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2010-04-28

Europe

Drivers' directive still riling independents

A protest battle over regulating professional drivers’ working time is being waged in Brussels. A majority in the European Parliament’s Transport

A protest battle over regulating professional drivers’ working time is being waged in Brussels. A majority in the European Parliament’s Transport

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Thai government halts protesters' break-out

One soldier has died and at least 18 protesters have been injured in the latest clashes between government forces and the Red Shirts opposition

One soldier has died and at least 18 protesters have been injured in the latest clashes between government forces and the Red Shirts opposition

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Greek crisis sparks fears of domino effect

How much damage will Greece’s, and now Spain’s, downgraded credit rating status cause to other countries? That is the question being asked in

How much damage will Greece’s, and now Spain’s, downgraded credit rating status cause to other countries? That is the question being asked in

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Anne Frank's diary on show in Amsterdam

Anne Frank’s entire diary has gone on public display at the Amsterdam house where she sheltered from the Nazis over 65 years ago. Queen Beatrix of

Anne Frank’s entire diary has gone on public display at the Amsterdam house where she sheltered from the Nazis over 65 years ago. Queen Beatrix of

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised to a 65-year-old grandmother who he called “a bigoted woman” The PM was caught insulting Gillian

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised to a 65-year-old grandmother who he called “a bigoted woman” The PM was caught insulting Gillian

Business

Fed stands firm over US interest rates

America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has maintained its promise to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for ‘an extended period’ even

America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, has maintained its promise to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels for ‘an extended period’ even

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IMF and ECB back Germany over Greek bailout

Germany’s pivotal role in a bailout for Greece was emphasised with a visit to Berlin by the head of the International Monetary Fund and the European

Germany’s pivotal role in a bailout for Greece was emphasised with a visit to Berlin by the head of the International Monetary Fund and the European

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SAP rising in Germany

Germany’s software giant SAP has posted double-digit growth in first quarter sales and operating profit as corporations begin spending on technology

Germany’s software giant SAP has posted double-digit growth in first quarter sales and operating profit as corporations begin spending on technology

Business

BBVA stabilises bad debt for profit increase

There is a glimmer of hope emerging from Spain’s banks that have been battered by the property sector. The country’s second biggest bank BBVA has

There is a glimmer of hope emerging from Spain’s banks that have been battered by the property sector. The country’s second biggest bank BBVA has

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Shell predicts new growth after earnings rise

Europe’s biggest oil company Royal Dutch Shell has announced a 57 per cent rise in earnings, after stepping up production for the first time in three

Europe’s biggest oil company Royal Dutch Shell has announced a 57 per cent rise in earnings, after stepping up production for the first time in three

Culture

Broadway premier for Denzel Washington

Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Mikhail Baryshnikov are amongst the fans of Denzel Washington who turned out for his Broadway premier He plays

Gabourey Sidibe, Jessica Lange and Mikhail Baryshnikov are amongst the fans of Denzel Washington who turned out for his Broadway premier He plays

Culture

Exhibition in Albania

Albania has never seen an exhibition like it. 71 works by the likes of Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Mondrian and Van Dyck are on display at the

Albania has never seen an exhibition like it. 71 works by the likes of Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Mondrian and Van Dyck are on display at the

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Shanghai ready to welcome the world

The finishing touches are being made to China’s first-ever World Expo in Shanghai, which opens on Friday. It has cost the city a pretty penny, at

The finishing touches are being made to China’s first-ever World Expo in Shanghai, which opens on Friday. It has cost the city a pretty penny, at

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Russia publishes Katyn massacre archives

Russia’s once-secret files on the 1940 Katyn massacre have been published. The documents shed further light on the slaughter of more than 22,000

Russia’s once-secret files on the 1940 Katyn massacre have been published. The documents shed further light on the slaughter of more than 22,000

Business

Markets fret over Portugal's debt

Fears over Portugal’s sovereign debt continues to plague markets after the Standard & Poor’s agency cut the country’s credit rating. Stocks have

Fears over Portugal’s sovereign debt continues to plague markets after the Standard & Poor’s agency cut the country’s credit rating. Stocks have

Business

Zapatero defends economic record

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero believes his country’s economy will soon start to recover despite new figures showing

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero believes his country’s economy will soon start to recover despite new figures showing

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Pakistani police attacked again by Taliban

Another police station has been hit by a suicide bombing in Pakistan, the latest attack in a wave of strikes since the army began an offensive in the

Another police station has been hit by a suicide bombing in Pakistan, the latest attack in a wave of strikes since the army began an offensive in the

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Thai protestors fail to break army blockade

Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have clashed with security forces on the outskirts of Bangkok. A convoy of several hundred people left their

Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have clashed with security forces on the outskirts of Bangkok. A convoy of several hundred people left their

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City gives Osborne thumbs down

The Conservative’s would-be finance minister George Osborne has receved a rebuff from a group of leading British bankers today with the news they

The Conservative’s would-be finance minister George Osborne has receved a rebuff from a group of leading British bankers today with the news they

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Activists against West Bank barrier

Demonstrators scuffle with Israeli security forces at construction site of West Bank barrier.

Demonstrators scuffle with Israeli security forces at construction site of West Bank barrier.

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Farmers protest in Paris

Ten thousand French farmers staged a go-slow protest in the streets of Paris on Tuesday to call for an increase in agricultural subsidies.

Ten thousand French farmers staged a go-slow protest in the streets of Paris on Tuesday to call for an increase in agricultural subsidies.

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Baby museum in Spain

There are just a few in all the World that’s the reason why normally little kids get bored when visiting a museum. This one in La Coruna is devoted

There are just a few in all the World that’s the reason why normally little kids get bored when visiting a museum. This one in La Coruna is devoted

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Discontentment in Greece

Workers of Greece’s largest Public Service Trade Union take to the streets of the capital in a display of discontentment towards the country’s

Workers of Greece’s largest Public Service Trade Union take to the streets of the capital in a display of discontentment towards the country’s

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Chinese school killer executed

China has executed Zheng Minsheng, a former community doctor who stabbed eight schoolchildren to death last month. He was executed by firing squad

China has executed Zheng Minsheng, a former community doctor who stabbed eight schoolchildren to death last month. He was executed by firing squad

Business

Greek crisis continues to weaken global markets

Protests continue against Greece’s austerity measures, and the country’s financial crisis continues to have a domino effect on world markets

Protests continue against Greece’s austerity measures, and the country’s financial crisis continues to have a domino effect on world markets

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Wind of change blows through Germany's energy supplies

Germany has launched its first offshore wind farm just as scepticism in the country is growing over the effects of climate change. The Alpha Ventus

Germany has launched its first offshore wind farm just as scepticism in the country is growing over the effects of climate change. The Alpha Ventus

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Noriega behind bars pending French trial

A French judge has ordered that the former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, is to remain in custody until a new trial on charges of laundering

A French judge has ordered that the former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, is to remain in custody until a new trial on charges of laundering

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Will Portugal follow Greece into the financial mire?

Public transport workers in Lisbon have responded to a pay freeze as part of their government’s austerity plans by staging a strike. Concerns

Public transport workers in Lisbon have responded to a pay freeze as part of their government’s austerity plans by staging a strike. Concerns

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Gulf of Mexico oil spill threatens wildlife

A huge oil slick measuring over 74,000 square kilometres, is expected to spill onto the fragile US Gulf Coast shoreline this weekend. If that happens

A huge oil slick measuring over 74,000 square kilometres, is expected to spill onto the fragile US Gulf Coast shoreline this weekend. If that happens