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2009-05-06

News

No link between Iran and US missile shield, Lavrov tells euronews

With Russia’s relations with the West strained once again on several fronts, these are challenging times for Sergei Lavrov. The Russian Foreign

With Russia’s relations with the West strained once again on several fronts, these are challenging times for Sergei Lavrov. The Russian Foreign

Business

Euro zone services pick up

A key index of activity in the services sector in the euro zone has shown its biggest one-month rise since December 2001. The survey of 2,000

A key index of activity in the services sector in the euro zone has shown its biggest one-month rise since December 2001. The survey of 2,000

Europe

LePen honour forestalled

Jean-Marie Le Pen cannot preside at the new European Parliament’s first session, as custom would have it, because the rules have changed. The two

Jean-Marie Le Pen cannot preside at the new European Parliament’s first session, as custom would have it, because the rules have changed. The two

Europe

Reprieve for illegal downloaders

A victory which makes it harder for authorities to cut off Internet service, say when a subscriber may have downloaded copyright material illegally

A victory which makes it harder for authorities to cut off Internet service, say when a subscriber may have downloaded copyright material illegally

Business

Wednesday 6th May

European shares finished up more than one percent as encouraging company results have investors hoping the recession is easing. The region’s

European shares finished up more than one percent as encouraging company results have investors hoping the recession is easing. The region’s

Business

Airbus cuts A380 delivery numbers

European planemaker Airbus has once again cut its target for the delivery of A380 superjumbos this year. It said several airlines have asked for

European planemaker Airbus has once again cut its target for the delivery of A380 superjumbos this year. It said several airlines have asked for

Business

BNP Paribas results surprisingly good

France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, has posted first-quarter profits well ahead of analysts’ forecasts. That was thanks to higher earnings at its

France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, has posted first-quarter profits well ahead of analysts’ forecasts. That was thanks to higher earnings at its

Business

VW and Porsche to merge as Saab awaits Fiat's call

Volkswagen and Porsche are to merge. That follows an agreement reached between the controlling shareholders, the Porsche and Piech families at a

Volkswagen and Porsche are to merge. That follows an agreement reached between the controlling shareholders, the Porsche and Piech families at a

Europe

Treaty clears Czech hurdle

The Czech senate has put the bounce back in the Lisbon Treaty. The members of the upper house of parliament in Prague voted 54-20 in favour of

The Czech senate has put the bounce back in the Lisbon Treaty. The members of the upper house of parliament in Prague voted 54-20 in favour of

News

Controversial NATO exercises begin in Georgia

There is rising tension between Russia and NATO. The alliance has begun military exercises in the former Soviet state of Georgia, a move that

There is rising tension between Russia and NATO. The alliance has begun military exercises in the former Soviet state of Georgia, a move that

News

Mexico ends flu virus curfew

Thousands of Mexicans have resumed work as the country tries to recover from the new flu virus. A five-day shutdown of shops and businesses has

Thousands of Mexicans have resumed work as the country tries to recover from the new flu virus. A five-day shutdown of shops and businesses has

News

Civilian deaths prove need for a new anti-Taliban strategy

A growing civilian death toll will hang over today’s efforts by the presidents of the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan to forge a new alliance against

A growing civilian death toll will hang over today’s efforts by the presidents of the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan to forge a new alliance against

News

Clinton voices support for Afghan and Pakistani leaders

Before meeting their American counterpart Barack Obama, the Afghan and Pakistani presidents joined Hillary Clinton at the US State Department

Before meeting their American counterpart Barack Obama, the Afghan and Pakistani presidents joined Hillary Clinton at the US State Department

News

US concern over instability in Pakistan

Pakistan has been a key US ally in the fight against terrorism and continuing instability there is one of Washington’s top foreign policy concerns

Pakistan has been a key US ally in the fight against terrorism and continuing instability there is one of Washington’s top foreign policy concerns

News

French jailers extend protest

French prison wardens are threatening to extend their protests over poor working conditions and overcrowded jails. For the third consecutive day

French prison wardens are threatening to extend their protests over poor working conditions and overcrowded jails. For the third consecutive day

Science_technology

On the frontier in the fight against Malaria

East meets West as a Chinese scientist mixes medicines from both cultures in the search for a treatment to combat the world’s most devastating

East meets West as a Chinese scientist mixes medicines from both cultures in the search for a treatment to combat the world’s most devastating

Culture

USS Enterprise voyages back onto cinema screens

After over 40 years of being one of the greatest space adventure stories – ‘Star Trek’ returns to the final frontier. ‘Lost’ creator JJ Abrams takes

After over 40 years of being one of the greatest space adventure stories – ‘Star Trek’ returns to the final frontier. ‘Lost’ creator JJ Abrams takes

Culture

New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Blitz" Germany

New York’s “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” are on a European tour and have just taken their new album “It’s Blitz” to Germany with a performance in Cologne. The

New York’s “Yeah Yeah Yeahs” are on a European tour and have just taken their new album “It’s Blitz” to Germany with a performance in Cologne. The

News

Briton wins "world's best job"

A British charity worker has won the so-called “best job in the world.” For the next six months, Ben Southall, who’s 34 and from Hampshire in

A British charity worker has won the so-called “best job in the world.” For the next six months, Ben Southall, who’s 34 and from Hampshire in

News

Scores of Afghans killed in suspected US air raid

More than a hundred civilians are now said to have been killed in yesterday’s US-led air strikes in Afghanistan, according to local police. The

More than a hundred civilians are now said to have been killed in yesterday’s US-led air strikes in Afghanistan, according to local police. The

News

Controversial NATO exercises begin

As NATO launches military exercises in the former Soviet state of Georgia, it is reported Moscow has expelled two Canadian NATO diplomats. Moscow

As NATO launches military exercises in the former Soviet state of Georgia, it is reported Moscow has expelled two Canadian NATO diplomats. Moscow

News

Czech Senate votes on Lisbon Treaty

The upper house of the Czech parliament has begun debate on whether to ratify the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty. Senior members of the

The upper house of the Czech parliament has begun debate on whether to ratify the European Union’s Lisbon reform treaty. Senior members of the

News

Antiguan ship seized by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have captured a German operated cargo ship. It is believed the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged vessel was seized off the Gulf of Aden

Somali pirates have captured a German operated cargo ship. It is believed the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged vessel was seized off the Gulf of Aden

News

Israel's Lieberman gets angry reception in Paris

Israel’s new and controversial Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has continued his European tour with a visit to France. Lieberman has said he

Israel’s new and controversial Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has continued his European tour with a visit to France. Lieberman has said he

News

Croatia accepts EU offer over border dispute with Slovenia

Croatia has accepted an EU proposal to use international arbitration to settle a border dispute with Slovenia. But Ljubljana says it is unhappy

Croatia has accepted an EU proposal to use international arbitration to settle a border dispute with Slovenia. But Ljubljana says it is unhappy

News

Georgia points finger at Russia for mutiny plot

Georgia’s government has accused Russia of trying to foment a coup on the eve of NATO war games after quashing a mutiny at a military base. With

Georgia’s government has accused Russia of trying to foment a coup on the eve of NATO war games after quashing a mutiny at a military base. With