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2009-06-03

Europe

EU energy independence

The question: “What are your solutions for assuring Europe’s independence in terms of energy supply?” The response, from Philippe Lamberts

The question: “What are your solutions for assuring Europe’s independence in terms of energy supply?” The response, from Philippe Lamberts

Europe

The UK gets ready for big European vote

The UK is one of the first countries to kick off voting in the European elections on Thursday and the embattled prime minister Gordon Brown and his

The UK is one of the first countries to kick off voting in the European elections on Thursday and the embattled prime minister Gordon Brown and his

Europe

Dutch far-right poised for EU gain

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also voting in the European Parliamentary election on Thursday, with the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) expected

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is also voting in the European Parliamentary election on Thursday, with the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) expected

Europe

EU votes Thursday to Sunday

Finland’s president counts among the early voters in the European Union’s parliamentary poll, on the eve of history’s biggest transborder elections

Finland’s president counts among the early voters in the European Union’s parliamentary poll, on the eve of history’s biggest transborder elections

Business

European markets get midweek blues

Oil and banks weighed down the markets on Wednesday, which were all down across Europe, and things were not much better on the other side of the

Oil and banks weighed down the markets on Wednesday, which were all down across Europe, and things were not much better on the other side of the

Business

Fears rise recovery may come at cost of jobs

The Eurozone may be perking up if latest figures for the service sector are a good guide. The rate of contraction eased further in May with the

The Eurozone may be perking up if latest figures for the service sector are a good guide. The rate of contraction eased further in May with the

Business

Wolf looks for quick Opel kill

By the summer’s end Opel will be a Canadian-Russian concern says Magna’s joint boss Seigfred Wolf. Speaking to General Motors bosses, and Opel

By the summer’s end Opel will be a Canadian-Russian concern says Magna’s joint boss Seigfred Wolf. Speaking to General Motors bosses, and Opel

Business

Appeal hitch hits Chrysler deal

A group of Indiana pension funds has led a successful bid to bring Chrysler’s sale to a Fiat-led partnership to an appeal court. The appeal, to be

A group of Indiana pension funds has led a successful bid to bring Chrysler’s sale to a Fiat-led partnership to an appeal court. The appeal, to be

Business

UK Services surge

Britain’s key services sector grew for the first time in a year in May. From its record November low of 40.1 the 700 companies in the CIPS poll

Britain’s key services sector grew for the first time in a year in May. From its record November low of 40.1 the 700 companies in the CIPS poll

News

Tight security before China's Tiananmen anniversary

There is tension in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the infamous crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

There is tension in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the infamous crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

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Obama's Cairo speech keenly awaited

Barack Obama’s talks with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia are touching on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US overtures to Iran and the global price of oil

Barack Obama’s talks with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia are touching on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US overtures to Iran and the global price of oil

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Obama in Middle East for bridge building speech

The US President has been given a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia by King Abdullah. For Barack Obama, the visit to one of the strongest US allies in

The US President has been given a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia by King Abdullah. For Barack Obama, the visit to one of the strongest US allies in

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Pressure mounts on Brown to quit

On the eve of European and local elections pressure on Gordon Brown to step down has reached unprecedented levels. The fallout from the expenses

On the eve of European and local elections pressure on Gordon Brown to step down has reached unprecedented levels. The fallout from the expenses

Culture

Don't Look Back Opens

Film director Marina de Van’s new psychodrama “Don’t Look Back” stars Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci. The film is about a woman who gradually

Film director Marina de Van’s new psychodrama “Don’t Look Back” stars Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci. The film is about a woman who gradually

Culture

New Magritte Museum in Brussels

The new Magritte Museum has opened in the centre of Brussels. It contains the world’s largest collection of his work. More than 40 years after his

The new Magritte Museum has opened in the centre of Brussels. It contains the world’s largest collection of his work. More than 40 years after his

Science_technology

Cold water coral discovered

A Franco/Irish team of researchers have discovered a major new coral reef off the west coast of Ireland. The reef extends over an area of around 200

A Franco/Irish team of researchers have discovered a major new coral reef off the west coast of Ireland. The reef extends over an area of around 200

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France laments for the lost of flight 447

Relatives, friends and colleagues of those who were on the stricken Air France flight earlier this week, have been to a remembrance service at Notre

Relatives, friends and colleagues of those who were on the stricken Air France flight earlier this week, have been to a remembrance service at Notre

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Officials warn flight af447 crash may stay a mystery

In the waters around Fernando de Noronha, off Brazil’s northern coast, a grim task has begun in earnest. Search teams are attempting to retrieve

In the waters around Fernando de Noronha, off Brazil’s northern coast, a grim task has begun in earnest. Search teams are attempting to retrieve

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Al Qaeda tries to overshadow Obama's message

Soon after Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia, ahead of Thursday’s speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, an Arabic TV channel broadcast a message

Soon after Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia, ahead of Thursday’s speech to the Islamic world in Cairo, an Arabic TV channel broadcast a message

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Nord stream tops talks as Putin visits Finland

The controversial Nord Stream gas pipeline has topped talks during a visit by Russian premier Vladimir Putin to Finland. Arriving in Helsinki

The controversial Nord Stream gas pipeline has topped talks during a visit by Russian premier Vladimir Putin to Finland. Arriving in Helsinki

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Moldova fails to elect president - again

For a second time, Moldova’s parliament has failed to pick a president, paving the way for a new general election. It is a blow for the ruling

For a second time, Moldova’s parliament has failed to pick a president, paving the way for a new general election. It is a blow for the ruling

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Fears that Flight A447 black boxes may not be found

As a major retrieval operation gets underway in the Atlantic Ocean for the wreckage of Flight 447, French investigators have warned they are not

As a major retrieval operation gets underway in the Atlantic Ocean for the wreckage of Flight 447, French investigators have warned they are not

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Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of key speech

Barack Obama has arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the start of a Middle East trip in which he hopes to mend US ties with the Islamic world

Barack Obama has arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at the start of a Middle East trip in which he hopes to mend US ties with the Islamic world

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Security tight ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Security in Beijing is being stepped up ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.     The Communist Party is fearful any

Security in Beijing is being stepped up ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.     The Communist Party is fearful any

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Opposition wins Greenland's election

Greenland’s main opposition party has won a landslide victory in the island’s legislative elections.   The leftist Inuit or Eskimo Brotherhood party

Greenland’s main opposition party has won a landslide victory in the island’s legislative elections.   The leftist Inuit or Eskimo Brotherhood party

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Brown bruised by Blears resignation

Pressure on Gordon Brown to quit is mounting a day before European and local elections. The British Prime Minister looks set to be poll-axed in

Pressure on Gordon Brown to quit is mounting a day before European and local elections. The British Prime Minister looks set to be poll-axed in

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Brazil says missing Air France jet debris found in Atlantic

Brazil’s Defence Minister says military aircraft have found wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 passengers

Brazil’s Defence Minister says military aircraft have found wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 passengers

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Obama embarks on first Middle East tour

US President Barack Obama has embarked on his first regional Middle East mission, seeking to build bridges between Washington and the Muslim world

US President Barack Obama has embarked on his first regional Middle East mission, seeking to build bridges between Washington and the Muslim world

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Zawahiri condemns "criminal" Obama

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command has reportedly launched an attack on Barack Obama on the eve of his visit to Egypt. In a 12-minute audio message

Al Qaeda’s second-in-command has reportedly launched an attack on Barack Obama on the eve of his visit to Egypt. In a 12-minute audio message