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2010-10-04

News

Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque

“Because football is a team sport, the next FIFA World Player of the year award should go to a Spanish player”. Vicente del Bosque is the man

“Because football is a team sport, the next FIFA World Player of the year award should go to a Spanish player”. Vicente del Bosque is the man

Europe

European financial supervision

Having learned lessons from the global economic crisis, Europe is following the US in improving its oversight of financial institutions. The idea is

Having learned lessons from the global economic crisis, Europe is following the US in improving its oversight of financial institutions. The idea is

Europe

Supporting European tourism

Tourism in Europe is already a big earner. How does Brussels plan to boost that further?

Tourism in Europe is already a big earner. How does Brussels plan to boost that further?

Science_technology

Vehicles of the Future

British car designer Gordon Murray is best known for designing the McLaren F1 racing car. But now he’s turned his attention to micro-vehicles

British car designer Gordon Murray is best known for designing the McLaren F1 racing car. But now he’s turned his attention to micro-vehicles

Culture

New Seal album out now

Seal has just released his latest album “Seal 6: Commitment” and the first single off the album is called “Secret”. He says: “Secret is about

Seal has just released his latest album “Seal 6: Commitment” and the first single off the album is called “Secret”. He says: “Secret is about

Culture

Andre Kertesz Photos on Show

Some 300 original prints of Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz have just gone on show in Paris. The retrospective at the Jeu de Paume gallery –

Some 300 original prints of Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz have just gone on show in Paris. The retrospective at the Jeu de Paume gallery –

Culture

Vienna 1900 Under the Spotlight

The Foundation Beyeler has opened a new exhibition in Switzerland. The theme is contemporary art from Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century

The Foundation Beyeler has opened a new exhibition in Switzerland. The theme is contemporary art from Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century

News

Rousseff looks to 'Lula effect' to win presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff may not have won enough votes to seal victory in the first-round of the country’s election but she

Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff may not have won enough votes to seal victory in the first-round of the country’s election but she

Europe

EU-ASEM talks seek more trade, yuan may not help

China appears immune to pressure to adjust its policy of keeping its currency weak. At international talks in Brussels, Beijing has remained cool

China appears immune to pressure to adjust its policy of keeping its currency weak. At international talks in Brussels, Beijing has remained cool

Business

End of the road for Opel Antwerp

Opel’s car assembly plant in Antwerp, Belgium, is to close at the end of the year. Parent company General Motors said it had been unable to find an

Opel’s car assembly plant in Antwerp, Belgium, is to close at the end of the year. Parent company General Motors said it had been unable to find an

News

Defence expert plays down new terror threat

First it was the United States and then Britain. Now it is Japan’s turn to warn its citizens against possible terrorist attacks in Europe. All

First it was the United States and then Britain. Now it is Japan’s turn to warn its citizens against possible terrorist attacks in Europe. All

Europe

For EU strengthening ties with Asia is vital

Held in Belgium’s royal palace, the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) has brought together leaders from nearly 50 countries. ASEM takes place every

Held in Belgium’s royal palace, the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) has brought together leaders from nearly 50 countries. ASEM takes place every

Business

Greece slashes further with 2011 budget

Greece has unveiled another austerity budget. The aim is to cut its deficit to just seven percent of GDP next year; that is even lower than the

Greece has unveiled another austerity budget. The aim is to cut its deficit to just seven percent of GDP next year; that is even lower than the

News

NATO head "regrets" Pakistani soldier deaths

The head of NATO has apologised for the deaths of Pakistani soldiers in a strike against Taliban militants near the country’s border with

The head of NATO has apologised for the deaths of Pakistani soldiers in a strike against Taliban militants near the country’s border with

News

Wilders trial adjourned after judges accused of "bias"

The trial of controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been adjourned after only a few hours – when he accused the judges of bias. Wilders

The trial of controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been adjourned after only a few hours – when he accused the judges of bias. Wilders

Business

Swiss to tighten up on bank capital

A Swiss government commission has said the country’s biggest banks – UBS and Credit Suisse – should keep reserves well in excess of new international

