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2010-10-21

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Turkey seeks to ease headscarf ban

The Turkish government is trying to drum up cross-party support for the lifting of a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities. But it faces

The Turkish government is trying to drum up cross-party support for the lifting of a ban on Muslim headscarves in universities. But it faces

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French unions call more strikes

French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms. General strikes and protests

French unions on Thursday called two more strike days over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s planned retirement reforms. General strikes and protests

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Clowns are having a laugh in Mexico

Hundreds of clowns are in Mexico City for the week-long International Clown Convention. Jesters from all over the Americas are gathering to show

Hundreds of clowns are in Mexico City for the week-long International Clown Convention. Jesters from all over the Americas are gathering to show

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Lyon rocked by rioting

It is one of France’s wealthiest cities, more commonly associated with fine-dining than social unrest. Yet Lyon has become the flashpoint of

It is one of France’s wealthiest cities, more commonly associated with fine-dining than social unrest. Yet Lyon has become the flashpoint of

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Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs

Finland’s Nokia managed much better than expected results with a return to net profit of almost 529 million euros in the third quarter. At the

Finland’s Nokia managed much better than expected results with a return to net profit of almost 529 million euros in the third quarter. At the

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China GDP growth slows

The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher which suggests the world’s

The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher which suggests the world’s

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UN head Ban Ki-moon talks to euronews

Ban Ki-moon has probably one of the most difficult jobs in the world. As Secretary General of the UN, he has to seek international concord on a

Ban Ki-moon has probably one of the most difficult jobs in the world. As Secretary General of the UN, he has to seek international concord on a

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Balsom: Bold as brass in a man's world

She has put a new shine on the trumpet: Alison Balsom has a busy programme of solo performances around the world, often accompanied by her group, the

She has put a new shine on the trumpet: Alison Balsom has a busy programme of solo performances around the world, often accompanied by her group, the

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No let-up in France's pension power struggle

Can people power force France’s President to back down?   The answer is anyone’s guess with protesters and Nicolas Sarkozy looking equally determined

Can people power force France’s President to back down?   The answer is anyone’s guess with protesters and Nicolas Sarkozy looking equally determined

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West Bank settlement building races ahead

The Tel Aviv-based ‘Peace Now’ group says Israeli settlers have started building more than 600 homes in the West Bank since the end of a construction

The Tel Aviv-based ‘Peace Now’ group says Israeli settlers have started building more than 600 homes in the West Bank since the end of a construction

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International Animation Festival opens

The French animation feature film ‘The Illusionist’ by Sylvain Chomet opened the International Animation Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada.

The French animation feature film ‘The Illusionist’ by Sylvain Chomet opened the International Animation Film Festival in Ottawa, Canada.

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'Anticipation' for young artists

London art curator Kay Saatchi has brought together 21 young artists for the ‘Anticipation’ exhibition. The former wife of Charles Saatchi teamed

London art curator Kay Saatchi has brought together 21 young artists for the ‘Anticipation’ exhibition. The former wife of Charles Saatchi teamed

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Moscow gets new mayor after 18 years

Moscow has a new mayor for the first time in 18 years, a Kremlin insider with close ties to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Sergei Sobyanin

Moscow has a new mayor for the first time in 18 years, a Kremlin insider with close ties to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Sergei Sobyanin

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China GDP growth slows

The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher. Growth dipped to 9.6 percent from a

The pace of economic growth in China slowed in the third quarter while inflation in the country edged higher. Growth dipped to 9.6 percent from a

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Another big recall for Toyota

More costly troubles for the world’s biggest carmaker. Toyota has said it will have to carry out repairs on 1.53 million of its vehicles worldwide

More costly troubles for the world’s biggest carmaker. Toyota has said it will have to carry out repairs on 1.53 million of its vehicles worldwide

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Heavy vehicle sales boost Fiat

Fiat’s third-quarter results came in much better than expected helped by strong truck, tractor and construction equipment sales. Revenue was up 12

Fiat’s third-quarter results came in much better than expected helped by strong truck, tractor and construction equipment sales. Revenue was up 12

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Credit Suisse profit slumps

Credit Suisse’s net profit tumbled 74 percent in the third-quarter. Sluggish trading in shares halved its earnings from investment banking compared

Credit Suisse’s net profit tumbled 74 percent in the third-quarter. Sluggish trading in shares halved its earnings from investment banking compared

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British budget cuts spark political dogfight

The knives are out after the British government announced deep and wide-ranging budget cuts. For the opposition, the reductions go too far, too

The knives are out after the British government announced deep and wide-ranging budget cuts. For the opposition, the reductions go too far, too

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French unions to decide on future strike action

Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will

Unions are ramping up the pressure in France’s pension protests, with calls for further massive strike action next week. A meeting tonight will

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Farinas speaks to euronews on Sakharov prize

This year’s winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize, Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, has chosen euronews to give his first

This year’s winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize, Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, has chosen euronews to give his first

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Fears rise over Nigerian health crisis

Both the UN and Doctors without Borders are expressing concern that a free-for-all gold rush in northern Nigeria will kill more people if nothing is

Both the UN and Doctors without Borders are expressing concern that a free-for-all gold rush in northern Nigeria will kill more people if nothing is

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Queues form as French motorists hunt for fuel

There is no sign of police moving in to break the blockade at one of France’s biggest refineries, Grandpuits, which services Paris. With unions

There is no sign of police moving in to break the blockade at one of France’s biggest refineries, Grandpuits, which services Paris. With unions

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Industrial action spreads in France

A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France. It was just the

A wildcat blockade of Marseilles airport this morning which has now ended added more chaos to disruptions in transport in France. It was just the

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Guillermo Farinas wins Sakharov prize

The 2010 Sakharov prize, awarded by the European Parliament for an outstanding contribution to the cause of Human Rights, has gone to Cuban dissident

The 2010 Sakharov prize, awarded by the European Parliament for an outstanding contribution to the cause of Human Rights, has gone to Cuban dissident

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Amin Maalouf: World economy is not a casino

The French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf is celebrating after winning the prestigious Spanish award, the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. With

The French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf is celebrating after winning the prestigious Spanish award, the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. With

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Strikers block Roissy airport

Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked access to airports in Paris and around the country.

Workers opposed to a higher retirement age blocked access to airports in Paris and around the country.

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Mine rescue capsule on display

The capsule used to rescue 33 trapped miners in Chile has been put on display in the capital Santiago.

The capsule used to rescue 33 trapped miners in Chile has been put on display in the capital Santiago.