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2009-06-02

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Laurent Garnier: "Today, without internet, you're dead"

If there’s a musical style right now that symbolises Europe, it really is electronic music. For the last 20 years, the French producer and

If there’s a musical style right now that symbolises Europe, it really is electronic music. For the last 20 years, the French producer and

Business

Bankrupt GM agrees deal to offload Hummer

General Motors has begun life in bankruptcy protection with the announcement it has agreed to sell its Hummer brand. Last year’s sales of the

General Motors has begun life in bankruptcy protection with the announcement it has agreed to sell its Hummer brand. Last year’s sales of the

Business

Caution after rally on European markets

European stock markets were stable at the close of play, with investors cautious not to get carried away by the recent rally. In London the

European stock markets were stable at the close of play, with investors cautious not to get carried away by the recent rally. In London the

Business

Eurozone unemployment hits 21st century high

Unemployment in the Eurozone is at its highest rate this century. Just over 14.5 million people are out of work in the 16 countries that use the

Unemployment in the Eurozone is at its highest rate this century. Just over 14.5 million people are out of work in the 16 countries that use the

Europe

Lisbon not automatic door-opener

The question: “Hello, my name is Jürg Jensen, from Germany. I have this question: will the Lisbon Treaty, once adopted, reforming the

The question: “Hello, my name is Jürg Jensen, from Germany. I have this question: will the Lisbon Treaty, once adopted, reforming the

Business

Ryanair announces first annual loss

Ryanair has recorded its first annual loss after having to write down the value of its stake in Aer Lingus. Not taking into account the 222 million

Ryanair has recorded its first annual loss after having to write down the value of its stake in Aer Lingus. Not taking into account the 222 million

Europe

Voter apathy in Normandy

The village of la Croix-Avranchin, in France’s Normandy region, has 504 voters. But in the last European Parliamentary elections less than a quarter

The village of la Croix-Avranchin, in France’s Normandy region, has 504 voters. But in the last European Parliamentary elections less than a quarter

Business

Export woes hurt Swiss economy

Switzerland’s economy shrank at a pace not seen for 15 years in the first quarter of this year. Swiss GDP fell 0.8 percent from the fourth quarter of

Switzerland’s economy shrank at a pace not seen for 15 years in the first quarter of this year. Swiss GDP fell 0.8 percent from the fourth quarter of

Europe

Slovenia EU voting begun

Early voting in the European Parliamentary elections has begun in Slovenia, at designated polling stations. The main voting day is this Sunday, the

Early voting in the European Parliamentary elections has begun in Slovenia, at designated polling stations. The main voting day is this Sunday, the

News

Brazil planes spot possible debris from missing jet

Brazilian search planes have spotted metallic objects and aircraft seats in the Atlantic Ocean, some 35 hours after an Air France flight went

Brazilian search planes have spotted metallic objects and aircraft seats in the Atlantic Ocean, some 35 hours after an Air France flight went

News

Flight 447 relatives await information

The latest guests at a hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris are not there for any kind of holiday. It has been set aside for the families

The latest guests at a hotel near Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris are not there for any kind of holiday. It has been set aside for the families

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Bank bomb attack injures 25 in Ukraine

At least 25 people are said to have been injured, six of them seriously, in bomb explosions at a bank in southern Ukraine. The blasts reportedly

At least 25 people are said to have been injured, six of them seriously, in bomb explosions at a bank in southern Ukraine. The blasts reportedly

News

UK Home Secretary Smith reportedly set to quit

Britain’s embattled government is at the centre of fresh turmoil. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith looks to be the latest casualty of an expenses

Britain’s embattled government is at the centre of fresh turmoil. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith looks to be the latest casualty of an expenses

News

Charles to go to D-Day celebrations

Prince Charles is to attend the 65th D-Day anniversary celebrations in Normandy at the weekend after a last-minute Royal invitation from Paris

Prince Charles is to attend the 65th D-Day anniversary celebrations in Normandy at the weekend after a last-minute Royal invitation from Paris

Culture

12 Rounds hits the screen

Director Renny Harlin’s new film “12 Rounds” stars wrestler John Cena. The film is a feast of boom bang-a-bang action, special effects and stunts

Director Renny Harlin’s new film “12 Rounds” stars wrestler John Cena. The film is a feast of boom bang-a-bang action, special effects and stunts

Culture

Zumthor wins Pritzer Prize

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been awarded the 2009 Pritzker Prize for Architecture in Buenos Aires. The award honours a living architect whose

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has been awarded the 2009 Pritzker Prize for Architecture in Buenos Aires. The award honours a living architect whose

Science_technology

Robots influence cockroach behaviour

In the Free University laboratory in Brussels they are doing research to see how “insbots” – insect robots – can influence the behaviour of

In the Free University laboratory in Brussels they are doing research to see how “insbots” – insect robots – can influence the behaviour of

News

The agonising wait for answers over AF447

At Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, they are trying to carry on business as usual despite the worst disaster in Air France’s 75 year history. But

At Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, they are trying to carry on business as usual despite the worst disaster in Air France’s 75 year history. But

News

Pontiac plant to close in General Motors shake-up

The Pontiac assembly plant in Michigan is one of the General Motors plants facing closure. Its glory days firmly in the past, the iconic brand is

The Pontiac assembly plant in Michigan is one of the General Motors plants facing closure. Its glory days firmly in the past, the iconic brand is

News

Israel carries out biggest civil defence drill

Purely precautionary. That is how Israel is describing a nationwide security drill in which even its youngest citizens are being prepared for a

Purely precautionary. That is how Israel is describing a nationwide security drill in which even its youngest citizens are being prepared for a

News

Atlantic search for missing French jet

International search teams are scouring the Atlantic for the remains of the lost Air France jet that disappeared in a storm with 228 people on board

International search teams are scouring the Atlantic for the remains of the lost Air France jet that disappeared in a storm with 228 people on board

News

Behind the scenes in Prague's art world

Two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, how are culture and politics getting along in the former Soviet bloc? In the waning days of the Czech

Two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, how are culture and politics getting along in the former Soviet bloc? In the waning days of the Czech

Europe

presseurop.eu

A selection of the best of the foreign press in ten languages, presseurop.eu is a particularly appealing concept for news buffs. But what exactly is

A selection of the best of the foreign press in ten languages, presseurop.eu is a particularly appealing concept for news buffs. But what exactly is

Europe

European Parliament: what next?

In five years, the European Parliament has adopted some 300 laws and rules. What major topics will the new legislature address?

In five years, the European Parliament has adopted some 300 laws and rules. What major topics will the new legislature address?

News

Opel deal must help Russian car industry says Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said the deal giving the state-owned Sberbank a stake in General Motor’s Opel must be woven into an overall

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said the deal giving the state-owned Sberbank a stake in General Motor’s Opel must be woven into an overall

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UN climate talks begin in Bonn

Rich and poor countries will today begin six months of negotiations for a new climate change treaty. The June 1-12 talks in Bonn are likely to be

Rich and poor countries will today begin six months of negotiations for a new climate change treaty. The June 1-12 talks in Bonn are likely to be