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2010-09-24

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Laszlo Andor on protecting socially vulnerable

The European Anti-Poverty Network conference, supported by the Belgian EU Presidency, has been exploring the theme ‘Laying the Foundations for a

The European Anti-Poverty Network conference, supported by the Belgian EU Presidency, has been exploring the theme ‘Laying the Foundations for a

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Israeli settlement plans remain threat to talks

Palestinian officials have said Wednesday’s killing has undermined the peace efforts – but the issue of building Jewish settlements in the West Bank

Palestinian officials have said Wednesday’s killing has undermined the peace efforts – but the issue of building Jewish settlements in the West Bank

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Fresh French union action to stop pension reform

The day after the protest before. Empty newspaper stands in Paris were testament to the previous days large-scale protests against pension reform

The day after the protest before. Empty newspaper stands in Paris were testament to the previous days large-scale protests against pension reform

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Social discontent grows across Europe

Europeans are coming out onto the streets in their millions as governments consider legislation aimed at reducing their budget deficits. In France

Europeans are coming out onto the streets in their millions as governments consider legislation aimed at reducing their budget deficits. In France

Europe

Language Day to stress wealth of possibilities

An English-speaking Brussels spokesman taking a stab at German has underscored the challenges and usefulness of knowing more than just one’s first

An English-speaking Brussels spokesman taking a stab at German has underscored the challenges and usefulness of knowing more than just one’s first

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Roma rap: Meet Connect-R

Connect-R is the latest sensation to come out of the Romanian Hip-Hop scene. His latest single “Still” is a smash hit, number one in the Romanian

Connect-R is the latest sensation to come out of the Romanian Hip-Hop scene. His latest single “Still” is a smash hit, number one in the Romanian

Business

German business morale rises again

To the surprise of many economists, German business sentiment rose in September, hitting its highest since June 2007. The Ifo think-tank’s business

To the surprise of many economists, German business sentiment rose in September, hitting its highest since June 2007. The Ifo think-tank’s business

Business

Spain slashes more for 2001 budget

Spain’s government has unveiled a tougher than expected budget for next year. Trying to restore confidence in the fragile economy Madrid is further

Spain’s government has unveiled a tougher than expected budget for next year. Trying to restore confidence in the fragile economy Madrid is further

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More rioting in East Jerusalem

There has been continued violence between Palestinians and Israeli police in East Jerusalem as a deadline approached that could sink the Middle East

There has been continued violence between Palestinians and Israeli police in East Jerusalem as a deadline approached that could sink the Middle East

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Turkey and Germany to forge closer security ties

Turkey has asked Germany for help in its fight against Kurdish rebels. The request came as German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere met his

Turkey has asked Germany for help in its fight against Kurdish rebels. The request came as German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere met his

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Barroso outlines Europe's stance on UN's Millennium Development Goals

They will be difficult to attain, but the UN’s Millennium Development Goals are feasible according to José-Manuel Barroso. They have been at the

They will be difficult to attain, but the UN’s Millennium Development Goals are feasible according to José-Manuel Barroso. They have been at the

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Hungarian Roma: at the crossroads

Hungary’s Roma people have their own particular problems compared with others of that community elsewhere in central and eastern Europe. A big

Hungary’s Roma people have their own particular problems compared with others of that community elsewhere in central and eastern Europe. A big

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Romanian police protest over salary cuts

Thousands of Romanian police officers have been protesting over wage cuts and austerity measures. Police officers earn between two and three

Thousands of Romanian police officers have been protesting over wage cuts and austerity measures. Police officers earn between two and three

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Japan to free Chinese fisherman to ease tensions

Japan has said it’s to release a Chinese fishing boat captain in an effort to end a bitter row with Beijing. The arrest of Zhan Qixiong sparked a

Japan has said it’s to release a Chinese fishing boat captain in an effort to end a bitter row with Beijing. The arrest of Zhan Qixiong sparked a

Culture

Director defends film about Nazi movie

Jew Suess: Rise and Fall traces the story of the Austrian actor Ferdinand Marian, the man who starred in the infamous 1940 Nazi propaganda film Jew

