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2012-05-07

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Greece: Efforts to form a new government fail

It is back to square one in Greece’s bid to form a new government after an inconclusive election that saw the two main parties punished over

It is back to square one in Greece’s bid to form a new government after an inconclusive election that saw the two main parties punished over

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A View From The US: Amanpour on Hollande's victory

President Barack Obama was among the first to congragulate Francois Hollande, but what will Washington and America at large make of the man they call

President Barack Obama was among the first to congragulate Francois Hollande, but what will Washington and America at large make of the man they call

Culture

Building EU-China bridges

Europeans and Chinese know very little about each other’s lives. During a recent China-EU forum the European Commission said it wanted to connect the

Europeans and Chinese know very little about each other’s lives. During a recent China-EU forum the European Commission said it wanted to connect the

Business

Crédit Agricole's Greek tragedy

The Greek crisis came back to haunt French bank Crédit Agricole on Monday in Paris. Exposure to Greek debt is not the main problem for investors

The Greek crisis came back to haunt French bank Crédit Agricole on Monday in Paris. Exposure to Greek debt is not the main problem for investors

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German state wants ban on anti-Islam posters

Officials in Germany’s western state of North Rhine-Westphalia want police to prevent a far-right group displaying anti-Islam posters after protests

Officials in Germany’s western state of North Rhine-Westphalia want police to prevent a far-right group displaying anti-Islam posters after protests

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Italy: nuclear company boss wounded in shooting‎

The head of a nuclear power company has been shot by an unidentified gunman in Italy. Roberto Adinolfi, chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare, was

The head of a nuclear power company has been shot by an unidentified gunman in Italy. Roberto Adinolfi, chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare, was

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Voters' reactions to Syria parliamentary elections

Syrians have been voting in the first parliamentary election in nearly five decades that won’t necessarily guarantee a majority result for the ruling

Syrians have been voting in the first parliamentary election in nearly five decades that won’t necessarily guarantee a majority result for the ruling

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Boycott Syria election, say opposition activists

A parliamentary election was held in Syria on Monday to decide who will win one of 250 seats in parliament. Nine political parties have been

A parliamentary election was held in Syria on Monday to decide who will win one of 250 seats in parliament. Nine political parties have been

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Hollande set for busy schedule in first days as president

François Hollande is set to start work on forming a new government after his victory in Sunday’s presidential election. Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy

François Hollande is set to start work on forming a new government after his victory in Sunday’s presidential election. Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy

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What now for Greece?

Greece woke up to a new political reality on Monday morning – one which seems set, once again, to tip it and Europe into a period of deep

Greece woke up to a new political reality on Monday morning – one which seems set, once again, to tip it and Europe into a period of deep

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Greece seeks new government after inconclusive poll

His party suffered a thrashing in Greece’s general election but conservative Antonis Samaras has been asked to form a coalition government. Despite

His party suffered a thrashing in Greece’s general election but conservative Antonis Samaras has been asked to form a coalition government. Despite

Business

Stock market revival despite election results

Most European markets staged a recovery on Monday to finish only slightly down, with some even making gains. Madrid and Milan closed up 2.39 and

Most European markets staged a recovery on Monday to finish only slightly down, with some even making gains. Madrid and Milan closed up 2.39 and

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Greece: Fears over far-right election breakthrough

The extreme-right’s phenomenal success in Greece’s elections has triggered alarm beyond the country’s borders and raised concerns at home. An

The extreme-right’s phenomenal success in Greece’s elections has triggered alarm beyond the country’s borders and raised concerns at home. An

Business

Putin back in as Russian growth falters

Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a third term as Russian president. He took over the power mantle from Dmitry Medvedev at a state ceremony at the

Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a third term as Russian president. He took over the power mantle from Dmitry Medvedev at a state ceremony at the

Business

Spanish bank chairman steps down

The chairman of Spain’s Bankia, Rodrigo Rato, announced his resignation on Monday. The Spanish government is on the verge of announcing a rescue plan

The chairman of Spain’s Bankia, Rodrigo Rato, announced his resignation on Monday. The Spanish government is on the verge of announcing a rescue plan

Culture

The Traveller's Diary: Denis Loktev, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Denis Loktev, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky For many Russians, getting to Courchevel is a faster and potentially cheaper option than travelling from

Denis Loktev, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky For many Russians, getting to Courchevel is a faster and potentially cheaper option than travelling from

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France: next in foreign policy...

