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2010-02-24

Culture

Robert Longo in Lisbon

An exhibition devoted to American artist Robert Longo has opened in Lisbon. Some 50 works spanning his career can been seen at the Berardo Collection

An exhibition devoted to American artist Robert Longo has opened in Lisbon. Some 50 works spanning his career can been seen at the Berardo Collection

Culture

Bruce Willis is back with new comedy Cop Out

Directed by Kevin Smith, Willis plays veteran detective Jimmy Monroe, who wants to cash in on a rare collectable baseball card, so he can pay for his

Directed by Kevin Smith, Willis plays veteran detective Jimmy Monroe, who wants to cash in on a rare collectable baseball card, so he can pay for his

Europe

Iceland seeks a warm home in Europe

The European Commission has recommended opening acession talks with Iceland. If all goes as Reykjavik hopes, Iceland will become the EU’s 28th

The European Commission has recommended opening acession talks with Iceland. If all goes as Reykjavik hopes, Iceland will become the EU’s 28th

Europe

EU strengthens Frontex agency

Frontex is the EU agency charged with patrolling the EU’s exterior borders, and today it was beefed up with more powers as Brussels tries to staunch

Frontex is the EU agency charged with patrolling the EU’s exterior borders, and today it was beefed up with more powers as Brussels tries to staunch

News

The campaign against the Death Penalty

The fourth World Congress against the Death Penalty got underway in Geneva this morning. Relatives of executed prisoners have joined political

The fourth World Congress against the Death Penalty got underway in Geneva this morning. Relatives of executed prisoners have joined political

News

Google to appeal bullying video sentences

The internet giant Google has said it will appeal against the sentences handed down to three of its executives, who were convicted by a court in

The internet giant Google has said it will appeal against the sentences handed down to three of its executives, who were convicted by a court in

News

Homes evacuated as heavy rains hit southern Spain

Hundreds of people have had to be evacuated from their homes after heavy rains submerged parts of southern Spain. Dozens of roads have been cut off

Hundreds of people have had to be evacuated from their homes after heavy rains submerged parts of southern Spain. Dozens of roads have been cut off

News

Analysis of the situation in Turkey

What to make of the legal crackdown against Turkey’s powerful military? Is it really the result of clashes between secularists and muslims? The

What to make of the legal crackdown against Turkey’s powerful military? Is it really the result of clashes between secularists and muslims? The

Business

Euro zone industrial orders rise

New industrial orders in the euro zone unexpectedly rose in December. They were up by 0.8 per cent from November and the EU’s statistics office

New industrial orders in the euro zone unexpectedly rose in December. They were up by 0.8 per cent from November and the EU’s statistics office

Business

Toyota boss faces grilling

The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota has been facing tough questions from a US congressional panel about accidents involving at least five deaths in

The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota has been facing tough questions from a US congressional panel about accidents involving at least five deaths in

Business

German economy stalls

Germany’s economic recovery stalled in the final three month of last year according to new government figures. There was a jump in exports during

Germany’s economic recovery stalled in the final three month of last year according to new government figures. There was a jump in exports during

Business

A400M rescue agreement reached

An agreement in principle has been reached to rescue the troubled Airbus project A400M military transport. Spain’s defence minister said the

An agreement in principle has been reached to rescue the troubled Airbus project A400M military transport. Spain’s defence minister said the

Business

Chinese Hummer purchase unlikely

The attempt by a Chinese industrial equipment maker to buy General Motors money-losing Hummer brand is looking increasingly unlikely to

The attempt by a Chinese industrial equipment maker to buy General Motors money-losing Hummer brand is looking increasingly unlikely to

News

Madeira to receive 50 million euros in aid

Portugal’s government has announced 50 million euros in aid to help rebuild businesses in Madeira, destroyed in floods and landslides over the

Portugal’s government has announced 50 million euros in aid to help rebuild businesses in Madeira, destroyed in floods and landslides over the

