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2010-12-10

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Nobel Peace Prize: China's Anger

The Nobel award has re-exposed deep-lying divisions between China and the West that had been hidden, to some degree, by growing trade relations

The Nobel award has re-exposed deep-lying divisions between China and the West that had been hidden, to some degree, by growing trade relations

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Cancun summit: no climate of change

The world climate summit in Cancun ends with the debate far from over. Jo Leinen has followed it closely in Mexico, as head of the European

The world climate summit in Cancun ends with the debate far from over. Jo Leinen has followed it closely in Mexico, as head of the European

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Ex-Croatian PM held in Austria in corruption probe

Croatian television is reporting that the former prime minister Ivo Sanader, wanted by the authorities over corruption allegations, has been arrested

Croatian television is reporting that the former prime minister Ivo Sanader, wanted by the authorities over corruption allegations, has been arrested

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Liu Xiabao given Nobel Prize but mixed reactions persist

On the streets of Oslo, the atmosphere was chilly, and not just because of the wintry weather. Chinese government supporters clashed with those

On the streets of Oslo, the atmosphere was chilly, and not just because of the wintry weather. Chinese government supporters clashed with those

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Prince Faisal: Arab Thought Foundation 10 years on

It is 10 years since since the Arab Thought Foundation was established to nurture intellectual interaction between Arabs and the rest of the

It is 10 years since since the Arab Thought Foundation was established to nurture intellectual interaction between Arabs and the rest of the

Culture

Two new museums open their doors in Italy

The MACRO Museum in the Italian capital Rome has just opened its new wing with an exhibition by Dutch duo Bik Van der Pol. Also recently opened in

The MACRO Museum in the Italian capital Rome has just opened its new wing with an exhibition by Dutch duo Bik Van der Pol. Also recently opened in

Culture

Marrakesh Film Festival honours Harvey Keitel

US actor Harvey Keitel has been honoured at the Marrakesh film festival for his lifelong achievement and career as an actor. Keitel, who has

US actor Harvey Keitel has been honoured at the Marrakesh film festival for his lifelong achievement and career as an actor. Keitel, who has

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Liu Xiaobo receives controversial Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 has been awarded to Liu Xiaobo in his absence. The Chinese dissident is serving an 11-year jail sentence for subversive

The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 has been awarded to Liu Xiaobo in his absence. The Chinese dissident is serving an 11-year jail sentence for subversive

Science_technology

Green piste: protecting the skiing environment

As the ski-season gets underway, the burning issues combine a passion for the mountains, economics interests and the environment. The strongest

As the ski-season gets underway, the burning issues combine a passion for the mountains, economics interests and the environment. The strongest

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NATO not fazed by WikiLeaks releases

Among the organisations placed in the spotlight by the recent WikiLeaks’ release of confidential military and diplomatic documents is NATO. In his

Among the organisations placed in the spotlight by the recent WikiLeaks’ release of confidential military and diplomatic documents is NATO. In his

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Mexican stand-off at UN climate talks in Cancun

The UN climate talks in Mexico are drawing to a close, but protestors still line the route to the venue in Cancun. Demonstrations aside, the

The UN climate talks in Mexico are drawing to a close, but protestors still line the route to the venue in Cancun. Demonstrations aside, the

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Nobel Prize to honour jailed Chinese dissident

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo at a ceremony in Oslo on Friday. Dignitaries will gather around an

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo at a ceremony in Oslo on Friday. Dignitaries will gather around an

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Chile jail fire poses questions over safety

One day after a fire killed 81 prisoners in Chile, questions are being raised about safety in the country’s prisons. The fire at the San Miguel

One day after a fire killed 81 prisoners in Chile, questions are being raised about safety in the country’s prisons. The fire at the San Miguel

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Morrison gets posthumous pardon

Forty one years after the event a court in Florida has pardoned 60s rock legends The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison for alleged indecent exposure

Forty one years after the event a court in Florida has pardoned 60s rock legends The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison for alleged indecent exposure

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Protesters clash with police over tuition fee hike

Protesters fought running battles with police in central London on Thursday in violent clashes over plans to make students pay more to go to

Protesters fought running battles with police in central London on Thursday in violent clashes over plans to make students pay more to go to

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Jail for former Parmalat boss

The man behind what was in 2003 Europe’s biggest ever corporate bankruptcy, Calisto Tanzi, has been jailed for 18 years by an Italian court. Tanzi

The man behind what was in 2003 Europe’s biggest ever corporate bankruptcy, Calisto Tanzi, has been jailed for 18 years by an Italian court. Tanzi