Jew Suess: Rise and Fall traces the story of the Austrian actor Ferdinand Marian, the man who starred in the infamous 1940 Nazi propaganda film Jew

Business

Glaxo forecasts cut on Avandia ban

Analysts have cut their earnings forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline after the European Medicines Agency banned the sale of its once best-selling diabetes

Analysts have cut their earnings forecasts for GlaxoSmithKline after the European Medicines Agency banned the sale of its once best-selling diabetes

Business

Avis tops Hertz bid for Dollar Thrifty

The bidding battle is hotting up for low-cost US rental chain Dollar Thrifty. Avis has raised its offer to the equivalent of 1.13 billion euros in

The bidding battle is hotting up for low-cost US rental chain Dollar Thrifty. Avis has raised its offer to the equivalent of 1.13 billion euros in

Culture

Robert Plant and co. launch Band of Joy

Ex Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has just released a new album called Band of Joy. It was co-produced by Plant and Nashville legend guitarist

Ex Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has just released a new album called Band of Joy. It was co-produced by Plant and Nashville legend guitarist

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Clashes over rubbish dumping in Naples

The prospect of more rubbish being dumped in the streets of Naples prompted disturbances between police and demonstrators last night. At the origin

The prospect of more rubbish being dumped in the streets of Naples prompted disturbances between police and demonstrators last night. At the origin

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French unions agree more pension protests

Encouraged by yesterday’s street marches against pension reforms, French unions have agreed to call for more protests and strikes.   Demonstrations

Encouraged by yesterday’s street marches against pension reforms, French unions have agreed to call for more protests and strikes.   Demonstrations

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US woman's execution sparks outrage

The first state execution of a American woman in five years has provoked outrage both in the US and across the world. 41 year-old Teresa Lewis

The first state execution of a American woman in five years has provoked outrage both in the US and across the world. 41 year-old Teresa Lewis

Business

German business morale rises again

To the surprise of many economists, German business sentiment rose in September, hitting its highest since June 2007. The Ifo think-tank’s business

To the surprise of many economists, German business sentiment rose in September, hitting its highest since June 2007. The Ifo think-tank’s business

Business

UK bank break up mooted

Britain’s banks could be broken up with high street operations being separated from investment banking. That is one option being considered by the

Britain’s banks could be broken up with high street operations being separated from investment banking. That is one option being considered by the

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Demonstration in New York against Ahmadinejad

A couple of thousand people protested against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s United Nations appearance across the street from the UN complex

A couple of thousand people protested against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s United Nations appearance across the street from the UN complex

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Chavez opponents aim for parliamentary gains

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remain buoyant, even though the opposition is tipped to make gains in Sunday’s parliamentary

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez remain buoyant, even though the opposition is tipped to make gains in Sunday’s parliamentary

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Spanish miners strike for pay and job security

Several Spanish coal mining regions have been brought to a halt with a strike by miners, many of whom have not been paid for more than two

Several Spanish coal mining regions have been brought to a halt with a strike by miners, many of whom have not been paid for more than two

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Japan to free Chinese fishing boat captain

Japan is to free a Chinese fishing boat captain, whose arrest sparked the most serious diplomatic crisis between the countries in years. Zhan

Japan is to free a Chinese fishing boat captain, whose arrest sparked the most serious diplomatic crisis between the countries in years. Zhan

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Israel prepared for settlement compromise: report

The Israelis are prepared to compromise on an issue that has been threatening to torpedo the Middle East peace talks, according to a senior Israeli

The Israelis are prepared to compromise on an issue that has been threatening to torpedo the Middle East peace talks, according to a senior Israeli

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French unions strike over retirement age rise

French commuters squeezed onto limited public transport and fought for rare parking spots as a second round of strikes against President Nicolas

French commuters squeezed onto limited public transport and fought for rare parking spots as a second round of strikes against President Nicolas

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Philippines: hundreds protest the demolition of their homes

Clashes erupted between residents of an impoverished area in Manila and the police as the authorities carried out a plan to demolish the homes in the

Clashes erupted between residents of an impoverished area in Manila and the police as the authorities carried out a plan to demolish the homes in the