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2009-09-08

Europe

Barroso seeks parliament groups' approval

Jose Manuel Barroso pushes on with his campaign to get the backing of the European Parliament’s main political groups to work a second five-year term

Jose Manuel Barroso pushes on with his campaign to get the backing of the European Parliament’s main political groups to work a second five-year term

Business

OPEC likely to keep output unchanged

That fact that Russia has recently overtaken Saudi Arabia in oil exports for the first time is putting pressure on OPEC not to cut output further as

That fact that Russia has recently overtaken Saudi Arabia in oil exports for the first time is putting pressure on OPEC not to cut output further as

Business

German exports up in July

German exports increased for a third straight month in July. That boosted the country’s trade surplus and fuelled hopes that a recovery in

German exports increased for a third straight month in July. That boosted the country’s trade surplus and fuelled hopes that a recovery in

Business

Tuesday 8th September

After performing strongly for most of the day, European shares turned lower near the end of the session. That was after the Conference Board, a

After performing strongly for most of the day, European shares turned lower near the end of the session. That was after the Conference Board, a

Business

Gold prices sustainable?

Gold has been trading above the psychologically powerful 1,000 dollars an ounce level, with some analysts talking about it beating last year’s record

Gold has been trading above the psychologically powerful 1,000 dollars an ounce level, with some analysts talking about it beating last year’s record

Business

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom consider UK tie-up

France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom are planning to merge their UK mobile phone operations in a new 50-50 joint venture. The UK market is unusual

France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom are planning to merge their UK mobile phone operations in a new 50-50 joint venture. The UK market is unusual

Business

UK retailers still suffering

British retail sales fell last month compared with August last year. It was the first decline since May. The British Retail Consortium’s monthly

British retail sales fell last month compared with August last year. It was the first decline since May. The British Retail Consortium’s monthly

Europe

EU court backs Portugal's gambling monopoly

A decision by the EU’s top court means the Portuguese state betting monopoly operated by the national charity Santa Casa has come out ahead of the

A decision by the EU’s top court means the Portuguese state betting monopoly operated by the national charity Santa Casa has come out ahead of the

Europe

Germany closer to Lisbon ratification

Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament has adopted legislation aimed at finally making it possible to finish ratifying the EU’s Lisbon reform

Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament has adopted legislation aimed at finally making it possible to finish ratifying the EU’s Lisbon reform

News

Religious leaders at Auschwitz to honour victims

Against the sombre backdrop of Auschwitz- Birkenau, representatives of major world religions have paid tribute to those who died in the Nazi’s most

Against the sombre backdrop of Auschwitz- Birkenau, representatives of major world religions have paid tribute to those who died in the Nazi’s most

News

More train chaos in Berlin

For the second time in as many months, there is chaos on Berlin’s railway network, affecting tens of thousands of passengers. Three quarters of

For the second time in as many months, there is chaos on Berlin’s railway network, affecting tens of thousands of passengers. Three quarters of

News

Wildfire rages just 5 kilometres from Genoa

Just five kilometres from the Italian city of Genoa, a large forest fire is burning. In the air and on the ground, a full-scale emergency

Just five kilometres from the Italian city of Genoa, a large forest fire is burning. In the air and on the ground, a full-scale emergency

News

Change of top military brass in Kosovo

Germany has taken over the command of the NATO force in Kosovo from Italian troops. A German Lt. General becomes the 14th commander of KFOR, at a

Germany has taken over the command of the NATO force in Kosovo from Italian troops. A German Lt. General becomes the 14th commander of KFOR, at a

News

Spain to test swine flu vaccine on children

Clinical trials of a swine flu vaccine are to be conducted on 400 Spanish children aged as young as six months. Already selected, the group will

Clinical trials of a swine flu vaccine are to be conducted on 400 Spanish children aged as young as six months. Already selected, the group will

News

Merkel regrets innocents killed in Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected widespread criticism of a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan. The US air assault last Friday, called in by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected widespread criticism of a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan. The US air assault last Friday, called in by

News

Watchdog finds fraud as Karzai nears poll win

With nearly all the results declared, Hamid Karzai is on course for outright victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election. But, for the first time

With nearly all the results declared, Hamid Karzai is on course for outright victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election. But, for the first time

Environment

The house that generates energy

Here in Denmark, near Aarhus, the world’s first Active House is being tested. Thanks to 50m2 of solar panels, solar collectors and a heat pump, over

Here in Denmark, near Aarhus, the world’s first Active House is being tested. Thanks to 50m2 of solar panels, solar collectors and a heat pump, over

Culture

The Informant approaches the office...

The Informant, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, was premiered out of competition at the Venice Film Festival and managed to get

The Informant, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, was premiered out of competition at the Venice Film Festival and managed to get

Science_technology

3D comes of age at IFA

IFA in Berlin is the largest annual consumer electronics fair in Europe. Essentially, this is where manufacturers show off their latest gizmos and

IFA in Berlin is the largest annual consumer electronics fair in Europe. Essentially, this is where manufacturers show off their latest gizmos and

Culture

Cartier in the Forbidden City

Cartier has opened an exhibition of their jewellery in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The display showcases more than 350 pieces, many of

Cartier has opened an exhibition of their jewellery in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The display showcases more than 350 pieces, many of

Environment

Hjortshoj the eco-village

In Denmark, in the eco-village of Hjortshoj near Aarhus, they are using new technologies and working together to carve out a sustainable life style

In Denmark, in the eco-village of Hjortshoj near Aarhus, they are using new technologies and working together to carve out a sustainable life style

News

Star names unveiled for Jackson tribute

Stars from the past and present are part of the line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna in just over two weeks’ time. Jackson’s

Stars from the past and present are part of the line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Vienna in just over two weeks’ time. Jackson’s

News

Schools close in France because of H1N1

Numerous schools and classes have been closed in France because of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Unlike countries such as the US and Britain, who say

Numerous schools and classes have been closed in France because of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Unlike countries such as the US and Britain, who say

News

Russia reopens inquiry into politician's murder

Moscow has agreed to reopen an investigation into the murder of a high-profile liberal politician 10 years ago. This after the sister of Galina

Moscow has agreed to reopen an investigation into the murder of a high-profile liberal politician 10 years ago. This after the sister of Galina

News

German Chancellor Merkel regrets Afghan deaths

In the German Parliament, the Bundestag,German Chancellor Angela Merkel spelled out the government’s position regarding the recent Nato-led air

In the German Parliament, the Bundestag,German Chancellor Angela Merkel spelled out the government’s position regarding the recent Nato-led air

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German Chancellor Merkel regrets Afghan deaths

In the German Parliament, the Bundestag,German Chancellor Angela Merkel spelled out the government’s position regarding the recent Nato-led air

In the German Parliament, the Bundestag,German Chancellor Angela Merkel spelled out the government’s position regarding the recent Nato-led air

Europe

1989-2009: Is Europe really reunited?

In 1989, East and West, apart for so long, met once more. A social and political European metamorphosis began. But twenty years later how much real

In 1989, East and West, apart for so long, met once more. A social and political European metamorphosis began. But twenty years later how much real

Europe

Europeana, Europe's digital library

Europeana, the European digital library has millions of items available to read over the Internet, but the lack of a European agreement on royalties

Europeana, the European digital library has millions of items available to read over the Internet, but the lack of a European agreement on royalties