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2009-05-27

Culture

Looking for Eric

Ken Loach indulges his love of the beautiful game in his new film “Looking for Eric”. The film is a joyful, crowd-pleasing story about a postman

Ken Loach indulges his love of the beautiful game in his new film “Looking for Eric”. The film is a joyful, crowd-pleasing story about a postman

Culture

East -v- West Art Exhibitions

A new exhibition “Art and Cold War – German Positions 1945 – 1989” has opened at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg. It compares and

A new exhibition “Art and Cold War – German Positions 1945 – 1989” has opened at the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg. It compares and

Europe

Bulgarian vote as corruption verdict

A growing desire to claw down corruption is expected to bring higher-than-average numbers of Bulgarians out to vote in the European Parliamentary

A growing desire to claw down corruption is expected to bring higher-than-average numbers of Bulgarians out to vote in the European Parliamentary

Europe

Climate change efforts

“Hello, I’m Marie, from Washington. I’d like to know what Europe is doing to fight against climate change.” “Hi, my name is Marie Hélène Fandel.

“Hello, I’m Marie, from Washington. I’d like to know what Europe is doing to fight against climate change.” “Hi, my name is Marie Hélène Fandel.

Business

Opel decision imminent

As the German government got closer to a decision on who it will back to take over Opel, the bidders for the car maker were told by Economy Minister

As the German government got closer to a decision on who it will back to take over Opel, the bidders for the car maker were told by Economy Minister

Business

Wednesday 27th May

European stocks finished up almost 0.5 percent. Investors were encouraged by figures from the US showing another rise in home sales in April as

European stocks finished up almost 0.5 percent. Investors were encouraged by figures from the US showing another rise in home sales in April as

Business

Japan export woes ease

Japan’s exports are showing modest signs of recovery. According to new government figures they rose for a second month in April compared to the

Japan’s exports are showing modest signs of recovery. According to new government figures they rose for a second month in April compared to the

Business

GM closer to bankruptcy

General Motors is heading down the road to bankruptcy protection from its creditors. That is because the struggling car maker’s bond holders have

General Motors is heading down the road to bankruptcy protection from its creditors. That is because the struggling car maker’s bond holders have

Business

Mixed news on UK property prices

Average house prices in Britain are likely to fall by a further 12 to 14 percent this year according to the latest residential market forecast by

Average house prices in Britain are likely to fall by a further 12 to 14 percent this year according to the latest residential market forecast by

News

Europe's first astronaut lifts off to command ISS

The final press conference of the crew set to join the International Space Station was conducted behind glass protection to prevent any possible

The final press conference of the crew set to join the International Space Station was conducted behind glass protection to prevent any possible

News

North Korea accuses South of "declaration of war"

Mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula have raised the prospect of a new, this time possibly nuclear, war. State television in the North has been

Mounting tensions on the Korean peninsula have raised the prospect of a new, this time possibly nuclear, war. State television in the North has been

News

Toxic deaths spark workers strike in Italy

Workers at one of Europe’s largest refineries in Italy have gone on strike after the latest in a series of fatal workplace accidents. The victims are

Workers at one of Europe’s largest refineries in Italy have gone on strike after the latest in a series of fatal workplace accidents. The victims are

News

Taliban blamed for Lahore bomb attack

Pakistan’s second city of Lahore erupted in chaotic gunfire this morning following a suspected suicide bomb attack. At least 22 people were killed in

Pakistan’s second city of Lahore erupted in chaotic gunfire this morning following a suspected suicide bomb attack. At least 22 people were killed in

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France to pay for nuclear health problems

People who have suffered health problems arising from France’s past nuclear tests are in line for compensation. It is the first time the government

People who have suffered health problems arising from France’s past nuclear tests are in line for compensation. It is the first time the government

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Schwarzenberg warns EU excludes Balkans at its peril

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, just a few days ahead of the European Parliamentary elections. Polls show a very low interest of citizens

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, just a few days ahead of the European Parliamentary elections. Polls show a very low interest of citizens

News

Water leak sets EU alarm bells ringing

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been evacuated again after a second fire alert in nine days. There was no fire this time though

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been evacuated again after a second fire alert in nine days. There was no fire this time though

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Water leak sets EU alarm bells ringing

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been evacuated again after a second fire alert in nine days. There was no fire this time though

The European Commission headquarters in Brussels has been evacuated again after a second fire alert in nine days. There was no fire this time though

News

Soyuz lifts off for ISS

Russia’s workhorse rocket Soyuz has lifted off successfully, on the way to a rendez-vous with the International Space Station. Today’s flight is a

Russia’s workhorse rocket Soyuz has lifted off successfully, on the way to a rendez-vous with the International Space Station. Today’s flight is a

News

N.Korea threatens military strikes

North Korea is continuing to flout world opinion by threatening pre-emptive military action and conducting more missile tests. Propaganda films are

North Korea is continuing to flout world opinion by threatening pre-emptive military action and conducting more missile tests. Propaganda films are

News

The clock runs down on Opel decision

The German government could announce today whom it would prefer to rescue the European arm of General Motors. GM itself will have the final word but

The German government could announce today whom it would prefer to rescue the European arm of General Motors. GM itself will have the final word but

News

WHO wins Asturias International Cooperation prize

The second of this year’s eight Asturias prizewinners has been announced in Oviedo, Spain. The prize, for international co-operation, has been won by

The second of this year’s eight Asturias prizewinners has been announced in Oviedo, Spain. The prize, for international co-operation, has been won by

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We only want to defend ourselves says North Korea

The reported launch of more missiles by North Korea has been followed by threats of a military strike against their neighbours, South Korea. They

The reported launch of more missiles by North Korea has been followed by threats of a military strike against their neighbours, South Korea. They

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Europe poised to take command in space

The launch of a Soyuz rocket in Kazakhstan will help create history when it blasts off with its crew of three to dock with the International Space

The launch of a Soyuz rocket in Kazakhstan will help create history when it blasts off with its crew of three to dock with the International Space

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Christian Brothers review compensation for abuse

A branch of the Irish Catholic church has said it will review compensation to victims after a damning publication. The report into abuse, which was

A branch of the Irish Catholic church has said it will review compensation to victims after a damning publication. The report into abuse, which was

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Danish court makes hippies unhappy

The Danish government has won an important court case that could see a renowned hippie commune in Copenhagen to close after 38 years. The Christiania

The Danish government has won an important court case that could see a renowned hippie commune in Copenhagen to close after 38 years. The Christiania

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California court bans gay marriage

The Supreme Court in California has backed a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, just a year after unexpectedly opening the door to

The Supreme Court in California has backed a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, just a year after unexpectedly opening the door to

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Anti-President demos bring Georgian trains to a halt

Anti-government demonstrators in Georgia blockaded railway lines around the capital Tbilisi for a while in a growing campaign to force the president

Anti-government demonstrators in Georgia blockaded railway lines around the capital Tbilisi for a while in a growing campaign to force the president