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2009-06-25

News

Helping the flood victims of Bangladesh

It’s the monsoon season in Bangladesh, when flooding puts the lives and homes of millions of people at risk. Handicap International and local

It’s the monsoon season in Bangladesh, when flooding puts the lives and homes of millions of people at risk. Handicap International and local

Europe

Albania's major roadworks

Albania is the latest candidate to become a member of the European Union. One of the continent’s poorest countries is moving ahead with major

Albania is the latest candidate to become a member of the European Union. One of the continent’s poorest countries is moving ahead with major

Europe

Acidic emission caps tighten

Environment chiefs have agreed new laws to tighten minimum standards on nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions in the EU. This is acid

Environment chiefs have agreed new laws to tighten minimum standards on nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions in the EU. This is acid

Europe

CoE appeal to help internally displaced populations

A call to protect the people displaced within their own countries… the long-term displaced: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe —

A call to protect the people displaced within their own countries… the long-term displaced: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe —

Business

Toyota facing rough time

The new boss at Toyota has sketched out his plans for returning it to profit. Akio Toyoda promised a back to basics approach in response to the

The new boss at Toyota has sketched out his plans for returning it to profit. Akio Toyoda promised a back to basics approach in response to the

Business

Euro zone industrial orders plunge

New industrial orders in the euro zone plunging more than a third in April compared with the same month last year. Orders were down one percent

New industrial orders in the euro zone plunging more than a third in April compared with the same month last year. Orders were down one percent

Business

H&M's Q2 profit beats forecasts

Hennes &Mauritz – the world’s third-biggest clothing retailer – beat second-quarter profit forecasts. The Swedish group’s shares rose, even though

Hennes &Mauritz – the world’s third-biggest clothing retailer – beat second-quarter profit forecasts. The Swedish group’s shares rose, even though

Business

Ericsson boss to be BP chairman

The Chief Executive of Ericsson, Carl-Henric Svanberg, is quitting Sweden’s largest company and the world’s biggest telecommunications network

The Chief Executive of Ericsson, Carl-Henric Svanberg, is quitting Sweden’s largest company and the world’s biggest telecommunications network

Business

Eurotunnel's recovery quicker than expected

Eurotunnel has said it is on track to complete its financial restructuring sooner than anticipated and is now ready to start converting investors’

Eurotunnel has said it is on track to complete its financial restructuring sooner than anticipated and is now ready to start converting investors’

Business

Thursday 25th June

European shares finished down, but had been much lower earlier in the session as investors reacted to the record decline in euro zone industrial

European shares finished down, but had been much lower earlier in the session as investors reacted to the record decline in euro zone industrial

Business

US Q1 GDP improved

It seems the US economy shrank slightly less than previously thought in the early part of this year. New government figures showed widespread

It seems the US economy shrank slightly less than previously thought in the early part of this year. New government figures showed widespread

News

Re-trial for acquitted Politkovskaya three

The Russian Supreme Court has ordered three men, cleared of involvement in the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, to stand trial again

The Russian Supreme Court has ordered three men, cleared of involvement in the murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, to stand trial again

News

Dresden loses UNESCO status over bridge

The historic German city of Dresden has been taken of the UN’s list of World Heritage sites over the construction of a bridge. Dresden’s Baroque

The historic German city of Dresden has been taken of the UN’s list of World Heritage sites over the construction of a bridge. Dresden’s Baroque

News

Flood-hit Europe braces itself for more rain

Emergency services in central and eastern Europe are battling against the effects of some of the worst flooding in nearly a decade. In the Czech

Emergency services in central and eastern Europe are battling against the effects of some of the worst flooding in nearly a decade. In the Czech

News

US/Iran rapprochement hit by election dispute

After a period of improvement US/Iranian relations appear to be deteriorating rapidly over Iran’s disputed election. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad

After a period of improvement US/Iranian relations appear to be deteriorating rapidly over Iran’s disputed election. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad

News

French police arrest two ETA suspects

Police in France have arrested two suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, bringing the total number detained this year to 47

Police in France have arrested two suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, bringing the total number detained this year to 47

News

Nabih Berri re-elected as Speaker

Lebanon’s lawmakers have re-elected the Shi’ite leader and pro Hezbollah politician, Nabih Berri to a fifth consecutive term as parliamentary

Lebanon’s lawmakers have re-elected the Shi’ite leader and pro Hezbollah politician, Nabih Berri to a fifth consecutive term as parliamentary

Science_technology

The space business

The Paris Airshow is a giant marketplace for all things aerospace. But what drives the space industry? What’s it all about? Variously, people at

The Paris Airshow is a giant marketplace for all things aerospace. But what drives the space industry? What’s it all about? Variously, people at

Culture

Transformers: more of the same

The second Transformers movie – the Revenge of the Fallen – is out now but struggling for good reviews despite a budget rumoured to be around 300

The second Transformers movie – the Revenge of the Fallen – is out now but struggling for good reviews despite a budget rumoured to be around 300

News

Europe counts cost of heavy flooding

Parts of central and eastern Europe are counting the cost of heavy flooding that has left at least eight people dead over the past two days. The

Parts of central and eastern Europe are counting the cost of heavy flooding that has left at least eight people dead over the past two days. The

News

Putin's pork price chop

The Russian Prime Minister went shopping in Moscow, and succeeded in getting a supermarket manager to cut the price of his meat. Vladimir Putin

The Russian Prime Minister went shopping in Moscow, and succeeded in getting a supermarket manager to cut the price of his meat. Vladimir Putin

News

Politkovskaya murder: Three acquitted face re-trial

Three men who were cleared on charges in connection with the murder of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya are to stand trial again. Former

Three men who were cleared on charges in connection with the murder of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya are to stand trial again. Former

News

NATO's Asian summit in Russia's 'back yard'

NATO is holding its first conference in Kazakhstan, a central Asian state traditionally within Russia’s sphere of influence. The forum, being

NATO is holding its first conference in Kazakhstan, a central Asian state traditionally within Russia’s sphere of influence. The forum, being

News

Iran's opposition vow to maintain legal challenge

Leaders of Iran’s opposition say they are determined to press on with legal challenges to the Presidential election that they claim was rigged

Leaders of Iran’s opposition say they are determined to press on with legal challenges to the Presidential election that they claim was rigged

News

UN report reveals latest patterns of global drug use

Latest research from the UN suggests the global markets for cocaine and heroin appear to have shrunk but production and use of synthetic drugs is

Latest research from the UN suggests the global markets for cocaine and heroin appear to have shrunk but production and use of synthetic drugs is

News

Did Pakistan foil bid to blow up Western embassies?

Pakistani security forces have reportedly foiled a major terror plot to blow up foreign embassies and detained up to 25 people. According to

Pakistani security forces have reportedly foiled a major terror plot to blow up foreign embassies and detained up to 25 people. According to