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2011-09-09

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Al Qaeda behind unconfirmed US threat - Clinton

Hillary Clinton says al Qaeda is behind the unconfirmed threat to the United States. The US Secretary of State was speaking at a college of

Hillary Clinton says al Qaeda is behind the unconfirmed threat to the United States. The US Secretary of State was speaking at a college of

Culture

Bonus: Glyndebourne

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few more excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with Glyndebourne General Director David Pickard and

This ‘Musica’ bonus includes a few more excerpts from our interviews (in English and Italian) with Glyndebourne General Director David Pickard and

Europe

Europe Weekly: Gas, Greece and a Kosovo compromise

In this week’s Europe Weekly we take a look at the EU’s new energy strategy, a customs deal in Kosovo and the eurozone debt crisis. We also chat to

In this week’s Europe Weekly we take a look at the EU’s new energy strategy, a customs deal in Kosovo and the eurozone debt crisis. We also chat to

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Amanpour on post-9/11 world

Journalist Christiane Amanpour gives her views on some of he effects of 9/11 on the eve of the tenth anniversary. She has covered a great many of the

Journalist Christiane Amanpour gives her views on some of he effects of 9/11 on the eve of the tenth anniversary. She has covered a great many of the

Sport

Basque country triumphs in Vuelta

Igor Anton thrilled the home crowd with a solid victory on stage 19 of the Tour of Spain on Friday. The day’s ride took the Vuelta back to the

Igor Anton thrilled the home crowd with a solid victory on stage 19 of the Tour of Spain on Friday. The day’s ride took the Vuelta back to the

Special_reports

The Palestinian economy's bottled-up potential

Ramallah’s construction industry is booming, and is seen as a symbol of economic growth in the West Bank. The IMF and World bank praise the

Ramallah’s construction industry is booming, and is seen as a symbol of economic growth in the West Bank. The IMF and World bank praise the

News

Afghans reflect on mixed fortunes since 9/11

Just a month after the September 11 attacks, America and its allies invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime. The airstrikes took in Kabul

Just a month after the September 11 attacks, America and its allies invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime. The airstrikes took in Kabul

Business

Economic gloom pressures G7 finance ministers

In the southern French city of Marseille, finance chiefs from the world’s top economies — the G7 — are meeting under heavy pressure to do more to

In the southern French city of Marseille, finance chiefs from the world’s top economies — the G7 — are meeting under heavy pressure to do more to

Business

Europe's woes drag down markets again

Europe’s financial markets finished sharply lower on Friday on rising fears over the euro zone’s festering debt problems and on concerns US President

Europe’s financial markets finished sharply lower on Friday on rising fears over the euro zone’s festering debt problems and on concerns US President

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Interpol 'Red Notice' issued for Gaddafi

Interpol has joined the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi. The world police organisation has issued what it calls a Red Notice for the arrest of the former

Interpol has joined the hunt for Muammar Gaddafi. The world police organisation has issued what it calls a Red Notice for the arrest of the former

Culture

The Glyndebourne identity

A beautiful country house in the Sussex Downs, 80 kilometres south of London is home to one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the world –

A beautiful country house in the Sussex Downs, 80 kilometres south of London is home to one of the most prestigious opera festivals in the world –

News

Heaviest fighting for days in Libya

The battle for Libya is not over yet, with the heaviest combat for days between anti-Gaddafi forces and supporters of the fugitive

The battle for Libya is not over yet, with the heaviest combat for days between anti-Gaddafi forces and supporters of the fugitive

Sport

France prepare for Brave Blossoms

New Zealand’s Pool A rivals France are in action Saturday when they take on Japan in Auckland.   Although Les Bleus should not face too many

New Zealand’s Pool A rivals France are in action Saturday when they take on Japan in Auckland.   Although Les Bleus should not face too many

Sport

All Blacks triumph in World Cup opener

New Zealand kick-started their Rugby World Cup campaign on a winning note courtesy of a 41-10 victory over Tonga in the curtain raiser for the 7th

New Zealand kick-started their Rugby World Cup campaign on a winning note courtesy of a 41-10 victory over Tonga in the curtain raiser for the 7th

Europe

Banking on Belgium's banks

How safe are Europe’s banks? Not very, if the new head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Largarde is to be believed. She has called for a

How safe are Europe’s banks? Not very, if the new head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Largarde is to be believed. She has called for a

