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2010-11-02

Culture

Bruce Springsteen doc rocks Rome Film Festival

Bruce Springsteen enjoyed a warm red carpet reception from hundreds of fans at the Rome Film Festival. ‘The Boss’ was in town for the premiere of

Bruce Springsteen enjoyed a warm red carpet reception from hundreds of fans at the Rome Film Festival. ‘The Boss’ was in town for the premiere of

Europe

Greece gets RABIT help against illegal immigration

The European Union has assigned 175 special officials to the Greek-Turkish land border for two months, under Greek authority, to help intercept

The European Union has assigned 175 special officials to the Greek-Turkish land border for two months, under Greek authority, to help intercept

Europe

UK and France pool military resources for cost-wise future  

Hailed by London as a new chapter in their relations, under a newly agreed joint military force and an equipment-sharing arrangement, NATO allies the

Hailed by London as a new chapter in their relations, under a newly agreed joint military force and an equipment-sharing arrangement, NATO allies the

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Serb police make arrest in fresh Mladic search

Police in Serbia have made another attempt to capture the suspected genocide fugitive Ratko Mladic. Early on Tuesday morning special forces swooped

Police in Serbia have made another attempt to capture the suspected genocide fugitive Ratko Mladic. Early on Tuesday morning special forces swooped

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Merkel bomb linked to Greece

A parcel bomb addressed to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been linked to a series of other devices in Athens. The package was sent to her

A parcel bomb addressed to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been linked to a series of other devices in Athens. The package was sent to her

Business

Midterms awash with cash

American may have be struggling out of a recession, but there is no shortage of money on the campaign trail. Spending on the midterms has

American may have be struggling out of a recession, but there is no shortage of money on the campaign trail. Spending on the midterms has

Business

BP spill cost increases

BP has lifted its estimate of the likely cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $40 billion (28.5 billion euros). That pulled down its latest

BP has lifted its estimate of the likely cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to $40 billion (28.5 billion euros). That pulled down its latest

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Dozens feared dead in multiple Baghdad blasts

At least 36 people are reported to have been killed in a series of apparently co-ordinated explosions in Baghdad. More than 10 car bombs and

At least 36 people are reported to have been killed in a series of apparently co-ordinated explosions in Baghdad. More than 10 car bombs and

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Air freight safety in spotlight after bomb scares

Last weekend’s bomb scares have raised serious questions over security standards for air freight transport. Officials uncovered explosive packages

Last weekend’s bomb scares have raised serious questions over security standards for air freight transport. Officials uncovered explosive packages

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Medvedev plans to revisit disputed islands

Russia says President Medvedev plans more trips to a disputed group of islands also claimed by Japan. Protests greeted the president’s visit to

Russia says President Medvedev plans more trips to a disputed group of islands also claimed by Japan. Protests greeted the president’s visit to

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Clouds gather for Democrats in midterm vote

Voting is well underway in the US midterm elections in what could be the final hours of Democratic Party’s control of congress. Republicans are

Voting is well underway in the US midterm elections in what could be the final hours of Democratic Party’s control of congress. Republicans are

Business

BBVA hopes Turkey's Garanti will delight

As business slows down in its home market, Spanish bank BBVA is looking to Turkey to boost growth. It has taken a 24.9 percent stake in Turkey’s

As business slows down in its home market, Spanish bank BBVA is looking to Turkey to boost growth. It has taken a 24.9 percent stake in Turkey’s

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Turkey says separatist bomber attacked Istanbul

The man who blew himself up in Istanbul’s main square on Sunday night injuring 32 people was from Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, according to

The man who blew himself up in Istanbul’s main square on Sunday night injuring 32 people was from Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast, according to

Business

Germany 'expects more tax revenue'

Germany is likely to collect 62.5 billion euros more in tax revenues than previously expected between 2010 and 2012. That was according to a leak

Germany is likely to collect 62.5 billion euros more in tax revenues than previously expected between 2010 and 2012. That was according to a leak

Business

Euro zone manufacturing rises unevenly

Factories in the euro zone boosted their output in October at a faster pace than previously estimated. The revised Markit Manufacturing Purchasing

Factories in the euro zone boosted their output in October at a faster pace than previously estimated. The revised Markit Manufacturing Purchasing

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Al Qaeda suspected of Yemen pipeline blast

Suspected al Qaeda militants have blown up an oil pipeline in Yemen. Officials said a timing device detonated the bomb in Shabwa province in the

Suspected al Qaeda militants have blown up an oil pipeline in Yemen. Officials said a timing device detonated the bomb in Shabwa province in the

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Will Obama get the midterm blues?

