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2011-06-09

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Iraq may ask some US troops to stay: CIA chief

Al-Qaeda retains a significant presence in Iraq and Baghdad may ask for some American troops to stay on, CIA Director Leon Panetta told US lawmakers

Al-Qaeda retains a significant presence in Iraq and Baghdad may ask for some American troops to stay on, CIA Director Leon Panetta told US lawmakers

Europe

Ratings agencies challenged by MEPs

A new, independent European rating foundation has been proposed as part of moves to overhaul credit rating agencies. The European Parliament is

A new, independent European rating foundation has been proposed as part of moves to overhaul credit rating agencies. The European Parliament is

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Turkey's EU membership ambitions

This week The Network talks to three newsmakers to explore the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU. The contrast between the two sides is

This week The Network talks to three newsmakers to explore the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU. The contrast between the two sides is

Business

ECB signals July interest rate rise

The European Central Bank is in “strong vigilance” mode over inflation pressures, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet has said. That is the Bank’s code

The European Central Bank is in “strong vigilance” mode over inflation pressures, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet has said. That is the Bank’s code

Business

Lagarde woos China over IMF job

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has been in China as she continues her world tour looking for backing for the top job at the International

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has been in China as she continues her world tour looking for backing for the top job at the International

Business

Mini cars, maxi investment

Germany’s BMW has announced plans to spend the equivalent of 560 million euros in the UK mostly on building next-generation Minis. Over the next

Germany’s BMW has announced plans to spend the equivalent of 560 million euros in the UK mostly on building next-generation Minis. Over the next

Business

Turkey's economic future under the spotlight

Partly because of its successful management of Turkey’s economy, the ruling AK Party looks set to retain power in Sunday’s elections, but there are

Partly because of its successful management of Turkey’s economy, the ruling AK Party looks set to retain power in Sunday’s elections, but there are

Business

Hackers access Citigroup bank card data

Citigroup has confirmed a media report that computer hackers have accessed details of about 200,000 of its customers in North America. That

Citigroup has confirmed a media report that computer hackers have accessed details of about 200,000 of its customers in North America. That

News

Kurds to vote around Turkish threshold rule

Kurdish nationalists stand a reasonable chance of gaining more representation in Turkey’s parliament at this Sunday’s election — surveys indicate 30

Kurdish nationalists stand a reasonable chance of gaining more representation in Turkey’s parliament at this Sunday’s election — surveys indicate 30

News

Stakes are high in Turkish election

On September 12, 1980 Turkey experienced its third military coup in 20 years. The previous two, in 1960 and 1971, laid the foundation for a

On September 12, 1980 Turkey experienced its third military coup in 20 years. The previous two, in 1960 and 1971, laid the foundation for a

News

High hopes for civil constitution post poll in Turkey

Turkey having been ruled under constitutions forged in the aftermath of military coups since the 1960’s, Turkey is on the cusp of a new era

Turkey having been ruled under constitutions forged in the aftermath of military coups since the 1960’s, Turkey is on the cusp of a new era

Europe

EU-Russia vegetable row clouds summit

Russian and European Union leaders have begun talks in Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow, that are likely to be dominated by a dispute over the

Russian and European Union leaders have begun talks in Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow, that are likely to be dominated by a dispute over the

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Western allies offer more cash to Libyan rebels

Western and Arab allies fighting against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime on Thursday responded to a call from Libyan rebels for more financial help. The

Western and Arab allies fighting against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime on Thursday responded to a call from Libyan rebels for more financial help. The

Science_technology

Taxi project aims to cut violence in cabs

Working alone, sometimes late and night or early in the morning, ferrying around people who have had too much to drink; taxi drivers often find

Working alone, sometimes late and night or early in the morning, ferrying around people who have had too much to drink; taxi drivers often find

Culture

Annecy focuses on US indie animation

Independent American animated cinema – that is the special section in this year’s international film festival at Annecy in France.

Independent American animated cinema – that is the special section in this year’s international film festival at Annecy in France.

