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2011-06-28

Culture

Weaving east with west in Silk Road Project

The Silk Road Project – a musical fusion of East and West. Its founder is the world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma – his inspiration is to exchange

The Silk Road Project – a musical fusion of East and West. Its founder is the world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma – his inspiration is to exchange

News

Lagarde confirmed as new IMF boss

The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that its new head is to be Christine Lagarde. The world lending body announced that the French

The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that its new head is to be Christine Lagarde. The world lending body announced that the French

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Protesters run wild in Athens

Central Athens erupted in violence and vandalism today as young people broke away from protests at the government’s austerity measures to wreak

Central Athens erupted in violence and vandalism today as young people broke away from protests at the government’s austerity measures to wreak

Business

China promises help with euro zone debt crisis

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on his visit to Germany, has said that Beijing is willing to assist Europe over its debt crisis and could buy the

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on his visit to Germany, has said that Beijing is willing to assist Europe over its debt crisis and could buy the

News

Greece - honest taxpayers bear the brunt?

Increasing revenue from taxes is the crux of the austerity plan put forward by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. The revised plan contains

Increasing revenue from taxes is the crux of the austerity plan put forward by Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. The revised plan contains

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Romanian pogrom showed Nazis 'how to do mass murder'

Romania has marked the 70th anniversary of one of the worst pogroms of the Holocaust. Up to 15,000 Jews in the city of Iasi – a third of the total

Romania has marked the 70th anniversary of one of the worst pogroms of the Holocaust. Up to 15,000 Jews in the city of Iasi – a third of the total

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Who is new IMF boss Christine Lagarde?

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to lead the IMF, is a 55-year-old former corporate lawyer who two years ago was named by the Financial Times as

Christine Lagarde, the first woman to lead the IMF, is a 55-year-old former corporate lawyer who two years ago was named by the Financial Times as

Europe

Össur Skarphedinsson, Iceland's Foreign Minister

On Monday, just as Iceland’s EU accession talks began, we had the chance to interview Össur Skarpherdinsson, the country’s foreign minister, about

On Monday, just as Iceland’s EU accession talks began, we had the chance to interview Össur Skarpherdinsson, the country’s foreign minister, about

Culture

London hosts Hungarian photography greats

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is exhibiting 20th century photographs by Hungarian giants. More than 200 photographs are on display and

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is exhibiting 20th century photographs by Hungarian giants. More than 200 photographs are on display and

News

Roquette to Russia

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

News

Space junk in near miss with ISS

The crew of the International Space Station may have come close to disaster today, 250 metres close, in fact. Unidentified space junk surprised

The crew of the International Space Station may have come close to disaster today, 250 metres close, in fact. Unidentified space junk surprised

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Charles' spending 'out of control' say critics

Prince Charles says it has been an expensive year for him, with his eldest son getting married, but his accounts show a 17 percent increase in income

Prince Charles says it has been an expensive year for him, with his eldest son getting married, but his accounts show a 17 percent increase in income

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Turkish MPs boycott swearing-in of parliament

Two of Turkey’s main opposition parties boycotted the opening of parliament on Tuesday after judges barred nine jailed MPs from taking their

Two of Turkey’s main opposition parties boycotted the opening of parliament on Tuesday after judges barred nine jailed MPs from taking their

Culture

Monaco's wedding timetable unveiled

In Monaco, the wedding countdown has well and truly begun. The festivities get underway on Thursday evening with a rock concert at the Louis the

In Monaco, the wedding countdown has well and truly begun. The festivities get underway on Thursday evening with a rock concert at the Louis the

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Lagarde set to head IMF following US backing

The new head of the International Monetary Fund is almost certain to be Christine Lagarde, after the French finance minister secured the formal

The new head of the International Monetary Fund is almost certain to be Christine Lagarde, after the French finance minister secured the formal

News

Greek strike brings nation to a standstill

With two and a half million members to call on the two Greek unions calling a 48-hour strike, the ADEDY and GSEE, have the power to cause widespread

