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2010-04-06

Business

Greek seeks US bond investors - report

Greece is reportedly seeking five to 10 billion dollars from US investors to help cover its borrowing needs of about 10 billion euros in May

Greece is reportedly seeking five to 10 billion dollars from US investors to help cover its borrowing needs of about 10 billion euros in May

Europe

Spain hopes electric cars will help jump start future

Spain is revving up its green credentials with a plan to encourage electric cars. It wants to see a quarter of a million of them on its roads by

Spain is revving up its green credentials with a plan to encourage electric cars. It wants to see a quarter of a million of them on its roads by

Business

Geithner says US and India must push for balanced growth

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has held talks with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a two-day trip to strengthen economic

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has held talks with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a two-day trip to strengthen economic

News

Anger and resignation in L'Aquila

In March, the residents of L’Aquila grew tired of waiting for action. They pushed aside the barriers and forced their own way into the historic heart

In March, the residents of L’Aquila grew tired of waiting for action. They pushed aside the barriers and forced their own way into the historic heart

News

Red shirt protesters refuse to back down

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have defied “no go” orders issued by the authorities to occupy the city’s plush commercial centre for a fourth

Anti-government protesters in Bangkok have defied “no go” orders issued by the authorities to occupy the city’s plush commercial centre for a fourth

News

Cameron: 'most important election for a generation'

The opposition Conservatives are calling it the most important election in decades. David Cameron told his supporters he was delighted the race is

The opposition Conservatives are calling it the most important election in decades. David Cameron told his supporters he was delighted the race is

News

L'Aquila marks quake anniversary

L’Aquila is remembering, one year on. The Italian city is marking the anniversary of the earthquake that killed some 300 people. As well as those

L’Aquila is remembering, one year on. The Italian city is marking the anniversary of the earthquake that killed some 300 people. As well as those

News

Maoist rebels kill 75 Indian police

Seventy five Indian police officers have died in a series of ambushes by Maoist rebels. Security convoys on patrol in dense jungle in central

Seventy five Indian police officers have died in a series of ambushes by Maoist rebels. Security convoys on patrol in dense jungle in central

News

US unveils new nuclear plan

The Obama administration has unveiled a new defence policy restricting the use of US nuclear weapons. For the first time the United States has

The Obama administration has unveiled a new defence policy restricting the use of US nuclear weapons. For the first time the United States has

Science_technology

Where art and technology overlap

Comprising thousands of tiny LED lights, this installation by Austrian artist Edwin Erdl is called Matrix II. It is just one of the innovative pieces

Comprising thousands of tiny LED lights, this installation by Austrian artist Edwin Erdl is called Matrix II. It is just one of the innovative pieces

Culture

Granny DJ release first single

Ruth Flowers is a DJ in some of the most prestigious clubs in Paris and Cannes. She has got the huge black shades and the bling jewellery, but what

Ruth Flowers is a DJ in some of the most prestigious clubs in Paris and Cannes. She has got the huge black shades and the bling jewellery, but what

Culture

The painstaking work of puppet animation

One of Slovenia’s most promising young contemporary filmmakers, Spela Cadez, works on puppet animations, using the traditional stop motion technique

One of Slovenia’s most promising young contemporary filmmakers, Spela Cadez, works on puppet animations, using the traditional stop motion technique

News

Political campaigning begins in earnest in the UK

The party which succeeds in convincing the country it can best handle the economy is most likely to win Britain’s general election. The financial

The party which succeeds in convincing the country it can best handle the economy is most likely to win Britain’s general election. The financial

Business

Beijing denies currency manipulation

The Chinese government has strongly defended its currency policy and denied it manipulates the yuan, but hinted it could be allowed to rise in value

The Chinese government has strongly defended its currency policy and denied it manipulates the yuan, but hinted it could be allowed to rise in value

Business

Samsung benefits from recovery

South Korea’s Samsung is predicting a huge rise in profit this year. The world’s largest maker of semiconductors and flat-screen TVs has just

South Korea’s Samsung is predicting a huge rise in profit this year. The world’s largest maker of semiconductors and flat-screen TVs has just

Business

Spanish jobless total hits 4.16 million

Spanish unemployment rose again in March as jobs were cut in the dominant services sector. The jobless rate increased by 0.87 percent, compared

Spanish unemployment rose again in March as jobs were cut in the dominant services sector. The jobless rate increased by 0.87 percent, compared

News

Cameron: 'I'm delighted it's finally underway'

The leader of Britain’s Conservative opposition says he is ready for the election battle. “I am delighted it’s finally underway, and this election

The leader of Britain’s Conservative opposition says he is ready for the election battle. “I am delighted it’s finally underway, and this election

News

Brown kicks off UK election race

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced as expected that the country’s general election will be held on May 6th. A month of fierce

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced as expected that the country’s general election will be held on May 6th. A month of fierce

News

Obama to unveil new US nuclear strategy

Barack Obama is set to outline a new defence strategy that would limit the circumstances in which the US would use nuclear weapons. It is expected

Barack Obama is set to outline a new defence strategy that would limit the circumstances in which the US would use nuclear weapons. It is expected

News

New wave of deadly bombings in Baghdad

Another wave of deadly bomb attacks has shaken the Iraqi capital. Latest reports say at least 28 people have been killed. Authorities say seven

Another wave of deadly bomb attacks has shaken the Iraqi capital. Latest reports say at least 28 people have been killed. Authorities say seven

News

Maoist rebels kill up to 60 police in India

Authorities in India say an attack by Maoist rebels has left between 50 and 60 policemen dead. The rebels are reported to have carried out an

Authorities in India say an attack by Maoist rebels has left between 50 and 60 policemen dead. The rebels are reported to have carried out an

News

US coal mine disaster claims 25 lives

The number of workers killed in a US coal mine disaster has risen to 25. Four miners are still missing after an explosion tore through the mine in

The number of workers killed in a US coal mine disaster has risen to 25. Four miners are still missing after an explosion tore through the mine in

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Protest in Thailand

Anti-government protesters gather outside Bangkok’s Election Commission to continue their bid to topple the government.

Anti-government protesters gather outside Bangkok’s Election Commission to continue their bid to topple the government.

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Japanese Cherry blossoms

The cherry blossoms are in full-blown in many places, signalling the time for cherry-blossom viewing parties.

The cherry blossoms are in full-blown in many places, signalling the time for cherry-blossom viewing parties.

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Pakistan Blast

Militants attacked a United States consulate in northwest Pakistan with car bombs and grenades on Monday.

Militants attacked a United States consulate in northwest Pakistan with car bombs and grenades on Monday.

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Discovery Launch

The Space shuttle Discovery was today launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Space shuttle Discovery was today launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Obama's Easter

US President and First Lady participate in Easter Egg Roll.

US President and First Lady participate in Easter Egg Roll.