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2010-09-13

Business

Hertz steals march on Avis in bidding battle

Carhire firm Hertz has upped its offer for Dollar Thrifty Group in a bidding war with rival Avis. The improved offer is worth just over 1.2 billion

Carhire firm Hertz has upped its offer for Dollar Thrifty Group in a bidding war with rival Avis. The improved offer is worth just over 1.2 billion

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France's Roma repatriation drive slammed by UN

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has added her voice to criticism of France over its drive to repatriate Roma living in illegal camps. The

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has added her voice to criticism of France over its drive to repatriate Roma living in illegal camps. The

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Moscow mayor to sue state-run TV channels

Moscow’s long serving mayor, Yuri Lushkov is to sue state run TV channels over claims he used his position to bankroll his wife. Former President

Moscow’s long serving mayor, Yuri Lushkov is to sue state run TV channels over claims he used his position to bankroll his wife. Former President

Europe

Interview with Turkey's European Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış

Turkey’s drive for reform has won a vote of popular approval. The unofficial result of a referendum on constitutional change held over the weekend

Turkey’s drive for reform has won a vote of popular approval. The unofficial result of a referendum on constitutional change held over the weekend

Europe

EU Enlargement Commissioner on Turkey's referendum results

With constitutional change having won the support of the majority in Turkey, Sergio Cantone of euronews sounded out Stefan Füle, the EU Enlargement

With constitutional change having won the support of the majority in Turkey, Sergio Cantone of euronews sounded out Stefan Füle, the EU Enlargement

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Venezuela plane crash kills 13

In Venezuela, a plane belonging to the state-run airline Conviasa has crashed. At least 13 people have been confirmed dead while reports indicate 23

In Venezuela, a plane belonging to the state-run airline Conviasa has crashed. At least 13 people have been confirmed dead while reports indicate 23

Business

China promises level playing field for foreign firms

Speaking at the fourth World Economic Forum in the eastern Chinese port of Tianjin China’s prime minister has promised foreign businesses will get

Speaking at the fourth World Economic Forum in the eastern Chinese port of Tianjin China’s prime minister has promised foreign businesses will get

Business

Banks get lenient terms from Basel 3

Banks are breathing a sigh of relief and watching their share prices rise across the board today following easier-than-expected terms from the new

Banks are breathing a sigh of relief and watching their share prices rise across the board today following easier-than-expected terms from the new

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Submarine find recalls World War two tragedy

A deep sea discovery could bring to the surface fresh details of a Second World War tragedy. Off the coast of Romania, divers believe they have

A deep sea discovery could bring to the surface fresh details of a Second World War tragedy. Off the coast of Romania, divers believe they have

Culture

Tarantino denies nepotism at Venice Mostra

Choked with emotion, US director and president of the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival Quentin Tarantino handed out the top prize to former

Choked with emotion, US director and president of the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival Quentin Tarantino handed out the top prize to former

Culture

Performance Art Festival underway in Moscow

Come and enjoy a hug and a heated atmosphere at the new International Art Performance Festival in Moscow. Held at the ‘Garage’ Centre for

Come and enjoy a hug and a heated atmosphere at the new International Art Performance Festival in Moscow. Held at the ‘Garage’ Centre for

Science_technology

New-generation ebook on display in Berlin

Europe’s largest electronics fair in Berlin was not all about 3D TVs and tablet PCs this year – Ebook fans will now be able to discover new, updated

Europe’s largest electronics fair in Berlin was not all about 3D TVs and tablet PCs this year – Ebook fans will now be able to discover new, updated

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Mideast talks hang on no new housing

Israel is being urged to extend a freeze on new settlements in the West Bank when fresh peace talks resume on Tuesday in Sharm el Sheik. Prime

Israel is being urged to extend a freeze on new settlements in the West Bank when fresh peace talks resume on Tuesday in Sharm el Sheik. Prime

