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2010-06-01

Business

Eurotunnel buys GBRf to boost cross-Channel rail freight

The Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel is buying Britain’s third-largest rail freight operator, GBRf from UK bus and train operator FirstGroup for

The Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel is buying Britain’s third-largest rail freight operator, GBRf from UK bus and train operator FirstGroup for

Business

AIG rejects lower Pru offer

American International Group has flatly rejected an attempt by British insurer Prudential to cut the price its prepared to pay for AIG’s Asian life

American International Group has flatly rejected an attempt by British insurer Prudential to cut the price its prepared to pay for AIG’s Asian life

Business

Ryanair announces early dividend

Irish airline Ryanair has said it will pay its first ever dividend to shareholders in October. Previously it said they could not expect a dividend

Irish airline Ryanair has said it will pay its first ever dividend to shareholders in October. Previously it said they could not expect a dividend

Business

German jobless down but euro zone struggles

German unemployment fell for the 11th month running in May. The decline was much more than forecast thanks to the effects of labour reforms and as

German unemployment fell for the 11th month running in May. The decline was much more than forecast thanks to the effects of labour reforms and as

News

Demands on Israel to free flotilla detainees

Pressure is mounting on Israel to release the scores of detainees and ships confiscated during its army’s raid on the aid flotilla off Gaza

Pressure is mounting on Israel to release the scores of detainees and ships confiscated during its army’s raid on the aid flotilla off Gaza

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Israel isolated by flotilla attack

On the streets of Jerusalem, it seems like business as usual. Public reaction to news of the raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla has been mixed – but

On the streets of Jerusalem, it seems like business as usual. Public reaction to news of the raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla has been mixed – but

News

Obama threatens legal action over spill

President Obama has vowed that those responsible for the oil spill will be brought to justice if laws have been broken. He has also promised to

President Obama has vowed that those responsible for the oil spill will be brought to justice if laws have been broken. He has also promised to

Europe

EU-Russia summit links human rights with modernisation

An annual EU-Russia summit has been overshadowed by a violent crackdown on opposition protests in Russia’s main cities. Russian President Dmitry

An annual EU-Russia summit has been overshadowed by a violent crackdown on opposition protests in Russia’s main cities. Russian President Dmitry

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BP share price sinks, clean-up costs rise

As BP counts the cost of the devastating US oil spill, Louisiana’s wetlands continue to pay a heavy price. The clean-up operation could set BP back

As BP counts the cost of the devastating US oil spill, Louisiana’s wetlands continue to pay a heavy price. The clean-up operation could set BP back

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World Cup countdown sparks sticker frenzy

It is a sure sign that the countdown to the World Cup is on. The clamour to collect Panini stickers of all the players, teams and stadiums is like a

It is a sure sign that the countdown to the World Cup is on. The clamour to collect Panini stickers of all the players, teams and stadiums is like a

Science_technology

Stockholm: Europe's Greenest Capital

In Stockholm they are passionate about the environment. There is a long tradition of ambitious environmental efforts there: tackling air pollution

In Stockholm they are passionate about the environment. There is a long tradition of ambitious environmental efforts there: tackling air pollution

Science_technology

Coasting down to earth cuts CO2

High above Madrid, an Airbus A320 prepares its descent. At an altitude of 9,000m, Iberia pilot Captain Jose Luis Moreta Gomez puts the engines into

High above Madrid, an Airbus A320 prepares its descent. At an altitude of 9,000m, Iberia pilot Captain Jose Luis Moreta Gomez puts the engines into

Culture

Elton John turns on the charm in Morocco

More than 40,000 fans turned out for Elton John’s recent concert at the Mawazine festival in Morocco, dismissing objections from some politicians

More than 40,000 fans turned out for Elton John’s recent concert at the Mawazine festival in Morocco, dismissing objections from some politicians

Culture

Taking the frills out of flamenco

At just 26, Rocio Molina has become one of the most important Spanish flamenco dancers and choreographers of the moment. Dressed in a black two piece

At just 26, Rocio Molina has become one of the most important Spanish flamenco dancers and choreographers of the moment. Dressed in a black two piece

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Pro-Palestinian activists return home

Hundreds of activists were towed from the international waters to Israeli detention centres and hospitals. The other peace activists expelled by

Hundreds of activists were towed from the international waters to Israeli detention centres and hospitals. The other peace activists expelled by

News

Rafah border crossing reopens

Egypt’s in a position to respond directly to the blockade of Gaza, and on Tuesday it did so, opening its border crossing with the

Egypt’s in a position to respond directly to the blockade of Gaza, and on Tuesday it did so, opening its border crossing with the

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Israelis abused us, say activists

Activists deported from Israel have been speaking about their ordeals. Many of those on the ships were Turks, but there were also numerous people

Activists deported from Israel have been speaking about their ordeals. Many of those on the ships were Turks, but there were also numerous people

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Erdogan blasts Israeli operation as "massacre"

Turkey has led the chorus of international disapproval following Israel’s deadly attack on the aid flotilla. Most of the victims were his compatriots

Turkey has led the chorus of international disapproval following Israel’s deadly attack on the aid flotilla. Most of the victims were his compatriots

News

Search on for new German president

The search has begun for the next person to move into Germany’s presidential palace. After the shock resignation of president Horst Köhler, members

The search has begun for the next person to move into Germany’s presidential palace. After the shock resignation of president Horst Köhler, members

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Turkish PM slams "bloody massacre"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at Israel’s deadly raid on the Turkish aid convoy, describing it as a bloody

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit out at Israel’s deadly raid on the Turkish aid convoy, describing it as a bloody

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UN calls for 'impartial' aid raid probe

The United Nations Security Council has condemned Israel’s deadly raid on the Gaza aid ship and called for an “impartial“ inquiry into the

The United Nations Security Council has condemned Israel’s deadly raid on the Gaza aid ship and called for an “impartial“ inquiry into the

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Hopes of better ties at Russia-EU summit

An attempt to put aside their differences and focus on how relations can be improved. That is how diplomats are describing a Russia-European Union

An attempt to put aside their differences and focus on how relations can be improved. That is how diplomats are describing a Russia-European Union

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Art world mourns death of Louise Bourgeois

The art world is mourning the death of the influential sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The French-born American has died in Manhattan at the age of

The art world is mourning the death of the influential sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The French-born American has died in Manhattan at the age of

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Israel starts jailing and deporting activists

Israel has begun deporting or jailing the hundreds of international activists arrested after the storming of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla. With the

Israel has begun deporting or jailing the hundreds of international activists arrested after the storming of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla. With the

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Video of army boarding flotilla

Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday

Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday

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Israeli video released of flotilla assault

Amid international condemnation of its storming of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, the Israeli military has released its own video of the

Amid international condemnation of its storming of a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, the Israeli military has released its own video of the

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Resignation takes Germany by surprise

“It was an honour for me to serve Germany as president.”   An emotional Horst Köhler explained his decision to resign as German president following

“It was an honour for me to serve Germany as president.”   An emotional Horst Köhler explained his decision to resign as German president following