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2009-07-30

Science_technology

Fully automated living, anyone?

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK are working on a fully automated house which can open and shut the doors, switch the lights

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK are working on a fully automated house which can open and shut the doors, switch the lights

Culture

Berlin Wall mattresses

The Berlin Wall was famously covered in graffiti and slogans. “Nobody has the intention of building a wall” was one of the most famous. Now a team

The Berlin Wall was famously covered in graffiti and slogans. “Nobody has the intention of building a wall” was one of the most famous. Now a team

Business

German jobless total rises

The number of people out of work in Germany continues to rise. The latest figures from the Federal Labour Office show that in July the headline

The number of people out of work in Germany continues to rise. The latest figures from the Federal Labour Office show that in July the headline

Business

Carmakers optimistic despite weak earnings

More weak results have been released by carmakers but they are predicting improved conditions for rest of this year. Europe’s largest

More weak results have been released by carmakers but they are predicting improved conditions for rest of this year. Europe’s largest

Business

Telecoms make gains through cost cuts

Major European telecoms companies have demonstrated their resilience against the recession by reporting better-than-predicted first-half results

Major European telecoms companies have demonstrated their resilience against the recession by reporting better-than-predicted first-half results

Business

Thursday 30th July

European shares hit their highest closing level in nearly nine months, climbing for the 12th time in 14 sessions. Better than feared company

European shares hit their highest closing level in nearly nine months, climbing for the 12th time in 14 sessions. Better than feared company

Business

US job figures hint at recovery

New US jobless figures seem to show the world’s biggest economy is slowly struggling out of recession. The number of workers filing new claims

New US jobless figures seem to show the world’s biggest economy is slowly struggling out of recession. The number of workers filing new claims

News

Iraq war inquiry starts in Britain

The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq has begun, with the promise that much of it will be held in public. Some 45,000

The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s role in the invasion of Iraq has begun, with the promise that much of it will be held in public. Some 45,000

News

Mourners arrested at memorial ceremony in Iran

Police in Iran have reportedly arrested mourners at a Tehran cemetery. At least 2,000 opposition supporters had gathered at the memorial for

Police in Iran have reportedly arrested mourners at a Tehran cemetery. At least 2,000 opposition supporters had gathered at the memorial for

News

Mohammed VI: a man groomed for kingship

Groomed for kingship – that was how his father described the man now celebrating ten years as King of Morocco. Mohammed VI took the crown on the

Groomed for kingship – that was how his father described the man now celebrating ten years as King of Morocco. Mohammed VI took the crown on the

News

Morocco marks monarch's 10th anniversary

It is exactly a decade since Morocco’s King Mohammed VI took to the throne and celebrations are taking place across the country. Traditional

It is exactly a decade since Morocco’s King Mohammed VI took to the throne and celebrations are taking place across the country. Traditional

News

Majorca sealed off after ETA bombs

The holiday island of Majorca was temporarily sealed off from the outside world today as police hunted bombers who killed two Civil Guards. The

The holiday island of Majorca was temporarily sealed off from the outside world today as police hunted bombers who killed two Civil Guards. The

News

Moldova set for political change after election

Moldova looks set to turn the political page as the ruling Communists head for almost certain defeat in a landmark vote. Results give the four

Moldova looks set to turn the political page as the ruling Communists head for almost certain defeat in a landmark vote. Results give the four

News

ETA - Spain's deadly foe

For politicians, keen to portray ETA as weakened after a number of high-profile arrests, today’s bomb and yesterday’s early morning blast at a

For politicians, keen to portray ETA as weakened after a number of high-profile arrests, today’s bomb and yesterday’s early morning blast at a

News

Majorca Car Bomb Blast Kills Two

Two Spanish civil guards have been killed in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. A bomb was placed under a parked patrol vehicle

Two Spanish civil guards have been killed in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. A bomb was placed under a parked patrol vehicle

News

Majorca Car Bomb Blast Kills Two

Two Spanish civil guards have been killed in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. A bomb was placed under a parked patrol vehicle

Two Spanish civil guards have been killed in a car bomb attack on the holiday island of Majorca. A bomb was placed under a parked patrol vehicle

News

Taliban warn of plans to attack Afghan election

The Taliban have threatened to attack anyone attempting to vote in next month’s Afghan presidential elections. The warning and calls for a boycott

The Taliban have threatened to attack anyone attempting to vote in next month’s Afghan presidential elections. The warning and calls for a boycott

News

UK Iraq war inquiry starts today

The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war begins today, with a decision on how it will be carried out. The chairman of the

The long-awaited inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war begins today, with a decision on how it will be carried out. The chairman of the

News

Venezuela and Spain sign energy deal

Venezuela and Spain have signed a multi-million euro energy deal, which will provide Madrid with oil, and Venezuela with a new power plant. It

Venezuela and Spain have signed a multi-million euro energy deal, which will provide Madrid with oil, and Venezuela with a new power plant. It

News

Islamic rebels routed, says Nigeria

Nigeria says its security forces in the north have beaten back Islamic radicals behind days of unrest that has left hundreds of people dead

Nigeria says its security forces in the north have beaten back Islamic radicals behind days of unrest that has left hundreds of people dead

News

Moldova's opposition set to form coalition

Moldova’s pro-Western opposition has vowed to form a coalition to push out the ruling Communists following a parliamentary election. Near-final

Moldova’s pro-Western opposition has vowed to form a coalition to push out the ruling Communists following a parliamentary election. Near-final

Science_technology

Mega threats, micro solutions

It’s a hot summer night and there’s another forest fire in Greece. This one has already burnt out 1000 hectares of a Mediterranean forest some 80 kms

It’s a hot summer night and there’s another forest fire in Greece. This one has already burnt out 1000 hectares of a Mediterranean forest some 80 kms

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Spanish show support for police after Burgos bomb

Crowds turned out at the Town Hall of the Spanish city of Burgos to show their support for the paramilitary police force who were the targets of a

Crowds turned out at the Town Hall of the Spanish city of Burgos to show their support for the paramilitary police force who were the targets of a

News

"Toxic soup" families win landmark legal battle

In the UK, a group of families who claim their children were born with defects caused by exposure to toxic waste have won a legal battle in their

In the UK, a group of families who claim their children were born with defects caused by exposure to toxic waste have won a legal battle in their