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2010-04-27

Business

US senate committee bashes Goldman Sachs

Senior officials from the investment bank Goldman Sachs have been defending themselves against a welter of accusations levelled by a Senate committee

Senior officials from the investment bank Goldman Sachs have been defending themselves against a welter of accusations levelled by a Senate committee

Europe

Ashton wins backing for EU diplomatic plan but needs more

Twenty-seven countries with their own diplomatic services are a step closer to a shared European Union mission. The bloc’s foreign affairs chief

Twenty-seven countries with their own diplomatic services are a step closer to a shared European Union mission. The bloc’s foreign affairs chief

Business

Greek debt insurance hits record high

The cost of insurance against Greece missing its debt repayments hit a record high, after political murmurings in Berlin that cast doubt over

The cost of insurance against Greece missing its debt repayments hit a record high, after political murmurings in Berlin that cast doubt over

Business

One in five Spaniards jobless: report

Unemployment in Spain has topped a fifth of the workforce according to a national newspaper. ABC said 4.61 million Spaniards were jobless in the

Unemployment in Spain has topped a fifth of the workforce according to a national newspaper. ABC said 4.61 million Spaniards were jobless in the

News

Belguim PM calls for constitutional reform

Acting Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme has said constitutional reform is needed to prevent future political crises in the country. Leterme’s

Acting Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme has said constitutional reform is needed to prevent future political crises in the country. Leterme’s

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French farmers go slow in Paris

Ten thousand French farmers staged a go-slow protest in the streets of Paris on Tuesday to call for an increase in agricultural subsidies. The

Ten thousand French farmers staged a go-slow protest in the streets of Paris on Tuesday to call for an increase in agricultural subsidies. The

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Anger to Greek austerity grows

The mood against austerity in Greece is becoming increasingly bitter. Transport workers called a six-hour walkout, bringing buses, trains and trams

The mood against austerity in Greece is becoming increasingly bitter. Transport workers called a six-hour walkout, bringing buses, trains and trams

News

Moscow and Oslo strike Barents border deal

Russia and Norway say they have finally agreed to divide the Barents Sea. The preliminary deal was struck during a two day visit by president

Russia and Norway say they have finally agreed to divide the Barents Sea. The preliminary deal was struck during a two day visit by president

News

Noriega to fight French charges

Lawyers for Panama’s former leader Manuel Noriega say his extradition from the United States to France is against international law. One of his

Lawyers for Panama’s former leader Manuel Noriega say his extradition from the United States to France is against international law. One of his

News

Germany has its first-ever Muslim

government after Ayguel Oezbkan (EYEGOOL UZZ-KAN) was sworn in as social affairs minister for the region of Lower Saxony. Oezbkan, a German

government after Ayguel Oezbkan (EYEGOOL UZZ-KAN) was sworn in as social affairs minister for the region of Lower Saxony. Oezbkan, a German

News

Ukraine's naval base deal helps boost economy

1:00 Sevastopol The Russian Black Sea fleet has been based in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula since 1784. The terms of the agreement Moscow has

1:00 Sevastopol The Russian Black Sea fleet has been based in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula since 1784. The terms of the agreement Moscow has

News

Yanukovich defends Russian naval base deal

“Nothing unexpected” is how Ukraine’s president described the day’s events in parliament. Speaking during a visit to Strasbourg, where he attended

“Nothing unexpected” is how Ukraine’s president described the day’s events in parliament. Speaking during a visit to Strasbourg, where he attended

News

Violence erupts as Ukraine votes on Russian fleet

Russia’s leasing of a naval base in Ukraine has always been a controversial subject but it’s rarely been such a source of violent confrontation in

Russia’s leasing of a naval base in Ukraine has always been a controversial subject but it’s rarely been such a source of violent confrontation in

Business

BP profits overshadowed by oil-spill

Big profits at the oil giant BP have been overshadowed by the prospect of a massive environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First quarter net

Big profits at the oil giant BP have been overshadowed by the prospect of a massive environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First quarter net

Business

Glittering profits at Deutsche Bank

The investment arm of Deutsche Bank has posted first quarter profits that have shattered all forecasts. The corporate banking and securities

The investment arm of Deutsche Bank has posted first quarter profits that have shattered all forecasts. The corporate banking and securities

Science_technology

Welcome to the world of WIMA!

The Wireless Information Multimedia Applications exhibition has taken place in Monaco. 40 exhibitors from 15 countries have showcased new

The Wireless Information Multimedia Applications exhibition has taken place in Monaco. 40 exhibitors from 15 countries have showcased new

Culture

Iron Man 2 set to hit the screens

Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer, also known as the armoured superhero Iron Man. Directed

Robert Downey, Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer, also known as the armoured superhero Iron Man. Directed

Culture

Rothko's first exhibition in Moscow

Mark Rothko’s first-ever exhibition in Moscow opened on Friday at The Moscow Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture. Entitled “Into an Unknown World”

Mark Rothko’s first-ever exhibition in Moscow opened on Friday at The Moscow Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture. Entitled “Into an Unknown World”

News

Belgium looks for new ways to tackle political crisis

Yves Leterme might well be looking for another job today after resigning as Belgium’s prime minister for the second time in three years. His

Yves Leterme might well be looking for another job today after resigning as Belgium’s prime minister for the second time in three years. His

News

Extradited Noriega arrives in France

Panama’s former leader Manuel Noriega has arrived in France after his extradition by the United States. The 76-year-old ex-army general was lead

Panama’s former leader Manuel Noriega has arrived in France after his extradition by the United States. The 76-year-old ex-army general was lead

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French farmers protest in Paris

Thousands of French farmers are protesting in Paris today to call for more financial aid to help them through the economic downturn. Falling prices

Thousands of French farmers are protesting in Paris today to call for more financial aid to help them through the economic downturn. Falling prices

News

Playboy mogul saves Hollywood sign

The Hollywood sign, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, has been saved from demolition by soft porn mogul Hugh Hefner. The Playboy founder

The Hollywood sign, one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, has been saved from demolition by soft porn mogul Hugh Hefner. The Playboy founder

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Protests mark Ukraine vote on Russian navy base stay

There have been chaotic scenes in Ukraine’s parliament over its decision to allow the Russian navy to extend its stay in a Ukrainian port.   Scuffles

There have been chaotic scenes in Ukraine’s parliament over its decision to allow the Russian navy to extend its stay in a Ukrainian port.   Scuffles

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Chaotic scenes in Ukraine parliament

The Ukraine parliament is thrown into chaos as opposition deputies disrupt the ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia and the chamber

The Ukraine parliament is thrown into chaos as opposition deputies disrupt the ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia and the chamber

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Hamas fugitive killed in raid

Witnesses on Monday said Israeli troops killed a wanted Hamas activist in a raid on a West Bank house.

Witnesses on Monday said Israeli troops killed a wanted Hamas activist in a raid on a West Bank house.

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Bolivian protest turns violent

At least eight people are injured after a sugar refinery in Bolivia was set on fire by a group of protesters.

At least eight people are injured after a sugar refinery in Bolivia was set on fire by a group of protesters.

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Fire in Haitian capital

Haiti’s main marketplace is ravaged by a giant fire. Authorities have not yet reported any fatalities or injuries.

Haiti’s main marketplace is ravaged by a giant fire. Authorities have not yet reported any fatalities or injuries.

Europe

Efficient and innovative Development Aid

Reducing extreme poverty and hunger, guaranteeing primary education for all and fighting disease are just some of the aims of the international

Reducing extreme poverty and hunger, guaranteeing primary education for all and fighting disease are just some of the aims of the international