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2010-03-02

Culture

How Cameron brought the Avatar dream to life

It has become the biggest earning Hollywood blockbuster of modern times. Since opening before Christmas, Avatar has taken nearly 2-billion euros

It has become the biggest earning Hollywood blockbuster of modern times. Since opening before Christmas, Avatar has taken nearly 2-billion euros

Business

CeBIT trade fair opens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero have opened the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, the world’s biggest such

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero have opened the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, the world’s biggest such

Business

GM triples Opel financing

General Motors has tripled the mount of money it will put into the restructuring of its European arm Opel and Vauxhall and reduced the amount of

General Motors has tripled the mount of money it will put into the restructuring of its European arm Opel and Vauxhall and reduced the amount of

Business

Euro zone inflation slows

Euro zone consumer prices rose by a smaller-than-expected 0.9 per cent year-on-year in February. That is according to the first estimate from the

Euro zone consumer prices rose by a smaller-than-expected 0.9 per cent year-on-year in February. That is according to the first estimate from the

Culture

Miro modes dress middle-weight women in Milan

There was no sign of wafer-thin supermodels on the Elena Miro catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. After the row in recent years about too many size

There was no sign of wafer-thin supermodels on the Elena Miro catwalk at Milan Fashion Week. After the row in recent years about too many size

Business

Spanish unemployment up again

Spain’s job centres got busier in February. The number of people registered as jobless increased by more than 82,000, the seventh consecutive monthly

Spain’s job centres got busier in February. The number of people registered as jobless increased by more than 82,000, the seventh consecutive monthly

Business

Lufthansa's profit surprises

Lufthansa has revealed an operating profit for last year that was better than expected. It was 130 million euros, a big drop from the 1.3 billion

Lufthansa has revealed an operating profit for last year that was better than expected. It was 130 million euros, a big drop from the 1.3 billion

Europe

European Parliament body scanners for sale, 50% off

For sale, at half price: six body scanners. The European Parliament has been trying to get rid of them since January. It formally disapproved of

For sale, at half price: six body scanners. The European Parliament has been trying to get rid of them since January. It formally disapproved of

Europe

German court sides with people over data privacy

A people’s victory against the menace of the unknown: Germany’s highest court has ruled that a law permitting the storage of data on telephone calls

A people’s victory against the menace of the unknown: Germany’s highest court has ruled that a law permitting the storage of data on telephone calls

News

From bad to worse for Tymoshenko in Ukraine

Ukraine’s governing coalition has collapsed, after its leaders failed to submit enough signatures to show they maintained a majority. Prime

Ukraine’s governing coalition has collapsed, after its leaders failed to submit enough signatures to show they maintained a majority. Prime

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Basque separatist leader receives extra jail time

In Spain, the leader of the banned Basque separatist political group, Batasuna, has been found guilty of being an apologist for ETA terrorism and

In Spain, the leader of the banned Basque separatist political group, Batasuna, has been found guilty of being an apologist for ETA terrorism and

News

Chile struggles as security worsens after quake

Troops in Chile are preparing for another curfew as a wave of looting continues in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. The streets in

Troops in Chile are preparing for another curfew as a wave of looting continues in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. The streets in

News

Clinton promises extra help for Chile

International aid has begun arriving in Chile along with offers of moral and material support. The US Secretary of State landed in Santiago for a

International aid has begun arriving in Chile along with offers of moral and material support. The US Secretary of State landed in Santiago for a

News

War reparations row in debt-ridden Greece

As protests against ¨austerity¨ measures in debt-ridden Greece continue - a diplomatic can of worms over war reparations has been opened by

As protests against ¨austerity¨ measures in debt-ridden Greece continue - a diplomatic can of worms over war reparations has been opened by

News

The forgotten children of a Kosovo refugee camp

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is in the Balkans on a mission to end the ongoing hostility between Serbia and its former province Kosovo

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is in the Balkans on a mission to end the ongoing hostility between Serbia and its former province Kosovo

News

Soccer World Cup countdown : 100 days to go

In 100 days from now, the world soccer cup finals will begin in Johannesburg – and South Africa has marked the symbolic date with celebrations across

In 100 days from now, the world soccer cup finals will begin in Johannesburg – and South Africa has marked the symbolic date with celebrations across

News

Prominent cleric launches fatwa on terrorism

A prominent Islamic scholar has issued a religious edict declaring that suicide bombers are unbelievers rather than martyrs. Dr. Muhammad Tahir

A prominent Islamic scholar has issued a religious edict declaring that suicide bombers are unbelievers rather than martyrs. Dr. Muhammad Tahir

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Clashes during a anti-government demonstration in Jakarta

Demostrators rallied outside the building to protest against the government’s 715 million US dollar bailout of Indonesia’s Bank Century in 2008.

Demostrators rallied outside the building to protest against the government’s 715 million US dollar bailout of Indonesia’s Bank Century in 2008.

News

Russia strengthens business links with France

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stood side-by-side with French Economy Minister, Christine Lagarde for a ceremony at the Arc-de-Triomphe in Paris

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stood side-by-side with French Economy Minister, Christine Lagarde for a ceremony at the Arc-de-Triomphe in Paris

News

Iran detains award winning director Panahi

Iranian security forces have reportedly arrested award winning film director Jafar Panahi. It’s unclear why he’s been detained but the director

Iranian security forces have reportedly arrested award winning film director Jafar Panahi. It’s unclear why he’s been detained but the director

News

Clinton calls for talks over Falklands dispute

The US Secretary of State has stepped into the row between Argentina and Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands. After meeting Argentina’s

The US Secretary of State has stepped into the row between Argentina and Britain over the disputed Falkland Islands. After meeting Argentina’s

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NATO steps up battle for Afghan hearts and minds

NATO is increasing its battle for Afghan hearts and minds as its largest offensive enters its third week. The US General Stanley McChrystal has

NATO is increasing its battle for Afghan hearts and minds as its largest offensive enters its third week. The US General Stanley McChrystal has

News

Looting worsens in quake-hit Chile

Soldiers and police in Chile are struggling to contain looting among a population left desperate by Saturday’s earthquake. Some 7,000 troops have

Soldiers and police in Chile are struggling to contain looting among a population left desperate by Saturday’s earthquake. Some 7,000 troops have

News

Basque leader jailed for glorifying ETA

A Spanish court has sentenced Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi to two years in prison for glorifying terrorism.   Otegi is the former spokesman

A Spanish court has sentenced Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi to two years in prison for glorifying terrorism.   Otegi is the former spokesman

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Tymoshenko awaits confidence vote

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is battling for her political future a day before a vote of no confidence in her government. Tymoshenko

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is battling for her political future a day before a vote of no confidence in her government. Tymoshenko

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Chavez denies helping separatists, blames US

The Venezuelan president has denied accusations  that his government has helped both Colombian and Spanish armed separatists.   A judge in Spain’s

The Venezuelan president has denied accusations  that his government has helped both Colombian and Spanish armed separatists.   A judge in Spain’s

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Police battle looters in Chile

Rescuers braved aftershocks and continued to search for survivors in Concepcion’s devastated streets on Sunday as the government attempted to quell

Rescuers braved aftershocks and continued to search for survivors in Concepcion’s devastated streets on Sunday as the government attempted to quell

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Heavy security as Russian president arrives in Paris

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon for a three day formal state visit.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife Svetlana arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon for a three day formal state visit.