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2010-12-13

Europe

Towards cross-border traffic fines

EU figures show that while foreign drivers account for only five percent of traffic on Europe’s roads, they are responsible for 15 percent of

EU figures show that while foreign drivers account for only five percent of traffic on Europe’s roads, they are responsible for 15 percent of

Europe

The challenges of disability

One European in six has a recognised disability today, either slight or severe, some 80 million people in all. With the ageing of the population

One European in six has a recognised disability today, either slight or severe, some 80 million people in all. With the ageing of the population

Europe

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo facing EU sanction pressure to quit

Putting pressure on Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish power after a disputed presidential election, the European Union has agreed to

Putting pressure on Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish power after a disputed presidential election, the European Union has agreed to

Europe

EU fisheries ministers urged to ditch destructive policies

The potential destruction of Europe’s fisheries has been invoked by environmental activists outside quota talks among EU ministers, in

The potential destruction of Europe’s fisheries has been invoked by environmental activists outside quota talks among EU ministers, in

Science_technology

Research sheds light on deep water reefs

New research into deep water coral reefs off the coast of Puerto Rico has uncovered previously unknown marine life, including endangered species.

New research into deep water coral reefs off the coast of Puerto Rico has uncovered previously unknown marine life, including endangered species.

Culture

Not Bad: critics verdict on Michael Jackson album

Not as bad as expected, seems to be the grudging consensus from music critics on the posthumous Michael Jackson album, Michael, released this week.

Not as bad as expected, seems to be the grudging consensus from music critics on the posthumous Michael Jackson album, Michael, released this week.

Culture

Malkovich awards 'best cast' gong in Marrakech

US actor and producer John Malkovich, who headed the jury at the 10th Marrakech Film Festival, broke with tradition in Morocco, announcing prizes for

US actor and producer John Malkovich, who headed the jury at the 10th Marrakech Film Festival, broke with tradition in Morocco, announcing prizes for

News

Kindergarten cops end nursery siege in France

Half a dozen nursery-school children and their teacher have been released safely from a siege in the east of France. The youngsters were re-united

Half a dozen nursery-school children and their teacher have been released safely from a siege in the east of France. The youngsters were re-united

News

Kosovo kept waiting for election result

Kosovo’s prime minister says he has won re-election but he’s having to keep the champagne on ice. Official results are expected today but they may

Kosovo’s prime minister says he has won re-election but he’s having to keep the champagne on ice. Official results are expected today but they may

Special_reports

Learning outside the classroom

Education is not restricted to the classroom. Across the world there are many children who cannot go to school, mainly because of poverty or family

Education is not restricted to the classroom. Across the world there are many children who cannot go to school, mainly because of poverty or family

Europe

2011: an exit from the crisis?

As 2010 draws to a close, repeatedly called a year of crisis, two Germans, two devoted Europeans, look forward to the crisis exit prospects in 2011

As 2010 draws to a close, repeatedly called a year of crisis, two Germans, two devoted Europeans, look forward to the crisis exit prospects in 2011

News

Children safe after French nursery siege ends

The siege at a French nursery school where an armed man took 20 children hostage has ended. The 17-year-old, with a history of psychological

The siege at a French nursery school where an armed man took 20 children hostage has ended. The 17-year-old, with a history of psychological

News

Police make moves in French nursery school siege

Squads of elite French police have begun moving in on a nursery school in the east of the country where an armed youth has been holding five or six

Squads of elite French police have begun moving in on a nursery school in the east of the country where an armed youth has been holding five or six

News

Focus on Europe: European Development Days

Empowering developing countries Grace Mueni Nyaa is the founder of the Kyome Fresh Company Ltd: “The help that is coming to Africa is really good

Empowering developing countries Grace Mueni Nyaa is the founder of the Kyome Fresh Company Ltd: “The help that is coming to Africa is really good

News

Putin takes a fast ride home

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Tarja Halonen have been among the first passengers to board a new high-speed train. The

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Tarja Halonen have been among the first passengers to board a new high-speed train. The