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2009-06-16

News

Questions over stability of Iranian regime

Do the disturbances currently engulfing Iran threaten the power of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei? It is difficult to say in such a complex

Do the disturbances currently engulfing Iran threaten the power of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei? It is difficult to say in such a complex

Business

Tuesday 16th June

European shares finished flat. Among the influences was the latest survey from the ZEW economic think tank which showed that German analyst and

European shares finished flat. Among the influences was the latest survey from the ZEW economic think tank which showed that German analyst and

News

Fourth day of protest and tension in Iran

After days of unrest, and the release of images of the violence yesterday, Iran has moved to restrict media coverage, especially by foreign news

After days of unrest, and the release of images of the violence yesterday, Iran has moved to restrict media coverage, especially by foreign news

Europe

Barroso's job prospects

This week’s EU summit will see what sort of endorsement Jose Manuel Barroso gets in his bid for a second term as President of the European

This week’s EU summit will see what sort of endorsement Jose Manuel Barroso gets in his bid for a second term as President of the European

News

Iran clamps down on foreign media

With violence continuing to rock Iran, authorities have imposed a series of tough new restrictions on foreign media in an effort to block outside

With violence continuing to rock Iran, authorities have imposed a series of tough new restrictions on foreign media in an effort to block outside

Business

Michelin reportedly to cut jobs

French newspapers are reporting that Michelin is to cut between 1,000 and 1,500 hundred jobs in France. The tyre maker itself would not comment on

French newspapers are reporting that Michelin is to cut between 1,000 and 1,500 hundred jobs in France. The tyre maker itself would not comment on

Europe

New MEPs prepare for action

The MEPs have been arriving for registration in Brussels, the re-elected and newly-elected — a new procedure for many. Their inaugural full

The MEPs have been arriving for registration in Brussels, the re-elected and newly-elected — a new procedure for many. Their inaugural full

Business

BRIC wants more influence

The leaders of world’s biggest developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – the so called BRIC group – have met for their first summit in

The leaders of world’s biggest developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – the so called BRIC group – have met for their first summit in

Business

Koenigsegg buying Saab

A consortium headed by Sweden’s Koenigsegg has struck a deal to buy loss-making Saab from General Motors. Few financial details have been made

A consortium headed by Sweden’s Koenigsegg has struck a deal to buy loss-making Saab from General Motors. Few financial details have been made

Business

Euro zone inflation stagnates

Much lower oil costs meant euro zone inflation stagnated for the first time ever in May. The European Union statistics office Eurostat confirmed

Much lower oil costs meant euro zone inflation stagnated for the first time ever in May. The European Union statistics office Eurostat confirmed

News

Obama: North Korea can not be a nuclear power

US President Barack Obama has said North Korea’s track record of proliferation makes it unacceptable for Pyongyang to be a nuclear power. Speaking

US President Barack Obama has said North Korea’s track record of proliferation makes it unacceptable for Pyongyang to be a nuclear power. Speaking

News

More pro and anti-Ahmadinejad rallies in Tehran

Supporters of rival parties in Iran have taken to the streets for a fourth day, amid increasing hostility over the country’s disputed presidential

Supporters of rival parties in Iran have taken to the streets for a fourth day, amid increasing hostility over the country’s disputed presidential

News

'Child porn ring' smashed in raids

A suspected child pornography ring has been broken up in a series of coordinated raids by police in four Nordic countries. Search teams

A suspected child pornography ring has been broken up in a series of coordinated raids by police in four Nordic countries. Search teams

News

Bodies of murdered tourists flown to Yemen's capital

The bodies of three foreign tourists, murdered in northern Yemen, have been flown back to the capital Sanaa. Two of them were German nurses, the

The bodies of three foreign tourists, murdered in northern Yemen, have been flown back to the capital Sanaa. Two of them were German nurses, the

Science_technology

New technology helps treat sick flight passengers

As air travel grows, so does the risk of a medical emergency during a flight. As super carriers such as the A380 become more common, the cost of

As air travel grows, so does the risk of a medical emergency during a flight. As super carriers such as the A380 become more common, the cost of

Culture

Two films share top prize at Annecy festival

For the first time in the history of Annecy’s International Animation Film Festival, the top award has been handed out to two films after the jury

For the first time in the history of Annecy’s International Animation Film Festival, the top award has been handed out to two films after the jury

Culture

Young talent seeks fame at "Ballet Olympics"

One of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions is underway at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, with young dancers from all over the world hoping to

One of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions is underway at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, with young dancers from all over the world hoping to

News

Carter calls for Palestinian reconciliation

Former US President Jimmy Carter is calling on Palestinian militant Hamas leaders to make peace with Fatah which runs the Palestinian Authority in

Former US President Jimmy Carter is calling on Palestinian militant Hamas leaders to make peace with Fatah which runs the Palestinian Authority in

News

Iran: Re-count but no re-run

Iran’s top legal body is ready to recount votes from the disputed presidential election according to state TV. The Guardian Council said it could

Iran’s top legal body is ready to recount votes from the disputed presidential election according to state TV. The Guardian Council said it could

News

Mousavi calls for supporters to stay off streets

The contested election has plunged Iran into its worst violence for thirty years. Tens of thousands turned out, even though the Interior Ministry had

The contested election has plunged Iran into its worst violence for thirty years. Tens of thousands turned out, even though the Interior Ministry had

News

Russia hosts SCO summit

Russia is hosting a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – underlining its role as a regional power broker. The Kremlin is expected to

Russia is hosting a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation – underlining its role as a regional power broker. The Kremlin is expected to

News

Medvedev welcomes Ahmedinejad in Russia

The Iranian president left the violence at home for his first foreign trip since winning the disputed election. He went to Yekaterinburg in Russia –

The Iranian president left the violence at home for his first foreign trip since winning the disputed election. He went to Yekaterinburg in Russia –

Europe

Blue card

The recently approved European blue card is for highly qualified workers interested in immigrating to the EU. How will the blue card system work?

The recently approved European blue card is for highly qualified workers interested in immigrating to the EU. How will the blue card system work?

Europe

Green jobs vs unemployment

The European Union says a low-carbon economy will create millions of new jobs. The Spanish region of Navarra would seem to be proof of that view, but

The European Union says a low-carbon economy will create millions of new jobs. The Spanish region of Navarra would seem to be proof of that view, but