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2011-09-07

News

EU unveils new energy strategy to end gas cuts

The EU has unveiled a new energy strategy it says will help it avoid possible shortages arising from gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine. Europe

The EU has unveiled a new energy strategy it says will help it avoid possible shortages arising from gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine. Europe

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Top Russian ice hockey team in fatal plane crash

A plane carrying one of Russia’s major ice hockey teams has crashed killing nearly all on board. Lokomotiv were heading to the Belarussian capital

A plane carrying one of Russia’s major ice hockey teams has crashed killing nearly all on board. Lokomotiv were heading to the Belarussian capital

Sport

Froome closes the gap

Britain’s Chris Froome produced a superb display to clinch stage 17 of the Tour of Spain in Cantabria and move within 13 seconds of red jersey Juan

Britain’s Chris Froome produced a superb display to clinch stage 17 of the Tour of Spain in Cantabria and move within 13 seconds of red jersey Juan

News

'Heroes of Fukushima' win Spain's Asturias prize

Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Concord prize has been awarded to Japanese workers who have been battling to stabilise the Fukushima nuclear

Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Concord prize has been awarded to Japanese workers who have been battling to stabilise the Fukushima nuclear

Business

German ruling sparks market rebound

Hopes that the European debt crisis may ease after Germany’s top court smoothed the way for Berlin to participate in bailout packages lifted Europe’s

Hopes that the European debt crisis may ease after Germany’s top court smoothed the way for Berlin to participate in bailout packages lifted Europe’s

Business

Bankruptcy protection is Saab's last hope

Saab seems to be creeping closer to the end of the road. The Swedish carmaker, which is seeking to stave off its creditors, has filed for bankruptcy

Saab seems to be creeping closer to the end of the road. The Swedish carmaker, which is seeking to stave off its creditors, has filed for bankruptcy

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French MPs back bailout for debt-hit Greece

French members of parliament have approved Europe’s latest bailout deal for debt-ridden Greece. The vote in the lower house the Assemblée Nationale

French members of parliament have approved Europe’s latest bailout deal for debt-ridden Greece. The vote in the lower house the Assemblée Nationale

Business

Solidarity's birth place now builds luxury yachts

Poland’s Gdansk Shipyard — where once the Solidarity trade union movement fought to bring down the communist regime — is now a shadow of its former

Poland’s Gdansk Shipyard — where once the Solidarity trade union movement fought to bring down the communist regime — is now a shadow of its former

News

Libyans head home to a Gaddafi-free Tripoli

They had fled the fighting in the capital but now Libyans are heading home to a very different Tripoli. No longer in the hands of Colonel Gaddafi

They had fled the fighting in the capital but now Libyans are heading home to a very different Tripoli. No longer in the hands of Colonel Gaddafi

News

Dozens killed as Russian ice hockey team plane crashes

A plane crash in Russia has killed several members of one of the country’s top ice hockey teams, Lokomotiv. Authorities say at least 45 people were

A plane crash in Russia has killed several members of one of the country’s top ice hockey teams, Lokomotiv. Authorities say at least 45 people were

Culture

Show goes on for world's oldest musical hall

One of the world’s oldest surviving musical halls, Wilton’s in London’s East End, has been saved after a public appeal for funds pulled in millions

One of the world’s oldest surviving musical halls, Wilton’s in London’s East End, has been saved after a public appeal for funds pulled in millions

News

France urges Russia to back sanctions over Syrian 'crimes'

Russia has been urged by France to harden its stance on Syria and support UN sanctions, after a recent draft Security Council resolution met stiff

Russia has been urged by France to harden its stance on Syria and support UN sanctions, after a recent draft Security Council resolution met stiff

News

James Murdoch may face another hearing

Some say further developments in the phone-hacking scandal may be the endgame for the career of James Murdoch, the man widely seen as the heir to

Some say further developments in the phone-hacking scandal may be the endgame for the career of James Murdoch, the man widely seen as the heir to

News

Gaddafi shows cuddly side - but remains elusive

Showing a softer side in a newly-uncovered home video, Libya’s ousted strongman remains at large. A relaxed, playful Muammar Gaddafi is seen in the

Showing a softer side in a newly-uncovered home video, Libya’s ousted strongman remains at large. A relaxed, playful Muammar Gaddafi is seen in the

