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2009-06-24

News

Keep stimulus going says Blanchard

There is probably no one in the world who has more economic data at his disposal to monitor the economic crisis. That makes him a first-class global

There is probably no one in the world who has more economic data at his disposal to monitor the economic crisis. That makes him a first-class global

Business

Germany heading for huge budget boost

The German cabinet has approved a draft budget for 2010 which includes borrowing an additional 40 billion euros to fight the country’s deepest

The German cabinet has approved a draft budget for 2010 which includes borrowing an additional 40 billion euros to fight the country’s deepest

Business

OECD more optimistic about recovery

It is going to a bumpy road ahead for the world economy, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said the downturn is

It is going to a bumpy road ahead for the world economy, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said the downturn is

Business

Fed not likely to raise interest rates for some time

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has concluded its two-day policy-setting meeting. There were no surprises, chairman Ben Bernanke and his

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has concluded its two-day policy-setting meeting. There were no surprises, chairman Ben Bernanke and his

Business

Russian economy to shrink

There are different figures emerging, but all contain the same message – Russia’s economy is going to shrink dramatically this year. The World

There are different figures emerging, but all contain the same message – Russia’s economy is going to shrink dramatically this year. The World

Business

Wednesday 24th June

European shares finished the day sharply higher, up almost three percent. Among the factors boosting shares, the European Central Bank lent

European shares finished the day sharply higher, up almost three percent. Among the factors boosting shares, the European Central Bank lent

News

52 dead in Iraq market bomb blast

At least 52 people are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad. The blast tore through a a market in Sadr City, a Shi’ite area of

At least 52 people are reported to have been killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad. The blast tore through a a market in Sadr City, a Shi’ite area of

News

Ex-PM of Kosovo held in Bulgaria

A former prime minister of Kosovo arrested in Bulgaria is to be kept in custody until at least Saturday. Agim Ceku was detained yesterday on an

A former prime minister of Kosovo arrested in Bulgaria is to be kept in custody until at least Saturday. Agim Ceku was detained yesterday on an

News

Europe united in words but not action on Iran

Europe’s Iranian communities have been protesting in many different languages but with one voice. In Berlin, Paris, Rome and London, the Persian

Europe’s Iranian communities have been protesting in many different languages but with one voice. In Berlin, Paris, Rome and London, the Persian

News

Confusion over renewed violence in Iran

There are conflicting reports of renewed violence in Iran. The latest images from Tehran appear to show people gathering for a demonstration against

There are conflicting reports of renewed violence in Iran. The latest images from Tehran appear to show people gathering for a demonstration against

News

Sarkozy's new look cabinet raises questions

The new look French cabinet got down to work this morning, while President Nicholas Sarkozy’s bigger than expected reshuffle raised numerous

The new look French cabinet got down to work this morning, while President Nicholas Sarkozy’s bigger than expected reshuffle raised numerous

News

Sex scandal engulfs Berlusconi

The sex scandal headlines keep on coming, but the Italian Prime Minister remains defiant. Silvio Berlusconi is facing perhaps his biggest ever

The sex scandal headlines keep on coming, but the Italian Prime Minister remains defiant. Silvio Berlusconi is facing perhaps his biggest ever

News

Albanian writer wins Asturias literature prize

“A universal voice against totalitarianism”. That is how the judges of the Asturias Awards described Albanian writer Ismail Kadare in presenting him

“A universal voice against totalitarianism”. That is how the judges of the Asturias Awards described Albanian writer Ismail Kadare in presenting him

Europe

Croatian EU process further delayed

The European Union has called off a round of accession talks with Croatia which had been scheduled for Friday. The reason is Zagreb’s continued

The European Union has called off a round of accession talks with Croatia which had been scheduled for Friday. The reason is Zagreb’s continued

Europe

100% screening for some cancers

Europe must double its cancer screening efforts, to prevent mortality rates climbing as the population ages. The European Commissioner for Health

Europe must double its cancer screening efforts, to prevent mortality rates climbing as the population ages. The European Commissioner for Health

Europe

BIRW awarded prize for Northern Ireland work

Monitoring human rights in Northern Ireland goes on. The independent NGO British Irish Rights Watch has been awarded the Council of Europe

Monitoring human rights in Northern Ireland goes on. The independent NGO British Irish Rights Watch has been awarded the Council of Europe

News

Israel-based radio offers voice for Iranians

Giving Iranian’s a voice – that is the idea behind a Tel Aviv-based radio station broadcasting in Farsi. Amir Shai is the owner and one of 17

Giving Iranian’s a voice – that is the idea behind a Tel Aviv-based radio station broadcasting in Farsi. Amir Shai is the owner and one of 17

Science_technology

Innovating for kids

At the Innovation Days exhibition in Lisbon, researchers demonstrated a little electric car designed for disabled children. It is equipped with

At the Innovation Days exhibition in Lisbon, researchers demonstrated a little electric car designed for disabled children. It is equipped with

Science_technology

Security systems at Innovation Days

At the Innovation Days Exhibition in Lisbon, developers were showing off new software designed to detect the causes of road accidents. The system

At the Innovation Days Exhibition in Lisbon, developers were showing off new software designed to detect the causes of road accidents. The system

Culture

Films at RA's Summer Show

In London, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition features, as usual, both established and unknown artists working in a wide variety of disciplines

In London, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition features, as usual, both established and unknown artists working in a wide variety of disciplines

Culture

Tetro in black and white

Francis Ford Coppola’s latest film “Tetro“ is shot entirely in black and white.  He says that “in the movie business, because television executives

Francis Ford Coppola’s latest film “Tetro“ is shot entirely in black and white.  He says that “in the movie business, because television executives

News

Khamanei says he won't be pressured by protests

Ahead of possible rallies by Iran’s opposition tomorrow, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he won’t give in to protests

Ahead of possible rallies by Iran’s opposition tomorrow, the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he won’t give in to protests

News

Crackdown keeps protestors off streets -- for now

A security crackdown in Iran appears to have deterred anti-government protestors from taking to the streets, but Tehran is braced for more

A security crackdown in Iran appears to have deterred anti-government protestors from taking to the streets, but Tehran is braced for more

News

UN assesses economic crisis impact on poor

The impact of the financial crisis on developing countries comes under the spotlight at a three-day UN General Assembly that opens today. However

The impact of the financial crisis on developing countries comes under the spotlight at a three-day UN General Assembly that opens today. However

News

French reshuffle bigger than expected

France’s new cabinet is meeting for the first time after a reshuffle by Nicolas Sarkozy. With eight departures and arrivals, observers say the

France’s new cabinet is meeting for the first time after a reshuffle by Nicolas Sarkozy. With eight departures and arrivals, observers say the

News

Kadare honoured with Asturias Literature prize

For years his name has been mentioned when the Nobel prize for Literature comes around, but he has never won it. Now, however the Asturias committee

For years his name has been mentioned when the Nobel prize for Literature comes around, but he has never won it. Now, however the Asturias committee

News

Ex-PM of Kosovo arrested in Bulgaria

A former prime minister of Kosovo, Agim Ceku, has been arrested by Bulgaria. Officials on the Macedonian-Bulgarian border used an Interpol arrest

A former prime minister of Kosovo, Agim Ceku, has been arrested by Bulgaria. Officials on the Macedonian-Bulgarian border used an Interpol arrest