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2009-08-27

Europe

Intercultural Lyon, republican contortionism

Creating the Europe of tomorrow through cultural diversity… a look at the French city of Lyon, which is embracing interculturalism as a model for the

Creating the Europe of tomorrow through cultural diversity… a look at the French city of Lyon, which is embracing interculturalism as a model for the

News

Three days of mourning for Ted Kennedy begin

The body of Senator Edward Kennedy has left the family home in Cape Cod. The hearse carrying the coffin of the lion of the Senante will travel the

The body of Senator Edward Kennedy has left the family home in Cape Cod. The hearse carrying the coffin of the lion of the Senante will travel the

Europe

Ryanair gets behind Lisbon Treaty

In Ireland, Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair, has climbed on board the campaign to give the Lisbon Treaty wings. Ryanair Chief Executive

In Ireland, Europe’s biggest budget airline, Ryanair, has climbed on board the campaign to give the Lisbon Treaty wings. Ryanair Chief Executive

Europe

Barroso approaches parliament test

Holidays over, Jose Manuel Barroso sets out to convince enough of the European Parliament’s members to accept his bid for a second five-year term at

Holidays over, Jose Manuel Barroso sets out to convince enough of the European Parliament’s members to accept his bid for a second five-year term at

Business

Boeing confirms Dreamliner test flight

Boeing has said the 787 Dreamliner will make its much delayed first test flight by the end of this year and it plans to start delivering aircraft to

Boeing has said the 787 Dreamliner will make its much delayed first test flight by the end of this year and it plans to start delivering aircraft to

Business

Nissan part idles Spanish plants

Responding to falling sales, Japanese carmaker Nissan is to temporarily lay off 70 percent of the workers at its plants in Barcelona and Montcada in

Responding to falling sales, Japanese carmaker Nissan is to temporarily lay off 70 percent of the workers at its plants in Barcelona and Montcada in

Business

UK property prices pick up

The price of houses and flats in Britain rose for the fourth month running in August. The latest figures from mortgage lender the Nationwide

The price of houses and flats in Britain rose for the fourth month running in August. The latest figures from mortgage lender the Nationwide

Business

Euro zone loans still weak

Loans to euro zone households and businesses fell in July and hit their slowest annual growth ever. That is despite the European Central Bank’s

Loans to euro zone households and businesses fell in July and hit their slowest annual growth ever. That is despite the European Central Bank’s

Business

German and Italian consumers more confident

The latest survey of German consumer sentiment shows it to be at the highest level in fifteen months. The GfK market research group found that

The latest survey of German consumer sentiment shows it to be at the highest level in fifteen months. The GfK market research group found that

News

Fatal train crash in Turkey

As many as five people have been killed after a Turkish express train crashed into a construction vehicle en route from Ankara to Istanbul

As many as five people have been killed after a Turkish express train crashed into a construction vehicle en route from Ankara to Istanbul

News

Netanyahu's settlement dilemma

The international pressure may be mounting on Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlements but pressure from within Israel is the reason for his

The international pressure may be mounting on Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlements but pressure from within Israel is the reason for his

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NATO chief calls for closer Greek/Turkish ties

NATO chief, Denmark’s Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has held talks with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Rasmussen called on Greece to improve its

NATO chief, Denmark’s Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has held talks with Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis. Rasmussen called on Greece to improve its

News

French Socialists go for open primaries

French Socialist leader Martine Aubry has jumped off the fence and come down in favour of open primary elections for the next presidential candidate

French Socialist leader Martine Aubry has jumped off the fence and come down in favour of open primary elections for the next presidential candidate

News

Report slams 'bad, cruel' treatment in UK hospitals

National Health Service nurses in the UK have come under fire for their “cruel” and “demeaning” treatment of some elderly patients. A report by

National Health Service nurses in the UK have come under fire for their “cruel” and “demeaning” treatment of some elderly patients. A report by

Science_technology

Emperor Vespasian's villa unearthed

In Italy, north-east of Rome, a team of Italian and British archeologists have unearthed the remains of a villa which it is believed once belonged to

In Italy, north-east of Rome, a team of Italian and British archeologists have unearthed the remains of a villa which it is believed once belonged to

Culture

Telling Tales at the V&A

The new exhibition at the V and A in London is called “Telling Tales: Fear and Fantasy in Contemporary Design” and looks at the darker side of

The new exhibition at the V and A in London is called “Telling Tales: Fear and Fantasy in Contemporary Design” and looks at the darker side of

Culture

Ordinary People released in France

Ordinary People, a new film from Serbian director Vladimir Perisic, has just been released in France. The movie follows a young army recruit as he

Ordinary People, a new film from Serbian director Vladimir Perisic, has just been released in France. The movie follows a young army recruit as he

News

Netanyahu talks tougher sanctions on Iran in Berlin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin for talks with his German counterpart Angela Merkel has pressed the Chancellor to halt trade with

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin for talks with his German counterpart Angela Merkel has pressed the Chancellor to halt trade with

News

Poet behind Soviet anthem dies aged 96

Sergei Mikhalov, the writer of the Soviet Union’s national anthem under Josef Stalin who later reworked the lyrics for a new generation of Russians

Sergei Mikhalov, the writer of the Soviet Union’s national anthem under Josef Stalin who later reworked the lyrics for a new generation of Russians

News

Pirates attack US helicopter

Pirates off the Somali coast are getting bolder with this evidence of a patrol helicopter under fire. Marines from the USS Chancellorsville wanted

Pirates off the Somali coast are getting bolder with this evidence of a patrol helicopter under fire. Marines from the USS Chancellorsville wanted

News

Netanyahu in Berlin for Merkel talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Before meeting with Merkel Netanyahu was

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Before meeting with Merkel Netanyahu was

News

Healthcare debate loses champion in Kennedy

The death of US Senator Edward Kennedy has brought the American healthcare issue into sharp focus. President Barack Obama put healthcare at the

The death of US Senator Edward Kennedy has brought the American healthcare issue into sharp focus. President Barack Obama put healthcare at the

News

What now? As Iraqi Shi'ite leader is laid to rest

The body of Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim the leader of Iraq’s largest Shi’ite political grouping begins its journey from Iran to Iraq following his death

The body of Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim the leader of Iraq’s largest Shi’ite political grouping begins its journey from Iran to Iraq following his death

News

French Socialists to have open primaries in 2012

The French Socialist Party is to opt for open primaries to select its candidate for the presidential election in 2012. First Secretary Martine

The French Socialist Party is to opt for open primaries to select its candidate for the presidential election in 2012. First Secretary Martine

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Japan opposition set for landslide victory

Fifty years of almost unbroken rule seems certain to end with Japan’s main opposition democratic party poised for a landslide election victory this

Fifty years of almost unbroken rule seems certain to end with Japan’s main opposition democratic party poised for a landslide election victory this