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2010-04-20

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European air traffic gradually resumes

Half of all scheduled flights were due to get off the ground today, providing a lifeline to some of the seven million passengers who have been

Half of all scheduled flights were due to get off the ground today, providing a lifeline to some of the seven million passengers who have been

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'Bon voyage' from Brussels airport

The first flight out of Brussels the day after a European agreement with the airline industry to ease airspace restrictions was bound for Kinshasa

The first flight out of Brussels the day after a European agreement with the airline industry to ease airspace restrictions was bound for Kinshasa

Business

Volcano disruption hits Nissan, BMW

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud has forced carmaker Nissan to temporarily halt several production lines at two of its Japanese factories with the

The Icelandic volcanic ash cloud has forced carmaker Nissan to temporarily halt several production lines at two of its Japanese factories with the

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Pilots warn against rash ash cloud flight moves

European pilots say they will not be pressured into flying by cash-strapped airlines desperate to claw back money lost in the ash cloud chaos. An

European pilots say they will not be pressured into flying by cash-strapped airlines desperate to claw back money lost in the ash cloud chaos. An

Business

Flu vaccines boost Novartis sales

Swiss drugmaker Novartis enjoyed first quarter sales that were up 18 percent and said it is confident of meeting its targets for this year. But

Swiss drugmaker Novartis enjoyed first quarter sales that were up 18 percent and said it is confident of meeting its targets for this year. But

Business

Fiat change at the top

Fiat’s Chairman Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo has announced he is stepping down after six years to be replaced by Vice-Chairman John Elkann who heads

Fiat’s Chairman Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo has announced he is stepping down after six years to be replaced by Vice-Chairman John Elkann who heads

Business

Warning on Greek bailout costs

Greece’s borrowing costs hit new highs on Tuesday driven by concerns it may need more money than previously anticipated to bail it out. European

Greece’s borrowing costs hit new highs on Tuesday driven by concerns it may need more money than previously anticipated to bail it out. European

Business

Tesco confident on recovery

Tesco has announced an 8.7 percent rise in annual profit, helped by acquisitions in Asia and financial services, and it will step up its expansion

Tesco has announced an 8.7 percent rise in annual profit, helped by acquisitions in Asia and financial services, and it will step up its expansion

Culture

Grave reception for Death at a Funeral

Hollywood has decided to remake a British black comedy just three years after the original came out. This time Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin

Hollywood has decided to remake a British black comedy just three years after the original came out. This time Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin

Science_technology

Iceland's volcano explained

Pierre Thomas is a geologist from the Earth Sciences Laboratory of l’Ecole Normale Supérieure at Lyon in France. We asked him about the particular

Pierre Thomas is a geologist from the Earth Sciences Laboratory of l’Ecole Normale Supérieure at Lyon in France. We asked him about the particular

News

EP cancels voting in fairness to absent MEPs

Voting in the French city of Strasbourg was cancelled at the European Parliament because volcano travel restrictions prevented many members from

Voting in the French city of Strasbourg was cancelled at the European Parliament because volcano travel restrictions prevented many members from

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Brits relieved to be homeward bound at last

A group of British nationals managed to secure places aboard HMS Albion after the navy stepped in to help repatriate stranded civilians. The

A group of British nationals managed to secure places aboard HMS Albion after the navy stepped in to help repatriate stranded civilians. The

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China to mourn quake dead as toll passes 2,000

Spurred on by miracle rescues on Monday, search teams are continuing to look for survivors, nearly a week after China’s earthquake. More than 2,000

Spurred on by miracle rescues on Monday, search teams are continuing to look for survivors, nearly a week after China’s earthquake. More than 2,000

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Russia's recession is over says Putin

The recession in Russia is over according to Vladimir Putin, who has delivered his annual report to the lower house of parliament. The prime

The recession in Russia is over according to Vladimir Putin, who has delivered his annual report to the lower house of parliament. The prime

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No sign of eruption let up in Iceland

Iceland’s active volcano continues to steadily erupt. Scientists say it is now emitting more lava and less ash and the billowing column of smoke

Iceland’s active volcano continues to steadily erupt. Scientists say it is now emitting more lava and less ash and the billowing column of smoke

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British nationals stuck in Spain face long wait to get home

British nationals stranded on the continent are despairing at the lack of information – and options -available to them. The government has

British nationals stranded on the continent are despairing at the lack of information – and options -available to them. The government has

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European travellers stranded in Asia

Many European air travellers trying to fly home from Asia remain marooned in airport lounges. Flights continue to be cancelled despite EU members

Many European air travellers trying to fly home from Asia remain marooned in airport lounges. Flights continue to be cancelled despite EU members

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Europe's stranded passengers inundate rail and bus routes

Stranded travellers in Europe have been scrambling to secure seats on trains, buses and even taxis to complete their journey’s. With limited

Stranded travellers in Europe have been scrambling to secure seats on trains, buses and even taxis to complete their journey’s. With limited

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Flights resume amid ash cloud concerns

A small number of flights have resumed in northern Europe but the Icelandic volcano which has caused air traffic chaos for nearly a week continues to

A small number of flights have resumed in northern Europe but the Icelandic volcano which has caused air traffic chaos for nearly a week continues to

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Stranded passengers camp out at airports

Air passengers remained stranded across Europe and Asia on Monday on the fifth day of travel disruptions caused by ash from an Icelandic volcano.

Air passengers remained stranded across Europe and Asia on Monday on the fifth day of travel disruptions caused by ash from an Icelandic volcano.

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Memorial Day in Israel

Israel marked Memorial Day on Monday, one of the most sombre and emotional days on the Israeli calendar, when it commemorates soldiers killed in

Israel marked Memorial Day on Monday, one of the most sombre and emotional days on the Israeli calendar, when it commemorates soldiers killed in

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Blast in Pakistan

A blast outside a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar kills one child and injures others.

A blast outside a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar kills one child and injures others.

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Thai troops patrol Bangkok business district

Thai troops armed with assault rifles moved into Bangkok’s central business district on Monday morning to stop thousands of anti-government

Thai troops armed with assault rifles moved into Bangkok’s central business district on Monday morning to stop thousands of anti-government

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European air restrictions easing

Planes are taking to the skies in parts of Europe today, as restrictions to flying are eased. Airspace in Belgium, Italy and Denmark is due to

Planes are taking to the skies in parts of Europe today, as restrictions to flying are eased. Airspace in Belgium, Italy and Denmark is due to

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Spain comes to the aid of stranded UK passengers

Britain’s government has decided to go ahead with using Spain’s airports as stopovers to get stranded passengers travelling again. The move comes

Britain’s government has decided to go ahead with using Spain’s airports as stopovers to get stranded passengers travelling again. The move comes

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Weary travellers face long waits at St Pancras

At London’s St Pancras Station, the travel chaos caused by the volcano is evident. People there are tired and frustrated after six days of

At London’s St Pancras Station, the travel chaos caused by the volcano is evident. People there are tired and frustrated after six days of

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Iceland's volcano steps up eruptions

Only hours after European Union transportation ministers agreed on a plan to ease restrictions on airliner traffic, the British National Air Traffic

Only hours after European Union transportation ministers agreed on a plan to ease restrictions on airliner traffic, the British National Air Traffic