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2009-11-05

Europe

EU-Cuba improvements hinge on Havana's rights record

Cuba will have to improve its record on human rights to help normalise relations with the European Union. The 27-nation bloc’s Humanitarian Aid

Cuba will have to improve its record on human rights to help normalise relations with the European Union. The 27-nation bloc’s Humanitarian Aid

Europe

Internet access protection wins telecoms deal

A compromise to defend the rights of people suspected of using the Internet illegally has secured a European Union agreement on reforms to the bloc’s

A compromise to defend the rights of people suspected of using the Internet illegally has secured a European Union agreement on reforms to the bloc’s

Business

Toyota's profit surprises

Toyota has reported an unexpected quarterly net profit of 162 million euros and slashed its forecast for annual losses by more than half. The

Toyota has reported an unexpected quarterly net profit of 162 million euros and slashed its forecast for annual losses by more than half. The

Business

Deutsche Telekom's earnings up

Deutsche Telekom has posted quarterly earnings before tax and interest of 5.5 billion euros – up 5.2 percent – and said it is sticking to its

Deutsche Telekom has posted quarterly earnings before tax and interest of 5.5 billion euros – up 5.2 percent – and said it is sticking to its

Business

EADS loses South African A400M order

EADS’s troubled Airbus A400M military transport project has suffered another blow. The South African government has dropped plans to buy eight of

EADS’s troubled Airbus A400M military transport project has suffered another blow. The South African government has dropped plans to buy eight of

Business

ECB keeps borrowing costs unchanged

The euro rose against the dollar after the European Central Bank left it main interest rate unchanged at a record low of one percent. Economists

The euro rose against the dollar after the European Central Bank left it main interest rate unchanged at a record low of one percent. Economists

Business

Markets: Thursday 5th November

European shares finished up over one percent after the release of data showing new claims for unemployment benefit in the US fell to a 10-month low

European shares finished up over one percent after the release of data showing new claims for unemployment benefit in the US fell to a 10-month low

News

Palestinian President Abbas to bow out

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not stand for re-election in January’s polls. Although Abbas has not made an official announcement

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not stand for re-election in January’s polls. Although Abbas has not made an official announcement

News

Putin voices displeasure over GM U-turn

Russia has voiced its contempt for the GM reversal. In September, GM agreed to sell a majority stake in its Opel/Vauxhall division to the Canadian

Russia has voiced its contempt for the GM reversal. In September, GM agreed to sell a majority stake in its Opel/Vauxhall division to the Canadian

News

UN staff in Kabul relocated

The UN is temporarily relocating more than half its international staff in Afghanistan after last week’s deadly Taliban attack on UN workers. Five

The UN is temporarily relocating more than half its international staff in Afghanistan after last week’s deadly Taliban attack on UN workers. Five

News

Rail strike halts Belgium's trains

Thousands of commuters have been forced to find different ways of getting to and from work after a 24-hour strike by Belgian rail workers brought

Thousands of commuters have been forced to find different ways of getting to and from work after a 24-hour strike by Belgian rail workers brought

News

Couple kept apart 50 years by Iron Curtain

Separated from his sweetheart for 50 years by the Iron Curtain – Fortunat Mackiewicz finally found his true love, Elvira Profe. It is an amazing

Separated from his sweetheart for 50 years by the Iron Curtain – Fortunat Mackiewicz finally found his true love, Elvira Profe. It is an amazing

Europe

Herbal drug mix alert

The European Union has sounded the alert about drug dealers targetting the European Union market with increasingly sophisticated strategies

The European Union has sounded the alert about drug dealers targetting the European Union market with increasingly sophisticated strategies

Europe

Neukölln puts accent on integration

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, more than 38 per cent of the Berlin city district of Neukölln is made up of immigrant familes and the

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, more than 38 per cent of the Berlin city district of Neukölln is made up of immigrant familes and the

News

Latvia blues, from military-political to economic

Twenty years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, today Latvians are facing another battle… for economic survival.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Iron Curtain, today Latvians are facing another battle… for economic survival.

News

Karadzic war crimes trial adjourned

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been adjourned until March next year. Judges at The Hague have ordered the

The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been adjourned until March next year. Judges at The Hague have ordered the

Science_technology

Maternal stress can harm unborn child

Anxiety is common during pregnancy. But research shows that if anxiety turns to stress, it can affect the unborn baby.

Anxiety is common during pregnancy. But research shows that if anxiety turns to stress, it can affect the unborn baby.

Culture

A Christmas Carol gets the Zemeckis touch

The latest version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth has just

The latest version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth has just

News

Opel workers vent anger at GM

Thousands of Opel workers in Germany have downed tools and staged a protest over GM’s decision to abandon a Russian-backed rescue plan. GM, the

Thousands of Opel workers in Germany have downed tools and staged a protest over GM’s decision to abandon a Russian-backed rescue plan. GM, the

News

Palestian president won't seek re-election

Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election as Palestian President. The announcement’s been made by an official from his PLO party’s executive

Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election as Palestian President. The announcement’s been made by an official from his PLO party’s executive

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The car that came from behind the Iron Curtain

Fans of the tiny Trabant are hoping the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will lead to a resurgence of interest in the iconic car from

Fans of the tiny Trabant are hoping the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will lead to a resurgence of interest in the iconic car from

News

Changing trends in European drug use

A new report on drug use in Europe shows that cocaine and heroin consumption are increasing.  Production in countries like Peru has fallen, but

A new report on drug use in Europe shows that cocaine and heroin consumption are increasing.  Production in countries like Peru has fallen, but

News

Rail strike halts Belgium's trains

Thousands of commuters have been forced to find other ways of getting to work after a 24-hour strike by Belgian rail staff brought train services in

Thousands of commuters have been forced to find other ways of getting to work after a 24-hour strike by Belgian rail staff brought train services in

News

UN supports probe on Gaza 'war crimes'

Both Israeli and Palestinian authorities could face a probe on war crimes following the December-January conflict in Gaza. During Israel’s assault

Both Israeli and Palestinian authorities could face a probe on war crimes following the December-January conflict in Gaza. During Israel’s assault

Culture

Young Brits exhibit at Russia's Hermitage

It may sound an unusual pairing – St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum and London’s Saatchi Gallery, but these two players from opposite ends of

It may sound an unusual pairing – St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum and London’s Saatchi Gallery, but these two players from opposite ends of

Culture

Cambodia film hails the reporters who did not return

Inspired by the true stories of dozens of foreign photo-journalists who disappeared in Cambodia in the 1970s, The Road To Freedom will be released

Inspired by the true stories of dozens of foreign photo-journalists who disappeared in Cambodia in the 1970s, The Road To Freedom will be released