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2011-05-12

Europe

Nuclear Power: Italy a unique case

The Fukushima disaster in Japan in March threw the spotlight on Europe’s nuclear power plants. While the EU Commission and the bloc’s 27 member

The Fukushima disaster in Japan in March threw the spotlight on Europe’s nuclear power plants. While the EU Commission and the bloc’s 27 member

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Denmark makes its case for stricter border checks

Denmark has defended its decision to tighten border controls, insisiting this won’t contravene EU rules on the freedom of movement. Speaking in

Denmark has defended its decision to tighten border controls, insisiting this won’t contravene EU rules on the freedom of movement. Speaking in

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Libyan opposition to open London office

There has been a significant step forward for Libya’s rebel movement in its campaign for international recognition. British Prime Minister David

There has been a significant step forward for Libya’s rebel movement in its campaign for international recognition. British Prime Minister David

Business

Oil demand slackens on price peaks says IEA

The International Energy Agency has said high prices are eroding demand for oil and threatening the West’s economic recovery. The IEA – which is

The International Energy Agency has said high prices are eroding demand for oil and threatening the West’s economic recovery. The IEA – which is

Science_technology

Jatropha 'green gold' status unproven

The jatropha plant was hailed as ‘green gold’ when it first emerged in the mid 2000s; here was a tree that produced oil-rich seeds that could be used

The jatropha plant was hailed as ‘green gold’ when it first emerged in the mid 2000s; here was a tree that produced oil-rich seeds that could be used

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Denmark Schengen sidestep 'against crime'

Reshaping the Schengen pact on passport-free travel across European borders has been under debate among EU ministers in Brussels. Some want a return

Reshaping the Schengen pact on passport-free travel across European borders has been under debate among EU ministers in Brussels. Some want a return

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Satisfaction and stupefaction after Demjanjuk trial

Observers at the trial of John Demjanjuk expressed relief at the verdict, but many were stunned when the court ordered Demjanjuk’s release on the

Observers at the trial of John Demjanjuk expressed relief at the verdict, but many were stunned when the court ordered Demjanjuk’s release on the

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Libyan rebels announce gains

NATO planes carried out a fresh raid overnight by on a residential compound used by the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli. Libyan government

NATO planes carried out a fresh raid overnight by on a residential compound used by the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli. Libyan government

Culture

Big Five tune up for Eurovision

Love it or loathe it; despite or more likely because of its outrageous costumes and cheesy tunes, Eurovision is one of the world’s biggest television

Love it or loathe it; despite or more likely because of its outrageous costumes and cheesy tunes, Eurovision is one of the world’s biggest television

Culture

Lady Gaga performs Judas at Cannes

Lady Gaga turned the Croisette in Cannes into an open-air disco on the opening night of the 64th Film Festival. She was performing Judas, the second

Lady Gaga turned the Croisette in Cannes into an open-air disco on the opening night of the 64th Film Festival. She was performing Judas, the second

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Japan nuclear plant hit by more problems

More problems have been reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant, two months after it was crippled by Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. A water

More problems have been reported at the Fukushima nuclear plant, two months after it was crippled by Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. A water

Nocomment

Clear-up begins in Lorca after deadly earthquake

Patients have been evacuated from the local hospital in the Spanish town of Lorca after Wednesday night’s earthquake brought down part of the roof.

Patients have been evacuated from the local hospital in the Spanish town of Lorca after Wednesday night’s earthquake brought down part of the roof.

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Spectacular eruptions of Mount Etna

The eruptive activity of Mount Etna has sharply increased. The Sicilian giant, Europe’s tallest active volcano, spewed out fountains of lava and spat

The eruptive activity of Mount Etna has sharply increased. The Sicilian giant, Europe’s tallest active volcano, spewed out fountains of lava and spat

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Quake-hit Lorca faces huge rebuilding task

The day after a rare earthquake in Spain that killed nine people, injured nearly 300, and left 10 percent of buildings in the town of Lorca with

The day after a rare earthquake in Spain that killed nine people, injured nearly 300, and left 10 percent of buildings in the town of Lorca with

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Back in the Day: Pope John Paul II shot

May 13, 1981. Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca shoots Pope John Paul II in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. Ağca fired several times before being

