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2010-02-25

Business

Italian fashion

Italian fashion week is underway in Milan with the industry staggering along the catwalks having been dealt a body blow by the economic crisis

Italian fashion week is underway in Milan with the industry staggering along the catwalks having been dealt a body blow by the economic crisis

Europe

EU parliament urged to lead anti-mafia fight

Europe is tightening its net around the mafia and Socialist and Democrat MEP Rosario Crocetta is calling for the European parliament to get serious

Europe is tightening its net around the mafia and Socialist and Democrat MEP Rosario Crocetta is calling for the European parliament to get serious

Business

End of the road for Hummer

General Motors has said it will wind down production of Hummers after government regulators in Beijing refused to approve a bid by a small Chinese

General Motors has said it will wind down production of Hummers after government regulators in Beijing refused to approve a bid by a small Chinese

Business

Iberia's profits slump

Spanish airline Iberia posted a deeper than expected net loss of two hundred and seventy three million euros for last year which it called “the worst

Spanish airline Iberia posted a deeper than expected net loss of two hundred and seventy three million euros for last year which it called “the worst

News

Turkey's President urges calm after crisis talks

Turkey’s President says strains between the government and military will be resolved “responsibly” and in accordance with the law. Abdullah Gul

Turkey’s President says strains between the government and military will be resolved “responsibly” and in accordance with the law. Abdullah Gul

News

Emergency surgery on Obama's healthcare plans

President Obama has begun a last-gasp attempt to save his cornerstone healthcare reforms from collapsing. He called an Republicans/Democrates

President Obama has begun a last-gasp attempt to save his cornerstone healthcare reforms from collapsing. He called an Republicans/Democrates

News

Olmert 'corruption' trial resumes in Jerusalem

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said he was pleased “the facts will be clarified” as his corruption trial resumed in Jerusalem.   Olmert

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert said he was pleased “the facts will be clarified” as his corruption trial resumed in Jerusalem.   Olmert

News

Controversy at Ukraine President's inauguration

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich has been sworn in at a ceremony in a half-empty parliament, symbolising the political divisions in the

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich has been sworn in at a ceremony in a half-empty parliament, symbolising the political divisions in the

News

France acknowledges errors over Rwanda genocide

The French President has acknowledged that France was among the countries that made a series of mistakes which allowed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to

The French President has acknowledged that France was among the countries that made a series of mistakes which allowed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda to

News

Pakistan first priority in EU Food Facility programme

At the end of last year, the FAO, the WFP and the EU joined forces in the one billion euro EU Food Facility programme, designed to reduce hunger and

At the end of last year, the FAO, the WFP and the EU joined forces in the one billion euro EU Food Facility programme, designed to reduce hunger and

Europe

EU eyes Yanukovic's Ukraine warily

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich says he will lead a “neutral non-aligned European state” for his five-year term. He says he wants equally

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich says he will lead a “neutral non-aligned European state” for his five-year term. He says he wants equally

Culture

Woody Harrelson in The Defendor

Woody Harrelson stars in The Defendor. The Hollywood star is already up for an Oscar for his role in The Messenger. In the film he plays Arthur

Woody Harrelson stars in The Defendor. The Hollywood star is already up for an Oscar for his role in The Messenger. In the film he plays Arthur

Europe

Karadzic trial casts shadow over Bosnia

Srebrenica, in Bosnia, is the site of Europe’s worst atrocity since WWII. Today one of the men allegedly behind this ethnic cleansing, Bosnian Serb

Srebrenica, in Bosnia, is the site of Europe’s worst atrocity since WWII. Today one of the men allegedly behind this ethnic cleansing, Bosnian Serb

Business

European banks upbeat

As they reported their 2009 figures, several major European banks were upbeat about the year ahead. France’s biggest high street bank, Credit

As they reported their 2009 figures, several major European banks were upbeat about the year ahead. France’s biggest high street bank, Credit

News

Algerian security chief shot dead in shootout

The Director General of National Security in Algeria has been shot dead in a shootout at police headquarters in Algiers.   According to the Interior

The Director General of National Security in Algeria has been shot dead in a shootout at police headquarters in Algiers.   According to the Interior

Business

European telecoms results

France Telecom has posted a net profit of three billion euros for last year, which was about what was expected by analysts. Europe’s third-largest

France Telecom has posted a net profit of three billion euros for last year, which was about what was expected by analysts. Europe’s third-largest

Business

German jobless rises in February

Unemployment in Germany rose in February by just 7,000 from the previous month in figures adjusted to take into account seasonal factors. That was

Unemployment in Germany rose in February by just 7,000 from the previous month in figures adjusted to take into account seasonal factors. That was

Business

Coca-Cola to buy biggest bottler

Coca-Cola has said it is going to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises. The deal means it can cut costs

Coca-Cola has said it is going to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises. The deal means it can cut costs

Science_technology

Breakthrough for schizophrenia

Anne Rebecca Zenner has been hearing voices in her head for six years. Unable to concentrate, she takes medication and is on disability benefits aged

Anne Rebecca Zenner has been hearing voices in her head for six years. Unable to concentrate, she takes medication and is on disability benefits aged

News

Iranian and Syrian leaders in show of unity

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Damascus for talks with Syrian leader Bashar Assad amid rising tensions between Israel and its Arab

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Damascus for talks with Syrian leader Bashar Assad amid rising tensions between Israel and its Arab

Culture

Poland marks Chopin with a musical marathon

Poland is celebrating the 200th birthday of composer Fryderyk Chopin. A week long marathon of recitals is taking place in Warsaw. Around 250

Poland is celebrating the 200th birthday of composer Fryderyk Chopin. A week long marathon of recitals is taking place in Warsaw. Around 250

News

Turkey's military and political leaders in crisis talks

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and armed forces chief General Iker Basburg have met for talks to ensure a crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and armed forces chief General Iker Basburg have met for talks to ensure a crisis

News

14 schools re-open in Madeira

There are signs Madeira is getting back on its feet, after floods and landslides wrought havoc on the island over the weekend. Fourteen schools in

There are signs Madeira is getting back on its feet, after floods and landslides wrought havoc on the island over the weekend. Fourteen schools in

News

Twittering types forced to think twice

Please Rob Me.com – the ideal research tool for would-be burglars looking for an easy night’s work, or even a bit of daylight robbery. For the

Please Rob Me.com – the ideal research tool for would-be burglars looking for an easy night’s work, or even a bit of daylight robbery. For the

News

Ukraine seeks good relations with Russia and West

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich says he will carry out a foreign policy aimed at reaping the best results for his country. The 59-year-old

Ukraine’s new President Viktor Yanukovich says he will carry out a foreign policy aimed at reaping the best results for his country. The 59-year-old

Nocomment

Westbank clashes

Clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and dozens of stone-throwing Palestinian youths in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron.

Clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and dozens of stone-throwing Palestinian youths in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron.

Nocomment

Orly airport strike

With 50 percent of flights cancelled at Orly Airport, mostly short and medium-haul journeys and a quarter of flights at Roissy, disruption is

With 50 percent of flights cancelled at Orly Airport, mostly short and medium-haul journeys and a quarter of flights at Roissy, disruption is

Nocomment

Protesters disrupt voodoo ceremony calling on spirits to help

A Voodoo ceremony was disrupted by a crowd of Evangelicals on Tuesday in the sprawling, rundown neighbourhood of Cite Soleil in the Haitian capital

A Voodoo ceremony was disrupted by a crowd of Evangelicals on Tuesday in the sprawling, rundown neighbourhood of Cite Soleil in the Haitian capital