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2009-11-02

Business

Ford surprises with quarterly profit

The only major US automaker that avoided bankruptcy this year has surprised Wall Street with a quarterly profit. Ford has also raised its outlook

The only major US automaker that avoided bankruptcy this year has surprised Wall Street with a quarterly profit. Ford has also raised its outlook

Europe

Van Rompuy, from Belgian premier to EU president?

Belgian centre-right Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy is emerging as a strong “consensus” runner for the new full-time EU president. This follows

Belgian centre-right Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy is emerging as a strong “consensus” runner for the new full-time EU president. This follows

News

Climate's towering agenda in Barcelona

A ‘Save the climate’ banner by Greenpeace towered above the spires of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church… At a nearby convention centre, preparations

A ‘Save the climate’ banner by Greenpeace towered above the spires of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia church… At a nearby convention centre, preparations

Business

Boost in euro zone manufacturing

There is further evidence the euro zone is bouncing back from its worst recession in decades. Last month the euro zone manufacturing sector

There is further evidence the euro zone is bouncing back from its worst recession in decades. Last month the euro zone manufacturing sector

Business

Faurecia to buy US firm EMCON

The French car parts group Faurecia has struck a deal to buy the US firm EMCON technologies. Faurecia says it will fund the deal by issuing 20.9

The French car parts group Faurecia has struck a deal to buy the US firm EMCON technologies. Faurecia says it will fund the deal by issuing 20.9

Europe

EU eyes turn to Prague for treaty decision

The Czech Republic court decision that could clear the way for the last signature on the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty for institutional reform is

The Czech Republic court decision that could clear the way for the last signature on the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty for institutional reform is

Business

Markets seem relaxed over CIT case

The bankruptcy case of CIT Group has been assigned to a new judge after the one appointed earlier disqualified himself. The bankruptcy filing is

The bankruptcy case of CIT Group has been assigned to a new judge after the one appointed earlier disqualified himself. The bankruptcy filing is

Business

Hugo Boss gives gloomy outlook

Shares in the German fashion company Hugo Boss fell slightly this morning after it gave a gloomy outlook for the rest of the year. Its third

Shares in the German fashion company Hugo Boss fell slightly this morning after it gave a gloomy outlook for the rest of the year. Its third

Business

RBS faces forced sales

The Royal Bank of Scotland is facing more forced sales in a UK bank shake-up. The bank says a deal with EU regulators and the British government

The Royal Bank of Scotland is facing more forced sales in a UK bank shake-up. The bank says a deal with EU regulators and the British government

News

Floods bring parts of Scotland to a standstill

Heavy rain is causing havoc in Scotland. Dozens of elderly people have been moved from a care home in Aberdeenshire. Roads have been closed, trains

Heavy rain is causing havoc in Scotland. Dozens of elderly people have been moved from a care home in Aberdeenshire. Roads have been closed, trains

News

Karadzic to attend war crimes trial on Tuesday

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who has boycotted his war crimes trial since it started last week, will appear in court tomorrow

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who has boycotted his war crimes trial since it started last week, will appear in court tomorrow

News

Karzai confirmed as Afghan election winner

Hamid Karzai has been officially declared the winner of the Afghan presidential election. The country’s election commission said there would be no

Hamid Karzai has been officially declared the winner of the Afghan presidential election. The country’s election commission said there would be no

News

Quelle holds Germany's biggest ever clearance sale

Bargain hunters have been stripping the shelves at bankrupt German high street giant and mail order merchant Quelle. Some 18 million items are up

Bargain hunters have been stripping the shelves at bankrupt German high street giant and mail order merchant Quelle. Some 18 million items are up

News

Tamiflu touches down in Kiev

A plane carrying 300,000 doses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu has arrived in Kiev. The medicine was ordered from Switzerland by Ukraine’s health

A plane carrying 300,000 doses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu has arrived in Kiev. The medicine was ordered from Switzerland by Ukraine’s health

News

Britain and Russia stress common ground

Russia and the UK have put on a show of unity during the first visit to Moscow by a British foreign secretary in five years. David Miliband is

Russia and the UK have put on a show of unity during the first visit to Moscow by a British foreign secretary in five years. David Miliband is

News

Spanish actor Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez dies at 87

Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, one of Spain’s most celebrated stars of stage and screen, has died at his home in Madrid after a long illness. He was 87

Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, one of Spain’s most celebrated stars of stage and screen, has died at his home in Madrid after a long illness. He was 87

News

UN wants swift response from Iran on nuclear deal

Iran has been urged to respond quickly to a deal aimed at easing international tension over its atomic activities. The head of the UN’s nuclear

Iran has been urged to respond quickly to a deal aimed at easing international tension over its atomic activities. The head of the UN’s nuclear

Culture

Falling for Spain's autumnal arts show

Theatre, dance, music and even circus, Spain’s Festival of Autumn will showcase the range of performing arts.

Theatre, dance, music and even circus, Spain’s Festival of Autumn will showcase the range of performing arts.

Culture

French documentary flies off with Golden Dove

The second largest documentary festival in Europe, Dok Leipzig showcased 330 films this year, from nearly 70 countries. The top award – the Golden

The second largest documentary festival in Europe, Dok Leipzig showcased 330 films this year, from nearly 70 countries. The top award – the Golden

News

Afghan presidential run-off poll cancelled

There will be no second round of voting in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election, which had been scheduled for next Saturday. Hamid Karzai has

There will be no second round of voting in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election, which had been scheduled for next Saturday. Hamid Karzai has

News

34 die in Rawalpindi suicide bomb attack

At least 34 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near an army headquarters in Rawalpindi say Pakistan government officials. An

At least 34 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near an army headquarters in Rawalpindi say Pakistan government officials. An

News

Iran 'ready' to make nuclear deal

Iran says it is ready for new discussions on the proposed deal aimed at easing international tension over Tehran’s atomic activities. Earlier Foreign

Iran says it is ready for new discussions on the proposed deal aimed at easing international tension over Tehran’s atomic activities. Earlier Foreign

News

Probe to monitor impact of climate change

A 315-million-euro satellite designed to guage the impact of climate change on the movement of water across air, land and sea has been launched by

A 315-million-euro satellite designed to guage the impact of climate change on the movement of water across air, land and sea has been launched by

News

Miliband breaks the ice in Moscow

Britain and Russia are trying to thaw out frosty relations during the first visit to Moscow by a UK foreign secretary in five years. David Miliband

Britain and Russia are trying to thaw out frosty relations during the first visit to Moscow by a UK foreign secretary in five years. David Miliband

News

Afghanistan: Second round presidential run-off poll called off

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Afghanistan as news broke that the second-round presidential run-off vote had been cancelled. Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Afghanistan as news broke that the second-round presidential run-off vote had been cancelled. Ban

News

34 die in Rawalpindi suicide bomb attack

At least 34 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near an army headquarters in Rawalpindi say Pakistan government officials. An

At least 34 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bomb attack near an army headquarters in Rawalpindi say Pakistan government officials. An