News

Italy oil spill threatens ecological disaster

Engineers are in a race against time to prevent an ecological disaster as an oil slick threatens to pollute Italy’s longest river, the Po. Tonnes

Engineers are in a race against time to prevent an ecological disaster as an oil slick threatens to pollute Italy’s longest river, the Po. Tonnes

News

Turkey: Top military men on coup charges

In Turkey seven senior military officers have been charged with plotting to overthrow the government and sent to jail until their trial. The four

In Turkey seven senior military officers have been charged with plotting to overthrow the government and sent to jail until their trial. The four

Business

Toyota boss faces grilling

The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota is facing tough questions from a US congressional panel today about accidents involving at least five deaths in

The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota is facing tough questions from a US congressional panel today about accidents involving at least five deaths in

Science_technology

Fossils reveal secrets

The Langebaan area in the Western Cape of South Africa was teaming with wildlife five million years ago. Palaeontologists say more then 200 species

The Langebaan area in the Western Cape of South Africa was teaming with wildlife five million years ago. Palaeontologists say more then 200 species

News

Greece at a standstill over austerity strike

Around 20,000 demonstrators have marched to the Greek parliament on a 24-hour all out strike to protest against the government’s economic austerity

Around 20,000 demonstrators have marched to the Greek parliament on a 24-hour all out strike to protest against the government’s economic austerity

News

Google convicted over video of bullied Down's boy

An Italian court has convicted three Google executives of breach of privacy and given each a six month suspended jail sentence. They were accused

An Italian court has convicted three Google executives of breach of privacy and given each a six month suspended jail sentence. They were accused

News

Greek 'austerity' strike brings country to a halt

A nationwide strike in Greece to protest against EU-backed austerity measures has brought the country to a standstill. Flights are grounded

A nationwide strike in Greece to protest against EU-backed austerity measures has brought the country to a standstill. Flights are grounded

News

Total Dunkirk workers vote to continue strike

Workers at the Total refinery in Dunkirk have voted to continue industrial action, despite management concessions won at a national level on

Workers at the Total refinery in Dunkirk have voted to continue industrial action, despite management concessions won at a national level on

News

15 dead in Indonesian tea plantation landslide

At least fifteen people have died in a landslide on an Indonesian tea plantation and up to 70 others are missing according to disaster relief agency

At least fifteen people have died in a landslide on an Indonesian tea plantation and up to 70 others are missing according to disaster relief agency

Nocomment

Demonstration in spain against retirement age

Demonstrations called on by unions to protest against the government change of retirement age from 65 to 67. More information in world news

Demonstrations called on by unions to protest against the government change of retirement age from 65 to 67. More information in world news

Nocomment

Snow castle and medieval battle in Czech Republic

Visitors to the Harrachov Ski Centre, near to the German and Polish borders in the Czech Republic, are being treated to the country’s largest snow

Visitors to the Harrachov Ski Centre, near to the German and Polish borders in the Czech Republic, are being treated to the country’s largest snow

Nocomment

Historic snowfall in Latvia

Residents of the Latvian capital Riga say they are fed up with the constant snow that has fallen on the city this winter. The city has a blanket of

Residents of the Latvian capital Riga say they are fed up with the constant snow that has fallen on the city this winter. The city has a blanket of

News

Cuban dissident dies on hunger strike

The Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo has died after 85 days on hunger strike. The 42-year-old had been transferred from prison to a hospital

The Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo has died after 85 days on hunger strike. The 42-year-old had been transferred from prison to a hospital

News

French workers set to call off refinery strike

French unions are set to call off a planned week-long strike and blockade of six Total refineries. After crisis talks with the company’s management

French unions are set to call off a planned week-long strike and blockade of six Total refineries. After crisis talks with the company’s management

News

Madeira begins burying its dead

Madeira has begun burying its dead after Saturday’s violent storm triggered flooding and landslides, killing at least 42 people. Hundreds of

Madeira has begun burying its dead after Saturday’s violent storm triggered flooding and landslides, killing at least 42 people. Hundreds of