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2010-07-05

Business

Focus Asia - Astana Economic Forum

Kazakhstan has hosted the Third Astana Economic Forum at which 2,000 economists from 50 countries discussed ways to avoid a repeat of the recession

Kazakhstan has hosted the Third Astana Economic Forum at which 2,000 economists from 50 countries discussed ways to avoid a repeat of the recession

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Poland political climax due in 2011 - analysts

Poland’s presidential election has moved the country along in some ways but it has not closed certain divisions. This leaves room for a showdown

Poland’s presidential election has moved the country along in some ways but it has not closed certain divisions. This leaves room for a showdown

Science_technology

Empathy and racial prejudice

As part of a study on how to tackle racial prejudice, neuroscientists in Italy have been researching the empathy people feel when they watch pain

As part of a study on how to tackle racial prejudice, neuroscientists in Italy have been researching the empathy people feel when they watch pain

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Poland political climax due in 2011 - analysts

Poland’s presidential election has moved the country along in some ways but it has not closed certain divisions. This leaves room for a showdown

Poland’s presidential election has moved the country along in some ways but it has not closed certain divisions. This leaves room for a showdown

News

Euronews talks to dying dissident's mother

Euronews interviewed Guillermo Farinas’s mother Alicia Hernandez at the hospital where the ailing dissident’s condition is being constantly

Euronews interviewed Guillermo Farinas’s mother Alicia Hernandez at the hospital where the ailing dissident’s condition is being constantly

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Cuba braced for death of dissident hunger striker

Hunger striking Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is said to be close to death. The 48-year-old has been refusing food since February while

Hunger striking Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is said to be close to death. The 48-year-old has been refusing food since February while

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Cuban dissidents: the facts

The death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo in February of this year brought the issue of human rights in Cuba into sharp focus. Late last year, the

The death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo in February of this year brought the issue of human rights in Cuba into sharp focus. Late last year, the

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Komorowski wins Polish presidential poll

He was Poland’s acting president. Now it is for real. Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won Sunday’s closely-fought election, giving a boost to his key

He was Poland’s acting president. Now it is for real. Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won Sunday’s closely-fought election, giving a boost to his key

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Spain to press Cuba on political prisoners

Spain’s foreign minister has said he plans to put pressure on Cuba to free hundreds of political prisoners. Madrid’s top diplomat Miguel Angel

Spain’s foreign minister has said he plans to put pressure on Cuba to free hundreds of political prisoners. Madrid’s top diplomat Miguel Angel

Business

Euro zone services sector growth slows

The recovery of the euro zone’s dominant service sector slowed in June. A survey of purchasing managers at 2,000 companies suggested private sector

The recovery of the euro zone’s dominant service sector slowed in June. A survey of purchasing managers at 2,000 companies suggested private sector

Business

BP reportedly seeks investors

As BP announced it had so far spent 2.5 billion euros on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill it was reported that the company was seeking a strategic

As BP announced it had so far spent 2.5 billion euros on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill it was reported that the company was seeking a strategic

Business

Lloyds sells private equity unit

The bailed-out British lender Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell its private equity business to buyout firm Coller Capital. That accelerates

The bailed-out British lender Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to sell its private equity business to buyout firm Coller Capital. That accelerates

Business

UK royals tighten belts

Conscious that her subjects are having a hard time of it economically, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth released new accounts showing she too is cutting

Conscious that her subjects are having a hard time of it economically, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth released new accounts showing she too is cutting

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Clinton visits Georgia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her tour of eastern Europe and the Caucasus region with a visit to Georgia on Monday. On meeting with

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ended her tour of eastern Europe and the Caucasus region with a visit to Georgia on Monday. On meeting with

Culture

Maroon 5 - Hands All Over

American rock band Maroon 5 has been talking about their new album – Hands All Over. Reviewers say it’s a mix of rock, pop, funk and RnB – and even

American rock band Maroon 5 has been talking about their new album – Hands All Over. Reviewers say it’s a mix of rock, pop, funk and RnB – and even

Culture

White Material

White Material by French director Claire Denis stars Isabelle Huppert who plays Maria – a woman who refuses to see the danger that threatens her

White Material by French director Claire Denis stars Isabelle Huppert who plays Maria – a woman who refuses to see the danger that threatens her

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Two ministers quit embattled French government

The French government stands accused of forcing two junior ministers to quit to divert attention from a row threatening a third higher-profile

The French government stands accused of forcing two junior ministers to quit to divert attention from a row threatening a third higher-profile

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Special doggy diving suit

Sergei Gorbunov, a professional diver from the village of Slavyanka, near the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok, has had a diving suit complete with

Sergei Gorbunov, a professional diver from the village of Slavyanka, near the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok, has had a diving suit complete with

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Wooden tub race in Japan

wooden tub race is a Japanese tradition. Race contestants used rice paddles to propel a one-metre-wide wooden tub 400-metres down the Ito-ookawa

wooden tub race is a Japanese tradition. Race contestants used rice paddles to propel a one-metre-wide wooden tub 400-metres down the Ito-ookawa

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Zombie Walk in Berlin

Hundreds of Zombies invaded the streets of Berlin during a Zombie Walk (organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes).

Hundreds of Zombies invaded the streets of Berlin during a Zombie Walk (organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes).

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Polish presidential election

Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won closely-fought Polish presidential election. The late president’s twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the

Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won closely-fought Polish presidential election. The late president’s twin brother, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the

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Iran claims its planes are refused fuel

Iran says that Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates are refusing to provide fuel to Iranian planes, following unilateral sanctions imposed

Iran says that Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates are refusing to provide fuel to Iranian planes, following unilateral sanctions imposed

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Italian minister resigns in blow to Berlusconi

An Italian minister has resigned in the middle of an embezzlement trial, dealing a blow to Silvio Berlusconi’s administration. A close ally of

An Italian minister has resigned in the middle of an embezzlement trial, dealing a blow to Silvio Berlusconi’s administration. A close ally of

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India: protests over fuel price hike

Transportation ground to a halt and businesses were closed on Monday in many parts of India following a one-day strike by the main opposition parties

Transportation ground to a halt and businesses were closed on Monday in many parts of India following a one-day strike by the main opposition parties

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Protest by anti-bullfighting group PETA in Spain

While Pamplona is prepared for its traditional San Fermin celebrations, many protesters from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) demo

While Pamplona is prepared for its traditional San Fermin celebrations, many protesters from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) demo

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Israel: Gilad Shalit march in Tel Aviv

Some 10,000 of Israelis staged a rally in the central city of Tel Aviv in a bid to pile pressure on the government to negotiate the release of

Some 10,000 of Israelis staged a rally in the central city of Tel Aviv in a bid to pile pressure on the government to negotiate the release of

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New law easing abortion takes effect in Spain

A controversial new abortion law comes into effect in Spain today, allowing women to terminate pregnancies more easily. Abortion on demand becomes

A controversial new abortion law comes into effect in Spain today, allowing women to terminate pregnancies more easily. Abortion on demand becomes

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Komorowski wins Polish presidential poll

He was Poland’s acting president. Now it is for real. Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won Sunday’s closely-fought election, setting the stage for an

He was Poland’s acting president. Now it is for real. Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly won Sunday’s closely-fought election, setting the stage for an

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Ministers quit scandal-hit French government

Two junior ministers have resigned from an increasingly embattled French government. Separate spending scandals prompted the twin departures of

Two junior ministers have resigned from an increasingly embattled French government. Separate spending scandals prompted the twin departures of