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2009-07-01

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Jorge Semprun: Apathy a danger to Europe

The Spanish writer Jorge Semprun is an exceptional witness to events in the 20th century. He was born in Madrid but has spent a large part of his

The Spanish writer Jorge Semprun is an exceptional witness to events in the 20th century. He was born in Madrid but has spent a large part of his

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Mobile roaming charges slashed in EU

Making and receiving calls on mobile phones across the European Union has just got cheaper. New roaming price limits have come into force, completing

Making and receiving calls on mobile phones across the European Union has just got cheaper. New roaming price limits have come into force, completing

Business

BP and China secure Iraq oilfield deal

A British Petroleum-led group in harness with China’s National Petroleum Corporation was the only bidder to secure a contract to develop Iraq’s oil

A British Petroleum-led group in harness with China’s National Petroleum Corporation was the only bidder to secure a contract to develop Iraq’s oil

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Sweden takes the wheel of the EU

The rotating presidency of the European Union has turned to from the Czech Republic to Sweden. The occasion was marked with a gathering at the

The rotating presidency of the European Union has turned to from the Czech Republic to Sweden. The occasion was marked with a gathering at the

Business

European markets bouyant as decline slows

At the close of the European markets in London the FTSE index closed up 1.89 per cent. Frankfurt’s Dax also made gains as did the CAC 40 in Paris

At the close of the European markets in London the FTSE index closed up 1.89 per cent. Frankfurt’s Dax also made gains as did the CAC 40 in Paris

Business

Summer fashions and food 'stabilise' M&S sales

Warm weather has boosted sales of summer fashions and food at Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks and Spencer. The group reported its

Warm weather has boosted sales of summer fashions and food at Britain’s biggest clothing retailer Marks and Spencer. The group reported its

Business

US plans to pursue UBS account holders

The US Justice Department is pressing ahead with plans to force the Swiss bank UBS – the world’s largest manager of private wealth assets – to

The US Justice Department is pressing ahead with plans to force the Swiss bank UBS – the world’s largest manager of private wealth assets – to

Business

Euro zone: manufacturing shows signs of recovery

Manufacturing in the euro zone shrank at a lower rate than expected in June but there were significant differences between nations with Germany

Manufacturing in the euro zone shrank at a lower rate than expected in June but there were significant differences between nations with Germany

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Croatian PM Sanader resigns

Croatia’s prime minister has resigned, confirming recent rumours in the media. At a press conference in Zagreb, Ivo Sanader said he was leaving

Croatia’s prime minister has resigned, confirming recent rumours in the media. At a press conference in Zagreb, Ivo Sanader said he was leaving

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Top Russian folk singer dies

One of Russia’s most outstanding singers, Ludmila Zykina, has died in Moscow aged 80. She had suffered a heart attack. Her singing career started in

One of Russia’s most outstanding singers, Ludmila Zykina, has died in Moscow aged 80. She had suffered a heart attack. Her singing career started in

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Greece introduces new smoking ban

A new, stricter law on smoking is being introduced in Greece, Europe’s heaviest smoking nation. Lighting up in hospitals, schools, vehicles and

A new, stricter law on smoking is being introduced in Greece, Europe’s heaviest smoking nation. Lighting up in hospitals, schools, vehicles and

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Protesters try to block Yemenia flight

The victims of the air crash off the Comoros were mostly Comorans, but there were also more than 60 French nationals who had begun their journeys

The victims of the air crash off the Comoros were mostly Comorans, but there were also more than 60 French nationals who had begun their journeys

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Russia says "nyet" to casinos

The curtain has finally fallen on almost all gambling casinos and gaming halls in Russia. The Russian capital has more than 500 places where you can

The curtain has finally fallen on almost all gambling casinos and gaming halls in Russia. The Russian capital has more than 500 places where you can

Science_technology

Assistance dogs for diabetics

Paul Jackson (53) from Durham has type-2 diabetes which means his body can’t process the insulin it needs to keep his blood sugar levels stable. If

