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2009-12-01

News

Lisbon Treaty comes into force

European politicians are celebrating the launch of a new way to manage the European Union. The Lisbon Treaty has come into force and EU leaders

European politicians are celebrating the launch of a new way to manage the European Union. The Lisbon Treaty has come into force and EU leaders

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Interview: Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates

At 52, José Sócrates has just been elected for a second time as Portugal’s prime minister. Despite the economic crisis Socrates remains confident

At 52, José Sócrates has just been elected for a second time as Portugal’s prime minister. Despite the economic crisis Socrates remains confident

Business

Markets rise on data, reassurance from Dubai

Frankfurt, Milan and Brussels were Europe’s three star markets today, putting on over 2.5 percent, and all the others did well, too, recording

Frankfurt, Milan and Brussels were Europe’s three star markets today, putting on over 2.5 percent, and all the others did well, too, recording

Business

End of the line for FIAT in Sicily?

The boss of FIAT has met with Italy’s economic development minister to announce the company will quit making cars at the Termini Imerese plant in

The boss of FIAT has met with Italy’s economic development minister to announce the company will quit making cars at the Termini Imerese plant in

Business

Alstom & Areva keep it in the family

Only five years ago French heavy engineer and telecoms group Alstom was struggling so much it sold its energy transmission and distribution business

Only five years ago French heavy engineer and telecoms group Alstom was struggling so much it sold its energy transmission and distribution business

Business

Vivendi-GE deal clears way for media venture of the year

French group Vivendi’s great Hollywood adventure appears near its end with the news it is to sell its 20 percent share in NBC Universal to General

French group Vivendi’s great Hollywood adventure appears near its end with the news it is to sell its 20 percent share in NBC Universal to General

Business

Unemployment picture still grim for Germany

German unemployment ticked down again in November after falling for four months, but only because of government support for part-time jobs

German unemployment ticked down again in November after falling for four months, but only because of government support for part-time jobs

Business

Saab goes seeking fesh suitors

Top of the agenda at Tuesday’s board meeting at General Motors is what to do with Swedish carmaker Saab. Saab, GM and the Swedish government are

Top of the agenda at Tuesday’s board meeting at General Motors is what to do with Swedish carmaker Saab. Saab, GM and the Swedish government are

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Honduras crisis splits Ibero-American summit

The crisis in Honduras has dominated the Ibero-American summit and exposed deep divisions between those taking part. Brazil, for example, condemns

The crisis in Honduras has dominated the Ibero-American summit and exposed deep divisions between those taking part. Brazil, for example, condemns

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Kosovo's independence probed in UN court

Belgrade has told the UN’s top court that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is a “flagrant violation” of Serbia’s territorial

Belgrade has told the UN’s top court that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence is a “flagrant violation” of Serbia’s territorial

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Pristina awaits ruling on independence

While a court mulls over the question of the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, the mood on the streets of the capital

While a court mulls over the question of the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, the mood on the streets of the capital

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Iran warns of tough action against British crew

Iran says it will take serious measures against five British yachtsmen being held in the Gulf if it proves they had “evil intentions.” A close

Iran says it will take serious measures against five British yachtsmen being held in the Gulf if it proves they had “evil intentions.” A close

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South Africa acts on World Aids Day

On World Aids day, the South African President has announced a new programme to distribute anti-retroviral drugs to more people infected with

On World Aids day, the South African President has announced a new programme to distribute anti-retroviral drugs to more people infected with

Science_technology

Europe tackles nuclear safety issues

Nuclear energy accounts for more than 30 percent of the total energy production in the European Union. While there are major concerns regarding

Nuclear energy accounts for more than 30 percent of the total energy production in the European Union. While there are major concerns regarding

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Obama under pressure over Afghanistan

President Obama has not yet publicly announced his new strategy for Afghanistan, but already there is fierce debate about what is likely to work

President Obama has not yet publicly announced his new strategy for Afghanistan, but already there is fierce debate about what is likely to work

Culture

Rodrigo and Gabriella hit the right chord

Mexican duo Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero specialise in fast, rhythmic, acoustic guitar.

Mexican duo Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero specialise in fast, rhythmic, acoustic guitar.

Culture

Efron graduates to Orson Welles

Tween dreamboat Zac Efron is leaving High School Musical behind him, with his latest film Me And Orson Welles, also starring Christian McKay.

Tween dreamboat Zac Efron is leaving High School Musical behind him, with his latest film Me And Orson Welles, also starring Christian McKay.

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Long and winding road to Armenian-Turkish peace

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s

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Optimism over long-running Caucasus conflict

Optimism is growing that complex three-way talks may resolve long-running disputes between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbeijan. Ankara and Yerevan are

Optimism is growing that complex three-way talks may resolve long-running disputes between Turkey, Armenia and Azerbeijan. Ankara and Yerevan are

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Long and winding road to Armenian-Turkish peace

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s

Less than 48 hours after the signing of Saturday’s landmark peace deal between Turkey and Armenia and doubts are being raised over the accord’s

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New EU chapter begins as Lisbon Treaty takes effect

The EU’s Lisbon Treaty goes into force today. And at the Jeronimos Monastery in the Portuguese capital, where the document was signed

The EU’s Lisbon Treaty goes into force today. And at the Jeronimos Monastery in the Portuguese capital, where the document was signed

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Britain seeks swift release of sailors held in Iran

British authorities are continuing to try to secure the release of five sailors detained by the Iranian navy while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai

British authorities are continuing to try to secure the release of five sailors detained by the Iranian navy while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai

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UN court probes legality of Kosovo independence

The highest UN court has opened hearings into the legality of Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence. Serbia launched the legal challenge in

The highest UN court has opened hearings into the legality of Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence. Serbia launched the legal challenge in

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World AIDS Day marked across the globe

There is a heavy stigma attached to AIDS in China. Children, probably the most vulnerable group among AIDS patients, are usually excluded from

There is a heavy stigma attached to AIDS in China. Children, probably the most vulnerable group among AIDS patients, are usually excluded from

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Pro-Zelaya rally in Honduras despite election

Supporters of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya continue to protest on his behalf – despite an election that has handed another man the

Supporters of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya continue to protest on his behalf – despite an election that has handed another man the