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2011-04-08

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German sandstorm claims lives

Ten people have been killed and 27 injured in Germany after a sandstorm led to an 80 vehicle pile-up. The freak conditions happened on the A19

Ten people have been killed and 27 injured in Germany after a sandstorm led to an 80 vehicle pile-up. The freak conditions happened on the A19

Europe

Will EU parliament ever have one HQ?

Strasbourg is facing a resurgent campaign to stop the European Parliament using it as its once-a-month base, which is expensive. Strasbourg was

Strasbourg is facing a resurgent campaign to stop the European Parliament using it as its once-a-month base, which is expensive. Strasbourg was

Business

Europe between debt and inflation

How does the ECB’s rate hike effect the euro zone recovery? What happens to the budget consolidation in countries like Ireland, Greece and Portugal

How does the ECB’s rate hike effect the euro zone recovery? What happens to the budget consolidation in countries like Ireland, Greece and Portugal

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Peru's presidential contenders vow to reduce wealth gap

Another aspiring Latin American left wing leader is inevitably going to draw comparisons. Is Ollanta Humala another Lula? Or the Peruvian Chavez, as

Another aspiring Latin American left wing leader is inevitably going to draw comparisons. Is Ollanta Humala another Lula? Or the Peruvian Chavez, as

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Azerbaijan - a forum for intercultural dialogue

The Caspian Republic of Azerbaijan sees itself as a successful multicultural society, with all its religions coexisting peacefully – while Europe

The Caspian Republic of Azerbaijan sees itself as a successful multicultural society, with all its religions coexisting peacefully – while Europe

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Budget row is about abortion, says top Democrat

The budget row that could shut down the US government hangs on differences over social policy, the top Democrat in Congress said on Friday. Senate

The budget row that could shut down the US government hangs on differences over social policy, the top Democrat in Congress said on Friday. Senate

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19 protesters killed in Syria

At least 19 people were shot and killed today by the authorities in Syria as protests against the government continue. This amateur footage shows

At least 19 people were shot and killed today by the authorities in Syria as protests against the government continue. This amateur footage shows

Business

Portugal bailout deal expected by mid-May

European finance ministers have been pressing Portugal to make deeper spending cuts and privatise state firms in return for a bailout. Meeting near

European finance ministers have been pressing Portugal to make deeper spending cuts and privatise state firms in return for a bailout. Meeting near

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Kazakh President Nazarbayev sworn in

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was sworn in on Friday after winning election for the fourth time last weekend. Election observers said the

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was sworn in on Friday after winning election for the fourth time last weekend. Election observers said the

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Mexican police find more bodies in mass graves

Police uncovered 13 more bodies in mass graves in northeast Mexico on Friday. It comes after 59 dead were exhumed in the state of Tamaulipas on

Police uncovered 13 more bodies in mass graves in northeast Mexico on Friday. It comes after 59 dead were exhumed in the state of Tamaulipas on

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One dead in British submarine shooting

British police on Friday arrested one man after a shooting on board a Royal Navy submarine left one person dead and another with life-threatening

British police on Friday arrested one man after a shooting on board a Royal Navy submarine left one person dead and another with life-threatening

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Freed Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Thirty-seven Cuban dissidents arrived in Spain on Friday as part of a deal brokered by the Catholic Church to free political prisoners. They were

Thirty-seven Cuban dissidents arrived in Spain on Friday as part of a deal brokered by the Catholic Church to free political prisoners. They were

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NATO 'regrets' rebel friendly fire deaths

As Libyan rebel forces bury the victims of Thursday’s NATO air strike that killed five fighters the coalition has said it “strongly regrets the loss

As Libyan rebel forces bury the victims of Thursday’s NATO air strike that killed five fighters the coalition has said it “strongly regrets the loss

Europe

Strasbourg people and businesses consider consequences if EP left

If the European Parliament no longer met in Strasbourg, there would clearly be an impact on the people who live here. Responding in on-the-street

If the European Parliament no longer met in Strasbourg, there would clearly be an impact on the people who live here. Responding in on-the-street

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Cairo: protesters call for Mubarak prosecution

