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2010-05-19

Business

Air France-KLM posts huge losses

Air France-KLM has announced a loss for the year 2009-2010 of over one and a half billion euros, the worst since the group was formed in 2004. It

Air France-KLM has announced a loss for the year 2009-2010 of over one and a half billion euros, the worst since the group was formed in 2004. It

Business

Europe suffers from German ban

European stockmarkets all did badly on Wednesday as fallout from the German decision to restrict trading hurt markets everywhere. All were down by

European stockmarkets all did badly on Wednesday as fallout from the German decision to restrict trading hurt markets everywhere. All were down by

News

Bangkok burns as protesters surrender

Troops have ended a sit-in protest that paralysed part of Bangkok. Anti-government leaders have surrendered. But the unrest that followed has been

Troops have ended a sit-in protest that paralysed part of Bangkok. Anti-government leaders have surrendered. But the unrest that followed has been

News

Romanians protest over pay cuts

Tens of thousands of Romanian public workers took to the streets of Bucharest protest at planned pay cuts aimed at shoring up the country’s shaky

Tens of thousands of Romanian public workers took to the streets of Bucharest protest at planned pay cuts aimed at shoring up the country’s shaky

News

Commission to investigate Gulf of Mexico spill

The U.S. government is to set up an independent commission to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Expert witnesses

The U.S. government is to set up an independent commission to investigate the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Expert witnesses

Culture

Venice, more Romantic than ever

You may wonder – what is the link between Venice and 19th century French music? Of course, French musicians and composers have always been

You may wonder – what is the link between Venice and 19th century French music? Of course, French musicians and composers have always been

Europe

Digital Agenda proposed to fan vast EU Internet use upgrade

Europeans having trouble buying something on the Internet, take heart: Brussels is proposing broad-ranging remedies. Consumer problems online

Europeans having trouble buying something on the Internet, take heart: Brussels is proposing broad-ranging remedies. Consumer problems online

Business

Merkel says euro "in danger"

The Germans have got their retaliation in first, perhaps miffed at being bulldozed into supporting Greece and the euro, by unilaterally banning naked

The Germans have got their retaliation in first, perhaps miffed at being bulldozed into supporting Greece and the euro, by unilaterally banning naked

Business

Android winning battle of the smartphones

Google’s march into the smartphone market continues apace, snatching fourth place from Microsoft in the first quarter. Android overtook Windows

Google’s march into the smartphone market continues apace, snatching fourth place from Microsoft in the first quarter. Android overtook Windows

News

Mitchell meets Abbas in Ramallah

US envoy George Mitchell has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah – the political capital of the West Bank. It is the first time the

US envoy George Mitchell has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah – the political capital of the West Bank. It is the first time the

Business

Volcker warns US could go way of Europe

Former Federal Reserve boss Paul Volcker, now President Barack Obama’s special advisor, says America should beware a debt crisis similar to Europe’s

Former Federal Reserve boss Paul Volcker, now President Barack Obama’s special advisor, says America should beware a debt crisis similar to Europe’s

Business

Oil weakens on economy fears

Oil has fallen for a seventh straight day, its longest losing streak in five months, and analysts say it is all down to fears about European growth

Oil has fallen for a seventh straight day, its longest losing streak in five months, and analysts say it is all down to fears about European growth

Nocomment

Floods in Poland

The Vistula River at Krakow, in Poland, reached a height of 957 centimeters – its highest level in 40 years.

The Vistula River at Krakow, in Poland, reached a height of 957 centimeters – its highest level in 40 years.

