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2010-10-28

Europe

EU-US relations 'steady', though admiration fairly 'one-way'

The United States’ Star Spangled Banner has lost some of the new luster Europe saw in it with Barack Obama’s historic ascension as president. How

The United States’ Star Spangled Banner has lost some of the new luster Europe saw in it with Barack Obama’s historic ascension as president. How

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EU-US relations 'steady', though admiration fairly 'one-way'

The United States’ Star Spangled Banner has lost some of the new luster Europe saw in it with Barack Obama’s historic ascension as president. How

The United States’ Star Spangled Banner has lost some of the new luster Europe saw in it with Barack Obama’s historic ascension as president. How

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Medvedev hopeful over Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wants to agree the principles for a peace deal for the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh by December. Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev wants to agree the principles for a peace deal for the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh by December. Medvedev

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EU summit raises temperatures over treaty and spending

Germany and France have set out to re-tune the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. At a two-day summit in Brussels, their leaders are expected to have

Germany and France have set out to re-tune the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. At a two-day summit in Brussels, their leaders are expected to have

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Rousseff lead widens as Brazil vote draws near

They waved flags and chanted in the street for President Lula da Silva’s 65th birthday – and in a few days time the same supporters are increasingly

They waved flags and chanted in the street for President Lula da Silva’s 65th birthday – and in a few days time the same supporters are increasingly

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Bond's Aston Martin sold for 3 million euros

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in ‘Goldfinger’ was sold at an auction in London on Wednesday for three million euros.

The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in ‘Goldfinger’ was sold at an auction in London on Wednesday for three million euros.

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Outpouring of grief for Argentina's Nestor Kirchner

Many camped overnight to ensure their place in the long line of mourners waiting to pay tribute to Nestor Kirchner at Argentina’s presidential

Many camped overnight to ensure their place in the long line of mourners waiting to pay tribute to Nestor Kirchner at Argentina’s presidential

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German MPs vote to extend use of nuclear power

Germany’s lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to back Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to prolong the country’s use of nuclear power. Atomic

Germany’s lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to back Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to prolong the country’s use of nuclear power. Atomic

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EU releases cash for Indonesia's twin disasters

Emergency workers in western Indonesia have been finding more bodies after a devastating tsunami earlier this week. The number of dead now stands at

Emergency workers in western Indonesia have been finding more bodies after a devastating tsunami earlier this week. The number of dead now stands at

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French protesters vow to continue speaking out

They have been as vocal as ever in their protests against the rise in the retirement age – but even the most diehard of French demonstrators conceded

They have been as vocal as ever in their protests against the rise in the retirement age – but even the most diehard of French demonstrators conceded

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Argentina's ex-leader Nestor Kirchner lies in state

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez has led mourning for her husband and predecessor as president, in her first public appearance since his sudden

Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez has led mourning for her husband and predecessor as president, in her first public appearance since his sudden

Culture

After Slumdog, Boyle is back with 127 Hours

After his hugely successful ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Danny Boyle could pretty much shoot whatever film he wanted. For his next trick he has chosen ’127

After his hugely successful ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Danny Boyle could pretty much shoot whatever film he wanted. For his next trick he has chosen ’127

Europe

Stuttgart 21: dividing a city

In the German city of Stuttgart, for many months thousands of citizens have been protesting against a train station project called Stuttgart 21. What

In the German city of Stuttgart, for many months thousands of citizens have been protesting against a train station project called Stuttgart 21. What

Business

Sanofi sceptical on Genzyme forecast

Sanofi-Aventis is signalling that it may not increase the size of its hostile takeover bid for US biotech group Genzyme. Sanofi is offering the

Sanofi-Aventis is signalling that it may not increase the size of its hostile takeover bid for US biotech group Genzyme. Sanofi is offering the

Business

Shell's profit jumps

Royal Dutch Shell’s third-quarter profits came in much higher than forecast – up 18 percent on the same period last year thanks to higher oil and gas

Royal Dutch Shell’s third-quarter profits came in much higher than forecast – up 18 percent on the same period last year thanks to higher oil and gas

Business

New rules hit Santander profit

The euro zone’s biggest bank, Santander, has said its profit this year would be less than anticipated because of new accounting rules imposed by

The euro zone’s biggest bank, Santander, has said its profit this year would be less than anticipated because of new accounting rules imposed by

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German jobless total dips below 3 million

German unemployment fell slightly in October, dropping to its lowest level in 18 years. The headline figure used by government and the media in

German unemployment fell slightly in October, dropping to its lowest level in 18 years. The headline figure used by government and the media in

Business

Massive recall by Nissan

Japan’s Nissan has issued a recall for 2.14 million cars to fix a fault with the ignition system that could cause engine problems, including

Japan’s Nissan has issued a recall for 2.14 million cars to fix a fault with the ignition system that could cause engine problems, including

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Argentina in mourning for Kirchner

Agentina is in mourning after the death of former President Nestor Kirchner from a heart attack.

Agentina is in mourning after the death of former President Nestor Kirchner from a heart attack.

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Kamchatka Peninsula volcano

Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano has erupted in Kamchatka. Ash-fall from the volcano covered the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsky, 90 kilometres from the

Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano has erupted in Kamchatka. Ash-fall from the volcano covered the settlement of Ust-Kamchatsky, 90 kilometres from the

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Thailand: aid for flood victims

Thai flood victims in more than 20 provinces are still inundated after the country’s worst flooding in years as the death toll climbed to 68.

Thai flood victims in more than 20 provinces are still inundated after the country’s worst flooding in years as the death toll climbed to 68.

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French reject Bin Laden threat

The French foreign minister has described Osama Bin Laden’s security threat to France as “unacceptable”, saying the country remains on high

The French foreign minister has described Osama Bin Laden’s security threat to France as “unacceptable”, saying the country remains on high

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French fatigue dulls pension protest

France is being hit by a seventh national day of strikes against controversial pension reforms. But now that the bill has been voted through

France is being hit by a seventh national day of strikes against controversial pension reforms. But now that the bill has been voted through

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Obama woos young voters on TV comedy show

Barack Obama has appeared on a prime time TV comedy show to appeal to voters just days before mid-term elections that could severely dent his

Barack Obama has appeared on a prime time TV comedy show to appeal to voters just days before mid-term elections that could severely dent his

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Myanmar hints strongly Suu Kyi to be freed

Myanmar has given its strongest indication yet that the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be released from house arrest within the coming

Myanmar has given its strongest indication yet that the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be released from house arrest within the coming

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Cholera epidemic spreads in Haiti

In Haiti the cholera epidemic is growing. Official figures show the number who have died from the disease has risen above 300. Haiti’s health

In Haiti the cholera epidemic is growing. Official figures show the number who have died from the disease has risen above 300. Haiti’s health

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Romanians protest austerity cuts

As Romania’s Parliament debated a motion of no-confidence against the country’s government, about 30,000 people gathered to protest wage cuts and

As Romania’s Parliament debated a motion of no-confidence against the country’s government, about 30,000 people gathered to protest wage cuts and

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Rescuers move in after Indonesian volcano eruption

Rescuers scoured the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano for survivors after it was rocked by an eruption which killed at least 30 people.

Rescuers scoured the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano for survivors after it was rocked by an eruption which killed at least 30 people.

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Haiti hit by killer cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak in central Haiti has killed at least 250 people and left more than 3,000 ill.

A cholera outbreak in central Haiti has killed at least 250 people and left more than 3,000 ill.