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2008-01-15

Business

EMI to cut 2,000 jobs

Damaged by the digital revolution, British music company EMI has confirmed it is making major cuts. The new owner, Guy Hands, who heads private

Damaged by the digital revolution, British music company EMI has confirmed it is making major cuts. The new owner, Guy Hands, who heads private

Business

Nokia closing German plant

The world’s biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia of Finland, is planning to close its production plant in Bochum, north west Germany, by the middle of

The world’s biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia of Finland, is planning to close its production plant in Bochum, north west Germany, by the middle of

Business

Citigroup losses mount

The biggest US bank, Citigroup, has revealed a massive quarterly loss due to writedowns from exposure to subprime mortgages and other risky debt

The biggest US bank, Citigroup, has revealed a massive quarterly loss due to writedowns from exposure to subprime mortgages and other risky debt

Europe

Brussels considering protest over Chinese dissident's arrest

Beijing has attracted more criticism over its arrest of prominent Chinese dissident Hu Jia. Brussels has said it plans to lodge a formal protest

Beijing has attracted more criticism over its arrest of prominent Chinese dissident Hu Jia. Brussels has said it plans to lodge a formal protest

Europe

Consumer credit directive seeks fairness for citizens

European Union lawmakers have been debating how consumers in the bloc can get cheaper personal loans, a market worth some 800 billion euros per year

European Union lawmakers have been debating how consumers in the bloc can get cheaper personal loans, a market worth some 800 billion euros per year

Europe

Slovenia to present (prudent) EU agenda in Strasbourg

Slovenia has made clear it does not mind that France is getting a head start on major European Union dossiers. The first of the 2004 wave of new

Slovenia has made clear it does not mind that France is getting a head start on major European Union dossiers. The first of the 2004 wave of new

News

Pope pulls out of university visit after protests

The Vatican has cancelled a planned visit by Pope Benedict to Rome’s most prestigious university, following protests by students and staff. It is

The Vatican has cancelled a planned visit by Pope Benedict to Rome’s most prestigious university, following protests by students and staff. It is

Culture

Coen's hotly tipped new flick on Europe release

If you like your films stylish and your humour dark then you are in luck – No Country for Old Men, the new movie by the Cohen brothers, is opening in

If you like your films stylish and your humour dark then you are in luck – No Country for Old Men, the new movie by the Cohen brothers, is opening in

Culture

D&G inspired by 'shepherd' for menswear show

Dolce and Gabbana decided to go back to their roots and offer what is described as a rustic menswear collection for autumn winter 2008. Apparently

Dolce and Gabbana decided to go back to their roots and offer what is described as a rustic menswear collection for autumn winter 2008. Apparently

Science_technology

Effective therapy through neurostimulation

Electrical neurostimulation is not a new technology – it was first used in 1966 – but it is a fast developing one, with more and more

Electrical neurostimulation is not a new technology – it was first used in 1966 – but it is a fast developing one, with more and more

News

Pope's university visit sparks protests

A planned visit by Pope Benedict to Rome’s most prestigious university has unleashed a wave of protest. The Pontiff is due to speak at La Sapienza on

A planned visit by Pope Benedict to Rome’s most prestigious university has unleashed a wave of protest. The Pontiff is due to speak at La Sapienza on

News

Peace talks in Jerusalem, death in Gaza and Israel

They may be talking peace in Jerusalem, but Israel and the Palestinians are still fighting in Gaza. Israeli forces killed at least eleven people

They may be talking peace in Jerusalem, but Israel and the Palestinians are still fighting in Gaza. Israeli forces killed at least eleven people

News

Four detained after Kabul hotel attack

The day after a suicide attack brought terror to a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say they have made four arrests. The Taliban

The day after a suicide attack brought terror to a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say they have made four arrests. The Taliban

News

Independent panel to investigate Algiers bombing

The United Nations is to ask an independent panel to investigate a bombing that killed 17 UN employees in Algiers on December 11. Secretary-General

The United Nations is to ask an independent panel to investigate a bombing that killed 17 UN employees in Algiers on December 11. Secretary-General

News

Differences mark Bush's Saudi visit despite arms deal

George W. Bush has backed his political rhetoric against Iran with the promise of a major arms deal with Washington’s main Gulf allies. The

George W. Bush has backed his political rhetoric against Iran with the promise of a major arms deal with Washington’s main Gulf allies. The

News

UN cross-cultural forum opens in Madrid

A UN project aimed at combating terrorism through cross-cultural understanding holds its first forum today in Madrid. The Alliance of Civilisations

A UN project aimed at combating terrorism through cross-cultural understanding holds its first forum today in Madrid. The Alliance of Civilisations

News

US Republican candidates look to win over Michigan

It’s Michigan’s turn to be the favourite state of the US presidential hopefuls. Renowned for making cars, Michigan has the highest unemployment rate

It’s Michigan’s turn to be the favourite state of the US presidential hopefuls. Renowned for making cars, Michigan has the highest unemployment rate

News

Race row sours Democrat presidential battle

Hillary Clinton is all but guaranteed to win today’s presidential primary in Michigan, as rivals Barack Obama and John Edwards have withdrawn. None

Hillary Clinton is all but guaranteed to win today’s presidential primary in Michigan, as rivals Barack Obama and John Edwards have withdrawn. None