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2009-03-12

Europe

Sticky status of EU candidate countries

A “slowdown of the reform process” in Turkey, for the third consecutive year, has been noted with concern by the European Parliament. It has made

A “slowdown of the reform process” in Turkey, for the third consecutive year, has been noted with concern by the European Parliament. It has made

News

Shrinking fortunes of world's billionaires

It may not exactly be a riches to rags story but Forbes magazine is reporting a fall from grace for many of the world’s wealthiest people. Its

It may not exactly be a riches to rags story but Forbes magazine is reporting a fall from grace for many of the world’s wealthiest people. Its

Europe

Violent video games red button issue

Adult video games potentially accessible to children need a common EU-wide preventive strategy: This comes in a report adopted by a vast majority in

Adult video games potentially accessible to children need a common EU-wide preventive strategy: This comes in a report adopted by a vast majority in

Business

Thursday 12th March

European stocks finished the day up for the third straight session having reversed earlier declines after Wall Street turned around. However

European stocks finished the day up for the third straight session having reversed earlier declines after Wall Street turned around. However

Business

Saab cuts jobs

Saab has announced 750 job cuts as it tries to stay afloat: 650 production line workers are to be laid off along with 100 office employees. It

Saab has announced 750 job cuts as it tries to stay afloat: 650 production line workers are to be laid off along with 100 office employees. It

Business

VW says 2009 will be tough

Volkswagen says 2009 will be one of its toughest years ever. Europe’s largest carmaker is anticipating lower sales, revenue and earnings but is

Volkswagen says 2009 will be one of its toughest years ever. Europe’s largest carmaker is anticipating lower sales, revenue and earnings but is

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Bank secrecy laws start to ease

As the financial crisis prompts hard-up western governments to more aggressively seek out tax evaders, Liechtenstein has agreed to ease its strict

As the financial crisis prompts hard-up western governments to more aggressively seek out tax evaders, Liechtenstein has agreed to ease its strict

Business

Genentech accepts Roche offer

Swiss drugmaker Roche has reached a deal with Genentech to acquire all of the shares in the US biotech group that it does not already own. Over

Swiss drugmaker Roche has reached a deal with Genentech to acquire all of the shares in the US biotech group that it does not already own. Over

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Space station collision alert

There has been an alert on board the International Space Station. The three astronauts on board were forced to evacuate to a Russian escape module

There has been an alert on board the International Space Station. The three astronauts on board were forced to evacuate to a Russian escape module

Culture

STOP's search for new sounds

STOP or to give the percussion group its full name Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt is celebrating its 10th birthday.

STOP or to give the percussion group its full name Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt is celebrating its 10th birthday.

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Pope hurt by "hostility" over Williamson

Jewish leaders have asked the Pope to make Catholic schools teach Holocaust Studies to safeguard against potential anti-semitism in future

Jewish leaders have asked the Pope to make Catholic schools teach Holocaust Studies to safeguard against potential anti-semitism in future

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German killer posted intentions on the net

Police are beginning to piece together a profile of Tim Kretschmer the 17-year-old who went on a three-hour killing spree that left 15 dead before

Police are beginning to piece together a profile of Tim Kretschmer the 17-year-old who went on a three-hour killing spree that left 15 dead before

Culture

STOP's search for new sounds

STOP or to give the percussion group its full name Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt is celebrating its 10th birthday.

STOP or to give the percussion group its full name Slovenski Tolkalni Projekt is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Culture

Galliano and McQueen impress in Paris

Spring may have sprung in Paris but there were flurries of snow at John Galliano’s ready-to-wear fashion show.

Spring may have sprung in Paris but there were flurries of snow at John Galliano’s ready-to-wear fashion show.

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Madoff behind bars after admitting fraud

Bernard Madoff has been remanded in custody after admitting that he orchestrated the biggest ever financial swindle on Wall Street. After pleading

Bernard Madoff has been remanded in custody after admitting that he orchestrated the biggest ever financial swindle on Wall Street. After pleading

Science_technology

NASA hunts for Earth-like planets

A space probe designed to hunt for signs of Earth-like planets that could host life has recently been launched by NASA.

A space probe designed to hunt for signs of Earth-like planets that could host life has recently been launched by NASA.

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Germany/France united ahead of G20 summit

The leaders of France and Germany have shown a united front on tackling the world financial crisis after a joint ministerial meeting in Berlin

The leaders of France and Germany have shown a united front on tackling the world financial crisis after a joint ministerial meeting in Berlin

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Aid group quits Darfur after kidnappings

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is pulling out of Darfur after three of its workers were kidnapped in the

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is pulling out of Darfur after three of its workers were kidnapped in the

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Iraqi shoe thrower jailed for three years

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush has been sentenced to three years in jail. Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US President George W Bush has been sentenced to three years in jail. Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled

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Soul-searching in Germany after shooting

As the final moments of a teenager’s killing rampage in Germany emerge, a debate is raging about how it could have happened. The school shooting near

As the final moments of a teenager’s killing rampage in Germany emerge, a debate is raging about how it could have happened. The school shooting near

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Pakistani police get tough over lawyers protest

Pakistan is on high alert as lawyers and anti-government protestors begin a four-day march to demand the reinstatement of 60 senior judges, sacked in

Pakistan is on high alert as lawyers and anti-government protestors begin a four-day march to demand the reinstatement of 60 senior judges, sacked in

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Reports of bomb plot in N.Ireland

As police in Northern Ireland continue the hunt for dissidents who carried out two deadly attacks on security forces, it is reported they are also

As police in Northern Ireland continue the hunt for dissidents who carried out two deadly attacks on security forces, it is reported they are also

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Judges resign over Swiss porn inquiry

Two judges have resigned from their posts in the Swiss canton of Jura, in the wake of a scandal over the use of office computers to look at

Two judges have resigned from their posts in the Swiss canton of Jura, in the wake of a scandal over the use of office computers to look at

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German school massacre sparks debate on gun laws

Yesterday’s massacre at the school in Winnenden has not only raised questions about gun control in Germany but the laws governing Europe as a whole

Yesterday’s massacre at the school in Winnenden has not only raised questions about gun control in Germany but the laws governing Europe as a whole

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Court rules CIA prosecutors breached state secrecy

In what could be a potentially fatal blow to a kidnap case against the CIA, Italy’s highest court has ruled prosecutors breached state secrecy laws

In what could be a potentially fatal blow to a kidnap case against the CIA, Italy’s highest court has ruled prosecutors breached state secrecy laws

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German school killer's final moments on film

The final moments of a teenage gunman, cornered by police marksmen in the southern German town of Wendlingen, have been recorded on film. By the

The final moments of a teenage gunman, cornered by police marksmen in the southern German town of Wendlingen, have been recorded on film. By the