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2010-05-31

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Netanyahu strongly defends commando raid

The storming by Israeli marines of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza has triggered a diplomatic crisis. 10 pro-Palestinian activists were reported

The storming by Israeli marines of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza has triggered a diplomatic crisis. 10 pro-Palestinian activists were reported

Europe

Digital Agenda for Europe

How can the digital age boost economic growth? Brussels is putting forward a series of measures to build a true European digital market by 2020. What

How can the digital age boost economic growth? Brussels is putting forward a series of measures to build a true European digital market by 2020. What

Europe

What social Europe is doing for Europeans

What lessons can Europe learn from the financial crisis? What is the social Europe model doing for its people? Who better than the new

What lessons can Europe learn from the financial crisis? What is the social Europe model doing for its people? Who better than the new

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Israeli raid provokes fury in Turkey

The Israeli raid on the ships heading for Gaza has caused outrage in Turkey. The flotilla was jointly organised by a Turkish charity; most people on

The Israeli raid on the ships heading for Gaza has caused outrage in Turkey. The flotilla was jointly organised by a Turkish charity; most people on

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Strike in Romania gets mixed response

State sector employees are claiming success in their day of strike action against Romania’s austerity plans, but tens rather than hundreds of

State sector employees are claiming success in their day of strike action against Romania’s austerity plans, but tens rather than hundreds of

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Criticism mounts over Israel's flotilla raid

Israel’s storming of humanitarian aid ships bound for Gaza has been condemned by both diplomatic friends and foes alike. Commandos boarded the

Israel’s storming of humanitarian aid ships bound for Gaza has been condemned by both diplomatic friends and foes alike. Commandos boarded the

News

Armed gang robs French security van

An armed gang has attacked and burned a security van in the French city of Marseille before making off with several million euros. The assault

An armed gang has attacked and burned a security van in the French city of Marseille before making off with several million euros. The assault

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German president quits over Afghan gaffe

German President Horst Koehler has quit following controversial remarks about Germany’s military operations abroad. On returning from a visit to

German President Horst Koehler has quit following controversial remarks about Germany’s military operations abroad. On returning from a visit to

Science_technology

The risks of ticks

Researchers on the Finnish Aaland islands are continuing their work on diseases spread by ticks, but say our fear of the creatures may not be

Researchers on the Finnish Aaland islands are continuing their work on diseases spread by ticks, but say our fear of the creatures may not be

Business

Euro zone inflation edges up

The EU’s statistics office’s first estimate of euro zone inflation in May showed it inched upwards to 1.6 percent year-on-year. At the same time

The EU’s statistics office’s first estimate of euro zone inflation in May showed it inched upwards to 1.6 percent year-on-year. At the same time

Business

Trichet upbeat on euro zone growth

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said that the latest data suggests euro zone economic growth will be better than expected in

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet has said that the latest data suggests euro zone economic growth will be better than expected in

Business

China's Wen warns of rocky economic times

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has warned that global economic growth remained vulnerable to sovereign debt risks. During a state visit to Japan

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has warned that global economic growth remained vulnerable to sovereign debt risks. During a state visit to Japan

Business

Honda China strike partially settled

A strike at a Honda parts factory in southern China seemed to be partially over on Monday. The dispute over wages began last week and halted

A strike at a Honda parts factory in southern China seemed to be partially over on Monday. The dispute over wages began last week and halted

Business

BNP Paribas and SocGen interested in Zachodni

French banks BNP Paribas and Societe Generale are the latest reportedly interested in bidding for a 70 percent stake in Polish bank

French banks BNP Paribas and Societe Generale are the latest reportedly interested in bidding for a 70 percent stake in Polish bank

Culture

Turkish treasures dazzle in the Kremlin

For the first time, priceless artifacts from the Ottoman empire have gone on display in Moscow. The objects came from Topkapi Palace in Istanbul as

For the first time, priceless artifacts from the Ottoman empire have gone on display in Moscow. The objects came from Topkapi Palace in Istanbul as

Culture

In with the new in Rome

A gallery celebrating contemporary art and architecture has opened in Rome; a city defined by ancient monuments and historical buildings.

A gallery celebrating contemporary art and architecture has opened in Rome; a city defined by ancient monuments and historical buildings.

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Attack brings unified Hamas-Fatah response

The Palestinian’s warring rivals, Hamas and Fatah, have closed ranks following the attack on the blockade-runners. In Gaza there were loud

The Palestinian’s warring rivals, Hamas and Fatah, have closed ranks following the attack on the blockade-runners. In Gaza there were loud

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Israeli action off Gaza sends diplomatic shockwaves

As part of the international diplomatic fallout following the Israeli action on a humanitarian aid convoy off the Gaza Strip, the United Nations High

As part of the international diplomatic fallout following the Israeli action on a humanitarian aid convoy off the Gaza Strip, the United Nations High

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German president Koehler resigns

German President Horst Koehler has stepped down following controversial remarks about Germany’s military operations abroad. On returning from a

German President Horst Koehler has stepped down following controversial remarks about Germany’s military operations abroad. On returning from a

News

Anti-Israeli protests in numerous cities

Anti-Israeli protests have broken out in numerous countries in the Arab world. Observers say the raid on the aid flotilla in international waters

Anti-Israeli protests have broken out in numerous countries in the Arab world. Observers say the raid on the aid flotilla in international waters

News

BP says no spill solution until August

The CEO of BP has warned that a solution to the disastrous oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico could be as long as two months away.   Tony Hayward, the

The CEO of BP has warned that a solution to the disastrous oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico could be as long as two months away.   Tony Hayward, the

News

Israel under pressure over aid convoy raid

Israel is facing growing international criticism after its forces stormed a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, killing at least ten people.   Six ships

Israel is facing growing international criticism after its forces stormed a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, killing at least ten people.   Six ships

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NGOs deny aid ships had weapons

The flotilla included four cargo vessels and a Turkish passenger ferry carrying some 600 people. The Istanbul-based foundation for Human Rights and

The flotilla included four cargo vessels and a Turkish passenger ferry carrying some 600 people. The Istanbul-based foundation for Human Rights and

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Israel defends aid convoy operation

Israel has defended its storming of the convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, claiming the activists onboard attacked their soldiers and were also carrying

Israel has defended its storming of the convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships, claiming the activists onboard attacked their soldiers and were also carrying

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Palestinian leaders condemn flotilla raid

The Palestinian President is quoted as calling the raid a “massacre”; the Hamas leader in Gaza called it a “heinous crime”. The flotilla was

The Palestinian President is quoted as calling the raid a “massacre”; the Hamas leader in Gaza called it a “heinous crime”. The flotilla was

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At least 10 dead in Israeli raid on aid flotilla

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in a raid by Israeli commandos on a convoy of aid ships trying to reach Gaza. Half a dozen

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in a raid by Israeli commandos on a convoy of aid ships trying to reach Gaza. Half a dozen

Nocomment

Roller blader drops from Eiffel Tower

Crowds in Paris watched nervously on Saturday as world champion roller-skater Taig Khris attempted a new Guinness world record by jumping off the

Crowds in Paris watched nervously on Saturday as world champion roller-skater Taig Khris attempted a new Guinness world record by jumping off the