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2009-07-03

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Trichet defends ECB's bold policies

Jean Claude Trichet has been accused of over-conservative policies at the European Central bank, and erring on the side of caution when different

Jean Claude Trichet has been accused of over-conservative policies at the European Central bank, and erring on the side of caution when different

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Ban on a mission to Myanmar

The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, is in Myanmar to try and persuade its military leaders to release political prisoners and follow the

The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, is in Myanmar to try and persuade its military leaders to release political prisoners and follow the

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Protestors blockade Yemenia Airways

Protestors continue to block check-in desks for Yemenia Airways flights out of Paris’ Roissy airport, claiming lax safety regulations are to blame

Protestors continue to block check-in desks for Yemenia Airways flights out of Paris’ Roissy airport, claiming lax safety regulations are to blame

Business

Eurozone still struggles with recession

We are into 2009’s second half but the economic figures show there is still no reliable sign of recovery in Europe. After two months of recovery

We are into 2009’s second half but the economic figures show there is still no reliable sign of recovery in Europe. After two months of recovery

Business

Trichet talks to euronews

With Wall Street on a fourth of July holiday weekend it was up to Europe to cap the week on the markets, and they closed with a whimper, down

With Wall Street on a fourth of July holiday weekend it was up to Europe to cap the week on the markets, and they closed with a whimper, down

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WHO declares swine flu 'unstoppable'

The United Nations’ senior health officer has warned that the spread of H1N1, so-called swine flu is now unstoppable. Dr Margaret Chan delivered her

The United Nations’ senior health officer has warned that the spread of H1N1, so-called swine flu is now unstoppable. Dr Margaret Chan delivered her

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Bulgaria's centre-right look set for poll victory

Polls suggest Bulgaria’s right-wing Gerb party is poised to win this weekend’s parliamentary election as voter frustration over the economic crisis

Polls suggest Bulgaria’s right-wing Gerb party is poised to win this weekend’s parliamentary election as voter frustration over the economic crisis

Europe

Sarkozy talks Turkey with Sweden

On the first visit by a French president to Stockholm in nine years, Nicolas Sarkozy and host Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt have agreed to

On the first visit by a French president to Stockholm in nine years, Nicolas Sarkozy and host Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt have agreed to

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Europe promises tough Iran response

Europe has promised a tough, unified response to the arrest of local staff at the British embassy in Iran, who are accused of fomenting the recent

Europe has promised a tough, unified response to the arrest of local staff at the British embassy in Iran, who are accused of fomenting the recent

Business

Berlin warns Opel bidders to respect EU law

The bidding war over GM’s European carmaker Opel is hotting up after China’s state-owned BAIC put more money on the table on Friday in a bid to head

The bidding war over GM’s European carmaker Opel is hotting up after China’s state-owned BAIC put more money on the table on Friday in a bid to head

Business

Spanish recession deepens

May industrial output figures for Spain look grim, with a deeper-than-forecast 20.5 percent drop year on year. It is the 13th straight month of

May industrial output figures for Spain look grim, with a deeper-than-forecast 20.5 percent drop year on year. It is the 13th straight month of

Business

Partners agree on Nabucco treaty

The intergovernmental treaty backing the Nabucco natural gas pipeline from the Caspian sea to Europe will be signed in Ankara on July 12th. The

The intergovernmental treaty backing the Nabucco natural gas pipeline from the Caspian sea to Europe will be signed in Ankara on July 12th. The

Europe

French call for EU milk help

The new French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire has appealed to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to intervene in the falling milk

The new French Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire has appealed to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to intervene in the falling milk

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Demjanjuk declared fit to stand trial

A man alleged to have helped to kill almost 30 thousand Jews in a Nazi death camp has been deemed fit to stand trial in Germany by doctors. John

A man alleged to have helped to kill almost 30 thousand Jews in a Nazi death camp has been deemed fit to stand trial in Germany by doctors. John

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L'Aquila prepares for G8 summit

Tremors continue to trouble the Italian town of L’Aquila, the venue for next week’s G8 summit. It was a strong earthquake in April that brought

Tremors continue to trouble the Italian town of L’Aquila, the venue for next week’s G8 summit. It was a strong earthquake in April that brought

Business

German bad banks plan approved in Budesrat

Germany’s lower house of parliament today approved the country’s “bad banks” plan in a bid to end the worst German recession since the second world

Germany’s lower house of parliament today approved the country’s “bad banks” plan in a bid to end the worst German recession since the second world

Culture

U2 360º tour kicks off

90,000 U2 fans literally ran into the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona for the first gig of U2’s new 360º tour on 30th June. The tour name refers

90,000 U2 fans literally ran into the Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona for the first gig of U2’s new 360º tour on 30th June. The tour name refers

Culture

Ice Age 3 sizzles

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – aka Ice Age 3 is on release across the world this summer. The loveable gang are back and on flying form, with the

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – aka Ice Age 3 is on release across the world this summer. The loveable gang are back and on flying form, with the

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Medvedev ready to push "reset" button with US

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says he is ready to reinvigorate relations with Washington ahead of US President Barack Obama’s first summit

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says he is ready to reinvigorate relations with Washington ahead of US President Barack Obama’s first summit

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Doctors say John Demjanjuk is fit to stand trial

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been deemed fit enough by medical experts to stand trial for allegedly helping to kill 29,000 Jews

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk has been deemed fit enough by medical experts to stand trial for allegedly helping to kill 29,000 Jews

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New Honduran leader 'open' to vote

The new leadership in Honduras has said it may accept early elections in the face of mounting international criticism of last week’s army coup

The new leadership in Honduras has said it may accept early elections in the face of mounting international criticism of last week’s army coup

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Jacko video set to earn millions

Video recordings of Michael Jackson rehearsing for what would have been his comeback shows may earn him a fortune even in death. The King of Pop is

Video recordings of Michael Jackson rehearsing for what would have been his comeback shows may earn him a fortune even in death. The King of Pop is

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Medvedev ready to push "reset" button with US

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says he is ready to reinvigorate relations with Washington ahead of US President Barack Obama’s first summit

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says he is ready to reinvigorate relations with Washington ahead of US President Barack Obama’s first summit

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US troops meet Taliban resistance in Helmand offensive

US marines, backed by British and Afghan troops are continuing to patrol Afghanistan’s Helmand Valley. They have met strong resistance from the

US marines, backed by British and Afghan troops are continuing to patrol Afghanistan’s Helmand Valley. They have met strong resistance from the

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UK fears huge surge in flu cases

Health officials in Spain and France have played down fears of a surge in H1N1 flu cases, saying British warnings are exaggerated. Spain has Europe’s

Health officials in Spain and France have played down fears of a surge in H1N1 flu cases, saying British warnings are exaggerated. Spain has Europe’s

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Russia to host Obama

Moscow is preparing to host US President Barack Obama on a visit it is hoped will improve relations between the two superpowers. In a video blog

Moscow is preparing to host US President Barack Obama on a visit it is hoped will improve relations between the two superpowers. In a video blog

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Crash-hit airline suspends flights

It is a small and bittersweet victory for members of France’s Comoran community, after Tuesday’s plane crash that left more than 150 people dead

It is a small and bittersweet victory for members of France’s Comoran community, after Tuesday’s plane crash that left more than 150 people dead

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US Marines launch vast anti-Taliban offensive

They are pouring into enemy territory in their thousands but can they break the Taliban? US Marines have launched a major offensive in southern

They are pouring into enemy territory in their thousands but can they break the Taliban? US Marines have launched a major offensive in southern