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2010-04-19

Europe

Have your say on EU agriculture

The latest preparations for reforming Europe’s agriculture include consulting the public. How can EU farming be fairer and greener?

The latest preparations for reforming Europe’s agriculture include consulting the public. How can EU farming be fairer and greener?

Europe

Biodiversity under threat

In 2001, the European Union began a programme to bolster the region’s biodiversity by 2010. Despite enormous efforts, it has not achieved its aims

In 2001, the European Union began a programme to bolster the region’s biodiversity by 2010. Despite enormous efforts, it has not achieved its aims

Culture

Hardcastle reworks 19 for 25th anniversary

Twenty-five years after the British record producer Paul Hardcastle had a massive hit with his anti-war anthem ‘19’ he has re-worked the classic to

Twenty-five years after the British record producer Paul Hardcastle had a massive hit with his anti-war anthem ‘19’ he has re-worked the classic to

Culture

Cirque du Soleil insects swoop on New York

New York is being invaded by insects, courtesy of a new show by the Cirque du Soleil. The spectacle, OVO, brings together acrobatics and dance to

New York is being invaded by insects, courtesy of a new show by the Cirque du Soleil. The spectacle, OVO, brings together acrobatics and dance to

Science_technology

Gene clue to better prostate cancer treatment

British scientists believe they have identified why some prostate cancer cells are more aggressive than others. It is the most common male cancer

British scientists believe they have identified why some prostate cancer cells are more aggressive than others. It is the most common male cancer

Business

Germany and UK regulators eye Goldman

Regulators in Germany and the UK are considering whether to take legal action against New York based investment bank Goldman Sachs after it was

Regulators in Germany and the UK are considering whether to take legal action against New York based investment bank Goldman Sachs after it was

News

Royal Navy to pick up stranded Britons

Britain is deploying three Royal Navy warships, including the aircraft carrier Ark Royal to bring home UK citizens stranded abroad by the closure of

Britain is deploying three Royal Navy warships, including the aircraft carrier Ark Royal to bring home UK citizens stranded abroad by the closure of

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French ferry port provides vital gateway for stranded travellers

The number of foot passengers arriving at the French port of Calais has surged from a daily average of 800 up to 12,000 in the past five days. It

The number of foot passengers arriving at the French port of Calais has surged from a daily average of 800 up to 12,000 in the past five days. It

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Iraq's al Qaeda leaders killed in raid

Iraq’s al Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri and the purported head of an affiliate group Abu Omar al-Baghdadi have been killed. Their deaths were

Iraq’s al Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri and the purported head of an affiliate group Abu Omar al-Baghdadi have been killed. Their deaths were

News

Pope Benedict's tenure marked by controversy

The 19th of April, 2005. The white smoke billowed out and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI. In the five years since that day

The 19th of April, 2005. The white smoke billowed out and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI. In the five years since that day

News

Recount of Baghdad votes ordered in Iraqi poll

More than a month after Iraq’s inconclusive election, votes cast in Baghdad will be recounted, raising the chance of a reversal in the results. An

More than a month after Iraq’s inconclusive election, votes cast in Baghdad will be recounted, raising the chance of a reversal in the results. An

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Ash-kicking deal jangles government and airline industry relations

The European agreement on reducing flying shutdowns came after the 27 EU transport ministers and representatives of the air transport industry had

The European agreement on reducing flying shutdowns came after the 27 EU transport ministers and representatives of the air transport industry had

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EU Transport Ministers agree to reduce no-fly zone

Europe’s transport ministers have spent the day thrashing out an agreement to reduce the size of the no-fly zone currently in place. It comes amid

Europe’s transport ministers have spent the day thrashing out an agreement to reduce the size of the no-fly zone currently in place. It comes amid

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Molten glass found in F-16 fighter jet's engine

A build-up of glass has been found in the engine of a Nato F-16 fighter jet after it flew through an unidentified section of European

A build-up of glass has been found in the engine of a Nato F-16 fighter jet after it flew through an unidentified section of European

