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2009-12-11

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Boyko Borisov: "There are no sacred cows"

Energy is central to Bulgarian politics and the country’s prime minister is performing a difficult balancing act between east and west. Boyko

Energy is central to Bulgarian politics and the country’s prime minister is performing a difficult balancing act between east and west. Boyko

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Stakes high in Iraqi oil auctions

Iraq is selling its oil, but investors should not expect a fire sale. Oil companies are trimming expectations just to get the oil flowing again, and

Iraq is selling its oil, but investors should not expect a fire sale. Oil companies are trimming expectations just to get the oil flowing again, and

Europe

EU zests Copenhagen with climate fund for poor countries

The European summit in Brussels has produced a funding pledge from the leaders, aimed at encouraging the participants in the Copenhagen Climate

The European summit in Brussels has produced a funding pledge from the leaders, aimed at encouraging the participants in the Copenhagen Climate

Europe

Europe favours taxing financial transactions worldwide

The European Union’s leaders have urged the International Monetary Fund to pursue a global tax on financial transactions to limit the risk of another

The European Union’s leaders have urged the International Monetary Fund to pursue a global tax on financial transactions to limit the risk of another

Business

ING to pay back state aid

Dutch bank and insurer ING has confirmed it will repay five billion euros of state aid later this month. ING’s shares rose after it said the Dutch

Dutch bank and insurer ING has confirmed it will repay five billion euros of state aid later this month. ING’s shares rose after it said the Dutch

Business

Markets: 10th December

European shares finished the day up. Among the factors, better than expected retail sales in the US last month China’s industrial output

European shares finished the day up. Among the factors, better than expected retail sales in the US last month China’s industrial output

Business

US tills jingle in November

Christmas is coming and the stores are getting full. US shoppers were out in force in November and signs of stabilisation in the jobs market

Christmas is coming and the stores are getting full. US shoppers were out in force in November and signs of stabilisation in the jobs market

Business

PM says Greece will pay its bills

With the Greek economy in crisis Prime Minister George Papandreou has told euronews his government will meet its debt obligations. He also pledged

With the Greek economy in crisis Prime Minister George Papandreou has told euronews his government will meet its debt obligations. He also pledged

Business

IEA says oil demand will grow in 2010

Growth in world oil demand will increase by almost 1.5 million barrels per day next year according to the International Energy Agency. The

Growth in world oil demand will increase by almost 1.5 million barrels per day next year according to the International Energy Agency. The

Business

VW and Suzuki plan mini car for India

Germany’s Volkswagen and Suzuki Motor plan to develop a new small car for the Indian market. That follow this week’s tie-up between the two

Germany’s Volkswagen and Suzuki Motor plan to develop a new small car for the Indian market. That follow this week’s tie-up between the two

Environment

Poor nations want more aid to curb climate changes

The EU’s climate fund proposal has been warmly welcomed by COP15’s president but there has been a mixed reaction among poorer nations. On the

The EU’s climate fund proposal has been warmly welcomed by COP15’s president but there has been a mixed reaction among poorer nations. On the

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Pro-Kurdish party banned in Turkey

A pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey has been banned over accusations of having links to PKK separatist rebels. The Constitutional Court voted

A pro-Kurdish political party in Turkey has been banned over accusations of having links to PKK separatist rebels. The Constitutional Court voted

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Shell seals Iraqi oil deal

Iraq is destined to move up into the premier league of global oil producers after auctioning the rights to develop one of the world’s biggest

Iraq is destined to move up into the premier league of global oil producers after auctioning the rights to develop one of the world’s biggest

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Mixed results for Berlusconi over corruption links

There has been good and bad news for Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes. A corruption trial of a close associate has heard that the Italian

There has been good and bad news for Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes. A corruption trial of a close associate has heard that the Italian

Environment

Arrests at Copenhagen climate summit

Several demonstrators have been arrested in central Copenhagen, where clashes broke out on day five of the UN climate change summit. The number of

Several demonstrators have been arrested in central Copenhagen, where clashes broke out on day five of the UN climate change summit. The number of

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CGI epic 'Avatar' set to break box-office records

Long-awaited CGI epic “Avatar” – which has just premiered in London – is being hailed as a new milestone in cinematic history. The computer

Long-awaited CGI epic “Avatar” – which has just premiered in London – is being hailed as a new milestone in cinematic history. The computer

Environment

Is nuclear the answer?

