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2011-06-02

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Africans fleeing Libya drown

It is feared that 200 to 270 refugees escaping from the violence in Libya have drowned after their overloaded fishing boat got into trouble in heavy

It is feared that 200 to 270 refugees escaping from the violence in Libya have drowned after their overloaded fishing boat got into trouble in heavy

Business

ECB head wants EU finance ministry

The head of the euro zone’s central bank is suggesting that the bloc should consider setting up a single finance ministry to better coordinate

The head of the euro zone’s central bank is suggesting that the bloc should consider setting up a single finance ministry to better coordinate

Europe

Tadic presses on with Serbia's EU bid

Serbia wants to move faster towards joining the European Union now that war crimes indictee Ratko Mladic is in custody. In an interview with

Serbia wants to move faster towards joining the European Union now that war crimes indictee Ratko Mladic is in custody. In an interview with

Europe

Portugal's students at pre-vote low

Portugal’s snap parliamentary election coming up this Sunday has much of the country in a sombre mood. Many people say a new government will not

Portugal’s snap parliamentary election coming up this Sunday has much of the country in a sombre mood. Many people say a new government will not

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Frenchman kidnapped in Ivory Coast found dead

One of the French nationals kidnapped at the Novotel hotel in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan has been confirmed dead. Lawyers for the family of

One of the French nationals kidnapped at the Novotel hotel in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan has been confirmed dead. Lawyers for the family of

Business

E. coli wreaks economic havoc

Whatever the source of the Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak, the region’s vegetable growers are facing major economic losses. With Spain initially

Whatever the source of the Europe’s deadly E. coli outbreak, the region’s vegetable growers are facing major economic losses. With Spain initially

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Syrian helicopter gunships attack protesters

In Syria the security forces have stepped up their brutal crackdown against protesters, using a helicopter to kill at least 13 people in Rastan

In Syria the security forces have stepped up their brutal crackdown against protesters, using a helicopter to kill at least 13 people in Rastan

Science_technology

Back to the wild for Argentinian giant anteaters

Conservationists in Argentina say they are winning the battle to preserve one of the country’s most distinctive animals. The giant anteater once

Conservationists in Argentina say they are winning the battle to preserve one of the country’s most distinctive animals. The giant anteater once

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Japanese voters unimpressed by political row

Japanese PM Naoto Kan has offered to resign despite surviving a no-confidence vote on Thursday. But voters say they are angry and surprised that

Japanese PM Naoto Kan has offered to resign despite surviving a no-confidence vote on Thursday. But voters say they are angry and surprised that

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Google hackers invaded accounts months ago

The hackers who broke into Google’s email service Gmail had access to accounts for months says the Internet security expert who discovered the

The hackers who broke into Google’s email service Gmail had access to accounts for months says the Internet security expert who discovered the

Business

Greece agrees even deeper austerity cuts

A senior Greek government official has said Athens has agreed to 6.4 billion euros in new measures to cut its 2011 budget deficit. It also aims to

A senior Greek government official has said Athens has agreed to 6.4 billion euros in new measures to cut its 2011 budget deficit. It also aims to

Culture

The electronic sound of Nuits Sonores in Lyon

One of Europe’s leading independent electro music festivals has got underway in Lyon in France. ‘Nuits Sonores’ — or ‘Nights of Sound’ — has built

One of Europe’s leading independent electro music festivals has got underway in Lyon in France. ‘Nuits Sonores’ — or ‘Nights of Sound’ — has built

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E.coli killer bug is new strain

The E.coli outbreak in Europe is caused by a new, highly infectious and toxic strain of the bacteria that contains genes that protect the organism

The E.coli outbreak in Europe is caused by a new, highly infectious and toxic strain of the bacteria that contains genes that protect the organism

Special_reports

Croatia's shipyards get that sinking feeling

By this summer, the Croatian government wants to successfully close its European Union accession negotiations. This means that no state subsidies

By this summer, the Croatian government wants to successfully close its European Union accession negotiations. This means that no state subsidies

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Italy hosts world leaders at national celebrations

World leaders have been celebrating the birth of Italy as a modern nation. For Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the festivities were no doubt a