A Swiss government commission has said the country’s biggest banks – UBS and Credit Suisse – should keep reserves well in excess of new international

Business

Sanofi goes hostile with Genzyme bid

As expected, Sanofi-Aventis has launched a hostile takeover bid for US biotechnology firm Genzyme. The French drugmaker is taking its 13.5 billion

As expected, Sanofi-Aventis has launched a hostile takeover bid for US biotechnology firm Genzyme. The French drugmaker is taking its 13.5 billion

Business

UK bank bailout warning from thinktank

British banks may need another state bailout next year and their borrowing requirements could hit almost 29 billion euros a month. That is the

British banks may need another state bailout next year and their borrowing requirements could hit almost 29 billion euros a month. That is the

Business

Spanish jobless over four million

Spain’s unemployment total rose above four million in September. Just over 48,000 people were laid off last month as workers left jobs after the

Spain’s unemployment total rose above four million in September. Just over 48,000 people were laid off last month as workers left jobs after the

News

West Bank mosque fire blamed on Jewish settlers

Palestinians have accused Jewish settlers of arson after a mosque was set alight in the West Bank Officials say carpets were burned at the mosque

Palestinians have accused Jewish settlers of arson after a mosque was set alight in the West Bank Officials say carpets were burned at the mosque

News

London hit by tube strike

A 24-hour strike on London’s Underground has disrupted the travel plans of millions of commuters. The walkout by members of two unions is in

A 24-hour strike on London’s Underground has disrupted the travel plans of millions of commuters. The walkout by members of two unions is in

News

Bosnia set for more ethnic deadlock after election

Bosnia looks set for more political deadlock drawn along ethnic lines following the weekend’s election for the tripartite presidency. The Serb

Bosnia looks set for more political deadlock drawn along ethnic lines following the weekend’s election for the tripartite presidency. The Serb

News

"Father of IVF" gets the Nobel prize

The British scientist whose pioneering work on fertility led to the birth of the world’s first so-called “test-tube” baby has been awarded the Nobel

The British scientist whose pioneering work on fertility led to the birth of the world’s first so-called “test-tube” baby has been awarded the Nobel

News

EU and Asian leaders talk trade and ties in Brussels

A massive security operation is underway in the Belgian capital as EU and Asian leaders gather for a key summit on trade, money and the

A massive security operation is underway in the Belgian capital as EU and Asian leaders gather for a key summit on trade, money and the

News

Japan issues threat alert for its citizens in Europe

Increasing concern about possible militant attacks on civilians in Europe has led to Japan becoming the latest country to issue a warning for its

Increasing concern about possible militant attacks on civilians in Europe has led to Japan becoming the latest country to issue a warning for its

News

China climate talks need deal to maintain credibility

The UN climate chief has urged governments to make real steps towards a new treaty to battle climate change. It comes as delegates meet in the

The UN climate chief has urged governments to make real steps towards a new treaty to battle climate change. It comes as delegates meet in the

News

Geert Wilders in court on race hate charges

He is set to become a minority partner in the Dutch coalition, but the controversial politician Geert Wilders has today gone on trial for inciting

He is set to become a minority partner in the Dutch coalition, but the controversial politician Geert Wilders has today gone on trial for inciting

News

Brazilian clown proves politics is a funny business

Voters the world over complain about having clowns for politicians, but Brazilians embraced the idea by sending a real one to Congress with more

Voters the world over complain about having clowns for politicians, but Brazilians embraced the idea by sending a real one to Congress with more

News

Bosnia faces divided presidency post election

Bakir Izetbegovic is on course to become one of Bosnia’s three presidents according to election results. The son of Bosnia’s wartime leader Alija

Bakir Izetbegovic is on course to become one of Bosnia’s three presidents according to election results. The son of Bosnia’s wartime leader Alija

News

Brazil faces presidential runoff

Brazil faces a presidential runoff after ruling party candidate Dilma Rouseff failed to claim the 50 per cent of the vote required for overall

Brazil faces a presidential runoff after ruling party candidate Dilma Rouseff failed to claim the 50 per cent of the vote required for overall