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2010-09-09

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Sarrazin to leave Bundesbank

Germany’s central bank says board member Thilo Sarrazin, criticised for remarks on Muslim immigrants and Jews, has offered to stand down. The

Germany’s central bank says board member Thilo Sarrazin, criticised for remarks on Muslim immigrants and Jews, has offered to stand down. The

Culture

'Aida' closes Arena season in Verona

A spectacular production of Aida, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, has closed this year’s opera season at the Arena in Verona, the biggest open air

A spectacular production of Aida, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, has closed this year’s opera season at the Arena in Verona, the biggest open air

Culture

Bonus interview: Amerilli Nizza

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with Italian opera singer Amerilli Nizza.

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interview with Italian opera singer Amerilli Nizza.

News

Muslims burn US flag in Pakistan

Setting fire to a country’s flag is arguably one of the worst insults that can be invoked against a fellow nation. But flags are being burned on

Setting fire to a country’s flag is arguably one of the worst insults that can be invoked against a fellow nation. But flags are being burned on

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Brian Currin - key to future of Basque peace talks?

There is no peace progress with the Basque separatists ETA underway yet, despite their ceasefire declaration last week. Madrid does not trust them

There is no peace progress with the Basque separatists ETA underway yet, despite their ceasefire declaration last week. Madrid does not trust them

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Bloodshed at market bombing in N Ossetia

A suicide bomber has unleashed a powerful explosion at a busy market in Russia’s north Caucasus region, killing at least 16 people and wounding

A suicide bomber has unleashed a powerful explosion at a busy market in Russia’s north Caucasus region, killing at least 16 people and wounding

Science_technology

Samsung's "iPad killer" debuts in Berlin

3D films are becoming more and more common at the cinema but the Berlin IFA consumer electronics fair showed the technology is not confined to the

3D films are becoming more and more common at the cinema but the Berlin IFA consumer electronics fair showed the technology is not confined to the

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Brussels Turks weigh constitutional reform

Euronews checked out opinions on this Sunday’s consitutional referendum in a strongly Turkish immigrant quarter of Brussels. In a café that is is a

Euronews checked out opinions on this Sunday’s consitutional referendum in a strongly Turkish immigrant quarter of Brussels. In a café that is is a

Business

Sanofi ups its bid to buy Genzyme

French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi-Aventis has made a new bid to buy US biotech company Genzyme. Sanofi is offering 71 dollars a share, or just over

French pharmaceuticals group Sanofi-Aventis has made a new bid to buy US biotech company Genzyme. Sanofi is offering 71 dollars a share, or just over

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Storm continues to gather over Koran burning

The focus of world attention continues to be on the lone preacher of a tiny church in Florida. Terry Jones hit the headlines with his plans to burn

The focus of world attention continues to be on the lone preacher of a tiny church in Florida. Terry Jones hit the headlines with his plans to burn

Business

Click no more: Google launches Instant search

Google has launched its new ‘Instant’ technology for its search engine. Google Instant displays a full page of search results even as users are still

Google has launched its new ‘Instant’ technology for its search engine. Google Instant displays a full page of search results even as users are still

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Is Mexico's drug war an 'insurgency'?

Describing Mexico’s drug war an “insurgency” marked a major change of tack for the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s

Describing Mexico’s drug war an “insurgency” marked a major change of tack for the Obama administration. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s

Business

OECD warns of slowing global recovery

The global economic recovery is slowing at a sharper rate than had been expected, according to the OECD. The Paris-based economic forum has

The global economic recovery is slowing at a sharper rate than had been expected, according to the OECD. The Paris-based economic forum has

Culture

Affleck's The Town shows at Venice

Ben Affleck’s latest film The Town has just premiered out of competition at Venice. Jeremy Renner of the Hurt Locker, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall star

Ben Affleck’s latest film The Town has just premiered out of competition at Venice. Jeremy Renner of the Hurt Locker, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall star

Business

Bank of England keeps rates at record low

British interest rates are to stay at their record low of 0.5 percent for an 18th consecutive month. It comes as no great surprise but The Bank of

British interest rates are to stay at their record low of 0.5 percent for an 18th consecutive month. It comes as no great surprise but The Bank of

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Turkey heads towards key referendum vote

When Turkey votes on a change to its constitution on Sunday, it will also be viewed as a test of support for a government that has been accused of

When Turkey votes on a change to its constitution on Sunday, it will also be viewed as a test of support for a government that has been accused of

Culture

Ramadan rhythms in Istanbul

The inaugural Jazz in Ramadan festival played out in two stunning settings in the historical city centre of Istanbul.

The inaugural Jazz in Ramadan festival played out in two stunning settings in the historical city centre of Istanbul.

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EU parliament vote slams French Roma repatriations

The European Parliament today demanded the “immediate suspension” of Roma expulsions by the French government. The vote was co-sponsored by

The European Parliament today demanded the “immediate suspension” of Roma expulsions by the French government. The vote was co-sponsored by

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French insist Roma are also Bucharest's problem

France’s Immigration and European Affairs ministers Eric Besson and Pierre Lellouche are in Bucharest trying to refocus the Roma question away from

France’s Immigration and European Affairs ministers Eric Besson and Pierre Lellouche are in Bucharest trying to refocus the Roma question away from

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Erdogan turns on critics before crucial vote

The war of words between Turkey’s government and opposition is hotting up ahead of this weekend’s constitutional referendum, seen as crucial in the

The war of words between Turkey’s government and opposition is hotting up ahead of this weekend’s constitutional referendum, seen as crucial in the

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Birthday celebrations for trapped Chilean miners

The 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile have been celebrating a birthday. They were caught 700 metres below ground more than a month ago when

The 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile have been celebrating a birthday. They were caught 700 metres below ground more than a month ago when

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Tougher employment laws passed in Spain

Spain’s parliament the Cortes has approved controversial changes in employment law put forward by the government of Jose Luis Rodriquez

Spain’s parliament the Cortes has approved controversial changes in employment law put forward by the government of Jose Luis Rodriquez

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Many dead in Russian market blast

A powerful explosion has devastated a crowded market in Russia’s north Caucasus, killing at least 15 people according to the prosecutor’s office, and

A powerful explosion has devastated a crowded market in Russia’s north Caucasus, killing at least 15 people according to the prosecutor’s office, and

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Swiss pilots join laser clampdown

Swiss aviation authorities are the latest to denounce pranksters who point laser beams at pilots coming in to land. Several criminal investigations

Swiss aviation authorities are the latest to denounce pranksters who point laser beams at pilots coming in to land. Several criminal investigations

Nocomment

Eid'l Fitr in Bangladesh

Hundreds of women crowded outside the house of a wealthy household in the suburb of Nabiganji in Bangladesh, waiting for charitable handouts or

Hundreds of women crowded outside the house of a wealthy household in the suburb of Nabiganji in Bangladesh, waiting for charitable handouts or

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Six dead in Russian market-place blast

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a powerful explosion in Russia’s north Caucasus according to regional police. It

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a powerful explosion in Russia’s north Caucasus according to regional police. It