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2011-05-30

Business

Lagarde starts charm offensive for IMF top job

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde made Brazil her first stop as she kicked off a world tour to try to win support for her bid to lead the

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde made Brazil her first stop as she kicked off a world tour to try to win support for her bid to lead the

News

South Africa's Zuma in Tripoli for talks

South Africa’s President has arrived in Tripoli for talks with Libya’s leader on ending the violence. Jacob Zuma was given the full red carpet

South Africa’s President has arrived in Tripoli for talks with Libya’s leader on ending the violence. Jacob Zuma was given the full red carpet

Europe

EU, faith leaders reconfirm cooperation

Faith leaders gathered in Brussels have expressed their readiness to work with the European Union institutions to promote fundamental freedoms. This

Faith leaders gathered in Brussels have expressed their readiness to work with the European Union institutions to promote fundamental freedoms. This

Europe

Spain blasts German E. coli stance

Europe’s number one producer of cucumbers, Spain, has slammed Germany, after Berlin cast its suspicions on Spanish exports linked to the deadly

Europe’s number one producer of cucumbers, Spain, has slammed Germany, after Berlin cast its suspicions on Spanish exports linked to the deadly

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Germany's nuclear shutdown: a costly gamble

The Chernobyl disaster of April 1986 plunged the planet into a state of nuclear anguish. But long before high radiation levels were felt across

The Chernobyl disaster of April 1986 plunged the planet into a state of nuclear anguish. But long before high radiation levels were felt across

News

'Los Indignados' vote to continue protest

Spaniards angered by the handling of their country’s economic crisis have voted to continue occupying central squares in several cities across the

Spaniards angered by the handling of their country’s economic crisis have voted to continue occupying central squares in several cities across the

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'Sledgehammer' hits another Turkish general

Four star General Bilgin Balanli has been questioned and imprisoned as part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged Sledgehammer coup plot in

Four star General Bilgin Balanli has been questioned and imprisoned as part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged Sledgehammer coup plot in

Science_technology

A big hand for Austria's bionic arm

In the Austrian capital Vienna, a young orthopaedic patient is getting used to a new bionic arm. Patrick Mayrhofer lost his hand in an accident at

In the Austrian capital Vienna, a young orthopaedic patient is getting used to a new bionic arm. Patrick Mayrhofer lost his hand in an accident at

Culture

A golden reopening for Georgia's top museum

The Georgian National Museum has opened its doors again after a six year refurbishment with a glittering exhibition of ancient gold from the fabled

The Georgian National Museum has opened its doors again after a six year refurbishment with a glittering exhibition of ancient gold from the fabled

News

Mladic's extradition could come within days

Ratko Mladic may be sent within four days to face genocide charges in The Hague, according to justice officials. The lawyer for the Bosnian Serb

Ratko Mladic may be sent within four days to face genocide charges in The Hague, according to justice officials. The lawyer for the Bosnian Serb

News

Activists plan aid flotilla for Gaza

Plans are afoot for a second aid mission to Gaza, exactly one year after nine Turkish activists died when Israeli commandos raided this ship as it

Plans are afoot for a second aid mission to Gaza, exactly one year after nine Turkish activists died when Israeli commandos raided this ship as it

News

Berlusconi loses Milan to the left

The count is now underway in Italy’s local elections, which are being closely scrutinised for any signs that this may be the beginning of the end for

The count is now underway in Italy’s local elections, which are being closely scrutinised for any signs that this may be the beginning of the end for

Culture

Around the World in 80 Years - a travellers tale

A remarkable feature film giving a unique look at the 20th century world has been put together from amateur footage shot by an Italian travel

A remarkable feature film giving a unique look at the 20th century world has been put together from amateur footage shot by an Italian travel

Business

Tavares named as Renault COO

Renault has named a new second in command at the carmaker to replace Patrick Pelata who resigned in April over the mishandling of an industrial

Renault has named a new second in command at the carmaker to replace Patrick Pelata who resigned in April over the mishandling of an industrial

Business

German utility shares slump on nuclear shut down

Shares of German energy producers, RWE, E.ON, Vattenfall and EnBW, declined on Monday after the announcement that Berlin is to shut all the country’s

