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2010-04-21

Culture

Monica's runaway return to the charts

American R&B star Monica Denise Arnold is still coming to terms with the runaway success of her latest single. “Everything to Me” is the first

American R&B star Monica Denise Arnold is still coming to terms with the runaway success of her latest single. “Everything to Me” is the first

Science_technology

Looking inside the head of Australopithicus

When scientists from South Africa made the trip to Grenoble in south eastern France recently, they brought with them a very special travelling

When scientists from South Africa made the trip to Grenoble in south eastern France recently, they brought with them a very special travelling

Culture

Gondry makes a family movie with a difference

There is little doubt that the French film-maker Michel Gondry has a style all of his own – the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is

There is little doubt that the French film-maker Michel Gondry has a style all of his own – the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is

Business

IMF ups 2010 growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund says the global economy has recovered from recession more quickly than anticipated. The IMF said emerging countries

The International Monetary Fund says the global economy has recovered from recession more quickly than anticipated. The IMF said emerging countries

Business

Fiat sees sale slump, will split off car division

Grim predictions from Italy’s Fiat which expects car sales in Europe to fall 15 percent this year with the end of government incentives. That came

Grim predictions from Italy’s Fiat which expects car sales in Europe to fall 15 percent this year with the end of government incentives. That came

Business

Conflicting message from UK jobless figures

Mixed jobs news in the UK. The numbers of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell by nearly 33,000 in March, that was three times more than

Mixed jobs news in the UK. The numbers of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell by nearly 33,000 in March, that was three times more than

Business

Greek bailout talks start

Talks that could last for weeks are underway between Greece and EU and International Monetary Fund officials. They are intended to work out details

Talks that could last for weeks are underway between Greece and EU and International Monetary Fund officials. They are intended to work out details

Business

Peugeot Citroen upbeat

PSA Peugeot Citroen has posted a 27.5 percent rise in first-quarter revenues at 14 billion euros. The French carmaker also said it expected to make

PSA Peugeot Citroen has posted a 27.5 percent rise in first-quarter revenues at 14 billion euros. The French carmaker also said it expected to make

News

Danish pop star takes taxi to beat flight chaos

Danish singer Mads Langer and his girlfriend managed to beat the travel chaos… by taking a taxi to Copenhagen all the way from Rome where they were

Danish singer Mads Langer and his girlfriend managed to beat the travel chaos… by taking a taxi to Copenhagen all the way from Rome where they were

News

Ukraine, Russia ink gas deal

Ukraine has struck a deal with Russia to cut gas import prices by 30 per cent, heralding a new era of warmer ties between the two countries. Kiev

Ukraine has struck a deal with Russia to cut gas import prices by 30 per cent, heralding a new era of warmer ties between the two countries. Kiev

News

Warning airlines to uphold passenger rights

‘Act of God’ will not wash with the European Commission. Even though the volcanic ash eruption over much of Europe was the work of nature, Brussels

‘Act of God’ will not wash with the European Commission. Even though the volcanic ash eruption over much of Europe was the work of nature, Brussels

News

Lessons learnt as skies open for business

As the aviation industry counts the financial cost of the ash cloud calamity thousands of flights have been taking to the skies over Europe. Some

As the aviation industry counts the financial cost of the ash cloud calamity thousands of flights have been taking to the skies over Europe. Some

News

I am still president, says exiled Kyrgyz leader

The ousted leader of Kzrgyzstan speaking in exile from Belarus has insisted that he remains president of the central Asian country. Kurmanbek

The ousted leader of Kzrgyzstan speaking in exile from Belarus has insisted that he remains president of the central Asian country. Kurmanbek

Nocomment

China Holds Day of Mourning for Quake Victims

China holds national day of mourning for the victims of an earthquake which struck the western province of Qinghai.

China holds national day of mourning for the victims of an earthquake which struck the western province of Qinghai.

News

Former IOC president Samaranch dies aged 89

Former president of the international Olympic committee Juan Antonio Samaranch has died at the age of 89 of cardio-respiratory failure. He had been

Former president of the international Olympic committee Juan Antonio Samaranch has died at the age of 89 of cardio-respiratory failure. He had been

News

Thai Red Shirts open up to talks

Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have said they would hold indirect talks with the government to avoid further clashes with security

Thailand’s Red Shirt protesters have said they would hold indirect talks with the government to avoid further clashes with security

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The skies over Europe are back in business

Seventy-five per cent of flights are expected to operate in the skies over Europe today but with so many aircraft having been grounded by the pall

Seventy-five per cent of flights are expected to operate in the skies over Europe today but with so many aircraft having been grounded by the pall

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Fog of ash hits Iceland's farmers

As Europe takes to the skies again, down on the ground Iceland’s farmers fight with the fallout from last week’s volcanic eruption. The

As Europe takes to the skies again, down on the ground Iceland’s farmers fight with the fallout from last week’s volcanic eruption. The

News

Poland to choose new president on June 20

Poland’s acting President Bronislaw Komorowski has called the date of his country’s presidential election for June 20. The vote is taking place

Poland’s acting President Bronislaw Komorowski has called the date of his country’s presidential election for June 20. The vote is taking place

News

China mourns quake dead

China is holding a national day of mourning today for the victims of a powerful earthquake . The quake struck the western province of Qinghai a

China is holding a national day of mourning today for the victims of a powerful earthquake . The quake struck the western province of Qinghai a

News

Spotlight on Eurocontrol after volcanic ash crisis

When it’s not covered with clouds of volcanic ash, Europe’s airspace looks like it is covered by a swarm of insects. Around 30 thousand aircraft a

When it’s not covered with clouds of volcanic ash, Europe’s airspace looks like it is covered by a swarm of insects. Around 30 thousand aircraft a

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Discovery landing

Discovery finally lands after crossing US heartland.

Discovery finally lands after crossing US heartland.

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Icelandic rescuers on alert

Several hundred rescuers are on the alert around the clock to raise the alarm due to the risk of flooding in Iceland.

Several hundred rescuers are on the alert around the clock to raise the alarm due to the risk of flooding in Iceland.

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Ash wedding

Slovak couple marries at taiwanese hotel after unable to fly home due to ash.

Slovak couple marries at taiwanese hotel after unable to fly home due to ash.

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China aid

Humanitarian aid deliveries to victims of a devastating quake in a remote Tibetan region risk being hampered by bad weather, as the death toll rises

Humanitarian aid deliveries to victims of a devastating quake in a remote Tibetan region risk being hampered by bad weather, as the death toll rises

News

Tough talking as violence flares in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan 300 troops have been deployed in a bid to stamp out ethnic violence. The latest clashes have claimed the lives of five villagers on the

In Kyrgyzstan 300 troops have been deployed in a bid to stamp out ethnic violence. The latest clashes have claimed the lives of five villagers on the

News

European skies are reopened

A flight from Vancouver landed at London Heathrow airport marking the reopening of all of Britain’s airspace for the first time since last

A flight from Vancouver landed at London Heathrow airport marking the reopening of all of Britain’s airspace for the first time since last

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Questions after air lockdown eases

The first flight landed in Belgium as the aerial lockdown started to ease. And as the skies in Europe took on a more familiar sight questions and

The first flight landed in Belgium as the aerial lockdown started to ease. And as the skies in Europe took on a more familiar sight questions and

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Volcano activity on the decrease

The Icelandic volcano continues to spit out its ash though now, say experts, with less intensity. There is not as much force behind the eruptions

The Icelandic volcano continues to spit out its ash though now, say experts, with less intensity. There is not as much force behind the eruptions