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2009-05-22

Europe

Mali, CIGEM and so on

Encouraging alternatives to leaving home. Mali and Europe join hands to manage migration from one of the world’s poorest countries.

Encouraging alternatives to leaving home. Mali and Europe join hands to manage migration from one of the world’s poorest countries.

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Ledger wins posthumous plaudits at Cannes

Heath Ledger’s final film — The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — has made its debut at Cannes. Starring Lily Cole, actors Johny Depp, Jude Law

Heath Ledger’s final film — The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus — has made its debut at Cannes. Starring Lily Cole, actors Johny Depp, Jude Law

Business

Luxembourg and Liechtenstein move on tax evasion

Luxembourg and Liechtenstein are moving closer to reaching agreement on implementing international tax standards. The two countries say that by

Luxembourg and Liechtenstein are moving closer to reaching agreement on implementing international tax standards. The two countries say that by

Business

Friday 22nd April

European shares ended half a percent higher after a day of choppy trading. So called defensive stocks, such as drugmakers, were weak including

European shares ended half a percent higher after a day of choppy trading. So called defensive stocks, such as drugmakers, were weak including

Business

Magna favourite for Opel takeover

German politicians have said the Austrian-Canadian car parts maker Magna is the preferred buyer for General Motors’ European divisions Opel and

German politicians have said the Austrian-Canadian car parts maker Magna is the preferred buyer for General Motors’ European divisions Opel and

Business

Russia and Europe trade reliant on each other

Though there were differences at their summit Russia and Europe remain interdependent trade partners. Last year – before the global economic

Though there were differences at their summit Russia and Europe remain interdependent trade partners. Last year – before the global economic

Business

UK bank stress tests stay secret

The British government has refused to make public the results of stress tests carried out on UK banks to see if they have enough cash in reserve

The British government has refused to make public the results of stress tests carried out on UK banks to see if they have enough cash in reserve

Business

Turbulent times for British Airways

In the financial year just ended UK carrier British Airways slumped to a record loss of 250 million euros in what it called “the harshest trading

In the financial year just ended UK carrier British Airways slumped to a record loss of 250 million euros in what it called “the harshest trading

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Race is on in Iran's presidential election

Campaigning has begun in earnest for Iran’s presidential election in Iran. For the ballot on June 12 the country’s Guardian Council has whittled

Campaigning has begun in earnest for Iran’s presidential election in Iran. For the ballot on June 12 the country’s Guardian Council has whittled

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60 years of Germany's Basic Law

After defeat in the Second World War Germany was on its knees, ruined materially and morally by the shame of the Nazis crimes. The victorious allies

After defeat in the Second World War Germany was on its knees, ruined materially and morally by the shame of the Nazis crimes. The victorious allies

Europe

Salary of an MEP

A French voter asks: “I’m André, and I’d like to know a Euro-MP’s salary.” The response: “Hi, I’m Pierre Assemat, a journalist at Euronews

A French voter asks: “I’m André, and I’d like to know a Euro-MP’s salary.” The response: “Hi, I’m Pierre Assemat, a journalist at Euronews

Europe

Kaczynski warns Poles on euro

Poland’s president has spoken out against adopting the euro. Lech Kaczynski, in Warsaw, told parliament that, in the current climate, a switch to the

Poland’s president has spoken out against adopting the euro. Lech Kaczynski, in Warsaw, told parliament that, in the current climate, a switch to the

Europe

Basque party cleared by court

Spain’s Constitutional Court has overturned a lower court ruling preventing a Basque party from fielding candidates in the European parliamentary

Spain’s Constitutional Court has overturned a lower court ruling preventing a Basque party from fielding candidates in the European parliamentary

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UN demands full access to Sri Lankan camps

The increasingly desperate plight of thousands of civilians has led the UN to demand full access to Sri Lanka’s refugee camps. More than 300,000

The increasingly desperate plight of thousands of civilians has led the UN to demand full access to Sri Lanka’s refugee camps. More than 300,000

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Russia-EU summit exposes rifts

Europe and Russia are getting on better but still agree to differ. The mood at their joint summit in Khabarovsk was, according to one European

Europe and Russia are getting on better but still agree to differ. The mood at their joint summit in Khabarovsk was, according to one European

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Italy closes schools amid flu fears

Four new cases of H1N1 flu in Italy have led to the closure of two schools in Rome. The high school students are thought to have caught the bug on a

Four new cases of H1N1 flu in Italy have led to the closure of two schools in Rome. The high school students are thought to have caught the bug on a

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Germany celebrates constitution's 60th birthday

The great and the good in Germany have launched the celebrations for six decades of freedom, 60 years after the adoption of the constitution which

The great and the good in Germany have launched the celebrations for six decades of freedom, 60 years after the adoption of the constitution which

Culture

Lyon parties at Les Nuits Sonores

Electronic music festival “Les Nuits Sonnores” has opened in Lyon. The festival drew a crowd of 55,000 last year and with more than 220 artists on

Electronic music festival “Les Nuits Sonnores” has opened in Lyon. The festival drew a crowd of 55,000 last year and with more than 220 artists on

Culture

Daniel y Ana at Cannes

Mexican director Michel Franco’s new film “Daniel Y Ana” is in competition at Cannes, in the “Un Certain Regard” section. The film centres on the

Mexican director Michel Franco’s new film “Daniel Y Ana” is in competition at Cannes, in the “Un Certain Regard” section. The film centres on the

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Germany prepares for a new president

German celebrations for their constitution’s 60th anniversary coincide with the election of a new president. The current head of state, Horst Kohler

German celebrations for their constitution’s 60th anniversary coincide with the election of a new president. The current head of state, Horst Kohler

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Germany celebrates 60 years of freedom

The great and the good in Germany are celebrating six decades of democratic freedom, 60 years after the adoption of a post-war constitution, and

The great and the good in Germany are celebrating six decades of democratic freedom, 60 years after the adoption of a post-war constitution, and

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Bad weather delays shuttle's return

Bad weather has delayed the return to earth of the space shuttle Atlantis. Its work completed on the Hubble space telescope, the shuttle was expected

Bad weather has delayed the return to earth of the space shuttle Atlantis. Its work completed on the Hubble space telescope, the shuttle was expected

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Differences overshadow Russia-EU summit

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned the European Union not to allow its eastern ambitions to turn former Soviet states against Moscow

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned the European Union not to allow its eastern ambitions to turn former Soviet states against Moscow

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Clinton sax auctioned at Cannes Aids gala

The actress Sharon Stone and the former US President Bill Clinton have lead this year’s Aids charity bash at the Cannes film festival. Among the

The actress Sharon Stone and the former US President Bill Clinton have lead this year’s Aids charity bash at the Cannes film festival. Among the

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Netanyahu: "Jerusalem always Israeli"

Thousands of Jewish people, young and old, have been celebrating Jerusalem Day. It’s been marked every year since the unification of the city when

Thousands of Jewish people, young and old, have been celebrating Jerusalem Day. It’s been marked every year since the unification of the city when

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Mexico gets the green light

In Mexico – where the recent swine flu scare first began – health alert levels are back to normal for the first time. No new cases of the disease

In Mexico – where the recent swine flu scare first began – health alert levels are back to normal for the first time. No new cases of the disease

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US-Bolivia talks to patch up frayed ties

The United States and Bolivia have taken steps to patch up their battered relations. Washington sent the Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon

The United States and Bolivia have taken steps to patch up their battered relations. Washington sent the Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon