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2010-05-25

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Jamaican troops lay siege to "Dudas" fortress

More than 30 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Jamaica as police continue their siege of a Kingston slum in search of an alleged

More than 30 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Jamaica as police continue their siege of a Kingston slum in search of an alleged

Business

Spanish banking fears hit euro

Spain is in focus as the euro slumped further on worries about the fate of the euro zone’s banks and the impact of austerity measures on the region’s

Spain is in focus as the euro slumped further on worries about the fate of the euro zone’s banks and the impact of austerity measures on the region’s

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Queen sets out new UK government programme

Britain’s queen Elizabeth II has outlined the UK governments new policy agenda for the coming year. In what was described by Prime Minister David

Britain’s queen Elizabeth II has outlined the UK governments new policy agenda for the coming year. In what was described by Prime Minister David

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Italy to announce deep budget cuts

Italy’s government has joined Europe’s austerity club by approving a budget containing deep cuts in public spending.   Despite insisting for months

Italy’s government has joined Europe’s austerity club by approving a budget containing deep cuts in public spending.   Despite insisting for months

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Parthenon protest at scaffolding removal

It was meant to be a day for Greeks to unite. But the unveiling of the newly restored Acropolis instead turned into another day of protest over

It was meant to be a day for Greeks to unite. But the unveiling of the newly restored Acropolis instead turned into another day of protest over

Europe

Italy's tax evasion commitment serious? Brussels trusts it is

Cutting back on spending is half the task facing Italy, the EU’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs told Euronews, yet this needs to be complemented

Cutting back on spending is half the task facing Italy, the EU’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs told Euronews, yet this needs to be complemented

Europe

Missing children alert coordination still lacking in EU

On International Missing Children’s Day, Brussels has been urging European countries to develop alert systems for use when a child goes missing

On International Missing Children’s Day, Brussels has been urging European countries to develop alert systems for use when a child goes missing

Business

Germany 'suspends 3-billion-euro EADS order'

Germany is reportedly suspending its three billion euro purchase of the EADS Tiger attack helicopter due to serious problems with its wiring.

Germany is reportedly suspending its three billion euro purchase of the EADS Tiger attack helicopter due to serious problems with its wiring.

Culture

Shrek "Forever After" - but will it be happy?

In “Shrek Forever After”, our big green hero is now a domesticated family ogre who seems to be living the dream. But life soon becomes predictable

In “Shrek Forever After”, our big green hero is now a domesticated family ogre who seems to be living the dream. But life soon becomes predictable

Culture

Al Jarreau performing

American Jazz, Soul and R&B star Al Jarreau was amongst the opening highlights of the Mawazine music festival in the Moroccan capital of Rabat

American Jazz, Soul and R&B star Al Jarreau was amongst the opening highlights of the Mawazine music festival in the Moroccan capital of Rabat

Business

M&S downbeat on consumer spending

British retailer Marks & Spencer is cautious about the outlook for consumer spending in the UK ahead of expected tax rises. That statement came as

British retailer Marks & Spencer is cautious about the outlook for consumer spending in the UK ahead of expected tax rises. That statement came as

Business

Swedish jobless rate surges

Sweden’s unemployment rate surged unexpectedly in April. It jumped to 9.8 percent of the working population from 9.1 percent in March. Analysts had

Sweden’s unemployment rate surged unexpectedly in April. It jumped to 9.8 percent of the working population from 9.1 percent in March. Analysts had

Business

Euro zone industrial orders race ahead

New industrial orders in the euro zone rose at their fastest rate in 10 years in March. They jumped 5.2 percent month-on-month and were up almost

New industrial orders in the euro zone rose at their fastest rate in 10 years in March. They jumped 5.2 percent month-on-month and were up almost

Science_technology

The real costs of our virtual world

Like many Europeans, Ismaila is on the Internet every day. She starts at breakfast time by checking her emails on her mobile. Then it’s onto a social

Like many Europeans, Ismaila is on the Internet every day. She starts at breakfast time by checking her emails on her mobile. Then it’s onto a social

News

Collision causes oil spill off Singapore

A massive clean-up operation is underway to mop up an oil spill in Asia’s busiest shipping lane. It comes after an oil tanker and a bulk carrier

A massive clean-up operation is underway to mop up an oil spill in Asia’s busiest shipping lane. It comes after an oil tanker and a bulk carrier

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Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges connected with recent deadly

A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on terrorism charges connected with recent deadly

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CDU's Koch calls time on political career

The powerful state premier of Hesse, Roland Koch, has announced he is to step down. The deputy leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian

The powerful state premier of Hesse, Roland Koch, has announced he is to step down. The deputy leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian

News

Interview: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen

‘‘We are in Afghanistan to protect our populations against terrorism and prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists,’‘

‘‘We are in Afghanistan to protect our populations against terrorism and prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists,’‘

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Queen Elizabeth II sets out UK government agenda

The Queen Elizabeth deliver the new policy agenda of prime minister David Cameron’s coalition government after a ceremony in London, United Kingdom.

The Queen Elizabeth deliver the new policy agenda of prime minister David Cameron’s coalition government after a ceremony in London, United Kingdom.

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Queen sets out UK government agenda

The British monarch Queen Elizabeth has delivered the new policy agenda of prime minister David Cameron’s coalition government. Laced with

The British monarch Queen Elizabeth has delivered the new policy agenda of prime minister David Cameron’s coalition government. Laced with

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Tornado hits parts of eastern Germany

A clean up operation is underway in Saxony and Brandenburg after a tornado ripped through the eastern German states. The authorities say a

A clean up operation is underway in Saxony and Brandenburg after a tornado ripped through the eastern German states. The authorities say a

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BP to launch fresh attempt to plug leak

British oil giant BP says it’s preparing to make another attempt to plug the spewing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico – but serious doubts remain

British oil giant BP says it’s preparing to make another attempt to plug the spewing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico – but serious doubts remain

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Russian tourists killed in Turkish coach crash

A coach carrying Russian tourists has crashed near the Turkish southern resort of Antalya. The authorities report 16 people were killed and 25

A coach carrying Russian tourists has crashed near the Turkish southern resort of Antalya. The authorities report 16 people were killed and 25

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Teatro Colon reopens in Buenos Aires

Argentina’s renowned Teatro Colon, one of the world’s great opera houses, has reopened after a three-year restoration project. The venue, modelled

Argentina’s renowned Teatro Colon, one of the world’s great opera houses, has reopened after a three-year restoration project. The venue, modelled

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State of emergency in Jamaica

Jamaica declares a state of emergency as police clash with gunmen and drug dealers in Kingston.

Jamaica declares a state of emergency as police clash with gunmen and drug dealers in Kingston.

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Violence in Somalia

Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels have set their sights on capturing the presidential palace in the capital.

Somalia’s al Shabaab rebels have set their sights on capturing the presidential palace in the capital.