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2010-05-12

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"I have always wanted Europe" - Alfred Grosser

“I have always wanted Europe” says Alfred Grosser, one of the great contributors to the Franco-German post war reconciliation that has shaped modern

“I have always wanted Europe” says Alfred Grosser, one of the great contributors to the Franco-German post war reconciliation that has shaped modern

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UK's new coalition make up over Europe

Differences over the UK’s role in relation to Europe made it awkward for Britain’s new political heads to pull together a political compromise. In

Differences over the UK’s role in relation to Europe made it awkward for Britain’s new political heads to pull together a political compromise. In

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Tories and Lib Dems enter coalition govt

It’s a handshake that marks a historic day in Britain and the start of a honeymoon in an unlikely political marriage. Conservative Prime Minister

It’s a handshake that marks a historic day in Britain and the start of a honeymoon in an unlikely political marriage. Conservative Prime Minister

Business

Spain moves to cut budget deficit

The Spanish prime minister has unveiled major spending cuts to try to rein in the country’s massive debt and prevent Spain repeating the Greek crisis

The Spanish prime minister has unveiled major spending cuts to try to rein in the country’s massive debt and prevent Spain repeating the Greek crisis

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Markets perk up as EU proposes budget coordination

The world’s financial markets seemed to again be warming to the European Union’s rescue package to stop Greece’s debt crisis spilling over into other

The world’s financial markets seemed to again be warming to the European Union’s rescue package to stop Greece’s debt crisis spilling over into other

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Greece economy recession to deepen

The focus may have shifted to Spain and Europe’s other debt laden economies but latest data shows the Greek economy continues to shrink.   GDP fell

The focus may have shifted to Spain and Europe’s other debt laden economies but latest data shows the Greek economy continues to shrink.   GDP fell

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Russia and Turkey sign key energy agreements

After more than a year of negotiations, Moscow is to build and own a controlling stake in Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. Russian President

After more than a year of negotiations, Moscow is to build and own a controlling stake in Turkey’s first nuclear power plant. Russian President

Culture

Angels and Demons in Jerusalem

A new exhibition – Angels and Demons – has opened at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. The focus is on Jewish magic and mystical symbolism and

A new exhibition – Angels and Demons – has opened at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. The focus is on Jewish magic and mystical symbolism and

Science_technology

Akatsuki satelite ready to launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to launch the Akatsuki satellite from the Tanegashima Space Centre on 18th May. The

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to launch the Akatsuki satellite from the Tanegashima Space Centre on 18th May. The

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Oldest monumental art discovered

Six miles from Urfa, in Turkey, German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt has made what some scientists believe is one of the most startling archaeological

Six miles from Urfa, in Turkey, German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt has made what some scientists believe is one of the most startling archaeological

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Cameron and Clegg unveil UK coalition

They are calling it a ‘new politics.’ Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg have set out how they will work

They are calling it a ‘new politics.’ Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg have set out how they will work

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Dutch boy survives Libyan jet crash

The soul survivor of flight 8U771 from Johannesburg to Tripoli For the moment, little is known about the boy, other than the fact he’s thought to

The soul survivor of flight 8U771 from Johannesburg to Tripoli For the moment, little is known about the boy, other than the fact he’s thought to

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Chinese school children killed in savage knife attack

A 48-year-old man armed with a kitchen knife killed seven children and two adults at this kindergarten in northwest China before returning home and

A 48-year-old man armed with a kitchen knife killed seven children and two adults at this kindergarten in northwest China before returning home and

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Ukrainian opposition leader faces criminal charges

Ukraine’s opposition has reacted furiously after the country’s prosecutor’s office re-opened an old criminal investigation against former prime

Ukraine’s opposition has reacted furiously after the country’s prosecutor’s office re-opened an old criminal investigation against former prime

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Serra wins Asturias Arts prize

Richard Serra was born in California in 1939, studied English, then art at Yale, paying for his studies by working in a steel mill. On holiday in

Richard Serra was born in California in 1939, studied English, then art at Yale, paying for his studies by working in a steel mill. On holiday in

Business

Spain slashes public sector pay, benefits

Spaniards are set to tighten their belts after the country’s Socialist government announced plans to put the brakes on its public spending spree and

Spaniards are set to tighten their belts after the country’s Socialist government announced plans to put the brakes on its public spending spree and

Culture

Cannes film festival preview

Perhaps reflecting the vaguaries of the weather, there are only 19 films in competition at Cannes this year instead of the usual 20 to 22 – and all

Perhaps reflecting the vaguaries of the weather, there are only 19 films in competition at Cannes this year instead of the usual 20 to 22 – and all

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Libya Plane crash

A Libyan Airbus jet crashed as it tried to land in Tripoli airport.

A Libyan Airbus jet crashed as it tried to land in Tripoli airport.

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historic coalition government after general election

New British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun his historic coalition government, greeting Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg who will be his

New British Prime Minister David Cameron has begun his historic coalition government, greeting Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg who will be his

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World cup in South Africa: one month to go

In one month, the best international football teams in the world will face off in South Africa, as it becomes the first African country to host the

In one month, the best international football teams in the world will face off in South Africa, as it becomes the first African country to host the

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Brown's 'dignified' Downing Street departure

Dignified. Human. Heartfelt. They are just some of the words used to describe Gordon Brown’s farewell speech as he put Britain’s premiership behind

Dignified. Human. Heartfelt. They are just some of the words used to describe Gordon Brown’s farewell speech as he put Britain’s premiership behind

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103 killed in plane crash in Libya - Dutch boy only survivor

At least 103 people have been killed in a plane crash in Libya. The accident happened when the jet owned by Libya’s Afriqiyah airline was landing

At least 103 people have been killed in a plane crash in Libya. The accident happened when the jet owned by Libya’s Afriqiyah airline was landing

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Romania: demonstrations against austerity mesures

Romanian agricultural and education unionists staged protests following announcement of financial measures by president Basescu.

Romanian agricultural and education unionists staged protests following announcement of financial measures by president Basescu.

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Vladimir Putin visits coal mine victims

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walks above the Raspadskaya mine, where emergency workers dig through the rubble of a wrecked building. He met grieving

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walks above the Raspadskaya mine, where emergency workers dig through the rubble of a wrecked building. He met grieving

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Cameron and Clegg shake hands in Downing Street

Putting aside party differences, particularly on Europe, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have made history in Downing Street. Side by side, the two

Putting aside party differences, particularly on Europe, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have made history in Downing Street. Side by side, the two

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Spain announces fresh budget cuts

The Spanish government has unveiled series of drastic austerity measures to get to grips with its large debt.   The fresh cuts announced by Prime

The Spanish government has unveiled series of drastic austerity measures to get to grips with its large debt.   The fresh cuts announced by Prime