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2010-11-10

Europe

Drug trends in EU increase speed, elusiveness

It is a struggle to keep pace even with legal recreational drugs, says the EU drug observatory in its latest annual report, and the trend is not

It is a struggle to keep pace even with legal recreational drugs, says the EU drug observatory in its latest annual report, and the trend is not

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Pro-government candidates sweep Jordan election

Pro-government candidates have swept to victory in Jordan’s parliamentary elections. The majority of seats in the country’s 120 member assembly

Pro-government candidates have swept to victory in Jordan’s parliamentary elections. The majority of seats in the country’s 120 member assembly

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Russian journalists under attack

Last week, two journalists were seriously assaulted in Russia. One of them was Oleg Kashin, a business reporter at the Kommersant daily. Now a

Last week, two journalists were seriously assaulted in Russia. One of them was Oleg Kashin, a business reporter at the Kommersant daily. Now a

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Tempers flare as students protest in London

Tens of thousands of staff and students have taken to the streets in London to oppose government cuts to higher education. Protesters headed to

Tens of thousands of staff and students have taken to the streets in London to oppose government cuts to higher education. Protesters headed to

Business

G20 leaders struggle for accord

As President Barack Obama arrived for the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea he knew that it would be a difficult gathering. Washington is facing

As President Barack Obama arrived for the G20 summit in Seoul, South Korea he knew that it would be a difficult gathering. Washington is facing

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Violence overshadows Western Sahara peace talks

Morocco and the Polisario Front have rejected each other’s proposals on the future of Western Sahara after violence overshadowed talks. The latest

Morocco and the Polisario Front have rejected each other’s proposals on the future of Western Sahara after violence overshadowed talks. The latest

Business

Cameron urges China exchange rate move

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged China to move towards greater exchange rate flexibility – that is letting its currency, the yuan or

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged China to move towards greater exchange rate flexibility – that is letting its currency, the yuan or

Business

Euro Disney's losses narrow

Euro Disney has again announced an annual loss, but a smaller one than previously thanks to the sale of property assets. In the 12 months to the

Euro Disney has again announced an annual loss, but a smaller one than previously thanks to the sale of property assets. In the 12 months to the

Business

Greece 'falling short on deficit cuts'

Greece is reportedly falling short in narrowing its budget gap. A Greek government official has told Reuters this year’s deficit will likely fall

Greece is reportedly falling short in narrowing its budget gap. A Greek government official has told Reuters this year’s deficit will likely fall

Culture

Modern art fair opens in Kiev

Works by artists from across Europe, Russia and the former USSR are on display at the ‘ART-KYIV’ contemporary art fair in the Ukrainian capital

Works by artists from across Europe, Russia and the former USSR are on display at the ‘ART-KYIV’ contemporary art fair in the Ukrainian capital

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Russian MPs want stiffer penalties for attacks on journalists

A group of Russian MPs want tougher sentences for attacks on journalists following the attempted murder of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin. Kashin

A group of Russian MPs want tougher sentences for attacks on journalists following the attempted murder of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin. Kashin

Culture

Paris show untangles the history of women's hair

The Cinematheque in Paris is offering an intriguing exhibition examining the role played by women’s hair in the arts – and in cinema in particular

The Cinematheque in Paris is offering an intriguing exhibition examining the role played by women’s hair in the arts – and in cinema in particular

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Western Sahara: breaking the deadlock

There is neither peace nor war in Western Sahara. The frozen conflict in the former Spanish colony seemed almost forgotten, until violent clashes

There is neither peace nor war in Western Sahara. The frozen conflict in the former Spanish colony seemed almost forgotten, until violent clashes

Europe

EU's trillion euro pressing energy solution

Europe’s vulnerability to problems with imported gas and oil costs, according to Europe’s energy chief, is one trillion euros of investment over the

Europe’s vulnerability to problems with imported gas and oil costs, according to Europe’s energy chief, is one trillion euros of investment over the

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Pope shooter alleges Vatican planned the assassination

In 1983 Pope John Paul II met his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, face to face. The killer who murdered a left-wing journalist in 1979 and then

In 1983 Pope John Paul II met his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca, face to face. The killer who murdered a left-wing journalist in 1979 and then

