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2010-10-25

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More French fuel strife though major blockade ends

A blockade at France’s biggest oil port has ended but protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms look set to continue. Unions

A blockade at France’s biggest oil port has ended but protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms look set to continue. Unions

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Chile's rescued miners enjoy presidential party

It was a reception fit for royals or rock stars. But these global media figures are different. Chile’s miracle miners have been receiving the

It was a reception fit for royals or rock stars. But these global media figures are different. Chile’s miracle miners have been receiving the

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Democrats' luck holds in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada is a town that is down on its luck. It has been hit harder by the downturn than most. The amount of money being spent in casinos

Las Vegas, Nevada is a town that is down on its luck. It has been hit harder by the downturn than most. The amount of money being spent in casinos

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Officials fear cholera will hit Haitian capital

Authorities in Haiti fear a cholera epidemic could spread to the earthquake-hit capital of Port-au-Prince. More than 250 people have died since the

Authorities in Haiti fear a cholera epidemic could spread to the earthquake-hit capital of Port-au-Prince. More than 250 people have died since the

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Rubbish piles high in strike-hit Marseille

It is hardly what springs to mind when you picture the south of France. But streets full of rubbish are the reality in Marseille. Refuse collectors

It is hardly what springs to mind when you picture the south of France. But streets full of rubbish are the reality in Marseille. Refuse collectors

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Canadian man pleads guilty at Gitmo trial

A Canadian man held in Guantanamo Bay on Monday pleaded guilty to all the charges against him in a trial at the US military base. Omar Khadr

A Canadian man held in Guantanamo Bay on Monday pleaded guilty to all the charges against him in a trial at the US military base. Omar Khadr

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Anger over Wikileaks' Iraq can of worms

Outrage continues to come from all quarters after the latest revelations on the Iraq war by Wikileaks. Military documents that claim British and

Outrage continues to come from all quarters after the latest revelations on the Iraq war by Wikileaks. Military documents that claim British and

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Serbia, happy with EU gesture, pledges war crimes cooperation

It is a balancing act for the EU: encouraging democratic reforms in Serbia while keeping up pressure on Belgrade to come to terms with its violent

It is a balancing act for the EU: encouraging democratic reforms in Serbia while keeping up pressure on Belgrade to come to terms with its violent

Europe

Greece promised EU border patrols against illegal immigration

European Union help has been promised for what Greece is calling a “mass influx” of non-EU nationals entering across the Greek land border with

European Union help has been promised for what Greece is calling a “mass influx” of non-EU nationals entering across the Greek land border with

Business

Fiat boss criticism sparks outrage

The boss of Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, has sparked outrage by saying the carmaker would perform better without its loss-making Italian

The boss of Fiat, Sergio Marchionne, has sparked outrage by saying the carmaker would perform better without its loss-making Italian

Europe

EU action to end poverty

Poverty affects one out of every six people living in the European Union. It has been the subject of Parliamentary reports and much debate, but what

Poverty affects one out of every six people living in the European Union. It has been the subject of Parliamentary reports and much debate, but what

Europe

Gambling and online regulation

Playing for money, Internet gambling… between leaving it an open market and protecting consumers, the EU is looking for a just balance. With online

Playing for money, Internet gambling… between leaving it an open market and protecting consumers, the EU is looking for a just balance. With online

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Karzai admits taking cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday admitted to taking money from Iran in response to a story by the New York Times. The Times reported Tehran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday admitted to taking money from Iran in response to a story by the New York Times. The Times reported Tehran

Science_technology

Taiwan Robot Fair features host of new inventions

A carriage pulled by a robotic horse and a ball-catching teddy bear were just some of the exhibits at Taiwan’s International Robot Fair that

A carriage pulled by a robotic horse and a ball-catching teddy bear were just some of the exhibits at Taiwan’s International Robot Fair that

Culture

Bryan Ferry's Olympia set to top charts

Bryan Ferry’s new album “Olympia” is expected to top the charts if the success of the single “You Can Dance” is anything to go by: released in

