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2008-07-07

Europe

Towards harmonising lower VAT rates

Lower VAT on dining out would suit France, but not other EU member states… The European Commission is calling on all of them to agree which goods and

Lower VAT on dining out would suit France, but not other EU member states… The European Commission is calling on all of them to agree which goods and

Europe

EU tests joint police stations for tourist areas

In countries popular with foreign tourists, the EU is considering transplanting police from their home states. The interior ministers have also

In countries popular with foreign tourists, the EU is considering transplanting police from their home states. The interior ministers have also

Business

Lufthansa pilots strike grounds flights

Lufthansa said it had to cancel 200 flights on Monday because of a 24-hour strike by pilots on its CityLine and Eurowings regional carriers. The

Lufthansa said it had to cancel 200 flights on Monday because of a 24-hour strike by pilots on its CityLine and Eurowings regional carriers. The

Business

Ban&Olufsen issues another profit warning

The Danish luxury hi-fi and television maker Bang&Olufsen has cut its profit estimate for the third time in a year. That profit warning came as its

The Danish luxury hi-fi and television maker Bang&Olufsen has cut its profit estimate for the third time in a year. That profit warning came as its

Business

Fresenius buys APP to enter US market

German medical group Fresenius is to buy the US company APP Pharmaceuticals which makes generic injectable drugs used in hospitals with most of its

German medical group Fresenius is to buy the US company APP Pharmaceuticals which makes generic injectable drugs used in hospitals with most of its

Business

European shares end losing streak

European shares ended Monday’s session 1% higher as investors snapped up bargains and oil prices fell sharply thanks to the stronger dollar. The

European shares ended Monday’s session 1% higher as investors snapped up bargains and oil prices fell sharply thanks to the stronger dollar. The

News

G8 against ponders problems of poverty in Africa

African leaders attending the G8 summit have called on the world’s richest countries to keep their promises to help the continent out of poverty,a

African leaders attending the G8 summit have called on the world’s richest countries to keep their promises to help the continent out of poverty,a

News

Clouds on horizon over climsdsate change at G8 sumsdsdsdsdsdmit

World leaders are heading into the second day of the G8 summit, with rising food and fuel costs still on the agenda and deep divisions over climate

World leaders are heading into the second day of the G8 summit, with rising food and fuel costs still on the agenda and deep divisions over climate

News

French watchwords on illegal immigrants: repel and expel

EU ministers have reacted favourably to French proposals for a tougher common policy to stem illegal immigration. They have been meeting in Cannes to

EU ministers have reacted favourably to French proposals for a tougher common policy to stem illegal immigration. They have been meeting in Cannes to

Culture

"Laughterlife" a look at new Russian art

Georgy Ostretov’s “Sex in the City” is a central piece in an exhibition showcasing a selection of new Russian art. The show at the London Paradise

Georgy Ostretov’s “Sex in the City” is a central piece in an exhibition showcasing a selection of new Russian art. The show at the London Paradise

Culture

A Crystal Globe for De Niro at Karlovy Vary

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is underway with US actor, director and producer Robert De Niro taking centre stage with a top award, a Crystal Globe

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is underway with US actor, director and producer Robert De Niro taking centre stage with a top award, a Crystal Globe

Science_technology

Summer science showcases British projects

A summer science festival organised by the Royal Society in London featured a number of projects devoloped by British scientists ranging from a space

A summer science festival organised by the Royal Society in London featured a number of projects devoloped by British scientists ranging from a space

News

Austria to go to the polls after coalition collapse

A snap election looks to be on the cards in Austria after the Social Democrats agreed to a call for an early poll from their conservative coalition

A snap election looks to be on the cards in Austria after the Social Democrats agreed to a call for an early poll from their conservative coalition

News

Kabul points finger at Pakistan over bombing

Afghanistan believes foreign agents may have coordinated the suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in Kabul that killed at least 41 people. The

Afghanistan believes foreign agents may have coordinated the suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in Kabul that killed at least 41 people. The

News

Strike halts public transport in Italy

Train, underground and bus services came to a halt in Italy for most of the day as staff went on strike over pay and working conditions. Athough

Train, underground and bus services came to a halt in Italy for most of the day as staff went on strike over pay and working conditions. Athough

News

Austrian government set to collapse

The leader of Austria’s co-governing People’s Party has called for a snap election, claiming it is no longer possible to work with Chancellor Alfred

The leader of Austria’s co-governing People’s Party has called for a snap election, claiming it is no longer possible to work with Chancellor Alfred

News

Nine injured in Pamplona bull run

Spain’s annual bull running fiesta has got off to a bad start with nine people injured on the first day. Yesterday a young man died after falling

Spain’s annual bull running fiesta has got off to a bad start with nine people injured on the first day. Yesterday a young man died after falling

News

Second arrest in French student double murder

Police in London say a second man is now being questioned in connection with the deaths of two French students in a frenzied knife attack a week ago

Police in London say a second man is now being questioned in connection with the deaths of two French students in a frenzied knife attack a week ago

News

G8 nations "dragging feet" over Africa aid pledge

Activists have accused rich nations of reneging on their pledges to double aid to Africa. The world’s poorest continent tops the agenda on the first

Activists have accused rich nations of reneging on their pledges to double aid to Africa. The world’s poorest continent tops the agenda on the first

News

Suicide bomber hits Indian Embassy in Kabul

A car bomb has been detonated outside the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 140. While the

A car bomb has been detonated outside the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 140. While the

News

G8 leaders face full agenda at Japan summit

Leaders of some of the richest countries in the world are facing a jam-packed agenda at the start of the G8 summit. Aid to Africa is playing a major

Leaders of some of the richest countries in the world are facing a jam-packed agenda at the start of the G8 summit. Aid to Africa is playing a major

News

French student murders: UK police issue E-Fit

Police in London have issued an artist’s impression of a man seen running near the scene where two French students were murdered in a frenzied knife

Police in London have issued an artist’s impression of a man seen running near the scene where two French students were murdered in a frenzied knife

News

France waters down anti-illegals plan for EU

France intends to outline exactly how the EU should crackdown on illegal immigration at a meeting of interior ministers in Cannes later today. But

France intends to outline exactly how the EU should crackdown on illegal immigration at a meeting of interior ministers in Cannes later today. But

News

Ex-hostages send messages to FARC captives

Former Colombian hostages, who escaped their FARC captors last week, said they wouldn’t forget the people left behind. They have honoured that

Former Colombian hostages, who escaped their FARC captors last week, said they wouldn’t forget the people left behind. They have honoured that

News

Turkish protest in support of suspected coup plotters

Rallies have been held across Turkey in support of two retired army generals arrested on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. The two

Rallies have been held across Turkey in support of two retired army generals arrested on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. The two

News

Bush and Medvedev tackle weapons worries

The Russian leader, Dmitry Medvedev, arrived in Japan for the summit with weapons on his mind. He met George Bush for the first time since becoming

The Russian leader, Dmitry Medvedev, arrived in Japan for the summit with weapons on his mind. He met George Bush for the first time since becoming