Business

Toyota to pay record fine

Toyota has confirmed it will pay a record fine to US safety regulators over accusations the Japanese carmaker knowingly delayed a massive recall

Toyota has confirmed it will pay a record fine to US safety regulators over accusations the Japanese carmaker knowingly delayed a massive recall

News

Stranded air passengers look for alternatives

Tired, fed-up and looking for plan B. It is the same desperate story at airports in the four corners of the world. Charlie McKinney had no idea

Tired, fed-up and looking for plan B. It is the same desperate story at airports in the four corners of the world. Charlie McKinney had no idea

Business

Greek crisis talks delayed

Talks between Greek officials and teams from the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund are now not

Talks between Greek officials and teams from the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund are now not

Business

Economies suffer from flight restrictions

The economic impact of the flight restrictions because of the Islandic volcanic ash cloud has been massive. Businesses that are dependent on fast

The economic impact of the flight restrictions because of the Islandic volcanic ash cloud has been massive. Businesses that are dependent on fast

News

Cyprus poll result sparks concerns for peace talks

What now for peace talks in Cyprus? Concerns have been expressed at Turkish Cypriot nationalist Dervis Eroglu’s election triumph. A staunch backer

What now for peace talks in Cyprus? Concerns have been expressed at Turkish Cypriot nationalist Dervis Eroglu’s election triumph. A staunch backer

Business

Philips shares soar on bumper earnings

Philips Electronics has reported first-quarter earnings well above the most optimistic forecasts. Net profit was 201 million euros compared with a

Philips Electronics has reported first-quarter earnings well above the most optimistic forecasts. Net profit was 201 million euros compared with a

News

European airports list

Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Ireland Netherland Norway Poland Romania Sweden Switzerland United

Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Ireland Netherland Norway Poland Romania Sweden Switzerland United

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Millions of passengers stranded as air chaos continues

Almost 7 million passengers are currently stranded at 313 airports around the world. In Hong Kong, European nationals desperate to get home have

Almost 7 million passengers are currently stranded at 313 airports around the world. In Hong Kong, European nationals desperate to get home have

News

Papal anniversary marred by abuse scandal

Jubilant scenes greeted Pope Benedict XVI when he became head of the Catholic Church five years ago. Today, on the anniversary of his papacy, there

Jubilant scenes greeted Pope Benedict XVI when he became head of the Catholic Church five years ago. Today, on the anniversary of his papacy, there

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Reunification doubts after Turkish Cypriot vote

Turkey will keep on urging Cypriot leaders to continue peace talks for a permanent solution in Cyprus says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

Turkey will keep on urging Cypriot leaders to continue peace talks for a permanent solution in Cyprus says Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

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Volcanic tremors continue to rock Iceland

Iceland’s erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano has today sent further strong tremors through the surrounding countryside. The ash plume which has

Iceland’s erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano has today sent further strong tremors through the surrounding countryside. The ash plume which has

News

Emergency EU talks on easing air travel curbs

EU transport ministers are to hold video-conference talks on easing air travel restrictions. As the crisis caused by the drifting cloud of

EU transport ministers are to hold video-conference talks on easing air travel restrictions. As the crisis caused by the drifting cloud of

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Ash cloud in Iceland

The Eruption in glacier Eyjafjallajokull remained stable overnight. The volcanic plume has reached a height of 6-9 km drifting to the south.

The Eruption in glacier Eyjafjallajokull remained stable overnight. The volcanic plume has reached a height of 6-9 km drifting to the south.

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Lech Kaczynski's funeral

Poland’s late President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria will be buried in the cathedral crypt at Wawel Royal Castle in Poland’s southern city of

Poland’s late President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria will be buried in the cathedral crypt at Wawel Royal Castle in Poland’s southern city of

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Pope meets youths

Pope Benedict meets young people in Malta on the second day oh his visit to the island.

Pope Benedict meets young people in Malta on the second day oh his visit to the island.