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2009-03-23

Business

Abu Dhabi investor buys into Daimler

Daimler has a major new shareholder; an investment group linked to the Abu Dhabi government. By buying newly issued shares Aabar Investment has

Daimler has a major new shareholder; an investment group linked to the Abu Dhabi government. By buying newly issued shares Aabar Investment has

Business

Bonus return requested

Netherland’s based financial group ING is asking hundreds of its staff to give back their bonus payments for last year. At the same time the

Netherland’s based financial group ING is asking hundreds of its staff to give back their bonus payments for last year. At the same time the

Business

Small car - big market

The Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, has been officially launched in India. It is due to arrive on the roads in July after a series of

The Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car, has been officially launched in India. It is due to arrive on the roads in July after a series of

Business

Monday 23rd March

European shares finished the day up 3.45 percent, at their highest in more a month. They were following Wall Street’s example. It was boosted by

European shares finished the day up 3.45 percent, at their highest in more a month. They were following Wall Street’s example. It was boosted by

Europe

Farm chief rejects going back on EU milk reform

Tepid prices for milk are not grounds for EU action to prop them up. Europe’s farm chief has rejected demands by at least five countries. They want

Tepid prices for milk are not grounds for EU action to prop them up. Europe’s farm chief has rejected demands by at least five countries. They want

Europe

EU-Ukraine gas transport upgrade deal angers Russia

Angering Moscow, Europe has agreed to help Ukraine modernise its gas infrastructure for carrying Russian supplies to the European Union. At an energy

Angering Moscow, Europe has agreed to help Ukraine modernise its gas infrastructure for carrying Russian supplies to the European Union. At an energy

News

Roadside bomb kills senior Palestinian in Lebanon

A senior Palestinian official has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Lebanon. Kamal Medhat, the deputy head of the Palestine Liberation

A senior Palestinian official has been killed in a roadside bomb attack in Lebanon. Kamal Medhat, the deputy head of the Palestine Liberation

News

Spain confirms Kosovo pullout

The Spanish government has confirmed it will withdraw most of its troops from Kosovo by the end of the summer. This is despite criticism from Nato

The Spanish government has confirmed it will withdraw most of its troops from Kosovo by the end of the summer. This is despite criticism from Nato

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UN report slams Israel over Gaza

There is reason to conclude that Israel’s military operation in Gaza was a war crime according to a UN human rights investigator. Richard Falk

There is reason to conclude that Israel’s military operation in Gaza was a war crime according to a UN human rights investigator. Richard Falk

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Deal reached on new Hungarian PM

Hungary’s governing Socialist party and its former Liberal allies have agreed to back a new government led by a non-political figure , allowing the

Hungary’s governing Socialist party and its former Liberal allies have agreed to back a new government led by a non-political figure , allowing the

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Turkish President in historic Iraq visit

The President of Turkey is visiting Baghdad – the first time a Turkish head of state has visited Iraq in more than 30 years. Abdullah Gul was

The President of Turkey is visiting Baghdad – the first time a Turkish head of state has visited Iraq in more than 30 years. Abdullah Gul was

News

US reveals toxic assets plan

The US Treasury department has detailed its plans to help rid the country’s banks of billions in so-called toxic assets. That is things like

The US Treasury department has detailed its plans to help rid the country’s banks of billions in so-called toxic assets. That is things like

News

A decade since Operation Allied Force launched

On the 24th March 1999 the first bombers in NATO’s Operation Allied Force took-off with Serbia in their sights. It took 78 days of pounding to

On the 24th March 1999 the first bombers in NATO’s Operation Allied Force took-off with Serbia in their sights. It took 78 days of pounding to

Culture

Portrait of Slovenian artist Kostja Gatnik

Kostja Gatnik is an important figure in the Slovenian art world. Since the 1960s he has been involved in painting, fine arts, graphic design

Kostja Gatnik is an important figure in the Slovenian art world. Since the 1960s he has been involved in painting, fine arts, graphic design

Culture

Cage stars in supernatural thriller Knowing

In Knowing, Nicolas Cage plays a professor who stumbles upon a code that contains some chilling predictions about disasters which have taken place

In Knowing, Nicolas Cage plays a professor who stumbles upon a code that contains some chilling predictions about disasters which have taken place

News

Lebanon bomb kills senior Fatah official

A senior official in the Palestinian Fatah faction and four other people have been killed by a roadside bomb in Lebanon. Kamal Medhat and the

A senior official in the Palestinian Fatah faction and four other people have been killed by a roadside bomb in Lebanon. Kamal Medhat and the

News

Macedonia votes in peace, Ivanov takes lead into 2nd round

The first round of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia’s presidential and local elections has passed off peacefully, and while its has not

The first round of the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia’s presidential and local elections has passed off peacefully, and while its has not

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

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Hungary starts hunt for new Premier

Hungary’s ruling Socialists have started the search for a new Prime Minister to tackle the country’s economic and financial crisis. Ferenc

Hungary’s ruling Socialists have started the search for a new Prime Minister to tackle the country’s economic and financial crisis. Ferenc

News

Obama says new Afghan strategy needed

Is this the beginning of the end of US military intervention in Afghanistan? US president Barack Obama has announced an exit strategy for

Is this the beginning of the end of US military intervention in Afghanistan? US president Barack Obama has announced an exit strategy for

News

India launches world's cheapest car

The Indian auto giant Tata Motors is launching an ultra cheap car today. It is the Nano – a snip at around 1,500 euros and aimed at the massive

The Indian auto giant Tata Motors is launching an ultra cheap car today. It is the Nano – a snip at around 1,500 euros and aimed at the massive

News

Ultra-Orthodox party signs up for Israeli coalition

Israel’s main ultra-Orthodox party, Shas, has agreed to be part of a governing coalition. The deal brings right-wing Likud party leader Benjamin

Israel’s main ultra-Orthodox party, Shas, has agreed to be part of a governing coalition. The deal brings right-wing Likud party leader Benjamin

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Pope's AIDS remarks cause a storm in France

Pope Benedict XVI arrives back in Rome today after his two-nation African tour. He ended his trip with an open air mass in the Angolan capital Luanda

Pope Benedict XVI arrives back in Rome today after his two-nation African tour. He ended his trip with an open air mass in the Angolan capital Luanda

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Uniting Italy's right wing

The Italian political party born of Mussolini’s fascist followers has merged with Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia. The National

The Italian political party born of Mussolini’s fascist followers has merged with Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right Forza Italia. The National