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2010-06-25

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Gazprom responds to Belarus gas dispute

Russia and Belarus seem to have settled their gas pricing and fee dispute, at least for the moment. It erupted last weak when Russia started to

Russia and Belarus seem to have settled their gas pricing and fee dispute, at least for the moment. It erupted last weak when Russia started to

Europe

Towards a clearer European sky?

Improving air transport, what to do about it: Europarliamentarians Isabelle Durant and Dominique Baudis — Belgian Green on the one hand, and French

Improving air transport, what to do about it: Europarliamentarians Isabelle Durant and Dominique Baudis — Belgian Green on the one hand, and French

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Lukashenko: "Russia is casting covetous eyes on our public sector"

The gas war being fought out between Belarus and Russia has led to supplies being reduced to several European nations. At least it’s the summer, so

The gas war being fought out between Belarus and Russia has led to supplies being reduced to several European nations. At least it’s the summer, so

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German court backs right to die

Germany’s highest civil court has delivered a landmark ruling supporting assisted suicide. The Federal Court of Justice was hearing an appeal by a

Germany’s highest civil court has delivered a landmark ruling supporting assisted suicide. The Federal Court of Justice was hearing an appeal by a

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G8 begins talks ahead of G20

G8 leaders have arrived in Huntsville in Canada where they are holding talks ahead of the larger G20 gathering in Toronto this weekend.   The group

G8 leaders have arrived in Huntsville in Canada where they are holding talks ahead of the larger G20 gathering in Toronto this weekend.   The group

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Jackson fans mark the anniversary of his death

Michael Jackson fans around the world have gathered to mark the first anniversary of their idol’s death. In Los Angeles, dozens gathered outside the

Michael Jackson fans around the world have gathered to mark the first anniversary of their idol’s death. In Los Angeles, dozens gathered outside the

Business

Deflation still dogs Japan

Severe deflation continues to add to the uncertainty over Japan’s economy. The narrowest measure of consumer inflation – which excludes food and

Severe deflation continues to add to the uncertainty over Japan’s economy. The narrowest measure of consumer inflation – which excludes food and

Europe

Belgian EU presidency promises steady hand

Belgium, revered for its chocolate, chips and beer, but less for its internal political stability, takes on the rotating presidency of the European

Belgium, revered for its chocolate, chips and beer, but less for its internal political stability, takes on the rotating presidency of the European

Business

Obama praises Wall Street reforms

Lawmakers in Washington have agreed a historic overhaul of US financial regulations – the most sweeping change in those rules since the

Lawmakers in Washington have agreed a historic overhaul of US financial regulations – the most sweeping change in those rules since the

Business

Pernod Ricard announces dividend

Pernod Ricard has said it will increase its cash dividend to shareholders for the current financial year. The interim cash dividend of 61 euro cents

Pernod Ricard has said it will increase its cash dividend to shareholders for the current financial year. The interim cash dividend of 61 euro cents

Culture

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The third outing in the Twilight Saga franchise hits screens this summer and is bound to please fans. All the regulars are there, acting out another

The third outing in the Twilight Saga franchise hits screens this summer and is bound to please fans. All the regulars are there, acting out another

Culture

Men's fashion week in Paris

The Paris Men’s Fashion Week showcases spring-summer collections for next year. Jean Paul Gaultier chose to show his new designs in a Turkish

The Paris Men’s Fashion Week showcases spring-summer collections for next year. Jean Paul Gaultier chose to show his new designs in a Turkish

News

General strike in Italy

There is a general strike in Italy today, called by the country’s biggest union in protest at the national austerity plan. Silvio Berlusconi’s

There is a general strike in Italy today, called by the country’s biggest union in protest at the national austerity plan. Silvio Berlusconi’s

News

Romanian protestors storm palace

Hundreds of Romanians have been demonstrating against their government’s austerity measures. They marched on the presidential palace in Bucharest

Hundreds of Romanians have been demonstrating against their government’s austerity measures. They marched on the presidential palace in Bucharest

News

Stalin hometown statue taken down

A statue of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has been taken down from the central square of his home town, Gori, in Georgia. The operation was completed

