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2011-05-17

Europe

Europe and Asia's trade ambitions

ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is one of Europe’s biggest trading partners. Only the US, followed by China, has more trade. But

ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is one of Europe’s biggest trading partners. Only the US, followed by China, has more trade. But

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Queen Elizabeth II makes historic visit to Irish Republic

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

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Protesters clash with police in Dublin

More than one hundred protesters have clashed with the security forces in Dublin. The scuffles broke out as the demonstrators tried to breach

More than one hundred protesters have clashed with the security forces in Dublin. The scuffles broke out as the demonstrators tried to breach

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US media's coverage of DSK case shocks France

The French establishment has been shocked by the American media’s coverage of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. Eleven years ago, France’s

The French establishment has been shocked by the American media’s coverage of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. Eleven years ago, France’s

Business

Parmalat board wants more from Lactalis

The board of Italian food group Parmalat has said a 3.4 billion euro buyout bid by French dairy group Lactalis is too low. That rejection came

The board of Italian food group Parmalat has said a 3.4 billion euro buyout bid by French dairy group Lactalis is too low. That rejection came

Business

Draghi set for ECB top job

Mario Draghi is on track to take over as president of the European Central Bank after getting the nod from euro zone finance ministers. Before

Mario Draghi is on track to take over as president of the European Central Bank after getting the nod from euro zone finance ministers. Before

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UK Queen makes historic visit to Irish Republic

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

For the first time in a century, a British monarch has set foot on Irish soil. Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin for an historic four day

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French Socialist Party puts on a united front

French Socialists on Tuesday rallied to put on a united front as former colleague Dominique Strauss-Kahn remains in custody in New York.   The

French Socialists on Tuesday rallied to put on a united front as former colleague Dominique Strauss-Kahn remains in custody in New York.   The

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Sarkozy's father says French first lady is pregnant

Pregnancy rumours have surrounded France’s first lady for weeks. Now a German newspaper has quoted Pal Sarkozy, father of the French President, as

Pregnancy rumours have surrounded France’s first lady for weeks. Now a German newspaper has quoted Pal Sarkozy, father of the French President, as

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Rio-Paris crash probe raises no urgent A330 safety concerns

First readings of flight recorder data from an Air France passenger plane that crashed in the Atlantic have eased any immediate concerns over the

First readings of flight recorder data from an Air France passenger plane that crashed in the Atlantic have eased any immediate concerns over the

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Iran fails to confirm whereabouts of missing reporter

Iran has failed to confirm or deny the presence of a missing TV journalist in the country. Syria detained Al Jazeera’s Dorothy Parvaz after she

Iran has failed to confirm or deny the presence of a missing TV journalist in the country. Syria detained Al Jazeera’s Dorothy Parvaz after she

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Analysis: the US Judicial System

There will be no special treatment for Dominique Strauss Khan despite his eminent position in European politics and on the financial world stage

There will be no special treatment for Dominique Strauss Khan despite his eminent position in European politics and on the financial world stage

Culture

Lady Gaga turns newspaper editor for a day

As publicity stunts go, this one definitely wins points for originality: Lady Gaga has ditched her microphone and turned into guest editor of the

As publicity stunts go, this one definitely wins points for originality: Lady Gaga has ditched her microphone and turned into guest editor of the

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Syrian government denies mass grave claims

In Syria, the government has denied that a mass grave has been found near the southern city of Deraa. But footage seeming to show bodies being dug up

In Syria, the government has denied that a mass grave has been found near the southern city of Deraa. But footage seeming to show bodies being dug up

Culture

Moretti disappoints critics with film on Pope

Italian director Nanni Moretti’s latest film, Habemus Papam, has been criticised for being too soft on the Church after its screening in Cannes

Italian director Nanni Moretti’s latest film, Habemus Papam, has been criticised for being too soft on the Church after its screening in Cannes

Science_technology

Bendy concrete inventor up for top European prize

The City of Arts and Sciences in the southern Spanish town of Valencia is a complex of modern buildings devoted to science and culture. Parts of

The City of Arts and Sciences in the southern Spanish town of Valencia is a complex of modern buildings devoted to science and culture. Parts of

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins Ireland visit

ritain’s Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin on Tuesday for a historic state visit steeped in symbolism and surrounded by security after a makeshift

ritain’s Queen Elizabeth arrived in Dublin on Tuesday for a historic state visit steeped in symbolism and surrounded by security after a makeshift

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Greece's Strauss-Kahn vacuum

For Greeks, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the once-powerful socialist, is now out of the picture. An owner of an Athens restaurant feeling the economic

For Greeks, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the once-powerful socialist, is now out of the picture. An owner of an Athens restaurant feeling the economic

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IMF boss languishes in notorious NY jail until next court hearing

The world’s most talked about prisoner must wait until Friday for any chance of regaining his freedom. That is when IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

The world’s most talked about prisoner must wait until Friday for any chance of regaining his freedom. That is when IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Business

Who might succeed Strauss-Kahn at IMF?

With Dominique Strauss-Kahn in jail in New York facing sex assault charges, the question is being asked who might succeed him as head of the

With Dominique Strauss-Kahn in jail in New York facing sex assault charges, the question is being asked who might succeed him as head of the

Business

BP's Arctic oil deal collapses

BP’s efforts to gain a foothold in Russia’s offshore Arctic oilfields through a deal with state-controlled Rosneft have collapsed. The British

BP’s efforts to gain a foothold in Russia’s offshore Arctic oilfields through a deal with state-controlled Rosneft have collapsed. The British

Business

European car sales fall in April

New passenger car sales fell by 4.1 percent in the European Union last month. The region’s auto industry association said all major markets except

New passenger car sales fell by 4.1 percent in the European Union last month. The region’s auto industry association said all major markets except

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Belgian king asks Socialist to form a government

A poison chalice or a golden opportunity? His mission may be by royal appointment but, as a top Belgian politician left the palace, tasked with

A poison chalice or a golden opportunity? His mission may be by royal appointment but, as a top Belgian politician left the palace, tasked with

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British Queen arrives in Dublin for historic visit

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin at the start of her historic visit to the Irish Republic.   The British monarch is the first to set

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Dublin at the start of her historic visit to the Irish Republic.   The British monarch is the first to set

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Italian elections sadden Berlusconi

“Surprised and sad” was Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s reaction, according to his aides, after his centre-right bloc lost ground in

“Surprised and sad” was Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s reaction, according to his aides, after his centre-right bloc lost ground in

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Police move in on Madrid demo

Police have broken up a demonstration of around 100 protesters in Madrid’s Sol Square. They had been camping there since Sunday to protest against

Police have broken up a demonstration of around 100 protesters in Madrid’s Sol Square. They had been camping there since Sunday to protest against

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Bomb alerts in Dublin ahead of UK Queen's visit

The Irish Army have blown up a makeshift bomb found on a bus outside Dublin ahead of an historic visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. A second

The Irish Army have blown up a makeshift bomb found on a bus outside Dublin ahead of an historic visit by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. A second

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Mass protest in Turkey ahead of elections

A violent demonstration in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, whose population is predominantly Kurdish, erupted on Monday after security

A violent demonstration in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, whose population is predominantly Kurdish, erupted on Monday after security

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New York judge denies Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his legal team have been dealt their first blow after a New York judge Melissa Jackson refused to grant him bail.

IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his legal team have been dealt their first blow after a New York judge Melissa Jackson refused to grant him bail.