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2010-05-27

Europe

Czech feelings about the euro

To be or not to be in the monetary union? In these times of crisis, majority public opinion in the Czech Republic, well attached to its crown, is not

To be or not to be in the monetary union? In these times of crisis, majority public opinion in the Czech Republic, well attached to its crown, is not

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Shanghai: Better city Better life

Starting form the theme of the World Expo, we went to see how people live in Shanghai, and if China, with its megalopolis is really focusing on

Starting form the theme of the World Expo, we went to see how people live in Shanghai, and if China, with its megalopolis is really focusing on

Science_technology

Satellite TV: beaming pictures from the stars

This summer the World Cup will be watched live on TV the world over, and it is all thanks to satellites thousands of kilometres above the

This summer the World Cup will be watched live on TV the world over, and it is all thanks to satellites thousands of kilometres above the

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Anti-whaling activist stands trial in Japan

The trial of an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand has begun in Tokyo. Protesters gathered outside the court demanding a strict sentence for

The trial of an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand has begun in Tokyo. Protesters gathered outside the court demanding a strict sentence for

Business

The pain in Spain - austerity package details

The Spanish government’s additional spending cuts – narrowly voted through parliament on Thursday – include a 1.2 billion euros reduction of funding

The Spanish government’s additional spending cuts – narrowly voted through parliament on Thursday – include a 1.2 billion euros reduction of funding

Business

Apple bigger than Microsoft

In the battle of the big techs, Apple has overtaken Microsoft. Its shares rose on Wednesday as Microsoft’s fell making it the world’s biggest

In the battle of the big techs, Apple has overtaken Microsoft. Its shares rose on Wednesday as Microsoft’s fell making it the world’s biggest

Business

French consumers more downbeat

Consumer confidence in the euro zone’s second largest economy – France – fell to its lowest level in a year in May. Consumer spending is a key

Consumer confidence in the euro zone’s second largest economy – France – fell to its lowest level in a year in May. Consumer spending is a key

Business

Chinese news boosts euro

The euro rose in value on Thursday after China’s central bank said Europe remained a key investment market for the country’s foreign exchange

The euro rose in value on Thursday after China’s central bank said Europe remained a key investment market for the country’s foreign exchange

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"Dunkirk" spirit revived 70 years on

The last time they embarked on this crossing, it was a lot less peaceful. For the second time in history, dozens of the famous “Little Ships” have

The last time they embarked on this crossing, it was a lot less peaceful. For the second time in history, dozens of the famous “Little Ships” have

Europe

Bosnians a step closer to visa-free EU travel

Queueing for Bosnians seeking travel permission at an EU embassy could soon end. A European proposal would allow them visa-free travel across the

Queueing for Bosnians seeking travel permission at an EU embassy could soon end. A European proposal would allow them visa-free travel across the

Culture

Sex and the City 2 - Mideast, men and the menopause

Sarah Jessica Parker and her pals from Manhattan are taking their sexy ways to a new city in “Sex and the City 2.” In the film, Parker, Kim

Sarah Jessica Parker and her pals from Manhattan are taking their sexy ways to a new city in “Sex and the City 2.” In the film, Parker, Kim

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Unions watch and wait over French pensions

Unions in France are watching today’s protests over pension reforms to guage how strong their position is, as negotiations with the government

Unions in France are watching today’s protests over pension reforms to guage how strong their position is, as negotiations with the government

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More pain in Spain: government passes austerity plan

There has been temporary relief for Spain’s governing Socialists as parliament approved their 15 billion euro austerity package. But it was the

There has been temporary relief for Spain’s governing Socialists as parliament approved their 15 billion euro austerity package. But it was the

Nocomment

Massive anti-North Korea protest in Seoul

Massive anti-North Korea protest is held in Seoul to denounce the North’s recent threats against the South.

Massive anti-North Korea protest is held in Seoul to denounce the North’s recent threats against the South.

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Strike in France

More than 100,000 people demonstrate across France against plans by the centre-right government to extend the retirement age in a bid to shore up the

More than 100,000 people demonstrate across France against plans by the centre-right government to extend the retirement age in a bid to shore up the

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India: protests against Myanmar's upcoming elections

Hundreds of Myanmarese exiles living in India rallied in New Delhi on Thursday to protest against Myanmar’s upcoming elections.

Hundreds of Myanmarese exiles living in India rallied in New Delhi on Thursday to protest against Myanmar’s upcoming elections.

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Demonstration in Philippines

Filipino activists gather in Manila to denounce the coming elections in Myanmar.

Filipino activists gather in Manila to denounce the coming elections in Myanmar.

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Hope over BP oil leak fix

BP has managed to stop the flow of oil that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the last five weeks, according to the US coastguard. It

BP has managed to stop the flow of oil that has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the last five weeks, according to the US coastguard. It

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North Korea rips up safeguard pact with South

North Korea has said it will rip up a military pact aimed at preventing naval clashes with the South amid mounting tensions in the region. The latest

North Korea has said it will rip up a military pact aimed at preventing naval clashes with the South amid mounting tensions in the region. The latest

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Spanish austerity plan backed by only one vote

There is relief for Spain’s Socialist government, after parliament backed it’s 15 billion euro austerity plan. But it was the closest of calls. The

There is relief for Spain’s Socialist government, after parliament backed it’s 15 billion euro austerity plan. But it was the closest of calls. The

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Death toll rises after Russia bombing

At least seven people are now known to have died in the bombing of a theatre in the Russian city of Stavropol yesterday. The powerful blast came

At least seven people are now known to have died in the bombing of a theatre in the Russian city of Stavropol yesterday. The powerful blast came

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National strike in France over retirement age

The streets of France have been filled with demonstrators, as workers protest at government plans to raise the age of retirement. At 60, France has

The streets of France have been filled with demonstrators, as workers protest at government plans to raise the age of retirement. At 60, France has

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Joint winners for Asturias prize

This year’s Asturias prize for Communication and Humanities has been awarded in Oviedo, northern Spain. It is the third of Crown Prince Felipe’s

This year’s Asturias prize for Communication and Humanities has been awarded in Oviedo, northern Spain. It is the third of Crown Prince Felipe’s

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Jamaican authorities could face censure over drugs firefight

Questions are being asked about the role played by the jamaican police in the bloody crackdown on a drugs gang in the capital, Kingston. Almost 50

Questions are being asked about the role played by the jamaican police in the bloody crackdown on a drugs gang in the capital, Kingston. Almost 50

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Peace breaks out in German biker war

Two rival gangs in the German city of Hannover have agreed to end their long-running and often violent feud. The Hells Angels and the Bandidos had

Two rival gangs in the German city of Hannover have agreed to end their long-running and often violent feud. The Hells Angels and the Bandidos had

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Suicide concern at China tech plant

A series of suicides at a company that makes computer parts for iPods and mobile phones has led to questions over working conditions on Chinese

A series of suicides at a company that makes computer parts for iPods and mobile phones has led to questions over working conditions on Chinese