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2011-05-25

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Yemenis flee fighting across the capital

Sporadic gunbattles are increasingly turning parts of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, into a warzone. Hundreds have been fleeing the fighting between

Sporadic gunbattles are increasingly turning parts of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, into a warzone. Hundreds have been fleeing the fighting between

Business

Greek austerity plans under scrutiny again

Inspectors from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are back at the Greek Finance Ministry to continue

Inspectors from the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are back at the Greek Finance Ministry to continue

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Obama rebuilds Washington's bridge to London

One of Barack Obama’s first acts on becoming the US president was to return a bust of Winston Churchill, a gift to the White House from Britain. It

One of Barack Obama’s first acts on becoming the US president was to return a bust of Winston Churchill, a gift to the White House from Britain. It

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in the dock

On February 11 this year, it was time to say goodbye for long-time Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Having hung onto office in the face of protests

On February 11 this year, it was time to say goodbye for long-time Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Having hung onto office in the face of protests

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France's Lagarde throws hat into IMF ring

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has joined the race to head the International Monetary Fund. Despite anger among big emerging economies

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has joined the race to head the International Monetary Fund. Despite anger among big emerging economies

Europe

Arab spring and global economy to top G8 agenda

Several issues are expected to top the agenda during the two-day annual Group of Eight summit which starts on Thursday. As always the global

Several issues are expected to top the agenda during the two-day annual Group of Eight summit which starts on Thursday. As always the global

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Airports re-open as volcano eruption eases

Geologists in Iceland say the volcano eruption that has been disrupting European air traffic is almost over – banishing any remaining fears of

Geologists in Iceland say the volcano eruption that has been disrupting European air traffic is almost over – banishing any remaining fears of

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French town in lockdown for G8

The north-west French town of Deauville became a veritable fortress ahead of the G8 summit on Thursday. Famous for its film festival and often

The north-west French town of Deauville became a veritable fortress ahead of the G8 summit on Thursday. Famous for its film festival and often

Business

OECD at 50 considers happiness

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is marking its 50th anniversary. The west’s economics think-tank is celebrating at its

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is marking its 50th anniversary. The west’s economics think-tank is celebrating at its

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Profile: Christine Lagarde

She has come a long way since representing France in synchronised swimming as a teenager. Now aged 55, Christine Lagarde stands a good chance of

She has come a long way since representing France in synchronised swimming as a teenager. Now aged 55, Christine Lagarde stands a good chance of

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New use found for Bulgarian dictator's plane

The plane used by Bulgaria’s former communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, has been sunk in the waters of the Black Sea. Authorities say the craft –

The plane used by Bulgaria’s former communist dictator, Todor Zhivkov, has been sunk in the waters of the Black Sea. Authorities say the craft –

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TV marks the end of the Oprah era

After 25 years Oprah Winfrey, America’s most famous day-time talk show host, has taped the final episode of her show. Broadcast in around 150

After 25 years Oprah Winfrey, America’s most famous day-time talk show host, has taped the final episode of her show. Broadcast in around 150

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Tito still revered in Serbia

Thousands of people have gathered in Belgrade to celebrate the birthday of former communist leader, Josip Broz Tito, who died 31 years ago. Many

Thousands of people have gathered in Belgrade to celebrate the birthday of former communist leader, Josip Broz Tito, who died 31 years ago. Many

Europe

EU agrees 'stress tests' for nuclear reactors

After months of wrangling the EU has struck a deal on so-called ‘‘stress tests’‘ for the continent’s nuclear power plants. The bloc’s 27 separate

After months of wrangling the EU has struck a deal on so-called ‘‘stress tests’‘ for the continent’s nuclear power plants. The bloc’s 27 separate

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Concern over 'scary' German poison outbreak

Germany’s health minister Ilse Aigner has said she is “really concerned” about a poisoning outbreak that is suspected of having killed three

Germany’s health minister Ilse Aigner has said she is “really concerned” about a poisoning outbreak that is suspected of having killed three

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Obama and Cameron talk tough on jobs and Libya

There will be “no let up” in pressure on Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi. That is just one of the key messages that emerged from Barack Obama’s talks

There will be “no let up” in pressure on Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi. That is just one of the key messages that emerged from Barack Obama’s talks

Business

AIG proves poor investment for US government

The US Treasury has made a small profit on the sale of a portion of its shares in insurer American International Group. It is slowly reducing its

The US Treasury has made a small profit on the sale of a portion of its shares in insurer American International Group. It is slowly reducing its

Business

Spain privatising state lottery

Spain is to part privatise its state lottery. The sell-off would make it the world’s largest listed gambling company worth as much as 25 billion

Spain is to part privatise its state lottery. The sell-off would make it the world’s largest listed gambling company worth as much as 25 billion

Business

Chrysler repays bailout loans early

Chrysler has paid back 5.4 billion euros worth of loans to the US and Canadian governments from its 2009 bailout. Chief executive Sergio Marchionne

Chrysler has paid back 5.4 billion euros worth of loans to the US and Canadian governments from its 2009 bailout. Chief executive Sergio Marchionne

Business

OECD sees firm growth but also risks

Global economic recovery is on track – with the US and euro area economies growing faster than expected – but still facing many threats. That is

Global economic recovery is on track – with the US and euro area economies growing faster than expected – but still facing many threats. That is

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Fifth day of protests against Georgian president

Demonstrations to oust President Mikhail Saakashvili are continuing in Georgia for a fifth consecutive day. Hundreds of people are on the streets of

Demonstrations to oust President Mikhail Saakashvili are continuing in Georgia for a fifth consecutive day. Hundreds of people are on the streets of

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Back in the Day: the evacuation of Dunkirk

May 26, 1940. Surrounded by German troops, Allied soldiers began an evacuation from the beaches and harbour of the northern French port of Dunkirk.

May 26, 1940. Surrounded by German troops, Allied soldiers began an evacuation from the beaches and harbour of the northern French port of Dunkirk.

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Abbas will go to UN for recognition of Palestine

President Mahmoud Abbas plans to seek UN recognition for a Palestinian state in September, despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress

President Mahmoud Abbas plans to seek UN recognition for a Palestinian state in September, despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress

Science_technology

A flying car and a building that knits

An Israeli company is working on a design for a flying car. They hope it will have the maneuverability of a helicopter but without the large

An Israeli company is working on a design for a flying car. They hope it will have the maneuverability of a helicopter but without the large

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Egypt FM: 'law will be upheld' in Mubarak case

Egyptians have welcomed the news that ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to be tried over the killing of anti-government protesters

Egyptians have welcomed the news that ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to be tried over the killing of anti-government protesters

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Obama gets down to business in Britain

After a day of ceremonial engagements, talks over tough challenges are dominating day two of Barack Obama’s historic state visit to Britain. The

After a day of ceremonial engagements, talks over tough challenges are dominating day two of Barack Obama’s historic state visit to Britain. The

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Lagarde launches bid to head IMF

Christine Lagarde has entered the race to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund and succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The French

Christine Lagarde has entered the race to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund and succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The French

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British expat uproar as Denmark bans Marmite

It is one of those British culinary curiosities that keeps expats happy abroad. Or for Brits in Denmark at least, it used to be. Marmite, a

It is one of those British culinary curiosities that keeps expats happy abroad. Or for Brits in Denmark at least, it used to be. Marmite, a

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G8 summit set to approve money for Arab democracies

The French beaches of Normandy may be a fitting setting for world leaders to bolster their support for the Arab Spring uprisings. The Deauville

The French beaches of Normandy may be a fitting setting for world leaders to bolster their support for the Arab Spring uprisings. The Deauville