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2010-02-17

Business

Bad news on UK jobs

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit rose unexpectedly in January. There were 23,500 more people on the dole last month. That

The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit rose unexpectedly in January. There were 23,500 more people on the dole last month. That

Business

A400M deal reported close

Aerospace firm EADS is reportedly close to reaching a long-awaited deal to rescue the A400M military transport plane. The parent company of Airbus

Aerospace firm EADS is reportedly close to reaching a long-awaited deal to rescue the A400M military transport plane. The parent company of Airbus

Business

Lufthansa pilots to strike

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa have voted to strike in a dispute over wages and job security. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit wants a 6.4

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa have voted to strike in a dispute over wages and job security. The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit wants a 6.4

Business

Spanish bonds sell well

Investors have shown no signs of worrying about Spain’s debt as they moved to buy Spanish government bonds due to mature in 15 years time. There

Investors have shown no signs of worrying about Spain’s debt as they moved to buy Spanish government bonds due to mature in 15 years time. There

Europe

With Commissioner Malmstrom tackling EU Home Affairs

The new European Commission has had its first full 27-member team working meeting. Euronews accompanied Sweden’s representative in the European Union

The new European Commission has had its first full 27-member team working meeting. Euronews accompanied Sweden’s representative in the European Union

Business

BNP and ING results contrast

Mixed results from the financial sector as France’s largest bank BNP Paribas announced its fourth straight quarterly profit while the Dutch banking

Mixed results from the financial sector as France’s largest bank BNP Paribas announced its fourth straight quarterly profit while the Dutch banking

News

Cold snaps trigger global warming debate

Anyone who has experienced one of the recent extreme cold snaps might be forgiven for asking: what ever happened to global warming? Sceptics of the

Anyone who has experienced one of the recent extreme cold snaps might be forgiven for asking: what ever happened to global warming? Sceptics of the

News

Lady Gaga top winner at Brit Awards

Glam pop dominated the Brits in London. Three awards went to an international act for the first time in five years. Best international solo artist

Glam pop dominated the Brits in London. Three awards went to an international act for the first time in five years. Best international solo artist

News

Ukraine suspends election result pending probe

A court in Ukraine has suspended the result of the country’s presidential election. The legal body has agreed to consider a challenge by the

A court in Ukraine has suspended the result of the country’s presidential election. The legal body has agreed to consider a challenge by the

News

Sarkozy promises to stand by Haiti

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to support international relief efforts in Haiti during the first ever visit by a French head of state

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to support international relief efforts in Haiti during the first ever visit by a French head of state

News

Kosovo struggles to wean itself off foreign aid

Two years after it declared independence, Kosovo is a long way from starting to end its dependence on foreign aid. Experts say the politicians are

Two years after it declared independence, Kosovo is a long way from starting to end its dependence on foreign aid. Experts say the politicians are

News

Kosovo marks two years of independence

Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu paid a visit to a two-year-old girl named independence born four minutes after Kosovo announced its split from

Kosovo President Fatmir Sejdiu paid a visit to a two-year-old girl named independence born four minutes after Kosovo announced its split from

Culture

Iranian director banned from leaving his country

Berlinale has been overshadowed by the absence of Jafar Panahi, one of Iran’s most important directors. He is the honoury guest at this year’s

Berlinale has been overshadowed by the absence of Jafar Panahi, one of Iran’s most important directors. He is the honoury guest at this year’s

Culture

Sade returns after a decade with new album

It has been ten years since sultry soul band Sade last released an album. ‘Soldier of Love’ is only the sixth studio album in their 25 year career.

It has been ten years since sultry soul band Sade last released an album. ‘Soldier of Love’ is only the sixth studio album in their 25 year career.

Science_technology

One man's junk is another man's treasure

Tucked away in a box as junk, the owner of a mysterious stone never knew what secrets it held. Intrigued by what it could be, Jean Jacques Corre

Tucked away in a box as junk, the owner of a mysterious stone never knew what secrets it held. Intrigued by what it could be, Jean Jacques Corre

News

Finance ministry workers join strike in Greece

Hundreds of workers from the Greek finance ministry marched in Athens as part of a nationwide protest against the government’s austerity plan to stop

Hundreds of workers from the Greek finance ministry marched in Athens as part of a nationwide protest against the government’s austerity plan to stop

News

Haiti: Sarkozy holds out hope for the future

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has paid tribute to the courage and tenacity of the people of Haiti during the first ever visit by a French head of

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has paid tribute to the courage and tenacity of the people of Haiti during the first ever visit by a French head of

News

Ukrainian court suspends election result

A top Ukrainian court has suspended the result of the country’s recent presidential election after a legal challenge by the losing candidate, Yulia

A top Ukrainian court has suspended the result of the country’s recent presidential election after a legal challenge by the losing candidate, Yulia

News

Toyota faces US safety probe

An investigation has opened in the US into whether Toyota acted quickly enough to recall cars that demonstrated accelerator problems. Officials

An investigation has opened in the US into whether Toyota acted quickly enough to recall cars that demonstrated accelerator problems. Officials

News

Football: Guus Hiddink to take over as Turkey coach

Guus Hiddink will be coaching the Turkish nation team from August 1. He will step down from this position when his contract expires on June 30. The

Guus Hiddink will be coaching the Turkish nation team from August 1. He will step down from this position when his contract expires on June 30. The

News

Israeli hit squad stole identities for Hamas killing

A number of Israelis have claimed their identities have been stolen by the hit squad responsible for the murder of a Hamas commander in

A number of Israelis have claimed their identities have been stolen by the hit squad responsible for the murder of a Hamas commander in

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Astronauts open window to the world

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have ventured outside to put the finishing touches to an observation deck giving the occupants a

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have ventured outside to put the finishing touches to an observation deck giving the occupants a

News

NATO: Afghan assault disrupts Taliban leadership

The Afghan and NATO offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan has “significantly dislocated” the insurgents’ leadership in the area

The Afghan and NATO offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan has “significantly dislocated” the insurgents’ leadership in the area

News

Haiti quake most costly disaster in modern times

Rebuilding Haiti after last month’s earthquake is likely to end up making it the most costly natural disaster in modern times. That’s the judgement

Rebuilding Haiti after last month’s earthquake is likely to end up making it the most costly natural disaster in modern times. That’s the judgement

News

Malaria killed Tutankhamun

Forensic scientists have solved one of the world’s most intriguing mysteries, that of how Egypt’s King Tutankhamun died. DNA testing and CT scans

Forensic scientists have solved one of the world’s most intriguing mysteries, that of how Egypt’s King Tutankhamun died. DNA testing and CT scans

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Nuclear energy is back in favour in US

President Barack Obama has announced over six billion euros worth of loans to build the US’s first nuclear reactors in 30 years. The president is

President Barack Obama has announced over six billion euros worth of loans to build the US’s first nuclear reactors in 30 years. The president is