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2011-10-05

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Incident at Belgian nuclear waste site

In Belgium three people are being checked for radiation exposure after what is described as a “contamination incident” at a nuclear waste processing

In Belgium three people are being checked for radiation exposure after what is described as a “contamination incident” at a nuclear waste processing

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David Cameron: we will never join the euro

There have been tough words from the British prime minister at the annual Conservative Party conference, where David Cameron defended his

There have been tough words from the British prime minister at the annual Conservative Party conference, where David Cameron defended his

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Spanish duchess, 85, weds for the third time

One of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats has proved that you can never be too old for love. The 85-year-old Duchess of Alba wed her younger lover in

One of Europe’s wealthiest aristocrats has proved that you can never be too old for love. The 85-year-old Duchess of Alba wed her younger lover in

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Four countries urged to act against choosing babies' gender

Parents actively selecting their baby’s sex in some countries has raised serious concern in the human rights defence body the Council of

Parents actively selecting their baby’s sex in some countries has raised serious concern in the human rights defence body the Council of

Business

EU wants Kazakhstan in Trans-Caspian pipeline project

The European Union has invited Kazakhstan to join the Trans-Caspian pipeline project designed to transport gas from central Asia to Europe. The

The European Union has invited Kazakhstan to join the Trans-Caspian pipeline project designed to transport gas from central Asia to Europe. The

Europe

Indignados bring 'Spanish revolution' to Brussels

The ‘Indignados’ have brought their protests against high employment and the European elite to the EU’s doorstep. The protest group, known as the

The ‘Indignados’ have brought their protests against high employment and the European elite to the EU’s doorstep. The protest group, known as the

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World famous photojournalist dies

Göksin Sipahioglu, a giant of photojournalism has died aged 84. He working life was made up of many international scoops. In 1961,he was the only

Göksin Sipahioglu, a giant of photojournalism has died aged 84. He working life was made up of many international scoops. In 1961,he was the only

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Search and arrests operation in Kosovo

In Kosovo there have been six arrests during an operation by EULEX police officers from the Organised Crime Investigation Unit. The operation

In Kosovo there have been six arrests during an operation by EULEX police officers from the Organised Crime Investigation Unit. The operation

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India claims to have launched worlds cheapest tablet computer

A tablet computer with internet access that supports video conferencing is going on the market for around 45 euros. The Aakash has been unveiled in

A tablet computer with internet access that supports video conferencing is going on the market for around 45 euros. The Aakash has been unveiled in

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Why Moody's slashed Italy's credit rating

Moody’s lowered its rating on Italy’s government bonds because it sees a “material increase” in funding risks for euro zone countries with high

Moody’s lowered its rating on Italy’s government bonds because it sees a “material increase” in funding risks for euro zone countries with high

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UN veto on Syria 'sad day for human rights'

While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be relieved following the result of a UN security council vote, there has been outrage across Europe and

While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be relieved following the result of a UN security council vote, there has been outrage across Europe and

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Violence erupts in Athens during Greek strike

In the centre of Athens youths broke up marble paving slabs and hurled them at police on Wednesday. The response was tear gas as riot police chased

In the centre of Athens youths broke up marble paving slabs and hurled them at police on Wednesday. The response was tear gas as riot police chased

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Germany backs recapitalisation of banks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said her government would recapitalise banks if required, but stressed that Europe must agree uniform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said her government would recapitalise banks if required, but stressed that Europe must agree uniform

Special_reports

Abortion in Poland, the debate continues

Increasing numbers of Polish women are crossing European borders in search of abortions. Poland has some of the toughest abortion laws in Europe

Increasing numbers of Polish women are crossing European borders in search of abortions. Poland has some of the toughest abortion laws in Europe

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Libyan govt forces claim to control half of Sirte

Interim government forces in Libya claim they now control half the city of Sirte, the birthplace of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. Commanders say

Interim government forces in Libya claim they now control half the city of Sirte, the birthplace of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. Commanders say

Business

Dexia rescue underway

As a rescue plan comes together for struggling Belgian-French bank Dexia, some worried depositors have been withdrawing their money and its customer

As a rescue plan comes together for struggling Belgian-French bank Dexia, some worried depositors have been withdrawing their money and its customer

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Italy 'unconcerned' after ratings downgrade

Despite ratings agency Moody’s cutting Italy’s credit rating, the government is remaining positive. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi took the news

Despite ratings agency Moody’s cutting Italy’s credit rating, the government is remaining positive. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi took the news

Culture

Paris Fashion: McCartney, Chanel and Ungaro

Stella McCartney’s latest collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week, attracted a star-studded crowd from the designer’s famous dad to iconic 60s

Stella McCartney’s latest collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week, attracted a star-studded crowd from the designer’s famous dad to iconic 60s

Culture

Samoan film to compete for Oscar

The first ever Samoan feature film, The Orator – which recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival – has been put forward by New

The first ever Samoan feature film, The Orator – which recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival – has been put forward by New

Business

Euro zone private sector contracts

The euro zone’s private sector contracted for the first time in two years last month according to new business surveys. Questioning of firm’s

The euro zone’s private sector contracted for the first time in two years last month according to new business surveys. Questioning of firm’s

Business

Share prices boosted by positive news

European share prices have bounced back on Wednesday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to safeguard banks from the spreading sovereign debt

European share prices have bounced back on Wednesday after euro zone finance ministers agreed to safeguard banks from the spreading sovereign debt

Business

ArcelorMittal bosses freed after Belgian protest

Six bosses of steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been freed after being held against their will for 48 hours. They had been kept trapped in their

Six bosses of steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been freed after being held against their will for 48 hours. They had been kept trapped in their

Europe

EU debates flight security measures

Air travel security in Europe is under the spotlight, with EU experts looking into the best measures to adopt for the future. One of the main

Air travel security in Europe is under the spotlight, with EU experts looking into the best measures to adopt for the future. One of the main

Science_technology

Mexico-sized ozone hole opens up in Arctic

A hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer above the Arctic about the size of Mexico opened up last spring, according to a NASA-sponsored study.

A hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer above the Arctic about the size of Mexico opened up last spring, according to a NASA-sponsored study.

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Flooding hits Thailand world heritage site

Floodwaters have inundated one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. The 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple is one of the places cut

Floodwaters have inundated one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations. The 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple is one of the places cut

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Israeli scientist wins Nobel chemistry prize

The 2011 Nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to Israeli scientist Daniel Schechtman for his “discovery of quasicrystals.” Schechtman, a

The 2011 Nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to Israeli scientist Daniel Schechtman for his “discovery of quasicrystals.” Schechtman, a

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Cut to Italy credit rating was 'expected'

The Italian government has reacted calmly to a cut in the country’s credit rating by Moodys. On Tuesday the ratings agency downgraded Italy three

The Italian government has reacted calmly to a cut in the country’s credit rating by Moodys. On Tuesday the ratings agency downgraded Italy three

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General strike brings Greece to a standstill

A 24-hour general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday amid continued protests against government spending cuts. Athens has agreed on

A 24-hour general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday amid continued protests against government spending cuts. Athens has agreed on

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Knox thanks supporters as she returns to US

Amanda Knox says she is looking forward to normal things like seeing her old friends now she is back in the United States. After four years in an

Amanda Knox says she is looking forward to normal things like seeing her old friends now she is back in the United States. After four years in an