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2010-06-22

Europe

Russia backs CoE rights abuse report on North Caucasus

Russia has supported, for the first time, a condemnation of human rights abuses in the North Caucasus region by the Council of Europe Parliamentary

Russia has supported, for the first time, a condemnation of human rights abuses in the North Caucasus region by the Council of Europe Parliamentary

Europe

Europeans feeling poorer

Three quarters of Europeans on average believe that poverty has increased in their country over the past year. The ratio of those who say it is a

Three quarters of Europeans on average believe that poverty has increased in their country over the past year. The ratio of those who say it is a

News

Russia and Belarus ''face gas war''

Moscow and Minsk face the prospect of a ‘gas war, Belarus’ President has said. The warning came as the country gets ready to turn off the transit

Moscow and Minsk face the prospect of a ‘gas war, Belarus’ President has said. The warning came as the country gets ready to turn off the transit

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Fiat employees vote for new working deal

Employees at Italian car giant Fiat are voting on a new working deal that could have wider implications for Italy’s labour market. Management hope

Employees at Italian car giant Fiat are voting on a new working deal that could have wider implications for Italy’s labour market. Management hope

Business

German business morale rises

The people running German companies have become more optimistic. That was the finding of the latest survey of 7,000 firms by the Munich-based Ifo

The people running German companies have become more optimistic. That was the finding of the latest survey of 7,000 firms by the Munich-based Ifo

Business

UK, France and Germany to tax banks

Britain’s George Osborne was the first to actually do it, but all three of Europe’s largest economies are moving to get their bailout money back from

Britain’s George Osborne was the first to actually do it, but all three of Europe’s largest economies are moving to get their bailout money back from

Culture

Re-enacting the Battle of Waterloo

Over the weekend of 18th-20th June nearly 5,000 re-enactors gathered just south of Brussels in Belgium to re-enact the Battle of Waterloo. There

Over the weekend of 18th-20th June nearly 5,000 re-enactors gathered just south of Brussels in Belgium to re-enact the Battle of Waterloo. There

Culture

Knight and Day

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz re-unite in this non-stop spy-action-comedy-action-slightly-romantic-action… er adventure. Critics have been on the

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz re-unite in this non-stop spy-action-comedy-action-slightly-romantic-action… er adventure. Critics have been on the

Science_technology

Mayan script

The Golden Age of the Mayas was between the 3rd and the 4th centuries. Their script was considered the most advanced in the Americas, and was used

The Golden Age of the Mayas was between the 3rd and the 4th centuries. Their script was considered the most advanced in the Americas, and was used

Business

BA pension deal agreed

British Airways has reached a deal over its 4.4 billion euro pension plan black hole. The agreement with the scheme’s trustees means it will not

British Airways has reached a deal over its 4.4 billion euro pension plan black hole. The agreement with the scheme’s trustees means it will not

Business

China sales to boost Audi over one million

Volkswagen’s Audi division has said it will sell more than one million cars this year and beat its previously announced earnings targets. Audi’s

Volkswagen’s Audi division has said it will sell more than one million cars this year and beat its previously announced earnings targets. Audi’s

Business

Chinese car strikes escalate

Another strike was underway on Tuesday at a parts supplier in southern China is hitting production by Japanese car manufacturers there – including

Another strike was underway on Tuesday at a parts supplier in southern China is hitting production by Japanese car manufacturers there – including

News

Separatist group claims responsiblity for Istanbul killings

Separatist group the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a military bus that killed five people in Istanbul on

Separatist group the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a military bus that killed five people in Istanbul on

News

White House summons US Afghan commander

The top US commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to the White House to explain comments critical of the Obama administration which are to be

The top US commander in Afghanistan has been summoned to the White House to explain comments critical of the Obama administration which are to be

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French minister linked drawn into l'Oréal affair

There are calls in France for a high profile minister and his wife to be investigated over their involvement with the country’s richest woman who’s

There are calls in France for a high profile minister and his wife to be investigated over their involvement with the country’s richest woman who’s

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Deadly blast targets Turkish military in Istanbul

At least four people have been killed and up to fifteen others injured after a bus carrying Turkish military personnel was hit by a bomb blast. The

At least four people have been killed and up to fifteen others injured after a bus carrying Turkish military personnel was hit by a bomb blast. The

News

Around 50 dead in Congo train crash

A passenger train has derailed in Congo Republic, killing around 50 people. The accident happened late on Monday night after the train left the

A passenger train has derailed in Congo Republic, killing around 50 people. The accident happened late on Monday night after the train left the

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Osborne to reveal UK emergency budget

Plans to tackle Britain’s record 185 billion euro deficit will be unveiled in parliament today in an emergency budget by the Chancellor of the

Plans to tackle Britain’s record 185 billion euro deficit will be unveiled in parliament today in an emergency budget by the Chancellor of the

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Belarus president halts gas flow

The president of Belarus has reportedly ordered all Russian gas deliveries destined for Europe to be switched off, in an apparent deepening of a debt

The president of Belarus has reportedly ordered all Russian gas deliveries destined for Europe to be switched off, in an apparent deepening of a debt

Nocomment

Tornado in USA

A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings, in the US State of Montana, on Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaged a

A tornado that ripped the roof off a sports arena in Billings, in the US State of Montana, on Sunday evening also tore through businesses, damaged a

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Cherry festival in Morocco

The oldest festival in Morocco, Sefrou Cherry festival celebrates 90 years since the first festivities to celebrate the once harvest of cherries.

The oldest festival in Morocco, Sefrou Cherry festival celebrates 90 years since the first festivities to celebrate the once harvest of cherries.

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Israel tells UN to shelve flotilla raid probe

Israel wants the UN to suspend its plans for an independent investigation into last month’s deadly Israeli commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid

Israel wants the UN to suspend its plans for an independent investigation into last month’s deadly Israeli commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid

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Deadly explosion targets Turkish military in Istanbul

At least three people have been killed and 15 others hurt by a blast close to a military housing complex in Istanbul. The suspected bomb went off

At least three people have been killed and 15 others hurt by a blast close to a military housing complex in Istanbul. The suspected bomb went off

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Sarkozy sends a super sub to sort out Les Bleus

With the feuding French world cup squad providing more entertainment off the field than on it, – for anyone not French that is- France’s president

With the feuding French world cup squad providing more entertainment off the field than on it, – for anyone not French that is- France’s president

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Belarus says it won't disrupt gas supplies to Europe

Belarus and the European Commission have played down fears that gas supplies to Western Europe could be effected by a dispute between Moscow and

Belarus and the European Commission have played down fears that gas supplies to Western Europe could be effected by a dispute between Moscow and

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Vatican cardinal denies allegations of corruption

A senior cardinal caught up in a corruption probe connected to his work for the Vatican has denied any wrong doing. Crescenzio Sepe, who is also

A senior cardinal caught up in a corruption probe connected to his work for the Vatican has denied any wrong doing. Crescenzio Sepe, who is also

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Judge to rule on deepwater drilling ban by Wednesday

More than a dozen companies have gone to court in the US, to challenge a ban on deepwater drilling. President Obama imposed the six month ban in the

More than a dozen companies have gone to court in the US, to challenge a ban on deepwater drilling. President Obama imposed the six month ban in the

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Spanish parliament to vote on key labour reforms

Spain’s parliament is expected to ratify labour reforms later today, a key part of the government’s plans to get the country back on the road to

Spain’s parliament is expected to ratify labour reforms later today, a key part of the government’s plans to get the country back on the road to