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2008-05-08

Europe

EU doubles up registers for lobbyists

Dark forces are at work lobbying to influence European policy-making, according to an MEP advocating a reinforcement of transparency rules in the

Dark forces are at work lobbying to influence European policy-making, according to an MEP advocating a reinforcement of transparency rules in the

Europe

Dodgy Internet plane ticket sellers warned

Around 80 companies selling plane tickets by internet have been warned to clean up their business practices or face legal action. Brussels gave the

Around 80 companies selling plane tickets by internet have been warned to clean up their business practices or face legal action. Brussels gave the

Business

ECB's inflation focus leaves interest rates unchanged

As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged at 4%. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and the policymakers on the

As expected, the European Central Bank has kept the cost of borrowing unchanged at 4%. ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and the policymakers on the

Business

Adidas defends its Olympic sponsorship

The annual shareholders meeting of sporting-goods maker Adidas, inevitably attracted protests against its sponsorship of the Olympic Games. The

The annual shareholders meeting of sporting-goods maker Adidas, inevitably attracted protests against its sponsorship of the Olympic Games. The

Business

Gazprom becomes third largest company in the world

The Russian energy giant Gazprom has become the world’s third largest listed company by market value. That comes just one day after its outgoing

The Russian energy giant Gazprom has become the world’s third largest listed company by market value. That comes just one day after its outgoing

News

US aid still awaiting Myanmar green light

Pictures emerging from southern Myanmar, the former Burma, show how much of the region was devastated by the weekend’s devastating cyclone. It is

Pictures emerging from southern Myanmar, the former Burma, show how much of the region was devastated by the weekend’s devastating cyclone. It is

News

Paedophile suspect detained after Internet appeal

A suspected paedophile has been arrested within two days of Interpol releasing photographs in an appeal for information on the Internet. The pictures

A suspected paedophile has been arrested within two days of Interpol releasing photographs in an appeal for information on the Internet. The pictures

News

Berlusconi sworn in as prime minister

Silvio Berlusconi has been sworn in as Italy’s prime minister for the fourth time in his political career. The members of his government have also

Silvio Berlusconi has been sworn in as Italy’s prime minister for the fourth time in his political career. The members of his government have also

News

Parliament welcomes Putin as prime minister

Russia’s parliament has rubber-stamped the choice of Vladimir Putin as the country’s new prime minister. Putin stepped down as president yesterday

Russia’s parliament has rubber-stamped the choice of Vladimir Putin as the country’s new prime minister. Putin stepped down as president yesterday

News

Palestinians mark the "catastrophe" of Israel's birth

Demanding their right to return to their homeland, Palestinians have marked what they call al-Nakba, or “The Catastrophe.” At a rally in Bethlehem

Demanding their right to return to their homeland, Palestinians have marked what they call al-Nakba, or “The Catastrophe.” At a rally in Bethlehem

Culture

Patrick Dempsey stars in "Made of Honour"

Patrick Dempsey, who found fame as an 1980’s film heartthrob and later as the handsome doctor named “McDreamy” in the popular American television

Patrick Dempsey, who found fame as an 1980’s film heartthrob and later as the handsome doctor named “McDreamy” in the popular American television

Culture

Music all over the city of Lyon

It’s all colours of electro and indie music at the Nuits Sonores in Lyon. Now in its sixth year, the festival in the French city has established an

It’s all colours of electro and indie music at the Nuits Sonores in Lyon. Now in its sixth year, the festival in the French city has established an

Science_technology

Glaciers in the Southern Hemisphere melting fast

Glaciers are considered by scientists as barometers of global warming. In this issue of Science we look at two glaciers in the southern hemisphere

Glaciers are considered by scientists as barometers of global warming. In this issue of Science we look at two glaciers in the southern hemisphere