Talk Planet has been receiving many emails and questions. Jean, from France, would like to know whether nuclear energy can contribute or not to

Talk Planet has been receiving many emails and questions. Jean, from France, would like to know whether nuclear energy can contribute or not to

Europe

Spain at the helm to implement the Lisbon Treaty

Spain takes over the European presidency in the new year. It is a presidency that will oversee the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. Is now

Spain takes over the European presidency in the new year. It is a presidency that will oversee the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. Is now

Culture

Morroco's tribute to South Korean Cinema

The red carpet was rolled out for South Korea at this years International Film Festval in Marrakech. The creme de la creme of the country’s

The red carpet was rolled out for South Korea at this years International Film Festval in Marrakech. The creme de la creme of the country’s

Culture

Rammstein: metal rock made in Germany

Around 17,000 fans flocked to a concert hall in Lyon recently to see German metal band, Rammstein. The band have sold over 10 million records

Around 17,000 fans flocked to a concert hall in Lyon recently to see German metal band, Rammstein. The band have sold over 10 million records

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Romania set for presidential vote recount

Romania’s Constitutional Court has ordered a recount of votes annulled in last Sunday’s presidential run-off vote. It follows claims of widespread

Romania’s Constitutional Court has ordered a recount of votes annulled in last Sunday’s presidential run-off vote. It follows claims of widespread

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Airbus A400M takes maiden flight

Europe’s new military transport plane, the Airbus A400M, has had its maiden three-hour flight near Seville in Spain. Experts, however, say talks

Europe’s new military transport plane, the Airbus A400M, has had its maiden three-hour flight near Seville in Spain. Experts, however, say talks

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Shell wins rights to giant Iraqi oilfield

A joint venture by Shell and Malaysian firm Petronas has been awarded the contract to develop Iraq’s giant Majnoon oilfield. With 12.6 billion

A joint venture by Shell and Malaysian firm Petronas has been awarded the contract to develop Iraq’s giant Majnoon oilfield. With 12.6 billion

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'Angel of Death' on trial in Argentina

A former Argentinian naval officer said to be a notorious torturer known as the “Blond Angel of Death” is appearing in court in Buenos Aires

A former Argentinian naval officer said to be a notorious torturer known as the “Blond Angel of Death” is appearing in court in Buenos Aires

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19 Turkish miners believed killed in blast

An explosion at a coal mine in north west Turkey is reported to have killed 19 workers. The Turkish Labour minister says the blast is likely to

An explosion at a coal mine in north west Turkey is reported to have killed 19 workers. The Turkish Labour minister says the blast is likely to

Europe

EU pledges 2.4b euros as climate gesture

The European Union leaders have wrapped up a summit in Brussels with a firm funding pledge aimed at giving the Copenhagen Climate Conference a better

The European Union leaders have wrapped up a summit in Brussels with a firm funding pledge aimed at giving the Copenhagen Climate Conference a better

Environment

Protesters keep up pressure in Copenhagen

Inside, the talks at the Copenhagen summit go into their fifth day; outside, environmental activists increase the pressure for what they call a “real

Inside, the talks at the Copenhagen summit go into their fifth day; outside, environmental activists increase the pressure for what they call a “real

Europe

Targeting safer technology for children

Television, the internet, video game consoles – exactly how dangerous or beneficial are they for children? As the French broadcasting authority

Television, the internet, video game consoles – exactly how dangerous or beneficial are they for children? As the French broadcasting authority

Europe

Jerusalem: eternally divided or a glimpse of a better future?

Who owns Jerusalem? Who is allowed to build or live there? Israel approves hundreds of building permits a year for Jews wanting to settle in the Arab

Who owns Jerusalem? Who is allowed to build or live there? Israel approves hundreds of building permits a year for Jews wanting to settle in the Arab