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2010-12-17

News

Shirin Ebadi on human rights in Iran

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel peace prize winner. She recently accepted, on behalf of Abdulreza Tajik, an

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel peace prize winner. She recently accepted, on behalf of Abdulreza Tajik, an

Business

Moody's is Christmas Grinch for Ireland

The Irish government has received the worst possible Christmas present from the ratings agency Moody’s It gave a resounding thumbs-down to

The Irish government has received the worst possible Christmas present from the ratings agency Moody’s It gave a resounding thumbs-down to

Business

UK banks face bonus curbs

British politicians and the Bank of England have stepped up pressure on UK banks over big bonuses. Just hours before the country’s financial

British politicians and the Bank of England have stepped up pressure on UK banks over big bonuses. Just hours before the country’s financial

Business

Euro zone trade improves

The euro zone’s trade surplus rose in October. The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said the seasonally unadjusted trade surplus for the

The euro zone’s trade surplus rose in October. The European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said the seasonally unadjusted trade surplus for the

Business

German and French businesses more optimistic

A holiday boost for Germany as business morale there rose to its strongest level since 1991 in December, according to the latest survey by the

A holiday boost for Germany as business morale there rose to its strongest level since 1991 in December, according to the latest survey by the

Europe

E-bonds might follow euro safety net

European Union leaders at a summit on this year’s euro zone debt crisis have agreed to have a permanent financial safety net in place by 2013. The

European Union leaders at a summit on this year’s euro zone debt crisis have agreed to have a permanent financial safety net in place by 2013. The

Europe

Cameron's EU budget bid splits Council

British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed he has won France and Germany’s support to cap the European Union’s budget. The EU’s next

British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed he has won France and Germany’s support to cap the European Union’s budget. The EU’s next

Culture

Hitting the highs: soprano Barbara Hendricks

Born in the United States in 1948, acclaimed soprano Barbara Hendricks moved to Sweden in 1977, where she became a Swedish citizen. She studied at

Born in the United States in 1948, acclaimed soprano Barbara Hendricks moved to Sweden in 1977, where she became a Swedish citizen. She studied at

Culture

He's back... 28 years later, in Tron: Legacy

Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, a computer genius trapped inside a video game in Tron: Legacy, sequel to the 1982 film.

Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, a computer genius trapped inside a video game in Tron: Legacy, sequel to the 1982 film.

Culture

Stellar cast for The Company Men

Previous films about the recession have concentrated on the regular folk who have been hit hard, The Company Men is about what happens when those at

Previous films about the recession have concentrated on the regular folk who have been hit hard, The Company Men is about what happens when those at

Nocomment

Fears of civil war in Ivory Coast

Gunfire and explosions shook Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan as supporters and security forces loyal to the two men claiming to be president clashed

Gunfire and explosions shook Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan as supporters and security forces loyal to the two men claiming to be president clashed