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2009-11-11

Business

Markets: 11th November

European shares finished at their highest in three weeks, led by financials after better than expected results from France’s Credit Agricole, ING of

European shares finished at their highest in three weeks, led by financials after better than expected results from France’s Credit Agricole, ING of

Europe

Havel's democracy speech wins warm EP ovation

Czech former president and dissident Vaclav Havel has delivered an ode to solidarity and universal human dignity in the European Parliament. He was

Czech former president and dissident Vaclav Havel has delivered an ode to solidarity and universal human dignity in the European Parliament. He was

Europe

EU top jobs, names still swirling

There are lots of names in the hat but only one will be drawn out for each of the EU’s new top jobs. A special European Union summit has been called

There are lots of names in the hat but only one will be drawn out for each of the EU’s new top jobs. A special European Union summit has been called

Business

Chinese factory output at 19-month high

Chinese factory output in October surged to its highest in just over a year and a half. That seems to show the world’s third-largest economy has

Chinese factory output in October surged to its highest in just over a year and a half. That seems to show the world’s third-largest economy has

Business

Chemical companies fined for cartel

The European Commission has issued fines totalling 173 million euros to 24 companies for their part in a cartel. They worked together fixing

The European Commission has issued fines totalling 173 million euros to 24 companies for their part in a cartel. They worked together fixing

Business

UK labour market improving

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit in October rose by the smallest amount in 18 months. The latest official figures also show the

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit in October rose by the smallest amount in 18 months. The latest official figures also show the

Business

Liechtenstein removed from tax haven watchlist

Liechtenstein has been taken off an international watchlist of tax havens after signing agreements to cooperate with foreign countries in tax

Liechtenstein has been taken off an international watchlist of tax havens after signing agreements to cooperate with foreign countries in tax

News

Merkel makes history in Paris on Armistice Day

The German national anthem was sung on the Champs Elysees today – just one symbol of an Armistice Day commemoration that has made history in its own

The German national anthem was sung on the Champs Elysees today – just one symbol of an Armistice Day commemoration that has made history in its own

News

Palestinian leadership in the balance

The world’s Number One terrorist to some -a freedom fighter to his supporters – Yasser Arafat was the embodiment of Palestinian resistance to Israel

The world’s Number One terrorist to some -a freedom fighter to his supporters – Yasser Arafat was the embodiment of Palestinian resistance to Israel

News

Life for the killer of 'the headscarf martyr'

A German man who killed a pregnant Egyptian woman and injured her husband has been sentenced to life in prison by a court in Dresden. The case of

A German man who killed a pregnant Egyptian woman and injured her husband has been sentenced to life in prison by a court in Dresden. The case of

News

Rutelli goes it alone with Alliance

The fragile unity of the Italian left has been dealt a blow with the formation of a new party by the former mayor of Rome Francesco Rutelli. But

The fragile unity of the Italian left has been dealt a blow with the formation of a new party by the former mayor of Rome Francesco Rutelli. But

News

Tentative steps toward Armistice Day commemorations

Sixty million men were mobilised for the 1914-18 war. A conflict that caused nearly 10 million combat related deaths. Millions more were wounded and

Sixty million men were mobilised for the 1914-18 war. A conflict that caused nearly 10 million combat related deaths. Millions more were wounded and

News

The Queen leads UK Armistice Day ceremonies

Queen Elizabeth has led Britain’s Armistice Day ceremonies at Westminster Abbey in London. Hundreds of veterans joined her for the service, and

Queen Elizabeth has led Britain’s Armistice Day ceremonies at Westminster Abbey in London. Hundreds of veterans joined her for the service, and

News

Abbas denounces Israeli expansion

The Palestinian President has repeated his insistence that Israel must end all settlement building before he will consider rejoining peace talks

The Palestinian President has repeated his insistence that Israel must end all settlement building before he will consider rejoining peace talks

Science_technology

AIDS cells as therapy

Andres is a little boy with ALD which is a form of leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder which can destroy the brain. Left untreated, within

Andres is a little boy with ALD which is a form of leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder which can destroy the brain. Left untreated, within

Science_technology

Jaws: the dental robot

Dental elements such as crowns and bridges are made from well-known metals, polymers and ceramics but their dental wear properties are often poorly

Dental elements such as crowns and bridges are made from well-known metals, polymers and ceramics but their dental wear properties are often poorly

Culture

Dear Wall

German film Liebe Mauer – Dear Wall – is a romantic comedy set just before the Fall of the Wall. When Franzi (Felicitas Woll) goes shopping in East

German film Liebe Mauer – Dear Wall – is a romantic comedy set just before the Fall of the Wall. When Franzi (Felicitas Woll) goes shopping in East

News

Life sentence for "headscarf martyr" killer

A man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a German courtroom in front of her husband and three-year old son has been jailed for life

A man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a German courtroom in front of her husband and three-year old son has been jailed for life

News

Pakistan security raised after suicide attack

Security has reportedly been raised to its highest level in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, following yesterday’s suicide bombing in Charsadda. At

Security has reportedly been raised to its highest level in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, following yesterday’s suicide bombing in Charsadda. At

News

Paris hosts an historic Armistice ceremony

History has been made in Paris. For the first time a German leader has taken part in Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of the First World

History has been made in Paris. For the first time a German leader has taken part in Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of the First World

News

Blackout hits Brazil's biggest cities

It is a night Brazil will remember for a very long time. A massive blackout plunged South America’s largest country into darkness, leaving millions

It is a night Brazil will remember for a very long time. A massive blackout plunged South America’s largest country into darkness, leaving millions

News

World War One dead remembered - 91 years on

It was dubbed “the War to end all Wars.” And today, on the 91st anniversary of the Armistice, the victims of World War One are still remembered. It

It was dubbed “the War to end all Wars.” And today, on the 91st anniversary of the Armistice, the victims of World War One are still remembered. It

News

Palestinians remember Arafat

Palestinians are marking the fifth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, with his dream of a Palestinian state seemingly further away than ever

Palestinians are marking the fifth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, with his dream of a Palestinian state seemingly further away than ever

News

Washington sniper is executed

John Allen Muhammad, the man behind a series of sniper attacks in the US capital in 2002, has been executed by lethal injection. Muhammad, who was

John Allen Muhammad, the man behind a series of sniper attacks in the US capital in 2002, has been executed by lethal injection. Muhammad, who was

News

Total begins appeal in Erika oil-spill case

Prosecutors in an oil spill case dating back ten years are to seek a maximum fine against the company Total, as the oil giant begins its appeal in a

Prosecutors in an oil spill case dating back ten years are to seek a maximum fine against the company Total, as the oil giant begins its appeal in a

News

Palestinians mark anniversary of Arafat's death

Palestinians are marking the fifth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Hundreds of people gathered in the main square of the West Bank city of

Palestinians are marking the fifth anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Hundreds of people gathered in the main square of the West Bank city of

News

Italian govt aide accused of Mafia collusion

Italy’s government has been dealt another blow after a senior economic aide was accused of Mafia collusion. Parliamentarian Nicola Cosentino – a

Italy’s government has been dealt another blow after a senior economic aide was accused of Mafia collusion. Parliamentarian Nicola Cosentino – a

News

Obama pays tribute to Fort Hood victims

President Barack Obama has joined thousands of fellow Americans in a memorial service for the 13 people who died in a shooting rampage at an army

President Barack Obama has joined thousands of fellow Americans in a memorial service for the 13 people who died in a shooting rampage at an army