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2009-03-30

Culture

Economic downturn enriches Cuban art biennial

Hard times, both for the economy and the environment, is the theme dominating this year’s art biennial in the Cuban capital, Havana. Brazilian artist

Hard times, both for the economy and the environment, is the theme dominating this year’s art biennial in the Cuban capital, Havana. Brazilian artist

Europe

Golden parachute basic issue at Berlaymont

In the current economic climate, parts of Europe’s pay system are coming in for criticism. Brussels has defended its ‘golden parachute’ for former

In the current economic climate, parts of Europe’s pay system are coming in for criticism. Brussels has defended its ‘golden parachute’ for former

Europe

Greeks outsmoking rest of Europe

Three out of ten Europeans smoke every day or once in a while, over the age of 15. Greece has the highest proportion of smokers than average

Three out of ten Europeans smoke every day or once in a while, over the age of 15. Greece has the highest proportion of smokers than average

Business

Spanish government bails out CMM

Banking shares plunged on the Madrid stock exchange after the Spanish government said it has been forced into its first bank rescue since the

Banking shares plunged on the Madrid stock exchange after the Spanish government said it has been forced into its first bank rescue since the

Business

Monday 30th March

European shares ended the day down over five percent. The financial sector suffered from Spain having to rescue a bank and the collapse over the

European shares ended the day down over five percent. The financial sector suffered from Spain having to rescue a bank and the collapse over the

Europe

Transport ministers give independent truckers longer haul

The EU’s transport ministers have decided by majority that independent truckers should not be bound by the same limits on time spent behind the wheel

The EU’s transport ministers have decided by majority that independent truckers should not be bound by the same limits on time spent behind the wheel

News

Abdullah Gul: We will fight PKK to the death

Abdullah Gul is the President of the Republic of Turkey and one of the most important political figures emerging from Turkey’s pro Western AKP party

Abdullah Gul is the President of the Republic of Turkey and one of the most important political figures emerging from Turkey’s pro Western AKP party

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Sudan's Bashir seeks Arab support over warrrant

Sudan’s President has defied an international arrest warrant to take part in the annual Arab League summit in Qatar. Speaking at the opening, Omar

Sudan’s President has defied an international arrest warrant to take part in the annual Arab League summit in Qatar. Speaking at the opening, Omar

News

Taliban blamed for Lahore gun battle

The Taliban in Pakistan is being blamed for the storming of a police academy in Lahore which left at least eight cadets and four terrorists dead

The Taliban in Pakistan is being blamed for the storming of a police academy in Lahore which left at least eight cadets and four terrorists dead

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Hungary's incoming PM calls for drastic action

Hungary’s next prime minister has promised bold steps to drag the country out of its deepest recession in decades. Economy Minister Gordon Bajnai

Hungary’s next prime minister has promised bold steps to drag the country out of its deepest recession in decades. Economy Minister Gordon Bajnai

Business

Peugeot Citroen boss driven out of office

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Chief Executive Christian Streiff has been given the boot after the French carmaker recently posted a 343 million euro net loss

PSA Peugeot Citroen’s Chief Executive Christian Streiff has been given the boot after the French carmaker recently posted a 343 million euro net loss

News

Deutsche Bahn's boss goes

The embattled boss of German railways has quit. Deutsche Bahn’s Chief Executive Hartmut Mehdorn has stepped down following revelations the company

The embattled boss of German railways has quit. Deutsche Bahn’s Chief Executive Hartmut Mehdorn has stepped down following revelations the company

Business

Berlin gives Opel sixty days to survive

Some workers at German carmaker, Opel, have welcomed the sacking of the head of its US owners General Motors. “I think he should’ve been fired a

Some workers at German carmaker, Opel, have welcomed the sacking of the head of its US owners General Motors. “I think he should’ve been fired a

News

Obama outlines tough measures for US car makers

US President Barack Obama has warned painful restructuring is needed before more tax payers money will be handed over to America’s car makers

US President Barack Obama has warned painful restructuring is needed before more tax payers money will be handed over to America’s car makers

News

Alleged Khmer Rouge leader stands trial

The man accused of murdering and torturing more than 14,000 people in Cambodia has taken the stand in the first trial of a top Khmer Rouge leader

The man accused of murdering and torturing more than 14,000 people in Cambodia has taken the stand in the first trial of a top Khmer Rouge leader

News

Pitched battle at Pakistani police academy

An all-out gun battle at a Pakistani police academy has ended with at least 20 people dead. The army laid siege to the compound in Lahore after

An all-out gun battle at a Pakistani police academy has ended with at least 20 people dead. The army laid siege to the compound in Lahore after

News

Composer Maurice Jarre is dead

The Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre, who wrote the music for several Hollywood blockbusters, has died at the age of 84. Jarre, the father of

The Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre, who wrote the music for several Hollywood blockbusters, has died at the age of 84. Jarre, the father of

News

Pitched battle at Pakistani police academy

An all-out gun battle at a Pakistani police academy has ended with at least 20 people dead. The army laid siege to the compound in Lahore after

An all-out gun battle at a Pakistani police academy has ended with at least 20 people dead. The army laid siege to the compound in Lahore after

News

Turkey's Erdogan suffers setback at polls

Turkey’s Prime Minister says he has learned a lesson from his ruling party’s disappointing showing in local elections. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s

Turkey’s Prime Minister says he has learned a lesson from his ruling party’s disappointing showing in local elections. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s

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Sudan's Bashir at Arab Summit

The Arab League summit has opened in Qatar, its agenda overshadowed by the presence of Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. He arrived in

The Arab League summit has opened in Qatar, its agenda overshadowed by the presence of Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. He arrived in

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AKP wins in local elections despite slide in support

Turkish voters have delivered a victory for the ruling AK Party in local elections, but not by as big a margin as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish voters have delivered a victory for the ruling AK Party in local elections, but not by as big a margin as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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French carmaker sacks boss

Peugeot Citroen have sacked Chief Executive Christian Streiff as France’s biggest carmaker struggles in the current economic climate. The

Peugeot Citroen have sacked Chief Executive Christian Streiff as France’s biggest carmaker struggles in the current economic climate. The

News

Montenegro votes pro-EU PM back to office

Montenegro’s Prime Minister has claimed victory in the country’s general election after a campaign which promised a push to join the EU quickly

Montenegro’s Prime Minister has claimed victory in the country’s general election after a campaign which promised a push to join the EU quickly

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White House tells GM CEO: On your bike!

The White House has told the CEO of General Motors to resign. Rick Wagoner will step down as part of the US administration’s plans to rescue the auto

The White House has told the CEO of General Motors to resign. Rick Wagoner will step down as part of the US administration’s plans to rescue the auto

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Spain saves bank: its first rescue in 16 years

Spain has mounted its first major bank rescue in 16 years, as the economic crisis bites deeper. The Bank of Spain has appointed administrators to

Spain has mounted its first major bank rescue in 16 years, as the economic crisis bites deeper. The Bank of Spain has appointed administrators to

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Ivory Coast stadium stampede kills 22 fans

Up to 22 people have been killed, and many more are seriously injured, after a stampede at a football World Cup qualifying match in west Africa’s

Up to 22 people have been killed, and many more are seriously injured, after a stampede at a football World Cup qualifying match in west Africa’s