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UN suspects Gaddafi approved mass-rape policy

UN war crimes investigators say a picture is emerging from Libya that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is using mass-rape as a weapon of war. The

UN war crimes investigators say a picture is emerging from Libya that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is using mass-rape as a weapon of war. The

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Brazilian court allows Italian killer to walk free

Italian politicians hit out at Thursday’s decision by Brazil’s Supreme Court to block the extradition of a fugitive convicted of four murders in

Italian politicians hit out at Thursday’s decision by Brazil’s Supreme Court to block the extradition of a fugitive convicted of four murders in

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The army killed my father, says Syrian girl

Refugees fleeing political unrest in Syria have been speaking of their trauma over recent events. Hundreds of people have crossed the border into

Refugees fleeing political unrest in Syria have been speaking of their trauma over recent events. Hundreds of people have crossed the border into

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Greek state workers protest against privatisation

Many tourists in Greece found getting around was a problem on Thursday as workers in state-owned industries protested once again about the latest

Many tourists in Greece found getting around was a problem on Thursday as workers in state-owned industries protested once again about the latest

News

Brussels airport flights cancelled due to strike

Many flights into and out of Brussels Airport have been cancelled due to a 24 hour strike by aircraft loading staff and baggage handlers. Workers

Many flights into and out of Brussels Airport have been cancelled due to a 24 hour strike by aircraft loading staff and baggage handlers. Workers

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More Buenos Aires flights cancelled over ash cloud

Flights from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have been cancelled again because of an ash cloud from the Cordon Caulle volcano in neighbouring Chile

Flights from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have been cancelled again because of an ash cloud from the Cordon Caulle volcano in neighbouring Chile

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Tunisia, Egypt - a wake up call for Africa?

Many think this could be Africa’s century. The continent weathered the global recession relatively well and the IMF predicts faster growth than in

Many think this could be Africa’s century. The continent weathered the global recession relatively well and the IMF predicts faster growth than in

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Russia voices opposition to any UN Syria resolution

The risk of a Russian veto was always there as four Western nations handed the UN Security Council a draft resolution condemning the Syrian

The risk of a Russian veto was always there as four Western nations handed the UN Security Council a draft resolution condemning the Syrian

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Libyan rebels press allies for more cash

Libyan rebels on Thursday asked NATO allies and Arab nations to stump up more cash if their efforts to oust Muammar Gaddafi are to be

Libyan rebels on Thursday asked NATO allies and Arab nations to stump up more cash if their efforts to oust Muammar Gaddafi are to be

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Britain's most politically incorrect Royal

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 64 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has a reputation for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. On the

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 64 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has a reputation for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. On the

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Bundestag debates Germany's nuclear future

Germany’s MPs have begun debating government proposals to ditch the country’s nuclear energy programme by the year 2022. The plan marks a U-turn by

Germany’s MPs have begun debating government proposals to ditch the country’s nuclear energy programme by the year 2022. The plan marks a U-turn by

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Back in the Day: the first steps to stay sober

June 10, 1935. Dr. Robert Smith takes his last alcoholic drink, a beer to steady his hands for surgery, a moment that marks the birth of Alcoholics

June 10, 1935. Dr. Robert Smith takes his last alcoholic drink, a beer to steady his hands for surgery, a moment that marks the birth of Alcoholics

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E.coli: scientists ponder multiple sources

Scientists in Germany investigating the deadly E.coli food poisoning outbreak are still working on the possibility that it originated from several

Scientists in Germany investigating the deadly E.coli food poisoning outbreak are still working on the possibility that it originated from several

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Téa Obreht wins Orange prize for fiction

This year’s £30,000 (34,000 euros) Orange Prize for literary fiction went to a debut novel that tells a story about the conflict in the Balkans

This year’s £30,000 (34,000 euros) Orange Prize for literary fiction went to a debut novel that tells a story about the conflict in the Balkans

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More than 1,000 Syrians flee into Turkey

More than 1,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours, taking refuge in a tent camp to escape a government crackdown at home.

More than 1,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the last 24 hours, taking refuge in a tent camp to escape a government crackdown at home.