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2009-05-08

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Scola: I won't make films while Berlusconi rules

Ettore Scola is one of Italy’s best known film directors of the past 50 years. Much of the 78-year-old’s work reflects life in post-war Italy and

Ettore Scola is one of Italy’s best known film directors of the past 50 years. Much of the 78-year-old’s work reflects life in post-war Italy and

Europe

EU institutional triangle land

Brussels, a city within a city… the heart of Europe. Most of the European institutions are concentrated in the capital of Belgium, forming a power

Brussels, a city within a city… the heart of Europe. Most of the European institutions are concentrated in the capital of Belgium, forming a power

Business

Friday 8th May

European shares finished over two percent higher. Financials gaining after the results of government stress tests on US banks were not as bad as

European shares finished over two percent higher. Financials gaining after the results of government stress tests on US banks were not as bad as

Business

IMF says Chinese economic data 'encouraging'

The International Monetary Fund has said recent economic data from China is “very encouraging” but it believes the numbers may have been distorted by

The International Monetary Fund has said recent economic data from China is “very encouraging” but it believes the numbers may have been distorted by

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France commemorates WW2 victory

President Nicolas Sarkozy has led French commemorations for the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Following the traditional military parade

President Nicolas Sarkozy has led French commemorations for the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Following the traditional military parade

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Pakistan bombs Taliban positions

Pakistan’s armed forces say they have killed more than 140 militants over the past 24 hours during fierce fighting in the Islamist stronghold of

Pakistan’s armed forces say they have killed more than 140 militants over the past 24 hours during fierce fighting in the Islamist stronghold of

Business

Germany exports and imports rise

A rebound in exports in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is providing another sign the global recession may be easing. The Federal Statistics

A rebound in exports in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is providing another sign the global recession may be easing. The Federal Statistics

Europe

No Uzbek, Kazakh, Turkmen gas for EU

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have refused to sign a contract to supply gas to the EU. At an energy mini- summit in Prague, leaders from

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have refused to sign a contract to supply gas to the EU. At an energy mini- summit in Prague, leaders from

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Expenses claims embarrass Brown

Britain’s tottering Labour government has been forced to defend itself again, with an opposition newspaper publishing the expenses claims of a number

Britain’s tottering Labour government has been forced to defend itself again, with an opposition newspaper publishing the expenses claims of a number

Business

Toyota reveals historic loss

Just a year after making its largest ever profit, Toyota has reported its first group operating loss since 1938 – 3.4 billion euros for the year just

Just a year after making its largest ever profit, Toyota has reported its first group operating loss since 1938 – 3.4 billion euros for the year just

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Hong Kong hotel released from 'flu quarantine

A week of quarantine for 300 guests and staff at a Hong Kong hotel has come to an end, with authorities removing the seals that had kept them

A week of quarantine for 300 guests and staff at a Hong Kong hotel has come to an end, with authorities removing the seals that had kept them

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Croatia jails leading MP for war crimes

A senior member of parliament in Croatia has been given a 10 year jail term for the torture and murder of ethnic Serb civilians during the country’s

A senior member of parliament in Croatia has been given a 10 year jail term for the torture and murder of ethnic Serb civilians during the country’s

Business

Mixed news on US jobs

The speed at which US companies cut jobs slowed last month. In April, 539,000 Americans lost their jobs. That is fewer than economists has

The speed at which US companies cut jobs slowed last month. In April, 539,000 Americans lost their jobs. That is fewer than economists has

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Pope speaks of "deep respect" on Jordan visit

The Pope has arrived in Jordan on a politically sensitive visit to the Middle-East expressing deep respect for Islam. It is a trip that is likely to

The Pope has arrived in Jordan on a politically sensitive visit to the Middle-East expressing deep respect for Islam. It is a trip that is likely to

Europe

EU institutional triangle land

Brussels, a city within a city… the heart of Europe. Most of the European institutions are concentrated in the capital of Belgium, forming a power

Brussels, a city within a city… the heart of Europe. Most of the European institutions are concentrated in the capital of Belgium, forming a power

Europe

Rebuilding the Palestinian Authority

The EU is trying to bolster the institutions of the Palestinian Authority, spending several hundred million euros to stabilise Palestinian society

The EU is trying to bolster the institutions of the Palestinian Authority, spending several hundred million euros to stabilise Palestinian society

Culture

Buddhist exhibition comes to London's V and A

Dozens of pieces of historic Buddhist sculpture from China, Tibet, Burma, Thailand and other Asian countries, have gone on display in a major

Dozens of pieces of historic Buddhist sculpture from China, Tibet, Burma, Thailand and other Asian countries, have gone on display in a major

Culture

Beyoncé stars in stalker movie

In her new movie, ‘Obsessed’, Beyoncé Knowles is the wife of a successful asset manager, played by Idris Elba. They are living the American dream

In her new movie, ‘Obsessed’, Beyoncé Knowles is the wife of a successful asset manager, played by Idris Elba. They are living the American dream

Europe

EU report card for 2004-09 - Could do better

In 2004 an enlarged Europe went to the polls and tried to paper over cracks made by the Iraq war. It was not made easier with the following

In 2004 an enlarged Europe went to the polls and tried to paper over cracks made by the Iraq war. It was not made easier with the following

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US soldier faces death for rape and murder

US soldier faces death for rape and murder A former US soldier faces the death penalty for his part in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager

US soldier faces death for rape and murder A former US soldier faces the death penalty for his part in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager

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Optimism over long-running Caucasus conflict

Optimism is growing that complex three-way talks may resolve long-running disputes between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbeijan. Ankara and Yerevan are

Optimism is growing that complex three-way talks may resolve long-running disputes between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbeijan. Ankara and Yerevan are

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Pakistan redoubles effort against Taliban

Pakistani forces have increased strikes on Taliban positions as they battle for control of a strategic northwestern valley. Helicopter gunships

Pakistani forces have increased strikes on Taliban positions as they battle for control of a strategic northwestern valley. Helicopter gunships

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EU seeks alternative energy sources

The EU’s Nabucco project has failed to receive the backing of Caspian sea countries at a Prague summit exploring ways to improve the transport and

The EU’s Nabucco project has failed to receive the backing of Caspian sea countries at a Prague summit exploring ways to improve the transport and

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France marks WW2 victory

President Nicolas Sarkozy has led the French commemorations for victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. After the traditional parade on the

President Nicolas Sarkozy has led the French commemorations for victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. After the traditional parade on the

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Germany moves to outlaw paintball

A tactical team sport or a game glorifying violence? Germany seems to have made its mind up with government plans to ban paintball in response to

A tactical team sport or a game glorifying violence? Germany seems to have made its mind up with government plans to ban paintball in response to

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EU partnership not against Russia, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a deal to form closer ties with six former Soviet republics is not directed against Russia. Launched in

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a deal to form closer ties with six former Soviet republics is not directed against Russia. Launched in