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2008-06-19

News

EU treaty up on blocks, leaders earnest but jovial

Ireland’s foreign minister has said do not count on his country to propose swift solutions to its voters’ rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. It was hard

Ireland’s foreign minister has said do not count on his country to propose swift solutions to its voters’ rejection of the Lisbon Treaty. It was hard

Business

Banks and technology pull down European markets

European shares finished the session down on Thursday after having earlier been boosted by unexpected news of a British shopping spree last month

European shares finished the session down on Thursday after having earlier been boosted by unexpected news of a British shopping spree last month

Business

Italian windfall oil tax announced

Shares in several of Italy’s oil refiners dropped on Thursday, one day after the Rome government approved a windfall tax on energy company’s profits

Shares in several of Italy’s oil refiners dropped on Thursday, one day after the Rome government approved a windfall tax on energy company’s profits

Business

Imperial slashes jobs after Altadis purchase

Britain’s Imperial Tobacco Group is to cut around 2,440 jobs – 6% of its workforce – following its acquisition of Franco-Spanish tobacco group

Britain’s Imperial Tobacco Group is to cut around 2,440 jobs – 6% of its workforce – following its acquisition of Franco-Spanish tobacco group

Business

EADS refuelling contract up in the air

A 22 billion euro contract to supply refuelling planes to the US Air Force is up in the air after government auditors in Washington ruled there were

A 22 billion euro contract to supply refuelling planes to the US Air Force is up in the air after government auditors in Washington ruled there were

News

EU soldiers killed in Bosnia helicopter crash

Two Spanish pilots and two German officers with the EU peacekeeping mission in Bosnia have been killed in a helicopter crash. The aircraft came down

Two Spanish pilots and two German officers with the EU peacekeeping mission in Bosnia have been killed in a helicopter crash. The aircraft came down

Science_technology

Filling up at the tap - car that runs on water

It has long been the holy grail for car manufacturers, but now a Japanese company has recently unveiled a car it claims runs entirely on water and

It has long been the holy grail for car manufacturers, but now a Japanese company has recently unveiled a car it claims runs entirely on water and

Culture

Arabic music takes centre stage in Paris

One of the highlights of the four-day long Arabic Music Festival in Paris was a concert of Nouba melodies by the El Mawsili orchestra.

One of the highlights of the four-day long Arabic Music Festival in Paris was a concert of Nouba melodies by the El Mawsili orchestra.

News

Scepticism greets Israel/Hamas truce in Gaza

Scepticism has greeted the Israel/Hamas ceasefire among resident in the Israeli town of Sderot close to the Gaza Strip. Four people have been killed

Scepticism has greeted the Israel/Hamas ceasefire among resident in the Israeli town of Sderot close to the Gaza Strip. Four people have been killed

News

Russia warns Georgia over soldiers' arrest

Russia has issued a stern warning to Georgia over the brief detention of four Russian soldiers. Images of the arrest, with the Russians being

Russia has issued a stern warning to Georgia over the brief detention of four Russian soldiers. Images of the arrest, with the Russians being

News

Mobsters' sentences upheld after Italy's biggest trial

An Italian appeals court has upheld life sentences against 16 members of the most powerful and violent clan of the southern Camorra mafia. The

An Italian appeals court has upheld life sentences against 16 members of the most powerful and violent clan of the southern Camorra mafia. The

News

African leaders: Zimbabwe vote "not free nor fair"

The Secretary General of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party, Tendai Biti, has been charged with corruption and election rigging, and faces the death

The Secretary General of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party, Tendai Biti, has been charged with corruption and election rigging, and faces the death

News

Afghan officials claim success in anti-Taliban strike

Afghan officials are claiming success in their offensive against suspected Taliban militants in the south of the country. It is reported that

Afghan officials are claiming success in their offensive against suspected Taliban militants in the south of the country. It is reported that

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Uneasy truce holds in Gaza

The uneasy truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues to hold in the Gaza Strip. However, scepticism over the

The uneasy truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas continues to hold in the Gaza Strip. However, scepticism over the

Culture

Death row - through a chaplain's eyes

At The Death House Door is a personal look at the death penalty in Texas seen through the eyes of a retired death row chaplain.

At The Death House Door is a personal look at the death penalty in Texas seen through the eyes of a retired death row chaplain.

News

House of Lords ratifies Lisbon treaty

The UK parliament has ratified the Lisbon reform treaty, the first country to do so since the Irish rejection in a referendum. Despite moves by

The UK parliament has ratified the Lisbon reform treaty, the first country to do so since the Irish rejection in a referendum. Despite moves by

News

Israel and Hamas call halt to fighting

As of this morning a ceasefire is now in place in Gaza after Israel and Hamas called a halt to any further fighting. The truce is meant to end months

As of this morning a ceasefire is now in place in Gaza after Israel and Hamas called a halt to any further fighting. The truce is meant to end months