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2009-09-22

Business

Economic imbalances focus for G20

We are going to change the world is the mantra for this week’s gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 richest and top developing nations in the

We are going to change the world is the mantra for this week’s gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 richest and top developing nations in the

Business

Google gains on trade-mark case

Based on the expert advice it has received, the EU’s top court is likely to rule that search engine Google has not infringed trade-mark rights with

Based on the expert advice it has received, the EU’s top court is likely to rule that search engine Google has not infringed trade-mark rights with

Business

Spain tourism continues to wane

The number of foreign tourists visiting Spain continues to fall. In August – which is usually the most popular month of the year – there were 8.1

The number of foreign tourists visiting Spain continues to fall. In August – which is usually the most popular month of the year – there were 8.1

Business

Markets 22 September

European shares finished ahead, reversing two days of loses. Banks were among the top gainers, along with drugmakers and the commodity sector

European shares finished ahead, reversing two days of loses. Banks were among the top gainers, along with drugmakers and the commodity sector

Business

Cadbury keener on Kraft?

Cadbury may be moving closer to accepting a bid from US food giant Kraft if the price were increased. Cadbury’s chief executive Todd Stitzer has

Cadbury may be moving closer to accepting a bid from US food giant Kraft if the price were increased. Cadbury’s chief executive Todd Stitzer has

Europe

Swiss milk strike saddens

In non-EU Switzerland, hundreds of angry producers have been refusing to deliver their milk. They are determined to force what they say is fair out

In non-EU Switzerland, hundreds of angry producers have been refusing to deliver their milk. They are determined to force what they say is fair out

Europe

Milk strikers hand it out free in Paris

French milk producers after two weeks on strike have been giving it away free in central Paris. 22,000 litres was trucked in from Normandy, in

French milk producers after two weeks on strike have been giving it away free in central Paris. 22,000 litres was trucked in from Normandy, in

News

Italy "absolutely not" worried about boat people returnees

Italy has defended its policy of turning back boats with immigrants at sea before they land on shore. Under a deal with Tripoli, Italy has been

Italy has defended its policy of turning back boats with immigrants at sea before they land on shore. Under a deal with Tripoli, Italy has been

News

Island nations demand action on climate change

Forty two small island states have sent out an S.O.S. pleading with industrialised nations to act quickly over global warming. Leaders of the

Forty two small island states have sent out an S.O.S. pleading with industrialised nations to act quickly over global warming. Leaders of the

News

Three-way meeting ends without talks pledge

Hopes are fading fast that there will be any talks soon between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators. President Barack Obama is meeting Israel’s

Hopes are fading fast that there will be any talks soon between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators. President Barack Obama is meeting Israel’s

News

Honduras police disperse pro-Zelaya protest

Honduran security forces have clashed with supporters of ousted president Manuel Zelaya outside Brazil’s embassy where he is holed up. Police

Honduran security forces have clashed with supporters of ousted president Manuel Zelaya outside Brazil’s embassy where he is holed up. Police

News

German bus crash kills three

At least three people have been reported killed and several injured after a country bus crashed off the road and into a river near Cologne

At least three people have been reported killed and several injured after a country bus crashed off the road and into a river near Cologne

News

Anger greets destruction of Calais 'jungle'

The French left is leading the attack on the government’s dismantling of the Calais “jungle” for immigrants. The Socialists have called it “totally

The French left is leading the attack on the government’s dismantling of the Calais “jungle” for immigrants. The Socialists have called it “totally

News

Obama calls for united front on climate change

President Barack Obama has challenged world leaders to fight climate change telling a UN summit that a failure to tackle the problem could lead to

President Barack Obama has challenged world leaders to fight climate change telling a UN summit that a failure to tackle the problem could lead to

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Obama urges restart of Middle East peace talks

In his most direct intervention into Middle East diplomacy so far, US President Barack Obama has called on Palestinians and Israelis to act with a

In his most direct intervention into Middle East diplomacy so far, US President Barack Obama has called on Palestinians and Israelis to act with a

News

Migrants evicted from Calais 'jungle' camp

It took barely two hours to clear ‘the jungle.’ Resigned and bewildered, there was little resistance from those who called the camp home. Their

It took barely two hours to clear ‘the jungle.’ Resigned and bewildered, there was little resistance from those who called the camp home. Their

Culture

Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week

Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week is underway, albeit slightly overshadowed by her big sister in London. This up-and-coming event is of growing

Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week is underway, albeit slightly overshadowed by her big sister in London. This up-and-coming event is of growing

Science_technology

The magic touch

Scientists working on the Smarthand European Research Project in Sweden have created one of the most sophisticated prototype artificial hands in the

Scientists working on the Smarthand European Research Project in Sweden have created one of the most sophisticated prototype artificial hands in the

Culture

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Mika has been promoting his new album “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” by giving away free tickets from an ice cream van parked in Brick Lane for a

Mika has been promoting his new album “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” by giving away free tickets from an ice cream van parked in Brick Lane for a

Europe

Digital sector vs economic crisis

Can the digital economy help lift Europe out of crisis? The European Union is counting on new technologies to boost employment and innovation. So how

Can the digital economy help lift Europe out of crisis? The European Union is counting on new technologies to boost employment and innovation. So how

Europe

Financing climate change action

Less than three months from a major international conference in Copenhagen, negotiations are still bogged down over how much to pay for efforts to

Less than three months from a major international conference in Copenhagen, negotiations are still bogged down over how much to pay for efforts to

News

Low expectations for Obama's Middle East summit

The row over Jewish settlements has dashed any hopes of a breakthrough in today’s three-way summit of Israeli, Palestinian and US leaders. Host

The row over Jewish settlements has dashed any hopes of a breakthrough in today’s three-way summit of Israeli, Palestinian and US leaders. Host

News

French defend decision to clear 'the jungle'

As migrants were led away from “the jungle”, the French immigration minister defended his government’s decision to close the makeshift camp. Eric

As migrants were led away from “the jungle”, the French immigration minister defended his government’s decision to close the makeshift camp. Eric

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UN summit seeks way forward on climate change

Environmentalists in Paris and Berlin have been raising the alarm over climate change in the hope of waking politicians up to the threat of global

Environmentalists in Paris and Berlin have been raising the alarm over climate change in the hope of waking politicians up to the threat of global

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Poll gives Merkel centre-right majority

With the German federal election just days away, Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s centre-left SPD is refusing to concede defeat, despite a poll showing

With the German federal election just days away, Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s centre-left SPD is refusing to concede defeat, despite a poll showing

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France clears Calais migrant camp

French security forces have been evicting migrants from a sprawling makeshift camp on the Channel coast known as “the jungle”. Protesters tried to

French security forces have been evicting migrants from a sprawling makeshift camp on the Channel coast known as “the jungle”. Protesters tried to

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Politicians get wake-up call ahead of climate talks

Climate change protesters in Paris and Berlin have set off alarm clocks as a wake up call to politicians ahead of today’s UN climate summit in New

Climate change protesters in Paris and Berlin have set off alarm clocks as a wake up call to politicians ahead of today’s UN climate summit in New

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Ousted Honduran president returns from exile

The exiled president of Honduras has slipped back into the country, nearly three months after the coup that ousted him. Manuel Zelaya is being

The exiled president of Honduras has slipped back into the country, nearly three months after the coup that ousted him. Manuel Zelaya is being

News

Expectations low for Mideast summit

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have voiced low expectations ahead of today’s three-way summit in New York with President Obama. Benjamin

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have voiced low expectations ahead of today’s three-way summit in New York with President Obama. Benjamin