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2010-06-18

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France and UK remember de Gaulle broadcast

The British and French leaders led the commemorations in London on the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s historic wartime call to resistance

The British and French leaders led the commemorations in London on the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s historic wartime call to resistance

Europe

Gaza: surviving the blockade

For more than three years the people of Gaza have been surviving on a trickle of humanitarian aid. The blockade imposed by Israel to prevent rockets

For more than three years the people of Gaza have been surviving on a trickle of humanitarian aid. The blockade imposed by Israel to prevent rockets

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Fears of up to 2,000 dead in Kyrgyz violence

As ethnic Uzbeks continue to seek refuge from strife-torn Kyrgyzstan, its interim leader says up to 2,000 people may have died since violence

As ethnic Uzbeks continue to seek refuge from strife-torn Kyrgyzstan, its interim leader says up to 2,000 people may have died since violence

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Convicted murderer executed by US firing squad

After 25 years on death row, twice-convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been executed by firing squad in Utah. Five marksmen shot the

After 25 years on death row, twice-convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been executed by firing squad in Utah. Five marksmen shot the

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South Africans focus on the positive

One week after the start of the World Cup, many are asking whether South Africans’ expectations are being met. In one Johannesburg market euronews

One week after the start of the World Cup, many are asking whether South Africans’ expectations are being met. In one Johannesburg market euronews

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Moldova's PM looks to the future

Moldova became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, but Russian forces remain on Moldovan territory supporting the Slavic majority population

Moldova became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, but Russian forces remain on Moldovan territory supporting the Slavic majority population

Business

Second strike at Toyota supplier

More problems for Japanese carmakers in China. A parts supplier for Toyota said workers at its factory making instrument panels are on strike

More problems for Japanese carmakers in China. A parts supplier for Toyota said workers at its factory making instrument panels are on strike

Business

Santander bids for RBS branches

Spanish bank Santander has confirmed that it has made an offer for around 300 British branches of Royal Bank of Scotland. It is the only bidder for

Spanish bank Santander has confirmed that it has made an offer for around 300 British branches of Royal Bank of Scotland. It is the only bidder for

Business

Greek strikers protest austerity measures

Underground workers in Athens were on strike for a third day on Friday, part of public transport stoppages in protest at government austerity

Underground workers in Athens were on strike for a third day on Friday, part of public transport stoppages in protest at government austerity

Business

Danone expands into Russia

France’s Danone and Russia’s Unimilk are to merge their fresh dairy products businesses in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Danone is to be

France’s Danone and Russia’s Unimilk are to merge their fresh dairy products businesses in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Danone is to be

Culture

Grint and Nighy team up in hitman comedy

Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman talk about their new comedy “Wild Target”, a British remake of a French farce about an assassin who falls

Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman talk about their new comedy “Wild Target”, a British remake of a French farce about an assassin who falls

Culture

41st Basel Art Fair

The international art world is having its annual summer reunion in Switzerland. This is the 41st time the city of Basel, a cultural capital for

The international art world is having its annual summer reunion in Switzerland. This is the 41st time the city of Basel, a cultural capital for

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Obituary: José Saramago

One of the highlights of José Saramago’s career was at the age of 76, when he received the Nobel prize for literature in 1998.  This was a writer

One of the highlights of José Saramago’s career was at the age of 76, when he received the Nobel prize for literature in 1998.  This was a writer

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Nobel Prize winning author Saramago dead at 87

Portuguese Nobel-prize winning author Jose Saramago has died at his home in Lanzarote at the age of 87. He moved to the Spanish Canary Islands in

Portuguese Nobel-prize winning author Jose Saramago has died at his home in Lanzarote at the age of 87. He moved to the Spanish Canary Islands in

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Sarkozy in UK to mark de Gaulle's wartime appeal

President Nicolas Sarkozy has honoured war veterans in London, 70 years after Charles de Gaulle’s rousing radio address from the city to

President Nicolas Sarkozy has honoured war veterans in London, 70 years after Charles de Gaulle’s rousing radio address from the city to

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Spotlight on BP shares after Congress grilling

Despite negative headlines after the grilling of the BP chief by US lawmakers, shares in the company have climbed slightly in London

Despite negative headlines after the grilling of the BP chief by US lawmakers, shares in the company have climbed slightly in London

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Kyrgyz leader on reconciliation mission

It is a mission to try to ease tension in southern Kyrgyzstan. The country’s interim leader has flown into the city of Osh after deadly clashes

It is a mission to try to ease tension in southern Kyrgyzstan. The country’s interim leader has flown into the city of Osh after deadly clashes

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Assault cases shock experts in Osh

Complaints of rape and other brutal violence are emerging after the unrest in Osh. On one street alone, local people say more than 10 Uzbek women and

Complaints of rape and other brutal violence are emerging after the unrest in Osh. On one street alone, local people say more than 10 Uzbek women and

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Humanitarian crisis in Somalia

Torn by conflict and poverty, Somalia continues to suffer one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Some one and a half million people

Torn by conflict and poverty, Somalia continues to suffer one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Some one and a half million people

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Utah firing squad executes murderer

Twice-convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been shot dead in Utah’s first firing squad execution for 14 years. Gardner had been on death row

Twice-convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been shot dead in Utah’s first firing squad execution for 14 years. Gardner had been on death row

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Utah firing squad executes murderer

Convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been shot dead in Utah’s first firing squad execution for 14 years. Gardner had been on death row for 25

Convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner has been shot dead in Utah’s first firing squad execution for 14 years. Gardner had been on death row for 25

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrating in Jerusalem

Tens of thousand of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrate in the streets of Jerusalem over a school desegregation dispute.

Tens of thousand of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrate in the streets of Jerusalem over a school desegregation dispute.

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EU sets out new series of money measures

The EU has agreed to carry out transparency checks on the financial health of it’s top banks as part of a number of measures to convince investors it

The EU has agreed to carry out transparency checks on the financial health of it’s top banks as part of a number of measures to convince investors it

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Osh tense after ethnic violence

More evidence has emerged of the violence in Kyrgyzstan that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In Osh the epicentre

More evidence has emerged of the violence in Kyrgyzstan that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. In Osh the epicentre

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Sarkozy to mark anniversary of WWII broadcasts

A specially-chartered train is heading to London for a major anniversary tribute to French wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle. It was June

A specially-chartered train is heading to London for a major anniversary tribute to French wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle. It was June

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BP chief grilled by US lawmakers over oil spill

BP’s chief executive has been berated by US lawmakers at a congressional hearing into the Gulf oil spill. Tony Hayward was accused of evasion and

BP’s chief executive has been berated by US lawmakers at a congressional hearing into the Gulf oil spill. Tony Hayward was accused of evasion and