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2009-05-25

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Lopez attacks weakened separatists

Basque country politician Patxi López is leading the biggest political upheaval for his region in recent times – the 49 year old socialist has ended

Basque country politician Patxi López is leading the biggest political upheaval for his region in recent times – the 49 year old socialist has ended

Europe

Who are the European Parliament Members?

Voters in 27 countries, from the 4-7 June, will have a chance to choose representatives in the European Parliament. Who are these parliamentarians?

Voters in 27 countries, from the 4-7 June, will have a chance to choose representatives in the European Parliament. Who are these parliamentarians?

Europe

More transparency for airline tickets

Buying plane tickets on line can yield the best bargains, but you have to be careful. That is the conclusion from an 18 month long crack-down by

Buying plane tickets on line can yield the best bargains, but you have to be careful. That is the conclusion from an 18 month long crack-down by

Europe

French EU campaigns launched

France’s campaigning for the European Parliamentary elections has begun. But, as in other countries, national politics is the main attention-getter

France’s campaigning for the European Parliamentary elections has begun. But, as in other countries, national politics is the main attention-getter

Business

Opel/Vauxhall decision nears

By the middle of this week we should know who will take over Opel and Vauxhall. The German government plans to hold a final round of talks with

By the middle of this week we should know who will take over Opel and Vauxhall. The German government plans to hold a final round of talks with

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Karadzic claims US immunity deal

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has called for his war crimes trial to be dismissed, claiming he was promised immunity from

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has called for his war crimes trial to be dismissed, claiming he was promised immunity from

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Obama condemns N.Korean nuke test

America has joined the rest of the world in condemning North Korea for its latest nuclear weapon and missile tests. President Barack Obama said

America has joined the rest of the world in condemning North Korea for its latest nuclear weapon and missile tests. President Barack Obama said

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Fraud trial for French scientologists

The Church of Scientology in France has gone on trial accused of fraud in a case which could see the organisation banned. Registered as a religion

The Church of Scientology in France has gone on trial accused of fraud in a case which could see the organisation banned. Registered as a religion

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Farmers pour pressure on EU

Pressure is mounting on the EU Commission to do more to help hard hit diary farmers. Ministers met in Brussels to discuss a French German rescue

Pressure is mounting on the EU Commission to do more to help hard hit diary farmers. Ministers met in Brussels to discuss a French German rescue

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Dairy farmers fury over falling milk prices

Dairy farmers have poured on to streets of several European cities to show their anger at collapsing milk prices. In Brussels around a thousand

Dairy farmers have poured on to streets of several European cities to show their anger at collapsing milk prices. In Brussels around a thousand

News

Vienna killing sparks Indian riots

At least two people have been killed in riots across the Indian state of Punjab. It comes after a Sikh guru was murdered on Sunday by a rival

At least two people have been killed in riots across the Indian state of Punjab. It comes after a Sikh guru was murdered on Sunday by a rival

Business

Ukraine's economy under pressure

Ukraine’s economy seems to be in free-fall from its currency and fiscal crisis. The country’s president, Viktor Yushchenko, has reportedly told a

Ukraine’s economy seems to be in free-fall from its currency and fiscal crisis. The country’s president, Viktor Yushchenko, has reportedly told a

Business

Russian GDP set to fall further

With the Russian commodity based economy shrinking, President Dmitry Medvedev has warned his government to curb spending focusing only on crucial

With the Russian commodity based economy shrinking, President Dmitry Medvedev has warned his government to curb spending focusing only on crucial

Europe

Court power and politics

A Dutch voter is interested in the role of the ECJ: “Hello, my name is Luke, and I come from the Netherlands. My question relates to the political

A Dutch voter is interested in the role of the ECJ: “Hello, my name is Luke, and I come from the Netherlands. My question relates to the political

Science_technology

Digital fight against breast cancer

Nijemgen, The Netherlands, a woman arrives for a breast cancer screening. An appointment she wouldn’t want to miss. Every two years in The

Nijemgen, The Netherlands, a woman arrives for a breast cancer screening. An appointment she wouldn’t want to miss. Every two years in The

