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2009-06-17

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China and Russia hail "flourishing trade"

The leaders of China and Russia have hailed what they call flourishing ties which they say have defied the economic crisis at a meeting near Moscow

The leaders of China and Russia have hailed what they call flourishing ties which they say have defied the economic crisis at a meeting near Moscow

News

Russia and China - the odd international couple?

No coincidence perhaps that in May 2008 the first official foreign visit by the new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was to China. For several

No coincidence perhaps that in May 2008 the first official foreign visit by the new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was to China. For several

Business

Wednesday 17th June

European shares finished down 1.74 percent, their lowest level in three weeks It was the fourth straight negative session for the region’s

European shares finished down 1.74 percent, their lowest level in three weeks It was the fourth straight negative session for the region’s

Business

UK jobless less than forecast

The number of people out of work in Britain and claiming jobless benefits rose less than expected in May and it was the smallest increase since last

The number of people out of work in Britain and claiming jobless benefits rose less than expected in May and it was the smallest increase since last

Business

US bank reforms unveiled

President Barack Obama has laid out his administration’s plan to avoid future economic crises by reforming the US financial regulatory system. He

President Barack Obama has laid out his administration’s plan to avoid future economic crises by reforming the US financial regulatory system. He

Business

Euro zone trade surplus rises

The euro zone’s external trade surplus increased in April. The European Union statistics office Eurostat said the year-on-year plunge in exports

The euro zone’s external trade surplus increased in April. The European Union statistics office Eurostat said the year-on-year plunge in exports

Europe

EU aids Pakistan

Pakistan has asked the European Union for help against poverty, extremism and terrorism. At a first EU-Pakistan summit, held in Brussels, visiting

Pakistan has asked the European Union for help against poverty, extremism and terrorism. At a first EU-Pakistan summit, held in Brussels, visiting

Europe

Barroso then and now

The President of the European Union’s executive body is expected to remain in the job. Though critics say he has placed free markets ahead of

The President of the European Union’s executive body is expected to remain in the job. Though critics say he has placed free markets ahead of

Europe

Barroso's Lisbon delay

Jose Manuel Barroso sooner or later? Some European Union countries want to delay formally naming him to continue as President of the European

Jose Manuel Barroso sooner or later? Some European Union countries want to delay formally naming him to continue as President of the European

News

Air France investigators expect breakthrough

Investigators into the Air France crash which killed 228 people have expressed guarded optimism that a cause will be found. Paul Louis Arslanian

Investigators into the Air France crash which killed 228 people have expressed guarded optimism that a cause will be found. Paul Louis Arslanian

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Iranian disapora joins international protests

Iranians in countries all over the world are watching and waiting for news from home. In Seoul, South Korea, during a World Cup qualifying match

Iranians in countries all over the world are watching and waiting for news from home. In Seoul, South Korea, during a World Cup qualifying match

News

Iran: Protest marchers defy authorities

Tens of thousands of people are protesting for the fifth day running against the disputed election victory of Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud

Tens of thousands of people are protesting for the fifth day running against the disputed election victory of Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud

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Student anger in Iran spearheads protests

‘‘Resign, Resign! Coup d’etat!’‘ they chanted. Secret images filmed at Tehran University of students calling for the head of Iran’s

‘‘Resign, Resign! Coup d’etat!’‘ they chanted. Secret images filmed at Tehran University of students calling for the head of Iran’s

Science_technology

New frontiers of imaging the human body

Twice a year the De Gennaro family travels 600 kilometres to Rome from their hometown of Crotone in the south of Italy. They are not tourists. Ugo

Twice a year the De Gennaro family travels 600 kilometres to Rome from their hometown of Crotone in the south of Italy. They are not tourists. Ugo

Science_technology

Hydrogen-power revs up for 2011

A new hydrogen-powered car has been unveiled in London. The RiverSimple Urban Car is powered by a fuel cell which which combines hydrogen with

A new hydrogen-powered car has been unveiled in London. The RiverSimple Urban Car is powered by a fuel cell which which combines hydrogen with

Culture

Aerosmith video game tour

American rockers Aerosmith are touring North America this summer performing all the tracks from their 1975 album “Toys in the Attic”. The band is

American rockers Aerosmith are touring North America this summer performing all the tracks from their 1975 album “Toys in the Attic”. The band is

Culture

Animation at Annecy

The animated film festival at Annecy is also a film market, which this year attracted nearly 2,000 film professionels. 350 companies also presented

The animated film festival at Annecy is also a film market, which this year attracted nearly 2,000 film professionels. 350 companies also presented

News

Latvians brace for tough times as austerity bites

These are lean times in Latvia. People in the Baltic state are being asked to tighten their belts after the parliament approved deep public spending

These are lean times in Latvia. People in the Baltic state are being asked to tighten their belts after the parliament approved deep public spending

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Recount offer fails to quell Iran election protests  

On the streets and online, supporters of Iran’s main opposition presidential candidate are keeping the pressure up over what they claim was a rigged

On the streets and online, supporters of Iran’s main opposition presidential candidate are keeping the pressure up over what they claim was a rigged

News

China and Russia reaffirm strong ties 

The leaders of China and Russia have hailed what they call flourishing ties which, they say, have defied the economic crisis, at a meeting near

The leaders of China and Russia have hailed what they call flourishing ties which, they say, have defied the economic crisis, at a meeting near

News

July pay grounded in crisis-hit British Airways

British Airways, one of Europe’s biggest airlines, has asked staff to work for free next month as part of what management describe as a battle for

British Airways, one of Europe’s biggest airlines, has asked staff to work for free next month as part of what management describe as a battle for

News

Guerrilla group suspected of shooting in Athens

An anti-terrorist policeman has been shot dead by three gunmen as he was guarding a witness in Athens. The man was shot several times at close range

An anti-terrorist policeman has been shot dead by three gunmen as he was guarding a witness in Athens. The man was shot several times at close range

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Fathers of email and mobile phone win Asturias Award

The winners of the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical or Scientific Research are the American reasearchers Martin Cooper and Raymond

The winners of the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical or Scientific Research are the American reasearchers Martin Cooper and Raymond

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UK Government pledges broadband rollout

The UK government plans to introduce a 50 cent monthly levy on fixed phone lines to provide broadband throughout the country by 2012. Experts say the

The UK government plans to introduce a 50 cent monthly levy on fixed phone lines to provide broadband throughout the country by 2012. Experts say the