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2010-02-10

Business

Peugeot Citroen anticipates tough year

PSA Peugeot Citroen has said its losses widened to almost 690 million euros last year. The French carmaker believes trading conditions will

PSA Peugeot Citroen has said its losses widened to almost 690 million euros last year. The French carmaker believes trading conditions will

Business

ArcelorMittal performance warning

ArcelorMittal has warned investors that it will not perform as well as had been expected in the first quarter of this year. The world’s top

ArcelorMittal has warned investors that it will not perform as well as had been expected in the first quarter of this year. The world’s top

Business

Coca-Cola bottler's profit sparkles

The European market is fizzing for Coca-Cola Enterprises; the soft drink bottler has just reported the highest earnings in its history. Profit in

The European market is fizzing for Coca-Cola Enterprises; the soft drink bottler has just reported the highest earnings in its history. Profit in

Business

Dubai World 'to ask for debt freeze'

The state-linked and heavily indebted conglomerate Dubai World is reportedly about to officially ask its creditors for a temporary freeze on repaying

The state-linked and heavily indebted conglomerate Dubai World is reportedly about to officially ask its creditors for a temporary freeze on repaying

Business

Honda latest with recall woes

Honda is the latest Japanese carmaker to be hit by safety problems. It has issued a recall of more than 400,000 vehicles to replace their airbags

Honda is the latest Japanese carmaker to be hit by safety problems. It has issued a recall of more than 400,000 vehicles to replace their airbags

Europe

EP prepared to challenge EU-US SWIFT deal on bank data

Ordinary Europeans’ banking data could soon be accessible to American anti-terrorist investigators, under the so-called SWIFT agreement. This

Ordinary Europeans’ banking data could soon be accessible to American anti-terrorist investigators, under the so-called SWIFT agreement. This

Europe

EU report says Turkish progress "limited"

A report on Turkish preparations required for negotiations to join the European Union has described reform progress as ‘remaining limited’. The

A report on Turkish preparations required for negotiations to join the European Union has described reform progress as ‘remaining limited’. The

Europe

Brussels summit to focus on Greek debt

Greece’s Herculean debt is coming up for discussion at a special economic summit in Brussels this Thursday. Following talks with the Greek Prime

Greece’s Herculean debt is coming up for discussion at a special economic summit in Brussels this Thursday. Following talks with the Greek Prime

News

Baltic nations take action on sea pollution

Northern European nations have been discussing pollution in the Baltic Sea at a conference in Finland. The Baltic is considered one of the most

Northern European nations have been discussing pollution in the Baltic Sea at a conference in Finland. The Baltic is considered one of the most

News

US sanctions imposed on Iranian firms

The US has wasted no time in reacting to Iran’s announcement that it has started enriching its own uranium. Washington has imposed sanctions on

The US has wasted no time in reacting to Iran’s announcement that it has started enriching its own uranium. Washington has imposed sanctions on

News

Greek public services hit by 24-hour strike

Greek government services, schools, ports, some hospitals and flights ground to a halt on Wednesday as the civil servants’ union staged a 24- hour

Greek government services, schools, ports, some hospitals and flights ground to a halt on Wednesday as the civil servants’ union staged a 24- hour

News

Colombo clashes over arrested opposition leader

There have been violent scenes in Sri Lanka’s capital when opposition supporters demanding the release of their defeated presidential candidate

There have been violent scenes in Sri Lanka’s capital when opposition supporters demanding the release of their defeated presidential candidate

News

Haitians urged to turn in escaped inmates

The UN says there is growing concern about the thousands of prison inmates who escaped after Haiti’s earthquake. It is appealing for the public to

The UN says there is growing concern about the thousands of prison inmates who escaped after Haiti’s earthquake. It is appealing for the public to

Culture

La Scala - Where Passion Thrives

La Scala in Milan is the most famous opera house in the world thanks to its extraordinary history. The revolutionary composer Giuseppe Verdi worked

La Scala in Milan is the most famous opera house in the world thanks to its extraordinary history. The revolutionary composer Giuseppe Verdi worked

Culture

Bonus interview: Stéphane Lissner

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Stéphane Lissner, La Scala General Manager and Artistic Director, about his experience at the

Here are some extra excerpts from our interview with Stéphane Lissner, La Scala General Manager and Artistic Director, about his experience at the

Culture

Russian museum zooms in Turkestan art

A new school of 20th century art – Turkestan avant-garde – is being promoted by Russia’s State Museum of Oriental Art.

A new school of 20th century art – Turkestan avant-garde – is being promoted by Russia’s State Museum of Oriental Art.

Science_technology

Scans shed new light on coma patients' brains

A man who was presumed to be in vegetative state after a road accident five years ago has managed to answer simple questions, using thought alone

A man who was presumed to be in vegetative state after a road accident five years ago has managed to answer simple questions, using thought alone

Culture

Gittoes's Taliwood doc chosen by MoMA

Described as a guerilla film maker, Australian artist George Gittoes has travelled to war zones around the world, filming, taking photographs and

Described as a guerilla film maker, Australian artist George Gittoes has travelled to war zones around the world, filming, taking photographs and

News

Ukraine: Yanukovich calls on PM to step down

The man who narrowly came out on top in Ukraine’s presidential election at the weekend has publicly called on his opponent to concede defeat and step

The man who narrowly came out on top in Ukraine’s presidential election at the weekend has publicly called on his opponent to concede defeat and step

News

Ukraine: Yanukovich calls on PM to quit

In Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, who secured a narrow victory in the presidential election at the weekend, has publicly called on his opponent to

In Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich, who secured a narrow victory in the presidential election at the weekend, has publicly called on his opponent to

News

Brussels closely watching Greece crisis

The crisis facing Greece has struck fear into the heart of the European Union. This amid debate about the stability of the euro zone and the risk of

The crisis facing Greece has struck fear into the heart of the European Union. This amid debate about the stability of the euro zone and the risk of

News

Death toll from Afghan avalanches rises

It is being called one of the worst natural disasters in recent years in Afghanistan, where it is now known that a series of avalanches has claimed

It is being called one of the worst natural disasters in recent years in Afghanistan, where it is now known that a series of avalanches has claimed

News

Yanukovich ahead by 3.48%, all votes counted

It is a lead of just 3.48 percentage points. Ukraine’s electoral commission says with 100 percent of votes counted after the weekend presidential

It is a lead of just 3.48 percentage points. Ukraine’s electoral commission says with 100 percent of votes counted after the weekend presidential

News

Sudan & Chad announce end to proxy war

On a surprise visit to Khartoum Chad’s President Idriss Deby has met with Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a joint announcement by the two

On a surprise visit to Khartoum Chad’s President Idriss Deby has met with Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for a joint announcement by the two

News

Obama sings with the stars

The White House has seen concerts before, but none as lavish or star-studded as this. President Obama hosted a celebration of the music that powered

The White House has seen concerts before, but none as lavish or star-studded as this. President Obama hosted a celebration of the music that powered

News

Greek civil servants take to the streets

It began with government tax workers last week, now other Greek civil servants have taken to the streets. Many state services, including schools and

It began with government tax workers last week, now other Greek civil servants have taken to the streets. Many state services, including schools and

News

Endeavour arrives at ISS

The space shuttle Endeavour has docked with the International Space Station this morning in a flawless manouver. The crew of six will spend nine

The space shuttle Endeavour has docked with the International Space Station this morning in a flawless manouver. The crew of six will spend nine