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2008-05-21

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Berlusconi unveils waste and crime measures

With Naples’ rubbish crisis still a festering problem for the Italian government, Silvio Berlusconi’s cabinet has unveiled measures to tackle it and

With Naples’ rubbish crisis still a festering problem for the Italian government, Silvio Berlusconi’s cabinet has unveiled measures to tackle it and

Europe

EU members agree Russia talks mandate

The EU countries have finally agreed on a mandate to start talks with Russia on a new strategic partnership pact, French Foreign Minister Bernard

The EU countries have finally agreed on a mandate to start talks with Russia on a new strategic partnership pact, French Foreign Minister Bernard

Europe

EU wants to skewer those who harm environment

“Only the rapier of the law can have a really dissuasive effect” on Green Crime in the European Union. This from the bloc’s Justice Commissioner

“Only the rapier of the law can have a really dissuasive effect” on Green Crime in the European Union. This from the bloc’s Justice Commissioner

Europe

Turks told to hasten reform

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says that respecting democracy and secularism is the best medicine to reboot Turkey’s EU accession drive. Moves

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn says that respecting democracy and secularism is the best medicine to reboot Turkey’s EU accession drive. Moves

Business

Allianz move could lead to German bank consolidation

Shareholders of Allianz at its annual general meeting in Munich have been told that the insurer is actively involved in talks about the future of its

Shareholders of Allianz at its annual general meeting in Munich have been told that the insurer is actively involved in talks about the future of its

Business

German business confidence unexpectedly rises

The latest survey from the Ifo economic research institute shows German business leaders are optimistic. That was a surprise as economists had

The latest survey from the Ifo economic research institute shows German business leaders are optimistic. That was a surprise as economists had

News

Israel and Syria confirm start of 'indirect' peace talks

Israel and Syria have confirmed they have begun “indirect” peace talks, through Turkish mediators, with a view to reaching a peace agreement. Critics

Israel and Syria have confirmed they have begun “indirect” peace talks, through Turkish mediators, with a view to reaching a peace agreement. Critics

Culture

"Wild Blood" traces 1940s Italian fascist film duo

Set in 1940s war-torn Italy, “Wild Blood” tells the story of two renowned film stars, both symbols of Italian fascist cinema under Mussolini. Monica

Set in 1940s war-torn Italy, “Wild Blood” tells the story of two renowned film stars, both symbols of Italian fascist cinema under Mussolini. Monica

Culture

Duffy: the musical princess of Wales

She’s the voice behind one of the most-played songs of the year, the pan-European number one hit “Mercy”. Aimee Anne Duffy, or just Duffy, says it is

She’s the voice behind one of the most-played songs of the year, the pan-European number one hit “Mercy”. Aimee Anne Duffy, or just Duffy, says it is

Science_technology

Getting wifi internet access on cross-border trains

The international high-speed rail operator Thalys has recently launched wireless broadband internet on board its trains. With lines between Paris

The international high-speed rail operator Thalys has recently launched wireless broadband internet on board its trains. With lines between Paris

News

Is the Rose Revolution losing its bloom?

The general election is a crucial test both for the President and Georgian democracy. Favoured by the West, Michael Saakashvilli is still trying to

The general election is a crucial test both for the President and Georgian democracy. Favoured by the West, Michael Saakashvilli is still trying to

News

Is the Rose Revolution losing its bloom?

The general election is a crucial test both for the President and Georgian democracy. Favoured by the West, Michael Saakashvilli is still trying to

The general election is a crucial test both for the President and Georgian democracy. Favoured by the West, Michael Saakashvilli is still trying to

News

Democracy under scrutiny as Georgia votes

Voting is underway in Georgia in a tense parliamentary election in which pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvili’s democratic credentials are

Voting is underway in Georgia in a tense parliamentary election in which pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvili’s democratic credentials are

News

British parliament rejects abortion limit cut

Pro-and anti abortion protesters were out in force at Westminster, ahead of the British parliament’s first look at the controversial issue in nearly

Pro-and anti abortion protesters were out in force at Westminster, ahead of the British parliament’s first look at the controversial issue in nearly

News

ETA leader behind bars after 25-year manhunt

French and Spanish police are hailing a major victory in the fight against terrorism with the arrest of the man they believe to be the head of the

French and Spanish police are hailing a major victory in the fight against terrorism with the arrest of the man they believe to be the head of the

News

Obama camp hails pledged delegate victory

Barack Obama has lost a primary but he believes he now has the Democrat presidential nomination in his grasp. Even as Hillary Clinton took two thirds

Barack Obama has lost a primary but he believes he now has the Democrat presidential nomination in his grasp. Even as Hillary Clinton took two thirds

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The show will go on, vows Clinton

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

News

The show will go on, vows Clinton

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

Hillary Clinton is showing no signs of giving up her battle to carry the Democrat colours into the US presidential election in November. After

News

Berlusconi cabinet convenes amid rubbish in Naples

The weekend rubbish riots in Naples have subsided but the core problem remains. There has been a concerted effort to clean-up the city’s historic

The weekend rubbish riots in Naples have subsided but the core problem remains. There has been a concerted effort to clean-up the city’s historic

News

Georgians go to the polls for parliamentary election

Georgians are voting today in parliamentary elections being seen as a test of President Mikhail Saakashvili’s commitment to democracy. The main

Georgians are voting today in parliamentary elections being seen as a test of President Mikhail Saakashvili’s commitment to democracy. The main

News

Mbeki pledges crackdown on South Africa mobs

As angry mobs continue to roam South Africa, hunting down immigrants, the government has pledged to do more to protect foreigners, including

As angry mobs continue to roam South Africa, hunting down immigrants, the government has pledged to do more to protect foreigners, including

News

ETA leader behind bars after 25-year manhunt

French and Spanish police are hailing a major victory in the fight against terrorism with the arrest of the man they believe to be the head of the

French and Spanish police are hailing a major victory in the fight against terrorism with the arrest of the man they believe to be the head of the