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2009-10-07

News

Conservatives fail to quash Italy press freedom debate in EP

The European conservatives have failed to cancel a debate organised by the liberals in the European Parliament about freedom of the press in Italy

The European conservatives have failed to cancel a debate organised by the liberals in the European Parliament about freedom of the press in Italy

News

Politkovskaya remembered, three years on

Exactly three years after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, people continue to pay tribute to one of the Kremlin’s most outspoken critics. The

Exactly three years after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, people continue to pay tribute to one of the Kremlin’s most outspoken critics. The

Europe

Lisbon goes virtual; will Klaus face 'reality'?

Jan Fisher’s airplane had a breakdown, says the Czech Prime Minister’s office says, but that has not stopped him from conferring with senior

Jan Fisher’s airplane had a breakdown, says the Czech Prime Minister’s office says, but that has not stopped him from conferring with senior

News

US ponders Afghan strategy

The bodies of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan last weekend have arrived back home. If a recent poll is to be believed, most Americans claim they

The bodies of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan last weekend have arrived back home. If a recent poll is to be believed, most Americans claim they

Business

Santander's Brazil unit in record IPO

Banco Santander’s Brazilian unit has raised the equivalent of 5.46 billion euros in what is a record initial public offering of shares in Brazil

Banco Santander’s Brazilian unit has raised the equivalent of 5.46 billion euros in what is a record initial public offering of shares in Brazil

Business

Euro zone GDP revised down

The euro zone economy shrank more than previously thought in the second quarter of this year. In revised calculations, the EU’s statistical office

The euro zone economy shrank more than previously thought in the second quarter of this year. In revised calculations, the EU’s statistical office

Business

Markets: 7th October

Europeans shares finished slightly lower after two straight days of gains, but they had been in worse shape earlier in the session. Banking and

Europeans shares finished slightly lower after two straight days of gains, but they had been in worse shape earlier in the session. Banking and

Business

Going green in Tokyo

Japanese carmakers Honda and Toyota have unveiled the eco-friendly concept cars they will put on display at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. Honda’s

Japanese carmakers Honda and Toyota have unveiled the eco-friendly concept cars they will put on display at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show. Honda’s

Business

Gold still glittering

Gold prices continue to rise, hitting record highs on the spot and futures markets at one stage rising above $1,048 an ounce. Traders said there

Gold prices continue to rise, hitting record highs on the spot and futures markets at one stage rising above $1,048 an ounce. Traders said there

Business

Aer Lingus cuts jobs and wages

Aer Lingus is to cut nearly 700 jobs and reduce salaries for higher paid staff. Trying to become more competitive, the Irish airline wants to

Aer Lingus is to cut nearly 700 jobs and reduce salaries for higher paid staff. Trying to become more competitive, the Irish airline wants to

News

Politkovskaya's family demand answers, 3 years on

As the third anniversary of her murder was marked, the family of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya have voiced doubts about Moscow’s commitment to

As the third anniversary of her murder was marked, the family of Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya have voiced doubts about Moscow’s commitment to

News

Polish ministers step down over scandal 

A corruption scandal sweeping through the Polish government has claimed another two top figures.   Grzegorz Schetyna has resigned as interior

A corruption scandal sweeping through the Polish government has claimed another two top figures.   Grzegorz Schetyna has resigned as interior

News

Embattled Abbas set to backtrack on Gaza report

Palestinians are livid and Mahmoud Abbas is the object of their anger. Hence reports that he has done a U-turn, to calm critics who say he has let

Palestinians are livid and Mahmoud Abbas is the object of their anger. Hence reports that he has done a U-turn, to calm critics who say he has let

News

No end in sight after eight years of Afghan war

It has been exactly eight years since foreign troops began their mission in Afghanistan. After initial success, the number of deaths among

It has been exactly eight years since foreign troops began their mission in Afghanistan. After initial success, the number of deaths among

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Pakistan urges long-term commitment from US

The United States has been urged to reassure the people of Pakistan and neighbouring countries that it has a “long-term vision” to stabilise the

The United States has been urged to reassure the people of Pakistan and neighbouring countries that it has a “long-term vision” to stabilise the

Science_technology

Exploring cold water corals

Deep underwater lie mysterious worlds that scientists are only now beginning to explore. Steve W Ross is US coordinator, for the Traces project at

Deep underwater lie mysterious worlds that scientists are only now beginning to explore. Steve W Ross is US coordinator, for the Traces project at

Environment

New propulsion technology for cleaner maritime transport.

The “24 Super Indios” is Italy’s first electric speed boat showcased at the 49th International Boat Show in Genoa. It’s a fuel free craft and glides

The “24 Super Indios” is Italy’s first electric speed boat showcased at the 49th International Boat Show in Genoa. It’s a fuel free craft and glides

News

Berlusconi no longer above the law

Italy’s top court has ruled that a law giving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution is unconstitutional. The law was one of

Italy’s top court has ruled that a law giving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution is unconstitutional. The law was one of

Science_technology

Electric cars a step closer

In California, an electric vehicle manufacturer and a solar panel installation company have teamed up to create the world’s first electric car

In California, an electric vehicle manufacturer and a solar panel installation company have teamed up to create the world’s first electric car

Culture

Ceramics galleries re-open at V&A

The V&A in London has recently re-opened one section of its ceramics galleries. On display are around 3,300 cups, bowls, vases and tiles

The V&A in London has recently re-opened one section of its ceramics galleries. On display are around 3,300 cups, bowls, vases and tiles

Culture

Romania International Film Festival

The first Romania International Film Festival was held partly to help renovate some of Romania’s oldest cinemas and partly to promote Black Sea

The first Romania International Film Festival was held partly to help renovate some of Romania’s oldest cinemas and partly to promote Black Sea

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Interview: Moldovan prime minister Vlad Filat

Vlad Filat is Moldova’s new prime minister. The pro-western leader took charge last month after the ruling communists were ousted in an election

Vlad Filat is Moldova’s new prime minister. The pro-western leader took charge last month after the ruling communists were ousted in an election

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Romanians rally against public sector pay cuts

Tens of thousands of angry Romanians have taken a protest against cutbacks to their government’s front door. They massed in central Bucharest in a

Tens of thousands of angry Romanians have taken a protest against cutbacks to their government’s front door. They massed in central Bucharest in a

News

Protestors target banks in Istanbul

There have been more clashes police and protesters in Istanbul, where global financial leaders have been meeting. For the second day running

There have been more clashes police and protesters in Istanbul, where global financial leaders have been meeting. For the second day running

News

Pressure grows on Obama over Afghanistan

As the US death toll in Afghanistan rises President Obama is coming under pressure over which course of action to take. He has met with both

As the US death toll in Afghanistan rises President Obama is coming under pressure over which course of action to take. He has met with both

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Down to business as Greek government sworn in

Greece’s new socialist government has been sworn-in in a solemn ceremony in Athens. Prime Minister George Papandreou’s appointments to key

Greece’s new socialist government has been sworn-in in a solemn ceremony in Athens. Prime Minister George Papandreou’s appointments to key

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Berlusconi waits on immunity ruling

Judges in Italy ruling on whether prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should have legal immunity have asked for more time to make their decision

Judges in Italy ruling on whether prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should have legal immunity have asked for more time to make their decision

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Japan braced for strong typhoon

Japan is bracing itself for what could be its most powerful storm for more than ten years. Meteorologists say Typhoon Melor could bring with it

Japan is bracing itself for what could be its most powerful storm for more than ten years. Meteorologists say Typhoon Melor could bring with it