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2011-09-29

Business

Protesters disrupt 'troika' talks in Athens

Angry Greek civil servants have again been blocking the doors of government ministries in protest against austerity measures. They disrupted the

Angry Greek civil servants have again been blocking the doors of government ministries in protest against austerity measures. They disrupted the

Business

Europe's bourses boosted by German vote

The German lower house of parliament’s approval of new powers for the euro zone’s rescue fund boosted the region’s stock markets on Thursday – with

The German lower house of parliament’s approval of new powers for the euro zone’s rescue fund boosted the region’s stock markets on Thursday – with

Business

German jobless at lowest level in 20 years

German unemployment fell much further than expected in September. The total of people out of work was 6.6 percent of the workforce. That is not

German unemployment fell much further than expected in September. The total of people out of work was 6.6 percent of the workforce. That is not

News

Washington condemns attack on US convoy in Syria

A convoy carrying the US ambassador to Syria has come under attack by pro-government demonstrators in Damascus. Robert Ford was visiting an

A convoy carrying the US ambassador to Syria has come under attack by pro-government demonstrators in Damascus. Robert Ford was visiting an

News

Are FTAs killing jobs?

Amid economic and financial crises, free trade and globalisation are dirty words to many Europeans. Some of those same countries where

Amid economic and financial crises, free trade and globalisation are dirty words to many Europeans. Some of those same countries where

News

Island on high alert as Typhoon Nesat reaches China's Hainan

Typhoon Nesat has made its way to the Chinese island of Hainan in the South China Sea. About 58,000 people living on Hainan have been evacuated

Typhoon Nesat has made its way to the Chinese island of Hainan in the South China Sea. About 58,000 people living on Hainan have been evacuated

News

Pakistan to US: stop the blame game

Washington must stop blaming Pakistan for regional instability – that is the blunt message today from the Pakistani Prime Minister at a gathering of

Washington must stop blaming Pakistan for regional instability – that is the blunt message today from the Pakistani Prime Minister at a gathering of

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No lights for landing planes in Mexico City

A power blackout has disrupted traffic at Mexico City’s international airport. Lights along the runway were among those to go out. Passengers were

A power blackout has disrupted traffic at Mexico City’s international airport. Lights along the runway were among those to go out. Passengers were

News

Who's allowed to buy cannabis at Maastricht cafés?

Coffee shops that sell cannabis in the Dutch city of Maastricht are trying to make a political point by imposing a ban on foreign customers who are

Coffee shops that sell cannabis in the Dutch city of Maastricht are trying to make a political point by imposing a ban on foreign customers who are

Sport

In Buenos Aires, Tevez is still King

Carlos Tevez may be facing an extended period out of football following his 2-week suspension by Manchester City for refusing to come off the bench

Carlos Tevez may be facing an extended period out of football following his 2-week suspension by Manchester City for refusing to come off the bench

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Serbian opposition urges Belgrade to continue EU bid

Serbia must still aim for EU membership despite tensions on its border with Kosovo, Serbian opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic said on Thursday

Serbia must still aim for EU membership despite tensions on its border with Kosovo, Serbian opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic said on Thursday

Europe

Ukraine and Belarus top Eastern Partnership summit

EU leaders head to Poland today faced with the tricky task of re-energising relations with the bloc’s eastern neighbours. Democracy and human rights

EU leaders head to Poland today faced with the tricky task of re-energising relations with the bloc’s eastern neighbours. Democracy and human rights

Business

What is the EFSF?

The European Financial Stability Facility is on its way to getting approval for expansion. It is the euro zone’s rescue fund set up to combat the

The European Financial Stability Facility is on its way to getting approval for expansion. It is the euro zone’s rescue fund set up to combat the

Science_technology

Research raises fresh hope for cancer sufferers

From laboratories in Ljubljana, Slovenia comes fresh hope for cancer suffers. A team of researches, from Slovenia, Russia, Germany and the USA have

From laboratories in Ljubljana, Slovenia comes fresh hope for cancer suffers. A team of researches, from Slovenia, Russia, Germany and the USA have

News

'Stop the blame game', Pakistan PM warns US

Pakistan is warning the US to stop blaming it for instability in the region. It comes as Washington is stepping up pressure on Islamabad to crack

