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2009-12-10

News

Netherlands imposes strict Q fever measures

The Dutch government has announced a raft of strict measures in an effort to tackle a deadly outbreak of Q fever. The rare bacterial disease that

The Dutch government has announced a raft of strict measures in an effort to tackle a deadly outbreak of Q fever. The rare bacterial disease that

Business

Crisis meeting called on Greek economy

The Greek prime minister has vowed to clean up the country’s economy. As Greek financial markets took a beating over the sharp deterioration of

The Greek prime minister has vowed to clean up the country’s economy. As Greek financial markets took a beating over the sharp deterioration of

Business

The financial sector was strong after recent sharp falls

European shares finished the session one percent higher though trading was thin and most major long-term investors have already closed their books

European shares finished the session one percent higher though trading was thin and most major long-term investors have already closed their books

Business

Swift Saab sale decision urged

The head of Sweden’s Enterprise Ministry has reportedly told General Motors that it needs to decide this week whether to sell its loss-making Saab

The head of Sweden’s Enterprise Ministry has reportedly told General Motors that it needs to decide this week whether to sell its loss-making Saab

Business

UK and Swiss interest rates unchanged

As expected the Bank of England left its quantitative easing programme unchanged on Thursday at the equivalent of just over 220 billion euros and

As expected the Bank of England left its quantitative easing programme unchanged on Thursday at the equivalent of just over 220 billion euros and

Business

Hershey 'close on Cadbury decision'

US chocolate maker Hershey and the philanthropic trust that controls it are close to deciding whether to bid for Britain’s Cadbury according to a

US chocolate maker Hershey and the philanthropic trust that controls it are close to deciding whether to bid for Britain’s Cadbury according to a

Business

Inditex confident on sales

Europe’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex said it beat its net profit forecasts for the first nine months of the year helped by growth in Asia

Europe’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex said it beat its net profit forecasts for the first nine months of the year helped by growth in Asia

News

Obama defends use of force at Nobel award

US President Barack Obama has defended the use of force at his acceptance speech for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking in Norway’s capital

US President Barack Obama has defended the use of force at his acceptance speech for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking in Norway’s capital

News

Nobel laureates pick up prizes in Stockholm

At a lavish ceremony in Stockholm the 2009 Nobel Prize winners in the categories of Economics, Literature, Chemistry, Physics and Medicine received

At a lavish ceremony in Stockholm the 2009 Nobel Prize winners in the categories of Economics, Literature, Chemistry, Physics and Medicine received

News

Top US military man addresses Congress

As President Obama defended America’s Afghan strategy in Oslo, the US’ top soldier in Afghanistan followed a similar theme before Congress. At a

As President Obama defended America’s Afghan strategy in Oslo, the US’ top soldier in Afghanistan followed a similar theme before Congress. At a

Environment

George Soros reveals climate plan

There is a warning that the Copenhagen climate change summit could be wrecked by a shortfall in the funding poor countries will need to reduce CO2

There is a warning that the Copenhagen climate change summit could be wrecked by a shortfall in the funding poor countries will need to reduce CO2

News

Big asbestos trial opens in Italy

One of the biggest ever trials linked to allegations of asbestos poisoning has opened in Italy. The former owner of the Swiss construction firm

One of the biggest ever trials linked to allegations of asbestos poisoning has opened in Italy. The former owner of the Swiss construction firm

Europe

Brown-Sarkozy joint stand on global finance reform

No problem, just clearing the air… British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have met on the sidelines of the European

No problem, just clearing the air… British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have met on the sidelines of the European

Europe

EU summit studies climate fund boost

Greenpeace environmental activists dressed in business suits have managed to foil security at European Council headquarters, calling on the EU to

Greenpeace environmental activists dressed in business suits have managed to foil security at European Council headquarters, calling on the EU to

Science_technology

Europe's Spaceport: the future

Over the last 30 years, 192 Ariane rockets, including 48 Ariane 5s, have been launched from The Guyanese Space Centre of Kourou, also known as the

Over the last 30 years, 192 Ariane rockets, including 48 Ariane 5s, have been launched from The Guyanese Space Centre of Kourou, also known as the

Environment

Can we see climate change?

