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2012-11-19

Business

Break-ING up is not so hard to do

The European Commission has agreed to make the separation of ING’s banking and insurance activities a little easier. The Dutch group has been given

The European Commission has agreed to make the separation of ING’s banking and insurance activities a little easier. The Dutch group has been given

News

Dutch tradition caught in racist accusations

Saint Nicolas has arrived in Amsterdam heralding the start of the Dutch celebrations for Christmas. As always since the mid 1800’s he was surrounded

Saint Nicolas has arrived in Amsterdam heralding the start of the Dutch celebrations for Christmas. As always since the mid 1800’s he was surrounded

Europe

EU regions at risk over budget squabble

The EU’s poorest regions could be the biggest losers at this week’s budget summit as member states look to agree upon how much to spend on Europe

The EU’s poorest regions could be the biggest losers at this week’s budget summit as member states look to agree upon how much to spend on Europe

News

Civilians suffer on both sides of the Israel/Hamas divide

As the Israeli bombardment of Gaza intensifies people are doing whatever they can to escape the violence. In one of the most densely populated

As the Israeli bombardment of Gaza intensifies people are doing whatever they can to escape the violence. In one of the most densely populated

Business

Chips are down for Intel's CEO

The head of the computer chip giant Intel is to retire next year. Paul Ottelini has been CEO since 2005. The company that dominates personal

The head of the computer chip giant Intel is to retire next year. Paul Ottelini has been CEO since 2005. The company that dominates personal

News

Diplomats talk peace in Cairo as violence continues

There is confusion as to whether a ceasefire is imminent in the Gaza Strip following assertions a truce is on the table in talks between the two

There is confusion as to whether a ceasefire is imminent in the Gaza Strip following assertions a truce is on the table in talks between the two

News

Syria opposition coalition rejected by Islamist group

A video posted on the Internet has sent a stark message to the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition and the west. In it a group of extremist

A video posted on the Internet has sent a stark message to the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition and the west. In it a group of extremist

News

Israeli assurances cold comfort for Gaza civilians

Where diplomacy fails, Israel says its tanks and troops are ready to stop militants in Gaza from firing missiles into Israel. In scenes recalling

Where diplomacy fails, Israel says its tanks and troops are ready to stop militants in Gaza from firing missiles into Israel. In scenes recalling

Sport

Beyou out of Vendee Globe

Jeremie Beyou became the latest skipper to drop out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race. The Frenchman – who is now the fifth

Jeremie Beyou became the latest skipper to drop out of the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race. The Frenchman – who is now the fifth

Business

Eurogroup and IMF prepare for more Greek talks

A leading figure in the European Central Bank has suggested euro zone countries should agree funding for Greece over the next two years. That would

A leading figure in the European Central Bank has suggested euro zone countries should agree funding for Greece over the next two years. That would

News

Goma fears rebel assault after truce turned down

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected M23 rebel calls for truce talks in the east of the country. Faced with a growing

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected M23 rebel calls for truce talks in the east of the country. Faced with a growing

News

Israeli ground offensive 'imminent'

After a night of relative calm over southern Israel, Hamas rockets took to the skies on Monday with Israeli police claiming 45 have been launched

After a night of relative calm over southern Israel, Hamas rockets took to the skies on Monday with Israeli police claiming 45 have been launched

Science_technology

Tutankhamon Tomb recreation

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter. The High resolution recording and production

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter. The High resolution recording and production

News

Mystery surrounds kidnap of Berlusconi's accountant

It is emerged Italian police have opened an investigation into the kidnap last month of Silvio Berlusconi’s accountant, one of his closest

It is emerged Italian police have opened an investigation into the kidnap last month of Silvio Berlusconi’s accountant, one of his closest

Culture

Rome Festival Winners

Larry Clark’s “Marfa Girl” won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival which drew to a close last weekend. The film is about a boy growing up in

Larry Clark’s “Marfa Girl” won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival which drew to a close last weekend. The film is about a boy growing up in

News

Obama pivoting in Asia

US President Barack Obama is pursuing his pivot strategy on a three day tour of Asian countries, which comes less than two weeks after his

US President Barack Obama is pursuing his pivot strategy on a three day tour of Asian countries, which comes less than two weeks after his

Culture

Unchain my language!

Writing is a solitary game, where the goal is to get your work read by as many people as possible. For most authors the dream is to get your books

Writing is a solitary game, where the goal is to get your work read by as many people as possible. For most authors the dream is to get your books

Business

A poisonous September for Spain's bank debt

The amount of bad debt held by Spain’s already crippled banks rose to a record high in September according to official figures. But the government

The amount of bad debt held by Spain’s already crippled banks rose to a record high in September according to official figures. But the government

News

Fraud fury in French opposition leader vote

The race to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of France’s main opposition party is in chaos amid allegations of fraud. Both former Prime Minister

The race to replace Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of France’s main opposition party is in chaos amid allegations of fraud. Both former Prime Minister

News

Egypt steps up search for Gaza ceasefire

Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi has met in Cairo with the political leader of Hamas Khaeld Meshaal. Egypt is at the heart of efforts to broker a

Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi has met in Cairo with the political leader of Hamas Khaeld Meshaal. Egypt is at the heart of efforts to broker a

Business

SAS secures austerity deal from unions

Managers at the Scandinavian airline SAS have secured agreement from the final union over severe cost-cutting plans to avoid bankruptcy.   SAS said

Managers at the Scandinavian airline SAS have secured agreement from the final union over severe cost-cutting plans to avoid bankruptcy.   SAS said

Business

Closing time for record number of UK shops

The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets hit a record high in October according to the British Retail Consortium. Overall, just over 11

The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets hit a record high in October according to the British Retail Consortium. Overall, just over 11

Nocomment

Violence worsens in Gaza

The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted on Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip in its campaign to quell

The Palestinian civilian death toll mounted on Monday as Israeli aircraft struck densely populated areas in the Gaza Strip in its campaign to quell

News

Turkey to hold talks with Kurdish militants

Turkey’s Justice Minister, Sadullah Ergin, has announced he is to hold talks with Kurdish militants, raising hopes of an end to a decades-old

Turkey’s Justice Minister, Sadullah Ergin, has announced he is to hold talks with Kurdish militants, raising hopes of an end to a decades-old

News

Israeli airforce continues to pound Gaza

Dozens more targets in Gaza have been hit by Israeli airpower this Monday morning, beginning with a sports centre. The raids came on the back of over

Dozens more targets in Gaza have been hit by Israeli airpower this Monday morning, beginning with a sports centre. The raids came on the back of over

News

US to resume Myanmar aid as Obama praises reforms

Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first serving US president to visit Myanmar. His arrival coincided with the release of dozens of

Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first serving US president to visit Myanmar. His arrival coincided with the release of dozens of

Sport

Hamilton seals win in Austin

The formula one title race will be decided at the final stop in Brazil later this month after Sebastian Vettel failed in his bid to wrap up the

The formula one title race will be decided at the final stop in Brazil later this month after Sebastian Vettel failed in his bid to wrap up the

News

Praise and pressure as Obama starts historic Myanmar visit

Barack Obama has heaped praise on Myanmar for its reforms during his landmark visit. But the US President also called for more progress to be

Barack Obama has heaped praise on Myanmar for its reforms during his landmark visit. But the US President also called for more progress to be