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2009-12-14

Science_technology

Bin lorries pioneer route to cleaner roads

An articulated lorry uses between 25 and 40 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres, that’s a lot of particulate matter released into the air. So how can

An articulated lorry uses between 25 and 40 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres, that’s a lot of particulate matter released into the air. So how can

News

Basescu survives recount and court challenge

Romanian President Traian Basescu has had his December 6th election victory confirmed. The recount of some 137,000 annulled votes was completed

Romanian President Traian Basescu has had his December 6th election victory confirmed. The recount of some 137,000 annulled votes was completed

Environment

The climate threat to endangered species

It is not just mankind that is threatened by climate change. As polar ice becomes more scarce, species like the Emperor Penguin and Ringed Seal

It is not just mankind that is threatened by climate change. As polar ice becomes more scarce, species like the Emperor Penguin and Ringed Seal

News

Correa: US could have stopped Honduras putsch

“If the US had wanted to stop the putsch in Honduras it could have done so in 48 hours,” says Rafael Correa the President of Ecuador.   Correa has

“If the US had wanted to stop the putsch in Honduras it could have done so in 48 hours,” says Rafael Correa the President of Ecuador.   Correa has

Environment

How can we save the Arctic?

Melting ice statues like this one in Copenhagen highlight the impact of climate change. Talk Planet asked Martin Sommerkorn, a climate change

Melting ice statues like this one in Copenhagen highlight the impact of climate change. Talk Planet asked Martin Sommerkorn, a climate change

Europe

EU staff demand 3.7% pay rise

EU civil servants have taken part in a three hour strike demanding a 3.7 per cent pay rise that they had expected. Fifteen of the European Union’s 27

EU civil servants have taken part in a three hour strike demanding a 3.7 per cent pay rise that they had expected. Fifteen of the European Union’s 27

Europe

Fewer fish, hard times and Norway factor affect quota talks

European Union fishing quota decisions for 2010 this week are expected to be even more complicated than usual because the EU has failed to secure an

European Union fishing quota decisions for 2010 this week are expected to be even more complicated than usual because the EU has failed to secure an

Business

Obama pressures bank bosses

President Barack Obama has turned up the heat on the bosses of top US banks. At a meeting at the White House he told them they were not giving

President Barack Obama has turned up the heat on the bosses of top US banks. At a meeting at the White House he told them they were not giving

Business

Markets: 14th December

European shares finished higher. It was their third consecutive session of gains. Banks were the strongest performers after Abu Dhabi bailing out

European shares finished higher. It was their third consecutive session of gains. Banks were the strongest performers after Abu Dhabi bailing out

Business

Euro zone figures underscore fragile recovery

Euro zone industrial output fell in October. It was down 0.6 percent from the previous month and 11.1 percent lower year-on-year. The cause

Euro zone industrial output fell in October. It was down 0.6 percent from the previous month and 11.1 percent lower year-on-year. The cause

Business

First 4G network launched

Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera has opened the first mobile phone networks in the world to use faster LTE wireless technology – otherwise known

Nordic telecoms operator TeliaSonera has opened the first mobile phone networks in the world to use faster LTE wireless technology – otherwise known

Business

French announce 'big loan' details

The French state is to raise 35 billion euros to fund strategic investments. President Nicolas Sarkozy said the priority for spending the money

The French state is to raise 35 billion euros to fund strategic investments. President Nicolas Sarkozy said the priority for spending the money

Business

Cadbury rejects Kraft again

Unveiling its defence against a takeover offer from Kraft Foods, Cadbury said it has received interest from other bidders, but declined to name

Unveiling its defence against a takeover offer from Kraft Foods, Cadbury said it has received interest from other bidders, but declined to name

Culture

Movie Northless wins Marrakech Golden Star

The 9th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival has given its verdict; Mexican Rigoberto Perezcano’s Northless has taken the top award

The 9th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival has given its verdict; Mexican Rigoberto Perezcano’s Northless has taken the top award

News

Berlusconi gets more hits on the web

No major news story is now complete without its web dimension, and the Berlusconi assault is no exception. Massimo Tartaglia now has 60,000

No major news story is now complete without its web dimension, and the Berlusconi assault is no exception. Massimo Tartaglia now has 60,000

Culture

Ancient eroticism on show in Athens

Little, it seemed, could shock the Greeks or Romans, when it came to sex and love. An exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens groups

Little, it seemed, could shock the Greeks or Romans, when it came to sex and love. An exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens groups

Environment

Bears and balloons make points in Copenhagen

Outside the climate conference protesters have again been making their presence felt on the streets of Copenhagen. A crowd of about 1000 rolled a

Outside the climate conference protesters have again been making their presence felt on the streets of Copenhagen. A crowd of about 1000 rolled a

News

Turkish PM calls for unity after party ban

Turkey’s prime minister is calling for national unity after a court banned the only Kurdish party in parliament. The ruling triggered a

Turkey’s prime minister is calling for national unity after a court banned the only Kurdish party in parliament. The ruling triggered a

News

Sakharov remembered in Moscow

It is the 20th anniversary of Nobel peace prize winner Andrei Sakharov’s death. The presentation of the EU’s Sakharov prize to Russian human rights

It is the 20th anniversary of Nobel peace prize winner Andrei Sakharov’s death. The presentation of the EU’s Sakharov prize to Russian human rights

Environment

Kyoto row threatens to derail COP15.

African countries backed by other developing nations briefly suspended their participation in the Copenhagen climate conference as talks enter their

African countries backed by other developing nations briefly suspended their participation in the Copenhagen climate conference as talks enter their

News

Italy soul-searching after attack on Berlusconi

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi mingled with the crowd after a political rally on Sunday when suddenly an attacker struck. The following

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi mingled with the crowd after a political rally on Sunday when suddenly an attacker struck. The following

News

Abu Dhabi bails out neighbour Dubai

The troubled finances of Dubai have been given a 10 billion-dollar boost from neighbouring Abu Dhabi. While Abu Dhabi’s oil revenues mean its

The troubled finances of Dubai have been given a 10 billion-dollar boost from neighbouring Abu Dhabi. While Abu Dhabi’s oil revenues mean its

News

HSBC whistleblower speaks out

The whistleblower at the centre of a banking row between France and Switzerland has blown his own cover to defend his actions. Hervé Falciani

The whistleblower at the centre of a banking row between France and Switzerland has blown his own cover to defend his actions. Hervé Falciani

Environment

Developing nations suspend Copenhagen talks

African nations, supported by developing countries, have suspended their participation in working groups at the COP15 climate conference in

African nations, supported by developing countries, have suspended their participation in working groups at the COP15 climate conference in

News

Berlusconi in hospital 'until Tuesday'

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is likely to spend at least two days in hospital under observation following an assault last night after a

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is likely to spend at least two days in hospital under observation following an assault last night after a

News

Bomb find prompts Russia-Armenia gas cut

Russia cut off gas supplies to Armenia overnight as a safety precaution after explosive devices were found near a pipeline. The discovery was made

Russia cut off gas supplies to Armenia overnight as a safety precaution after explosive devices were found near a pipeline. The discovery was made

News

Poll position for right-wing Chile billionaire

The right looks set to return to power in Chile, ending more than two decades of left-wing rule following the dictatorship of General Augusto

The right looks set to return to power in Chile, ending more than two decades of left-wing rule following the dictatorship of General Augusto

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Berlusconi bloodied but unbowed in Milan

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering from a broken nose and smashed teeth after an attack at a political rally in Milan

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering from a broken nose and smashed teeth after an attack at a political rally in Milan