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2011-06-06

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Portugal under scrutiny

Portugal chose a new centre-right government in Sunday’s elections. The country is submerged in debt and knows that higher taxes, spending cuts and

Portugal chose a new centre-right government in Sunday’s elections. The country is submerged in debt and knows that higher taxes, spending cuts and

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Still mystery over E.coli outbreak source

German officials struggled on Monday to pinpoint the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after initial tests on bean sprouts grown at a farm near

German officials struggled on Monday to pinpoint the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after initial tests on bean sprouts grown at a farm near

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Syrian security forces attacked near Turkish border

Confused reports are coming from the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on the Turkish border, where Syrian state television says 120 members of the

Confused reports are coming from the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour on the Turkish border, where Syrian state television says 120 members of the

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Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn denies sex charges

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York. His denial of charges including

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York. His denial of charges including

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Greece starts austerity push despite angry people and politicians

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou gathered his cabinet for a pep rally on Monday, trying to persuade them to back yet more austerity measures

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou gathered his cabinet for a pep rally on Monday, trying to persuade them to back yet more austerity measures

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Election over as Portugal braces for tough times

Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the

Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the

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A peek at the future of internet

Take a look at just how far the internet has come in the last decade and try to imagine what the future of the net has in store. Spanish

Take a look at just how far the internet has come in the last decade and try to imagine what the future of the net has in store. Spanish

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Erdogan lines up super-majority in Turkish poll

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks set to win a third term as the country heads towards a June 12 general election. In power since

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks set to win a third term as the country heads towards a June 12 general election. In power since

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Hotel staff give DSK a rough reception at court

Hotel workers gathered outside the New York court where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was appearing, heckled the ex-IMF boss in a show of solidarity with

Hotel workers gathered outside the New York court where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was appearing, heckled the ex-IMF boss in a show of solidarity with

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Portugal's PM-in-waiting vows to honour IMF deal

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

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Portugal: 'Memorandum is real programme' for new government

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

Business

IATA warns on airline profits from fuel and global turmoil

The world’s airlines have more than halved their forecast for profits this year – to just two 2.7 billion euros The International Air Transport

The world’s airlines have more than halved their forecast for profits this year – to just two 2.7 billion euros The International Air Transport

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Strauss-Kahn case highlights sexism in French politics

The sex case involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn has sent shockwaves through the French political elite. Concerns have been raised of the alleged

The sex case involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn has sent shockwaves through the French political elite. Concerns have been raised of the alleged

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Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex charges

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a hotel maid.   Strauss-Kahn arrived at court in New York to a

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a hotel maid.   Strauss-Kahn arrived at court in New York to a

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Syria and Israel trade claims over deadly Golan clash

In Syria they have been burying demonstrators who were killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the disputed Golan Heights. Israel has accused

In Syria they have been burying demonstrators who were killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the disputed Golan Heights. Israel has accused

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UK report slams 'sexualisation' of children

British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed proposals in a new report that says children should be protected from exposure to sexual imagery

British Prime Minister David Cameron has backed proposals in a new report that says children should be protected from exposure to sexual imagery

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Source of German E.coli outbreak remains elusive

German officials claim it is too early to say whether a farm in Lower Saxony is the source of the recent deadly E. coli outbreak. It had been

German officials claim it is too early to say whether a farm in Lower Saxony is the source of the recent deadly E. coli outbreak. It had been

Europe

EU vegetable traders to get E.coli compensation

Europe-wide compensation for furious fruit and vegetable traders will come up for discussion this Tuesday in Luxembourg. A spokesman at the

Europe-wide compensation for furious fruit and vegetable traders will come up for discussion this Tuesday in Luxembourg. A spokesman at the

Business

TEPCO stock dives on restructuring talk

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power fell to their lowest ever after the head of the Tokyo stock exchange said the operator of the quake-hit Fukushima

Shares of Tokyo Electric Power fell to their lowest ever after the head of the Tokyo stock exchange said the operator of the quake-hit Fukushima

Business

Nintendo is latest hacking victim

Japanese games company Nintendo has confirmed a hacking attack on its computers in the US, but says no consumer data or company information was

Japanese games company Nintendo has confirmed a hacking attack on its computers in the US, but says no consumer data or company information was

Business

Is Prada's HK IPO too pricy?

Italy’s Prada has set the indicative price for its initial public offering of shares in Hong Kong. They are to sell for a price that could raise as

Italy’s Prada has set the indicative price for its initial public offering of shares in Hong Kong. They are to sell for a price that could raise as

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Back in the Day: the gates open to Graceland

June 7, 1982. Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, opens to the public for the first time. The colonial style mansion was

June 7, 1982. Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, opens to the public for the first time. The colonial style mansion was

Special_reports

Child workers - not always a bad thing

Tackling child labour remains one of the greatest challenges facing both the developed and developing worlds. It is estimated some 200 million

Tackling child labour remains one of the greatest challenges facing both the developed and developing worlds. It is estimated some 200 million

Special_reports

A class from the past

Teaching history holds many challenges for educators, especially among divided communities or those with a troubled past. They must be careful to

Teaching history holds many challenges for educators, especially among divided communities or those with a troubled past. They must be careful to

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Class creativity

Whether we are born with it, or achieve it through inspiration and hard work, creativity is one of life’s great gifts. It is also a really important

Whether we are born with it, or achieve it through inspiration and hard work, creativity is one of life’s great gifts. It is also a really important

Culture

Jean Michel Jarre talks about his new album

French composer, producer and performer Jean Michel Jarre has just released a greatest hits album, Essentials and Rarities. A pioneer of electronic

French composer, producer and performer Jean Michel Jarre has just released a greatest hits album, Essentials and Rarities. A pioneer of electronic

Science_technology

Shedding light on secrets of deep space

Unlocking some of the mysteries of space; the nature of black holes, how ancient galaxies were formed, dark matter and even dark energy – these are

Unlocking some of the mysteries of space; the nature of black holes, how ancient galaxies were formed, dark matter and even dark energy – these are

Culture

Rita & Chico opens Annecy Film Festival

Rita is a singer with a hauntingly beautiful voice; Chico a brilliant avant-garde pianist. They embark on a tempestuous affair, chasing their musical

Rita is a singer with a hauntingly beautiful voice; Chico a brilliant avant-garde pianist. They embark on a tempestuous affair, chasing their musical

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German cabinet adopts nuclear exit plans

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has formally adopted plans that will make Germany the first big, global, economic power to turn its back on

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet has formally adopted plans that will make Germany the first big, global, economic power to turn its back on