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2009-10-21

News

Romanian opposition demands new PM

Opposition parties in Romania are stepping up the heat on the country’s president in the search for a new government. The parties have voted on a

Opposition parties in Romania are stepping up the heat on the country’s president in the search for a new government. The parties have voted on a

Business

Ferrovial sells Gatwick

Spain’s Grupo Ferrovial has agreed to sell London’s second-busiest airport Gatwick for a loss. It is getting a smaller-than-expected 1.67 billion

Spain’s Grupo Ferrovial has agreed to sell London’s second-busiest airport Gatwick for a loss. It is getting a smaller-than-expected 1.67 billion

Business

Quarterly loss for Boeing

The US planemaker Boeing has posted a larger-than-expected quarterly loss of just over one billion euros. It blamed costs related to its

The US planemaker Boeing has posted a larger-than-expected quarterly loss of just over one billion euros. It blamed costs related to its

Business

Foreign carmakers rare at Tokyo Motor Show

There is a slimmed down turnout at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show with hardly any foreign car brands present. Most European carmakers prefer

There is a slimmed down turnout at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show with hardly any foreign car brands present. Most European carmakers prefer

Business

Markets: 21st October

After spending most of the day in the red, European shares finished at a new high. Sentiment was boosted by gains on Wall Street where investors

After spending most of the day in the red, European shares finished at a new high. Sentiment was boosted by gains on Wall Street where investors

Business

Cadbury posts strong sales

British confectionery group Cadbury saw its sales rise seven percent in the third-quarter. That was better than even the optimistic predictions

British confectionery group Cadbury saw its sales rise seven percent in the third-quarter. That was better than even the optimistic predictions

Business

Peugeot and Fiat reveal less worse figures

Car sales are improving, but the question remains can that continue without government scrappage schemes? PSA Peugeot Citroen’s revenues continue

Car sales are improving, but the question remains can that continue without government scrappage schemes? PSA Peugeot Citroen’s revenues continue

Europe

2009 Sakharov Prize

This year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, given by the European Parliament, is to be announced this Thursday. Three

This year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, given by the European Parliament, is to be announced this Thursday. Three

Europe

Planes, ships fall within EU CO2 reduction scope

Aviation and shipping will be added to the European Union’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, under a proposal said to have been agreed by the

Aviation and shipping will be added to the European Union’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, under a proposal said to have been agreed by the

Europe

EU distanced from media scrutiny in Italy

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has scored a kind of victory in the European Parliament. Resolutions calling attention to freedom of the

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has scored a kind of victory in the European Parliament. Resolutions calling attention to freedom of the

News

Afghansitan goes to the polls again

Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah are once again the focus of the international community’s hopes for Afghanistan. The Afghan people

Hamid Karzai and his main rival Abdullah Abdullah are once again the focus of the international community’s hopes for Afghanistan. The Afghan people

News

Interview with Ali Larijani

euronews: You are testing missiles. We are talking about Russian missiles. Could you confirm that you have the Russian S-300 on your soil

euronews: You are testing missiles. We are talking about Russian missiles. Could you confirm that you have the Russian S-300 on your soil

News

High hopes for Iran nuclear deal

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, believes it has found the formula that will settle the nuclear standoff between

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, believes it has found the formula that will settle the nuclear standoff between

News

Karzai and Abdullah prepare for run-off

A day after Afghanistan’s president said he would accept a run-off presidential ballot, his main challenger has confirmed he also accepts a second

A day after Afghanistan’s president said he would accept a run-off presidential ballot, his main challenger has confirmed he also accepts a second

News

Six freed as supermarket siege ends safely

Six supermarket workers in France have escaped unhurt after being held hostage by suspected armed robbers. The drama unfolded early this morning

Six supermarket workers in France have escaped unhurt after being held hostage by suspected armed robbers. The drama unfolded early this morning

News

Poland talks missile defence with US

Poland has told the US it is willing to take part in a missile defence scheme that replaces one scrapped last month. American Vice President Joe

