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2009-04-28

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Mexico's economy laid low by fears of flu

Mexico City has re-opened for business this week but there isn’t much money changing hands, a symptom of the fear of swine flu. In many

Mexico City has re-opened for business this week but there isn’t much money changing hands, a symptom of the fear of swine flu. In many

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What is swine flu?

The recent virus has left many questions unanswered but most experts agree that pork is still safe to eat. This, they say, is because the

The recent virus has left many questions unanswered but most experts agree that pork is still safe to eat. This, they say, is because the

Europe

Albania EU's latest applicant

Albania has formally applied to join the European Union. Prime Minister Sali Berisha took the step in a meeting with outgoing Czech Prime Minister

Albania has formally applied to join the European Union. Prime Minister Sali Berisha took the step in a meeting with outgoing Czech Prime Minister

Europe

Working week stalemate

The economic squeeze has tipped the EU into a stalemate over the maximum allowable working week. Years of negotiations have collapsed. This opens up

The economic squeeze has tipped the EU into a stalemate over the maximum allowable working week. Years of negotiations have collapsed. This opens up

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Cyprus property ruling EU-wide

The European Union’s top court has ruled that legal verdicts by Greek Cypriot courts are binding throughout the bloc. This supports Cypriot Meletis

The European Union’s top court has ruled that legal verdicts by Greek Cypriot courts are binding throughout the bloc. This supports Cypriot Meletis

Business

Vestas sheds jobs

The world’s biggest wind-turbine maker Vestas, is cutting nearly 2,000 jobs. The Danish company which is cutting about nine percent of its

The world’s biggest wind-turbine maker Vestas, is cutting nearly 2,000 jobs. The Danish company which is cutting about nine percent of its

Business

European markets suffer

European markets fell, for two main reasons. Investors worried about the economic impact of swine flu, as well as concerns in the banking sector

European markets fell, for two main reasons. Investors worried about the economic impact of swine flu, as well as concerns in the banking sector

Business

Banks under pressure

European bank stocks suffered falls, as the global recession bites. There was anger at Fortis, which was once the largest bank in Belgium. Its

European bank stocks suffered falls, as the global recession bites. There was anger at Fortis, which was once the largest bank in Belgium. Its

Business

Daimler feels the downturn

The economic downturn has hit the luxury car market. German automobile maker Daimler has reported losses for the first time in ten years. The

The economic downturn has hit the luxury car market. German automobile maker Daimler has reported losses for the first time in ten years. The

Business

BP slashes costs

London-based BP said it was learning to live with oil at 50 dollar a barrel, by slashing costs. Profits were down 62 percent , but that was

London-based BP said it was learning to live with oil at 50 dollar a barrel, by slashing costs. Profits were down 62 percent , but that was

Business

EuroDisney loses visitors

British and Spanish visitors are deserting EuroDisney in Paris. The largest theme park operator in Europe has made a net loss of over 70 million

British and Spanish visitors are deserting EuroDisney in Paris. The largest theme park operator in Europe has made a net loss of over 70 million

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World health bodies plan for worse to come

While the spectre of a flu pandemic is not inevitable countries should prepare for the worst — that is the latest message coming from the World

While the spectre of a flu pandemic is not inevitable countries should prepare for the worst — that is the latest message coming from the World

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Deadly flu virus continues to spread

Fears are increasing that swine flu is turning into a global pandemic as governments across the world confirm more cases of the deadly bug. New

Fears are increasing that swine flu is turning into a global pandemic as governments across the world confirm more cases of the deadly bug. New

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France and Spain sign new security deal

France and Spain have announced plans increase their successful collaboration against terrorism and organised crime. The two countries have been

France and Spain have announced plans increase their successful collaboration against terrorism and organised crime. The two countries have been

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EU slams Sri Lanka for Swedish envoy snub

Sri Lanka has been criticised for refusing entry to a Swedish envoy from an EU mission. Colombo says it is simply overwhelmed by visitors

Sri Lanka has been criticised for refusing entry to a Swedish envoy from an EU mission. Colombo says it is simply overwhelmed by visitors

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Pope urges reflection during quake zone visit

The Pope has called for society to reflect on the consequences of the Italian earthquake as investigations continue into whether poor construction

The Pope has called for society to reflect on the consequences of the Italian earthquake as investigations continue into whether poor construction

Science_technology

Herschel and Planck approach take off

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory is to be launched into space along with the Space Agency’s Planck satellite. They will both

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory is to be launched into space along with the Space Agency’s Planck satellite. They will both

Culture

Ida Maria eyes US market

The Norwegian rock star Ida Maria has just released her debut album in the United States. The album “Fortress Around my Heart” was recorded between

The Norwegian rock star Ida Maria has just released her debut album in the United States. The album “Fortress Around my Heart” was recorded between

Culture

X-men origins: Wolverine

More muscly than ever, Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in the 4th film of the X-Men franchise. The film is a prequel in which the stunts and

More muscly than ever, Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in the 4th film of the X-Men franchise. The film is a prequel in which the stunts and

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Britain and Poland in Afghanistan troop talks

Troop deployments to Afghanistan topped the agenda in a meeting between the British and Polish prime ministers. Gordon Brown met Donald Tusk in

Troop deployments to Afghanistan topped the agenda in a meeting between the British and Polish prime ministers. Gordon Brown met Donald Tusk in

Europe

European institutional triangle

The EU is a political union in which sovereign states transfer some of their power. That is the EU. But who does what in the European Parliament

The EU is a political union in which sovereign states transfer some of their power. That is the EU. But who does what in the European Parliament

Europe

Rapex Regulates Safety

EU regulations say producers and distributors, whether in the EU or not, are only allowed to sell products which have been proved safe. But is this

EU regulations say producers and distributors, whether in the EU or not, are only allowed to sell products which have been proved safe. But is this

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Pope visits quake Italian victims

Pope Benedict XVI has visited central Italy to meet survivors of the earthquake that struck the region of Abruzzo earlier this month. The pontiff

Pope Benedict XVI has visited central Italy to meet survivors of the earthquake that struck the region of Abruzzo earlier this month. The pontiff

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Bolivia and Paraguay sign historic agreement

Bolivia and Paraguay have signed an historic agreement bringing to an end a border dispute. Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Paraguayan

Bolivia and Paraguay have signed an historic agreement bringing to an end a border dispute. Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Paraguayan

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Recriminations in Mexico as flu toll grows

The Mexican government says while the number of deaths from swine flu will rise it will win the battle against the virus. Almost 2,000 people

The Mexican government says while the number of deaths from swine flu will rise it will win the battle against the virus. Almost 2,000 people

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World governments mobilise as flu spreads

Governments around the world are mobilising to prevent the spread of swine flu as the virus claims more lives and the World Health Organisastion

Governments around the world are mobilising to prevent the spread of swine flu as the virus claims more lives and the World Health Organisastion

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Tamil Tigers claim Sri Lanka still bombing them

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have released a video of what they say is a government war plane bombing a tiny coastal strip where they are trapped

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels have released a video of what they say is a government war plane bombing a tiny coastal strip where they are trapped