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2008-09-12

Business

Markets bounce back amid Lehman Brothers optimism

There was a bounce on the markets in Europe on Friday with stocks rising for the first time in four days. London’s FTSE climbed by 1.65 per cent by

There was a bounce on the markets in Europe on Friday with stocks rising for the first time in four days. London’s FTSE climbed by 1.65 per cent by

Business

Dismal figures show Japan closer to recession

Japan’s quarterly figures show the country slipping further toward recession. The world’s second-largest economy lost, on a yearly rate, 3 percent of

Japan’s quarterly figures show the country slipping further toward recession. The world’s second-largest economy lost, on a yearly rate, 3 percent of

Business

Alitalia close to the end after rescue talks collapse

A last-ditch attempt to save Alitalia seems doomed after talks between unions and would-be buyers broke down. A group of Italian investors was set

A last-ditch attempt to save Alitalia seems doomed after talks between unions and would-be buyers broke down. A group of Italian investors was set

Business

Deutsche Bank seals PostBank deal

Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is to buy nearly 30 percent of Germany’s biggest retail lender PostBank. It will pay the German post office Deutsche

Deutsche Bank has confirmed it is to buy nearly 30 percent of Germany’s biggest retail lender PostBank. It will pay the German post office Deutsche

Europe

Polish shipyards on European tenterhooks

Poland’s rescue plan for its historic shipyards now awaits European approval. It has reached Brussels by the European Commission’s deadline. Large

Poland’s rescue plan for its historic shipyards now awaits European approval. It has reached Brussels by the European Commission’s deadline. Large

Europe

Eurosceptics furious to have EU flag forced on them

The European Parliament is set to adopt the European Union flag formally. Since that would require it to be displayed throughout European Parliament

The European Parliament is set to adopt the European Union flag formally. Since that would require it to be displayed throughout European Parliament

Europe

Eurogroup president rejects recession talk, promises discipline

Jean-Claude Juncker reelected at the head of the Eurogroup has dismissed talk of recession. Luxembourg’s prime minister was presiding over a regular

Jean-Claude Juncker reelected at the head of the Eurogroup has dismissed talk of recession. Luxembourg’s prime minister was presiding over a regular

News

XL CEO blames collapse on speculators

The head of Britain’s XL holiday company, which has gone bust leaving thousands of passengers stranded, has blamed speculators for the collapse.

The head of Britain’s XL holiday company, which has gone bust leaving thousands of passengers stranded, has blamed speculators for the collapse.

News

Basques take referendum case to Strasbourg

Europe is being plunged into the Basque question with the moderate nationalists taking their demand for the right to hold a referendum on

Europe is being plunged into the Basque question with the moderate nationalists taking their demand for the right to hold a referendum on

News

Secularism in France under spotlight during Pope's visit

Debate over France’s strict separation between religion and state has been reignited. Pope Benedict has been welcomed to the Elysee Palace by

Debate over France’s strict separation between religion and state has been reignited. Pope Benedict has been welcomed to the Elysee Palace by

News

euronews talks films and Balkans with Slavoj Zizek

Of all Europe’s thinkers, Slavoj Zizek is one of the most outspoken. The Slovenian’s philosophical works include thoughts on such diverse topics as

Of all Europe’s thinkers, Slavoj Zizek is one of the most outspoken. The Slovenian’s philosophical works include thoughts on such diverse topics as

Culture

King of Kitsch exhibition at Versailles

The former home of French Kings is playing host to a modern-day monarch. 17 scultpures by the ‘King of Kitsch’ in contemporary art, Jeff Koons

The former home of French Kings is playing host to a modern-day monarch. 17 scultpures by the ‘King of Kitsch’ in contemporary art, Jeff Koons

Culture

"Religulous" -- a new word, a new film

A new tongue-in-cheek documentary on faith has coined a new term. “Religulous” is a cross between the word “religious” and “ridiculous,” and is

A new tongue-in-cheek documentary on faith has coined a new term. “Religulous” is a cross between the word “religious” and “ridiculous,” and is

News

Eurotunnel remains hopeful of partial re-opening

Eurotunnel passengers are enduring an uncomfortable wait in the hope that it might, at least partially, re-open today after yesterday’s fire. The

Eurotunnel passengers are enduring an uncomfortable wait in the hope that it might, at least partially, re-open today after yesterday’s fire. The

News

Alitalia on brink of collapse as rescue talks stall

The national Italian airline Alitalia appears doomed after investors hoping to save it said they could not return to talks with unions. The

The national Italian airline Alitalia appears doomed after investors hoping to save it said they could not return to talks with unions. The

News

Thousands stranded as XL holiday company crashes

The UK’s third-largest package holiday group XL Leisure has gone bust. It left around 85,000 holidaymakers stranded in airports mainly around

The UK’s third-largest package holiday group XL Leisure has gone bust. It left around 85,000 holidaymakers stranded in airports mainly around

News

Pope Benedict urging 'Christian values' in France trip

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in France for a four-day visit in which he is expected to urge Europe to adopt more Christian values. He was greeted

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in France for a four-day visit in which he is expected to urge Europe to adopt more Christian values. He was greeted

News

White House rivals mark 9/11 victims

The presidential candidates in the United States called a truce in their political skirmishes as the war for the White House was put in perspective

The presidential candidates in the United States called a truce in their political skirmishes as the war for the White House was put in perspective

News

Channel Tunnel to remain closed

The Channel Tunnel is to remain closed for at least another 24 hours following a major fire on a freight train. It was hoped services might have been

The Channel Tunnel is to remain closed for at least another 24 hours following a major fire on a freight train. It was hoped services might have been

News

Zimbabwe power-sharing deal agreed

Zimbabwe’s political crisis could be over. Morgan Tvsangirai and President Robert Mugabe are to announce the details of a power-sharing deal on

Zimbabwe’s political crisis could be over. Morgan Tvsangirai and President Robert Mugabe are to announce the details of a power-sharing deal on

News

Diplomatic duel as Chavez attacks America

The battle of wills between Venezuela and the United States has erupted into open diplomatic warfare. President Hugo Chavez is threatening to end oil

The battle of wills between Venezuela and the United States has erupted into open diplomatic warfare. President Hugo Chavez is threatening to end oil