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Roman ruins could see Berlusconi fall

Increasingly isolated, Silvio Berlusconi looks to be contemplating an unpleasant future: no longer the prime minister of Italy. A string of sex

Increasingly isolated, Silvio Berlusconi looks to be contemplating an unpleasant future: no longer the prime minister of Italy. A string of sex

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Merapi continues to threaten Indonesia

Authorities in Indonesia refuse to downgrade the threat from Mount Merapi as the volcano continues to roar and rumble. Situated on the densely

Authorities in Indonesia refuse to downgrade the threat from Mount Merapi as the volcano continues to roar and rumble. Situated on the densely

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Karel de Gucht: two to tango says EU trade chief

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht hopes to increase Europe’s influence in global trade policies, to keep it in the forefront of export-driven

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht hopes to increase Europe’s influence in global trade policies, to keep it in the forefront of export-driven

Science_technology

Japanese revive "Smell-O-Vision"

Researchers in Tokyo have developed a new device able to release smells that match the images shown on a screen. All that is needed is an ordinary

Researchers in Tokyo have developed a new device able to release smells that match the images shown on a screen. All that is needed is an ordinary

Science_technology

Iranian lake faces extinction warn experts

Urmia Lake in northwestern Iran is drying up. One of the biggest saltwater lakes in the world and a registered UNESCO reserve, it is home to hundreds

Urmia Lake in northwestern Iran is drying up. One of the biggest saltwater lakes in the world and a registered UNESCO reserve, it is home to hundreds

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Singapore Airlines grounds oil-stained A380s

Singapore Airlines grounded three of its Airbus A380 planes on Wednesday to replace their engines after finding oil stains on them.   They use the

Singapore Airlines grounded three of its Airbus A380 planes on Wednesday to replace their engines after finding oil stains on them.   They use the

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No breakthrough on Western Sahara talks

Talks over the disputed region of Western Sahara have ended in New York with Morocco and the Polisario Front agreeing to meet again in Geneva next

Talks over the disputed region of Western Sahara have ended in New York with Morocco and the Polisario Front agreeing to meet again in Geneva next

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Iraqi Christians targeted as bombs kill six

Fear is rising among members of Iraq’s minority Christian community after a wave of bombings in Baghdad killed at least six people and wounded more

Fear is rising among members of Iraq’s minority Christian community after a wave of bombings in Baghdad killed at least six people and wounded more

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FBI reveals massive Holocaust fraud

Seventeen people have been charged in the United States with stealing millions of dollars meant for victims of the Nazis during World War Two. The

Seventeen people have been charged in the United States with stealing millions of dollars meant for victims of the Nazis during World War Two. The

Nocomment

Myanmar refugees head home

Thousands of refugees returned to Myanmar from Thailand after being told the situation had normalised in their homeland.

Thousands of refugees returned to Myanmar from Thailand after being told the situation had normalised in their homeland.

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Haiti's slums 'ripe conditions' for cholera

Ten months after the earthquake which destroyed much of Haiti, and just days after Hurricane Tomas hit the island, doctors fear an unstoppable

Ten months after the earthquake which destroyed much of Haiti, and just days after Hurricane Tomas hit the island, doctors fear an unstoppable

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Christians killed in Baghdad attacks

A series of bombings and mortar attacks aimed at Christians have killed at least three people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Security sources said

A series of bombings and mortar attacks aimed at Christians have killed at least three people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Security sources said

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Prince opens Afghan remembrance field

Britain’s Prince Harry, who has served in Afghanistan, opened a Field of Remembrance for fellow soldiers who lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan.

Britain’s Prince Harry, who has served in Afghanistan, opened a Field of Remembrance for fellow soldiers who lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan.

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PETA activists arrested in Seoul

Two activists for PETA were arrested near the G20 summit venue in Seoul. PETA is one of the world’s largest non-government organization focused on

Two activists for PETA were arrested near the G20 summit venue in Seoul. PETA is one of the world’s largest non-government organization focused on

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George W Bush promotes memoirs

People lined up for hours waiting to get a glimpse of former President George W Bush and buy an autographed copy of his book “Decision Points.”

People lined up for hours waiting to get a glimpse of former President George W Bush and buy an autographed copy of his book “Decision Points.”