In Cairo, Tahrir Square has once more been the scene of massive protests, this time calling for ex-president Mubarak to be put on trial.   An

In Cairo, Tahrir Square has once more been the scene of massive protests, this time calling for ex-president Mubarak to be put on trial.   An

Europe

Strasbourg's greater EU vision

Strasbourg Mayor Roland Ries is far from happy with talk of a Brussels-only parliament. In his eyes, this city is the European capital bar none

Strasbourg Mayor Roland Ries is far from happy with talk of a Brussels-only parliament. In his eyes, this city is the European capital bar none

Europe

Campaigners want single EU capital

Strasbourg is facing a resurgent campaign to stop the European Parliament using it as its once-a-month base. The objection revolves on the cost of

Strasbourg is facing a resurgent campaign to stop the European Parliament using it as its once-a-month base. The objection revolves on the cost of

Europe

Strasbourg's uncertain EU future

One of the parliament’s vice-presidents, Briton Edward McMillan-Scott, is far from happy with the status quo. He has been arguing for years to move

One of the parliament’s vice-presidents, Briton Edward McMillan-Scott, is far from happy with the status quo. He has been arguing for years to move

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Dutch ritual slaughter ban a step closer

In Holland, a proposal to ban Kosher and Halal slaughter methods has moved a step closer to reality, with a majority of the country’s MPs now

In Holland, a proposal to ban Kosher and Halal slaughter methods has moved a step closer to reality, with a majority of the country’s MPs now

Nocomment

Spaniards protest against austerity measures

Thousands of young Spaniards demonstrated in Madrid on Thursday against the country’s unpopular austerity measures.

Thousands of young Spaniards demonstrated in Madrid on Thursday against the country’s unpopular austerity measures.

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Saleh refuses to go

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is under increasing pressure to step down as protests both for and against him continue with no resolution in

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is under increasing pressure to step down as protests both for and against him continue with no resolution in

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Italy and France agree patrols to stop migrants

Italy and France have agreed to carry out joint patrols of Tunisia’s coast to stem the growing influx of migrants into Europe fleeing turmoil in

Italy and France have agreed to carry out joint patrols of Tunisia’s coast to stem the growing influx of migrants into Europe fleeing turmoil in

Business

Falsely accused Renault execs to get 9.1 mln euros - report

The three Renault executives who were falsely accused of industrial espionage are reportedly to get 9.1 million euros in compensation for the damage

The three Renault executives who were falsely accused of industrial espionage are reportedly to get 9.1 million euros in compensation for the damage

Business

Gold hits record high as dollar slides

Gold – which is priced in dollars – has hit record highs as the US currency slid in value against the euro – falling to its lowest in 15

Gold – which is priced in dollars – has hit record highs as the US currency slid in value against the euro – falling to its lowest in 15

Business

Mickey Mouse makes it to mainland China

Taking a big gamble on China, Disney has broken ground on its long-awaited Shanghai Disneyland theme park. It is banking on its global brand and

Taking a big gamble on China, Disney has broken ground on its long-awaited Shanghai Disneyland theme park. It is banking on its global brand and

Business

EU 'closely following' Lactalis' Parmalat bid

EU regulators are “closely following” Italy’s efforts to stop French dairy company Lactalis from taking control of Parmalat, the Competition

EU regulators are “closely following” Italy’s efforts to stop French dairy company Lactalis from taking control of Parmalat, the Competition

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Syrian police open fire on protest

At least three protesters are known to have been shot dead by Syrian security forces in the city of Deraa. They opened fire at a demonstration

At least three protesters are known to have been shot dead by Syrian security forces in the city of Deraa. They opened fire at a demonstration

Culture

Traditional Cambodian dance experiences cultural revival

The Apsara were dancing goddesses, celestial figures, famous for their beauty, and once at the heart of Cambodian culture.   Now the traditional

The Apsara were dancing goddesses, celestial figures, famous for their beauty, and once at the heart of Cambodian culture.   Now the traditional

Culture

Hidden Art

The American street artist Greg Haberny has come up with a very unique PR idea to raise his profile in Germany. For one week he has been hiding his

The American street artist Greg Haberny has come up with a very unique PR idea to raise his profile in Germany. For one week he has been hiding his