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2009-06-11

Business

Magna may have rivals for Opel

The German government has said it is still talking to other potential investors about taking over General Motors’ European divisions Opel and

The German government has said it is still talking to other potential investors about taking over General Motors’ European divisions Opel and

Business

Club Med's figures not sunny

French holiday resort and leisure group Club Med has reported a net loss of 22 million euros in the six months up to the end of April. That

French holiday resort and leisure group Club Med has reported a net loss of 22 million euros in the six months up to the end of April. That

Europe

Paris may seek favours for backing Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso may have the backing of Europe’s heavyweights to continue as Commission President, but France, at least, is expected to look for

Jose Manuel Barroso may have the backing of Europe’s heavyweights to continue as Commission President, but France, at least, is expected to look for

Business

ECB governor Noyer optimistic

The global economy could start growing again between the end of this year and the middle of 2010 according to European Central Bank governing council

The global economy could start growing again between the end of this year and the middle of 2010 according to European Central Bank governing council

Business

Japanese economy contracts further

Japan’s economy shrank at its fastest pace since World War Two in the first three months of this year. Gross domestic product contracted 3.8

Japan’s economy shrank at its fastest pace since World War Two in the first three months of this year. Gross domestic product contracted 3.8

Business

IKEA to stay out of India

IKEA has confirmed it will not open any stores in India until the government there changes the law which bans foreign companies from fully owning

IKEA has confirmed it will not open any stores in India until the government there changes the law which bans foreign companies from fully owning

Europe

1,000 beaches fail EU water quality standards

Holidaymakers can look forward to a dip in clean waters in the vast majority of the EU’s beaches this summer, but a report on bathing water quality

Holidaymakers can look forward to a dip in clean waters in the vast majority of the EU’s beaches this summer, but a report on bathing water quality

News

Iran's bitter presidential campaign closes

The bitter presidential election campaign in Iran has ended after weeks of acrimony between the two main rivals. The election pits current President

The bitter presidential election campaign in Iran has ended after weeks of acrimony between the two main rivals. The election pits current President

News

Suspected Red Brigade terrorists arrested in Italy

Six people have been arrested in Italy on charges of plotting to attack world leaders at a G8 summit this summer. At least two are suspected of links

Six people have been arrested in Italy on charges of plotting to attack world leaders at a G8 summit this summer. At least two are suspected of links

News

Flu alert raised to highest level: pandemic

Fears of a global flu pandemic have been realised, with the worldwide alert being raised to its highest possible level: six. The World Health

Fears of a global flu pandemic have been realised, with the worldwide alert being raised to its highest possible level: six. The World Health

News

Bosnia airs "new" Mladic tv pictures

One of Europe’s most-wanted men has reappeared on television. The pictures of the renegade Serb general Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian

One of Europe’s most-wanted men has reappeared on television. The pictures of the renegade Serb general Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian

News

Gaddafi receives mixed reception in Italy

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has been given a mixed reception on his first official visit to former colonial power Italy. A speech to lawmakers due

Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has been given a mixed reception on his first official visit to former colonial power Italy. A speech to lawmakers due

News

Ahmadinejad fails on economy

When President Ahmadinejad of Iran was elected to power four years ago he promised millions of Iranians they he’d lift them out of poverty. Now in

When President Ahmadinejad of Iran was elected to power four years ago he promised millions of Iranians they he’d lift them out of poverty. Now in

News

Courthouse squatters focus attention on immigration

Up 800 illegal immigrants are occupying an old courthouse in central Athens, transforming it into an enormous squat. Living conditions are appalling

Up 800 illegal immigrants are occupying an old courthouse in central Athens, transforming it into an enormous squat. Living conditions are appalling

Culture

A stitch in time: Berlin Wall inspires fashion

Twenty years after its downfall, the Berlin Wall is making a comeback – this time as the theme for a fashion collection. The world-famous grafitti

Twenty years after its downfall, the Berlin Wall is making a comeback – this time as the theme for a fashion collection. The world-famous grafitti

Science_technology

Space, Defence and Security

Walls and watchtowers have long been used to ensure the safety of citizens sheltering under their protection. The guardians of the 21st century are

Walls and watchtowers have long been used to ensure the safety of citizens sheltering under their protection. The guardians of the 21st century are

News

New Mladic pictures: How old?

Europe’s most-wanted man has reappeared on television. Pctures of the renegade Serb General Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian tv, said by the

Europe’s most-wanted man has reappeared on television. Pctures of the renegade Serb General Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian tv, said by the

News

New Mladic pictures: How old?

Europe’s most-wanted man has reappeared on television. Pictures of the renegade Serb General Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian TV, said by the

Europe’s most-wanted man has reappeared on television. Pictures of the renegade Serb General Ratko Mladic were shown on Bosnian TV, said by the

News

Libyan leader's Italian visit sparks controversy

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been addressing senators in Rome on his first ever visit to Italy. The dictator’s trip has sparked controversy

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been addressing senators in Rome on his first ever visit to Italy. The dictator’s trip has sparked controversy

News

Peru suspends disputed land-use laws

The Peruvian parliament has suspended two land-use laws that sparked deadly clashes last week, but indigenous groups have vowed to continue

The Peruvian parliament has suspended two land-use laws that sparked deadly clashes last week, but indigenous groups have vowed to continue

News

Sarkozy and Merkel give Barroso the thumbs up

France and Germany have backed Jose Manuel Barroso’s bid for a second five year term as President of the EU Commission. The full seal of approval

France and Germany have backed Jose Manuel Barroso’s bid for a second five year term as President of the EU Commission. The full seal of approval

News

Dirty end to Iran's presidential campaign

Mudslinging between the two main rivals in Iran’s forthcoming presidential election has reached new levels as the campaign enters its final day

Mudslinging between the two main rivals in Iran’s forthcoming presidential election has reached new levels as the campaign enters its final day

News

French internet law "unconstitutional"

France’s top constitutional court has watered down a law backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy that was aimed at punishing Internet pirates. Last

France’s top constitutional court has watered down a law backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy that was aimed at punishing Internet pirates. Last

News

Guard dies in attack on Holocaust Museum in Washington

An elderly man described by the media as a white supremacist has been shot and critically wounded after killing a security guard at the Washington

An elderly man described by the media as a white supremacist has been shot and critically wounded after killing a security guard at the Washington

News

Searching for the victims of Spain's painful past.

The remains of eight men shot during the Civil War are believed to lie in a cemetery in a small village in Spain’s North Western province of Zamora

The remains of eight men shot during the Civil War are believed to lie in a cemetery in a small village in Spain’s North Western province of Zamora

News

More protests expected as Gaddafi gives speech in Rome

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says relations with Italy have entered a new era. Speaking on his first visit to Libya’s former colonial power

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says relations with Italy have entered a new era. Speaking on his first visit to Libya’s former colonial power

News

Iran heads towards presidential vote

Iran votes tomorrow and the final day of campaigning saw the two leading presidential candidates throw their last punches in what has been a bitter

Iran votes tomorrow and the final day of campaigning saw the two leading presidential candidates throw their last punches in what has been a bitter