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India’s Modi on course for big election win

After four hours of counting the 600 million votes cast, Election Commission data showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party clearly in the lead

Germany maps out path to post-nuclear future

Germany has laid out its plans to abandon nuclear power in the next decade, while keeping its economy competitive and achieving its climate goals.

Europe freeze strands travellers, cuts power

The Arctic freeze gripping Europe left hundreds of people stuck in vehicles in deep snow or stranded at airports with scores of flights cancelled.

Recession fires worldwide May Day rallies

Police in Germany, Turkey and Greece clashed with demonstrators on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets for Labour Day.

Germany readies for fiery May Day protests

Germany is bracing for its biggest May Day protests in years amid fears of a rise in social unrest caused by the worst recession since World War II.

Biden to outline US foreign policy at security conference

United States Vice-President Joe Biden was on Saturday to give a first sketch of Washington's foreign policy at a security conference in Germany.

‘Mr Siemens’ persona non grata at company HQ

A few years ago Heinrich von Pierer was "Mr Siemens", head of a German industrial titan making everything from nuclear power stations to cellphones.

Gore: Climate change worse than feared

Climate change is occurring far more rapidly than even the worst predictions of the United Nations Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Al Gore said on Thursday. Recent evidence shows "the climate crisis is significantly worse and unfolding more rapidly than ... projections had warned us", he said.

Commonwealth focus shifts to climate change

The Commonwealth's biennial summit opened on Friday in Uganda with leaders focusing on climate change, a day after Pakistan, which is still under emergency rule, was suspended from the organisation. The loose federation of mostly former British colonies includes some of the world's major polluters.

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