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<p>On the train here from Cologne, one woman locked herself in the toilet to avoid being ejected by the police. She'd done nothing worse than attempt to travel without a reserved seat, though she had a valid ticket for the route.</p>

Last Modified: 20 Apr 2010 15:05

<p>It was an historic moment for British politics and for British Television.&nbsp; For the first time, the leaders of the three main UK parties would debate live ahead of a general election.</p>

Last Modified: 16 Apr 2010 04:55

<p>There were worries the weekend tragedy would badly impact on Poland's economy. The country's central bank governor also died in the air crash. But in early trading both stocks and the zloty, the local currency were up.</p>

Last Modified: 12 Apr 2010 12:26

<p>Thousands lined the street as the hearse carrying Lech Kaczynski's coffin made the journey from the airport to the centre of Warsaw.</p>

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2010 19:30

<p>In many places the candles form large crosses on the ground. The smell of candle wax hangs in the air. Just a short walk from the palace, there is a beautiful Catholic church. It's rather ordinary door hides the dramatic splendour inside.&nbsp; This morning every seat is taken. People kneel on the hard floor at the back.</p>

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2010 13:21

<p>There's plenty of analysis in <em>The Economist</em> and <em>Financial Times</em> about what has gone wrong: the continuing confusion about the details of the aid package, German misgivings about allowing Greece to borrow money at more generous rates and growing doubts about the willingness of investors to carry on buying &nbsp;up more Greek debt.</p>

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2010 09:59

<p>In Bradford, manufacturing is down, unemployment is high, and a number of schools are underachieving. It is also a city with a big Muslim population, and in this region, their votes really matter.</p>

Last Modified: 9 Apr 2010 14:26

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