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2010-02-16

Business

Toyota to cut US production - report

Toyota is reportedly going to halt production for several days at two of its plants in the United States. The Japanese regional newspaper where

Toyota is reportedly going to halt production for several days at two of its plants in the United States. The Japanese regional newspaper where

Business

InterContinental profit slips

The world’s biggest hotelier, InterContinental said its profit last year fell by just over a third and it warned that trading conditions would remain

The world’s biggest hotelier, InterContinental said its profit last year fell by just over a third and it warned that trading conditions would remain

Business

EU pressures Greece on deficit cuts

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have set Greece a deadline of mid May to implement “urgent measures” to cut its budget

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have set Greece a deadline of mid May to implement “urgent measures” to cut its budget

Business

EU January car sales rise

Passenger car sales in EU member states rose 12.9 percent in January. The European carmakers’ association said government scrapping incentive

Passenger car sales in EU member states rose 12.9 percent in January. The European carmakers’ association said government scrapping incentive

Business

Barclays upbeat

Barclays posted a better than forecast profit of 13.1 billion euros in 2009 and said this year has started well. Britain’s second-largest bank –

Barclays posted a better than forecast profit of 13.1 billion euros in 2009 and said this year has started well. Britain’s second-largest bank –

News

Saftey debate after Belgian train crash

So was it human error? A technical failure? Or a combination of both? What is known about the deadly train collision in Belgium is that one of the

So was it human error? A technical failure? Or a combination of both? What is known about the deadly train collision in Belgium is that one of the

News

Landslides wreak havoc in Italy

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the village of Maierato in the Italian region of Calabria after landslides caused by

More than 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the village of Maierato in the Italian region of Calabria after landslides caused by

News

Alleged arms dealer to stay in Thai jail

An Russian alleged arms dealer dubbed the “Merchant of Death” has had a request for temporary release turned down by a court in Bangkok where he is

An Russian alleged arms dealer dubbed the “Merchant of Death” has had a request for temporary release turned down by a court in Bangkok where he is

News

Child abuse priests are 'heinous' criminals - Pope

The Pope has said Catholic priests who sexually abuse children are guilty of a ‘heinous crime.’ His words came in a statement after two days of

The Pope has said Catholic priests who sexually abuse children are guilty of a ‘heinous crime.’ His words came in a statement after two days of

News

US officials hail arrest of Taliban commander

The Taliban have denied reports that their top military commander has been arrested in Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is said to have been

The Taliban have denied reports that their top military commander has been arrested in Pakistan. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is said to have been

News

Kim Jong-il absent at birthday celebrations

Conspicuous by his absence. North Korea is celebrating its leader’s 68th birthday, but the non-attendance of Kim Jong-il is sparking fresh debate

Conspicuous by his absence. North Korea is celebrating its leader’s 68th birthday, but the non-attendance of Kim Jong-il is sparking fresh debate

Science_technology

3D fans turn a blind eye to poor eyesight

Next month, it will be Alice in Wonderlands turn for the three dimensional treatment. As cinema-goers eagerly anticipate the films release, it

Next month, it will be Alice in Wonderlands turn for the three dimensional treatment. As cinema-goers eagerly anticipate the films release, it

Europe

Iceland EU membership talks to be recommended

Reykjavik hopes to lead Iceland into the European Union by 2012. An EU official said that next week the European Commission will recommend that the

Reykjavik hopes to lead Iceland into the European Union by 2012. An EU official said that next week the European Commission will recommend that the

News

Belgian train drivers strike after deadly crash

Belgian train drivers have been on strike over working conditions they say could result in a repeat of Monday’s deadly crash near Brussels. A train

Belgian train drivers have been on strike over working conditions they say could result in a repeat of Monday’s deadly crash near Brussels. A train

Europe

Italy knocks Swiss over Libya's Schengen freeze

Italy has accused Switzerland of holding hostage all the members of Europe’s Schengen countries. This comes after Libya stopped issuing visas to

Italy has accused Switzerland of holding hostage all the members of Europe’s Schengen countries. This comes after Libya stopped issuing visas to

News

Iran defiant over fresh sanction threat

The Iranian president has responded with typical defiance to the threat of new international sanctions against his country. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told

The Iranian president has responded with typical defiance to the threat of new international sanctions against his country. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told

Culture

Could Percy Jackson be the next Harry Potter?

