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2010-01-22

Europe

EU foreign policy chief to visit Haiti soon

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said she will visit Haiti but has not picked a date yet. This follows a meeting this week with

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said she will visit Haiti but has not picked a date yet. This follows a meeting this week with

Europe

Serbian Orthodox Church has new moderate patriarch

A moderate has been chosen as the new patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, beating two other candidates in a secret ballot. The 80-year-old

A moderate has been chosen as the new patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, beating two other candidates in a secret ballot. The 80-year-old

News

Haiti: The battle to keep survivors alive

Now that food, medicine and money are beginning to circulate more efficiently in Haiti, authorities and charities are concentrating on getting

Now that food, medicine and money are beginning to circulate more efficiently in Haiti, authorities and charities are concentrating on getting

News

China bites back over US Internet accusations

Internet, Google, freedom – they are words at the heart of a spiralling spat between China and the United States. Things reached a climax with

Internet, Google, freedom – they are words at the heart of a spiralling spat between China and the United States. Things reached a climax with

Business

World's tourism industry looks to new horizons

The movers and the shakers of the world’s tourism industry have been gathering in Madrid as the sector attempts to put behind a dismal 2009 and look

The movers and the shakers of the world’s tourism industry have been gathering in Madrid as the sector attempts to put behind a dismal 2009 and look

Business

Business optimism in France starts to pick up

Business confidence in France this month has risen to its highest level since September 2008. Morale in the French manufacturing sector jumped

Business confidence in France this month has risen to its highest level since September 2008. Morale in the French manufacturing sector jumped

Business

Hershey's Cadbury bid melts away

A counterbid by US chocolate maker Hershey for British confectioner Cadbury has melted away. According to reports the American firm’s board

A counterbid by US chocolate maker Hershey for British confectioner Cadbury has melted away. According to reports the American firm’s board

Business

Sony Ericsson guarded on market prospects

Mobile phone giant Sony Ericsson has said it expects only slight growth in 2010 as last year’s losses met expectations. The handset and chip maker

Mobile phone giant Sony Ericsson has said it expects only slight growth in 2010 as last year’s losses met expectations. The handset and chip maker

News

Haiti quake kids tell survival story

Two children rescued from the rubble of the Haiti earthquake have told how they survived trapped without food or water or more than a

Two children rescued from the rubble of the Haiti earthquake have told how they survived trapped without food or water or more than a

Europe

Istanbul is the 2010 European capital of culture

Off the beaten track, we’ve asked figures from the world of art to give us their vision on Turkey’s most diverse city. Between East and West, this

Off the beaten track, we’ve asked figures from the world of art to give us their vision on Turkey’s most diverse city. Between East and West, this

News

Afghan official warns on troop pullout

Afghanistan’s former foreign minister has cast doubt on his country’s ability to take charge of its own security, despite recent successes in

Afghanistan’s former foreign minister has cast doubt on his country’s ability to take charge of its own security, despite recent successes in

News

Corsica welcomes its first illegal migrants

Some 124 migrants, some of Kurdish or Iraqi origin, have been found on a beach in southern Corsica.   It is the first time migrants crossing the

Some 124 migrants, some of Kurdish or Iraqi origin, have been found on a beach in southern Corsica.   It is the first time migrants crossing the

Europe

Entrepreneurs vital to beat recession

The Enterprise Europe Network is designed to help small businesses feeling the economic and financial squeeze. With credit sources drier than they

The Enterprise Europe Network is designed to help small businesses feeling the economic and financial squeeze. With credit sources drier than they

News

Arrividerci Roma: Italian authorities move gypsies

Italian authorities are pressing ahead with a controversial programme to move gypsy families from one of the biggest makeshift camps in Europe. The

Italian authorities are pressing ahead with a controversial programme to move gypsy families from one of the biggest makeshift camps in Europe. The

Culture

Stars out for Boss at Berlin

The stars came out for the Boss collection at Berlin Fashion Week. Hilary Swank, David Coulthard, Matt Dillon, and German singing star Nena all

The stars came out for the Boss collection at Berlin Fashion Week. Hilary Swank, David Coulthard, Matt Dillon, and German singing star Nena all

Culture

Sundance Opens

The Sundance Film Festival has opened in Utah promising a return to rebellious risky film-making. In recent years Sundance has moved closer to the

The Sundance Film Festival has opened in Utah promising a return to rebellious risky film-making. In recent years Sundance has moved closer to the

News

Turkey arrests 120 Al-Qaeda suspects

Police in Turkey have arrested 120 suspected members of Al Qaeda after carrying out a series of dawn raids across the country.   Reports say a senior

Police in Turkey have arrested 120 suspected members of Al Qaeda after carrying out a series of dawn raids across the country.   Reports say a senior

News

Haitians grapple with survival

The aid may be starting to flow in quantities that will make a difference, but for many Haitians the only thing on their minds is how to get out of

The aid may be starting to flow in quantities that will make a difference, but for many Haitians the only thing on their minds is how to get out of

News

Moscow reacts to US missile plans in Poland

Russia has reacted to the planned deployment of American missiles in Poland, saying it is simply a matter between Washington and Warsaw. A battery of

Russia has reacted to the planned deployment of American missiles in Poland, saying it is simply a matter between Washington and Warsaw. A battery of

Science_technology

XMM Newton: unveiling the universe

In 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered rays which he didn’t know much about, so he called them X-Rays. One of the best known

In 1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen discovered rays which he didn’t know much about, so he called them X-Rays. One of the best known

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China says Net row could damage Sino-US relations

China has taken a swipe back at the United States, saying Washington’s campaign against internet censorship could damage relations between the two

China has taken a swipe back at the United States, saying Washington’s campaign against internet censorship could damage relations between the two

Business

Obama bank threats echo around the world

European stock markets have opened weaker this morning, following in the wake of Asia, itself triggered by President Obama’s threat to bash the banks

European stock markets have opened weaker this morning, following in the wake of Asia, itself triggered by President Obama’s threat to bash the banks

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Quake survivors robbed of aid in Haiti

An illustration of the problems of aid distribution in Haiti came with the latest pictures which arrived this morning. An aid distribution centre

An illustration of the problems of aid distribution in Haiti came with the latest pictures which arrived this morning. An aid distribution centre

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Haitian orphans arrive for new life in Europe

More than 100 Haitian orphans have arrived in the Netherlands after having their adoption procedures fast-tracked, following the country’s massive

More than 100 Haitian orphans have arrived in the Netherlands after having their adoption procedures fast-tracked, following the country’s massive

News

Banks bashed by Obama's war on risky business

Wall Street has reacted badly to the US president’s plans to limit the size and strategy of big banks. The proposals are seen as the biggest

Wall Street has reacted badly to the US president’s plans to limit the size and strategy of big banks. The proposals are seen as the biggest