Environment

Zero waste in Tuscany

In Italy, in the small town of Capannori in Tuscany they have adopted a “zero waste” policy. Through door-to-door rubbish collection and a range of

In Italy, in the small town of Capannori in Tuscany they have adopted a “zero waste” policy. Through door-to-door rubbish collection and a range of

Science_technology

Astronauts prepare to join ISS

The International Space Station is set to welcome three more astronauts later this month. Belgian Frank de Winne, Canadian Robert Thirsk and Russian

The International Space Station is set to welcome three more astronauts later this month. Belgian Frank de Winne, Canadian Robert Thirsk and Russian

Culture

Eros and creative angst

Finale Ligure, a small town in northern Italy, enjoyed the success of it’s Festival of Eros and Creative Angst in May. The festival celebrates the

Finale Ligure, a small town in northern Italy, enjoyed the success of it’s Festival of Eros and Creative Angst in May. The festival celebrates the

Culture

White ribbon wins Palm D'Or

Austrian director Michael Haneke’s film ‘The White Ribbon’ has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. Another Austrian, actor Christof Waltz

Austrian director Michael Haneke’s film ‘The White Ribbon’ has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes. Another Austrian, actor Christof Waltz

Science_technology

Digital fight against breast cancer

Nijemgen, The Netherlands, a woman arrives for a breast cancer screening. An appointment she wouldn’t want to miss. Every two years in The

Nijemgen, The Netherlands, a woman arrives for a breast cancer screening. An appointment she wouldn’t want to miss. Every two years in The

News

Dairy farmers move on Brussels

Dairy farmers have converged on Brussels to protest against the EU’s milk policy. Similar rallies are also taking place in Paris and Berlin

Dairy farmers have converged on Brussels to protest against the EU’s milk policy. Similar rallies are also taking place in Paris and Berlin

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Hanecke's 'The White Ribbon' wins Palme d'Or

The Austrian film Director Michael Hanecke scooped the top prize at the Cannes on Sunday, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or. Jury President

The Austrian film Director Michael Hanecke scooped the top prize at the Cannes on Sunday, winning the prestigious Palme d’Or. Jury President

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N.Korean nuke test is condemned worldwide

North Korea has earned worldwide condemnation after exploding a new nuclear weapon, and test-firing what the South says were three short-range

North Korea has earned worldwide condemnation after exploding a new nuclear weapon, and test-firing what the South says were three short-range

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Karadzic claims the US agreed an 'immunity deal'

The alleged Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic is preparing to unveil a controversial defence at his trial in the Hague – that he was promised

The alleged Bosnian war criminal Radovan Karadzic is preparing to unveil a controversial defence at his trial in the Hague – that he was promised

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ETA threatens new campaign of violence

The armed Basque terror group ETA has warned it will launch a new campaign of violence this summer. Speaking through the pro-independence Basque

The armed Basque terror group ETA has warned it will launch a new campaign of violence this summer. Speaking through the pro-independence Basque

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Climate: time running out says Gore

A three-day summit in Denmark has heard time is running out to reach a deal on how to fight global warming. Former US Vice President Al Gore told

A three-day summit in Denmark has heard time is running out to reach a deal on how to fight global warming. Former US Vice President Al Gore told

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Farmers hope to shake EU ministers over milk

Tractors will be out on the streets of Brussels again as dairy farmers from all over Europe vent their anger over falling milk prices. And they are

Tractors will be out on the streets of Brussels again as dairy farmers from all over Europe vent their anger over falling milk prices. And they are

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German govt in more talks on Opel saviour

Senior German ministers are preparing to decide which of the three bidders for the struggling car-maker Opel will get the government’s backing

Senior German ministers are preparing to decide which of the three bidders for the struggling car-maker Opel will get the government’s backing

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Inquiry into stampede deaths at music festival

Moroccan authorities have begun investigating a stampede at a major international music festival, which killed 11 people in the capital Rabat. The

Moroccan authorities have begun investigating a stampede at a major international music festival, which killed 11 people in the capital Rabat. The