Midterm election blues are nothing new for incumbent US presidents. Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all suffered electoral setbacks

Midterm election blues are nothing new for incumbent US presidents. Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all suffered electoral setbacks

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Berlusconi comment angers gays

As the pressure on Silvio Berlusconi continues to mount, the Italian Prime Minister has now angered homosexuals, with a comment defending his

As the pressure on Silvio Berlusconi continues to mount, the Italian Prime Minister has now angered homosexuals, with a comment defending his

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More bombs target foreign embassies in Athens

Another bomb destined for a foreign embassy has been intercepted in Greece. This latest parcel was addressed to the German embassy, but was detonated

Another bomb destined for a foreign embassy has been intercepted in Greece. This latest parcel was addressed to the German embassy, but was detonated

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Khodorkovsky says whole of Russia on trial

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has given an emotional final appeal to a Moscow court, before his trial for embezzlement was adjourned

Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has given an emotional final appeal to a Moscow court, before his trial for embezzlement was adjourned

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More bombs sent to embassies in Greece

Following attempts to send bombs to foreign embassies yesterday, more have been targeted in Greece.    This morning, a device exploded at the Swiss

Following attempts to send bombs to foreign embassies yesterday, more have been targeted in Greece.    This morning, a device exploded at the Swiss

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Polls open in US midterm elections

Americans have started voting in crucial midterm elections that threaten to sweep the Democrats from power in Congress and seriously dent Barack

Americans have started voting in crucial midterm elections that threaten to sweep the Democrats from power in Congress and seriously dent Barack

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More protection for Iraq's Christians

The funeral has been held in Baghdad of a priest who died after a raid on the city’s biggest Catholic Church on Sunday. Thair Saaallah was killed

The funeral has been held in Baghdad of a priest who died after a raid on the city’s biggest Catholic Church on Sunday. Thair Saaallah was killed

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UK and France in unprecedented defence deal

Britain and France are to sign far-reaching defence treaties on Tuesday that will see military co-operation between the two countries reach

Britain and France are to sign far-reaching defence treaties on Tuesday that will see military co-operation between the two countries reach

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Russia Japan tensions rise after island visit

Japan has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after protests greeted the visit of Russian President Dimitry Medvedev to the disputed island of Kunashir

Japan has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after protests greeted the visit of Russian President Dimitry Medvedev to the disputed island of Kunashir

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Freedom for Cuba's longest-serving political prisoner

Cuba is preparing to free its longest-held political prisoner. It is the latest in a wave of recent releases. Adrian Alvarez has served 25 years

Cuba is preparing to free its longest-held political prisoner. It is the latest in a wave of recent releases. Adrian Alvarez has served 25 years

Europe

A first for the Committee of the Regions

Mercedes Bresso of Italy is now president of Europe’s Committee of the Regions. What are its goals and what does her election mean for Europe?

Mercedes Bresso of Italy is now president of Europe’s Committee of the Regions. What are its goals and what does her election mean for Europe?

Europe

Investing in people

The European Training Foundation was set up to help improve education and vocational training in the countries surrounding the EU. Why is education

The European Training Foundation was set up to help improve education and vocational training in the countries surrounding the EU. Why is education

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PKK denies planting Istanbul bomb

The PKK, has denied being behind a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that left 32 people injured on Sunday night. The armed militant Kurdish group

The PKK, has denied being behind a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that left 32 people injured on Sunday night. The armed militant Kurdish group