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2008-10-29

Europe

Turkish wrinting duo discuss nation's love affair with Europe

Europe’s relationship with Turkey spans thousands of years and is fraught with fascination and fear in equal measure. Now Istanbul is on the brink of

Europe’s relationship with Turkey spans thousands of years and is fraught with fascination and fear in equal measure. Now Istanbul is on the brink of

Business

Crude prices up again

Oil prices are rising again. They have been pushed up sharply by a surge in global stock markets. Investors resumed buying shares in the

Oil prices are rising again. They have been pushed up sharply by a surge in global stock markets. Investors resumed buying shares in the

Business

VW stock drops on Porsche move

A rollercoaster ride for Volkswagen’s shares is over. Having rocketed this week, the stock dived after VW’s biggest investor – sports car maker

A rollercoaster ride for Volkswagen’s shares is over. Having rocketed this week, the stock dived after VW’s biggest investor – sports car maker

Business

Interest rate cuts boost shares

Wednesday was a bumper day for European stocks, which closed up almost 10 percent. Investors were heartened by interest rate news from the US and

Wednesday was a bumper day for European stocks, which closed up almost 10 percent. Investors were heartened by interest rate news from the US and

Europe

Car industry promised 40 billion to help emission cuts

Europe’s car industry has received a 40 billion euro promise of innovation support. The European Commission has agreed to help the sector achieve

Europe’s car industry has received a 40 billion euro promise of innovation support. The European Commission has agreed to help the sector achieve

Europe

What Latvia's cartoonists say about EU

Latvians are laughing about the EU. They said yes to joining the bloc five years ago. Now they are having a humorous retrospective. Nine Latvian

Latvians are laughing about the EU. They said yes to joining the bloc five years ago. Now they are having a humorous retrospective. Nine Latvian

Europe

Brussels studies billions of euros in employment safeguards

Digging into emergency and cohesion funds to safeguard employment is part of Brussels’ latest bid to kick-start economic growth. The European

Digging into emergency and cohesion funds to safeguard employment is part of Brussels’ latest bid to kick-start economic growth. The European

Business

US interest rates cut by 0.5 percent

Trying to prevent the weakening US economy from slipping into a deep and prolonged recession, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has cut

Trying to prevent the weakening US economy from slipping into a deep and prolonged recession, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has cut

News

Ukraine moves closer to IMF loan

With its economy in hot water and its political system in turmoil, Ukraine has taken a big step towards securing a vital international

With its economy in hot water and its political system in turmoil, Ukraine has taken a big step towards securing a vital international

News

Ban Ki-moon warns of human "catastrophe" in RDC

Rebel Congolese troops bearing down on the city of Goma in the east of the country have declared a unilateral ceasefire. They say it is to prevent

Rebel Congolese troops bearing down on the city of Goma in the east of the country have declared a unilateral ceasefire. They say it is to prevent

News

Obama in North Carolina

Like McCain, Barack Obama has been hitting the key swing states as he attempts to shore up his support. Campaigning in the key battleground of

Like McCain, Barack Obama has been hitting the key swing states as he attempts to shore up his support. Campaigning in the key battleground of

News

McCain fights for Florida

With next week’s US presidential election being decided in a few key battlegrounds, John McCain has hit the crucial state of Florida to ram his

With next week’s US presidential election being decided in a few key battlegrounds, John McCain has hit the crucial state of Florida to ram his

News

Social issues take a backseat in US election

In the midst of a financial and economic crisis, the US electoral campaign has highlighted the difficulties facing ordinary middle class

In the midst of a financial and economic crisis, the US electoral campaign has highlighted the difficulties facing ordinary middle class

News

Rage in Rome as education reforms get green light

There have been ugly scenes in an historic square in Rome as controversial education reforms won final parliamentary approval. Tourists ran for

There have been ugly scenes in an historic square in Rome as controversial education reforms won final parliamentary approval. Tourists ran for

News

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer fails to clarify law

A British woman with multiple sclerosis has lost her fight to get the law clarified on assisted suicide. Debbie Purdy went to London’s High Court

A British woman with multiple sclerosis has lost her fight to get the law clarified on assisted suicide. Debbie Purdy went to London’s High Court

News

All eyes on Florida in US presidential poll

Florida’s vote has been crucial in recent US electoral history. Who could forget eight years ago, when the disputed result in the state was decisive

Florida’s vote has been crucial in recent US electoral history. Who could forget eight years ago, when the disputed result in the state was decisive

Science_technology

New drug gives hope to MS sufferers

A drug developed to treat leukaemia may also help some people suffering from multiple sclerosis. According to researchers at Britain’s Cambridge

A drug developed to treat leukaemia may also help some people suffering from multiple sclerosis. According to researchers at Britain’s Cambridge

Science_technology

Artificial heart could "save thousands of lives"

The world’s most advanced artificial heart has been unveiled. French cardiac specialist Alain Carpentier claims it could eventually save the lives of

The world’s most advanced artificial heart has been unveiled. French cardiac specialist Alain Carpentier claims it could eventually save the lives of

Culture

"We're not terrorists!"

Smarting at British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s use of anti-terrorism laws to freeze the assets of an Icelandic bank, people in the land of the

Smarting at British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s use of anti-terrorism laws to freeze the assets of an Icelandic bank, people in the land of the

Culture

Kiev hosts international film festival

American actor Armand Assante headed the jury at the 38th edition of the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev.

American actor Armand Assante headed the jury at the 38th edition of the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev.

Europe

Georgia proves tricky for US-EU relations

George W. Bush is a hero to many Georgians, who feel sheltered by the outgoing US administration, despite the disappointing outcome of their August

George W. Bush is a hero to many Georgians, who feel sheltered by the outgoing US administration, despite the disappointing outcome of their August

News

At least 160 killed in Pakistan quake

At least 160 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake rocked southwestern Pakistan. Hundreds of mud-walled houses were brought down and

At least 160 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake rocked southwestern Pakistan. Hundreds of mud-walled houses were brought down and

News

Business booms in US presidential products

Presidential products are all the rage as Americans prepare to cast their ballots. Whether it is quenching your thirst or keeping up with fashion

Presidential products are all the rage as Americans prepare to cast their ballots. Whether it is quenching your thirst or keeping up with fashion

News

Obama launches final TV blitz

With six days to go until election day, presidential candidate Barack Obama is stepping up his TV blitz to woo America’s wavering voters. The

With six days to go until election day, presidential candidate Barack Obama is stepping up his TV blitz to woo America’s wavering voters. The

News

Italy passes education reform, despite protests

Italy’s Senate has passed Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial education reforms which have been subject to massive protests in Rome. Around 200

Italy’s Senate has passed Silvio Berlusconi’s controversial education reforms which have been subject to massive protests in Rome. Around 200

News

US transfers control of another province to Iraqis

Iraqi authorities have taken over control of another one of the country’s provinces. Today’s handover from US forces is being seen as a milestone

Iraqi authorities have taken over control of another one of the country’s provinces. Today’s handover from US forces is being seen as a milestone