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2009-03-17

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Medvedev upgrades Russian military

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has announced a large-scale modernisation of its armed forces is to begin in 2011. The reforms aim to turn the

Russian President Dimitry Medvedev has announced a large-scale modernisation of its armed forces is to begin in 2011. The reforms aim to turn the

Business

Tuesday 17th March

European shares finished down over one percent ending a five session winning streak. Analysts said investors were taking profits from the run up

European shares finished down over one percent ending a five session winning streak. Analysts said investors were taking profits from the run up

Business

German economic recovery hopes rise

German analysts and investors were more optimistic in March about an early recovery in Europe’s largest economy. The ZEW economic think tank said

German analysts and investors were more optimistic in March about an early recovery in Europe’s largest economy. The ZEW economic think tank said

Europe

EP invites voters to record views

Europe’s voters are invited to step into room-sized cubes in urban centres and record their views. Some recordings will be screened daily outside

Europe’s voters are invited to step into room-sized cubes in urban centres and record their views. Some recordings will be screened daily outside

Europe

Taste of farming for Brussels workers

EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel is set to launch the “Harvest Experience” programme. Eurocrats will be required to spend some time

EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel is set to launch the “Harvest Experience” programme. Eurocrats will be required to spend some time

Business

Nokia cuts more workers

Falling demand for mobile phones is forcing Nokia to lay off a further 1,700 people worldwide over the next few months. The largest single

Falling demand for mobile phones is forcing Nokia to lay off a further 1,700 people worldwide over the next few months. The largest single

News

Evangelicism versus Catholicism in Africa

Africa has never been more important to the Vatican, at a time when the number of practising Catholics in the developed world continues to decline

Africa has never been more important to the Vatican, at a time when the number of practising Catholics in the developed world continues to decline

Business

Shell keeps growth targets

Royal Dutch Shell has said it is not going to scale back its medium term production growth targets as several of its rivals have done recently

Royal Dutch Shell has said it is not going to scale back its medium term production growth targets as several of its rivals have done recently

Business

Firestorm of protest over bonuses

The controversial issue of pay and bonuses for bankers and traders is again in the headlines. The Wall Street Journal has reported Morgan Stanley

The controversial issue of pay and bonuses for bankers and traders is again in the headlines. The Wall Street Journal has reported Morgan Stanley

News

Krajisnik's role in Bosnian conflict

After the signing of the Dayton peace accords in 1996, Momcilo Krajisnik became the Serb representative of the three-member Bosnia and Herzegovina

After the signing of the Dayton peace accords in 1996, Momcilo Krajisnik became the Serb representative of the three-member Bosnia and Herzegovina

News

Madagascar opposition claims power

The opposition in Madagascar, led by 34-year old Andry Rajoelina, has claimed power in the Indian Ocean island, launching a transition administration

The opposition in Madagascar, led by 34-year old Andry Rajoelina, has claimed power in the Indian Ocean island, launching a transition administration

News

GOCE satellite is go

The launch of Europe’s revolutionary new satellite GOCE has gone off without a hitch after its planned launch on Monday was postponed just seven

The launch of Europe’s revolutionary new satellite GOCE has gone off without a hitch after its planned launch on Monday was postponed just seven

Science_technology

The car that runs on fresh air

Engineers in the south of France are working on a car that they hope will radically change the way motorist fuel their vehicles. It is powered by

Engineers in the south of France are working on a car that they hope will radically change the way motorist fuel their vehicles. It is powered by

Culture

Warhol in Paris

The Grand Palais in Paris is staging a vast new exhibition of iconic portraits by Andy Warhol. It features images of leading figures of the 20th

The Grand Palais in Paris is staging a vast new exhibition of iconic portraits by Andy Warhol. It features images of leading figures of the 20th

Europe

Waste management

Each person in Europe generates 522 kilos of municipal waste every year. That figure is constantly rising. So, how can we cut that amount and better

Each person in Europe generates 522 kilos of municipal waste every year. That figure is constantly rising. So, how can we cut that amount and better

Culture

"Flash of Genius" - the windscreen-wiper epic

The story of a car windscreen-wiper gadget might seem an unlikely topic for the big screen. But “Flash of Genius” is the story of a David and

The story of a car windscreen-wiper gadget might seem an unlikely topic for the big screen. But “Flash of Genius” is the story of a David and

News

Krajisnik fails in appeal bid

United Nations appeal judges have overturned two convictions for murder and extermination for former Bosnian Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik, but have

United Nations appeal judges have overturned two convictions for murder and extermination for former Bosnian Serb leader Momcilo Krajisnik, but have

News

Fritzl lets his guard down

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man accused of enslaving and raping his own daughter, let his guard slip on the second day of his trial. Fritzl was

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man accused of enslaving and raping his own daughter, let his guard slip on the second day of his trial. Fritzl was

News

Benedict XVI arrives in Africa

The Pope has begun a trip to Africa, arriving in Cameroon for a two-day visit, after which he flies on to Angola. Steets were whitewashed and swept

The Pope has begun a trip to Africa, arriving in Cameroon for a two-day visit, after which he flies on to Angola. Steets were whitewashed and swept

News

Krajisnik appeal fails

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has rejected the appeal from the former speaker of the Bosnian Seb parliament Momcilo

The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has rejected the appeal from the former speaker of the Bosnian Seb parliament Momcilo

News

The Germans and GM seek Opel rescue plan

German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg claims struggling US car giant General Motors appears willing to help save its Opel subsidiary

German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg claims struggling US car giant General Motors appears willing to help save its Opel subsidiary

News

Madagascar split as president holes up

It is a tense stand-off on the Indian island of Madagascar following yesterday’s seizure of the central bank and city-centre Presidential palace by

It is a tense stand-off on the Indian island of Madagascar following yesterday’s seizure of the central bank and city-centre Presidential palace by

News

Day two of Fritzl abuse trial

Josef Fritzl entered court with his face hidden behind a blue file for a second day, as his abuse trial resumes in St Poelten. The 73-year-old is

Josef Fritzl entered court with his face hidden behind a blue file for a second day, as his abuse trial resumes in St Poelten. The 73-year-old is

News

Russia to rearm says Medvedev

Russia’s President Dimitry Medvedev has announced large scale re-armament of conventional and nuclear forces from 2011 onwards. He said the

Russia’s President Dimitry Medvedev has announced large scale re-armament of conventional and nuclear forces from 2011 onwards. He said the

News

Is he a monster or a human being?

That is the question Austrian lawyers will continue to debate today on day two of the trial of Josef Fritzl. He is accused of imprisoning his

That is the question Austrian lawyers will continue to debate today on day two of the trial of Josef Fritzl. He is accused of imprisoning his

News

US gives St.Patrick's Day support for N. Ireland peace

Washington has repeated its support for the peace process in Northern Ireland, as revellers on both sides of the Atlantic prepare to celebrate St

Washington has repeated its support for the peace process in Northern Ireland, as revellers on both sides of the Atlantic prepare to celebrate St

News

Tension escalates after Madagascar mutiny

In Madagascar, President Marc Ravalomanana has vowed to fight to the death if rebel soldiers try to drive him from power. It comes after dissident

In Madagascar, President Marc Ravalomanana has vowed to fight to the death if rebel soldiers try to drive him from power. It comes after dissident