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2010-05-13

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Portugal steps up budget gap austerity measures

Portugal has become he latest EU country to announce addition austerity measures in an attempt to avoid a Greek-style debt crisis. Prime Minister

Portugal has become he latest EU country to announce addition austerity measures in an attempt to avoid a Greek-style debt crisis. Prime Minister

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Pro-'Red Shirt' general shot in Thai capital

There has been more deadly violence in Bangkok. At least one anti-government activist has been killed. A rogue general, backing the red shirt

There has been more deadly violence in Bangkok. At least one anti-government activist has been killed. A rogue general, backing the red shirt

Europe

Greece: Taming the default

From rage to good will, from pride to despair. Just some of the emotions felt by Greeks as Athens tries to battle the country’s crippling economic

From rage to good will, from pride to despair. Just some of the emotions felt by Greeks as Athens tries to battle the country’s crippling economic

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Spanish unions to strike over cuts

Spain’s efforts to bring its budget deficit under control with wage and spending cuts have sparked an angry response from the country’s two biggest

Spain’s efforts to bring its budget deficit under control with wage and spending cuts have sparked an angry response from the country’s two biggest

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Belgium: divorce or unity

Will Belgium soon break up? The quarrel between French-speaking Walloons and Dutch-speaking Flemings is getting sharper ahead of elections coming

Will Belgium soon break up? The quarrel between French-speaking Walloons and Dutch-speaking Flemings is getting sharper ahead of elections coming

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Competition for the Palme d'Or heats up in Cannes

All eyes were on Hollywood heavyweight Michael Douglas today as he strolled along the Croisette in Cannes with director Oliver Stone. The dream

All eyes were on Hollywood heavyweight Michael Douglas today as he strolled along the Croisette in Cannes with director Oliver Stone. The dream

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Kyrgyzstan unrest

Kyrgyzstan’s interim government has accused allies of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev of trying to stage a coup. Several government buildings

Kyrgyzstan’s interim government has accused allies of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev of trying to stage a coup. Several government buildings

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British coalition stresses need for cuts

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new coalition cabinet have met for the first time amid a pressing need to fix the country’s rocky public

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new coalition cabinet have met for the first time amid a pressing need to fix the country’s rocky public

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Euro crisis could boost EU says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the euro zone’s economic woes could be the perfect opportunity to strengthen the European Union. The

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the euro zone’s economic woes could be the perfect opportunity to strengthen the European Union. The

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Romanian cuts spark union backlash

Angry unions in Romania have protested against spending cuts, accusing the government of making the man in the street pay for their lax running of

Angry unions in Romania have protested against spending cuts, accusing the government of making the man in the street pay for their lax running of

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Brussels not worried about new Tory UK

The European Commission in Brussels has said it is not worried that the Conservatives are now in the driving seat in Britain, even though many in the

The European Commission in Brussels has said it is not worried that the Conservatives are now in the driving seat in Britain, even though many in the

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Pilgrims support Pope during Portugal visit

Tens of thousands of pilgrims greeted Pope Benedict XVI as he arrived in the famous Portuguese shrine town of Fatima. He held an outdoor mass at

Tens of thousands of pilgrims greeted Pope Benedict XVI as he arrived in the famous Portuguese shrine town of Fatima. He held an outdoor mass at

Europe

Serbia's Mladic has charges streamlined

Fugitive Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic faces a reduced indictment if he is caught, an amendment aimed at eventually shortening his trial. He

Fugitive Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic faces a reduced indictment if he is caught, an amendment aimed at eventually shortening his trial. He

Culture

Robin Hood goes back to basics

Ridley Scott’s contribution to this summer’s blockbuster season is Robin Hood, which was shown out of competition as a curtain raiser at the Cannes

Ridley Scott’s contribution to this summer’s blockbuster season is Robin Hood, which was shown out of competition as a curtain raiser at the Cannes

Business

Sony boosts forecast

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony is forecasting a five fold jump in annual operating profit to 1.34 billion euros in the coming year, but

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony is forecasting a five fold jump in annual operating profit to 1.34 billion euros in the coming year, but

Business

SAP moves to buy Sybase

Shares of SAP fell on Thursday after the German software company offered to buy smaller US rival Sybase. SAP, which is the world’s biggest maker

Shares of SAP fell on Thursday after the German software company offered to buy smaller US rival Sybase. SAP, which is the world’s biggest maker

Business

Telefonica weaker than expected

Telefonica has posted lower-than-expected first-quarter results. Weak Spanish operations were offset by strength in key parts of Latin America and

Telefonica has posted lower-than-expected first-quarter results. Weak Spanish operations were offset by strength in key parts of Latin America and

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Camerons moving to 'cramped' Downing St. flat

Number 10 Downing Street is not just a place of work. It was also Gordon Brown’s home. Toys belonging to the former prime minister’s children are

Number 10 Downing Street is not just a place of work. It was also Gordon Brown’s home. Toys belonging to the former prime minister’s children are

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UK's historic coalition holds first Cabinet meeting

Britain’s new leader has been chairing the first meeting of his historic coalition cabinet. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s

Britain’s new leader has been chairing the first meeting of his historic coalition cabinet. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s

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Portugal discusses more austerity steps

It is widely seen as another weak link in the euro zone. Hence the need for Portugal to implement additional austerity measures to cut its excessive

It is widely seen as another weak link in the euro zone. Hence the need for Portugal to implement additional austerity measures to cut its excessive

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Dutch experts head to Libya crash site

Investigators from the Netherlands are on their way to Libya to uncover what caused a deadly plane crash that killed 103 people. A team of forensic

Investigators from the Netherlands are on their way to Libya to uncover what caused a deadly plane crash that killed 103 people. A team of forensic

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Rescue halted for Russian miners

Rescue operations to find 24 miners missing in a Siberian coal mine explosion have been halted over fears of a new blast. Workers are being moved

Rescue operations to find 24 miners missing in a Siberian coal mine explosion have been halted over fears of a new blast. Workers are being moved

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Romania set for week of strikes

Romania is bracing itself for a wave of social unrest as tensions mount over the government’s vow to slash welfare benefits and cut public sector

Romania is bracing itself for a wave of social unrest as tensions mount over the government’s vow to slash welfare benefits and cut public sector

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Thai army cracks down on Red Shirts

The army in Thailand says it will shut down central Bangkok in a crackdown on the anti-government Red Shirt protesters. Authorities say they will

The army in Thailand says it will shut down central Bangkok in a crackdown on the anti-government Red Shirt protesters. Authorities say they will

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked by muslim protesters

Lars Vilks, the swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the prophet Mohammed as a dog has elicited death threats, was the object of an attempted attack

Lars Vilks, the swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the prophet Mohammed as a dog has elicited death threats, was the object of an attempted attack

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Pensioners protest in Romania

Thousands of pensioners protested across Romania against the authorities’ plan to cut pensions by 15 percent as part of a larger set of measures to

Thousands of pensioners protested across Romania against the authorities’ plan to cut pensions by 15 percent as part of a larger set of measures to

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Anti-government protests in Thailand

The Thai government turned to siege tactics after fruitless efforts to compromise with protesters barricaded in central Bangkok, announcing that the

The Thai government turned to siege tactics after fruitless efforts to compromise with protesters barricaded in central Bangkok, announcing that the

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Markets welcome Spanish cuts but unions protest

World stock markets and the euro advanced yesterday after Spain unveiled new spending cuts to deal with its deficit. Addressing the Spanish

World stock markets and the euro advanced yesterday after Spain unveiled new spending cuts to deal with its deficit. Addressing the Spanish