A statue of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has been taken down from the central square of his home town, Gori, in Georgia. The operation was completed

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Time for an early bath - Italy mourns World Cup exit

Reaction to defending World Champions Italy’s World Cup departure has been vitriolic. “Shame” screamed one headline while others invoked the black of

Reaction to defending World Champions Italy’s World Cup departure has been vitriolic. “Shame” screamed one headline while others invoked the black of

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Berlusconi government watching strike

In Italy, the centre-right government of Silvio Berlusconi is watching turnout for today’s general strike, called by the country’s largest union

In Italy, the centre-right government of Silvio Berlusconi is watching turnout for today’s general strike, called by the country’s largest union

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Greek security blamed for terror attack

Greece’s anti-terrorist brigade is investigating a parcel bomb attack at the interior ministry in Athens overnight. The head of the Interior

Greece’s anti-terrorist brigade is investigating a parcel bomb attack at the interior ministry in Athens overnight. The head of the Interior

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Billion dollar security clampdown in Canada

Security is tight and nerves are jittery ahead of the G8 and G20 summits in Canada. Thousands of police have been deployed to protect the two sites

Security is tight and nerves are jittery ahead of the G8 and G20 summits in Canada. Thousands of police have been deployed to protect the two sites

News

Fans pay homage, on Michael Jackson anniversary

It has been one year since the singer Michael Jackson died, and fans have been paying tribute to the Prince of Pop. Several gathered at his star on

It has been one year since the singer Michael Jackson died, and fans have been paying tribute to the Prince of Pop. Several gathered at his star on

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Mali: women taking control of their future

What started out twenty years ago as a grassroots movement to collect rubbish in the villages of Mali has turned into a successful NGO helping women

What started out twenty years ago as a grassroots movement to collect rubbish in the villages of Mali has turned into a successful NGO helping women

Science_technology

Berlin Air Show 2010 boasts "Space under one roof"

The Air Show of Berlin, the oldest exhibition of its kind, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The show, which takes place every two years

The Air Show of Berlin, the oldest exhibition of its kind, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The show, which takes place every two years

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Twitter hacker avoids jail

A 23-year-old Frenchman has been handed a five month suspended jail sentence for hacking into President Barack Obama’s Twitter account. Francois

A 23-year-old Frenchman has been handed a five month suspended jail sentence for hacking into President Barack Obama’s Twitter account. Francois

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Tribute to Michael Jackson 2/2 - special No Comment

Michael Jackson died one year ago: - the memorial concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles – Michael Jackson’s funeral – the best tributes from

Michael Jackson died one year ago: - the memorial concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles – Michael Jackson’s funeral – the best tributes from

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Tribute to Michael Jackson 1/2 - special No Comment

The best of Michael Jackson‘s life and career. Check out Michael Jackson’s performances from The Jackson Five to his last rehearsals for the ‘This is

The best of Michael Jackson‘s life and career. Check out Michael Jackson’s performances from The Jackson Five to his last rehearsals for the ‘This is

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Paraguay qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup

Paraguay fans celebrating in Polokwane, their team qualified to the next round despite the 0 – 0 match vs New Zealand.

Paraguay fans celebrating in Polokwane, their team qualified to the next round despite the 0 – 0 match vs New Zealand.

News

Yuan rises to new high ahead of G-20

The Chinese yuan has risen to its strongest level against the U.S. dollar in the currency’s modern era. Shortly after opening in China, the dollar

The Chinese yuan has risen to its strongest level against the U.S. dollar in the currency’s modern era. Shortly after opening in China, the dollar

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Gas row over gas between Russia and Belarus

Russia and Belarus have settled a dispute over gas, which threatened supply to the rest of Europe. With each of the countries accusing the other of

Russia and Belarus have settled a dispute over gas, which threatened supply to the rest of Europe. With each of the countries accusing the other of

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G20 security threats in Toronto

Toronto police have arrested a man near the G20 summit site whose car contained suspicious items. The fifty-three year old was stopped a block away

Toronto police have arrested a man near the G20 summit site whose car contained suspicious items. The fifty-three year old was stopped a block away