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2012-05-09

Europe

Will Hollande have the power to change the course of Europe?

France’s presidential run-off was a closely fought race in the end as both candidates made gestures to a far right that came in third in the first

France’s presidential run-off was a closely fought race in the end as both candidates made gestures to a far right that came in third in the first

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New York Forum founder talks Africa ahead of Gabon meet

The New York Forum Africa will be held from June 8-10 in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Hundreds of industry figures, entrepreneurs and political

The New York Forum Africa will be held from June 8-10 in Libreville, the capital of Gabon. Hundreds of industry figures, entrepreneurs and political

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Greek coalition drama

Forming a government in Greece is a task as hard as any out of ancient mythology. As in other countries, here is how it is supposed to work. The

Forming a government in Greece is a task as hard as any out of ancient mythology. As in other countries, here is how it is supposed to work. The

Business

Commerzbank pleases the markets

Commerzbank, Germany’s second biggest lender, drastically improved the state of its finances in the first quarter, reassuring the markets and its

Commerzbank, Germany’s second biggest lender, drastically improved the state of its finances in the first quarter, reassuring the markets and its

Culture

Pomegranates and Roses - tastes of Iran

Iran’s not just about the yellow cake. It’s about a beautiful, almond and orange blossom cake that is heady, delicious and fragrant. Iranians love

Iran’s not just about the yellow cake. It’s about a beautiful, almond and orange blossom cake that is heady, delicious and fragrant. Iranians love

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Russia will stand up for itself, Putin tells Victory Parade

President Putin has used the solemn occasion commemorating the end of World War II to assert Russia’s position on the world stage. In front of

President Putin has used the solemn occasion commemorating the end of World War II to assert Russia’s position on the world stage. In front of

Europe

EU reports drop in deadly goods entering the bloc

Brussels says better detection has led to a substantial drop in the amount of deadly products coming into Europe from outside the bloc. More than

Brussels says better detection has led to a substantial drop in the amount of deadly products coming into Europe from outside the bloc. More than

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Hollande meets European Council president in Paris

The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has been meeting with France’s new president. Francois Hollande, who swept to victory

The president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, has been meeting with France’s new president. Francois Hollande, who swept to victory

Europe

Greece and growth woes cloud Europe Day

Greece and getting growth back into Europe’s sickly economy were the top topics in Brussels, as MEPs marked Europe Day – the EU’s annual tribute to

Greece and getting growth back into Europe’s sickly economy were the top topics in Brussels, as MEPs marked Europe Day – the EU’s annual tribute to

Business

Spanish bank rescue plans moves forward

Spain is stepped up it efforts to save the country’s troubled banks with a plan to make them recognise the huge losses from the bursting of the

Spain is stepped up it efforts to save the country’s troubled banks with a plan to make them recognise the huge losses from the bursting of the

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Indonesia search for missing Russian jet

A Russian passenger plane has gone missing during a demonstration flight near an Indonesian volcano. Officials say the Sukhoi plane had 44

A Russian passenger plane has gone missing during a demonstration flight near an Indonesian volcano. Officials say the Sukhoi plane had 44

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Thailand: Man's death stirs calls for change in royal insult law

Protesters in Thailand have staged a religious ceremony beside the body of a cancer victim who died in jail after being given 20 years for insulting

Protesters in Thailand have staged a religious ceremony beside the body of a cancer victim who died in jail after being given 20 years for insulting

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Sarkozy's cabinet ministers say au revoir

The outgoing cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy has met for the final time in Paris. As ministers left the Elysee Palace, they said their leader had told

The outgoing cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy has met for the final time in Paris. As ministers left the Elysee Palace, they said their leader had told

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US court sees CCTV of police beating homeless man

Video footage of police beating a mentally-ill, homeless man has been shown to a courtroom in Orange County, California. The grainy black and

Video footage of police beating a mentally-ill, homeless man has been shown to a courtroom in Orange County, California. The grainy black and

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Britain: Queen sets out government's plans to parliament

Amid plenty of pomp and pageantry, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was on official parliamentary business as she travelled through the streets of London

Amid plenty of pomp and pageantry, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was on official parliamentary business as she travelled through the streets of London