With two and a half million members to call on the two Greek unions calling a 48-hour strike, the ADEDY and GSEE, have the power to cause widespread

News

Investing in the new Arab world

The upheaval sweeping the Arab world has generated new hope for the future, but investment will be crucial if demonstrators’ expectations are to be

The upheaval sweeping the Arab world has generated new hope for the future, but investment will be crucial if demonstrators’ expectations are to be

News

Export giants China and Germany shake on more trade

Germany and China have pledged to deepen their economic ties after Chinese premier Wen Jiabao touched down in Berlin on the latest leg of his

Germany and China have pledged to deepen their economic ties after Chinese premier Wen Jiabao touched down in Berlin on the latest leg of his

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Back in the Day: Brazil and Pele set the football world on fire

June 29, 1958. Brazil beat hosts Sweden 5-2 to win their first FIFA World Cup, inspired by 17-year-old sensation Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to be

June 29, 1958. Brazil beat hosts Sweden 5-2 to win their first FIFA World Cup, inspired by 17-year-old sensation Edson Arantes do Nascimento, to be

Culture

Monaco dismisses pumpkin notions

This Friday’s royal-Olympic wedding in Monaco has glitterati from all over Europe revving up for putting on the Ritz but nobody is admitting to

This Friday’s royal-Olympic wedding in Monaco has glitterati from all over Europe revving up for putting on the Ritz but nobody is admitting to

Business

Angry shareholders fail to close TEPCO nuclear reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Company has held its first annual shareholders’ meeting since the nuclear disaster caused by the tsunami in March and it was a

Tokyo Electric Power Company has held its first annual shareholders’ meeting since the nuclear disaster caused by the tsunami in March and it was a

News

Violence flares as Greek strike bites

Greece has all but shut down at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest at the government’s austerity measures, and in Athens some demonstators have

Greece has all but shut down at the start of a 48-hour strike to protest at the government’s austerity measures, and in Athens some demonstators have

Business

Carrefour and Casino wrangle over Brazil

Analysts say that attempts by France’s Carrefour to snatch control of Brazil’s top retailer Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) from French rival Casino face

Analysts say that attempts by France’s Carrefour to snatch control of Brazil’s top retailer Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA) from French rival Casino face

Business

Google sued by French competitor

French search engine company 1PlusV is suing Google for 295 million euros in lost profits. It accuses Google of using its market dominance to block

French search engine company 1PlusV is suing Google for 295 million euros in lost profits. It accuses Google of using its market dominance to block

Business

UK economic growth confirmed as tepid

It has been confirmed that Britain’s economy grew by a disappointing 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year. The latest official

It has been confirmed that Britain’s economy grew by a disappointing 0.5 percent in the first three months of the year. The latest official

Science_technology

Precious metals used to fight nosocomial disease

Going to hospital has its risks. Each year, three million people catch nosocomial or hospital-acquired illnesses and 50,000 people die from them

Going to hospital has its risks. Each year, three million people catch nosocomial or hospital-acquired illnesses and 50,000 people die from them

Culture

Immigrants play lead role in new Hollywood movie

“A Better Life” by US director Chris Weitz is a drama about an illegal Mexican immigrant struggling to build a decent future for his teenage

“A Better Life” by US director Chris Weitz is a drama about an illegal Mexican immigrant struggling to build a decent future for his teenage

Culture

Gnaoua world music festival draws huge crowds

Hundreds of thousand of people flocked to the southern coastal town of Essaouira in Morocco for this year’s Gnaoua festival – a true laboratory of

Hundreds of thousand of people flocked to the southern coastal town of Essaouira in Morocco for this year’s Gnaoua festival – a true laboratory of

Nocomment

General strike in Greece

Workers across Greece walked off the job at the start of a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to

Workers across Greece walked off the job at the start of a 48-hour general strike as lawmakers debate a new round of austerity reforms designed to