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2009-02-23

Business

Monday: A new six-year low for European shares

A day of volatile trade for European shares which started the session up but finished at a new six-year low. At the time trading ended in Europe

A day of volatile trade for European shares which started the session up but finished at a new six-year low. At the time trading ended in Europe

News

Freed Guantanamo inmate accuses US of torture

He is the first Guantanamo Bay inmate to be freed since US President Barack Obama came to power. But, as Binyam Mohamed returned to the United

He is the first Guantanamo Bay inmate to be freed since US President Barack Obama came to power. But, as Binyam Mohamed returned to the United

Europe

Debate continues over economic revival funds

Support seems to have increased for spending five billion euros of European funds on energy and key technology projects to revive the economy. What

Support seems to have increased for spending five billion euros of European funds on energy and key technology projects to revive the economy. What

Europe

Stockholm, Hamburg European Green Capitals

Stockholm has been designated as the first ‘European Green Capital 2010’. The new scheme is meant to reward cities for consistently improving the

Stockholm has been designated as the first ‘European Green Capital 2010’. The new scheme is meant to reward cities for consistently improving the

Europe

EU expects Netanyahu rough start

Europe is bracing for a test of wills over Israeli-Palestinian relations. After hard-liner Benjamin Netanyahu was formally asked by Israel’s

Europe is bracing for a test of wills over Israeli-Palestinian relations. After hard-liner Benjamin Netanyahu was formally asked by Israel’s

Business

US, UK and French banks get more public money

Citigroup is reportedly talking to the US government about it taking a bigger stake. American taxpayers could end up owning between 25 percent and

Citigroup is reportedly talking to the US government about it taking a bigger stake. American taxpayers could end up owning between 25 percent and

News

"Slumdog" success in big Oscar night for Brits

There are many different ways to celebrate when you win an Oscar and Tinseltown seemed to see them all on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year

There are many different ways to celebrate when you win an Oscar and Tinseltown seemed to see them all on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year

News

Trial opens on French factory blast that killed 31

Victims of a chemicals factory explosion in the southern French town of Toulouse eight years ago have welcomed the start of the trial into the

Victims of a chemicals factory explosion in the southern French town of Toulouse eight years ago have welcomed the start of the trial into the

News

Algeria attack leaves nine dead

Nine people have been killed in an attack in Algeria on the final day of registration for candidates in the upcoming presidential election

Nine people have been killed in an attack in Algeria on the final day of registration for candidates in the upcoming presidential election

Culture

Westwood goes back to school

Vivienne Westwood went back to school for her Red Label collection at London Fashion Week, clothing her St Trinians-esque models in versions of the

Vivienne Westwood went back to school for her Red Label collection at London Fashion Week, clothing her St Trinians-esque models in versions of the

Culture

Slumdog hits the Oscars jackpot

As widely predicted, Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the Oscars, taking both Best Picture and Best Director awards.

As widely predicted, Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the Oscars, taking both Best Picture and Best Director awards.

News

Australia faces further firestorm threats

Australia’s fire-ravaged Victoria state faces yet more devastation as renewed bushfires creep closer to Melbourne, the nearest a mere 40 kilometers

Australia’s fire-ravaged Victoria state faces yet more devastation as renewed bushfires creep closer to Melbourne, the nearest a mere 40 kilometers

News

French Cairo victims return home

The relatives of victims injured in a bombing in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday have welcomed their loved ones home to Paris. The explosion

The relatives of victims injured in a bombing in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Sunday have welcomed their loved ones home to Paris. The explosion

News

Spanish justice minister quits amid hunting scandal

Spanish Justice Minister Mariano Fernandez Bermejo has resigned over a hunting weekend he spent with a judge leading a corruption probe into the

Spanish Justice Minister Mariano Fernandez Bermejo has resigned over a hunting weekend he spent with a judge leading a corruption probe into the

News

Oscar joy for Britain's "Slumdog" and Winslet

Hollywood’s biggest night of the year was a memorable occasion for many but Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” was the toast of Tinseltown. The

Hollywood’s biggest night of the year was a memorable occasion for many but Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” was the toast of Tinseltown. The

News

"Slumdog" success tinged with scandal

The eight-Oscar victory of British film “Slumdog Millionaire” has been tinged with scandal amid claims its child actors were underpaid. Media

The eight-Oscar victory of British film “Slumdog Millionaire” has been tinged with scandal amid claims its child actors were underpaid. Media

News

Three arrested over deadly blast in Egypt

Egyptian police have arrested three people suspected of involvement in Sunday’s blast in Cairo which killed one person and wounded at least 20

Egyptian police have arrested three people suspected of involvement in Sunday’s blast in Cairo which killed one person and wounded at least 20

News

Bomb hits Socialist building in northern Spain

A bomb has exploded outside a local headquarters of Spain’s Socialist Party in the Basque Country after a telephone warning made in the name of

A bomb has exploded outside a local headquarters of Spain’s Socialist Party in the Basque Country after a telephone warning made in the name of

News

Massive AZF trial opens in France

The trial opens today into the blast at a chemicals factory near Toulouse in southern France which killed 31 people, eight years ago. A concert

The trial opens today into the blast at a chemicals factory near Toulouse in southern France which killed 31 people, eight years ago. A concert

News

EU leaders push for financial crackdown

EU leaders have agreed to press for a global crackdown on tax havens and the imposition of strict rules on hedge funds. Coordinated action is

EU leaders have agreed to press for a global crackdown on tax havens and the imposition of strict rules on hedge funds. Coordinated action is

News

UK curbs on foreign workers tightened

The United Kingdom is tightening curbs on foreign workers from outside the European Union. Immigrants face more stringent conditions. They will

The United Kingdom is tightening curbs on foreign workers from outside the European Union. Immigrants face more stringent conditions. They will

News

Big night at the Oscars for Brits

Rags to riches British film Slumdog Millionaire scooped eight Oscar awards including best motion picture at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony in

Rags to riches British film Slumdog Millionaire scooped eight Oscar awards including best motion picture at the 81st Academy Awards ceremony in

News

Bomb blast in Cairo targets tourists

Police in Cairo cordoned off an area popular with tourists after a bomb attack killed one person and injured another 20. The explosion, just after

Police in Cairo cordoned off an area popular with tourists after a bomb attack killed one person and injured another 20. The explosion, just after

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Israeli rivals to go on talking

Israel’s political rivals have agreed to hold further talks about forming a future government, that is despite saying substantial differences remain

Israel’s political rivals have agreed to hold further talks about forming a future government, that is despite saying substantial differences remain