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2009-06-09

Europe

Barroso gets a German ringing endorsement

The outgoing EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has confirmed he wants another five years in the job. He is expected to be challenged by

The outgoing EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has confirmed he wants another five years in the job. He is expected to be challenged by

News

7 dead, many wounded, in Peshawar explosion

Seven people have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan. It happened at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar

Seven people have been killed and at least 25 others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan. It happened at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Peshawar

Europe

Socialists oppose Barroso

Europe’s socialists are determined that Barroso’s re-election won’t be a mere formality. They’re expected to field their own candidate for the

Europe’s socialists are determined that Barroso’s re-election won’t be a mere formality. They’re expected to field their own candidate for the

Europe

British racist MEP abandons press conference

The leader of the UK’s far-Right British National Party has been forced to abandon a news conference in London, after being attacked by anti-fascist

The leader of the UK’s far-Right British National Party has been forced to abandon a news conference in London, after being attacked by anti-fascist

Europe

Brown battles on: but for how long?

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears to have snuffed out the mini-mutiny within his own Labour party ranks. An upbeat Brown today held the

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears to have snuffed out the mini-mutiny within his own Labour party ranks. An upbeat Brown today held the

News

Medvedev visits violent Daghestan

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has visited the southern republic of Daghestan on a nationwide tour aimed at boosting public confidence amid

The Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has visited the southern republic of Daghestan on a nationwide tour aimed at boosting public confidence amid

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Last lap in Iran's presidential election campaign

The two main contenders in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections have continued their campaign blitz as the race enters its final days. The ballot

The two main contenders in Iran’s upcoming presidential elections have continued their campaign blitz as the race enters its final days. The ballot

Business

Tuesday 9th June

European stocks finished the day ahead but down from their earlier highs. Among the factors influencing investors was a bigger-than-expected fall

European stocks finished the day ahead but down from their earlier highs. Among the factors influencing investors was a bigger-than-expected fall

Business

Fiat sticking with Chrysler

Fiat says it will not walk away from its deal to link up with bankrupt car maker Chrysler after it was temporarily blocked by a US Supreme Court

Fiat says it will not walk away from its deal to link up with bankrupt car maker Chrysler after it was temporarily blocked by a US Supreme Court

Business

Deficit pledge from EU finance ministers

European Union finance ministers have pledged to begin cutting budget deficits once their economies start growing again, but they could not say when

European Union finance ministers have pledged to begin cutting budget deficits once their economies start growing again, but they could not say when

Business

Qatar may take Porsche stake

Porsche has confirmed that it is in exclusive talks to strike a deal with the Gulf state of Qatar that could ease its debt burden. The Financial

Porsche has confirmed that it is in exclusive talks to strike a deal with the Gulf state of Qatar that could ease its debt burden. The Financial

Business

Germany's Arcandor goes bust

German retail group Arcandor has filed for insolvency after the Berlin government rejected its request for emergency state aid. It is unable to

German retail group Arcandor has filed for insolvency after the Berlin government rejected its request for emergency state aid. It is unable to

Culture

Venice Biennale and Esquizos de Madrid

The Venice Biennale opened its doors on June 7th. This contemporary art fair is the oldest-established, largest and most influential in Europe. The

The Venice Biennale opened its doors on June 7th. This contemporary art fair is the oldest-established, largest and most influential in Europe. The

Culture

The Hangover released

The Hangover is the latest tasteless gross-out comedy offering from Warner Bros. Director Todd Phillips is best-known for Will Ferrell vehicle “Old

The Hangover is the latest tasteless gross-out comedy offering from Warner Bros. Director Todd Phillips is best-known for Will Ferrell vehicle “Old

Science_technology

European Research and Innovation Exhibition

The European Research and Innovation Exhibition, held in Paris, was scaled down from last year due to the economic crisis, but still managed to

The European Research and Innovation Exhibition, held in Paris, was scaled down from last year due to the economic crisis, but still managed to

News

First Air France bodies brought back to land

The first bodies of those killed in the Air France crash in the Atlantic have been flown back to Brazil. The remains of 24 passengers have been

The first bodies of those killed in the Air France crash in the Atlantic have been flown back to Brazil. The remains of 24 passengers have been

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Guantanamo detainee in New York for trial

The first Guantanamo detainee to go on trial in the United States is appearing in court in New York. Al Qaeda suspect Ahmed Ghailani has been held at

The first Guantanamo detainee to go on trial in the United States is appearing in court in New York. Al Qaeda suspect Ahmed Ghailani has been held at

Europe

Celebrity winners and losers at the European elections

Elections like the European elections are usually the domain of big parties, their candidates normally characterised by formal suits and demeanour

Elections like the European elections are usually the domain of big parties, their candidates normally characterised by formal suits and demeanour

Europe

Barroso seeks another five-year term

The election maybe over, but all eyes are now on who’ll become the EU’s next Commission President. The current incumbent has confirmed his intention

The election maybe over, but all eyes are now on who’ll become the EU’s next Commission President. The current incumbent has confirmed his intention

Europe

Brown battles on as new cabinet meets

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears to have survived calls for him to quit, quelling for the moment a mutiny within his Labour party

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears to have survived calls for him to quit, quelling for the moment a mutiny within his Labour party

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Shell agrees payout in Nigerian ecology lawsuit

The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is to pay ten million euros to settle a lawsuit over its alleged collusion with Nigeria in the deaths of green

The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is to pay ten million euros to settle a lawsuit over its alleged collusion with Nigeria in the deaths of green

Business

Court throws spanner in the works of Chrysler sale

The sale of bankrupt car-maker Chrysler to a group led by Italy’s Fiat has been put on hold. The temporary blocking of the deal by the US Supreme

The sale of bankrupt car-maker Chrysler to a group led by Italy’s Fiat has been put on hold. The temporary blocking of the deal by the US Supreme

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Hezbollah concedes defeat in Lebanon election

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accepted the result of Lebanon’s parliamentary election, in which his US backed opponents won a majority

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accepted the result of Lebanon’s parliamentary election, in which his US backed opponents won a majority

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More bodies and plane tail found from tragic Air France flight

Part of the tail of the Air France flight 447 has been recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, eight days after the plane disappeared from radar screens

Part of the tail of the Air France flight 447 has been recovered from the Atlantic Ocean, eight days after the plane disappeared from radar screens

Europe

British government lives to fight another day

Britain’s Labour government is refusing to quit despite its worst electoral score for almost a century. With just 15 percent of the national vote

Britain’s Labour government is refusing to quit despite its worst electoral score for almost a century. With just 15 percent of the national vote

Europe

BNP hopes for extra funding from Europe

The British National Party is hoping for a four million euro windfall over ten years if it can patch together enough support to form a far-right

The British National Party is hoping for a four million euro windfall over ten years if it can patch together enough support to form a far-right