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2009-11-13

News

Kenyan PM on Africa's challenges

Kenya’s current Prime Minister Raila Amolla Odinga was an opposition leader when he ran for president in the December 2007 elections. The

Kenya’s current Prime Minister Raila Amolla Odinga was an opposition leader when he ran for president in the December 2007 elections. The

Culture

Kate Voegele/Alejandro Sanz

Kate Voegele has released her second album “A Fine Mess”. She says the album “kind of wrote itself” while she was on tour promoting her first

Kate Voegele has released her second album “A Fine Mess”. She says the album “kind of wrote itself” while she was on tour promoting her first

Business

Euro zone out of recession in Q3

The euro zone jumped out of recession in the third quarter, but the region’s top three economies fell short of market forecasts. Gross domestic

The euro zone jumped out of recession in the third quarter, but the region’s top three economies fell short of market forecasts. Gross domestic

Business

GM will want Opel state aid

General Motors has said it still wants state aid to help restructure its European division, Opel and Vauxhall. That statement came despite the

General Motors has said it still wants state aid to help restructure its European division, Opel and Vauxhall. That statement came despite the

Business

Rocky trade background to Obama China visit

Before arriving in China, Obama described the country as a “vital partner, as well as a competitor.” He also warned of “enormous strains” in

Before arriving in China, Obama described the country as a “vital partner, as well as a competitor.” He also warned of “enormous strains” in

Business

Markets: 13th November

European shares finished Friday’s session little changed having swung between gains and losses all day. Among the factors, the US trade gap grew

European shares finished Friday’s session little changed having swung between gains and losses all day. Among the factors, the US trade gap grew

Business

BA and Iberia hope merger can bring profits

Hoping to better ride out the recession, two of Europe’s weakest airlines have reached a preliminary agreement to merge. British Airways and

Hoping to better ride out the recession, two of Europe’s weakest airlines have reached a preliminary agreement to merge. British Airways and

News

Russia says 40 people found alive after arms blasts

Officials say that around 40 people feared dead after a series of blasts rocked a Russian arms depot have been found safe and well.    Two

Officials say that around 40 people feared dead after a series of blasts rocked a Russian arms depot have been found safe and well.    Two

News

9/11 suspects to stand trial in New York

The five suspected plotters of the 9/11 2001 attacks in the US, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, are to receive a full

The five suspected plotters of the 9/11 2001 attacks in the US, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, are to receive a full

News

NASA reports new signs of moon water

There are important new signs of water on the moon. NASA says preliminary data shows a spacecraft that deliberately slammed into the planet during a

There are important new signs of water on the moon. NASA says preliminary data shows a spacecraft that deliberately slammed into the planet during a

News

Turkey proposes reforms for Kurds

Turkey has announced plans to improve the rights of its Kurdish minority. The reforms are seen as a way of boosting Turkey’s chances of

Turkey has announced plans to improve the rights of its Kurdish minority. The reforms are seen as a way of boosting Turkey’s chances of

News

Egypt football fans attack Algeria team bus

Security is being stepped up in Cairo ahead of a potentially volatile football match between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. Several Algerian

Security is being stepped up in Cairo ahead of a potentially volatile football match between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. Several Algerian

News

Syria criticises 'lack of US plan' on peace

The Syrian president has said the US should do more to promote peace between Syria and Israel. Bashar al-Assad was speaking from Paris ahead of

The Syrian president has said the US should do more to promote peace between Syria and Israel. Bashar al-Assad was speaking from Paris ahead of

Culture

Harry Brown hits the street

Michael Caine is back on screens with Harry Brown, directed by Daniel Barber. The plot is basically Gran Torino – ie Old Hard Guy takes on Street

Michael Caine is back on screens with Harry Brown, directed by Daniel Barber. The plot is basically Gran Torino – ie Old Hard Guy takes on Street

News

US and Japan to revitalise ties as Obama starts tour

Smoothing strained ties with Japan is just one challenge facing Barack Obama as he embarks on his first Asian tour as US President. Japan’s new

Smoothing strained ties with Japan is just one challenge facing Barack Obama as he embarks on his first Asian tour as US President. Japan’s new

News

Flight-path towards a merger for BA and Iberia

Will it be blue skies or a bumpy ride as BA and Iberia join forces? Their preliminary merger deal has got passengers, staff and analysts wondering

Will it be blue skies or a bumpy ride as BA and Iberia join forces? Their preliminary merger deal has got passengers, staff and analysts wondering

News

Suicide bomb carnage continues in Pakistan

A suicide car-bomber has attacked Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, killing at least nine people and wounding over 50 more. The blast ripped

A suicide car-bomber has attacked Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, killing at least nine people and wounding over 50 more. The blast ripped

News

German centre-left attempts to rise from the ashes

Germany’s Social Democrats have begun sifting through the ruins of their recent electoral drubbing. The SPD party conference opened today in

Germany’s Social Democrats have begun sifting through the ruins of their recent electoral drubbing. The SPD party conference opened today in

News

Australia to extradite nazi war crime suspect

Australia has given the green light to the extradition of one of the world’s most wanted nazi war crimes suspects. 88-year old Charles Zentai is

Australia has given the green light to the extradition of one of the world’s most wanted nazi war crimes suspects. 88-year old Charles Zentai is

News

Mitrovica: Kosovo's divided city

The 2008 declaration of independent statehood in the Balkans has stoked tensions between Kosovan Serbs and Albanians in Mitrovica. What are the

The 2008 declaration of independent statehood in the Balkans has stoked tensions between Kosovan Serbs and Albanians in Mitrovica. What are the

Science_technology

The Ariane Saga

Ariane launches might seem routine – but it’s a routine that’s been going on for 30 years. But each launch is a technological and organisational

Ariane launches might seem routine – but it’s a routine that’s been going on for 30 years. But each launch is a technological and organisational

News

Prepare for merger: BA and Iberia reach initial deal

British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia have reached a preliminary agreement on a merger. In a joint statement, the two companies have agreed a

British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia have reached a preliminary agreement on a merger. In a joint statement, the two companies have agreed a

News

Germany's SPD hold election post mortem

Germany’s Social Democrats gather in Dresden to elect a new leader following the party’s mauling in September’s election. The heavy defeat saw the

Germany’s Social Democrats gather in Dresden to elect a new leader following the party’s mauling in September’s election. The heavy defeat saw the

News

Former French president implicated in Angolagate

Former French Interior Minister, Charles Pasqua, is claiming that Jacques Chirac is one of many top politicians who knew about illegal arms sales to

Former French Interior Minister, Charles Pasqua, is claiming that Jacques Chirac is one of many top politicians who knew about illegal arms sales to

News

Bomb hits US base in Afghan capital

A US military base in Kabul’s been hit by an explosion. The bomb struck Camp Phoenix, a giant air base near the airport in the Afghan capital. The

A US military base in Kabul’s been hit by an explosion. The bomb struck Camp Phoenix, a giant air base near the airport in the Afghan capital. The

News

Pakistan rocked by double bomb blast

At least 11 people have been killed in two separate bomb blasts in Pakistan. As many as eight lost their lives after a suicide car bomber

At least 11 people have been killed in two separate bomb blasts in Pakistan. As many as eight lost their lives after a suicide car bomber