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2010-06-03

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Merkel nominates Wulff for presidency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she is to nominate Christian Wulff as the country’s new president. Wulff, 50, is the current leader of

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she is to nominate Christian Wulff as the country’s new president. Wulff, 50, is the current leader of

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Anti-Israel protests on the streets of Ankara

Fury and defiance hit the streets of Ankara as Turkish demonstrators showed solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the actions of the

Fury and defiance hit the streets of Ankara as Turkish demonstrators showed solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the actions of the

Science_technology

How heavy is your carbon footprint?

Carbon Expo in Cologne is the global trade fair for companies buying and selling CO2 emissions. Although emissions trading is largely for firms

Carbon Expo in Cologne is the global trade fair for companies buying and selling CO2 emissions. Although emissions trading is largely for firms

Business

Investing in a changing world

There is no time to relax for European businesses as changes in the world economic game bring new players to the fore. That is the message from

There is no time to relax for European businesses as changes in the world economic game bring new players to the fore. That is the message from

Business

G20 stimulus consensus unlikely

As finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 countries hold meetings in the South Korean city of Busan, there seemed to be little chance

As finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 countries hold meetings in the South Korean city of Busan, there seemed to be little chance

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Progress in battle against Gulf oil leak

It is being described by authorities as a “significant step forward”. BP has succeeded in cutting through a ruptured oil pipe in the Gulf of

It is being described by authorities as a “significant step forward”. BP has succeeded in cutting through a ruptured oil pipe in the Gulf of

Business

Fitch cuts BP's rating

The international ratings agency Fitch has cut BP’s rating from AA+ to AA because of higher risks that it might default on its debt due to increased

The international ratings agency Fitch has cut BP’s rating from AA+ to AA because of higher risks that it might default on its debt due to increased

Business

Euro zone services expand

Despite growing worries of euro zone countries’ finances, the region’s dominant services sector, continues to grow. The latest survey of

Despite growing worries of euro zone countries’ finances, the region’s dominant services sector, continues to grow. The latest survey of

Culture

Splice engineers genetically-modified thrills

Genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) have become famous by splicing together the DNA of different animals to create amazing

Genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) have become famous by splicing together the DNA of different animals to create amazing

Culture

Heavyweights Bigg and Sosa play at Mawazine

When Moroccan rapper Don Bigg calls on his audience to turn up the volume, they do just that… Don Bigg and jazzman Omar Sosa play together at the

When Moroccan rapper Don Bigg calls on his audience to turn up the volume, they do just that… Don Bigg and jazzman Omar Sosa play together at the

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Judge shot dead in Brussels court

A man has entered the main court in Brussels armed with a gun and shot a judge and her clerk dead. The man, who Belgian police believe to be an

A man has entered the main court in Brussels armed with a gun and shot a judge and her clerk dead. The man, who Belgian police believe to be an

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Mars mission "takes off" in Moscow

It may not be the real thing, but they want it to seem as realistic as possible. In Moscow, six people have made their farewells before embarking

It may not be the real thing, but they want it to seem as realistic as possible. In Moscow, six people have made their farewells before embarking

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Istanbul mourns flotilla raid dead

Mourners in Istanbul have paid their last respects to eight of the nine activists shot dead during the Israeli raid on an aid convoy.   A memorial

Mourners in Istanbul have paid their last respects to eight of the nine activists shot dead during the Israeli raid on an aid convoy.   A memorial

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Strikes hit Greece ahead of protest weekend

Greece is in the grip of the latest strike called in protest at the government’s austerity plan, a 24-hour stoppage by transport workers that has

Greece is in the grip of the latest strike called in protest at the government’s austerity plan, a 24-hour stoppage by transport workers that has

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Israel and the Iranian threat

Is Iran working on the nuclear bomb? In Israel, people are afraid it is. The Israelis are preparing for a worst-case-scenario with large-scale civil

Is Iran working on the nuclear bomb? In Israel, people are afraid it is. The Israelis are preparing for a worst-case-scenario with large-scale civil

Nocomment

Cycle soccer in Japan

World Cycle ball, also know as cycle soccer or “radball’, is a curious sport. The biggest difference with football is no one allowed to touch the

World Cycle ball, also know as cycle soccer or “radball’, is a curious sport. The biggest difference with football is no one allowed to touch the

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Israel defiant on Gaza blockade

In the furnace of Middle Eastern politics, the relationship between Israel and Turkey often catches the eye. Commercial interests play a big part

In the furnace of Middle Eastern politics, the relationship between Israel and Turkey often catches the eye. Commercial interests play a big part

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Relief for storm-hit Guatemala

Emergency teams in Guatemala are struggling to get aid through to remote areas hit by Tropical Storm Agatha, which has caused hundreds of deaths

Emergency teams in Guatemala are struggling to get aid through to remote areas hit by Tropical Storm Agatha, which has caused hundreds of deaths

Culture

"The Infernal Comedy": John Malkovich gets operatic backing

“The Infernal Comedy” is the autobiography of Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger performed on stage. Unterweger was imprisoned for murder but

“The Infernal Comedy” is the autobiography of Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger performed on stage. Unterweger was imprisoned for murder but

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UK gunman had firearms licence

It has been revealed the gunman who killed 12 people and then shot himself in Britain had been a licenced gun holder for 20 years. Police are

It has been revealed the gunman who killed 12 people and then shot himself in Britain had been a licenced gun holder for 20 years. Police are

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Aid activists describe 'horrific' ordeal

Activists arrested on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla have spoken of their ordeal after being deported by Israeli authorities to Turkey.   They were

Activists arrested on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla have spoken of their ordeal after being deported by Israeli authorities to Turkey.   They were

Science_technology

Sea to plate: a cool route

Dalvik, in the north of Iceland, is a fishing port which supplies fish to destinations all over Europe including France. We follow a batch of cod

Dalvik, in the north of Iceland, is a fishing port which supplies fish to destinations all over Europe including France. We follow a batch of cod

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Comics Superheroes at Madame Tussauds in London

Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine all join forces at Madame Tussauds in London.

Marvel Comics superheroes Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Wolverine all join forces at Madame Tussauds in London.

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BP's Oil leak operation with robotic machine

After six weeks of failures to block the well or divert the oil, BP had mounted its latest attempt, using robotic machines to carve into the twisted

After six weeks of failures to block the well or divert the oil, BP had mounted its latest attempt, using robotic machines to carve into the twisted

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Mock-up spaceship prepares mankind for Mars

Although a manned mission to Mars is decades away, researchers are to begin an experiment to prepare for the 18-month trip. An all-male crew is

Although a manned mission to Mars is decades away, researchers are to begin an experiment to prepare for the 18-month trip. An all-male crew is

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Calls grow for Israeli blockade to be lifted

The Arab League is ask the United Nations that the Security Council calls on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza. The 22-member body of Arab

The Arab League is ask the United Nations that the Security Council calls on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza. The 22-member body of Arab