On this edition of Talk Planet we focus on the first hand experiences of climate change effects, with an exceptional witness. Yann Arthus Bertrand

On this edition of Talk Planet we focus on the first hand experiences of climate change effects, with an exceptional witness. Yann Arthus Bertrand

Culture

The Automatic break free for album No.3

Welsh alternative rock group The Automatic are preparing to release their third studio album “Tear The Signs Down” from which the first single

Welsh alternative rock group The Automatic are preparing to release their third studio album “Tear The Signs Down” from which the first single

Science_technology

Dutch water plan to turn green energy blue

The mixture of fresh and salt water flowing through the Dutch port of Rotterdam has inspired an innovative sustainable energy project. Scientists

The mixture of fresh and salt water flowing through the Dutch port of Rotterdam has inspired an innovative sustainable energy project. Scientists

News

Five suspected US jihadists held in Pakistan

Five US nationals have been arrested in Pakistan for suspected links to a militant organisation thought to be behind a number of high-profile attacks

Five US nationals have been arrested in Pakistan for suspected links to a militant organisation thought to be behind a number of high-profile attacks

Environment

Melting ice and rising waters

There’s a chilling reminder in central Copenhagen of what’s at stake at the COP15 climate change summit. An exhibition called “100 Places”

There’s a chilling reminder in central Copenhagen of what’s at stake at the COP15 climate change summit. An exhibition called “100 Places”

News

Turkish police clash with Kurdish protestors

Security forces have clashed with Kurdish protestors in the Eastern Turkish city of Van. Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets to rally

Security forces have clashed with Kurdish protestors in the Eastern Turkish city of Van. Thousands of demonstrators hit the streets to rally

News

Obama in Oslo for Nobel Prize

US President Barack Obama has defended the use of force at his acceptance speech for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking in Norway’s capital

US President Barack Obama has defended the use of force at his acceptance speech for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking in Norway’s capital

News

EU leaders talk finance and climate

Three weeks after European Union leaders chose their new full-time president and foreign affairs chief, they are meeting today to make decisions on

Three weeks after European Union leaders chose their new full-time president and foreign affairs chief, they are meeting today to make decisions on

News

Brown and Sarkozy find one voice on bonuses

The French and British leaders have joined forces to call for an exceptional tax on global bank bonuses. Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown have

The French and British leaders have joined forces to call for an exceptional tax on global bank bonuses. Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown have

News

Obama in Oslo for Nobel Prize

The US President is in Oslo to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. Barack Obama is the third sitting American leader to win the award, and he follows

The US President is in Oslo to receive his Nobel Peace Prize. Barack Obama is the third sitting American leader to win the award, and he follows

Environment

Developing nations split at UN climate talks

A declaration of rights for Mother Earth is what they want. But, as indigenous Bolivians performed a ceremony on the sidelines of UN climate talks

A declaration of rights for Mother Earth is what they want. But, as indigenous Bolivians performed a ceremony on the sidelines of UN climate talks

News

Al Qaeda says it was behind Baghdad bomb attacks

An Iraqi branch of al Qaeda has said it was behind Tuesday’s bombings which ripped through the centre of Baghdad, killing scores of people. As

An Iraqi branch of al Qaeda has said it was behind Tuesday’s bombings which ripped through the centre of Baghdad, killing scores of people. As

Europe

Humour wins the day at European Book Prize

This year’s European Book Prize, worth 10,000 euros to each winner, has recognised both humour and a genre known as ‘literary reportage’. The idea

This year’s European Book Prize, worth 10,000 euros to each winner, has recognised both humour and a genre known as ‘literary reportage’. The idea

News

Jobless Latvian hunger striker ends protest

A jobless Latvian is ending a ten day protest hunger strike today against his country’s unemployment problems. Gints Gaikens has been camped out

A jobless Latvian is ending a ten day protest hunger strike today against his country’s unemployment problems. Gints Gaikens has been camped out