houses of the Swiss parliament have finally approved a tax treaty with the United States. The change in the law means that Switzerland’s

Business

Bank of England gets bigger regulation role

Britain’s new finance minister George Osborne has announced a major shake-up of financial regulation in the UK. The Bank of England is to be given

Britain’s new finance minister George Osborne has announced a major shake-up of financial regulation in the UK. The Bank of England is to be given

Business

New iPhone sells at record rate

Apple says it sold more than 600,000 of its new iPhone model on the first day it was available in the US. That was a record for just a single day

Apple says it sold more than 600,000 of its new iPhone model on the first day it was available in the US. That was a record for just a single day

Business

Beijing resists currency revaluation pressure

China has said that any decision to let its currency, the yuan, appreciate will be based on its own assessment of the economy. That was in response

China has said that any decision to let its currency, the yuan, appreciate will be based on its own assessment of the economy. That was in response

Business

BP's shares react to company's woes

As BP’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward was testifying to the US Congress, the oil giant’s shares picked up in London in reaction to news that it is

As BP’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward was testifying to the US Congress, the oil giant’s shares picked up in London in reaction to news that it is

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Kyrgyzstan violence uproots 400,000, says UN

An immense humanitarian crisis is how the Red Cross is describing the situation caused by the unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan. Some aid has now

An immense humanitarian crisis is how the Red Cross is describing the situation caused by the unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan. Some aid has now

Science_technology

Haemorrhage drug could help accident victims

A cheap drug that could save the lives of tens of thousands of accident victims worldwide may soon be part of the standard paramedic kit.

A cheap drug that could save the lives of tens of thousands of accident victims worldwide may soon be part of the standard paramedic kit.

Culture

Usher releases "divorce" album / Margit Brandt

American singer Usher has released his sixth studio album, Raymond V Raymond, a highly personal collection of songs. Usher, who has just got divorced

American singer Usher has released his sixth studio album, Raymond V Raymond, a highly personal collection of songs. Usher, who has just got divorced

Culture

Woody, Buzz and co. back in Toy Story 3

Eleven years after Toy Story 2 comes the third – and probably – the final film in the series, this time in 3D. Andy is 17 and off to college but what

Eleven years after Toy Story 2 comes the third – and probably – the final film in the series, this time in 3D. Andy is 17 and off to college but what

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Severe flooding in France kills 20 people

Severe flooding in Var department, in south-eastern France, have killed 20 people and left thousands bereft of homes and possessions.

Severe flooding in Var department, in south-eastern France, have killed 20 people and left thousands bereft of homes and possessions.

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Funeral service for Zenani Mandela

Mourners gather for the funeral of Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s 13-year-old great-granddaughter who was killed in a car crash.

Mourners gather for the funeral of Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s 13-year-old great-granddaughter who was killed in a car crash.

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German fans sponsor football training for South African kids

A German fan club is helping sponsor football training for “FC Barcelona”, a club of young children in one of the poorer townships of Pretoria.

A German fan club is helping sponsor football training for “FC Barcelona”, a club of young children in one of the poorer townships of Pretoria.

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Botswana : Prince William Vs Vuvuzela

Prince William plays football with children in Botswana and is invited to test his musical skills on the vuvuzela.

Prince William plays football with children in Botswana and is invited to test his musical skills on the vuvuzela.

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Indian students dress up as Gandhi

About 255 Students in southern India spread Gandhian message of peace and non-violence by dressing up as Mahatma Gandhi.

About 255 Students in southern India spread Gandhian message of peace and non-violence by dressing up as Mahatma Gandhi.

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Train accident in Germany

A freight train was on its way to Hannover, in Germany when it derailed, three wagons fell onto the track in the path of oncoming train traffic.

A freight train was on its way to Hannover, in Germany when it derailed, three wagons fell onto the track in the path of oncoming train traffic.

Culture

Bonus interview: Heinrich Koll & Ian Bousfield

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with musicians Heinrich Koll (principal violist) and Ian Bousfield (principal trombone), both

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with musicians Heinrich Koll (principal violist) and Ian Bousfield (principal trombone), both

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Kyrgyzstan to hold referendum despite unrest

Amid an uneasy calm after days of ethnic slaughter, troops continue to patrol the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s southern city of Osh. Little remains in the

Amid an uneasy calm after days of ethnic slaughter, troops continue to patrol the streets of Kyrgyzstan’s southern city of Osh. Little remains in the

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Israel to ease blockade on Gaza

Israel has said it will ease its land blockade on Gaza amid growing international pressure following its botched deadly assault on an aid flotilla

Israel has said it will ease its land blockade on Gaza amid growing international pressure following its botched deadly assault on an aid flotilla

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EU summit focusses on return to growth

Leaders of the 27 EU countries are tucking into a one-day summit centred on tackling public debt and getting back to economic growth. Europe’s

Leaders of the 27 EU countries are tucking into a one-day summit centred on tackling public debt and getting back to economic growth. Europe’s

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Funeral for Mandela great grand-daughter

Wearing black and looking frail, Nelson Mandela has attended the funeral of his great grand-daughter. The 92-year-old campaigned tirelessly for the

Wearing black and looking frail, Nelson Mandela has attended the funeral of his great grand-daughter. The 92-year-old campaigned tirelessly for the

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EU leaders seek to contain new debt crises

The EU’s top brass are meeting in Brussels in an effort to fix their battered economies and exit Europe’s worst debt crisis in decades. Defending

The EU’s top brass are meeting in Brussels in an effort to fix their battered economies and exit Europe’s worst debt crisis in decades. Defending