Poland has told the US it is willing to take part in a missile defence scheme that replaces one scrapped last month. American Vice President Joe

News

Larijani: religion rules out nuclear arms

The speaker of the Iranian parliament has ruled out Iran possessing nuclear weapons on religious grounds, the first time Islam has been invoked in

The speaker of the Iranian parliament has ruled out Iran possessing nuclear weapons on religious grounds, the first time Islam has been invoked in

News

Attacks force closure of Pakistani schools

The Pakistani authorities are no taking no chances following the suicide bombings at Islamabad’s Islamic University, and all schools are being closed

The Pakistani authorities are no taking no chances following the suicide bombings at Islamabad’s Islamic University, and all schools are being closed

Science_technology

Where the virtual world and reality meet

Virtual reality is entering a new era of touch-sensitive tiles and immersive animations. Researchers in Barcelona have created a unique space at the

Virtual reality is entering a new era of touch-sensitive tiles and immersive animations. Researchers in Barcelona have created a unique space at the

Culture

Abuse and hypocrisy in Haneke's The White Ribbon

Strange and threatening events in a German village on the eve of World War One are the basis of Austrian director Michael Haneke’s latest film The

Strange and threatening events in a German village on the eve of World War One are the basis of Austrian director Michael Haneke’s latest film The

Culture

China: star of Europalia arts fest

For the next four months Chinese art and culture will take centre stage in Brussels.

For the next four months Chinese art and culture will take centre stage in Brussels.

News

Six freed as supermarket siege ends safely

Six supermarket workers in France have escaped unhurt after being held hostage by suspected armed robbers. The drama unfolded early this morning

Six supermarket workers in France have escaped unhurt after being held hostage by suspected armed robbers. The drama unfolded early this morning

News

Draft deal in Iran nuclear row

A draft agreement to resolve the row over Iran’s nuclear programme has been struck at international talks in Vienna.   The UN nuclear watchdog says a

A draft agreement to resolve the row over Iran’s nuclear programme has been struck at international talks in Vienna.   The UN nuclear watchdog says a

News

Biden tries to reassure Poland

The US is on a mission to Warsaw to try to calm tension over the u-turn on a missile defence shield in Europe. Vice President Joe Biden has begun

The US is on a mission to Warsaw to try to calm tension over the u-turn on a missile defence shield in Europe. Vice President Joe Biden has begun

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US illegal alien halloween costume sparks row

Halloween would not be halloween without any tricks or treats but a row over one particular costume is threatening to overshadowed the event in the

Halloween would not be halloween without any tricks or treats but a row over one particular costume is threatening to overshadowed the event in the

News

Afghan challenger says yes to run-off

A day after Afghanistan’s president said he would accept a run-off presidential ballot, his main challenger has confirmed he will be taking part

A day after Afghanistan’s president said he would accept a run-off presidential ballot, his main challenger has confirmed he will be taking part

News

Congress agrees Guantanamo inmate move

US President Barack Obama’s goal of closing Guantanamo Bay prison has moved a step closer after the US Senate passed a bill allowing inmates to be

US President Barack Obama’s goal of closing Guantanamo Bay prison has moved a step closer after the US Senate passed a bill allowing inmates to be

News

Villepin accuses Sarkozy of political vendetta

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of hanging him on a “butcher’s hook” after the Paris

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has accused President Nicolas Sarkozy of hanging him on a “butcher’s hook” after the Paris

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Afghans less than enthusiastic for second vote

November 7 is the date set for Afghans to go to the polls again to elect a president. While Hamid Karzai’s agreement to a run-off may have eased

November 7 is the date set for Afghans to go to the polls again to elect a president. While Hamid Karzai’s agreement to a run-off may have eased

News

Hollywood comes to Georgia

It was a case of deja vu for the residents of a small town in Georgia when a Hollywood crew turned up to make a film based on last year’s

It was a case of deja vu for the residents of a small town in Georgia when a Hollywood crew turned up to make a film based on last year’s