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2011-05-26

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Serbians divided over Mladic arrest

Many Serbian nationalists idolise Ratko Mladic for the role he played during the Bosnian war and for what he symbolised. In Belgrade, the question

Many Serbian nationalists idolise Ratko Mladic for the role he played during the Bosnian war and for what he symbolised. In Belgrade, the question

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G8: Europe promises to help fledgling Arab nations

Brussels has promised more to help fledgling democracies in the Arab world, but insisted strings would be attached. In particular, aid will be

Brussels has promised more to help fledgling democracies in the Arab world, but insisted strings would be attached. In particular, aid will be

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EU says Mladic arrest removes major hurdle

The arrest of Ratko Mladic has led to speculation that it will not be a matter of if but when Serbia now joins the EU. In a strange twist of fate

The arrest of Ratko Mladic has led to speculation that it will not be a matter of if but when Serbia now joins the EU. In a strange twist of fate

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Cyberspace and cinema on The Network

In this edition of The Network Chris Burns and his guests look at how internet downloading is impacting the movie industry. The red-carpet galas

In this edition of The Network Chris Burns and his guests look at how internet downloading is impacting the movie industry. The red-carpet galas

Business

Italian business demands reforms

The head of Confindustria, Italy’s leading business group, has slammed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for failing to revive the country’s sluggish

The head of Confindustria, Italy’s leading business group, has slammed Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for failing to revive the country’s sluggish

Business

Libya 'had billions invested with Western banks'

Details have emerged of where Colonel Gadaffi put billions of Libya’s oil earnings. A campaigning anti-corruption group – Global Witness – says it

Details have emerged of where Colonel Gadaffi put billions of Libya’s oil earnings. A campaigning anti-corruption group – Global Witness – says it

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Kurdish rebels blamed over Istanbul blast

The finger of blame is being pointed at Kurdish militants after a bicycle bomb injured eight people in Istanbul. One woman reportedly lost a leg in

The finger of blame is being pointed at Kurdish militants after a bicycle bomb injured eight people in Istanbul. One woman reportedly lost a leg in

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EU issues health alert over German E .coli scare

The European Union has issued a health warning amid a consumer food scare gripping Germany where an E. coli outbreak is being blamed for up to four

The European Union has issued a health warning amid a consumer food scare gripping Germany where an E. coli outbreak is being blamed for up to four

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Spain halts 'illegal export' of helicopters to Iran

Spanish police say they have intercepted the sale of nine military transport helicopters to Iran. Five Spaniards and three Iranians were arrested

Spanish police say they have intercepted the sale of nine military transport helicopters to Iran. Five Spaniards and three Iranians were arrested

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Belarus jails two more Lukashenko opponents

A court has jailed two opponents of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko for organising a protest against his disputed re-election. Nikolai

A court has jailed two opponents of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko for organising a protest against his disputed re-election. Nikolai

Culture

A new beginning, coming out late in life

‘Beginners’ tells the story of a man whose recently widowed 70-something father finally comes out of the closet. After 40 odd years of marriage, he

‘Beginners’ tells the story of a man whose recently widowed 70-something father finally comes out of the closet. After 40 odd years of marriage, he

Science_technology

Juno going to Jupiter

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Solar System, a gaseous giant composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. It was explored by robotic spacecraft

Jupiter is the biggest planet in the Solar System, a gaseous giant composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. It was explored by robotic spacecraft

Culture

'This is Gonna Hurt' - art inspired by handicap

‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx’ is a collection of photographs inspired by the artists

‘This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx’ is a collection of photographs inspired by the artists

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G8 opens in Deauville focussed on debt

The Group of Eight summit has opened in Deauville, France, with a backdrop of continuing financial crisis in indebted nations, and in the euro zone

The Group of Eight summit has opened in Deauville, France, with a backdrop of continuing financial crisis in indebted nations, and in the euro zone

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Mladic: Balkan reactions

A new relationship between Serbia and Bosnia is what may arise from the arrest of Mladic, according to the co-president of Bosnia’s tripartite

A new relationship between Serbia and Bosnia is what may arise from the arrest of Mladic, according to the co-president of Bosnia’s tripartite

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Yemen on the brink of civil war

Dozens of Yemenis were killed in battles overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in the capital of Sanaa as fighting aimed at ending the Yemen

