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2010-06-15

Europe

Parliament pushes Commission into driving seat

The four main political groupings in the European parliament have told the European Commission it’s time to stir itself and propose ideas for the

The four main political groupings in the European parliament have told the European Commission it’s time to stir itself and propose ideas for the

Business

Protests at French pension reform

Thousands of trade union members demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday, the eve of the announcement of plans to reform France’s pension system. They

Thousands of trade union members demonstrated in Paris on Tuesday, the eve of the announcement of plans to reform France’s pension system. They

News

Turkish 'coup plot' trial opens

Thirty-three naval officers appeared in court in Istanbul on Tuesday over allegations they plotted to kill some of Turkey’s most senior non-Muslim

Thirty-three naval officers appeared in court in Istanbul on Tuesday over allegations they plotted to kill some of Turkey’s most senior non-Muslim

News

Fears grow over Kyrgystan conflict

Soldiers in tanks are patrolling the streets of Osh in southern Kyrgystan. At least 170 people have been killed since the worst violence between

Soldiers in tanks are patrolling the streets of Osh in southern Kyrgystan. At least 170 people have been killed since the worst violence between

News

Bloody Sunday: The long road to the Saville Report

In 1972, 470 people died in the violent sectarian unrest which dominated Northern Ireland, including 13 people who died on Bloody Sunday when the

In 1972, 470 people died in the violent sectarian unrest which dominated Northern Ireland, including 13 people who died on Bloody Sunday when the

News

UK PM says sorry for Northern Irish Bloody Sunday

On an historic day for Northern Ireland, a British Prime Minister has apologised for the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972. Relatives of those killed

On an historic day for Northern Ireland, a British Prime Minister has apologised for the events of Bloody Sunday in 1972. Relatives of those killed

Business

German investor confidence slumps

German investor confidence plunged in June on concern that the sovereign debt crisis will undermine growth prospects in Europe’s biggest

German investor confidence plunged in June on concern that the sovereign debt crisis will undermine growth prospects in Europe’s biggest

Business

Scrapping schemes distort EU car sales

There was a massive variation in new car sales around European Union last month as various governments ended their scrapping schemes, intended to

There was a massive variation in new car sales around European Union last month as various governments ended their scrapping schemes, intended to

Business

News Corp moves to buy all of BSkyB

Shares of British pay-TV firm BSkyB soared after it rejected a proposal by majority shareholder News Corporation. The Rupert Murdoch controlled

Shares of British pay-TV firm BSkyB soared after it rejected a proposal by majority shareholder News Corporation. The Rupert Murdoch controlled

Business

Swiss inch towards UBS-US tax deal

Swiss lawmakers continue to slowly inch towards approving a tax deal between UBS and the US authorities. The parliament’s lower house has now

Swiss lawmakers continue to slowly inch towards approving a tax deal between UBS and the US authorities. The parliament’s lower house has now

News

Relatives cheer Bloody Sunday findings

Families of those killed by British troops on Bloody Sunday cheered as the inquiry completely exonerated their loved ones. Applause erupted in

Families of those killed by British troops on Bloody Sunday cheered as the inquiry completely exonerated their loved ones. Applause erupted in

Culture

Star Wars at Schoenbrunn

The Summer Night Concert is an extraordinary event held in a breathtaking location. So extraordinary that audiences of 100,000 turn up to see one of

The Summer Night Concert is an extraordinary event held in a breathtaking location. So extraordinary that audiences of 100,000 turn up to see one of

Culture

From supermodel to spooky music-maker

British supermodel Karen Elson has released her debut album – The Ghost Who Walks – produced by her husband, none other than Jack White of The White

British supermodel Karen Elson has released her debut album – The Ghost Who Walks – produced by her husband, none other than Jack White of The White

Culture

Toy Story premieres in Europe at tiny Taormina

It looks like a film set itself. The tiny Taormina Film Festival takes place in Sicily, against the stunning backdrop of the 2,300-year-old Teatro

It looks like a film set itself. The tiny Taormina Film Festival takes place in Sicily, against the stunning backdrop of the 2,300-year-old Teatro

Science_technology

Belgian researchers trial skin cancer vaccine

It is no secret that spending too much time in the sun without sufficient protection is playing with fire. In Europe alone, hundreds of thousands of

It is no secret that spending too much time in the sun without sufficient protection is playing with fire. In Europe alone, hundreds of thousands of

Science_technology

Protecting tourist paradises

Every year huge numbers of loggerhead sea turtles mistake the waste thrown into the sea by man for food. They eat it and die. Maya is lucky. She

Every year huge numbers of loggerhead sea turtles mistake the waste thrown into the sea by man for food. They eat it and die. Maya is lucky. She

News

Ireland to expel Israeli diplomat

The Irish government says it will expel an Israeli diplomat following the use of forged passports in the assassination of a senior member of Hamas

The Irish government says it will expel an Israeli diplomat following the use of forged passports in the assassination of a senior member of Hamas

News

Families receive findings of Bloody Sunday report

Relatives of those shot dead on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland hope a report today will find their loved ones were killed unlawfully by British

Relatives of those shot dead on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland hope a report today will find their loved ones were killed unlawfully by British

Nocomment

Romania: demonstration against austerity mesures

Thousands of Romanians were protesting on Tuesday outside the Parliament building in the capital Bucharest, against salary and pension cuts as the

Thousands of Romanians were protesting on Tuesday outside the Parliament building in the capital Bucharest, against salary and pension cuts as the

Nocomment

Australia: Plane crash in Sydney

A light plane has crashed into suburban Sydney outside a school, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger.

A light plane has crashed into suburban Sydney outside a school, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger.

Nocomment

Festival of lights in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s old city illuminated in the festival of lights: greatest light sculptors and light designers in the world.

Jerusalem’s old city illuminated in the festival of lights: greatest light sculptors and light designers in the world.

News

Romanians protest ahead of no-confidence vote

Thousands of Romanians have braved the summer heat to gather outside parliament and demand the government step down. They are against proposed cuts

Thousands of Romanians have braved the summer heat to gather outside parliament and demand the government step down. They are against proposed cuts

News

Kyrgyz government accuses ousted president

With deadly violence gripping Kyrgyzstan, its interim government has been quick to place the blame at the door of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev

With deadly violence gripping Kyrgyzstan, its interim government has been quick to place the blame at the door of ousted president Kurmanbek Bakiyev

News

U.S. President wades in deep water in the Deep South

Barack Obama has visited clean-up crews at a control centre in Alabama during his latest trip to the stricken Gulf of Mexico. It comes amid growing

Barack Obama has visited clean-up crews at a control centre in Alabama during his latest trip to the stricken Gulf of Mexico. It comes amid growing