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2008-05-22

Culture

World music gathers for Morocco's Mawazine

A wide range of international musical sounds and rhythms has been on show at the seventh Mawazine festival in the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Among the

A wide range of international musical sounds and rhythms has been on show at the seventh Mawazine festival in the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Among the

Business

New Confindustria head urges Italian economic reform

Emma Marcegaglia has taken over as head of the influential Italian employers’ group Confindustria, the first woman in that post. In her maiden

Emma Marcegaglia has taken over as head of the influential Italian employers’ group Confindustria, the first woman in that post. In her maiden

Business

Soaring food prices will hit poorest nations worst

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has said there will be bumper harvests this year, but that might not be enough to protect the world’s

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has said there will be bumper harvests this year, but that might not be enough to protect the world’s

Business

Oil pulls back from latest records

Oil prices remain volatile, with Brent and US light crude having topped $135 a barrel before they pulled back as traders took profits from the

Oil prices remain volatile, with Brent and US light crude having topped $135 a barrel before they pulled back as traders took profits from the

Europe

Biodiversity under threat

The European Union is committed to stopping biodiversity loss within the EU by 2010. One of the ways it aims to do this is through the Natura-2000

The European Union is committed to stopping biodiversity loss within the EU by 2010. One of the ways it aims to do this is through the Natura-2000

Culture

"Salt of this Sea": tale of a returning Palestinian refugee

Palestinian independent film-maker Annemarie Jacir has shown her first feature length work, “Salt of this Sea”, in the ‘Certain Regard’ section at

Palestinian independent film-maker Annemarie Jacir has shown her first feature length work, “Salt of this Sea”, in the ‘Certain Regard’ section at

Europe

EU tougher against illegal immigrants

New European Union rules have been approved against illegal immigrants. They could be held in custody for up to 18 months now, children included. It

New European Union rules have been approved against illegal immigrants. They could be held in custody for up to 18 months now, children included. It

News

Spain & Italy seek to calm immigration row

Italy’s European Affairs minister has travelled to Madrid to meet his Spanish opposite number in a bid to ease strained relations on immigration

Italy’s European Affairs minister has travelled to Madrid to meet his Spanish opposite number in a bid to ease strained relations on immigration

Europe

Purchasing power blues among French middle class

Throughout Europe, soaring prices have had a dramatic impact on families’ purchasing power. In France, many in the middle class feel unfairly caught

Throughout Europe, soaring prices have had a dramatic impact on families’ purchasing power. In France, many in the middle class feel unfairly caught

Science_technology

Digital home is where the gadget-geek's heart is

Welcome to the hi-tech home of the Christensen family; a three-storey digital nerd’s paradise in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. There are gadgets

Welcome to the hi-tech home of the Christensen family; a three-storey digital nerd’s paradise in the Danish capital, Copenhagen. There are gadgets

Science_technology

The future for food allergy research

With allergic reactions to food ranging from the mild to the severe, the only option for many sufferers is to avoid certain foods. But scientists are

With allergic reactions to food ranging from the mild to the severe, the only option for many sufferers is to avoid certain foods. But scientists are

News

Italy's Monicelli talks movies and politics

Mario Monicelli has spent the last 60 years telling Italy’s sad stories with a smile. The father of Italian comedy, he is also the winner of two

Mario Monicelli has spent the last 60 years telling Italy’s sad stories with a smile. The father of Italian comedy, he is also the winner of two