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2010-07-26

Europe

Labour mobility in the EU: Eurobarometer survey

One European in five would consider moving abroad for work, but far fewer actually do so. So why do people want to work in another country and why do

One European in five would consider moving abroad for work, but far fewer actually do so. So why do people want to work in another country and why do

Europe

e-Justice: a click away

An Italian visiting Germany needs a lawyer. An Estonian judge wants information on Spanish courts. Previously a slow and random process, but now

An Italian visiting Germany needs a lawyer. An Estonian judge wants information on Spanish courts. Previously a slow and random process, but now

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Iraq car bombs 'kill 20' and injure dozens

Reports from Iraq say 20 people have been killed in two car bomb explosions near the city of Kerbala in the south of the country. More than 50 people

Reports from Iraq say 20 people have been killed in two car bomb explosions near the city of Kerbala in the south of the country. More than 50 people

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First 'full' face transplant patient appears in public

A Spanish farmer who received what doctors claim is the world’s first-full face transplant has appeared in public for the first time. 31-year-old

A Spanish farmer who received what doctors claim is the world’s first-full face transplant has appeared in public for the first time. 31-year-old

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Police question L'Oreal heiress

French police have questioned the L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt about suspected tax evasion and illegal political donations in an affair that

French police have questioned the L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt about suspected tax evasion and illegal political donations in an affair that

Europe

EU launches its new foreign corps

European foreign ministers have started to flesh out the EU’s new diplomatic service. It will be called the European External Action Service (EEAS)

European foreign ministers have started to flesh out the EU’s new diplomatic service. It will be called the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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Pakistani agents worked with Taliban: report

Pakistan was working with the Taliban in Afghanistan to organise militant attacks on US soldiers, according to documents released by whistleblowing

Pakistan was working with the Taliban in Afghanistan to organise militant attacks on US soldiers, according to documents released by whistleblowing

Europe

EU imposes 'toughest' sanctions on Iran

The European Union has imposed on Iran the strictest sanctions it has ever drawn up for any country. Foreign ministers hope the tougher measures

The European Union has imposed on Iran the strictest sanctions it has ever drawn up for any country. Foreign ministers hope the tougher measures

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Kabul says NATO 'killed 45 civilians'

The Afghan government has accused NATO of killing at least 45 civilians in a rocket attack in southern Helmand province.   One report said President

The Afghan government has accused NATO of killing at least 45 civilians in a rocket attack in southern Helmand province.   One report said President

Culture

Disney opens research lab in Zurich

Characters for some of Disney’s upcoming films may be developed in Switzerland, at the new Disney research centre in Zurich, the only research lab

Characters for some of Disney’s upcoming films may be developed in Switzerland, at the new Disney research centre in Zurich, the only research lab

Science_technology

Honeywell unveils "cockpit of future"

What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a

What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a

Culture

Iggy, Jay Kay and others sell-out at Paleo

Held on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 35th edition of the Paleo music festival was, once again, a sell-out. Some 230,000 festival-goers gathered in

Held on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 35th edition of the Paleo music festival was, once again, a sell-out. Some 230,000 festival-goers gathered in

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Tall Ship Race 2010

After a few days of rest in the Danish port city of Aalborg, some 84 tall ships with around 3,000 crew members set off for Kristiansand in Norway, in

After a few days of rest in the Danish port city of Aalborg, some 84 tall ships with around 3,000 crew members set off for Kristiansand in Norway, in

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Yacht of plastic bottles arrives in Sydney

The aim was to draw attention to the pollution of the world’s oceans and seas. A catamaran made out of 12,500 plastic bottles has arrived in Sydney

The aim was to draw attention to the pollution of the world’s oceans and seas. A catamaran made out of 12,500 plastic bottles has arrived in Sydney

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99th Wagner festival opens

VIPs have gathered in Bavaria for the launch of the 99th Richard Wagner Festival. This is the first festival since the death of the composer’s

VIPs have gathered in Bavaria for the launch of the 99th Richard Wagner Festival. This is the first festival since the death of the composer’s

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War drills continue in the Sea of Japan despite North Korean threats

The United States and South Korea are continuing war drills in the Sea of Japan today despite threats from North Korea to engage in a “sacred war”

The United States and South Korea are continuing war drills in the Sea of Japan today despite threats from North Korea to engage in a “sacred war”

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Moscow smog

Moscow woke up to thick smog from fires around the city.

Moscow woke up to thick smog from fires around the city.

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Sarkozy vows to punish Germaneau killers

President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed a French hostage held by Al Qaeda militants in the Sahara has been executed. In a televised address

President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed a French hostage held by Al Qaeda militants in the Sahara has been executed. In a televised address

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A train fails to stop in Netherlands

A maintenance train failed to stop at the end of the line in the city of Stavoren ploughed through the buffers, through a sailing equipment store

A maintenance train failed to stop at the end of the line in the city of Stavoren ploughed through the buffers, through a sailing equipment store

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Press blames organisers for Love Parade deaths

Questions abound in Germany over who was to blame for the deaths of 19 revellers at a popular techno festival over the weekend. They were crushed to

Questions abound in Germany over who was to blame for the deaths of 19 revellers at a popular techno festival over the weekend. They were crushed to

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Mixed reactions to Khmer Rouge verdict

Witnesses and survivors of the Khmer Rouge killings have given mixed reactions after watching the delivery of the verdict. Rob Hamill, the brother

Witnesses and survivors of the Khmer Rouge killings have given mixed reactions after watching the delivery of the verdict. Rob Hamill, the brother

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France confirms killing of hostage by al-Qaeda

French Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed that a French hostage held by al-Qaeda militants in the Sahara has been killed.   In a statement, Sarkozy

French Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed that a French hostage held by al-Qaeda militants in the Sahara has been killed.   In a statement, Sarkozy

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A locking of horns in Barcelona

Fans of bullfighting have tried to make their voices heard at a protest in Barcelona, as Spain’s Catalonia region looks set to ban the

Fans of bullfighting have tried to make their voices heard at a protest in Barcelona, as Spain’s Catalonia region looks set to ban the

Business

Euro stocks edge higher on stress test results

European markets opened higher on Monday after most of the continent’s banks passed tests set by regulators to check their financial

European markets opened higher on Monday after most of the continent’s banks passed tests set by regulators to check their financial

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Yacht made of plastic bottles docks in Sydney

A catamaran made out of 12,500 plastic bottles has arrived in Sydney after a four-month voyage from San Francisco. The crew has been drawing

A catamaran made out of 12,500 plastic bottles has arrived in Sydney after a four-month voyage from San Francisco. The crew has been drawing

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Jail for Khmer Rouge prison boss

A senior member of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a UN- backed court. The verdict against Kaing Guek Eav

A senior member of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a UN- backed court. The verdict against Kaing Guek Eav

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Mourning in Duisburg

Flowers and candles are placed at the site where at least 19 people were killed and hundreds injured after a stampede at the “Love Parade” music

Flowers and candles are placed at the site where at least 19 people were killed and hundreds injured after a stampede at the “Love Parade” music

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U.S. and South Korea kick off joint military drills

The U.S. and South Korean militaries kicked off large exercises on Sunday (July 25) to underscore deterrence against North Korea after accusing the

The U.S. and South Korean militaries kicked off large exercises on Sunday (July 25) to underscore deterrence against North Korea after accusing the