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2011-05-31

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Mladic lands in The Hague to face genocide trial

The aircraft carrying Ratko Mladic to face genocide charges at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has landed at Rotterdam airport.   The former

The aircraft carrying Ratko Mladic to face genocide charges at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has landed at Rotterdam airport.   The former

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Amnesty announced in Syria

State-run Syrian Television says President Bashar al-Assad has issued a general amnesty that includes all political prisoners. The TV says the

State-run Syrian Television says President Bashar al-Assad has issued a general amnesty that includes all political prisoners. The TV says the

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Turkish PM caught up in violent protest

Violence between police and protesters has erupted in north east Turkey ahead of a political rally at which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was

Violence between police and protesters has erupted in north east Turkey ahead of a political rally at which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was

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Europe trades blame over deadly E.coli bug

An international row has erupted over the source of Germany’s fatal E. coli outbreak which has now claimed 16 lives. The death toll also includes

An international row has erupted over the source of Germany’s fatal E. coli outbreak which has now claimed 16 lives. The death toll also includes

Business

Nokia sales warning slams shares

Nokia’s shares tumbled 17.5 percent on Tuesday and touched their lowest in 13 years after it admitted it had given up on meeting key sales targets

Nokia’s shares tumbled 17.5 percent on Tuesday and touched their lowest in 13 years after it admitted it had given up on meeting key sales targets

Business

Draghi tells Rome to boost Italian growth

Bank of Italy Governor Mario Draghi has just delivered his last annual report on the country’s finances before he is expected to take over as head of

Bank of Italy Governor Mario Draghi has just delivered his last annual report on the country’s finances before he is expected to take over as head of

Europe

Fish Fight against massive EU waste

A new campaign to stop waste practised by the European Union’s fishing fleet has been launched in Brussels: Fish Fight is aimed at reforming rules

A new campaign to stop waste practised by the European Union’s fishing fleet has been launched in Brussels: Fish Fight is aimed at reforming rules

Culture

The golden age of learning in 'The First Grader'

It is never too old to learn according to “The First Grader,” a movie based on the true story of a tribesman in Kenya who went to primary school at

It is never too old to learn according to “The First Grader,” a movie based on the true story of a tribesman in Kenya who went to primary school at

Science_technology

Nanostructures improve solar cells

Researchers in Europe are working on how to capture more of the sun’s enormous power and turn turn it into electricity. It’s reckoned that the

Researchers in Europe are working on how to capture more of the sun’s enormous power and turn turn it into electricity. It’s reckoned that the

Culture

Tallinn's terrific Treff takes to the streets

After five years of delighting shoppers and tourists in Tallinn, Estonia’s Treff street festival has become a benchmark for performance art in

After five years of delighting shoppers and tourists in Tallinn, Estonia’s Treff street festival has become a benchmark for performance art in

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Mladic flown to The Hague

A heavily armed convoy took Ratko Mladic from the prison where he had been held since his arrest last week to the airport in Belgrade.   A plane

A heavily armed convoy took Ratko Mladic from the prison where he had been held since his arrest last week to the airport in Belgrade.   A plane

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Cucumber sales plummet as E.coli fears spread

Shoppers across Europe are growing more and more concerned by the deadly E. coli outbreak, which has claimed 15 lives and made more than 1,000

Shoppers across Europe are growing more and more concerned by the deadly E. coli outbreak, which has claimed 15 lives and made more than 1,000

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Khodorkovsky's human rights "violated" - ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights has backed claims by jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky that his human rights were violated during his time on

The European Court of Human Rights has backed claims by jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky that his human rights were violated during his time on

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Mladic's charge sheet: a tale of horror

The scene is from July 1995. Women, children and a few old men are crammed into buses in Srebrenica, the UN’s supposedly “safe haven” that has just

The scene is from July 1995. Women, children and a few old men are crammed into buses in Srebrenica, the UN’s supposedly “safe haven” that has just

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Saakashvili: the West is only option

The “Rose Revolution” of 2003 finally allowed Georgia to turn the page on the Soviet era: the country’s politics personified by one man. Since

