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2009-06-04

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Interview: Christine Lagarde, French Economy Minister

The world is weighed down by financial, economic and social crises. The G20 summit in London promised reform of the financial system. What progress

The world is weighed down by financial, economic and social crises. The G20 summit in London promised reform of the financial system. What progress

Europe

Transnational devotion

Who goes to the trouble of campaigning across Europe in its parliamentary elections? Danish liberal MEP Johannes Lebech is one of the rare few — by

Who goes to the trouble of campaigning across Europe in its parliamentary elections? Danish liberal MEP Johannes Lebech is one of the rare few — by

Europe

EP candidates with a difference

Not all European Parliament candidates are created equal. Here are some of the most out of the ordinary. Elena Basescu is running as an

Not all European Parliament candidates are created equal. Here are some of the most out of the ordinary. Elena Basescu is running as an

Business

Juncker kills off talk of Eurogroup exit

The head of the eurozone’s finance body says he hopes to remain in the post despite a gentle reshuffle in his national government. Jean Claude

The head of the eurozone’s finance body says he hopes to remain in the post despite a gentle reshuffle in his national government. Jean Claude

Business

Signs of green shoots keep interest rates stable.

The European Central Bank has kept its record low interest rate at one percent amid some optimism the recession has done its worst. But a sense of

The European Central Bank has kept its record low interest rate at one percent amid some optimism the recession has done its worst. But a sense of

Business

Stocks stable as interest rates stay the same

European stocks fluctuated on Thursday to finish the day stable on the news that interest rates were to remain the same. Oil producers were among

European stocks fluctuated on Thursday to finish the day stable on the news that interest rates were to remain the same. Oil producers were among

Business

Business leaders swap ideas in the sun

The sun was shining on the French Atlantic holiday resort of La Baule but one group of tourists was there to discuss the economic climate. The

The sun was shining on the French Atlantic holiday resort of La Baule but one group of tourists was there to discuss the economic climate. The

Europe

Non-Christians in EU

The question: “Is Europe ready to integrate a non-Christian country like Turkey into the EU?” The response, from Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

The question: “Is Europe ready to integrate a non-Christian country like Turkey into the EU?” The response, from Poul Nyrup Rasmussen

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Mixed Middle East reaction to Obama's speech

On both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the US President’s speech was closely followed. For Barack Obama, each of the two peoples have

On both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the US President’s speech was closely followed. For Barack Obama, each of the two peoples have

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Brown's future hangs on poll

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s political future looks increasingly dependent on the outcome of European and local elections. He faces

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s political future looks increasingly dependent on the outcome of European and local elections. He faces

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Air France Flight 447 theories multiply

There has been a remembrance service for the victims of the Air France disaster, held in the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As friends and

There has been a remembrance service for the victims of the Air France disaster, held in the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As friends and

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The Muslim world reacts to Obama's speech

People in the Muslim world have been giving their first reactions to President Obama’s keynote speech in Egypt. In Iraq, a country where many still

People in the Muslim world have been giving their first reactions to President Obama’s keynote speech in Egypt. In Iraq, a country where many still

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Dutch far-right predicted to win big gains

Dutch voters helped to kick-off the european elections in a vote which could land their leaders in hot water with the European Commission

Dutch voters helped to kick-off the european elections in a vote which could land their leaders in hot water with the European Commission

Science_technology

Star performer

The National Ignition Facilty has opened in California. Its aim is to recreate nuclear fusion, the reaction at the heart of the sun. The research

The National Ignition Facilty has opened in California. Its aim is to recreate nuclear fusion, the reaction at the heart of the sun. The research

Culture

Terminator: but without Arnie

Planet Earth is in the wake of a nuclear holocaust – Christian Bale in the lead role and Australian actor Sam Worthington play allies in humanity’s

Planet Earth is in the wake of a nuclear holocaust – Christian Bale in the lead role and Australian actor Sam Worthington play allies in humanity’s

Culture

Madrid photo exhibition opens

Photo España is the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts in Madrid – among this years exhibitors – Italian photographer Ugo Mulas

Photo España is the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts in Madrid – among this years exhibitors – Italian photographer Ugo Mulas

Science_technology

Dustchasers seek answer to the Aral

40 years ago the Aral sea was the biggest landlocked body of water in the world. Now it is one of the driest places in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

40 years ago the Aral sea was the biggest landlocked body of water in the world. Now it is one of the driest places in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

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Obama wants 'new beginning' in Middle East relations

Barack Obama has called for a new beginning between the United States and Muslims in a highly-anticipated speech in Egypt. The US President is

Barack Obama has called for a new beginning between the United States and Muslims in a highly-anticipated speech in Egypt. The US President is

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Attenborough wins Asturias Social Science prize

The winner of the 2009 Asturias Social Science prize is Sir David Attenborough. Attenborough is one of Britain’s best loved celebrities, building a

The winner of the 2009 Asturias Social Science prize is Sir David Attenborough. Attenborough is one of Britain’s best loved celebrities, building a

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EU election opens in Netherlands

Along with voters in the UK the Dutch have started heading to the polls today for the European elections. Almost 13 million people are eligible to

Along with voters in the UK the Dutch have started heading to the polls today for the European elections. Almost 13 million people are eligible to

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Plots against Brown as UK goes to the polls

Voting is underway in the UK in European and local elections which could determine the fate of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The election is widely

Voting is underway in the UK in European and local elections which could determine the fate of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The election is widely

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Jacques Attali: the euronews interview

Jacques Attali is a man of many facets. A founder and former President of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the author of 40

Jacques Attali is a man of many facets. A founder and former President of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the author of 40

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Voting for the European elections gets underway in the Netherlands

The Netherlands also goes to the polls today to vote in the European elections. Nearly 13 million voters are registered to elect 25 Dutch MEPs for

The Netherlands also goes to the polls today to vote in the European elections. Nearly 13 million voters are registered to elect 25 Dutch MEPs for

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Obama in Cairo for keynote Muslim speech

After a brief stopover in Saudi Arabia, US President Barack Obama is due in Egypt today to deliver what has been billed as one of the most important

After a brief stopover in Saudi Arabia, US President Barack Obama is due in Egypt today to deliver what has been billed as one of the most important

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Putin's new gas threats against Ukraine

There’s a new threat to Europe’s gas supplies from Russia. The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said they could dry up at the end of this

There’s a new threat to Europe’s gas supplies from Russia. The Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said they could dry up at the end of this

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Air crash victims' families threaten Air France with lawsuit

As the search for clues to what caused the disappearance of Air France flight 447 with 228 people on board continues – relatives of the missing

As the search for clues to what caused the disappearance of Air France flight 447 with 228 people on board continues – relatives of the missing