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2010-09-14

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Paris: Eiffel Tower evacuated

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated because of a bomb alert.   Some 2,000 people were forced to clear the monument shortly before 9pm local

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated because of a bomb alert.   Some 2,000 people were forced to clear the monument shortly before 9pm local

Europe

'Massive' health savings from more CO2 cuts

Environmental lobbyists are urging further spending on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying it could be worth thirty billion euros in health-care

Environmental lobbyists are urging further spending on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying it could be worth thirty billion euros in health-care

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France bans full-face Muslim veil in public

The French parliament has fully backed a ban on full-face Muslim veils being worn in public. Overwhelming support in the Senate followed approval

The French parliament has fully backed a ban on full-face Muslim veils being worn in public. Overwhelming support in the Senate followed approval

News

Italy's 1.5 billion euro 'mob haul'

It is being dubbed the biggest mob haul ever. Italy has seized Mafia-linked assets worth around 1.5 billion euros. The probe centres on Sicilian

It is being dubbed the biggest mob haul ever. Italy has seized Mafia-linked assets worth around 1.5 billion euros. The probe centres on Sicilian

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Controversial bull run ends with no injuries

One of Spain’s most controversial bull runs has ended in the central town of Todesillas. The “Todo de la Vega” or “Bull of the Plain” festival is

One of Spain’s most controversial bull runs has ended in the central town of Todesillas. The “Todo de la Vega” or “Bull of the Plain” festival is

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Belarus poised for presidential campaign

In Belarus, a date has been set for the country’s presidential election. Parliament has agreed December 19 for the poll in which long-time leader

In Belarus, a date has been set for the country’s presidential election. Parliament has agreed December 19 for the poll in which long-time leader

News

US woman accused of spying leaves Iran

Iran has released a US woman who was accused of spying alongside two male companions. In May, all three Americans were briefly allowed to meet

Iran has released a US woman who was accused of spying alongside two male companions. In May, all three Americans were briefly allowed to meet

Business

Arnie goes train shopping in Japan

He reputedly enjoys a good ride and the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been in Japan trying out East Japan Railway’s bullet train

He reputedly enjoys a good ride and the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been in Japan trying out East Japan Railway’s bullet train

Business

Retail sales rise in US

Shoppers have been out in force in America over August, with retail sales racking up their biggest gain in five months. It is the second month in a

Shoppers have been out in force in America over August, with retail sales racking up their biggest gain in five months. It is the second month in a

Business

Club Med says sun shining on revamp

Club Méditerranée, which has been struggling in its bid to go upmarket, has reported third quarter sales up by 4.5 percent. At its top resorts

Club Méditerranée, which has been struggling in its bid to go upmarket, has reported third quarter sales up by 4.5 percent. At its top resorts

Business

Daimler & Renault boost their electric venture

Daimler and Renault are expanding their cooperation in the electric vehicles business along with Nissan. Emission rules are tightening and the car

Daimler and Renault are expanding their cooperation in the electric vehicles business along with Nissan. Emission rules are tightening and the car

Business

Still no joy for UK housing market

House prices in England and Wales suffered their sharpest one month fall since June 2004 in August, sliding from -8 to -32 on the Royal Institute of

House prices in England and Wales suffered their sharpest one month fall since June 2004 in August, sliding from -8 to -32 on the Royal Institute of

News

Calls for Turkish coup leaders to be tried

In Istanbul and Ankara, rights demonstrators have marched to the courts demanding that former general Kenan Evran, the leader of the 1980 military

In Istanbul and Ankara, rights demonstrators have marched to the courts demanding that former general Kenan Evran, the leader of the 1980 military

News

Le Monde leak enquiry blamed on presidency

There has been condemnation from across the political spectrum in France over the use of intelligence services to track the source of a leak to

There has been condemnation from across the political spectrum in France over the use of intelligence services to track the source of a leak to

Culture

Biggest dance parade in Europe bursts onto Lyon streets

Europe’s largest dance parade drew more than 300.000 people to the streets of Lyon in eastern France last Sunday to mark the start of the Biennale de

Europe’s largest dance parade drew more than 300.000 people to the streets of Lyon in eastern France last Sunday to mark the start of the Biennale de

Science_technology

New technology to make everyday life easier

Making everyday life easier, from clever coffee machines to touchscreens in the kitchen – that was the aim of manufacturers at this year’s IFA in

Making everyday life easier, from clever coffee machines to touchscreens in the kitchen – that was the aim of manufacturers at this year’s IFA in

Culture

Chabrol: a New Wave legend takes a bow

French director and Nouvelle Vague pioneer Claude Chabrol, who died earlier this month at the age of 80, leaves behind a rich collection of more than

French director and Nouvelle Vague pioneer Claude Chabrol, who died earlier this month at the age of 80, leaves behind a rich collection of more than

News

'Serious discussions' begin on Mideast peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas have held “serious discussions” on the issues to be resolved for a

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas have held “serious discussions” on the issues to be resolved for a

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Israel, Palestinians in new Mideast peace push

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas held on Tuesday what US envoy George Mitchell called “serious

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas held on Tuesday what US envoy George Mitchell called “serious

News

Commission condemns French Roma deportations

The European Commission may take legal action against France, branding its expulsion of Roma migrants a disgrace.   It follows condemnation from Euro

The European Commission may take legal action against France, branding its expulsion of Roma migrants a disgrace.   It follows condemnation from Euro

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Belarus set for presidential vote on Dec 19

Belarus will hold its presidential election on December 19 in which long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko is expected to run for a fourth term. All

Belarus will hold its presidential election on December 19 in which long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko is expected to run for a fourth term. All

Nocomment

Launch of Halo video game in Trafalgar Square

A man with a jetpack strapped to his back lifts off in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the launch of the video game Halo: Reach.

A man with a jetpack strapped to his back lifts off in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the launch of the video game Halo: Reach.

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Road collapses in Thailand landslide

A major road that connects several regions in Thailand was washed out by a landslide after heavy rains hit the area.

A major road that connects several regions in Thailand was washed out by a landslide after heavy rains hit the area.

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Two senior senators participate in kick boxing event

In order to promote Muay Thai or Thai kick boxing, Thailand’s Senate staged a traditional kickboxing fight between two senior senators right outside

In order to promote Muay Thai or Thai kick boxing, Thailand’s Senate staged a traditional kickboxing fight between two senior senators right outside

News

Japan's PM Kan survives leadership vote

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday survived a party leadership vote challenge by fellow Democratic Party lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa. The two

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday survived a party leadership vote challenge by fellow Democratic Party lawmaker Ichiro Ozawa. The two

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Clinton and Mubarak meet ahead of crucial peace talks

USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were first to meet ahead of the second round of crucial Middle East peace

USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were first to meet ahead of the second round of crucial Middle East peace

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Nadal begins new Grand Slam chapter

World number one Rafael Nadal won the US Open title for the first time in his career on Monday, a victory which earned the 24-year-old Spaniard

World number one Rafael Nadal won the US Open title for the first time in his career on Monday, a victory which earned the 24-year-old Spaniard

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Spanish police arrest nine 'with ETA links'

Spanish police arrested on Tuesday nine alleged members of a group linked to Basque separatists ETA. They are said to belong to Ekin, a body that

Spanish police arrested on Tuesday nine alleged members of a group linked to Basque separatists ETA. They are said to belong to Ekin, a body that