Bryan Ferry’s new album “Olympia” is expected to top the charts if the success of the single “You Can Dance” is anything to go by: released in

Business

Singapore exchange wants Sydney's ASX

The Singapore stock exchange SGX plans to take over Sydney’s ASX to create Asia’s fifth-largest bourse. The almost six billion euro merger would be

The Singapore stock exchange SGX plans to take over Sydney’s ASX to create Asia’s fifth-largest bourse. The almost six billion euro merger would be

Business

Japan export growth slows

Japan’s exports were better than expected in September up14.4 percent increase from a year earlier, but they did slow for the seventh consecutive

Japan’s exports were better than expected in September up14.4 percent increase from a year earlier, but they did slow for the seventh consecutive

Business

Share purchase boost Hermes and LVMH

Shares in Hermes and LVMH jumped on Monday after LVMH revealed over the weekend that it had built up a stake of 17.1 percent in its smaller

Shares in Hermes and LVMH jumped on Monday after LVMH revealed over the weekend that it had built up a stake of 17.1 percent in its smaller

Business

Strong industrial orders in euro zone

New industrial orders in the euro zone rose much more strongly than expected in monthly terms in August rising 5.3 percent from July. They also

New industrial orders in the euro zone rose much more strongly than expected in monthly terms in August rising 5.3 percent from July. They also

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Google faces UK privacy probe

Google faces an investigation by the UK’s privacy watchdog after it owned up on Monday to copying emails and passwords from home computers. The

Google faces an investigation by the UK’s privacy watchdog after it owned up on Monday to copying emails and passwords from home computers. The

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Talks fail to halt Stuttgart rail protests

Talks between supporters and opponents of controversial plans to make Stuttgart an international rail hub have failed to deter protesters. Three

Talks between supporters and opponents of controversial plans to make Stuttgart an international rail hub have failed to deter protesters. Three

Culture

Abu Dhabi: a rising star in the world of cinema

Set in the splendid Emirates Palace, this year’s Abu Dhabi Film Festival drew some big names in the world of cinema, including Irish actor Jonathan

Set in the splendid Emirates Palace, this year’s Abu Dhabi Film Festival drew some big names in the world of cinema, including Irish actor Jonathan

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French strikes cost '400m euros a day'

Protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms have entered a new week despite the bill being approved in France’s Senate. On-off

Protests against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms have entered a new week despite the bill being approved in France’s Senate. On-off

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Rome throws carrots and sticks at Naples rubbish

The Italian interior minister Roberto Maroni has threatened a clampdown on violent protests over the waste disposal crisis around Naples, where

The Italian interior minister Roberto Maroni has threatened a clampdown on violent protests over the waste disposal crisis around Naples, where

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Serbia makes progress in EU bid

The EU has moved closer to starting membership talks with Serbia.   Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have agreed to pass on Belgrade’s bid to

The EU has moved closer to starting membership talks with Serbia.   Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have agreed to pass on Belgrade’s bid to

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Singapore stock exchange in Australian merger bid

Singapore’s stock exchange has unveiled an agreed takeover bid for its Australian equivalent in a drive to compete with the region’s other financial

Singapore’s stock exchange has unveiled an agreed takeover bid for its Australian equivalent in a drive to compete with the region’s other financial

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Haiti fears epidemic despite 'stabilisation' claims

Health officials in Haiti say there are signs the cholera outbreak is stabilising in the worst affected areas. But the claims are being greeted with

Health officials in Haiti say there are signs the cholera outbreak is stabilising in the worst affected areas. But the claims are being greeted with

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Restoration of a unique Armenian monastery

It was once a beacon of light for an entire country, home to 500 monks, a seat of learning and spiritual fulfilment. Little remains of the glorious

It was once a beacon of light for an entire country, home to 500 monks, a seat of learning and spiritual fulfilment. Little remains of the glorious