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2010-11-30

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Stuttgart 21 should go ahead: mediator

Germany’s Stuttgart 21 rail project should go ahead without a referendum, its chief mediator said on Tuesday. Heiner Geissler was brought in to

Germany’s Stuttgart 21 rail project should go ahead without a referendum, its chief mediator said on Tuesday. Heiner Geissler was brought in to

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North Korea out of Chinese favour

On the surface, China is a staunch supporter of her neighbour North Korea. But it now appears that after the Chinese prime minister’s visit to

On the surface, China is a staunch supporter of her neighbour North Korea. But it now appears that after the Chinese prime minister’s visit to

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Winter snow woes go on for northern Europe

Unseasonally heavy snowfall continued to wreak winter havoc across Europe on Tuesday. At Germany’s busiest airport in Frankfurt, many flights were

Unseasonally heavy snowfall continued to wreak winter havoc across Europe on Tuesday. At Germany’s busiest airport in Frankfurt, many flights were

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Italian, British students protest education changes

Italian students have marched in Rome against planned education spending cuts. The protesters say it will starve Italy’s university system of

Italian students have marched in Rome against planned education spending cuts. The protesters say it will starve Italy’s university system of

Business

Regulator go-ahead puts Hochtief closer to takeover

Germany’s biggest construction group Hochtief is a step closer to being bought out by Spanish rival ACS after German regulators gave the hostile

Germany’s biggest construction group Hochtief is a step closer to being bought out by Spanish rival ACS after German regulators gave the hostile

Business

Finnair cabin crew on strike over conditions

Cabin crew at Finnair have gone on an open-ended strike that management says will put the company in the red for the third year in a row. The

Cabin crew at Finnair have gone on an open-ended strike that management says will put the company in the red for the third year in a row. The

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Croatia's hidden village

Kruscica is where 70-year-old Mate Balenovic once called home. But his village in Croatia’s central Lika region no longer exists. It was

Kruscica is where 70-year-old Mate Balenovic once called home. But his village in Croatia’s central Lika region no longer exists. It was

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Is China reconsidering relationship with Pyongyang?

The worldwide Wikileaks fallout continues. This time, China and North Korea are caught up in the web. They may be allies, but is Pyongyang pushing

The worldwide Wikileaks fallout continues. This time, China and North Korea are caught up in the web. They may be allies, but is Pyongyang pushing

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Students feel outlook is bleak

Students across Europe are taking to the streets; earlier this month British students surprised the authorities and the police alike with violent

Students across Europe are taking to the streets; earlier this month British students surprised the authorities and the police alike with violent

Culture

Spanish artist's Pinocchio goes international

Since The Adventures of Pinocchio was first published in 1883, Carlo Collodi’s tale of a little wooden puppet who longed to become a real boy has

Since The Adventures of Pinocchio was first published in 1883, Carlo Collodi’s tale of a little wooden puppet who longed to become a real boy has

Culture

Belvedere: the legacy of Srebrenica

Belvedere by Bosnian director Ahmed Imamovic deals with the legacy of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which some 8,000 men and boys were killed.

Belvedere by Bosnian director Ahmed Imamovic deals with the legacy of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which some 8,000 men and boys were killed.

Science_technology

German scientists design metal sponge boat

Ships were originally built from wood, metal then became the material of choice followed by fibreglass and various composites and even concrete but

Ships were originally built from wood, metal then became the material of choice followed by fibreglass and various composites and even concrete but

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Italian film director leaps to his death

Tributes are being paid to Italian film great Mario Monicelli, who killed himself after jumping from a hospital window in Rome. The filmmaker, 95

Tributes are being paid to Italian film great Mario Monicelli, who killed himself after jumping from a hospital window in Rome. The filmmaker, 95

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Iran nuclear talks to resume after 14 months

Iran has agreed to hold high-level talks on nuclear issues with world powers for the first time in more than a year. But President Mahmoud

Iran has agreed to hold high-level talks on nuclear issues with world powers for the first time in more than a year. But President Mahmoud

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Heavy snowfall affects Europe

Most of the UK is shivering in the grip of an unseasonally early snowfall. Forecasters say the heaviest accumulations overnight were in northeast

Most of the UK is shivering in the grip of an unseasonally early snowfall. Forecasters say the heaviest accumulations overnight were in northeast

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Medvedev warns of potential arms race

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned a new arms race could start in the next decade if Moscow is unable to reach a deal on missile defence

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned a new arms race could start in the next decade if Moscow is unable to reach a deal on missile defence

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Rio police move in to violence-stricken favela

The army and the police have taken control of a drug traffickers’ stronghold in Rio de Janeiro, after a week-long wave of violence. Almost three

The army and the police have taken control of a drug traffickers’ stronghold in Rio de Janeiro, after a week-long wave of violence. Almost three

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China 'would allow unified Korea'

The ongoing difficulties in the Korean peninsula come as China appears increasingly prepared to abandon North Korea. According to leaked

The ongoing difficulties in the Korean peninsula come as China appears increasingly prepared to abandon North Korea. According to leaked

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Haiti poll valid despite ''serious irregularities''

Despite an admission of serious irregularities, international observers have endorsed Haiti’s troubled presidential election. Problems reportedly

Despite an admission of serious irregularities, international observers have endorsed Haiti’s troubled presidential election. Problems reportedly

Europe

Combating child abuse

In Europe, around one in every five children is a victim of sexual abuse, according to the latest Council of Europe awareness campaign estimate. How

In Europe, around one in every five children is a victim of sexual abuse, according to the latest Council of Europe awareness campaign estimate. How

Europe

Working conditions in Europe

“Working conditions are slowly improving in Europe,” according to Eurofound – the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working

“Working conditions are slowly improving in Europe,” according to Eurofound – the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working

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Europe shivers in a wintry white-out

Europe has been covered in a blanket of snow as temperatures plunge, the nights draw in and mid-winter gets ever nearer. Heavy snowfall shut down

Europe has been covered in a blanket of snow as temperatures plunge, the nights draw in and mid-winter gets ever nearer. Heavy snowfall shut down

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Opposition cries fraud after Egypt's election

There have been angry protests in Egypt at parliamentary elections denounced as rigged by opposition groups and activists. Claims of fraud and

There have been angry protests in Egypt at parliamentary elections denounced as rigged by opposition groups and activists. Claims of fraud and

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Monicelli dies at 95

Italian screenwriter and director Mario Monicelli has died at the age of 95. Reports in Italy say he threw himself from a window of a Rome hospital

Italian screenwriter and director Mario Monicelli has died at the age of 95. Reports in Italy say he threw himself from a window of a Rome hospital

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Picasso art cache raises suspicions of ownership

The discovery of more than 270 undocumented works by Pablo Picasso has thrown the art world into turmoil and raised numerous questions of

The discovery of more than 270 undocumented works by Pablo Picasso has thrown the art world into turmoil and raised numerous questions of

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North Korea details its nuclear prowess

North Korea has announced it is operating what it says are “thousands” of centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant. It is the first detailed

North Korea has announced it is operating what it says are “thousands” of centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant. It is the first detailed

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US school siege ends with hostages released

A four hour armed siege at a high school in the US state of Wisconsin has ended with all 24 hostages being released unharmed. Earlier a 15-year-old

A four hour armed siege at a high school in the US state of Wisconsin has ended with all 24 hostages being released unharmed. Earlier a 15-year-old