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2009-07-13

News

Cohn-Bendit: Barroso not credible as President

Former student revolt leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit’s has sought to follow an alternative path throughout his political career. The leader of the left

Former student revolt leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit’s has sought to follow an alternative path throughout his political career. The leader of the left

Business

Philips sees brighter future

Philips Electronics has signalled brighter business prospects for the rest of this year and surprised the market with a return to profit in the

Philips Electronics has signalled brighter business prospects for the rest of this year and surprised the market with a return to profit in the

Business

Sahara solar power plants plan

Making money from the sun is the aim of businesses that gathered in Germany on Monday to set up something called the Desertec Industrial Initiative

Making money from the sun is the aim of businesses that gathered in Germany on Monday to set up something called the Desertec Industrial Initiative

Business

Monday 13th July

European shares have rebounded and finished up over two percent. Stocks reversed course during the afternoon and heading higher after hitting an

European shares have rebounded and finished up over two percent. Stocks reversed course during the afternoon and heading higher after hitting an

Business

French car scrappage scheme to end

The French government is planning to gradually phase out its scheme to help carmakers through the economic downturn by encouraging drivers to trade

The French government is planning to gradually phase out its scheme to help carmakers through the economic downturn by encouraging drivers to trade

Business

Crude prices weaken

One year after hitting $147.50 a barrel, oil prices remain weak near a seven-week low. That is due to concerns about the state of the global

One year after hitting $147.50 a barrel, oil prices remain weak near a seven-week low. That is due to concerns about the state of the global

Europe

European Parliament prepares for new session

There has been double pomp and circumstance in Strasbourg. A short ceremony marked an important thirtieth anniversary for the European Parliament

There has been double pomp and circumstance in Strasbourg. A short ceremony marked an important thirtieth anniversary for the European Parliament

Europe

Eurosceptics muster in new groupings

As the new European Parliament prepared to start work again, those who oppose european federalism – or even the existence of the parliament itself –

As the new European Parliament prepared to start work again, those who oppose european federalism – or even the existence of the parliament itself –

News

Belgian farmers block border in milk protest

Two major roads from Belgium into France have been blocked by dairy farmers to defend an industry they claim is under threat. Like colleagues

Two major roads from Belgium into France have been blocked by dairy farmers to defend an industry they claim is under threat. Like colleagues

News

Swat Valley refugees start returning home

Authorities in Pakistan have begun sending home some of the two million people displaced by military action in the troubled Swat Valley. The

Authorities in Pakistan have begun sending home some of the two million people displaced by military action in the troubled Swat Valley. The

News

Demjanjuk charged with Holocaust atrocities

A suspected Nazi death camp guard has been formally charged with helping to murder 27,000 Jews in World War II. The trial of John Demjanjuk, 89

A suspected Nazi death camp guard has been formally charged with helping to murder 27,000 Jews in World War II. The trial of John Demjanjuk, 89

News

Chinese police shoot dead two Uighurs

There has been renewed violence in China’s restive region of Xinjiang, with reports that two people have been shot dead by police. Despite a

There has been renewed violence in China’s restive region of Xinjiang, with reports that two people have been shot dead by police. Despite a

News

French workers threaten to blow up factory

French workers at a bankrupt car-parts company are threatening to blow up their factory if they do not receive compensation for being laid off

French workers at a bankrupt car-parts company are threatening to blow up their factory if they do not receive compensation for being laid off

News

EU takes big step towards weaning itself off Russian gas

A major political step has been taken towards weaning Europe off its dependence on Russian gas. European Union countries and Turkey have signed a

A major political step has been taken towards weaning Europe off its dependence on Russian gas. European Union countries and Turkey have signed a

News

Questions still hang over Nabucco

Even though the Nabucco project deal has been signed in Ankara many questions remain about how it will be financed and where the gas to be

Even though the Nabucco project deal has been signed in Ankara many questions remain about how it will be financed and where the gas to be

Science_technology

Dinosaur Discovery Down Under

Australian palaeontologists say they have discovered three new species of dinosaur in the northern state of Queensland. They describe one of the

Australian palaeontologists say they have discovered three new species of dinosaur in the northern state of Queensland. They describe one of the

Culture

Montebello Festival held in Switzerland.

The Chateau Montebello de Bellinzona in southern Switzerland played host to a chamber music festival with a difference. Young musicians were invited

The Chateau Montebello de Bellinzona in southern Switzerland played host to a chamber music festival with a difference. Young musicians were invited

Culture

"Angel at Sea" takes Crystal Globe.

The Belgian-Canadian picture “Angel at Sea” took the prestigious Crystal Globe for Best Film at the end of the 44th Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the

The Belgian-Canadian picture “Angel at Sea” took the prestigious Crystal Globe for Best Film at the end of the 44th Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the

News

Taylor begins war crimes defence

The defence team of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has started to put its case against charges of war atrocities in Sierra Leone. Taylor

The defence team of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has started to put its case against charges of war atrocities in Sierra Leone. Taylor

News

Japan's embattled PM sets August election date

Japan is set for a general election on August 30 that could end the longstanding dominance of Prime Minister Taro Aso’s liberal democrats. After a

Japan is set for a general election on August 30 that could end the longstanding dominance of Prime Minister Taro Aso’s liberal democrats. After a

News

Pay up or the factory gets it

Workers at a bankrupt car-parts company are threatening to blow up their factory if they don’t receive 30,000 euros in compensation. They say they

Workers at a bankrupt car-parts company are threatening to blow up their factory if they don’t receive 30,000 euros in compensation. They say they

News

Questions remain over Nabucco's supply and financing

Amid all the hype over the signing of the Nabucco pipeline deal, observers point out that serious questions remain about future supplies and

Amid all the hype over the signing of the Nabucco pipeline deal, observers point out that serious questions remain about future supplies and

News

Europe's pipe dream closer to reality

There is a big step forward in plans for a major gas pipeline backed by Europe. Transit agreements have been signed today in Ankara by the

There is a big step forward in plans for a major gas pipeline backed by Europe. Transit agreements have been signed today in Ankara by the

News

US and Swiss bank giant UBS seek to delay tax trial

The US government and UBS have asked for a delay to a trial that could see Switzerland’s centuries old tradition of banking secrecy cracked open

The US government and UBS have asked for a delay to a trial that could see Switzerland’s centuries old tradition of banking secrecy cracked open

News

US and UK to stay the course in Afghanistan

Despite mounting losses Washington and London have said they remain committed to defeating the Taliban. On Sunday, two American soldiers were

Despite mounting losses Washington and London have said they remain committed to defeating the Taliban. On Sunday, two American soldiers were

News

Nabucco transit deal to be signed

An intergovernmental transit agreement for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline will be signed in Turkey later today. The pipeline, meant to relieve

An intergovernmental transit agreement for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline will be signed in Turkey later today. The pipeline, meant to relieve

News

Calls for investigation after Cheney secrecy claims

There have been calls for an investigation after claims that former US Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the CIA not to tell Congress about a secret

There have been calls for an investigation after claims that former US Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the CIA not to tell Congress about a secret

News

Kim has cancer, says South Korean TV

TV reports in South Korea claim Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer. The information concerning the North Korean leader is said to be based on

TV reports in South Korea claim Kim Jong-il has pancreatic cancer. The information concerning the North Korean leader is said to be based on