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2010-04-22

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Berlusconi and Fini go for each other's throats

A public clash of operatic proportions in Italy threatens to undermine the government. Conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his main

A public clash of operatic proportions in Italy threatens to undermine the government. Conservative Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his main

Business

New act in Greek economic tragedy

It turns out the Greek economy is in an even worst state than was thought. Its budget deficit last year was far larger than expected according to

It turns out the Greek economy is in an even worst state than was thought. Its budget deficit last year was far larger than expected according to

Business

Obama scolds Wall Street

Wall Street has been given a telling off by President Barack Obama for the risk-taking that led to the financial crisis. He told an New York

Wall Street has been given a telling off by President Barack Obama for the risk-taking that led to the financial crisis. He told an New York

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Political paralysis in Belgium as government falls

The Belgian government has effectively collapsed. The Flemish liberal party has pulled out of Yves Leterme’s coalition causing a political crisis

The Belgian government has effectively collapsed. The Flemish liberal party has pulled out of Yves Leterme’s coalition causing a political crisis

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Reimbursement row over volcano travel chaos

Air travel across Europe is nearly back to normal following the massive disruptions caused by the volcanic explosioin in Iceland. Air traffic agency

Air travel across Europe is nearly back to normal following the massive disruptions caused by the volcanic explosioin in Iceland. Air traffic agency

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Passengers slam handling of ash cloud crisis

Normal service may have been resumed in Europe’s skies but passengers arriving back home were less than impressed with how authorities handled the

Normal service may have been resumed in Europe’s skies but passengers arriving back home were less than impressed with how authorities handled the

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Blasts rock Bangkok amid protests

There have been a series of explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok. At least one person has died and 75 are injured. According to an army spokesman

There have been a series of explosions in the Thai capital Bangkok. At least one person has died and 75 are injured. According to an army spokesman

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On the Afghan front line with euronews

While Angela Merkel defends her country’s presence in Afghanistan, ordinary Germans remain opposed to their involvement in the NATO-led

While Angela Merkel defends her country’s presence in Afghanistan, ordinary Germans remain opposed to their involvement in the NATO-led

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Lib Dems continue to grow in popularity in the UK

Ahead of tonight’s second televised leaders’ debate, a new poll shows support for the Liberal Democrats is continuing to grow. Results show the Lib

Ahead of tonight’s second televised leaders’ debate, a new poll shows support for the Liberal Democrats is continuing to grow. Results show the Lib

Business

SAS posts further losses

Scandinavian airline SAS has posted another quarterly loss – of 100 million euros. The airline, which is half-owned by the governments of Sweden

Scandinavian airline SAS has posted another quarterly loss – of 100 million euros. The airline, which is half-owned by the governments of Sweden

Science_technology

Scientists explore magnesium as future fuel

A substance that burns with intense heat but releases no greenhouse gases might seem to be a godsend in the fight against global warming. But the

A substance that burns with intense heat but releases no greenhouse gases might seem to be a godsend in the fight against global warming. But the

Culture

Documentary open new Doors of Perception

A documentary that throws new light on the psychedelic 60s icons The Doors is doing the rounds in cinemas. “When You’re Strange” was shot between

A documentary that throws new light on the psychedelic 60s icons The Doors is doing the rounds in cinemas. “When You’re Strange” was shot between

Culture

Cartoon penmanship honoured in Portugal

The finest exponents of cutting wit and satire in the world of newspapers have been recognised at World Press Cartoon 2010. The Argentinian

The finest exponents of cutting wit and satire in the world of newspapers have been recognised at World Press Cartoon 2010. The Argentinian

Business

Nestle's sales rise

Nestle’s overall group sales rose 4.4 percent in the first-quarter to 18.3 billion euros. The world’s biggest food group did well in all regions

Nestle’s overall group sales rose 4.4 percent in the first-quarter to 18.3 billion euros. The world’s biggest food group did well in all regions

