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2009-09-15

Culture

Dorian Gray hits town

Dorian Gray is Oliver Parker’s latest foray into Oscar Wilde and follows on from An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest. This film is

Dorian Gray is Oliver Parker’s latest foray into Oscar Wilde and follows on from An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Ernest. This film is

Culture

Experimenta Design in Lisbon

Experimenta Design, an exhibition in Lisbon, includes all kinds of objects. But as well as the displays, the expo is also about talks and

Experimenta Design, an exhibition in Lisbon, includes all kinds of objects. But as well as the displays, the expo is also about talks and

Europe

Barroso's final job pitch

Accentuating social angles, Jose Manuel Barroso has made his final pitch to the European Parliament to secure its members’ support for another five

Accentuating social angles, Jose Manuel Barroso has made his final pitch to the European Parliament to secure its members’ support for another five

Europe

Long shot or landslide for Barroso?

Barroso is expected to win endorsement, but by what margin? Parliament members who are against him tried to delay the vote. One reason is it is being

Barroso is expected to win endorsement, but by what margin? Parliament members who are against him tried to delay the vote. One reason is it is being

Science_technology

Crisis in Kenya

A drought in Kenya has become so severe that the riverbeds have dried up, the grassland is nothing but dust, and so far, nearly 100 elephants have

A drought in Kenya has become so severe that the riverbeds have dried up, the grassland is nothing but dust, and so far, nearly 100 elephants have

Business

European car sales up

European car sales rose for a third straight month in August. New industry figures show they were up by three percent. But for the first eight

European car sales rose for a third straight month in August. New industry figures show they were up by three percent. But for the first eight

Business

Tuesday 15th September

European shares finished higher having resumed their two-week rally, helped by news from across the Atlantic. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben

European shares finished higher having resumed their two-week rally, helped by news from across the Atlantic. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben

Business

Frankfurt show opens

The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway with car company bosses predicting a bumpy road to a market recovery. Opel – soon to be new under ownership –

The Frankfurt Motor Show is underway with car company bosses predicting a bumpy road to a market recovery. Opel – soon to be new under ownership –

Business

China fights back over tyre tax

China is rejecting Washington’s claims that it has broken trade rules by flooding the US market with tyres. Beijing has released figures showing

China is rejecting Washington’s claims that it has broken trade rules by flooding the US market with tyres. Beijing has released figures showing

Business

Suitors line up for JAL

Air France-KLM is reportedly the latest company that wants to invest in Japan Airlines. Various carriers are keen to take a stake in the

Air France-KLM is reportedly the latest company that wants to invest in Japan Airlines. Various carriers are keen to take a stake in the

Business

Bosch to cut jobs

Falling car sales are forcing German firm Bosch to cut 10,000 jobs this year reducing its global workforce to 270,000. The world’s biggest car

Falling car sales are forcing German firm Bosch to cut 10,000 jobs this year reducing its global workforce to 270,000. The world’s biggest car

News

France Telecom vows to end staff suicides

France Telecom has vowed to do everything it can to stop a series of suicides among its staff. 23 people have taken their own lives since the

France Telecom has vowed to do everything it can to stop a series of suicides among its staff. 23 people have taken their own lives since the

News

Iraqi shoe thrower says he was tortured

The Iraqi journalist who shot to global fame after throwing his shoes at US president George Bush claims he was tortured. Muntadhar al-Zaidi was

The Iraqi journalist who shot to global fame after throwing his shoes at US president George Bush claims he was tortured. Muntadhar al-Zaidi was

News

Patrick Swayze: heart-throb, heart-breaker

Fans and fellow actors have paid moving tributes to Patrick Swayze, the heart-throb star of Dirty Dancing who has died at the age of 57. He became a

Fans and fellow actors have paid moving tributes to Patrick Swayze, the heart-throb star of Dirty Dancing who has died at the age of 57. He became a

News

Norway's Stoltenberg wins second term

Norway’s Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has started coalition talks with his partners following his re-election. The Labour leader’s

Norway’s Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, has started coalition talks with his partners following his re-election. The Labour leader’s

News

UN denounces war crimes in Gaza

A damning report on last winter’s fighting in Gaza has accused both Israel and the Palestinians of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity

A damning report on last winter’s fighting in Gaza has accused both Israel and the Palestinians of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity

News

Russia signs deal to protect Georgia's rebel regions

Russia has signed a deal to protect Georgia’s rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for nearly 50 years. The accord with the two breakaway

Russia has signed a deal to protect Georgia’s rebel regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for nearly 50 years. The accord with the two breakaway

News

Israel and US renew settlement talks

President Obama’s Middle East envoy has begun another attempt to persuade Israel to stop building settlements on occupied West Bank land. The

President Obama’s Middle East envoy has begun another attempt to persuade Israel to stop building settlements on occupied West Bank land. The

News

Labour claims victory in Norway

Almost all the votes are counted, and barring a major upset, Labour is staying in power in Norway. It’s the first time in 16 years that a

Almost all the votes are counted, and barring a major upset, Labour is staying in power in Norway. It’s the first time in 16 years that a

News

Iraqi shoe thrower freed from jail

The Iraqi reporter who found fame after hurling his shoe at former US President George Bush has been freed from jail. Muntazer al-Zaidi, who has

The Iraqi reporter who found fame after hurling his shoe at former US President George Bush has been freed from jail. Muntazer al-Zaidi, who has

News

Actor Patrick Swayze dies at 57

The Hollywood heart-throb, Patrick Swayze, has died after losing a long battle with cancer. He was 57. The actor was diagnosed with stage 4

The Hollywood heart-throb, Patrick Swayze, has died after losing a long battle with cancer. He was 57. The actor was diagnosed with stage 4

News

Afghan vote set for recount

Election officials in Afghanistan have called for a recount of at least ten percent of votes in the presidential election amid claims of fraud

Election officials in Afghanistan have called for a recount of at least ten percent of votes in the presidential election amid claims of fraud

News

Obama: financial sector must "heed lessons"

On the first anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, and the start of the global financial crisis, there is a warning

On the first anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, and the start of the global financial crisis, there is a warning

News

New values in Iceland after meltdown?

One of the countries in Europe where people’s lives have been dramatically changed by the financial crisis is Iceland. Once a global financial

One of the countries in Europe where people’s lives have been dramatically changed by the financial crisis is Iceland. Once a global financial

News

Belgium headscarf row grows

Schools in the Belgian Dutch-speaking region of Flanders are to ban the wearing of the Muslim headscarf by their girl pupils. After a decision by

Schools in the Belgian Dutch-speaking region of Flanders are to ban the wearing of the Muslim headscarf by their girl pupils. After a decision by

News

US kills al Qaeda militant in Somalia

One of east Africa’s most wanted al Qaeda militants, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, is thought to have been killed by US special forces in Somalia. The

One of east Africa’s most wanted al Qaeda militants, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, is thought to have been killed by US special forces in Somalia. The