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2009-05-07

Europe

Eastern Partnership launched

The European Union has launched a plan for closer ties with six former Soviet republics. The Czech EU Presidency laid on a warm welcome in Prague

The European Union has launched a plan for closer ties with six former Soviet republics. The Czech EU Presidency laid on a warm welcome in Prague

Business

Deutsche Telekom hit by British business

Deutsche Telekom says its net loss in the first-quarter was 1.1 billion euros. That was mostly due to the need to writedown the value of its

Deutsche Telekom says its net loss in the first-quarter was 1.1 billion euros. That was mostly due to the need to writedown the value of its

Business

ECB edges towards QE and cuts interest rates

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates to a record low and announced other measures to try to get the euro zone economy back on its feet

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates to a record low and announced other measures to try to get the euro zone economy back on its feet

Europe

Mini-summit on jobs after dire figures forecast

Eight and a half million lost jobs this year and next in the European Union — in response to this possibility tabled by the European Commission, the

Eight and a half million lost jobs this year and next in the European Union — in response to this possibility tabled by the European Commission, the

Business

Asset writedowns hit SocGen

French bank Societe Generale has unveiled surprisingly poor results. It slumped to a first quarter net loss of 278 million euros. That compares

French bank Societe Generale has unveiled surprisingly poor results. It slumped to a first quarter net loss of 278 million euros. That compares

News

Painful cost of FIAT's world vision

Fiat and General Motors are manouevring into position to become the world’s second largest carmaker. Those are the signals emerging from ongoing

Fiat and General Motors are manouevring into position to become the world’s second largest carmaker. Those are the signals emerging from ongoing

News

Indians vote in fourth stage of general election

Millions of people have been voting in the fourth and penultimate stage of India’s general election. The ballot is being staggered over a month in

Millions of people have been voting in the fourth and penultimate stage of India’s general election. The ballot is being staggered over a month in

News

French prison guard protest continues

French prison guards appear far from ending their protest over what they say are poor working conditions and congested jails. It follows the

French prison guards appear far from ending their protest over what they say are poor working conditions and congested jails. It follows the

News

First ever non-nationalist leader in Basque country

Turning the page of nationalism, the Basque country has sworn in its first ever non-nationalist president. Breaking from tradition, Socialist

Turning the page of nationalism, the Basque country has sworn in its first ever non-nationalist president. Breaking from tradition, Socialist

News

Conflict

The mass exodus of civilians fleeing fighting in Pakistan’s Swat valley is causing a humanitarian crisis, according to UN aid agencies. As

The mass exodus of civilians fleeing fighting in Pakistan’s Swat valley is causing a humanitarian crisis, according to UN aid agencies. As

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Georgian opposition moves towards talks

Georgia’s political crisis that has seen weeks of street protests and occasional violence may be easing. Some opposition leaders say they are

Georgia’s political crisis that has seen weeks of street protests and occasional violence may be easing. Some opposition leaders say they are

Science_technology

Ants crack property market says Bristol University

Ants are ‘better than humans’ when it comes to choosing a new home, according to researchers at Bristol University in the UK. 3 mm-long radio

Ants are ‘better than humans’ when it comes to choosing a new home, according to researchers at Bristol University in the UK. 3 mm-long radio

Culture

Retrospective of Ettore Scola in Lyon

Italy’s Ettore Scola has blazed through a fifty five year career as screen writer then director, ranging across screwball comedy, domestic drama

Italy’s Ettore Scola has blazed through a fifty five year career as screen writer then director, ranging across screwball comedy, domestic drama

Culture

MI-sia with the Lyon Nation Orchestra

Classical music was brought into play for Portugese Fado superstar Misia’s (MI-sia) latest musical project taking her native songform into new

Classical music was brought into play for Portugese Fado superstar Misia’s (MI-sia) latest musical project taking her native songform into new

News

Italy takes migrants back to Libya

More than 200 migrants found in small boats off Malta have been sent back to Libya. It is reported this is the first time that Tripoli has

More than 200 migrants found in small boats off Malta have been sent back to Libya. It is reported this is the first time that Tripoli has

Science_technology

EU studies CO2 capture in great carbon roundup

Volcanic areas produce it, and so do we, in vast quantities. Carbon dioxide. Understanding the most abundant of greenhouse gases will help in

Volcanic areas produce it, and so do we, in vast quantities. Carbon dioxide. Understanding the most abundant of greenhouse gases will help in

News

French unions split over prisons protest

In France, a plan to end protests by prison guards over working conditions will be voted on today. The government has agreed to create 174 new

In France, a plan to end protests by prison guards over working conditions will be voted on today. The government has agreed to create 174 new

News

Thousands flee Pakistan's Swat Valley

Government aircraft in Pakistan are continuing attacks against Taliban positions in the Swat Valley in the north of the country. Thousands of

Government aircraft in Pakistan are continuing attacks against Taliban positions in the Swat Valley in the north of the country. Thousands of

News

Fiat eyes GM's Europe and Latin American business

Fiat has reportedly opened acquisition talks with General Motors in its continuing effort to become a global car manufaturer. The Italian firm is

Fiat has reportedly opened acquisition talks with General Motors in its continuing effort to become a global car manufaturer. The Italian firm is

News

Georgia releases opposition activists

Authorities in Georgia have released three opposition activists whose arrest yesterday sparked violent clashes in the capital. Critics of

Authorities in Georgia have released three opposition activists whose arrest yesterday sparked violent clashes in the capital. Critics of

News

Thousands flee Pakistan's Swat Valley

Government aircraft in Pakistan are continuing attacks against Taliban positions in the Swat Valley in the north of the country. Thousands of

Government aircraft in Pakistan are continuing attacks against Taliban positions in the Swat Valley in the north of the country. Thousands of

News

Georgia releases opposition activists

Authorities in Georgia have released three opposition activists whose arrest yesterday sparked violent clashes in the capital. Critics of

Authorities in Georgia have released three opposition activists whose arrest yesterday sparked violent clashes in the capital. Critics of

News

India votes in fourth phase of elections

Millions of Indians have begun voting in the fourth round of the country’s general election. The capital, Delhi, is one of the crucial

Millions of Indians have begun voting in the fourth round of the country’s general election. The capital, Delhi, is one of the crucial

News

Obama calls for unity with Afghanistan and Pakistan

US President Barack Obama emphasised unity when he met the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan at the White House. The two countries arguably

US President Barack Obama emphasised unity when he met the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan at the White House. The two countries arguably