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2010-07-15

News

Two fatal suicide bomb attacks hit Iranian city

Two explosions in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan were caused by a suicide bomb attack one of them at the city’s Grand Mosque. The blasts

Two explosions in Iran’s southeastern city of Zahedan were caused by a suicide bomb attack one of them at the city’s Grand Mosque. The blasts

Business

Chinese GDP growth eases

China’s economy cooled between April and June. Gross domestic product was up by 10.3 percent from the same period in 2009. In the first quarter it

China’s economy cooled between April and June. Gross domestic product was up by 10.3 percent from the same period in 2009. In the first quarter it

Business

Upbeat Turkish jobs and revenue data

Mixed news about Turkey’s economic recovery. The unemployment rate hit its lowest level since October 2008, falling to 12 percent of the working

Mixed news about Turkey’s economic recovery. The unemployment rate hit its lowest level since October 2008, falling to 12 percent of the working

Business

Bond sales ease sovereign debt fears

Spain sold three billion euros of 15-year government bonds on Thursday, demonstrating that fears of a sovereign debt catastrophe are easing. That

Spain sold three billion euros of 15-year government bonds on Thursday, demonstrating that fears of a sovereign debt catastrophe are easing. That

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Pablo Pacheco : "Raul Castro can be a man for change in Cuba"

Cuban dissident Pablo Pacheco has been tasting freedom for the first time since the spring of 2003. The freelance journalist is in Madrid with his

Cuban dissident Pablo Pacheco has been tasting freedom for the first time since the spring of 2003. The freelance journalist is in Madrid with his

Europe

EU talks with Georgia

The EU and Georgia today formally opened negotiations for an Association Agreement aimed at reinforcing links between the ex Soviet satelite state

The EU and Georgia today formally opened negotiations for an Association Agreement aimed at reinforcing links between the ex Soviet satelite state

News

Pressure tests due on leaking Gulf oil well

BP is planning critical tests on its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a delay to fix a leaking pipe. Its hoped the latest attempt at

BP is planning critical tests on its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a delay to fix a leaking pipe. Its hoped the latest attempt at

Europe

EU's doors hard to open

EU immigration ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the thorny issue of a common EU immigration policy. Currently the Member State via

EU immigration ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss the thorny issue of a common EU immigration policy. Currently the Member State via

News

Gaza bound Libyan aid ship docks in Egypt 

A Libyan ship carrying aid to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip has docked at Egypt’s El-Arish port and its cargo is being unloaded.   The Israeli

A Libyan ship carrying aid to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip has docked at Egypt’s El-Arish port and its cargo is being unloaded.   The Israeli

News

Freed Cuban's unsure of legal status in Spain

The newly liberated Cuban activists who arrived in Spain earlier this week are grateful for their newfound freedom, yet fear for their future legal

The newly liberated Cuban activists who arrived in Spain earlier this week are grateful for their newfound freedom, yet fear for their future legal

News

The Vatican updates its guidelines on abuse

Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests. Investigations will be

Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests. Investigations will be

Business

Slovakia agrees euro zone safety net

The Slovak government has approved the signing of the euro zone’s emergency loan facility. It was a U-turn by the new centre-right cabinet of Prime

The Slovak government has approved the signing of the euro zone’s emergency loan facility. It was a U-turn by the new centre-right cabinet of Prime

Business

European car sales slump

European car sales fell in June for the third straight month as the artificial boost from scrapping schemes across the continent faded. New

European car sales fell in June for the third straight month as the artificial boost from scrapping schemes across the continent faded. New

Business

M&S boss survives anger over pay

The top boss at British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has survived shareholder anger over his sizable pay package. New chief executive

The top boss at British clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer has survived shareholder anger over his sizable pay package. New chief executive

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Fire breaks out in Moscow art restoration center

Fire broke out at Russia’s oldest and largest art restoration center, killing two people. Many works of art from various Russian museums were inside

Fire broke out at Russia’s oldest and largest art restoration center, killing two people. Many works of art from various Russian museums were inside

News

Key figures held in Bettencourt probe

Four people associated with French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have been detained for questioning by police over alleged tax evasion and

Four people associated with French L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have been detained for questioning by police over alleged tax evasion and

Culture

Dreams come true at the Rock'n Roll Fantasy camp

Ever wanted to play at being a real life rock and roll star – following in the footsteps of the Beatles and Pink Floyd by recording at the Abbey Road

Ever wanted to play at being a real life rock and roll star – following in the footsteps of the Beatles and Pink Floyd by recording at the Abbey Road

Culture

Adrien Brody stars in remake of Schwarzenegger classic "Predators"

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race. “Predators” is a remake of the 1987 film with Adrien Brody taking the

A group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race. “Predators” is a remake of the 1987 film with Adrien Brody taking the

Science_technology

Scientists get encouraging results on new cancer drug

Scientists at London’s King College say they’ve carried out encouraging tests on a new treatment that promises to shrink breast cancer tumours and

Scientists at London’s King College say they’ve carried out encouraging tests on a new treatment that promises to shrink breast cancer tumours and

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Tourists stranded by Greek air strike

Air traffic controllers in Greece joined hospital workers and other public sector employees in striking against pension and labour

Air traffic controllers in Greece joined hospital workers and other public sector employees in striking against pension and labour

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Bastille day fireworks in France

Tens of thousands of Parisians turned out on July 14 for a gigantic fireworks display to mark the end of Bastille Day, the anniversary of the

Tens of thousands of Parisians turned out on July 14 for a gigantic fireworks display to mark the end of Bastille Day, the anniversary of the

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Civil servants strike in Greece

Greek civil servants, including air traffic controllers, stage a four hour work stoppage over government labour and pension reform.

Greek civil servants, including air traffic controllers, stage a four hour work stoppage over government labour and pension reform.

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Argentina passes same-sex marriage bill

Argentina has approved same-sex marriage, the first country in South America to do so. Debate on the bill began on Wednesday afternoon and spilled

Argentina has approved same-sex marriage, the first country in South America to do so. Debate on the bill began on Wednesday afternoon and spilled

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Israeli troops convicted of rubber bullet attack

A former Israeli defence force commander and a soldier have been convicted over the shooting of a blindfolded prisoner at close range with a rubber

A former Israeli defence force commander and a soldier have been convicted over the shooting of a blindfolded prisoner at close range with a rubber

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Egypt awaits go-ahead to transfer Gaza ship aid

Egyptian officials say a Libyan ship which docked in one of its ports carrying aid supplies for Gaza is awaiting instructions before unloading. The

Egyptian officials say a Libyan ship which docked in one of its ports carrying aid supplies for Gaza is awaiting instructions before unloading. The

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Italian government wins budget 'confidence' vote

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition has won a confidence vote on an unpopular 25-billion euro austerity package designed to shore up

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling coalition has won a confidence vote on an unpopular 25-billion euro austerity package designed to shore up

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End of San Fermin festival

Thousands of revellers clad in the traditional red and white colours of the San Fermin festival crowded into Pamplona main square to sing the

Thousands of revellers clad in the traditional red and white colours of the San Fermin festival crowded into Pamplona main square to sing the

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Gion festival in Japan

The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival dates back to the 13th century. Legend says a Buddhist priest, carried on the shoulders of local people, sprinkled

The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival dates back to the 13th century. Legend says a Buddhist priest, carried on the shoulders of local people, sprinkled