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2010-05-20

Business

Dubai World seeks debt restructure

Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate, has reached a deal in principle to restructure its 19 billion euro debt. The deal that involves no new

Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate, has reached a deal in principle to restructure its 19 billion euro debt. The deal that involves no new

Business

BA faces fresh disruption as judges overturn strike ban

British Airways faces further strike action after a panel of senior judges overturned a ban on industrial action. The airline was granted an

British Airways faces further strike action after a panel of senior judges overturned a ban on industrial action. The airline was granted an

Europe

Germany-first euro protection measures catch partners reeling

Germany ‘s act-alone ban on a raft of financial market transactions was broadly seen as undermining efforts to improve coordination and political

Germany ‘s act-alone ban on a raft of financial market transactions was broadly seen as undermining efforts to improve coordination and political

Business

Merkel cranks up calls for tough financial regulation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cranked up calls for tougher regulation on banks and financial markets and has appealed to governments to act

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cranked up calls for tougher regulation on banks and financial markets and has appealed to governments to act

Business

France announces measures to attack deficit

France expects a budget deficit of 8 per cent of GDP this year and has announced a raft of measures to bring it down to the EU’s 3 per cent limit by

France expects a budget deficit of 8 per cent of GDP this year and has announced a raft of measures to bring it down to the EU’s 3 per cent limit by

Europe

European Parliament euro zone

This week’s European Parliament full sitting in Strasbourg placed financial questions at the heart of debate. The members — MEPs — intend to have

This week’s European Parliament full sitting in Strasbourg placed financial questions at the heart of debate. The members — MEPs — intend to have

Business

Japan reports export driven growth

Japan’s economy grew 1.2 per cent between January and March on the previous quarter in a recovery largely driven by strong exports. Emerging

Japan’s economy grew 1.2 per cent between January and March on the previous quarter in a recovery largely driven by strong exports. Emerging

News

Cracks in ETA's ranks

The latest blow to ETA, with the arrest of its suspected military leader, adds to a recent wave of criticism from some of the armed group’s own

The latest blow to ETA, with the arrest of its suspected military leader, adds to a recent wave of criticism from some of the armed group’s own

News

General strike in Greece

Tens of thousands of striking Greek civil servants have held a mass rally in central Athens in protest at wage and pension cuts. Unions called the

Tens of thousands of striking Greek civil servants have held a mass rally in central Athens in protest at wage and pension cuts. Unions called the

News

UK coalition govt unveils full policy plans

The two parties in Britain’s historic coalition government have presented full details of the policy programme they have come up with

The two parties in Britain’s historic coalition government have presented full details of the policy programme they have come up with

News

Paris police probe multi-million euro art theft

A daring art thief has snatched five masterpieces worth 500 million euros from a Paris museum in one of the biggest art robberies of all

A daring art thief has snatched five masterpieces worth 500 million euros from a Paris museum in one of the biggest art robberies of all

Culture

Frears film drew crowds in Cannes

British director Stephen Frears’s latest film Tamara Drewe is showing out of competition in Cannes. It was adapted from a long-running newspaper

British director Stephen Frears’s latest film Tamara Drewe is showing out of competition in Cannes. It was adapted from a long-running newspaper

Science_technology

Army experts trial robot tanks

With nearly 300 British soldiers dead in Afghanistan alone, the drive to keep servicemen and women out of harm’s way has never been more important

With nearly 300 British soldiers dead in Afghanistan alone, the drive to keep servicemen and women out of harm’s way has never been more important

Culture

Gaultier steams into Moscow rail station

Renowned French designer Jean Paul Gaultier has staged his latest show in a train station in Moscow. He said it was a dream come true as he had long

Renowned French designer Jean Paul Gaultier has staged his latest show in a train station in Moscow. He said it was a dream come true as he had long

News

Iran allows US students to see their mothers

Their children have been languishing in Iran’s most notorious jail for the last ten months. The mothers of three US students arrested on suspicion

Their children have been languishing in Iran’s most notorious jail for the last ten months. The mothers of three US students arrested on suspicion

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Floods continues in Poland

Floods continues to wreak havoc in Poland. Water levels on the Vistula are receding but embankments on the river keep unstable.

