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2009-07-06

Europe

Ending mobile "roaming rip-offs"

It’s summer, which used to be a boom time for the mobile phone companies as people use their mobiles while on holiday. But now the European

It’s summer, which used to be a boom time for the mobile phone companies as people use their mobiles while on holiday. But now the European

Europe

Energy market

Europe’s energy markets have been fully open to competition in theory for two years now. But how opened up are the gas and electricity sectors really?

Europe’s energy markets have been fully open to competition in theory for two years now. But how opened up are the gas and electricity sectors really?

News

Franco-British relations 'never been better' - Brown

The French and British governments have re-affirmed a closeness between the two countries after a summit at Evian in south-eastern France. The

The French and British governments have re-affirmed a closeness between the two countries after a summit at Evian in south-eastern France. The

News

Geert Wilders: I'm in favour of Romania and Bulgaria leaving the EU

Geert Wilders is the leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, a political group described as “Islamophobic”. The party performed well in the

Geert Wilders is the leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, a political group described as “Islamophobic”. The party performed well in the

Europe

Solana to bow out

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he will step down in October when his 10-year mandate expires. This was in an interview

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he will step down in October when his 10-year mandate expires. This was in an interview

Europe

EP, Stockholm discuss Barroso

The new European Parliament’s group heads have made the customary trip to the EU’s presiding nation, which is Sweden for the second half of this

The new European Parliament’s group heads have made the customary trip to the EU’s presiding nation, which is Sweden for the second half of this

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US and Russia agree on arms and Afghanistan

Russia and the United States have agreed sweeping cuts in nuclear weapons, and to allow American planes to use Russian airspace to resupply

Russia and the United States have agreed sweeping cuts in nuclear weapons, and to allow American planes to use Russian airspace to resupply

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Centre-right wins in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is seeking a coalition partner after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko Borisov

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is seeking a coalition partner after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko Borisov

News

140 killed in riots in China

At least 140 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in rioting in western China’s volatile Xinjiang region. Officials said the death

At least 140 people have been killed and more than 800 injured in rioting in western China’s volatile Xinjiang region. Officials said the death

Business

Monday 6th July

European bourses have continued their decline for a third straight week,hitting their lowest in seven weeks. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell

European bourses have continued their decline for a third straight week,hitting their lowest in seven weeks. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell

Business

Banks told lend more money

World economic leaders are telling the commercial banks to must lend more. They say that is the best way to revive the economy which has been

World economic leaders are telling the commercial banks to must lend more. They say that is the best way to revive the economy which has been

Business

Pepsi investment shows Russia confidence

Soft drinks company PepsiCo says it believes the Russian market is effervescent and so plans to invest one billion dollars (720 million euros) there

Soft drinks company PepsiCo says it believes the Russian market is effervescent and so plans to invest one billion dollars (720 million euros) there

Business

'New GM' set to roll out

General Motors has moved a step closer to solvency. A bankruptcy court judge has said yes to the carmaker’s most profitable assets coming out of

General Motors has moved a step closer to solvency. A bankruptcy court judge has said yes to the carmaker’s most profitable assets coming out of

Business

Porsche still only talking to Qatar

Porsche is denying a report that five more potential bidders have emerged for a Porsche-owned derivatives package which controls around 20 percent of

Porsche is denying a report that five more potential bidders have emerged for a Porsche-owned derivatives package which controls around 20 percent of

Business

SocGen expects small Q2 profit

French bank Societe Generale has said it expects to post a small second-quarter net profit thanks to earnings from its corporate and investment

French bank Societe Generale has said it expects to post a small second-quarter net profit thanks to earnings from its corporate and investment

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LA police warn ticketless Jacko fans to stay home

Police in Los Angeles are warning Michael Jackson fans to stay away from his memorial ceremony tomorrow if they do not have a ticket. 17,500 have

Police in Los Angeles are warning Michael Jackson fans to stay away from his memorial ceremony tomorrow if they do not have a ticket. 17,500 have

Culture

Michelangelo or not?

In Rome, during the restoration of the frescos on the walls of the Pauline Chapel – inside St Peter’s Basilica – Vatican restorers discovered an

In Rome, during the restoration of the frescos on the walls of the Pauline Chapel – inside St Peter’s Basilica – Vatican restorers discovered an

Science_technology

The Case of the Disappearing Puffins

In the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, the puffin colony is mysteriously decreasing. Between 2003 and 2008, the puffin population

In the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, the puffin colony is mysteriously decreasing. Between 2003 and 2008, the puffin population

Culture

Milos Forman at Korlovy Vary

Respected film director, Milos Forman is attending the Korlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Orphaned at an early age

Respected film director, Milos Forman is attending the Korlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Orphaned at an early age

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Honduras faces more international isolation

Honduras is facing increasing international isolation, a day after a plane carrying the ousted President was blocked from bringing Manuel Zelaya back

Honduras is facing increasing international isolation, a day after a plane carrying the ousted President was blocked from bringing Manuel Zelaya back

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Obama in Moscow for summit

US president Barack Obama has arrived in Moscow for a summit with the Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev. It is Obama’s first trip to Moscow since

US president Barack Obama has arrived in Moscow for a summit with the Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev. It is Obama’s first trip to Moscow since

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US and Russia set to sign arms deal

Russian and US negotiators are reported to have agreed the text of an outline deal on cutting Russian and US strategic nuclear arsenals. The

Russian and US negotiators are reported to have agreed the text of an outline deal on cutting Russian and US strategic nuclear arsenals. The

News

Borisov set to lead Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is expected to start coalition talks after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko

Bulgaria’s centre-right GERB party is expected to start coalition talks after beating the socialists in a national election. Party leader Boiko

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140 killed in riots in China

Chinese authorities say 140 people died and more than 800 were injured in rioting in the restive Xinjiang region. The riots swept Urumqi, the

Chinese authorities say 140 people died and more than 800 were injured in rioting in the restive Xinjiang region. The riots swept Urumqi, the