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2008-05-26

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Small step for Mars in quest for signs of life

Phoenix is the latest in a long list of NASA missions to Mars that started back in the 1960s. Along with the Moon, Mars embodied the race to space

Phoenix is the latest in a long list of NASA missions to Mars that started back in the 1960s. Along with the Moon, Mars embodied the race to space

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Paris students bask in Cannes glory

It may not have the lure of the Louvre but an unprepossessing school has become Paris’s late tourist attraction after stealing the limelight at

It may not have the lure of the Louvre but an unprepossessing school has become Paris’s late tourist attraction after stealing the limelight at

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Ex-dictator Mengistu faces death penalty in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Supreme Court has sentenced former Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to death in absentia, after he was found guilty of genocide. The

Ethiopia’s Supreme Court has sentenced former Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam to death in absentia, after he was found guilty of genocide. The

Europe

EU slow to harmonise missing children alerts

Brussels continues to urge all the EU countries to create a harmonised missing children alert system. The proposed common EU helpline 116 000, for

Brussels continues to urge all the EU countries to create a harmonised missing children alert system. The proposed common EU helpline 116 000, for

Business

European giant goes to court

The first criminal trial in a huge bribery probe at German industrial giant Siemens has opened. One and a half years of investigations has been

The first criminal trial in a huge bribery probe at German industrial giant Siemens has opened. One and a half years of investigations has been

Business

EADS faces angry shareholders

Europe’s aerospace and defence champion EADS held one of the toughest annual general meetings in its history on Monday. It comes amid a whirlpool of

Europe’s aerospace and defence champion EADS held one of the toughest annual general meetings in its history on Monday. It comes amid a whirlpool of

Business

SocGen inquiry publishes findings

French banking giant Societe Generale faces a tough annual general meeting on Tuesday, when shareholders will be told the bank’s internal inquiry

French banking giant Societe Generale faces a tough annual general meeting on Tuesday, when shareholders will be told the bank’s internal inquiry

Europe

EU-Russia talks mandate agreed

The European Union has at last approved a negotiating mandate for a new partnership agreement with Russia. The bloc’s foreign ministers endorsed the

The European Union has at last approved a negotiating mandate for a new partnership agreement with Russia. The bloc’s foreign ministers endorsed the

Culture

Palme d'Or for French movie at Cannes

“Entre les Murs” or, in English, “The Class” has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. The Italian movie “Gomorra” won the

“Entre les Murs” or, in English, “The Class” has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. The Italian movie “Gomorra” won the

Science_technology

Grenoble focuses on sustainable building techniques

As increasing numbers of people flock to live in cities, there is growing awareness that conventional ways of building are unsustainable. In France a

As increasing numbers of people flock to live in cities, there is growing awareness that conventional ways of building are unsustainable. In France a

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Fears of 'quake lake' disaster in China

Chinese soldiers are battling to prevent a potentially devastating flood disaster as a lake formed by the recent earthquake threatens to overflow

Chinese soldiers are battling to prevent a potentially devastating flood disaster as a lake formed by the recent earthquake threatens to overflow

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Celebrations welcome Lebanon's new President

Celebrations have broken out on the streets of Beirut after army General Michel Suleiman was sworn in as Lebanon’s new President. Many people are

Celebrations have broken out on the streets of Beirut after army General Michel Suleiman was sworn in as Lebanon’s new President. Many people are

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Aid offered but concerns remain over Myanmar

International donors have pledged millions of euros in aid for the victims of Cyclone Nargis during a UN-led conference in Yangon. Myanmar’s military

International donors have pledged millions of euros in aid for the victims of Cyclone Nargis during a UN-led conference in Yangon. Myanmar’s military

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Talking rubbish: Naples mayors reject landfills

The rubbish crisis disfiguring Naples drags on, despite government determination to clean up the streets. Talks between Prime Minister Silvio

The rubbish crisis disfiguring Naples drags on, despite government determination to clean up the streets. Talks between Prime Minister Silvio

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Life on Mars: Phoenix lands on the Red Planet

400 million miles from home, the safe arrival of a small space probe on Mars provoked joyous scenes at Mission Control. NASA’s Phoenix landed bang on

400 million miles from home, the safe arrival of a small space probe on Mars provoked joyous scenes at Mission Control. NASA’s Phoenix landed bang on

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Kiev vote reveals splits in Ukrainian politics

The Ukrainian capital Kiev has been voting for a new mayor, in a microcosm of Ukraine’s political strains, and with possible clues to the next

The Ukrainian capital Kiev has been voting for a new mayor, in a microcosm of Ukraine’s political strains, and with possible clues to the next