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2009-04-20

Business

GM on brink of washing its hands of Opel

General Motors could be about to shed its controlling interest in Opel for nothing, as long as any new investor promises to put money into a new

General Motors could be about to shed its controlling interest in Opel for nothing, as long as any new investor promises to put money into a new

Business

Hannover Trade Fair opens window on future

Energy efficiency in industrial processes is the theme of this year’s Hanover trade fair, considered the world’s most important in the domain of

Energy efficiency in industrial processes is the theme of this year’s Hanover trade fair, considered the world’s most important in the domain of

Business

Policymakers warn don't get excited about recovery

After six weeks of climbing stockmarkets and Wall street beating records that stood since 1938 policymakers are pouring cold water on hopes the

After six weeks of climbing stockmarkets and Wall street beating records that stood since 1938 policymakers are pouring cold water on hopes the

Business

Shanghai motor show opens confidently

China appears to be the only place in the world where carmakers can sell their wares at the moment, with the Shanghai motor showing putting on a

China appears to be the only place in the world where carmakers can sell their wares at the moment, with the Shanghai motor showing putting on a

Business

Europe & America begin week with a whimper

A terrible start to the week on Europe’s stock markets as banks and mining shares slumped. It was put down to a mixture of profit-taking and

A terrible start to the week on Europe’s stock markets as banks and mining shares slumped. It was put down to a mixture of profit-taking and

Europe

Do customers get a fair deal from airline alliances?

The European Union’s competition authority is investigating the Star and Oneworld airline alliances to make sure that consumers benefit. The

The European Union’s competition authority is investigating the Star and Oneworld airline alliances to make sure that consumers benefit. The

Europe

Founded in translation

‘Let’s hear it for European translation.’ That was the message at a conference in Brussels aimed at showing how literary translation has helped

‘Let’s hear it for European translation.’ That was the message at a conference in Brussels aimed at showing how literary translation has helped

News

Ban Ki-moon "deplores" Ahmadinejad comments

The UN Secretary General says he “deplores” the comments made by the Iranian leader on Israel. France and Britain are also among other countries who

The UN Secretary General says he “deplores” the comments made by the Iranian leader on Israel. France and Britain are also among other countries who

News

EU welcomes Italian decision to welcome migrants

The EU has welcomed a decision by Italy to take in more than 100 stranded migrants but has said more solidarity is needed between members. It

The EU has welcomed a decision by Italy to take in more than 100 stranded migrants but has said more solidarity is needed between members. It

News

Austrian Holocaust denier goes on trial

An Austrian Holocaust denier has gone on trial for promoting Nazi ideology   The start of the trial in Austria coincides with the anniversary of

An Austrian Holocaust denier has gone on trial for promoting Nazi ideology   The start of the trial in Austria coincides with the anniversary of

News

Gabon activist is awarded the "Green Nobel"

One of Africa’s most respected campaigners has won the 2009 Goldman environmental prize – known informally as the “Green Nobel”. Marc Ona Essangui

One of Africa’s most respected campaigners has won the 2009 Goldman environmental prize – known informally as the “Green Nobel”. Marc Ona Essangui

Science_technology

Nnew filters protect eyesight

Strong light, artificial or natural, can damage our eyes. But now, Celia Sanchez Ramos, a professor at Complutense University in Madrid, has come up

Strong light, artificial or natural, can damage our eyes. But now, Celia Sanchez Ramos, a professor at Complutense University in Madrid, has come up

News

Russia calls for new global energy pact

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants to sign a new global energy pact to ensure the security of supplies. Speaking on a state visit to

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he wants to sign a new global energy pact to ensure the security of supplies. Speaking on a state visit to

Culture

Hamlet's castle hosts music festival

The Kronborg castle in Helsingor, Denmark is reputedly the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and this summer will host an international chamber music

The Kronborg castle in Helsingor, Denmark is reputedly the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet and this summer will host an international chamber music

