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2009-03-04

Business

Villiger takes over at UBS

Swiss banking giant UBS is struggling to get up from its knees after an awful 12 months. Now it is getting in a former Swiss finance minister to

Swiss banking giant UBS is struggling to get up from its knees after an awful 12 months. Now it is getting in a former Swiss finance minister to

Business

Arms companies come under fire from Obama

President Barack Obama has set out on the warpath against America’s expensive defence contractors. He says he is looking for as much as a 40

President Barack Obama has set out on the warpath against America’s expensive defence contractors. He says he is looking for as much as a 40

Business

Models galore, but where are the buyers?

Little sign of the crisis on the stands at the Geneva motorshow with hundreds of new models jostling for the buyer’s attention. Except that not

Little sign of the crisis on the stands at the Geneva motorshow with hundreds of new models jostling for the buyer’s attention. Except that not

Business

Profit starts to flow from Eurotunnel

In the depths of global recession raise a cheer for…Eurotunnel. The company that began trading 23 years ago is paying its first dividend on a

In the depths of global recession raise a cheer for…Eurotunnel. The company that began trading 23 years ago is paying its first dividend on a

Business

Of the european markets London did the best midweek

Bouncing nearly four percent after the bloodbath of the last few days, although Frankfurt rose by more, over five percent, and Paris and Moscow also

Bouncing nearly four percent after the bloodbath of the last few days, although Frankfurt rose by more, over five percent, and Paris and Moscow also

Business

Opel warns more job cuts on way

General Motor’s German outfit Opel says it could slash 3500 jobs as part of a plan to cut costs and relaunch as an independent carmaker. Opel

General Motor’s German outfit Opel says it could slash 3500 jobs as part of a plan to cut costs and relaunch as an independent carmaker. Opel

News

Hague court orders arrest of Sudanese President

The International Criminal Court has ordered the arrest of Sudan’s president on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Omar

The International Criminal Court has ordered the arrest of Sudan’s president on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Omar

Europe

French socialists in disarray with Euro elections approaching

Three months before Europe votes in its next parliament, there is concern among socialists that their French contingent is letting the side down

Three months before Europe votes in its next parliament, there is concern among socialists that their French contingent is letting the side down

Europe

Europe sets out its financial regulation model.

The European Commission has outlined its plans to make financial markets safer for investors. One of the key points is that two separate watchdogs

The European Commission has outlined its plans to make financial markets safer for investors. One of the key points is that two separate watchdogs

News

German museum row defused

A row in Berlin over a new museum that will show the plight of Germans forced out of eastern Europe after World World Two appears to have been

A row in Berlin over a new museum that will show the plight of Germans forced out of eastern Europe after World World Two appears to have been

News

Border dispute sours Croatia EU deal

Croatia’s Prime Minister Ivo Sanader is preparing to take his country on two historic leaps forward: joining NATO next month…and becoming the 28th

Croatia’s Prime Minister Ivo Sanader is preparing to take his country on two historic leaps forward: joining NATO next month…and becoming the 28th

News

US can lead world out of crisis, Brown tell Congress

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said America will lead the world out of recession, but he called on other countries to do more to revive

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said America will lead the world out of recession, but he called on other countries to do more to revive

News

Bashir arrest warrant welcomed by Darfuri exiles

The decision to issue an arrest warrant for Bashir has been welcomed by Darfuri exiles across the world. They took to the streets in a number of

The decision to issue an arrest warrant for Bashir has been welcomed by Darfuri exiles across the world. They took to the streets in a number of

News

Clinton: Israeli demolitions "unhelpful"

Hillary Clinton has criticised Israel over plans to demolish Palestinian homes in Arab East Jerusalem. After meeting Palestinian leaders in the

Hillary Clinton has criticised Israel over plans to demolish Palestinian homes in Arab East Jerusalem. After meeting Palestinian leaders in the

Science_technology

Caffeine clue to skin cancer cure

Coffee could provide the key to combating skin cancer according to scientists in Seattle in the United States. A study published in the Journal of

Coffee could provide the key to combating skin cancer according to scientists in Seattle in the United States. A study published in the Journal of

Science_technology

Gulf of Naples - the garden of oceanic delights

The biological diversity of the Gulf of Naples provides the ideal setting for groundbreaking research of international importance. The Zoological

The biological diversity of the Gulf of Naples provides the ideal setting for groundbreaking research of international importance. The Zoological

Culture

Pick up a Porsche - even if it's only a tiny one

The ultimate petrolhead tourist destination has opened in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart… the new Porsche Museum. One of Germany’s smallest independent

The ultimate petrolhead tourist destination has opened in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart… the new Porsche Museum. One of Germany’s smallest independent

Culture

Fergie's film about Queen Victoria opens in London

The Young Victoria – a film about Queen Victoria’s early years with Prince Albert – has had its world premiere in London. The Duchess of York, Sarah

The Young Victoria – a film about Queen Victoria’s early years with Prince Albert – has had its world premiere in London. The Duchess of York, Sarah

News

Finland approves law to monitor emails

In a controversial move, Finland has approved legislation that allows employers to track workers emails. The new law, which is strongly backed by

In a controversial move, Finland has approved legislation that allows employers to track workers emails. The new law, which is strongly backed by

News

Ukraine's internal tensions flare in gas HQ raid

An armed police raid on the headquarters of Ukraine’s state energy company, Naftogaz, is causing new concerns about Europe’s gas supply from Russia

An armed police raid on the headquarters of Ukraine’s state energy company, Naftogaz, is causing new concerns about Europe’s gas supply from Russia

News

Bashir arrest warrant welcomed by Darfuri exiles

The decision to issue an arrest warrant for Bashir has been welcomed by Darfuri exiles across the world. They took to the streets in a number of

The decision to issue an arrest warrant for Bashir has been welcomed by Darfuri exiles across the world. They took to the streets in a number of

News

Investigators seize Ukraine gas firm documents

The headquarters of Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz have been raided by security forces carrying out a criminal investigation

The headquarters of Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz have been raided by security forces carrying out a criminal investigation

News

Clinton reassures Abbas on Palestinian state

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Palestinian President Mahmound Abbas amid concerns in the West Bank that Israel is backing away from a

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Palestinian President Mahmound Abbas amid concerns in the West Bank that Israel is backing away from a

News

Obama and Brown in joint call for trust in recovery

It may be a bleak mid-winter for the world economy but the US and UK leaders insist a thaw will come. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister

It may be a bleak mid-winter for the world economy but the US and UK leaders insist a thaw will come. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister

News

Suspects questioned after Lahore attack

More than 20 people have been interrogated by Pakistani police as they continue the hunt for the gunmen who attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team

More than 20 people have been interrogated by Pakistani police as they continue the hunt for the gunmen who attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team

News

Desperate search after German building collapse

Rescuers in Germany are searching for at least two people reported missing after the collapse of a building in the city of Cologne. Some reports say

Rescuers in Germany are searching for at least two people reported missing after the collapse of a building in the city of Cologne. Some reports say

News

French President receives death threats

French officials say President Nicolas Sarkozy, along with several of his ministers and other politicians, has received envelopes containing death

French officials say President Nicolas Sarkozy, along with several of his ministers and other politicians, has received envelopes containing death