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2011-05-06

Business

US jobless numbers up in April

US jobless figures are up slightly in April as high energy prices dented consumer confidence and spread doubt about the strength of the recovery in

US jobless figures are up slightly in April as high energy prices dented consumer confidence and spread doubt about the strength of the recovery in

Europe

Media report sparks Greek euro exit fear

Greece could leave the euro, according to media reports. The country is said to have raised the possibility of exiting the European single currency

Greece could leave the euro, according to media reports. The country is said to have raised the possibility of exiting the European single currency

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Finland's far-right fancy

‘‘Nationalist, anti-immigration and strongly euro-sceptic. The True Finn party made an historic breakthrough in Finland’s recent elections. What

‘‘Nationalist, anti-immigration and strongly euro-sceptic. The True Finn party made an historic breakthrough in Finland’s recent elections. What

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Angry Muslim reaction to bin Laden death

The Muslim street is starting to react to the killing of one of its popular heros with demonstrations against the United States in several

The Muslim street is starting to react to the killing of one of its popular heros with demonstrations against the United States in several

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Libyan exodus continues amidst health fears for refugees.

The exodus is continuing from Libya. Over 800 migrants crammed into small boats have arrived in the Italian island of Lampedusa. Their flight from

The exodus is continuing from Libya. Over 800 migrants crammed into small boats have arrived in the Italian island of Lampedusa. Their flight from

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LibDems crash to double defeat

The Liberal’s gamble they would get a reformed British electoral system by co-operating with the Tories has badly backfired with defeat of electoral

The Liberal’s gamble they would get a reformed British electoral system by co-operating with the Tories has badly backfired with defeat of electoral

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Security services not to blame

The coroner chairing the inquest into the London suicide bombings in July 2005, has concluded that neither British intelligence officers, nor the

The coroner chairing the inquest into the London suicide bombings in July 2005, has concluded that neither British intelligence officers, nor the

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Libyan diplomacy advances as mortars hit Tunisian town.

In the town of Zintan in Libya’s Western Mountains, rebel forces are besieged by the artillery of government troops as they try to keep open supply

In the town of Zintan in Libya’s Western Mountains, rebel forces are besieged by the artillery of government troops as they try to keep open supply

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Portuguese strike over bailout austerity

In Portugal thousands of public sector workers have gone on strike only a day after the country’s massive multi-billion euro bailout. About 250,000

In Portugal thousands of public sector workers have gone on strike only a day after the country’s massive multi-billion euro bailout. About 250,000

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London bombings inquest gives recommendations

The July bombings in London 2005 are the worst peacetime attacks on British soil. Dozens died and scores were injured. But the inquest into the

The July bombings in London 2005 are the worst peacetime attacks on British soil. Dozens died and scores were injured. But the inquest into the

Culture

"Priest": 3D meets vampire thriller

“Priest” is a the first 3D vampire movie, a post-apocalyptic thriller set in an alternate world ravaged by centuries of war between Mankind and

“Priest” is a the first 3D vampire movie, a post-apocalyptic thriller set in an alternate world ravaged by centuries of war between Mankind and

Culture

Eurovision song contest fever hits Dusseldorf

It’s that time of year, when the world gears up for the mother of all televised talent shows: the eurovision song contest. Born in 1956, it is one

It’s that time of year, when the world gears up for the mother of all televised talent shows: the eurovision song contest. Born in 1956, it is one

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LibDems punished in England local vote

The Liberal Democrats have been punished in England in local elections, losing 300 councillors after counting in less than half the constituencies

The Liberal Democrats have been punished in England in local elections, losing 300 councillors after counting in less than half the constituencies

Business

BA-Iberia confident of growth

The International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of BA and Iberia, expects significant growth in operating profits as recovery across the

The International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of BA and Iberia, expects significant growth in operating profits as recovery across the

Business

Former Parmalat boss behind bars

Former Parmalat chief Calisto Tanzi has been jailed after he lost a final appeal against a prison sentence over a huge fraud scandal. Tanzi had his