Business

Wall Street and European shares bounce back

The world’s financial markets bounced back on Wednesday after three days of declines on hopes the European debt crisis might ease. That came after

The world’s financial markets bounced back on Wednesday after three days of declines on hopes the European debt crisis might ease. That came after

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Many killed and injured by New Delhi court bomb

A powerful bomb hidden in a suitcase has exploded outside the High Court in New Delhi, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 60. The

A powerful bomb hidden in a suitcase has exploded outside the High Court in New Delhi, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 60. The

Nocomment

Libya : rebels prepare an assault on Bani Walid

Anti-Gaddafi fighters are readying for an all-out assault on Bani Walid as negotiation for surrendering have failed.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters are readying for an all-out assault on Bani Walid as negotiation for surrendering have failed.

Nocomment

Mubarak's trial under high security

As demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak continue, security is still high outside the police academy court in Cairo where the former Egyptian

As demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak continue, security is still high outside the police academy court in Cairo where the former Egyptian

News

Top Russian ice hockey team dies in plane crash

At least 43 people are reported to have been killed in a Russian passenger plane crash. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said two people

At least 43 people are reported to have been killed in a Russian passenger plane crash. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry said two people

News

Rebels prepare to take Bani Walid by force

In Libya, anti-Gaddafi fighters are readyring for an all-out assault on Bani Walid. A council of elders has failed to persuade residents to let the

In Libya, anti-Gaddafi fighters are readyring for an all-out assault on Bani Walid. A council of elders has failed to persuade residents to let the

Business

Obama jobs package 'to include tax cuts'

President Barack Obama plans more than 200 billion euros worth of tax cuts and spending on infrastructure as well as aid to state and local

President Barack Obama plans more than 200 billion euros worth of tax cuts and spending on infrastructure as well as aid to state and local

Business

Yahoo's Bartz fired by phone

Yahoo’s shares shot up after the struggling internet company fired its chief executive Carol Bartz. In a message to Yahoo employees Bartz said

Yahoo’s shares shot up after the struggling internet company fired its chief executive Carol Bartz. In a message to Yahoo employees Bartz said

Business

Shares and euro rebound after German ruling

The financial markets gyrations continued on Wednesday – they were up after three days of major losses that took shares prices to their lowest levels

The financial markets gyrations continued on Wednesday – they were up after three days of major losses that took shares prices to their lowest levels

News

French court dismisses 'Chernobyl effect' case

Did the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl cause serious health problems in France? No, a court in Paris has ruled, saying there is no scientific

Did the radioactive cloud from Chernobyl cause serious health problems in France? No, a court in Paris has ruled, saying there is no scientific

News

Eddie Murphy to host Oscars 2012

Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be the host of the Academy Awards in February 2012, according to the producers of the show. The ceremony’s

Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be the host of the Academy Awards in February 2012, according to the producers of the show. The ceremony’s

Science_technology

Jean Michel Jarre unveils 3.5m high speaker

It costs as much as a house but this prototype is – according to French musician Jean Michel Jarre – the biggest and most powerful loud speaker in

It costs as much as a house but this prototype is – according to French musician Jean Michel Jarre – the biggest and most powerful loud speaker in

News

Turkey and Israel 'may tumble into conflict' over Cyprus

“It is possible that Turkey and Israel might tumble into an armed conflict in the Mediterranean.” It is remarkable to hear these words from a

“It is possible that Turkey and Israel might tumble into an armed conflict in the Mediterranean.” It is remarkable to hear these words from a

News

Back in the Day: shamed Tricky Dicky gets a pardon

September 8, 1974. Richard Nixon, who resigned as US President one month earlier over the Watergate scandal, is given a pardon by his successor

September 8, 1974. Richard Nixon, who resigned as US President one month earlier over the Watergate scandal, is given a pardon by his successor

News

Merkel defends budgetary record over euro crisis

Angela Merkel has applauded a Constitutional Court ruling that backs Germany’s contributions to the euro zone bailout fund. Speaking during a

Angela Merkel has applauded a Constitutional Court ruling that backs Germany’s contributions to the euro zone bailout fund. Speaking during a

Culture

Johnson's Return shows at Deauville

Liza Johnson’s Return screened at the American Film Festival in Deauville; a tense, understated movie about a young woman who finds herself unable to

Liza Johnson’s Return screened at the American Film Festival in Deauville; a tense, understated movie about a young woman who finds herself unable to