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2009-07-24

Culture

Celebrating Bauhaus- modern interiors meant for the masses

The largest ever exhibition of the Bauhaus design movement is being held in Berlin. Founded 90 years ago the Bauhaus school was a social experiment

The largest ever exhibition of the Bauhaus design movement is being held in Berlin. Founded 90 years ago the Bauhaus school was a social experiment

Culture

Paléo festival seals its place among Europe's biggest

Thirty four years after its humble debut as a folk concert, the Paléo in the Swiss town of Nyon has become the second biggest open air festival in

Thirty four years after its humble debut as a folk concert, the Paléo in the Swiss town of Nyon has become the second biggest open air festival in

Europe

Eco-efficiency on the agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December – where it is hoped that a successor to the Kyoto Protocol can be thrashed out – the

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December – where it is hoped that a successor to the Kyoto Protocol can be thrashed out – the

Business

Friday 24th July

European stocks fluctuated during the day and finished slightly down snapping a nine session winning streak. Of the region’s biggest bourses

European stocks fluctuated during the day and finished slightly down snapping a nine session winning streak. Of the region’s biggest bourses

Business

Airbus A400M saved, for now

Europe’s largest defence project – the much delayed Airbus A400M military transport plane – has been saved, for the moment. A crisis meeting has

Europe’s largest defence project – the much delayed Airbus A400M military transport plane – has been saved, for the moment. A crisis meeting has

Business

German business sentiment rises

More indications that Europe’s largest economy is pulling out of its deepest post-war recession as German business morale rose for the fourth month

More indications that Europe’s largest economy is pulling out of its deepest post-war recession as German business morale rose for the fourth month

Business

Ericsson warns of recession effects

Ericsson, the world’s biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment, has said the economic downturn is now starting to effect its market with

Ericsson, the world’s biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment, has said the economic downturn is now starting to effect its market with

Business

UK economic contraction worse than feared

Britain’s economy shrank more than twice as fast as was expected in the second quarter of this year. Gross domestic product fell 0.8 percent

Britain’s economy shrank more than twice as fast as was expected in the second quarter of this year. Gross domestic product fell 0.8 percent

Europe

Attitudes to employment survey

According to a new survey published today, 61% of Europeans think that in terms of unemployment the worst of the economic crisis is still to come

According to a new survey published today, 61% of Europeans think that in terms of unemployment the worst of the economic crisis is still to come

Business

Vodafone's sales slip

Vodafone has reported a slight decline in sales, in line with investors’ expectations. The world’s largest mobile phone firm in terms of revenue

Vodafone has reported a slight decline in sales, in line with investors’ expectations. The world’s largest mobile phone firm in terms of revenue

News

Conservatives sweep to UK by-election victory

Britain’s opposition Conservatives have captured a paliamentary seat from the ruling Labour Party. If their success at Norwich North is repeated in

Britain’s opposition Conservatives have captured a paliamentary seat from the ruling Labour Party. If their success at Norwich North is repeated in

News

Spanish fire death toll reaches six

In the skies and on the ground, a battle is being waged against wildfires but swathes of southern Europe continue to go up in flames. Spain

In the skies and on the ground, a battle is being waged against wildfires but swathes of southern Europe continue to go up in flames. Spain

News

Russia bus crash kills 21

At least 21 people have been killed in a road accident in Russia. A petrol tanker and a bus smashed into each other in the southern Rostov

At least 21 people have been killed in a road accident in Russia. A petrol tanker and a bus smashed into each other in the southern Rostov

News

Township tensions in South Africa

South Africa is in the grip of its first recession in 20 years and the country’s poor, those living in townships, are beginning to stir. Violence has

South Africa is in the grip of its first recession in 20 years and the country’s poor, those living in townships, are beginning to stir. Violence has

News

Storms ravage Eastern Europe

Heavy overnight storms in Eastern Europe have left at least nine people dead and dozens injured. Poland was the hardest hit with seven reported

Heavy overnight storms in Eastern Europe have left at least nine people dead and dozens injured. Poland was the hardest hit with seven reported

News

Six killed in Croatia after train de-rails

At least six people have been killed in a train crash in southern Croatia. Police say another 20 people are in a serious condition with around 50

At least six people have been killed in a train crash in southern Croatia. Police say another 20 people are in a serious condition with around 50

News

Flu pandemic covers close to 100 percent of the planet

Health experts have warned flu H1N1 is spreading and must be watched carefully in case it mutates. Close to 100 percent of the globe has been

Health experts have warned flu H1N1 is spreading and must be watched carefully in case it mutates. Close to 100 percent of the globe has been

News

Forest fires rage in Corsica

In Corsica, operations have been going on to bring three large fires in the south of the island under control. In all, close to 4,000 hectares of

In Corsica, operations have been going on to bring three large fires in the south of the island under control. In all, close to 4,000 hectares of

News

Spaniards forced to flee forest fires

Threatened by some of the worst forest fires raging in southern Europe, more Spaniards have been forced to leave their homes. While the northeast of

Threatened by some of the worst forest fires raging in southern Europe, more Spaniards have been forced to leave their homes. While the northeast of

News

Police anger in Obama race row

US leader Barack Obama has been drawn into what has been described as the first major race row of his presidency over the arrest of a black

US leader Barack Obama has been drawn into what has been described as the first major race row of his presidency over the arrest of a black

News

Eastern Europe battered by storms

While southern Europe struggles with wild fires, Eastern Europe is sheltering from the deluge. In Poland at least 7 people died and nearly 100 have

While southern Europe struggles with wild fires, Eastern Europe is sheltering from the deluge. In Poland at least 7 people died and nearly 100 have

News

Deadly forest fires sweep across Sardinia

No fewer than six wildfires have brought destruction and death to Sardinia. A shepherd perished trying to protect his flock while a farmer died of a

No fewer than six wildfires have brought destruction and death to Sardinia. A shepherd perished trying to protect his flock while a farmer died of a

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Counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden

The international community is mobilising against the Somali pirates. NATO, the EU and various other industrialised countries have deployed a

The international community is mobilising against the Somali pirates. NATO, the EU and various other industrialised countries have deployed a

Europe

West Bank settlers accused of hounding Palestinians

A Palestinian boy who would rather play football watches as illegal Jewish settlers set fire to fields near his home. It is the “price tag”, say the

A Palestinian boy who would rather play football watches as illegal Jewish settlers set fire to fields near his home. It is the “price tag”, say the