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EU to relax obligation to play Gipsy Kings CDs in wine bars and coffee shops

European Union Spokesman Gerd Muller clarified the wording of a directive that had seen wine bars and coffee shops in the UK legally required to play CDs by the Gipsy Kings, insisting the group’s flamenco-tinged cover versions were ‘highly recommended but not obligatory’.

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Posted: May 18th, 2009
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Launch of new ‘quizzical’ emoticons fills gap in expressions market

Jury still out on 'continental nose'New emoticons express mild wry amusement or the kind of half-smile that seems to concur with another person but actually signifies complete disagreement.

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Posted: Mar 26th, 2009
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Belgium dead; lay undiscovered for two weeks

The discovery was made when Germany called round one afternoon.

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Posted: Jun 7th, 2007
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EU rule that Germany must have shorter nouns

From next year Germans will be forbidden from stringing individual words together to create lengthy so-called ‘super-nouns’.

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Posted: Feb 13th, 2007
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