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2009-11-25

News

Chinese attitude on climate before Copenhagen

The Copenhagen climate conference is just weeks away and the focus is very much on China, as it recently took over from the US as the world’s

The Copenhagen climate conference is just weeks away and the focus is very much on China, as it recently took over from the US as the world’s

Business

France Telecom expands into the Swiss market

France Telecom are boosting their position in Switzerland, through a deal agreed with Denmark’s TDC. The deal will mean that France Telecom has

France Telecom are boosting their position in Switzerland, through a deal agreed with Denmark’s TDC. The deal will mean that France Telecom has

Business

Another year of losses for Porsche on the cards

German car maker Porsche is expected to announce a second consecutive year of losses. The sports car company already posted their first full-year

German car maker Porsche is expected to announce a second consecutive year of losses. The sports car company already posted their first full-year

Business

UK economy contracts for sixth quarter

The UK economy has shrunk for the sixth quarter in a row. However, the pace at which it has slowed has not been as bad as expected. The Office

The UK economy has shrunk for the sixth quarter in a row. However, the pace at which it has slowed has not been as bad as expected. The Office

Business

Fall in US jobless claims boosts European markets

Markets in Frankfurt and London are both up, as European stocks rose due to a bigger than forecast drop in the number of people in America claiming

Markets in Frankfurt and London are both up, as European stocks rose due to a bigger than forecast drop in the number of people in America claiming

Business

GM present re-structuring plan for Opel

GM have announced they will be keeping all Opel plants in Germany open. The US car-maker has presented its restructuring plans for the ailing brand

GM have announced they will be keeping all Opel plants in Germany open. The US car-maker has presented its restructuring plans for the ailing brand

News

Switzerland's 'Jet Man' makes quite a splash

A former Swiss fighter pilot, nicknamed ‘Jet man’, has fallen short of his attempt to become the first person to fly between two continents with an

A former Swiss fighter pilot, nicknamed ‘Jet man’, has fallen short of his attempt to become the first person to fly between two continents with an

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Israel announces halt in settlements

Bowing to American and European pressure, Israel has announced a temporary halt in the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Prime

Bowing to American and European pressure, Israel has announced a temporary halt in the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Prime

Science_technology

Japanese researchers 'grow' teeth in mice

Scientists in Japan have something to smile about. They have managed to grow replacement teeth in mice, from stem cells in a laboratory. It is

Scientists in Japan have something to smile about. They have managed to grow replacement teeth in mice, from stem cells in a laboratory. It is

News

The second Leterme, Yves gets another go

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again” so the saying goes and its meaning will not be lost on Yves Leterme. The Flemish Christian Democrat is

“If at first you don’t succeed try, try again” so the saying goes and its meaning will not be lost on Yves Leterme. The Flemish Christian Democrat is

News

EU member states get tough on domestic violence

The British government has announced a new strategy to tackle attacks aganist women and girls on the International Day for the Elimination of

The British government has announced a new strategy to tackle attacks aganist women and girls on the International Day for the Elimination of

News

Leterme sworn in as Belgium premier

Yves Leterme has been sworn in as Belgium’s prime minister, giving him a second stint at running the country’s fragile government. King Albert

Yves Leterme has been sworn in as Belgium’s prime minister, giving him a second stint at running the country’s fragile government. King Albert

News

Swine flu and floods threaten hajj

This year’s hajj pilgrimage is well-underway, with hundreds of thousands of muslims gathering in Mecca. The journey to Mecca is a requirement of all

This year’s hajj pilgrimage is well-underway, with hundreds of thousands of muslims gathering in Mecca. The journey to Mecca is a requirement of all

News

Obama pledges US carbon cuts

President Obama has vowed to chop US greenhouse gas emissions in a series of stages, starting with a 17 percent cut by 2020. The White House

President Obama has vowed to chop US greenhouse gas emissions in a series of stages, starting with a 17 percent cut by 2020. The White House

News

Film director Polanski wins Swiss bail

The fugitive film director Roman Polanski has won his appeal to be freed on bail in Switzerland. A Swiss federal tribunal ordered his release on

The fugitive film director Roman Polanski has won his appeal to be freed on bail in Switzerland. A Swiss federal tribunal ordered his release on

News

German 'Robin Hood' banker sentenced

With their bailouts, bad loans and bonuses it may be fair to say bankers aren’t top of everyone’s Christmas card list this year. But, that might

With their bailouts, bad loans and bonuses it may be fair to say bankers aren’t top of everyone’s Christmas card list this year. But, that might

Culture

70,000 flock to Thessaloniki for film festival

With the motto “Why cinema now?” the Greek city of Thessaloniki celebrated its 50th International Film Festival. It was an occasion to think about

With the motto “Why cinema now?” the Greek city of Thessaloniki celebrated its 50th International Film Festival. It was an occasion to think about

Culture

Danish band Volbeat to tour with Metallica

Danish rockers Volbeat are causing a stir on both sides of the Atlantic. US heavy metal legends Metallica have chosen the band as their opening act

Danish rockers Volbeat are causing a stir on both sides of the Atlantic. US heavy metal legends Metallica have chosen the band as their opening act

Environment

Climate Quotes

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is

News

Russia art museum aims to inspire next generation

Expectant mothers in Russia are being encouraged to give their unborns the best possible start and help create a future generation of art lovers

Expectant mothers in Russia are being encouraged to give their unborns the best possible start and help create a future generation of art lovers

News

Body count mounts in Philippine massacre

Yet more bodies have been unearthed in an election-related massacre in the Philippines. The number of dead now stands at 52. Two southern

Yet more bodies have been unearthed in an election-related massacre in the Philippines. The number of dead now stands at 52. Two southern

News

Cambodian torture chief faces 40-years

Prosecutors in the trial of the Khmer Rouge’s alleged torturer-in-chief have demanded a 40-year sentence.   The man known by Pol Pot’s regime as

Prosecutors in the trial of the Khmer Rouge’s alleged torturer-in-chief have demanded a 40-year sentence.   The man known by Pol Pot’s regime as

News

Obama hails India as next move in Afghanistan looms

US President Barack Obama took the opportunity to ease Indian fears that its relationship with Washington is on the back burner. As the White House

US President Barack Obama took the opportunity to ease Indian fears that its relationship with Washington is on the back burner. As the White House

News

Leterme to return as Belgian prime minister

Former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme is to get another crack at running the country’s fragile coalition government. The current prime

Former Belgian prime minister Yves Leterme is to get another crack at running the country’s fragile coalition government. The current prime

News

Obama promises to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce next Tuesday the deployment of tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan in order to complete

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce next Tuesday the deployment of tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan in order to complete

News

Iraq War Inquiry: regime change mooted in 2001

A British inquiry into the Iraq War has learnt that talk of ousting Saddam Hussein began even before 9/11. The inquiry started yesterday amid

A British inquiry into the Iraq War has learnt that talk of ousting Saddam Hussein began even before 9/11. The inquiry started yesterday amid

News

Prosecutors call for 40 year sentence for Khmer Rouge torturer

Prosecutors in the trial of the Khmer Rouge’s torturer-in-chief have demanded a 40-year sentence. Kaing Guek Eav, known by Pol Pot’s regime as

Prosecutors in the trial of the Khmer Rouge’s torturer-in-chief have demanded a 40-year sentence. Kaing Guek Eav, known by Pol Pot’s regime as