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2009-10-12

Environment

Fuelling the future with wood

People have burnt logs for heat since the dawn of time but new techniques mean that the humble tree is now being transformed into far more diverse

People have burnt logs for heat since the dawn of time but new techniques mean that the humble tree is now being transformed into far more diverse

Business

Philips' results surprise

Philips Electronics managed better than expected third-quarter results as its cost-cutting measures started to take effect, however the Dutch

Philips Electronics managed better than expected third-quarter results as its cost-cutting measures started to take effect, however the Dutch

Business

Markets: 12th October

European stocks finished at three week highs up over one percent. Philips unexpectedly good results fuelled hopes over results due out this week

European stocks finished at three week highs up over one percent. Philips unexpectedly good results fuelled hopes over results due out this week

News

Turkey and Armenia sign for improved ties

325 kilometres of barbed wire is a physical symbol of the hostility and distrust that has existed between Turkey and Armenia for over a century

325 kilometres of barbed wire is a physical symbol of the hostility and distrust that has existed between Turkey and Armenia for over a century

News

Anti-foreigner party makes gains in Geneva

The 60,000 French citizens who cross the Franco-Swiss border to work in Geneva are coming to terms with the success of a populist right wing party in

The 60,000 French citizens who cross the Franco-Swiss border to work in Geneva are coming to terms with the success of a populist right wing party in

Europe

EU warns against H1N1 complacency

The H1N1 flu pandemic has not been as dramatic as first feared but this is not the time for the public to let its guard down. That was the message

The H1N1 flu pandemic has not been as dramatic as first feared but this is not the time for the public to let its guard down. That was the message

Business

UK government outlines asset sales

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed the planned sale of British government assets worth 17 billion euros. They include its stake in the

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed the planned sale of British government assets worth 17 billion euros. They include its stake in the

Europe

Contemplating the next hurdle to the Lisbon Treaty

The Czech prime minister and the European Commission president will meet on Tuesday to swap ideas on how to push the Lisbon Treaty over the finish

The Czech prime minister and the European Commission president will meet on Tuesday to swap ideas on how to push the Lisbon Treaty over the finish

Business

First female winner of Nobel economics prize

For the first time ever the Nobel Prize for Economics has been won by a woman. Professor Elinor Ostrom, from Indiana University, has been given

For the first time ever the Nobel Prize for Economics has been won by a woman. Professor Elinor Ostrom, from Indiana University, has been given

News

British MPs hear cold facts about global warming

As British politicians returned to parliament after the summer break there was a stark message on climate change from without and within Westminster

As British politicians returned to parliament after the summer break there was a stark message on climate change from without and within Westminster

News

Suicide bomber strikes Pakistani army convoy

Violence has hit Pakistan’s streets again with the fourth deadly attack in little over a week. Earlier today, a Taliban suicide bomber killed at

Violence has hit Pakistan’s streets again with the fourth deadly attack in little over a week. Earlier today, a Taliban suicide bomber killed at

News

Libyan Man Loses Hand In Italian Barracks Attack

A Libyan man has lost one of his hands, as well as suffering injuries to his face, after he set off a bomb at an Italian army barracks. An

A Libyan man has lost one of his hands, as well as suffering injuries to his face, after he set off a bomb at an Italian army barracks. An

News

Heckles for Zapatero as Spain feels the pain

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been heckled by the public on national day, in what has been interpreted as a sign of his

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has been heckled by the public on national day, in what has been interpreted as a sign of his

News

Clinton gives Irish peace process a push Forward

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has arrived at Northern Ireland’s parliament stormont to push forward the peace process in its final steps

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has arrived at Northern Ireland’s parliament stormont to push forward the peace process in its final steps

News

Armenian President still plans to go to Turkey

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarksyan has said he will visit Turkey later this week despite question marks hanging over an historic peace deal. The

Armenia’s President Serzh Sarksyan has said he will visit Turkey later this week despite question marks hanging over an historic peace deal. The

News

"It is necessary to restore law and order in our country"

October 19th officially marks the beginning of Ukraine’s presidential race. Former Prime Minister and leader of the Party of Regions Viktor

October 19th officially marks the beginning of Ukraine’s presidential race. Former Prime Minister and leader of the Party of Regions Viktor

Culture

Agora

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar (think Vanilla Sky, think The Others) with a budget of 50 million euros, Agora plays for a hefty 144

Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar (think Vanilla Sky, think The Others) with a budget of 50 million euros, Agora plays for a hefty 144

Science_technology

Dinosaur footprints

This may look like an ordinary country lane but two amateur fosil hunters discovered a set of 30-odd dinasaur footprints here last April. Geologists

This may look like an ordinary country lane but two amateur fosil hunters discovered a set of 30-odd dinasaur footprints here last April. Geologists

News

New Michael Jackson gets airing

A new Michael Jackson song has been released, the first since the ‘King of Pop’s’ death. The single ‘This is it’ features backing vocals by two of

A new Michael Jackson song has been released, the first since the ‘King of Pop’s’ death. The single ‘This is it’ features backing vocals by two of

News

Football to advance Turkish/Armenian diplomacy

The Turkish and Armenian presidents will seek to build on Saturday’s breakthrough in peacemaking between their countries at a World Cup match in

The Turkish and Armenian presidents will seek to build on Saturday’s breakthrough in peacemaking between their countries at a World Cup match in

News

Gone but not Poe-gotten

Edgar Allen Poe, one of America’s greatest 19th century authors has been given a solemn send-off 160 after his death.    It came on the 200th

Edgar Allen Poe, one of America’s greatest 19th century authors has been given a solemn send-off 160 after his death.    It came on the 200th

News

Greenpeace breaches Westminister security

Twenty Greenpeace activists have been arrested after bypassing security at the British parliament to stage a rooftop protest.   It is the latest in a

Twenty Greenpeace activists have been arrested after bypassing security at the British parliament to stage a rooftop protest.   It is the latest in a

News

Thousands in US demand equal rights for gays

The issue of gay rights is back at the top of the US political agenda. Thousands of people marched through Washington DC on Sunday calling for equal

The issue of gay rights is back at the top of the US political agenda. Thousands of people marched through Washington DC on Sunday calling for equal

News

Bomb blast kills dozens in north-west Pakistan

At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-west of Pakistan. Officials say the blast struck a security convoy in the

At least 40 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-west of Pakistan. Officials say the blast struck a security convoy in the

News

Afghanistan motive suspected in Italian bombing

Italian police are trying to establish why a Libyan man threw a bomb at an army barracks, severely injuring himself. A soldier was slightly wounded

Italian police are trying to establish why a Libyan man threw a bomb at an army barracks, severely injuring himself. A soldier was slightly wounded

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Libyan loses hand in Milan barracks bomb attack

A Libyan man has been seriously injured after throwing a bomb at a military barracks in Milan. A soldier at the base was also slightly wounded in the

A Libyan man has been seriously injured after throwing a bomb at a military barracks in Milan. A soldier at the base was also slightly wounded in the

News

Long and winding road to Armenian-Turkish peace

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s