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2008-05-13

Business

More delays for Airbus A380

Airbus has announced a fourth round of delays in deliveries of its A380 superjumbo. Saying it was unable to boost production as quickly as it had

Airbus has announced a fourth round of delays in deliveries of its A380 superjumbo. Saying it was unable to boost production as quickly as it had

Europe

McCreevy gets practical over counterfeit

Beat the criminal fakes business through legislation? Forget it. But with better practical cooperation, Europe might have a fighting chance. That

Beat the criminal fakes business through legislation? Forget it. But with better practical cooperation, Europe might have a fighting chance. That

Europe

US chlorine-washed chicken pecking at EU door

Coming soon to a supermarket near you: chlorine- disinfected chicken, that is if an initiative by Brussels is successful. The European Commission

Coming soon to a supermarket near you: chlorine- disinfected chicken, that is if an initiative by Brussels is successful. The European Commission

Business

Hewlett-Packard to buy Electronic Data Systems

Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to buy US computer services company Electronic Data Systems. The price is nine

Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to buy US computer services company Electronic Data Systems. The price is nine

Business

Inflation effects trouble euro zone finance ministers

Euro zone finance ministers, at their monthly meeting in Brussels, along with European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, have admitted that

Euro zone finance ministers, at their monthly meeting in Brussels, along with European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, have admitted that

News

Dozen dead in India bomb attack

At least 60 people are reported to have died in the Indian city of Jaipur after a series of bomb blasts. More than 100 were injured. The

At least 60 people are reported to have died in the Indian city of Jaipur after a series of bomb blasts. More than 100 were injured. The

News

China mobilises to save earthquake victims

The Chinese army is spearheading the rescue effort but bad weather has been making their task harder. It has been further complicated by the

The Chinese army is spearheading the rescue effort but bad weather has been making their task harder. It has been further complicated by the

News

Chinese death toll may be in tens of thousands

Emergency workers in China have been rescuing people from collapsed buildings after yesterday’s earthquake but time is running out. Around 12,000

Emergency workers in China have been rescuing people from collapsed buildings after yesterday’s earthquake but time is running out. Around 12,000

News

Council of Europe sends trio to divided Belgium

A delegation from the Council of Europe sent to Belgium to try to help with the country’s linguistic divide appears to have ruffled feathers

A delegation from the Council of Europe sent to Belgium to try to help with the country’s linguistic divide appears to have ruffled feathers

News

War of words over water in Spanish drought row

A ship carrying thousands of litres of drinking water has arrived in the drought stricken port of Barcelona – just as the heavens opened. The

A ship carrying thousands of litres of drinking water has arrived in the drought stricken port of Barcelona – just as the heavens opened. The

News

Myanmar regime denies hoarding food aid

Myanmar’s military government has denied unconfirmed reports that it is hoarding high quality aid meant for cyclone victims and replacing it with

Myanmar’s military government has denied unconfirmed reports that it is hoarding high quality aid meant for cyclone victims and replacing it with

Culture

Louvre exhibition examines the wonders of Babylon

The Tower of Babel, a symbol of Man’s sinful pride, origin of the linguistic confusion sewn on him by God and later the inspiration for artists, is

The Tower of Babel, a symbol of Man’s sinful pride, origin of the linguistic confusion sewn on him by God and later the inspiration for artists, is

Science_technology

Waste not, want not: Swedish town driven by biofuel

In Europe, Biogas is mainly put to use in heating and electricity, but some town councils are going a step further and using it to power waste

In Europe, Biogas is mainly put to use in heating and electricity, but some town councils are going a step further and using it to power waste

Culture

Sex and the City returns for big-screen encore

Four years after the series ended, leaving fans worldwide begging for more, the ladies of “Sex and the City” are back for big-screen encore. Designer

Four years after the series ended, leaving fans worldwide begging for more, the ladies of “Sex and the City” are back for big-screen encore. Designer

News

Myanmar leadership rejects international criticism

Myanmar’s military government continues to reject international criticism that it’s not responding quickly enough to help the victims of Cyclone

Myanmar’s military government continues to reject international criticism that it’s not responding quickly enough to help the victims of Cyclone

News

China death toll jumps to 12,000

The first rescuers have reached the epicentre of the earthquake that has laid waste to swathes of China’s Sichuan province. State media say nearly

The first rescuers have reached the epicentre of the earthquake that has laid waste to swathes of China’s Sichuan province. State media say nearly

News

Heavy rain hinders China quake rescue efforts

Roads in the worst-hit areas were ripped up by the earthquake, leaving survivors with little outside help. Around 50,000 soldiers have been deployed

Roads in the worst-hit areas were ripped up by the earthquake, leaving survivors with little outside help. Around 50,000 soldiers have been deployed

News

Clinton set for win in West Virginia but is it too little too late?

Hillary Clinton looks set for a big win today in the Democratic presidential race but even if she does take West Virginia it could be too late to

Hillary Clinton looks set for a big win today in the Democratic presidential race but even if she does take West Virginia it could be too late to

News

Berlusconi says growth key to Italy's future

Italy’s new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, stressed the need for economic growth as he outlined his government’s programme to

Italy’s new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, stressed the need for economic growth as he outlined his government’s programme to

News

British parliament advances hybrid embryo bill

In Britain, a law to allow human and animal material to be combined in embryos, to help find cures for disease, has passed its first parliamentary

In Britain, a law to allow human and animal material to be combined in embryos, to help find cures for disease, has passed its first parliamentary

News

Italy has an arsenal of anti-immigrant measures

Italy’s new right-wing government has already drawn-up plans to tackle illegal immigration, which could put it on a collision course with Brussels

Italy’s new right-wing government has already drawn-up plans to tackle illegal immigration, which could put it on a collision course with Brussels

News

Gaza rocket strike kills Israeli pensioner

Israeli officials say a 70-year-old woman has been killed by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. Medics said the woman was hit by shrapnel as she

Israeli officials say a 70-year-old woman has been killed by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. Medics said the woman was hit by shrapnel as she

News

More clashes in Lebanon; the army plans its move

There were reports of fresh violence in Tripoli this morning as the Lebanese army said it was prepared to use force to restore law and order

There were reports of fresh violence in Tripoli this morning as the Lebanese army said it was prepared to use force to restore law and order

News

International frustration at Myanmar aid delay

The US says Myanmar’s government has granted landing permission for two more flights carring aid for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis. But officials

The US says Myanmar’s government has granted landing permission for two more flights carring aid for the survivors of Cyclone Nargis. But officials

News

British tourists reported missing after China quake

Fifteen British tourists have been reported missing in the region of south-western China worst hit by yesterday’s devastating earthquake. The group

Fifteen British tourists have been reported missing in the region of south-western China worst hit by yesterday’s devastating earthquake. The group