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2010-05-21

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Algeria film branded as a travesty in Cannes

A film depicting the bloody fight for Algerian independence has opened in Cannes amid tight security. Outside, angry demonstrators claimed the

A film depicting the bloody fight for Algerian independence has opened in Cannes amid tight security. Outside, angry demonstrators claimed the

Culture

East meets West in Huiqin Wang art

Almost 30 years of living in Slovenia has done little to break the links that painter Huiqin Wang has with the motifs and patterns of her native

Almost 30 years of living in Slovenia has done little to break the links that painter Huiqin Wang has with the motifs and patterns of her native

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synthetic DNA

This is what artificial life supposedly looks like. The blue shows bacterial colonies created from synthetic DNA. The US Scientists who made the

This is what artificial life supposedly looks like. The blue shows bacterial colonies created from synthetic DNA. The US Scientists who made the

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Turkey makes port pledge to Greek Cyprus

Turkey’s made Greek Cyprus an offer in a bid to break the deadlock over the divided island’s status and continuing trade embargoes. Ankara says it

Turkey’s made Greek Cyprus an offer in a bid to break the deadlock over the divided island’s status and continuing trade embargoes. Ankara says it

Europe

European fiscal discipline heats up

The 27 EU finance ministers have been meeting urgently in Brussels on reforming economic policy coordination. They are looking at how to give their

The 27 EU finance ministers have been meeting urgently in Brussels on reforming economic policy coordination. They are looking at how to give their

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Uneasy calm hangs over Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister has called for national reconciliation talks after a week of violence left more than 50 people dead. But there has been

Thailand’s Prime Minister has called for national reconciliation talks after a week of violence left more than 50 people dead. But there has been

Business

Euro zone service sector serves up success

The euro zone’s service sector grew at its fastest rate in nearly three years this month, while the speed of growth in manufacturing slowed. The

The euro zone’s service sector grew at its fastest rate in nearly three years this month, while the speed of growth in manufacturing slowed. The

Business

BA posts record losses with more strikes to come

British Airways has reported it’s biggest annual loss since privitisation in 1987 due to a drop in passenger numbers, increased costs and an ongoing

British Airways has reported it’s biggest annual loss since privitisation in 1987 due to a drop in passenger numbers, increased costs and an ongoing

Business

Bank of Japan plans loans to stimulate lending

The bank of Japan has outlined plans to provide one-year loans to banks to stimulate lending and defeat deflation as the country rides a wave of an

The bank of Japan has outlined plans to provide one-year loans to banks to stimulate lending and defeat deflation as the country rides a wave of an

Business

Germany approves euro safety package

The German Bundestag has approved a 750 billion euro safety net to stabilise the euro. The lower house passed Berlin’s contribution of close to 148

The German Bundestag has approved a 750 billion euro safety net to stabilise the euro. The lower house passed Berlin’s contribution of close to 148

Europe

EU economist says south must diversify to grow with discipline

The EU’s centrally important agreement on fiscal discipline adopted in 1997 is the Stability and Growth Pact. The forecast for growth in the EU this

The EU’s centrally important agreement on fiscal discipline adopted in 1997 is the Stability and Growth Pact. The forecast for growth in the EU this

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Britain 'wants strong and stable' euro

The newly-elected British Prime Minister has repeated that a strong and stable euro currency is in his country’s best interests even if it is a rival

The newly-elected British Prime Minister has repeated that a strong and stable euro currency is in his country’s best interests even if it is a rival

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Polish flood death toll rises to nine

At least nine people are now known to have died in Poland in floods that have submerged large swathes of the country along the river Vistula.

At least nine people are now known to have died in Poland in floods that have submerged large swathes of the country along the river Vistula.

Business

German business troubled by euro trouble

German business confidence fell in May in a survey that indicates that the euro’s troubles is a worry for business. But many believe the economy is

German business confidence fell in May in a survey that indicates that the euro’s troubles is a worry for business. But many believe the economy is

Culture

Afghan documentary Armadillo wins at Cannes

The first prize to be given out at Cannes – the Grand Prix at Critics’ Week – has been awarded to the Danish director Janus Metz for his

The first prize to be given out at Cannes – the Grand Prix at Critics’ Week – has been awarded to the Danish director Janus Metz for his

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France: Demonstration in Cannes Film Festival

People demonstrate in Cannes Film Festival to protest against the film “Outside Of The Law” by French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb.

People demonstrate in Cannes Film Festival to protest against the film “Outside Of The Law” by French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb.

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PM Cameron meets Merkel in Berlin

Newly-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron has made his second visit to a European capital since taking office. After Paris yesterday he

Newly-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron has made his second visit to a European capital since taking office. After Paris yesterday he

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Scepticism surrounding the World Cup

South Africa has invested 5.6 billion euros in hosting the World Cup. Five brand new stadiums have been built for the event while five others have

South Africa has invested 5.6 billion euros in hosting the World Cup. Five brand new stadiums have been built for the event while five others have

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Haiti's steps to recovery

Amputation has become one of the defining injuries of January’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Thousands were left without limbs after being

Amputation has become one of the defining injuries of January’s catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Thousands were left without limbs after being

Europe

The Netherlands: Looking out for Henk and Ingrid

Dutch politician Geert Wilders claims the average Dutch couple is being forgotten by the political elite. In this country of 16 million, ‘Henk and

Dutch politician Geert Wilders claims the average Dutch couple is being forgotten by the political elite. In this country of 16 million, ‘Henk and

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BP accused of "cover-up" over oil spill

Energy giant, BP, has come under fresh attack for allegedly concealing the extent of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It comes after the firm

Energy giant, BP, has come under fresh attack for allegedly concealing the extent of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It comes after the firm

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Broken alarm allows thief to steal art

Police in Paris are investigating why the city’s Museum of Modern Art allegedly left an alarm broken for two months, allowing a thief to make off

Police in Paris are investigating why the city’s Museum of Modern Art allegedly left an alarm broken for two months, allowing a thief to make off

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Cameron heads to Berlin for talks

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is heading for Berlin for talks today after meeting France’s President on his first foreign trip since taking

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron is heading for Berlin for talks today after meeting France’s President on his first foreign trip since taking

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South Korea holds crisis meeting

South Korea’s National Security Council has held a rare emergency meeting to discuss its diplomatic stand-off with the North. Wary of the impact

South Korea’s National Security Council has held a rare emergency meeting to discuss its diplomatic stand-off with the North. Wary of the impact

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Japanese launch satellite probe to Venus

They say women are from Mars, and now the Japanese are going to Venus. The country has launched its first satellite probe to the planet of love

They say women are from Mars, and now the Japanese are going to Venus. The country has launched its first satellite probe to the planet of love

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Uneasy calm hangs over Bangkok

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday he was committed to national reconciliation but made no offer of fresh elections, two days after

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday he was committed to national reconciliation but made no offer of fresh elections, two days after

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Thailand: police regained control

The security forces gradually regained control over key spots in Bangkok as red shirt protesters largely from rural area are returning home.

The security forces gradually regained control over key spots in Bangkok as red shirt protesters largely from rural area are returning home.

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Pakistan and Mohammed's caricatures on facebook

Pakistan shuts down Facebook and YouTube because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad on Facebook.

Pakistan shuts down Facebook and YouTube because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad on Facebook.