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2009-04-09

News

Top UK counter-terrorism officer quits over blunder

Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has resigned after jeopardising a major anti-terrorism raid. Bob Quick was photographed carrying documents

Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has resigned after jeopardising a major anti-terrorism raid. Bob Quick was photographed carrying documents

Business

Japanese jobs plan announced

The Japanese government aims to create millions of jobs in the next several years as part of a new long-term action plan to boost economic growth

The Japanese government aims to create millions of jobs in the next several years as part of a new long-term action plan to boost economic growth

Europe

Getting tough on late payers

New EU rules look set to be introduced to reduce payment delays between companies, and between businesses and public authorities. Brussels

New EU rules look set to be introduced to reduce payment delays between companies, and between businesses and public authorities. Brussels

News

Italian President visits quake-hit region

As more corpses are pulled from the earthquake rubble in Italy, the President has been on site saying there was a shared responsibility for the scale

As more corpses are pulled from the earthquake rubble in Italy, the President has been on site saying there was a shared responsibility for the scale

Europe

Swedes teach sustainability in school

From infants to industry, in Sweden they want the European Parliament elections to centre on sustainable development and innovation. Hoping to make

From infants to industry, in Sweden they want the European Parliament elections to centre on sustainable development and innovation. Hoping to make

News

Georgians call for President to quit

Tens of thousands of Georgians have flooded the streets of their capital demanding the President steps down. There has been a growing backlash

Tens of thousands of Georgians have flooded the streets of their capital demanding the President steps down. There has been a growing backlash

Business

Thursday 9th April

European shares finished up 2.8 percent after a choppy session on the last day of trading in a week shortened by the Easter holiday and as investors

European shares finished up 2.8 percent after a choppy session on the last day of trading in a week shortened by the Easter holiday and as investors

Europe

Fish from farms due boost

Brussels is proposing to lift European aquaculture out of stagnation, through more investment and research. The fisheries authorities say fish

Brussels is proposing to lift European aquaculture out of stagnation, through more investment and research. The fisheries authorities say fish

Business

Berlin makes Hypo shares offer

The German government is moving to nationalise investment bank Hypo Real Estate, which has been propped up with more than 100 billion euros in

The German government is moving to nationalise investment bank Hypo Real Estate, which has been propped up with more than 100 billion euros in

Europe

The drip-drip-drip of Poland's health sector brain drain

Plumbers never did flood out of Poland as some feared a few years ago, but the country is suffering a health sector brain-drain: One out of six

Plumbers never did flood out of Poland as some feared a few years ago, but the country is suffering a health sector brain-drain: One out of six

News

The fight against AIDS in Kenya

Africa is the continent hit hardest by the AIDS virus. Prevention efforts are bearing fruit, but it is not enough, experts say. Often pushed

Africa is the continent hit hardest by the AIDS virus. Prevention efforts are bearing fruit, but it is not enough, experts say. Often pushed

News

Setback for Sarkozy's bid to punish Internet pirates

Moves to disconnect Internet users if they download music or films illegally have been rejected by France’s parliament. Under a government-backed

Moves to disconnect Internet users if they download music or films illegally have been rejected by France’s parliament. Under a government-backed

News

Indonesia poll count begins

Counting is underway in Indonesia’s parliamentary election with early indications putting current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat party

Counting is underway in Indonesia’s parliamentary election with early indications putting current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat party

News

Bouteflika set to win "one horse race" Algeria poll

He is the red-hot favourite in what has been called a one-horse race. Urging people to vote in today’s election, Algeria’s veteran President led

He is the red-hot favourite in what has been called a one-horse race. Urging people to vote in today’s election, Algeria’s veteran President led

News

Quake refugees under canvas

Thousands made homeless by Monday’s earthquake are living in tent villages on hillsides in the devasted Abruzzo region. Some 20 camps and 16 field

Thousands made homeless by Monday’s earthquake are living in tent villages on hillsides in the devasted Abruzzo region. Some 20 camps and 16 field

Science_technology

Using sound to make sweet dreams a reality for all

A touring installation created by a British artist is developing a technique to control people’s dreams. The Dream Director puts members of the

A touring installation created by a British artist is developing a technique to control people’s dreams. The Dream Director puts members of the

Culture

Big Fat Wedding success prompts comedy to return to Greece

On the back of the success of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Canadian-American actress, writer and producer Nia Vardalos is back with another comedy

On the back of the success of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Canadian-American actress, writer and producer Nia Vardalos is back with another comedy

Culture

Rodney Atkins takes pride in his country

The life experience of country rock singer Rodney Atkins taught him to love America. Adopted at birth, Rodney started singing at school. Then for

The life experience of country rock singer Rodney Atkins taught him to love America. Adopted at birth, Rodney started singing at school. Then for

News

Interim Czech PM appointed

President Vaclav Klaus officially unveils the man set to become the Czech Republic’s next Prime Minister.   Jan Fischer, a non-aligned technocrat

President Vaclav Klaus officially unveils the man set to become the Czech Republic’s next Prime Minister.   Jan Fischer, a non-aligned technocrat

News

Georgia protesters demand Saakashvili resign

Some 40,000 Georgians have been rallying outside parliament, demanding that President Mikhail Saakashvili quit. Opposition leaders say

Some 40,000 Georgians have been rallying outside parliament, demanding that President Mikhail Saakashvili quit. Opposition leaders say

News

Algeria's Bouteflika poised for third term

He knows he is set to win but can he do so convincingly? Veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is poised for a third term in office after today’s

He knows he is set to win but can he do so convincingly? Veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is poised for a third term in office after today’s

News

Top UK anti-terrror cop quits over security blunder

Britain’s top counter-terrorism policeman has resigned after his security leak forced a major anti-terror operation to be brought forward. Bob

Britain’s top counter-terrorism policeman has resigned after his security leak forced a major anti-terror operation to be brought forward. Bob

News

Voting ends in key Indonesian election

Polls have closed in Indonesia’s parliamentary elections. The vote is a forerunner to a presidential ballot in July, which current leader

Polls have closed in Indonesia’s parliamentary elections. The vote is a forerunner to a presidential ballot in July, which current leader

News

Italian president visits quake zone

Time is running out for any remaining survivors who may still be trapped in the rubble after Italy’s massive earthquake. It is now more than 24

Time is running out for any remaining survivors who may still be trapped in the rubble after Italy’s massive earthquake. It is now more than 24

News

Algerians vote with little enthusiasm

Algeria is holding an election that experts say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika needs to win convincingly to show he can reconnect with disillusioned

Algeria is holding an election that experts say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika needs to win convincingly to show he can reconnect with disillusioned

News

Indonesians vote in general election

Indonesians have gone to the polls in the first of two elections that could determine whether Southeast Asia’s biggest economy pushes ahead with key

Indonesians have gone to the polls in the first of two elections that could determine whether Southeast Asia’s biggest economy pushes ahead with key

News

Moldova to introduce visa controls for Romanians

Border controls between Moldova and Romania will be tightened from this morning, a further indication of the deepening diplomatic row between the two

Border controls between Moldova and Romania will be tightened from this morning, a further indication of the deepening diplomatic row between the two

News

Italy begins to say goodbye to earthquake victims

L’Aquila has begun the grim task of burying its dead, and Friday will be a day of national mourning in Italy, with a mass state funeral. All

L’Aquila has begun the grim task of burying its dead, and Friday will be a day of national mourning in Italy, with a mass state funeral. All