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2008-09-24

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Plassnik: Referenda not answer to Euroscepticism

The Austrian general election campaign is reaching its climax and Europe has been at the heart of the debate. Eurosceptics and Europhiles across the

The Austrian general election campaign is reaching its climax and Europe has been at the heart of the debate. Eurosceptics and Europhiles across the

Business

Corporate morale lower in France and Germany

Surveys in France and Germany have revealed that corporate morale in both countries fell as firms lost confidence after the recent chaos in the

Surveys in France and Germany have revealed that corporate morale in both countries fell as firms lost confidence after the recent chaos in the

Europe

European Parliament urges tougher financial market rules

Taking steps in case the United States’ financial turbulence gets worse: The European Parliament is calling for more transparency and market control

Taking steps in case the United States’ financial turbulence gets worse: The European Parliament is calling for more transparency and market control

Business

Easy does it on financial markets

Financial markets showed some signs of stabilising on Wednesday, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc won three billion euros of backing from Warren

Financial markets showed some signs of stabilising on Wednesday, after Goldman Sachs Group Inc won three billion euros of backing from Warren

Business

EDF deal to buy British Energy

French utility EDF has launched a nine-billion-euro offer for British Energy, adjusting its bid to control Britain’s nuclear power industry after

French utility EDF has launched a nine-billion-euro offer for British Energy, adjusting its bid to control Britain’s nuclear power industry after

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McCartney appears before landmark Israel show

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has appeared briefly ahead of a controversial concert in Israel, more than 40 years after the group was banned from the

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has appeared briefly ahead of a controversial concert in Israel, more than 40 years after the group was banned from the

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Finnish police say school massacre planned since 2002

Police in Finland say the student who shot dead nine of his classmates and a teacher before killing himself had been planning the attack as far back

Police in Finland say the student who shot dead nine of his classmates and a teacher before killing himself had been planning the attack as far back

News

FBI probes troubled financial giants

There is still no sign of an agreement on a US financial bail-out plan and the bad news gets worse: the FBI has opened an investigation into the four

There is still no sign of an agreement on a US financial bail-out plan and the bad news gets worse: the FBI has opened an investigation into the four

News

Basque separatists arrested in France

Police in southern France have arrested at least 12 people with links to Basque separatist groups. Some of those detained are said to be members of

Police in southern France have arrested at least 12 people with links to Basque separatist groups. Some of those detained are said to be members of

News

New Japan PM pledges economic action

Confirmed as Japan’s new prime minister, Taro Aso has promised emergency action to halt the country’s economic slump. The outspoken conservative is

Confirmed as Japan’s new prime minister, Taro Aso has promised emergency action to halt the country’s economic slump. The outspoken conservative is

News

US warns Pyongyang over nuclear moves

The US has warned North Korea to reconsider its moves to expel U.N. monitors from its nuclear plant and restart the facility. On Friday officials in

The US has warned North Korea to reconsider its moves to expel U.N. monitors from its nuclear plant and restart the facility. On Friday officials in

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British transport minister quits cabinet

British transport minister Ruth Kelly is to step down from the government in order, she says, to spend more time with her family. The former head of

British transport minister Ruth Kelly is to step down from the government in order, she says, to spend more time with her family. The former head of

Culture

French school docu-drama aims for Oscar

Winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes this year, Entre les Murs is released this week in France. A docu-drama, Laurent Cantet’s film follows the daily

Winner of the Palme d’Or in Cannes this year, Entre les Murs is released this week in France. A docu-drama, Laurent Cantet’s film follows the daily

Science_technology

Young scientists compete in Denmark

Astonishing inventions were on show in Copenhagen this week, where more than 130 of the most promising young scientists in Europe gathered for the

Astonishing inventions were on show in Copenhagen this week, where more than 130 of the most promising young scientists in Europe gathered for the

Culture

Milan Fashion Week: Ferre, Burberry and Ferretti

After the death of Italian fashion maestro Gianfranco Ferre in 2007, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi took over the reins. In this week’s show at

After the death of Italian fashion maestro Gianfranco Ferre in 2007, Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi took over the reins. In this week’s show at

News

Taro Aso chosen as new Japanese PM

Japan’s Lower House of Parliament has voted for Taro Aso to be the next Prime Minister. The Upper House voted for someone else but the the more

Japan’s Lower House of Parliament has voted for Taro Aso to be the next Prime Minister. The Upper House voted for someone else but the the more

News

New Fed move to keep financial wheels turning

The US Federal Reserve is making more than 20 billion euros available to central banks in Australia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, to supply money

The US Federal Reserve is making more than 20 billion euros available to central banks in Australia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, to supply money

News

Soul-searching in Finland after deadly school shooting

Flags are flying at half mast in Finland, as a nation in shock tries to understand the reasons behind yesterday’s second deadly school shooting in

Flags are flying at half mast in Finland, as a nation in shock tries to understand the reasons behind yesterday’s second deadly school shooting in

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French police swoop on Basque separatists

At least 12 people have been arrested by police in the south of France, as part of an operation against people linked to Basque separatist

At least 12 people have been arrested by police in the south of France, as part of an operation against people linked to Basque separatist

News

French company to buy British Energy

French energy company EDF has agreed to buy British Energy, which operates eight nuclear power plants in the UK. The deal is worth 12.5 billion

French energy company EDF has agreed to buy British Energy, which operates eight nuclear power plants in the UK. The deal is worth 12.5 billion

News

Finland calls for tougher gun laws

The words of a killer just before carrying out his promise. Matti Juhani Saari posted this warning on YouTube 5 days before shooting dead ten

The words of a killer just before carrying out his promise. Matti Juhani Saari posted this warning on YouTube 5 days before shooting dead ten

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Iran says it will not bow to bullying over its nuclear ambitions

Iran has told the United Nations that it will resist international attempts to thwart it’s nuclear ambitions. Addressing the General Assembly in

Iran has told the United Nations that it will resist international attempts to thwart it’s nuclear ambitions. Addressing the General Assembly in

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Polish man gets 20 years for MP3 teen stabbing

A court in Brussels has jailed a Polish man for 20 years for fatally stabbing a teenager who refused to hand over his MP3 player during a

A court in Brussels has jailed a Polish man for 20 years for fatally stabbing a teenager who refused to hand over his MP3 player during a

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Paulson and Bernanke beg for US Treasury bail-out

The men who run America’s economy have urged a key congressional committee to act quickly and bring in a 477 billion euro rescue plan for the

The men who run America’s economy have urged a key congressional committee to act quickly and bring in a 477 billion euro rescue plan for the

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Brown makes party conference speech

Welcomed on stage by his wife Sarah -Is this the kiss that will revive Gordon Brown’s ailing premireship? In a crucial speech to his Party

Welcomed on stage by his wife Sarah -Is this the kiss that will revive Gordon Brown’s ailing premireship? In a crucial speech to his Party

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Finland holds vigil for student deaths

Paying their respects to the dead. Residents in the small Finnish town of Kauhajoki light candles for the ten students shot at the local college

Paying their respects to the dead. Residents in the small Finnish town of Kauhajoki light candles for the ten students shot at the local college