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2010-02-09

Business

UBS posts profit

Swiss bank UBS has posted a quarterly net profit for the first time since mid 2008. But at the same time it said that clients continue to withdrew

Swiss bank UBS has posted a quarterly net profit for the first time since mid 2008. But at the same time it said that clients continue to withdrew

Business

Visitors down at Euro Disney

The latest quarterly report from Euro Disney does not make for fun reading. The theme park just outside Paris saw an 11 percent fall in visitor

The latest quarterly report from Euro Disney does not make for fun reading. The theme park just outside Paris saw an 11 percent fall in visitor

Business

Ikea workers protest over pay

Ikea workers protesting over pay have occupied the company’s French headquarters and three of its stores have been hit by strikes. Industrial

Ikea workers protesting over pay have occupied the company’s French headquarters and three of its stores have been hit by strikes. Industrial

Business

Toyota confirms latest recalls

The Japanese government has sent a warning to Toyota over recalls saying, in effect,we’re watching you and this had better not happen again. The

The Japanese government has sent a warning to Toyota over recalls saying, in effect,we’re watching you and this had better not happen again. The

Business

Opel wants aid to fund job cuts

General Motors European division Opel and Vauxhall has asked the German federal and state governments for 1.5 billion euros in state aid. That will

General Motors European division Opel and Vauxhall has asked the German federal and state governments for 1.5 billion euros in state aid. That will

Europe

What now for Turkey-EU relations?

euronews asked a specialist in Europe-Turkey relations, Can Baydarol, for his reaction to the new European Commission. euronews: “Mister Baydarol

euronews asked a specialist in Europe-Turkey relations, Can Baydarol, for his reaction to the new European Commission. euronews: “Mister Baydarol

Europe

EP hands EC strong vote to steady EU

The new European Commission has finally been given European Parliament clearance to begin work. Institutional infighting over political concessions

The new European Commission has finally been given European Parliament clearance to begin work. Institutional infighting over political concessions

Europe

Effigy of Fischer-Boel goes up in flames

As the European Parliament welcomes in the new Commission team, outside the offices in Brussels of the outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Marianne

As the European Parliament welcomes in the new Commission team, outside the offices in Brussels of the outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Marianne

News

Deadly avalanches in Afghanistan

More than 60 people are feared dead after a series of avalanches in Afghanistan. Some 20 bodies have been recovered and at least 40 people are

More than 60 people are feared dead after a series of avalanches in Afghanistan. Some 20 bodies have been recovered and at least 40 people are

News

Anger grows at Iran's nuclear enrichment

Pressure is mounting on Iran following its announcement that it is stepping up its programme of nuclear enrichment. Only China, which is among the

Pressure is mounting on Iran following its announcement that it is stepping up its programme of nuclear enrichment. Only China, which is among the

News

German benefit system 'unconstitutional'

Germany’s top court has ruled that the country’s benefit system for its poorest citizens is unconstitutional. The decision could cost the heavily

Germany’s top court has ruled that the country’s benefit system for its poorest citizens is unconstitutional. The decision could cost the heavily

Culture

Writing you could wear

The exhibition is called 20 suits for Europe, but it is not about the suits who keep our European institutions ticking over, rather it is a display

The exhibition is called 20 suits for Europe, but it is not about the suits who keep our European institutions ticking over, rather it is a display

Culture

Travolta back on the big screen

John Travolta returns to the big screen in action movie From Paris With Love, by French film maker Pierre Morel, from a story by Luc Besson.

John Travolta returns to the big screen in action movie From Paris With Love, by French film maker Pierre Morel, from a story by Luc Besson.

Science_technology

At Imagina, imagination's the limit

A pocket-sized 3D scanner and an application that allows architects to reposition churches – just some of the innovations on display at this year’s

A pocket-sized 3D scanner and an application that allows architects to reposition churches – just some of the innovations on display at this year’s

News

Tymoshenko to contest election result

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is to challenge the result of the country’s presidential run-off election in the courts. Facing defeat by

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is to challenge the result of the country’s presidential run-off election in the courts. Facing defeat by

Europe

New European Commission approved by EU Parliament

Barroso II has been given the green light.   Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have approved the lineup of the new European

Barroso II has been given the green light.   Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have approved the lineup of the new European

Business

Opel confirms painful restructuring plan

A painful restructuring plan has been confirmed by Opel, the European division of General Motors. The company says it will go ahead and cut 8,300

A painful restructuring plan has been confirmed by Opel, the European division of General Motors. The company says it will go ahead and cut 8,300

News

IAEA in Iran for enrichment start-up

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors are at Iran’s nuclear facility in Natanz today checking the startup of production of highly-enriched

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors are at Iran’s nuclear facility in Natanz today checking the startup of production of highly-enriched

News

Tymoshenko refuses to concede election

Yulia Tymoshenko is reportedly vowing to never accept defeat. Ukrainian television reports the Prime Minister has decided not to concede after

Yulia Tymoshenko is reportedly vowing to never accept defeat. Ukrainian television reports the Prime Minister has decided not to concede after

News

European Parliament approves new Commission

Today is one of the rare occasions when the European parliament truly comes centre-stage in EU politics. That is because its job this Tuesday is to

Today is one of the rare occasions when the European parliament truly comes centre-stage in EU politics. That is because its job this Tuesday is to

News

Third major recall for Toyota

It is turning out to be a rocky road for Toyota – but also for its customers. The company has been forced to confirm its third major recall in four

It is turning out to be a rocky road for Toyota – but also for its customers. The company has been forced to confirm its third major recall in four

News

Anger over Jackson manslaughter charge

Michael Jackson’s family has voiced anger over the choice of charge laid over the singer’s death. Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has pleaded not

Michael Jackson’s family has voiced anger over the choice of charge laid over the singer’s death. Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has pleaded not

News

Fighting against AIDS in the horn of Africa

HIV and AIDS in Africa continues to blight lives all across the continent. Handicap International is working with local projects to co-ordinate

HIV and AIDS in Africa continues to blight lives all across the continent. Handicap International is working with local projects to co-ordinate

Europe

Europe's pension problems

With a population composed of more and more old people and with fewer children being born, demographic pressures are calling into question Europe’s

With a population composed of more and more old people and with fewer children being born, demographic pressures are calling into question Europe’s

Europe

The Venice Commission

What is the role of the Venice Commission, at work for 20 years on electoral law, independence of judicial systems and respect for human rights in

What is the role of the Venice Commission, at work for 20 years on electoral law, independence of judicial systems and respect for human rights in