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Fingerhakeln and Hornussen - Euro hosts enjoy sports
Geneva, May 29 (DPA) Switzerland are tipped to do better than Austria at Euro 2008 - and they also have the edge as far as obscure sports in the two host countries of the football tournament are concerned.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:06:37 AM

Google announces MySpace email pact, shows off phone
San Francisco, May 29 (DPA) Google has showed off one of the first working phones built using its open source Android software and announced an email pact with social networking site MySpace.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:44:14 AM

Little Latvia ponders over pomp of a horse guard
Riga, May 29 (DPA) Horses may signify martial valour and pomp, but Latvians wonder whether buying them for the small nation's military is worth the money.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:03:49 AM

Russia's European song victory polishes neighbourly ties
Moscow/Riga, May 29 (DPA) Russia's victory in the annual Eurovision song contest has not only boosted resurgent patriotism but also sparked an outburst of gratitude towards unlikely Baltic friends.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:26:33 AM

Arctic border states agree to cooperate
Copenhagen/Ilulissat, Greenland, May 29 (DPA) The five countries bordering the Arctic Wednesday agreed to 'the orderly settlement of any possible overlapping claims' in a move to avert conflicts over the potential oil and other resources in the region that will open up in the wake of global warming.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:55:39 AM

More than 100 governments agree to ban cluster bombs
Dublin, May 29 (DPA) More than 100 governments Wednesday agreed on a draft convention to ban the use of cluster bombs, in a commitment to remove the weapons from national arsenals within eight years.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:25:19 AM

Nadal sails through to second round of French Open
Paris, May 28 (DPA) Rafael Nadal started his quest for an historic fourth consecutive French Open title Wednesday with a 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 first-round win over Thomaz Bellucci.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:00:29 PM

Dutch trains to have security cameras
Brussels, May 28 (Xinhua) In a bid to tackle rising crimes in running trains, the Dutch railway company NS has panned to equip all trains with surveillance cameras, Dutch news agency ANP reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:15:57 PM

UNHCR condemns extension of Suu Kyi's detention
Geneva, May 28 (DPA) The chief of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCR) added her voice Wednesday to the growing worldwide condemnation of the extended house arrest of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:08:35 PM

Decks cleared for England players to play in IPL
London, May 28 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) seemed to have cleared the decks for its players to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as it announced a West Indies tour itinerary for next year that does not clash with the Indian Twenty20 competition.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:31:57 PM

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