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2009-04-03

Europe

Have the Greens got a hope?

The Greens see the European elections as a golden opportunity for ecological transformation. They are convinced that their innovation platform will

The Greens see the European elections as a golden opportunity for ecological transformation. They are convinced that their innovation platform will

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At least 13 feared dead in US shooting rampage

Two men have reportedly been arrested after a hostage drama in the United States that, it is feared, has left at least 13 people dead. A third man

Two men have reportedly been arrested after a hostage drama in the United States that, it is feared, has left at least 13 people dead. A third man

Business

Airbus says will deliver 18 A380s this year

Airbus says it is still planning to complete and deliver 18 of its A380 superjumbos this year. The European planemaker was responding to a report

Airbus says it is still planning to complete and deliver 18 of its A380 superjumbos this year. The European planemaker was responding to a report

Business

Friday 4th April

European shares finished the day one percent lower as the latest US jobs figures at a 25-year high showed the labour market deteriorating further

European shares finished the day one percent lower as the latest US jobs figures at a 25-year high showed the labour market deteriorating further

Business

US jobless total at 25 year high

The struggling US economy continues to shed jobs at a rapid rate. In March there was a decline of 663,000, worse than February’s 651,000. The

The struggling US economy continues to shed jobs at a rapid rate. In March there was a decline of 663,000, worse than February’s 651,000. The

Business

RBS to cut more jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Chairman Philip Hampton has said it will have to lay off more of its employees on top of the 2,700 jobs already cut. In

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Chairman Philip Hampton has said it will have to lay off more of its employees on top of the 2,700 jobs already cut. In

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G20 plan cautiously welcomed

One day after the G20 leaders came up with a plan to save the financial world was the reaction is one of cautious optimism. Despite the generally

One day after the G20 leaders came up with a plan to save the financial world was the reaction is one of cautious optimism. Despite the generally

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NATO-Russia relations proceed with caution

Discussing relations with the former Cold War bear has NATO treading carefully. In Kosovo last year, American and Russian soldiers held joint

Discussing relations with the former Cold War bear has NATO treading carefully. In Kosovo last year, American and Russian soldiers held joint

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Strasbourg turned into "fortress" for NATO summit

Friday’s usual rows of traffic were nowhere to be seen at the entrance to Strasbourg today, amid a major security operation for the NATO summit

Friday’s usual rows of traffic were nowhere to be seen at the entrance to Strasbourg today, amid a major security operation for the NATO summit

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Obama confident over German Afghan support

President Barack Obama has said he is confident Germany will step up to the plate to make the NATO mission in Afghanistan a success. His comments

President Barack Obama has said he is confident Germany will step up to the plate to make the NATO mission in Afghanistan a success. His comments

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Police fire teargas on anti-NATO protests

Anti-NATO protests continued in the host cities of Strasbourg in France and Baden Baden in Germany as mainly peaceful and colourfully clad

Anti-NATO protests continued in the host cities of Strasbourg in France and Baden Baden in Germany as mainly peaceful and colourfully clad

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Obama warns Europe of al-queda threat

US President Barack Obama speaking ahead of Nato’s summit says the alliance must use its resources more effectively in Afghanistan. With

US President Barack Obama speaking ahead of Nato’s summit says the alliance must use its resources more effectively in Afghanistan. With

Culture

What goes around, comes around - vinyl is back.

Vinyl records that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and ’70s, are making a comeback. A growing number of bands like the Killers

Vinyl records that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and ’70s, are making a comeback. A growing number of bands like the Killers

Culture

Chico and Rita and all that jazz

The Spanish designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal has begun work on his first feature-length animation. “Chico and Rita” is a collaboration with

The Spanish designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal has begun work on his first feature-length animation. “Chico and Rita” is a collaboration with

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Obama holds talks with Sarkozy

America’s Barack Obama has been greeted by the French president and his wife on his first official visit to continental Europe. At today’s

America’s Barack Obama has been greeted by the French president and his wife on his first official visit to continental Europe. At today’s

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Tight security and clashes at NATO summit

With demonstrators vowing to disrupt NATO’s 60th anniversary summit, co-hosts France and Germany are mounting a huge security operation. Thousands

With demonstrators vowing to disrupt NATO’s 60th anniversary summit, co-hosts France and Germany are mounting a huge security operation. Thousands

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Spain to send more troops to Afghanistan

Spain has announced it will boost its troop numbers in Afghanistan. It is expected to add a further 220 soldiers to the 780 already deployed as part

Spain has announced it will boost its troop numbers in Afghanistan. It is expected to add a further 220 soldiers to the 780 already deployed as part

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G20 leaders claim recession-busting deal

World leaders claim to have struck an historic deal to combat the global recession following the G20 summit in London. A whole raft of measures

World leaders claim to have struck an historic deal to combat the global recession following the G20 summit in London. A whole raft of measures

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French welcome Obama for NATO summit

Barack Obama and his first lady Michelle have been given a rapturous reception in Strasbourg where he is attending NATO’s 60th anniversary summit

Barack Obama and his first lady Michelle have been given a rapturous reception in Strasbourg where he is attending NATO’s 60th anniversary summit

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Emotional farewell for Argentina's ex-leader Alfonsin

Tens of thousands lined the streets of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, to bid a fond farewell to former President Raul Alfonsin, who died on

Tens of thousands lined the streets of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, to bid a fond farewell to former President Raul Alfonsin, who died on

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G20 starts financial fight-back

“A turning point” for the world economy” and “the fight- back starts here” – these were some of the positive messages from leaders of the world’s

“A turning point” for the world economy” and “the fight- back starts here” – these were some of the positive messages from leaders of the world’s

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Illegal downloaders targeted in France

France has taken a further step towards a crack down on illegal downloading from the Internet. Parliament has approved the controversial part of

France has taken a further step towards a crack down on illegal downloading from the Internet. Parliament has approved the controversial part of

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Police say 122 arrested in G20 protests

London police say the total number of people arrested at demonstrations around the G20 summit was 122. Many more were detained, however, amid violent

London police say the total number of people arrested at demonstrations around the G20 summit was 122. Many more were detained, however, amid violent

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Fierce clashes ahead of NATO summit

At least 200 people have been arrested in the French city of Strasbourg in clashes ahead of a two-day NATO summit that opens today. Police fired

At least 200 people have been arrested in the French city of Strasbourg in clashes ahead of a two-day NATO summit that opens today. Police fired

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Tax havens are blacklisted

The European economic think-tank the OECD has responded swiftly after the G20 summit and published a blacklist of countries sheltering tax evaders

The European economic think-tank the OECD has responded swiftly after the G20 summit and published a blacklist of countries sheltering tax evaders

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Chavez pays another visit to Tehran

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Tehran for his sixth visit. He’s meeting President Ahmadinejad to draw up a ten-year plan of cooperation

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Tehran for his sixth visit. He’s meeting President Ahmadinejad to draw up a ten-year plan of cooperation