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2011-03-10

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Gaddafi's son defiant as West considers next move

The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has said he and his father will never surrender.   Saif-al-Islam, the most prominent of Gaddafi’s children

The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has said he and his father will never surrender.   Saif-al-Islam, the most prominent of Gaddafi’s children

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Military analyst on intervention options in Libya

Farouk Atig, euronews: To try to throw some more light on events we are joined by Pascal Boniface, director of the Institute of Strategic and

Farouk Atig, euronews: To try to throw some more light on events we are joined by Pascal Boniface, director of the Institute of Strategic and

Business

Bank of Spain challenges Moody's estimate of banking problems

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been downgraded by Moody’s even though Madrid insists that Spanish banks do not need enormous sums to become

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been downgraded by Moody’s even though Madrid insists that Spanish banks do not need enormous sums to become

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NATO discusses all military options in Libya

NATO has announced it is to reposition its naval forces closer to Libya with all military options seemingly on the table. NATO leaders met in

NATO has announced it is to reposition its naval forces closer to Libya with all military options seemingly on the table. NATO leaders met in

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Gaddafi claim rebels in retreat from Ras Lanuf

In Libya on the strategic coastal road between the eastern Libyan towns of Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf rebels are re-grouping. In a constantly changing

In Libya on the strategic coastal road between the eastern Libyan towns of Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf rebels are re-grouping. In a constantly changing

Business

Volkswagen makes record profits in 2010

Volkswagen has reported profits that jumped to 3.2 billion euros in the fourth quarter of 2010 and said it wants to unseat Toyota and become the

Volkswagen has reported profits that jumped to 3.2 billion euros in the fourth quarter of 2010 and said it wants to unseat Toyota and become the

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Diplomacy continues over Libya no-fly zone

In Libya, the people are calling for protection. They want Muammar Gaddafi’s planes to be grounded, to prevent air attacks. They are urging the UN to

In Libya, the people are calling for protection. They want Muammar Gaddafi’s planes to be grounded, to prevent air attacks. They are urging the UN to

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Tibet independence rally in Nepal

Nepalese police have broken up a protest of more than 1,000 Tibetan exiles demanding an end to Chinese rule in their homeland.

Nepalese police have broken up a protest of more than 1,000 Tibetan exiles demanding an end to Chinese rule in their homeland.

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Discovery's last flight

Discovery ended its career as the world’s most flown spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off for a new life as a museum

Discovery ended its career as the world’s most flown spaceship, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off for a new life as a museum

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Morocco: France hails the King's speech

France has praised the King of Morocco for announcing wide-ranging reforms it called ‘important, responsible and brave.’ Mohamed VI promised an

France has praised the King of Morocco for announcing wide-ranging reforms it called ‘important, responsible and brave.’ Mohamed VI promised an

Culture

Miles Kane goes solo

English indie rock guitarist and singer Miles Kane is going solo. “Come Closer” is the second single from his new album “Colour Of The

English indie rock guitarist and singer Miles Kane is going solo. “Come Closer” is the second single from his new album “Colour Of The

Europe

EU diplomatic commitment to Libya

Europe appears to be slowly reaching common positions on Libya. After France’s top diplomat said Paris and Berlin want the 27 EU states to talk to

Europe appears to be slowly reaching common positions on Libya. After France’s top diplomat said Paris and Berlin want the 27 EU states to talk to

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Ivory Coast's Gbagbo rebuffs AU call to quit

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbabgo on Thursday rejected an African Union proposal that he step down to solve the country’s political

Ivory Coast’s disputed leader Laurent Gbabgo on Thursday rejected an African Union proposal that he step down to solve the country’s political

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Berlusconi moves to reform judiciary

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a new bid to overhaul Italy’s judicial system. The scandal embattled premier, who faces

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has launched a new bid to overhaul Italy’s judicial system. The scandal embattled premier, who faces

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Dalai Lama to hand over his political duties

The Dalai Lama has announced that he is to step down as Tibet’s political leader and delegate his responsibilities to an elected member of the

