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2010-09-02

Europe

Turkey's referendum on new constitutional future

September 12 is strongly symbolic for Turkey, the date on which, 30 years ago, its military launched a coup d‘état. This September, coinciding with

September 12 is strongly symbolic for Turkey, the date on which, 30 years ago, its military launched a coup d‘état. This September, coinciding with

Special_reports

Ecuador: protecting nature from oil exploration

Leaving valuable oil-reserves underground for the sake of the environment is an expensive idea for any country let alone a developing one. But

Leaving valuable oil-reserves underground for the sake of the environment is an expensive idea for any country let alone a developing one. But

News

US won't 'impose' solution on Israel, Palestinians

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urged the Israelis and the Palestinians to “shake off the shackles of history” at the relaunch of peace talks

US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton urged the Israelis and the Palestinians to “shake off the shackles of history” at the relaunch of peace talks

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Mideast talks "productive" and "cordial"

The US Middle East envoy gave a positive assessment of the start of the peace talks, using the words “productive” and “cordial” and saying there was

The US Middle East envoy gave a positive assessment of the start of the peace talks, using the words “productive” and “cordial” and saying there was

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Middle East peace talks: the issues

In the 17 years since Israel and the PLO officially recognised each other in the Oslo Accords, Middle East peace summits have come and gone, but the

In the 17 years since Israel and the PLO officially recognised each other in the Oslo Accords, Middle East peace summits have come and gone, but the

Europe

French cash for evicted Roma perverse, says MEP

Roma returning to Romania from France are at the centre of highly charged procedures taking place in Brussels. This concerns the right of freedom of

Roma returning to Romania from France are at the centre of highly charged procedures taking place in Brussels. This concerns the right of freedom of

Business

Private equity firm buys Burger King

Burger King has agreed to be bought by New-York based investment firm 3G Capital for the equivalent of 2.5 billion euros. The second largest

Burger King has agreed to be bought by New-York based investment firm 3G Capital for the equivalent of 2.5 billion euros. The second largest

Business

ECB extends bank lending‎, raises growth forecast

There were no signs of European Central Bank policymakers ending economic stimulus measures at their monthly meeting. Interest rates are to be

There were no signs of European Central Bank policymakers ending economic stimulus measures at their monthly meeting. Interest rates are to be

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Explosion on Gulf of Mexico oil platform

A fire is reported to have broken out after an explosion on board an oil facility off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.   The US Coast

A fire is reported to have broken out after an explosion on board an oil facility off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.   The US Coast

Culture

US action movie makes surprise opening in Venice

Causing some surprise at the midnight screening for the opening of the Mostra in Venice, Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” was an unusual choice at a film

Causing some surprise at the midnight screening for the opening of the Mostra in Venice, Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” was an unusual choice at a film

Science_technology

Groundbreaking cell discovery in Romania

Scientists in Romania have discovered a new type of cell, called telocites, that could help stem cells regenerate and repair the human body.    

Scientists in Romania have discovered a new type of cell, called telocites, that could help stem cells regenerate and repair the human body.    

Culture

Festival of senses at Chaumont garden show

Chaumont-sur-Loire castle in central France is once again playing host to the annual Garden Festival, whose original theme, this year, is “Body and

Chaumont-sur-Loire castle in central France is once again playing host to the annual Garden Festival, whose original theme, this year, is “Body and

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Mozambique deploys troops over food riots

Troops have been deployed in Mozambique amid a second day of rioting caused by soaring prices. The government said seven people had been killed

Troops have been deployed in Mozambique amid a second day of rioting caused by soaring prices. The government said seven people had been killed

Business

ECB holds interest rates, extends liquidity

No signs of the European Central Bank ending its economic stimulus measures. At their monthly meeting the bank’s policymakers reaffirmed that

No signs of the European Central Bank ending its economic stimulus measures. At their monthly meeting the bank’s policymakers reaffirmed that

Business

GM share offering details emerge

General Motors is planning to start promoting its initial public offering of shares on 3 November, immediately after the US midterm congressional

General Motors is planning to start promoting its initial public offering of shares on 3 November, immediately after the US midterm congressional

