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2011-06-07

Culture

The Volga diary

Denis Loktev, Moscow-Nizhniy Novgorod, 2-5 June 2011   The Volga has always been Russia’s national river – a real emblem of the country’s might and

Denis Loktev, Moscow-Nizhniy Novgorod, 2-5 June 2011   The Volga has always been Russia’s national river – a real emblem of the country’s might and

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EU must improve food alerts: farmers union

Nial O’Reilly euronews: “As we have seen, the E.coli crisis has had a big impact on European agriculture. To discuss the issues concerned, we are

Nial O’Reilly euronews: “As we have seen, the E.coli crisis has had a big impact on European agriculture. To discuss the issues concerned, we are

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Another mosque attack in the West Bank

There has been condemnation from the UN, the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority following an attack on a mosque in the West

There has been condemnation from the UN, the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority following an attack on a mosque in the West

Europe

E.coli farm impact to be compensated

An emergency meeting of European Union ministers in connection with the deadly E. coli crisis has produced a provisional proposal of aid for fruit

An emergency meeting of European Union ministers in connection with the deadly E. coli crisis has produced a provisional proposal of aid for fruit

Europe

E. coli communication 'irresponsible', says MEP

A Spanish European Parliament member, Francisco Sosa Wagner, has appealed for joint efforts to restore vegetable farmers’ reputations. This was

A Spanish European Parliament member, Francisco Sosa Wagner, has appealed for joint efforts to restore vegetable farmers’ reputations. This was

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Iran says no offer could stop it enriching uranium

Iran is willing to hold nuclear talks but its atomic advances have “no brake and no reverse gear” according to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Amid fears it

Iran is willing to hold nuclear talks but its atomic advances have “no brake and no reverse gear” according to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Amid fears it

Culture

Voyage on the Volga

The Volga is Europe’s longest river. It is even longer than the road from Moscow to Madrid. And in Russia, for centuries it has been known as Mother

The Volga is Europe’s longest river. It is even longer than the road from Moscow to Madrid. And in Russia, for centuries it has been known as Mother

Business

Euro zone sales up, UK down

Euro zone retail sales were stronger than forecast in April, rebounding from a slump in March – up 0.9 percent month-on-month and up 1.1 percent

Euro zone retail sales were stronger than forecast in April, rebounding from a slump in March – up 0.9 percent month-on-month and up 1.1 percent

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Obama and Merkel talk Libya, euro debt crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday amid differences over Libya and the eurozone crisis. Germany raised

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday amid differences over Libya and the eurozone crisis. Germany raised

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Sex tapes taint Turkish vote

The full impact of a sex, lies and videotape scandal that hit Turkish politics just weeks before the June 12 general election remains to be

The full impact of a sex, lies and videotape scandal that hit Turkish politics just weeks before the June 12 general election remains to be

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Consumers spurn cucumbers despite reassurances

The market place is the frontline where the battle is being fought to regain consumer confidence. Spanish cucumbers may have been given a clean

The market place is the frontline where the battle is being fought to regain consumer confidence. Spanish cucumbers may have been given a clean

Business

India not committed to support Lagarde for IMF

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has failed to get India’s definite backing for her candidacy for the top job at the International Monetary

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has failed to get India’s definite backing for her candidacy for the top job at the International Monetary

News

NATO continues attacks on Tripoli

NATO aircraft continued to bomb the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday in a rare daytime strike on the city. Alliance airstrikes began just

NATO aircraft continued to bomb the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday in a rare daytime strike on the city. Alliance airstrikes began just

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Sanaa calm, but fighting erupts in S.Yemen

The truce is holding in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, but the departure of President Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment has done little to

The truce is holding in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, but the departure of President Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment has done little to

Culture

Making waves: art show in Budapest lake

Budapest’s boating lake is no longer just a lake; it is the venue for a modern art exhibition.

Budapest’s boating lake is no longer just a lake; it is the venue for a modern art exhibition.

News

Weird Wide Web: the Algorithm March

On the face of it, it’s just a bizarre video, slightly dated, featuring a couple of Japanese guys, half a dozen ninjas and some crazy

On the face of it, it’s just a bizarre video, slightly dated, featuring a couple of Japanese guys, half a dozen ninjas and some crazy

News

Europe's farmers angry over 'killer' cucumber crisis

The fallout from the E.coli crisis is being felt by cucumber farmers across Europe after Germany wrongly identified Spanish produce as the source of

The fallout from the E.coli crisis is being felt by cucumber farmers across Europe after Germany wrongly identified Spanish produce as the source of

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Tension in Shughour as Syrians flee to Turkey

Syrian state television has broadcast pictures showing, it said, police officers killed in anti-government fighting in Jisr al-Shughour. The

Syrian state television has broadcast pictures showing, it said, police officers killed in anti-government fighting in Jisr al-Shughour. The

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EU offers 150 million euros to farmers hit by E.coli outbreak

The offer starts at 150 million euros to compensate European Union farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. By some estimates, weekly economic

The offer starts at 150 million euros to compensate European Union farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. By some estimates, weekly economic

Business

Apple takes to the clouds

Apple, the world’s largest technology firm, is taking on the top internet search engine Google with its version of ‘cloud computing’ which it sees as

Apple, the world’s largest technology firm, is taking on the top internet search engine Google with its version of ‘cloud computing’ which it sees as

Culture

The Rabbi's Cat stalks the Annecy Crystal

A tribute to independent American cinema is just one of the sections on the programme for this year’s International Animated Film Festival at Annecy

A tribute to independent American cinema is just one of the sections on the programme for this year’s International Animated Film Festival at Annecy

Business

IMF open to extending terms on official Greek loans

The International Monetary Fund has said it would consider delaying Greece’s repayment of its international bailout money but is warning that a major

The International Monetary Fund has said it would consider delaying Greece’s repayment of its international bailout money but is warning that a major

Business

Airlines say business travel demand holding up

The airline industry says it is seeing signs of business confidence and a recovery in world trade. The International Air Transport Association’s

The airline industry says it is seeing signs of business confidence and a recovery in world trade. The International Air Transport Association’s

Business

BP to sell Russian joint venture shares - report

BP is reportedly trying to revive its share swap and an Arctic exploration deal between with Russian state-controlled energy firm Rosneft

BP is reportedly trying to revive its share swap and an Arctic exploration deal between with Russian state-controlled energy firm Rosneft

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Back in the Day: introducing Big Brother

June 8, 1949. George Orwell’s iconic novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is published, introducing readers to Big Brother. Orwell’s dystopian tale of a

June 8, 1949. George Orwell’s iconic novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is published, introducing readers to Big Brother. Orwell’s dystopian tale of a

News

NATO launches rare daytime strikes on Tripoli

NATO have bombed what it says are military barracks in Tripoli belonging to Muammar Gaddafi’s regime during a rare daytime operation on

NATO have bombed what it says are military barracks in Tripoli belonging to Muammar Gaddafi’s regime during a rare daytime operation on

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Europe's deadly E.coli mystery

Germany raised the E. coli alarm on May 24 after three deaths thought to be linked to the outbreak and with infections multiplying.   Centred on the

Germany raised the E. coli alarm on May 24 after three deaths thought to be linked to the outbreak and with infections multiplying.   Centred on the

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Turkey receives refugees fleeing Syrian bloodshed

Turkish authorities are reporting an influx of refugees fleeing across the border to escape bloodshed in neighbouring Syria. A diplomatic source

Turkish authorities are reporting an influx of refugees fleeing across the border to escape bloodshed in neighbouring Syria. A diplomatic source