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2009-04-14

News

US embargo action evidence of "loosening" attitude towards Cuba

Political change has been underway for a while now in Cuba. The first tangible sign of a thaw in relations came at the beginning of April, when a

Political change has been underway for a while now in Cuba. The first tangible sign of a thaw in relations came at the beginning of April, when a

Europe

UK warned over Phorm, Internet

An Internet tracking company called Phorm has got Britain into legal hot water. The European Commission has threatened the UK government with court

An Internet tracking company called Phorm has got Britain into legal hot water. The European Commission has threatened the UK government with court

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Germany joins GMO maize ban

Germany has banned the only type of genetically-modified crop grown there, the highly insect-resistant MON 810 maize. Germany is the sixth EU country

Germany has banned the only type of genetically-modified crop grown there, the highly insect-resistant MON 810 maize. Germany is the sixth EU country

Business

Obama touts economic progress

Offering an optimistic assessment of efforts to revive the US economy but also warning of continued tough times, President Barack Obama has said he

Offering an optimistic assessment of efforts to revive the US economy but also warning of continued tough times, President Barack Obama has said he

Business

Tuesday 14th April

European shares finished up one percent. They had been higher – at their best in two months – but slipped back on news that US retail sales fell

European shares finished up one percent. They had been higher – at their best in two months – but slipped back on news that US retail sales fell

Business

German Woolworth insolvent

The recession has claimed another retailer. The Woolworth chain in Germany and Austria has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors

The recession has claimed another retailer. The Woolworth chain in Germany and Austria has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors

Business

Good news from Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has announced a much higher-than-expected first-quarter profit of 1.66 billion dollars (1.25 billion euros). The New York based

Goldman Sachs has announced a much higher-than-expected first-quarter profit of 1.66 billion dollars (1.25 billion euros). The New York based

Business

Philips loss spurs faster restructuring

Europe’s biggest consumer electronics producer Philips is to speed up its restructuring after announcing a surprise first-quarter loss. The Dutch

Europe’s biggest consumer electronics producer Philips is to speed up its restructuring after announcing a surprise first-quarter loss. The Dutch

Business

More stimulus for Spain

Spain’s shrinking economy could get more stimulus money. One week after he dismissed Pedro Solbes, the country’s fiscally cautious economy

Spain’s shrinking economy could get more stimulus money. One week after he dismissed Pedro Solbes, the country’s fiscally cautious economy

News

Hungary's new Prime Minister appoints cabinet

Hungary’s new Prime Minister has wasted no time in getting down to business, and has already named his cabinet. Gordon Bajnai, who was formally

Hungary’s new Prime Minister has wasted no time in getting down to business, and has already named his cabinet. Gordon Bajnai, who was formally

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Saakashvili blames Russia for anti-govt protests

There has been a sixth day of anti-government protests in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, with thousands of demonstrators demanding President Mikheil

There has been a sixth day of anti-government protests in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, with thousands of demonstrators demanding President Mikheil

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Abducted toddler returns to France

A three-year-old French girl repeatedly seized by her warring parents has returned to France with her father. Elise Andre, whose Russian mother was

A three-year-old French girl repeatedly seized by her warring parents has returned to France with her father. Elise Andre, whose Russian mother was

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Protest leaders arrested as Thailand unrest ends

The main leaders of the anti-government protestors in Thailand have been arrested as the recent turmoil comes to an end. They said they had agreed

The main leaders of the anti-government protestors in Thailand have been arrested as the recent turmoil comes to an end. They said they had agreed

Culture

Japan's animation film

After four years of drawing his characters by hand, Hayao Miyazaki one of Japan’s greatest animation directors, has finished his latest film “Ponyo

After four years of drawing his characters by hand, Hayao Miyazaki one of Japan’s greatest animation directors, has finished his latest film “Ponyo

Science_technology

New industrial inventions are greener

French and Italian scientists are researching a new cement which they say could absorb up to 80 percent of CO2 from car emissions. And Swiss

French and Italian scientists are researching a new cement which they say could absorb up to 80 percent of CO2 from car emissions. And Swiss

Culture

New French film explores renewal

“Villa Amalia” filmed in Italy, is based on the novel by French Author Pascal Quingard. It stars Isabelle Huppert, and is directed by Benoit Jacquot

“Villa Amalia” filmed in Italy, is based on the novel by French Author Pascal Quingard. It stars Isabelle Huppert, and is directed by Benoit Jacquot

Culture

Ways of seeing

A modern art exhibition at the Champs Elysees in Paris makes spectators take a serious look at the optical illusions on the canvas. And in Lisbon

A modern art exhibition at the Champs Elysees in Paris makes spectators take a serious look at the optical illusions on the canvas. And in Lisbon

News

Castro: US sanctions easing is not enough

The father of modern Cuba, Fidel Castro, has vowed that the communist-led island will not beg to have the US trade embargo lifted. His words were

The father of modern Cuba, Fidel Castro, has vowed that the communist-led island will not beg to have the US trade embargo lifted. His words were

News

Georgian protestors' new pitch to oust Saakashvili

Protestors who want Georgia’s leader Mikheil Saakashvili to resign have set up camp outside the presidential residence. On the sixth consecutive day

Protestors who want Georgia’s leader Mikheil Saakashvili to resign have set up camp outside the presidential residence. On the sixth consecutive day

News

Pakistan adopts sharia law deal

In a bid to halt violence, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has signed a bill imposing strict Islamic law in the north west of the country

In a bid to halt violence, Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has signed a bill imposing strict Islamic law in the north west of the country

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Castro's cool on US Cuba concessions

Cuba’s Fidel Castro has responded to America’s partial lifting of its embargo, refusing to accept charity, and calling for a total end to the

Cuba’s Fidel Castro has responded to America’s partial lifting of its embargo, refusing to accept charity, and calling for a total end to the

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Thai protests come to an end

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started packing up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started packing up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters

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Hungary's new PM ready to act as economy shrinks

Tackling the worst economic mess in almost two decades is the challenge confronting the man set to become Hungary’s next prime minister. Gordon

Tackling the worst economic mess in almost two decades is the challenge confronting the man set to become Hungary’s next prime minister. Gordon

News

Army gains control of Thai capital

Overnight security forces tightened their grip on Bangkok cracking down on the remaining areas of chaos. The anti-government demonstrators had

Overnight security forces tightened their grip on Bangkok cracking down on the remaining areas of chaos. The anti-government demonstrators had

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Thai protests come to an end

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started breaking up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters

Thai anti-government demonstrators camped around Bangkok Government House have started breaking up. Leaders of Thailand’s red shirted protesters

News

Strong aftershock in quake-hit central Italy

A stong aftershock has hit central Italy where thousands remain under canvas after a devastating earthquake, just over a week ago. The 4.9

A stong aftershock has hit central Italy where thousands remain under canvas after a devastating earthquake, just over a week ago. The 4.9

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Obama opens crack in US embargo against Cuba

Cubans living in the US will soon be able to visit the island more frequently after the White House eased travel restrictions. In a major policy

Cubans living in the US will soon be able to visit the island more frequently after the White House eased travel restrictions. In a major policy