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2008-06-24

Science_technology

One sky for all: a look at the Single European Sky

It is an early summer morning at Athens International Airport, Greece. The captain of Aegean Airlines flight 802, bound for Munich briefs the crew

It is an early summer morning at Athens International Airport, Greece. The captain of Aegean Airlines flight 802, bound for Munich briefs the crew

Culture

Kuti steps into father's musical shoes

Seun is the youngest son of the famous Nigerian singer and sax player Fela Kuti, who died in 1997. He has just released his first album, Many Things

Seun is the youngest son of the famous Nigerian singer and sax player Fela Kuti, who died in 1997. He has just released his first album, Many Things

Science_technology

Mini heart device to aid cardiac condition

Sudden cardiac death can affect even the most sporty of people and each year up to 700,000 people in Europe die as a result.

Sudden cardiac death can affect even the most sporty of people and each year up to 700,000 people in Europe die as a result.

News

Rats die twice as quickly after exposure to mobile signals

A team of researchers in Belgium has discovered that exposure to mobile phone signals can double the death rate in laboratory rats. The scientists

A team of researchers in Belgium has discovered that exposure to mobile phone signals can double the death rate in laboratory rats. The scientists

News

Hope fades as divers find only bodies in capsized Philippine ferry

Divers groping their way through the flooded hull of a sunken ferry in the Philippines say they have found only bodies, three days after the vessel

Divers groping their way through the flooded hull of a sunken ferry in the Philippines say they have found only bodies, three days after the vessel

News

Tsvangirai defies threats to seek the presidency

Morgan Tsvangirai is the man who would defy Robert Mugabe. Now 56, Tsvangirai has been the public face of the opposition to Mugabe’s iron rule in

Morgan Tsvangirai is the man who would defy Robert Mugabe. Now 56, Tsvangirai has been the public face of the opposition to Mugabe’s iron rule in

News

Zimbabwe election to go ahead despite international pressure

In defiance of African leaders and the UN, Robert Mugabe has said Friday’s presidential run-off election will go ahead despite the absence of his

In defiance of African leaders and the UN, Robert Mugabe has said Friday’s presidential run-off election will go ahead despite the absence of his

News

Germany to boost Afghanistan troop numbers

Germany plans to send 1,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan. The increase, which must first be approved by its lower house of parliament, would bring

Germany plans to send 1,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan. The increase, which must first be approved by its lower house of parliament, would bring

News

Sderot rocket attack threatens Gaza truce

The latest Gaza truce is under threat on only its fifth day after rockets were fired at the Israeli town of Sderot. Islamic Jihad claimed

The latest Gaza truce is under threat on only its fifth day after rockets were fired at the Israeli town of Sderot. Islamic Jihad claimed

News

Donors pledge millions to boost Palestinian security

More than 150 million euros has been pledged to the Palestinian Authority at a international donors conference in Berlin. The money is meant to go

More than 150 million euros has been pledged to the Palestinian Authority at a international donors conference in Berlin. The money is meant to go

Europe

French against EU bluefin tuna ban

A storm is building between France, Italy and the European fisheries authority over prize sushi. At a meeting of the EU ministers for fishing held

A storm is building between France, Italy and the European fisheries authority over prize sushi. At a meeting of the EU ministers for fishing held

Business

Fed likely to keep interest rate unchanged

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2% at the meeting of its policy-setting

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2% at the meeting of its policy-setting

Business

NYSE Euronext buys share of Qatar's stock exchange

The state of Qatar has agreed to sell 25% of the Doha stock market to NYSE Euronext for 160 million euros. With the deal Qatar hopes to become the

The state of Qatar has agreed to sell 25% of the Doha stock market to NYSE Euronext for 160 million euros. With the deal Qatar hopes to become the

Business

Europe's stocks end down again

European stocks finished around 1% lower on Tuesday, pushed down by worries over the US economy as new figures showing that consumer confidence there

European stocks finished around 1% lower on Tuesday, pushed down by worries over the US economy as new figures showing that consumer confidence there

News

OPEC and EU agree to disagree on oil production

There was little meeting of minds between OPEC and the European Union at a gathering in Brussels to discuss high oil prices. The producers’ cartel

There was little meeting of minds between OPEC and the European Union at a gathering in Brussels to discuss high oil prices. The producers’ cartel

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Sarkozy says Palestinian state is French priority

Nicolas Sarkozy has said the creation of a Palestinian state is a priority for France. Visiting his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in

Nicolas Sarkozy has said the creation of a Palestinian state is a priority for France. Visiting his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in

News

Zimbabwe's opposition welcomes UN condemnation

Morgan Tsvangirai says a UN statement condemning the election violence in Zimbabwe is an “important step” because it increases the international

Morgan Tsvangirai says a UN statement condemning the election violence in Zimbabwe is an “important step” because it increases the international

News

Peace returns to Tripoli after deadly sectarian clashes

An uneasy calm reigns in Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli, after two days of sectarian violence which killed at least nine people. Early this

An uneasy calm reigns in Lebanon’s second largest city, Tripoli, after two days of sectarian violence which killed at least nine people. Early this

News

Berlin calls for cash to boost Palestinian security

The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has arrived in Berlin for talks on the Mideast with her German counterpart, Frank Walter Steinmeier. It

The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has arrived in Berlin for talks on the Mideast with her German counterpart, Frank Walter Steinmeier. It

News

Hope fades for passengers trapped in capsized Philippine ferry

Navy divers say they have found no signs of life in the hull of a ferry which capsized in a typhoon in the Philippines at the weekend. After days of

Navy divers say they have found no signs of life in the hull of a ferry which capsized in a typhoon in the Philippines at the weekend. After days of

News

Germany announces troop increase for Afghanistan

Germany has announced plans to send an extra one thousand soldiers to Afghanistan. The increase, which will have to be agreed by parliament, would

Germany has announced plans to send an extra one thousand soldiers to Afghanistan. The increase, which will have to be agreed by parliament, would

News

IWC skirts difficult whale hunting decisions in Chile

The meeting of the international whaling commission, being held in Chile this year, is always a draw for demonstrators. Protestors in Santiago were

The meeting of the international whaling commission, being held in Chile this year, is always a draw for demonstrators. Protestors in Santiago were

News

Walesa book snapped up in Poland

Hundreds of people in Poland have queued for hours to snap up all 4000 copies of a new book claiming former President Lech Walesa was a communist

Hundreds of people in Poland have queued for hours to snap up all 4000 copies of a new book claiming former President Lech Walesa was a communist

News

Sarkozy talks tough in Knesset before Abbas meeting

President Nicolas Sarkozy may be fighting for popularity back home in France, but in Israel he is among friends. The honeymoon period with the new

President Nicolas Sarkozy may be fighting for popularity back home in France, but in Israel he is among friends. The honeymoon period with the new

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EU ministers agree cancer causing pesticides ban

Cancer causing chemicals in pesticides will be banned under a deal thrashed out by EU agriculture ministers after two years of negotiations. The new

Cancer causing chemicals in pesticides will be banned under a deal thrashed out by EU agriculture ministers after two years of negotiations. The new

Europe

Push to make European 112 emergency number better known

Suppose you were involved in an accident or saw one, while away from your home country in Europe. Would you know how to get help and what phone

Suppose you were involved in an accident or saw one, while away from your home country in Europe. Would you know how to get help and what phone

Europe

Safety at work

What plans does Brussels have to reduce the incidence of work-related accidents or illness?

What plans does Brussels have to reduce the incidence of work-related accidents or illness?