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2010-10-22

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French senate passes pension bill

The French senate has adopted the controversial pension reform bill. Amid strikes and social unrest over the plans to raise the retirement age from

The French senate has adopted the controversial pension reform bill. Amid strikes and social unrest over the plans to raise the retirement age from

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Del Bosque ignores the script at Asturias prizes

Quenn Sofia, Crown Prince Felipé and his wife Letizia were in attendance for the 30th Prince of Asturias prizegiving ceremony in Oviedo on Friday

Quenn Sofia, Crown Prince Felipé and his wife Letizia were in attendance for the 30th Prince of Asturias prizegiving ceremony in Oviedo on Friday

Europe

The scandal of child poverty in Europe

Across Europe, whole families – children, parents and grandparents – find it hard to escape poverty as it is passed on from one generation to

Across Europe, whole families – children, parents and grandparents – find it hard to escape poverty as it is passed on from one generation to

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Red mud, blue Danube

A red desert landscape has enveloped entire villages in Hungary, in the wake of the toxic sludge disaster. The people living along the Danube River

A red desert landscape has enveloped entire villages in Hungary, in the wake of the toxic sludge disaster. The people living along the Danube River

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Haiti battles deadly cholera outbreak

Authorities in quake hit Haiti are battling to tackle a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 140 people. So far about 1500

Authorities in quake hit Haiti are battling to tackle a deadly cholera outbreak that has claimed the lives of nearly 140 people. So far about 1500

Business

Ericsson dials up higher profits

Mobile phone network equipment maker Ericsson has posted a better than expected rise in third-quarter profit. Net income was the equivalent of 398

Mobile phone network equipment maker Ericsson has posted a better than expected rise in third-quarter profit. Net income was the equivalent of 398

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US pledges billions more for Pakistan military

The United States is to give Pakistan an extra two billion dollars (1.43 billion euros) to help fight Islamist insurgents. The announcement came

The United States is to give Pakistan an extra two billion dollars (1.43 billion euros) to help fight Islamist insurgents. The announcement came

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Indian student leaders' TV brawl

Student leaders brawled on Indian television during a talk show in Hyderabad city over issues relating to the demand for a separate state of

Student leaders brawled on Indian television during a talk show in Hyderabad city over issues relating to the demand for a separate state of

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French fuel shortages set to continue

French fuel shortages caused by strikes look set to last for several days despite police rushing picket lines to break a blockade. Riot squads

French fuel shortages caused by strikes look set to last for several days despite police rushing picket lines to break a blockade. Riot squads

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Calm on French streets as students head home

The student protests that have brought many French cities to a halt over the last few days appear to be dwindling as many head home for their

The student protests that have brought many French cities to a halt over the last few days appear to be dwindling as many head home for their

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Brand new submarine runs aground off Scotland

A brand new nuclear-powered submarine, described as the most stealthy in the British Navy, has run aground off the west coast of Scotland.

A brand new nuclear-powered submarine, described as the most stealthy in the British Navy, has run aground off the west coast of Scotland.

Europe

Cloned animal uncertainties raised by consumer groups

How good is that steak? How would you feel if the animal’s next generation was somehow different? So what if people eat cloned meat? That is what

How good is that steak? How would you feel if the animal’s next generation was somehow different? So what if people eat cloned meat? That is what

Business

Emerging markets boost Nestle sales

Nestle’s sales growth in the first nine months of the year rose by a better-than-expected five point seven percent. The world’s biggest food group

Nestle’s sales growth in the first nine months of the year rose by a better-than-expected five point seven percent. The world’s biggest food group

Business

G20 reluctant on US surplus plan

At the G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in South Korea, Washington has failed to win wide backing for its plan to limit trade

At the G20 finance ministers and central bankers meeting in South Korea, Washington has failed to win wide backing for its plan to limit trade

Business

German business morale up again

German business sentiment hit its strongest in three and a half years in October according to the Ifo economic think tank’s latest survey. It also

German business sentiment hit its strongest in three and a half years in October according to the Ifo economic think tank’s latest survey. It also

