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2010-10-27

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US midterms likely to have wider implications

The upcoming midterm elections are likely to have a significant impact on US foreign policy. Barack Obama is facing a testing couple of years. If the

The upcoming midterm elections are likely to have a significant impact on US foreign policy. Barack Obama is facing a testing couple of years. If the

Science_technology

Australian vessel in chilly environmental research

The research vessel the “Aurora Australis” along with its two helicopters, 1,200 tonnes of fuel and 90 scientists is preparing for months of chilly

The research vessel the “Aurora Australis” along with its two helicopters, 1,200 tonnes of fuel and 90 scientists is preparing for months of chilly

Europe

EU rumbling over German-French fiscal discipline push

EU leaders are on edge over the prospect of a full-blown political shoving match when they gather for a summit this Thursday. Germany’s Chancellor

EU leaders are on edge over the prospect of a full-blown political shoving match when they gather for a summit this Thursday. Germany’s Chancellor

Business

France Kazakhstan trade deal

Kazakhstan’s government has signed two billion euros worth of deals with French companies during a visit to Paris by the country President Nursultan

Kazakhstan’s government has signed two billion euros worth of deals with French companies during a visit to Paris by the country President Nursultan

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Interview with Herman Van Rompuy

President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy faces the task, with others, of convincing EU member states to go along with a proposal by

President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy faces the task, with others, of convincing EU member states to go along with a proposal by

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Unemployment makes Pennsylvania go with a swing

Unemployment – an issue at the forefront of a mid-term election campaign which has seen towns like Bensalem in Pennsylvania doubting if those in

Unemployment – an issue at the forefront of a mid-term election campaign which has seen towns like Bensalem in Pennsylvania doubting if those in

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Sarkozy pension plan passes parliament test

France’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension bill to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by

France’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension bill to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 by

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Protests as Romanian PM survives confidence vote

Despite a protest by tens of thousands of people in Bucharest, the Romanian centre-right government has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament

Despite a protest by tens of thousands of people in Bucharest, the Romanian centre-right government has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament

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Nestor Kirchner: 1950-2010

Nestor Kirchner became president by default. A little-known governor from a province in Patagonia, he was elected in 2003 after his rival

Nestor Kirchner became president by default. A little-known governor from a province in Patagonia, he was elected in 2003 after his rival

Business

Portugal's budget talks collapse

Crucial budget talks between Portugal’s Socialist government and the main opposition party have broken down without a deal. The two sides cannot

Crucial budget talks between Portugal’s Socialist government and the main opposition party have broken down without a deal. The two sides cannot

Business

Canon upbeat despite strong yen

Japan’s Canon seems to be surviving the impact of the strong yen on its overseas earnings. The world’s biggest maker of digital cameras said strong

Japan’s Canon seems to be surviving the impact of the strong yen on its overseas earnings. The world’s biggest maker of digital cameras said strong

Business

Deutsche Bank investment banking resilient

Deutsche Bank has reported a one billion euro quarterly pretax loss – but that was expected and was due to a more than two billion euro charge from

Deutsche Bank has reported a one billion euro quarterly pretax loss – but that was expected and was due to a more than two billion euro charge from

Business

Request to probe Vatican Bank over holocaust loot

The European Commission has been asked to investigate allegations that the Vatican bank helped launder the proceeds from property plundered by the

The European Commission has been asked to investigate allegations that the Vatican bank helped launder the proceeds from property plundered by the

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Indonesia volcano claims 28 lives

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has now claimed at least 28 live as the country grapples with its second ongoing disaster. Mount Merapi’s

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has now claimed at least 28 live as the country grapples with its second ongoing disaster. Mount Merapi’s

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French parliament backs pension reforms

France’s lower house of parliament has approved President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension bill that will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. The text

France’s lower house of parliament has approved President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension bill that will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. The text

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Afghan civilians killed by British forces

Fresh details emerged on Wednesday of British forces killing or wounding Afghan civilians. The Guardian newspaper obtained documents from the

Fresh details emerged on Wednesday of British forces killing or wounding Afghan civilians. The Guardian newspaper obtained documents from the

Culture

Prize for Cyanide spill gold mine movie

At the DOK Leipzig Film Festival the Healthy Workplaces Film Award went to Czech filmmaker Tomas Kudrna for his offering ‘All that Glitters.’ The

At the DOK Leipzig Film Festival the Healthy Workplaces Film Award went to Czech filmmaker Tomas Kudrna for his offering ‘All that Glitters.’ The

Culture

Sugarland not so sweet

The American country duo Sugarland continue to extend the boundaries of the genre with the release of their fourth album “The Incredible

The American country duo Sugarland continue to extend the boundaries of the genre with the release of their fourth album “The Incredible

Science_technology

Touchy feely 3D TV

3D TV is the latest must have home entertainment and hi-tech firms are desperate to get a foot in the expanding market. Now, some companies have

3D TV is the latest must have home entertainment and hi-tech firms are desperate to get a foot in the expanding market. Now, some companies have

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Indonesia's president visits tsunami zone

Rescuers in Indonesia say more than 270 people are now known to have been killed by a tsunami that devastated a group of islands in the west of the

Rescuers in Indonesia say more than 270 people are now known to have been killed by a tsunami that devastated a group of islands in the west of the

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Former Argentine leader Kirchner dies

The former president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, has died. Husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez, he led the country from 2003 till

The former president of Argentina, Nestor Kirchner, has died. Husband of the current president, Cristina Fernandez, he led the country from 2003 till

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Ultra-nationalist Jews allowed to hold protest

Israeli police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Arab demonstrators, as they tried to head off potential clashes with ultra-nationalist

Israeli police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Arab demonstrators, as they tried to head off potential clashes with ultra-nationalist

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Mid-term battle fuels race divisions in California

White House officials have acknowledged that Republicans will gain seats in Congress in next week’s mid-term elections, saying that President Obama

White House officials have acknowledged that Republicans will gain seats in Congress in next week’s mid-term elections, saying that President Obama

Nocomment

Clashes in Umm al-Fahm

Demonstrators began a protest march in the city of Umm el-Fah, calling on the Israeli government to outlaw the Islamic Movement in Israel.

Demonstrators began a protest march in the city of Umm el-Fah, calling on the Israeli government to outlaw the Islamic Movement in Israel.

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French pension reform: opponents promise 'battle to the end'

French MPs are preparing for the final vote on the government’s controversial pension reforms that have sparked fury among millions of workers. But

French MPs are preparing for the final vote on the government’s controversial pension reforms that have sparked fury among millions of workers. But

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Eight die in city-centre Prague blaze

In Prague eight homeless people died when fire broke out at an abandoned building in the city centre near the main bus station. The alarm was

In Prague eight homeless people died when fire broke out at an abandoned building in the city centre near the main bus station. The alarm was

Nocomment

China's latest high-speed train route

China officially opened a 202-kilometre high-speed railway line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, the latest link in the largest-ever railway

China officially opened a 202-kilometre high-speed railway line between Shanghai and Hangzhou, the latest link in the largest-ever railway

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Hague Philharmonic Orchestra's musical protest

Members of the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrated in their own musical way in The Hague after the government announced cutbacks.

Members of the Hague Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrated in their own musical way in The Hague after the government announced cutbacks.

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Tsunami/volcano rescue in Indonesia

Rescuers are trying to account for hundreds of people in Indonesia after the country was hit by multiple natural disasters.

Rescuers are trying to account for hundreds of people in Indonesia after the country was hit by multiple natural disasters.