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2009-06-05

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EU election: voting underway in Czech Republic

Voting is underway in the Czech Republic where the ballot is taking place over two half-days to give people a chance to vote. Czechs will elect

Voting is underway in the Czech Republic where the ballot is taking place over two half-days to give people a chance to vote. Czechs will elect

Europe

Dutch right unnerving

Netherlands far-right politician Geert Wilders, wielding an anti-immigration, anti-Islam and anti-EU bouquet, packs a punch that is making Europe’s

Netherlands far-right politician Geert Wilders, wielding an anti-immigration, anti-Islam and anti-EU bouquet, packs a punch that is making Europe’s

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Brown reshuffles cabinet as pressure grows

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced a cabinet resuffle to shore up his position, making it clear he has no intention of quiting without

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced a cabinet resuffle to shore up his position, making it clear he has no intention of quiting without

Business

Rio dumps Chinalco for BHP

Mining giant Rio Tinto has scrapped a 13 billion euro tie-up deal with China’s Chinalco. It is forming a joint venture instead with BHP The

Mining giant Rio Tinto has scrapped a 13 billion euro tie-up deal with China’s Chinalco. It is forming a joint venture instead with BHP The

Business

GM sheds assets

After filing for bankruptcy the US car giant GM is seeking to shed some assets. It is selling its Saturn unit to Penske Automotive Group Inc which

After filing for bankruptcy the US car giant GM is seeking to shed some assets. It is selling its Saturn unit to Penske Automotive Group Inc which

Business

European markets surge

News of economic green shoots in America gave the European markets a Friday afternoon bounce with several of the major bourses doing well. London

News of economic green shoots in America gave the European markets a Friday afternoon bounce with several of the major bourses doing well. London

Business

Baule looks at global cities

Twenty years from now up to 80 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. And the ramifications of this startling statistic are

Twenty years from now up to 80 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. And the ramifications of this startling statistic are

Business

US jobless claims fall

There are signs the recession is losing its force in the United States with jobless claims falling steeply. Productivity has also risen faster

There are signs the recession is losing its force in the United States with jobless claims falling steeply. Productivity has also risen faster

Business

Arcandor seeks bail out.

The company which owns Germany’s Karstadt department-store chain,is seeking a 437 million euro bailout from the state-owned development bank Kf

The company which owns Germany’s Karstadt department-store chain,is seeking a 437 million euro bailout from the state-owned development bank Kf

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Obama visits Buchenwald concentration camp

US president Barack Obama has been visiting the concentration camp of Buchenwald in eastern Germany. Buchenwalkd was one of the largest and first

US president Barack Obama has been visiting the concentration camp of Buchenwald in eastern Germany. Buchenwalkd was one of the largest and first

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Loyalists rally to Brown as ministers quit

The departures of five senior cabinet colleagues, including Transport Minister Geoff Hoon, have dealt a heavy blow to an already beleagured British

The departures of five senior cabinet colleagues, including Transport Minister Geoff Hoon, have dealt a heavy blow to an already beleagured British

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Air speed seen as factor in Air France crash

As the search continues for wreckage of the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic continues, experts are increasingly looking at speed as a

As the search continues for wreckage of the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic continues, experts are increasingly looking at speed as a

Europe

French campaign insulting

European campaigning in France takes a bitter twist. Francois Bayrou, whose centrist party is battling for third place against the European

European campaigning in France takes a bitter twist. Francois Bayrou, whose centrist party is battling for third place against the European

Europe

Irish voter backlash

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen looks set to bear the brunt of public anger in the European and local elections underway in Ireland. Many accuse the

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen looks set to bear the brunt of public anger in the European and local elections underway in Ireland. Many accuse the

Europe

Migration solidarity

The question: “Which role do you think the EU should have in managing and assisting the migrants and refugees, especially coming from the

The question: “Which role do you think the EU should have in managing and assisting the migrants and refugees, especially coming from the

Europe

The coming of age of the European Parliament

The European parliament has had to travel a long hard road to become an integral part of the European Union’s decision-making. Now it packs a punch

The European parliament has had to travel a long hard road to become an integral part of the European Union’s decision-making. Now it packs a punch

Culture

The Magic Flute Updated

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has opened the Nuits de Fourviere music festival in Lyon (France) with their unique version of Mozart’s opera The

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has opened the Nuits de Fourviere music festival in Lyon (France) with their unique version of Mozart’s opera The

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Berlusconi slams Spanish paper over nude photos

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has nothing to be afraid of following the publication of photos of naked guests at a villa in

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has nothing to be afraid of following the publication of photos of naked guests at a villa in

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Tough issues dominate Obama's Germany visit

The US and German leaders have been trying to make progress on a range of difficult issues. President Barack Obama’s talks in Dresden with Chanceller

The US and German leaders have been trying to make progress on a range of difficult issues. President Barack Obama’s talks in Dresden with Chanceller

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Pressure on Brown to quit intensifies

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s fight to shore up his government looks increasingly desperate, as yet more ministers jump ship.    With

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s fight to shore up his government looks increasingly desperate, as yet more ministers jump ship.    With

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EU polls kicks off in Czech Republic

The EU elections continue to sweep across Europe today with voting currently underway in presidency holder the Czech Republic. Voters are electing 22

The EU elections continue to sweep across Europe today with voting currently underway in presidency holder the Czech Republic. Voters are electing 22

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Irish voters to pile more pressure on Cowan

Voting in the European and local elections is underway in Ireland where the government is widely expected to bear the brunt of public anger over the

Voting in the European and local elections is underway in Ireland where the government is widely expected to bear the brunt of public anger over the

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Dutch far right make their mark on Europe

The far right in the Netherlands is celebrating big gains in the European elections, with exit polls showing the anti-immigration Freedom Party in

The far right in the Netherlands is celebrating big gains in the European elections, with exit polls showing the anti-immigration Freedom Party in

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Debris found in ocean does not belong to doomed Air France flight

Mystery continues to surround the disappearance of the Air France jet which plunged into the Atlantic on Monday killing all 228 people on board

Mystery continues to surround the disappearance of the Air France jet which plunged into the Atlantic on Monday killing all 228 people on board

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Minister resignation holes Brown below water line

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown is rallying his political allies in a desperate attempt to shore up his government after a third senior

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown is rallying his political allies in a desperate attempt to shore up his government after a third senior

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Ireland and Czech Republic vote for MEPs

The Irish airforce delivers ballot papers to a remote island to ensure everyone gets the chance to cast their votes in today’s polls. The fate of

The Irish airforce delivers ballot papers to a remote island to ensure everyone gets the chance to cast their votes in today’s polls. The fate of

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Obama snubs Berlin in brief German stop-over

President Barack Obama has arrived in Germany amid speculation that the brevity of the visit reflects a simmering row between Washington and Berlin

President Barack Obama has arrived in Germany amid speculation that the brevity of the visit reflects a simmering row between Washington and Berlin