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2010-09-06

Europe

Tough challenges face Serbia

Serbia is the latest country to apply to join the EU, hoping to do so in 2014. What challenges does Serbia have to meet to become a European Union

Serbia is the latest country to apply to join the EU, hoping to do so in 2014. What challenges does Serbia have to meet to become a European Union

Europe

Pakistan in extreme need

Faced with its worst floods in a century Pakistan is counting its dead and the costs of the disaster. Just how is the EU coming to the country’s aid?

Faced with its worst floods in a century Pakistan is counting its dead and the costs of the disaster. Just how is the EU coming to the country’s aid?

Europe

Belgians queasy over coalition money tensions

The collapse in Belgium of talks to form a coalition government has further stoked ill-feeling there. It is largely over Flemish resentment

The collapse in Belgium of talks to form a coalition government has further stoked ill-feeling there. It is largely over Flemish resentment

News

Crossborder crackdown leaves ETA weakened

ETA has not carried out a deadly attack in Spain since July last year when a car bomb parked outside a police station on the Balearic island of

ETA has not carried out a deadly attack in Spain since July last year when a car bomb parked outside a police station on the Balearic island of

Business

EU ministers grapple with new debt rules

Europe’s finance ministers have been meeting to thrash out the details of the EU budget rules reforms. Dubbed the Task Force, they are finalising

Europe’s finance ministers have been meeting to thrash out the details of the EU budget rules reforms. Dubbed the Task Force, they are finalising

Business

Dublin insists Anglo Irish no dead duck

Ireland’s finance ministry has denied reports it has asked the European Commission for permission to wind up the affairs of Anglo Irish bank

Ireland’s finance ministry has denied reports it has asked the European Commission for permission to wind up the affairs of Anglo Irish bank

Business

Obama bids to regain voter's trust on economy

It’s the economy, stupid, and Barack Obama knows it. It is a big week for the US President, launching several economic initiatives on trips to

It’s the economy, stupid, and Barack Obama knows it. It is a big week for the US President, launching several economic initiatives on trips to

Business

BA and Iberia set to flex their muscle

British Airways and Iberia, who will have fully merged by the end of this year when they will become the International Airlines Group, are already

British Airways and Iberia, who will have fully merged by the end of this year when they will become the International Airlines Group, are already

Business

Suzuki targets India for future growth

Japanese carmaker Suzuki is upping the ante in its India operation, building a fourth car plant to increase its already dominant more than 50 percent

Japanese carmaker Suzuki is upping the ante in its India operation, building a fourth car plant to increase its already dominant more than 50 percent

News

Lebanese PM withdraws accusation against Syria

Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri has said he was wrong to accuse Syria of killing his father, the former PM Rafik al-Hariri. His comments

Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri has said he was wrong to accuse Syria of killing his father, the former PM Rafik al-Hariri. His comments

Science_technology

New theories about Pompeii

The site of Pompeii, near Naples in Italy has fascinated people for years. And now, research suggests that the inhabitants didn’t die of suffocation

The site of Pompeii, near Naples in Italy has fascinated people for years. And now, research suggests that the inhabitants didn’t die of suffocation

News

French teachers strike ahead of nationwide action

Thousands of teachers have been on strike across France today, but the action appears to have been limited with only between five and 30 percent of

Thousands of teachers have been on strike across France today, but the action appears to have been limited with only between five and 30 percent of

Culture

John Woo at Venice Film Festival

Hong Kong director John Woo has collected a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, where his latest film “Reign of Assassins” was

Hong Kong director John Woo has collected a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival, where his latest film “Reign of Assassins” was

Culture

Van Gogh's Bedroom restored

The Bedroom, by Van Gogh, is famous across the world. But in fact, no-one really knows what the painting originally looked like, because it has been

The Bedroom, by Van Gogh, is famous across the world. But in fact, no-one really knows what the painting originally looked like, because it has been