Business

Spanish job centre queues lengthen

The total number of people without work in Spain rose in August for the first time in five months as summer contracts in the tourism sector

The total number of people without work in Spain rose in August for the first time in five months as summer contracts in the tourism sector

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Russian police raid opposition magazine

Russian security forces have raided a leading opposition magazine that has printed articles alleging high-level corruption. ‘The New Times’ is

Russian security forces have raided a leading opposition magazine that has printed articles alleging high-level corruption. ‘The New Times’ is

Business

Flaming Ferraris recalled

Ferrari is recalling more than 1,240 of its cars because of a risk they could burst into flames. Glue used in the wheel-arch assemblies of Ferrari

Ferrari is recalling more than 1,240 of its cars because of a risk they could burst into flames. Glue used in the wheel-arch assemblies of Ferrari

Business

China looks to hamper Potash bid

China is reportedly looking at how to block BHP Billiton’s hostile offer for Potash Corporation, the world’s largest fertiliser maker. The Wall

China is reportedly looking at how to block BHP Billiton’s hostile offer for Potash Corporation, the world’s largest fertiliser maker. The Wall

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Azerbaijan defies Nagorno-Karabakh's national day

Azerbaijan has pledged to retake Nagorno-Karabakh from ethnic Armenians, at a rally in Baku held on the eve of the breakaway

Azerbaijan has pledged to retake Nagorno-Karabakh from ethnic Armenians, at a rally in Baku held on the eve of the breakaway

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Hamas promises more attacks on Israel

Hamas vowed on Thursday to carry out more attacks against Israelis at the start of fresh peace talks between Israel and the

Hamas vowed on Thursday to carry out more attacks against Israelis at the start of fresh peace talks between Israel and the

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Gillard edges closer to victory in Australia

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is edging closer to forming a new government, after one of four key independent MPs backed her. Nearly two

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is edging closer to forming a new government, after one of four key independent MPs backed her. Nearly two

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Leaders flag up peace ahead of Middle East talks

It is down to business in face-to-face Middle East talks today after the pomp of a White House reception. Meeting key players ahead of the

It is down to business in face-to-face Middle East talks today after the pomp of a White House reception. Meeting key players ahead of the

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Dolphin hunters threaten "Flipper" trainer

The Japanese dolphin hunting season has begun, defying international criticism by anti-hunting campaigners. One protest in Tokyo was attended by

The Japanese dolphin hunting season has begun, defying international criticism by anti-hunting campaigners. One protest in Tokyo was attended by

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US East Coast braces for Hurricane Earl

The dangers posed by Hurricane Earl are being taken increasingly seriously as it threatens to deliver a sidelong blow to the North Carolina

The dangers posed by Hurricane Earl are being taken increasingly seriously as it threatens to deliver a sidelong blow to the North Carolina

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Bundesbank board votes for Sarrazin's dismissal

The Board of Germany’s Bundesbank says it’s voted unamimously to seek the dismissal of Thilo Sarrazin, the board member who’s sparked uproar with his

The Board of Germany’s Bundesbank says it’s voted unamimously to seek the dismissal of Thilo Sarrazin, the board member who’s sparked uproar with his

Nocomment

Police fire on Mozambique food price protests

Police fired rubber bullets and tear-gas as they clashed with demonstrators, angry at hikes in the cost of basic necessities such as bread and fuel.

Police fired rubber bullets and tear-gas as they clashed with demonstrators, angry at hikes in the cost of basic necessities such as bread and fuel.

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Many dead in bombings of Shiite procession in Pakistan

Bombs exploded at three separate sites as 35,000 Shiites marched through the streets in their traditional mourning procession for the caliph Ali, one

Bombs exploded at three separate sites as 35,000 Shiites marched through the streets in their traditional mourning procession for the caliph Ali, one

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Middle East leaders speak ahead of peace talks

Middle East leaders have spoken of their hopes and aspirations ahead of planned peace talks and after a meeting with Barack Obama. At the White

Middle East leaders have spoken of their hopes and aspirations ahead of planned peace talks and after a meeting with Barack Obama. At the White