News archive from 15 March 2011

Germany's new boom: making money by making stuff

Germany's new boom: making money by making stuff

Strolling the broad, prosperous streets of Munich, it is worth recalling the times over the past decade when Gordon Brown used to boast in his budgets about how the UK economy was leaving Germany for dead. Now – following the most successful year for...

 

Germany's future is Green | Cem Özdemir

'It's not that easy being green," Kermit the frog once sang. Conservatives have tradition, social democrats the welfare state and liberals boundless individualism. But the Greens have little to offer besides dialogue, strain and responsibility....

 
Andrea Büttner: the habit of art

Andrea Büttner: the habit of art

Some years ago, the artist Andrea Büttner began to see a peculiar image in her mind: a group of nuns, dancing. So when she found herself sitting next to a real-life nun on a London bus, the opportunity to find out if this image could be true was too...

 
TUC: phoney war against government is over, says Brendan Barber

TUC: phoney war against government is over, says Brendan Barber

The head of Britain's trade union movement tomorrow declares the "phoney war over", promising a barrage of protest against the government's cuts, ranging from industrial strikes and "peaceful civil disobedience" to petitions by...

 
Lewis Hamilton won't tolerate year of failure says Red Bull boss

Lewis Hamilton won't tolerate year of failure says Red Bull boss

McLaren have been warned by Christian Horner, team boss of last season's double world championship winning team Red Bull, that Lewis Hamilton would not be happy with another year of failure. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, was a frustrated figure last...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Six Nations 2011: Martin Johnson says England must respect Ireland

Six Nations 2011: Martin Johnson says England must respect Ireland

England need only glance at the record books to appreciate the prize that will be on offer this weekend. In more than 100 years, just 12 English teams have achieved a grand slam. So if Martin Johnson's team beat Ireland on Saturday they will be...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Norwich City 3-1 Bristol City | nPower Championship match report

Norwich City 3-1 Bristol City | nPower Championship match report

Norwich City move into the second automatic promotion place, three points clear of Swansea City, but this was nearly a chance missed. Ahead after barely a minute, the Canaries conceded a breakaway goal after an hour and took until almost stoppage time...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
German plans for zero-emission car to win over petrolheads

German plans for zero-emission car to win over petrolheads

Germany's world-class cadre of car designers are searching for the holy grail – a zero-emission car that wins over the world's petrolheads. "There are so many concepts," said one Audi executive. "We're not sure what the customer is...

 

Burberry takes a tumble as fears Japanese will slash spending spread

Enlarge Japan is the world's third-biggest luxury goods market after the US and China, but the Japanese still spend more on high-end brands when adding overseas purchases. Burberry (down 51p to 1122.5p) generates about 7 per cent of its sales in...

 
Emma Watson unveiled as new face of Lancôme after Twitter tease

Emma Watson unveiled as new face of Lancôme after Twitter tease

The mysterious tweets began on Friday, with Watson telling fans: 'A new venture is starting - what can it be? Follow my clues and you will see...' Yesterday the actress, who was born in Paris, added: 'Are you keeping pace? No? Don't lose face, it's...

Metro, 22:37 in Showbiz
 
Japan earthquake: Briton tells worried family 'we r safe'

Japan earthquake: Briton tells worried family 'we r safe'

The 34-year-old teacher, his wife Sanae and baby daughter Erin were thought to be sheltering in the third floor of the school in which he teaches - along with dozens of other survivors. Mr Hickebottom, who lives just 11km (seven miles) from Sendai in...

Metro, 22:37 in Hot News
 
Portrait of the artist: Hermione Norris, actor

Portrait of the artist: Hermione Norris, actor

What got you started? I'm one of those people who wanted to act from the age of four. I used to watch glamorous musicals from the 1940s and think, "I could do that." Then, when I was 11, I got a grant from Derbyshire county council to go to...

 

SXSW 2011: Andy Carvin - the man who tweeted the revolution

Andy Carvin is getting a little sick of talking about which verb best describes what he does. "It's somewhere between reporting and collaborative network journalism, and George Plimpton-like oral history, except that I'm doing it in real time in...

 
Microsoft to phase out unsuccessful Zune player

Microsoft to phase out unsuccessful Zune player

"We have nothing to announce about another Zune device," a Microsoft spokesman said in an emailed response to questions about the Zune. Bloomberg earlier reported that the company had decided to stop producing them. He said Zune devices...

 
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins AOL as adviser

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins AOL as adviser

The Huffington Post announced several other new hires, including former New York Times and Los Angeles Times journalist John Montorio. The move comes after AOL whacked nearly 20 percent of its global workforce last week, including 200 jobs in media...

 


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