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2008-01-17

Business

Finance ministers formulate credit crisis response

Finance ministers from Europe’s four largest economies are calling for greater market transparency, full disclosure of losses and better coordination

Finance ministers from Europe’s four largest economies are calling for greater market transparency, full disclosure of losses and better coordination

Business

Bernanke backs US anti-recession moves

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has said he supports efforts to put together a package to stimulate the US economy. That is something that is

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has said he supports efforts to put together a package to stimulate the US economy. That is something that is

Business

Nokia's German closure sparks political anger

There has been an angry response from German politicians to Nokia’s decision to close its handset assembly plant at Bochum and move production to

There has been an angry response from German politicians to Nokia’s decision to close its handset assembly plant at Bochum and move production to

Europe

Germany warns against overloading industry with CO2 limits

Germany has warned that climate proposals set for unveiling in Brussels next week risk sapping Europe’s industries of their international competitive

Germany has warned that climate proposals set for unveiling in Brussels next week risk sapping Europe’s industries of their international competitive

Europe

Ethically against cloning animals for food

The European Group on Ethics in new technologies has voiced strong doubts about food products from cloned animals. The EGE says it is not convinced

The European Group on Ethics in new technologies has voiced strong doubts about food products from cloned animals. The EGE says it is not convinced

News

Prodi weakened as key ally leaves government

The Italian government’s tenuous grip on power has been further weakened, with the party of a key ally quitting the ruling coalition. Justice

The Italian government’s tenuous grip on power has been further weakened, with the party of a key ally quitting the ruling coalition. Justice

News

British Council shuts regional Russian offices as diplomatic row deepens

The British government’s cultural arm has closed its regional offices in Russia, saying “intimidation” makes it impossible to continue. The British

The British government’s cultural arm has closed its regional offices in Russia, saying “intimidation” makes it impossible to continue. The British

News

Presidential poll presents clear choices for Serbia

A pro-Western liberal or a staunch nationalist. Serbia makes it choice on Sunday in a presidential election being seen as a plebiscite on the

A pro-Western liberal or a staunch nationalist. Serbia makes it choice on Sunday in a presidential election being seen as a plebiscite on the

News

British Airways passengers hail "hero" pilot

All 152 passengers and crew escaped safely after a plane crash-landed at London’s Heathrow Airport. British Airways flight 38 from Beijing touched

All 152 passengers and crew escaped safely after a plane crash-landed at London’s Heathrow Airport. British Airways flight 38 from Beijing touched

News

Kenya opposition says police shot dead protesters

Kenya’s opposition has accused the police of shooting dead at least seven people on the second day of fresh protests over the re-election of the

Kenya’s opposition has accused the police of shooting dead at least seven people on the second day of fresh protests over the re-election of the

Culture

Dewey Cox pokes fun at 'serious' biopics

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a new comedy that pokes fun at the raft of rather serious biographical films about well known musicians.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a new comedy that pokes fun at the raft of rather serious biographical films about well known musicians.

Science_technology

Researchers make dead rat's heart beat again

Scientists have found a way to make a dead rat’s heart beat once again. The technique could be used to effectively create custom made transplant

Scientists have found a way to make a dead rat’s heart beat once again. The technique could be used to effectively create custom made transplant

Culture

Flexible, high-tech furniture on show in Cologne

The abundance of iPod white at the annual IMM show in Cologne indicates that the line between high tech and home furniture is fading fast. More than

The abundance of iPod white at the annual IMM show in Cologne indicates that the line between high tech and home furniture is fading fast. More than

News

Police clash with Kenyan protesters for second day

There has been further violence in Kenya on a second day of protests against President Mwai Kibaki’s disputed re-election. At least two people are

There has been further violence in Kenya on a second day of protests against President Mwai Kibaki’s disputed re-election. At least two people are

News

Italian PM expected to replace justice minister

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is expected to announce a replacement for his justice minister. Clemente Mastella offered his resignation

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi is expected to announce a replacement for his justice minister. Clemente Mastella offered his resignation

News

Russia warns independent Kosovo can never join UN

Russia has warned that Kosovo will never become a member of the United Nations or other international organisations, if it declares independence

Russia has warned that Kosovo will never become a member of the United Nations or other international organisations, if it declares independence

News

Australia tries to solve whale of a problem

Australia is to send a ship to pick up two environmental activists who have boarded a Japanese whaler. The men from the anti-whaling group Sea

Australia is to send a ship to pick up two environmental activists who have boarded a Japanese whaler. The men from the anti-whaling group Sea

News

Kenya: UN aid appeal after post-election turmoil

The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for humanitarian aid to help an estimated half a million people affected by violence in Kenya. More

The United Nations has launched an urgent appeal for humanitarian aid to help an estimated half a million people affected by violence in Kenya. More

News

Italy's government under pressure after resignation

Further strain has been heaped on Italy’s fragile 19-month government following the resignation of the country’s Justice Minister. Clemente Mastella

Further strain has been heaped on Italy’s fragile 19-month government following the resignation of the country’s Justice Minister. Clemente Mastella

News

Romanian ex-ministers to face corruption probe

The Romanian president Traian Basescu has given the go-ahead for criminal corruption inquiries into eight former government ministers, including an

The Romanian president Traian Basescu has given the go-ahead for criminal corruption inquiries into eight former government ministers, including an

News

Castro says he is too weak for election campaign

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said in a written communiqué that he is not strong enough to speak in public or campaign for Sunday’s parliamentary

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said in a written communiqué that he is not strong enough to speak in public or campaign for Sunday’s parliamentary

News

No recognition, but no war either - Serbia on Kosovo

The President of Serbia has told the UN Security Council that his country will never recognise an independent Kosovo, but neither will it use

The President of Serbia has told the UN Security Council that his country will never recognise an independent Kosovo, but neither will it use

News

Is Kosovo the key in Serbia's presidential election?

Kosovo’s imminent declaration of independence has turned the Albanian-majority province into a major election issue ahead of Sunday’s Presidential

Kosovo’s imminent declaration of independence has turned the Albanian-majority province into a major election issue ahead of Sunday’s Presidential