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2010-02-01

Business

Ryanair optimistic about profit

Irish airline Ryanair has raised its profit forecast for this year and said it has been able to exploit the slump in the airline industry. Europe’s

Irish airline Ryanair has raised its profit forecast for this year and said it has been able to exploit the slump in the airline industry. Europe’s

Business

Euro zone manufacturing improves

Manufacturing in the euro zone grew at its fastest pace in two years in January but Spain continues to lag behind the region’s other big economies

Manufacturing in the euro zone grew at its fastest pace in two years in January but Spain continues to lag behind the region’s other big economies

Business

Hummer deadline pushed back

General Motors has agreed to push back the deadline for its sale of the Hummer brand by one month to the end of February. That is in response to a

General Motors has agreed to push back the deadline for its sale of the Hummer brand by one month to the end of February. That is in response to a

Business

Toyota recall will cost carmaker

Trying to salvage its reputation for quality Toyota has announced details of another massive safety recall of its vehicles. The world’s top

Trying to salvage its reputation for quality Toyota has announced details of another massive safety recall of its vehicles. The world’s top

Business

Russian GDP slumps in 2009

Russia’s economy suffered its worst contraction in fifteen years in 2009. New government figures show that gross domestic product declined by 7.9

Russia’s economy suffered its worst contraction in fifteen years in 2009. New government figures show that gross domestic product declined by 7.9

News

Forgotten victims of a frozen conflict

Internally displaced people from Azerbaijan are the forgotten victims of the frozen conflict: Nagorno Karabakh. Entire communities were expelled

Internally displaced people from Azerbaijan are the forgotten victims of the frozen conflict: Nagorno Karabakh. Entire communities were expelled

Europe

Washington confirms Obama not to attend EU-US summit

Europe’s relevance in American eyes is cast in doubt again, with confirmation from Washington that President Barack Obama will not attend the annual

Europe’s relevance in American eyes is cast in doubt again, with confirmation from Washington that President Barack Obama will not attend the annual

Business

US budget plan has winners and losers

The dilemma facing Barack Obama in putting together his budget proposals is that he has to cut the US government’s long-term debt but not stall the

The dilemma facing Barack Obama in putting together his budget proposals is that he has to cut the US government’s long-term debt but not stall the

News

Obama to take long-term deficit curbing action

Create jobs and cut spending – Barack Obama’s main budget objectives. The US President has outlined an ambitious plan to tackle the country’s

Create jobs and cut spending – Barack Obama’s main budget objectives. The US President has outlined an ambitious plan to tackle the country’s

News

Concorde: Paris court case

Nearly 10 years after Concorde crashed into a hotel in Paris, killing 113 people, a French court is to begin proceedings to establish exactly who was

Nearly 10 years after Concorde crashed into a hotel in Paris, killing 113 people, a French court is to begin proceedings to establish exactly who was

News

UN chief Ban calls for Cyprus' leaders to compromise

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Cyprus’ estranged Greek and Turkish sides to compromise, in a final push for peace

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Cyprus’ estranged Greek and Turkish sides to compromise, in a final push for peace

News

Total workers' anger at being kept in the dark

Hundreds of workers at French petrol company Total have stormed management offices in Paris to protest at the possible closure of a refinery. Total

Hundreds of workers at French petrol company Total have stormed management offices in Paris to protest at the possible closure of a refinery. Total

News

Israel censures army officers over Gaza shelling

Two senior Israeli army officers have been reprimanded for shelling a heavily populated area in Gaza, it has emerged. A UN compound hit in last

Two senior Israeli army officers have been reprimanded for shelling a heavily populated area in Gaza, it has emerged. A UN compound hit in last

Science_technology

Climate Change Confusion for Lithuanian Birds

Scientists believe global warming is putting birds in Lithuania into a quandry. They say the unusual weather conditions caused by climate change are

Scientists believe global warming is putting birds in Lithuania into a quandry. They say the unusual weather conditions caused by climate change are

Culture

Art For Baby's Sake

The Russian Museum of Arts in St Petersburg has begun a programme designed to give children the earliest possible head start in art appreciation

The Russian Museum of Arts in St Petersburg has begun a programme designed to give children the earliest possible head start in art appreciation

Culture

Sundance honours the Indies

A film about American troops in Afghanistan has won the US Documentary Feature award at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The makers of Restrepo

A film about American troops in Afghanistan has won the US Documentary Feature award at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The makers of Restrepo

Culture

Beyonce: Queen of the Grammies

Fresh faced country sensation Taylor Swift made music history by becoming the youngest artist to win the coveted Album of the Year Grammy for her

Fresh faced country sensation Taylor Swift made music history by becoming the youngest artist to win the coveted Album of the Year Grammy for her

News

EU backs Greece's fiscal austerity measures

Greece’s plan to cut its huge deficit have been cautiously welcomed by the EU. The proposals include cutting public worker salaries, raising the

Greece’s plan to cut its huge deficit have been cautiously welcomed by the EU. The proposals include cutting public worker salaries, raising the

News

UN chief optimistic Cyprus peace deal can be struck

The United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-moon has said he is confident a solution to bridge differences on divided Cyprus can be found. The

The United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-moon has said he is confident a solution to bridge differences on divided Cyprus can be found. The

News

Chinese fury at US/Taiwan arms deal

There has been an angry public and media reaction in China to Washington’s announcement that it will sell weapons to Taiwan. Monday editions of

There has been an angry public and media reaction in China to Washington’s announcement that it will sell weapons to Taiwan. Monday editions of

News

Obama seeks to fix America's fiscal hole

Barack Obama is set to announce his budget plans for next year and a new record US budget deficit for this year. The president has already promised

Barack Obama is set to announce his budget plans for next year and a new record US budget deficit for this year. The president has already promised

News

US to resume medical flights from Haiti

The White House has said medical evacuation flights from Haiti to the US will resume following last week’s suspension. Airlifts were stopped on

The White House has said medical evacuation flights from Haiti to the US will resume following last week’s suspension. Airlifts were stopped on

News

Scores killed in Baghdad suicide blast

At least 41 people are reported to have died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Iraq. The attack took place in the northeast of

At least 41 people are reported to have died after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Iraq. The attack took place in the northeast of

News

Iraqi pilgrims killed in Baghdad bomb blast

At least 13 pilgrims have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi capital.   The victims are all believed to be Shi’ite. The attack took

At least 13 pilgrims have been killed by a female suicide bomber in the Iraqi capital.   The victims are all believed to be Shi’ite. The attack took