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2008-05-28

Business

Forgeard remanded in custody

The former co-president of Europe’s aerospace champion EADS, Noel Forgeard, has been remanded in custody as French financial police investigate

The former co-president of Europe’s aerospace champion EADS, Noel Forgeard, has been remanded in custody as French financial police investigate

Business

DHL cuts losses and does a deal with US rival

Deutsche Post, owners of the DHL parcel delivery service, has signed a deal for the American market with rivals and world number one UPS. UPS will

Deutsche Post, owners of the DHL parcel delivery service, has signed a deal for the American market with rivals and world number one UPS. UPS will

Business

OPEC loses sole SEAsian member

In a much-forecast move Indonesia has left the oil cartel OPEC. A member since 1962wo, it has been considering leaving for the last three years. It

In a much-forecast move Indonesia has left the oil cartel OPEC. A member since 1962wo, it has been considering leaving for the last three years. It

News

The Great European Diesel Revolt

New protests have been breaking out across Europe against the painful rise in fuel prices. A court ordered French fishermen encamped around one oil

New protests have been breaking out across Europe against the painful rise in fuel prices. A court ordered French fishermen encamped around one oil

Science_technology

Scientists make extinct DNA function in a mouse

Scientists in Australia have transplanted genes from the extinct Tasmanian Tiger into a mouse, and watched them function. It’s the first time ever

Scientists in Australia have transplanted genes from the extinct Tasmanian Tiger into a mouse, and watched them function. It’s the first time ever

Culture

"Late of the Pier" release double-A single

The biggest thing to come out of Castle Donington in Britain’s East Midlands since the demise of “The Monsters of Rock” festival have released their

The biggest thing to come out of Castle Donington in Britain’s East Midlands since the demise of “The Monsters of Rock” festival have released their

Science_technology

No bovver in a hover - mini-chopper flies over Vinci

The world’s smallest manned helicopter has taken to the skies in the place where the concept of vertical flight is purported to have been born. For

The world’s smallest manned helicopter has taken to the skies in the place where the concept of vertical flight is purported to have been born. For

News

Barak tells Olmert: stand down or face election

Ehud Olmert’s leadership of Israel has been dealt a potentially fatal blow by his main coalition partner. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has called on

Ehud Olmert’s leadership of Israel has been dealt a potentially fatal blow by his main coalition partner. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has called on

News

Amnesty issues SOS over human rights

World governments are facing a call to recommit themselves to fighting human rights abuses. In its latest report, Amnesty International says 60

World governments are facing a call to recommit themselves to fighting human rights abuses. In its latest report, Amnesty International says 60

News

Boost to coalition as Siniora remains Lebanon PM

Fouad Siniora is set to continue as Lebanese Prime Minister after an agreement among his allies in parliament. It is the latest step in a

Fouad Siniora is set to continue as Lebanese Prime Minister after an agreement among his allies in parliament. It is the latest step in a

News

Key witness in Olmert corruption probe appears in court

The key witness in a corruption probe threatening the future of Israel’s Prime Minister has testified that he gave Ehud Olmert envelopes containing

The key witness in a corruption probe threatening the future of Israel’s Prime Minister has testified that he gave Ehud Olmert envelopes containing

News

Verdict due on self-confessed French serial killer

A verdict is expected today in the trial of French serial killer Michel Fourniret and his wife Monique Olivier. Prosecutors are seeking life in

A verdict is expected today in the trial of French serial killer Michel Fourniret and his wife Monique Olivier. Prosecutors are seeking life in

News

Chinese quake victims threatened by rising flood-waters

Mass evacuations are underway in the regions of China already devastated by the huge earthquake two weeks ago. Tent camps have been set up in Sichuan

Mass evacuations are underway in the regions of China already devastated by the huge earthquake two weeks ago. Tent camps have been set up in Sichuan

News

Protests by European fishermen set to expand

In many coastal areas of France, fishermen are continuing their protests against spiralling fuel costs. They have been blocking roads and handing out

In many coastal areas of France, fishermen are continuing their protests against spiralling fuel costs. They have been blocking roads and handing out