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2010-07-27

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Reaction to Raúl Castro's 26 July silence

Those hoping for announcements of change at Cuba’s Revolution Day ceremony in front of the Che Guevara monument on 26 July were disappointed

Those hoping for announcements of change at Cuba’s Revolution Day ceremony in front of the Che Guevara monument on 26 July were disappointed

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Crisis in Cuba?: an analyst's insight

Euronews interviewed Carmelo Mesa-Lago, originally Cuban but now a US citizen and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the

Euronews interviewed Carmelo Mesa-Lago, originally Cuban but now a US citizen and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the

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Layoffs loom in Cuba's moribund economy

Cuba has much more than an economic crisis. Its state-controlled, centrally-planned economy is frozen and badly in need of modernisation. It can’t

Cuba has much more than an economic crisis. Its state-controlled, centrally-planned economy is frozen and badly in need of modernisation. It can’t

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What Cuba's dissidents want

On July 13, seven freed Cuban dissidents arrived at Madrid airport in Spain. They were part of a group of 75 people who were given long prison

On July 13, seven freed Cuban dissidents arrived at Madrid airport in Spain. They were part of a group of 75 people who were given long prison

Culture

Verbier: Big stars, big mountains

A breathtaking mountain backdrop and the big stars of classical music – that’s the Verbier Festival. Emerging talents and a who’s who of the

A breathtaking mountain backdrop and the big stars of classical music – that’s the Verbier Festival. Emerging talents and a who’s who of the

Culture

Bonus interview: Yuja Wang & Charles Dutoit

Here are some extra excerpts from our interviews with the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and the conductor Charles Dutoit. They talk to us more about the

Here are some extra excerpts from our interviews with the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and the conductor Charles Dutoit. They talk to us more about the

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BP announces shake up after record loss

BP’s outgoing chief Tony Hayward insisted in May the firm was in for the long-haul after its deep water horizon rig blew in the Gulf of Mexico

BP’s outgoing chief Tony Hayward insisted in May the firm was in for the long-haul after its deep water horizon rig blew in the Gulf of Mexico

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France 'at war' with al Qaeda after hostage death

Paris says it is ‘at war’ with al Qaeda after a 78-year-old French hostage was put to death by the group’s North African wing. Seized in Niger in

Paris says it is ‘at war’ with al Qaeda after a 78-year-old French hostage was put to death by the group’s North African wing. Seized in Niger in

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Pressure mounts on 'Love Parade mayor' to go

Pressure is mounting on the mayor of Duisburg to quit after 20 people were crushed to death at the city’s Love Parade over the weekend. Adolf

Pressure is mounting on the mayor of Duisburg to quit after 20 people were crushed to death at the city’s Love Parade over the weekend. Adolf

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Koreas mark 57th ceasefire anniversary

Amid growing tensions in the peninsula, North and South Korea have marked the 57th anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean war. In a show

Amid growing tensions in the peninsula, North and South Korea have marked the 57th anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean war. In a show

Europe

Iceland starts formal EU membership talks

Iceland has officially begun talks on EU membership just as Icelanders themselves seem to be going off the idea. Launching formal negotiations, the

Iceland has officially begun talks on EU membership just as Icelanders themselves seem to be going off the idea. Launching formal negotiations, the

Culture

Singing nuns release Gregorian chant album

These nuns are some of the world’s finest female singers of the Gregorian Chant. The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre Dame de l’Annonciation in Provence

These nuns are some of the world’s finest female singers of the Gregorian Chant. The nuns of the Abbaye de Notre Dame de l’Annonciation in Provence

Science_technology

Road trip: 3 months, 13,000km... and no driver

Two electric autonomous orange vans are on their way from Italy to China. They will brave the traffic of Moscow, the intense summer heat of Siberia

Two electric autonomous orange vans are on their way from Italy to China. They will brave the traffic of Moscow, the intense summer heat of Siberia

