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2010-08-31

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Iraq mission not accomplished, says Obama

Barack Obama has said there is still a lot of work to do in Iraq during a speech to American soldiers at Fort Bliss in Texas. The president’s

Barack Obama has said there is still a lot of work to do in Iraq during a speech to American soldiers at Fort Bliss in Texas. The president’s

Europe

French defend Roma expulsions in Brussels

France’s ministers for immigration and European affairs have been discussing the controversial repatriation of Roma from French territory with the

France’s ministers for immigration and European affairs have been discussing the controversial repatriation of Roma from French territory with the

News

Four Israelis shot dead in West Bank

Four Israeli settlers have been shot dead in a car near Hebron in the West Bank in a night-time ambush. The car was attacked at the entrance to the

Four Israeli settlers have been shot dead in a car near Hebron in the West Bank in a night-time ambush. The car was attacked at the entrance to the

Nocomment

Feria de la flores in Medellin

The 53d Festival of flowers took place in Medellin between July 25th and August 8th.

The 53d Festival of flowers took place in Medellin between July 25th and August 8th.

Business

UK consumer confidence up, lending down

British consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in August, but the survey’s compilers said that merely reversed a large drop in July. Planned

British consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in August, but the survey’s compilers said that merely reversed a large drop in July. Planned

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German Chancellor slams banker in racism row

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the dismissal of Bundesbank executive Thilo Sarrazin for anti-semitic remarks. The controversial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the dismissal of Bundesbank executive Thilo Sarrazin for anti-semitic remarks. The controversial

News

Dutch police hold two Yemeni terror suspects

Two men remained in custody in the Netherlands on Tuesday after being arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on suspicion of planning a terrorist

Two men remained in custody in the Netherlands on Tuesday after being arrested at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on suspicion of planning a terrorist

News

Bratislava killer an "unemployed loner" - police

Details are at last emerging about the man, 48 year-old Lubomir Harman, who shot dead seven people yesterday in Bratislava before shooting

Details are at last emerging about the man, 48 year-old Lubomir Harman, who shot dead seven people yesterday in Bratislava before shooting

News

America to bear Iraq scars for many years

Artificial limbs and disfigured faces are the most visible cost to America of its Iraq adventure; the thousands of mutilated and dead soldiers that

Artificial limbs and disfigured faces are the most visible cost to America of its Iraq adventure; the thousands of mutilated and dead soldiers that

Europe

French Roma moves and the EU dimension

France’s immigration and Europe ministers have been discussing the controversial repatriation of Roma from French territory with the European

France’s immigration and Europe ministers have been discussing the controversial repatriation of Roma from French territory with the European

Europe

EU's Ashton places China presence before Mideast

Europe’s High Representative is in China this week for strategic dialogue with its leaders. Catherine Ashton took time out for play in the ancient

Europe’s High Representative is in China this week for strategic dialogue with its leaders. Catherine Ashton took time out for play in the ancient

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Komorowski seeks greater EU involvement for Poland

Bronislaw Komorowski was recently elected president of Poland. He comes into the job in the wake of president Lech Kaczinsky’s death in a plane

Bronislaw Komorowski was recently elected president of Poland. He comes into the job in the wake of president Lech Kaczinsky’s death in a plane

Business

Euro zone August inflation slows

Euro zone inflation slowed in August. The latest EU statistics office figures showed a fall to 1.6 percent year-on-year. In July it was 1.7

Euro zone inflation slowed in August. The latest EU statistics office figures showed a fall to 1.6 percent year-on-year. In July it was 1.7

Business

Carrefour's sales mixed

Carrefour said sales were mixed in Europe during the summer but demand is holding up in emerging markets. The world’s second largest retailer also

Carrefour said sales were mixed in Europe during the summer but demand is holding up in emerging markets. The world’s second largest retailer also

Business

German jobless totals down again

Unemployment in Germany fell again in August. The headline unadjusted figure – most commonly used in Germany – was down by 4,000 at 3.188 million

Unemployment in Germany fell again in August. The headline unadjusted figure – most commonly used in Germany – was down by 4,000 at 3.188 million

Business

Hermes bounces back

French luxury goods group Hermes saw its operating profit rise by 52 percent in the first half of the year. It came in at 304.5 million euros from

French luxury goods group Hermes saw its operating profit rise by 52 percent in the first half of the year. It came in at 304.5 million euros from

News

Eight dead in Mexico petrol bomb attack

At least eight people have died in a petrol bomb attack on a bar in the Mexican holiday resort of Cancun. A group of unidentified people attacked

At least eight people have died in a petrol bomb attack on a bar in the Mexican holiday resort of Cancun. A group of unidentified people attacked

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Shipyard union Solidarity marks anniversary

Poland is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Gdansk accords, which established the Solidarity Trade Union as a workers’ body

Poland is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Gdansk accords, which established the Solidarity Trade Union as a workers’ body

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Netanyahu to DC for Palestinian peace talks

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington on Tuesday for the first direct peace talks with the Palestinians in nearly two

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington on Tuesday for the first direct peace talks with the Palestinians in nearly two

Science_technology

Surgery enters the third dimension

3D images have made work a little easier for surgeons at the University Hospitals of Geneva. The imaging helps plan operations and improve doctors’

3D images have made work a little easier for surgeons at the University Hospitals of Geneva. The imaging helps plan operations and improve doctors’

Culture

"Takers": turning bad guys good

When are the bad guys really the good guys? In this post financial crisis world of ours, robbing banks helps and that’s what the band of merry men do

When are the bad guys really the good guys? In this post financial crisis world of ours, robbing banks helps and that’s what the band of merry men do

Culture

Hendrix and Handel: the London connection

They were hailed as musical pioneers of their respective times. George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix also lived under the same roof in London

They were hailed as musical pioneers of their respective times. George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix also lived under the same roof in London

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Tour de France legend Laurent Fignon dies

Former cycling champion Laurent Fignon has died of cancer at the age of 50. The Frenchman won the Tour de France twice – in 1983 and 1984. He was

Former cycling champion Laurent Fignon has died of cancer at the age of 50. The Frenchman won the Tour de France twice – in 1983 and 1984. He was

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Maliki: Iraq 'independent' as US troops withdraw

Iraq’s prime minister has used a visit by the US Vice-President to declare his country independent. Nouri al-Maliki said Iraq had won sovereignty

Iraq’s prime minister has used a visit by the US Vice-President to declare his country independent. Nouri al-Maliki said Iraq had won sovereignty

Europe

Jobs in a changing Europe

Major factory closures or relocations and layoffs in a particular region or a specific industry are what the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Major factory closures or relocations and layoffs in a particular region or a specific industry are what the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Europe

Education & training

Enabling Europeans to improve their education and training throughout their lifetimes is a key aim of the EU to meet the employment challenges ahead

Enabling Europeans to improve their education and training throughout their lifetimes is a key aim of the EU to meet the employment challenges ahead

News

Dutch quiz two men after airport terror arrests

Officials in the Netherlands arrested two men at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. Dutch

Officials in the Netherlands arrested two men at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack. Dutch

News

Homecoming: US troops return to Fort Bliss

In Texas, Heather Shoaf is counting down to the moment she has been waiting for. Her husband is coming home after nine months. ‘I think all of them

In Texas, Heather Shoaf is counting down to the moment she has been waiting for. Her husband is coming home after nine months. ‘I think all of them

News

Fires sweep across Portugal & France

Portugal is suffering its hottest August in years, and as of Tuesday morning 19 separate fires were raging in the north of the

Portugal is suffering its hottest August in years, and as of Tuesday morning 19 separate fires were raging in the north of the