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2009-05-21

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Organic Austria resists GMOs

Austrian voters want the next European Parliament to fight against genetically modified crops. Only about 20% of Austrians plan to cast European

Austrian voters want the next European Parliament to fight against genetically modified crops. Only about 20% of Austrians plan to cast European

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New York bomb plot quartet appear in court

Just as President Obama was telling the American public not to be scared of terrorism, New Yorkers were learning about a foiled attack on their city

Just as President Obama was telling the American public not to be scared of terrorism, New Yorkers were learning about a foiled attack on their city

Europe

Jobs galore if you know where to look - EURES

Crisis? What crisis? A British politician once famously told the unemployed to get on their bikes and go look for work. Did you know there are more

Crisis? What crisis? A British politician once famously told the unemployed to get on their bikes and go look for work. Did you know there are more

Business

GM restructuring agreement with union

General Motors has moved a big step closer to the restructuring demanded by the White House in return for further bailout money. GM has reached

General Motors has moved a big step closer to the restructuring demanded by the White House in return for further bailout money. GM has reached

Business

Mexican economy shrinks

Mexico says its economy shrank by a worse-than-expected 8.2 percent between January and March compared with the same period last year. That is

Mexico says its economy shrank by a worse-than-expected 8.2 percent between January and March compared with the same period last year. That is

Europe

Political vision then and now

A French-speaking voter asks: “I’d like to know why we get the impression these days that there’s less political vision — about Europe in any case

A French-speaking voter asks: “I’d like to know why we get the impression these days that there’s less political vision — about Europe in any case

Business

UK retails sales holding up

British retail sales rose much more than expected in April with most sectors doing well. The latest official data suggested that consumer spending

British retail sales rose much more than expected in April with most sectors doing well. The latest official data suggested that consumer spending

Business

Thursday 21 May

European shares finished down over 2.5 percent as investors took profits after a five day winning streak. Banks were hardest hit. Among the

European shares finished down over 2.5 percent as investors took profits after a five day winning streak. Banks were hardest hit. Among the

News

Biden gets applause and protest in Kosovo

There will be no turning back the clock – that was the message to Kosovo on Thursday from the visiting US Vice President. Joe Biden is in Pristina

There will be no turning back the clock – that was the message to Kosovo on Thursday from the visiting US Vice President. Joe Biden is in Pristina

Business

Service and manufacturing activity rises in euro zone

Euro zone economies are showing signs that the worst recession in six decades is easing. The Purchasing Managers Index – a measure of service and

Euro zone economies are showing signs that the worst recession in six decades is easing. The Purchasing Managers Index – a measure of service and

Business

Fiat boss confident on Opel deal

Fiat’s chief executive reportedly believes it has a better than 50 percent chance of succeeding in its bid for Opel and Vauxhall. Sergio

Fiat’s chief executive reportedly believes it has a better than 50 percent chance of succeeding in its bid for Opel and Vauxhall. Sergio

Europe

Spanish left acerbic campaign launch

Spain’s ruling Socialists have set a caring tone for launch of their European Parliament election campaign: Care about voting or watch out for the

Spain’s ruling Socialists have set a caring tone for launch of their European Parliament election campaign: Care about voting or watch out for the

Europe

Czech anti-Roma scandal

Czech television has stopped broadcasting anti-Roma political advertising by the far-right National Party, ahead of the European elections. The

Czech television has stopped broadcasting anti-Roma political advertising by the far-right National Party, ahead of the European elections. The

News

UK backs down in fight with Gurkhas

Supporters of retired Nepalese Gurkha soldiers are celebrating a U-turn by the British government over their right to settle in the UK. The policy

Supporters of retired Nepalese Gurkha soldiers are celebrating a U-turn by the British government over their right to settle in the UK. The policy

News

Death sentence for killer of Egyptian singer

An Egyptian businessman has been sentenced to death by a court in Cairo for the murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim. When Hesham Talaat

An Egyptian businessman has been sentenced to death by a court in Cairo for the murder of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim. When Hesham Talaat

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Obama stays firm on shutting Guantanamo

President Obama has reiterated his intention to close the jail at Guantanamo Bay. In a speech in Washington, he sought to reassure senators who

President Obama has reiterated his intention to close the jail at Guantanamo Bay. In a speech in Washington, he sought to reassure senators who

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Strike tests new Basque government

The new government in Spain’s Basque country is facing its first test, barely two weeks after taking office. Nationalist unions called a strike

The new government in Spain’s Basque country is facing its first test, barely two weeks after taking office. Nationalist unions called a strike

Culture

Youngsters take the stage at Mawazine

Young talent topped the bill at Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat this week where the “Generation Mawazine” competition for young talent has become a

Young talent topped the bill at Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat this week where the “Generation Mawazine” competition for young talent has become a

Culture

Sex, Violence and Football compete at Cannes

Lars Von Trier’s new film “Anti Christ” stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple coming to terms with the death of their child. The

Lars Von Trier’s new film “Anti Christ” stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple coming to terms with the death of their child. The

Science_technology

IDA on display in New York

The Museum of Natural History in New York is showing off the 47 million year-old skeleton of a fosil creature that scientists have affectionately

The Museum of Natural History in New York is showing off the 47 million year-old skeleton of a fosil creature that scientists have affectionately

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Wave of violence kills 60 in Iraq

More than 60 people have been killed in Iraq in the last two days – the worst wave of violence in months. A suicide bomber killed himself and at

More than 60 people have been killed in Iraq in the last two days – the worst wave of violence in months. A suicide bomber killed himself and at

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Gürsel calm ahead of verdict

He is not the first writer to live far from his homeland, but Nedim Gürsel, one of Turkey’s greatest authors, likes to think of himself as a bridge

He is not the first writer to live far from his homeland, but Nedim Gürsel, one of Turkey’s greatest authors, likes to think of himself as a bridge

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EU leaders in Russia's far east for talks

Fresh from their summit with China, EU leaders have had little rest before their next top-level meeting. Prague yesterday, Khabarovsk today, for this

Fresh from their summit with China, EU leaders have had little rest before their next top-level meeting. Prague yesterday, Khabarovsk today, for this

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Fresh bombings undermine Iraqi security claims

A new wave of deadly bombings in Iraq has dashed hopes the country might be getting to grips with insurgents. In Baghdad this morning a suicide

A new wave of deadly bombings in Iraq has dashed hopes the country might be getting to grips with insurgents. In Baghdad this morning a suicide

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FBI 'sting' foils NYC terrorist plot

American FBI agents have foiled a suspected terrorist plot in New York City, using a classic sting to arrest four men. The gang will appear in court

American FBI agents have foiled a suspected terrorist plot in New York City, using a classic sting to arrest four men. The gang will appear in court

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Obama to put the case for Guantanamo closure

President Barack Obama will today try to revive his plan to close Guantanamo Bay. He will deliver a speech in Washington hoping to secure public

President Barack Obama will today try to revive his plan to close Guantanamo Bay. He will deliver a speech in Washington hoping to secure public

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Trade and security dominate Russia-EU talks

Moscow and Brussels are a long way apart on several issues, and perhaps holding these talks in Russia’s far east is meant to underline that

Moscow and Brussels are a long way apart on several issues, and perhaps holding these talks in Russia’s far east is meant to underline that