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2008-10-20

Europe

Mali's CIGEM migration centre

How is the new migration centre in Bamako, Mali supposed to manage and inform people who want to get to the EU?

How is the new migration centre in Bamako, Mali supposed to manage and inform people who want to get to the EU?

Europe

The European Parliament listens through petitions

All European citizens and businesses have rights and it they are infringed, then they can respond by way of a a petition to Brussels. How exactly do

All European citizens and businesses have rights and it they are infringed, then they can respond by way of a a petition to Brussels. How exactly do

Science_technology

Unlocking the secrets of the deep in 3D

European marine archaeologists have developed a complex new technique to study shipwrecks, too deep for divers to explore. By combining photography

European marine archaeologists have developed a complex new technique to study shipwrecks, too deep for divers to explore. By combining photography

Business

Chinese economic growth slows

China’s GDP expanded by an annual rate of just nine percent in the third quarter of 2008, down from 10.1 percent in the previous three

China’s GDP expanded by an annual rate of just nine percent in the third quarter of 2008, down from 10.1 percent in the previous three

Europe

EU restricts aid to Mauritania, threatens sanctions

Mauritania’s Prime Minister Ould Mohamed Leghdaf, and the military junta who appointed him after a coup in August, have been given a one-month

Mauritania’s Prime Minister Ould Mohamed Leghdaf, and the military junta who appointed him after a coup in August, have been given a one-month

Business

Bernanke backs second US stimulus plan

The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke has said another wave of government spending may be needed to boost the struggling US economy. The

The head of the US central bank, Ben Bernanke has said another wave of government spending may be needed to boost the struggling US economy. The

News

EU climate package too much for Italy

Italy has asked for big changes in a European Union plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. At talks in Luxembourg, Italian Environment Minister

Italy has asked for big changes in a European Union plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. At talks in Luxembourg, Italian Environment Minister

News

Livni wins more time to form Israeli government

Israel’s prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni has been given an extra two weeks to form a government. The move by president Shimon Peres was

Israel’s prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni has been given an extra two weeks to form a government. The move by president Shimon Peres was

News

Spanish prosecutors oppose civil war probe

Prosecutors in Spain have launched a bid to block an investigation into the killing of thousands of people during the Spanish Civil War

Prosecutors in Spain have launched a bid to block an investigation into the killing of thousands of people during the Spanish Civil War

News

Dutch move to reassure after bank cash injection

Don’t Panic. That is the message to the market from the Dutch government after its latest intervention to help shore up a bank. ING will benefit

Don’t Panic. That is the message to the market from the Dutch government after its latest intervention to help shore up a bank. ING will benefit

News

Fifteen days to go in White House race

Fifteen days to go in the race for the White House, and voting is already underway. The law allows all Americans to vote early, either at special

Fifteen days to go in the race for the White House, and voting is already underway. The law allows all Americans to vote early, either at special

News

Trial opens of shadowy far-right Turkish group

The argument raging in Turkey over its secular or religious future is being highlighted by the trial of suspected members of a shadowy right-wing

The argument raging in Turkey over its secular or religious future is being highlighted by the trial of suspected members of a shadowy right-wing

News

"France's Mother Teresa" dies aged 99

Warm tributes have been paid to the Roman Catholic nun dubbed France’s answer to Mother Teresa. Sister Emmanuelle, who spent her life helping the

Warm tributes have been paid to the Roman Catholic nun dubbed France’s answer to Mother Teresa. Sister Emmanuelle, who spent her life helping the

Culture

The dancer and the digger

Transports Exceptionnels is a duet for a dancer and a digger. Set to Maria Callas’ music, the meeting between metal and flesh is a witty and

Transports Exceptionnels is a duet for a dancer and a digger. Set to Maria Callas’ music, the meeting between metal and flesh is a witty and

Science_technology

The jacket that will recharge your batteries

While it is great to be able to listen to music just about anywhere, it is annoying when your batteries die in the middle of your favourite track

While it is great to be able to listen to music just about anywhere, it is annoying when your batteries die in the middle of your favourite track

Culture

Time is running out for Ember

The city of Ember is an underground community that has been powered by generators for more than 200 years. But now the power is failing and the food

The city of Ember is an underground community that has been powered by generators for more than 200 years. But now the power is failing and the food

News

Suicide bomber kills Afghan children

At least five Afghan children and two German soldiers are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Afghanistan. Several

At least five Afghan children and two German soldiers are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern Afghanistan. Several

News

Charity nun Sister Emmanuelle dies aged 99

Tributes are being paid to Sister Emmanuelle who led a life-long combat to help the underprivileged. She has died just weeks short of her 100th

Tributes are being paid to Sister Emmanuelle who led a life-long combat to help the underprivileged. She has died just weeks short of her 100th

News

UK to spend its way out of economic downturn

Britain is set to pump billions of euros of public spending into building projects to keep its economy on track as an expected recession looms.

Britain is set to pump billions of euros of public spending into building projects to keep its economy on track as an expected recession looms.

News

Tough talks as EU tackles climate change

A stormy meeting is forecast as Europe tries to tackle deep differences in its approach to climate change. Environment ministers are in Luxembourg

A stormy meeting is forecast as Europe tries to tackle deep differences in its approach to climate change. Environment ministers are in Luxembourg

News

Ultra-nationalist Turkish group on trial

A shadowy right-wing group has gone on trial in Istanbul, accused of trying to topple Turkey’s elected government. Spme 86 people, including retired

A shadowy right-wing group has gone on trial in Istanbul, accused of trying to topple Turkey’s elected government. Spme 86 people, including retired

News

Dutch bank rallies after government cash boost

The Netherlands’ biggest listed bank has bounced back on the stock exchange, after the government agreed a 10 billion euro cash injection. Shares

The Netherlands’ biggest listed bank has bounced back on the stock exchange, after the government agreed a 10 billion euro cash injection. Shares

News

Dutch mount ING rescue

The Dutch government has agreed a 10 billion euro cash injection into the ING financial and insurance group. The move comes after ING asked for

The Dutch government has agreed a 10 billion euro cash injection into the ING financial and insurance group. The move comes after ING asked for

News

Ergenekon trial begins in Turkey

Dozens of members of a shadowy ultra-nationalist group are due to go on trial in Turkey later today, on charges of trying to topple the country’s

Dozens of members of a shadowy ultra-nationalist group are due to go on trial in Turkey later today, on charges of trying to topple the country’s

News

Socialists retain power in Azores

A busy 12 months of elections has kicked off in Portugal with regional polls in the Azores, that have been won by the Socialist party. Retaining

A busy 12 months of elections has kicked off in Portugal with regional polls in the Azores, that have been won by the Socialist party. Retaining