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2010-02-04

Business

Swiss watch exports slip

Exports of watches from Switzerland slipped in December from the previous month though the annual rate of decline continued to slow. The Swiss

Exports of watches from Switzerland slipped in December from the previous month though the annual rate of decline continued to slow. The Swiss

Business

China shoe row goes to WTO

China has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the European Union. Beijing says Brussels had violated WTO rules by

China has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the European Union. Beijing says Brussels had violated WTO rules by

Business

Euro zone interest rates unchanged

As expected, the European Central Bank kept interest rates at a record low of one percent at its latest policy meeting and again said the euro zone’s

As expected, the European Central Bank kept interest rates at a record low of one percent at its latest policy meeting and again said the euro zone’s

News

Trade war looms?

The latest flare-up in relations between Washington and Beijing comes against a backdrop of disagreements over Internet freedoms in China that after

The latest flare-up in relations between Washington and Beijing comes against a backdrop of disagreements over Internet freedoms in China that after

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Americans "victims of scam" over Haiti children

It has been claimed that a group of Americans being held in Haiti on suspicion of illegally trying to take children out of the country were given

It has been claimed that a group of Americans being held in Haiti on suspicion of illegally trying to take children out of the country were given

News

Charges expected against Jackson doctor

It is reported the doctor who was present when Michael Jackson died is negotiating his surrender to authorities. A lawyer has confirmed he is

It is reported the doctor who was present when Michael Jackson died is negotiating his surrender to authorities. A lawyer has confirmed he is

News

Strikes begin over Greek austerity plan

The first of a series of new strikes against austerity measures in Greece. Tax officials have walked off the job, just a day after the European

The first of a series of new strikes against austerity measures in Greece. Tax officials have walked off the job, just a day after the European

News

China rebuffs US criticism over trade policy

China has strongly defended its economic policy after President Obama threatened to get tough on trade and exchange rates. In a sign of increasing

China has strongly defended its economic policy after President Obama threatened to get tough on trade and exchange rates. In a sign of increasing

News

MPs ordered to pay back expenses

British MPs have been ordered to repay the equivalent of one and a quarter million euros in allowances after a review prompted by last year“s

British MPs have been ordered to repay the equivalent of one and a quarter million euros in allowances after a review prompted by last year“s

Business

Vox pop

On the streets of Davos euronews sought opinions and views on the significance of the World Economic Forum, held in that Alpine resort at the end of

On the streets of Davos euronews sought opinions and views on the significance of the World Economic Forum, held in that Alpine resort at the end of

Europe

Iceland seeks EU warmth to fend off isolation

Iceland’s relations with the European Union have been under the hotlamp in Brussels, complicated by 3.8 billion euros in British and Dutch savings

Iceland’s relations with the European Union have been under the hotlamp in Brussels, complicated by 3.8 billion euros in British and Dutch savings

Culture

Happy Birthday Berlinale

Preparations are underway for the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Film Festival. There are nearly 400 films on show for the jubilee edition – 20 of

Preparations are underway for the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Film Festival. There are nearly 400 films on show for the jubilee edition – 20 of

News

Threat of "new revolution" in Ukraine

Just days before a run-off presidential vote in Ukraine, political tension is boiling over. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is threatening

Just days before a run-off presidential vote in Ukraine, political tension is boiling over. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is threatening

News

Massive cyclone hits French Polynesia

The beautiful holiday destination of French Polynesia is on red alert today as a powerful cyclone bears down on the islands.     Heavy rains and high

The beautiful holiday destination of French Polynesia is on red alert today as a powerful cyclone bears down on the islands.     Heavy rains and high

News

Rare Ferrari tipped to break price record

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars ever built by Ferrari. One particular vehicle could also become the most expensive. The 250

It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cars ever built by Ferrari. One particular vehicle could also become the most expensive. The 250

News

China refuses to bow to US pressure

China has hit back at the US after President Obama vowed to get tough with Beijing on trade and the exchange rate, adding to tension between the two

China has hit back at the US after President Obama vowed to get tough with Beijing on trade and the exchange rate, adding to tension between the two

News

US and Haiti hold talks on arrested "missionaries"

The US and Haitian governments are holding talks on the fate of 10 Americans accused of trying to smuggle children out of the quake-hit country

The US and Haitian governments are holding talks on the fate of 10 Americans accused of trying to smuggle children out of the quake-hit country

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Haiti quake survivors complain of corruption

As people in quake-devastated Haiti continue to scramble for food and water, the government has confirmed that more than 200,000 people were killed

As people in quake-devastated Haiti continue to scramble for food and water, the government has confirmed that more than 200,000 people were killed

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Cyclone strikes French Polynesia

Local authorities in French Polynesia have begun evacuating areas most exposed to cyclone Oli, which has been buffeting the region with waves up to

Local authorities in French Polynesia have begun evacuating areas most exposed to cyclone Oli, which has been buffeting the region with waves up to

Business

Toyota faces big bill over recall

Toyota says its largest ever safety recall is likely to cost the equivalent of about 1.5 billion euros. More than eight million vehicles could be

Toyota says its largest ever safety recall is likely to cost the equivalent of about 1.5 billion euros. More than eight million vehicles could be

News

"Don't drive" Toyota cars fuels US alarm

Washington has stepped up its pressure on Japanese car maker Toyota. It is calling on it to urgently address a range of safety issues as the company

Washington has stepped up its pressure on Japanese car maker Toyota. It is calling on it to urgently address a range of safety issues as the company

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Swiss seek to calm bank data row with Germany

Switzerland is seeking a diplomatic solution to a row with Germany over tax evasion. Berlin’s readiness to pay for stolen Swiss bank data belonging

Switzerland is seeking a diplomatic solution to a row with Germany over tax evasion. Berlin’s readiness to pay for stolen Swiss bank data belonging