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2012-07-10

Europe

EU finance ministers ease Spain's pain

EU finance chiefs have held further talks in Brussels after a day which saw an easing of the fiscal pain for Spain. In addition to agreeing to

EU finance chiefs have held further talks in Brussels after a day which saw an easing of the fiscal pain for Spain. In addition to agreeing to

Business

Hello Mr Chips - ASML's gamble

ASML, Europe’s largest chip-equipment maker for the semiconductor industry, is inviting its customers to financially back its research and

ASML, Europe’s largest chip-equipment maker for the semiconductor industry, is inviting its customers to financially back its research and

News

Cameron seeks to end spat with new French leader

After ruffling French feathers just after the election of François Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron made sure the red carpet treatment

After ruffling French feathers just after the election of François Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron made sure the red carpet treatment

Sport

London Games: Ramadan sets Muslim athletes extra test

The coinciding of Ramadan this year with the London Olympics, has created a dilemma for the estimated 3,000 Muslim athletes expected to

The coinciding of Ramadan this year with the London Olympics, has created a dilemma for the estimated 3,000 Muslim athletes expected to

News

ICC sentences Lubanga for warcrimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced Congolese former warlord Thomas Lubanga to 14 years in prison, for conscripting children. He was

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced Congolese former warlord Thomas Lubanga to 14 years in prison, for conscripting children. He was

News

Ukraine: doctors & supporters cry foul over Tymoschenko treatment

Citing health reasons, a judge has postponed the trial during which former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoschenko will face charges of tax

Citing health reasons, a judge has postponed the trial during which former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoschenko will face charges of tax

Business

After 18 years, Russia to join WTO

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents

Lawmakers in Russia’s lower house of parliament have voted to join the World Trade Organisation. As the vote was held in the State Duma, opponents

News

European Court tells Spain to free ETA activist

She has served 23 years behind bars. But the European Court of Human Rights has told Spain it must release ETA activist Ines del Rio Prada and pay

She has served 23 years behind bars. But the European Court of Human Rights has told Spain it must release ETA activist Ines del Rio Prada and pay

News

Wikipedia down in protest in Russia

“Imagine the world without free access to knowledge.” The above sentence and the censored out Wikipedia logo is all one could see on Tuesday when

“Imagine the world without free access to knowledge.” The above sentence and the censored out Wikipedia logo is all one could see on Tuesday when

News

Hollande goes to Downing Street

New Socialist French President François Hollande has been visiting traditionally eurosceptic London, on his first official trip to Britain. Current

New Socialist French President François Hollande has been visiting traditionally eurosceptic London, on his first official trip to Britain. Current

News

Palestinian footballer freed by Israel

Weak but happy, Mahmoud al-Sarsak of the Palestinian national football team, has been freed from jail by Israel. He had been held for the last

Weak but happy, Mahmoud al-Sarsak of the Palestinian national football team, has been freed from jail by Israel. He had been held for the last

Sport

Tour de France 2012: Rest day

After 10 strenuous days of racing, the 178 riders still competing in this year’s Tour de France will be relieved to have reached the first of the

After 10 strenuous days of racing, the 178 riders still competing in this year’s Tour de France will be relieved to have reached the first of the

Business

OECD sees growing eurozone jobs crisis

More grim jobs news with unemployment in the world’s advanced economies set to remain high for the next year and a half. Young people and the

More grim jobs news with unemployment in the world’s advanced economies set to remain high for the next year and a half. Young people and the

News

Syria president talks of 'step by step' ending of violence

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested a “step by step” approach to ending the violent conflict with the opposition. Speaking at a meeting

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suggested a “step by step” approach to ending the violent conflict with the opposition. Speaking at a meeting

News

Spanish miners' long march from coal face to capital

They have made it to Madrid after nearly three weeks of walking. Now striking Spanish miners are preparing for a massive rally in the capital to

