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2011-05-16

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IMF boss Strauss-Kahn denied bail on sex charges

In a court appearance that has sent shockwaves across the world, the head of the IMF has been remanded in custody accused of attempted rape. Two

In a court appearance that has sent shockwaves across the world, the head of the IMF has been remanded in custody accused of attempted rape. Two

Europe

Europe's Cannes success story

On the face of it European cinema appears to be in rude health. This year 13 out of 20 movies competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes

On the face of it European cinema appears to be in rude health. This year 13 out of 20 movies competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes

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DSK case as seen by the French media

How are the accusations of attempted rape against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn being seen by the French media? euronews’ Brussels

How are the accusations of attempted rape against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn being seen by the French media? euronews’ Brussels

Business

Deutsche Boerse has clear run for NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext has moved a step closer to merging with Germany’s Deutsche Boerse. A rival bid – worth 7.7 billion euros – from Nasdaq and

NYSE Euronext has moved a step closer to merging with Germany’s Deutsche Boerse. A rival bid – worth 7.7 billion euros – from Nasdaq and

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Shuttle Endeavour on its final endeavour

The American space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final mission. With the earth pointing in the optimum direction the orbiter left Kennedy

The American space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final mission. With the earth pointing in the optimum direction the orbiter left Kennedy

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Run-off likely for Berlusconi's party in Milan

It looks like there will be a run-off for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party in his home town of Milan, after the end of voting in

It looks like there will be a run-off for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party in his home town of Milan, after the end of voting in

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Syrians pour into Lebanon to escape violence

Hundreds of Syrians continued to flee violence in their country and crossed into northern Lebanon on Monday. At least 1,000 people arrived in the

Hundreds of Syrians continued to flee violence in their country and crossed into northern Lebanon on Monday. At least 1,000 people arrived in the

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IMF boss remanded in custody on sex charges

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday was remanded in custody by a judge in New York on charges including attempted rape.   Lawyers for the

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday was remanded in custody by a judge in New York on charges including attempted rape.   Lawyers for the

Nocomment

Nasa's Endeavour lifts off on final flight

The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. Endeavour carried six astronauts into

The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. Endeavour carried six astronauts into

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Bomb warning on eve of Royal visit to Irish Republic

A day before the British Queen’s historic state visit to the Irish Republic, police in London say they received a coded bomb warning from Irish

A day before the British Queen’s historic state visit to the Irish Republic, police in London say they received a coded bomb warning from Irish

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Eurogroup finance chiefs meet under DSK cloud

As Europe’s finance chiefs arrived in Brussels for crunch talks, the main focus was supposed to be on the euro zone’s debt riddled nations Portugal

As Europe’s finance chiefs arrived in Brussels for crunch talks, the main focus was supposed to be on the euro zone’s debt riddled nations Portugal

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ICC prosecutors seek Gaddafi arrest

International prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity. A son of

International prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of committing crimes against humanity. A son of

Business

IMF chief's arrest unnerves investors

Europe’s financial markets dived as soon as they opened on Monday with analysts citing the IMF chief’s arrest at the weekend as a factor, but the

Europe’s financial markets dived as soon as they opened on Monday with analysts citing the IMF chief’s arrest at the weekend as a factor, but the

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Endeavour's last time into orbit

NASA space shuttle Endeavour has launched on its 25th and final mission, the 134th since the shuttle program began in 1981. It is the next-to-last

NASA space shuttle Endeavour has launched on its 25th and final mission, the 134th since the shuttle program began in 1981. It is the next-to-last

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Greeks voice concern over IMF boss arrest

The Strauss-Kahn scandal could not have come at a worse time for Greece. The IMF boss was seen as a key ally in Athens’ efforts to get its battered

The Strauss-Kahn scandal could not have come at a worse time for Greece. The IMF boss was seen as a key ally in Athens’ efforts to get its battered

Business

Could LSE be bid target if TMX plan fails?

The London Stock Exchange’s shares rose sharply as analysts said the LSE could find itself vulnerable to a takeover bid if its planned tie-up with

The London Stock Exchange’s shares rose sharply as analysts said the LSE could find itself vulnerable to a takeover bid if its planned tie-up with

Business

Spyker finds new Chinese rescuer for Saab

Saab appears to have avoided collapse with a rescue deal involving China’s largest listed car distributor. Saab’s Dutch owner Spyker is to get as

Saab appears to have avoided collapse with a rescue deal involving China’s largest listed car distributor. Saab’s Dutch owner Spyker is to get as

Business

Euro zone core inflation rise signals higher ECB rates

Inflation in the euro zone rose April, partly due to higher energy costs, but core prices – which do not include fuel and food – also jumped. The

Inflation in the euro zone rose April, partly due to higher energy costs, but core prices – which do not include fuel and food – also jumped. The

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Migrants moved from Lampedusa

A ferry has taken 1,300 migrants from the reception centre of Lampedusa, all of whom landed last week on the tiny island. Some 1,300 migrants were

A ferry has taken 1,300 migrants from the reception centre of Lampedusa, all of whom landed last week on the tiny island. Some 1,300 migrants were

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France reels in wake of DSK arrest

News of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sudden and dramatic arrest has been met by shock and consternation in France. The Socialist Party, of which he is

News of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sudden and dramatic arrest has been met by shock and consternation in France. The Socialist Party, of which he is

Culture

Diana doc stirs controversy in Cannes

A documentary about the death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed has stirred controversy at the Cannes Film Festival where it premiered. The movie

A documentary about the death of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed has stirred controversy at the Cannes Film Festival where it premiered. The movie

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Doubts surround death of Kenyan Olympic champion

Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Sammy Wanjiru has died after falling from a balcony at his home in the Rift Valley town of Nyahururu. Initial

Kenyan Olympic marathon champion, Sammy Wanjiru has died after falling from a balcony at his home in the Rift Valley town of Nyahururu. Initial

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Pitt stands by Tree of Life in Cannes

Hollywood aristocrat Brad Pitt is in Cannes for the Film Festival, promoting “The Tree of Life”, written and directed by Terrence Malick. The

Hollywood aristocrat Brad Pitt is in Cannes for the Film Festival, promoting “The Tree of Life”, written and directed by Terrence Malick. The

Culture

Anish Kapoor gargantuan work invades Grand Palais

A giant structure by British artist Anish Kapoor has been unveiled at Paris’ Grand Palais. The aim of the monster-like figure is to engulf the

A giant structure by British artist Anish Kapoor has been unveiled at Paris’ Grand Palais. The aim of the monster-like figure is to engulf the

Science_technology

Elephant therapy for autistic children in Thailand

At the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre near the historic city of Chiang Mai, elephants are being used in animal therapy with autistic children

At the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre near the historic city of Chiang Mai, elephants are being used in animal therapy with autistic children

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DSK has 'alibi' says legal team

As Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepares for a court appearance, French radio reported that he has an alibi.    His legal team said they can prove he

As Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepares for a court appearance, French radio reported that he has an alibi.    His legal team said they can prove he

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Italy's local elections a big power test

A test of Italy’s faith in Silvio Berlusconi is in its second day, as the country votes in local elections. The most significant are in Turin

A test of Italy’s faith in Silvio Berlusconi is in its second day, as the country votes in local elections. The most significant are in Turin

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Strauss-Kahn faces sex assault charges

The head of the International Monetary Fund arrived at a New York City courthouse early Monday morning (16 May). Dominique Strauss-Kahn was brought

The head of the International Monetary Fund arrived at a New York City courthouse early Monday morning (16 May). Dominique Strauss-Kahn was brought