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2010-05-19

World

Romanians protest over pay cuts

Tens of thousands of Romanian public workers took to the streets of Bucharest protest at planned pay cuts aimed at shoring up the country’s shaky

Business

Merkel says euro "in danger"

The Germans have got their retaliation in first, perhaps miffed at being bulldozed into supporting Greece and the euro, by unilaterally banning naked

World

Mitchell meets Abbas in Ramallah

US envoy George Mitchell has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah – the political capital of the West Bank. It is the first time the

Business

Oil weakens on economy fears

Oil has fallen for a seventh straight day, its longest losing streak in five months, and analysts say it is all down to fears about European growth

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Floods in Poland

The Vistula River at Krakow, in Poland, reached a height of 957 centimeters – its highest level in 40 years.

Sci-tech

China: a step into the green

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo is one of the most advanced centres in China for research and teaching of sustainable energy technologies

World

Oil spill heads for Florida?

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be spreading as officials in Florida say they have found tar balls washed up on the shores of the