Culture

Marc jacobs supports future designers

He’s the creative director of Louis Vuitton and also runs his own label, so how does Marc Jacobs find the time in his busy schedule to support the

He’s the creative director of Louis Vuitton and also runs his own label, so how does Marc Jacobs find the time in his busy schedule to support the

Culture

new comedy for expectant parents hits cinemas

This month sees the release of the big screen comedy ‘What to Expect When You’re expecting’. Staring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Matthew

This month sees the release of the big screen comedy ‘What to Expect When You’re expecting’. Staring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Matthew

Business

Toyota profit gets back into gear

Toyota is predicting accelerated earning as it resumed full production after last year’s earthquake, tsunami and Thai floods disrupted supply chains

Toyota is predicting accelerated earning as it resumed full production after last year’s earthquake, tsunami and Thai floods disrupted supply chains

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Russian plane missing in Indonesia

A Russian passenger jet with 46 people onboard has gone missing during a demonstration flight in Indonesia. The Sukhoi plane was passing over West

A Russian passenger jet with 46 people onboard has gone missing during a demonstration flight in Indonesia. The Sukhoi plane was passing over West

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Greek political logjam continues

Although the leader of Greece’s new second largest, and radical left party, Alexis Tsipras, is meeting the leaders of mainstream parties today to try

Although the leader of Greece’s new second largest, and radical left party, Alexis Tsipras, is meeting the leaders of mainstream parties today to try

Science_technology

Tests carried out on the bionic eye

After 20 years of becoming progressively blind, Chris James is being given the chance to see again. He suffers from retinitis pigmentosa a

After 20 years of becoming progressively blind, Chris James is being given the chance to see again. He suffers from retinitis pigmentosa a

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Syria: Bomb narrowly misses UN observer convoy

An explosion has hit an army truck accompanying UN ceasefire monitors in Syria’s southern province of Deraa. The head of the monitoring mission was

An explosion has hit an army truck accompanying UN ceasefire monitors in Syria’s southern province of Deraa. The head of the monitoring mission was

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Anarchists may be behind shooting of Italian nuclear boss

Police in Italy are probing the possibility that an anarchist group was behind Monday’s shooting of the head of a nuclear engineering company

Police in Italy are probing the possibility that an anarchist group was behind Monday’s shooting of the head of a nuclear engineering company

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Obama's fair-shot, fair-share campaign

The US presidential race will see major rallies in Virginia and Ohio this Saturday, a campaign lift-off for the incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. He

The US presidential race will see major rallies in Virginia and Ohio this Saturday, a campaign lift-off for the incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. He

Business

Fewer UK shoppers increase BoE stimulus prospects

Emptier shops mean Britain’s economy is on course for a third quarter of contraction. British retail sales fell at their fastest rate in more than

Emptier shops mean Britain’s economy is on course for a third quarter of contraction. British retail sales fell at their fastest rate in more than

Business

German trade booms despite EU troubles

German exports and imports both leapt to record monthly levels in March. Exports were up by 0.9 percent – adjusted for seasonal factors – and

German exports and imports both leapt to record monthly levels in March. Exports were up by 0.9 percent – adjusted for seasonal factors – and

Business

Accelerated earning predicted by Toyota

Toyota expects to treble its operating profit this year to the equivalent of more than 9.6 billion euros — though that is still less than half what

Toyota expects to treble its operating profit this year to the equivalent of more than 9.6 billion euros — though that is still less than half what

Science_technology

A robot in mind

Giancarlo Ferrigno is Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He said:“This is a robotic system for assisting a surgeon during neurosurgery

Giancarlo Ferrigno is Professor at Politecnico di Milano. He said:“This is a robotic system for assisting a surgeon during neurosurgery

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Spanish architect handed special birthday present

The 32nd Asturias Arts award was a double celebration for the winner Spanish architect, Jose Moneo. He received the honour on the day he turned

The 32nd Asturias Arts award was a double celebration for the winner Spanish architect, Jose Moneo. He received the honour on the day he turned

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Benefits scandal probed on Greek island

Up to 600 people are thought to have been claiming state payments on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, after falsely registering themselves as

Up to 600 people are thought to have been claiming state payments on the Ionian island of Zakynthos, after falsely registering themselves as