With France under new Socialist leadership, changes are to be expected in how it conducts diplomacy. France is a nuclear power and so has a permanent

With France under new Socialist leadership, changes are to be expected in how it conducts diplomacy. France is a nuclear power and so has a permanent

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Merkel fires warning shots over EU fiscal pact

Francois Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election represents a significant challenge to German-led austerity. The Socialist has hit

Francois Hollande’s victory in the French presidential election represents a significant challenge to German-led austerity. The Socialist has hit

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Helping migrant children find their feet

Children from migrant families often face the twin tasks of learning a whole new language and integrating into an unfamiliar culture before they can

Children from migrant families often face the twin tasks of learning a whole new language and integrating into an unfamiliar culture before they can

Culture

World Press Cartoon

The World Press Cartoon competition prizes have been awarded in Sintra, in Portugal. The subjects tackled included the Fukushima disaster. This year

The World Press Cartoon competition prizes have been awarded in Sintra, in Portugal. The subjects tackled included the Fukushima disaster. This year

Culture

Prometheus premature

Ridley Scott has released a 10 minute clip of his latest film, Prometheus, raising the question of whether or not it is a prequel to Alien. Michael

Ridley Scott has released a 10 minute clip of his latest film, Prometheus, raising the question of whether or not it is a prequel to Alien. Michael

Business

Election results make markets nervous

European stock markets have rallied slightly after Asian markets plunged this morning on news of the French election and the poor performance of the

European stock markets have rallied slightly after Asian markets plunged this morning on news of the French election and the poor performance of the

Business

Bond market jitters after elections

Renewed worries about the eurozone debt crisis after the disastrous result for the Greek pro-bailout parties in the county’s election led to a

Renewed worries about the eurozone debt crisis after the disastrous result for the Greek pro-bailout parties in the county’s election led to a

Business

Increased losses at Euro Disney

Euro Disney has warned it might have to take cost-cutting action after reporting a 22 percent increase in net losses in the first quarter of this

Euro Disney has warned it might have to take cost-cutting action after reporting a 22 percent increase in net losses in the first quarter of this

Culture

Erasmus reaches out to China

Erasmus reaches out to China   Jean Carlos Pelicano is President of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA), an organisation that

Erasmus reaches out to China   Jean Carlos Pelicano is President of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA), an organisation that

Culture

Dialogue is the only way forward

Cathérine Vuylsteke is the Foreign News editor of the Belgian newspaper ‘De Morgen’. She is an expert on China issues. While she agrees on the need

Cathérine Vuylsteke is the Foreign News editor of the Belgian newspaper ‘De Morgen’. She is an expert on China issues. While she agrees on the need

Culture

China calling

The mysticism of the Far East has long enchanted Westerners – and one young Belgian is no exception. Though he admits China is not without its

The mysticism of the Far East has long enchanted Westerners – and one young Belgian is no exception. Though he admits China is not without its

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Serbia presidential rivals set for run-off vote

The rivals for Serbia’s presidency have resumed campaigning for a second round showdown after Sunday’s first round vote put them neck and

The rivals for Serbia’s presidency have resumed campaigning for a second round showdown after Sunday’s first round vote put them neck and

Culture

Kamchatka, a freerider's paradise

The volcanoes and geysers of Russia’s Far East are the ultimate attraction for extreme sports aficionados. In this issue of ‘Russian Life’ we

The volcanoes and geysers of Russia’s Far East are the ultimate attraction for extreme sports aficionados. In this issue of ‘Russian Life’ we