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2010-03-16

News

No end to austerity protests in Greece

In Greece, police have used teargas to disperse a group of rioters who broke away from an anti-austerity rally. The authorities say a group of

In Greece, police have used teargas to disperse a group of rioters who broke away from an anti-austerity rally. The authorities say a group of

Business

Fed keeps US interest rates low

The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time. The central

The US Federal Reserve has held interest rates near zero and renewed its pledge to keep the cost of borrowing very low for a long time. The central

News

Sahara states step up fight agaist al Qaeda

Faced with a growing threat from al Qaeda, Sahara desert states have been meeting to try to hammer out a joint plan of action against the insurgents

Faced with a growing threat from al Qaeda, Sahara desert states have been meeting to try to hammer out a joint plan of action against the insurgents

Business

EU backs Greek standby aid

EU finance ministers have backed plans by countries in the euro zone to help debt-stricken Greece financially if it seeks such aid. But Elena

EU finance ministers have backed plans by countries in the euro zone to help debt-stricken Greece financially if it seeks such aid. But Elena

Business

February euro zone inflation falls

Heating oil cost more, along with fuel for transport, but lower prices for gas and food limited inflation in the euro zone in February. The price of

Heating oil cost more, along with fuel for transport, but lower prices for gas and food limited inflation in the euro zone in February. The price of

Business

Renault & Daimler shares rise on tie-up reports

Shares in France’s Renault and Germany’s Daimler rose on Tuesday, following reports that they were in talks about each acquiring shares in the other

Shares in France’s Renault and Germany’s Daimler rose on Tuesday, following reports that they were in talks about each acquiring shares in the other

Business

Air Berlin cuts 787 order

Air Berlin has cancelled firm orders for Boeing 1.25 billion euros. Germany’s second-biggest airline said that was done to cut its financial

Air Berlin has cancelled firm orders for Boeing 1.25 billion euros. Germany’s second-biggest airline said that was done to cut its financial

Culture

Green Zone is go

Matt Damon stars in Green Zone directed by Paul Greengrass. It is a big budget action thriller set in Iraq and producers must be hoping for better

Matt Damon stars in Green Zone directed by Paul Greengrass. It is a big budget action thriller set in Iraq and producers must be hoping for better

Business

Just over half of Greeks back austerity measures

Latest research shows just over half of Greeks back their government’s efforts to cut their ballooning debt and budget deficit. A weekend poll

Latest research shows just over half of Greeks back their government’s efforts to cut their ballooning debt and budget deficit. A weekend poll

News

Egypt: Mubarak appears well after operation

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has appeared on state television after undergoing an operation in Germany. Mubarak had gall bladder surgery and a

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has appeared on state television after undergoing an operation in Germany. Mubarak had gall bladder surgery and a

News

How damaged are Israel's ties with Washington?

You would not expect your best friend to keep you waiting 90 minutes at the dinner table. But for Israel and its closest ally, these are exceptional

You would not expect your best friend to keep you waiting 90 minutes at the dinner table. But for Israel and its closest ally, these are exceptional

News

Finnish boy in diplomatic row

The fate of a 7 year-old boy who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Helsinki could be decided soon. Robert Rantala was

The fate of a 7 year-old boy who is at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Helsinki could be decided soon. Robert Rantala was

News

Ashton, in Syria, on regional tour to boost EU's influence

Amid heightened tensions, the European Union’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton has been in Syria to discuss bilateral relations and how to foster the

Amid heightened tensions, the European Union’s top diplomat Catherine Ashton has been in Syria to discuss bilateral relations and how to foster the

Science_technology

Hydro-power in Portugal

A huge hydro-electric power plant 250 kms south-east of Lisbon in Portugal uses Alstom technology to combine and store wind and hydro energies. This

A huge hydro-electric power plant 250 kms south-east of Lisbon in Portugal uses Alstom technology to combine and store wind and hydro energies. This

Culture

Flag for auction

Christie’s will be auctioning works from the private collection of U.S. author Michael Crichton at their keenly-anticipated “Post-War & Contemporary

Christie’s will be auctioning works from the private collection of U.S. author Michael Crichton at their keenly-anticipated “Post-War & Contemporary

Culture

Rescue dogs at Crufts

Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world and is paradise for dog-lovers. Everything canine was at Crufts this year – in particular 28,000 dogs

Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world and is paradise for dog-lovers. Everything canine was at Crufts this year – in particular 28,000 dogs

News

US envoy delays trip to Israel

The US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell meets Palestinian has postponed his planned visit to the region. As clashes rage in

The US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell meets Palestinian has postponed his planned visit to the region. As clashes rage in

News

Sect head arrested in Rome for sexual abuse and extortion

The head of a new-age sect in Italy, said to have at least a thousand followers, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing young girls and

The head of a new-age sect in Italy, said to have at least a thousand followers, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing young girls and

News

Vatican suspends German paedophile priest

A German priest convicted of molesting young boys has been suspended by the Vatican for breaching a ban on working with children. Father Peter

A German priest convicted of molesting young boys has been suspended by the Vatican for breaching a ban on working with children. Father Peter

News

Day of violent clashes in Jerusalem

Violent clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Palestinians and the Israeli police, leaving injuries on both sides. It comes amid high

Violent clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Palestinians and the Israeli police, leaving injuries on both sides. It comes amid high

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Cyclone-hit Fiji declares state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in Fiji after Cyclone Tomas struck in the north and east of the Pacific island nation. Homes have been

A state of emergency has been declared in Fiji after Cyclone Tomas struck in the north and east of the Pacific island nation. Homes have been

Europe

EU agree protective measures for Greece

EU finance chiefs say they have drawn up safeguards to help Greece should it default on its massive debt. Meeting in Brussels the 16 eurogroup member

EU finance chiefs say they have drawn up safeguards to help Greece should it default on its massive debt. Meeting in Brussels the 16 eurogroup member

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Thai protesters give blood in 'sacrifice for democracy'

Thailand’s ‘Red-shirt’ movement are giving blood to throw at government offices in protest at what they say is the illegitimate leadership of Prime

Thailand’s ‘Red-shirt’ movement are giving blood to throw at government offices in protest at what they say is the illegitimate leadership of Prime

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Fears of a third Middle East intifada grow

Palestinian and Israeli security forces have clashed in East Jerusalem as fears grow that a third intifada is on the verge of breaking out

Palestinian and Israeli security forces have clashed in East Jerusalem as fears grow that a third intifada is on the verge of breaking out

Nocomment

Ban Ki-Moon making his second visit to Haiti since the quake

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised Haitians that the world has not forgotten the quake-torn nation as it suffers from a shortage of

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has promised Haitians that the world has not forgotten the quake-torn nation as it suffers from a shortage of

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Crufts Dog Show

Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show in Birmingham.

Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show in Birmingham.