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Moore and Bening in The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play a long-term lesbian couple in The Kids Are All Right, whose lives are turned upside down when their teenage

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play a long-term lesbian couple in The Kids Are All Right, whose lives are turned upside down when their teenage

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Ethnic clashes in Turkey

Ethnic clashes erupted in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday (July 27) a day after a deadly attack on police. Unknown gunmen in a van shot four Turkish

Ethnic clashes erupted in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday (July 27) a day after a deadly attack on police. Unknown gunmen in a van shot four Turkish

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Security stepped up in Iraqi holy city

On the second day of a Shi’ite pilgrimage in the Iraqi holy city of Kerbala, security has been stepped up after a series of deadly bomb

On the second day of a Shi’ite pilgrimage in the Iraqi holy city of Kerbala, security has been stepped up after a series of deadly bomb

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57th anniversary of the end of the Korean War

Anti-North Korean protests and pro-peace South-Korean rallies marked the 57th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Anti-North Korean protests and pro-peace South-Korean rallies marked the 57th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

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Britain vows to stick up for Turkey

Britain is vowing to fight for Turkey to join the European Union, in the face of resistance from other EU states. Prime Minister David Cameron made

Britain is vowing to fight for Turkey to join the European Union, in the face of resistance from other EU states. Prime Minister David Cameron made

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Greenpeace shuts BP's London petrol stations

Greenpeace claimed to have closed down all of BP ‘s petrol stations in London on Tuesday. The activist group said it had shut down all the oil

Greenpeace claimed to have closed down all of BP ‘s petrol stations in London on Tuesday. The activist group said it had shut down all the oil

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Fishermen stranded by raging flood waters in India

Raging flood waters left two fishermen stranded in the middle of a river on Monday (July 26) near the Devari dam in India’s central Madhya Pradesh

Raging flood waters left two fishermen stranded in the middle of a river on Monday (July 26) near the Devari dam in India’s central Madhya Pradesh

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Duisburg residents mourn stampede victims

Residents of Duisburg pay their respects to the victims of a deadly stampede at a dance festival as prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into

Residents of Duisburg pay their respects to the victims of a deadly stampede at a dance festival as prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into

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US plays down WikiLeaks revelations

The US has played down the release of secret military documents by the WikiLeaks website. State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said the

The US has played down the release of secret military documents by the WikiLeaks website. State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said the

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Severe flood lashes southwest China's Chongqing

Clean up operations continued across parts of Chongqing on Tuesday after serious flooding affected low lying areas of the city.

Clean up operations continued across parts of Chongqing on Tuesday after serious flooding affected low lying areas of the city.

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Heinrich August Winkler on Europe, democracy and the financial crisis

The West, for him is an idea, an idea of liberty and democracy a concept that Germany failed to grasp until almost too late. Heinrich August Winkler

The West, for him is an idea, an idea of liberty and democracy a concept that Germany failed to grasp until almost too late. Heinrich August Winkler

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Lost in space: objects go missing from ISS

Going on a spacewalk is difficult enough, but holding on to objects while floating in such a cumbersome outfit is something else entirely. Two

Going on a spacewalk is difficult enough, but holding on to objects while floating in such a cumbersome outfit is something else entirely. Two

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France vows to 'strengthen' fight against terror

France has said it will step up its fight against terrorism after the killing of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau in Mali. French Prime

France has said it will step up its fight against terrorism after the killing of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau in Mali. French Prime

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Hayward reportedly shipped off to Siberia

From BP chief in London, to a job in Siberia. That is reported to be the fate of Tony Hayward, with the oil giant confirming he will step down on

From BP chief in London, to a job in Siberia. That is reported to be the fate of Tony Hayward, with the oil giant confirming he will step down on

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Fidel Castro firmly back in the spotlight

It is confirmation of his emergence from four years of seclusion. The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has made a public appearance at ceremonies in

It is confirmation of his emergence from four years of seclusion. The former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has made a public appearance at ceremonies in