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2009-05-11

News

US journalist freed in Iran

An American journalist imprisoned for spying in Iran has walked free after her sentence was reduced on appeal. Roxana Saberi, who holds joint

An American journalist imprisoned for spying in Iran has walked free after her sentence was reduced on appeal. Roxana Saberi, who holds joint

Europe

EU Profiler

Who will go to vote in the June EU elections? Who will they vote for? What motivates the voters? How to help them make their decisions?

Who will go to vote in the June EU elections? Who will they vote for? What motivates the voters? How to help them make their decisions?

Europe

Job mobility

In March, the European Union unemployment rate hit 8.3%. At same time, half a million jobs remain unfilled – particularly in Germany and Britain

In March, the European Union unemployment rate hit 8.3%. At same time, half a million jobs remain unfilled – particularly in Germany and Britain

News

L'Aquila earthquake survivors wait to go home

One month after the earthquake which devastated the Italian town of L’Aquila, survivors say they are still too scared to go home. 300 people died and

One month after the earthquake which devastated the Italian town of L’Aquila, survivors say they are still too scared to go home. 300 people died and

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Netanyahu wants to resume Palestinian talks

The Israeli Prime Minister has made positive noises towards Egypt about his commitment to peace talks with the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu and

The Israeli Prime Minister has made positive noises towards Egypt about his commitment to peace talks with the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu and

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US spy-charge journalist freed from jail in Iran

An American-born journalist imprisoned as a spy in Iran has walked free after the appeal court reduced her sentence. Roxana Saberi was jailed for

An American-born journalist imprisoned as a spy in Iran has walked free after the appeal court reduced her sentence. Roxana Saberi was jailed for

Europe

Czech artist bounces politicians

There goes the neighbourhood; a Czech artist has removed from show his map of Europe in stereotype. It has been hanging in the atrium of the

There goes the neighbourhood; a Czech artist has removed from show his map of Europe in stereotype. It has been hanging in the atrium of the

Europe

Brussels-Cuba woo factor

Europe’s courtship of Cuba just got warmer. Brussels says the European Union should not let the United States get in ahead of it. In Washington the

Europe’s courtship of Cuba just got warmer. Brussels says the European Union should not let the United States get in ahead of it. In Washington the

Business

Centrica EDF nuclear deal

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is to buy 20 percent of the UK nuclear business purchased earlier this year by the state-owned French

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, is to buy 20 percent of the UK nuclear business purchased earlier this year by the state-owned French

Business

Monday 11th May

European shares closed over one percent lower with investors turning cautious but also selling particularly financial stocks to take advantage of

European shares closed over one percent lower with investors turning cautious but also selling particularly financial stocks to take advantage of

Business

Tapie to tap into Club Med?

French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie has said that he is considering taking a stake in holiday group Club Mediterranee. Last week the loss making

French entrepreneur Bernard Tapie has said that he is considering taking a stake in holiday group Club Mediterranee. Last week the loss making

Business

GM chief says bankruptcy 'more probable'

The boss of General Motors has warned that it is becoming more probable that the car maker will need to seek bankruptcy protection from its creditors

The boss of General Motors has warned that it is becoming more probable that the car maker will need to seek bankruptcy protection from its creditors

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Pope pays respects at Yad Vashem

Pope Benedict XVI has taken part in a ceremony at Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem. This was one of the

Pope Benedict XVI has taken part in a ceremony at Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem. This was one of the

Environment

Dutch opt for living on water rather than fight it

Living on water rather than fighting it. For centuries, in a country where half the land is below sea level, the Dutch have been waging a war on

Living on water rather than fighting it. For centuries, in a country where half the land is below sea level, the Dutch have been waging a war on

Culture

Michelle Pfeiffer returns in lead role in "Cheri"

The US actress is reunited with British director Stephen Frears 20 years after the Oscar-studded success of “Dangerous Liaisons”. She plays ageing

The US actress is reunited with British director Stephen Frears 20 years after the Oscar-studded success of “Dangerous Liaisons”. She plays ageing

Science_technology

A treatment against leukaemia?

Swiss researcher Jürg Zimmermann was recently awarded “European Inventor of the Year” prize, along with his US colleague Brian Druker, for the

Swiss researcher Jürg Zimmermann was recently awarded “European Inventor of the Year” prize, along with his US colleague Brian Druker, for the

Culture

Stilletos lovers up for a treat in northern Italy

Dozens of pairs of the ultra-sexy high-heeled shoes are on display at the Bertolini International Shoe Museum in northern Italy until May 25.

Dozens of pairs of the ultra-sexy high-heeled shoes are on display at the Bertolini International Shoe Museum in northern Italy until May 25.

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UK leaders contrite over expenses scandal

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised for abuses of politicians expenses, which included claims for dog food and light bulbs. The

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised for abuses of politicians expenses, which included claims for dog food and light bulbs. The

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Inconclusive talks in Georgia

Top-level talks aimed at easing the increasing political instability in Georgia have broken up inconclusively. President Mikheil Saakashvili met

Top-level talks aimed at easing the increasing political instability in Georgia have broken up inconclusively. President Mikheil Saakashvili met

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Iranian/American released on appeal

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian/American journalist who was jailed by a Tehran court for spying has been released after her sentence was reduced on

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian/American journalist who was jailed by a Tehran court for spying has been released after her sentence was reduced on

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Catholic-Jewish frictions highlighted at Yad Vashem

Benedict’s visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem comes against a background of friction between Judaism and the Catholic church. The

Benedict’s visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem comes against a background of friction between Judaism and the Catholic church. The

Europe

Leaders on European election campaign trail

Campaigning for the European elections got underway in earnest with leaders of France, Germany and Spain all involved in lavish events. In Berlin

Campaigning for the European elections got underway in earnest with leaders of France, Germany and Spain all involved in lavish events. In Berlin

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Pope honours Holocaust victims in Israel

Pope Benedict XVI has honoured the victims of the Holocaust at the start of his trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. This is expected to

Pope Benedict XVI has honoured the victims of the Holocaust at the start of his trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. This is expected to

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Men from Atlantis on course to fix Hubble trouble

NASA astronauts are preparing for launch on a mission to fix the ailing Hubble space telescope. The shuttle Atlantis is due to lift off this

NASA astronauts are preparing for launch on a mission to fix the ailing Hubble space telescope. The shuttle Atlantis is due to lift off this

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Dozens dead in Somalia clashes

Clashes between rival Islamist groups in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu have left dozens of people dead. The street battles in one of the world’s

Clashes between rival Islamist groups in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu have left dozens of people dead. The street battles in one of the world’s