They have made it to Madrid after nearly three weeks of walking. Now striking Spanish miners are preparing for a massive rally in the capital to

Culture

Jolie becomes Sarajevo citizen

The Sarajevo Film Festival included 210 films from 57 countries, and attracted 100,000 film fans. The festival has been running since 1995 and is one

The Sarajevo Film Festival included 210 films from 57 countries, and attracted 100,000 film fans. The festival has been running since 1995 and is one

Business

Alcoa upbeat despite loss

Aluminium maker Alcoa says its latest quarterly revenue and profit fell, but were better than investors had expected even though prices are at nearly

Aluminium maker Alcoa says its latest quarterly revenue and profit fell, but were better than investors had expected even though prices are at nearly

Business

Barclays' Diamond waves millions in pay-off

Barclays ex-Chief Executive Bob Diamond has waived his bonus this year as well as various share and other awards totalling up to 25 million euros

Barclays ex-Chief Executive Bob Diamond has waived his bonus this year as well as various share and other awards totalling up to 25 million euros

News

Corruption verdict 'victory' for ex-Israel PM Olmert

The first criminal trial of a former Israeli prime minister has seen Ehud Olmert convicted of a corruption charge. But his acquittal on two more

The first criminal trial of a former Israeli prime minister has seen Ehud Olmert convicted of a corruption charge. But his acquittal on two more

Science_technology

Tungstène - the fake photo finder

A year ago, one photograph was everywhere: an image of Osama bin Laden, killed in a raid by US forces. But, in reality, the image was fake. That

A year ago, one photograph was everywhere: an image of Osama bin Laden, killed in a raid by US forces. But, in reality, the image was fake. That

Europe

EU finance chiefs hold further crunch talks

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday for further talks only hours after agreeing a blueprint to save Spain. That package will see an

EU finance ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday for further talks only hours after agreeing a blueprint to save Spain. That package will see an

News

Bulgaria brings in EU judges for high-profile cases

Foreign judges are being drafted into Bulgaria to monitor five high-profile cases, including some involving two alleged gangsters and mafia bosses

Foreign judges are being drafted into Bulgaria to monitor five high-profile cases, including some involving two alleged gangsters and mafia bosses

News

UK: Man sought in shooting of police officer found dead

A man wanted for shooting an off-duty police officer in Essex in southern England has been found dead in a churchyard in the same county. A search

A man wanted for shooting an off-duty police officer in Essex in southern England has been found dead in a churchyard in the same county. A search

News

Egypt parliament convenes in defiance of generals

Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament has reconvened in a challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month. The chamber is dominated by

Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament has reconvened in a challenge to the generals who dissolved the assembly last month. The chamber is dominated by

News

Relief effort aids Russia flood victims

Russia’s flood victims are being offered gifts of food, clothes, bedding and toys by residents of Moscow, who have been moved by their plight. The

Russia’s flood victims are being offered gifts of food, clothes, bedding and toys by residents of Moscow, who have been moved by their plight. The

News

Pakistani protests over NATO's re-opened Afghan supply lines

There have been protests in the Pakistani capital Islamabad against the government’s decision to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. Monday

There have been protests in the Pakistani capital Islamabad against the government’s decision to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. Monday

News

Government steps in to stop Norway oil shutdown

Production was due to shut down from midnight. But Norway’s government has stepped in at the last minute, ordering a settlement in a row between

Production was due to shut down from midnight. But Norway’s government has stepped in at the last minute, ordering a settlement in a row between

Nocomment

New burial of Srebrenica victims

The remains of 520 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, most of them exhumed from dozens of remote unmarked mass graves, will be

The remains of 520 newly identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, most of them exhumed from dozens of remote unmarked mass graves, will be

Nocomment

Bulls see red in Pamplona

At least two people were injured as thousands of daredevil runners charged ahead of six fighting bulls through the streets of the Spanish city of

At least two people were injured as thousands of daredevil runners charged ahead of six fighting bulls through the streets of the Spanish city of