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2009-10-15

Business

Renault under pressure to help AvtoVAZ

The Russian government is increasing pressure on Renault to help debt-laden carmaker AvtoVAZ. The French company has a 25 percent stake in

The Russian government is increasing pressure on Renault to help debt-laden carmaker AvtoVAZ. The French company has a 25 percent stake in

Business

Markets: 15th October

European shares started well, hitting a fresh 12-month high, but they slipped after quarterly results from US banking giants Goldman Sachs and

European shares started well, hitting a fresh 12-month high, but they slipped after quarterly results from US banking giants Goldman Sachs and

Business

Euro zone inflation slips again

Cheaper energy and food pulled down euro zone consumer prices by 0.3 percent in September compared with the same month last year. Inflation was

Cheaper energy and food pulled down euro zone consumer prices by 0.3 percent in September compared with the same month last year. Inflation was

Business

Opel sale imminent

After months of delays, US carmaker General Motors is reportedly very close to signing a deal to sell a majority stake in its European arm to

After months of delays, US carmaker General Motors is reportedly very close to signing a deal to sell a majority stake in its European arm to

Business

Surprise loss by Nokia

Nokia, the world’s number one mobile phone maker, said it made a loss for the quarter from July to September, the first time that has happened since

Nokia, the world’s number one mobile phone maker, said it made a loss for the quarter from July to September, the first time that has happened since

Business

Tamiflu boosts Roche's sales

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche enjoyed an almost 10 percent rise in third-quarter sales thanks to better than expected demand for Tamiflu which

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche enjoyed an almost 10 percent rise in third-quarter sales thanks to better than expected demand for Tamiflu which

News

What now for the Goldstone Report on Gaza war?

It was December 27 last year when Israeli forces launched their Gaza offensive. Devastating air raids were followed by a ground invasion, deep into

It was December 27 last year when Israeli forces launched their Gaza offensive. Devastating air raids were followed by a ground invasion, deep into

News

Arctic ice gone in 20 years says leading expert

The Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within 20 years, according to one of the world’s leading experts in the field. Professor Peter

The Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within 20 years, according to one of the world’s leading experts in the field. Professor Peter

News

UN rights commissioner urges Gaza war crimes probe

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes during last winter’s Gaza conflict. The so

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes during last winter’s Gaza conflict. The so

News

Plutonium find halts work at French nuclear site

Work to dismantle a nuclear plant in France has been suspended after unexpectedly high levels of plutonium were discovered. The incident has raised

Work to dismantle a nuclear plant in France has been suspended after unexpectedly high levels of plutonium were discovered. The incident has raised

News

Italy says will sue "Times" over Afghan claims

The Italian government has vehemently denied a report in “The Times” that it paid off Afghan warlords and was indirectly responsible for the deaths

The Italian government has vehemently denied a report in “The Times” that it paid off Afghan warlords and was indirectly responsible for the deaths

News

Pakistani police hit by wave of attacks

Pakistan has been shaken by a series of fatal attacks leaving scores dead. At least 39 people are reported to have died after strikes in Lahore and

Pakistan has been shaken by a series of fatal attacks leaving scores dead. At least 39 people are reported to have died after strikes in Lahore and

News

Jack Frost bites much of east and central Europe

Winter has reared its sudden and unwelcome head in large parts of central and eastern Europe. In south east Germany snow and ice have caused

Winter has reared its sudden and unwelcome head in large parts of central and eastern Europe. In south east Germany snow and ice have caused

News

Business resumes in Portuguese parliament

The new Portuguese parliament has held its first session, and its first act was to re-elect the Socialist Jaime Gama as speaker. The Socialists

The new Portuguese parliament has held its first session, and its first act was to re-elect the Socialist Jaime Gama as speaker. The Socialists

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Hungary reflects on the fall of the Berlin Wall

The sequence of events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall began almost 20 years ago when a Hungarian border guard chose not to stop a flood of

The sequence of events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall began almost 20 years ago when a Hungarian border guard chose not to stop a flood of

Europe

Europe's car-makers angry at EU-S.Korea deal

European car-makers will try to block a lucrative free trade deal that Brussels has just agreed with South Korea. The automobile industry in

European car-makers will try to block a lucrative free trade deal that Brussels has just agreed with South Korea. The automobile industry in

Europe

Big deals are done at Europe's Cartoon Forum

A Cartoon Forum may sound like fun and games but big business was the order of the day as movers and shakers of the animation world got together in

A Cartoon Forum may sound like fun and games but big business was the order of the day as movers and shakers of the animation world got together in

Europe

Ex Czech president slams Klaus' refusal over Lisbon

“Dangerous and irresponsible” is how the former Czech president has described his successor’s refusal to sign the Lisbon Treaty. Vaclav Havel also

“Dangerous and irresponsible” is how the former Czech president has described his successor’s refusal to sign the Lisbon Treaty. Vaclav Havel also

Europe

GMO protestors give Brussels food for thought.

Greenpeace has taken its objections over genetically modified food to the European Commission’s door in Brussels. The anti-GMO NGO presented the

Greenpeace has taken its objections over genetically modified food to the European Commission’s door in Brussels. The anti-GMO NGO presented the

Culture

The jewels of Mumbai

At India Couture Week in Mumbai the emphasis was more on individual clients than on large buyers. Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali presented her

At India Couture Week in Mumbai the emphasis was more on individual clients than on large buyers. Jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali presented her

Culture

The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

After all the hype and the tradegy, Terry Gillam’s latest fantasy finally hits the screen this autumn. The film stars Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp

After all the hype and the tradegy, Terry Gillam’s latest fantasy finally hits the screen this autumn. The film stars Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp

News

Romanian President picks new PM

Romania’s President Traian Basescu has unveiled his choice to replace ousted Prime Minister Emil Boc, whose government fell earlier this week

Romania’s President Traian Basescu has unveiled his choice to replace ousted Prime Minister Emil Boc, whose government fell earlier this week

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Financial expert nominated as Romanian PM

Romanian President Traian Basescu has nominated a financial expert as prime minister to replace the outgoing premier who was ousted by parliament

Romanian President Traian Basescu has nominated a financial expert as prime minister to replace the outgoing premier who was ousted by parliament

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Turkey defends barring Israeli from war games

Turkey has defended its decision to ban Israel from joint military excercises over the Israeli offensive in Gaza 11 months ago. Until recently

Turkey has defended its decision to ban Israel from joint military excercises over the Israeli offensive in Gaza 11 months ago. Until recently

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Karadzic trial to begin by end of October

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s final appeal to have his trial dismissed has been rejected by the International Criminal Tribunal for

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic’s final appeal to have his trial dismissed has been rejected by the International Criminal Tribunal for

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China condemns 3 more to death over riots

A further three people have been given death sentences over ethnic rioting in China’s Xinjiang province. Six others are already facing capital

A further three people have been given death sentences over ethnic rioting in China’s Xinjiang province. Six others are already facing capital

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Taliban attack Pakistan police compounds

Four police centres have been attacked by suspected Taliban militants in the northwest and in Lahore in Pakistan. At least 24 people have been

Four police centres have been attacked by suspected Taliban militants in the northwest and in Lahore in Pakistan. At least 24 people have been

News

Italy accused of paying off Taliban

It was the costliest battle for the French military in a quarter of a century. Ten soldiers were killed in August 2008 when a foot patrol walked into

It was the costliest battle for the French military in a quarter of a century. Ten soldiers were killed in August 2008 when a foot patrol walked into