New film “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is being billed as the new Harry Potter. Based on the novels by Rick Riordan, Percy

New film “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is being billed as the new Harry Potter. Based on the novels by Rick Riordan, Percy

Culture

A new string to Hilary Hahn's bow

At just 27 years old, violinist Hilary Hahn has released 16 albums and won two Grammy awards. Her latest CD, “Bach: Violin and Voice” features a

At just 27 years old, violinist Hilary Hahn has released 16 albums and won two Grammy awards. Her latest CD, “Bach: Violin and Voice” features a

News

Belgian train drivers strike after rail disaster

Train drivers in Belgium have walked out of work as part of a wildcat strike, claiming a deterioration in working conditions could lead to another

Train drivers in Belgium have walked out of work as part of a wildcat strike, claiming a deterioration in working conditions could lead to another

News

NATO offensive hits Taliban resistance

Booby traps are continuing to cause problems for US and Afghan troops on day four of one of NATO’s biggest offensives against the Taliban. 

Booby traps are continuing to cause problems for US and Afghan troops on day four of one of NATO’s biggest offensives against the Taliban. 

News

Landslides hit Italy after heavy rain 

There has been panic in Maierato in southern Italy as an entire hillside nearby gave way and began to move. The dramatic collapse is being blamed on

There has been panic in Maierato in southern Italy as an entire hillside nearby gave way and began to move. The dramatic collapse is being blamed on

News

North Korea celebrates leader's 68th birthday

The people of North Korea have been celebrating the birthday of their leader. The regime took the chance to underline overtures towards making

The people of North Korea have been celebrating the birthday of their leader. The regime took the chance to underline overtures towards making

News

Top Taliban commander "captured"

The Taliban’s top military commander has been arrested in Pakistan, according to US officials – a claim denied by the Taliban itself. The news was

The Taliban’s top military commander has been arrested in Pakistan, according to US officials – a claim denied by the Taliban itself. The news was

Nocomment

Food's distribution in haiti

The U.N. distributes food to Haitian women in an effort to maximize the distribution of supplies.

The U.N. distributes food to Haitian women in an effort to maximize the distribution of supplies.

Nocomment

Celebration, Greece

Despite their economic woes, Greeks participated in traditional kite flying and dancing to mark the start of Lent, also known as Clean Monday, as

Despite their economic woes, Greeks participated in traditional kite flying and dancing to mark the start of Lent, also known as Clean Monday, as

News

Rio carnival approaches spectacular conclusion

The Rio carnival is winding down after several days of spectacular parades that this year were slightly marred by controversy over a child samba

The Rio carnival is winding down after several days of spectacular parades that this year were slightly marred by controversy over a child samba

News

Hit squad suspected of Dubai assassination 

Police in Dubai have released video footage of an alleged international hit squad they believe assassinated a top Hamas official last month.   Eleven

Police in Dubai have released video footage of an alleged international hit squad they believe assassinated a top Hamas official last month.   Eleven

News

NATO Afghan offensive making steady progress 

US troops leading one of NATO’s biggest offensives against the Taliban in Afghanistan are facing sporadic resistance in some areas including sniper

US troops leading one of NATO’s biggest offensives against the Taliban in Afghanistan are facing sporadic resistance in some areas including sniper

News

US wants dialogue not war with Iran

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied the United States plans a military attack on Iran. She insists Washington wants dialogue with the

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied the United States plans a military attack on Iran. She insists Washington wants dialogue with the