Pakistan is warning the US to stop blaming it for instability in the region. It comes as Washington is stepping up pressure on Islamabad to crack

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'Heavenly' Chinese space module blasts off

China has launched an experimental module into space as part of its future plans for a manned station. Tiangong-1, which translates as ‘heavenly

China has launched an experimental module into space as part of its future plans for a manned station. Tiangong-1, which translates as ‘heavenly

Business

Fight reported over Draghi's successor

A political row is emerging over replacing Mario Draghi as head of the Bank of Italy. Draghi moves to the top job at the European Central Bank in

A political row is emerging over replacing Mario Draghi as head of the Bank of Italy. Draghi moves to the top job at the European Central Bank in

Business

Nokia hangs up on Romania

Nokia is cutting 3,500 jobs in its second major restructuring in six months. The company, which still sells more mobile phones than any other

Nokia is cutting 3,500 jobs in its second major restructuring in six months. The company, which still sells more mobile phones than any other

Culture

A modern eye on Edvard Munch

An exhibition of the works by Edvard Munch has opened in Paris before it moves to other cities in Germany and London. Edvard Munch, “The Modern

An exhibition of the works by Edvard Munch has opened in Paris before it moves to other cities in Germany and London. Edvard Munch, “The Modern

Culture

French movie shines light on role of Muslims in the resistance

French movie, “Les hommes libres,” – ‘The Free Men’ – brings to the big screen the little known story of Muslim men and women who saved the lives of

French movie, “Les hommes libres,” – ‘The Free Men’ – brings to the big screen the little known story of Muslim men and women who saved the lives of

Special_reports

Teaching peace

This edition of Learning World explores teaching peace in the US, Switzerland and the Balkans. Sixteen Palestinian and Israeli girls have spent

This edition of Learning World explores teaching peace in the US, Switzerland and the Balkans. Sixteen Palestinian and Israeli girls have spent

Special_reports

Making sense of maths

Maths is certainly a mental challenge but it can also be fun, and ultimately rewarding. We look at schools in the US, Japan and China and compare

Maths is certainly a mental challenge but it can also be fun, and ultimately rewarding. We look at schools in the US, Japan and China and compare

News

DSK meets French rape accuser in Paris

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn on Thursday had a face-to-face meeting with a French journalist who accuses him of trying to rape her. The

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn on Thursday had a face-to-face meeting with a French journalist who accuses him of trying to rape her. The

Nocomment

Engineers Inspect Washington Monument for quake Damage

Structural engineers are assessing the damages on both the inside and outside of the Washington Monument which was damaged by an earthquake last

Structural engineers are assessing the damages on both the inside and outside of the Washington Monument which was damaged by an earthquake last

Nocomment

Mount Etna Erupts

Mount Etna volcano on Sicily in southern Italy, started erupting, sending flames and sparks shooting 250 metres into the air and flows of lava down

Mount Etna volcano on Sicily in southern Italy, started erupting, sending flames and sparks shooting 250 metres into the air and flows of lava down

News

EU plans tourism boost

Europe wants to create a certified quality label for its tourism activities. Europe is already the world’s leading destination for tourists

Europe wants to create a certified quality label for its tourism activities. Europe is already the world’s leading destination for tourists

News

German parliament backs Merkel and beefed-up eurozone fund

The German Bundestag has voted to approve new powers for the European-wide fund for helping euro zone countries in trouble.   523 were in favour, 85

The German Bundestag has voted to approve new powers for the European-wide fund for helping euro zone countries in trouble.   523 were in favour, 85

News

Typhoon Nesat brings destruction to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the latest place to feel the force of category 3 Typhoon Nesat. The warning signal is at level eight – the highest is ten – meaning

Hong Kong is the latest place to feel the force of category 3 Typhoon Nesat. The warning signal is at level eight – the highest is ten – meaning

News

Car bomb 'kills eight' in Russia's Dagestan

A car bomb in Russia’s Dagestan region has killed a policeman and seven civilians, according to the authorities and local media. Reports say police

A car bomb in Russia’s Dagestan region has killed a policeman and seven civilians, according to the authorities and local media. Reports say police