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2010-07-20

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Cameron assures Americans BP will pay for spill

British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Washington for his first meeting as leader with President Barack Obama.   It comes at a time when the

British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Washington for his first meeting as leader with President Barack Obama.   It comes at a time when the

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French football stars under investigation in sex case

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema have been placed under judicial investigation for soliciting sex with an under-age

French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema have been placed under judicial investigation for soliciting sex with an under-age

Europe

EU in drive to halve road deaths

Europeans are calling on member states to do more to improve road safety according to a new EU survey. Ninety four per cent of people believe that

Europeans are calling on member states to do more to improve road safety according to a new EU survey. Ninety four per cent of people believe that

Europe

European airspace faces radical restructuring

The idea of a single European sky has been on the agenda since 1960 when Eurocontrol was formed to create a single airspace for the union’s six

The idea of a single European sky has been on the agenda since 1960 when Eurocontrol was formed to create a single airspace for the union’s six

Europe

Romania's rampant corruption slammed by EU

The European Union has slammed Romania for its failure to combat rampant corruption. In an annual progress report, the EU said the country’s

The European Union has slammed Romania for its failure to combat rampant corruption. In an annual progress report, the EU said the country’s

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French air traffic controllers begin one-day strike

French air traffic controllers have gone on strike over plans to unify European air space. France’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines to

French air traffic controllers have gone on strike over plans to unify European air space. France’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines to

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France's Ribery under investigation in sex case

French football international Franck Ribery has been placed under formal judicial investigation for soliciting sex with an under-age

French football international Franck Ribery has been placed under formal judicial investigation for soliciting sex with an under-age

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Hundreds drown amid Eastern Europe heatwave

With alcohol in the mix, there is a sinister side to the heatwave gripping eastern Europe as dozens more people are dying as they try to keep

With alcohol in the mix, there is a sinister side to the heatwave gripping eastern Europe as dozens more people are dying as they try to keep

Culture

The Old Railway Station hotel

In Petworth, 60 kms west of London, a local businessman has found a new use for four renovated Pullman railway carriages. He’s turned them into a

In Petworth, 60 kms west of London, a local businessman has found a new use for four renovated Pullman railway carriages. He’s turned them into a

Culture

Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks is the latest Steve Carell offering. It’s a remake of the 1998 runaway success Le Diner de Cons (aka The Dinner Game) in which a

Dinner for Schmucks is the latest Steve Carell offering. It’s a remake of the 1998 runaway success Le Diner de Cons (aka The Dinner Game) in which a

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Paris urban beach opens to the public

Tourists and local people soak up the sun on a mini beach with sunloungers and umbrellas along the banks of the Seine.

Tourists and local people soak up the sun on a mini beach with sunloungers and umbrellas along the banks of the Seine.

Science_technology

A car sees a pedestrian, and...

When Volvo presented their latest model back in May, the demonstration didn’t quite go as planned. The car should have stopped automatically when it

When Volvo presented their latest model back in May, the demonstration didn’t quite go as planned. The car should have stopped automatically when it

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Buckets & spades out in Paris

Most of the year the Voie Georges Pompidou is a blaring mass of motor vehicles on the banks of the Seine in Paris. But it is Paris Plages time in

Most of the year the Voie Georges Pompidou is a blaring mass of motor vehicles on the banks of the Seine in Paris. But it is Paris Plages time in

Business

China satisfied with Google changes

Beijing says it is satisfied that Google is complying with Chinese laws after the internet giant made changes to the way it redirects users to an

Beijing says it is satisfied that Google is complying with Chinese laws after the internet giant made changes to the way it redirects users to an

Business

Nokia looking for new boss - report

Nokia’s shares jumped on Tuesday on a report that it has begun looking for a replacement for Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. The Wall Street

Nokia’s shares jumped on Tuesday on a report that it has begun looking for a replacement for Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. The Wall Street

Business

Volcano hits Ryanair's profit

Irish airline Ryanair says its net profit for the three months up to the end of June fell by almost a quarter because of disruption caused by the

Irish airline Ryanair says its net profit for the three months up to the end of June fell by almost a quarter because of disruption caused by the

Business

Beijing warns of export slowdown

China is downbeat about its export prospects, partially blaming Europe. The Ministry of Commerce said growth in exports will slow in the second

China is downbeat about its export prospects, partially blaming Europe. The Ministry of Commerce said growth in exports will slow in the second

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66th anniversary of bomb plot to kill Hitler

A failed war-time plot to kill Adolf Hitler has been commemorated at a ceremony in Berlin. Operation Valkyrie was hatched by disillusioned army

A failed war-time plot to kill Adolf Hitler has been commemorated at a ceremony in Berlin. Operation Valkyrie was hatched by disillusioned army

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Dairy farmers latest Italians to protest

Italian dairy farmers have been protesting in Rome against part of the government’s austerity package that hits some hard, and annoys

Italian dairy farmers have been protesting in Rome against part of the government’s austerity package that hits some hard, and annoys

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Afghans set 2014 target for security

Afghanistan will take charge of its own security by 2014 following an agreement at a summit of foreign donors in Kabul. It comes as the US prepares

Afghanistan will take charge of its own security by 2014 following an agreement at a summit of foreign donors in Kabul. It comes as the US prepares

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French footballers quizzed over 'underage sex'

French football stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema faced police questioning on Tuesday as part of an investigation into an underage sex

French football stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema faced police questioning on Tuesday as part of an investigation into an underage sex

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Ama festival in Japan

A festival of women professional divers, known as ama, who are engaged in free-diving to gather abalone, lobster and other shellfish, takes place

A festival of women professional divers, known as ama, who are engaged in free-diving to gather abalone, lobster and other shellfish, takes place

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Protest highlights plight of Haitian AIDS sufferers

On the third day of the international AIDS conference in Vienna placard waving demonstrators have staged a protest to highlight the plight of

On the third day of the international AIDS conference in Vienna placard waving demonstrators have staged a protest to highlight the plight of

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Air traffic control disputes disrupt holiday flights

Up to 20 per cent of flights into Paris, Charles de Gaulle airport and 50 per cent of flights into Orly are facing cancellation tonight due to a

Up to 20 per cent of flights into Paris, Charles de Gaulle airport and 50 per cent of flights into Orly are facing cancellation tonight due to a

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Kurdish rebels kill six Turkish troops

Kurdish rebels have killed six Turkish soldiers in an attack on a military base in southeast Turkey close to the country’s border with Iraq

Kurdish rebels have killed six Turkish soldiers in an attack on a military base in southeast Turkey close to the country’s border with Iraq

Europe

Tracking bank data

As part of the fight against terrorism, Washington wants to track international financial transactions. After a long dispute, the EU Parliament has

As part of the fight against terrorism, Washington wants to track international financial transactions. After a long dispute, the EU Parliament has

Europe

Oil platform safety

While the US battles its worst ever oil spill..European’s are asking the question does the EU have a plan if a similar catastrophe blights Europe?

While the US battles its worst ever oil spill..European’s are asking the question does the EU have a plan if a similar catastrophe blights Europe?

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Karzai seeks Afghan-led security by 2014

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has said his country should take responsiblity for its own security by 2014. As countries from the NATO-led

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has said his country should take responsiblity for its own security by 2014. As countries from the NATO-led

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Clean-up operation after pipelines explosions in China

Authorities in China have launched a massive clean-up operation after two oil pipelines exploded off the country’s northeast coast. The explosions

Authorities in China have launched a massive clean-up operation after two oil pipelines exploded off the country’s northeast coast. The explosions