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2009-09-02

News

Rasmussen: "We will prevail in Afghanistan"

The newly-appointed NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, faces the crucial task of tackling the Taliban insurgency across Afghanistan and

The newly-appointed NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, faces the crucial task of tackling the Taliban insurgency across Afghanistan and

News

Greek PM calls snap election

The Greek prime minister has called a surprise early election. In a televised address to the nation, Costas Karamanlis said the country needed to

The Greek prime minister has called a surprise early election. In a televised address to the nation, Costas Karamanlis said the country needed to

Business

Euro zone still in recession

The 16 countries of the euro zone stayed in recession between April and June. However, figures from the European Union statistics office Eurostat

The 16 countries of the euro zone stayed in recession between April and June. However, figures from the European Union statistics office Eurostat

Business

Wednesday 2nd September

European shares finished down for a third straight session near a two-week low. There is renewed concerns about the health of the financial sector

European shares finished down for a third straight session near a two-week low. There is renewed concerns about the health of the financial sector

Business

EU ministers discuss stimuli and bonuses

European Union finance ministers, meeting in Brussels, have been discussing when the region’s fiscal stimulus packages should be withdrawn. The

European Union finance ministers, meeting in Brussels, have been discussing when the region’s fiscal stimulus packages should be withdrawn. The

Business

Spain jobless on the rise again

The number of people out of work in Spain went up again in August, by 2.4 percent, after falling for the previous three months. Among the reasons

The number of people out of work in Spain went up again in August, by 2.4 percent, after falling for the previous three months. Among the reasons

News

Spotlight on Kabul's post-poll strategy

The 27 nations and organisations involved in the conflict in Afghanistan have met in Paris to discuss a strategy for after the election. The

The 27 nations and organisations involved in the conflict in Afghanistan have met in Paris to discuss a strategy for after the election. The

News

Brown denies cover-up over Lockerbie bomber

Gordon Brown says Scotland came under no pressure to free the Lockerbie bomber as part of a trade deal. The British prime minister says the

Gordon Brown says Scotland came under no pressure to free the Lockerbie bomber as part of a trade deal. The British prime minister says the

News

Afghan opium poppy starts to wilt

The UN says it believes the bottom is starting to fall out of the world’s largest opium market. A new report says cultivation of the opium poppy

The UN says it believes the bottom is starting to fall out of the world’s largest opium market. A new report says cultivation of the opium poppy

News

WHO tries to calm H1N1 vaccine fears

A vaccine against H1N1 flu should be effective even if the virus mutates, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO wants to reassure

A vaccine against H1N1 flu should be effective even if the virus mutates, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO wants to reassure

News

Abkhazia threatens Georgian ships

A fresh row has broken out between Abkhazia and Georgia over the fate of a Turkish supply ship. Abkhazia has reportedly threatened to destroy

A fresh row has broken out between Abkhazia and Georgia over the fate of a Turkish supply ship. Abkhazia has reportedly threatened to destroy

Europe

Calming immigration tempers

“The Commission is requesting information from the Italian and Maltese authorities in relation to the reports of the boat that was returned to Libya

“The Commission is requesting information from the Italian and Maltese authorities in relation to the reports of the boat that was returned to Libya

Europe

EU rechecks moral compass over refugees

An immigration from Brussels says the EU’s international image suffers from the low number of refugees accepted each year. According to

An immigration from Brussels says the EU’s international image suffers from the low number of refugees accepted each year. According to

News

Bomber kills Afghan intelligence chief.

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has killed the country’s deputy intelligence chief and around two dozen civilians. Dr Abdullah Laghmani is one of

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has killed the country’s deputy intelligence chief and around two dozen civilians. Dr Abdullah Laghmani is one of

News

Leftist militants suspected of Greek bombings

Greek police suspect leftists or anarchists were behind bomb attacks in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki. One woman was slightly

Greek police suspect leftists or anarchists were behind bomb attacks in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki. One woman was slightly

News

Dozens die in Indonesia earthquake

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia has left at least 32 people dead and forced thousands more to leave their homes. The magnitude seven quake

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia has left at least 32 people dead and forced thousands more to leave their homes. The magnitude seven quake

Science_technology

Roman bronze horse's head found in Germany

A life-sized bronze horse’s head has been found at the bottom of a well in Germany which, archaeologists believe, could have come from a statue of

A life-sized bronze horse’s head has been found at the bottom of a well in Germany which, archaeologists believe, could have come from a statue of

Culture

Kazakh craftwork on display in UK

An exhibition displaying the intricate works of Kazakh craftswomen has opened in London. The centrepiece of the show at the Brunei gallery is a

An exhibition displaying the intricate works of Kazakh craftswomen has opened in London. The centrepiece of the show at the Brunei gallery is a

Culture

In search of the American dream

“Amreeka” chronicles the story of Palestinian, Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with her 16-year-old son Fadi, dreaming of an exciting

“Amreeka” chronicles the story of Palestinian, Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with her 16-year-old son Fadi, dreaming of an exciting

News

It's "Yes" for Yelena

The prestigious Prince of Asturias awards have taken place today in Oviedo in Spain. There are 8 awards every year for great human feats and today

The prestigious Prince of Asturias awards have taken place today in Oviedo in Spain. There are 8 awards every year for great human feats and today

News

California faces costly battle against wildfires

Firefighters say they are making gains against wildfires that have been threatening Los Angeles for a week but there could be worse to come.

Firefighters say they are making gains against wildfires that have been threatening Los Angeles for a week but there could be worse to come.

News

Powerful earthquake claims lives in Indonesia

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 5,000 others have been forced to evacuate their homes after a powerful earthquake struck

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 5,000 others have been forced to evacuate their homes after a powerful earthquake struck

News

Afghan officials killed by suicide bomber

The deputy head of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has reportedly been killed in a suicide attack. The Taliban has claimed responsibility

The deputy head of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has reportedly been killed in a suicide attack. The Taliban has claimed responsibility

News

Scotland again debates Lockerbie bomber's release

Scotland’s Justice Minister, Kenny MacAskill, has again been defending his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds. The

Scotland’s Justice Minister, Kenny MacAskill, has again been defending his decision to free the Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds. The

News

Greek bombers target stock exchange

Greece has been hit by two separate bombings. The biggest blast occurred outside the stock exchange in Athens early this morning. A telephone warning

Greece has been hit by two separate bombings. The biggest blast occurred outside the stock exchange in Athens early this morning. A telephone warning