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2009-05-29

Europe

Desert solar power

Clean energy from North Africa’s sun belt could soon be electrifying Europe. Here is the technology, green promoters say; All that’s missing is the

Clean energy from North Africa’s sun belt could soon be electrifying Europe. Here is the technology, green promoters say; All that’s missing is the

Business

Friday 29th May

European shares finished the day slightly lower but with London, Frankfurt and Paris all ahead. Among the factors for investors US, Japanese and

European shares finished the day slightly lower but with London, Frankfurt and Paris all ahead. Among the factors for investors US, Japanese and

Business

Euro zone inflation stagnant

The inflation rate for the euro zone was unchanged in May compared with the same month last year. That means that for the first time since the euro

The inflation rate for the euro zone was unchanged in May compared with the same month last year. That means that for the first time since the euro

Business

US economic decline slows

The US economy is still in a bad way, but it is improving; GDP shrank at an annual rate of 5.7 percent between January and March. The figures have

The US economy is still in a bad way, but it is improving; GDP shrank at an annual rate of 5.7 percent between January and March. The figures have

Europe

Star voter appeal

Star footballers have been recruited by the European Parliament in its campaign to encourage people to use their votes in the upcoming election.

Star footballers have been recruited by the European Parliament in its campaign to encourage people to use their votes in the upcoming election.

Europe

Catholic Polish voter appeal

The high priests of Poland are urging the faithful to vote in the European parliamentary election for persons who “fully represent the point of view

The high priests of Poland are urging the faithful to vote in the European parliamentary election for persons who “fully represent the point of view

Europe

Health care travel

The question: “Hello Europe, I’m an Italian residing in Belgium for several years now. I’ve discovered that if you need non-urgent health care you

The question: “Hello Europe, I’m an Italian residing in Belgium for several years now. I’ve discovered that if you need non-urgent health care you

News

Magna favourite to take over Opel

The Austrian-Canadian car parts group Magna seems to have moved into pole position in the race to takeover Opel. It has been confirmed the ailing

The Austrian-Canadian car parts group Magna seems to have moved into pole position in the race to takeover Opel. It has been confirmed the ailing

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Italian ferry fire forces evacuation

More than 500 people travelling on an Italian ferry have been rescued after it caught fire. The Vincenzo Florio was on its way to Palermo from Naples

More than 500 people travelling on an Italian ferry have been rescued after it caught fire. The Vincenzo Florio was on its way to Palermo from Naples

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Fears of worse to come as Georgia protests turn ugly

There is real concern in Georgia that increasingly violent protests could degenerate into wider civil unrest. A police officer is recovering in

There is real concern in Georgia that increasingly violent protests could degenerate into wider civil unrest. A police officer is recovering in

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McAlesse says abuse perpetrators should face prosecution

Irish president Mary McAlesse has said that those guilty of abuse in religious institutions should face justice. Speaking yesterday in the US, her

Irish president Mary McAlesse has said that those guilty of abuse in religious institutions should face justice. Speaking yesterday in the US, her

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The more the merrier on ISS after successful docking

The crew onboard the International Space Station has doubled after a successful docking by a Russian Soyuz. A Belgian, a Canadian and a Russian have

The crew onboard the International Space Station has doubled after a successful docking by a Russian Soyuz. A Belgian, a Canadian and a Russian have

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N. Korea pushes on with provocation

North Korea has continued to defy international condemnation of its aggressive military overtures. Today it test-fired its sixth short-range missile

North Korea has continued to defy international condemnation of its aggressive military overtures. Today it test-fired its sixth short-range missile

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German parliament approves heroin law

Germany’s parliament has voted to allow the prescription of heroin to long-term users who fail to respond to other treatments. Approved by the lower

Germany’s parliament has voted to allow the prescription of heroin to long-term users who fail to respond to other treatments. Approved by the lower

Culture

Departures on release

Japanese black comedy “Departures” was the surprise winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year. When a professional musician loses his job

Japanese black comedy “Departures” was the surprise winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year. When a professional musician loses his job

Culture

Stevie Wonder headlines Mawazine

Among the mirade of acts on offer at Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat was a fine improvisation session from Italian/American jazz guitarist Al Di

Among the mirade of acts on offer at Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat was a fine improvisation session from Italian/American jazz guitarist Al Di

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North Korea launches another missile

North Korea has launched another short-range missile off its east-coast on Friday, further raising international tensions. The move comes as

North Korea has launched another short-range missile off its east-coast on Friday, further raising international tensions. The move comes as

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Palestinians want more US pressure on Israel

Palestinians have welcomed US efforts to bring forward the Middle East peace process but are demanding more. It follows talks between US president

Palestinians have welcomed US efforts to bring forward the Middle East peace process but are demanding more. It follows talks between US president

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Iran blames US for mosque suicide bomb

The death toll from a bombing at a mosque in southeastern Iran is lower than initially thought. It is now estimated at least 19 people died in last

The death toll from a bombing at a mosque in southeastern Iran is lower than initially thought. It is now estimated at least 19 people died in last

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Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

Almost six decades after the legendary British band first performed in Hamburg, the north German city is opening up a museum dedicated to the

Almost six decades after the legendary British band first performed in Hamburg, the north German city is opening up a museum dedicated to the

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Time running out for Opel

With bankruptcy on the horizon, Germany and the US are in the last chance saloon to save Opel. The two governments have set a deadline later today to

With bankruptcy on the horizon, Germany and the US are in the last chance saloon to save Opel. The two governments have set a deadline later today to

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Three more UK MPs to quit

Three more British members of parliament have agreed to stand down at the next election in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal. Opposition Tory

Three more British members of parliament have agreed to stand down at the next election in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal. Opposition Tory

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Opel poses protectionist problem for EU

EU ministers are meeting in Brussels later today to discuss the future of car giant Opel as its parent company General Motors teeters on the brink of

EU ministers are meeting in Brussels later today to discuss the future of car giant Opel as its parent company General Motors teeters on the brink of

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Far right in Hungary tipped to enter European Parliament.

In Hungary the radical right Jobbik party are campaigning in the European elections. Their candidates are tipped to win at least one seat. Backing

In Hungary the radical right Jobbik party are campaigning in the European elections. Their candidates are tipped to win at least one seat. Backing

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Obama wants Israeli settlement freeze

President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Israel to stop expanding settlements as he attempted to reassure visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud

President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Israel to stop expanding settlements as he attempted to reassure visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud