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2008-05-27

Business

SocGen bosses faces shareholder's wrath

Trying times for Societe Generale’s bosses, as their report into the Kerviel scandal is into its second draft and still satisfies no-one. And

Trying times for Societe Generale’s bosses, as their report into the Kerviel scandal is into its second draft and still satisfies no-one. And

Business

Airlift remembered at Berlin airshow

Russia leads the way at this year’s Berlin air show, with a record number of companies exhibiting, and buyers thronging the stands. The public is

Russia leads the way at this year’s Berlin air show, with a record number of companies exhibiting, and buyers thronging the stands. The public is

Business

Sarin stuns market by stepping down

To the surprise of many the boss of telecoms behemoth Vodafone is stepping down at the end of July. Arun Sarin, 53, leaves the job after five years

To the surprise of many the boss of telecoms behemoth Vodafone is stepping down at the end of July. Arun Sarin, 53, leaves the job after five years

Europe

'Easy Rider' - Brussels version

With fuel cost protests sparking up in several EU states, Brussels is suggesting a new front on which European consumers can take the heat off. It is

With fuel cost protests sparking up in several EU states, Brussels is suggesting a new front on which European consumers can take the heat off. It is

News

Fuel protests erupt in Europe

With fuel prices soaring across Europe, British lorry drivers have taken their protest against the high costs to the door of the British government

With fuel prices soaring across Europe, British lorry drivers have taken their protest against the high costs to the door of the British government

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French fishermen protest set to catch on across Europe

The French fishermens’ fuel strikes have continued and look set to spread around the European coastline. In France, a 110 million-euro government aid

The French fishermens’ fuel strikes have continued and look set to spread around the European coastline. In France, a 110 million-euro government aid

News

Rivals get ready to divide the Arctic jackpot

Officials from five Arctic coast countries will meet in Greenland tomorrow to discuss how they will share amongst themselves the region’s wealth of

Officials from five Arctic coast countries will meet in Greenland tomorrow to discuss how they will share amongst themselves the region’s wealth of

News

German diary farmers boycott milk deliveries

Dairy farmers in Germany have launched a nationwide strike which they say will last until they are offered a higher price for their product. Union

Dairy farmers in Germany have launched a nationwide strike which they say will last until they are offered a higher price for their product. Union

Culture

Three Cannes awards for "Tulpan"

Set in the vast wilderness of the Kazakh steppe, “Tulpan” is a light-hearted story about Asa, a man who returns from naval service to the nomadic

Set in the vast wilderness of the Kazakh steppe, “Tulpan” is a light-hearted story about Asa, a man who returns from naval service to the nomadic

News

Germany remembers gays persecuted by Nazis

Germany has inaugurated a memorial to the thousands of homosexuals persecuted and killed by the Nazis. Hitler saw homosexuality as an aberration

Germany has inaugurated a memorial to the thousands of homosexuals persecuted and killed by the Nazis. Hitler saw homosexuality as an aberration

Science_technology

Phoenix probe prepares for life on Mars research

After an epic nine-month journey through space, the NASA probe Phoenix has landed safely on Mars – the first spacecraft to land in the Martian

After an epic nine-month journey through space, the NASA probe Phoenix has landed safely on Mars – the first spacecraft to land in the Martian

Culture

Cartoonists from different eras side by side

An exhibition in southern France is bringing together the works of two French masters of political caricature, separated by two centuries. Honoré

An exhibition in southern France is bringing together the works of two French masters of political caricature, separated by two centuries. Honoré

News

Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest extended

Myanmar’s military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by another six months. The 62-year-old has been under

Myanmar’s military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by another six months. The 62-year-old has been under

News

Hollywood mourns death of Sydney Pollack

The world of cinema is paying tribute to Sydney Pollack, who has died at the age of 73. “He made the world a little better,” said George Clooney of

The world of cinema is paying tribute to Sydney Pollack, who has died at the age of 73. “He made the world a little better,” said George Clooney of

News

French fishermens' fuel strikes set to go Europe-wide

Fishermen across western and southern Europe are threatening an open-ended strike from Wednesday in protest at rising fuel costs. Several ports in

Fishermen across western and southern Europe are threatening an open-ended strike from Wednesday in protest at rising fuel costs. Several ports in

News

Nepal government warns king to quit palace

‘Go or be forced out’ was the unambiguous message to Nepal’s king from the government should he refuse to leave the Royal Palace. King Gyanendra is

‘Go or be forced out’ was the unambiguous message to Nepal’s king from the government should he refuse to leave the Royal Palace. King Gyanendra is

News

100 Pinochet allies arrested in Chile

Around a hundred former soldiers and secret police of the Pinochet regime have been arrested in Chile’s biggest ever swoop in connection with alleged

Around a hundred former soldiers and secret police of the Pinochet regime have been arrested in Chile’s biggest ever swoop in connection with alleged

News

Fuel protests spread to UK truckers

Protest action has spread across the Channel, with British lorry drivers putting their weight behind their French counterparts. Truckers from across

Protest action has spread across the Channel, with British lorry drivers putting their weight behind their French counterparts. Truckers from across

News

US businessman tells Olmert inquiry of cash gifts

The US businessman at the centre of Ehud Olmert’s corruption case has testified that he did give the Israeli leaders sums of cash but expected

The US businessman at the centre of Ehud Olmert’s corruption case has testified that he did give the Israeli leaders sums of cash but expected

News

European fishermen up in arms over high fuel costs

Fishermen in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain have called for an unlimited strike from Wednesday to protest against the rapid rise in fuel costs

Fishermen in France, Italy, Portugal and Spain have called for an unlimited strike from Wednesday to protest against the rapid rise in fuel costs

News

Iran denies witholding nuclear information

The UN’s nuclear watchdog says Iran may still be holding back information on its controversial nuclear activities. Tehran must provide additional

The UN’s nuclear watchdog says Iran may still be holding back information on its controversial nuclear activities. Tehran must provide additional

News

German milk producers call for strike action

German dairy farmers have held a demonstration to call for a strike in deliveries. An estimated 9,000 of them gathered to protest outside a large

German dairy farmers have held a demonstration to call for a strike in deliveries. An estimated 9,000 of them gathered to protest outside a large

News

More clashes in Lebanon despite peace moves

In a sign of lingering tensions in Lebanon 16 people have been injured in gunfire between Hizbollah militants and supporters of the Lebanese

In a sign of lingering tensions in Lebanon 16 people have been injured in gunfire between Hizbollah militants and supporters of the Lebanese

News

US director Sidney Pollack dies at the age of 73

The American film director, producer and sometime actor Sidney Pollack has died of cancer at the age of 73. Pollack was diagnosed with the disease

The American film director, producer and sometime actor Sidney Pollack has died of cancer at the age of 73. Pollack was diagnosed with the disease