May 13, 1981. Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca shoots Pope John Paul II in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square. Ağca fired several times before being

Business

Greek jobless hits record

Greece’s jobless rate hit a new record in February as austerity measures to reduce deficits deepened the recession and led to more job cuts. The

Greece’s jobless rate hit a new record in February as austerity measures to reduce deficits deepened the recession and led to more job cuts. The

Business

IMF urges joint action on euro zone crisis

The International Monetary Fund has said the European Central Bank can afford to wait before putting up interest rates and urged broad-based action

The International Monetary Fund has said the European Central Bank can afford to wait before putting up interest rates and urged broad-based action

Business

Saab rescue deal collapses

Saab faced further uncertainty after the collapse of a deal with China’s Hawtai Motors as it could not get the Bejing government’s approval. The

Saab faced further uncertainty after the collapse of a deal with China’s Hawtai Motors as it could not get the Bejing government’s approval. The

Business

British Airways dispute resolved

British Airways cabin crews have agreed to call off a bitter dispute with the airline. That ends a row that started a 18-months ago and cost

British Airways cabin crews have agreed to call off a bitter dispute with the airline. That ends a row that started a 18-months ago and cost

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Dozens of casualties after crackdown in Syria

At least three people are thought to have died and dozens to have been injured during a crackdown by the security forces in Yemen. Several mass

At least three people are thought to have died and dozens to have been injured during a crackdown by the security forces in Yemen. Several mass

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Putin finds it tough to start a Lada

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s PR trip to car manufacturer Lada backfired somewhat when the casually dressed former president was unable to

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s PR trip to car manufacturer Lada backfired somewhat when the casually dressed former president was unable to

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Portugal bailout repels True Finn party from power

Finland’s True Finn party has refused to join the country’s next government as it opposes any bailout deal for Portugal. Party leader Timo Soini

Finland’s True Finn party has refused to join the country’s next government as it opposes any bailout deal for Portugal. Party leader Timo Soini

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Air France crash probe to reveal more on Monday

French investigators probing the crash of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the sea off the coast of Rio killing all 228 people, will know on

French investigators probing the crash of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the sea off the coast of Rio killing all 228 people, will know on

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Court frees Demjanjuk after finding him guilty

A court in Munich has freed 91-year-old John Demjanjuk just hours after finding him guilty of being an accessory to mass murder during his time at

A court in Munich has freed 91-year-old John Demjanjuk just hours after finding him guilty of being an accessory to mass murder during his time at

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German Greens gain first state premier

Germany has its first ever Green state premier after Winfried Kretschmann, was formally elected to the post in the rich south-western state of

Germany has its first ever Green state premier after Winfried Kretschmann, was formally elected to the post in the rich south-western state of

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Cannes Cameraman 1/8: "I usually lose my voice by the end of day 5"

Media coverage of the Cannes festival requires an army of photographers. Some stand on duty alongside the red carpet while others are sent on sorties

Media coverage of the Cannes festival requires an army of photographers. Some stand on duty alongside the red carpet while others are sent on sorties

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EU ministers meet to discuss Schengen

EU ministers have arrived in Brussels for an emergency meeting on the future of the Schengen agreement. The talks have been planned for a while but

EU ministers have arrived in Brussels for an emergency meeting on the future of the Schengen agreement. The talks have been planned for a while but

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Five years prison for Nazi Holocaust helper

A 91-year-old man has been found guilty of helping to kill thousands of Jews in the Sobibor Nazi concentration camp during World War II. John

A 91-year-old man has been found guilty of helping to kill thousands of Jews in the Sobibor Nazi concentration camp during World War II. John

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No wailing be happy as Bob Marley honoured in LA

Thirty years ago this week reggae music’s most successful exponent, Bob Marley, lost his battle against cancer and passed away in a Miami

Thirty years ago this week reggae music’s most successful exponent, Bob Marley, lost his battle against cancer and passed away in a Miami

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Clear-up begins after deadly Spain earthquake

Patients have been evacuated from the local hospital in the Spanish town of Lorca after Wednesday night’s earthquake brought down part of the

Patients have been evacuated from the local hospital in the Spanish town of Lorca after Wednesday night’s earthquake brought down part of the