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2009-12-17

Environment

The recipe for a climate deal

‘Nimb’ is a restaurant in Copenhagen that claims to be fit for the decision-makers and leaders at the climate summit. Respecting the environment is a

‘Nimb’ is a restaurant in Copenhagen that claims to be fit for the decision-makers and leaders at the climate summit. Respecting the environment is a

Business

Markets: 17th December

Banks will have to boost the amount of funds they set aside under proposals by a body which guides global financial regulation. The Basel Committee

Banks will have to boost the amount of funds they set aside under proposals by a body which guides global financial regulation. The Basel Committee

Business

Flyglobespan collapse strands thousands

The collapse of British airline Flyglobespan has left 4,500 people stranded at holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Egypt. The

The collapse of British airline Flyglobespan has left 4,500 people stranded at holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Egypt. The

Business

Bernanke heads for second Fed term

The US Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as head of the country’s central bank. The

The US Senate Banking Committee has approved the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as head of the country’s central bank. The

Business

Deutsche Bank may buy RBS Sempra

Deutsche Bank is reportedly interested in bidding for commodities trading company RBS Sempra and a source said talks were already

Deutsche Bank is reportedly interested in bidding for commodities trading company RBS Sempra and a source said talks were already

Business

Greece has suffered its second credit rating downgrade in a week

Standard & Poor’s said the fiscal measures just announced are unlikely to lead to a “sustainable” reduction of the crisis hit country’s public

Standard & Poor’s said the fiscal measures just announced are unlikely to lead to a “sustainable” reduction of the crisis hit country’s public

Environment

EU pleas to salvage Copenhagen

In spite of objections to an urgent alternative approach in Copenhagen, the European Union called for an immediate extraordinary meeting of “the main

In spite of objections to an urgent alternative approach in Copenhagen, the European Union called for an immediate extraordinary meeting of “the main

Environment

Deal or no deal Copenhagen attracts criticism

The prospect of no deal emerging from Copenhagen is dismaying. But delegates say they have for the last few days been confronted by no-less dismaying

The prospect of no deal emerging from Copenhagen is dismaying. But delegates say they have for the last few days been confronted by no-less dismaying

News

Romania marks anniversary of Timisoara

The people of the Transylvanian town of Timisoara are today celebrating the 20th anniversary of demonstrations that started the 1989 Romanian

The people of the Transylvanian town of Timisoara are today celebrating the 20th anniversary of demonstrations that started the 1989 Romanian

News

Romania: The revolution remembered

December the 20th 1989 and a huge cry of freedom rises up from the immense crowd gathered in Opera Square in the Romanian city of Timisoara. From

December the 20th 1989 and a huge cry of freedom rises up from the immense crowd gathered in Opera Square in the Romanian city of Timisoara. From

Environment

No love in Copenhagen's cold climate

The conference chamber in Copenhagen stood empty again on Thursday as hopes for a a strong climate change deal grew ever more remote. Talks were

The conference chamber in Copenhagen stood empty again on Thursday as hopes for a a strong climate change deal grew ever more remote. Talks were

News

Berlusconi quits hospital, calls for calm

Italy’s Prime Minister has called for calm on leaving hospital amid tight security, four days after being attacked at a rally in Milan. Silvio

Italy’s Prime Minister has called for calm on leaving hospital amid tight security, four days after being attacked at a rally in Milan. Silvio

Culture

Documentary festival remembers '89 revolution

It is 20 years since the Romanian revolution that led to the overthrow of the Communist government. To mark that, this year’s DocumFest Film Festival

It is 20 years since the Romanian revolution that led to the overthrow of the Communist government. To mark that, this year’s DocumFest Film Festival

Culture

Art for the environment

As tens of thousands of environmentalists gathered in Copenhagen, floating plastic bubbles filled the National Gallery of Denmark as part of an art

As tens of thousands of environmentalists gathered in Copenhagen, floating plastic bubbles filled the National Gallery of Denmark as part of an art

Environment

Can business save the planet?

Today’s question on Talk Planet is all about business and the environment. We asked Richard Branson whether we would have to choose between the

Today’s question on Talk Planet is all about business and the environment. We asked Richard Branson whether we would have to choose between the

Science_technology

Acupuncture that won't scare needle phobics

Acupuncture is now an established means of treating pain, but not everyone likes the thought of all those needles. Acupuncture with a low-energy

Acupuncture is now an established means of treating pain, but not everyone likes the thought of all those needles. Acupuncture with a low-energy

News

Court rules BA strike "illegal"

British Airways is set to fly over Christmas after all, after the High Court blocked a planned 12-day strike by cabin crew. Staff had been due to

British Airways is set to fly over Christmas after all, after the High Court blocked a planned 12-day strike by cabin crew. Staff had been due to

Environment

Merkel, Copenhagen: 24 hours to succeed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an empassioned appeal to all the countries represented at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen. She said

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an empassioned appeal to all the countries represented at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen. She said

Environment

Danish PM drops plan for new climate texts

The Danish Prime Minister has dropped plans which could have broken the deadlock at the climate summit in Copenhagen. Lars Lokke Rasmussen had been

The Danish Prime Minister has dropped plans which could have broken the deadlock at the climate summit in Copenhagen. Lars Lokke Rasmussen had been

News

Berlusconi leaves hospital

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been discharged from hospital. After being attacked at a rally in Milan on Sunday night, the premier

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been discharged from hospital. After being attacked at a rally in Milan on Sunday night, the premier

News

High court decision on BA strikes expected today

British Airways are expecting a high court ruling today on the legality of proposed strikes. Lawyers for the airline are arguing that ballot papers

British Airways are expecting a high court ruling today on the legality of proposed strikes. Lawyers for the airline are arguing that ballot papers

Environment

Clock is ticking for consensus on climate pact

Environmentalists kept up their pressure well into the evening in central Copenhagen after a day of protests outside the climate conference hall and

Environmentalists kept up their pressure well into the evening in central Copenhagen after a day of protests outside the climate conference hall and

News

Berlusconi spends fourth night in hospital

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has spent a fourth night in hospital where he is recovering from an assault that left him with a fractured

Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has spent a fourth night in hospital where he is recovering from an assault that left him with a fractured

News

Romanians re-enact origins of 1989 revolution

Romanians in the city of Timisoara paid homage last night to the fighters who took to the streets twenty years ago sparking the revolution that swept

Romanians in the city of Timisoara paid homage last night to the fighters who took to the streets twenty years ago sparking the revolution that swept

Environment

Lights go out in Copenhagen

They called it “Earth Hour”. “An hour for the planet”. While inside the struggle to reach agreement went on, outside they gathered for a symbolic

They called it “Earth Hour”. “An hour for the planet”. While inside the struggle to reach agreement went on, outside they gathered for a symbolic

News

Switzerland seeks tax deal freeze with France

Switzerland says it is to freeze a double tax agreement with France signed last August – the latest twist in a Franco-Swiss financial dispute. It

Switzerland says it is to freeze a double tax agreement with France signed last August – the latest twist in a Franco-Swiss financial dispute. It

News

Boss of Eurojust quits amid corruption probe

The president of Eurojust has resigned only hours after it was announced he had been suspended for a month pending inquiries into corruption

The president of Eurojust has resigned only hours after it was announced he had been suspended for a month pending inquiries into corruption