News

Bucharest protest over French Roma policy

France is coming under more pressure over its mass expulsions of members of the Roma community. A protest has taken place outside the French

France is coming under more pressure over its mass expulsions of members of the Roma community. A protest has taken place outside the French

News

Spain rejects ETA ceasefire announcement

The Spanish government has said it will continue to hunt down members of ETA, even though the Basque separatist terror group announced a ceasefire

The Spanish government has said it will continue to hunt down members of ETA, even though the Basque separatist terror group announced a ceasefire

News

Deadly attack on Pakistan police station

Mounting militant violence in Pakistan is putting pressure on a government struggling to cope with recent devastating floods. At least 20 people

Mounting militant violence in Pakistan is putting pressure on a government struggling to cope with recent devastating floods. At least 20 people

News

Germany to extend life of nuclear power plants

Germany’s nuclear power plants are to stay in service for longer than planned, reversing a decision by the previous left-wing coalition which wanted

Germany’s nuclear power plants are to stay in service for longer than planned, reversing a decision by the previous left-wing coalition which wanted

News

Beleaguered Berlusconi battles on after Fini attack

The future of Silvio Berlusconi’s fragile government dominates the headlines following another blistering attack by his one-time ally turned bitter

The future of Silvio Berlusconi’s fragile government dominates the headlines following another blistering attack by his one-time ally turned bitter

News

Plan B in Chilean miners' rescue

Exactly one month after 33 men were trapped underground in a Chilean mine rescuers have revealed a back-up rescue operation. Plan B involves

Exactly one month after 33 men were trapped underground in a Chilean mine rescuers have revealed a back-up rescue operation. Plan B involves

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Guatemalan bus rescuers hit by new mudslide

Dozens of people are feared dead in Guatemala, buried under a massive landslide as they tried to dig out victims from a bus which itself had been

Dozens of people are feared dead in Guatemala, buried under a massive landslide as they tried to dig out victims from a bus which itself had been

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Moldovan referendum heading for cancellation

It is looking increasingly likely that a referendum in Moldova — to choose how the President is elected — will be declared null and void because so

It is looking increasingly likely that a referendum in Moldova — to choose how the President is elected — will be declared null and void because so

Nocomment

Damage assessment continues in quake stricken New Zealand

The powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted rail lines on New Zealand’s South Island also ripped a new

The powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted rail lines on New Zealand’s South Island also ripped a new

Nocomment

Trapped Chilean miners hold video conference with loved ones

The 33 trapped Chilean miners were able to communicate with their loved ones on Saturday (September 4) through a video teleconference system. Silvia

The 33 trapped Chilean miners were able to communicate with their loved ones on Saturday (September 4) through a video teleconference system. Silvia

Nocomment

Largest potato soup in Japan

In Yamagata Prefecture, there was a determined effort to make the largest ever bowl of imoni, the traditional thick potato soup of northern Japan.

In Yamagata Prefecture, there was a determined effort to make the largest ever bowl of imoni, the traditional thick potato soup of northern Japan.

Nocomment

International military bands festival opens in Moscow

International military bands festival opened on Moscow’s Red Square with a grand show, involving over 1,000 military musicians from nine countries.

International military bands festival opened on Moscow’s Red Square with a grand show, involving over 1,000 military musicians from nine countries.

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Notes to God cleared from cracks of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Jerusalem’s Western Wall’s chief rabbi cleared notes sent to God by worshippers on Sunday (September 5) from ancient cracks, making room ahead of the

Jerusalem’s Western Wall’s chief rabbi cleared notes sent to God by worshippers on Sunday (September 5) from ancient cracks, making room ahead of the

News

Suicide bomber attacks Pakistan police station

A suicide bomber has killed at least 14 people in northwestern Pakistan. Reports say a car was driven into a police station in Lakki Marwat. Most

A suicide bomber has killed at least 14 people in northwestern Pakistan. Reports say a car was driven into a police station in Lakki Marwat. Most