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2011-01-19

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Hu concedes China needs human rights advances

The president of the world’s only superpower has been meeting the leader of its fastest-rising rival at the White House. America’s Barack Obama is

The president of the world’s only superpower has been meeting the leader of its fastest-rising rival at the White House. America’s Barack Obama is

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Tunisians demand old guard cabinet purge

Following weeks of civil unrest over poverty and unemployment, protesters in Tunisia are still demonstrating. The groundswell of anger against the

Following weeks of civil unrest over poverty and unemployment, protesters in Tunisia are still demonstrating. The groundswell of anger against the

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Lebanon 'too dangerous' for Saudis

Saudi Arabia’s withdrawal from participation in Lebanon’s mediation efforts is on the grounds that it has become too dangerous. This leaves Turkey

Saudi Arabia’s withdrawal from participation in Lebanon’s mediation efforts is on the grounds that it has become too dangerous. This leaves Turkey

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UN to send more troops to Ivory Coast

The UN has decided to send an additional 2000 troops to bolster its force in Ivory Coast, citing “deep concern over the continuing violence and human

The UN has decided to send an additional 2000 troops to bolster its force in Ivory Coast, citing “deep concern over the continuing violence and human

Business

US and China economically interdependent

Theft of intellectual property through counterfeit discs like those that the Chinese authorities regularly shred in front of reporters represent just

Theft of intellectual property through counterfeit discs like those that the Chinese authorities regularly shred in front of reporters represent just

News

Chinese charm comes to Manhattan

On a giant screen in Times Square, New Yorkers are being treated to a campaign aimed at improving China’s image. This presents ordinary Chinese

On a giant screen in Times Square, New Yorkers are being treated to a campaign aimed at improving China’s image. This presents ordinary Chinese

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Swiss banker found guilty in Wikileaks case

A former banker from Switzerland has been found guilty of breaching bank secrecy laws. Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the Wikileaks

A former banker from Switzerland has been found guilty of breaching bank secrecy laws. Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the Wikileaks

Europe

EU parliament backs cross-border healthcare law

Fed up with waiting to get an operation in your own country, but worried about the cost of going abroad? Well, things could soon become easier

Fed up with waiting to get an operation in your own country, but worried about the cost of going abroad? Well, things could soon become easier

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Arms scandal appeal hearing begins in France

The French call it ‘Angolagate.’ And the latest chapter in the long-running corruption case over arms sales to the African nation has begun in

The French call it ‘Angolagate.’ And the latest chapter in the long-running corruption case over arms sales to the African nation has begun in

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Tunisia's press welcomes "new dawn"

As well as the people of Tunisia, the country’s media is also at the dawn of a new era. Heavy censorship and other forms of repression were

As well as the people of Tunisia, the country’s media is also at the dawn of a new era. Heavy censorship and other forms of repression were

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Polls show southern Sudan to split from north

The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly for independence from the north in a referendum, according to an early poll by Reuters

The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly for independence from the north in a referendum, according to an early poll by Reuters

Business

Apple's growth helps dispel Jobs worries

Stellar results from Apple and a strong outlook based on dazzling sales of its iPhone and iPad are reassuring investors fretting over the possible

Stellar results from Apple and a strong outlook based on dazzling sales of its iPhone and iPad are reassuring investors fretting over the possible

Business

Goldman Sachs profit falls

US investment bank Goldman Sachs says its fourth quarter profit declined 53 percent due in part to weaker earnings from what it called “generally low

US investment bank Goldman Sachs says its fourth quarter profit declined 53 percent due in part to weaker earnings from what it called “generally low

Business

Time is right for Swatch sales

The world’s largest watchmaker, Swatch, is anticipating an up-tick in sales with strong demand helping to offset the strength of the Swiss franc

The world’s largest watchmaker, Swatch, is anticipating an up-tick in sales with strong demand helping to offset the strength of the Swiss franc

Business

Surprise fall in UK December jobless count

The latest UK jobs figures suggest the labour market remains weak even though there was an unexpected fall in the number of people claiming jobless

The latest UK jobs figures suggest the labour market remains weak even though there was an unexpected fall in the number of people claiming jobless

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The White House welcomes China's Hu Jintao

