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2010-07-13

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Cuban dissidents welcomed to Madrid

They are speaking freely in public for the first time after years in jail. Some of the 52 political prisoners released by Cuba in a surprise deal

They are speaking freely in public for the first time after years in jail. Some of the 52 political prisoners released by Cuba in a surprise deal

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Belfast govt criticised over rioting

The government in Northern Ireland is being urged to do more to find a long-term solution to annual parading disputes. The call comes from the

The government in Northern Ireland is being urged to do more to find a long-term solution to annual parading disputes. The call comes from the

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Scores arrested in Italy mafia raids

Italian police are calling it one of their biggest anti-mafia operations in 15 years. More than 300 people have been arrested in raids in several

Italian police are calling it one of their biggest anti-mafia operations in 15 years. More than 300 people have been arrested in raids in several

News

France divided over Muslim veils  

Just two thousand of France’s female Muslims wear full-face Islamic veils but President Nicolas Sarkozy insists they must be banned as they are an

Just two thousand of France’s female Muslims wear full-face Islamic veils but President Nicolas Sarkozy insists they must be banned as they are an

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French MPs back burqa ban

A bill banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been passed by the lower house of parliament. It was adopted by a

A bill banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been passed by the lower house of parliament. It was adopted by a

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Sarkozy's French African 'rupture'

Troops from France’s former African colonies joined today’s Bastille Day celebrations for the first time to mark 50 years since their

Troops from France’s former African colonies joined today’s Bastille Day celebrations for the first time to mark 50 years since their

Culture

Opera legend Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo needs the stage like air to breath. The Spanish tenor is no stranger to London’s Royal Opera House. He is a regular performer there

Plácido Domingo needs the stage like air to breath. The Spanish tenor is no stranger to London’s Royal Opera House. He is a regular performer there

Europe

EU in talks with Turkey

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has been in Istanbul for talks with her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. The discussions

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, has been in Istanbul for talks with her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu. The discussions

Business

Bunny battle shapes up

Hugh Hefner’s offer to take Playboy private by buying up all the shares he does not already own has brought interest from another adult magazine

Hugh Hefner’s offer to take Playboy private by buying up all the shares he does not already own has brought interest from another adult magazine

Business

Moody's downgrades Portugal's debt

Moody’s Investor Service has cut Portugal’s debt rating by two notches to A1, with a stable outlook. It said the country’s growth prospects are

Moody’s Investor Service has cut Portugal’s debt rating by two notches to A1, with a stable outlook. It said the country’s growth prospects are

Business

Euro zone emergency fund ready soon

EU finance ministers, meeting in Brussels, say that the euro zone’s emergency loan facility for countries that find themselves in trouble should be

EU finance ministers, meeting in Brussels, say that the euro zone’s emergency loan facility for countries that find themselves in trouble should be

Business

UK and French inflation slip

UK inflation fell for a second month running in June to 3.2 percent. But underlying pressures rose and inflation over the quarter was higher than

UK inflation fell for a second month running in June to 3.2 percent. But underlying pressures rose and inflation over the quarter was higher than

Science_technology

What impact will technology have on society?

Exploring the links between technology and society through innovation is the aim of the Lift conference in the French city of Marseille.

Exploring the links between technology and society through innovation is the aim of the Lift conference in the French city of Marseille.

Science_technology

Techno-pioneers of the world unite in Marseille

One of the highlights of the technophile calendar, the latest edition of Lift was held in the old port of the French city of Marseille but the

One of the highlights of the technophile calendar, the latest edition of Lift was held in the old port of the French city of Marseille but the

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Mixed reaction to Sarkozy TV defence

The start of the French summer holidays did not stop six million people from watching Nicolas Sarkozy protest his innocence over allegations of

The start of the French summer holidays did not stop six million people from watching Nicolas Sarkozy protest his innocence over allegations of

