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2010-03-22

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Google.cn users redirected to Hong Kong site

Google has announced it is moving its China internet search service to Hong Kong. google.cn has been deleted and users are being redirected to the

Google has announced it is moving its China internet search service to Hong Kong. google.cn has been deleted and users are being redirected to the

News

Sarkozy reshuffles cabinet after election rout

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reshuffled his cabinet after a crushing defeat in regional elections. Prime Minister Francois Fillon keeps his

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reshuffled his cabinet after a crushing defeat in regional elections. Prime Minister Francois Fillon keeps his

Europe

New EU diplomatic service builds bridgehead

The EU’s first diplomatic service chain of command is being prepared for imminent assembly. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign

The EU’s first diplomatic service chain of command is being prepared for imminent assembly. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign

Europe

"Everyone fed up with Iranian government" - Finnish foreign minister

The jamming by Iran of foreign satellite broadcasts into its territory and interruption of Internet access are pushing European Union patience to the

The jamming by Iran of foreign satellite broadcasts into its territory and interruption of Internet access are pushing European Union patience to the

Business

Kabel Deutschland debuts just above IPO price

The champagne flowed to celebrate Europe’s biggest flotation so far this year. But shares in cable television company Kabel Deutschland have

The champagne flowed to celebrate Europe’s biggest flotation so far this year. But shares in cable television company Kabel Deutschland have

Business

Private equity firms reportedly eyeing German stores

Private equity firms are reportedly among those interested in acquiring Metro’s department store chain Kaufhof and Arcandor’s Karstadt chain in

Private equity firms are reportedly among those interested in acquiring Metro’s department store chain Kaufhof and Arcandor’s Karstadt chain in

Business

Beijing buys into Australian coal-seam gas industry

Arrow Energy Limited has agreed to sell its Australian coal-seam gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell and Petrochina for a sweetened 2.3 billion euros

Arrow Energy Limited has agreed to sell its Australian coal-seam gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell and Petrochina for a sweetened 2.3 billion euros

Business

Credit Suisse restricts staff travel to Germany

Credit Suisse says it is restricting its bankers’ travel to Germany after the authorities there said they were investigating 1,100 of the bank’s

Credit Suisse says it is restricting its bankers’ travel to Germany after the authorities there said they were investigating 1,100 of the bank’s

News

Pre-election lobbying scandal rocks UK's Labour

Ex-British transport secretary Stephen Byers has been caught on camera, apparently offering to carry out lobbying work in return for a hefty

Ex-British transport secretary Stephen Byers has been caught on camera, apparently offering to carry out lobbying work in return for a hefty

News

Turkish constitutional reform plan unveiled

For almost 30 years Turkey has marched to the rhythm of a constitution brought in by military leaders after a coup in the early 80s. But all that

For almost 30 years Turkey has marched to the rhythm of a constitution brought in by military leaders after a coup in the early 80s. But all that

Culture

Aniston and Butler star in Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter brings together Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler as journalist Nicole and ex New York police officer Milo, a divorced couple, who

The Bounty Hunter brings together Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler as journalist Nicole and ex New York police officer Milo, a divorced couple, who

News

Unions want talks but second BA strike looms

British Airways planes have been grounded again, throwing passengers’ plans into turmoil, on the third and final day of a walkout by cabin crew.

British Airways planes have been grounded again, throwing passengers’ plans into turmoil, on the third and final day of a walkout by cabin crew.

Culture

Jurgens musical a hit in Austria

Packed with hits by popular Austrian singer Udo Jurgens, the musical I’ve Never Been To New York has just premiered in Vienna.

Packed with hits by popular Austrian singer Udo Jurgens, the musical I’ve Never Been To New York has just premiered in Vienna.

Science_technology

From downhill to download

The must-have accessory this year for extreme sports fans; an on-board camera – a tiny, high definition camera, fixed to your helmet or sunglasses.

The must-have accessory this year for extreme sports fans; an on-board camera – a tiny, high definition camera, fixed to your helmet or sunglasses.

