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2009-05-28

News

EU builds the rule of law in Kosovo

The rule of law holds sway throughout Europe, and all its people can expect it. Beyond the EU’s frontiers, in Kosovo, EULEX, the European Rule of Law

The rule of law holds sway throughout Europe, and all its people can expect it. Beyond the EU’s frontiers, in Kosovo, EULEX, the European Rule of Law

Europe

Young dropouts' second chance

Young European dropouts are paying a high price for school failures with the economy in recession. Many feel pushed aside by education systems, and

Young European dropouts are paying a high price for school failures with the economy in recession. Many feel pushed aside by education systems, and

Europe

German low-key EU campaigning

Election campaigning in Germany… A poster here, a poster there… Relatively little is wholly targetting the European vote; The parties are taking the

Election campaigning in Germany… A poster here, a poster there… Relatively little is wholly targetting the European vote; The parties are taking the

Business

Thursday 28th May

European shares finished the day almost one percent lower after three straight days of gains. They were dragged down by worries that mounting

European shares finished the day almost one percent lower after three straight days of gains. They were dragged down by worries that mounting

Business

Data change effects jobless total

German unemployment rose for a seventh month running in May, though the increase was much smaller than expected. However that was partly due to

German unemployment rose for a seventh month running in May, though the increase was much smaller than expected. However that was partly due to

Business

Brussels warns over Opel aid

With talks on saving carmaker Opel in limbo, the European Commission has called a meeting of the region’s trade and economy ministers. Officially it

With talks on saving carmaker Opel in limbo, the European Commission has called a meeting of the region’s trade and economy ministers. Officially it

Business

OPEC output unchanged

OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna have decided to leave the group’s oil output unchanged. It will stay at 24.85 million barrels per day as the

OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna have decided to leave the group’s oil output unchanged. It will stay at 24.85 million barrels per day as the

Business

GM on road to bankruptcy protection

General Motors continues to move towards bankruptcy protection from its creditors, but has now persuaded its major bondholders to accept an improved

General Motors continues to move towards bankruptcy protection from its creditors, but has now persuaded its major bondholders to accept an improved

Europe

Roma on EU agenda

“Hi, my name is Alexia and I’d like to know what Europe is looking at doing to ensure that the rights of Roma people are respected in each of the

“Hi, my name is Alexia and I’d like to know what Europe is looking at doing to ensure that the rights of Roma people are respected in each of the

News

Pakistan hit by a wave of bombs

At least 10 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a series of bombings across Pakistan. In the bloodiest attack, a double explosion at a

At least 10 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a series of bombings across Pakistan. In the bloodiest attack, a double explosion at a

News

Russia doubts Belarus' economic survival

Russia has inflicted a potentially-damaging blow on its neighbour Belarus, witholding a 700 million euro loan and predicting the collapse of the

Russia has inflicted a potentially-damaging blow on its neighbour Belarus, witholding a 700 million euro loan and predicting the collapse of the

News

France plans to beef up school security

The French President has outlined controversial plans to tackle growing violence in schools. They include allowing teachers to search students’ bags

The French President has outlined controversial plans to tackle growing violence in schools. They include allowing teachers to search students’ bags

News

Amnesty warns civil rights are under attack

It is a black book that paints a black picture: Amnesty International’s latest annual report says the economic crisis is eroding human rights

It is a black book that paints a black picture: Amnesty International’s latest annual report says the economic crisis is eroding human rights

Science_technology

A Window on the Universe

ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, could describe some of their work as “putting the universe into our computers”. Based near Madrid in

ESAC, the European Space Astronomy Centre, could describe some of their work as “putting the universe into our computers”. Based near Madrid in

Culture

The Brothers Bloom opens

Rian Johnson’s new film “The Brothers Bloom” is a comedy about a pair of con men starring Rachael Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, and Adrien Brody. Feel-good

Rian Johnson’s new film “The Brothers Bloom” is a comedy about a pair of con men starring Rachael Weisz, Mark Ruffalo, and Adrien Brody. Feel-good

Culture

Daoudi and Daoudia play Mawazine

Chaabi – a form of traditional folk music from Magreb – is extremely popular in Morocco, and Abdellah Daoudi has been a major star in the musical

Chaabi – a form of traditional folk music from Magreb – is extremely popular in Morocco, and Abdellah Daoudi has been a major star in the musical

News

Berlusconi "would resign" if affair claims were true

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he would resign if allegations that he had an affair with a teenage girl were true. Facing

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he would resign if allegations that he had an affair with a teenage girl were true. Facing

News

Fatal bus crash in Bulgaria

At least 16 people were killed and four more left seriously hurt, when a bus ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in southern Bulgaria. First reports

At least 16 people were killed and four more left seriously hurt, when a bus ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians in southern Bulgaria. First reports

News

No new dawn for Opel after overnight talks

The German government emerged from a marathon overnight meeting with General Motors disappointed that no deal had been reached to save car-maker

The German government emerged from a marathon overnight meeting with General Motors disappointed that no deal had been reached to save car-maker

News

Military on high alert in S. Korea

The military alert in South Korea has been raised to its highest level for years in the face of continuing threats and belligerence from the North

The military alert in South Korea has been raised to its highest level for years in the face of continuing threats and belligerence from the North

News

French Socialists desperate for unity

Blown off course by President Sarkozy’s wind of change, France’s Socialists have spent months arguing about how to get their ship back on track. The

Blown off course by President Sarkozy’s wind of change, France’s Socialists have spent months arguing about how to get their ship back on track. The

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Turkey attacks PKK after mine kills soldiers

The Turkish army has struck what it says is a group of Kurdish separatists after six of its soldiers were killed by a mine. Military officials say

The Turkish army has struck what it says is a group of Kurdish separatists after six of its soldiers were killed by a mine. Military officials say

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Barcelona basks in Champions League glory

There will be plenty of sore heads in Catalonia today but plenty more happy hearts after Barcelona’s victory in the Champions League final over

There will be plenty of sore heads in Catalonia today but plenty more happy hearts after Barcelona’s victory in the Champions League final over

News

Russia mounts security measures over N Korea

The World is watching North Korea as tensions across the peninsula heighten. South Korea is nervous following a direct threat from its neighbour if

The World is watching North Korea as tensions across the peninsula heighten. South Korea is nervous following a direct threat from its neighbour if

News

Barcelona celebrates Champions League win

There has been dancing on the streets of Barcelona. While football fans paraded a model of the Champions League Trophy Barcelona’s players were

There has been dancing on the streets of Barcelona. While football fans paraded a model of the Champions League Trophy Barcelona’s players were