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It is a mobilisation the French unions had been hoping for.
Police figures show that more than 1.1 million took part in nationwide protests against
In Strasbourg, the European Parliament has re-opened after the summer recess. The citizens of the French city were demonstrating against pension
President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission did not mention France by name in his state of the union speech in the European Parliament
After the state of the union speech by the head of the European Commission, it was plain the content had gone down more or less well in the European
To avoid setting off what has been described as a pensions timebomb, Europeans face having to work longer and harder before they can retire.
Free after a month in captivity.
North Korea has released the seven-man crew of a South Korean fishing boat, including three Chinese nationals
A “rendez-vous with the future” is how France’s Labour Minister described the government’s proposals to progressively raise the retirement age.
Nato’s heavyweights, whose sights are usually fixed on the Taliban, have turned on an American church that plans to use the anniversary of 9/11 to
Afghanistan has frozen the assets of leading shareholders and borrowers of Kabulbank, the country’s crisis-hit top private bank.
European finance ministers have given their go-ahead for a new body to supervise the finance industry which could be up and running next
Prominent Barclay’s investment banker Robert Diamond will be the bank’s next CEO, according to an official statement. Massachussetts born Diamond has
The Japanese government claims suicides and depression cost the country’s economy 25 billion euros last year. The losses stem largely from lost
The chairman of Europe’s biggest bank is stepping down to become Britain’s next trade minister. After 18 years at HSBC, Stephen Green will take up a
The prospect of early elections in Italy is growing after Silvio Berlusconi vowed to appeal to President Giorgio Napolitano to remove his bitter
2010 marks the 50th edition of the IFA, the largest European trade show for consumer electronics and domestic appliances.
Around 1,500 exhibitors
American computer experts in California’s Silicon Valley think that within the next 5-10 years all the displays we use in daily life will become 3D –
A new exhibition in Speyer, Germany, looks at Amazons and asks are they legend or did they really exist? Alexander Koch, the director of the
Vallanzasca, from Italian director Michele Placido, is showing out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. It is a biopic about one of Italy’s
It was a show of force against Nicolas Sarkozy’s retirement reforms.
Hundreds of thousands have turned out on the streets to protest against plans
Tanning is an ancient art in Morocco, but it pollutes the environment heavily. Chouara is part of this tradition. It is one of the three tanneries in
Getting around London has been a struggle for millions of commuters as striking Underground workers virtually crippled the tube network.
She’s got the numbers to remain Australia’s first-ever woman prime minister. Julia Gillard is to form a minority government with a one seat majority
Rescue workers in Guatemala are hoping to resume their search for victims of a massive landslide after rain and darkness forced them to
Jose Manuel Barroso has used his first US-style ‘state of the union’ address to call for solidarity in tackling Europe’s economic problems
“After meeting in Oviedo the jury for the Asturias Sports Award are unanimous in the decision to hand the Prince of Asturias Prize for Sport to the
French trade unions are flexing their muscles with widespread strikes to protest against government plans to make people work longer before they can
Australia’s Labor prime minister Julia Gillard will remain in office after finally winning the backing of two independent MPs to give her a
The powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that smashed buildings, cracked roads and twisted rail lines on New Zealand’s South Island also ripped a new
Jose Manuel Barroso has called on EU countries to show solidarity in tackling Europe’s economic problems over the next year. “We either swim