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2008-05-07

Europe

Brussels clears Slovakia for euro in 2009

Slovakia has been given the green light to adopt the euro on January 1, 2009. It will be the first country of the defunct Soviet sphere to join the

Slovakia has been given the green light to adopt the euro on January 1, 2009. It will be the first country of the defunct Soviet sphere to join the

Europe

Solidarity groups cry foul over EU law to expell illegal immigrants

Attempts to forge common European rules on returning illegal immigrants to their points of departure have protesters petitioning to have the plans

Attempts to forge common European rules on returning illegal immigrants to their points of departure have protesters petitioning to have the plans

Europe

Almunia urges 'take the euro further'

‘Love that cash’ is the underlying message in a keynote speech on the euro, from the European Union’s top monetary official. But Joaquin Almunia says

‘Love that cash’ is the underlying message in a keynote speech on the euro, from the European Union’s top monetary official. But Joaquin Almunia says

Business

Shareholders clash over TUI's course

A turbulent annual shareholders meeting for TUI, the German tourism and shipping company. Its biggest stockholder, Norwegian John Fredriksen, was

A turbulent annual shareholders meeting for TUI, the German tourism and shipping company. Its biggest stockholder, Norwegian John Fredriksen, was

Business

Airbus scraps plans to sell French plants

French unions are claiming victory in their battle to stop Airbus selling some of its factories. But the European plane maker said the credit crisis

French unions are claiming victory in their battle to stop Airbus selling some of its factories. But the European plane maker said the credit crisis

Business

Fuel costs threaten easyJet's profits and rivals

British budget carrier easyJet says rising fuel costs tripled its first-half losses and could put many of its rivals out of business. The company

British budget carrier easyJet says rising fuel costs tripled its first-half losses and could put many of its rivals out of business. The company

Science_technology

WIMA Exhibition in Monaco

Another look at new technologies recently presented at the WIMA exhibition in Monaco, devoted to Near Field Communication, or NFC. This is a wireless

Another look at new technologies recently presented at the WIMA exhibition in Monaco, devoted to Near Field Communication, or NFC. This is a wireless

Culture

World Photo Press Award

For more than fifty years the World Photo Press award has featured the most impressive photos of the year. This year’s award winner was Tim

For more than fifty years the World Photo Press award has featured the most impressive photos of the year. This year’s award winner was Tim

Culture

A new film with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher

In “What Happens in Vegas,” Cameron Diaz plays a stiff commodities trader from New York City who meets a charismatic party guy played by Ashton

In “What Happens in Vegas,” Cameron Diaz plays a stiff commodities trader from New York City who meets a charismatic party guy played by Ashton