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2009-03-02

News

Israel's Gaza blockade hampers rebuilding process

Over a month has passed since Hamas and Israel announced their unilateral ceasefires in Gaza. The situation has not changed for those who lost their

Over a month has passed since Hamas and Israel announced their unilateral ceasefires in Gaza. The situation has not changed for those who lost their

Europe

EC fails to get GM corn bans lifted

Austria and Hungary have kept the right to ban the growing of genetically modified corn, after a vote by environment ministers that defies the

Austria and Hungary have kept the right to ban the growing of genetically modified corn, after a vote by environment ministers that defies the

Europe

Rare positive economic data found in Prague

To mark five years of the European Union’s enlargement from 15 to 25 members, the European Commission has issued a report on what’s been achieved in

To mark five years of the European Union’s enlargement from 15 to 25 members, the European Commission has issued a report on what’s been achieved in

Europe

Truckers articulate fears over EU driving rules

Hundreds of truckers have been protesting in Brussels to have the rules changed for independent drivers. Drivers contracted to companies are

Hundreds of truckers have been protesting in Brussels to have the rules changed for independent drivers. Drivers contracted to companies are

Business

Monday 2nd March

A black Monday for European shares which slumped to six-year lows. London fell over five percent and Milan more than six percent. Financial

A black Monday for European shares which slumped to six-year lows. London fell over five percent and Milan more than six percent. Financial

Business

Belgium postal workers strike

Thousands of Belgian postal workers marched through the capital Brussels on Monday at the start of a three-day strike. They were protesting about

Thousands of Belgian postal workers marched through the capital Brussels on Monday at the start of a three-day strike. They were protesting about

Business

Arnie opens CeBIT

The recession may be overshadowing the information and communications technologies fair .. CeBIT in Hanover, Germany but at least the organisers were

The recession may be overshadowing the information and communications technologies fair .. CeBIT in Hanover, Germany but at least the organisers were

Business

Ailing AIG to get more government help

Too big to be allowed to fail, the ailing insurer American International Group is to get more US government bailout money even though it has reported

Too big to be allowed to fail, the ailing insurer American International Group is to get more US government bailout money even though it has reported

News

HSBC to sell new shares and cut jobs

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, is taking drastic measures to offset a massive fall in profits. The London based firm will shut down much of its

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, is taking drastic measures to offset a massive fall in profits. The London based firm will shut down much of its

Business

CeBIT smaller as recession bites

The recession has taken its toll this year on CeBIT, Europe’s biggest technology fair. The number of trade exhibitors is down by a quarter to

The recession has taken its toll this year on CeBIT, Europe’s biggest technology fair. The number of trade exhibitors is down by a quarter to

News

Chinese buyer won't pay for YSL's statues

The controversial sale at auction of two ancient statues has taken another twist with the man who bought them saying he has no intention of paying as

The controversial sale at auction of two ancient statues has taken another twist with the man who bought them saying he has no intention of paying as

News

Billions donated to rebuild Gaza

World leaders meeting in Egypt have promised billions of euros in aid to war torn Gaza. At the conference in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh

World leaders meeting in Egypt have promised billions of euros in aid to war torn Gaza. At the conference in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh

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Portugal offers help to maintain order in Guinea-Bissau

Portugal has offered to support Guinea-Bissau following the murder of its president and the violence that led to the death of the armed forces chief

Portugal has offered to support Guinea-Bissau following the murder of its president and the violence that led to the death of the armed forces chief

News

Spain's elections see political shift in regions

Spain’s political landscape is set to change after a night of mixed results. In the Basque country, the socialist party looks set to gain control

Spain’s political landscape is set to change after a night of mixed results. In the Basque country, the socialist party looks set to gain control

Culture

Rooftop performance for U2's new album

The Irish superstars U2 marked the release of their first album in more than four years with a rooftop concert in central London in front of

The Irish superstars U2 marked the release of their first album in more than four years with a rooftop concert in central London in front of

Science_technology

Ice, Snow, Quick, Quick, Go: the melt speeds up

The snow and ice in Arctic and Antarctic glaciers are disappearing faster than expected, according to the latest report from the International Polar

The snow and ice in Arctic and Antarctic glaciers are disappearing faster than expected, according to the latest report from the International Polar

News

Bissau army vows to defend democracy

Guinea-Bissau has declared a week of national mourning after President Joao Bernando “Nino” Vieira was killed in an apparent revenge attack. The

Guinea-Bissau has declared a week of national mourning after President Joao Bernando “Nino” Vieira was killed in an apparent revenge attack. The

News

Iraq acquits Aziz but condemns "Chemical Ali"

Former Iraq Deputy Prime Minister under Saddam Hussein, Tareq Aziz, has been acquitted of involvement in mass killings by a court in Baghdad. The

Former Iraq Deputy Prime Minister under Saddam Hussein, Tareq Aziz, has been acquitted of involvement in mass killings by a court in Baghdad. The

News

Guinea Bissau president assassinated

It is being reported that the President of Guinea Bissau has been assassinated in a gun attack. A spokesman for the west African state’s armed

It is being reported that the President of Guinea Bissau has been assassinated in a gun attack. A spokesman for the west African state’s armed

News

Mixed results for socialists in Spain's local elections

A night of ups and downs for socialists in Spain’s regional elections. With nearly all the votes counted the left-wing party was set to gain

A night of ups and downs for socialists in Spain’s regional elections. With nearly all the votes counted the left-wing party was set to gain

News

HSBC issues shares, cuts jobs as losses mounts

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank is taking drastic measures to offset heavy losses. The British company is trying to raise the equivalent of 14 billion

HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank is taking drastic measures to offset heavy losses. The British company is trying to raise the equivalent of 14 billion

News

Abbas: Gaza aid must be matched by peace moves

World leaders meeting in Egypt are putting together an aid package for the reconstruction of Gaza, which, it is hoped will ultimately advance peace

World leaders meeting in Egypt are putting together an aid package for the reconstruction of Gaza, which, it is hoped will ultimately advance peace

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World gathers in Egypt to raise funds for Gaza reconstruction

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a conference to put together an aid package to

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a conference to put together an aid package to

News

Haider's old party wins Austrian poll

The party once led by Joerg Haider, a right-wing maverick killed in a car crash last October, is poised for victory in the state parliament elections

The party once led by Joerg Haider, a right-wing maverick killed in a car crash last October, is poised for victory in the state parliament elections

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Nationalists ousted in Basque region

A mixed night for Spain’s Socialists after they gain power in one region and lose it in another. Although the left wingers in the Basque country

A mixed night for Spain’s Socialists after they gain power in one region and lose it in another. Although the left wingers in the Basque country