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2009-05-15

Europe

EU vote: low turnout expected among young voters

Less than one in four young voters are expected to turn out and cast their ballot in the European elections in June. But ironically polls show

Less than one in four young voters are expected to turn out and cast their ballot in the European elections in June. But ironically polls show

Business

US annual inflation falls

Inflation in the US was unchanged in April from the month before, but compared with April last year consumer prices posted a 0.7 percent drop, the

Inflation in the US was unchanged in April from the month before, but compared with April last year consumer prices posted a 0.7 percent drop, the

Business

Friday 15th May

European shares finished the day up despite the fact that euro zone economic growth suffered its worst quarter on record in the first three months of

European shares finished the day up despite the fact that euro zone economic growth suffered its worst quarter on record in the first three months of

Business

Sales slump pushes Panasonic into loss

Panasonic has become the latest electronics maker to report huge losses due to weak demand, price falls and hefty restructuring costs. Its net

Panasonic has become the latest electronics maker to report huge losses due to weak demand, price falls and hefty restructuring costs. Its net

Business

Barclays could sell BGI

UK bank Barclays has confirmed it has received an “unsolicited” approach about selling its prized asset management arm Barclays Global Investors

UK bank Barclays has confirmed it has received an “unsolicited” approach about selling its prized asset management arm Barclays Global Investors

Business

IMF head upbeat on recovery

The head of the International Monetary Fund believes the global economic could start to make a recovery by October or November this year. But at a

The head of the International Monetary Fund believes the global economic could start to make a recovery by October or November this year. But at a

Europe

When will crisis end?

“Hello my name is Irina. I’m from Romania and I’ve been living here in Spain for five years. I’m unemployed, like other Spanish people and like other

“Hello my name is Irina. I’m from Romania and I’ve been living here in Spain for five years. I’m unemployed, like other Spanish people and like other

News

Controversies overshadow Eurovision

It has become known for discovering new talent, but also for its eccentric side. This year, though, the Eurovision song contest, hosted by Russia, is

It has become known for discovering new talent, but also for its eccentric side. This year, though, the Eurovision song contest, hosted by Russia, is

Europe

EC: Progress towards Polish shipyard solution

The European Commission has said there’s been some progress towards saving Poland’s Gdansk shipyard. Brussels has demanded the yards repay more than

The European Commission has said there’s been some progress towards saving Poland’s Gdansk shipyard. Brussels has demanded the yards repay more than

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Campion back at Cannes Film Festival

The New Zealand director Jane Campion has shown her latest feature at the Cannes Film Festival, 16 years after she made her name there with The

The New Zealand director Jane Campion has shown her latest feature at the Cannes Film Festival, 16 years after she made her name there with The

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Merkel ally bids for office

The leader of Germany’s Free Democratic Party has opened his bid to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in a coalition after elections at the end of

The leader of Germany’s Free Democratic Party has opened his bid to join Chancellor Angela Merkel in a coalition after elections at the end of

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40,000 march on Brussels

More than 40,000 have marched through the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest at the effects of the economic crisis. The protest comes as new

More than 40,000 have marched through the Belgian capital, Brussels, to protest at the effects of the economic crisis. The protest comes as new

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Pope winds up Holy land tour

The Pope has left Israel at the end of his Middle East tour with a robust message that the Holocaust would never be forgotten nor denied. In a

The Pope has left Israel at the end of his Middle East tour with a robust message that the Holocaust would never be forgotten nor denied. In a

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UK justice minister steps down

The UK’s parliamentary expenses scandal has forced a member of the government to step down, the highest profile casualty of the affair so far

The UK’s parliamentary expenses scandal has forced a member of the government to step down, the highest profile casualty of the affair so far

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Palestinians commemorate the "Nakba"

Palestinians have been commemorating the 61st anniversary of the “Nakba”, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of their people during the

Palestinians have been commemorating the 61st anniversary of the “Nakba”, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of their people during the

Europe

A short history of European parliamentary elections

It was 1979 when the first elections for a European Parliament were held. Then, just nine countries chose their MEPs. The turnout: 62 %. The

It was 1979 when the first elections for a European Parliament were held. Then, just nine countries chose their MEPs. The turnout: 62 %. The

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Global approach to migration

The EU is looking for ways to make immigration an opportunity for all parties, both in the countries of origin and countries of destination. Focus on

The EU is looking for ways to make immigration an opportunity for all parties, both in the countries of origin and countries of destination. Focus on

Culture

Spring Fever competes at Cannes

Lou Ye’s film “Spring Fever” is in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The Chinese authorities reportedly banned the director from making

Lou Ye’s film “Spring Fever” is in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The Chinese authorities reportedly banned the director from making

Culture

Yusf Islam comback in LA

Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has made a musical comeback in Los Angeles. In his heyday, Yusuf Islam had eight gold albums in a row

Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has made a musical comeback in Los Angeles. In his heyday, Yusuf Islam had eight gold albums in a row

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Pope condemns Holocaust

The Pope has ended his tour of the Middle East by roundly condeming the Holocaust as a “brutal extermination.” Earlier the Pontiff had been

The Pope has ended his tour of the Middle East by roundly condeming the Holocaust as a “brutal extermination.” Earlier the Pontiff had been

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Norway bookies' favourites for Eurovision

The hot favourite to win Saturday’s Eurovision song contest is Norway – despite coming last a record ten times – bookies have them at 11-10 to take

The hot favourite to win Saturday’s Eurovision song contest is Norway – despite coming last a record ten times – bookies have them at 11-10 to take

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Lithuania heading for first woman President

Lithuania is on course to get its first ever female president if the predictions for Sunday’s election are right. The centre-right ex-European

Lithuania is on course to get its first ever female president if the predictions for Sunday’s election are right. The centre-right ex-European

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Gay march promised for Eurovision final

This year’s Eurovision song contest in Moscow has highlighted Russia’s tough stance against some of the event’s most ardent enthusiasts – the gay

This year’s Eurovision song contest in Moscow has highlighted Russia’s tough stance against some of the event’s most ardent enthusiasts – the gay

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Europe's recession deepens

Europe has sunk deeper into recession in the first quarter of this year – accelerating a year of contraction in the eurozone. German exports

Europe has sunk deeper into recession in the first quarter of this year – accelerating a year of contraction in the eurozone. German exports

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CIA "lied to Congress" claims Pelosi

This is what waterboarding looks like, and now the Democrat’s Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied about its use in post 9-11 interrogations when she was

This is what waterboarding looks like, and now the Democrat’s Nancy Pelosi says the CIA lied about its use in post 9-11 interrogations when she was

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Repairs begin on Hubble

The first stage of Atlantis’s rescue mission to extend the life of the Hubble space telescope has passed off with success. The space shuttle’s

The first stage of Atlantis’s rescue mission to extend the life of the Hubble space telescope has passed off with success. The space shuttle’s

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Benedict gets mixed results in Israel

It is the last day of the Pope’s visit to the holy land. He flies back to Rome later today, leaving behind him many unanswered questions, and many of

It is the last day of the Pope’s visit to the holy land. He flies back to Rome later today, leaving behind him many unanswered questions, and many of

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Jobs protests sweep Europe

Europe’s workers are getting ever more riled about the slumping economies and job losses around the continent. There were big rallies in Madrid and

Europe’s workers are getting ever more riled about the slumping economies and job losses around the continent. There were big rallies in Madrid and