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2010-05-11

News

Conservative David Cameron is UK's new PM

David Cameron became the UK’s  new prime minister on Tuesday evening after he accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to form a new government. From

David Cameron became the UK’s  new prime minister on Tuesday evening after he accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to form a new government. From

Business

Toyota back in the black

Toyota returned to profit in the financial year just ended despite the cost of recalls for more than eight million vehicles due to safety

Toyota returned to profit in the financial year just ended despite the cost of recalls for more than eight million vehicles due to safety

Business

PT explains Vivo rejection

Portugal Telecom has been explaining why it rejecting a bid by Spain’s Telefonica for its 50 percent stake in Brazil’s largest mobile phone operator

Portugal Telecom has been explaining why it rejecting a bid by Spain’s Telefonica for its 50 percent stake in Brazil’s largest mobile phone operator

Business

Market rollercoaster 'set to continue'

Madrid’s stock market index demonstrated the uncertainty in the financial markets about whether a massive emergency package intended to stabilise the

Madrid’s stock market index demonstrated the uncertainty in the financial markets about whether a massive emergency package intended to stabilise the

Business

Utilities upbeat about European demand

European utilities are sticking to their profit forecasts for this year. Germany’s E.ON, which is the world’s largest utility in terms of sales

European utilities are sticking to their profit forecasts for this year. Germany’s E.ON, which is the world’s largest utility in terms of sales

Business

Travel firms hit by volcano disruption

The volcanic ash cloud travel disruption bill continues to mount. Europe’s biggest holiday firm TUI Travel said it had to cancel over 170,000

The volcanic ash cloud travel disruption bill continues to mount. Europe’s biggest holiday firm TUI Travel said it had to cancel over 170,000

News

Building bridges between cultures - UN's Jean-Christophe Bas

On 27-29 May a network of around 2,000 political and corporate leaders, and civil society activists, will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the third

On 27-29 May a network of around 2,000 political and corporate leaders, and civil society activists, will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the third

Europe

EU tightening laws against animal testing

Monkeys will still be at our mercy but chimpanzees and gorrillas will soon have legal protection in Europe against being used in biological

Monkeys will still be at our mercy but chimpanzees and gorrillas will soon have legal protection in Europe against being used in biological

News

Spain to slash spending in return for EU aid

An emergency EU aid package for weak euro zone members has come at a price. In return, Spanish Economy Minister Elena Salgado was put under

An emergency EU aid package for weak euro zone members has come at a price. In return, Spanish Economy Minister Elena Salgado was put under

News

Gas used against Afghan schools

In more attacks on girl’s schools in Afghanistan 30 pupils and teachers have been taken to hospital after suspected use of poison gas. Schools in

In more attacks on girl’s schools in Afghanistan 30 pupils and teachers have been taken to hospital after suspected use of poison gas. Schools in

News

Karzai begins US trip

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington for a four-day visit to his government’s leading backer, and the supplier of national security. The

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington for a four-day visit to his government’s leading backer, and the supplier of national security. The

News

World markets slip after big gains

World and European markets dipped in the wake of big gains following the emergency deal put together to stop the eurozone debt crisis from spreading

World and European markets dipped in the wake of big gains following the emergency deal put together to stop the eurozone debt crisis from spreading

News

Pope says blames 'sin within church' for sex abuse

The Pope has said the abuse of children by priests shows that the greatest threat to Catholicism comes from ‘sin within the church’‘ The statement

The Pope has said the abuse of children by priests shows that the greatest threat to Catholicism comes from ‘sin within the church’‘ The statement

Culture

Cannes Film Festival starts with Robin Hood

Korean film The Housemaid (aka Hanyo) is in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A steamy love triangle, it tells the story of how an

Korean film The Housemaid (aka Hanyo) is in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A steamy love triangle, it tells the story of how an

Culture

Liz McComb tours France

Liz McComb is an African American gospel diva, who originally came from a large family in Mississippi. Her father died when she little and her

Liz McComb is an African American gospel diva, who originally came from a large family in Mississippi. Her father died when she little and her

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Volcanic eruption continues in Iceland

The eruption in Eyjafjallajokull, in central southern Iceland continues unabated Tuesday. The plume from the volcano rises several kilometers into

The eruption in Eyjafjallajokull, in central southern Iceland continues unabated Tuesday. The plume from the volcano rises several kilometers into

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Demonstration in Haiti

Anti-Préval protests over government’s handling of post-quake crisis.

Anti-Préval protests over government’s handling of post-quake crisis.

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USA: Tornadoes devastate Oklahoma

Tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma killing five people, and injured dozens more blew cars off highways, toppled homes and sent baseball-size hail

Tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma killing five people, and injured dozens more blew cars off highways, toppled homes and sent baseball-size hail

News

Cameron tells Liberal Democrats to make a decision

After days of discussions and compromises, Conservative party leader David Cameron is growing increasingly impatient. He issued what sounded like

After days of discussions and compromises, Conservative party leader David Cameron is growing increasingly impatient. He issued what sounded like

News

Markets fall after record highs

European markets have fallen in early trading after yesterday´s bumper highs in the wake of the massive bailout to protect the single currency

European markets have fallen in early trading after yesterday´s bumper highs in the wake of the massive bailout to protect the single currency

News

Haiti protests call for President to quit

Police in Haiti have broken up violent protests calling for the country’s President Rene Preval to step down. There were ugly scenes in Port au

Police in Haiti have broken up violent protests calling for the country’s President Rene Preval to step down. There were ugly scenes in Port au

News

Aquino closer to Filipino presidential victory

The favourite in the Filipino presidential election Benigno Aquino has moved closer to victory after one of his main rivals conceded defeat

The favourite in the Filipino presidential election Benigno Aquino has moved closer to victory after one of his main rivals conceded defeat

Science_technology

Future cities

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and

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Putin's sorrow at Siberian coal mine tragedy

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets survivors and relatives of victims of last weekend’s Siberian coal mine disaster. He ordered a detailed

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets survivors and relatives of victims of last weekend’s Siberian coal mine disaster. He ordered a detailed

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Mine blast in Russia

The most heavily wounded of the recent blasts in the Siberian Raspadskaya mine, in the Kemerovo region, have been transported to hospitals in the

The most heavily wounded of the recent blasts in the Siberian Raspadskaya mine, in the Kemerovo region, have been transported to hospitals in the

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Dutch Parade honouring Canadian veterans of WWII

The Dutch city of Apeldoorn on Sunday marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation by paying homage to

The Dutch city of Apeldoorn on Sunday marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation by paying homage to

Europe

Maintenance safety at work

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new campaign promoting safe maintenance in the workplace. How can companies avoid

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new campaign promoting safe maintenance in the workplace. How can companies avoid

Europe

Agriculture vs global warming

All the economic sectors of the EU are engaged in the bloc’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by the year 2020. What role can agriculture play

All the economic sectors of the EU are engaged in the bloc’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by the year 2020. What role can agriculture play