Shares of German energy producers, RWE, E.ON, Vattenfall and EnBW, declined on Monday after the announcement that Berlin is to shut all the country’s

Business

Greek EU/IMF bailout verdict nears

European Union and International Montary Fund officials will this week decide if Greece is doing enough to bring its budget deficit under

European Union and International Montary Fund officials will this week decide if Greece is doing enough to bring its budget deficit under

News

Germany E.coli death toll rises to 14

At least 14 people are now known to have been killed by a deadly outbreak of the E.coli virus in Germany. Hundreds more have been taken seriously

At least 14 people are now known to have been killed by a deadly outbreak of the E.coli virus in Germany. Hundreds more have been taken seriously

News

Exit polls say Berlusconi era ends in Milan

The count is now underway in Italy’s local elections, which are being closely scrutinised for any signs that this may be the beginning of the end for

The count is now underway in Italy’s local elections, which are being closely scrutinised for any signs that this may be the beginning of the end for

News

Germany plans nuclear phase out by 2022

The German government has agreed to phase out nuclear power by 2022, which marks a radical shift in policy prompted by recent events at the Fukushima

The German government has agreed to phase out nuclear power by 2022, which marks a radical shift in policy prompted by recent events at the Fukushima

News

Australia hit by wind and rain again

Australia is again under threat from extreme weather as tornados arrive from the Pacific bringing 600 metre-high waterspouts with them, and storms

Australia is again under threat from extreme weather as tornados arrive from the Pacific bringing 600 metre-high waterspouts with them, and storms

News

Deadly attack on ISAF base in Herat

Taliban insurgents including at least two suicide bombers have attacked a Nato base in Herat, the largest city in western Afghanistan. Four people

Taliban insurgents including at least two suicide bombers have attacked a Nato base in Herat, the largest city in western Afghanistan. Four people

News

Excessive radiation risks for Fukushima workers

TEPCO claim that two workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may have exceeded the government’s radiation exposure limit, adding to the

TEPCO claim that two workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may have exceeded the government’s radiation exposure limit, adding to the

News

Yemeni forces bomb al Qaeda held city

At least 15 people are reported to have been killed in the latest clashes between police and protestors in southern Yemeni city of Taiz. A medical

At least 15 people are reported to have been killed in the latest clashes between police and protestors in southern Yemeni city of Taiz. A medical

News

Mladic poised to appeal war crimes extradition

Lawyers for Ratko Mladic are due to lodge an appeal to prevent his extradition to the Hague to face war crimes charges. A panel of judges will then

Lawyers for Ratko Mladic are due to lodge an appeal to prevent his extradition to the Hague to face war crimes charges. A panel of judges will then

News

Insurgents attack base in west Afghanistan

A Nato base in Herat, the largest city in western Afghanistan has come under attack by at least two suicide bombers. It is feared several people

A Nato base in Herat, the largest city in western Afghanistan has come under attack by at least two suicide bombers. It is feared several people

News

Back in the Day: Joan of Arc burned at the stake

May 30, 1431 French heroin Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English for heresy, aged 19 years old. Inspired by the voices of Catholic saints

May 30, 1431 French heroin Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English for heresy, aged 19 years old. Inspired by the voices of Catholic saints

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NATO 'sorry' for deaths of Afghan women and children

A group of senior NATO generals have apologised for an airstrike that killed 12 children and two women at Nawzad in the southern Helmond province of

A group of senior NATO generals have apologised for an airstrike that killed 12 children and two women at Nawzad in the southern Helmond province of

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South Korea unveils world's biggest floating island

The South Korean capital Seoul is now home to the world’s largest artificial floating island, recently opened on the Han river. It is made up of

The South Korean capital Seoul is now home to the world’s largest artificial floating island, recently opened on the Han river. It is made up of

News

Germany to go nuclear free

After talks that stretched deep into the night Germany’s coalition government has agreed to shut all its nuclear plants in response to Japan’s

After talks that stretched deep into the night Germany’s coalition government has agreed to shut all its nuclear plants in response to Japan’s

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Obama visits tornado struck Joplin

Barack Obama has visited the obliterated Missouri town of Joplin where one week ago America’s worst tornado in decades left more than 140 people

Barack Obama has visited the obliterated Missouri town of Joplin where one week ago America’s worst tornado in decades left more than 140 people