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2010-05-07

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Election result hits UK financial markets

Britain’s inconclusive election outcome has had a major negative effect on UK shares and government bonds as well as the value of the pound. The

Britain’s inconclusive election outcome has had a major negative effect on UK shares and government bonds as well as the value of the pound. The

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Cameron could work with Clegg in UK government

Without enough seats to rule on his own, David Cameron has made it clear that he is willing to work with the Liberal Democrats to form a government

Without enough seats to rule on his own, David Cameron has made it clear that he is willing to work with the Liberal Democrats to form a government

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Giant dome to plug US oil leak

A giant dome to plug a oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has been lowered to the bottom of the sea in a bid to avert a major environmental

A giant dome to plug a oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico has been lowered to the bottom of the sea in a bid to avert a major environmental

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Turkish people to decide on constitution reforms

Controversial changes to Turkey’s constitution will be put to a referendum after failing to win the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to give them

Controversial changes to Turkey’s constitution will be put to a referendum after failing to win the support of two-thirds of lawmakers to give them

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Further flights diverted by Iceland's volcano

Iceland’s erupting volcano is once again causing travel disruption to airlines. Aviation authority Eurocontrol said a potentially dangerous

Iceland’s erupting volcano is once again causing travel disruption to airlines. Aviation authority Eurocontrol said a potentially dangerous

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Economist Jacques Attali on the Greek crisis and future of Europe

The economic crisis which has engulfed Greece could be the tip of the iceberg according to French economist, writer and thinker Jacques Attali. The

The economic crisis which has engulfed Greece could be the tip of the iceberg according to French economist, writer and thinker Jacques Attali. The

Culture

Iran documentary takes jury prize

Salam Isfahan has won the prix du public – the audience jury award – at a documentary festival in Nyon in Switzerland. Sanaz Azari’s film was shot in

Salam Isfahan has won the prix du public – the audience jury award – at a documentary festival in Nyon in Switzerland. Sanaz Azari’s film was shot in

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Violent clashes in Nepal

Thousands gather in Nepal for a peace march to demonstrate against the ongoing Maoists’ strike, but violent clashes break out near the march between

Thousands gather in Nepal for a peace march to demonstrate against the ongoing Maoists’ strike, but violent clashes break out near the march between

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EU-IMF rescue for Greece approved faster than planned

Picking up the pace to calm fear of other countries going the way of Greece, a political stamp of approval is being given ahead of schedule, for the

Picking up the pace to calm fear of other countries going the way of Greece, a political stamp of approval is being given ahead of schedule, for the

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Cameron and Clegg to talk coalition

Conservative leader David Cameron has announced he is prepared to enter coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats in an attempt to form the next

Conservative leader David Cameron has announced he is prepared to enter coalition talks with the Liberal Democrats in an attempt to form the next

Business

RBS helped by fewer bad debts

Royal Bank of Scotland posted an unexpected return to profit in the first three months of this year as bad debts continued to shrink. Operating

Royal Bank of Scotland posted an unexpected return to profit in the first three months of this year as bad debts continued to shrink. Operating

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Spain creeps out of recession

New figures show that Spain emerged from recession in the first quarter of this year, but only just. The Bank of Spain has calculated that gross

New figures show that Spain emerged from recession in the first quarter of this year, but only just. The Bank of Spain has calculated that gross

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Brown battles on as PM, but for how long?

Britain’s current Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is prepared to form a coalition government after no clear winner emerged from the UK’s

Britain’s current Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is prepared to form a coalition government after no clear winner emerged from the UK’s

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First funeral for bank worker killed in Athens riots

It has been a sad day in Athens as hundreds of people attended the funeral of a bank worker killed in rioting on Wednesday. 36 year old Vivi

It has been a sad day in Athens as hundreds of people attended the funeral of a bank worker killed in rioting on Wednesday. 36 year old Vivi

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An ecological world cup?

The brand new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. One of the icons of the World Cup. Equipped with the latest green technology, it also represents the

The brand new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. One of the icons of the World Cup. Equipped with the latest green technology, it also represents the

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'Labour has lost mandate to govern,' says Cameron

The morning after the night before and Britain woke to its most inconclusive election result in decades.   Many papers focused on the political tug

The morning after the night before and Britain woke to its most inconclusive election result in decades.   Many papers focused on the political tug

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Iceland volcano showing increased activity

Iceland’s erupting volcano is showing signs of increased activity, scientists say. But the plume of ash that wreaked so much havoc to air

Iceland’s erupting volcano is showing signs of increased activity, scientists say. But the plume of ash that wreaked so much havoc to air

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Clegg says Conservatives should govern the UK

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg has said he thinks David Cameron should try to form a government. Votes are still being counted, but all

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg has said he thinks David Cameron should try to form a government. Votes are still being counted, but all

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Eco-marathon

Who can travel over 3000 km on just one litre of fuel? 213 student teams from 22 countries compete to design, build and drive Europe’s most

Who can travel over 3000 km on just one litre of fuel? 213 student teams from 22 countries compete to design, build and drive Europe’s most

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Greece's riots

Greek police fired tear gas to repel stone-throwing protesters after lawmakers approved drastic austerity cuts on Thursday needed to secure

Greek police fired tear gas to repel stone-throwing protesters after lawmakers approved drastic austerity cuts on Thursday needed to secure

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The latest results

These are the latest results in the UK general election.

These are the latest results in the UK general election.

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Brown but not out?: British PM tries to hold on

Gordon Brown left party headquarters under a cloud but the ball is still in his court. The day after the general election in the UK, the

Gordon Brown left party headquarters under a cloud but the ball is still in his court. The day after the general election in the UK, the

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Liberal Democrats perform poorly in UK elections

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has held onto his seat in Sheffield Hallam in the north of England. However, he seems to failed to turn his

Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has held onto his seat in Sheffield Hallam in the north of England. However, he seems to failed to turn his

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Greek parliament backs tough austerity bill

Greece has approved drastic austerity measures, paving the way for a record bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary

Greece has approved drastic austerity measures, paving the way for a record bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary

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Polls predict a win for the Tories

The exit polls in the UK 2010 elections are suggesting David Cameron’s Conservatives will be the largest party with 305 seats. It falls short of

The exit polls in the UK 2010 elections are suggesting David Cameron’s Conservatives will be the largest party with 305 seats. It falls short of

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Voters burst Lib Dem bubble  

Plenty of frustration is being expressed by the Liberal Democrats following exit polls and early results.   Their intitially strong support seems to

Plenty of frustration is being expressed by the Liberal Democrats following exit polls and early results.   Their intitially strong support seems to

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What now for the UK?

Early results from the UK elections show a tricky road ahead before a new government is formed. Euronews journalist, Seamus Kearney, asked special

Early results from the UK elections show a tricky road ahead before a new government is formed. Euronews journalist, Seamus Kearney, asked special

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Brown bids to form coalition government

With a hung parliament looking the most likely outcome, Britain’s Prime Minister was happy to hold on to his own seat and suggested he would try to

With a hung parliament looking the most likely outcome, Britain’s Prime Minister was happy to hold on to his own seat and suggested he would try to

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Inquiry launched into UK polling problems

Britain’s Electoral Commission has opened an investigation after thousands of people were unable to vote in the general election because of an

Britain’s Electoral Commission has opened an investigation after thousands of people were unable to vote in the general election because of an

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No clear winner in UK election

Britain is facing an uncertain future today after – as predicted – its general election failed to return an outright winner. Exit polls and partial

Britain is facing an uncertain future today after – as predicted – its general election failed to return an outright winner. Exit polls and partial