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2008-01-14

Science_technology

Shipping containers used to build low cost hotel

A British hotel chain is using shipping containers to build an innovative prefabricated hotel in Uxbridge, west London. The containers are custom

A British hotel chain is using shipping containers to build an innovative prefabricated hotel in Uxbridge, west London. The containers are custom

Europe

New probe into Microsoft on software sharing

A new probe has been launched against Microsoft by the European Commission to see if it unfairly tied its Web browser to the Windows operating system

A new probe has been launched against Microsoft by the European Commission to see if it unfairly tied its Web browser to the Windows operating system

Europe

Cloned food becomes real prospect in EU

EU consumers might soon be checking clone labels when grocery shopping… The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says cloned food products are

EU consumers might soon be checking clone labels when grocery shopping… The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says cloned food products are

Europe

Brown vaunts UK-EU relationship for business

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told business leaders in London that this is no time to throw European Union membership in the EU into

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told business leaders in London that this is no time to throw European Union membership in the EU into

Business

Production further delayed at vast Kazakhstan oil field

Kazakhstan has confirmed that its Kashagan oil field faces further delays and production will start production before the end of 2011. The Kazakh

Kazakhstan has confirmed that its Kashagan oil field faces further delays and production will start production before the end of 2011. The Kazakh

Business

China and India boost bilateral trade

The world’s two fastest-growing economies, China and India, have agreed to substantially increase their trade links. The two largest developing

The world’s two fastest-growing economies, China and India, have agreed to substantially increase their trade links. The two largest developing

Business

Detroit Motor Show opens to tough market

With the car sales market not exactly bullish, the Detroit Motor Show is underway as US manufacturers face another tough year. More than half the

With the car sales market not exactly bullish, the Detroit Motor Show is underway as US manufacturers face another tough year. More than half the

News

Bush seeks Arab support for a tough line on Iran

President George W. Bush has not concealed his Iran agenda throughout his tour of the Middle-East. The Israeli media said Bush’s meeting with

President George W. Bush has not concealed his Iran agenda throughout his tour of the Middle-East. The Israeli media said Bush’s meeting with

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Bush seeks Saudi backing on Mideast peace and Iran

George W. Bush has arrived in the Arab world’s richest country, as his most extensive Middle East tour nears its end. With a history of close

George W. Bush has arrived in the Arab world’s richest country, as his most extensive Middle East tour nears its end. With a history of close

News

Serbia prepares for Kosovo's independence

The Serbian government has adopted a plan which it will implement “in case of a unilateral declaration of independence” by the Albanian majority in

The Serbian government has adopted a plan which it will implement “in case of a unilateral declaration of independence” by the Albanian majority in

News

Spain's general election campaign shifts up a gear

Spain’s socialist government has dissolved parliament and formally called a general election for March the 9th. Opinion polls indicate that that

Spain’s socialist government has dissolved parliament and formally called a general election for March the 9th. Opinion polls indicate that that

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Litvinenko death fuels diplomatic war

Alexander Litvinenko died of radiation sickness from polonium poisoning. A former Russian intelligence official, he was living in exile in London

Alexander Litvinenko died of radiation sickness from polonium poisoning. A former Russian intelligence official, he was living in exile in London

News

New culture clash in Moscow over British Council

Russia has announced it will block any new entry visas to staff working in the British government’s cultural offices. The move is expected to

Russia has announced it will block any new entry visas to staff working in the British government’s cultural offices. The move is expected to

News

Mid-East peace talks finally underway

Israel and the Palestinians have begun their most serious peace talks in years, urged on by President Bush’s desire for a solution before he leaves

Israel and the Palestinians have begun their most serious peace talks in years, urged on by President Bush’s desire for a solution before he leaves

News

Bush seeks Saudi backing over peace and Iran

President George W. Bush is continuing his tour of the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia the next big stage after a brief stopover in Dubai. The US leader has

President George W. Bush is continuing his tour of the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia the next big stage after a brief stopover in Dubai. The US leader has

News

Happy Smurfday! Belgium's blue men turn 50

And it’s a very happy smurfday to the Smurfs, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. The little blue people first appeared half a century

And it’s a very happy smurfday to the Smurfs, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. The little blue people first appeared half a century

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Freed FARC hostage reunited with young son

Recently-released Colombian hostage Clara Rojas has been reunited with the son she has not seen for three years. Accompanied by her mother and

Recently-released Colombian hostage Clara Rojas has been reunited with the son she has not seen for three years. Accompanied by her mother and

News

US presidential hopefuls brace for next key contests

Michigan is the next prize in the sights of Republican presidential hopefuls in the United States as the race for the party’s nomination hots up

Michigan is the next prize in the sights of Republican presidential hopefuls in the United States as the race for the party’s nomination hots up

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Britain considers "opt-out" organ donor scheme

Britain is considering changing its organ donation system. Currently, Britons must ask to be placed on the donor list. Under proposals backed by

Britain is considering changing its organ donation system. Currently, Britons must ask to be placed on the donor list. Under proposals backed by

News

Bush continues to court Arab allies

President George W. Bush has been experiencing life in the desert ahead of leaving the United Arab Emirates for Dubai. The US leader, who is half way

President George W. Bush has been experiencing life in the desert ahead of leaving the United Arab Emirates for Dubai. The US leader, who is half way

News

Winter weather claims lives in the Alps

Two skiers have died after being swept away in an avalanche in the southern French alps. The men, aged 23 and 27, were reported missing in the

Two skiers have died after being swept away in an avalanche in the southern French alps. The men, aged 23 and 27, were reported missing in the

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Republican eyes focus on Michigan

Republican presidential hopefuls are taking differing approaches over how to revive the economy of Michigan. It is the next state to hold a primary

Republican presidential hopefuls are taking differing approaches over how to revive the economy of Michigan. It is the next state to hold a primary

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Golden Globes minus the glamour

It was a low-key atmosphere at the Golden Globes in place of the usual red-carpet chaos – the Hollywood screenwriters’ strike meant a news conference

It was a low-key atmosphere at the Golden Globes in place of the usual red-carpet chaos – the Hollywood screenwriters’ strike meant a news conference

News

Ex-hostage reunited with son after three years apart

Colombian ex-hostage Clara Rojas has met the son she gave birth to in the jungle, while in the hands of left-wing FARC guerrillas. Emmanuel, who was

Colombian ex-hostage Clara Rojas has met the son she gave birth to in the jungle, while in the hands of left-wing FARC guerrillas. Emmanuel, who was