News

Settlers urge Israeli PM to ignore US pressure

Jerusalem settlers are voicing hopes that Benjamin Netanyahu will stand firm in the face of growing pressure to stop settlement expansion

Jerusalem settlers are voicing hopes that Benjamin Netanyahu will stand firm in the face of growing pressure to stop settlement expansion

News

Clinton defends criticism of Israeli settlements

Hillary Clinton has defended White House opposition to Israeli settlement building in a disputed part of Jerusalem. She has spoken to a conference

Hillary Clinton has defended White House opposition to Israeli settlement building in a disputed part of Jerusalem. She has spoken to a conference

Business

Chinese internet users await Google announcement

Google has stayed tight-lipped over reports that it is about to announce it is pulling out of China. Media reports claim an announcement is

Google has stayed tight-lipped over reports that it is about to announce it is pulling out of China. Media reports claim an announcement is

News

Sarkozy reshuffles government after poll defeat

It is ‘face the music’ time for French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. He has had a crunch meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy after their ruling

It is ‘face the music’ time for French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. He has had a crunch meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy after their ruling

News

Woods apprehensive about Masters return

Tiger Woods has said he is nervous about how the crowds will react when he returns to golf after the saga over his scandal-hit private life. The

Tiger Woods has said he is nervous about how the crowds will react when he returns to golf after the saga over his scandal-hit private life. The

News

Result seen as reprimand for Sarkozy

The elections were meant to be about regional issues, but the result is seen very much as the return of the left on the French national stage

The elections were meant to be about regional issues, but the result is seen very much as the return of the left on the French national stage

News

World watches as Rio Tinto trial starts in China

China’s courts are under international scrutiny as four employees of global mining giant Rio Tinto go on trial, accused of bribery and stealing

China’s courts are under international scrutiny as four employees of global mining giant Rio Tinto go on trial, accused of bribery and stealing

News

US healthcare law expected soon

President Obama has won his battle to bring in landmark healthcare reform. It is expected to become law soon following the successful vote in the

President Obama has won his battle to bring in landmark healthcare reform. It is expected to become law soon following the successful vote in the

Nocomment

Demonstration against nuclear power

Demonstration for the closure of the nuclear power plant in the southern german village of Neckarwestheim.

Demonstration for the closure of the nuclear power plant in the southern german village of Neckarwestheim.

Nocomment

Traditional Persian New Year celebrations

Iraqi Kurds celebrates the traditional Persian New Year holiday of Nowruz. But instead of travelling to the Kurdish region in Iraq’s north, many

Iraqi Kurds celebrates the traditional Persian New Year holiday of Nowruz. But instead of travelling to the Kurdish region in Iraq’s north, many

Nocomment

Afghans celebrates the New Year

Tens of thousands of Afghans celebrates Nowruz, the traditional New Year, across the country.

Tens of thousands of Afghans celebrates Nowruz, the traditional New Year, across the country.

News

Thai military step up security precautions

As anti-government demonstrations continue in Thailand, army officers protecting government buildings are to carry weapons from now on. The military

As anti-government demonstrations continue in Thailand, army officers protecting government buildings are to carry weapons from now on. The military

News

Obama takes healthcare battle to the public

Having had to force his healthcare bill through Congress, Obama must now sell the reform to an American public that is still largely sceptical

Having had to force his healthcare bill through Congress, Obama must now sell the reform to an American public that is still largely sceptical

News

What Obama's healthcare reforms mean

Barack Obama put everything into this battle, fighting Republicans as well as wavering members of his own Democrat camp. His sweeping overhaul

Barack Obama put everything into this battle, fighting Republicans as well as wavering members of his own Democrat camp. His sweeping overhaul

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Sarkozy left bruised in regional polls

The left wing of French politics has dealt a bitter blow to the party of President Sarkozy in the final round of regional elections. The Socialist

The left wing of French politics has dealt a bitter blow to the party of President Sarkozy in the final round of regional elections. The Socialist