News

France edges towards Islamic veil ban

France has moved closer to banning the full Islamic veil after the government approved a draft law to be voted on by lawmakers this summer. If

France has moved closer to banning the full Islamic veil after the government approved a draft law to be voted on by lawmakers this summer. If

News

Security tightened after Bagram attack

Security is now even tighter across Afghanistan in the wake of a brazen pre-dawn attack at one of the country’s biggest NATO bases. An American

Security is now even tighter across Afghanistan in the wake of a brazen pre-dawn attack at one of the country’s biggest NATO bases. An American

Culture

Rocker Frampton lines up tour dates

British 1970s rock legend Peter Frampton is about to begin a US tour, and has a new album poised for release. Thank You Mr Churchill is a follow-up

British 1970s rock legend Peter Frampton is about to begin a US tour, and has a new album poised for release. Thank You Mr Churchill is a follow-up

Culture

Cartier-Bresson retrospective at MoMA

Hundreds of pictures by the renowned French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson have gone on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Hundreds of pictures by the renowned French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson have gone on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Culture

Stones In Exile rolls into Cannes

Documentary Stones In Exile premieres in Cannes, a look at the making of the Rolling Stones’ cult 1972 album Exile On Main Street.

Documentary Stones In Exile premieres in Cannes, a look at the making of the Rolling Stones’ cult 1972 album Exile On Main Street.

Nocomment

Romania: Demonstration against the pay and pension cuts

Dozens of thousands of Romanians from all over the country gather in front of the Government’s HQs in Bucharest in a mass protest against the pay and

Dozens of thousands of Romanians from all over the country gather in front of the Government’s HQs in Bucharest in a mass protest against the pay and

News

Non-crew were in cockpit of crashed presidential plane

Non-crew members were present in the cockpit of the plane of Polish president Lech Kacyznski that crashed in Russia last month. All 96 passengers

Non-crew members were present in the cockpit of the plane of Polish president Lech Kacyznski that crashed in Russia last month. All 96 passengers

Nocomment

Thailand: chaotic end to the Red Shirt campaign

Downtown Bangkok became a raging battleground as the Thai army stormed a barricaded protest camp and the Red Shirt leadership surrendered, enraging

Downtown Bangkok became a raging battleground as the Thai army stormed a barricaded protest camp and the Red Shirt leadership surrendered, enraging

News

Euro sinks to new low against dollar

The euro has plunged to another four-year low against the dollar as Germany’s ban on naked short selling spooks markets. The single currency stood

The euro has plunged to another four-year low against the dollar as Germany’s ban on naked short selling spooks markets. The single currency stood

News

Terracotta army win Prince of Asturias Award

The winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences has been announced by the jury in Ovieda, Spain. The prize is awarded annually to an

The winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences has been announced by the jury in Ovieda, Spain. The prize is awarded annually to an

News

Thailand's long-running power struggle

They insist they are fighting for democracy, seeking to end political meddling by the appointed elite. And, from the start, the mainly rural poor

They insist they are fighting for democracy, seeking to end political meddling by the appointed elite. And, from the start, the mainly rural poor

Science_technology

China: a step into the green

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo is one of the most advanced centres in China for research and teaching of sustainable energy technologies

The University of Nottingham in Ningbo is one of the most advanced centres in China for research and teaching of sustainable energy technologies

Science_technology

Terra Viva: a future for the past

Weathering the effects of salt erosion. Historical buildings are constantly exposed to a fast changing environment. Where once the main threat came

Weathering the effects of salt erosion. Historical buildings are constantly exposed to a fast changing environment. Where once the main threat came

News

Thai protesters surrender as army storms camp

Troops in Thailand have stormed a fortified protest camp, ending an occupation by anti-government “red shirt” activists. But at least five people

Troops in Thailand have stormed a fortified protest camp, ending an occupation by anti-government “red shirt” activists. But at least five people

News

Oil spill heads for Florida?

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be spreading as officials in Florida say they have found tar balls washed up on the shores of the

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be spreading as officials in Florida say they have found tar balls washed up on the shores of the

News

Thai protest leaders surrender after army assault

Thailand’s Red Shirt leaders have surrendered following a major military operation to storm their protest camp in Bangkok’s commercial

Thailand’s Red Shirt leaders have surrendered following a major military operation to storm their protest camp in Bangkok’s commercial