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2009-09-10

News

GM picks Magna for Opel-Vauxhall sale

Car workers across Europe await their fate as the sale of General Motors’ European marques – Opel and Vauxhall – goes ahead. Canadian-Austrian

Car workers across Europe await their fate as the sale of General Motors’ European marques – Opel and Vauxhall – goes ahead. Canadian-Austrian

Business

US foreclosures still near record level

The number of people having to give up their homes in the US because they could not pay their mortgage fell slightly in August, but remained near

The number of people having to give up their homes in the US because they could not pay their mortgage fell slightly in August, but remained near

Business

No change for UK interest rates

The Bank of England left interest rates in the UK at a record low of 0.5 percent for the sixth month running on Thursday. The British central bank

The Bank of England left interest rates in the UK at a record low of 0.5 percent for the sixth month running on Thursday. The British central bank

Business

Thursday 10th September

European share closed little changed but still near their best levels in eleven months. Frankfurt was the strongest performer. Among the

European share closed little changed but still near their best levels in eleven months. Frankfurt was the strongest performer. Among the

Business

Suntory 'moving to buy Orangina'

The Japanese beverage group Suntory is reportedly close to a deal to buy soft drinks maker Orangina. It is currently owned by private equity

The Japanese beverage group Suntory is reportedly close to a deal to buy soft drinks maker Orangina. It is currently owned by private equity

Business

OPEC output unchanged

OPEC members have agreed to hold their output targets steady. At the group’s meeting in Vienna, its top exporter Saudi Arabia said economic

OPEC members have agreed to hold their output targets steady. At the group’s meeting in Vienna, its top exporter Saudi Arabia said economic

News

Chavez recognises Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Georgia has reacted angrily to the Venezuelan President’s recognition of the pro-Russian rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Hugo Chavez

Georgia has reacted angrily to the Venezuelan President’s recognition of the pro-Russian rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Hugo Chavez

News

CDU threatened by nuclear waste fallout

In Germany, fresh claims about nuclear contamination have threatened to derail the Christian Democrats election campaign. The Enviroment Minister

In Germany, fresh claims about nuclear contamination have threatened to derail the Christian Democrats election campaign. The Enviroment Minister

News

'Danger' of climate talks failure - UK

Britain has warned of a danger that this December’s international climate talks are in danger of failing to achieve their goal. That goal is to

Britain has warned of a danger that this December’s international climate talks are in danger of failing to achieve their goal. That goal is to

News

Sarkozy launches green tax plan

The French Government has launched plans for a carbon tax in a bid to encourage industry and household to cut energy consumption. The move will

The French Government has launched plans for a carbon tax in a bid to encourage industry and household to cut energy consumption. The move will

News

Multiple deadly bombings across Iraq

A suicide bomber has detonated a truck full of explosives in a village in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, killing at least 20 people. It

A suicide bomber has detonated a truck full of explosives in a village in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, killing at least 20 people. It

News

Republicans deaf to Obama's health care calls

Republican politicians in America say they will continue to oppose health care reform, despite President Obama’s calls for change. He defended his

Republican politicians in America say they will continue to oppose health care reform, despite President Obama’s calls for change. He defended his

Europe

French milk strike over sour prices

Supplies of milk from some French producers could begin to dry up from this Thursday. The association of independents — APLI — has called a strike

Supplies of milk from some French producers could begin to dry up from this Thursday. The association of independents — APLI — has called a strike

Europe

Barroso heads for EP vote amid doubts

A weaker mandate than his first could await Jose Manuel Barroso if he secures a fragile simple majority in the European Parliament vote for his bid

A weaker mandate than his first could await Jose Manuel Barroso if he secures a fragile simple majority in the European Parliament vote for his bid

Culture

Venice is European premiere of "Delhi 6"

The Indian cinema audience has already discovered “Delhi 6”, from native son Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who came to Venice to present his fifth film

The Indian cinema audience has already discovered “Delhi 6”, from native son Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who came to Venice to present his fifth film

News

Assessing Europe's flu preparations

Back to school time this year is overshadowed by the swine flu. Europe is bracing against the new virus — too much or not enough?

Back to school time this year is overshadowed by the swine flu. Europe is bracing against the new virus — too much or not enough?

Culture

Berlin shows off Müller's Chancellor gallery

Portraits of Germany’s chancellors by Konrad Rufus Müller are on display in Berlin. To take photos of the first German chancellor Konrad Adenauer the

Portraits of Germany’s chancellors by Konrad Rufus Müller are on display in Berlin. To take photos of the first German chancellor Konrad Adenauer the

News

Lebanon's PM-designate steps down

After ten weeks of attempting to form a unity government, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has announced he is stepping down. Saad al-Hariri has

After ten weeks of attempting to form a unity government, Lebanon’s prime minister-designate has announced he is stepping down. Saad al-Hariri has

News

Venezuela recognises breakaway Georgian regions

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has formally recognised the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. He

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has formally recognised the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. He

News

Berlin clinches Asturias prize

The eighth and final Asturias prize for 2009 was awarded today. The category at the awards in Spain was Concord – an accolade to a person

The eighth and final Asturias prize for 2009 was awarded today. The category at the awards in Spain was Concord – an accolade to a person

News

Obama fights for his health care refoms

President Obama has come out swinging to defend his health care reforms, telling America that it is time for action. Addressing both houses of

President Obama has come out swinging to defend his health care reforms, telling America that it is time for action. Addressing both houses of

News

Guatemala hit by 'calamitous' drought

A punishing drought has left the Central American state of Guatemala on the brink of famine. Crops have been ruined by months of dry weather, with

A punishing drought has left the Central American state of Guatemala on the brink of famine. Crops have been ruined by months of dry weather, with

News

Opel and Vauxhall await GM's future plans

The American owners of Vauxhall and Opel have ended months of uncertainty over the future of the european car makers. The General Motors board say

The American owners of Vauxhall and Opel have ended months of uncertainty over the future of the european car makers. The General Motors board say

Science_technology

Futuris: Noise pollution in The Mediterranean

It’s a September morning off the coast of northern Sicily in Italy. A boat owned by environmentalists is carrying Laura Abbriano and her

It’s a September morning off the coast of northern Sicily in Italy. A boat owned by environmentalists is carrying Laura Abbriano and her

News

Social turmoil hangs over latest Venice screenings

Actor Michele Placido has donned his other hat at the Venice Film Festival – that of Director. Along with two of his young stars Riccardo

Actor Michele Placido has donned his other hat at the Venice Film Festival – that of Director. Along with two of his young stars Riccardo