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2010-06-28

Business

Have the lessons of the crisis been learnt?

Among the cities under pressure in the wake of the financial crisis is New York. And it is there that business leaders and economists recently got

Among the cities under pressure in the wake of the financial crisis is New York. And it is there that business leaders and economists recently got

News

Medvedev sceptical over Kyrgyz vote

Russia has poured scorn on the outcome of Kyrgyzstan’s vote to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. With almost all ballots counted

Russia has poured scorn on the outcome of Kyrgyzstan’s vote to create Central Asia’s first parliamentary democracy. With almost all ballots counted

News

Iran threatens West over new sanctions

Iran has threatened to punish the West for imposing new sanctions over its disputed nuclear programme.   President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he plans

Iran has threatened to punish the West for imposing new sanctions over its disputed nuclear programme.   President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he plans

Business

Atlantic storm pushes oil price higher

The first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season pushed oil prices to their highest in nearly two months for a while on Monday

The first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season pushed oil prices to their highest in nearly two months for a while on Monday

Business

Japanese retail sales lose momentum

Retail sales rose in Japan in May at their slowest annual pace in four months. That implied that stimulus-driven consumption may be losing

Retail sales rose in Japan in May at their slowest annual pace in four months. That implied that stimulus-driven consumption may be losing

Business

G20 praised yuan move

The G20 summit in Canada at the weekend was able to welcome the Chinese leadership seeming to bow to international pressure for Beijing to let its

The G20 summit in Canada at the weekend was able to welcome the Chinese leadership seeming to bow to international pressure for Beijing to let its

Business

Mixed property price news in England and Wales

The UK property data company Hometrack says a rise in house prices in England and Wales slowed in June. They were up by 0.1 percent, that was half

The UK property data company Hometrack says a rise in house prices in England and Wales slowed in June. They were up by 0.1 percent, that was half

Business

Total ends petrol sales to Iran

France’s Total has confirmed that it is the latest energy group to stop selling petrol to Iran. A spokesman declined to say if the decision was

France’s Total has confirmed that it is the latest energy group to stop selling petrol to Iran. A spokesman declined to say if the decision was

News

Israeli military flights banned from Turkish airspace

A ban on Israeli military flights passing through Turkish airspace has been enforced for the first time, after a plane carrying soldiers was forced

A ban on Israeli military flights passing through Turkish airspace has been enforced for the first time, after a plane carrying soldiers was forced

News

Afghanistan: action at a crossroads?

The coalition in Afghanistan seems to be reviewing its options. The American contra-insurgency strategy (involving protecting the civilian

The coalition in Afghanistan seems to be reviewing its options. The American contra-insurgency strategy (involving protecting the civilian

Science_technology

iPhone 4: pros and cons

Days after the iPhone 4, Apple’s latest Smartphone, rolled out across the world, the opinions on it are mixed. Some experts say it’s a dramatic

Days after the iPhone 4, Apple’s latest Smartphone, rolled out across the world, the opinions on it are mixed. Some experts say it’s a dramatic

Europe

Gender equality

European gender equality laws have brought progress in the last 50 years but obstacles remain for women in both professional and private life. How

European gender equality laws have brought progress in the last 50 years but obstacles remain for women in both professional and private life. How

Culture

Thousands gather to watch the Gnaoua music festival

Thousands have gathered in the Moroccan city of Essaouira for the Gnaoua World Music Festival. The event has taken place in June each year for the

Thousands have gathered in the Moroccan city of Essaouira for the Gnaoua World Music Festival. The event has taken place in June each year for the

News

Belgian abuse commission resigns

Following a series of police raids, the head of a Belgian commission which investigates claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests has resigned

Following a series of police raids, the head of a Belgian commission which investigates claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests has resigned

Nocomment

Clashes in Kashmir

Riot police fired tear gas and warning shots at protesters near Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday as they tried to march to join a

Riot police fired tear gas and warning shots at protesters near Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday as they tried to march to join a

Culture

Moscow Film Festival closes

The Moscow International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, staying true to its distinctly French flavour. Directors from France dominated

The Moscow International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, staying true to its distinctly French flavour. Directors from France dominated

Europe

Know what you are eating

The European Parliament wants to standardise the labels on packaged food sold in Europe, as well as make them easier to understand. What can shoppers

The European Parliament wants to standardise the labels on packaged food sold in Europe, as well as make them easier to understand. What can shoppers

News

Turkish airspace closed to Israeli military planes

Tensions between Turkey and Israel have been further heightened, after Turkey closed its airspace to military flights from the Jewish state. An

Tensions between Turkey and Israel have been further heightened, after Turkey closed its airspace to military flights from the Jewish state. An

News

Necas appointed Czech PM  

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus has appointed Petr Necas as prime minister.   The right-wing Civic Democrat leader has been officially sworn-in to

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus has appointed Petr Necas as prime minister.   The right-wing Civic Democrat leader has been officially sworn-in to

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G20 leaders take different paths to deficit reduction

G20 leaders have gone their separate ways at the end of the Toronto summit. While agreeing to halve their respective budget deficits by 2013, they

G20 leaders have gone their separate ways at the end of the Toronto summit. While agreeing to halve their respective budget deficits by 2013, they

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Troops clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem

Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in east Jerusalem near an enclave of Israeli settlers in the neighbourhood of Silwan. Police said around 150

Palestinians clashed with Israeli police in east Jerusalem near an enclave of Israeli settlers in the neighbourhood of Silwan. Police said around 150

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Guinea: first free leadership election since 1958

Voters in Guinea rushed to the polls on the 27th of June 2010, forming long queues for their first chance to elect their leadership freely since the

Voters in Guinea rushed to the polls on the 27th of June 2010, forming long queues for their first chance to elect their leadership freely since the

News

Landmark vote runs smoothly in Guinea

Polling passed off peacefully and counting is underway in Guinea’s historic election. It was the population’s first chance to freely choose a

Polling passed off peacefully and counting is underway in Guinea’s historic election. It was the population’s first chance to freely choose a

News

Kyrgyz vote for constitutional reform

For Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader, it is mission accomplished. Voters have backed a constitutional change that Roza Otunbayeva believes will put the

For Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader, it is mission accomplished. Voters have backed a constitutional change that Roza Otunbayeva believes will put the

News

Noriega faces retrial in France

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will appear before a French court today to face charges of money laundering. His lawyers had sought his

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega will appear before a French court today to face charges of money laundering. His lawyers had sought his

News

More clashes as G20 summit ends

Police in Toronto clashed with protesters for a second straight day as the G20 summit came to an end. In all, at least 600 people were

Police in Toronto clashed with protesters for a second straight day as the G20 summit came to an end. In all, at least 600 people were

News

Lebanon's Palestinians march for civil rights

In a rare show of strength, Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon have marched through the streets of Beirut calling for greater civil

In a rare show of strength, Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon have marched through the streets of Beirut calling for greater civil