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2010-05-09

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The EU sets out its stall in Shanghai

It’s Europe Day at the World Expo in China’s business capital Shanghai. For the first time at a World Fair outside of EU borders, the European

It’s Europe Day at the World Expo in China’s business capital Shanghai. For the first time at a World Fair outside of EU borders, the European

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Finance ministers locked EU crisis talks

With markets gripped by fear of Greece’s economic woes spreading across the eurozone, EU finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to thrash out how

With markets gripped by fear of Greece’s economic woes spreading across the eurozone, EU finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to thrash out how

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A military parade in central Moscow to mark victory over Nazi Germany

Russia has marked victory over Nazi Germany 65 years ago with a military parade in central Moscow. President Dmitry Medvedev looked on at what has

Russia has marked victory over Nazi Germany 65 years ago with a military parade in central Moscow. President Dmitry Medvedev looked on at what has

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Tories continue Lib Dem talks

David Cameron’s Conservatives are locked in intense negotiations with the Liberal Democrats with the view to forming Britain’s next government. The

David Cameron’s Conservatives are locked in intense negotiations with the Liberal Democrats with the view to forming Britain’s next government. The

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Ash cloud returns to frustrate Europe's flyers

Thousands of European air travellers again find themselves stranded because of Icelandic volcanic ash. Up to 500 flights have had to be cancelled

Thousands of European air travellers again find themselves stranded because of Icelandic volcanic ash. Up to 500 flights have had to be cancelled

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Merkel faces test in North Rhine-Westphalia

All eyes are on the German state of North Rhine – Westphalia this Sunday. It is the first test of Angela Merkel’s six-month old government, and an

All eyes are on the German state of North Rhine – Westphalia this Sunday. It is the first test of Angela Merkel’s six-month old government, and an

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Indirect Israeli - Palestinian talks start

For the first time in 18 months Israel and the Palestinians are talking to each other, even if the US’s envoy George Mitchell will be bearing the

For the first time in 18 months Israel and the Palestinians are talking to each other, even if the US’s envoy George Mitchell will be bearing the

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Ash cloud shuts Portuguese, Spanish skies

A plume of volcanic ash is once again causing misery for some European air travellers. The cloud is drifting from Iceland across southern Europe

A plume of volcanic ash is once again causing misery for some European air travellers. The cloud is drifting from Iceland across southern Europe

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State election in Germany vote on Merkel

The first referendum on Angela Merkel’s first six months is taking the form of a big state election in Germany today. 13.5 million people in North

The first referendum on Angela Merkel’s first six months is taking the form of a big state election in Germany today. 13.5 million people in North

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Russia marks 65th anniversary of WWII victory

Nato troops have marched for the first time across Moscow’s Red Square as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. While

Nato troops have marched for the first time across Moscow’s Red Square as Russia marks the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. While

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BP seeks solution to well plug

With BP’s attempt to plug the Deepwater Horizon hole stalled for the moment the world is coming to Louisiana’s rescue. The EU, UN, and 14

With BP’s attempt to plug the Deepwater Horizon hole stalled for the moment the world is coming to Louisiana’s rescue. The EU, UN, and 14

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Rescue suspended in Russian mine

It is just too dangerous to continue rescue attempts at the Raspadskaia mine disaster, which has already cost at least 11 lives. Methane exploded

It is just too dangerous to continue rescue attempts at the Raspadskaia mine disaster, which has already cost at least 11 lives. Methane exploded

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Demonstration in Athens

Greek protesters in Athens’ streets against austerity measures

Greek protesters in Athens’ streets against austerity measures

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Women in Al-Aqsa Athletics Championship

Young Palestinian women starting 1,500 metres race, during the Al-Aqsa athletics championship at Gaza City soccer stadium.

Young Palestinian women starting 1,500 metres race, during the Al-Aqsa athletics championship at Gaza City soccer stadium.

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BP super dome hits snag

Oil giant BP has hit a snag in its efforts to trap oil at a blown out Gulf of Mexico well. Ice-like crystals known as hydrates have formed inside

Oil giant BP has hit a snag in its efforts to trap oil at a blown out Gulf of Mexico well. Ice-like crystals known as hydrates have formed inside

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Hunt for new British government continues

Britain’s three major party leaders appeared in public together on Saturday for Victory in Europe day commemorations. But in private, intense

Britain’s three major party leaders appeared in public together on Saturday for Victory in Europe day commemorations. But in private, intense

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Sunday summits to stabilize euro

The European Commission and EU finance ministers are meeting today to finalise the details of a financial support mehcanism aimed at shoring up the

The European Commission and EU finance ministers are meeting today to finalise the details of a financial support mehcanism aimed at shoring up the

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Double blast at Russian mine

At least 12 miners have been killed and 40 injured in a methane blast at the largest underground coal mine in Russia. Some 64 miners are still

At least 12 miners have been killed and 40 injured in a methane blast at the largest underground coal mine in Russia. Some 64 miners are still

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Ash cloud grounds Europe's planes again

Airports in northern Spain were due to begin operating again this morning after abrasive ash blowing south from Iceland’s volcano forced them to

Airports in northern Spain were due to begin operating again this morning after abrasive ash blowing south from Iceland’s volcano forced them to

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Pope accepts German Bishop's resignation over sex abuse allegations

Walter Mixa of Augsburg has become the first Bishop in the Pope’s native Germany to resign in the wave of sexual abuse scandals to hit the Roman

Walter Mixa of Augsburg has become the first Bishop in the Pope’s native Germany to resign in the wave of sexual abuse scandals to hit the Roman