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2009-06-19

Business

Friday 18th June

European shares finished the day up one percent trimming the losses over the week. And the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index is now one third

European shares finished the day up one percent trimming the losses over the week. And the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index is now one third

Business

IMF more hopeful on economic growth

The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise upwards its 2010 growth forecast for the world economy. The reason is that it sees signs that

The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise upwards its 2010 growth forecast for the world economy. The reason is that it sees signs that

Business

Air France to cut more jobs

Europe’s biggest airline,Air France-KLM, may need to cut a further 3,000 jobs its chief executive has confirmed. Asked to comment on a newspaper

Europe’s biggest airline,Air France-KLM, may need to cut a further 3,000 jobs its chief executive has confirmed. Asked to comment on a newspaper

Business

Total fires UK builders

The French energy group Total has fired around 900 construction workers who were building a new facility at oil refinery in the UK. Total said

The French energy group Total has fired around 900 construction workers who were building a new facility at oil refinery in the UK. Total said

Business

Porsche sales slowdown

Porsche’s latest figures show a decline in earnings for the last nine months. Turnover was down 15 percent to 4.6 billion euros. Sales fell

Porsche’s latest figures show a decline in earnings for the last nine months. Turnover was down 15 percent to 4.6 billion euros. Sales fell

Business

Worsening Italian jobs figures

Recession hit Italy’s jobless rate rose in the first quarter to its highest level for three years. The number of people in work fell for the

Recession hit Italy’s jobless rate rose in the first quarter to its highest level for three years. The number of people in work fell for the

Europe

EU summit finds agreement on Ireland and Barroso

Two of the men who emerged with the most to smile about from the summit of the 27 EU leaders in Brussels were the Irish Prime Minister and the

Two of the men who emerged with the most to smile about from the summit of the 27 EU leaders in Brussels were the Irish Prime Minister and the

Europe

Barroso now faces European Parliament approval

There was little hiding Jose Manuel Barroso’s emotion after the EU leaders spoke with one voice to endorse him for the Commission’s presidency again

There was little hiding Jose Manuel Barroso’s emotion after the EU leaders spoke with one voice to endorse him for the Commission’s presidency again

News

No bloodbath says Bani Sadr

The first man to hold the post of President following Iran’s Islamic Revolution says he does not believe the current crisis will lead to a blood

The first man to hold the post of President following Iran’s Islamic Revolution says he does not believe the current crisis will lead to a blood

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Iran's Supreme leader: The ultimate authority

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the highest authority in Iran. As Supreme Leader he has the final say on all matters political, far beyond the powers of

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the highest authority in Iran. As Supreme Leader he has the final say on all matters political, far beyond the powers of

Europe

Farmers protest at EU summit

For a second day running, Europe’s dairy farmers have been protesting outside the European Union summit in Brussels. They have used their tractors

For a second day running, Europe’s dairy farmers have been protesting outside the European Union summit in Brussels. They have used their tractors

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Spanish philanthropist mourned

Tributes are being paid to a Catalan philanthopist, known as Spain’s Mother Teresa, who has died at the age of 89. Since arriving in Mumbai in

Tributes are being paid to a Catalan philanthopist, known as Spain’s Mother Teresa, who has died at the age of 89. Since arriving in Mumbai in

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A birthday protest with world support in Manila

It is a birthday cake that will not be cut with joy. This is an annual ritual for the supporters of detained leader Aung San Suu Chi who has

It is a birthday cake that will not be cut with joy. This is an annual ritual for the supporters of detained leader Aung San Suu Chi who has

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West voices concern over Khamenei speech

While Ayatollah Khamanei’s address pleased conservatives in Iran it heightened concern among Western leaders. The cleric condemned what he called

While Ayatollah Khamanei’s address pleased conservatives in Iran it heightened concern among Western leaders. The cleric condemned what he called

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Further Iran protests could provoke crackdown

The opposition in Iran had said they would not return to the streets during the morning prayers. The Ayatollah’s address raises the stakes of

The opposition in Iran had said they would not return to the streets during the morning prayers. The Ayatollah’s address raises the stakes of

News

ETA blamed for killing senior policeman

A top anti-terrorist police officer has been killed in Spain’s Basque Country in what is believed to be ETA’s first deadly attack since December

A top anti-terrorist police officer has been killed in Spain’s Basque Country in what is believed to be ETA’s first deadly attack since December

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Ayatollah's warning raises stakes in Iran

Iran’s top religious leader has issued what amounts to a warning to opposition leaders to end their protests against the disputed presidential

Iran’s top religious leader has issued what amounts to a warning to opposition leaders to end their protests against the disputed presidential

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World hunger levels pass a billion

A record number of people are going without food, according to a new report. More than a billion people – one in six of everyone on earth – are

A record number of people are going without food, according to a new report. More than a billion people – one in six of everyone on earth – are

Europe

New faces, big changes?

Their seats secure, 736 members are getting ready to start a new legislative period in the European Parliament. Among the new faces are veteran

Their seats secure, 736 members are getting ready to start a new legislative period in the European Parliament. Among the new faces are veteran

Culture

Graciela Iturbide and Julio Pomar retrospectives

Mexican phtographer Graciela Iturbide is showing a major retrospective of her work, entitled “Dreams and Death” as part of the “PhotoEspagna 2009”

Mexican phtographer Graciela Iturbide is showing a major retrospective of her work, entitled “Dreams and Death” as part of the “PhotoEspagna 2009”

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Iran tense amid pause in protests

It is not clear yet what impact the Ayatollah’s call for an end to the protests will have. Ahmadinejad’s opponents had been expected to stay off the

It is not clear yet what impact the Ayatollah’s call for an end to the protests will have. Ahmadinejad’s opponents had been expected to stay off the

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Ayatollah calls for calm

Iran’s top religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, has appealed for opposition supporters to end their street protests against the result of the

Iran’s top religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, has appealed for opposition supporters to end their street protests against the result of the

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Allende's widow dies at 94

Hortensia Bussi, the widow of former Chilean President Salvador Allende, has died at the age of 94. The renowed left-wing activist passed away in

Hortensia Bussi, the widow of former Chilean President Salvador Allende, has died at the age of 94. The renowed left-wing activist passed away in

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ETA blamed for deadly car bomb

ETA has been blamed for a car bombing that’s left a police inspector dead. A cloud of black smoke and flames poured from the car shortly after the

ETA has been blamed for a car bombing that’s left a police inspector dead. A cloud of black smoke and flames poured from the car shortly after the