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2010-02-22

News

Lufthansa pilots suspend strike action

A strike at German airline Lufthansa that left thousands of passengers stranded on Monday is being suspended. The stoppage was meant to last for

A strike at German airline Lufthansa that left thousands of passengers stranded on Monday is being suspended. The stoppage was meant to last for

Business

US credit card law changes

A new credit card law came into effect in the US on Monday. It restricts the way that issuing card companies can charge fees and raise their

A new credit card law came into effect in the US on Monday. It restricts the way that issuing card companies can charge fees and raise their

Business

Schlumberger to merge with Smith International

A big merger in the energy sector. Schlumberger, which is the number one oilfield services company, is to buy Smith International. The all-stock

A big merger in the energy sector. Schlumberger, which is the number one oilfield services company, is to buy Smith International. The all-stock

Business

Lufthansa pilots - "We have to strike"

Lufthansa’s pilots started their four day walkout on Monday saying they felt they had no alternative but to strike. They have accused Lufthansa of

Lufthansa’s pilots started their four day walkout on Monday saying they felt they had no alternative but to strike. They have accused Lufthansa of

Business

RBS boss 'spurns bonus'

Stephen Hester,the boss of Royal Bank of Scotland has reportedly waived his 1.8 million euros bonus for last year. The bank, which had to be

Stephen Hester,the boss of Royal Bank of Scotland has reportedly waived his 1.8 million euros bonus for last year. The bank, which had to be

Business

Embarrassing Toyota safety memo emerges

An internal memo which is extremely embarrassing for Toyota has surfaced. It revealed that in 2007 the carmaker convinced US transportation

An internal memo which is extremely embarrassing for Toyota has surfaced. It revealed that in 2007 the carmaker convinced US transportation

Europe

EU moves closer to bluefin tuna trade ban

Trade in bluefin tuna would be banned under a European plan to let the species recover. Brussels has proposed that the 27 EU members support listing

Trade in bluefin tuna would be banned under a European plan to let the species recover. Brussels has proposed that the 27 EU members support listing

Europe

Lithuanian to represent EU in Afghanistan

Lithuania’s former foreign minister, Vygaudas Usackas, is to become the European Union’s new top official in Afghanistan, on the recommendation of

Lithuania’s former foreign minister, Vygaudas Usackas, is to become the European Union’s new top official in Afghanistan, on the recommendation of

News

Legal action urged over fake EU passports

As pressure piles on Israel, demands are being made for firm legal action to be taken in this case. Speaking to euronews, one Brussels-based academic

As pressure piles on Israel, demands are being made for firm legal action to be taken in this case. Speaking to euronews, one Brussels-based academic

News

Senior Turkish military arrests in conspiracy probe

Turkish police have rounded up several high-ranking military men as part of a long-running investigation into allegations of a plot to undermine the

Turkish police have rounded up several high-ranking military men as part of a long-running investigation into allegations of a plot to undermine the

News

War of words over Falkland Islands

Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has arrived in Mexico where she is expected to ask the Rio group of Latin American and Caribbean leaders to

Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has arrived in Mexico where she is expected to ask the Rio group of Latin American and Caribbean leaders to

News

Efraim Inbar on Dubai murder: "in this type of dark world..."

Olaf Bruns, euronews: “Professor Efraim Inbar, Director of the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studiesis, the whole operation of the assassination

Olaf Bruns, euronews: “Professor Efraim Inbar, Director of the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studiesis, the whole operation of the assassination

News

Focus on Israel after Dubai murder

On the 20th of January 2010, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh checked in at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel in Dubai. He had landed the night before and planned to meet

On the 20th of January 2010, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh checked in at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel in Dubai. He had landed the night before and planned to meet

News

EU condemns use of fake passports in Dubai plot

The word Israel was not mentioned in their statement. But the message was clear as European Union Foreign Ministers condemned the use of forged

The word Israel was not mentioned in their statement. But the message was clear as European Union Foreign Ministers condemned the use of forged

News

Japan defends whaling, faced with court threat

Threatened with international legal action, Japan has again defended its whaling activities and urged a negotiated solution to a growing row with

Threatened with international legal action, Japan has again defended its whaling activities and urged a negotiated solution to a growing row with

Science_technology

The changing face of Uganda's glaciers

The ice caps of the Rwenzori Mountains are shrinking fast. Scientists predict that at the current rate of reduction, these glaciers will have

The ice caps of the Rwenzori Mountains are shrinking fast. Scientists predict that at the current rate of reduction, these glaciers will have

Culture

Berlin's Golden Bear sweet as honey

Turkish film “Honey” was the surprise winner of this years Golden Bear award in Berlin. Critics praised the powerful simplicity of the film about six

Turkish film “Honey” was the surprise winner of this years Golden Bear award in Berlin. Critics praised the powerful simplicity of the film about six

News

France pledges to maintain fuel supplies

The French government has promised to maintain national fuel supplies on the sixth day of an “all out” strike by Total refinery workers. Motorists

The French government has promised to maintain national fuel supplies on the sixth day of an “all out” strike by Total refinery workers. Motorists

Culture

Waste not want not for recycling artists

Three Slovenian artists are transforming other peoples rubbish into art. The resourceful women share a concern for the environment and are constantly

Three Slovenian artists are transforming other peoples rubbish into art. The resourceful women share a concern for the environment and are constantly

News

Search for more bodies goes on in Madeira

With 42 fatalities already confirmed, the number of those who have lost their lives in the Madeira floods and mudslides looks certain to

With 42 fatalities already confirmed, the number of those who have lost their lives in the Madeira floods and mudslides looks certain to

News

Libyan police surround Swiss embassy

Several dozen Libyan police officers have surrounded the Swiss embassy in Tripoli after issuing an ultimatum for Switzerland to hand over two of its

Several dozen Libyan police officers have surrounded the Swiss embassy in Tripoli after issuing an ultimatum for Switzerland to hand over two of its

News

Afghan government condemns civilian deaths in NATO strike

Thirty-three civilians mistaken for Taliban fighters have been killed by a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, according to the government in

Thirty-three civilians mistaken for Taliban fighters have been killed by a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan, according to the government in

News

Lufthansa pilots begin four-day strike

As many as four thousand pilots at German airline Lufthansa have begun a four-day strike in a dispute over job security. Over the weekend the

As many as four thousand pilots at German airline Lufthansa have begun a four-day strike in a dispute over job security. Over the weekend the