Dozens of Yemenis were killed in battles overnight between Wednesday and Thursday in the capital of Sanaa as fighting aimed at ending the Yemen

Business

Burberry boosts investment as luxury sales booms

Britain’s Burberry plans to increase its spending on opening new shops and upgrading its existing stores. It will invest the equivalent of up to

Britain’s Burberry plans to increase its spending on opening new shops and upgrading its existing stores. It will invest the equivalent of up to

Business

Sony upbeat on profit, Ricoh cutting jobs

Sony has announced a 2.2 billion euro net loss for the financial year just ended, but is predicting it will make a profit for the next 12

Sony has announced a 2.2 billion euro net loss for the financial year just ended, but is predicting it will make a profit for the next 12

Business

Telefonica 'to cut 2,500 more jobs'

Telefonica has reportedly told its unions it wants to cut another 2,500 jobs on top of the 6,000 redundancies already proposed. The cuts would

Telefonica has reportedly told its unions it wants to cut another 2,500 jobs on top of the 6,000 redundancies already proposed. The cuts would

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War crime suspect Mladic arrested at home in Serbia

He was one of the most wanted men in Europe.   Now the Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic has been captured after years on the run from

He was one of the most wanted men in Europe.   Now the Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic has been captured after years on the run from

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Pregnant Bruni-Sarkozy greets G8 wives

France’s First Lady has been greeting the spouses of the G8 leaders ahead of the summit which opens today. Dressed all in white, it was the first

France’s First Lady has been greeting the spouses of the G8 leaders ahead of the summit which opens today. Dressed all in white, it was the first

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G8 talks to focus on Arab uprising and economic recovery

The G8 leaders meeting in Deauville, France, are expected, during their two days of talks, to endorse aid to new Arab democracies, and perhaps to

The G8 leaders meeting in Deauville, France, are expected, during their two days of talks, to endorse aid to new Arab democracies, and perhaps to

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Back in the Day: founding of St.Petersburg

May 27, 1703. Russia’s Tsar Peter the Great establishes the Peter and Paul Fortress (see picture), founding the city of St. Petersburg. A military

May 27, 1703. Russia’s Tsar Peter the Great establishes the Peter and Paul Fortress (see picture), founding the city of St. Petersburg. A military

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Srebrenica relatives react to Mladic capture

The “Mothers of Srebrenica” is an organisation of women who lost their sons, husbands and brothers in the 1995 massacre. Word that the man in charge

The “Mothers of Srebrenica” is an organisation of women who lost their sons, husbands and brothers in the 1995 massacre. Word that the man in charge

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Ratko Mladic: profile 

Ratko Mladic’s army career, which began in 1965, peaked in 1992 when a series of promotions elevated him to the role of Commander-in-Chief of the

Ratko Mladic’s army career, which began in 1965, peaked in 1992 when a series of promotions elevated him to the role of Commander-in-Chief of the

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Serbia president announces Mladic arrest

Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime general, has been captured after years on the run.   Commander of Bosnian Serb forces in the 1992-95 Bosnia

Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb wartime general, has been captured after years on the run.   Commander of Bosnian Serb forces in the 1992-95 Bosnia

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Several wounded in Istanbul bomb blast

A bicycle bomb has wounded eight people in a residential and shopping district in Istanbul. It was at the end of the morning rush hour. No one

A bicycle bomb has wounded eight people in a residential and shopping district in Istanbul. It was at the end of the morning rush hour. No one

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Georgian opposition increase calls for Saakashivili to step down

Georgia is marking its Independence Day but there seems to be little to celebrate with anti-government protests set to continue for a sixth

Georgia is marking its Independence Day but there seems to be little to celebrate with anti-government protests set to continue for a sixth

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Civil war threat in Yemen

The death toll from civil unrest in Yemen contines to rise. Around 30 people are said to have been killed during Wednesday night in an explosion at a

The death toll from civil unrest in Yemen contines to rise. Around 30 people are said to have been killed during Wednesday night in an explosion at a

Culture

Diary - The soul of the young Macedonian nation

Ohrid: the hidden gem of the Balkans Before travelling to Skopje for our three-part series on Macedonian life, I must admit that I had never heard

Ohrid: the hidden gem of the Balkans Before travelling to Skopje for our three-part series on Macedonian life, I must admit that I had never heard