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2009-05-05

Business

EU finance minister consider recovery

European finance ministers have started planning for the region’s economic recovery, which they hope will be next year. Meeting in Brussels they

European finance ministers have started planning for the region’s economic recovery, which they hope will be next year. Meeting in Brussels they

Business

Adidas profit plunge prompts savings push

Adidas has announcing a major reorganisation after the German sporting goods and clothing maker posted a 97 percent plunge in first quarter profit

Adidas has announcing a major reorganisation after the German sporting goods and clothing maker posted a 97 percent plunge in first quarter profit

Business

Some US stress test banks 'will need more capital'

Source have said that about half of the nineteen largest US banks will be told by regulators to raise more capital after being “stress tested” by the

Source have said that about half of the nineteen largest US banks will be told by regulators to raise more capital after being “stress tested” by the

Business

Spanish jobless hits record

The number of people out of work in Spain rose to a record four million in the first three months of the year. The jobless rate hit 17.4 percent

The number of people out of work in Spain rose to a record four million in the first three months of the year. The jobless rate hit 17.4 percent

Business

Tuesday 5th May

European shares ended slightly lower having earlier been at their highest in almost four months. London was the big exception – up over two

European shares ended slightly lower having earlier been at their highest in almost four months. London was the big exception – up over two

Business

Fed sees sluggish US recovery this year

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke – sounding more confident than he has of late – has told the Congressional Joint Economic Committee that a

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke – sounding more confident than he has of late – has told the Congressional Joint Economic Committee that a

News

Georgia blames Russia for army mutiny

The Georgian army claims it has quashed a Russian-backed mutiny within its ranks. Georgian officials say Moscow was trying to foment trouble ahead

The Georgian army claims it has quashed a Russian-backed mutiny within its ranks. Georgian officials say Moscow was trying to foment trouble ahead

News

First non-nationalist government in Basque region in 30-years

The Basque parliament has sworn in a Socialist to lead the region’s first non-nationalist government in the Chamber’s history. Socialist Patxi

The Basque parliament has sworn in a Socialist to lead the region’s first non-nationalist government in the Chamber’s history. Socialist Patxi

News

WHO eases Europe's flu fears

Europe is breathing a sigh of relief following news from the World Health Organisation on the deadly flu virus. Though several countries have

Europe is breathing a sigh of relief following news from the World Health Organisation on the deadly flu virus. Though several countries have

News

Ankara says wedding murder cannot be justified

The Turkish government has lashed out at the perpetrators of a mass murder at a wedding, saying there could be no justification whatsoever for the

The Turkish government has lashed out at the perpetrators of a mass murder at a wedding, saying there could be no justification whatsoever for the

News

Merkel visits Stasi dungeons

As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Chancellor has visited the main detention centre of

As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Chancellor has visited the main detention centre of

News

The Stasi: East Germany's enemy within

As the Berlin wall went up East Germany’s own version of the Ministry of Fear came into being. The Stasi secret police, set up under the tutelege

As the Berlin wall went up East Germany’s own version of the Ministry of Fear came into being. The Stasi secret police, set up under the tutelege

News

Georgia blames Russia for army mutiny

The Georgian army claims it has quashed a Russian-backed mutiny within its ranks. Georgian officials say Moscow was trying to foment trouble ahead

The Georgian army claims it has quashed a Russian-backed mutiny within its ranks. Georgian officials say Moscow was trying to foment trouble ahead

News

Cruelty is issue in EU seal ban

The baby Harp seal’s white coat protects it from more than the elements. It also wards of hunters as the animal is legally safeguarded in Canada

The baby Harp seal’s white coat protects it from more than the elements. It also wards of hunters as the animal is legally safeguarded in Canada

News

Lavrov backs out of NATO talks

Relations between NATO and Moscow continue to be strained at the highest level with Russia’s Foreign Minister now saying he will not attend a joint

Relations between NATO and Moscow continue to be strained at the highest level with Russia’s Foreign Minister now saying he will not attend a joint

Science_technology

Hot new heating invention

Joseph Le Mer has invented a new kind of greener, money-saving heating system which recently won the “Small and Medium Enterprises and Research”

Joseph Le Mer has invented a new kind of greener, money-saving heating system which recently won the “Small and Medium Enterprises and Research”

Culture

Toon Comp Triumph

This year, out of more than 800 cartoons from 72 countries entered for the 5th “World Press Cartoon” competition, the Grand Prix was won by Mexican

This year, out of more than 800 cartoons from 72 countries entered for the 5th “World Press Cartoon” competition, the Grand Prix was won by Mexican

Culture

Angels and Demons in Rome

“The Da Vinci Code” sequel, “Angels and Demons” premiered in Rome this week and director Ron Howard hit the red carpet with star Tom Hanks and writer

“The Da Vinci Code” sequel, “Angels and Demons” premiered in Rome this week and director Ron Howard hit the red carpet with star Tom Hanks and writer

News

Nationalists hand over power in Basque country

A socialist-led government is to be sworn in today in the Basque parliament, ending three decades of nationalist domination. Socialist leader

A socialist-led government is to be sworn in today in the Basque parliament, ending three decades of nationalist domination. Socialist leader

News

The EU votes to save the seals.

The European Parliament has banned the import of all products derived from seal hunting. The vote also puts an end to the export from and transit

The European Parliament has banned the import of all products derived from seal hunting. The vote also puts an end to the export from and transit

News

Georgia blames Russia for army mutiny

The Georgian army says it has quashed a mutiny that it blames on Russia. Dozens of tanks and military personnel carriers were sent to a military

The Georgian army says it has quashed a mutiny that it blames on Russia. Dozens of tanks and military personnel carriers were sent to a military

News

Wedding massacre in Turkey

A hospital in south east Turkey is continuing to care for the survivors of one of the country’s worst civilian attacks in recent times. The death

A hospital in south east Turkey is continuing to care for the survivors of one of the country’s worst civilian attacks in recent times. The death

Europe

Roaming charges

Brussels continues to keep the heat on mobile phone operators. The biggest issue remains roaming charges. So what is happening with the rates that

Brussels continues to keep the heat on mobile phone operators. The biggest issue remains roaming charges. So what is happening with the rates that

Europe

Political groups

736 members will be elected to the European Parliament in 4-7 June voting. How is the assembly organised?

736 members will be elected to the European Parliament in 4-7 June voting. How is the assembly organised?

News

Polish shipyarders cry foul

The workers at Europe’s most famous shipyard are sending out a last SOS. Gdansk – Solidarity’s cradle, star of the fight for democracy, is fading

The workers at Europe’s most famous shipyard are sending out a last SOS. Gdansk – Solidarity’s cradle, star of the fight for democracy, is fading

Environment

terra viva

Terra Viva will give you an insight into how people adapt in every day life to a fast changing world.

Terra Viva will give you an insight into how people adapt in every day life to a fast changing world.

News

Mexico focuses on economy after flu outbreak

Mexico is to reduce its state of alert following its deadly flu outbreak, but the stricken country now has to turn to another problem – that of

Mexico is to reduce its state of alert following its deadly flu outbreak, but the stricken country now has to turn to another problem – that of

News

Mexico gets ready to ease flu curbs

As Mexico got ready to ease curbs later this week following its deadly flu outbreak, health experts were warning people not to become complacent

As Mexico got ready to ease curbs later this week following its deadly flu outbreak, health experts were warning people not to become complacent