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2009-04-30

Europe

UK-EU pride and prejudice

Eurosceptic Denmark and Iceland might see the recession as leading to an economic shotgun wedding but it just seems to have reinforced British

Eurosceptic Denmark and Iceland might see the recession as leading to an economic shotgun wedding but it just seems to have reinforced British

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EUFOR: European troops at the heart of an African conflict

European troops are at the heart of the peacekeeping operation to protect Darfur refugees in Chad. Now though after a year-long mandate to control

European troops are at the heart of the peacekeeping operation to protect Darfur refugees in Chad. Now though after a year-long mandate to control

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EU ministers cool on Mexican flight ban

EU health ministers have poured cold water on a French proposal to suspend all flights to Mexico as a measure to counter the spread of swine flu

EU health ministers have poured cold water on a French proposal to suspend all flights to Mexico as a measure to counter the spread of swine flu

Europe

CAP funding disclosure deadline

Who is getting what from Europe’s €55 billion Common Agricultural Policy? How much? Banks, big agri-food business and charities are among the

Who is getting what from Europe’s €55 billion Common Agricultural Policy? How much? Banks, big agri-food business and charities are among the

Europe

EPP backs Barroso mandate II

The center-right European People’s Party has given public backing to the re-appointment of Jose Manuel Barroso for a second term as the president of

The center-right European People’s Party has given public backing to the re-appointment of Jose Manuel Barroso for a second term as the president of

Business

Obama rallies to aid Chrysler

Chrysler is to ask a court in New York for bankruptcy protection from its creditors . US President Obama has explained why Chrysler will now be

Chrysler is to ask a court in New York for bankruptcy protection from its creditors . US President Obama has explained why Chrysler will now be

Business

Markets more positive

In the European markets stocks rose , fuelling speculation that the worst of the global recession could be over. Earnings from chemical groups

In the European markets stocks rose , fuelling speculation that the worst of the global recession could be over. Earnings from chemical groups

Business

BASF better than expected

Green shoots are literally flourishing in the agro-chemical business. BASF, the world’s largest chemical maker, said first quarter profits beat

Green shoots are literally flourishing in the agro-chemical business. BASF, the world’s largest chemical maker, said first quarter profits beat

Business

Eurozone - unemployment worse

The jobless total in the Eurozone is worse than predicted. Figures for March show umemployment in the 16 countries using the euro, is up to

The jobless total in the Eurozone is worse than predicted. Figures for March show umemployment in the 16 countries using the euro, is up to

Business

Deutsche Telekom cuts costs

German phone company Deutsche Telekom is cutting costs. It plans to combine its fixed line and its wireless units into a single division

German phone company Deutsche Telekom is cutting costs. It plans to combine its fixed line and its wireless units into a single division

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UN criticises Egypt over mass pig cull

The outbreaks of swine-flu variant have prompted Egypt to start slaughtering all of the country’s pigs, even though it’s humans, and not the animals

The outbreaks of swine-flu variant have prompted Egypt to start slaughtering all of the country’s pigs, even though it’s humans, and not the animals

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Stay-at-home call for Mexicans

Mexico will virtually close for business come tomorrow on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year. But fear, not fiesta, is on most people’s

Mexico will virtually close for business come tomorrow on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year. But fear, not fiesta, is on most people’s

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Holiday horror in the Netherlands

The national Queen’s Day holiday in the Netherlands is normally a joyful affair, but not this year. The royal procession in the city of Apeldoorn

The national Queen’s Day holiday in the Netherlands is normally a joyful affair, but not this year. The royal procession in the city of Apeldoorn

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Russian rage over diplomat expulsions from NATO

Russia has reacted strongly to the expulsion of two of its diplomats from NATO headquarters in Brussels amidst a spy scandal. The tensions flared on

Russia has reacted strongly to the expulsion of two of its diplomats from NATO headquarters in Brussels amidst a spy scandal. The tensions flared on

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Britain closes combat missions in Iraq

UK combat operations in Iraq have formally come to an end with a ceremony to remember the troops who died there over the last six years. In Basra

UK combat operations in Iraq have formally come to an end with a ceremony to remember the troops who died there over the last six years. In Basra

Science_technology

67°4 N, 26°6 E: a polar view

Above the arctic circle, satellites observe the snow and ice to protect animals such as reindeer -In what is being called “science to serve the

Above the arctic circle, satellites observe the snow and ice to protect animals such as reindeer -In what is being called “science to serve the

Culture

Sixty years, sixty works: a German look at history

At Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, contemporaneous works of art illustrating the last sixty years of German art history are on show marking the 60th

At Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, contemporaneous works of art illustrating the last sixty years of German art history are on show marking the 60th

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Enlargement and the EU's growing pains

May 1, 2004 was a proud day for many new Europeans. Ten countries, mainly from what was the eastern bloc, joined the European Union 14 years after

May 1, 2004 was a proud day for many new Europeans. Ten countries, mainly from what was the eastern bloc, joined the European Union 14 years after

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Border deal and NATO exercises raise Georgia tensions

Russia has taken formal control over the de-facto borders between Georgia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. President Dmitry

Russia has taken formal control over the de-facto borders between Georgia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. President Dmitry

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13 dead in Azeribaijan shooting

At least 13 people are now known to have died in a gun attack at a university in Azeribaijan. It is thought two men entered the State Oil Academy

At least 13 people are now known to have died in a gun attack at a university in Azeribaijan. It is thought two men entered the State Oil Academy

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Europe prepares for swine flu pandemic

Europe’s response to the threat of a flu pandemic varies but in general EU members say they have plentiful stocks of anti-viral medicines, and

Europe’s response to the threat of a flu pandemic varies but in general EU members say they have plentiful stocks of anti-viral medicines, and

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Security crackdown after Karachi violence

Pakistani security forces have orders to “shoot on sight” after violent clashes between ethnic groups in Karachi left at least 24 people dead

Pakistani security forces have orders to “shoot on sight” after violent clashes between ethnic groups in Karachi left at least 24 people dead

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Mexican standstill in bid to beat the bug

Mexico heads into one of its big holiday weekends, but fiesta looks likely to be off the menu as fear stalks the streets. The potentially deadly

Mexico heads into one of its big holiday weekends, but fiesta looks likely to be off the menu as fear stalks the streets. The potentially deadly

Europe

EU no example when it comes to women in power

In most European countries, women are a minority in the political elite: in the Italian parliament women only have one seat in five, below the

In most European countries, women are a minority in the political elite: in the Italian parliament women only have one seat in five, below the

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Chrysler on brink of bankruptcy

Less than 24 hours remain to save one of the biggest names in American motoring. Chrysler’s workers agreed last night to bite the bullet on what

Less than 24 hours remain to save one of the biggest names in American motoring. Chrysler’s workers agreed last night to bite the bullet on what

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Sarkozy unveils projects for his "Greater Paris"

It has been billed as the biggest redevelopment of Paris since Baron Haussman carved his grand boulevards in the 19th Century. French President

It has been billed as the biggest redevelopment of Paris since Baron Haussman carved his grand boulevards in the 19th Century. French President