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2010-01-14

Science_technology

Lab tests buildings for quake strength

Testing building materials for their ability to withstand earthquakes is one of the jobs of researchers at the European Laboratory for Structural

Testing building materials for their ability to withstand earthquakes is one of the jobs of researchers at the European Laboratory for Structural

Europe

EU tails US on Haiti aid, while 'gathering data'

The European Union in responding to the Haiti quake has yet to announce a communal aid pledge in terms of euros. The bloc’s foreign policy chief

The European Union in responding to the Haiti quake has yet to announce a communal aid pledge in terms of euros. The bloc’s foreign policy chief

Business

Greece moves on deficit

Greece has unveiled part of its three-year plan to slash its budget deficit. It is under pressure from other EU members to reduce its huge debt and

Greece has unveiled part of its three-year plan to slash its budget deficit. It is under pressure from other EU members to reduce its huge debt and

Business

Euro zone interest rates unchanged

At their first meeting of the new year, European Central Bank policymakers have kept interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent for the

At their first meeting of the new year, European Central Bank policymakers have kept interest rates unchanged at a record low of one percent for the

Business

Hershey may make bid for Cadbury

Cadbury’s shares have risen again on a report that US chocolate maker Hershey is preparing a rival bid to Kraft’s hostile takeover offer. The

Cadbury’s shares have risen again on a report that US chocolate maker Hershey is preparing a rival bid to Kraft’s hostile takeover offer. The

Business

A400M's future discussed

Officials from the seven countries involved in the Airbus A400M military transport plane project have been meeting in London to discuss its survival

Officials from the seven countries involved in the Airbus A400M military transport plane project have been meeting in London to discuss its survival

Business

Obama wants Wall Street to pay for bailout

“We want our money back and we’re going to get it” – the message from President Barack Obama to the US financial institutions that the government

“We want our money back and we’re going to get it” – the message from President Barack Obama to the US financial institutions that the government

Culture

Ironclad: the making of

Described by one of its stars as a medieval Seven Samurai, Ironclad is now in post production. It tells the story of the 1215 siege of Rochester and

Described by one of its stars as a medieval Seven Samurai, Ironclad is now in post production. It tells the story of the 1215 siege of Rochester and

News

International help begins to arrive in Haiti

What happens in the first 36 hours after an earthquake is critical, according to aid workers, if as many lives as possible are to be saved.   As

What happens in the first 36 hours after an earthquake is critical, according to aid workers, if as many lives as possible are to be saved.   As

News

Three front runners in Ukraine's presidential race

In the final days before Ukrainians vote for a new president, the latest opinion poll suggests the current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko might not

In the final days before Ukrainians vote for a new president, the latest opinion poll suggests the current prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko might not

Culture

Chilling and chilly: French expo on life and death

A chilling exhibition by French photographer Christian Boltanski is on show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Chilling because it is about the fragility

A chilling exhibition by French photographer Christian Boltanski is on show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Chilling because it is about the fragility

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Obama: "Haiti, you will not be forsaken"

“This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership,” according to US President Barack Obama who has announced fresh help for

“This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership,” according to US President Barack Obama who has announced fresh help for

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Haitians living abroad wait for news of loved ones

Friends and family living abroad from those caught up in Haiti’s quake have been frantically trying to reach loved ones on the Caribbean island

Friends and family living abroad from those caught up in Haiti’s quake have been frantically trying to reach loved ones on the Caribbean island

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Oettinger open to future EU laws on energy policy

Guenther Oettinger would propose legally-binding energy conditions for European Union countries “if not enough is achieved voluntarily or through

Guenther Oettinger would propose legally-binding energy conditions for European Union countries “if not enough is achieved voluntarily or through

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Video of the moment Haiti's quake struck

The latest amateur footage from Haiti has revealed the force of Tuesday’s earth quake. The tremor, a 7.0 magnitude, was the biggest to hit the

The latest amateur footage from Haiti has revealed the force of Tuesday’s earth quake. The tremor, a 7.0 magnitude, was the biggest to hit the

News

International aid begins to arrive in Haiti

Help is arriving in Haiti but much more food, water and medicine is needed to save a maximum of lives. The airport at Port-au-Prince is

Help is arriving in Haiti but much more food, water and medicine is needed to save a maximum of lives. The airport at Port-au-Prince is

News

Haiti's medical crisis

This is the grim reality for many Haitians caught up in the disaster.    These victims, however, are arguably luckier than most, able to get at

This is the grim reality for many Haitians caught up in the disaster.    These victims, however, are arguably luckier than most, able to get at

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Dazed Haiti quake victims in desperate need of help

Thousands are wandering the wasteland that Port- au-Prince has become – its broken streets a cemetery for countless victims. Many people are

Thousands are wandering the wasteland that Port- au-Prince has become – its broken streets a cemetery for countless victims. Many people are

News

Haiti rescue efforts slow as death toll rises

Organised rescue efforts in Haiti are said to be going slowly after Tuesday’s earthquake left tens of thousands dead. The country’s President says

Organised rescue efforts in Haiti are said to be going slowly after Tuesday’s earthquake left tens of thousands dead. The country’s President says

Science_technology

Building energy efficient cities

The offices, shopping centres and homes of the future should be clean and green. Buildings should incorporate innovative and intelligent design to

The offices, shopping centres and homes of the future should be clean and green. Buildings should incorporate innovative and intelligent design to

Culture

Vienna Philharmonic opens 2010

One of the most prestigious orchestras in the world has become famous for its starring role at its most popular musical event – the Vienna

One of the most prestigious orchestras in the world has become famous for its starring role at its most popular musical event – the Vienna

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Israel apologises to Turkey over public snub

Israel has sent a formal letter of apology to Turkey over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv. Oguz Celikkol was summoned to hear

Israel has sent a formal letter of apology to Turkey over the public humiliation of its ambassador to Tel Aviv. Oguz Celikkol was summoned to hear