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2010-11-15

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NATO seeks "fresh start" with Russia

Russia and NATO will agree to explore ways to cooperate on a missile defence system at a summit this week that will lead to an improvement in

Russia and NATO will agree to explore ways to cooperate on a missile defence system at a summit this week that will lead to an improvement in

Europe

Finale round of Lux Prize for Cinema

Since 2007, the Lux Prize for Cinema awarded by the Members of the European Parliament has been casting an annual spotlight on Europe’s cultural

Since 2007, the Lux Prize for Cinema awarded by the Members of the European Parliament has been casting an annual spotlight on Europe’s cultural

Europe

Protecting personal data

When you open a bank account, book an airline ticket, ask for a loyalty card, or just share pictures online that involves giving out your personal

When you open a bank account, book an airline ticket, ask for a loyalty card, or just share pictures online that involves giving out your personal

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NATO grapples with financial restraints

NATO and Europe is at heart a strategic partnership and the Atlantic alliance sees its relations with the European Union as critical. Strong European

NATO and Europe is at heart a strategic partnership and the Atlantic alliance sees its relations with the European Union as critical. Strong European

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Four ministers quit Berlusconi coalition in protest

Four ministers resigned from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government on Monday, increasing the risk that his coalition will collapse

Four ministers resigned from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government on Monday, increasing the risk that his coalition will collapse

Business

Tough talk on bank failures

The world’s top bankers are gathered at Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt this week where they have been hearing tough talk about letting financial

The world’s top bankers are gathered at Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt this week where they have been hearing tough talk about letting financial

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Muslims visit Mount Arafat in Hajj climax

An estimated two to three million Muslims have gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. The hill is where

An estimated two to three million Muslims have gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. The hill is where

Europe

European entrepreneuralism's battle for survival

Is there something wrong with European entrepreneurship? Can it survive globalisation? Two prominent non-European personalities explore these

Is there something wrong with European entrepreneurship? Can it survive globalisation? Two prominent non-European personalities explore these

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Forty dead in Shanghai skyscraper blaze

At least 40 people have died after a skyscraper caught fire in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday.   Officials say more than 90 people have been

At least 40 people have died after a skyscraper caught fire in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday.   Officials say more than 90 people have been

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Merkel re-elected as CDU party chief

Despite question marks over her leadership, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected as head of the Christian Democrats in Karlsruhe

Despite question marks over her leadership, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected as head of the Christian Democrats in Karlsruhe

Culture

Antonio Banderas zooms in on photography

Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has added another string to his bow – photography. His first exhibition has just opened at the Cervantes

Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas has added another string to his bow – photography. His first exhibition has just opened at the Cervantes

Science_technology

Holographic technology: science fiction to fact?

It was 33 years ago that Princess Leia appeared as a hologram in Star Wars to plead for help. Now at the University of Arizona science fiction is on

It was 33 years ago that Princess Leia appeared as a hologram in Star Wars to plead for help. Now at the University of Arizona science fiction is on

Business

SAIC 'to buy stake in GM'

One of China’s biggest carmakers – Shanghai Automotive – is reportedly to invest in General Motors. GM’s shares go on sale in an initial public

One of China’s biggest carmakers – Shanghai Automotive – is reportedly to invest in General Motors. GM’s shares go on sale in an initial public

Business

Greek PM warns nations may be pushed to bankruptcy

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has warned that Germany’s tough stance on banks and bond markets sharing the pain of any euro zone country

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has warned that Germany’s tough stance on banks and bond markets sharing the pain of any euro zone country

Business

Ireland may seek EU aid for its banks

The European Central Bank’s Vice President Vitor Constancio has said EU aid would be available for Ireland’s banking sector or the state itself if

The European Central Bank’s Vice President Vitor Constancio has said EU aid would be available for Ireland’s banking sector or the state itself if

Business

Euro zone swings to trade surplus

The euro zone managed a trade surplus in September in contrast to August’s five billion euro trade deficit. The European Union’s statistics office

The euro zone managed a trade surplus in September in contrast to August’s five billion euro trade deficit. The European Union’s statistics office

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NATO and Russia rebuild ties

For the last two and a half years NATO and Russia have been striving to warm their relations. Ahead of the Lisbon summit that process seems to be

For the last two and a half years NATO and Russia have been striving to warm their relations. Ahead of the Lisbon summit that process seems to be

News

Three die in Belgium floods

At least theree people have died after widespread flooding hit Belgium over the weekend. Although the weather situation is said to be easing

At least theree people have died after widespread flooding hit Belgium over the weekend. Although the weather situation is said to be easing

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France wakes up to new government

The morning after the night before and France woke up to a new government on Monday after a long-awaited resuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy

The morning after the night before and France woke up to a new government on Monday after a long-awaited resuffle by President Nicolas Sarkozy

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China's growing ecological footprint sparks warning

China is living further and further beyond its environmental means and the implications are global. That is the stark warning from the Worldwide Fund

China is living further and further beyond its environmental means and the implications are global. That is the stark warning from the Worldwide Fund

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Greek PM says voters back his age of austerity

Greece’s ruling Socialists have won the second round of a regional vote amid ongoing austerity measures and an EU-IMF economy audit. The party of

Greece’s ruling Socialists have won the second round of a regional vote amid ongoing austerity measures and an EU-IMF economy audit. The party of

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Serbian skate film wins top prize at Estoril

A Serbian film about teenaged skateboarders addicted to hip-hop and performing wild stunts has picked up the best film award at the Estoril film

A Serbian film about teenaged skateboarders addicted to hip-hop and performing wild stunts has picked up the best film award at the Estoril film

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Eight dead in Shanghai skyscraper blaze

Eight people have died after a skyscraper caught fire in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday. The 30-storey building was being renovated when it

Eight people have died after a skyscraper caught fire in the Chinese city of Shanghai on Monday. The 30-storey building was being renovated when it

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Nazis found 'safe haven' in US says secret report

How could Hitler’s henchmen have found a “safe haven” in the United States? Full transparency is being demanded after a secret report revealed

How could Hitler’s henchmen have found a “safe haven” in the United States? Full transparency is being demanded after a secret report revealed

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Suu Kyi resumes work in Myanmar's opposition

Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to work at her opposition party, just two days after being freed by Myanmar’s military rulers. Her

Pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has returned to work at her opposition party, just two days after being freed by Myanmar’s military rulers. Her

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Muslims head to Mount Arafat in Hajj climax

Making the journey to Arafat is at the heart of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. And on day two of one of the world’s biggest displays of mass religious

Making the journey to Arafat is at the heart of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. And on day two of one of the world’s biggest displays of mass religious

Nocomment

Bangladesh: police and protesters clash

Police fired tear gas in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday (November 14) as political violence that broke out on Saturday continued during a

Police fired tear gas in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday (November 14) as political violence that broke out on Saturday continued during a

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Prince William in Afghanistan

Britain’s Prince William attended a remembrance service on Sunday at a British army base in Afghanistan, to pay tribute to his country’s war dead.

Britain’s Prince William attended a remembrance service on Sunday at a British army base in Afghanistan, to pay tribute to his country’s war dead.