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2008-05-05

Europe

EU truck downsizing behind new green tax plan

Trucks in Europe could be looking at a new green tax soon. The European Commission intends to present the project to the Member States next month

Trucks in Europe could be looking at a new green tax soon. The European Commission intends to present the project to the Member States next month

Europe

Brussels leaves cabin baggage decision to airlines

Air passengers’ carry-on baggage is not going to be subject to European regulations. Brussels has shelved the plan, considering it of limited

Air passengers’ carry-on baggage is not going to be subject to European regulations. Brussels has shelved the plan, considering it of limited

Europe

Irish voters blurred over EU treaty

Campaigning is under way in Ireland ahead of the June 12th referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon Reform Treaty. Irish business is fully in favour

Campaigning is under way in Ireland ahead of the June 12th referendum on the European Union’s Lisbon Reform Treaty. Irish business is fully in favour

Business

Trichet warns on rising global costs.

The European Central Bank has warned soaring food and commodity prices are pushing up inflation around the world. Bank President Jean-Claude

The European Central Bank has warned soaring food and commodity prices are pushing up inflation around the world. Bank President Jean-Claude

Business

What now for Yahoo as Microsoft pulls plug

Yahoo shares plunged almost twenty percent after software giant Microsoft walked away from a deal for the internet company. The bid fell apart

Yahoo shares plunged almost twenty percent after software giant Microsoft walked away from a deal for the internet company. The bid fell apart

Business

Colony Captial and Eurazeo increase stake in Accor

US property company Colony Capital and investment group Eurazeo have said they plan to raise their stakes in French hotel chain Accor. One of the

US property company Colony Capital and investment group Eurazeo have said they plan to raise their stakes in French hotel chain Accor. One of the

Science_technology

Scientists study spectacular super-sized squid

A rare specimen of giant squid has been found deep in Antarctic waters. Its being studied by a team of scientists from New Zealand keen to know more

A rare specimen of giant squid has been found deep in Antarctic waters. Its being studied by a team of scientists from New Zealand keen to know more

Culture

Berlin bomb bunker becomes art space

Art Collector Christian Boros is hard at work as he and his team are transforming an impressive World War two bunker in the German capital into a

Art Collector Christian Boros is hard at work as he and his team are transforming an impressive World War two bunker in the German capital into a