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2010-01-29

Business

World economy gets a redesign

The global economy has never seen this before. Emerging economies now produce more than the developed ones, and that change and its implications are

The global economy has never seen this before. Emerging economies now produce more than the developed ones, and that change and its implications are

Business

After Toyota, recall woes hit Honda

Toyota have confirmed the size of their massive car recall in Europe – 1.8 million vehicles will go back to dealers for a tweak on accelerator pedals

Toyota have confirmed the size of their massive car recall in Europe – 1.8 million vehicles will go back to dealers for a tweak on accelerator pedals

Business

Nationwide says house price boom is back

British house price inflation is now back to its pre-financial crisis levels, and is heading for double digits next month says Nationwide, a key high

British house price inflation is now back to its pre-financial crisis levels, and is heading for double digits next month says Nationwide, a key high

Business

US GDP figures surprise

US GDP exploded in the final quarter last year, growing by a whopping 5.7 percent, the fastest rate in 6 years. But that did not stop 2009 being the

US GDP exploded in the final quarter last year, growing by a whopping 5.7 percent, the fastest rate in 6 years. But that did not stop 2009 being the

Business

The pain in Spain falls mainly on the old

Spain has announced austerity measures to suck 50 billion euros out of state spending over 3 years, including a proposal to raise the retirement age

Spain has announced austerity measures to suck 50 billion euros out of state spending over 3 years, including a proposal to raise the retirement age

Business

Eurozone releases mixed figures

Unemployment in the eurozone is at its highest for more than 12 years, hitting 10 percent in December, to 15.8 million people says Luxembourg

Unemployment in the eurozone is at its highest for more than 12 years, hitting 10 percent in December, to 15.8 million people says Luxembourg

News

Haiti's lost and orphaned children

Some of the most vulnerable victims of Haiti’s earthquake are the thousands of orphans created by the catastrophe. The Red Cross is trying to help

Some of the most vulnerable victims of Haiti’s earthquake are the thousands of orphans created by the catastrophe. The Red Cross is trying to help

Europe

Brussels protest over job cuts

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brussels in a protest over job cuts. The demonstration comes a week after the announcement of a

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brussels in a protest over job cuts. The demonstration comes a week after the announcement of a

News

Taliban ponders peace talks

Just 24 hours after a major London conference on the future of Afghanistan, NATO forces and government troops have engaged in a gun battle following

Just 24 hours after a major London conference on the future of Afghanistan, NATO forces and government troops have engaged in a gun battle following

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Blair branded a liar by protesters

Families of some of the 179 British service personnel killed in Iraq joined peace protesters outside the Iraq war inquiry as former British Prime

Families of some of the 179 British service personnel killed in Iraq joined peace protesters outside the Iraq war inquiry as former British Prime

News

Villepin blames Sarkozy for Clearstream appeal

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has reacted angrily to news that prosecutors will appeal after he was cleared of defaming

Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has reacted angrily to news that prosecutors will appeal after he was cleared of defaming

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Blair reveals extent of splits over Iraq

Tony Blair has been robustly defending his decision to take Britain into war against Iraq. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the

Tony Blair has been robustly defending his decision to take Britain into war against Iraq. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry into the

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Israel accused of Hamas assassination

The Hamas Islamist group has accused Israel of assassinating one of its senior military commanders. The funeral has been held in Damascus for

The Hamas Islamist group has accused Israel of assassinating one of its senior military commanders. The funeral has been held in Damascus for

Culture

Culture round-up

Europe’s oldest opera house has just re-opened its doors after a major revamp. The San Carlo Theatre in Naples, Italy, now boasts a hi-tech stage

Europe’s oldest opera house has just re-opened its doors after a major revamp. The San Carlo Theatre in Naples, Italy, now boasts a hi-tech stage

Culture

Legion

Paul Bettany and his newly-acquired 6-pack stars (with a mad granny, natch) in Scott Stewart’s apocalyptic offering, Legion. The film is pretty

Paul Bettany and his newly-acquired 6-pack stars (with a mad granny, natch) in Scott Stewart’s apocalyptic offering, Legion. The film is pretty

Europe

Greek credibility on the line

Young Greeks were told: ‘Get an education, so you’ll make a good living’. But something went wrong along the way. Greece spent like there was no

Young Greeks were told: ‘Get an education, so you’ll make a good living’. But something went wrong along the way. Greece spent like there was no

News

New chums for Baltic bow wow after frozen odyssey

A dog rescued after floating 125 kilometres on an ice floe down Poland’s Vistula River and then out into the Baltic Sea has been adopted by the crew

A dog rescued after floating 125 kilometres on an ice floe down Poland’s Vistula River and then out into the Baltic Sea has been adopted by the crew

News

Mobs disrupt some Haiti food handouts

The latest handouts of aid have turned to chaos in some parts of the Haitian capital as relief groups struggle to help the throngs left desperate and

The latest handouts of aid have turned to chaos in some parts of the Haitian capital as relief groups struggle to help the throngs left desperate and

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Egyptians ecstatic after CAN win over Algeria

The sound of celebration echoes round the streets of Cairo as fans party following Egypt’s 4-0 victory against arch-rivals Algeria in the semi-final

The sound of celebration echoes round the streets of Cairo as fans party following Egypt’s 4-0 victory against arch-rivals Algeria in the semi-final

News

Blair: 9/11 changed risk assessment over Iraq

Tony Blair has begun giving evidence for the first time in public on the reasons why he led Britain into war with Iraq. The former British prime

Tony Blair has begun giving evidence for the first time in public on the reasons why he led Britain into war with Iraq. The former British prime

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Bereaved families protest as Blair faces Iraq inquiry

Families of some of the 179 British soldiers killed in Iraq have joined peace protesters outside the Iraq war inquiry, as former British Prime

Families of some of the 179 British soldiers killed in Iraq have joined peace protesters outside the Iraq war inquiry, as former British Prime

News

Prosecutor to challenge Clearstream verdict

The French prosecutor is to appeal against the decision to clear Dominique de Villepin of any wrongdoing in the Clearstream affair. The former

The French prosecutor is to appeal against the decision to clear Dominique de Villepin of any wrongdoing in the Clearstream affair. The former

News

Bernanke reappointed as Federal Reserve Chairman

The US Senate has approved Ben Bernanke’s nomination to a second four-year term in charge of the Federal Reserve. Senators voted 70-30 for Bernanke

The US Senate has approved Ben Bernanke’s nomination to a second four-year term in charge of the Federal Reserve. Senators voted 70-30 for Bernanke

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Berlusconi links foreigners to organised crime

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has landed himself in another controversy by linking immigrants to organised crime. He was speaking at

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has landed himself in another controversy by linking immigrants to organised crime. He was speaking at

News

'Pivotal' moment as Blair faces Iraq inquiry

Why did Britain go to war in Iraq? Tony Blair will be grilled at length about the decision when he makes a much awaited appearance before the Chilcot

Why did Britain go to war in Iraq? Tony Blair will be grilled at length about the decision when he makes a much awaited appearance before the Chilcot

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'Catcher in the Rye' author dies aged 91

Reclusive American author J.D. Salinger who wrote the post-war literary classic “The Catcher in the Rye” has died of natural causes aged 91 at his

Reclusive American author J.D. Salinger who wrote the post-war literary classic “The Catcher in the Rye” has died of natural causes aged 91 at his