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2009-09-28

Business

Britain pledges to curb bankers bonuses

Britain has promised new laws to crack down on excessive bankers bonuses. Speaking at the Labour party conference in Brighton Chancellor Alistair

Britain has promised new laws to crack down on excessive bankers bonuses. Speaking at the Labour party conference in Brighton Chancellor Alistair

Business

Choppy times could lie ahead for German economy

Germany’s return to growth may have boosted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election, but difficult times for the economy lie ahead. Merkel has

Germany’s return to growth may have boosted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election, but difficult times for the economy lie ahead. Merkel has

Business

Belgium's Solvay sells drugs division

Belgium pharmaceutical, chemicals and plastics giant Solvay has announced it is to sell its drugs arm to US partner Abbott Laboratories. Solvay

Belgium pharmaceutical, chemicals and plastics giant Solvay has announced it is to sell its drugs arm to US partner Abbott Laboratories. Solvay

Business

European markets see gains

Europe’s markets rose for the first in three days, boosted by a pick up in mergers and acquisitions. Heavyweight banks were among the top gainers

Europe’s markets rose for the first in three days, boosted by a pick up in mergers and acquisitions. Heavyweight banks were among the top gainers

Europe

EU promotes healthy eating for the Young

The European Union has has launched a new healthy eating campaign aimed a children across the bloc entitled “Eat it, Drink it, Move it The latest

The European Union has has launched a new healthy eating campaign aimed a children across the bloc entitled “Eat it, Drink it, Move it The latest

Europe

Ukraine's future under the microscope

The grand Livadia Palace which hosted the famed Yalta conference on the 4th of September 1945 where Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef

The grand Livadia Palace which hosted the famed Yalta conference on the 4th of September 1945 where Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Josef

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How it all went wrong for Germany's SPD

In the days when Angela Merkel could only dream of the top job, Germany’s Social Democrats were flying high. In 1998 Gerhard Schroeder’s bright new

In the days when Angela Merkel could only dream of the top job, Germany’s Social Democrats were flying high. In 1998 Gerhard Schroeder’s bright new

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The winners and losers of the German election

The Left see themselves as a force to be reckoned with after their success in the German election. The group of former communists and leftists

The Left see themselves as a force to be reckoned with after their success in the German election. The group of former communists and leftists

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Merkel seals German coalition

With a handshake, it was done. Chancellor Angela Merkel and liberal leader Guido Westerwelle have formally signalled their intention to form a new

With a handshake, it was done. Chancellor Angela Merkel and liberal leader Guido Westerwelle have formally signalled their intention to form a new

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Portuguese give Socrates a weak thumbs up

The voters of Portugal have delivered a weak verdict on its left-leaning government. The general election result means western Europe’s poorest

The voters of Portugal have delivered a weak verdict on its left-leaning government. The general election result means western Europe’s poorest

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Iran launches missiles ahead of nuke talks

Iran has staged a show of force and test-fired more missiles ahead of crucial talks about its nuclear ambitions. The muscle-flexing included rockets

Iran has staged a show of force and test-fired more missiles ahead of crucial talks about its nuclear ambitions. The muscle-flexing included rockets

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Furore over Polanski's arrest over under-age sex

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have said they will demand the extradition from Switzerland of French movie director Roman Polanski, whose arrest on

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have said they will demand the extradition from Switzerland of French movie director Roman Polanski, whose arrest on

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Berlusconi in second Obama "tan" gaffe

Racial remarks about Michele Obama have landed Silvio Berlusconi in hot water again. Having once referred to the US president as tanned he has now

Racial remarks about Michele Obama have landed Silvio Berlusconi in hot water again. Having once referred to the US president as tanned he has now

Culture

Chinese director wins San Sebastian film award

Chinese director Lu Chuan’s film “City of Life and Death” has won the top prize at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Depicting the Japanese

Chinese director Lu Chuan’s film “City of Life and Death” has won the top prize at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Depicting the Japanese

Culture

British Museum reversions Moctezuma

The British Museum has opened its doors on a major exhibition re-examining the legacy of the last Aztec emperor, Moctezuma. Elected ruler in 1502

The British Museum has opened its doors on a major exhibition re-examining the legacy of the last Aztec emperor, Moctezuma. Elected ruler in 1502

Science_technology

The Big Thaw! New theory for why glaciers melt

Scientists studying East Greenland’s ice sheet have discovered that subtropical waters are flushing through the frozen region. Scientists from

Scientists studying East Greenland’s ice sheet have discovered that subtropical waters are flushing through the frozen region. Scientists from

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Philippines reeling after deadly storm

The death toll in the Philippines from Tropical Storm Ketsana had passed the 100 mark by this morning. An official national catastrophe coordinator

The death toll in the Philippines from Tropical Storm Ketsana had passed the 100 mark by this morning. An official national catastrophe coordinator

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Merkel wins German election, CDU with FDP

Angela Merkel has won a second term as Chancellor after voters in Germany returned her Christian Democrats to power. Merkel’s conservatives won a

Angela Merkel has won a second term as Chancellor after voters in Germany returned her Christian Democrats to power. Merkel’s conservatives won a

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Germany: Despair and hope in defeat

The SPD are the big losers in this German election. The party ruled Germany until just four years ago, then shared power in Chancellor Merkel’s

The SPD are the big losers in this German election. The party ruled Germany until just four years ago, then shared power in Chancellor Merkel’s

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Portugal's Socialists win election but lose majority

Portugal’s ruling Socialists held onto power in Sunday’s election there but Prime Minister Jose Socrates lost his overall parliamentary majority

Portugal’s ruling Socialists held onto power in Sunday’s election there but Prime Minister Jose Socrates lost his overall parliamentary majority

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Iran tests missiles capable of hitting Israel

According to state TV, Iran has test-fired long-range missiles said to be capable of reaching Israel. The Islamic Republic is reported to have

According to state TV, Iran has test-fired long-range missiles said to be capable of reaching Israel. The Islamic Republic is reported to have

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Diario Economist analyses Portuguese result

Euronews journalist Miguel Sardo asked Portugal expert, Luis Rego: “Knowing that Portugal is facing one of its worst economic recession in the

Euronews journalist Miguel Sardo asked Portugal expert, Luis Rego: “Knowing that Portugal is facing one of its worst economic recession in the

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Brown tries to boost his image

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has tried to give his Labour Party a taste for political battle. Speaking at the opening of the party’s annual

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has tried to give his Labour Party a taste for political battle. Speaking at the opening of the party’s annual

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Westerwelle - Germany's Kingmaker

An enthusiastic reception for Guido Westerwelle, head of the liberal Free Democrats following his party’s very strong showing in Germany’s federal

An enthusiastic reception for Guido Westerwelle, head of the liberal Free Democrats following his party’s very strong showing in Germany’s federal

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Angela Merkel wins a second term

A triumphant Angela Merkel has won a second term as chancellor after German voters returned her Christian Democrats to power. But the new

A triumphant Angela Merkel has won a second term as chancellor after German voters returned her Christian Democrats to power. But the new

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Polanski held on unlawful sex charges

The cultural and political elite in France has come out in support of Roman Polanski now under arrest in Switzerland. They are calling on the Swiss

The cultural and political elite in France has come out in support of Roman Polanski now under arrest in Switzerland. They are calling on the Swiss

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Portuguese Elections: results

The ruling Socialist Party has won the Portuguese elections with 36.6% of the vote (down from 45.03% at the last elections in 2005). Prime Minister

The ruling Socialist Party has won the Portuguese elections with 36.6% of the vote (down from 45.03% at the last elections in 2005). Prime Minister