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2011-06-01

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'Cool' or 'Better'? Iceland's surreal comedian politician

Jon Gnárr was a famous Icelandic comedian, but last year ago was elected as mayor of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. He is a co-founder of a satirical

Jon Gnárr was a famous Icelandic comedian, but last year ago was elected as mayor of Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. He is a co-founder of a satirical

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How can Europe Grow?

International business leaders and policy makers have been meeting in La Baule, France, to find new ways to boost economic growth and Europe’s

International business leaders and policy makers have been meeting in La Baule, France, to find new ways to boost economic growth and Europe’s

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Mubarak to stand trial over deaths and corruption

Egypt is to put former President Hosni Mubarak in the dock for the alleged killing of protesters during the popular uprising in February. Mubarak

Egypt is to put former President Hosni Mubarak in the dock for the alleged killing of protesters during the popular uprising in February. Mubarak

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Brammertz stresses importance of Mladic trial

16 years after being indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic is under

16 years after being indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic is under

Business

Belarus seeks emergency IMF loan

Belarus has asked for an emergency loan of up to $8 billion (5.5 billion euros) from the International Monetary Fund to stave off a financial crisis

Belarus has asked for an emergency loan of up to $8 billion (5.5 billion euros) from the International Monetary Fund to stave off a financial crisis

Business

Lenovo expands into Europe

China’s Lenovo is buying the German consumer electronics retailer and computer maker Medion to try to expand its market share in developed

China’s Lenovo is buying the German consumer electronics retailer and computer maker Medion to try to expand its market share in developed

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Last landing for Endeavour; shuttle programme nears close

Heading straight into the history books, the space shuttle Endeavour has finished its final flight with a smooth landing in Florida. After 19 years

Heading straight into the history books, the space shuttle Endeavour has finished its final flight with a smooth landing in Florida. After 19 years

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Mladic trial revives questions over Dutch troops

The trial of General Ratko Mladic may help to shed light on some of the more obscure events at Srebrenica. The responsibility of the

The trial of General Ratko Mladic may help to shed light on some of the more obscure events at Srebrenica. The responsibility of the

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WHO says mobile phones may cause brain cancer

The World Health Organisation’s claim mobile phone use can trigger certain brain cancers may have no scientific evidence to back it up, but it has

The World Health Organisation’s claim mobile phone use can trigger certain brain cancers may have no scientific evidence to back it up, but it has

Europe

E. coli toll on produce growers

All over Europe, people have lost their appetite for fresh vegetables, no matter where they have been grown. A Berlin open air market was bereft of

All over Europe, people have lost their appetite for fresh vegetables, no matter where they have been grown. A Berlin open air market was bereft of

Europe

Deadly E. coli sews confusion

German health officials still do not know the source of an E. coli bacteria outbreak which has killed 16 people, though they said infections had

German health officials still do not know the source of an E. coli bacteria outbreak which has killed 16 people, though they said infections had

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Fresh bloodshed in Yemen's capital

Dozens of people are reported dead as renewed fighting between government forces and a powerful tribal group pushes Yemen closer to civil war. The

Dozens of people are reported dead as renewed fighting between government forces and a powerful tribal group pushes Yemen closer to civil war. The

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Syria's exiled opposition forges future democratic strategy

Syria’s exiled opposition has come together in an attempt to forge a coherent strategy for a future democratic Syria. The conference in the Turkish

Syria’s exiled opposition has come together in an attempt to forge a coherent strategy for a future democratic Syria. The conference in the Turkish

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Serbs cry foul over Mladic extradition

Unsurprisingly, there is only one story dominating the media in Serbia. Ratko Mladic may now be awaiting trial in a cell at The Hague but the

Unsurprisingly, there is only one story dominating the media in Serbia. Ratko Mladic may now be awaiting trial in a cell at The Hague but the

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NATO prolongs Libya bombing mission

NATO is extending its Libyan mission by a further 90 days with Muammar Gaddafi having apparently ruled out stepping down. Secretary General, Anders

NATO is extending its Libyan mission by a further 90 days with Muammar Gaddafi having apparently ruled out stepping down. Secretary General, Anders

Business

Nokia shares slump again

Investors continue to dump Nokia for most of Wednesday after its profit warning. At one stage its shares were down another 10 percent, on top of