World leaders have been celebrating the birth of Italy as a modern nation. For Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the festivities were no doubt a

Culture

Euro-animation goes Seoul searching

European animators have been seeking to broaden their horizons with a conference in South Korea. The European Union’s Media Mundus programme, which

European animators have been seeking to broaden their horizons with a conference in South Korea. The European Union’s Media Mundus programme, which

Business

Spanish unemployment falls again

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell for the second straight month in May helped by the start of the tourism season

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell for the second straight month in May helped by the start of the tourism season

Business

BMW widens sales lead in US

BMW widened its lead as the top imported luxury car maker in the United States last month. Its sales were up nearly 20 percent on the sale month

BMW widened its lead as the top imported luxury car maker in the United States last month. Its sales were up nearly 20 percent on the sale month

Business

OPEC considers pumping more to calm prices

OPEC is considering raising its output target by as much as 1.5 million barrels per day to try to pull down sharply higher crude oil prices. The

OPEC is considering raising its output target by as much as 1.5 million barrels per day to try to pull down sharply higher crude oil prices. The

News

Russia bans EU veg imports

Russia has banned all imports of fresh vegetables from the European Union as the diplomatic fallout from the mystery E.coli outbreak ratchets up a

Russia has banned all imports of fresh vegetables from the European Union as the diplomatic fallout from the mystery E.coli outbreak ratchets up a

News

More than 200 migrants 'missing' off Tunisia

Up to 250 people are reported missing in the Mediterranean after the boat carrying them illegally to Europe got into difficulty off the Tunisian

Up to 250 people are reported missing in the Mediterranean after the boat carrying them illegally to Europe got into difficulty off the Tunisian

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Sanaa airport closed as violence rages

The International airport at Sanaa in Yemen has closed as fighting in the city appears to have escalated. All flights have been cancelled leaving

The International airport at Sanaa in Yemen has closed as fighting in the city appears to have escalated. All flights have been cancelled leaving

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Electro in Lyon

One of Europe’s largest electro festivals has kicked off in Lyon, France. Les Nuits Sonores runs for five nights and is expected to attract in the

One of Europe’s largest electro festivals has kicked off in Lyon, France. Les Nuits Sonores runs for five nights and is expected to attract in the

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Russia bans EU raw vegetable imports over E.coli

Russia has banned the import of all raw vegetables from the EU amid fears over the deadly E. coli outbreak centred on the German city of

Russia has banned the import of all raw vegetables from the EU amid fears over the deadly E. coli outbreak centred on the German city of

News

Mladic fit to stand trial in The Hague

After medical examinations, former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic has been declared fit to appear before the tribunal in The Hague on

After medical examinations, former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic has been declared fit to appear before the tribunal in The Hague on

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Rebels celebrate gains in Libya's west

In a conflict stuck in a stalemate, Libya’s rebels are hailing a success. They have taken over two towns in the West, ending months of siege by

In a conflict stuck in a stalemate, Libya’s rebels are hailing a success. They have taken over two towns in the West, ending months of siege by

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Japan's premier Kan survives no-confidence vote

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. The opposition tabled the motion amid criticism of his handling

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. The opposition tabled the motion amid criticism of his handling

News

Back in the Day: Queen Elizabeth II crowned

June 2, 1953. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is crowned in Westminster Abbey. Her father, King George VI had died 16 months earlier, while

June 2, 1953. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is crowned in Westminster Abbey. Her father, King George VI had died 16 months earlier, while

News

New report claims Chile's Allende was killed

Only days ago, the body of Chile’s late president Salvador Allende was exhumed to determine exactly how he died in a coup in 1973. Conspiracy

Only days ago, the body of Chile’s late president Salvador Allende was exhumed to determine exactly how he died in a coup in 1973. Conspiracy

News

Syrian boy becomes powerful protest icon

As latest reports claim Syrian security forces have killed another 40 civilians, a new symbol has emerged of the people’s uprising. Amateur footage

As latest reports claim Syrian security forces have killed another 40 civilians, a new symbol has emerged of the people’s uprising. Amateur footage