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2008-01-29

Business

Societe Generale's boss under pressure to resign

Daniel Bouton, the top boss of Societe Generale, the bank hit by a massively expensive rogue trading scandal, is coming under increasing pressure

Daniel Bouton, the top boss of Societe Generale, the bank hit by a massively expensive rogue trading scandal, is coming under increasing pressure

Business

TUI to boost merger savings

TUI Travel, Europe’s largest tourism company, has increased the amount it says it can save by synergies from last year’s merger with First Choice

TUI Travel, Europe’s largest tourism company, has increased the amount it says it can save by synergies from last year’s merger with First Choice

Business

Economic woes could hit tourism

The world’s tourism industry could shrink this year if the United States falls into a deep recession dragging other economies down. So says the

The world’s tourism industry could shrink this year if the United States falls into a deep recession dragging other economies down. So says the

News

Deadly bomb attack on Algerian police station

Several people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station in Algeria. There are conflicting reports on the exact number of casualities

Several people have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station in Algeria. There are conflicting reports on the exact number of casualities

News

Glimmer of hope as talks resume in Kenya

Violence continues to rage in Kenya as talks get underway between rival leaders. On Tuesday, the army sent two helicopters to the town of Naivasha in

Violence continues to rage in Kenya as talks get underway between rival leaders. On Tuesday, the army sent two helicopters to the town of Naivasha in

News

Naples locals say "no" to waste dump on their doorstep

There have been further protests near Naples over the long-running rubbish crisis there. Convinced they are already living in a pollution-ridden

There have been further protests near Naples over the long-running rubbish crisis there. Convinced they are already living in a pollution-ridden

News

Turkey poised to relax headscarf ban in universities

Women in Turkey may soon no longer need to remove their Islamic headscarves before entering university if a bill being presented to parliament is

Women in Turkey may soon no longer need to remove their Islamic headscarves before entering university if a bill being presented to parliament is

News

EU leaders in London to discuss economic woes

It is being described as a show of confidence in the face of financial uncertainty. The leaders of four of Europe’s biggest economies are meeting in

It is being described as a show of confidence in the face of financial uncertainty. The leaders of four of Europe’s biggest economies are meeting in

News

Putin's candidate Medvedev refuses TV debates

Vladimir Putin’s chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev, looks all set to formally take command of Russia after March’s election. But, riding high in the

Vladimir Putin’s chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev, looks all set to formally take command of Russia after March’s election. But, riding high in the

News

Berlusconi urges Italy's president to call early elections

Opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi says he has asked Italy’s president to call early elections as soon as possible to resolve the country’s

Opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi says he has asked Italy’s president to call early elections as soon as possible to resolve the country’s

Europe

European move to colour-code nutritional information

A proposal to clarify nutritional information on food labelling is coming up for adoption in Brussels. Visual competition on product packaging is in

A proposal to clarify nutritional information on food labelling is coming up for adoption in Brussels. Visual competition on product packaging is in

Europe

If attacked, EU Chad troops will shoot back - commander

Ready to fire back if attacked, European Union troops beginning deployment in eastern Chad will nevertheless carry out their mission impartially, the

Ready to fire back if attacked, European Union troops beginning deployment in eastern Chad will nevertheless carry out their mission impartially, the

Europe

Illegal music downloaders' names protected in EU ruling

Copyright holders trying to fight digital piracy have suffered a legal blow with a ruling by the EU’s top court that European Union countries can

Copyright holders trying to fight digital piracy have suffered a legal blow with a ruling by the EU’s top court that European Union countries can

Culture

Cloverfield: a Box Office hit built on monstrous marketing

Horror-thriller movie Cloverfield has smashed into the 2008 US Box Office more brutally than an irate tyrannosaurus let loose on a frenzy of

Horror-thriller movie Cloverfield has smashed into the 2008 US Box Office more brutally than an irate tyrannosaurus let loose on a frenzy of

Culture

Border Breakers Awards hail Europe's musical debutants

The 5th edition of music’s European Border Breakers Awards has been held in Cannes. Set up by the European Commission, the prizes go to those debut

The 5th edition of music’s European Border Breakers Awards has been held in Cannes. Set up by the European Commission, the prizes go to those debut