The Dalai Lama has announced that he is to step down as Tibet’s political leader and delegate his responsibilities to an elected member of the

Business

Tokyo, Osaka exchanges consider tie-up

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is considering joining up with its main Japanese rival – in Osaka to counter rising competition from overseas and keep it as

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is considering joining up with its main Japanese rival – in Osaka to counter rising competition from overseas and keep it as

Business

UK rates held steady despite inflation

UK interest rates are to remain at a record low of 0.5 percent. Bank of England policymakers at their monthly meeting judged Britain’s economic

UK interest rates are to remain at a record low of 0.5 percent. Bank of England policymakers at their monthly meeting judged Britain’s economic

Business

Surprise slide in German exports in January

German exports unexpectedly fell one percent in January compared with December. The figure – which is adjusted for seasonal variations and a

German exports unexpectedly fell one percent in January compared with December. The figure – which is adjusted for seasonal variations and a

Special_reports

Algeria, craving a peaceful evolution

Is Algeria primed for its own revolution? With a decade of civil war behind them, Algerians want nothing of the violence of the 1990s. But

Is Algeria primed for its own revolution? With a decade of civil war behind them, Algerians want nothing of the violence of the 1990s. But

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France formally recognises Libya's rebels

France has become the first country in the world to formally recognise Libya’s rebel National Council as the ‘legitimate representative of the Libyan

France has become the first country in the world to formally recognise Libya’s rebel National Council as the ‘legitimate representative of the Libyan

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Ras Lanuf, Brega under new Libyan gov't attack

Government forces in Libya have mounted renewed bombardments on the oil town of Ras Lanuf, and sent two tanks towards rebel positions according to

Government forces in Libya have mounted renewed bombardments on the oil town of Ras Lanuf, and sent two tanks towards rebel positions according to

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Russia and China drive growth in billionaires

Latest research suggests Moscow is the place to go to meet a billionaire, but if you want to make a billion yourself, then head for Asia. Forbes

Latest research suggests Moscow is the place to go to meet a billionaire, but if you want to make a billion yourself, then head for Asia. Forbes

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Africans fleeing Libya 'threatened with death'

African refugees fleeing from Libya say they have been threatened with death, as Libyan rebels believe they are mercenaries working for Colonel

African refugees fleeing from Libya say they have been threatened with death, as Libyan rebels believe they are mercenaries working for Colonel

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Yemen's opposition rejects president's reforms

The opposition in Yemen has been quick to reject the president’s latest offers of reform, calling for pro-democracy demonstrations to continue. It

The opposition in Yemen has been quick to reject the president’s latest offers of reform, calling for pro-democracy demonstrations to continue. It

Science_technology

New intelligent beds for EU hospitals

After two years’ work on an EU-funded project, a Spanish-based company has come up with a new prototype of a bed that could make life more

After two years’ work on an EU-funded project, a Spanish-based company has come up with a new prototype of a bed that could make life more

Science_technology

New green plastic made from milk curd

“We have developed a new bioplastic based on whey protein, used for making recyclable food packaging,” says Elodie Bugnicourt of Barcelona-based

“We have developed a new bioplastic based on whey protein, used for making recyclable food packaging,” says Elodie Bugnicourt of Barcelona-based

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BBC journalists beaten and jailed by Libyan forces

A BBC news team beaten and jailed by Libyan security forces say they were subjected to a mock execution and saw evidence of prisoners being tortured

A BBC news team beaten and jailed by Libyan security forces say they were subjected to a mock execution and saw evidence of prisoners being tortured

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Fierce fighting continues in Libya

Fierce fighting across Libya has continued with key areas appearing to change hands several times in one day. In the east, rebels were forced to

Fierce fighting across Libya has continued with key areas appearing to change hands several times in one day. In the east, rebels were forced to

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Egypt Coptic Christians protest in Cairo

Coptic Christians protested in Cairo on Wednesday after Muslim-Christian clashes killed at least 13 people and wounded about 140 more, officials said.

Coptic Christians protested in Cairo on Wednesday after Muslim-Christian clashes killed at least 13 people and wounded about 140 more, officials said.