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2011-07-21

News

Eurozone leaders agree new Greek rescue plan

Europe’s leaders say they have reached a deal to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis. At news conferences within the past hour they’ve confirmed a

Europe’s leaders say they have reached a deal to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis. At news conferences within the past hour they’ve confirmed a

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EU leaders come up with second Greek bailout

Euro zone leaders say they have struck a deal to tackle the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. After a day of emergency talks in Brussels, EU heads

Euro zone leaders say they have struck a deal to tackle the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. After a day of emergency talks in Brussels, EU heads

Sport

Andy Schleck wins stage 18

Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck produced a stunning performance to clinch stage 18 of the Tour de France atop the Col du Galibier on Thursday. The 26

Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck produced a stunning performance to clinch stage 18 of the Tour de France atop the Col du Galibier on Thursday. The 26

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Rudolf Hess exhumed to deter neo-Nazi pilgrims

The remains of Rudolph Hess, Adolph Hitler’s former deputy, have been exhumed from a grave in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedal. Officials

The remains of Rudolph Hess, Adolph Hitler’s former deputy, have been exhumed from a grave in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedal. Officials

Business

Fed prepares for US default

With the August 2 deadline approaching, the US central bank the Federal Reserve is actively preparing for the possibility that Congress and President

With the August 2 deadline approaching, the US central bank the Federal Reserve is actively preparing for the possibility that Congress and President

Business

Investors happy with Nokia outlook

Nokia has reported a second-quarter net loss of 368 million euros on declining sales of handsets, but the Finnish firm also said it expects its

Nokia has reported a second-quarter net loss of 368 million euros on declining sales of handsets, but the Finnish firm also said it expects its

Business

Chinese factory output shrinks, IMF urges more tightening

As Chinese manufacturing output shrank in July, for the first time in a year, the International Monetary Fund, has said Beijing should continue its

As Chinese manufacturing output shrank in July, for the first time in a year, the International Monetary Fund, has said Beijing should continue its

News

Belgium king celebrates National Day with a warning

King Albert of Belgium led the celebrations on his country’s National Day. It marks the occasion when the then King Leopold took the first

King Albert of Belgium led the celebrations on his country’s National Day. It marks the occasion when the then King Leopold took the first

News

Europe resigned to a partial Greek default

Europe’s leaders appear to have reached a provisional deal to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis. Though still unofficial, the bloc’s big guns

Europe’s leaders appear to have reached a provisional deal to tackle the eurozone’s debt crisis. Though still unofficial, the bloc’s big guns

News

Nervous Greeks await their economic fate

The summer street scenes in Athens perhaps belie the anxiety that exists over the risk of Greece going bankrupt. The shadow that has been hanging

The summer street scenes in Athens perhaps belie the anxiety that exists over the risk of Greece going bankrupt. The shadow that has been hanging

News

Spider Truman weaves growing web of Italian discontent

The hallmarks it would seem of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are headlines and a flamboyant lifestyle. On the back of his government’s 70

The hallmarks it would seem of Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are headlines and a flamboyant lifestyle. On the back of his government’s 70

News

Atlantis touchdown marks end of space shuttle adventure

As Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, it marked the end of NASA’s three decade space shuttle programme. The spacecraft made a

As Atlantis touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, it marked the end of NASA’s three decade space shuttle programme. The spacecraft made a

News

Belarus police jail more protesters

More than 20 people in the Belarussian capital Minsk are reported to have been arrested in what has become a regular weekly protest against the

More than 20 people in the Belarussian capital Minsk are reported to have been arrested in what has become a regular weekly protest against the

News

Polish storms turn deadly

Thunderstorms in central and north-eastern Poland have claimed one life and injured several people. A 30-year-old woman at home was crushed by the

Thunderstorms in central and north-eastern Poland have claimed one life and injured several people. A 30-year-old woman at home was crushed by the

News

Bolshoi expansion gala aims for autumn

Six years of Bolshoi Theatre renovations in Moscow are scheduled for completion this autumn, with several thousand builders now on the more than half

Six years of Bolshoi Theatre renovations in Moscow are scheduled for completion this autumn, with several thousand builders now on the more than half

News

Merkel confident of agreement on Greek rescue plan 

All eyes are on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for talks on the bloc’s on-going debt woes.   Described as a

All eyes are on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for talks on the bloc’s on-going debt woes.   Described as a

News

Rift grows between Vatican and Ireland over child sex abuse

An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican

An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican

Nocomment

Space shuttle Atlantis makes final landing

Space shuttle Atlantis has touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, bringing the curtain down on NASA’s 30-year space shuttle project.

Space shuttle Atlantis has touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, bringing the curtain down on NASA’s 30-year space shuttle project.

News

The Network debates Afghanistan

A symbol of Afghanistan’s post-Taliban rebirth in flames and under fire. Insurgents attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul during a

A symbol of Afghanistan’s post-Taliban rebirth in flames and under fire. Insurgents attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul during a

Europe

Le Tour de l'Euro

Will the EU’s beloved euro project survive?   With so much uncertainty currently facing the European single currency, comparisons with this year’s

Will the EU’s beloved euro project survive?   With so much uncertainty currently facing the European single currency, comparisons with this year’s

News

Euro crisis: Italy on the brink

For a while now there has been a new player in the euro debt crisis: Italy.   The country suddenly appeared on the radar screen of the bond markets

For a while now there has been a new player in the euro debt crisis: Italy.   The country suddenly appeared on the radar screen of the bond markets

News

A shift in Turkey's Cyprus policy?

A new government, a new international environment and a new approach from Turkey regarding Cyprus. The Turkish Prime Minister paid his first trip

A new government, a new international environment and a new approach from Turkey regarding Cyprus. The Turkish Prime Minister paid his first trip

News

Space shuttle Atlantis makes final touchdown

Space shuttle Atlantis has touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, bringing the curtain down on NASA’s 30-year space shuttle project. The orbiter

Space shuttle Atlantis has touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre, bringing the curtain down on NASA’s 30-year space shuttle project. The orbiter

Science_technology

New Russian space telescope goes into orbit

A new ultra-powerful Russian space telescope has been launched into orbit by a rocket that blasted off from Kazakhstan on the 18th of July. The

A new ultra-powerful Russian space telescope has been launched into orbit by a rocket that blasted off from Kazakhstan on the 18th of July. The

Special_reports

When too much green is not green at all

Another summer’s day, another huge tide of green algae along the coast of Brittany in north western France. It is a complex environmental problem

Another summer’s day, another huge tide of green algae along the coast of Brittany in north western France. It is a complex environmental problem

Culture

Singer Thomas Dybdahl goes stateside

Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl has released his first album in the US. “Songs” is a compilation of his work going back over a decade. He

Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Dybdahl has released his first album in the US. “Songs” is a compilation of his work going back over a decade. He

Culture

Latest film from Timberlake

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have been treading the red carpet in New York for the world premiere of the the film “Friends with Benefits”. In

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis have been treading the red carpet in New York for the world premiere of the the film “Friends with Benefits”. In

Special_reports

What future for books in the digital age?

As iPads make an appearance in classrooms in France, the question is being asked – are we getting closer to an era of only having electronic and

As iPads make an appearance in classrooms in France, the question is being asked – are we getting closer to an era of only having electronic and

News

Who am I? - identity and education

At various times throughout history, entire populations have been denied their identity. Today, efforts are being made to preserve traditional

At various times throughout history, entire populations have been denied their identity. Today, efforts are being made to preserve traditional