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2010-11-18

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Lisbon prepares security ring for Nato summit

Security is the watchword across Europe at the moment and no-where more so it seems than Lisbon with Nato’s summit set to start on Friday. The

Security is the watchword across Europe at the moment and no-where more so it seems than Lisbon with Nato’s summit set to start on Friday. The

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Swedish court orders arrest of WikiLeaks' creator

A Swedish court has ordered the arrest of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape, something he strongly denies. The decision is

A Swedish court has ordered the arrest of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape, something he strongly denies. The decision is

Business

Irish bail-out is still in dispute

Ireland’s central bank governor’s statement about an expected bail-out is in conflict with messages coming from the Irish government, who say no

Ireland’s central bank governor’s statement about an expected bail-out is in conflict with messages coming from the Irish government, who say no

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The state of NATO in the world today

NATO has come a long way from its original 12, mostly European, members huddled around the USA. They were the self-styled defenders of the free

NATO has come a long way from its original 12, mostly European, members huddled around the USA. They were the self-styled defenders of the free

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Hong Kong steps up security as bird flu remerges

Hong Kong has raised its health emergency level to serious after its first reported case of bird flu in eight years. A 59-year-old woman has been

Hong Kong has raised its health emergency level to serious after its first reported case of bird flu in eight years. A 59-year-old woman has been

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Suspect package found in bag bound for Germany

German police say a suspect package containing a clock, detonator and batteries was found on a Munich-bound plane. The suspicious parcel was

German police say a suspect package containing a clock, detonator and batteries was found on a Munich-bound plane. The suspicious parcel was

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Iran tests upgraded S-200 missile

Nuclear issues have topped the agenda at talks between Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.    The

Nuclear issues have topped the agenda at talks between Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.    The

Science_technology

Greek archaeologists uncover ancient cemetery

Discoveries about Greece’s long ago history are still coming to light on the island of Crete. This is an Iron Age cemetery from the ancient city of

Discoveries about Greece’s long ago history are still coming to light on the island of Crete. This is an Iron Age cemetery from the ancient city of

Culture

Louvre holds whip round for Three Graces

The Louvre museum in Paris is calling on art lovers to help it buy The Three Graces, a 16th century oil painting by German artist Lucas Cranach the

The Louvre museum in Paris is calling on art lovers to help it buy The Three Graces, a 16th century oil painting by German artist Lucas Cranach the

Culture

Bonus interview: Rolando Villazón

Here are some more extracts from our interview with tenor Rolando Villazón. He speaks about his Mexican identity and what singing means to

Here are some more extracts from our interview with tenor Rolando Villazón. He speaks about his Mexican identity and what singing means to

Business

Strong opening for GM's first day of trading

Just a year and a half after facing bankruptcy, General Motors is back with a bang as the biggest flotation in US history. Ringing the bell at the

Just a year and a half after facing bankruptcy, General Motors is back with a bang as the biggest flotation in US history. Ringing the bell at the

Culture

Gijon film fest focuses on US and Romania

Unspooling over the following week, the Gijon International Film Festival is Spain’s main independent movie event, a Spanish Sundance.

Unspooling over the following week, the Gijon International Film Festival is Spain’s main independent movie event, a Spanish Sundance.

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Relatives of Karachi dead want Sarkozy testimony

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing calls from relatives of those killed in the 2002 Karachi bombing to testify over alleged corruption linked

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing calls from relatives of those killed in the 2002 Karachi bombing to testify over alleged corruption linked

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Sweden orders arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

Swedish Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape. It follows an investigation into

Swedish Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on suspicion of rape. It follows an investigation into

Business

Toyota plans more eco-friendly cars

Toyota will launch 11 more cars with hybrid engines by the end of 2012. They also plan on an rechargeable model of the existing Prius, which

Toyota will launch 11 more cars with hybrid engines by the end of 2012. They also plan on an rechargeable model of the existing Prius, which

Business

OECD reports says world recovery will slow down

Global economic recovery will slow down next year, according to the latest OECD report. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Recovery and

Global economic recovery will slow down next year, according to the latest OECD report. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Recovery and

Business

Air-France KLM increases profit prediction

Air-France KLM has raised its full-year earnings target to 300 million euros operating profit. Second quarter operating profit was 576 million

Air-France KLM has raised its full-year earnings target to 300 million euros operating profit. Second quarter operating profit was 576 million

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Madagascar military vows to remove rebel resistance

A group of military officers have revolted as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that called for keeping a coup leader in power

A group of military officers have revolted as Madagascar held a referendum on a new constitution that called for keeping a coup leader in power

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Germany raises terrorism alert level

German authorities have raised the national security alert level after German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizire warned of possible terror attacks

German authorities have raised the national security alert level after German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizire warned of possible terror attacks

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Hundreds demonstrate in Ukraine over tax reforms

Hundreds demonstrated outside Ukraine’s parliament to protest a draft tax law that they say favours big business and will choke small and medium-size

Hundreds demonstrated outside Ukraine’s parliament to protest a draft tax law that they say favours big business and will choke small and medium-size

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anti-NATO protests in lisbon

A group of around 30 anti-NATO protesters from various countries dressed in colorful costumes, formed a samba band and marched through central Lisbon.

A group of around 30 anti-NATO protesters from various countries dressed in colorful costumes, formed a samba band and marched through central Lisbon.

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FIFA fines ballot sellers

After deliberating since Monday, FIFA executive members have banned Amos Adamu from all soccer activity for three years and Reynald Temarii for one

After deliberating since Monday, FIFA executive members have banned Amos Adamu from all soccer activity for three years and Reynald Temarii for one

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Irish bailout on the cards?

The head of Ireland’s Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, has said that he expects Ireland to receive tens of billions of euros in loans from the EU and

The head of Ireland’s Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, has said that he expects Ireland to receive tens of billions of euros in loans from the EU and

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NATO braced for spending cuts

NATO leaders are set to agree deep cuts in the alliance’s funding when they meet in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon from Friday. The two-day summit

NATO leaders are set to agree deep cuts in the alliance’s funding when they meet in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon from Friday. The two-day summit

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Nigeria military free 19 hostages in Niger Delta

geria’s military on Wednesday freed 19 hostages in an operation in the country’s main oil-producing region. Seven of those taken were foreigners

geria’s military on Wednesday freed 19 hostages in an operation in the country’s main oil-producing region. Seven of those taken were foreigners

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General Motors returns to US stock market

Once-bankrupt automaker General Motors will return to the US stock market on Thursday. The company will offer shares at US$ 33 each, 18 months

Once-bankrupt automaker General Motors will return to the US stock market on Thursday. The company will offer shares at US$ 33 each, 18 months

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Thousands march in Athens for 1973 student uprising anniversary

some 17,000 students, teachers and pensioners took to the streets of Athens to chant slogans more relevant to Greece’s current debt crisis, marking

some 17,000 students, teachers and pensioners took to the streets of Athens to chant slogans more relevant to Greece’s current debt crisis, marking

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Severe flooding in Cornwall

A major rescue services operation is under way in Cornwall, south-west England, to rescue people from their homes after heavy rain and gale-force

A major rescue services operation is under way in Cornwall, south-west England, to rescue people from their homes after heavy rain and gale-force

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Greek anniversary rally marred by violence

Violence has flared in Greece during a rally in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. The hotspot was outside the US embassy

Violence has flared in Greece during a rally in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising. The hotspot was outside the US embassy