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2010-06-21

Europe

How to apply for Erasmus

Erasmus is probably the best known and most popular EU exchange programme. Through it, more than two million students have been able to study or

Erasmus is probably the best known and most popular EU exchange programme. Through it, more than two million students have been able to study or

Europe

Mobile roaming charges

Phone bills while travelling within the EU will get lighter for Europeans from July 1 under new mobile roaming rules. How much difference will they

Phone bills while travelling within the EU will get lighter for Europeans from July 1 under new mobile roaming rules. How much difference will they

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Strong emotions stirred by 'whale wars'

The controversial issue of whaling does not only trigger a war of words. There have been showdowns on the high seas as environmental activists try to

The controversial issue of whaling does not only trigger a war of words. There have been showdowns on the high seas as environmental activists try to

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Belarus to pay unpaid Russia gas bill

Belarus has said it will pay an unpaid gas bill following an earlier move by Russia’s state owned monopoly Gazprom to start cutting supplies

Belarus has said it will pay an unpaid gas bill following an earlier move by Russia’s state owned monopoly Gazprom to start cutting supplies

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British troops killed in Afghanistan reaches 300

The number of British troops killed in Afghanistan has reached 300 as disquiet grows about Britain’s role in the war. Authorities have not

The number of British troops killed in Afghanistan has reached 300 as disquiet grows about Britain’s role in the war. Authorities have not

Europe

Poland's tight presidential race to get tighter

Poland’s presidential election on Sunday saw centrist candidate Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly beat right-wing rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It points to

Poland’s presidential election on Sunday saw centrist candidate Bronislaw Komorowski narrowly beat right-wing rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski. It points to

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Worst case scenario gets worse for BP

As its ruptured well continues spewing oil, BP’s woes are growing. A worker from the rig, which exploded and sank in April, has reportedly said he

As its ruptured well continues spewing oil, BP’s woes are growing. A worker from the rig, which exploded and sank in April, has reportedly said he

Business

A brighter future for Le Monde

The future of one of France’s most respected newspapers is looking a little brighter. A joint bid worth more than 100 million euros has been put in

The future of one of France’s most respected newspapers is looking a little brighter. A joint bid worth more than 100 million euros has been put in

Business

Rio-BHP tie-up gets approval

The Western Australian State government is set to approve a 94 billion euro BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto iron ore production tie-up after the two companies

The Western Australian State government is set to approve a 94 billion euro BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto iron ore production tie-up after the two companies

Business

Middle East backs ABC IPO

Middle East funds appear to take up more than half of what is being touted as the world’s biggest stock market launch – the 18.5 billion euro IPO of

Middle East funds appear to take up more than half of what is being touted as the world’s biggest stock market launch – the 18.5 billion euro IPO of

Business

Praise for the Euro from ECB boss

The head of the European Central Bank has been praising the stability of the single currency. Jean-Claude Trichet has been talking up the

The head of the European Central Bank has been praising the stability of the single currency. Jean-Claude Trichet has been talking up the

Business

BP announces new oil spill costs

BP says the cost of its response to the Gulf of Mexico spill has now reached 2 billion dollars, or 1.6 billion euros. The oil giant says it has

BP says the cost of its response to the Gulf of Mexico spill has now reached 2 billion dollars, or 1.6 billion euros. The oil giant says it has

Culture

Moscow Film Festival opens with a French touch

The Moscow International Film Festival has opened with French director Claude Lelouch’s film ‘What Love May Bring’.

The Moscow International Film Festival has opened with French director Claude Lelouch’s film ‘What Love May Bring’.

Culture

Rockabilly glamour at Milan fashion show

There was a twang of rockabilly glamour in Donnatella Versace’s collection for menswear for spring and summer 2011, showcased in Milan.

There was a twang of rockabilly glamour in Donnatella Versace’s collection for menswear for spring and summer 2011, showcased in Milan.

