News Headlines - 07 May 2012

▽French and Greek elections renew fears for euro's future - The Guardian
While Angela Merkel was licking her wounds after losing a bellwether regional election in Germany, the seismic shift wrought by the French presidential and Greek parliamentary ballots renewed fears for the future of the euro.

▽Euro, stock markets fall after votes in France and Greece - Washington Post
Investors nervous about the changing political winds in Europe drove down the euro and sent stock markets falling across the region on Monday while driving up borrowing costs in a number of heavily indebted nations.

▽Vladimir Putin sworn in as Russian president amid protests - The Guardian
Putin was president from 2000 to 2008 and then prime minister for the past four years. The new, six-year term will keep him in power until 2018 – with the option of running for a fourth term.

▽Disney Research's Touché will bring touch control to body parts and objects - Herald Sun
NEXT-gen touch sensor technology will allow people to control devices by touching parts of their body, according to Disney.
The team that bought us Mickey Mouse has demonstrated a new technology that can sense hand gestures on the human body, everyday objects and even liquids.

▽Losing Premier League crown to Man City on goal difference would be agony, says Young - Daily Mail
Roberto Mancini's side are on course to land their first championship since 1968 after Yaya Toure's brace earned an impressive 2-0 win at St James' Park.
And although United beat Swansea 2-0 at Old Trafford they need a miracle - a QPR win or draw at the Etihad Stadium - to retain the Barclays Premier League crown.







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