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2010-06-14

Europe

European agreement on patient mobility on its way

After years of haggling, European health ministers have agreed on crossborder medical healthcare, a prickly topic that still needs European

After years of haggling, European health ministers have agreed on crossborder medical healthcare, a prickly topic that still needs European

Europe

Who want to be an entrepreneur?

“Europeans remain far less keen on starting their own businesses than Americans or Chinese,” according to a recent European Union study. So, why do

“Europeans remain far less keen on starting their own businesses than Americans or Chinese,” according to a recent European Union study. So, why do

News

Belgian coalition talks begin after separatist win

Belgium’s royal palace is hosting post-election horse-trading after a party seeking the country’s gradual disappearance won this weekend’s

Belgium’s royal palace is hosting post-election horse-trading after a party seeking the country’s gradual disappearance won this weekend’s

News

Could Belgium divorce?

Every July 12, Belgians celebrate their nation – but this year’s party could be muted as calls to split the country in two grow louder. Born out of

Every July 12, Belgians celebrate their nation – but this year’s party could be muted as calls to split the country in two grow louder. Born out of

Business

Decisive week for European reforms

A task force which includes the euro zone’s finance ministers, the European Central Bank and the European Commission is working on reforms aimed at

A task force which includes the euro zone’s finance ministers, the European Central Bank and the European Commission is working on reforms aimed at

Business

BP ponders share dividend

As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to despoil US beaches, BP’s top bosses are bracing for an in-person tongue-lashing from President Barack

As the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to despoil US beaches, BP’s top bosses are bracing for an in-person tongue-lashing from President Barack

Business

Spanish home sale recovery continues

There have been further signs of recovery in Spain’s crippled property market. Sales of homes rose by 17.6 percent in April compared with the same

There have been further signs of recovery in Spain’s crippled property market. Sales of homes rose by 17.6 percent in April compared with the same

Business

AgBank share sale moves closer

The state owned Agricultural Bank of China has reportedly received regulatory approval for an initial public offering of shares in Shanghai. That

The state owned Agricultural Bank of China has reportedly received regulatory approval for an initial public offering of shares in Shanghai. That

Business

Euro zone industrial production surges

Euro zone industrial output surged in April by a record 9.5 percent year-on-year. That is more than in any month since the creation of the euro

Euro zone industrial output surged in April by a record 9.5 percent year-on-year. That is more than in any month since the creation of the euro

News

EU raises doubts on Gaza raid investigation

Turkey’s government has hit out at Israel’s decision to hold its own inquiry into a deadly raid on a Gaza-aid flotilla that killed nine of its

Turkey’s government has hit out at Israel’s decision to hold its own inquiry into a deadly raid on a Gaza-aid flotilla that killed nine of its

News

Mass exodus of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan

They are scrambling for safety in their tens of thousands, fleeing the worst inter-ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan for the last 20 years. And

They are scrambling for safety in their tens of thousands, fleeing the worst inter-ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan for the last 20 years. And

Culture

Broadway's Fela! a hit at Tony Awards

The cream of Broadway was out in force for the annual Tony Awards in New York, with Hollywood stars and several Britons among the winners.

The cream of Broadway was out in force for the annual Tony Awards in New York, with Hollywood stars and several Britons among the winners.

Culture

Chomet's Illusionist to open Edinburgh Festival

Six years after his highly successful The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet has released The Illusionist, the tale of a struggling magician who

Six years after his highly successful The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet has released The Illusionist, the tale of a struggling magician who

Science_technology

Venice attempts to tame the waves

Venice would not be Venice without its myriad of waterways but up to 60 times a year the sea takes over the city, flooding shops, cafes and piazzas.

Venice would not be Venice without its myriad of waterways but up to 60 times a year the sea takes over the city, flooding shops, cafes and piazzas.

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Israel launches internal probe into deadly raid

The Israeli government has established an internal inquiry into last month’s lethal raid on a Gaza bound aid flotilla. The probe falls short of a

The Israeli government has established an internal inquiry into last month’s lethal raid on a Gaza bound aid flotilla. The probe falls short of a

News

Francophone Di Rupo could be next Belgian PM

Elio Di Rupo, who heads the French-speaking Socialists in Belgium, is the leading candidate to become the country’s next prime minister. His party

Elio Di Rupo, who heads the French-speaking Socialists in Belgium, is the leading candidate to become the country’s next prime minister. His party

Nocomment

Mosquitoes hunt championship in Estonia

The mosquito population in Estonia is down by at least 400 after the Baltic state hosted its first-ever mosquito-catching championship.

The mosquito population in Estonia is down by at least 400 after the Baltic state hosted its first-ever mosquito-catching championship.

Nocomment

Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Ethnic fighting has killed scores of people, wounded almost a thousand and caused damages across towns in the southern regions of Osh and Jalalabad .

Ethnic fighting has killed scores of people, wounded almost a thousand and caused damages across towns in the southern regions of Osh and Jalalabad .

Nocomment

World Cup: concert in Soweto

A large crowd attented the concert in Orland Stadium in Soweto with Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Juanes… The pre-ceremony had started by a opening word

A large crowd attented the concert in Orland Stadium in Soweto with Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Juanes… The pre-ceremony had started by a opening word

Nocomment

Dutch fans head for World Cup match

Early rising Dutch fans blow their trumpets for the Netherlands World Cup opener against Denmark.

Early rising Dutch fans blow their trumpets for the Netherlands World Cup opener against Denmark.

Nocomment

South Africa: World Cup workers clash with police

A rally by hundreds of world cup workers protesting over wages deteriorated into a confrontation with police outside the Moses Mabhida stadium in

A rally by hundreds of world cup workers protesting over wages deteriorated into a confrontation with police outside the Moses Mabhida stadium in

Nocomment

Supporters arrive at Soccer City Stadium

South African and Mexican supporters arrive at Soccer City Stadium for the first match of the World Cup.

South African and Mexican supporters arrive at Soccer City Stadium for the first match of the World Cup.

News

Inaugural meeting of Iraq's new parliament

Iraq’s parliament has convened for the first time since the country’s election in March- It is a major step towards the establishment of a new

Iraq’s parliament has convened for the first time since the country’s election in March- It is a major step towards the establishment of a new

News

Moscow considers humanitarian aid for Kyrgystan

Smoke is rising over Osh – evidence, so ethnic Uzbeks say, that they are being burned out of their homes. The worst ethnic clashes for two decades

Smoke is rising over Osh – evidence, so ethnic Uzbeks say, that they are being burned out of their homes. The worst ethnic clashes for two decades