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2012-06-13

Business

Share boost for world's largest clothing retailer

Nothing stops Spain’s Inditex, not even the crisis. The brilliant quarterly results of Zara and Massimo Dutti’s owner have boosted its share price

Nothing stops Spain’s Inditex, not even the crisis. The brilliant quarterly results of Zara and Massimo Dutti’s owner have boosted its share price

News

Italy PM tells MPs to back tough spending cuts

As speculation mounts that Italy will be the next debt domino to fall in the eurozone crisis, Prime Minister Mario Monti has told MP’s to back his

As speculation mounts that Italy will be the next debt domino to fall in the eurozone crisis, Prime Minister Mario Monti has told MP’s to back his

News

Samaras, 'Greek euro anchor'

Antonis Samaras presents himself as the anchor to keep Greece in the euro common currency group. He has also said he wants to renegotiate the last

Antonis Samaras presents himself as the anchor to keep Greece in the euro common currency group. He has also said he wants to renegotiate the last

News

Tsipras, from words to action

Alexis Tsipras is the lead figure of a coalition of left-wing and radical left parties, but if he succeeds in leading Greece with them he will defy a

Alexis Tsipras is the lead figure of a coalition of left-wing and radical left parties, but if he succeeds in leading Greece with them he will defy a

Business

Greek election fears spark bank raid

It is arguably one of the largest bank raids in the history of Greece. Analysts say up to 800million euros are being taken from the country’s banks

It is arguably one of the largest bank raids in the history of Greece. Analysts say up to 800million euros are being taken from the country’s banks

Special_reports

Widows struggle for survival

In Najaf, the Holy city of Shi’ite muslims, war has killed thousands of people and left many widowed. At the front of Najaf’s cemetery there is a

In Najaf, the Holy city of Shi’ite muslims, war has killed thousands of people and left many widowed. At the front of Najaf’s cemetery there is a

Sport

Russia 1 - 1 Poland: How it happened

It was a frustrating night for Russia but co-hosts Poland will be all smiles after grabbing their second point in two matches and holding the Group

It was a frustrating night for Russia but co-hosts Poland will be all smiles after grabbing their second point in two matches and holding the Group

Europe

Closer EU integration 'urgent' Barroso warns

Europe urgently needs closer fiscal and political union if it hopes to solve its economic problems, Jose Manuel Barroso has warned. The European

Europe urgently needs closer fiscal and political union if it hopes to solve its economic problems, Jose Manuel Barroso has warned. The European

Special_reports

Australia: Dreamtime in Down Town

The Aboriginal communities of Australia are caught in a vortex of the ancient and modern. A modern world full of racism, unemployment, poor education

The Aboriginal communities of Australia are caught in a vortex of the ancient and modern. A modern world full of racism, unemployment, poor education

Special_reports

Aboriginal souls in an age of modernity

Qantas claims to be the “spirit of Australia,” it’s a smart piece of advertising, but the spirit we encountered in Australia was of a more ancient

Qantas claims to be the “spirit of Australia,” it’s a smart piece of advertising, but the spirit we encountered in Australia was of a more ancient

News

WHO links diesel fumes to cancer

The World Health Organisation has warned that exhaust fumes emitted from diesel engines can cause cancer in humans. Diesel should be categorised

The World Health Organisation has warned that exhaust fumes emitted from diesel engines can cause cancer in humans. Diesel should be categorised

News

Tunisia: Ben Ali sentenced for inciting murder

A military court has sentenced ousted Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia, for inciting violence and

A military court has sentenced ousted Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia, for inciting violence and

News

Murdoch: UK coalition row over proposed BSkyB inquiry

The controversy surrounding billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s one-time planned takeover of satellite broadcaster BSkyB has returned to haunt Britain’s

The controversy surrounding billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s one-time planned takeover of satellite broadcaster BSkyB has returned to haunt Britain’s

News

Israeli PM criticised in flotilla attack report

A Israeli government report into the deadly attack on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship in 2010 has criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

A Israeli government report into the deadly attack on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship in 2010 has criticised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s

Science_technology

A green future for Denmark

When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is aiming high. By 2020 the country hopes 50 per cent of its energy will come from wind power and by 2050

When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is aiming high. By 2020 the country hopes 50 per cent of its energy will come from wind power and by 2050

News

Polish media downplay Warsaw football violence

Polish media on Wednesday downplayed the evening of violence that marred Poland’s 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 match against Russia. While the front

Polish media on Wednesday downplayed the evening of violence that marred Poland’s 1-1 draw in their Euro 2012 match against Russia. While the front

Business

Zara profits soar amid the gloom

The global economic doom and gloom does not appear to be affecting the Spanish owners of Zara. Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer has

The global economic doom and gloom does not appear to be affecting the Spanish owners of Zara. Inditex, the world’s largest clothing retailer has

Business

World Bank warning on growth

The World Bank has warned of tougher times on the horizon for developing economies. It said a long period of volatility in the global economy will

The World Bank has warned of tougher times on the horizon for developing economies. It said a long period of volatility in the global economy will

Business

Italy's borrowing costs surge over contagion fears

Italy’s borrowing costs have risen to their highest level since December over fears of contagion from the Spanish financial crisis. It sold 6.5

Italy’s borrowing costs have risen to their highest level since December over fears of contagion from the Spanish financial crisis. It sold 6.5

Business

Electric power saves Saab

Saab was once a name associated with innovation in the car market until several changes of ownership ended in bankruptcy. Now the company is poised

Saab was once a name associated with innovation in the car market until several changes of ownership ended in bankruptcy. Now the company is poised

News

No civil war as Syrians continue to die

The Syrian government has rejected UN claims that the country is in a state of civil war as the violence continues. The Foreign Ministry issued a

The Syrian government has rejected UN claims that the country is in a state of civil war as the violence continues. The Foreign Ministry issued a

News

Greece elections: Syriza plans are 'unrealistic' says Samaras

The leader of Greece’s New Democracy party says Spain’s bailout offers more room for Athens to renegotiate the terms of its EU-IMF rescue

The leader of Greece’s New Democracy party says Spain’s bailout offers more room for Athens to renegotiate the terms of its EU-IMF rescue

News

Red Cross scoops Asturias Award

The 2012 Asturias Award for International Cooperation has been won by the International Movement of the Red Cross which incorporates the

The 2012 Asturias Award for International Cooperation has been won by the International Movement of the Red Cross which incorporates the

Culture

Sex fantasy comic cartoon scoops Annecy prize

There was a diverse line-up in the official selection at this year’s International Animation Film Festival in the French city of Annecy, with 244

There was a diverse line-up in the official selection at this year’s International Animation Film Festival in the French city of Annecy, with 244

Business

Incubating Spanish business

Everyone knows the terrible statistics of the economic crisis in Spain: with unemployment at a record 24%, the country is going through its second

Everyone knows the terrible statistics of the economic crisis in Spain: with unemployment at a record 24%, the country is going through its second

News

Military court hands Tunisia's Ben Ali 20 years in jail

A military court on Wednesday sentenced former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to 20 years in jail for the deaths of

A military court on Wednesday sentenced former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to 20 years in jail for the deaths of

News

Debt Crisis: Italy plays down bailout rumours

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti assured his parliament on Thursday that the country is working through its debt problems and would not need an

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti assured his parliament on Thursday that the country is working through its debt problems and would not need an

News

Iraq rocked by a series of deadly bomb attacks

At least 44 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in towns and cities across Iraq, including the capital Baghdad. Dozens more were

At least 44 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in towns and cities across Iraq, including the capital Baghdad. Dozens more were