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2009-03-24

Science_technology

Swift takes to the sky

The project to develop a clean, green plane that does not need petrol has already got off the ground. With little more than a jump start, the Swift

The project to develop a clean, green plane that does not need petrol has already got off the ground. With little more than a jump start, the Swift

Europe

Wind energy

Wind could be EU’s ticket to energy sustainability, according to industry representatives. What does the wind sector have going for it?

Wind could be EU’s ticket to energy sustainability, according to industry representatives. What does the wind sector have going for it?

Europe

Complaints through the European Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman is better known than in the past, but there is still confusion over his role. That means many of the complaints the Ombudsman

The European Ombudsman is better known than in the past, but there is still confusion over his role. That means many of the complaints the Ombudsman

Culture

Pinault collection on show in Moscow

Moscow’s Garage Centre for Contemporary Art is playing host to an exhibition of works from the Francois Pinault Collection, one of the world’s most

Moscow’s Garage Centre for Contemporary Art is playing host to an exhibition of works from the Francois Pinault Collection, one of the world’s most

News

Rose petals as Pakistan's top judge returns

It was no ordinary reception for no ordinary judge. His car strewn with rose petals, Pakistan’s reinstated Chief Justice has gone back to work in

It was no ordinary reception for no ordinary judge. His car strewn with rose petals, Pakistan’s reinstated Chief Justice has gone back to work in

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Sirens in Belgrade for NATO bombing victims

Sirens have rung out in Belgrade to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of NATO’s bombing of Serbia. Ceremonies have been held to remember the

Sirens have rung out in Belgrade to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of NATO’s bombing of Serbia. Ceremonies have been held to remember the

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Serbia says it will never forget

Ten years after NATO’s 78-day bombing campaign of Serbia, the country still has not given up on Kosovo. The capital Belgrade still bears the scars

Ten years after NATO’s 78-day bombing campaign of Serbia, the country still has not given up on Kosovo. The capital Belgrade still bears the scars

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France to pay nuclear test victims

Thirteen years after the definitive abandoning of nuclear tests in the Pacific, France is ready to pay compensation to the victims, both military and

Thirteen years after the definitive abandoning of nuclear tests in the Pacific, France is ready to pay compensation to the victims, both military and

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Israel's Labour backs Netanyahu alliance

In Israel, unlikely bedfellows are set to give government a go-together. The centre-left Labour Party has backed its leader Ehud Barak’s decision to

In Israel, unlikely bedfellows are set to give government a go-together. The centre-left Labour Party has backed its leader Ehud Barak’s decision to

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Clash in Israeli-Arab town

Israeli Arab protesters have clashed with police after right-wing Israelis marched on the predominantly Arab town of Um al-Fahm. The Israelis headed

Israeli Arab protesters have clashed with police after right-wing Israelis marched on the predominantly Arab town of Um al-Fahm. The Israelis headed

Business

Tuesday 24th March

European shares fluctuated through the day and finished slightly higher but London closed one percent down. There was some profit taking by

European shares fluctuated through the day and finished slightly higher but London closed one percent down. There was some profit taking by

Business

Brown focuses on finance reform

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met top executives from the world’s major banks to get their backing for tougher banking regulations before he

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met top executives from the world’s major banks to get their backing for tougher banking regulations before he

Business

AIG bonus row continues

The bonus blame game continues in Washington. The uproar over millions that was paid to top executives of the failed insurance company AIG had

The bonus blame game continues in Washington. The uproar over millions that was paid to top executives of the failed insurance company AIG had

Business

Fury over Valeo payoff

A big payoff for Thierry Morin, the outgoing boss of French car parts supplier Valeo, has provoked an angry reaction. Morin is set to get a 3.2

A big payoff for Thierry Morin, the outgoing boss of French car parts supplier Valeo, has provoked an angry reaction. Morin is set to get a 3.2

Business

Euro zone economic contraction slows

There’s been a little bit of good news on the euro zone economy. The latest data suggests a slight easing in the region’s economic contraction in

There’s been a little bit of good news on the euro zone economy. The latest data suggests a slight easing in the region’s economic contraction in

Business

Surprise rise in UK inflation

Inflation in Britain rose unexpectedly in February and hit 3.2 percent. As a result the governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has to write

Inflation in Britain rose unexpectedly in February and hit 3.2 percent. As a result the governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King has to write

Europe

Le Pen calls intent to strip him of parliament privilege 'idiotic'

Proposing a rule change to prevent French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from presiding over the European Parliament’s inaugural session after

Proposing a rule change to prevent French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from presiding over the European Parliament’s inaugural session after

Culture

Pirate radio hits the big screen

The stars of a new British comedy, The Boat That Rocked, braved the chill London weather for the world premiere.

The stars of a new British comedy, The Boat That Rocked, braved the chill London weather for the world premiere.

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Czech PM loses confidence vote

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has been forced to resign after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament. His minority centre-right

Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek has been forced to resign after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament. His minority centre-right

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Belgrade remembers NATO bombing

Sirens began to sound across Belgrade early in the evening on March the 24th, 1999. Over the next 78 days NATO kept up a relentless bombing campaign

Sirens began to sound across Belgrade early in the evening on March the 24th, 1999. Over the next 78 days NATO kept up a relentless bombing campaign

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Serbia marks 10th anniversary of NATO bombing

Commemorations are being held in Belgrade for the victims of the NATO bombing of Serbia. A one-minute silence has been held to mark the 10th

Commemorations are being held in Belgrade for the victims of the NATO bombing of Serbia. A one-minute silence has been held to mark the 10th

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Clashes in Israeli-Arab town

Israeli Arab protesters have clashed with police after right-wing Israelis marched on the predominantly Arab town of Um al-Fahm. The Israeli ultra

Israeli Arab protesters have clashed with police after right-wing Israelis marched on the predominantly Arab town of Um al-Fahm. The Israeli ultra

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Czech PM faces no-confidence vote

The political turmoil in the Czech Republic could take a new turn today as opposition Social Democrats attempt to force out Prime Minister Mirek

The political turmoil in the Czech Republic could take a new turn today as opposition Social Democrats attempt to force out Prime Minister Mirek

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Netanyahu close to forming coalition

Israel’s Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of right wing Likud, has agreed in principle with Labour’s Ehud Barak to form a pact

Israel’s Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of right wing Likud, has agreed in principle with Labour’s Ehud Barak to form a pact

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AIG bosses give their bonuses back

Many of the executives at US insurer AIG who received bonuses have said they will repay the money. Of the 20 biggest recipients, 15 have already

Many of the executives at US insurer AIG who received bonuses have said they will repay the money. Of the 20 biggest recipients, 15 have already