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2010-07-21

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French footballer innocent, says lawyer

French football star Karime Benzema is completely innocent and has nothing to answer for, his lawyers says.     In an interview with Euronews, lawyer

French football star Karime Benzema is completely innocent and has nothing to answer for, his lawyers says.     In an interview with Euronews, lawyer

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Clubs back under-fire football stars

Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid colleagues lept to his defence on Wednesday. The nine-time European champions have said the former Lyon forward has

Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid colleagues lept to his defence on Wednesday. The nine-time European champions have said the former Lyon forward has

Business

Wall Street overhaul becomes law

President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of US financial regulations since the Great Depression. The bill targets the

President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of US financial regulations since the Great Depression. The bill targets the

Europe

Belgian king calls for an end to divisive politics

Belgian King Albert II has called on his country to “look ahead” and branded the tensions between the Dutch speaking Flanders and Wallonia’s

Belgian King Albert II has called on his country to “look ahead” and branded the tensions between the Dutch speaking Flanders and Wallonia’s

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Spanish government warns controllers off sickies

Air traffic controllers in Barcelona have disrupted many flights in the whole of southern Europe with their own industrial action, reporting in sick

Air traffic controllers in Barcelona have disrupted many flights in the whole of southern Europe with their own industrial action, reporting in sick

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Swiss rock and role at Paleo

It is one of Europe’s biggest open air concerts, six days of music next to a glittering Swiss lake. Now in it’s 35th edition, Switzerland’s Paleo

It is one of Europe’s biggest open air concerts, six days of music next to a glittering Swiss lake. Now in it’s 35th edition, Switzerland’s Paleo

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Chinese government starts to worry about rains

Over 700 people have already died in floods in China that are drowning the south of the country. 13 million people have been evacuated, and now more

Over 700 people have already died in floods in China that are drowning the south of the country. 13 million people have been evacuated, and now more

Europe

Brussels wants EU 'Miranda Rights'

The EU wants to introduce a standard letter of rights to criminal suspects based on the American ‘Miranda Warning,’ which begins with the phrase “You

The EU wants to introduce a standard letter of rights to criminal suspects based on the American ‘Miranda Warning,’ which begins with the phrase “You

Business

Apple unusually upbeat

It was expected that Apple was going to have a good second quarter but its results surpassed those forecasts. It reported a 78 percent rise in

It was expected that Apple was going to have a good second quarter but its results surpassed those forecasts. It reported a 78 percent rise in

Business

Merkel defends stress tests

Ahead of the release of the results of stress tests to see how Europe’s bank would cope with a worsening economy, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel

Ahead of the release of the results of stress tests to see how Europe’s bank would cope with a worsening economy, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel

Business

Fiat on track for higher profit

Fiat’s shares shot up on a higher than expected second quarter trading profit and it said it may raise its profit targets later this year. The

Fiat’s shares shot up on a higher than expected second quarter trading profit and it said it may raise its profit targets later this year. The

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French football engulfed by new scandal

After Les Bleus embarassing performance at the World Cup, you would be forgiven for thinking that it couldn’t get any worse for French

After Les Bleus embarassing performance at the World Cup, you would be forgiven for thinking that it couldn’t get any worse for French

Culture

Kylie: All the Lovers

All The Lovers is the first single off Kylie’s new album, Aphrodite. The sngle, and indeed the entire album, has been greeted with reviewers with

All The Lovers is the first single off Kylie’s new album, Aphrodite. The sngle, and indeed the entire album, has been greeted with reviewers with

Culture

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero is a documentary about nuclear proliferation in the context of global terrorism. Produced by Lawrence Bender, who also produced Al

Countdown to Zero is a documentary about nuclear proliferation in the context of global terrorism. Produced by Lawrence Bender, who also produced Al

Science_technology

Archeological finds in Turkey

Canadian archeologists from the University of Toronto are restoration and interpreting an Assyrian tablet from Southern Turkey. The tablet is 43cm

