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2010-09-16

Business

Geithner talks tough to Senate Banking Commission

The Chinese yuan is rising again, but too slowly for America’s comfort and there were signs today patience with Beijing is wearing thin, despite

The Chinese yuan is rising again, but too slowly for America’s comfort and there were signs today patience with Beijing is wearing thin, despite

Business

Heimat agency wins Effies top prize

British, German and Dutch advertising agencies have won 10 out of the 14 top Euro Effies at the annual gala in Brussels. The eighth edition of the

British, German and Dutch advertising agencies have won 10 out of the 14 top Euro Effies at the annual gala in Brussels. The eighth edition of the

Business

Japanese goverment to act on yen again 'if necessary'

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said the Bank of Japan is ready and willing to intervene on the money markets again to drive down the yen. It

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said the Bank of Japan is ready and willing to intervene on the money markets again to drive down the yen. It

Business

EU agrees free trade deal with South Korea

The European Union’s Foreign Ministers have reached agreement on a free trade deal with South Korea. It’s one of the most ambitious trade pacts the

The European Union’s Foreign Ministers have reached agreement on a free trade deal with South Korea. It’s one of the most ambitious trade pacts the

News

Sarkozy unscathed by Roma debate at EU summit

France’s President has come out of an EU summit with fellow leaders his head high on the question of expelling Roma people. This followed an

France’s President has come out of an EU summit with fellow leaders his head high on the question of expelling Roma people. This followed an

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French court bans 'dead body' art show

France’s top court has banned an art exhibition that features human corpses with the skin removed. Judges in Paris ruled that ‘Our Body’ cannot go

France’s top court has banned an art exhibition that features human corpses with the skin removed. Judges in Paris ruled that ‘Our Body’ cannot go

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Pope warns UK over 'aggressive secularism'

Pope Benedict has warned Britain must protect its Christian roots and stave off the threat of what he called “aggressive forms of secularism.” The

Pope Benedict has warned Britain must protect its Christian roots and stave off the threat of what he called “aggressive forms of secularism.” The

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Iran's Ayatollah calls for political unity

Iran’s supreme leader has reaffirmed his support for the country’s President during the six-monthly meeting of the Assembly of Experts. Ayatollah

Iran’s supreme leader has reaffirmed his support for the country’s President during the six-monthly meeting of the Assembly of Experts. Ayatollah

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Clinton meets Abbas over peace talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas with no resolution in sight for the region’s revived peace

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas with no resolution in sight for the region’s revived peace

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Plain sailling for Champions League heavyweight trio

Chelsea began their bid for a first Champions League crown on Wednesday night with a solid 4-1 win at competition debutants Zilina of Slovakia. The

Chelsea began their bid for a first Champions League crown on Wednesday night with a solid 4-1 win at competition debutants Zilina of Slovakia. The

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Time is of the essence in Khmer Rouge genocide trial

The UN-backed genocide tribunal in Cambodia has formally indicted the four surviving leaders of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime. Brother Number

The UN-backed genocide tribunal in Cambodia has formally indicted the four surviving leaders of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime. Brother Number

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French nations kidnapped in Niger

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this

Special_reports

Andalousia, the promised land for the Roma?

Sandra Heredia is a labour consultant at the Roma organisation Hamuradi-Falaki in Seveille:  “I’m proud of being Roma. I don’t say “Hello, my name is

Sandra Heredia is a labour consultant at the Roma organisation Hamuradi-Falaki in Seveille:  “I’m proud of being Roma. I don’t say “Hello, my name is

News

Demonstrators delay the opening of first Motorway of the Sea

Burning tyres on the road and port workers demonstrating have delayed the opening of the first Motorway of the Sea, a European project to take

Burning tyres on the road and port workers demonstrating have delayed the opening of the first Motorway of the Sea, a European project to take

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Symbolic wooden cross moved from Polands Presidential Palace

A wooden cross inside the chapel of the presidential palace in Poland is a symbol of remembrance and mourning a tribute to President Kaczynski and

A wooden cross inside the chapel of the presidential palace in Poland is a symbol of remembrance and mourning a tribute to President Kaczynski and

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Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Scotland for a four-day state visit to Britain, a controversial yet historic trip that has been overshadowed by sex

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Scotland for a four-day state visit to Britain, a controversial yet historic trip that has been overshadowed by sex

Science_technology

The robot child

The iCub is a wide-eyed robot that wants to learn like a baby. European researchers are working with child psychologists and neuroscientists to build

The iCub is a wide-eyed robot that wants to learn like a baby. European researchers are working with child psychologists and neuroscientists to build

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Victimisation of Roma hot question at EU summit

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given little indication among EU leaders today of any human rights heat under his collar. His manner on

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has given little indication among EU leaders today of any human rights heat under his collar. His manner on

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Queen welcomes Pope Benedict to the UK

Pope Benedict XVI has been welcomed by the Queen in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh after arriving for the first-ever state visit by a pontiff to

Pope Benedict XVI has been welcomed by the Queen in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh after arriving for the first-ever state visit by a pontiff to

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Israeli airstrike on Gaza kills one Palestinian

Israel has bombed the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and injuring three others. The Israeli military said the airstrike on the town of Rafah

Israel has bombed the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and injuring three others. The Israeli military said the airstrike on the town of Rafah

Culture

Travelling with the Roma people

The exhibition “Voyages Pendulaires, des Roms au cœur de l’Europe” is taking place at Lyon’s Resistance and Deportation History Centre. It puts the

The exhibition “Voyages Pendulaires, des Roms au cœur de l’Europe” is taking place at Lyon’s Resistance and Deportation History Centre. It puts the

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Victimisation of Roma centre stage at EU summit

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting to limit his isolation among EU leaders today. A battery of international human rights condemnation is

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is fighting to limit his isolation among EU leaders today. A battery of international human rights condemnation is

News

Campaign nears end as Afghans prepare to vote

There is a flurry of last minute electioneering in Kabul as the campaigning for Saturday’s election in Afghanistan came to a close. The

There is a flurry of last minute electioneering in Kabul as the campaigning for Saturday’s election in Afghanistan came to a close. The

News

Five French nationals kidnapped in Niger

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this

French nuclear company Areva says two of its workers are among seven people kidnapped in northern Niger. Five french nationals were seized this

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200th anniversary of Mexico's independence

Mexicans celebrated the country’s 200th anniversary of independence from Spain with parades and a late night concert in the capital.

Mexicans celebrated the country’s 200th anniversary of independence from Spain with parades and a late night concert in the capital.

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Indian Kashmir under curfew

Security forces in Indian Kashmir imposed an curfew in Srinagar and other big towns in the region.

Security forces in Indian Kashmir imposed an curfew in Srinagar and other big towns in the region.

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Mexico parties to celebrate 200 years

It is Mexico’s bicentenary, 200 years since the country’s fight for independence from Spain and the Mexicans turned out in their thousands to

It is Mexico’s bicentenary, 200 years since the country’s fight for independence from Spain and the Mexicans turned out in their thousands to

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Minibus blast kills eight in Turkey

In Turkey at least eight people have been killed in an explosion that ripped apart a minibus and left three people including a baby injured.   All

In Turkey at least eight people have been killed in an explosion that ripped apart a minibus and left three people including a baby injured.   All

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South Korea: 60th anniversary of the Incheon landing operation

Hundreds of troops took part in a reenactment of the historic Incheon landing operation on Wolmi Island and nearby Yellow sea waters in South Korea

Hundreds of troops took part in a reenactment of the historic Incheon landing operation on Wolmi Island and nearby Yellow sea waters in South Korea