Business

Credit Suisse results disappoint

Credit Suisse has released first quarter results which analysts said were disappointing compared with those from its peers in the US. Switzerland’s

Credit Suisse has released first quarter results which analysts said were disappointing compared with those from its peers in the US. Switzerland’s

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Merkel's 9/11 warning over early troop withdrawal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the Bundestag that pulling out of Afghanistan too soon could lead to a terrorist attack more devastating

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the Bundestag that pulling out of Afghanistan too soon could lead to a terrorist attack more devastating

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Belgian PM tenders resignation to king

Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme has gone to King Albert to tender his government’s resignation, after an emergency cabinet meeting. Leterme is

Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme has gone to King Albert to tender his government’s resignation, after an emergency cabinet meeting. Leterme is

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European flights back to normal, officials say

European air traffic is set to return to normal levels on Thursday after a week of disruption caused by a volcanic ash cloud. Eurocontrol, the body

European air traffic is set to return to normal levels on Thursday after a week of disruption caused by a volcanic ash cloud. Eurocontrol, the body

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Kyrgyzstan's new rulers set October election date

Tensions rise in Kyrgyzstan as the interim government there announces it will hold parliamentary elections on October 10. The new administration

Tensions rise in Kyrgyzstan as the interim government there announces it will hold parliamentary elections on October 10. The new administration

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Brazil's capital celebrates 50 years - under a cloud

Brazil’s futuristic capital is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Brazilia was built in record time… a modern city in the middle of a savannah

Brazil’s futuristic capital is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Brazilia was built in record time… a modern city in the middle of a savannah

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Armenia stutters over Turkey accord

Armenia has frozen the ratification of a deal with long-time foe Turkey to reopen their shared border and establish diplomatic relations. The two

Armenia has frozen the ratification of a deal with long-time foe Turkey to reopen their shared border and establish diplomatic relations. The two

Nocomment

Clashes in Bosnia

Police fired teargas at thousands of veterans of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war who smashed windows of government buildings during a protest on Wednesday

Police fired teargas at thousands of veterans of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war who smashed windows of government buildings during a protest on Wednesday

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Train crash in South Africa

A luxury train carrying foreign tourists, most of them Americans, sped out of control downhill and derailed in South Africa on Wednesday, killing two

A luxury train carrying foreign tourists, most of them Americans, sped out of control downhill and derailed in South Africa on Wednesday, killing two

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Strike and demo in Greece

Hundreds of dock workers block boats at Greece’s largest port to protest against austerity measures.

Hundreds of dock workers block boats at Greece’s largest port to protest against austerity measures.

Culture

Sol Gabetta in perfect harmony

Emotion and energy – in perfect harmony – that is what Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta strives for when she performs. She is one of the most renowned

Emotion and energy – in perfect harmony – that is what Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta strives for when she performs. She is one of the most renowned

Culture

Bonus interview: Sol Gabetta

Here are some extracts from our interview with the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta. She tells us more about her private life and her relationship

Here are some extracts from our interview with the Argentinean cellist Sol Gabetta. She tells us more about her private life and her relationship

Science_technology

Animal to human:hidden diseases

Each year millions of people become infected by diseases transmitted by animals. These viruses can be found in nature especially in rodents. To

Each year millions of people become infected by diseases transmitted by animals. These viruses can be found in nature especially in rodents. To

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Train tragedy in South Africa

At least two people have been killed as a luxury tourist train sped out of control downhill and derailed in South Africa. Up to 25 people were

At least two people have been killed as a luxury tourist train sped out of control downhill and derailed in South Africa. Up to 25 people were

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Airlines left reeling from six-day no fly ban

Air travel across Europe may have resumed but the economic impact of the six day ban on all flights will be felt for sometime. For the airline

Air travel across Europe may have resumed but the economic impact of the six day ban on all flights will be felt for sometime. For the airline