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2010-11-03

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South Korea prepares to host G20 Summit

South Korea is keen to show a friendly, open face to the outside world as it prepares to host a summit of G20 leaders between 11-12 November

South Korea is keen to show a friendly, open face to the outside world as it prepares to host a summit of G20 leaders between 11-12 November

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Obama takes full responsibility for midterm rout

And so the scene is set for the second half of Barack Obama’s first term as US President. Chastened and contrite in the wake of the Republicans’

And so the scene is set for the second half of Barack Obama’s first term as US President. Chastened and contrite in the wake of the Republicans’

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Ramifications of US midterm results

Congress could slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s reform plans after the Republicans took the House of Representatives and the Democrats kept a

Congress could slam the brakes on Barack Obama’s reform plans after the Republicans took the House of Representatives and the Democrats kept a

Business

US Fed will buy up $600 billion of bonds

The US Federal Reserve has clarified the details on a second round of quantitative easing. In a move designed to shift a stagnating economy

The US Federal Reserve has clarified the details on a second round of quantitative easing. In a move designed to shift a stagnating economy

Business

UK services sector surprises with growth

Britain’s services sector showed a surprise hike in October activity according to the latest figures. On the back of the PMI data, which covers

Britain’s services sector showed a surprise hike in October activity according to the latest figures. On the back of the PMI data, which covers

Business

Portugal pushes austerity budget through

Portugal has pushed through it’s 2010-2011 austerity budget. A budget deficit of 4.6% of GDP left the government needing to cut spending further to

Portugal has pushed through it’s 2010-2011 austerity budget. A budget deficit of 4.6% of GDP left the government needing to cut spending further to

Business

Hermes sounds warning to rival LVMH

French luxury brand Hermes has told larger rival LVMH to back off it’s share capital, after LVMH pounced to capture 17% of Hermes. The French

French luxury brand Hermes has told larger rival LVMH to back off it’s share capital, after LVMH pounced to capture 17% of Hermes. The French

Business

World Bank report positive for China's growth

The latest World Bank report has upgraded China’s economic growth forecast from 9.5 to 10%, stating that a combination of less aggressive inflation

The latest World Bank report has upgraded China’s economic growth forecast from 9.5 to 10%, stating that a combination of less aggressive inflation

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Paul fans will not be suckered

Following in Paul’s footsteps comes Paul II. The octopus whose antics predicted who would win all the important FIFA World Cup matches earlier this

Following in Paul’s footsteps comes Paul II. The octopus whose antics predicted who would win all the important FIFA World Cup matches earlier this

Science_technology

New shoe to help prevent falls among elderly

European researchers have developped a new shoe aimed at helping elderly people walk more safely. Fiorella Marcellini is a coordinator at Smiling

European researchers have developped a new shoe aimed at helping elderly people walk more safely. Fiorella Marcellini is a coordinator at Smiling

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Triumphant Republicans set to "roll up their sleeves"

Senior Republicans have been reacting to their party’s success in the US mid term elections. Congressman John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell

Senior Republicans have been reacting to their party’s success in the US mid term elections. Congressman John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell

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California votes against legalising marijuana

California won’t be the first US state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Voters have said no to a move that would’ve extended it beyond its

California won’t be the first US state to legalise marijuana for recreational use. Voters have said no to a move that would’ve extended it beyond its

Science_technology

Discovery of a new tumour marker

US and French researchers have discovered a new tumour marker they say may help in the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

US and French researchers have discovered a new tumour marker they say may help in the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Greek parcel bombs could have been worse says analyst

A manhunt is on for members of the Greek far-left anti-capitalist group Conspiracy of Fire. Athens has linked a two-day international mail bomb

A manhunt is on for members of the Greek far-left anti-capitalist group Conspiracy of Fire. Athens has linked a two-day international mail bomb

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Death toll from Baghdad bombs reaches 64

At least 64 people have been killed in a wave of bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday. A series of explosions hit mainly Shi’ite areas of the city, as

At least 64 people have been killed in a wave of bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday. A series of explosions hit mainly Shi’ite areas of the city, as

Culture

'The First Grader'

Fresh from its success at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, The First Grader has now premiered in London. It is the story of an 84-year

Fresh from its success at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, The First Grader has now premiered in London. It is the story of an 84-year

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Iran death sentence woman 'not executed'

An Iranian woman who it was thought might be executed today has not yet been put to death, according to the French foreign minister. Bernard

An Iranian woman who it was thought might be executed today has not yet been put to death, according to the French foreign minister. Bernard

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Commuters suffer another London tube strike

Millions of Londoners faced delayed journeys this morning as a result of another tube strike. It is the third one since September, as workers

Millions of Londoners faced delayed journeys this morning as a result of another tube strike. It is the third one since September, as workers

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Iran launches bitter attack on Russia

Exploding like a rocket, Iran has launched a verbal attack on Russia over the cancellation of an order of anti-aircraft missiles. The sale of the

Exploding like a rocket, Iran has launched a verbal attack on Russia over the cancellation of an order of anti-aircraft missiles. The sale of the

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Greek parcel bomb security holding

With international mail from Greece temporarily suspended, a police official has speculated that: “If there are more parcel bombs they must be abroad

With international mail from Greece temporarily suspended, a police official has speculated that: “If there are more parcel bombs they must be abroad

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Portugal austerity budget awaits parliament vote

The Portuguese parliament votes on Wednesday on an austerity budget that is essential to protect the country from the turbulence of global markets

The Portuguese parliament votes on Wednesday on an austerity budget that is essential to protect the country from the turbulence of global markets

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Republican Boehner heads for Leader of the House

This is the man who could now prove to be President Obama’s biggest threat. Republican John Boehner is in line to become the third most important

This is the man who could now prove to be President Obama’s biggest threat. Republican John Boehner is in line to become the third most important

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Obama's Democrats hammered in midterms

US President Barack Obama faces a bleak political landscape after American voters punished his Democratic party over the sluggish economic recovery

US President Barack Obama faces a bleak political landscape after American voters punished his Democratic party over the sluggish economic recovery

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Tea Party celebrate Senate successes

Supporters of America’s newest political movement were cheering last night. The Tea Party saw two Senators elected. Despite standing as

Supporters of America’s newest political movement were cheering last night. The Tea Party saw two Senators elected. Despite standing as

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Gazprom icon Chernomyrdin dies

Former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin has died at the age of 72. At a time of great change for his country, the former oil refinery

Former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin has died at the age of 72. At a time of great change for his country, the former oil refinery

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Senate leader defiant despite Republican gains

The Democratic leader in the Senate Harry Reid won one of the most high-profile races of the midterm elections after a brutal battle. His opponent

The Democratic leader in the Senate Harry Reid won one of the most high-profile races of the midterm elections after a brutal battle. His opponent

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Iraq multiple bomb blasts 'typical Al Qaeda'

Yesterday’s series of bomb attacks across Baghdad suggests the insurgency in Iraq is more of a threat than officials have let on. Dozens of people

Yesterday’s series of bomb attacks across Baghdad suggests the insurgency in Iraq is more of a threat than officials have let on. Dozens of people

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Democrats retain Senate

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate – which may be some comfort for President Obama as his party

In the American mid-term elections, the Democrats have maintained control of the Senate – which may be some comfort for President Obama as his party

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Greek parcel bombs lead to air mail ban

The Greek authorities have suspended all air mail shipments and sending packages abroad pending extensive checks after a wave of parcel bombs aimed

The Greek authorities have suspended all air mail shipments and sending packages abroad pending extensive checks after a wave of parcel bombs aimed