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2009-10-28

Business

Norway first EU country to raise interest rates

Norway has become the first European country to raise its interest rates since the financial crisis bit hard a year ago. The country’s central

Norway has become the first European country to raise its interest rates since the financial crisis bit hard a year ago. The country’s central

Business

ArcelorMittal profits up

Steel giant ArcelorMittal has reported a profit for the July to September quarter, ending a run of three consecutive quarterly losses. The company

Steel giant ArcelorMittal has reported a profit for the July to September quarter, ending a run of three consecutive quarterly losses. The company

Business

Durable goods orders hint at an economic recovery

Durable goods orders in the US are hinting at an economic recovery. The demand for long lasting manufactured goods rose 1% in September. It’s the

Durable goods orders in the US are hinting at an economic recovery. The demand for long lasting manufactured goods rose 1% in September. It’s the

Business

EU approves plans to split Northern Rock in two

The European Union has approved plans for nationalised bank Northern Rock to be split in two – paving the way for a partial sale. One business

The European Union has approved plans for nationalised bank Northern Rock to be split in two – paving the way for a partial sale. One business

Europe

Food supply chain under scrutiny

In stores large and small, far and wide, ask shoppers the same question about feeding their families and you get largely similar answers: “I don’t

In stores large and small, far and wide, ask shoppers the same question about feeding their families and you get largely similar answers: “I don’t

Business

Heineken raises profit forecast despite selling less beer

Heineken has raised its 2009 forecast despite selling less beer in the third quarter. In the recession, drinkers are opting for cheaper

Heineken has raised its 2009 forecast despite selling less beer in the third quarter. In the recession, drinkers are opting for cheaper

Business

Santander's UK profits up

Spanish banking giant Santander profits at its UK banks have risen by more than third during the first nine months of the year. Santander owns the

Spanish banking giant Santander profits at its UK banks have risen by more than third during the first nine months of the year. Santander owns the

Business

European shares fall

European shares have fallen to their lowest level in three weeks after data showed an unexpected fall in the sales of new homes in the United States

European shares have fallen to their lowest level in three weeks after data showed an unexpected fall in the sales of new homes in the United States

News

Swiss summon Italian ambassador over bank raids

Italy’s ambassador to Switzerland has been summoned to explain a series of police raids on Italian branches of Swiss banks. Swiss Foreign

Italy’s ambassador to Switzerland has been summoned to explain a series of police raids on Italian branches of Swiss banks. Swiss Foreign

News

90 dead in Peshawar market car bomb blast

Ninety people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a car bomb attack on a busy market place in the the northwestern city of

Ninety people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a car bomb attack on a busy market place in the the northwestern city of

News

Merkel sworn in as German Chancellor

Angela Merkel has been officially sworn in as German Chancellor. She takes up the country’s top post for a second term. The swearing in ceremony

Angela Merkel has been officially sworn in as German Chancellor. She takes up the country’s top post for a second term. The swearing in ceremony

News

Clinton praises Pakistan's fight against Taliban

On her first visit to Pakistan as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has praised the government for taking on the Taliban and pledged US support

On her first visit to Pakistan as US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has praised the government for taking on the Taliban and pledged US support

News

Finland Sells World's Biggest Liner

A Finnish shipyard has handed over the world’s largest cruise-liner to its American buyer. Costing 900 million euros, ‘Oasis of the Seas’ is now

A Finnish shipyard has handed over the world’s largest cruise-liner to its American buyer. Costing 900 million euros, ‘Oasis of the Seas’ is now

News

Ban Ki Moon condemns killing of UN staff

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon: “This is a sad day and very difficult day for the United Nations. As you know, militants attacked the

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon: “This is a sad day and very difficult day for the United Nations. As you know, militants attacked the

Europe

Terrorism threat in Mauritania

Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital

Mauritania, a large country next to the Atlantic Ocean, a vast expanse made up of desert, the sand constantly swirling towards the capital

News

Thriller for Jackson fans as posthumous film opens

Michael Jackson fans across Europe have been celebrating the release of his posthumous film “This Is It” in their own unique way. In London, as

Michael Jackson fans across Europe have been celebrating the release of his posthumous film “This Is It” in their own unique way. In London, as

Europe

Possible lower CO2 from vans

Tighter European rules on CO2 emissions from cars are being followed by a proposal to do the same for vans and utility vehicles. The powerful

Tighter European rules on CO2 emissions from cars are being followed by a proposal to do the same for vans and utility vehicles. The powerful

Culture

Leipzig and Kiev Film Festivals

The Molodist Film Festival – featuring work by young film directors – has opened in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko made an

The Molodist Film Festival – featuring work by young film directors – has opened in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko made an

Science_technology

Giant web-spinning spider found

Scientist Matjaz Kunter from Slovenia and his colleague Jonathan Coddington from Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington

Scientist Matjaz Kunter from Slovenia and his colleague Jonathan Coddington from Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington

Science_technology

Harnessing Irish wave power

The Atlantic coast of Ireland has some of the highest concentrations of wave power in the world. If this power is harnessed, it can be turned into

The Atlantic coast of Ireland has some of the highest concentrations of wave power in the world. If this power is harnessed, it can be turned into

News

Murder trial of Nazi stormtrooper opens in Germany

The trial of a former SS soldier, who confessed to having killed three Dutch civilians has got underway in the German city of Aachan. The hearing

The trial of a former SS soldier, who confessed to having killed three Dutch civilians has got underway in the German city of Aachan. The hearing

Culture

Mellow Yello

Swiss cult band Yello are back with a new album which they launched at a 3D virtual concert in a Berlin cinema. Yello was formed 30 years ago by

Swiss cult band Yello are back with a new album which they launched at a 3D virtual concert in a Berlin cinema. Yello was formed 30 years ago by

News

Taliban attack kills six UN workers in Afghanistan

Six UN workers have been killed by the Taliban in an attack on their guesthouse in Kabul. Militants stormed the residence, killing a total of 12

Six UN workers have been killed by the Taliban in an attack on their guesthouse in Kabul. Militants stormed the residence, killing a total of 12

News

80 dead in Peshawar market car bomb blast

More than 80 people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a car bomb attack on a busy market place in the the northwestern city of

More than 80 people, many of them women and children, have been killed in a car bomb attack on a busy market place in the the northwestern city of

Science_technology

Spiderbot is coming!

At the Ben Gurion University in Israel, researchers have obviously been reading comics because their new robot is clearly inspired by spiderman

At the Ben Gurion University in Israel, researchers have obviously been reading comics because their new robot is clearly inspired by spiderman

News

Clinton arrives in Pakistan amid tight security

The latest bomb attack came several hours after the arrival of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Pakistan. Her visit comes at a time of

The latest bomb attack came several hours after the arrival of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Pakistan. Her visit comes at a time of

News

Merkel sworn-in for a second term

Angela Merkel will officially become German Chancellor for a second term later today. Following voting this morning, she will be officially sworn-in

Angela Merkel will officially become German Chancellor for a second term later today. Following voting this morning, she will be officially sworn-in

News

43 killed in Peshawar bomb attack

As many as 43 people have been killed and many more wounded in a bomb attack on a busy market place in the Pakistani city of Peshawar according to

As many as 43 people have been killed and many more wounded in a bomb attack on a busy market place in the Pakistani city of Peshawar according to

News

Jackson's 'This Is It' opens in LA

Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” has premiered in LA -winning early praise from critics – and proving the King of Pop can still entertain. There was

Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” has premiered in LA -winning early praise from critics – and proving the King of Pop can still entertain. There was