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2008-05-23

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Film-maker Cristian Mungiu on European cinema

Last year, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu was the surprise winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival with his film 4 months, 3 weeks

Last year, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu was the surprise winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival with his film 4 months, 3 weeks

Business

Oil on a costly rollercoaster

Fasten your seat belts, we’re on a bumpy and expensive ride as oil experienced one of its most volatile weeks ever. Prices hit new records daily

Fasten your seat belts, we’re on a bumpy and expensive ride as oil experienced one of its most volatile weeks ever. Prices hit new records daily

Business

Ukraine energy summit hopes to challenge Moscow

Russia’s dominance of energy supplies to eastern Europe is a frustration to Ukraine and its President Viktor Yushchenko has been trying to challenge

Russia’s dominance of energy supplies to eastern Europe is a frustration to Ukraine and its President Viktor Yushchenko has been trying to challenge

Business

Medvedev's China visit focuses on trade

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been on a two day visit to China, focusing mostly on trade. China is Russia’s second biggest trading partner

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been on a two day visit to China, focusing mostly on trade. China is Russia’s second biggest trading partner

Europe

A call for clear moves from Ankara over Cyprus

The European Parliament High-level contact Group for Relations with the Turkish Cypriot community has made its sixth visit to the island. The seven

The European Parliament High-level contact Group for Relations with the Turkish Cypriot community has made its sixth visit to the island. The seven

Europe

Cyprus... Will they talk or won't they?

A summer timeframe for Cyprus reunification talks is in doubt. President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat

A summer timeframe for Cyprus reunification talks is in doubt. President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat

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French fishing dispute spreads despite government offer of help

The French fishing dispute over soaring fuel prices is casting its net wider to include other European countries. French fishermen have ignored

The French fishing dispute over soaring fuel prices is casting its net wider to include other European countries. French fishermen have ignored

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Aid groups cautious as Myanmar opens borders

Humanitarian organisations have given a cautious welcome to Myanmar’s decision to allow in foreign workers to distribute aid. It was announced after

Humanitarian organisations have given a cautious welcome to Myanmar’s decision to allow in foreign workers to distribute aid. It was announced after

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Spain: Rajoy refuses to resign as opposition leader

The head of Spain’s opposition Mariano Rajoy is standing firm as leader, as his party descends into turmoil over his softer line towards Basque

The head of Spain’s opposition Mariano Rajoy is standing firm as leader, as his party descends into turmoil over his softer line towards Basque

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UK - Tories deal a by-election blow to Brown

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown is smarting from a second major election blow to his Labour party this month. After a drubbing in the local

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown is smarting from a second major election blow to his Labour party this month. After a drubbing in the local

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South Africa: in the grip of anti-immigrant violence

On May 18, the anti-immigrant violence that started in the township of Alexandra and spread like wildfire to other poor districts in Johannesburg

On May 18, the anti-immigrant violence that started in the township of Alexandra and spread like wildfire to other poor districts in Johannesburg

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Malawi evacuates citizens over South Africa violence

As anti-immigrant violence spreads in South Africa Malawi says it will evacuate hundreds of its citizens felt to be threatened by xenophobic attacks

As anti-immigrant violence spreads in South Africa Malawi says it will evacuate hundreds of its citizens felt to be threatened by xenophobic attacks

Europe

Stockholm holds up climate-friendly innovation for the EU to follow

Those Swedes just don’t waste anything: Never mind the nordic winter – cover a building in solar cells. Urban excrement? Use it for biofuel, run the

Those Swedes just don’t waste anything: Never mind the nordic winter – cover a building in solar cells. Urban excrement? Use it for biofuel, run the

Culture

Horror of African child soldiers told in "Johnny Mad Dog"

“Johnny Mad Dog”, a chilling depiction of African youth stripped of its innocence by civil war, has been presented in Cannes. It is in the running

“Johnny Mad Dog”, a chilling depiction of African youth stripped of its innocence by civil war, has been presented in Cannes. It is in the running

Culture

New designs for life on show in Berlin

Furniture on roller skates, bed sheets that reveal hidden images when warm, slippers that blend into the carpet, plastic bottles transformed into a

Furniture on roller skates, bed sheets that reveal hidden images when warm, slippers that blend into the carpet, plastic bottles transformed into a

Culture

Pretty pictures make "Delta" a contender for the Palme D'Or

Following the death of its original lead actor, Hungarian film “Delta” has taken a long time to complete, but it has at last been shown in the main

Following the death of its original lead actor, Hungarian film “Delta” has taken a long time to complete, but it has at last been shown in the main

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Russia and China boost energy and diplomacy ties

Russia is among the nations to have contributed to the relief effort in China and its new president offered further support in a meeting with his

Russia is among the nations to have contributed to the relief effort in China and its new president offered further support in a meeting with his

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Pressure on Olmert after more fraud questioning

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been questioned for a second time by police over corruption allegations that threaten to end his political

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been questioned for a second time by police over corruption allegations that threaten to end his political