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2010-06-02

Business

Germany moves forward against speculators

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says a more wide ranging ban on speculative trades should become law by early next month. The cabinet

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble says a more wide ranging ban on speculative trades should become law by early next month. The cabinet

Business

Spanish jobless total drops

Spain’s jobless rate – which is the highest in the euro zone – fell at its fastest pace for five years in May. It dropped 1.8 percent from April’s

Spain’s jobless rate – which is the highest in the euro zone – fell at its fastest pace for five years in May. It dropped 1.8 percent from April’s

Business

Central banks to stick by euro

The euro rose after some of the world’s biggest central banks said they won’t stop investing in the single European currency. Official sources in

The euro rose after some of the world’s biggest central banks said they won’t stop investing in the single European currency. Official sources in

News

BP's problems fuel takeover talk

As oil gushes into the sea from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP continues to haemorrhage money and speculation grows on its future. This week’s

As oil gushes into the sea from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP continues to haemorrhage money and speculation grows on its future. This week’s

Business

Prudential AIA deal off

Britain’s Prudential has given up on an attempt to buy American International Group’s Asian life insurance unit AIA. That followed shareholder

Britain’s Prudential has given up on an attempt to buy American International Group’s Asian life insurance unit AIA. That followed shareholder

News

At least 12 killed in UK shooting spree

Britain is in shock following one man’s killing spree in the Lake District, which left at least 12 people dead. Police believe Derrick Bird began

Britain is in shock following one man’s killing spree in the Lake District, which left at least 12 people dead. Police believe Derrick Bird began

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Germany's top bishop investigated

Germany’s top Roman Catholic bishop is being investigated over allegations of aiding and abetting sexual abuse. Prosecutors in the southwestern

Germany’s top Roman Catholic bishop is being investigated over allegations of aiding and abetting sexual abuse. Prosecutors in the southwestern

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Rafah crossing opened up by Egypt

Rafah crossing into Gaza is bustling today after the Eygptian authorities opened it yesterday after three years. Opening Rafah effectively ended

Rafah crossing into Gaza is bustling today after the Eygptian authorities opened it yesterday after three years. Opening Rafah effectively ended

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Israel deports arrested activists of Gaza flotilla

Israel has started deporting activists arrested onboard the Turkish aid flotilla that tried to breach its three-year blockade of Gaza. More than

Israel has started deporting activists arrested onboard the Turkish aid flotilla that tried to breach its three-year blockade of Gaza. More than

Science_technology

Racing for electric car world record

Cool, sexy and fun are not generally words that spring to mind when you think of electric cars. But the engineers behind the 200 kilometre-an-hour

Cool, sexy and fun are not generally words that spring to mind when you think of electric cars. But the engineers behind the 200 kilometre-an-hour

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Several dead after rural shooting spree in UK

At least twelve people have been killed during a shooting spree in Northern England this morning. The figure was given by Prime Minister David

At least twelve people have been killed during a shooting spree in Northern England this morning. The figure was given by Prime Minister David

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Massive floods in Czech Republic

Torrential rains have again raised river surfaces in the Czech Republic, mainly in Moravia, where the Zlin Region governor Stanislav Misak declared

Torrential rains have again raised river surfaces in the Czech Republic, mainly in Moravia, where the Zlin Region governor Stanislav Misak declared

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USA: Storms Chasers in Colorado

Storm chasers captured the dramatic moment on video when a large tornado hit the ground in Colorado on Monday.

Storm chasers captured the dramatic moment on video when a large tornado hit the ground in Colorado on Monday.

Culture

Reggae musician Alpha Blondy at Mawazine

Ivory Coast reggae musician Alpha Blondy was another of the big names to play at Morocco’s Mawazine Festival. A committed activist, Blondy sings

Ivory Coast reggae musician Alpha Blondy was another of the big names to play at Morocco’s Mawazine Festival. A committed activist, Blondy sings

Culture

Babel: Cherkaoui's towering achievement

The innovative Flemish Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s has teamed up with sculptor Anthony Gormley for his latest piece Babel (words).

The innovative Flemish Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s has teamed up with sculptor Anthony Gormley for his latest piece Babel (words).

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Republic Day ceremony in Italy

The traditional march past in the presence of the head of the state Giorgio Napolitano, parliamentarians and the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in

The traditional march past in the presence of the head of the state Giorgio Napolitano, parliamentarians and the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in

News

Turkey calls for end of Gaza blockade

Turkey says Israel must lift its three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip before it restores full diplomatic relations with its one-time ally. Ankara

Turkey says Israel must lift its three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip before it restores full diplomatic relations with its one-time ally. Ankara

News

Several dead after rural shooting spree in UK

At least five people have been killed during a shooting spree in Northern England this morning. The figure was given by Prime Minister David

At least five people have been killed during a shooting spree in Northern England this morning. The figure was given by Prime Minister David

News

Manhunt underway as several die in UK shootings

A manhunt is underway in Northern England after several people were killed during a shooting spree. The public have been told to stay indoors after

A manhunt is underway in Northern England after several people were killed during a shooting spree. The public have been told to stay indoors after

News

More civil and criminal probes against BP

On top of the growing pressure to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is facing new criminal and civil investigations. The FBI and other

On top of the growing pressure to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is facing new criminal and civil investigations. The FBI and other

News

Militants attack Afghan peace talks

Taliban militants have attacked a gathering of Afghan elders as President Hamid Karzai laid out his plans for a peace deal with the insurgent

Taliban militants have attacked a gathering of Afghan elders as President Hamid Karzai laid out his plans for a peace deal with the insurgent

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Turkish aid activists deported

Israel on Wednesday started deporting some of the 200 Turkish activists arrested during the dawn raid on the Gaza-bound aid convoy. The captain of

Israel on Wednesday started deporting some of the 200 Turkish activists arrested during the dawn raid on the Gaza-bound aid convoy. The captain of

News

Israel deports aid activists

Israel has started deporting activists arrested onboard the Turkish aid flotilla that tried to breach its three-year blockade of Gaza. More than

Israel has started deporting activists arrested onboard the Turkish aid flotilla that tried to breach its three-year blockade of Gaza. More than

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The beautiful game is more than entertainment in South Africa

On the eve of the first ever Football World Cup to take place on the African continent, the sporting spotlight will be on South Africa. The country

On the eve of the first ever Football World Cup to take place on the African continent, the sporting spotlight will be on South Africa. The country

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Worldwide demo against Israel

Thousands protest in many countries against Israel’s storming of flotilla off Gaza.

Thousands protest in many countries against Israel’s storming of flotilla off Gaza.

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Japanese football fans in a screaming competition

With the start of the World Cup just ten days away, fans of Japan compete in a screaming competition to show their support for the “Blue Samurai.”

With the start of the World Cup just ten days away, fans of Japan compete in a screaming competition to show their support for the “Blue Samurai.”

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Panini stickers exchange market

At an Panini stickers exchange market in Stuttgart, German collectors were enthusiastically trying to complete their albums. The clamour to collect

At an Panini stickers exchange market in Stuttgart, German collectors were enthusiastically trying to complete their albums. The clamour to collect

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Israeli forces kill five Palestinian militants

Five Palestinian militants are reported to have been killed in two separate clashes with Israeli forces. Both sides have confirmed that two

Five Palestinian militants are reported to have been killed in two separate clashes with Israeli forces. Both sides have confirmed that two