The “Rose Revolution” of 2003 finally allowed Georgia to turn the page on the Soviet era: the country’s politics personified by one man. Since

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Thousands rally in support of Ratko Mladic

Around 10,000 Bosnian Serbs have rallied in a show of support for their wartime commander Ratko Mladic. Hundreds of war veterans were among those

Around 10,000 Bosnian Serbs have rallied in a show of support for their wartime commander Ratko Mladic. Hundreds of war veterans were among those

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Spain says Germany must pay for cucumber damage

So far, 15 people have died in Germany because of the E. coli outbreak that has shaken European agriculture. Last week Germany implicated cucumbers

So far, 15 people have died in Germany because of the E. coli outbreak that has shaken European agriculture. Last week Germany implicated cucumbers

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Berlusconi clings on for political life

The question everyone is asking is will Silvio Berlusconi hang on until 2013? The day after his hammering in Italy’s local elections coincided with

The question everyone is asking is will Silvio Berlusconi hang on until 2013? The day after his hammering in Italy’s local elections coincided with

Europe

E. coli is sinking cucumber growers

A fresh Dutch harvest of 30,000 cucumbers today is destined for the rubbish bin. Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak has producers facing ruin. Their

A fresh Dutch harvest of 30,000 cucumbers today is destined for the rubbish bin. Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak has producers facing ruin. Their

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Iran delays Merkel's flight to India

She got there in the end. But Angela Merkel’s passage to India was more complicated than expected after Iran briefly refused to let the German

She got there in the end. But Angela Merkel’s passage to India was more complicated than expected after Iran briefly refused to let the German

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Mystery attacks on three IKEA stores

Three IKEA stores in the Netherlands, France and Belgium have been hit by firework attacks. No injuries have been reported and the Swedish furniture

Three IKEA stores in the Netherlands, France and Belgium have been hit by firework attacks. No injuries have been reported and the Swedish furniture

Business

German unemployment down again in May

Germany’s unemployment rate fell in May for the fourth month running. The labour minister welcomed that, but complained the country is suffering

Germany’s unemployment rate fell in May for the fourth month running. The labour minister welcomed that, but complained the country is suffering

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Which MP would you rather have sex with?

A TV star in the UK has set up of a website to rate the sex appeal of the country’s parliamentarians.   Francis Boulle’s sexymp.co.uk has a simple

A TV star in the UK has set up of a website to rate the sex appeal of the country’s parliamentarians.   Francis Boulle’s sexymp.co.uk has a simple

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Mladic extradition appeal rejected; Hague transfer imminent

Serbia’s war crimes court has rejected Ratko Mladic’s appeal against extradition to The Hague to face genocide charges. The court in Belgrade took

Serbia’s war crimes court has rejected Ratko Mladic’s appeal against extradition to The Hague to face genocide charges. The court in Belgrade took

Business

VW moves on MAN Scania tie-up

German carmaker Volkswagen has formally launched its bid for MAN to create Europe’s biggest truckmaker and take on market leaders Daimler and

German carmaker Volkswagen has formally launched its bid for MAN to create Europe’s biggest truckmaker and take on market leaders Daimler and

Business

Total goes low cost

Oil giant Total is planning to convert many of its French service stations to discount outlets charging the same sort of prices found at those

Oil giant Total is planning to convert many of its French service stations to discount outlets charging the same sort of prices found at those

Business

Euro zone May inflation slows

Inflation in the euro zone did not increase as much as expected in May. The first estimate of consumer prices by European Union’s statistics office

Inflation in the euro zone did not increase as much as expected in May. The first estimate of consumer prices by European Union’s statistics office

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Politkovskaya murder suspect detained - reports

Rustam Makhmudov, the main suspect in the 2006 killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been arrested, according to reports from

Rustam Makhmudov, the main suspect in the 2006 killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya has been arrested, according to reports from

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Spain denies its cucumbers cause of deadly E. coli bug

Almost all of Europe has stopped buying Spanish fruit and vegetables, worsening the country’s economic crisis according to its export

Almost all of Europe has stopped buying Spanish fruit and vegetables, worsening the country’s economic crisis according to its export