Business

Volvo upbeat on sales recovery

Volvo has rolled out stronger-than-expected earnings and said sales growth for its trucks should remain in double digits in both Europe and North

Volvo has rolled out stronger-than-expected earnings and said sales growth for its trucks should remain in double digits in both Europe and North

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China braced for Typhoon Megi

China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Megi, which has wreaked havoc on its path through the Philippines and Taiwan. More than 150,000

China is bracing itself for the arrival of Typhoon Megi, which has wreaked havoc on its path through the Philippines and Taiwan. More than 150,000

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Berlusconi acts on rubbish crisis

The Italian government is stepping in to resolve an on-going garbage crisis in Naples. Residents of a town just outside Naples have been blocking

The Italian government is stepping in to resolve an on-going garbage crisis in Naples. Residents of a town just outside Naples have been blocking

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Obama targets women and the west

Remobilise the core voters who elected him as president: a simple but uphill task faces Barack Obama as he travels the country. The Democrats are in

Remobilise the core voters who elected him as president: a simple but uphill task faces Barack Obama as he travels the country. The Democrats are in

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Search for missing Netherlands ferry captain

A small passenger ferry has capsized after it collided with a German cargo ship in a busy shipping canal 30 kilometres south of

A small passenger ferry has capsized after it collided with a German cargo ship in a busy shipping canal 30 kilometres south of

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Suspected cholera outbreak rocks Haiti

A suspected cholera outbreak has killed nearly 140 people in central Haiti. Patients have swarmed local hospitals suffering from acute diarrhea

A suspected cholera outbreak has killed nearly 140 people in central Haiti. Patients have swarmed local hospitals suffering from acute diarrhea

Culture

Bakou International Jazz Festival

The International Bakou Jazz Festival kicked off with a concert by the Arena Big Band of Azerbaïdjan. Farah Aliyeva, the festival organiser said

The International Bakou Jazz Festival kicked off with a concert by the Arena Big Band of Azerbaïdjan. Farah Aliyeva, the festival organiser said

Culture

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival showcased films from all over the world, but of course the spotlight was especially on films from the Arab

The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival showcased films from all over the world, but of course the spotlight was especially on films from the Arab

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Obama out to woo women's vote

US president Barack Obama has focused his attention on America’s female vote ahead of next month’s key congressional elections. Obama was in

US president Barack Obama has focused his attention on America’s female vote ahead of next month’s key congressional elections. Obama was in

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Scuffles at Paris refinery as riot police sent in

French riot police have forcibly cleared access to the main oil refinery supplying Paris. Scuffles broke out at the Grandpuits refinery south-east

French riot police have forcibly cleared access to the main oil refinery supplying Paris. Scuffles broke out at the Grandpuits refinery south-east

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Guggenheim showcases video art

New York’s Guggenheim art museum has been turned into a canvas itself, showcasing the entries for a global contest of video art. The 25 winners are

New York’s Guggenheim art museum has been turned into a canvas itself, showcasing the entries for a global contest of video art. The 25 winners are

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Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan

Taiwan issued sea and land warnings as Typhoon Megi headed towards China after leaving 19 dead in the Philippines, and having brought record-high

Taiwan issued sea and land warnings as Typhoon Megi headed towards China after leaving 19 dead in the Philippines, and having brought record-high

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Severe floods hit Thailand

Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva inspected flood-ravaged areas of Lop Buri province, north of Bangkok after severe floods hit about a

Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva inspected flood-ravaged areas of Lop Buri province, north of Bangkok after severe floods hit about a

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Clashes in Lyon's main square

Fresh violent broke out between police and protestors in the French city of Lyon amid nationwide tensions over plans to raise the retirement age from

Fresh violent broke out between police and protestors in the French city of Lyon amid nationwide tensions over plans to raise the retirement age from

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French fuel supplies squeezed by strikes

Petrol pumps across France are running dry as strikes at oil refineries and major ports go on. Action at the country’s 213 fuel depots is also

Petrol pumps across France are running dry as strikes at oil refineries and major ports go on. Action at the country’s 213 fuel depots is also