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2009-12-07

News

Scrapper Basescu lives to fight another day

Traian Basescu describes himself as a battler, a scrapper, and has picked many a fight with Romania’s political class. He has fostered an image of a

Traian Basescu describes himself as a battler, a scrapper, and has picked many a fight with Romania’s political class. He has fostered an image of a

Environment

Setting the targets: pledges ready for Copenhagen

The consequences of a warmer planet can be seen and felt from the polar ice caps to sub-Saharan Africa. In countries such as Kenya as the desert

The consequences of a warmer planet can be seen and felt from the polar ice caps to sub-Saharan Africa. In countries such as Kenya as the desert

Business

Markets: 7th December

European shares ended the day half a percent lower, falling from Friday’s two-week closing high. Increasing market nervousness about economic

European shares ended the day half a percent lower, falling from Friday’s two-week closing high. Increasing market nervousness about economic

Europe

Morocco calls hunger striker a 'blackmailer'

Complicating EU-Morocco relations, a hunger striker in a Spanish airport is a political blackmailer from Morocco’s point of view, and a freedom

Complicating EU-Morocco relations, a hunger striker in a Spanish airport is a political blackmailer from Morocco’s point of view, and a freedom

Europe

Serbia wins EU trade approval, visa freedom

The European Union foreign ministers have agreed to unfreeze an interim trade agreement with Serbia. Diplomats said this marks a breakthrough in

The European Union foreign ministers have agreed to unfreeze an interim trade agreement with Serbia. Diplomats said this marks a breakthrough in

Business

Dubai government won't help Dubai World

Shares on Dubai’s stock exchange tumbled on word that the country’s government will not sell any of its directly owned assets to help the heavily

Shares on Dubai’s stock exchange tumbled on word that the country’s government will not sell any of its directly owned assets to help the heavily

Business

Barnier wants changes

Incoming EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier says Europe needs a new growth model. The Frenchman is also calling for better regulation

Incoming EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier says Europe needs a new growth model. The Frenchman is also calling for better regulation

Business

UK government promises more spending savings

Trying to slash Britain’s ballooning budget deficit, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed plans for an additional three billion pounds (3.3

Trying to slash Britain’s ballooning budget deficit, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed plans for an additional three billion pounds (3.3

Business

Iceland's GDP slumps further

Iceland’s financial meltdown continues to batter its economy. Gross domestic product shrank by 5.7 percent in the third quarter from the second

Iceland’s financial meltdown continues to batter its economy. Gross domestic product shrank by 5.7 percent in the third quarter from the second

Business

US bank bailout total less than expected

The projected long-term cost of the US government’s bailout of America’s big banks will be at least 200 billion dollars less than previously thought

The projected long-term cost of the US government’s bailout of America’s big banks will be at least 200 billion dollars less than previously thought

Environment

Copenhagen climate summit told, 'Time is up'

Day one of the world’s biggest climate change summit ever and the stark message coming from Copenhagen is a deal must be reached to save the planet

Day one of the world’s biggest climate change summit ever and the stark message coming from Copenhagen is a deal must be reached to save the planet

Science_technology

Scientists herald cancer breakthrough

Australian researchers are developing a blood test aimed at detecting 15% of all cancers. There are hopes the discovery will also help create new

Australian researchers are developing a blood test aimed at detecting 15% of all cancers. There are hopes the discovery will also help create new

Culture

Orchestra in Lyon supports rising musical stars

Jun Merkl is the music director of ‘Orchestre National Lyon’. He knows how hard it is to make it in the world of classical music. So he is inviting

Jun Merkl is the music director of ‘Orchestre National Lyon’. He knows how hard it is to make it in the world of classical music. So he is inviting

Culture

The festival of Marrakech

‘Jamaa el Fnah’ in the heart of Marrakech, is a UNESCO world heritage site. But it’s not just archeological history thats celebrated here. Each

‘Jamaa el Fnah’ in the heart of Marrakech, is a UNESCO world heritage site. But it’s not just archeological history thats celebrated here. Each

News

Russia mourns its dead youth

A day of mourning is being held throughout Russia after the country’s worst fire in decades at the weekend killed 113 people in a nightclub in Perm

A day of mourning is being held throughout Russia after the country’s worst fire in decades at the weekend killed 113 people in a nightclub in Perm

News

Greece rocked by second day of violent unrest

Running battles between anarchists and police have rocked Athens for a second day. Violence in the Greek capital reportedly broke out when hooded

Running battles between anarchists and police have rocked Athens for a second day. Violence in the Greek capital reportedly broke out when hooded

Environment

Protest groups fear flawed climate deal

Hundreds of protest groups are in Copenhagen to demonstrate for action on climate change. While the pressure is on heads of state to cut a deal at

Hundreds of protest groups are in Copenhagen to demonstrate for action on climate change. While the pressure is on heads of state to cut a deal at

News

Turkish soldiers killed in ambush

At least seven Turkish soldiers have been killed after the bus in which they were travelling was ambushed by gunmen. Several other soldiers were

At least seven Turkish soldiers have been killed after the bus in which they were travelling was ambushed by gunmen. Several other soldiers were

News

Romanian opposition cries election foul

Romania is split down the middle following Sunday’s presidential election, which was won by the incumbent Traian Besescu by a hair’s breadth. Exit

Romania is split down the middle following Sunday’s presidential election, which was won by the incumbent Traian Besescu by a hair’s breadth. Exit

News

Iranian police break up opposition rally

Iranian security forces have clashed in Tehran with protesters seeking to renew their challenge to the country’s elite six months after a disputed

Iranian security forces have clashed in Tehran with protesters seeking to renew their challenge to the country’s elite six months after a disputed

Environment

Optimism marks conference beginning

As the thousands of people taking part in the conference began arriving – the atmosphere seemed to be relatively optimistic, compared to the

As the thousands of people taking part in the conference began arriving – the atmosphere seemed to be relatively optimistic, compared to the

News

Morales claims victory in Bolivia

President Evo Morales has claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, paving the way for a second term in office. Official results are not

President Evo Morales has claimed victory in Bolivia’s presidential election, paving the way for a second term in office. Official results are not

Environment

Copenhagen climate talks open

The biggest climate summit in history has opened in Copenhagen with hosts Denmark saying an unmissable opportunity to save the planet is within

The biggest climate summit in history has opened in Copenhagen with hosts Denmark saying an unmissable opportunity to save the planet is within

Environment

Climate change threatens "a third of all species"

Even elephants cannot escape climate change. More dry periods might further shrink their living space leading to more conflict with humans over

Even elephants cannot escape climate change. More dry periods might further shrink their living space leading to more conflict with humans over

News

Basescu re-elected Romanian president

Trian Basescu has been officially declared the winner in Romania’s presidential election. Earlier exit polls had put his social democrat rival in

Trian Basescu has been officially declared the winner in Romania’s presidential election. Earlier exit polls had put his social democrat rival in