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2010-06-04

Europe

Social Europe, Employers' Europe discuss cash cuts and protests

John Monks, head of the European Trade Union Confederation, speaking against trimming public expenditure, after talks in Brussels with European

John Monks, head of the European Trade Union Confederation, speaking against trimming public expenditure, after talks in Brussels with European

Business

Investors flock to German bonds

US jobs figures as well as uncertainty over the future of some euro zone economies and anaemic first quarter growth figures for the region meant

US jobs figures as well as uncertainty over the future of some euro zone economies and anaemic first quarter growth figures for the region meant

Culture

Louise Bourgeois: a tribute

One of the world’s most influential contemporary artists, Louise Bourgeois, who died at the end of May, was probably best known for her giant spindly

One of the world’s most influential contemporary artists, Louise Bourgeois, who died at the end of May, was probably best known for her giant spindly

Culture

Brand reprises rock role in Get Him To The Greek

British comedian Russell Brand resurrects his role as rock star Aldous Snow from the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall in the spin-off sequel Get

British comedian Russell Brand resurrects his role as rock star Aldous Snow from the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall in the spin-off sequel Get

Business

easyJet passenger numbers climb

British budget airline easyJet carried 7.9 percent more passengers in May compared with the same month last year. That was 4.26 million people and

British budget airline easyJet carried 7.9 percent more passengers in May compared with the same month last year. That was 4.26 million people and

Business

European Q1 growth anaemic

The EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, has confirmed that growth in the euro zone in the first three months of this year was up by just 0.2 percent

The EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, has confirmed that growth in the euro zone in the first three months of this year was up by just 0.2 percent

Business

Fragile recovery depresses G20 policymakers

A glum gathering of finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s top 20 developed and emerging economies got underway in Busan, South Korea

A glum gathering of finance ministers and central bankers of the world’s top 20 developed and emerging economies got underway in Busan, South Korea

Business

US jobs figures disappoint

The US economy added far fewer jobs than expected in May. The number of people in work rose by 431,000. That is the best increase in 10 years but

The US economy added far fewer jobs than expected in May. The number of people in work rose by 431,000. That is the best increase in 10 years but

News

Nigeria hit by deadly lead poisoning outbreak

More than 100 children have been killed by lead poisoning as a result of illegal gold minining in northern Nigeria. Authorities in Zamfara state

More than 100 children have been killed by lead poisoning as a result of illegal gold minining in northern Nigeria. Authorities in Zamfara state

News

S Korea takes N Korea to UN over sunk ship

Warnings, threats and accusations continue to feed tensions on the Korean peninsula. South Korea has referred North Korea to the UN Security

Warnings, threats and accusations continue to feed tensions on the Korean peninsula. South Korea has referred North Korea to the UN Security

News

Pope calls for dialogue with Islam in Cyprus visit

The Pope has begun a three day visit to Cyprus, his first to an Orthodox Christian country, and the first ever papal visit of any kind to the

The Pope has begun a three day visit to Cyprus, his first to an Orthodox Christian country, and the first ever papal visit of any kind to the

News

Diplomatic moves continue amid tension

Amid the tension, the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has not given up on peace negotiations. On his latest visit meeting both Israeli and

Amid the tension, the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell has not given up on peace negotiations. On his latest visit meeting both Israeli and

Science_technology

Guardians of the oceans

Human activity is challenging our oceans´ ecosystems. Overfishing, pollution, coastal degradation and other threats are putting thousands of marine

Human activity is challenging our oceans´ ecosystems. Overfishing, pollution, coastal degradation and other threats are putting thousands of marine

Nocomment

BP oilspill: oily Pelican in Louisiana

Some brown Pelicans have been found on beaches along the coastline coated in oil, barely able to struggle out of the water.

Some brown Pelicans have been found on beaches along the coastline coated in oil, barely able to struggle out of the water.

News

Progress in BP oil spill operation

There has been progress in efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with a containment cap now in place above the main leak. It comes after

There has been progress in efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with a containment cap now in place above the main leak. It comes after

News

"Contact lost" with new Gaza aid ship

The organisation behind the Gaza aid flotilla says it has lost contact with another ship trying to bring supplies to the Palestinian territory

The organisation behind the Gaza aid flotilla says it has lost contact with another ship trying to bring supplies to the Palestinian territory

News

Turkey looks to Iraq to help end Kurdish conflict

The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish population has promised to do what he can to stop Kurdish rebels attacking Turkey. Massoud Barzani and the Turkish

The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish population has promised to do what he can to stop Kurdish rebels attacking Turkey. Massoud Barzani and the Turkish

News

Naoto Kan confirmed as new Japanese PM

The Japanese parliament has elected the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. As expected, Naoto Kan is the new leader, having already been

The Japanese parliament has elected the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. As expected, Naoto Kan is the new leader, having already been

News

Emblematic birds found coated in oil

New pictures reveal the damage being done by the oil spill to the region’s wildlife. The brown pelican is Louisiana’s official bird and appears on

New pictures reveal the damage being done by the oil spill to the region’s wildlife. The brown pelican is Louisiana’s official bird and appears on

Nocomment

BP's operation to stem oil leak continues

BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears on Thursday in the latest bid to curtail the worst spill in U.S. history, but the cut was jagged and placing a

BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears on Thursday in the latest bid to curtail the worst spill in U.S. history, but the cut was jagged and placing a

Nocomment

World Cup Trophy at Johannesburg

Hundreds of soccer loving fans turned up to see the FIFA 2010 World Cup Trophy at the Vaal University of Technology in Johannesburg on Thursday (June

Hundreds of soccer loving fans turned up to see the FIFA 2010 World Cup Trophy at the Vaal University of Technology in Johannesburg on Thursday (June

News

Japan's parliament elects new PM

The Japanese parliament has elected the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. As expected, Naoto Kan is the new leader having already been

The Japanese parliament has elected the country’s fifth prime minister in three years. As expected, Naoto Kan is the new leader having already been

News

Karzai set to win jirga support over Taliban moves

Afghanistan’s peace jirga ends today with President Hamid Karzai expected to win support for his plan to persuade the Taliban to lay down their

Afghanistan’s peace jirga ends today with President Hamid Karzai expected to win support for his plan to persuade the Taliban to lay down their

News

Israelis vent anger at Turkey after Gaza ship raid

Turning their anger on Turkey, Israelis have been protesting at efforts to break the blockade of Gaza that ended in bloodshed on Monday. Israel

Turning their anger on Turkey, Israelis have been protesting at efforts to break the blockade of Gaza that ended in bloodshed on Monday. Israel

News

BP attaches cap to damaged Gulf oil well

It is the manoeuvre that BP hopes will signal the beginning of the end of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The energy giant has put a containment cap

It is the manoeuvre that BP hopes will signal the beginning of the end of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The energy giant has put a containment cap

News

US comedians lampoon BP's ad campaigns

BP is under fire from all sides over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Even comedians are taking aim. In a spoof video, US improvisation team Second

BP is under fire from all sides over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Even comedians are taking aim. In a spoof video, US improvisation team Second

News

Wulff is Merkel's man for German president

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled Christian Wulff as her coalition’s candidate for the vacant president’s job after the resignation of

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has unveiled Christian Wulff as her coalition’s candidate for the vacant president’s job after the resignation of

News

Bangladesh blaze kills at least 100

At least 100 people have been killed after fire ripped through a row of tightly-packed buildings in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.   Nearly 150

At least 100 people have been killed after fire ripped through a row of tightly-packed buildings in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.   Nearly 150