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2008-06-05

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ECURIE - Europe's little-known nuclear incident warning system

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in 1986 shocked the western authorities into creating fast communications for emergencies. ECURIE was

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in 1986 shocked the western authorities into creating fast communications for emergencies. ECURIE was

Europe

Spotlight on human rights as Chechnya rebuilds

Ravaged by years of war Chechnya is struggling along the path of reconstruction. But the rebuilding does little to hide the wounds of a population in

Ravaged by years of war Chechnya is struggling along the path of reconstruction. But the rebuilding does little to hide the wounds of a population in

Business

WIC discusses European competitiveness

Business leaders from all over the globe are discussing ways to keep Europe competitive at the World Investment Conference at La Baule in France

Business leaders from all over the globe are discussing ways to keep Europe competitive at the World Investment Conference at La Baule in France

Business

Markets unnerved by ECB interest rate hint

Most European stock markets closed marginally except London, Milan and Lisbon which were slightly up. The fly in the ointment? The ECB president left

Most European stock markets closed marginally except London, Milan and Lisbon which were slightly up. The fly in the ointment? The ECB president left

Business

ECB, BoE keep interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank has kept eurozone interest rates unchanged for the 12th month in a row. The ECB has also revised its inflation forecasts

The European Central Bank has kept eurozone interest rates unchanged for the 12th month in a row. The ECB has also revised its inflation forecasts

Business

TeliaSonera says France Telecom's bid is not enough

The Scandinavian telecoms company TeliaSonera has found itself in the sights of France Telecom. The French company has offered a cash and share deal

The Scandinavian telecoms company TeliaSonera has found itself in the sights of France Telecom. The French company has offered a cash and share deal

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Slovenian nuclear plant shut down until next week

A nuclear power plant in Slovenia that was shut down because of a water leak is expected to stay closed until early next week. The incident at the

A nuclear power plant in Slovenia that was shut down because of a water leak is expected to stay closed until early next week. The incident at the

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UK bikers join protest against expensive fuel

In the latest protest against the rising cost of fuel, hundreds of British bikers caused massive delays around Manchester during rush-hour on

In the latest protest against the rising cost of fuel, hundreds of British bikers caused massive delays around Manchester during rush-hour on

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Alleged 9/11 mastermind says he wants death penalty

The five alleged terrorists accused of plotting the September 11 attacks have appeared at a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay. The alleged

The five alleged terrorists accused of plotting the September 11 attacks have appeared at a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay. The alleged

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UN urges world's citizens to cut carbon

“It’s time to kick the carbon habit” — that is the message of a UN report marking World Environment Day. It urges people to take responsibility in

“It’s time to kick the carbon habit” — that is the message of a UN report marking World Environment Day. It urges people to take responsibility in

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Court annuls Turkish headscarf reform

Turkey’s top court has dealt a blow to the country’s ruling party over its plans for headscarf reform. The constitutional court has annulled a

Turkey’s top court has dealt a blow to the country’s ruling party over its plans for headscarf reform. The constitutional court has annulled a

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France bids farewell to fashion icon

France has bid farewell to fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent at a memorial service in Paris. The creme-de-la-creme from the worlds of fashion, arts and

France has bid farewell to fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent at a memorial service in Paris. The creme-de-la-creme from the worlds of fashion, arts and

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Immigrant returns pit MEPs against determined governments

Rights groups are calling an emerging EU law against illegal migrants “blunt and inappropriate”. The legislation especially targets those who refuse

Rights groups are calling an emerging EU law against illegal migrants “blunt and inappropriate”. The legislation especially targets those who refuse

Science_technology

New mobile friendfinding service not to be sniffed at

Sniff, standing for Social Network Integrated Friend Finder, is a permission-based application that lets consumers locate their close friends in

Sniff, standing for Social Network Integrated Friend Finder, is a permission-based application that lets consumers locate their close friends in

Culture

Puglia biennale continues to surprise

Thanks to the Biennale Puglia 2008, art is coming in the strangest of ways to Bari, in southern Italy. Even from the sea. For instance a group of

Thanks to the Biennale Puglia 2008, art is coming in the strangest of ways to Bari, in southern Italy. Even from the sea. For instance a group of

Europe

Slovakians anxious about euro

Euro-group membership for Slovakia has companies’ approval, but almost half the public worrying.

Euro-group membership for Slovakia has companies’ approval, but almost half the public worrying.

Culture

Van Damme gets real

Jean Claude Van Damme plays himself in “J.C.V.D.”, made by French-based director Mabrouk el Mechri.,It shows the action hero playing a version of

Jean Claude Van Damme plays himself in “J.C.V.D.”, made by French-based director Mabrouk el Mechri.,It shows the action hero playing a version of

Science_technology

FISHING FOR TOMORROW

From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame. For three

From Senegal to Germany, Spain to the Philippines, hundreds of fish species are on the brink of collapse; and over-fishing is to blame. For three

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Illegal immigrants face 18-months detention in EU

Illegal immigrants to the EU may be detained for 18-months after the 27 member states reached agreement on the “Return Directive.” It is the first

Illegal immigrants to the EU may be detained for 18-months after the 27 member states reached agreement on the “Return Directive.” It is the first

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Medvedev on 1st official visit to Western Europe

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been welcomed to Berlin by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his first official visit to Western Europe

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been welcomed to Berlin by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his first official visit to Western Europe

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French Truckers block roads in more fuel price protests

Truck drivers in France are blocking roads as the protests against soaring fuel prices continue. The truckers are expected to be joined by farmers

Truck drivers in France are blocking roads as the protests against soaring fuel prices continue. The truckers are expected to be joined by farmers

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Obama searches for running mate

Barack Obama has begun the search to find his running mate in the race to be US president. With the Democratic party’s nomination under his belt

Barack Obama has begun the search to find his running mate in the race to be US president. With the Democratic party’s nomination under his belt

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No danger as Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after leak

Slovenia is closing down its only nuclear plant temporarily following a leak in the cooling system. A spokesperson for the Krsko site said engineers

Slovenia is closing down its only nuclear plant temporarily following a leak in the cooling system. A spokesperson for the Krsko site said engineers

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New Yorkers consider possible Obama/Clinton ticket

It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has

It is Hillary Clinton’s home state, but many commuters and tourists in New York were happy at Barack Obama’s victory. The first-term Senator has

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Obama launches search for a running mate

A day after becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Barack Obama has begun his search for a running mate. Obama has

A day after becoming the Democratic Party’s presumptive Presidential candidate, Barack Obama has begun his search for a running mate. Obama has

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Fresh doubts cast on Brown's terror laws

Gordon Brown’s plans to toughen Britain’s terrorism laws have come under attack from an influential parliamentary human rights committee. Less than a

Gordon Brown’s plans to toughen Britain’s terrorism laws have come under attack from an influential parliamentary human rights committee. Less than a

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Slovenia shuts nuclear plant over leak

Slovenia has shut down its only nuclear plant after a water leak but said there has been no impact on the environment. Officials from Slovenia and

Slovenia has shut down its only nuclear plant after a water leak but said there has been no impact on the environment. Officials from Slovenia and

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Bush warns Olmert of Iran threat

US President George W. Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Iran poses a serious threat to peace. The White House talks came a day

US President George W. Bush has told Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Iran poses a serious threat to peace. The White House talks came a day

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German milk protests starts to hurt supermarkets

Protests by dairy farmers in Germany over milk prices are beginning to be felt in some of the country’s supermarkets. Farmers say the price of milk

Protests by dairy farmers in Germany over milk prices are beginning to be felt in some of the country’s supermarkets. Farmers say the price of milk