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2012-04-24

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French presidential contenders woo Front National vote

The socialist challenger in the French presidential election has accused his rival Nicolas Sarkozy of being a candidate for unemployment. François

The socialist challenger in the French presidential election has accused his rival Nicolas Sarkozy of being a candidate for unemployment. François

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Prison guards beat me, says Ukraine's Tymoshenko

Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike in protest at an alleged beating by prison guards. Tymoshenko

Jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike in protest at an alleged beating by prison guards. Tymoshenko

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Le Pen brandishes political sword

French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen has proved her party is a force to be reckoned with, far from falling apart when she succeeded her father to

French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen has proved her party is a force to be reckoned with, far from falling apart when she succeeded her father to

Europe

Budapest and Brussels truce 'very close' Orban says

Hungary appears to have moved a step closer to ending its long-running dispute with the EU. In Brussels, to meet European Commission President

Hungary appears to have moved a step closer to ending its long-running dispute with the EU. In Brussels, to meet European Commission President

Business

Facebook weaker before share sale

Less than a month before Facebook’s initial public offering of shares on the Nasdaq, its quarterly results disappointed investors on

Less than a month before Facebook’s initial public offering of shares on the Nasdaq, its quarterly results disappointed investors on

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Murdoch again tells Leveson 'I didn't know'

The son of the owner of News Corporation, James Murdoch, who used to run his father’s UK operations as chairman of News International, has made his

The son of the owner of News Corporation, James Murdoch, who used to run his father’s UK operations as chairman of News International, has made his

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Spain presents toughest austerity budget since Franco era

The Spanish government has presented to parliament the country’s most austere budget since the Franco dictatorship. Another round of cuts worth 27

The Spanish government has presented to parliament the country’s most austere budget since the Franco dictatorship. Another round of cuts worth 27

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Israel legalises three West Bank settlements

The Israeli government has decided to legalise three West Bank settlements built during the 1990s. The move angered Palestinian officials, who

The Israeli government has decided to legalise three West Bank settlements built during the 1990s. The move angered Palestinian officials, who

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Spain to spend less on health, education

To calm euro zone debt crisis fears, the Spanish conservative government plans to axe ten billion euros in spending on health and education to meet a

To calm euro zone debt crisis fears, the Spanish conservative government plans to axe ten billion euros in spending on health and education to meet a

Business

Deeper Greek recession forecast

Greece’s economy is set to contract by a deeper than expected five percent this year according to the country’s central bank chief, worse than the

Greece’s economy is set to contract by a deeper than expected five percent this year according to the country’s central bank chief, worse than the

Europe

Working elsewhere within Europe

In this edition of U-talk Madeleine from Lyon, France asked: “I’m a university graduate from France. I found a fixed term contract in London from the

In this edition of U-talk Madeleine from Lyon, France asked: “I’m a university graduate from France. I found a fixed term contract in London from the

Europe

What has become of Europe?

In this edition of U-talk, Marcel from Brussels asked: “What is Europe? I understand that it was founded to prevent wars in the countries of Europe

In this edition of U-talk, Marcel from Brussels asked: “What is Europe? I understand that it was founded to prevent wars in the countries of Europe

Culture

Norah Jones releases Little Broken Hearts

Norah Jones is back with her fifth album – Little Broken Hearts – a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse. The American singer-songwriter burst

Norah Jones is back with her fifth album – Little Broken Hearts – a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse. The American singer-songwriter burst

Culture

Meryl Streep narrates polar bear documentary

Double Oscar-nominated director Greg MacGillivray’s ‘To The Arctic’ documents the struggle for survival for polar bears, amid rising temperatures and

Double Oscar-nominated director Greg MacGillivray’s ‘To The Arctic’ documents the struggle for survival for polar bears, amid rising temperatures and

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China calls for 'give and take' in Sudan

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, on a visit to China, has told his hosts that Sudan has declared war on his country. Sudan is among China’s key

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, on a visit to China, has told his hosts that Sudan has declared war on his country. Sudan is among China’s key

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Syria blames 'terrorists' for Damascus car bomb

Three people have been wounded in a car bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state television. The explosion, in a popular

Three people have been wounded in a car bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus, according to state television. The explosion, in a popular

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Russians stop Arctic oil spill

The Russians say they have stopped an oil spill at the Trebs field in the Arctic. It is one of Russia’s most important oil production sites. The

The Russians say they have stopped an oil spill at the Trebs field in the Arctic. It is one of Russia’s most important oil production sites. The

Business

UK barely makes its 2011/12 deficit goal

Britain’s government met its deficit reduction target for the financial year just ended – but only just – and the figures that have been released

Britain’s government met its deficit reduction target for the financial year just ended – but only just – and the figures that have been released

Business

Shell goes gas hunting in Africa

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Mozambique-focused explorer Cove Energy for the equivalent of 1.37 billion euros. Cove’s directors recommended

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy Mozambique-focused explorer Cove Energy for the equivalent of 1.37 billion euros. Cove’s directors recommended

Business

Political crisis impacts Dutch bond sale

The Netherlands’ long-term borrowing costs crept up as it sold bonds one day after the collapse of the Dutch government when it could not agree

The Netherlands’ long-term borrowing costs crept up as it sold bonds one day after the collapse of the Dutch government when it could not agree

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Ukraine's Tymoshenko goes on hunger strike

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike. Lawyers for the jailed opposition leader said she started her protest

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has gone on hunger strike. Lawyers for the jailed opposition leader said she started her protest

Culture

A turning point

Vivien Akerl from Hungary did her European voluntary service in the Netherlands. It changed her life. (video in English)

Vivien Akerl from Hungary did her European voluntary service in the Netherlands. It changed her life. (video in English)

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Hunger strikers protest over Japanese nuclear move

A group of hunger strikers are protesting against the Japanese government’s plans to restart two of the country’s nuclear reactors. The

A group of hunger strikers are protesting against the Japanese government’s plans to restart two of the country’s nuclear reactors. The

Culture

Who can take part in voluntary service projects?

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) enables young people to go abroad to provide unpaid service for a maximum of one year. The scheme is open to

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) enables young people to go abroad to provide unpaid service for a maximum of one year. The scheme is open to

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Dutch elections a 'strong possibility' after govt collapses

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is in the spotlight after his party PVV refused to endorse deep austerity measures in the Netherlands

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is in the spotlight after his party PVV refused to endorse deep austerity measures in the Netherlands

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Sarkozy flirts with National Front to secure presidency

Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday renewed his bid to convince National Front voters to back him in the second-round of the French presidential

Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday renewed his bid to convince National Front voters to back him in the second-round of the French presidential

Science_technology

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on imagining worlds

For one week the French city of Lyon became the worldwide capital of the web. Major players from around the globe came, along with the inventor of

For one week the French city of Lyon became the worldwide capital of the web. Major players from around the globe came, along with the inventor of

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Puddle skiing in Russia

Siberian skiers near Krasnoyarsk, Russia ended their season in style by donning costumes for a last downhill run into a giant puddle.

Siberian skiers near Krasnoyarsk, Russia ended their season in style by donning costumes for a last downhill run into a giant puddle.

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Turkey celebrates Children's Day

As part of the Children Festival, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his chair to Enes Karabulut who is a secondary school child

As part of the Children Festival, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given his chair to Enes Karabulut who is a secondary school child

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Fears the Czech Republic government could fall

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Necas will call for a confidence vote in parliament on Friday amid fears another EU government is about to

Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Necas will call for a confidence vote in parliament on Friday amid fears another EU government is about to