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2009-10-06

Business

SocGen raises cash to repay aid

French bank Societe Generale is to sell 4.8 billion euros worth of new shares. The cash raised will be used to repay bailout money the bank

French bank Societe Generale is to sell 4.8 billion euros worth of new shares. The cash raised will be used to repay bailout money the bank

News

EU and US at odds over Afghanistan

When it came the call was loud and clear. US General Stanley McChrystal, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, wants a major shift in strategy to

When it came the call was loud and clear. US General Stanley McChrystal, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, wants a major shift in strategy to

Europe

How to acquire Klaus's signature for Lisbon Treaty

Ireland has cleared it, now the pressure is on the Czech Republic to finish ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer will

Ireland has cleared it, now the pressure is on the Czech Republic to finish ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer will

Europe

Recognition of anti-mafia risks varies

Italian anti-Mafia writer Roberto Saviano is among the ten candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European

Italian anti-Mafia writer Roberto Saviano is among the ten candidates for this year’s Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, awarded by the European

Europe

Multi-billion euro trade decline backdrop to EU-Brazil summit

Brazil’s President Lula da Silva, emotional after his country’s successful bid to hold the Olympics, has been in Stockholm for the third European

Brazil’s President Lula da Silva, emotional after his country’s successful bid to hold the Olympics, has been in Stockholm for the third European

Business

Australia raises interest rates

Australia has become the first major developed nation to put up the cost of borrowing since the global economic crisis struck. The central bank

Australia has become the first major developed nation to put up the cost of borrowing since the global economic crisis struck. The central bank

Business

IMF seeks more funds

At its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Monetary Fund has been working on its evolving role, in the wake of the near global financial

At its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the International Monetary Fund has been working on its evolving role, in the wake of the near global financial

Business

Markets: 6th October

European shares finished at their highest in six week – up 2.68 percent – as Australia’s interest rate rise made investors more confident that the

European shares finished at their highest in six week – up 2.68 percent – as Australia’s interest rate rise made investors more confident that the

Business

Rio goes for Gobi gold

Australia’s Rio Tinto is to go ahead with a multibillion euro plan to extract copper and gold from one of the world’s biggest untapped deposits under

Australia’s Rio Tinto is to go ahead with a multibillion euro plan to extract copper and gold from one of the world’s biggest untapped deposits under

News

Obama consults on Afghanistan as casualties mount

As fighting intensifies in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama is meeting members of Congress to help define future strategy in the conflict

As fighting intensifies in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama is meeting members of Congress to help define future strategy in the conflict

News

Roman Polanski denied bail by Swiss authorities

Film-maker Roman Polanski has been denied bail by Swiss authorities ahead of his possible extradition to the United States. The Oscar-winning

Film-maker Roman Polanski has been denied bail by Swiss authorities ahead of his possible extradition to the United States. The Oscar-winning

News

Italy's top court reviews Berlusconi's legal immunity

Does the immunity from prosecution that Silvio Berlusconi enjoys violate Italy’s constitution? That is the question the country’s top court is

Does the immunity from prosecution that Silvio Berlusconi enjoys violate Italy’s constitution? That is the question the country’s top court is

Culture

Turner Prize fireworks

Is it art? Or is it a cash cow? A gigantic waste of money? Or just a joke? Every year the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery in London provokes

Is it art? Or is it a cash cow? A gigantic waste of money? Or just a joke? Every year the Turner Prize at the Tate Gallery in London provokes

Culture

Saviors in the Night

“Saviors In the Night” is the true story of Marga Spiegel (played by Veronica Ferres in the film). She was hidden – along with her husband

“Saviors In the Night” is the true story of Marga Spiegel (played by Veronica Ferres in the film). She was hidden – along with her husband

Science_technology

Genoa: International Boat Show

At the 49th International Boat Show, held at Fiera di Genova from 3 to 11 October in Italy business was definitely boyant. 1,450 exhibitors put

At the 49th International Boat Show, held at Fiera di Genova from 3 to 11 October in Italy business was definitely boyant. 1,450 exhibitors put

News

Anti-IMF protests on the streets of Istanbul

Violence has gripped the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. The focus of the anger was the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Riot police

Violence has gripped the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. The focus of the anger was the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Riot police

News

Terror warning on new form of suicide bombs

Airports across Europe are being warned about a new form of terror attack. French experts have raised concerns about what they have dubbed

Airports across Europe are being warned about a new form of terror attack. French experts have raised concerns about what they have dubbed

Europe

Science for Africa

Africa is, without doubt, the continent that is furthest behind the rest of the world in terms of science. So should Europe concentrate on

Africa is, without doubt, the continent that is furthest behind the rest of the world in terms of science. So should Europe concentrate on

Europe

Eat it, Drink it, Move it

‘Eat it, Drink it, Move it’ is the latest EU anti-obesity campaign slogan. What’s new in this health initiative for youngsters?

‘Eat it, Drink it, Move it’ is the latest EU anti-obesity campaign slogan. What’s new in this health initiative for youngsters?

News

Clashes in Istanbul as IMF meeting begins

Turkish police and protesters have clashed in Istanbul where the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are meeting. Security forces fired

Turkish police and protesters have clashed in Istanbul where the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are meeting. Security forces fired

News

Health officials fear disease in quake-hit Indonesia

Public health officials fear the outbreak of disease in Indonesia’s quake-hit West Sumatra Province. Six days after the earthquake devastated

Public health officials fear the outbreak of disease in Indonesia’s quake-hit West Sumatra Province. Six days after the earthquake devastated

News

Beatles Masters Degree course offered in Liverpool

They are arguably the biggest band in the history of popular music and now you can study how the Beatles took the world by storm! The Fab Four’s

They are arguably the biggest band in the history of popular music and now you can study how the Beatles took the world by storm! The Fab Four’s

News

Italy's Berlusconi awaits immunity ruling

Legislation shielding Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution because he is Italy’s Prime Minister is being reviewed by the country’s top court today

Legislation shielding Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution because he is Italy’s Prime Minister is being reviewed by the country’s top court today

News

North Korea says ready to return to nuclear talks

North Korea says it is willing to return to international talks on its nuclear ambitions. The country’s leader Kim Jong-il made the announcement

North Korea says it is willing to return to international talks on its nuclear ambitions. The country’s leader Kim Jong-il made the announcement

News

German centre-right coalition in the making

Negotiations on the make-up of Germany’s new conservative coalition have been taking place amid a growing clamour for action on the nuclear industry

Negotiations on the make-up of Germany’s new conservative coalition have been taking place amid a growing clamour for action on the nuclear industry

News

Glimpses of normal life in Indonesia

Some shops and restaurants have re-opened in the Indonesian port of Padang providing the first signs of recovery from last week’s devastating

Some shops and restaurants have re-opened in the Indonesian port of Padang providing the first signs of recovery from last week’s devastating

News

A tide of anger over flood damage in Sicily

At least 40 people are still missing and hundreds more have been left homeless in Sicily following days of heavy rain and mudslides. Twenty-four

At least 40 people are still missing and hundreds more have been left homeless in Sicily following days of heavy rain and mudslides. Twenty-four

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Britain's Conservatives fear Continental drift

Britain’s Conservatives have begun their annual conference, with Europe threatening to spoil the party. Leader David Cameron was hoping for a united

Britain’s Conservatives have begun their annual conference, with Europe threatening to spoil the party. Leader David Cameron was hoping for a united