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2008-01-16

Science_technology

European initiative spearheads medical advances

Strokes, diseases and congenital deformities can all lead to disabilities beyond the scope of current medicine. But tomorrow’s treatment IS being

Strokes, diseases and congenital deformities can all lead to disabilities beyond the scope of current medicine. But tomorrow’s treatment IS being

Science_technology

Recco avalanche system offers lightweight tracker

Avalanches can be deadly, and the biggest challenge for rescuers is finding the victims before they succumb to the cold or injuries. The Swedish

Avalanches can be deadly, and the biggest challenge for rescuers is finding the victims before they succumb to the cold or injuries. The Swedish

Culture

Berlin boosts image as filmmaking centre

Berlin is not just home to one of Europe’s most prestigious film festivals, it is also a long-standing centre for filmmaking. Studio Babelsberg

Berlin is not just home to one of Europe’s most prestigious film festivals, it is also a long-standing centre for filmmaking. Studio Babelsberg

Culture

Schtroumpf celebration in Belgium as Smurfs turn 50

To their creator they are the Schtroumpfs, to you and me they are the Smurfs, and they are 50 years old this year. There are no grey hairs as they

To their creator they are the Schtroumpfs, to you and me they are the Smurfs, and they are 50 years old this year. There are no grey hairs as they

Europe

Modest Slovenia to seek special solution on Kosovo

Emphasising the importance of the Western Balkans, notably Kosovo, Prime Minister Janez Jansa has outlined the priorities of the European Union

Emphasising the importance of the Western Balkans, notably Kosovo, Prime Minister Janez Jansa has outlined the priorities of the European Union

Europe

Consumer credit deal aims to boost cross-border competition

Consumers shopping on credit in the European Union can look forward to cheaper personal loans. A deal reached in the European Parliament is

Consumers shopping on credit in the European Union can look forward to cheaper personal loans. A deal reached in the European Parliament is

Business

Drug firms probed over competition issues

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline of the UK and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca have confirmed that they have been

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline of the UK and British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca have confirmed that they have been

Business

Euro zone inflation confirmed at 3.1%

Sharp rises in food and petrol prices drove inflation in the euro zone to an annual level of 3.1% in December, well above the European Central Bank’s

Sharp rises in food and petrol prices drove inflation in the euro zone to an annual level of 3.1% in December, well above the European Central Bank’s

Business

Airbus beats Boeing on deliveries but loses orders battle

The totals are in and European plane maker Airbus says it fell behind its US rival in terms of new orders last year but did beat Boeing for

The totals are in and European plane maker Airbus says it fell behind its US rival in terms of new orders last year but did beat Boeing for

Europe

MEPs reject Muslim headscarf ban in primary schools

A recommendation that EU countries should ban Muslim girls from wearing headscarves in primary schools has failed to make it into a non-binding

A recommendation that EU countries should ban Muslim girls from wearing headscarves in primary schools has failed to make it into a non-binding

News

EU measures followed 'Erika' and 'Prestige' disasters

The loss of the Erika, and the disastrous consquences, sent a shock wave through not just France, but the whole of the European Union. The cost of

The loss of the Erika, and the disastrous consquences, sent a shock wave through not just France, but the whole of the European Union. The cost of

News

Romney revives White House bid with Michigan win

The race for the Republican party’s presidential nomination has been thrown wide open, after Mitt Romney’s victory in the Michigan primary. He came

The race for the Republican party’s presidential nomination has been thrown wide open, after Mitt Romney’s victory in the Michigan primary. He came

News

1999 tanker sinking a "Total" disaster for France

Environmental groups, including Greenpeace, have welcomed today’s landmark court ruling that the French oil giant Total is to blame for one of

Environmental groups, including Greenpeace, have welcomed today’s landmark court ruling that the French oil giant Total is to blame for one of

News

Italy's justice minister joins wife in corruption probe

Italy’s justice minister resigned after corruption allegations were levelled at his politician wife but it now turns out that he, too, is under

Italy’s justice minister resigned after corruption allegations were levelled at his politician wife but it now turns out that he, too, is under

News

Two killed as Kenya opposition defies rally ban

Fresh clashes between police and opposition protesters in Kenya have left at least two people dead. Trouble flared nationwide as demonstrators