Amid the pomp and ceremony of a full state visit, Chinese leader Hu Jintao has been warmly received at the White House. Given a welcome

Amid the pomp and ceremony of a full state visit, Chinese leader Hu Jintao has been warmly received at the White House. Given a welcome

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Saudi Arabia abandons Lebanese mediation

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Qatar have held talks with Lebanon’s divided political factions in a bid to find a way out of the country’s

The foreign ministers of Turkey and Qatar have held talks with Lebanon’s divided political factions in a bid to find a way out of the country’s

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Swiss ex-banker on trial over data leaks

The trial has begun of a former Swiss banker facing charges of breaching banking secrecy laws. Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the

The trial has begun of a former Swiss banker facing charges of breaching banking secrecy laws. Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the

Science_technology

Crete find blows sea travel dates out of water

Could our ancestors have used wooden boats to travel by sea to Crete around 130,000 years ago? No one knows for sure but what is clear is that humans

Could our ancestors have used wooden boats to travel by sea to Crete around 130,000 years ago? No one knows for sure but what is clear is that humans

Science_technology

Touch screen table that gets in the beers

If you have ever been stuck in a queue at a bar or tried desperately to catch a waiter’s eye, then this table may appeal to you. The “Surface” is

If you have ever been stuck in a queue at a bar or tried desperately to catch a waiter’s eye, then this table may appeal to you. The “Surface” is

Culture

North Korean 'Socialist ideal' on show in Russia

Contemporary art from North Korea is being shown for the first time in Russia, in an exhibition called And Water Flows Beneath The Ice in Moscow.

Contemporary art from North Korea is being shown for the first time in Russia, in an exhibition called And Water Flows Beneath The Ice in Moscow.

Culture

Winona Ryder's big screen comeback

Winona Ryder’s latest film The Dilemma has its European premiere this month. It is her first leading role in a movie for five years.

Winona Ryder’s latest film The Dilemma has its European premiere this month. It is her first leading role in a movie for five years.

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Orban warns EU parliament he is up for a fight

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban got a somewhat frosty reception in the EU parliament as he delieved a speech to kick start Budapest’s six-

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban got a somewhat frosty reception in the EU parliament as he delieved a speech to kick start Budapest’s six-

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More protests in Tunisia

Thousands of protesters have once more taken to the streets of Tunis. They want ministers associated with the regime of the ousted Tunisian President

Thousands of protesters have once more taken to the streets of Tunis. They want ministers associated with the regime of the ousted Tunisian President

Nocomment

Slip sliding in Pittsburgh

Many side streets and pavements were slick with a layer of ice in Pittsburgh, causing road chaos, particularly on hills.

Many side streets and pavements were slick with a layer of ice in Pittsburgh, causing road chaos, particularly on hills.

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Mediation collapses again in Ivory Coast

The African Union’s latest attempt to mediate over Ivory Coast’s disputed presidential election has foundered. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga

The African Union’s latest attempt to mediate over Ivory Coast’s disputed presidential election has foundered. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga

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Orban warns EU parliament he is up for a fight

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has warned MEPs not to meddle in his country’s domestic policy and concentrate on EU strategy instead

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban has warned MEPs not to meddle in his country’s domestic policy and concentrate on EU strategy instead

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Iranian govt "against" Jafar Panahi sentence

The Iranian government is insisting it is against a jail term and working ban imposed on Iranian movie director Jafar Panahi. The filmmaker was

The Iranian government is insisting it is against a jail term and working ban imposed on Iranian movie director Jafar Panahi. The filmmaker was

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US and China to press reset button

This is a big week in US/Chinese diplomacy, but will it be a defining moment? Euronews asked analyst and the author of “How China’s leaders think”

This is a big week in US/Chinese diplomacy, but will it be a defining moment? Euronews asked analyst and the author of “How China’s leaders think”

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"Hero" schoolboy buried in Brisbane

Blake Rice has helped carry the coffin at the funeral of his older brother in Brisbane in Australia. Jordan, who was 13, has become a hero for many

Blake Rice has helped carry the coffin at the funeral of his older brother in Brisbane in Australia. Jordan, who was 13, has become a hero for many