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2008-06-16

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Merkel and Tusk warn against two-speed Europe

Germany and Poland say they will work together to try to find a way forward after the Irish “no” vote in the new EU reform treaty. The Polish Prime

Germany and Poland say they will work together to try to find a way forward after the Irish “no” vote in the new EU reform treaty. The Polish Prime

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Oil price record powers new European fuel protests

Oil prices hit a new record today, coinciding with renewed protests across Europe at the soaring cost of fuel. Hundreds of truckers brought Operation

Oil prices hit a new record today, coinciding with renewed protests across Europe at the soaring cost of fuel. Hundreds of truckers brought Operation

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Netherlands on trial for 1995 Srebrenica massacre

The state of the Netherlands is on trial at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, accused of doing nothing to prevent the massacre of Bosnian Muslims

The state of the Netherlands is on trial at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, accused of doing nothing to prevent the massacre of Bosnian Muslims

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Hungary remembers PM executed over anti-Soviet uprising

The victims of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising have been remembered at a state ceremony in Budapest. The event took place on the 50th

The victims of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising have been remembered at a state ceremony in Budapest. The event took place on the 50th

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NATO boss visits would-be member Ukraine

NATO’s Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is in Ukraine to assess its bid to enter the military alliance. Kiev wants a “Membership Action Plan”

NATO’s Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is in Ukraine to assess its bid to enter the military alliance. Kiev wants a “Membership Action Plan”

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Czechs wary of Lisbon Treaty next move

The Czechs are keeping their options open on their participation in the Lisbon Treaty. After the Irish rejection of the pact, French President

The Czechs are keeping their options open on their participation in the Lisbon Treaty. After the Irish rejection of the pact, French President

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EU ministers chew over Irish referendum result

On the European Union foreign ministers’ menu at their emergency talks in Brussels: Irish stew. After Irish voters’ ‘No’ in last Thursday’s

On the European Union foreign ministers’ menu at their emergency talks in Brussels: Irish stew. After Irish voters’ ‘No’ in last Thursday’s

Business

Oil surges to a new high

The price of oil has hit nearly 140 dollars a barrel -a record high despite promises by Saudi Arabia to boost output. The Saudis, who are the biggest

The price of oil has hit nearly 140 dollars a barrel -a record high despite promises by Saudi Arabia to boost output. The Saudis, who are the biggest

Business

TNK-BP row escalates

The dispute between British oil producer BP and its Russian partners in the joint TNK-BP venture has been raised yet another notch. A leading Russian

The dispute between British oil producer BP and its Russian partners in the joint TNK-BP venture has been raised yet another notch. A leading Russian

Business

Euro zone inflation rate reaches a new high

Prices are on the up and up, the Euro zone annual inflation rate reached a new record high of 3.7 percent in May. The news will hit families hard as

Prices are on the up and up, the Euro zone annual inflation rate reached a new record high of 3.7 percent in May. The news will hit families hard as

Business

European markets: British Airways, BMW, Danone decline

European markets closed on Monday as stocks fell for the first time in three days and British Airways, BMW and Danone all suffered losses. Concern is

European markets closed on Monday as stocks fell for the first time in three days and British Airways, BMW and Danone all suffered losses. Concern is

Culture

Carell stars in action comedy Get Smart

Steve Carell is bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart in a big screen remake of Mel Brooks’ 1960s television series, Get Smart.

Steve Carell is bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart in a big screen remake of Mel Brooks’ 1960s television series, Get Smart.

Science_technology

The end of Ulysses' epic journey

A long-running space science mission will come to an end in the next few weeks. The joint ESA-NASA probe Ulysses will be switched off after nearly 18

A long-running space science mission will come to an end in the next few weeks. The joint ESA-NASA probe Ulysses will be switched off after nearly 18

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Lebanese leader earns US show of support

Washington has given its backing to Lebanon’s new president. The US Secretary of State met President Michel Suleiman at his palace near Beirut. This

Washington has given its backing to Lebanon’s new president. The US Secretary of State met President Michel Suleiman at his palace near Beirut. This

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EU treaty crisis: foreign ministers admit no quick fix

The Irish rejection of the new EU reform treaty has posed more questions than answers as European foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg. Some insist

The Irish rejection of the new EU reform treaty has posed more questions than answers as European foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg. Some insist

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At least 12 killed in Sri Lanka bombing

A suicide bomb attack in northern Sri Lanka has left at least 12 people dead and 22 injured.The Tamil Tiger rebel group is suspected of being behind

A suicide bomb attack in northern Sri Lanka has left at least 12 people dead and 22 injured.The Tamil Tiger rebel group is suspected of being behind

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Marriage millions: California's business bonanza

Wedding planners in California are licking their lips at the prospect of a business bonanza, as same-sex marriages become legal from tonight. The

Wedding planners in California are licking their lips at the prospect of a business bonanza, as same-sex marriages become legal from tonight. The

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On the road again with Europe's fuel protests

The new week has brought no relief from fuel protests across Europe. Truckers have blocked main routes across France in their continuing battle for

The new week has brought no relief from fuel protests across Europe. Truckers have blocked main routes across France in their continuing battle for

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Brown joins Bush in fresh Iran warning

After talks with the US President in London, the British Prime Minister has issued a fresh warning against Iran. Gordon Brown spoke to the media

After talks with the US President in London, the British Prime Minister has issued a fresh warning against Iran. Gordon Brown spoke to the media

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Bucharest set to get new leftist mayor

Voters in Romania have picked a leftist independent mayor to run Bucharest, according to exit polls. Sorin Oprescu, who’s backed by the Social

Voters in Romania have picked a leftist independent mayor to run Bucharest, according to exit polls. Sorin Oprescu, who’s backed by the Social

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Europe ponders next move on EU Treaty

What should they do now? That’s the question which will be asked across Europe today. Foreign ministers meet in Luxemburg as French President Nicolas

What should they do now? That’s the question which will be asked across Europe today. Foreign ministers meet in Luxemburg as French President Nicolas

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Italian police and troops find radio-active waste

Crack Italian troops are now patrolling the sreets in and around Naples in a government drive to help solve the long-standing waste disposal crisis

Crack Italian troops are now patrolling the sreets in and around Naples in a government drive to help solve the long-standing waste disposal crisis

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No violence for Macedonia's election re-vote

The main Albanian party in Macedonia has won a partial parliamentary election re-vote after inter-ethnic violence two weeks ago left one person dead

The main Albanian party in Macedonia has won a partial parliamentary election re-vote after inter-ethnic violence two weeks ago left one person dead

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Bush and Brown united by plunging popularity

As the US President George W. Bush arrived for dinner with Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the more cruel of the political pundits were

As the US President George W. Bush arrived for dinner with Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the more cruel of the political pundits were