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2009-11-03

Business

UBS reports third quarter losses

The Swiss bank UBS has posted a 373 million loss in the third quarter. Shares in the company fell four percent as the bank said it did not expect a

The Swiss bank UBS has posted a 373 million loss in the third quarter. Shares in the company fell four percent as the bank said it did not expect a

Business

Slowdown of global growth in wages

There may be signs of a possible economic recovery, but that is not yet noticeable in many paypackets around the world. The International Labour

There may be signs of a possible economic recovery, but that is not yet noticeable in many paypackets around the world. The International Labour

Business

Deal on UK banking shake-up

Britain’s RBS and Lloyds banks have agreed to a massive shake-up of the UK banking sector, which will see both sell hundreds of branches and key

Britain’s RBS and Lloyds banks have agreed to a massive shake-up of the UK banking sector, which will see both sell hundreds of branches and key

News

Brighter economic forecast from Brussels

Many Europeans may feel like we are still in a deep economic slump, but there are positive noises coming out of Brussels. The European Comission

Many Europeans may feel like we are still in a deep economic slump, but there are positive noises coming out of Brussels. The European Comission

News

Death of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss

The world-renowned social anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has died. He was 100 years old. The Frenchman’s ideas were extremely influential. He

The world-renowned social anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss has died. He was 100 years old. The Frenchman’s ideas were extremely influential. He

News

Court rejects Karadzic plea for time

Radovan Karadzic has again vowed not to attend his war crimes trial unless he is given more time to prepare his defence. The former Bosnian Serb

Radovan Karadzic has again vowed not to attend his war crimes trial unless he is given more time to prepare his defence. The former Bosnian Serb

News

Swine flu in Ukraine could spread to other countries

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

News

The fall of the Berlin Wall

At 21h20 the barrier rose at the frontier post on Bornholmer strasse. The Berlin Wall was open. The decision to throw open the border was

At 21h20 the barrier rose at the frontier post on Bornholmer strasse. The Berlin Wall was open. The decision to throw open the border was

News

Merkel makes historic speech to US Congress

Angela Merkel has become the first German leader to address a joint session of the US Congress. The newly-re-elected Chancellor thanked America

Angela Merkel has become the first German leader to address a joint session of the US Congress. The newly-re-elected Chancellor thanked America

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Karzai vows to fight corruption and forge unity

Re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pledged to root out corruption and form an inclusive government. Declared the winner of a poll marred

Re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pledged to root out corruption and form an inclusive government. Declared the winner of a poll marred

News

Debate over what it means to be French

The Eiffel Tower, the tricolour flag – both are immediately identifiable with France. But answering the question of what symbolises Frenchness in a

The Eiffel Tower, the tricolour flag – both are immediately identifiable with France. But answering the question of what symbolises Frenchness in a

News

European court bans crucifixes in Italian schools

Italian schools have been told to remove crucifixes from their classroom walls. The instruction comes from the European Court of Human Rights in

Italian schools have been told to remove crucifixes from their classroom walls. The instruction comes from the European Court of Human Rights in

News

Klaus signs, Lisbon Treaty due Dec. 1

With a heavy heart, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has finally signed the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. He said that with its entry into force, the

With a heavy heart, Czech President Vaclav Klaus has finally signed the European Union’s Lisbon Treaty. He said that with its entry into force, the

News

Czechs complete Lisbon Treaty ratification

The way is now cleared for a major revamping of the EU institutions to take form. This is aimed at improved decision-making in a union vastly

The way is now cleared for a major revamping of the EU institutions to take form. This is aimed at improved decision-making in a union vastly

News

Leipzig celebrates being the first brick to fall

Leipzig, 20 years after the fall of the wall. The former East Germany’s second city was at the heart of the popular movement that brought the curtain

Leipzig, 20 years after the fall of the wall. The former East Germany’s second city was at the heart of the popular movement that brought the curtain

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Klaus signs Lisbon at last

The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty has received the final signature it needed to complete ratification. The Czech Republic’s President Vaclav Klaus

The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty has received the final signature it needed to complete ratification. The Czech Republic’s President Vaclav Klaus

Europe

Online shopping

eCommerce is booming, but in spite of Europeans’ enthusiasm, why is online shopping across borders having trouble getting airborn?

eCommerce is booming, but in spite of Europeans’ enthusiasm, why is online shopping across borders having trouble getting airborn?

Europe

Poverty and social exclusion

Most EU citizens do not consider themselves to be at risk from poverty, but 73% of them do consider poverty in their own country to be widespread

Most EU citizens do not consider themselves to be at risk from poverty, but 73% of them do consider poverty in their own country to be widespread

News

Swine flu in Ukraine could spread to other countries

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

Extra vigilance is being taken at the Polish-Ukrainian border following the rapid spread of swine flu in Ukraine. Poland has urged the EU to swiftly

News

Karadzic to appear at war crimes trial

Radovan Karadzic says he will appear at his trial in the Hague this afternoon. The former Bosnian Serb leader has boycotted proceedings so far

Radovan Karadzic says he will appear at his trial in the Hague this afternoon. The former Bosnian Serb leader has boycotted proceedings so far

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European economy on the road to recovery

Economic activity in the euro zone has exceeded the expectations of the European Central Bank, leading it to revise its predictions. The bank is

Economic activity in the euro zone has exceeded the expectations of the European Central Bank, leading it to revise its predictions. The bank is

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Merkel to tackle climate change on US visit

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is due to address the US Congress in a speech later today. Merkel is only the second German Chancellor to be given

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is due to address the US Congress in a speech later today. Merkel is only the second German Chancellor to be given

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Czech court clears way for Lisbon ratification

The Czech constitutional court has thrown out a complaint against the Lisbon Treaty, removing the last obstacle to its ratification. It said the

The Czech constitutional court has thrown out a complaint against the Lisbon Treaty, removing the last obstacle to its ratification. It said the

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Wojciech Jaruzelski, Poland's last communist leader

Wojciech Jaruzelski was Poland’s last Communist leader. He is a controversial figure, because as Prime Minister he imposed martial law in 1981. He

Wojciech Jaruzelski was Poland’s last Communist leader. He is a controversial figure, because as Prime Minister he imposed martial law in 1981. He

Science_technology

Navigation robot leads the way

This robot is able to find its way around a building, without crashing into obstacles or ending up down dead ends. Developed by Portuguese researcher

This robot is able to find its way around a building, without crashing into obstacles or ending up down dead ends. Developed by Portuguese researcher

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Karzai in pledge to stamp out corruption

The re-elected Afghan president Hamid Karzai has vowed to eradicate corruption and form an inclusive government, in a nationally televised victory

The re-elected Afghan president Hamid Karzai has vowed to eradicate corruption and form an inclusive government, in a nationally televised victory

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Swine flu continues to spread across Europe

Police and customs officers on Romania’s border with Ukraine have stepped up their anti-H1N1 measures after Kiev claimed the virus in the west of its

Police and customs officers on Romania’s border with Ukraine have stepped up their anti-H1N1 measures after Kiev claimed the virus in the west of its