Less than 24 hours before polling stations open in the UK another cabinet minister, Hazel Blears, says she is resigning. The communities secretary's move follows Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's resignation, fuelling speculation that Labour may be heading for an election rout.
The French government is investigating how Carlos the Jackal, serving a life sentence for killings in the 1970s, managed to phone controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala to voice his support during a campaign rally. Mr Dieudonne, who stands accused of anti-Semitism, heads the Anti-Zionist List in the election. Carlos - real name Ilich Ramirez Sanchez - earned international notoriety for assassinations and kidnappings.
Astronaut Frank De Winne: "Europe looks united from up here"
"Europe looks united and great from up here!... The fact that I will become the European commander of the International Space Station is a perfect example of what Europeans can achieve when they all work together."
(Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne, in video clip urging Europeans to vote, broadcast by European Parliament.)
NEWS IN NUMBERS
The European Parliament has 2,582 friends on the MySpace social networking website. US rap star Eminem has 1,224,610 friends on MySpace, and pop icon Madonna 494,645.
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