Investors continue to dump Nokia for most of Wednesday after its profit warning. At one stage its shares were down another 10 percent, on top of

Business

Schneider Electric buying Spain's Telvent

French energy management company Schneider Electric is moving to buy Spain’s Telvent for 1.4 billion euros. Telvent makes information technology

French energy management company Schneider Electric is moving to buy Spain’s Telvent for 1.4 billion euros. Telvent makes information technology

Business

Japanese May car sales worst since 1968

Japanese auto sales fell by a third in May to their lowest total for that month since 1968. The slump came as car makers struggled to restart

Japanese auto sales fell by a third in May to their lowest total for that month since 1968. The slump came as car makers struggled to restart

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More German E. coli cases as Spain considers legal action

Germany has announced 365 new E. coli cases as the government is in a race against time to trace the origin of the deadly outbreak. Spain

Germany has announced 365 new E. coli cases as the government is in a race against time to trace the origin of the deadly outbreak. Spain

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Mobiles join pickled onions in cancer risk group

The latest news that mobile phones could possibly cause human cancer might have sent millions reaching for their hands-free kits, but the electronics

The latest news that mobile phones could possibly cause human cancer might have sent millions reaching for their hands-free kits, but the electronics

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'Mladic gave me chocolate': Srebrenica boy remembers

In the wake of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, more survivors of the horrific events at Srebrenica have been telling their stories. Fear of the Bosnian

In the wake of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, more survivors of the horrific events at Srebrenica have been telling their stories. Fear of the Bosnian

Culture

Young artists shine in Tallinn's Eksperimenta

Young artists have taken centre stage at Tallinn’s European Capital of Culture with an exhibition they’re calling Eksperimenta. It is a collection

Young artists have taken centre stage at Tallinn’s European Capital of Culture with an exhibition they’re calling Eksperimenta. It is a collection

Culture

New direction for Andrea Corr

After a four year break from music Andrea Corr is back with her second studio album – ‘Lifelines.’ Several tracks have been co-produced by Brian Eno

After a four year break from music Andrea Corr is back with her second studio album – ‘Lifelines.’ Several tracks have been co-produced by Brian Eno

Culture

When Cleopatra went to Versailles

‘Julius Caesar’, Handel’s masterpiece, has been pulling in the crowds in the extraordinary setting of the ‘Opéra Royal’ in Versailles. Despite its

‘Julius Caesar’, Handel’s masterpiece, has been pulling in the crowds in the extraordinary setting of the ‘Opéra Royal’ in Versailles. Despite its

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Mladic due in war crimes court on Friday

Ratko Mladic will face his first war crimes hearing on Friday, having been flown into The Hague. He will be formally charged and asked to enter a

Ratko Mladic will face his first war crimes hearing on Friday, having been flown into The Hague. He will be formally charged and asked to enter a

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Leonard Lohen wins Asturias prize

The Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters has been awarded to Leonard Cohen. The finalists also included Alice Munro and Ian McEwen. Leonard Cohen’s

The Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters has been awarded to Leonard Cohen. The finalists also included Alice Munro and Ian McEwen. Leonard Cohen’s

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Iranian activist dies in 'clashes' at father's funeral

The daughter of a prominent veteran Iranian dissident has died after a scuffle reportedly broke out with security forces at his funeral. Haleh

The daughter of a prominent veteran Iranian dissident has died after a scuffle reportedly broke out with security forces at his funeral. Haleh

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Mladic awaits trial at The Hague

Ratko Mladic will appear before the UN war crimes tribunal on Friday to face genocide and crimes against humanity charges. Judges at the

Ratko Mladic will appear before the UN war crimes tribunal on Friday to face genocide and crimes against humanity charges. Judges at the

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Leonard Cohen wins Asturias prize

The Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters has been awarded to Leonard Cohen. The finalists also included Alice Munro and Ian McEwen. Leonard Cohen’s

The Prince of Asturias Prize for Letters has been awarded to Leonard Cohen. The finalists also included Alice Munro and Ian McEwen. Leonard Cohen’s

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UN says Japan underestimated tsunami nuclear risk

Japan underestimated the risk of a killer wave hitting its now-crippled Fukushima power plant according to UN atomic safety inspectors. To avoid a

Japan underestimated the risk of a killer wave hitting its now-crippled Fukushima power plant according to UN atomic safety inspectors. To avoid a