Business

ECB's Stark quits revealing rifts

European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark is quitting his post. According to the bank ,the German policymaker is stepping down

European Central Bank Executive Board member Juergen Stark is quitting his post. According to the bank ,the German policymaker is stepping down

Business

Volkswagen Porsche merger delayed beyond 2011

Volkswagen has confirmed it will have to delay its merger with Porsche beyond this year because of legal issues. They agreed in 2009 to merge by

Volkswagen has confirmed it will have to delay its merger with Porsche beyond this year because of legal issues. They agreed in 2009 to merge by

Business

China inflation and growth cool

Inflation in China pulled back in August. It was 6.2 percent compared with the same month last year. In July it reach a three-year high of 6.5

Inflation in China pulled back in August. It was 6.2 percent compared with the same month last year. In July it reach a three-year high of 6.5

News

Mass protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square

Protesters have returned en masse to Tahrir Square in Cairo.   Demonstrators organised a day of action to demand a more transparent process towards

Protesters have returned en masse to Tahrir Square in Cairo.   Demonstrators organised a day of action to demand a more transparent process towards

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Afghanistan's 'Lion of Panjshir' remembered

A commemoration service has been held in Kabul in honour of Ahmed Shah Massoud, 10 years after his assassination. President Hamid Karzai did not

A commemoration service has been held in Kabul in honour of Ahmed Shah Massoud, 10 years after his assassination. President Hamid Karzai did not

Nocomment

Russia plane crash: Belarus honours the victims

Thousands of ice hockey fans gathered in Minsk on Thursday to mourn players who died in a plane crash in Russia that claimed 43 lives. Alexander

Thousands of ice hockey fans gathered in Minsk on Thursday to mourn players who died in a plane crash in Russia that claimed 43 lives. Alexander

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Macedonia celebrates its independence

Thousands of Macedonians poured into the capital Skopje on Thursday to mark 20 years of independence. Festivities include a giant parade involving

Thousands of Macedonians poured into the capital Skopje on Thursday to mark 20 years of independence. Festivities include a giant parade involving

Nocomment

Libyan Transitional Council forces prepare for fighting

Fighters prepare large stockpiles of ammunition ahead of expected battle as the deadline for pro-Gaddafi forces’surrender approaches.

Fighters prepare large stockpiles of ammunition ahead of expected battle as the deadline for pro-Gaddafi forces’surrender approaches.

News

Court upholds Samsung ban in Germany

Samsung has had a setback over its Galaxy Tab. A German court has upheld an injunction sought by Apple, barring it from selling the tablet in the

Samsung has had a setback over its Galaxy Tab. A German court has upheld an injunction sought by Apple, barring it from selling the tablet in the

News

Tonga in cheek: mystic sheep predicts All Black win

There is no pulling the wool over one New Zealand sheep’s eyes when it comes to psychic activity. The sheep — called Sonny Wool — follows on from

There is no pulling the wool over one New Zealand sheep’s eyes when it comes to psychic activity. The sheep — called Sonny Wool — follows on from

Culture

U2 doc launches Toronto film fest

The U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ – which is about the making of the band’s 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’ – opened the 36th International Film

The U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ – which is about the making of the band’s 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’ – opened the 36th International Film

Culture

Lupes conducts Camerata Regala at Enescu Festival

Cristian Lupes is part of the upcoming generation of conductors in Romania. Here he interprets one of George Enescu’s pieces with Romania’s Royal

Cristian Lupes is part of the upcoming generation of conductors in Romania. Here he interprets one of George Enescu’s pieces with Romania’s Royal

Business

Growth worries push stocks into the red

Worries that US policymakers are not doing enough to prevent the world’s biggest economy from falling into recession pulled down Europe’s stock

Worries that US policymakers are not doing enough to prevent the world’s biggest economy from falling into recession pulled down Europe’s stock

Europe

Europe's ailing social model

Javier from Spain asks:      “Why are we – EU member states - witnessing the disappearance of the welfare state? Why are we losing all the benefits

Javier from Spain asks:      “Why are we – EU member states - witnessing the disappearance of the welfare state? Why are we losing all the benefits

News

Webmachine - Greek crisis: just stay positive

“The economic crisis in Greece is like an earthquake and Peter is scared of earthquakes.” Thus starts the video short by Greek film-maker Gabriel

“The economic crisis in Greece is like an earthquake and Peter is scared of earthquakes.” Thus starts the video short by Greek film-maker Gabriel