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2010-05-18

Europe

EU-LatAm deals dangerous for both sides says Bové

The EU talks with Latin American countries are flagged as development-friendly. Yet one of the leaders said bi-regional partnership means fighting

The EU talks with Latin American countries are flagged as development-friendly. Yet one of the leaders said bi-regional partnership means fighting

Europe

EU-Central America free trade deal part of crisis exit strategy

The European Union and Central American states have agreed to open up their markets to each other. The deal is set to be formally concluded by EU and

The European Union and Central American states have agreed to open up their markets to each other. The deal is set to be formally concluded by EU and

News

Europe flooding kills at least nine

Flooding is wreaking more havoc in central and eastern Europe, with at least nine people now reported dead. More than half of those killed are in

Flooding is wreaking more havoc in central and eastern Europe, with at least nine people now reported dead. More than half of those killed are in

News

Deadly attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

At least 18 people are dead after a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital. Among those killed are 12 local civilians, five

At least 18 people are dead after a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital. Among those killed are 12 local civilians, five

Business

EU's rescue money arrived in Greece

The first of the EU’s rescue money has arrived in Greece, a 14.5 billion euro slice of a loan worth 110 billion over the next three years. It will

The first of the EU’s rescue money has arrived in Greece, a 14.5 billion euro slice of a loan worth 110 billion over the next three years. It will

Business

Inflation jumps in UK, stable in EU

Bad inflation data in Britain means the Bank of England governor has some explaining to do. Mervyn King will be writing his letter to George Osborne

Bad inflation data in Britain means the Bank of England governor has some explaining to do. Mervyn King will be writing his letter to George Osborne

Business

Britain outvoted as EU takes clippers to hedge funds

The first shots have been fired in what may turn out to be a long battle for Britain’s new finance minister, attending his first meeting in Brussels

The first shots have been fired in what may turn out to be a long battle for Britain’s new finance minister, attending his first meeting in Brussels

Business

Indian results hurt Vodafone

British based mobile phone operator Vodafone, the world’s second largest by revenue, has reported on-target earnings for the year ending on March

British based mobile phone operator Vodafone, the world’s second largest by revenue, has reported on-target earnings for the year ending on March

Business

Soros sells out of Citigroup

It is hardly a sign of confidence in the banking sector when one of the world’s most famous investors sells out of his shareholding. But that is

It is hardly a sign of confidence in the banking sector when one of the world’s most famous investors sells out of his shareholding. But that is

News

Jailed Russian tycoon on hunger strike

Jailed Russian business tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on hunger strike. He is protesting at what he claims is an illegal decision to extend

Jailed Russian business tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has gone on hunger strike. He is protesting at what he claims is an illegal decision to extend

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Hopes of Thai peace talks dashed

The Thai government has ended up rejecting proposed peace talks with protesters holding out in their barricaded camp in central Bangkok. There

The Thai government has ended up rejecting proposed peace talks with protesters holding out in their barricaded camp in central Bangkok. There

Culture

Barcelona hosts contemporary art show

Barcelona is playing host to an international contemporary art fair – the third edition of Swab. More than 100 artists from several countries have

Barcelona is playing host to an international contemporary art fair – the third edition of Swab. More than 100 artists from several countries have

Science_technology

Innovations bubble up in French Silicon Valley

Hi-tech bubbles and sugar that is good for you – just two of the innovations that have come from the area that is dubbed France’s Silicon Valley.

Hi-tech bubbles and sugar that is good for you – just two of the innovations that have come from the area that is dubbed France’s Silicon Valley.

News

China's one-time richest man jailed

In a spectacular fall from grace, China’s one-time richest man has been jailed for 14 years for bribery, insider trading and illegal business

In a spectacular fall from grace, China’s one-time richest man has been jailed for 14 years for bribery, insider trading and illegal business

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Saudis rescue German hostages in Yemen

Saudi security forces have rescued two young German girls in Yemen whose kidnapping sparked mass protests last year. The girls, aged 3 and 6, were

Saudi security forces have rescued two young German girls in Yemen whose kidnapping sparked mass protests last year. The girls, aged 3 and 6, were

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Portuguese president praised over gay marriage law

Gay rights groups have praised Portugal’s conservative president for ratifying a law on gay marriage, despite his personal beliefs on the

Gay rights groups have praised Portugal’s conservative president for ratifying a law on gay marriage, despite his personal beliefs on the

Science_technology

British wine wins prizes

The sene almost looks like France or even Italy – vineyards rolling almost as far as the eye can see – but in fact these 265 acres of vineyards are

The sene almost looks like France or even Italy – vineyards rolling almost as far as the eye can see – but in fact these 265 acres of vineyards are

Science_technology

Farmers in India convert to organic cotton

Cotton is one of the most polluting industries in the world. India is the second largest producer after Turkey. Although cotton only occupies five

Cotton is one of the most polluting industries in the world. India is the second largest producer after Turkey. Although cotton only occupies five

Environment

Lighting the way

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

Nocomment

Transport strike in South Africa

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

Nocomment

ISS Spacewalk

Two U.S. astronauts began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), following the docking of the shuttle Atlantis.

Two U.S. astronauts began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS), following the docking of the shuttle Atlantis.

Science_technology

Shanghai World Expo "better city, better life"

Shanghai’s World Expo under the banner of “better city, better life” showcases the latest green technology from 189 countries. As many as 300

Shanghai’s World Expo under the banner of “better city, better life” showcases the latest green technology from 189 countries. As many as 300

News

Greece gets first installment of EU aid

Greece has taken delivery of the first instalment of an emergency loan from the euro zone, in time to cover a major debt refinancing due

Greece has taken delivery of the first instalment of an emergency loan from the euro zone, in time to cover a major debt refinancing due

News

French court frees Iranian PM's assassin

A French court has freed an Iranian agent jailed 16 years ago for murdering the Shah’s last prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar.   Ali Vakili Rad had

A French court has freed an Iranian agent jailed 16 years ago for murdering the Shah’s last prime minister Shapour Bakhtiar.   Ali Vakili Rad had

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EU and Central America clinch trade deal

Europe and six Central American nations have been doing business at a key summit in Madrid, agreeing to liberalise trade and cut import

Europe and six Central American nations have been doing business at a key summit in Madrid, agreeing to liberalise trade and cut import

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Pakistan blast kills 12

A bombing in Pakistan has killed at least 12 people including three policemen. Officials say the bomb was mounted on a bicycle and targeted at a

A bombing in Pakistan has killed at least 12 people including three policemen. Officials say the bomb was mounted on a bicycle and targeted at a

Environment

British wine wins prizes

The sene almost looks like France or even Italy – vineyards rolling almost as far as the eye can see – but in fact these 265 acres of vineyards are

The sene almost looks like France or even Italy – vineyards rolling almost as far as the eye can see – but in fact these 265 acres of vineyards are

Environment

Farmers in India convert to organic cotton

Cotton is one of the most polluting industries in the world. India is the second largest producer after Turkey. Although cotton only occupies five

Cotton is one of the most polluting industries in the world. India is the second largest producer after Turkey. Although cotton only occupies five

Environment

Lighting the way

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

Old style light bulbs – incandescent or filament bulbs – are disappearing from the shelves. In France, bulbs like that of more than 100 watts have

Nocomment

Transport strike in South Africa

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.