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Horticulture shock

Creating a patch of paradise in southern Japan may appear effortless for the Gardening World Cup contenders, but it's not all sunshine and roses. Julian Ryall gets a behind-the-hedges look at what it takes to make the cut.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012, 3:31pm 1 comment

Darkest before the dawn

As austerity chokes the Greek economy, a neo-Nazi party is gaining power, terrorising immigrants with the tacit approval of the police and winning voters among an electorate exhausted of hope, writes Maria Margaronis.

17 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm

China news round-up: Investments in Europe soar, another Tibetan self-immolates

EconomyGlobal Post Are anti-corruption campaigns causing China's economy to slow?Der Spiegel

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US mulls dropping missile defence system in Europe; Russia pleased

A plan by the United States to possibly abandon the final phase of its European missile defence system could revive arms-control talks with Russia. As part of plans announced on Friday to deploy more anti-missile batteries in Alaska to thwart potential strikes from North Korea, the United States intends to "restructure" its missile defence program in Europe, an administration official said.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:05am

Toyota to ramp up production in Europe to beat exchange rates

Toyota Motor said it planned to expand production in Europe to reduce currency risk.

The carmaker's goal is to produce 75 per cent of European sales in the region within two years, up from 63 per cent to 64 per cent. Its luxury Lexus brand is entirely produced in Japan.

6 Mar 2013 - 5:44am

US signals revived interest in economic ties with Europe

Barack Obama, who has billed himself as "America's first Pacific president", seems to have taken a fresh look at the continent during his second term by launching negotiations on a transatlantic free trade deal.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:24am

Dealers see opportunity for Hong Kong in European gold shift

With Germany and other European countries planning to repatriate their gold reserves from the United States, dealers believe this might open up business opportunities for the gold depository at the Hong Kong airport.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Trains, planes and automobiles come to a halt as blizzards blanket Europe

Air, road and rail traffic across much of Europe suffered major disruptions yesterday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.

22 Jan 2013 - 6:49am

US and Europe to embark on joint space mission around the moon

The US and European space agencies have announced a new partnership pairing a European cargo module with Nasa's Orion space capsule, which aims to take astronauts into deep space.

The agreement covers Orion's first planned mission, set for 2017, which will take the space-craft on an unmanned fly-by around the moon.

18 Jan 2013 - 6:29am

Briefs, November 17, 2012

Two dead in oil rig fire in Gulf of Mexico

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am