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2010-02-23

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Greece faces another strike over austerity cuts

Greece is gearing up for more opposition to an austerity programme aimed at ending its debt crisis. A protest on Tuesday outside the Stock Market

Greece is gearing up for more opposition to an austerity programme aimed at ending its debt crisis. A protest on Tuesday outside the Stock Market

Science_technology

The stars of this year's 2010 Mobile World Congress

More than 49,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Held over three days, it is a chance for

More than 49,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Held over three days, it is a chance for

Europe

Committee clears way to maternity leave debate

A European parliamentary committee has approved the Pregnant Workers’ Directive, boosting minimum statutary benefits for expectant mothers. But the

A European parliamentary committee has approved the Pregnant Workers’ Directive, boosting minimum statutary benefits for expectant mothers. But the

Business

Carrefour to axe Belgian stores

Faced with falling sales at its stores in Belgium, French retailer Carrefour is to close 21 of them and sell off as many as 20 more by the end of

Faced with falling sales at its stores in Belgium, French retailer Carrefour is to close 21 of them and sell off as many as 20 more by the end of

Business

German businesses less confident

German business sentiment fell in February. The closely-watched Ifo think tank’s business climate index slipped for the first time in almost a

German business sentiment fell in February. The closely-watched Ifo think tank’s business climate index slipped for the first time in almost a

Business

US politicians question Toyota safety issues

Top executives at Toyota have promised a shake-up of its quality procedures as the US government said it would hold the carmaker’s chief to his

Top executives at Toyota have promised a shake-up of its quality procedures as the US government said it would hold the carmaker’s chief to his

Business

Commerzbank predicts difficult year

Germany’s Commerzbank has said it expects this to be a difficult year. That prediction came as it posted a worse-than-expected fourth-quarter loss

Germany’s Commerzbank has said it expects this to be a difficult year. That prediction came as it posted a worse-than-expected fourth-quarter loss

Business

Heineken and Carlsberg aim for more cost cuts

Brewers Heineken and Carlsberg have said they have been riding out the recession with cost cuts. The world’s third and fourth biggest beer makers

Brewers Heineken and Carlsberg have said they have been riding out the recession with cost cuts. The world’s third and fourth biggest beer makers

News

Miners trapped in Turkey pit explosion

A rescue operation is underway after an explosion ripped through a coalmine in northwest Turkey. Many miners are feared trapped underground by the

A rescue operation is underway after an explosion ripped through a coalmine in northwest Turkey. Many miners are feared trapped underground by the

News

Medvedev urges modernisation in Russian military

Russia has been marking Defenders of the Fatherland Day, a national holiday honouring the military. With the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the

Russia has been marking Defenders of the Fatherland Day, a national holiday honouring the military. With the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the

News

Iran seizes Sunni rebel accused of links with West

Iran has arrested a Sunni Muslim rebel leader and launched a stinging attack on the West, saying it helped support him. Pakistan is also accused of

Iran has arrested a Sunni Muslim rebel leader and launched a stinging attack on the West, saying it helped support him. Pakistan is also accused of

News

More civilians die as Afghan conflict rages

Today it was a deliberate act of terror by militants. At the weekend, a NATO blunder was to blame. In both cases, Afghan civilians have paid the

Today it was a deliberate act of terror by militants. At the weekend, a NATO blunder was to blame. In both cases, Afghan civilians have paid the

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Turkey's military 'pays the price' - analyst

euronews: The scale of the military arrests in Turkey is unprecedented in modern times, not only in the number of those who were detained but also

euronews: The scale of the military arrests in Turkey is unprecedented in modern times, not only in the number of those who were detained but also

News

Military and govt on a crash course in Turkey

On a global scale, it is the second biggest force in NATO. The Turkish Army is also one of the most powerful institutions at home. Seen as the

On a global scale, it is the second biggest force in NATO. The Turkish Army is also one of the most powerful institutions at home. Seen as the

News

Coup plot accused appear in Istanbul court

Several high-ranking air force and naval officers have appeared before an Istanbul court accused of plotting a military coup in Turkey in

Several high-ranking air force and naval officers have appeared before an Istanbul court accused of plotting a military coup in Turkey in

News

Madeira - was the weather totally to blame?

Madeira is known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. But now the island has been laid waste by torrential flooding and rivers of mud. A month’s worth of

Madeira is known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. But now the island has been laid waste by torrential flooding and rivers of mud. A month’s worth of

News

Search for bodies goes on in Madeira

Rescue workers continue to search for the bodies of any remaining victims of the floods and mudslides that tore through Madeira’s capital

Rescue workers continue to search for the bodies of any remaining victims of the floods and mudslides that tore through Madeira’s capital

Culture

Harrison Ford goes to "Extraordinary Measures"

Harrison Ford goes to extraordinary measures to leave all traces of action hero behind as he stars in a new family drama. The film tells the true

Harrison Ford goes to extraordinary measures to leave all traces of action hero behind as he stars in a new family drama. The film tells the true

Culture

Costelloe kicks off London Fashion Week

It is Britain’s turn to bedazzle fashionistas around the world. Squeezed in between New York and Milan, London Fashion week is renowned for cutting

It is Britain’s turn to bedazzle fashionistas around the world. Squeezed in between New York and Milan, London Fashion week is renowned for cutting

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French air traffic controllers add to air woes

Air travel has been badly disrupted by a series of disputes across Europe. French air traffic controllers have gone on strike in protest against a

Air travel has been badly disrupted by a series of disputes across Europe. French air traffic controllers have gone on strike in protest against a

News

Coup plot accused appear in Istanbul court

Former Turkish military commanders have been appearing before an Istanbul court to answer questions about their alleged involvement in a plot to

Former Turkish military commanders have been appearing before an Istanbul court to answer questions about their alleged involvement in a plot to

News

Serbs raid Mladic house in Belgrade

A heavily armed Serbian special forces police unit has raided the family home of genocide suspect Ratko Mladic in Belgrade. Several dozen

A heavily armed Serbian special forces police unit has raided the family home of genocide suspect Ratko Mladic in Belgrade. Several dozen

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More Afghan civilians killed in Helmand

At least seven more Afghan civilians have been killed and 14 wounded in Helmand Province, this time by a roadside bomb – a weapon widely used by

At least seven more Afghan civilians have been killed and 14 wounded in Helmand Province, this time by a roadside bomb – a weapon widely used by

Europe

Copyright enforcement in China

Counterfeiting of western brands in China is a long term problem. What is Europe doing to protect its intellectual property in the People’s Republic

Counterfeiting of western brands in China is a long term problem. What is Europe doing to protect its intellectual property in the People’s Republic

Europe

Fighting discrimination

Discrimination is still common in Europe, whether it is relatied to physical disability, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin. What is

Discrimination is still common in Europe, whether it is relatied to physical disability, gender, sexual orientation or country of origin. What is

News

Iran arrests Sunni rebel leader Rigi

The leader of a Sunni Muslim rebel group blamed for a series of deadly attacks on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been arrested. Iranian

The leader of a Sunni Muslim rebel group blamed for a series of deadly attacks on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been arrested. Iranian

Nocomment

Houses of snow in Slovenia

People spending a sunny winter day building houses of snow on the Areh plateau in the Pohorje mountain range in Slovenia; eight teams from around

People spending a sunny winter day building houses of snow on the Areh plateau in the Pohorje mountain range in Slovenia; eight teams from around