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2009-06-23

Europe

CoE quarrels over leadership

Internal quarrelling marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Council of Europe, with the mandate of Terry Davis as Secretary-General having only weeks

Internal quarrelling marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Council of Europe, with the mandate of Terry Davis as Secretary-General having only weeks

Europe

Van Miert, former Commissioner, dies

Former European Commissioner Karel Van Miert has died, apparently from falling from a ladder in his garden in Belgium. The Flemish socialist was 67

Former European Commissioner Karel Van Miert has died, apparently from falling from a ladder in his garden in Belgium. The Flemish socialist was 67

Europe

Aquaculture expansion call

Europe needs to cultivate more fish, the ministers in charge have decided. Green groups disagree, saying aquaculture creates more problems than it

Europe needs to cultivate more fish, the ministers in charge have decided. Green groups disagree, saying aquaculture creates more problems than it

Business

Washington loans for green cars

Ford is to get nearly seven billion euros in US government loans to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles. The money will be used to retool several

Ford is to get nearly seven billion euros in US government loans to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles. The money will be used to retool several

Business

US and EU go to WTO over Chinese export curbs

A major trade dispute is brewing between the US, Europe and China. Washington and Brussels are launching a case at the World Trade Organisation

A major trade dispute is brewing between the US, Europe and China. Washington and Brussels are launching a case at the World Trade Organisation

Business

Economic recovery hopes dimmed

Hopes of a rapid rebound from the recession have taken a knock as more signs emerge that the recovery from last year’s housing and financial market

Hopes of a rapid rebound from the recession have taken a knock as more signs emerge that the recovery from last year’s housing and financial market

Business

Tuesday 23rd June

European shares fluctuated through the session and finished the day at their lowest close in nearly six weeks. Investors traded cautiously as

European shares fluctuated through the session and finished the day at their lowest close in nearly six weeks. Investors traded cautiously as

Business

Peugeot heading for two billion euro loss

Peugeot Citroen has said it expects to make an operating loss of as much as two billion euros this year. That warning came as it announced plans

Peugeot Citroen has said it expects to make an operating loss of as much as two billion euros this year. That warning came as it announced plans

Business

Chinese built Airbus plane delivered

The first Airbus passenger jet assembled outside Europe has been handed over to its Chinese owner. Dragon Aviation Leasing took delivery of the

The first Airbus passenger jet assembled outside Europe has been handed over to its Chinese owner. Dragon Aviation Leasing took delivery of the

Business

Boeing 787 delayed again

Boeing has postponed the first test flight of its 787 Dreamliner for the fifth time. It said it needs to sort out a structural problem with the

Boeing has postponed the first test flight of its 787 Dreamliner for the fifth time. It said it needs to sort out a structural problem with the

News

Trade high on EU-Israel agenda

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first trip to Europe since regaining power will be dominated by talks on Iran’s post-election chaos and

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first trip to Europe since regaining power will be dominated by talks on Iran’s post-election chaos and

News

Dissident personalities speak out on Iran

The struggle of wills in Iran shows no sign of ending with the appeal by Mehdi Karoubi for a day of mourning on Thursday; a new challenge for the

The struggle of wills in Iran shows no sign of ending with the appeal by Mehdi Karoubi for a day of mourning on Thursday; a new challenge for the

News

Expulsions deepen Iran's election row with West

There was a relative calm on the streets of Tehran on Tuesday after days of protests against a presidential election the opposition claim was rigged

There was a relative calm on the streets of Tehran on Tuesday after days of protests against a presidential election the opposition claim was rigged

News

Netanyahu says Iran biggest threat to peace

Israel’s prime minister says Iran’s “aggressive behaviour is the greatest threat to peace.” Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments came at the end of talks

Israel’s prime minister says Iran’s “aggressive behaviour is the greatest threat to peace.” Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments came at the end of talks

News

Harassed Romanians quit N Ireland

A church in Northern Ireland has been attacked after offering refuge to a group of Romanians who have suffered violent racial abuse. Politicians

A church in Northern Ireland has been attacked after offering refuge to a group of Romanians who have suffered violent racial abuse. Politicians

News

Israelis mark third anniversary of soldier's capture

On the day Israelis marked the third anniversary of the capture of soldier Gilad Shalit a senior Palestinian politician has been released from

On the day Israelis marked the third anniversary of the capture of soldier Gilad Shalit a senior Palestinian politician has been released from

Science_technology

Innovation Days in Lisbon

The Innovation Days Exhibition was held in Lisbon and presented around 500 new technology projects from 300 exhibitors, the vast majority of which

The Innovation Days Exhibition was held in Lisbon and presented around 500 new technology projects from 300 exhibitors, the vast majority of which

Culture

Aqua hit number one

Aqua – Denmark’s most successful band ever – is back after a 6-year break with a greatest hits album, three new songs and a European tour. The

Aqua – Denmark’s most successful band ever – is back after a 6-year break with a greatest hits album, three new songs and a European tour. The

Culture

Milan Fashion Week kicks off

Milan Fashion Week has kicked off with the boys leading the way. The men’s pret-a-porter shows included Gucci designer Frida Gianni who used white

Milan Fashion Week has kicked off with the boys leading the way. The men’s pret-a-porter shows included Gucci designer Frida Gianni who used white

Environment

A green challenge in the Red Sea

In the Gulf of Aqaba on the Jordanian coast, the tourist industry has boomed. The coastline of Jordan is only 27 kilometers long, and it is crammed

In the Gulf of Aqaba on the Jordanian coast, the tourist industry has boomed. The coastline of Jordan is only 27 kilometers long, and it is crammed

News

Terrorist attack thwarted say Spanish police

The arrests of three suspected ETA members and the seizure of several kilos of explosives are being hailed by police as a major success in the fight

The arrests of three suspected ETA members and the seizure of several kilos of explosives are being hailed by police as a major success in the fight

News

Air France denies black box detected

Air crash investigators have denied finding the flight recorders of the Air France airliner which came down earlier this month. It follows a

Air crash investigators have denied finding the flight recorders of the Air France airliner which came down earlier this month. It follows a

News

Dutch ship and crew released by Somali pirates

A Dutch ship and its Ukrainian crew have been freed by Somali pirates nearly two months after the vessel was seized in the Gulf of Aden. The

A Dutch ship and its Ukrainian crew have been freed by Somali pirates nearly two months after the vessel was seized in the Gulf of Aden. The

News

Spanish police swoop on ETA suspects

Police in Spain have arrested three suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA. They were detained in the early hours of this morning on

Police in Spain have arrested three suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA. They were detained in the early hours of this morning on

News

FBI called in after nine die US train crash

Investigators, including the FBI, have begun trying to find out what caused the worst ever crash on Washington’s subway train system. At least

Investigators, including the FBI, have begun trying to find out what caused the worst ever crash on Washington’s subway train system. At least

News

Confusion over Air France black box signals

As the search continues for bodies and wreckage from the Air France crash there is confusion over whether the black boxes have been located.

As the search continues for bodies and wreckage from the Air France crash there is confusion over whether the black boxes have been located.

News

Iran's presidential result upheld

The result of Iran’s disputed June 12 presidential election is to stand. The country’s top legislative body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out any

The result of Iran’s disputed June 12 presidential election is to stand. The country’s top legislative body, the Guardian Council, has ruled out any