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2009-02-19

Europe

EU fund keeps workers up to date

With the workplace undergoing radical transformation in Europe, how can we all keep up with the changes? The European Social Fund supports training

With the workplace undergoing radical transformation in Europe, how can we all keep up with the changes? The European Social Fund supports training

News

Cameroon - battle for food sovereignty

In Cameroon, one-day-old chicks are being killed because they are unprofitable. It is because chicken feed is in short supply and therefore too

In Cameroon, one-day-old chicks are being killed because they are unprofitable. It is because chicken feed is in short supply and therefore too

Science_technology

European scientists take the measure of gravity

A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will

A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will

Science_technology

European scientists take the measure of gravity

A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will

A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will

News

US to lose its Afghan supply base

America is set to lose its last-remaining Afghan supply base in central Asia. Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan has served as a transit point for

America is set to lose its last-remaining Afghan supply base in central Asia. Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan has served as a transit point for

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Muslim cleric wins compensation

The European Court of Human rights has awarded a radical Muslim preacher compensation for being unfairly detained without trial in the UK. The

The European Court of Human rights has awarded a radical Muslim preacher compensation for being unfairly detained without trial in the UK. The

News

NATO chief says failure 'not an option'

The secretary general of NATO has said the operation in Afghanistan must not fail. In a speech to defence ministers in the Polish city of Krakow

The secretary general of NATO has said the operation in Afghanistan must not fail. In a speech to defence ministers in the Polish city of Krakow

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Iraqi shoe-throwing journalist seeks Swiss asylum

An Iraqi journalist who gained global notoriety for hurling his shoes at US President George W. Bush last December is seeking asylum in Switzerland

An Iraqi journalist who gained global notoriety for hurling his shoes at US President George W. Bush last December is seeking asylum in Switzerland

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Ties warming EU envoy visits Minsk as ties warm be

In a further sign of warming ties between Belarus and the West, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has travelled to the capital Minsk. It’s

In a further sign of warming ties between Belarus and the West, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has travelled to the capital Minsk. It’s

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Afghanistan: 17,000 extra US troops. Then what?

Afghanistan, rather than Iraq, has now become Washington’s top foreign policy priority. On the ground, foreign troops are tackling an increasingly

Afghanistan, rather than Iraq, has now become Washington’s top foreign policy priority. On the ground, foreign troops are tackling an increasingly

Business

Nestle's sales remain strong

Nestle has reported strong underlying 2008 sales growth, up 8.3 percent and, unlike some rivals, said it is cautiously upbeat for this year. The

Nestle has reported strong underlying 2008 sales growth, up 8.3 percent and, unlike some rivals, said it is cautiously upbeat for this year. The

Business

US wants 50,000 UBS 'tax evader' names

The US Justice Department is suing UBS, asking a federal court in the states to order the Swiss bank to disclose the identities of as many as 52,000

The US Justice Department is suing UBS, asking a federal court in the states to order the Swiss bank to disclose the identities of as many as 52,000

Business

BNP Paribas looks profitable for 2009

BNP Paribas has slashed its dividend by 70 percent as it reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 1.37 billion euros. France’s biggest bank in terms

BNP Paribas has slashed its dividend by 70 percent as it reported a fourth-quarter net loss of 1.37 billion euros. France’s biggest bank in terms

Business

Conflicts boost BAE profit

Britain’s BAE Systems, which is Europe’s biggest military contractor, has announced that its full year net profit in 2008 almost doubled, to just

Britain’s BAE Systems, which is Europe’s biggest military contractor, has announced that its full year net profit in 2008 almost doubled, to just

Business

Stanford effects ripple out

The impact of a US fraud case against Texan billionaire Allen Stanford continues to spread. Governments throughout Latin America have seized or

The impact of a US fraud case against Texan billionaire Allen Stanford continues to spread. Governments throughout Latin America have seized or

Europe

Energy strategy to avoid Russia

The energy ministers of the EU have taken a decision to develop gas options that avoid Russian territory. Meeting in Brussels they said

The energy ministers of the EU have taken a decision to develop gas options that avoid Russian territory. Meeting in Brussels they said

Europe

EP makes plea for whales

Trying to end whale hunting for scientific purposes, the European Parliament has called for a “universal agreement” on whaling. A present

Trying to end whale hunting for scientific purposes, the European Parliament has called for a “universal agreement” on whaling. A present

Europe

Encouraging new EU interpreters

Facing a scarcity of top linguists, the EU institutions have decided to blitz the internet promoting the attractions of the job. This polyglot

Facing a scarcity of top linguists, the EU institutions have decided to blitz the internet promoting the attractions of the job. This polyglot

News

Klaus rocks European Parliament

Czech President Vaclav Klaus has taken his criticism of European integration to new heights. Many of the European Parliament’s members refused to sit

Czech President Vaclav Klaus has taken his criticism of European integration to new heights. Many of the European Parliament’s members refused to sit

Culture

Resins to be cheerful - Giant amber mosaic on show

An enormous mosaic picture of pure amber, said to be the biggest in the world, is on show at St Petersburg in Russia. It is one of the highlights in

An enormous mosaic picture of pure amber, said to be the biggest in the world, is on show at St Petersburg in Russia. It is one of the highlights in

Culture

Pink Panther strikes yet again

Inspector Clouseau is back in another installment of “The Pink Panther.” Again, Steve Martin breathes life back into the bumbling inspector made

Inspector Clouseau is back in another installment of “The Pink Panther.” Again, Steve Martin breathes life back into the bumbling inspector made

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Politkovskaya murder suspects found not guilty

The most politically-contentious crime in recent Russian history remains unsolved, with the three main defendants cleared of all charges. Kremlin

The most politically-contentious crime in recent Russian history remains unsolved, with the three main defendants cleared of all charges. Kremlin

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Klaus nettles European Parliament

A speech in the European Parliament by Czech President Vaclav Klaus has proven too irritating for many of the members to bear. They walked out

A speech in the European Parliament by Czech President Vaclav Klaus has proven too irritating for many of the members to bear. They walked out

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Radical cleric gets human rights compensation

A radical Muslim preacher has been awarded compensation by the European Court of Human Rights for being detained without trial in the UK. The

A radical Muslim preacher has been awarded compensation by the European Court of Human Rights for being detained without trial in the UK. The

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Netanyahu favourite to become Israeli PM

Right-wing ultra nationalist Avigdor Lieberman heads to see President Shimon Peres, to offer his support for Benjamin Netanyahu. The Yisrael

Right-wing ultra nationalist Avigdor Lieberman heads to see President Shimon Peres, to offer his support for Benjamin Netanyahu. The Yisrael

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Silent march for protest victim in Guadeloupe

Thousands of demonstrators have held a silent march in Guadeloupe’s largest city of Pointe-a-Pitre to commemorate a union member shot dead there on

Thousands of demonstrators have held a silent march in Guadeloupe’s largest city of Pointe-a-Pitre to commemorate a union member shot dead there on

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Kyrgyzstan parliament orders closure of US air base

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to close a US military air base in the country. The Manas base is a key transit point for US and

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to close a US military air base in the country. The Manas base is a key transit point for US and

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Iraqi shoe-thrower goes on trial

The Iraqi journalist who made headlines around the world when he threw his shoes at president Bush has gone on trial in Baghdad. Muntazer

The Iraqi journalist who made headlines around the world when he threw his shoes at president Bush has gone on trial in Baghdad. Muntazer