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2009-06-10

Europe

How to boost the European vote

Question: “Hello, I’m from Germany and I would love to know what the European parliament could have done to better motivate people to vote in the

Question: “Hello, I’m from Germany and I would love to know what the European parliament could have done to better motivate people to vote in the

Europe

Talks yield aid for Latvia as currency fears ease

Fears that Latvia might devalue its currency have eased after the EU promised more aid in return for budget cuts. The Baltic state is reeling

Fears that Latvia might devalue its currency have eased after the EU promised more aid in return for budget cuts. The Baltic state is reeling

Europe

Far-right Romanian MEP grounded by travel ban

Far-right Romanian politician George Becali may have have enjoyed success in the European elections but legal problems are preventing him taking up

Far-right Romanian politician George Becali may have have enjoyed success in the European elections but legal problems are preventing him taking up

Business

Wednesday 10th June

European shares finished the day up but they had slipped from their earlier highs as Wall Street turned negative. Banks benefited from the

European shares finished the day up but they had slipped from their earlier highs as Wall Street turned negative. Banks benefited from the

News

UN powers draft new N. Korea sanctions

Seven key countries at the United Nations have agreed new sanctions against North Korea, as punishment for its recent nuclear and rocket tests

Seven key countries at the United Nations have agreed new sanctions against North Korea, as punishment for its recent nuclear and rocket tests

News

Gabon swears in interim president

Gabon’s Senate leader has been sworn-in as the country’s interim President following the death of life-long leader Omar Bongo. Known as the “Iron

Gabon’s Senate leader has been sworn-in as the country’s interim President following the death of life-long leader Omar Bongo. Known as the “Iron

News

Ahmadinejad rattled by election rivals

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his election rivals of adopting smear tactics similar to those used by Adolf Hitler’s Third

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his election rivals of adopting smear tactics similar to those used by Adolf Hitler’s Third

News

'Crime of Passion' defence in banker murder

A French woman alleged to have murdered her wealthy French banker lover has pleaded guilty, saying it was a crime of passion. Edouard Stern’s

A French woman alleged to have murdered her wealthy French banker lover has pleaded guilty, saying it was a crime of passion. Edouard Stern’s

News

Gaddafi makes first official Italian visit to Italy

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in Rome, marking his first official visit to Italy. Stepping off the plane in full military uniform, it

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in Rome, marking his first official visit to Italy. Stepping off the plane in full military uniform, it

News

Brown unveils plans to clean up UK politics

British MPs have been given more details of how the Prime Minister intends to clean up politics. Gordon Brown addressed the House of Commons knowing

British MPs have been given more details of how the Prime Minister intends to clean up politics. Gordon Brown addressed the House of Commons knowing

News

Top judge shot dead in Ingushetia

Gunmen have shot dead a leading judge in Russia’s republic of Ingushetia just 18 months after the murder of her predecessor. Aza Gazgireyeva, the

Gunmen have shot dead a leading judge in Russia’s republic of Ingushetia just 18 months after the murder of her predecessor. Aza Gazgireyeva, the

News

Ties between Libya and Italy warm

The picture Colonel Ghaddafi had pinned to his chest showed Omar Al Mokhtar, a Libyan hero, an iconic symbol of Libyan resistance against Italian

The picture Colonel Ghaddafi had pinned to his chest showed Omar Al Mokhtar, a Libyan hero, an iconic symbol of Libyan resistance against Italian

Business

Fiat-Chrysler alliance completed

Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat have finalised an alliance creating the world’s sixth largest carmaker. Under a US government orchestrated

Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat have finalised an alliance creating the world’s sixth largest carmaker. Under a US government orchestrated

Business

Q1 Italian GDP worse

Italy’s economy performed even more poorly than originally estimated during the first three months of the year. The euro zone’s third biggest

Italy’s economy performed even more poorly than originally estimated during the first three months of the year. The euro zone’s third biggest

Business

Crude hits seven month high

Oil prices are on the rise on signs that demand could be recovering particularly in the US, the world’s largest energy consumer. Reserves of crude

Oil prices are on the rise on signs that demand could be recovering particularly in the US, the world’s largest energy consumer. Reserves of crude

Business

Germany moves towards 'bad bank'

Germany’s cabinet has backed a so-called “bad bank” plan for the regional Landesbank sector. If passed by parliament, it will allow the publicly

Germany’s cabinet has backed a so-called “bad bank” plan for the regional Landesbank sector. If passed by parliament, it will allow the publicly

Science_technology

Electric aviation on the horizon

At the European Research and Innovation Exhibition in Paris, researchers introduced the first steps towards electric aviation. One battery-powered

At the European Research and Innovation Exhibition in Paris, researchers introduced the first steps towards electric aviation. One battery-powered

Science_technology

New improved solar panels and boarding passes

At the European Research and Innovation Exhibition held in Paris, researchers were showing off a new generation of solar panel. These new panels

At the European Research and Innovation Exhibition held in Paris, researchers were showing off a new generation of solar panel. These new panels

Culture

Art in Basel and in Madrid

Art Basel has opened in Switzerland. The show boasts a record number of exhibits across the contemporary art world – more than 2,500 of them in

Art Basel has opened in Switzerland. The show boasts a record number of exhibits across the contemporary art world – more than 2,500 of them in

Culture

Seaside sculpture from Bondi

The International Sculpture by the Sea exhibition has opened in the Danish city of Aarhus. Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary were

The International Sculpture by the Sea exhibition has opened in the Danish city of Aarhus. Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary were

News

US Supreme Court gives thumbs up to Chrysler deal

The US supreme court has rejected an appeal by a pension fund and other groups to block the sale of Chrysler. The move clears the way for a

The US supreme court has rejected an appeal by a pension fund and other groups to block the sale of Chrysler. The move clears the way for a

News

Commuter misery as Tube workers go on strike

Millions of commuters face travel misery as London Underground workers go on a 48-hour strike. It started at 7pm on Tuesday after last-minute

Millions of commuters face travel misery as London Underground workers go on a 48-hour strike. It started at 7pm on Tuesday after last-minute

News

Deadly suicide blast hits luxury hotel in Pakistan

A least 16 people, including two UN workers, have been killed after a large bomb attack in Pakistan. The blast happened at the Pearl Continental

A least 16 people, including two UN workers, have been killed after a large bomb attack in Pakistan. The blast happened at the Pearl Continental

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Rescue teams recover more bodies from Air France crash

The French and Brazilian navy continue to recover the victims from the Air France plane which crashed in the Atlantic last week. Officials say the

The French and Brazilian navy continue to recover the victims from the Air France plane which crashed in the Atlantic last week. Officials say the

Europe

Protecting EU financial interests

Set up after the resignation of the Santer Commission due to allegations of corruption and nepotism, the European Anti-Fraud Office, has been in

Set up after the resignation of the Santer Commission due to allegations of corruption and nepotism, the European Anti-Fraud Office, has been in

Europe

The European Union Solidarity Fund

In the chaotic wake of Storm Klaus, France was eligible for nearly 110 million euros in damages from the EU’s Solidarity Fund

In the chaotic wake of Storm Klaus, France was eligible for nearly 110 million euros in damages from the EU’s Solidarity Fund

News

Arcandor files for bankruptcy

Germany’s Arcandor has filed for bankruptcy protection after the German government rejected a request for loan guarantees. The company owns

Germany’s Arcandor has filed for bankruptcy protection after the German government rejected a request for loan guarantees. The company owns