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2009-09-18

Business

Airbus' mixed sales forecast

Airbus has upgraded its forecasts on long-term demand for new planes. It listed replacement of older aircraft and the expansion of low-cost carriers

Airbus has upgraded its forecasts on long-term demand for new planes. It listed replacement of older aircraft and the expansion of low-cost carriers

Business

Swiss regulator investigates UBS

The Swiss stock exchange regulator is looking into possible breaches of market rules by bank UBS. At issue is information the bank published about

The Swiss stock exchange regulator is looking into possible breaches of market rules by bank UBS. At issue is information the bank published about

Business

Japan Airlines

American Airlines reportedly wants to team up with British Airways and Qantas Airways to make a joint alliance offer to struggling Japan Airlines

American Airlines reportedly wants to team up with British Airways and Qantas Airways to make a joint alliance offer to struggling Japan Airlines

Business

Markets: Friday 18th September

After a volatile day’s trading, European shares ended little changed, close to the 11-month high reached the previous session as investors pondered

After a volatile day’s trading, European shares ended little changed, close to the 11-month high reached the previous session as investors pondered

Business

Bonuses preoccupy G20

Heading into next week’s G20 summit European Union leaders say they have agreed in principle on curbs to bankers’ bonuses, but exactly how that would

Heading into next week’s G20 summit European Union leaders say they have agreed in principle on curbs to bankers’ bonuses, but exactly how that would

Business

Japan's PM targets stimulus waste

Japan’s new prime minister is on the war path for wasteful projects in the extra budget spending approved by the man he’s just replaced. Yukio

Japan’s new prime minister is on the war path for wasteful projects in the extra budget spending approved by the man he’s just replaced. Yukio

Europe

German Lisbon approval near complete

Germany’s upper house of parliament has approved legislation on the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty to ensure compatibility with the German constitution

Germany’s upper house of parliament has approved legislation on the EU’s Lisbon reform treaty to ensure compatibility with the German constitution

Europe

Walesa backs Ireland's Lisbon referendum 'yes'

Former Polish president and pro-democracy leader of the Solidarity trade union Lech Walesa has been in Ireland to lend his support to the campaign to

Former Polish president and pro-democracy leader of the Solidarity trade union Lech Walesa has been in Ireland to lend his support to the campaign to

News

Glorious Pitt opens San Sebastian film festival

The 57th edition of the San Sebastian film festival has got underway and Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt stole the show on day one. He is in the

The 57th edition of the San Sebastian film festival has got underway and Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt stole the show on day one. He is in the

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Mine explosion kills 12 in Poland

A gas explosion in a coalmine in Silesia, Poland, has killed at least a dozen miners and 15 have been severely injured. Fires raged through the

A gas explosion in a coalmine in Silesia, Poland, has killed at least a dozen miners and 15 have been severely injured. Fires raged through the

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Berlusconi calls for Afghan exit strategy

Italian Prime Mnister Silvio Berlusconi has called for a ‘transition strategy’ in Afghanistan following the death of six Italian troops. Like

Italian Prime Mnister Silvio Berlusconi has called for a ‘transition strategy’ in Afghanistan following the death of six Italian troops. Like

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Opposition returns to Iranian streets

The opposition took the opportunity provided by Qod’s day in Iran, when people are encouraged to demonstrate support for the Palestinians, to do some

The opposition took the opportunity provided by Qod’s day in Iran, when people are encouraged to demonstrate support for the Palestinians, to do some

Europe

“What's left for the Left?“

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and one week before the general election in Germany, two German politicians discuss the end of

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and one week before the general election in Germany, two German politicians discuss the end of

Europe

Where is Germany going?

This election year in Germany coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the seventieth since World War Two began

This election year in Germany coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the seventieth since World War Two began

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Nato's new offer to boost ties with Russia

Now it is NATO’s turn to press the “reset” button with Russia. A day after the US scrapped a missile shield plan, helping smooth relations with

Now it is NATO’s turn to press the “reset” button with Russia. A day after the US scrapped a missile shield plan, helping smooth relations with

Culture

"Lourdes": the myth or the magic of miracles?

Does God provide miracles to people who pray more? Does stronger faith make sick people more likely to be cured of their ailments? Austrian director

Does God provide miracles to people who pray more? Does stronger faith make sick people more likely to be cured of their ailments? Austrian director

Culture

Agnès Varda turns from film to installation art

At over 80 years of age, Agnès Varda is still reinventing herself. She started her career as a photographer before becoming a pillar of the French

At over 80 years of age, Agnès Varda is still reinventing herself. She started her career as a photographer before becoming a pillar of the French

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Bomb claims many lives in Pakistan's northwest

Police say at least 32 people have been killed and many wounded in a suicide car bombing in the northwest of Pakistan. The bomb went off on a

Police say at least 32 people have been killed and many wounded in a suicide car bombing in the northwest of Pakistan. The bomb went off on a

Europe

Socrates hopes sex may swing election

Two women have become part of Portugal’s election campaign whether they like it or not. Helena Paixão and Teresa Pires want to get married. But

Two women have become part of Portugal’s election campaign whether they like it or not. Helena Paixão and Teresa Pires want to get married. But

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NATO urges missile defence ties with Russia

Launching what could be a new era of relations, NATO has reached out to Russia the day after a US missile shield plan was scrapped. A new

Launching what could be a new era of relations, NATO has reached out to Russia the day after a US missile shield plan was scrapped. A new

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Ahmadinejad calls opposing Israel a "national duty"

Friday’s demonstrations in Tehran in support of the Palestinians showcased anti-Israeli sentiment. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went on the

Friday’s demonstrations in Tehran in support of the Palestinians showcased anti-Israeli sentiment. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went on the

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Be a Beatle - at the Paris Video Game Festival!

The Beatles are back… and their “Rock Band” video game is a star attraction at a French hi-tech festival opening its doors to the public from today

The Beatles are back… and their “Rock Band” video game is a star attraction at a French hi-tech festival opening its doors to the public from today

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Way clear for Germany to ratify Lisbon

The upper house of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, has approved changes to Germany’s constitution that clear the way for the country’s adoption

The upper house of the German parliament, the Bundesrat, has approved changes to Germany’s constitution that clear the way for the country’s adoption

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Opposition returns to Terhan's streets

Today is the last Friday of Ramadan when Iranians are encouraged to demonstrate their support for the Palestinian people, on what is called Qods

Today is the last Friday of Ramadan when Iranians are encouraged to demonstrate their support for the Palestinian people, on what is called Qods

News

Pakistan bomb blast kills 25

A bomb has exploded in Kohat, northwestern Pakistan. Police say at least 25 people died after a minibus blew up on a main road into the city of

A bomb has exploded in Kohat, northwestern Pakistan. Police say at least 25 people died after a minibus blew up on a main road into the city of

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Russia hails American u-turn on missile shield

Russia has praised America’s decision to scrap proposals for a missile defence shield in eastern Europe. The plan, which was a cornerstone of the

Russia has praised America’s decision to scrap proposals for a missile defence shield in eastern Europe. The plan, which was a cornerstone of the