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2009-10-20

Business

Quelle to close

German mail-order and catalogue business Quelle is being closed down by the administrator appointed to sort out its owner, the insolvent retailer

German mail-order and catalogue business Quelle is being closed down by the administrator appointed to sort out its owner, the insolvent retailer

Business

Markets: 20th October

Tuesday was an up and down day for European shares. They started lower, before popping back up to one-year highs, boosted by solid US company

Tuesday was an up and down day for European shares. They started lower, before popping back up to one-year highs, boosted by solid US company

Business

Coke hit by weak economy

Not enough fizz was the financial world’s verdict on Coca-Cola’s quarterly revenue. It came in lower than expected, hurt by declines across all

Not enough fizz was the financial world’s verdict on Coca-Cola’s quarterly revenue. It came in lower than expected, hurt by declines across all

Business

Qatar's Barclays sale sparks Sainsbury speculation

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is to sell a 1.4 billion euro stake in British bank Barclays. It will make 660 million euro profit and remain

Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is to sell a 1.4 billion euro stake in British bank Barclays. It will make 660 million euro profit and remain

Business

Ecofin looks to deficits and the dollar

European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet joined euro zone finance ministers at a meeting to decide when would be the best time to cut the

European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet joined euro zone finance ministers at a meeting to decide when would be the best time to cut the

Business

Eurotunnel sales down

Eurotunnel’s revenue fell eight percent in the third quarter to 162.4 million euros. Compared with the same period last year more than a third

Eurotunnel’s revenue fell eight percent in the third quarter to 162.4 million euros. Compared with the same period last year more than a third

Europe

Fishing abuses equal licence loss

Commercial fishermen breaking European Union rules will lose their licence. The fisheries ministers have agreed on a new system to deter overfishing

Commercial fishermen breaking European Union rules will lose their licence. The fisheries ministers have agreed on a new system to deter overfishing

Europe

Climate: Greens melting statue a warning in Strasbourg

The Greens in the European Parliament have had a climate refugee sculpted in ice for this week’s full assembly sitting in Strasbourg. The statue

The Greens in the European Parliament have had a climate refugee sculpted in ice for this week’s full assembly sitting in Strasbourg. The statue

Europe

Who will serve new European diplomacy

Changes in Europe’s diplomatic service are in full debate, with the advent of a new external relations position approaching, as referred to in the

Changes in Europe’s diplomatic service are in full debate, with the advent of a new external relations position approaching, as referred to in the

News

The history of Moscow-Belgrade relations

It is 65 years since the red army and Tito’s partisans liberated Belgrade from the Wehrmacht. The historic moment was remembered in the city with a

It is 65 years since the red army and Tito’s partisans liberated Belgrade from the Wehrmacht. The historic moment was remembered in the city with a

News

Prosecution concludes case in Clearstream trial

The prosecution is demanding an 18-month suspended prison term and a 45,000 euro fine in the trial of former French Prime Minister Dominique de

The prosecution is demanding an 18-month suspended prison term and a 45,000 euro fine in the trial of former French Prime Minister Dominique de

News

Russia & Serbia sign loan, energy deals

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to Belgrade today to honour Serbia’s Second World War past, but also to lay some foundation stones for the

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev came to Belgrade today to honour Serbia’s Second World War past, but also to lay some foundation stones for the

News

Blasts rock Islamabad university

Two suicide bomb blasts at an Islamic university in Islamabad have killed at least six people and wounded 20 others. The Pakistan government

Two suicide bomb blasts at an Islamic university in Islamabad have killed at least six people and wounded 20 others. The Pakistan government

News

Taliban retake key town in counter-attack

Taliban militants have recaptured the strategic town of Kotkai after launching a counter-attack against Pakistani forces. The birthplace of

Taliban militants have recaptured the strategic town of Kotkai after launching a counter-attack against Pakistani forces. The birthplace of

News

Second Polanski bail appeal rejected

Franco-Polish film director Roman Polanski has had his appeal against a Swiss court’s ruling that he must remain in prison turned down, as the risk

Franco-Polish film director Roman Polanski has had his appeal against a Swiss court’s ruling that he must remain in prison turned down, as the risk

News

Second attack on Iran's eastern frontier

Gunmen have shot dead two Iranian police officers in the city of Iranshahr in Sistan-Baluchistan, in the southeast of the country, near the Pakistan

Gunmen have shot dead two Iranian police officers in the city of Iranshahr in Sistan-Baluchistan, in the southeast of the country, near the Pakistan

News

Bosnia reform talks resume

A second round of reform talks on the future of Bosnia is underway in Sarajevo, despite opposition to a package of proposed changes from all sides

A second round of reform talks on the future of Bosnia is underway in Sarajevo, despite opposition to a package of proposed changes from all sides

News

Interview with Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare recently added the Prince of Asturias prize to a long list of awards for his work. The jury describes his novels like

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare recently added the Prince of Asturias prize to a long list of awards for his work. The jury describes his novels like

Science_technology

Galileo at the Vatican: from heretic to hero

The Vatican is commemorating the achievements of physicist and philosopher Galileo – the man sentenced to life imprisonment by the Inquisition 400

The Vatican is commemorating the achievements of physicist and philosopher Galileo – the man sentenced to life imprisonment by the Inquisition 400

Culture

Desplat scores at soundtrack awards

French composer Alexandre Desplat scooped the top honour at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent for his score for The Curious Case of Benjamin

French composer Alexandre Desplat scooped the top honour at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent for his score for The Curious Case of Benjamin

Culture

Merchant Ivory movie premieres in Rome

The world premiere of the first Merchant Ivory production since the death of Ismail Merchant, The City Of Your Final Destination, has been held in

The world premiere of the first Merchant Ivory production since the death of Ismail Merchant, The City Of Your Final Destination, has been held in

News

Karzai accepts run-off presidential ballot

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is willing to accept a second round run-off presidential ballot. The country’s Independent Election

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is willing to accept a second round run-off presidential ballot. The country’s Independent Election

News

Serbs & Russians sign vital trade & loan deals

The visit to Serbia of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has borne its first fruit with the signing of significant loan and energy deals in Belgrade

The visit to Serbia of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has borne its first fruit with the signing of significant loan and energy deals in Belgrade

News

Swiss court rejects bail for Polanski

In Switzerland, the film director Roman Polanski has lost an appeal against being held in custody pending extradition to the US. Polanski was

In Switzerland, the film director Roman Polanski has lost an appeal against being held in custody pending extradition to the US. Polanski was

News

Islamabad university hit by double bombing

Suspected Taliban militants have set off two bombs in a campus building of Islamabad university. At least seven people have been been killed and 29

Suspected Taliban militants have set off two bombs in a campus building of Islamabad university. At least seven people have been been killed and 29

News

Rio promised federal help in drug war

Rio de Janeiro has been offered 40 million euros by Brazil’s federal government to help in the fight against drug gangs. This after 17 people were

Rio de Janeiro has been offered 40 million euros by Brazil’s federal government to help in the fight against drug gangs. This after 17 people were

News

France hit by rail strike

France’s rail workers are striking for the first time since last November, and it has produced chaos in Paris. International traffic is

France’s rail workers are striking for the first time since last November, and it has produced chaos in Paris. International traffic is