Culture

Dennis Hopper retrospective opens in LA

Passionate about all aspects of art, Dennis Hopper, although best known as an actor and filmmaker, clocked up more than six decades of painting

Passionate about all aspects of art, Dennis Hopper, although best known as an actor and filmmaker, clocked up more than six decades of painting

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French MPs back burqa ban

A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament. The ruling UMP and the New

A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament. The ruling UMP and the New

Culture

Inception premieres in London to rave reviews

One of the summer’s most eagerly awaited films, sci-fi heist movie Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, has just

One of the summer’s most eagerly awaited films, sci-fi heist movie Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo Di Caprio, has just

Nocomment

Israel: House demolition in Jerusalem

Israel razed two unfinished Palestinian homes and part of a factory in the Issawiya section of East Jerusalem.

Israel razed two unfinished Palestinian homes and part of a factory in the Issawiya section of East Jerusalem.

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Freed Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Six political prisoners freed by Cuba have arrived in Madrid. The six men and their families landed at the Spanish capital’s Barajas airport

Six political prisoners freed by Cuba have arrived in Madrid. The six men and their families landed at the Spanish capital’s Barajas airport

Europe

GMOs divide Europe

Called by some a wonder of biotechnology and by others a ticking time bomb for our health and ecology, since their launch in the 1990s, GMOs have

Called by some a wonder of biotechnology and by others a ticking time bomb for our health and ecology, since their launch in the 1990s, GMOs have

Science_technology

Safe as houses: building with straw

A house made out of straw. It’s perhaps a surprising concept but this type of ecological construction is going through something of a boom period in

A house made out of straw. It’s perhaps a surprising concept but this type of ecological construction is going through something of a boom period in

Europe

EU deadlocked over GMOs

In an effort to break the EU deadlock over GMOs which has seen just two GM crops authorised in the last 12 years, the European Commission is now

In an effort to break the EU deadlock over GMOs which has seen just two GM crops authorised in the last 12 years, the European Commission is now

Europe

GM crops: both sides of the debate

To go further into the GM crop debate, we’re joined by two people with plenty of knowledge on the matter. In Paris, Dr. Christian Vélot, a researcher

To go further into the GM crop debate, we’re joined by two people with plenty of knowledge on the matter. In Paris, Dr. Christian Vélot, a researcher

News

Freed Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Six political prisoners freed by Cuba have arrived in Madrid. The six men and their families landed at the Spanish capital’s Barajas airport

Six political prisoners freed by Cuba have arrived in Madrid. The six men and their families landed at the Spanish capital’s Barajas airport

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Six month anniversary of Haiti earthquake

Former US President Bill Clinton visited Haiti on Monday, marking the six month anniversary of January’s earthquake which destroyed most of the

Former US President Bill Clinton visited Haiti on Monday, marking the six month anniversary of January’s earthquake which destroyed most of the

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Eight held in Dagestan security raid

Security services in Russia have arrested eight people including six women in an anti-terrorist operation in the mainly Muslim region of

Security services in Russia have arrested eight people including six women in an anti-terrorist operation in the mainly Muslim region of

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Acropolis closed again in temporary strike

The Acropolis has been closed for four hours because of a walkout by workers in Athens. It is further proof that the wave of strikes to hit Greece is

The Acropolis has been closed for four hours because of a walkout by workers in Athens. It is further proof that the wave of strikes to hit Greece is

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Acropolis closed again in temporary strike

The Acropolis has been closed for four hours because of a walkout by workers in Athens. It is further proof that the wave of strikes to hit Greece is

The Acropolis has been closed for four hours because of a walkout by workers in Athens. It is further proof that the wave of strikes to hit Greece is

News

Unexploded 'suicide belt' found in Uganda

Police in Uganda have discovered an unexploded suicide belt and made several arrests after 74 football fans died in a dual bomb attack in the capital

Police in Uganda have discovered an unexploded suicide belt and made several arrests after 74 football fans died in a dual bomb attack in the capital