Paul Jackson (53) from Durham has type-2 diabetes which means his body can’t process the insulin it needs to keep his blood sugar levels stable. If

Culture

Public Enemies premiered

Michael Mann’s new film “Public Enemies” has premiered in London’s Leicester Square. The film stars Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard and is a biopic

Michael Mann’s new film “Public Enemies” has premiered in London’s Leicester Square. The film stars Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard and is a biopic

Culture

Milan Eric and Zvonko Coh

Milan Eric lives and works in Maribor in Slovenia. He is an artist and an animator, but prefers to call himself a draughtsman. He admits that he

Milan Eric lives and works in Maribor in Slovenia. He is an artist and an animator, but prefers to call himself a draughtsman. He admits that he

Science_technology

High-tech textiles for a material world

It took just a matter of seconds to flatten L’Aquila in Central Italy. The earthquake, magnitude 5.8, killed 308 people there and in the surrounding

It took just a matter of seconds to flatten L’Aquila in Central Italy. The earthquake, magnitude 5.8, killed 308 people there and in the surrounding

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Miracle air crash girl recounts ordeal

The miracle teenage survivor of an air crash off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean has been telling authorities how she managed to survive

The miracle teenage survivor of an air crash off the Comoros in the Indian Ocean has been telling authorities how she managed to survive

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Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader resigns

The prime minister of Croatia Ivo Sanader has resigned. Local media had been speculating Sanader would be running for president in elections

The prime minister of Croatia Ivo Sanader has resigned. Local media had been speculating Sanader would be running for president in elections

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Airport protest delays Yemenia flight

A Yemenia Airways flight from Paris to Sanaa was delayed at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport today by young protestors of Comoron origin. Some 60

A Yemenia Airways flight from Paris to Sanaa was delayed at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport today by young protestors of Comoron origin. Some 60

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Father of miracle air crash girl tells story

The 14-year-old girl from Marseille who is the only known survivor of the Yemenia airline crash off the Comoros islands is recovering in hospital

The 14-year-old girl from Marseille who is the only known survivor of the Yemenia airline crash off the Comoros islands is recovering in hospital

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Greek smoking ban comes into force

Greece has joined the growing club of countries with extensive smoking bans. From today, smoking is banned in indoor public spaces and work areas

Greece has joined the growing club of countries with extensive smoking bans. From today, smoking is banned in indoor public spaces and work areas

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Sweden takes the reins of the EU

Sweden has taken up the rotating presidency of the European Union. Tackling the economic crisis and climate change will be the priorities of the

Sweden has taken up the rotating presidency of the European Union. Tackling the economic crisis and climate change will be the priorities of the

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Safety questions after Italian train crash

After the shock of a train crash inferno in Italy, the focus is shifting to questions about security. Railway workers in Tuscany are today holding a

After the shock of a train crash inferno in Italy, the focus is shifting to questions about security. Railway workers in Tuscany are today holding a

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Jackson's body being taken to Neverland

Michael Jackson fans are preparing to say their last goodbyes to the deceased pop star at his Neverland ranch in California. One week after he

Michael Jackson fans are preparing to say their last goodbyes to the deceased pop star at his Neverland ranch in California. One week after he

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Russia limits the roll of the dice

From July 1, anyone in Russia who fancies a flutter will have to make their way to one of four zones that are being specially designated for

From July 1, anyone in Russia who fancies a flutter will have to make their way to one of four zones that are being specially designated for

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French Navy searches for Comoros jet wreckage

Two French Navy ships are expected to arrive today in an area where a Yemeni airliner crashed into the sea off the Comoros Islands . The French

Two French Navy ships are expected to arrive today in an area where a Yemeni airliner crashed into the sea off the Comoros Islands . The French

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Swedish EU presidency faces big challenges

Sweden faces some daunting tasks as it assumes the EU’s six month rotating presidency. The Nordic country of just nine million people – home to

Sweden faces some daunting tasks as it assumes the EU’s six month rotating presidency. The Nordic country of just nine million people – home to