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2010-07-07

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Turkish court backs constitution reforms

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the vast majority of the government’s proposed reforms to the constitution. But some prosposed

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of the vast majority of the government’s proposed reforms to the constitution. But some prosposed

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Cuba to free 52 political prisoners

The Catholic Church of Cuba has declared that the Cuban government has agreed to free 52 political prisoners. This informaiton was given to Cardinal

The Catholic Church of Cuba has declared that the Cuban government has agreed to free 52 political prisoners. This informaiton was given to Cardinal

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Many killed in bomb attack at Iraqi festival

A suicide attack in Baghdad has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60 others during a religious festival in the north of the Iraqi

A suicide attack in Baghdad has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60 others during a religious festival in the north of the Iraqi

Europe

EU Commission may take over oil industry oversight

The Deepwater oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has sent a ripple effect across the Atlantic, where the European Union Energy Commissioner Günter

The Deepwater oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has sent a ripple effect across the Atlantic, where the European Union Energy Commissioner Günter

Business

OECD frets over lost jobs

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is worried about jobs. It says even though unemployment in the world’s richest countries

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is worried about jobs. It says even though unemployment in the world’s richest countries

Business

German cabinet approves more cuts

Germany’s cabinet has agreed an 80 billion euro austerity plan intended to slash the country’s budget deficit over the next four years. It was a

Germany’s cabinet has agreed an 80 billion euro austerity plan intended to slash the country’s budget deficit over the next four years. It was a

Business

Demand strong for AgBank IPO

Despite weak market conditions, Agricultural Bank of China is on track for the biggest ever initial public offering of shares. With a dual listing

Despite weak market conditions, Agricultural Bank of China is on track for the biggest ever initial public offering of shares. With a dual listing

Business

Air France-KLM planes fuller

Air France-KLM’s revenues rose strongly in June. Passenger and cargo activity grew faster than the airline’s capacity, which it deliberately kept

Air France-KLM’s revenues rose strongly in June. Passenger and cargo activity grew faster than the airline’s capacity, which it deliberately kept

Business

Marks & Spencer cautious on sales

Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer has said it is cautious about the consumer outlook despite posting a third consecutive rise in

Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks & Spencer has said it is cautious about the consumer outlook despite posting a third consecutive rise in

Business

French trade deficit widens

A steep drop in exports drove France’s trade deficit in May to its highest in just over a year and a half. It widened to 5.5 billion euros from

A steep drop in exports drove France’s trade deficit in May to its highest in just over a year and a half. It widened to 5.5 billion euros from

Science_technology

Interpol appeal

Interpol, the International police agency which is based in Lyon, France, has launched a public appeal for sightings of 26 wanted criminals. The

Interpol, the International police agency which is based in Lyon, France, has launched a public appeal for sightings of 26 wanted criminals. The

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Solar Impulse takes wing

Could the skies one day be filled with aircraft like the Solar Impulse? The revolutionary solar-powered plane has taken off on its quest to stay

Could the skies one day be filled with aircraft like the Solar Impulse? The revolutionary solar-powered plane has taken off on its quest to stay

Europe

EU law on bankers' bonuses by installment

The European Parliament has approved curbs on bank bonuses, a move EU finance ministers are set to endorse next Tuesday. The law would take effect

The European Parliament has approved curbs on bank bonuses, a move EU finance ministers are set to endorse next Tuesday. The law would take effect

Culture

Haute couture in Paris

Fashion designers have gathered in Paris France this week to unveil their haute couture collections for next autumn. For Christian Dior, John

Fashion designers have gathered in Paris France this week to unveil their haute couture collections for next autumn. For Christian Dior, John

Culture

Jude Law/Women Without Men

English actor, Jude Law, has collected a gong at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. His impressions of the festival

English actor, Jude Law, has collected a gong at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. His impressions of the festival

Science_technology

Worldwide waterworks

Marine biologists in South Africa are trying to reduce the environmental impact caused by undersea nets around the beaches near Durban. The nets are

Marine biologists in South Africa are trying to reduce the environmental impact caused by undersea nets around the beaches near Durban. The nets are

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British troops to leave violent Afghan district

It has been confirmed that British troops are to hand over control of one of the most violent districts of Afghanistan to American

It has been confirmed that British troops are to hand over control of one of the most violent districts of Afghanistan to American

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Israel charges army sniper over Gaza death

Israel has charged one of its army’s own snipers with manslaughter for allegedly shooting dead a Palestinian waving a white flag during the bombing

Israel has charged one of its army’s own snipers with manslaughter for allegedly shooting dead a Palestinian waving a white flag during the bombing

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Obama and Netanyahu display friendship

Talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a success in Israel. Yesterday’s meeting was intended for the two

Talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a success in Israel. Yesterday’s meeting was intended for the two

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US and Russia ponder Cold War-style spy swap

Convicted Russian nuclear expert Igor Sutyagin could soon be walking free from jail if America agrees to a Cold War-style spy swap. Sutyagin was

Convicted Russian nuclear expert Igor Sutyagin could soon be walking free from jail if America agrees to a Cold War-style spy swap. Sutyagin was

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French court jails Noriega for seven years

A French court has jailed Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega for seven years on charges of laundering drug money. The prosecution said Noriega

A French court has jailed Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega for seven years on charges of laundering drug money. The prosecution said Noriega

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Scuffles as quake protesters march in Rome

Demonstrators from the area affected by last year’s earthquake at L’Aquila have marched on the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s office

Demonstrators from the area affected by last year’s earthquake at L’Aquila have marched on the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s office

Nocomment

World Cup: Dutch fans watching Netherlands Uruguay

More than 60,000 Dutch fans piled into the centre of the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Tuesday (July 6) to watch their team carry them to the World Cup

More than 60,000 Dutch fans piled into the centre of the Dutch city of Amsterdam on Tuesday (July 6) to watch their team carry them to the World Cup

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UK police find fugitive killer suspect's camp

Police hunting a suspected killer gunman near a rural town in northeast England say they have found a camp where he has been living rough.

Police hunting a suspected killer gunman near a rural town in northeast England say they have found a camp where he has been living rough.

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L'Aquila protesters clash with police

Hundreds of demonstrators from the earthquake-hit city of L’Aquila clashed with police as they attempted to protest outside government buildings

Hundreds of demonstrators from the earthquake-hit city of L’Aquila clashed with police as they attempted to protest outside government buildings

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London commemorates 7/7 five years on

Low-key ceremonies have been held in London on the fifth anniversary of the July 7 terror attacks. A total of 52 people were killed by suicide

Low-key ceremonies have been held in London on the fifth anniversary of the July 7 terror attacks. A total of 52 people were killed by suicide

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Russian pianist charged with raping Thai boy

An award-winning Russian pianist and conductor has been charged in Thailand with raping a boy. Mikhail Pletnev, artistic director of the Russian

An award-winning Russian pianist and conductor has been charged in Thailand with raping a boy. Mikhail Pletnev, artistic director of the Russian

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Two injured in San Fermin bull run

Two young men have been injured on the first full day of the San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona. The annual event in the Basque region of

Two young men have been injured on the first full day of the San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona. The annual event in the Basque region of