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2009-11-24

Europe

EU telecoms reforms enter force in December

Broad new telecommunications rules for the European Union have finally been fully approved, carrying various customer benefits. When a customer

Broad new telecommunications rules for the European Union have finally been fully approved, carrying various customer benefits. When a customer

Culture

Four valve trumpeter blows a different tune

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an ecletic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an ecletic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

News

Canadian officials stress risk of vaccine reaction slight

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

(Replaces earlier version that contained factual errors) Canadian health officials are continuing investigations into a type of swine flu vaccine

News

Swine flu fears for hajj pilgrims

Hundreds of thousands of muslims are gathering in Mecca for the start of this year’s hajj pilgrimage. The occasion has been marred in the past by

Hundreds of thousands of muslims are gathering in Mecca for the start of this year’s hajj pilgrimage. The occasion has been marred in the past by

Business

A fifth of jobs could be cut at Opel

Up to 9,500 European jobs could be cut at car-maker Opel, if General Motors implement their reorganisation plan. That adds up to nearly 20 per

Up to 9,500 European jobs could be cut at car-maker Opel, if General Motors implement their reorganisation plan. That adds up to nearly 20 per

Business

German GDP up, but not consumer spending

German GDP is up in the third quarter of the year, thanks mainly to a build-up in inventories and a rise in investment. It is up by 0.7 per cent

German GDP is up in the third quarter of the year, thanks mainly to a build-up in inventories and a rise in investment. It is up by 0.7 per cent

Business

Markets in London and Frankfurt closed by around 0.5 per cent

Both have been affected by signals that the US economy is not recovering, with their figures showing poor consumer spending. The fall in UK stocks

Both have been affected by signals that the US economy is not recovering, with their figures showing poor consumer spending. The fall in UK stocks

Business

Smaller figures for third quarter in US economy

The US economy has not expanded as much as expected. Figures show the annual growth rate for the third quarter is only 2.8 per cent, less than the

The US economy has not expanded as much as expected. Figures show the annual growth rate for the third quarter is only 2.8 per cent, less than the

Business

Lloyds to offer slashed price for shares

British bank, Lloyds, are planning to sell hugely discounted shares at almost 60 per cent less than their closing price on Monday night. The bank is

British bank, Lloyds, are planning to sell hugely discounted shares at almost 60 per cent less than their closing price on Monday night. The bank is

Business

French consumer spending beats expectations

It looks as though the French are splashing the cash in the run up to Christmas, as consumer spending has risen more sharply than expected

It looks as though the French are splashing the cash in the run up to Christmas, as consumer spending has risen more sharply than expected

News

Marwan Barghouti: a potential Palestinian leader?

Of the 11,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Marwan Barghouti is probably the most important. He’s the most charismatic leader the

Of the 11,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, Marwan Barghouti is probably the most important. He’s the most charismatic leader the

News

Blair's role crucial to UK Iraq involvement

The British government of the time was staunchly behind the American-led invasion of Iraq. Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair said intelligence justified

The British government of the time was staunchly behind the American-led invasion of Iraq. Then-Prime Minister Tony Blair said intelligence justified

Culture

Four valve trumpeter blows a different tune

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an eclectic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an eclectic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

News

UK Iraq War inquiry may embarrass govt

A wide-ranging inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq invasion has opened, aiming to shed light on the case for war, but which may embarrass the

A wide-ranging inquiry into Britain’s role in the Iraq invasion has opened, aiming to shed light on the case for war, but which may embarrass the

News

Youth group leaders linked to ETA arrested

Spanish police say they have made at least 36 arrests in overnight operations against an outlawed youth group with alleged links to the Basque

Spanish police say they have made at least 36 arrests in overnight operations against an outlawed youth group with alleged links to the Basque

News

AIDS stabilising, but WHO says more drugs needed

The World Health Organisation’s latest report on the AIDS pandemic says overall infections worldwide are up, but those infected are living longer

The World Health Organisation’s latest report on the AIDS pandemic says overall infections worldwide are up, but those infected are living longer

Culture

Ninja Assassin

‘Fear not the weapon, but the hand that wields it’ That’s the message from new film Ninja Assassin, starring Korean pop star Rain. It can be seen in

‘Fear not the weapon, but the hand that wields it’ That’s the message from new film Ninja Assassin, starring Korean pop star Rain. It can be seen in

Science_technology

Project Alma sets new heights for astronomy

A team working on the Alma observatory in Chile have made their first measurements from the telescope’s site, located 5,000 metres up in the Andes.

A team working on the Alma observatory in Chile have made their first measurements from the telescope’s site, located 5,000 metres up in the Andes.

Culture

A new album for Ibrahim Maalouf

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an eclectic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf has released a new album ‘Diachronism’. His music is an eclectic mix of Arab, electro and jazz music

News

Iran submits new nuclear fuel condition

Iran has proposed a modification to the terms of its UN-brokered nuclear fuel deal. Tehran insists it is ready to exchange its low-level enriched

Iran has proposed a modification to the terms of its UN-brokered nuclear fuel deal. Tehran insists it is ready to exchange its low-level enriched

Environment

Division over Arctic climate change

In Greenland, the changes in the climate over the years are evident: icebergs are getting smaller, the winters are shorter. But not everyone is

In Greenland, the changes in the climate over the years are evident: icebergs are getting smaller, the winters are shorter. But not everyone is

Environment

A plea for the planet from the Pole

Researchers who have weathered the winter at Antarctic stations have given Euronews their unique views on the looming spectre of climate change. From

Researchers who have weathered the winter at Antarctic stations have given Euronews their unique views on the looming spectre of climate change. From

Environment

Climate scientist's 'terrible frustration' at political inertia

Photo “Quelccaya Ice-Cap, Peru”: © Bobby Haas / Getty Images One of the UN’s top climate experts has described the “terrible frustration” that

Photo “Quelccaya Ice-Cap, Peru”: © Bobby Haas / Getty Images One of the UN’s top climate experts has described the “terrible frustration” that

News

Netanyahu: 'No deal yet on Shalit'

Israel has sought to dampen speculation that a deal to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is close. An agreement to release hundreds of Palestinian

Israel has sought to dampen speculation that a deal to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is close. An agreement to release hundreds of Palestinian

News

Antarctic ice 'melting faster than thought'

With only two weeks to go before crucial climate talks in Copenhagen, there are worrying signs the planets ice caps are melting much faster than

With only two weeks to go before crucial climate talks in Copenhagen, there are worrying signs the planets ice caps are melting much faster than

News

Saudi swine flu fears for hajj pilgrims

Millions of Muslims are gathering in Mecca this week with the annual hajj pilgrimage facing a new threat. The concentration of so many people in one

Millions of Muslims are gathering in Mecca this week with the annual hajj pilgrimage facing a new threat. The concentration of so many people in one

News

UK Iraq war inquiry 'will not hold back'

The official inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq has begun, promising a thorough investigation which could embarrass the

The official inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq has begun, promising a thorough investigation which could embarrass the

News

At least 46 dead in pre-poll Philippines massacre

Police in the Philippines have found more bodies at a shallow grave in the south of the country, bringing the total number of victims kidnapped

Police in the Philippines have found more bodies at a shallow grave in the south of the country, bringing the total number of victims kidnapped

News

Large Hadron Collider makes first collisions

Scientists operating the world’s biggest ‘‘Big Bang Machine’‘ have smashed together proton beams for the first time. The collisions in the Large

Scientists operating the world’s biggest ‘‘Big Bang Machine’‘ have smashed together proton beams for the first time. The collisions in the Large