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2010-07-01

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Netanyahu's prisoner swap offer

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will release 1,000 Palestinian prisioners if Hamas frees an Israeli soldier taken hostage four

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will release 1,000 Palestinian prisioners if Hamas frees an Israeli soldier taken hostage four

Europe

Film festival challenges UN development record

Reducing poverty, child mortality, fighting disease, boosting development… are UN countries on track to reach the targets they set out to achieve by

Reducing poverty, child mortality, fighting disease, boosting development… are UN countries on track to reach the targets they set out to achieve by

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Heiress case hinges on her mental state

The indignity for someone described as Europe’s richest woman is that a French court wants to know: is she in control of her mental

The indignity for someone described as Europe’s richest woman is that a French court wants to know: is she in control of her mental

Culture

Bonus interview: Valery Gergiev

Here are a few bonus excerpts from our interview with conductor Valery Gergiev, in which he talks about Vladimir Putin.

Here are a few bonus excerpts from our interview with conductor Valery Gergiev, in which he talks about Vladimir Putin.

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Secret Turkish talks spark Israeli political row

A political row has erupted in Israel after secret fence-mending talks were held with Turkey in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid

A political row has erupted in Israel after secret fence-mending talks were held with Turkey in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid

Europe

How to choose green products

We find more and more Eco labels in stores, but not all of them are telling the whole truth. The European ecolabel on the other hand offers consumers

We find more and more Eco labels in stores, but not all of them are telling the whole truth. The European ecolabel on the other hand offers consumers

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Half-Scot elected regional premier in Germany

A half-Scottish politician has made history today, becoming the first person with dual nationality to become premier of a German state. David

A half-Scottish politician has made history today, becoming the first person with dual nationality to become premier of a German state. David

News

Spy suspects get their day in court

Anna Chapman, or Anya Kushchenko is the most prominent of the 10 suspected Russian spies arrested in America who go before a judge today to find out

Anna Chapman, or Anya Kushchenko is the most prominent of the 10 suspected Russian spies arrested in America who go before a judge today to find out

Business

Swedish interest rate raised

Sweden’s central bank raised the cost of borrowing there on Thursday, for the first time since the financial crisis started two years ago. Saying

Sweden’s central bank raised the cost of borrowing there on Thursday, for the first time since the financial crisis started two years ago. Saying

Business

Manufacturing slows in euro zone and China

Manufacturing in the euro zone slowed slightly in June. The growth rate was the weakest in four months and Markit’s survey of purchasing managers

Manufacturing in the euro zone slowed slightly in June. The growth rate was the weakest in four months and Markit’s survey of purchasing managers

Business

Greeks count cost of VAT hike

Prices are on the rise again in Greece. The latest tax hike on consumer goods and services has came into effect on Thursday. The increase

Prices are on the rise again in Greece. The latest tax hike on consumer goods and services has came into effect on Thursday. The increase

Business

German shoppers more active

German retail sales posted their first monthly rise in three months in May. They were up 0.4 percent from April. That boosted hopes that consumer

German retail sales posted their first monthly rise in three months in May. They were up 0.4 percent from April. That boosted hopes that consumer

Europe

Belgium takes over EU presidency

Belgium’s turn holding the rotating presidency of the European Union for six months has begun, taking over from Spain. It aims to tackle financial

Belgium’s turn holding the rotating presidency of the European Union for six months has begun, taking over from Spain. It aims to tackle financial

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Netanyahu offers 1,000 prisoners for Shalit release

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is willing to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for army soldier Gilad Shalit

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is willing to release 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for army soldier Gilad Shalit

Environment

Talk Planet - The Concept

In Talk Planet we hear about climate change from those who are witnessing its effects first hand. Our interviewees might not be climate scientists

In Talk Planet we hear about climate change from those who are witnessing its effects first hand. Our interviewees might not be climate scientists

Environment

Talk Planet promo

As the globe warms up, Talk Planet hears how millions of people are coping with the change. Those who rely on the oceans, the mountains and lowland

As the globe warms up, Talk Planet hears how millions of people are coping with the change. Those who rely on the oceans, the mountains and lowland

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Floods and torrential rain in Romania

Floods and torrential rain in Romania have killed 24 people, forced 7,000 to be evacuated from homes and damaged farmlands and infrastructure in the

Floods and torrential rain in Romania have killed 24 people, forced 7,000 to be evacuated from homes and damaged farmlands and infrastructure in the

Culture

Art and design in Spain and Portugal

Spanish artist Antoni Miralda is the subject of a retrospective at the Palacio Velazquez in Madrid. And in Lisbon a design exhibition called

Spanish artist Antoni Miralda is the subject of a retrospective at the Palacio Velazquez in Madrid. And in Lisbon a design exhibition called

Science_technology

Hopes raised over menopause blood test

Doctors in Iran believe they have discovered a blood test which can accurately predict when a woman will reach the menopause.

Doctors in Iran believe they have discovered a blood test which can accurately predict when a woman will reach the menopause.

Culture

Burlesque dancers On Tour in rural France

Joachim, played by Mathieu Amalric, is a top TV producer in France but he jacks it all in to go to America. There he meets a troupe of Burlesque

Joachim, played by Mathieu Amalric, is a top TV producer in France but he jacks it all in to go to America. There he meets a troupe of Burlesque

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Secret tapes emerge in L'Oreal case

The trial of a celebrity photographer accused of defrauding France’s richest woman has been postponed after the emergence of secret tapes recorded by

The trial of a celebrity photographer accused of defrauding France’s richest woman has been postponed after the emergence of secret tapes recorded by

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Petraeus presses his case to NATO

Top US general and the new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan David Petraeus has visited NATO headquarters in Brussels to outline his new

Top US general and the new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan David Petraeus has visited NATO headquarters in Brussels to outline his new

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German press says Merkel's days are numbered

Is the end in sight for Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel? That is the almost unanimous verdict in today’s press following her massive struggle to

Is the end in sight for Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel? That is the almost unanimous verdict in today’s press following her massive struggle to

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Hurricane Alex made landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast

Hurricane Alex made landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 storm, spawning tornadoes in nearby Texas, forcing

Hurricane Alex made landfall on Mexico’s Gulf coast on Wednesday as a powerful Category 2 storm, spawning tornadoes in nearby Texas, forcing

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World Cup: Spain and Paraguay training

Paraguayan and Spanish Football National teams trains ahead the quarter-final match on Friday.

Paraguayan and Spanish Football National teams trains ahead the quarter-final match on Friday.

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David Cameron comes to life in wax at Madame Tussauds

He was accused of looking too waxy during the election campaign and now Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has come to life in wax. His wife

He was accused of looking too waxy during the election campaign and now Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has come to life in wax. His wife

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World Cup: Brazil through, Portugal out

The Brazilian national football team has arrived at the Protea hotel Marine in Port Elizabeth’s waterfront, ahead of their World Cup match against

The Brazilian national football team has arrived at the Protea hotel Marine in Port Elizabeth’s waterfront, ahead of their World Cup match against

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Technical hitch halts historic solar night flight bid

A pioneering bid to fly a solar powered-plane through the night has been postponed because of a technical hitch. The experimental aircraft was to

A pioneering bid to fly a solar powered-plane through the night has been postponed because of a technical hitch. The experimental aircraft was to

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Focus on France's richest woman as trial begins

A society photographer has gone on trial, accused of coercing France’s richest woman into giving him cash and gifts to the tune of one billion

A society photographer has gone on trial, accused of coercing France’s richest woman into giving him cash and gifts to the tune of one billion