Culture

Royksopp's Junior storms the charts

Norweigan electronic music duo Royksopp are enjoying the success of their third studio album “Junior” and their latest single from the album “Happy

Norweigan electronic music duo Royksopp are enjoying the success of their third studio album “Junior” and their latest single from the album “Happy

Culture

Berlin exhibits Buddist heritage of Pakistan

An exhibition of art from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region of Gandhara has opened in Berlin and will run until August 10th. The area hit the

An exhibition of art from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region of Gandhara has opened in Berlin and will run until August 10th. The area hit the

News

Calls intensify for ceasefire in Sri Lanka

Thousands of people have been protesting in London demanding a ceasefire in the the Sri Lankan army’s crackdown on Tamil Tiger separatists. In

Thousands of people have been protesting in London demanding a ceasefire in the the Sri Lankan army’s crackdown on Tamil Tiger separatists. In

News

Iranian leader causes walkout at UN racism conference

A speech by the Iranian president at a controversial UN conference on fighting racism has caused protest and a walkout by some delegates. Mahmoud

A speech by the Iranian president at a controversial UN conference on fighting racism has caused protest and a walkout by some delegates. Mahmoud

News

Hijack drama in Jamaica ends without incident

A hijacking drama in Jamaica is over after the last of more than 180 hostages were released from a Canadian charter jet. Officials say the suspect

A hijacking drama in Jamaica is over after the last of more than 180 hostages were released from a Canadian charter jet. Officials say the suspect

News

Jamaican hijacker surrenders to police

A hijacking drama in Jamaica appears to be over. The government says a gunman holding six crew members aboard a Canadian charter jet in Montego

A hijacking drama in Jamaica appears to be over. The government says a gunman holding six crew members aboard a Canadian charter jet in Montego

News

Italy takes in migrants ending row with Malta

Italy has finally agreed to welcome a group of illegal immigrants on its soil ending a four-day stand-off with neighbour Malta. A first

Italy has finally agreed to welcome a group of illegal immigrants on its soil ending a four-day stand-off with neighbour Malta. A first

News

A decade later - Colombine survivors remember

It’s been a decade since the tragic Colombine school massacre. On the morning of April 20, 1999, two students went on a deadly rampage with

It’s been a decade since the tragic Colombine school massacre. On the morning of April 20, 1999, two students went on a deadly rampage with

News

Gunman holds five crew onboard plane in Jamaica

A gunman in Jamaica who has taken control of a passenger jet at Montego Bay airport is still holding five crew members. All the passengers

A gunman in Jamaica who has taken control of a passenger jet at Montego Bay airport is still holding five crew members. All the passengers

News

UN conference on racism gets underway without major players

A major United Nations conference on racism has got underway in Geneva, but without any world leaders except the Iranian President Mahmoud

A major United Nations conference on racism has got underway in Geneva, but without any world leaders except the Iranian President Mahmoud

News

Summit of the Americas ends amid optimism

There were famous faces missing and a distinct lack of coordination as the Summit of the Americas drew to a close in Trinidad and Tobago. But

There were famous faces missing and a distinct lack of coordination as the Summit of the Americas drew to a close in Trinidad and Tobago. But

News

Nationalists sweep to victory in northern Cyprus poll

Efforts to reunify the divided island of Cyprus could be complicated by an election result in the breakaway north. Turkish Cypriot nationalists

Efforts to reunify the divided island of Cyprus could be complicated by an election result in the breakaway north. Turkish Cypriot nationalists

News

Calls for leading nations to act against food crisis

Farm ministers from the world’s leading industrialised and developing nations will today set out plans for overcoming the global food crisis

Farm ministers from the world’s leading industrialised and developing nations will today set out plans for overcoming the global food crisis

News

Italy takes in 140 stranded migrants

After getting vital supplies to 140 migrants stranded on a cargo ship, Italy has agreed to take them in – ending a four-day stand-off with its

After getting vital supplies to 140 migrants stranded on a cargo ship, Italy has agreed to take them in – ending a four-day stand-off with its