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2008-06-09

Europe

Eco-driving saves money and the environment

Burn less petrol and create less pollution.The skyrocketing price of fuel makes Eco-driving an attractive proposition.What’s it about?

Burn less petrol and create less pollution.The skyrocketing price of fuel makes Eco-driving an attractive proposition.What’s it about?

Europe

Cowan rallies Irish for EU treaty referendum

Prime Minister Brian Cowen has called Ireland’s referendum on the Lisbon Treaty this Thursday probably the most important vote the current generation

Prime Minister Brian Cowen has called Ireland’s referendum on the Lisbon Treaty this Thursday probably the most important vote the current generation

Europe

Merkel backs Sarkozy on EU agenda and Irish question

Setting aside differences, Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised President Nicolas Sarkozy Germany’s full support during France’s six months a

Setting aside differences, Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised President Nicolas Sarkozy Germany’s full support during France’s six months a

Business

Thomas Cook expands in Europe and Canada

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

Business

Fears that oil could soon cost $150 a barrel

The price of oil eased a little after its meteoric rise on Friday when it hit $139 a barrel.Warning of a global recession, consumer nations are

The price of oil eased a little after its meteoric rise on Friday when it hit $139 a barrel.Warning of a global recession, consumer nations are

Business

Lehman Brothers reports big losses

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

One of the largest US securities companies, Lehman Brothers has reported a second-quarter loss of some two billion euros.It also said today it would

Business

Record oil price hits European stocks

European stocks have declined for a fourth day. Investors are speculating that bank losses will increase and economic and profit growth will be

European stocks have declined for a fourth day. Investors are speculating that bank losses will increase and economic and profit growth will be

News

Anger over Ukraine mine blast

A day after a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine, rescuers are still looking for survivors. They located 24 men who had been trapped

A day after a gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in Ukraine, rescuers are still looking for survivors. They located 24 men who had been trapped

Science_technology

London's Science Museum looks ahead to 2050

The Science Museum in London is taking a look at what life might be like in the year 2050. The exhibition “The Science of Survival: Your Planet Needs

The Science Museum in London is taking a look at what life might be like in the year 2050. The exhibition “The Science of Survival: Your Planet Needs

News

Bush heads to Europe for a drawn-out goodbye

US President George W. Bush is Europe-bound for a final farewell tour ahead of leaving office. Before setting off he outlined his hopes for the trip

US President George W. Bush is Europe-bound for a final farewell tour ahead of leaving office. Before setting off he outlined his hopes for the trip

Culture

Spottiswoode new release centres on 1930s China

“The Children of Huang Shi” is based on the true story of George Hogg, a British journalist in 1930s war-torn China, who risks everything to document

“The Children of Huang Shi” is based on the true story of George Hogg, a British journalist in 1930s war-torn China, who risks everything to document

Culture

Emmanuel Jal releases third album - 'Warchild'

Emmanuel Jal was given his first AK-47 assault rifle before his tenth birthday, and went into battle not much later. Now this former Sudanese boy

Emmanuel Jal was given his first AK-47 assault rifle before his tenth birthday, and went into battle not much later. Now this former Sudanese boy

News

21 Ukrainian miners found alive after gas explosion

Rescuers trying to reach miners trapped in a Ukrainian colliery after a gas explosion have found 21 workers alive. Emergency teams, moving through a

Rescuers trying to reach miners trapped in a Ukrainian colliery after a gas explosion have found 21 workers alive. Emergency teams, moving through a

News

Fuel crisis sparks food supply fears

As fuel prices continue to rise, so does the anger among European truckers. The latest round of protests has seen Spanish lorry drivers blocking the

As fuel prices continue to rise, so does the anger among European truckers. The latest round of protests has seen Spanish lorry drivers blocking the

News

Countdown to Irish vote on EU treaty

The countdown to Ireland’s referendum on a European Union reform treaty is on – but few would dare predict which way the vote will go. The last

The countdown to Ireland’s referendum on a European Union reform treaty is on – but few would dare predict which way the vote will go. The last

Culture

Tellier's "Divine" bids for chart glory

France did not win this year’s Eurovision song contest, but Sebastien Tellier’s “Divine” was one of the only proper songs on show that night. Now it

France did not win this year’s Eurovision song contest, but Sebastien Tellier’s “Divine” was one of the only proper songs on show that night. Now it

Europe

Sustainable farming in Egypt

Food safety was the central theme of the Food Agricultural Organisation summit in June. World leaders discussed the impact of rising food prices

Food safety was the central theme of the Food Agricultural Organisation summit in June. World leaders discussed the impact of rising food prices

News

Somali market hit by deadly clashes

A fresh outbreak of violence in Somalia has left at least a dozen people dead. Panic spread around a sprawling market in Mogadishu as artillery

A fresh outbreak of violence in Somalia has left at least a dozen people dead. Panic spread around a sprawling market in Mogadishu as artillery

News

French engineer among 12 dead in Algeria bombings

At least 12 people have been killed by two explosions at a train station east of the Algerian capital. Two bombs went off, minutes apart, in the town

At least 12 people have been killed by two explosions at a train station east of the Algerian capital. Two bombs went off, minutes apart, in the town

News

Campaign kicks off in earnest for Obama and McCain

The two candidates for the White House are entering the next phase of the presidential campaign which will end with one of them being elected the

The two candidates for the White House are entering the next phase of the presidential campaign which will end with one of them being elected the