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2010-04-12

Europe

EU simplifies visa procedures for entry into Shengen area

Since the beginning of April the EU has cut the red tape required for visa applications to enter the Shengen area from outside “fortress Europe.”

Since the beginning of April the EU has cut the red tape required for visa applications to enter the Shengen area from outside “fortress Europe.”

Science_technology

Technology the key to unlocking memories

Around 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It can put great strain on families and relationships as treasured memories fade away. But

Around 35 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. It can put great strain on families and relationships as treasured memories fade away. But

Culture

Shevchenko's first exhibition in almost 80 years

A long awaited exhibition by a key figure of the Russian avant garde can finally be seen Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery. Alexander Shevchenko studied

A long awaited exhibition by a key figure of the Russian avant garde can finally be seen Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery. Alexander Shevchenko studied

Culture

An evening to remember in 'Date Night'

Tina Fey and Steve Carell star in new comedy ‘Date Night’. The Fosters are a typical suburban couple but a case of mistaken identity in a Manhattan

Tina Fey and Steve Carell star in new comedy ‘Date Night’. The Fosters are a typical suburban couple but a case of mistaken identity in a Manhattan

Culture

Alfred Molina paints Broadway red

British actor Alfred Molina stars in Red, playing American artist Mark Rothko. The play is set in the fifties, and the master expressionist has

British actor Alfred Molina stars in Red, playing American artist Mark Rothko. The play is set in the fifties, and the master expressionist has

Europe

European Union officially mourns with Poland

Not only Polish flags but European flags at EU institutional headquarters in Brussels were lowered to half mast as a European Union day of mourning

Not only Polish flags but European flags at EU institutional headquarters in Brussels were lowered to half mast as a European Union day of mourning

Europe

Latest EU agriculture debate to include diversification

Can European Common Agricultural Policy, or ‘CAP’, meet society’s expectations, and if so, how? Brussels is launching a public debate on this, to

Can European Common Agricultural Policy, or ‘CAP’, meet society’s expectations, and if so, how? Brussels is launching a public debate on this, to

Business

US bank bailout cheaper than expected

The US government’s bailout of the financial system is expected to cost around 65 billion euros that is much lower than previously thought. In

The US government’s bailout of the financial system is expected to cost around 65 billion euros that is much lower than previously thought. In

Business

Swiss bank posts big quarterly profit

Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, reported its highest quarterly earnings in almost three years. First quarter pretax profit passed 1.7 billion

Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS AG, reported its highest quarterly earnings in almost three years. First quarter pretax profit passed 1.7 billion

Business

Spain due to implement tough austerity measures

Spain is determined to implement its tough austerity package “whatever the cost” according to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The

Spain is determined to implement its tough austerity package “whatever the cost” according to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The

Business

Iceland's ex-PM and bank chief blamed for financial meltdown

Iceland’s former prime minister and central bank chief plus five other ex-officials acted with “gross negligence” in failing to avert a banking

Iceland’s former prime minister and central bank chief plus five other ex-officials acted with “gross negligence” in failing to avert a banking

Business

Markets back euro zone/IMF bailout of Greece

The financial markets reacted positively to a euro zone deal on massive standby rescue package for cash strapped Greece, cutting the county’s

The financial markets reacted positively to a euro zone deal on massive standby rescue package for cash strapped Greece, cutting the county’s

News

Russian anti-racist judge shot dead in Moscow

A top Russian judge has been gunned down outside his apartment in Central Moscow in an apparent contract killing. Police say Eduard Chusahov was

A top Russian judge has been gunned down outside his apartment in Central Moscow in an apparent contract killing. Police say Eduard Chusahov was

News

Israel remembers Holocaust amid Iran fears

Israel came to a standstill today as it remembered the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. 24 hours of

Israel came to a standstill today as it remembered the six million Jews who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. 24 hours of

News

Investigation into Smolensk plane crash begins

Poland is to review travel rules for its political and military elite, after the weekend plane crash in which President Lech Kaczysnki and other

Poland is to review travel rules for its political and military elite, after the weekend plane crash in which President Lech Kaczysnki and other

News

Outpouring of grief in Poland

Shocked mourners in Poland have been flocking to the Presidential Palace in the capital Warsaw to try to grasp the enormity of the country’s

Shocked mourners in Poland have been flocking to the Presidential Palace in the capital Warsaw to try to grasp the enormity of the country’s

News

I'll cut taxes to boost economy, says Hungary's PM-to-be

Hungary’s prime minister-in-waiting Viktor Orban on Monday vowed to cut taxes to boost the country’s economy. Orban said his centre-right Fidesz

Hungary’s prime minister-in-waiting Viktor Orban on Monday vowed to cut taxes to boost the country’s economy. Orban said his centre-right Fidesz

News

Ousted Kyrgyz president vows more bloodshed

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev warned the Central Asian nation’s new self-proclaimed government on Monday of more bloodshed if they try to arrest

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev warned the Central Asian nation’s new self-proclaimed government on Monday of more bloodshed if they try to arrest

News

Peter Finn extended interview

As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Peter Finn from the Washington Post, covering the impossibility of building a replacement

As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Peter Finn from the Washington Post, covering the impossibility of building a replacement

News

Bisher al-Rawi extended interview

As an extra feature for the web, this is an extended interview with ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Bisher al-Rawi covering lie-detector tests, innocent

As an extra feature for the web, this is an extended interview with ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Bisher al-Rawi covering lie-detector tests, innocent

News

Paul Rester extended interview

As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Paul Rester, an intelligence chief at Guantanamo Bay, covering waterboarding, interrogations

As a bonus feature, this is an extended interview with Paul Rester, an intelligence chief at Guantanamo Bay, covering waterboarding, interrogations

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Sarah, a Guantanamo Bay guard

This bonus feature is an extended interview with Sarah, a US Marine and a guard at Guantanamo Bay, covering her 21st birthday, change-overs and

This bonus feature is an extended interview with Sarah, a US Marine and a guard at Guantanamo Bay, covering her 21st birthday, change-overs and

News

Fatal train crash in Italy

At least nine people have been killed in a train crash in Northern Italy. Up to thirty others have reportedly been injured, according to the

At least nine people have been killed in a train crash in Northern Italy. Up to thirty others have reportedly been injured, according to the

News

Hungary's far right secures seats in parliament

The rise of Hungary’s far right Jobbik party has overshadowed the centre right’s victory in national elections. Also known as the Movement for a

The rise of Hungary’s far right Jobbik party has overshadowed the centre right’s victory in national elections. Also known as the Movement for a

News

A nation in mourning

In the Polish capital Warsaw flags fly at half mast and the Presidential Palace is surrounded by a carpet of flowers and candles as the public

In the Polish capital Warsaw flags fly at half mast and the Presidential Palace is surrounded by a carpet of flowers and candles as the public

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Ousted Kyrgyz leader refuses to step down

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted leader are gathering in his home village of Teyit. It comes less than a week after President Kurmanbek Bakiyev

Supporters of Kyrgyzstan’s ousted leader are gathering in his home village of Teyit. It comes less than a week after President Kurmanbek Bakiyev