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2010-05-10

Culture

Operalia's rising stars - interview bonus

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with the great Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo and some of the winners of his competition Operalia.

Here are a few extra excerpts from our interviews with the great Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo and some of the winners of his competition Operalia.

Science_technology

Pedal power at Copenhagen Crowne Plaza hotel

The Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen – a hotel that bills itself as one of the world’s greenest hotels – has installed electricity-generating exercise

The Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen – a hotel that bills itself as one of the world’s greenest hotels – has installed electricity-generating exercise

News

'The man who threw his shoes at the American President'

The footage has been broadcast all around the world. On December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntazer al Zaidi threw his shoes at former American

The footage has been broadcast all around the world. On December 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntazer al Zaidi threw his shoes at former American

Business

Markets shoot up on huge bailout plan

A massive emergency package to stabilise the euro unleashed a spectacular rally in financial markets even though the deal has left many questions

A massive emergency package to stabilise the euro unleashed a spectacular rally in financial markets even though the deal has left many questions

Business

Portugal moves to cut spending further

Portugal’s president has held a special meeting with economists and former ministers on ways to further reduce public spending. Portugal – seen by

Portugal’s president has held a special meeting with economists and former ministers on ways to further reduce public spending. Portugal – seen by

Business

Germany's April exports jump

Germany’s trade surplus jumped much more than expected in March as exports increased at their fastest monthly pace since 1992. Month-on-month

Germany’s trade surplus jumped much more than expected in March as exports increased at their fastest monthly pace since 1992. Month-on-month

Business

Ash clouds Air France KLM traffic figures

Air France KLM on Monday became the latest airline to reported a major slump in traffic in April because of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud airspace

Air France KLM on Monday became the latest airline to reported a major slump in traffic in April because of the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud airspace

News

Can the EU's crisis package shield euro zone?

It is an extraordinary measure for extraordinary times. EU finance ministers have taken unprecedented action to prevent Greece’s debt crisis from

It is an extraordinary measure for extraordinary times. EU finance ministers have taken unprecedented action to prevent Greece’s debt crisis from

Europe

EU leaders tore up Maastricht Treaty - analyst

A meeting of the World Economic Forum followed the much trumpeted euro stability deal put together by EU ministers. The Forum brings together top

A meeting of the World Economic Forum followed the much trumpeted euro stability deal put together by EU ministers. The Forum brings together top

News

European skies clear of ash

Things are heading back to normal in European skies after the chaos caused again this weekend by the ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano. Some

Things are heading back to normal in European skies after the chaos caused again this weekend by the ash from the erupting Icelandic volcano. Some

News

Markets rally after bumper euro bailout

‘Shock and Awe’ is how some are describing it. World markets certainly rallied bullishly to the seven hundred and fifty billion euro emergency

‘Shock and Awe’ is how some are describing it. World markets certainly rallied bullishly to the seven hundred and fifty billion euro emergency

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Merkel says protecting money of the German people

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she and her cabinet aim to push through this Tuesday Germany’s share of the package to stabilise the euro despite

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she and her cabinet aim to push through this Tuesday Germany’s share of the package to stabilise the euro despite

Culture

Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time

Giving the Leicester Square Odeon the cold shoulder, summer blockbuster “Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time” was premiered at the Westfield

Giving the Leicester Square Odeon the cold shoulder, summer blockbuster “Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time” was premiered at the Westfield

Culture

Ghass exhibition

A new exhibition of works by Iranian artist Ghass has opened at the Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt in Paris. Born in 1964, Ghass began painting at

A new exhibition of works by Iranian artist Ghass has opened at the Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt in Paris. Born in 1964, Ghass began painting at

News

Hope runs out for mine survivors

The race is on to save 59 miners and rescue workers trapped underground at the Raspadskaya mine in Siberia. 31 people are now known to have died in

The race is on to save 59 miners and rescue workers trapped underground at the Raspadskaya mine in Siberia. 31 people are now known to have died in

News

Finance chiefs forge EU rescue deal

Determined to reach a deal before markets opened for Monday trading EU ministers forged the huge bailout after 11 hours of hard fought negotiations

Determined to reach a deal before markets opened for Monday trading EU ministers forged the huge bailout after 11 hours of hard fought negotiations

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Is an end in sight to Britain's political deadlock?

There is widespread speculation that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could reach a power-sharing deal by the end of the day. That could

There is widespread speculation that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could reach a power-sharing deal by the end of the day. That could

News

Markets react positively to EU bailout

Europe’s markets have responded bullishly after the EU agreed a bumper rescue package to protect the single currency and prevent Greece’s debt crisis

Europe’s markets have responded bullishly after the EU agreed a bumper rescue package to protect the single currency and prevent Greece’s debt crisis

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Trying to get back to normal

Airports across Europe are still trying to get back to normal after more disruption over the weekend caused by Iceland’s spewing volcano – Portuguese

Airports across Europe are still trying to get back to normal after more disruption over the weekend caused by Iceland’s spewing volcano – Portuguese

News

Greeks wonder whether the rescue package is a cure...or a curse

In Athens, people have mixed feelings about the multi billion euro rescue package. While some people have welcomed the deal, others fear the impact

In Athens, people have mixed feelings about the multi billion euro rescue package. While some people have welcomed the deal, others fear the impact

News

Markets open up after EU plan to support euro

Europe’s markets have given an initially positive reaction after the EU’s massive multi-billion euro bailout to protect the single currency. Paris

Europe’s markets have given an initially positive reaction after the EU’s massive multi-billion euro bailout to protect the single currency. Paris

Nocomment

Europe Day in Shangai Expo

It’s Europe Day at the World Expo in China’s business capital Shanghai. For the first time at a World Fair outside of EU borders, the European Union

It’s Europe Day at the World Expo in China’s business capital Shanghai. For the first time at a World Fair outside of EU borders, the European Union

Nocomment

Victory day parade in central Moscow

Russia has marked victory over Nazi Germany 65 years ago with a military parade in central Moscow.

Russia has marked victory over Nazi Germany 65 years ago with a military parade in central Moscow.

News

Setback for Merkel in key German state poll

Germany’s main opposition party the Social Democrats have been celebrating a slim lead in the key state election of North Rhine-Westphalia. Latest

Germany’s main opposition party the Social Democrats have been celebrating a slim lead in the key state election of North Rhine-Westphalia. Latest

News

German Fin Min hospitalised

A notable absentee from the euro zone meetings was Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble. Although he travelled to Brussels for the summit

A notable absentee from the euro zone meetings was Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble. Although he travelled to Brussels for the summit