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2011-05-20

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US view: Strauss-Kahn 'will get a fair trial'

The Strauss-Kahn case has gripped people on both sides of the Atlantic and it has only just begun. The former IMF head has been charged with seven

The Strauss-Kahn case has gripped people on both sides of the Atlantic and it has only just begun. The former IMF head has been charged with seven

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Israel's Netanyahu rejects Obama's border proposals

Israel’s prime minister has rejected US President Obama’s vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state. Speaking at the White House

Israel’s prime minister has rejected US President Obama’s vision for the borders of a future Palestinian state. Speaking at the White House

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Suspended sentence for Belarussian politicians

Two Belarussian opposition leaders who ran against President Alexander Lukashenko in December have been given two-year suspended prison terms

Two Belarussian opposition leaders who ran against President Alexander Lukashenko in December have been given two-year suspended prison terms

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Barroso warns Kosovo on reforms

The European Commission President has been laying the foundations for new ties with Kosovo – specifically a new EU-funded municipal building at

The European Commission President has been laying the foundations for new ties with Kosovo – specifically a new EU-funded municipal building at

Europe

Spanish protesters defy ban

In Madrid crowds of Spanish demonstrators have maintained their protest camp in the central square for the sixth day running. Similar camps have been

In Madrid crowds of Spanish demonstrators have maintained their protest camp in the central square for the sixth day running. Similar camps have been

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Obama's 'security for territory' Mideast speech

The central thrust of Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East was to re-start talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians on the basis of

The central thrust of Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East was to re-start talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians on the basis of

Business

The DSK scandal and the IMF's future

The sex scandal involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn keeps dominating the headlines. This week’s edition of Business Weekly focuses on the impact of

The sex scandal involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn keeps dominating the headlines. This week’s edition of Business Weekly focuses on the impact of

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Britain's Queen ends triumphant trip to Ireland

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has left Ireland after an historic visit widely hailed as a diplomatic triumph. Earlier, she and Prince Philip visited

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has left Ireland after an historic visit widely hailed as a diplomatic triumph. Earlier, she and Prince Philip visited

Business

TEPCO boss quits after huge loss

The disaster at its tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant means Tokyo Electric Power has reported a 10.5 billion euro net loss for the fiscal year just

The disaster at its tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant means Tokyo Electric Power has reported a 10.5 billion euro net loss for the fiscal year just

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European to succeed Strauss-Kahn?

European leaders are racing to nominate a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund before a summit of the G8 leading

European leaders are racing to nominate a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the International Monetary Fund before a summit of the G8 leading

Business

Mitsui deal cuts BP oil spill costs

BP has struck a key victory in its battle to share the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Japanese trading house Mitsui’s exploration unit –

BP has struck a key victory in its battle to share the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Japanese trading house Mitsui’s exploration unit –

Business

Prada 'closer to Hong Kong IPO'

Prada has moved a step closer to its planned 1.4 billion euro initial public offering of shares in Hong Kong. The Italian luxury goods company has

Prada has moved a step closer to its planned 1.4 billion euro initial public offering of shares in Hong Kong. The Italian luxury goods company has

Business

Central and Eastern European economies set for faster growth

The economies of emerging European countries and those of central Asia will grow slightly faster than previously expected this year according to the

The economies of emerging European countries and those of central Asia will grow slightly faster than previously expected this year according to the

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POTC: DSK and the blame game

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: the

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: the

Culture

Cannes: In competition

Le Havre The stars of Finnish film Le Havre received a standing ovation following the film’s screening and positive reviews from the world’s

Le Havre The stars of Finnish film Le Havre received a standing ovation following the film’s screening and positive reviews from the world’s

Culture

Canne Camera d'Or selection

A hard-hitting and stylish first film from Mexican director Everardo Gout is in the competition for the Canne’s Camera d’Or. Dias de Gracia (Days

A hard-hitting and stylish first film from Mexican director Everardo Gout is in the competition for the Canne’s Camera d’Or. Dias de Gracia (Days

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Yemen's Saleh calls for early elections

With thousands rallying for and against his rule, Yemen’s President has called for early elections. But while supporters gave a rapturous reception

With thousands rallying for and against his rule, Yemen’s President has called for early elections. But while supporters gave a rapturous reception

Special_reports

Gold stars - and stripes

This week Learning World looks at the American education system and the challenges facing the US presidency as it tries to reform it. One of the

This week Learning World looks at the American education system and the challenges facing the US presidency as it tries to reform it. One of the

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Friday prayers lead to fresh bloodshed in Syria

At least 15 people, including one child, are feared dead in Syria after security forces opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators, according to

At least 15 people, including one child, are feared dead in Syria after security forces opened fire on pro-democracy demonstrators, according to

Nocomment

Earthquake hits north-west Turkey

An earthquake in north-west Turkey has killed at least two people and injured nearly 100 more. It was shortly before midnight on Thursday when the

An earthquake in north-west Turkey has killed at least two people and injured nearly 100 more. It was shortly before midnight on Thursday when the

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Israeli stuntman stands 35 hours on a pylon

Israeli stunt man Hezi Dean broke US magician David Blaine’s endurance record after standing on a nine-story high pylon for a total of 35 hours.

Israeli stunt man Hezi Dean broke US magician David Blaine’s endurance record after standing on a nine-story high pylon for a total of 35 hours.

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Madrid protesters wake to another day of demonstrations

Thousands of young protesters who have been staging a sit-in in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol square woke on Friday (May 20) to a sixth day of

Thousands of young protesters who have been staging a sit-in in Madrid’s famous Puerta del Sol square woke on Friday (May 20) to a sixth day of

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Yemen's Saleh calls for early elections

Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday that early elections should be held amid diplomatic efforts to get him to stand down. Gulf and

Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Friday that early elections should be held amid diplomatic efforts to get him to stand down. Gulf and

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Turkey earthquake kills two, injures dozens

An earthquake in northwest Turkey has killed at least two people and injured nearly 100 more. It was shortly before midnight when the 5.9 magnitude

An earthquake in northwest Turkey has killed at least two people and injured nearly 100 more. It was shortly before midnight when the 5.9 magnitude

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Photographers at Cannes 7/8: "I enjoy being behind the scenes"

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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Strauss-Kahn set to leave jail on bail

The eyes of the world’s media are fixed on New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, with ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn set to emerge to freedom

The eyes of the world’s media are fixed on New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, with ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn set to emerge to freedom

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Ban headache for Spanish politicians

A ban on the mass protests by Spain’s youth ahead of Sunday’s local elections has created a major headache for authorities. The electoral board has

A ban on the mass protests by Spain’s youth ahead of Sunday’s local elections has created a major headache for authorities. The electoral board has

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France still perplexed as DSK bailed

France woke up to the news on Friday that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released on bail. The allegations surrounding the former IMF chief have

France woke up to the news on Friday that Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released on bail. The allegations surrounding the former IMF chief have

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in court

The ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been granted bail by a court in New York. The decision by the judge Michael Obus comes after a grand jury

The ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been granted bail by a court in New York. The decision by the judge Michael Obus comes after a grand jury