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2009-10-01

Business

IMF claims recession is almost over

The IMF claim that the world is finally emerging from a deep global recession thanks to a swift economic turnaround in Asia. After a year of the

The IMF claim that the world is finally emerging from a deep global recession thanks to a swift economic turnaround in Asia. After a year of the

Business

UK arms giant faces bribery charges

The Serious Fraud Office in the UK has announced it will look to prosecute BAE systems over bribery allegations. The country’s largest arms

The Serious Fraud Office in the UK has announced it will look to prosecute BAE systems over bribery allegations. The country’s largest arms

Business

Money ministers discuss stimulus withdrawal

Euro Zone finance ministers and central bank governors are in Gothenburg to discuss when and how to withdraw financial support for the economy

Euro Zone finance ministers and central bank governors are in Gothenburg to discuss when and how to withdraw financial support for the economy

Business

European shares down as growth fears persist

European shares closed down on Thursday as fears about the global economy resurfaced. The banks suffered HSBC, Barclays and Commerzbank all down

European shares closed down on Thursday as fears about the global economy resurfaced. The banks suffered HSBC, Barclays and Commerzbank all down

Business

Unemployment on the rise in Euro zone

Unemployment in the Euro Zone has risen to its highest level in more than 10 years, adding to fears that the economic recovery is likely to be slow

Unemployment in the Euro Zone has risen to its highest level in more than 10 years, adding to fears that the economic recovery is likely to be slow

Europe

At 60, discordant Council of Europe must adapt

A belated ceremony for the Council of Europe’s 60th anniversary has been far from harmonious. Various of the rights organisation’s 47 member

A belated ceremony for the Council of Europe’s 60th anniversary has been far from harmonious. Various of the rights organisation’s 47 member

Europe

Brussels Irish say EU money will help Lisbon Treaty verdict

In an Irish pub just opposite the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, some of the patrons think the public’s perception of Europe as

In an Irish pub just opposite the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, some of the patrons think the public’s perception of Europe as

News

Iran offers proposals to ease nuke stand-off

The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he believes Iran intends to fully cooperate with UN’s nuclear watchdog over its atomic

The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he believes Iran intends to fully cooperate with UN’s nuclear watchdog over its atomic

News

Greece faces competing election campaigns

Voters in the euro zone’s weakest economy, Greece, will have a chance on Sunday to decide which party is best placed to lead them out of recession

Voters in the euro zone’s weakest economy, Greece, will have a chance on Sunday to decide which party is best placed to lead them out of recession

News

Sumatra quake: 'thousands may be dead'

It’s now known 1100 people died in Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Indonesia, but it’s feared that number may rise still further. Rescuers in

It’s now known 1100 people died in Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Indonesia, but it’s feared that number may rise still further. Rescuers in

News

Sumatra quake: the injured

Padang’s medical resources have been overwhelmed by the disaster. A hospital even collapsed in the quake; hundreds of patients and doctors are

Padang’s medical resources have been overwhelmed by the disaster. A hospital even collapsed in the quake; hundreds of patients and doctors are

News

The Romanian Government Has Collapsed

The Romanian government has collapsed. The Social Democrats have quit and shattered the coalition in protest at the sacking of the Interior minister

The Romanian government has collapsed. The Social Democrats have quit and shattered the coalition in protest at the sacking of the Interior minister

News

Tsunami death toll rise to 149

At least 149 people have died in the tsunami that struck the Samoan islands and Tonga on Tuesday. Survivors are continuing to search through the

At least 149 people have died in the tsunami that struck the Samoan islands and Tonga on Tuesday. Survivors are continuing to search through the

Science_technology

Why Mars?

Thousands of years ago, Mars and Earth probably presented similar primative environments so if life existed on earth, then we can legitimately

Thousands of years ago, Mars and Earth probably presented similar primative environments so if life existed on earth, then we can legitimately

Culture

The Invention of Lying

Ricky Gervais wrote, co-directed and starred in this comedy about a liar in a truthful credulous world. Critics are calling it smart, cool and

Ricky Gervais wrote, co-directed and starred in this comedy about a liar in a truthful credulous world. Critics are calling it smart, cool and

Culture

Paris: pret-a-porter

Felipe Oliveira Baptista showed his spring and summer pret-a-porter collection at the Paris shows. The look was rock chick inspired, even down to

Felipe Oliveira Baptista showed his spring and summer pret-a-porter collection at the Paris shows. The look was rock chick inspired, even down to

News

Iran's atomic ambitions under microscope in Geneva

Crucial talks between Iran and the major powers have begun in Geneva to discuss the true nature of Tehran’s atomic ambitions. Earlier today, the

Crucial talks between Iran and the major powers have begun in Geneva to discuss the true nature of Tehran’s atomic ambitions. Earlier today, the

News

Tsunami relief operation underway

A major relief operation has begun in the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa. They were hit by a tsunami on Tuesday afternoon leaving a

A major relief operation has begun in the Pacific islands of Samoa and American Samoa. They were hit by a tsunami on Tuesday afternoon leaving a

News

Romanian president approves minister sacking

The Romanian president has approved the Prime Minister’s sacking of Interior Minister Dan Nica, deepening a standoff that could bring down the

The Romanian president has approved the Prime Minister’s sacking of Interior Minister Dan Nica, deepening a standoff that could bring down the

News

Italian lawyers seek jail for CIA agents

Public prosecutors in Italy have urged a court in Milan to jail 26 Americans for the kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in a 2003 CIA operation

Public prosecutors in Italy have urged a court in Milan to jail 26 Americans for the kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in a 2003 CIA operation

News

Death toll in Indonesia quake expected to rise into the thousands

At least 220 people have been killed in the earthquake that struck the city of Padang and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s Sumatra island according

At least 220 people have been killed in the earthquake that struck the city of Padang and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s Sumatra island according

News

Italy gives go-ahead to controversial tax amnesty

Italy’s lower house of parliament has approved a tax amnesty on undeclared overseas funds after the government called for a vote of confidence on the

Italy’s lower house of parliament has approved a tax amnesty on undeclared overseas funds after the government called for a vote of confidence on the

News

China puts on a show of military might

The People’s Republic of China marked its 60th anniversary today with a show of military prowess. Hundreds of missiles and tanks and thousands of

The People’s Republic of China marked its 60th anniversary today with a show of military prowess. Hundreds of missiles and tanks and thousands of

News

Tsunami death toll expected to rise

Survivors of the tsunami which hit the Samoan islands in the South Pacific could only stand and stare at the devastation. The waves, triggered by

Survivors of the tsunami which hit the Samoan islands in the South Pacific could only stand and stare at the devastation. The waves, triggered by

News

Second quake hits Sumatra where thousands are feared dead

A second earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra where it is feared thousands of people died in an earlier quake. The country’s

A second earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra where it is feared thousands of people died in an earlier quake. The country’s

News

Iran shows little sign of compromise

Iran will today come under mounting pressure to reveal the true nature of its nuclear programme during talks in Geneva. The five permanent

Iran will today come under mounting pressure to reveal the true nature of its nuclear programme during talks in Geneva. The five permanent