Canadian archeologists from the University of Toronto are restoration and interpreting an Assyrian tablet from Southern Turkey. The tablet is 43cm

Science_technology

Bionic legs give new hope

In Aukland, New Zealand, wheelchair users have new hope of improved mobility after a company unveiled a new type of robotic leg. According to the

In Aukland, New Zealand, wheelchair users have new hope of improved mobility after a company unveiled a new type of robotic leg. According to the

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Reaction to Haradinaj's Hague retrial

Ramush Haradinaj’s political allies in Kosovo have been reacting to Wednesday’s ruling . Officials from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, the

Ramush Haradinaj’s political allies in Kosovo have been reacting to Wednesday’s ruling . Officials from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, the

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DNA tests on remains from Ceausescu grave

DNA tests are being carried out on the remains of two bodies taken from the graves of Romania’s former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his

DNA tests are being carried out on the remains of two bodies taken from the graves of Romania’s former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his

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Wrong time to strike say French transport unions

The biggest unions are against it, and holidaymakers will be furious French air traffic controllers have struck again for the third time this year

The biggest unions are against it, and holidaymakers will be furious French air traffic controllers have struck again for the third time this year

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UN court orders retrial for ex-Kosovo PM

A UN court ordered on Wednesday that former Kosovan prime minister Ramush Haradinaj must face a retrial for war crimes. The Hague-based

A UN court ordered on Wednesday that former Kosovan prime minister Ramush Haradinaj must face a retrial for war crimes. The Hague-based

Nocomment

Greenpeace demonstration in Berlin against the BP oil spill

Greenpeace activists demonstrate against the the BP oil spill outside the ministry of Economy in Berlin, being reflected in a mock oilspill.

Greenpeace activists demonstrate against the the BP oil spill outside the ministry of Economy in Berlin, being reflected in a mock oilspill.

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Free condom distribution in Vienna's metro

Condom distribution in the metro of Vienna, in Austria, before the beginning of the 18th international conference on AIDS.

Condom distribution in the metro of Vienna, in Austria, before the beginning of the 18th international conference on AIDS.

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US announces new sanctions against North Korea

The United States is to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including the purchase and sale of arms as well as the freezing of individuals’

The United States is to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including the purchase and sale of arms as well as the freezing of individuals’

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Two dead in Russian power station attack

Islamist militants have killed two people and injured two others in an attack on a hydroelectric power station in Russia’s North Caucasus

Islamist militants have killed two people and injured two others in an attack on a hydroelectric power station in Russia’s North Caucasus

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Cameron snubs calls for inquiry into BP 'lobbying'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls by US senators for an inquiry into whether BP influenced the release of Lockerbie bomber

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls by US senators for an inquiry into whether BP influenced the release of Lockerbie bomber

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French air traffic controllers go on strike

French air traffic controllers are striking over EU plans to merge civil aviation authorities in six countries amid fears it could lead to job

French air traffic controllers are striking over EU plans to merge civil aviation authorities in six countries amid fears it could lead to job

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Dozens more die in rain-lashed China

Torrential rain continues to lash China – claiming the lives of dozens more people. As many as 700 people have been killed due to flooding this

Torrential rain continues to lash China – claiming the lives of dozens more people. As many as 700 people have been killed due to flooding this

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Hillary Clinton in Kabul

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travelled to Kabul Tuesday morning to attend an international donors conference on Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travelled to Kabul Tuesday morning to attend an international donors conference on Afghanistan.

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Aids demo in Vienna

People demonstrate in Vienna on Tuesday morning to highlight the plight of Aids victims in Haiti.

People demonstrate in Vienna on Tuesday morning to highlight the plight of Aids victims in Haiti.

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Parasailing donkey

Authorities in Russia are opening an animal cruelty probe into a recent stunt on a beach in southern Russia in which a donkey para sailed high over

Authorities in Russia are opening an animal cruelty probe into a recent stunt on a beach in southern Russia in which a donkey para sailed high over