Floods continues to wreak havoc in Poland. Water levels on the Vistula are receding but embankments on the river keep unstable.

News

Bellicose North Korea dismisses warship report

North Korea has dismissed the findings of a report which say it sank a South Korean warship as “fabrication”, and has threatened war if sanctions are

North Korea has dismissed the findings of a report which say it sank a South Korean warship as “fabrication”, and has threatened war if sanctions are

News

Suspected ETA military leader arrested in France

French and Spanish police believe they have dealt a major blow to ETA, arresting the suspected military head of the armed Basque separatist

French and Spanish police believe they have dealt a major blow to ETA, arresting the suspected military head of the armed Basque separatist

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Cambodia: Khmer Rouge regime remembrance

Cambodians gather to remember those who died during the reign of terror of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime.

Cambodians gather to remember those who died during the reign of terror of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge regime.

Science_technology

Multiple hopes for multiple sclerosis

Anette Hansson, is one of the tens of thousands that fall prey to MS across Europe, she describes the onset of the disease: “I had a lot of balance

Anette Hansson, is one of the tens of thousands that fall prey to MS across Europe, she describes the onset of the disease: “I had a lot of balance

News

Thieves snatch art works in €100m raid

Thieves have snatched five masterpieces worth some 100 million euros from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The paintings were stolen late on

Thieves have snatched five masterpieces worth some 100 million euros from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The paintings were stolen late on

News

Thai curfews extended as tension remains high

Security forces are in control of Bangkok city centre but smouldering ruins bear witness to rioting and fires that verged on anarchy. Southeast

Security forces are in control of Bangkok city centre but smouldering ruins bear witness to rioting and fires that verged on anarchy. Southeast

News

Greek civil servants strike over cuts

Greek civil servants are set for a new standoff with their government after unions called a 24-hour general strike over deep wage and pension

Greek civil servants are set for a new standoff with their government after unions called a 24-hour general strike over deep wage and pension

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Thailand: Bangkok emerging from a night-time curfew

Dawn broke over a quiet but smoke filled central Bangkok as the capital emerged from a night-time curfew in the wake of military crackdown on

Dawn broke over a quiet but smoke filled central Bangkok as the capital emerged from a night-time curfew in the wake of military crackdown on

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Pupils learn self-defence after China school attacks

Chinese children are being taught self-defence after a spate of attacks on schools in the country. Pupils are being prepared for the worst, amid

Chinese children are being taught self-defence after a spate of attacks on schools in the country. Pupils are being prepared for the worst, amid

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Suspected ETA military chief arrested in France

The suspected head of ETA’s military wing has been arrested in southwest France. Mikel Kabikoitz Karrera Sarobe was detained with two other

The suspected head of ETA’s military wing has been arrested in southwest France. Mikel Kabikoitz Karrera Sarobe was detained with two other

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28 found dead in Turkish mine disaster

Rescue teams in Turkey have pulled 28 dead bodies from a coal mine in the northern Black Sea province of Zonguldak. Some 40 miners were working at

Rescue teams in Turkey have pulled 28 dead bodies from a coal mine in the northern Black Sea province of Zonguldak. Some 40 miners were working at

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Students protest in Slovenia

Thousands of Slovenian students are protesting a new bill that would limit their work and income during their studies.

Thousands of Slovenian students are protesting a new bill that would limit their work and income during their studies.

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Self-defense classes in Beijing

China’s recent wave of deadly school attacks isn’t just boosting security at Chinese schools, it’s also prompting young students to get self-defense

China’s recent wave of deadly school attacks isn’t just boosting security at Chinese schools, it’s also prompting young students to get self-defense