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2012-09-04

Business

Brussels launches competition case against Gazprom

The European Commission has begun an anti-trust investigation into Russian gas giant, Gazprom. Regulators suspect the firm has violated rules by

The European Commission has begun an anti-trust investigation into Russian gas giant, Gazprom. Regulators suspect the firm has violated rules by

Business

Lufthansa's cabin fever

The strike by Lufthansa’s cabin crew dragged its shares down on Tuesday in Frankfurt as flight cancellations from the dispute are said to be costing

The strike by Lufthansa’s cabin crew dragged its shares down on Tuesday in Frankfurt as flight cancellations from the dispute are said to be costing

News

Obama must justify himself

Presidential candidates must dominate with rhetoric, or suffer the consequences. Challenger Ronald Reagan in 1980 asked the American electorate

Presidential candidates must dominate with rhetoric, or suffer the consequences. Challenger Ronald Reagan in 1980 asked the American electorate

News

US wades deeper into Asia diplomacy

The United States is pursuing greater influence in the Asia-Pacific region. This is clearly a diplomatic challenge given China’s rise, but that is

The United States is pursuing greater influence in the Asia-Pacific region. This is clearly a diplomatic challenge given China’s rise, but that is

News

Syrian army continues attacks on Aleppo

The Syrian army has continued to bombard Aleppo, the country’s biggest city. Opposition groups said that at least five people died in the attacks

The Syrian army has continued to bombard Aleppo, the country’s biggest city. Opposition groups said that at least five people died in the attacks

News

Cameron presents new cabinet line-up

British Prime Minister David Cameron has shaken up his coalition government with a ministerial reshuffle. The biggest surprise was the appointment

British Prime Minister David Cameron has shaken up his coalition government with a ministerial reshuffle. The biggest surprise was the appointment

News

US first lady to kick-off Democratic Convention

Michelle Obama takes centre stage tonight as the Democratic Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is giving a speech on the

Michelle Obama takes centre stage tonight as the Democratic Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is giving a speech on the

Europe

Cracks in EU parliament open up single seat debate

In Brussels, part of the EU Parliament has been shut because cracks have quite literally appeared in the ceiling. The structural damage, spotted in

In Brussels, part of the EU Parliament has been shut because cracks have quite literally appeared in the ceiling. The structural damage, spotted in

Sport

The promised land

Thirteen Nigerian footballers moved to the Ukraine after being promised contracts with clubs in the former Soviet country. However, they now find

Thirteen Nigerian footballers moved to the Ukraine after being promised contracts with clubs in the former Soviet country. However, they now find

Business

Pressure mounts on ECB over bond buying

France and Italy continue to pressure the European Central Bank to urgently agree measures to reduce crippling borrowing costs for southern eurozone

France and Italy continue to pressure the European Central Bank to urgently agree measures to reduce crippling borrowing costs for southern eurozone

Europe

EU parliament shows off art for the first time

The European Parliament has unveiled some of its own private paintings to the public for the first time. The parliament’s entire collection from

The European Parliament has unveiled some of its own private paintings to the public for the first time. The parliament’s entire collection from

News

Lufthansa union calls new national strike for Friday

Lufthansa’s main union has called a new national strike for Friday among the airline’s cabin crews seeking better pay and conditions.   It follows

Lufthansa’s main union has called a new national strike for Friday among the airline’s cabin crews seeking better pay and conditions.   It follows

Culture

Egypt's Winter of Discontent at Venice Film Festival

It is a film title to sum up events in Egypt, ‘Winter of Discontent’. As director Ibrahim el-Batout stood among the crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

It is a film title to sum up events in Egypt, ‘Winter of Discontent’. As director Ibrahim el-Batout stood among the crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Culture

Madrid's bright colours to counter economic gloom

Bright colours and flowing lines were on show at the 56th Madrid Fashion Week, a pause to help switch the focus away from the country’s financial

Bright colours and flowing lines were on show at the 56th Madrid Fashion Week, a pause to help switch the focus away from the country’s financial

News

EU court hears UK Christians' religious discrimination cases

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing the cases of four British Christians who claim to have lost their jobs for religious reasons. One of