Fresh clashes between police and opposition protesters in Kenya have left at least two people dead. Trouble flared nationwide as demonstrators

News

British Council forced to close St Petersburg office

Caught in the middle of an escalating diplomatic row between Russia and the UK, the British Council has temporarily closed its St Petersburg

Caught in the middle of an escalating diplomatic row between Russia and the UK, the British Council has temporarily closed its St Petersburg

News

12 year old boy killed as Israel hits Gaza

Three members of the same family have become the latest victims of Israeli attacks in Gaza. Hamas said the violence put paid to any chance of a

Three members of the same family have become the latest victims of Israeli attacks in Gaza. Hamas said the violence put paid to any chance of a

News

Right-wing party quits Olmert's government

A right-wing party has pulled out of Israel’s coalition government, in a move that could deal a major blow to Ehud Olmert’s peace efforts with the

A right-wing party has pulled out of Israel’s coalition government, in a move that could deal a major blow to Ehud Olmert’s peace efforts with the

News

Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader in West Bank

After the worst day of bloodshed in Gaza in more than a year, the violence moved to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers have shot dead

After the worst day of bloodshed in Gaza in more than a year, the violence moved to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Israeli soldiers have shot dead

News

Romney revives US presidential hopes with Michigan win

It is a result that throws the race for the Republican party’s presidential nomination wide open. Mitt Romney has revived his White House hopes

It is a result that throws the race for the Republican party’s presidential nomination wide open. Mitt Romney has revived his White House hopes

News

Bush ends Middle East tour with brief visit to Egypt

Bringing his eight-day Middle East tour to a close, George W. Bush has arrived in Egypt. The US President was greeted by his Egyptian counterpart

Bringing his eight-day Middle East tour to a close, George W. Bush has arrived in Egypt. The US President was greeted by his Egyptian counterpart

News

Blow to Italian PM as justice minister resigns

Saying he chose love of his family over love of power, Italy’s justice minister has stepped down, leaving Romano Prodi’s government in a potentially

Saying he chose love of his family over love of power, Italy’s justice minister has stepped down, leaving Romano Prodi’s government in a potentially

News

Kosovo key as EU president highlights priorities

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has outlined the priorities of the European Union for the next six months as his country takes over the EU’s

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa has outlined the priorities of the European Union for the next six months as his country takes over the EU’s

News

Romney takes Michigan to keep primary hopes alive

Mitt Romney is back in the US presidential race after winning the Republican primary in Michigan. It’s a much-needed victory for Romney, who finished

Mitt Romney is back in the US presidential race after winning the Republican primary in Michigan. It’s a much-needed victory for Romney, who finished

News

McCain vows to fight back after Michigan defeat

John McCain wasted no time in congratulating his rival Mitt Romney on winning the Michigan Republican primary. The former US navy pilot, who spent

John McCain wasted no time in congratulating his rival Mitt Romney on winning the Michigan Republican primary. The former US navy pilot, who spent

News

Huckabee looks south after third place in Michigan

Mike Huckabee was quick to put his distant third place in Michigan behind him and look forward to Saturday’s race in South Carolina. He told his

Mike Huckabee was quick to put his distant third place in Michigan behind him and look forward to Saturday’s race in South Carolina. He told his

News

Gaza killing "a slap in the face" for peace

The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel’s killing of at least 18 people in the Gaza Strip as a “slap in the face” for US President George

The Palestinian Authority has condemned Israel’s killing of at least 18 people in the Gaza Strip as a “slap in the face” for US President George

News

Condemnation after Beirut bomb targets US vehicle

The Lebanese government and Hezbollah have both condemned a car bomb which targeted a US embassy motorcade in Beirut. The powerful explosion shook

The Lebanese government and Hezbollah have both condemned a car bomb which targeted a US embassy motorcade in Beirut. The powerful explosion shook

News

Politicians meet to end Belgium's political crisis

Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister has urged fellow party leaders to agree on a plan to give more power to the regions. Yves Leterme hopes to end a

Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister has urged fellow party leaders to agree on a plan to give more power to the regions. Yves Leterme hopes to end a