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2010-06-08

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Pakistan's PM on the flotilla raid, insurgents and nukes

Seeking to strengthen political, security, economic and development cooperation with the EU, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani recently

Seeking to strengthen political, security, economic and development cooperation with the EU, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani recently

Business

GM to recall 1.5 million vehicles

General Motors is the latest carmaker to suffer an expensive recall. It is going to have to disable an electrical unit that heats windscreen

General Motors is the latest carmaker to suffer an expensive recall. It is going to have to disable an electrical unit that heats windscreen

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No mask or cape but Obama says he'll Kick Ass

KickAss Obama, anyone? Barack Obama has said that is what he would like to do to BP’s boss Tony Hayward, in his latest interview on the Gulf oil

KickAss Obama, anyone? Barack Obama has said that is what he would like to do to BP’s boss Tony Hayward, in his latest interview on the Gulf oil

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Dutch Liberals set to make political comeback

The Dutch go to the polls tomorrow in a General Election that could see a Liberal prime minister forming a government, which has not happened in

The Dutch go to the polls tomorrow in a General Election that could see a Liberal prime minister forming a government, which has not happened in

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Poland to go ahead with election despite floods

The Polish government insists it won’t declare a state of national disaster despite the devastation caused by recent floods. If it did take such a

The Polish government insists it won’t declare a state of national disaster despite the devastation caused by recent floods. If it did take such a

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Turkish police targeted by roadside bomb

At least 15 people have been hurt by a roadside bomb in Istanbul. The attack happened as a police minibus was passing a hospital in the

At least 15 people have been hurt by a roadside bomb in Istanbul. The attack happened as a police minibus was passing a hospital in the

Business

UBS tax deal delayed

The lower house of the Swiss parliament has rejected a deal for UBS to hand over details of nearly four and half thousand of its clients to US tax

The lower house of the Swiss parliament has rejected a deal for UBS to hand over details of nearly four and half thousand of its clients to US tax

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Belgium's risk of fragmentation centres on BHV

Belgium’s BHV region, Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde, is divided over whether to remain ‘united’. It is the country’s only constituency and judicial

Belgium’s BHV region, Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde, is divided over whether to remain ‘united’. It is the country’s only constituency and judicial

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Dutch Afghanistan stance an embarrassment for former NATO chief

Euronews interviewed the former NATO Secretary General (2004-2009), Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, in The Hague, about his country’s military

Euronews interviewed the former NATO Secretary General (2004-2009), Dutchman Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, in The Hague, about his country’s military

Business

Chinese car sales growth slows

Sales of passenger cars in China rose at their slowest pace this year in May. They were still up by 26 percent from May last year and China remains

Sales of passenger cars in China rose at their slowest pace this year in May. They were still up by 26 percent from May last year and China remains

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Jo'burg's Gautrain ready for World Cup service

Africa’s first high speed city train has opened its doors to paying passengers in Johannesburg just days before the start of the World Cup in South

Africa’s first high speed city train has opened its doors to paying passengers in Johannesburg just days before the start of the World Cup in South

Business

Airbus orders take off at Berlin

The Berlin Air Show has opened with a huge success for Airbus as it unveiled an order for 32 of its superjumbo A380s from the Dubai based airline

The Berlin Air Show has opened with a huge success for Airbus as it unveiled an order for 32 of its superjumbo A380s from the Dubai based airline

Business

Rent uncertainty over Karstadt purchase

Property group Highstreet has warned Karstadt’s prospective buyer that the German retailer could be liquidated unless a deal is reached quickly on

Property group Highstreet has warned Karstadt’s prospective buyer that the German retailer could be liquidated unless a deal is reached quickly on

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Kerviel in court over "rogue" trading

The man accused of one of the biggest banking frauds in history has appeared in court on the first day of his high-profile trial in Paris. Jerome

The man accused of one of the biggest banking frauds in history has appeared in court on the first day of his high-profile trial in Paris. Jerome

Culture

The A-Team

The A-Team is back and seemingly with the same ludicrous grasp of reality and awsome coolness that made the original TV series so

The A-Team is back and seemingly with the same ludicrous grasp of reality and awsome coolness that made the original TV series so

Culture

The H.O.S.T.

The H.O.S.T. are a rock band from Marseille in the south of France. (It’s an anacronym of Hidden Obscene Sons of Twilight.) The band spoke to

The H.O.S.T. are a rock band from Marseille in the south of France. (It’s an anacronym of Hidden Obscene Sons of Twilight.) The band spoke to

Business

Ecofin moves on debt crisis and budget issues

European Union finance ministers and other officials meeting in Luxembourg to discuss the EU debt crisis and budget issues plan to expand efforts to

European Union finance ministers and other officials meeting in Luxembourg to discuss the EU debt crisis and budget issues plan to expand efforts to

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Estonia to adopt euro in 2011

Estonia is set to become the first Baltic country to join the eurozone. Despite the crisis affecting the bloc, EU finance ministers meeting in

Estonia is set to become the first Baltic country to join the eurozone. Despite the crisis affecting the bloc, EU finance ministers meeting in

Nocomment

Spanish public workers strike over salary cuts

One-day strike in Spain : thousands of public workers march in Madrid to protest salary cuts announced by Spanish government.

One-day strike in Spain : thousands of public workers march in Madrid to protest salary cuts announced by Spanish government.

Nocomment

Oil washes ashore on Alabama beaches

Mats of thick, tarry oil and seaweed coated parts of Alabama’s Gulf Shores beach but beach-goers are undeterred.

Mats of thick, tarry oil and seaweed coated parts of Alabama’s Gulf Shores beach but beach-goers are undeterred.

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Austerity? No thanks, say Germans

Many Germans are up in arms following the government’s announcement public spending is going to get its most severe squeezing since the second world

Many Germans are up in arms following the government’s announcement public spending is going to get its most severe squeezing since the second world

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Spain's public sector workers on strike

A strike by public sector workers in Spain is being watched carefully by both unions and the government. It is the first chance to test just how

A strike by public sector workers in Spain is being watched carefully by both unions and the government. It is the first chance to test just how

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Pressure builds on Obama to lift drilling ban

The US government is looking to rush new safety regulations into effect on the offshore oil industry so it can end President Barack Obama’s six-month

The US government is looking to rush new safety regulations into effect on the offshore oil industry so it can end President Barack Obama’s six-month

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World Cup focus on security

With the football World Cup only days away, police in South Africa are under huge pressure to show that they are in control of crime in their

With the football World Cup only days away, police in South Africa are under huge pressure to show that they are in control of crime in their

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Eurozone hopes bailout billions will never be used

There were smiles all round in Luxembourg as Eurozone finance ministers agreed a massive bailout plan for members who run into Greek-style debt

There were smiles all round in Luxembourg as Eurozone finance ministers agreed a massive bailout plan for members who run into Greek-style debt

Europe

Managing migration flows

The Centre for Migration Information and Management, CIGEM, was set up in Bamako, Mali, 18 months ago, to help with migration from African countries

The Centre for Migration Information and Management, CIGEM, was set up in Bamako, Mali, 18 months ago, to help with migration from African countries

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Germans and Britons prepare for painful budget cuts

Germany’s long-term unemployed, parents and the country’s army are among those with the most to lose from budget cuts announced on Monday. Berlin

Germany’s long-term unemployed, parents and the country’s army are among those with the most to lose from budget cuts announced on Monday. Berlin