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2009-07-22

Europe

Gdansk shipyards fight another day

A restructuring plan for the Gdansk shipyards has finally been agreed with the European Commission meaning disputed support measures worth 251

A restructuring plan for the Gdansk shipyards has finally been agreed with the European Commission meaning disputed support measures worth 251

Business

French consumer spending jumps in June

The French went on a shopping spree in June and the country enjoyed the largest rise in consumer spending since January. Sales of manufactured

The French went on a shopping spree in June and the country enjoyed the largest rise in consumer spending since January. Sales of manufactured

Europe

Bulgaria and Romania rapped for corruption

The European Commission today rapped Bulgaria’s knuckles for not doing more to combat endemic coruption and organised crime in the country. The

The European Commission today rapped Bulgaria’s knuckles for not doing more to combat endemic coruption and organised crime in the country. The

Business

Weak advertising continues to hit Yahoo

Search engine Yahoo’s forecast for revenue in the third-quarter disappointed Wall Street and that caused its shares to fall. Yahoo’s second

Search engine Yahoo’s forecast for revenue in the third-quarter disappointed Wall Street and that caused its shares to fall. Yahoo’s second

Business

Apple's profit soars

Apple quarterly profit was much better than had been predicted by analysts. Strong sales of Mac computers and iPhones gave Apple a solid 13

Apple quarterly profit was much better than had been predicted by analysts. Strong sales of Mac computers and iPhones gave Apple a solid 13

Europe

Milk wars rage on

The European Commission’s report into the dairy farming crisis was published today and as expected, it states that reducing production quotas is out

The European Commission’s report into the dairy farming crisis was published today and as expected, it states that reducing production quotas is out

Business

Wednesday 22nd July

European shares rebounded from their earlier losses to finish slightly up, ahead for their eighth straight session. That was their longest winning

European shares rebounded from their earlier losses to finish slightly up, ahead for their eighth straight session. That was their longest winning

Business

GM's sales slump further

General Motors sales continue to head downhill in the face of the economic slowdown . In the first half of this year they sold 3.55 million

General Motors sales continue to head downhill in the face of the economic slowdown . In the first half of this year they sold 3.55 million

News

Biden carries US support to Georgia

America’s message of unwavering backing for former Soviet states has arrived in Georgia, on the latest leg of Vice President Joe Biden’s diplomatic

America’s message of unwavering backing for former Soviet states has arrived in Georgia, on the latest leg of Vice President Joe Biden’s diplomatic

News

North and south Sudan agree oil region deal

North and south Sudan have agreed in principle to accept a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration which hands control of an oilfield and

North and south Sudan have agreed in principle to accept a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration which hands control of an oilfield and

News

Race against time to produce vaccines

The race to produce vaccines against swine flu is being stepped up around the world. For the last four months, more than thirty pharmaceutical

The race to produce vaccines against swine flu is being stepped up around the world. For the last four months, more than thirty pharmaceutical

News

Former official held in Ukraine murder case

Nine years after the killing of investigative reporter Georgy Gongadze sparked a political crisis in Ukraine, a leading suspect has been arrested.

Nine years after the killing of investigative reporter Georgy Gongadze sparked a political crisis in Ukraine, a leading suspect has been arrested.

News

Four die as wildfires rage in Spain

Four firefighters were killed and two others seriously injured as they battled wildfires in northeastern Spain. Sudden changes in wind direction took

Four firefighters were killed and two others seriously injured as they battled wildfires in northeastern Spain. Sudden changes in wind direction took

News

EU: "Summer travel will spread swine flu"

The surge in summer holiday traffic is expected to dramatically increase the spread of swine flu across Europe. Millions of us will be heading away

The surge in summer holiday traffic is expected to dramatically increase the spread of swine flu across Europe. Millions of us will be heading away

News

Politkovskaya murder retrial to start in August

From next month, Russia will begin retrying three men previously cleared of involvement in the killing of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya. Found

From next month, Russia will begin retrying three men previously cleared of involvement in the killing of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya. Found

Culture

Russia leads at Baden-Baden opera festival

There is a distinctly Russian theme for this year’s summer festival at Germany’s largest opera house, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden. Soprano star

There is a distinctly Russian theme for this year’s summer festival at Germany’s largest opera house, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden. Soprano star

Culture

Disney and Bruckheimer go 3D for G-Force

The Jerry Bruckheimer/Hoyt Yeatman partnership has yielded many a Hollywood blockbuster, including “Armageddon” and “Con Air.” Now Yeatman makes his

The Jerry Bruckheimer/Hoyt Yeatman partnership has yielded many a Hollywood blockbuster, including “Armageddon” and “Con Air.” Now Yeatman makes his

Science_technology

Melanoma diagnosis that's more than skin deep

Doctors could soon receive help in diagnosing melanomas, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Currently, a technique known as ‘staging’ is the

Doctors could soon receive help in diagnosing melanomas, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Currently, a technique known as ‘staging’ is the

News

Oil must fund Iraq's recovery

It is just three weeks since Iraq formally took over responsibility for its own security, as American forces retreated from the streets to their

It is just three weeks since Iraq formally took over responsibility for its own security, as American forces retreated from the streets to their

News

First human trials of swine flu vaccine

The first human trials of a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu have begun in the Australian city of Adelaide. There is added urgency in the battle to beat

The first human trials of a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu have begun in the Australian city of Adelaide. There is added urgency in the battle to beat

News

Maliki urges Obama to invest in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki takes an optimistic message to the White House today, urging investors to help rebuild his shattered country

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki takes an optimistic message to the White House today, urging investors to help rebuild his shattered country

News

Politkovskaya murder retrial set for August

Three men accused of involvement in the killing of Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya are set to be retried next month. The

Three men accused of involvement in the killing of Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya are set to be retried next month. The

News

Asia captivated by long total solar eclipse

For those lucky enough to see it, it is something they will never forget. The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century has enthralled

For those lucky enough to see it, it is something they will never forget. The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century has enthralled

News

UN warning over H1N1 flu in poor nations

The UN is warning of a major humanitarian crisis if the influenza pandemic hits developing countries already ravaged by poverty and conflict. The

The UN is warning of a major humanitarian crisis if the influenza pandemic hits developing countries already ravaged by poverty and conflict. The

News

Biden heads for Georgia after visiting Ukraine

US Vice President Joe Biden will head for Georgia today, after a visit to Ukraine that called for a delicate diplomatic balancing act. Mindful of

US Vice President Joe Biden will head for Georgia today, after a visit to Ukraine that called for a delicate diplomatic balancing act. Mindful of

News

Spanish firefighters killed in forest blaze

In Spain, four firefighters have been killed and two seriously injured as they battled forest fires in the northeast of the country. It is thought

In Spain, four firefighters have been killed and two seriously injured as they battled forest fires in the northeast of the country. It is thought

News

Millions witness total solar eclipse

A total eclipse of the Sun has held millions of people across a strip of Asia in its thrall. The phenomenon was visible along a corrider roughly

A total eclipse of the Sun has held millions of people across a strip of Asia in its thrall. The phenomenon was visible along a corrider roughly

News

Spain reiterates claim on Gibraltar

Despite an historic visit by a Spanish government minister to Gibraltar, Madrid is making clear that its claim on the British territory has not

Despite an historic visit by a Spanish government minister to Gibraltar, Madrid is making clear that its claim on the British territory has not