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2008-10-13

News

Obama talks business as polls put him in front

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has outlined his economic rescue plan in a major speech in Toledo, Ohio. The Illinois Senator

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has outlined his economic rescue plan in a major speech in Toledo, Ohio. The Illinois Senator

Europe

Lukashenko no longer persona non grata

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is once more free to enter the EU. The European Union is suspending a travel ban which targeted him and other

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is once more free to enter the EU. The European Union is suspending a travel ban which targeted him and other

Europe

EU states blow hot and cold on new Russia pact

The European Union’s foreign ministers have been debating how to go about relaunching partnership talks with Russia. France, Germany and Italy are in

The European Union’s foreign ministers have been debating how to go about relaunching partnership talks with Russia. France, Germany and Italy are in

Business

UK launches crucial bank bailouts

Moving to put a safety net under the city, the British government is to inject 47 billion euros of taxpayers’ money into three major UK banks. The

Moving to put a safety net under the city, the British government is to inject 47 billion euros of taxpayers’ money into three major UK banks. The

Business

Berlin unveils bank rescue package

Germany has committed up to 500 billion euros for a massive financial rescue plan for the country’s troubled banks. It represents a U-turn by

Germany has committed up to 500 billion euros for a massive financial rescue plan for the country’s troubled banks. It represents a U-turn by

Business

Shares rebound on European bank rescues

Stock markets made a spectacular recovery on Monday as investors celebrated European governments launching bank bailouts. The rescue packages are

Stock markets made a spectacular recovery on Monday as investors celebrated European governments launching bank bailouts. The rescue packages are

News

Lithuania wants to keep Chernobyl style nuclear plant

Lithuania looks set to push for extending the lifespan of its controversial Ignalina nuclear power plant, despite EU calls for it to shut down by

Lithuania looks set to push for extending the lifespan of its controversial Ignalina nuclear power plant, despite EU calls for it to shut down by

News

Krugman wins 2008 Nobel Prize

American economist and strong critic of the Bush administration, Paul Krugman, is this years winner of the Nobel prize for economics. Krugman has

American economist and strong critic of the Bush administration, Paul Krugman, is this years winner of the Nobel prize for economics. Krugman has

Business

Sarkozy puts bailout in place

Like other leaders in Europe, French ministers came together for their own emergency cabinet meeting to save their country’s banking system. And

Like other leaders in Europe, French ministers came together for their own emergency cabinet meeting to save their country’s banking system. And

Science_technology

Submarine glider explores southwest Pacific

A team of Peruvian and French scientists have launched a remote-controlled submarine to scour the ocean floor of the south-western Pacific, gathering

A team of Peruvian and French scientists have launched a remote-controlled submarine to scour the ocean floor of the south-western Pacific, gathering

News

Sarkozy annuls decision to extradite Red Brigades Petrella

France’s decision not to extradite a former member of the Italian Red Brigades terrorist group because of poor health, does not weaken French resolve

France’s decision not to extradite a former member of the Italian Red Brigades terrorist group because of poor health, does not weaken French resolve

Culture

euronews meets "Il Divo" director

The life of one of Italy’s best known and most controversial politicians is explored in the movie ‘Il Divo’ – a film which won the Jury Prize at this

The life of one of Italy’s best known and most controversial politicians is explored in the movie ‘Il Divo’ – a film which won the Jury Prize at this

Culture

Degas on show in Madrid

A collection of works by Edgar Degas has been gathered from all over the world for a show at the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid. The main feature is

A collection of works by Edgar Degas has been gathered from all over the world for a show at the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid. The main feature is

News

Krugman picks up Nobel prize for Economics

American economist Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Nobel prize for economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the prestigious

American economist Paul Krugman has been awarded the 2008 Nobel prize for economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the prestigious

News

Red Brigades Petrella to remain in France on humanitarian grounds

The decision of France not to extradite a former member of the Italian left-wing Red Brigades terrorist group, due to ill health, does not weaken

The decision of France not to extradite a former member of the Italian left-wing Red Brigades terrorist group, due to ill health, does not weaken

News

Europe agrees co-ordinated financial plan

Global moves to restore confidence to the money markets seem to have paid off. European governments agreed to make billions of euros available to

Global moves to restore confidence to the money markets seem to have paid off. European governments agreed to make billions of euros available to

News

German u-turn on bank bailout

Germany has bitten the bullet and accepted that it must extend a helping hand to its struggling banks. Sources inside the government say ministers

Germany has bitten the bullet and accepted that it must extend a helping hand to its struggling banks. Sources inside the government say ministers

News

Brown bailout as Britain pumps billions into banks

The British Government has announced a bailout package of some 47 billion euros to boost the capital of three of the country’s leading banks. The

The British Government has announced a bailout package of some 47 billion euros to boost the capital of three of the country’s leading banks. The

News

Markets start new week optimistically

European markets launched the new working week in positive mood, following co-ordinated global moves to restore confidence in the financial

European markets launched the new working week in positive mood, following co-ordinated global moves to restore confidence in the financial

News

Restoring interbank confidence main EU target

Part of the current problem is that the billions governments have been pumping into banks to keep them afloat is being hoarded and not loaned out, as

Part of the current problem is that the billions governments have been pumping into banks to keep them afloat is being hoarded and not loaned out, as

News

Weekend of Russian missile demonstrations

In the biggest exercise of its kind since the Cold War, Russia has followed the Saturday firing of a brand new intercontinental missile with a triple

In the biggest exercise of its kind since the Cold War, Russia has followed the Saturday firing of a brand new intercontinental missile with a triple

News

Opposition in lead in Lithuanian election

Early results from the count in Lithuania’s general election give the centre-right opposition a slender lead, and a totally new party in second

Early results from the count in Lithuania’s general election give the centre-right opposition a slender lead, and a totally new party in second

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Details of UK bank bailout finalised with city experts

Gordon Brown has been keen to push the Eurozone to follow the British model and organise a banking bail-out. As the UK Prime Minister met his

Gordon Brown has been keen to push the Eurozone to follow the British model and organise a banking bail-out. As the UK Prime Minister met his

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Pan-European plan to save banks

Eurozone leaders have agreed emergency measures to protect European banks and prevent further falls in world markets. In a coordinated action the

Eurozone leaders have agreed emergency measures to protect European banks and prevent further falls in world markets. In a coordinated action the