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2008-09-23

Science_technology

The way ahead for air navigation

A transatlantic flight from New York to Stockholm shows the future of air navigation. A real test on an actual flight in Fly.

A transatlantic flight from New York to Stockholm shows the future of air navigation. A real test on an actual flight in Fly.

Business

Uncertainties over Paulson's bank bailout plan

The Bush administration’s decision to bail out the banks was a case of desperate times calling for desperate action. The White House was faced with a

The Bush administration’s decision to bail out the banks was a case of desperate times calling for desperate action. The White House was faced with a

Business

Merkel to continue defence of "Volkswagen Law"

Germany’s government wants to keep the so-called “Volkswagen Law,” allowing the state of Lower Saxony a blocking minority of Europe’s largest

Germany’s government wants to keep the so-called “Volkswagen Law,” allowing the state of Lower Saxony a blocking minority of Europe’s largest

Business

French consumers feeling the pinch

French shoppers take note, according to magazine ’60 million consumers’ there may be less in their weekly grocery bag than meets the eye. Food

French shoppers take note, according to magazine ’60 million consumers’ there may be less in their weekly grocery bag than meets the eye. Food

Business

Google ready for foray into mobile phones

Google is set to take on the mobile phone market as it prepares to launch its first handset, powered by its Android operating system. The gadget’s

Google is set to take on the mobile phone market as it prepares to launch its first handset, powered by its Android operating system. The gadget’s

Business

Bernanke and Paulson urge congress to pass bail-out plan

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have told Congress that immediate action is needed to relieve markets

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have told Congress that immediate action is needed to relieve markets

Europe

African, Asian and European finalists for Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament has named the finalists for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, its award for human rights and democracy

The European Parliament has named the finalists for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, its award for human rights and democracy

News

World economy tops the agenda at UN Assembly

The global financial crisis has dominated the meeting of the UN’s General Assembly in New York. Representing the European Union, French President

The global financial crisis has dominated the meeting of the UN’s General Assembly in New York. Representing the European Union, French President

News

Brown fights to turn around his political fortunes

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has earned a standing ovation at his Labour Party conference, amid increasing speculation about whether he

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has earned a standing ovation at his Labour Party conference, amid increasing speculation about whether he

Culture

A Mouse's Tale wins cartoon prize by whisker

The cream of Europe’s cartoons competed in Germany for the Cartoon d’Or, a 15,000 euro prize for the best animated short film. A Mouse’s Tale by

The cream of Europe’s cartoons competed in Germany for the Cartoon d’Or, a 15,000 euro prize for the best animated short film. A Mouse’s Tale by

Science_technology

E-bikes for the cyclists of the future

Electric bikes are the new big thing in the world of bicycles, according to manufacturers at the IFMA bike fair in Germany, only now they are known

Electric bikes are the new big thing in the world of bicycles, according to manufacturers at the IFMA bike fair in Germany, only now they are known

Culture

D&G brings breath of sea air to Milan

Milan fashion week continues. Today we look at collections from Dolce and Gabbana’s D&G line, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Enrico Coveri.

Milan fashion week continues. Today we look at collections from Dolce and Gabbana’s D&G line, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli and Enrico Coveri.

News

Shooter kills ten at Finnish school, and himself

It is now known that ten people died in a school shooting in Finland along with the killer himself. Police say a lone gunman went on the rampage at a

It is now known that ten people died in a school shooting in Finland along with the killer himself. Police say a lone gunman went on the rampage at a

News

Sudan locates kidnapped tourists

Sudanese authorities say they have pinpointed the exact location where eleven foreign tourists and eight Egyptian guides are being held. The five

Sudanese authorities say they have pinpointed the exact location where eleven foreign tourists and eight Egyptian guides are being held. The five

News

YouTube video shows Finland gunman

An internet search during the shooting in Kauhajoki produced four YouTube videos, which were all taken offline soon after. The video user, who calls

An internet search during the shooting in Kauhajoki produced four YouTube videos, which were all taken offline soon after. The video user, who calls

News

Iran president makes controversial New York trip

The President of Iran is in New York to address more than a hundred world leaders at today’s UN General Assembly. Before flying from Tehran, Mahmoud

The President of Iran is in New York to address more than a hundred world leaders at today’s UN General Assembly. Before flying from Tehran, Mahmoud

News

Several killed in school shooting in Finland

A shooting at a school in Finland is reported to have left several people dead. The mayor of Kauhajoki, in the west of the country, is quoted as

A shooting at a school in Finland is reported to have left several people dead. The mayor of Kauhajoki, in the west of the country, is quoted as

News

McCain and Obama raise doubts about financial bailout plan

As the US Congress begins debating the Bush administration’s plan for a massive bailout of the financial sector, the country’s presidential

As the US Congress begins debating the Bush administration’s plan for a massive bailout of the financial sector, the country’s presidential

News

Police say Jerusalem car crash was a 'terrorist attack'

Israeli police are treating as a “terrorist attack” a car crash in Jerusalem that left 15 Israeli soldiers injured. A BMW rammed into a group of

Israeli police are treating as a “terrorist attack” a car crash in Jerusalem that left 15 Israeli soldiers injured. A BMW rammed into a group of

Science_technology

A whale of a tale

Israeli researchers are studying the skeleton of a Fin whale that washed up near Haifa last year – far away from its normal habitat. And in Japan, a

Israeli researchers are studying the skeleton of a Fin whale that washed up near Haifa last year – far away from its normal habitat. And in Japan, a

Europe

What now for Europe in the global economy

It is being called the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s and it has economic experts wondering what’s next. In this edition of Agora former

It is being called the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s and it has economic experts wondering what’s next. In this edition of Agora former

Europe

What Europeans think of climate change

Climate change is a major concern for Europeans. That’s the finding of a recent Eurobarometre survey. What do they want governments to do about it

Climate change is a major concern for Europeans. That’s the finding of a recent Eurobarometre survey. What do they want governments to do about it

Europe

Multilingual EU

With 23 official languages and some 60 regional or minority languages in the EU, how multilingual is the EU really?

With 23 official languages and some 60 regional or minority languages in the EU, how multilingual is the EU really?