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2009-05-13

Europe

Danes euro referendum II

European Union member-in-good-standing Denmark is looking at reconsidering its opt-out from the single currency. New Prime Minister Lars Lokke

European Union member-in-good-standing Denmark is looking at reconsidering its opt-out from the single currency. New Prime Minister Lars Lokke

Europe

Intel's record competition fine

Time for world top-ranking technology firm Intel to cash in some of its chips. Europe has hit the American microprocessor giant Intel with a new

Time for world top-ranking technology firm Intel to cash in some of its chips. Europe has hit the American microprocessor giant Intel with a new

News

New Italian law against illegal immigrants

Italy’s new immigration law contains a host of controversial new measures. The main one will make it a crime for someone to enter or stay in Italy

Italy’s new immigration law contains a host of controversial new measures. The main one will make it a crime for someone to enter or stay in Italy

Business

Schaeffler considers major job cuts

German car-parts group Schaeffler says it may have to cut as many as 4,500 thousand jobs. The news provoked an angry response from powerful trade

German car-parts group Schaeffler says it may have to cut as many as 4,500 thousand jobs. The news provoked an angry response from powerful trade

Business

Euro zone industrial output tumbles

Industrial output in the euro zone dived again in March. It fell by 20.2 percent compared with the same month last year – a new record. It slumped

Industrial output in the euro zone dived again in March. It fell by 20.2 percent compared with the same month last year – a new record. It slumped

Business

Wednesday 13th May

European shares finished the day down 2.77 percent with financials and miners the biggest losers. Investors reacted negatively to worse than

European shares finished the day down 2.77 percent with financials and miners the biggest losers. Investors reacted negatively to worse than

Business

German cabinet approves bad bank plan

Germany has approved a so-called ‘bad bank’ plan, under which the Berlin government will take over almost 200 billion euros worth of lenders’ toxic

Germany has approved a so-called ‘bad bank’ plan, under which the Berlin government will take over almost 200 billion euros worth of lenders’ toxic

Business

France-Soir owner pledges 20 million euros

The new Russian owner of struggling French evening newspaper France-Soir is promising to spend 20 million euros on it. France-Soir’s director

The new Russian owner of struggling French evening newspaper France-Soir is promising to spend 20 million euros on it. France-Soir’s director

Business

Four more countries face EU deficit punishment

The European Commission is to discipline Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Malta for letting their budget deficits rise too high. It has already

The European Commission is to discipline Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Malta for letting their budget deficits rise too high. It has already

News

UN anger over Italian anti-immigration law

Italy’s lower house of parliament has approved an anti-illegal immigration bill that has been heavily criticised by the UN, human rights groups and

Italy’s lower house of parliament has approved an anti-illegal immigration bill that has been heavily criticised by the UN, human rights groups and

News

Pope labels barrier "tragic symbol"

Pope Benedict has described the Israeli barrier dividing Bethlehem from Jerusalem as a tragic symbol of deadlock in the struggle for peace in the

Pope Benedict has described the Israeli barrier dividing Bethlehem from Jerusalem as a tragic symbol of deadlock in the struggle for peace in the

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Swiss government rejects limit on EU workers

Switzerland’s government has agreed not to temporarily limit immigration for EU job seekers despite rising unemployment in the country. Ministers

Switzerland’s government has agreed not to temporarily limit immigration for EU job seekers despite rising unemployment in the country. Ministers

Culture

Millenium trilogy film released in Europe

You enjoyed the books, you’re going to love the film. After premiering in Sweden, “Men who hate women”, named after the first in best-selling

You enjoyed the books, you’re going to love the film. After premiering in Sweden, “Men who hate women”, named after the first in best-selling

Science_technology

High-tech camera to fight deforestation

The high-resolution RALCam3 will soon be launched providing detailed views of rainforests with the aim of detecting illegal felling, particularly in

The high-resolution RALCam3 will soon be launched providing detailed views of rainforests with the aim of detecting illegal felling, particularly in

Science_technology

Drought uncovers Ice Age fossils in Argentina

A dry spell on the Salado River in northern Argentina has uncovered a treasure chest of fossils including the remains of a giant armadillo and other

A dry spell on the Salado River in northern Argentina has uncovered a treasure chest of fossils including the remains of a giant armadillo and other

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Cameron gains ground over MPs' expenses scandal

The UK’s Conservative Party opposition leader appears to have “outmanoeuvred” Prime Minister Gordon Brown amid a media storm over Members of

The UK’s Conservative Party opposition leader appears to have “outmanoeuvred” Prime Minister Gordon Brown amid a media storm over Members of

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Minor clashes on last day of Indian election.

Polling ended today in India’s closely fought month long election with voting disrupted at a few locations in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal after minor

Polling ended today in India’s closely fought month long election with voting disrupted at a few locations in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal after minor

Europe

Pretzel salt confusion

A German visiting Brussels asks: “Why does Brussels want to regulate the amount of salt in German pretzels?” “My name is Nina Papadoulakis,

A German visiting Brussels asks: “Why does Brussels want to regulate the amount of salt in German pretzels?” “My name is Nina Papadoulakis,

Europe

Universities really harmonised?

“Hi, my name’s Laurie, I’m 21, and this year’s my first time voting in the European elections. My question, actually, is about students… young people

“Hi, my name’s Laurie, I’m 21, and this year’s my first time voting in the European elections. My question, actually, is about students… young people

Europe

Turkey's EU future

A German visiting Brussels asks: “Will Turkey get into the European Union?” Vice President of the EastWest Institute, Ortwin Hennig responds

A German visiting Brussels asks: “Will Turkey get into the European Union?” Vice President of the EastWest Institute, Ortwin Hennig responds

Europe

Iceland in the EU?

A voter asks: “What’s happening with Iceland? Do you know if they have shown an interest in joining the European Union?” In response: “My

A voter asks: “What’s happening with Iceland? Do you know if they have shown an interest in joining the European Union?” In response: “My

Europe

Women's rights back to zero?

A Spanish voter asks: “Will these elections make it possible to accomplish everything this legislature did not manage to get done? Above all, will

A Spanish voter asks: “Will these elections make it possible to accomplish everything this legislature did not manage to get done? Above all, will

Europe

National elections more interesting?

A French voter says: “I’d like to know why fewer people are interested in the European elections than in national elections?” “Pierre Jonckheer

A French voter says: “I’d like to know why fewer people are interested in the European elections than in national elections?” “Pierre Jonckheer

News

Is Switzerland about to shut the door on EU workers?

Faced with rising unemployment, the Swiss government is considering whether to limit the number of EU workers entering Switzerland’s job-market

Faced with rising unemployment, the Swiss government is considering whether to limit the number of EU workers entering Switzerland’s job-market

News

Record EU anti-trust fine for Intel

A record fine of over a billion euros has been imposed on Intel, the computer chipmaker, by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices

A record fine of over a billion euros has been imposed on Intel, the computer chipmaker, by the European Commission for anti-competitive practices

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Pontiff calls for Palestinian homeland and an end to Israeli blockade

Pope Benedict XVI has offered Vatican support for an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel and his prayers for an end to Israel’s blockade

Pope Benedict XVI has offered Vatican support for an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel and his prayers for an end to Israel’s blockade

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Final crucial day of voting in an Indian election too close to call

It is the fifth and final day of India’s closely fought election and experts are predicting a weak coalition could emerge as winner. India’s

It is the fifth and final day of India’s closely fought election and experts are predicting a weak coalition could emerge as winner. India’s