Former Parmalat chief Calisto Tanzi has been jailed after he lost a final appeal against a prison sentence over a huge fraud scandal. Tanzi had his

Business

RBS stung by Irish debt

The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority owned by the British Government, made first quarter losses of some 600 million euros. The bank racked

The Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority owned by the British Government, made first quarter losses of some 600 million euros. The bank racked

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Al-Qaeda reacts to bin Laden death

Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden and vowed to continue attacking the USA and its allies. A statement attributed to the group was

Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden and vowed to continue attacking the USA and its allies. A statement attributed to the group was

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Japanese reactor to close

The Japanese government has ordered the closure of the Hamoka nuclear plant in central Japan. It follows a report saying there is an 87 percent

The Japanese government has ordered the closure of the Hamoka nuclear plant in central Japan. It follows a report saying there is an 87 percent

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Future of German training ship in doubt

After a death and near mutiny during a long voyage, the German military training ship, Gorch Fock, has returned home to Kiel on the Baltic coast

After a death and near mutiny during a long voyage, the German military training ship, Gorch Fock, has returned home to Kiel on the Baltic coast

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Protesters 'shot dead' in Syrian 'day of defiance'

Protests have broken out across Syria as thousands heeded calls for a “day of defiance” against the regime. Reports say that security forces killed

Protests have broken out across Syria as thousands heeded calls for a “day of defiance” against the regime. Reports say that security forces killed

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Anger at US attack simmers in Pakistan

Some of the residents of Abbottabad finally showed their anger at their town being attacked by the US army on Friday. About 1,500 marched in

Some of the residents of Abbottabad finally showed their anger at their town being attacked by the US army on Friday. About 1,500 marched in

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Webwatch: London's Underground goes Overground

As graphic design goes, it’s a right little cutie. The London Underground map has been simplified to such an extent over the years that passengers

As graphic design goes, it’s a right little cutie. The London Underground map has been simplified to such an extent over the years that passengers

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London 7/7 bombings verdict of 'unlawful killing'

The inquest into the London suicide bombings of 2005 has ruled that the 52 victims who died were unlawfully killed. Read - Security services

The inquest into the London suicide bombings of 2005 has ruled that the 52 victims who died were unlawfully killed. Read - Security services

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Russian nationalists jailed

A Moscow court has sentenced a Russian right-wing nationalist to life imprisonment for the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer and a

A Moscow court has sentenced a Russian right-wing nationalist to life imprisonment for the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer and a

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Public transport grounded as Italy goes on strike

A nationwide strike in Italy has hit public transport as well as other services. Commuters in Rome and elsewhere scrambled to find the few buses

A nationwide strike in Italy has hit public transport as well as other services. Commuters in Rome and elsewhere scrambled to find the few buses

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Pick of the Clicks: the fog (and dog) of war on bin Laden

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: questions

Pick of the Clicks looks at the most clicked story of the week on our website and how it is being treated elsewhere on the net. This week: questions

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Fault found in nuclear plant in central Japan

Japan’s nuclear power station operators are said to have found a fault in the emergency system at a plant in the centre of the country. TEPCO says

Japan’s nuclear power station operators are said to have found a fault in the emergency system at a plant in the centre of the country. TEPCO says

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Poland: miners riot for pay rise

Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin, asking for a pay rise.

Several hundred Polish miners have attacked the company headquarters of KGHM mining in Lubin, asking for a pay rise.

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Obama pays homage to 9/11 victims at Ground Zero

After the death of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama has made his first visit to Ground Zero in New York. He laid a wreath in memory of those

After the death of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama has made his first visit to Ground Zero in New York. He laid a wreath in memory of those

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Al Qaeda 'train attack' plans revealed

The US says documents seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hide-out, suggest al Qaeda was considering a terrorist attack on the American

The US says documents seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hide-out, suggest al Qaeda was considering a terrorist attack on the American