Business

European Commission forecast boosts confidence

The European Commission says the eurozone economy is likely to grow at nearly double the previously-forecast rate this year, mainly because of the

The European Commission says the eurozone economy is likely to grow at nearly double the previously-forecast rate this year, mainly because of the

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Turkish vote wins European backing

24 hours after spontaneous celebrations on the streets of Turkey - reflecting the majority vote for political reform - the reaction has been

24 hours after spontaneous celebrations on the streets of Turkey - reflecting the majority vote for political reform - the reaction has been

Business

Airbus reaps bumper crop of Chinese orders

European planemaker Airbus is in talks to sell at least 150 aircraft to China. The deal is mostly for A320s, but also includes orders for A330 and

European planemaker Airbus is in talks to sell at least 150 aircraft to China. The deal is mostly for A320s, but also includes orders for A330 and

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Belgian church offers to help child abuse victims

The new head of the Belgian Catholic Church, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, has vowed to restore the public’s trust after an independent body found

The new head of the Belgian Catholic Church, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, has vowed to restore the public’s trust after an independent body found

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Gap too wide, says ex-Israeli peace negotiator

If anyone knows how hard it is to gather Israelis and Palestinians around the same table, that person is Yossi Beilin. As a former member of the

If anyone knows how hard it is to gather Israelis and Palestinians around the same table, that person is Yossi Beilin. As a former member of the

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Berlusconi's gaffe about the jobless

No stranger to controversy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sharing his unique sense of humour again. Whilst addressing a group

No stranger to controversy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sharing his unique sense of humour again. Whilst addressing a group

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11 militants shot dead in Dagestan

Security forces have killed 11 militants in two separate operations in the North Caucascus Republic of Dagestan. An interior ministry spokesman

Security forces have killed 11 militants in two separate operations in the North Caucascus Republic of Dagestan. An interior ministry spokesman

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High profile trial opens in Germany

The trial of Germany’s high profile weatherman, Jorg Kachelmann has got underway after it had been suspended last week. He is accused of holding a

The trial of Germany’s high profile weatherman, Jorg Kachelmann has got underway after it had been suspended last week. He is accused of holding a

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Japan apologises to WWII POWs

Japan has apologised for the suffering of a group of former prisoners of war from the United States. Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada met

Japan has apologised for the suffering of a group of former prisoners of war from the United States. Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada met

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Panic at the pumps in Greece as truckers strike

In Greece for the second time in as many months fuel tanker drivers have come out on strike over government plans to open up the closed shop

In Greece for the second time in as many months fuel tanker drivers have come out on strike over government plans to open up the closed shop

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Mexican police capture 'drug kingpin'

Police in Mexico said on Monday that they have arrested one of the country’s top drug barons. Sergio Villareal, known as El Grande, is said to be a

Police in Mexico said on Monday that they have arrested one of the country’s top drug barons. Sergio Villareal, known as El Grande, is said to be a

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Europe and US back Turkish reform vote

  Celebrations on the streets of Turkey reflected the majority poll in the country’s referendum for political reform. The 58 percent “Yes” vote

  Celebrations on the streets of Turkey reflected the majority poll in the country’s referendum for political reform. The 58 percent “Yes” vote

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Road accident in Turkey

A road traffic accident on busy Istanbul route on Sunday afternoon (12 September) left nine dead and relatives joining rescuers as they freed another

A road traffic accident on busy Istanbul route on Sunday afternoon (12 September) left nine dead and relatives joining rescuers as they freed another

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Lady Gaga sweeps MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga has swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, winning eight prizes including best video for Bad Romance. The singer

Lady Gaga has swept the board at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, winning eight prizes including best video for Bad Romance. The singer

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Record Volvo convoy in Poland

A total of 570 Volvos drove in convoy from Chorzow to Katowice in southern Poland setting a Guinness record for a cavalcade of cars of the same

A total of 570 Volvos drove in convoy from Chorzow to Katowice in southern Poland setting a Guinness record for a cavalcade of cars of the same