The European Court of Human Rights is hearing the cases of four British Christians who claim to have lost their jobs for religious reasons. One of

News

Portugal seeks help from EU to tackle fires

Portugal has asked for EU help to tackle dozens of forest fires that are raging across the country. Lisbon needs four fire-fighting aircraft after

Portugal has asked for EU help to tackle dozens of forest fires that are raging across the country. Lisbon needs four fire-fighting aircraft after

News

More than 40 people die in Moroccan bus crash

At least 42 people have died after a bus plunged into a ravine in southern Morocco.   The accident happened near the town of Zerkta as the bus headed

At least 42 people have died after a bus plunged into a ravine in southern Morocco.   The accident happened near the town of Zerkta as the bus headed

News

Bahrain court upholds activists' jail terms

An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the convictions of 20 activists sentenced for their role in pro-democracy protests. They were condemned to

An appeals court in Bahrain has upheld the convictions of 20 activists sentenced for their role in pro-democracy protests. They were condemned to

News

Iran opens nuclear site to Mongolian leader

Iran has allowed a foreign leader to visit its main uranium enrichment site for the first time. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the president of Mongolia

Iran has allowed a foreign leader to visit its main uranium enrichment site for the first time. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the president of Mongolia

Business

Spanish unemployment rises for first time in 5 months

With the end of Summer and the tourist season winding down Spain’s jobless rate jumped in August. The number of people seeking work increased by

With the end of Summer and the tourist season winding down Spain’s jobless rate jumped in August. The number of people seeking work increased by

News

Spain and Morocco evict migrants from Spanish island

Dozens of illegal migrants have been removed from a small Spanish island off the coast of Morocco in a joint operation by both countries. The

Dozens of illegal migrants have been removed from a small Spanish island off the coast of Morocco in a joint operation by both countries. The

News

Jewish settlers suspected of Jerusalem monastery vandalism

A Christian monastery near Jerusalem has been vandalised in a suspected act of retaliation for the eviction of Jewish families from an unauthorised

A Christian monastery near Jerusalem has been vandalised in a suspected act of retaliation for the eviction of Jewish families from an unauthorised

Nocomment

Hong Kong education protest

On the first day of Hong Kong’s new school year, thousands of students, parents and teachers gathered in front of the government headquarters in

On the first day of Hong Kong’s new school year, thousands of students, parents and teachers gathered in front of the government headquarters in

Nocomment

Piccadilly Circus becomes real circus

London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus was transformed into a genuine circus on September 2 as part of the British capital’s 2012 festival.

London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus was transformed into a genuine circus on September 2 as part of the British capital’s 2012 festival.

News

More disruption at Frankfurt in Lufthansa pay row

Lufthansa has cancelled almost 200 hundred flights in and out of Frankfurt airport as the dispute over a pay rise for staff continues. An 11-hour

Lufthansa has cancelled almost 200 hundred flights in and out of Frankfurt airport as the dispute over a pay rise for staff continues. An 11-hour

News

Red Cross tackles Assad on Syria humanitarian crisis

The new head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has met Syria’s President Assad to discuss the humanitarian crisis. Peter Maurer is

The new head of the International Committee of the Red Cross has met Syria’s President Assad to discuss the humanitarian crisis. Peter Maurer is

Science_technology

Television tunes in to the future

IFA, the world‘s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances opened in Berlin. Up to 1500 exhibitors and 240,000 visitors tuned

IFA, the world‘s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances opened in Berlin. Up to 1500 exhibitors and 240,000 visitors tuned

News

'Negative' outlook for Europe as EU heads battle on

The EU has had its rating outlook lowered from stable to negative by Moodys. The credit agency cited risks to the strongest member states with

The EU has had its rating outlook lowered from stable to negative by Moodys. The credit agency cited risks to the strongest member states with

News

Colombia president aims for FARC peace talks in a week

Negotiations with the government are fast-approaching and Colombia’s FARC rebels have released a video showing a comical take on upcoming talks

Negotiations with the government are fast-approaching and Colombia’s FARC rebels have released a video showing a comical take on upcoming talks