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2008-07-17

Culture

Playing with fire

Scottish installation artist David Mach works with matches – sometimes thousands upon thousands, and sometimes he lights them, too.

Scottish installation artist David Mach works with matches – sometimes thousands upon thousands, and sometimes he lights them, too.

Europe

Mandelson under pressure to nail Doha trade deal

Ministers from around the world are to meet at the World Trade Organisation next week in an attempt to carry forward the long-delayed Doha round of

Ministers from around the world are to meet at the World Trade Organisation next week in an attempt to carry forward the long-delayed Doha round of

Europe

Watchdog gets tough on mobile service vendors

Companies that offer mobile phone services such as ringtones and SMS alerts could face suspension if they fail to allow consumers to stop

Companies that offer mobile phone services such as ringtones and SMS alerts could face suspension if they fail to allow consumers to stop

Science_technology

New treatment for colon cancer sufferers

A team of Spanish surgeons and oncologists has developed an innovative technique to treat people suffering from cancer of the colon. Immediately

A team of Spanish surgeons and oncologists has developed an innovative technique to treat people suffering from cancer of the colon. Immediately

Culture

Hellboy to humanity's rescue - again

Hellboy – or Red to his friends – is back. And once again the Dark Horse comic book character is called on to save humanity.

Hellboy – or Red to his friends – is back. And once again the Dark Horse comic book character is called on to save humanity.

Business

Germany aims for Algerian gas partnership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pushed for closer commercial ties in talks with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On a visit to the north

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pushed for closer commercial ties in talks with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. On a visit to the north

Business

Nokia optimistic about 2008 sales

Nokia has reported results for April through to June that were roughly in line with forecasts, driven by robust demand for cheaper phones in emerging

Nokia has reported results for April through to June that were roughly in line with forecasts, driven by robust demand for cheaper phones in emerging

Business

EU draft budget approved

EU budget and finance ministers have cut almost two billion euros off the draft general budget for the 2009 financial year. At a meeting in Brussels

EU budget and finance ministers have cut almost two billion euros off the draft general budget for the 2009 financial year. At a meeting in Brussels

Business

European shares rally

European stocks ending the session up 2.6% on Thursday – their best rally in three months. Investors reacted positively to a solid outlook from

European stocks ending the session up 2.6% on Thursday – their best rally in three months. Investors reacted positively to a solid outlook from

Business

Executive jets are big business at Farnborough

Although it is the display flying of the fighter planes ripping through the skies in formation and the big passenger jets that get most of the

Although it is the display flying of the fighter planes ripping through the skies in formation and the big passenger jets that get most of the

News

Freed Lebanese prisoner given hero's welcome

As Israel mourns its dead, Lebanon’s longest-serving prisoner, who was freed in the swap, has been given a hero’s welcome. Deeply reviled in

As Israel mourns its dead, Lebanon’s longest-serving prisoner, who was freed in the swap, has been given a hero’s welcome. Deeply reviled in

News

Ex-Yugoslav general jailed for war crimes

A former Yugoslav general has been jailed for seven and a half years for war crimes committed in the Croatian town of Dubrovnic in 1991. Already

A former Yugoslav general has been jailed for seven and a half years for war crimes committed in the Croatian town of Dubrovnic in 1991. Already

News

Argentine tax rise not worth a bean

Plans by the Argentine President for an unpopular tax rise have been defeated by her own Vice-President. The debate to ratify a hefty increase in

Plans by the Argentine President for an unpopular tax rise have been defeated by her own Vice-President. The debate to ratify a hefty increase in

News

Israel buries its dead returned by Hezbollah

Thousands of mourners have been to the funerals of two Israeli soldiers, whose remains were returned home by Hezbollah in a prisoner exchange. At

Thousands of mourners have been to the funerals of two Israeli soldiers, whose remains were returned home by Hezbollah in a prisoner exchange. At

News

Picture postcard arrival for Pope at World Youth Day

Against the breathtaking backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the Pope has made his first major appearance at the World Youth Day celebrations. The picture

Against the breathtaking backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the Pope has made his first major appearance at the World Youth Day celebrations. The picture

News

Israel buries soldiers after Hezbollah returns bodies in swap

Israel has been burying two of its soldiers whose capture in 2006 triggered a war with Hezbollah. The bodies of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev

Israel has been burying two of its soldiers whose capture in 2006 triggered a war with Hezbollah. The bodies of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev

News

Constitutional reforms to go before French Congress

Constitutional reforms backed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy must now get final approval by Congress after the Senate gave them the green light

Constitutional reforms backed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy must now get final approval by Congress after the Senate gave them the green light

News

Argentine government loses crucial soya-tax vote

Argentina’s president has lost a crucial vote in the Senate after her own vice-president cast his deciding ballot against her to defeat a

Argentina’s president has lost a crucial vote in the Senate after her own vice-president cast his deciding ballot against her to defeat a

News

Lebanon's joy as Israel mourns

Lebanon has been welcoming lorryloads of its dead, released by Israel as part of yesterday’s exchange deal. Nearly 200 bodies of those killed while

Lebanon has been welcoming lorryloads of its dead, released by Israel as part of yesterday’s exchange deal. Nearly 200 bodies of those killed while

News

Anglican bishops boycott Lambeth conference

An estimated one quarter of the world’s Anglican bishops have refused to attend a summit in the United Kingdom which is meant to forge their unity

An estimated one quarter of the world’s Anglican bishops have refused to attend a summit in the United Kingdom which is meant to forge their unity

News

Israel prepares to bury its returned captives

It was a gruelling day for the relatives and friends of the two Israeli soldiers snatched two years ago. The Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and his

It was a gruelling day for the relatives and friends of the two Israeli soldiers snatched two years ago. The Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and his

News

Colombia apologises after Red Cross gaffe

The President of Colombia has admitted that a member of the rescue team which freed 15 hostages, including Ingrid Betancourt, from FARC rebels was

The President of Colombia has admitted that a member of the rescue team which freed 15 hostages, including Ingrid Betancourt, from FARC rebels was

News

Hiz'bullah claims victory after prisoner swap

Israel would not have wanted yesterday’s prisoner exchange to be seen as a victory for Hiz’bullah, but in Lebanon there was no doubt. Samir Kantar

Israel would not have wanted yesterday’s prisoner exchange to be seen as a victory for Hiz’bullah, but in Lebanon there was no doubt. Samir Kantar

News

Dozens killed in Egyptian train crash

In north west Egypt, dozens of people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train crashed into several vehicles on a railway crossing

In north west Egypt, dozens of people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train crashed into several vehicles on a railway crossing

News

Court told Turkey's AK party has no Islamic agenda

It is being widely reported that an advisor to Turkey’s Constitutional Court has recommended that the governing AK Party should not be shut

It is being widely reported that an advisor to Turkey’s Constitutional Court has recommended that the governing AK Party should not be shut