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Tough austerity measures expected in UK budget

Britain’s Chancellor will tomorrow unveil what’s expected to be the country’s toughest budget in 30 years. George Osborne says the measures are

Britain’s Chancellor will tomorrow unveil what’s expected to be the country’s toughest budget in 30 years. George Osborne says the measures are

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Anelka stays silent on return to London

A silent, sulking football star is hardly a rare sight in London but Nicolas Anelka’s surprise return from South Africa has sent shockwaves around

A silent, sulking football star is hardly a rare sight in London but Nicolas Anelka’s surprise return from South Africa has sent shockwaves around

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Anelka arrives in London under a cloud

Nicolas Anelka tried to slip into Heathrow quietly following his dismissal from the French team. Fat chance. The man at the eye of the soccer storm

Nicolas Anelka tried to slip into Heathrow quietly following his dismissal from the French team. Fat chance. The man at the eye of the soccer storm

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UK death toll in Afghan war reaches 300

The number of British troops killed in Afghanistan has hit 300, raising further questions about the UK’s role in the war-torn country.   The grim

The number of British troops killed in Afghanistan has hit 300, raising further questions about the UK’s role in the war-torn country.   The grim

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World Cup: French team training

France’s troubled soccer team trained on Monday (June 21) as their World Cup campaign descended into chaos following a row between captain Patrice

France’s troubled soccer team trained on Monday (June 21) as their World Cup campaign descended into chaos following a row between captain Patrice

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World Cup: Brazil fans celebration

Fans celebrate Brazil’s 3-1 World Cup victory over Ivory Coast on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Fans celebrate Brazil’s 3-1 World Cup victory over Ivory Coast on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Nicolas Anelka arrival in London

France’s striker Nicolas Anelka arrived back in London’s Heathrow airport on monday (21st June) after being sent home from the World Cup.

France’s striker Nicolas Anelka arrived back in London’s Heathrow airport on monday (21st June) after being sent home from the World Cup.

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Israel gives green light to more Gaza goods

Israel has given further details of the easing of its  blockade on Gaza, saying all civilian goods will now be allowed into the Palestinian

Israel has given further details of the easing of its  blockade on Gaza, saying all civilian goods will now be allowed into the Palestinian

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Russia starts cutting gas to Belarus

There are fears gas deliveries to Europe could be affected after Russia’s decision to start cutting supplies to neighbouring Belarus.   The move

There are fears gas deliveries to Europe could be affected after Russia’s decision to start cutting supplies to neighbouring Belarus.   The move

Business

Asian stocks rise on China's flexible yuan

China’s decision to strengthen the yuan has seen shares rise across Asia. The central bank announced on Saturday that it was ready to make the

China’s decision to strengthen the yuan has seen shares rise across Asia. The central bank announced on Saturday that it was ready to make the

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Supporters of Brazil in India

Soccer fans in India’s West Bengal offer prayers for Brazil’s victory in World Cup.

Soccer fans in India’s West Bengal offer prayers for Brazil’s victory in World Cup.

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Swiss man faces caning over graffiti in Singapore

A Swiss man accused of vandalism in Singapore faces being caned and jailed for up to three years if convicted.   Oliver Fricker is charged with

A Swiss man accused of vandalism in Singapore faces being caned and jailed for up to three years if convicted.   Oliver Fricker is charged with

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Russia to cut gas supplies to Belarus

Russian gas supplies to Europe are under threat once again after Moscow ordered the flow to Belarus to be shut off.   The on-going row is over

Russian gas supplies to Europe are under threat once again after Moscow ordered the flow to Belarus to be shut off.   The on-going row is over

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Santos sweeps to victory in Colombia

Colombia’s former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos has won the country’s presidency in a landslide victory. He took 69 percent of the vote in

Colombia’s former Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos has won the country’s presidency in a landslide victory. He took 69 percent of the vote in

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Israel allows more goods into Gaza

Washington has welcomed the news that Israel is to ease its blockade of Gaza and allow what it describes as “civilian” goods into the Palestinian

Washington has welcomed the news that Israel is to ease its blockade of Gaza and allow what it describes as “civilian” goods into the Palestinian