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2008-07-24

Science_technology

Andean glacier melts prompt worldwide concern

Major mid-winter ice melts at a South American glacier are causing scientists concern. They predict some glaciers will disappear in the very near

Major mid-winter ice melts at a South American glacier are causing scientists concern. They predict some glaciers will disappear in the very near

Science_technology

Andean glacier melts prompt worldwide concern

Major mid-winter ice melts at a South American glacier are causing scientists concern. They predict some glaciers will disappear in the very near

Major mid-winter ice melts at a South American glacier are causing scientists concern. They predict some glaciers will disappear in the very near

Culture

The X-Files are back at last

A decade after their last movie and six years since the end of the series, Mulder and Scully are back in a new film, “I Want To Believe”.

A decade after their last movie and six years since the end of the series, Mulder and Scully are back in a new film, “I Want To Believe”.

Culture

Hadrian - more than a wall!

A major exhibition of one of ancient Rome’s most important emperors, Hadrian, at the British Museum in London, it proves there was much more to him

A major exhibition of one of ancient Rome’s most important emperors, Hadrian, at the British Museum in London, it proves there was much more to him

Business

France scraps 35 hour work week

Ten years after it was introduced, France has ended the compulsory 35 hour work week. The unions organised protests against that outside the

Ten years after it was introduced, France has ended the compulsory 35 hour work week. The unions organised protests against that outside the

News

Obama urges US/European solidarity in Berlin

In an emotive speech in Berlin US presidential candidate Barack Obama has urged Europe to stand by America in a range of challenges facing the

In an emotive speech in Berlin US presidential candidate Barack Obama has urged Europe to stand by America in a range of challenges facing the

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Voting under-way in Scottish by-election

Scotland has been voting in a by-election which is being seen as a crucial test of Gordon Brown’s leadership. The Glasgow East constituency has

Scotland has been voting in a by-election which is being seen as a crucial test of Gordon Brown’s leadership. The Glasgow East constituency has

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Franco-German army unit faces economic axe

One of the most potent symbols of European military cooperation could soon fall victim to French cutbacks. The joint Franco-German army brigade

One of the most potent symbols of European military cooperation could soon fall victim to French cutbacks. The joint Franco-German army brigade

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Belgium: PM demands end to hunger-strikes

The Belgian Prime Minister has called on groups of illegal immigrants, who are hunger-striking for work permits, to call off their protest. Three

The Belgian Prime Minister has called on groups of illegal immigrants, who are hunger-striking for work permits, to call off their protest. Three

Business

France scraps 35 hour work week

Ten years after it was introduced, France has ended the compulsory 35 hour work week. The unions organised protests against that outside the

Ten years after it was introduced, France has ended the compulsory 35 hour work week. The unions organised protests against that outside the

Business

Spanish jobless total hit 3 year high

Spanish unemployment jumped to a higher-than-expected 10.4% in the second quarter of the year as the country’s economy slowed. It is the highest

Spanish unemployment jumped to a higher-than-expected 10.4% in the second quarter of the year as the country’s economy slowed. It is the highest

Business

Car makers and commodities pull down European shares

Thursday was another down day for European shares, which closed over 1% lower as analysts said that earnings are sending mixed signals. Car makers

Thursday was another down day for European shares, which closed over 1% lower as analysts said that earnings are sending mixed signals. Car makers

Business

Renault CEO: 'We are in a fight in Europe'

French car maker Renault has reduced its sales target for next year and increased its cost-cutting plans despite posting stronger-than-expected

French car maker Renault has reduced its sales target for next year and increased its cost-cutting plans despite posting stronger-than-expected

Europe

Europe's Ministers clash over immigration

European Union interior ministers have clashed over how to punish those who employ illegal immigrants. All the EU’s Mediterranean countries, where

European Union interior ministers have clashed over how to punish those who employ illegal immigrants. All the EU’s Mediterranean countries, where

Europe

Agency raises doubts over cloned food

The European Food Safety Authority has raised concerns over cloned food, despite saying there is no evidence of a danger to humans. A European

The European Food Safety Authority has raised concerns over cloned food, despite saying there is no evidence of a danger to humans. A European

News

Belgium: PM demands end to hunger-strikes

The Belgian Prime Minister has called on groups of illegal immigrants, who are hunger-striking for work permits, to call off their protest. Three

The Belgian Prime Minister has called on groups of illegal immigrants, who are hunger-striking for work permits, to call off their protest. Three

News

Serbia thaws frozen diplomatic links

The Serb government has given a clear indication it is ready to close the chapter on the Karadzic era. It has announced it is reinstating its

The Serb government has given a clear indication it is ready to close the chapter on the Karadzic era. It has announced it is reinstating its

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Libya cuts Swiss oil supplies

Libya has begun carrying out its threats against Switzerland over the arrest of Muammar Gadhaffi’s son in Geneva last week. The OPEC member has

Libya has begun carrying out its threats against Switzerland over the arrest of Muammar Gadhaffi’s son in Geneva last week. The OPEC member has

News

Northern Cyprus property boom: good or bad?

In the past five years, the north of Cyprus has undergone a property boom. But while it has brought money for some, it has also meant headaches for

In the past five years, the north of Cyprus has undergone a property boom. But while it has brought money for some, it has also meant headaches for

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Karadzic: The secret life of a fugitive

More claims about the secret life led by Radovan Karadciz while a fugitive from justice have emerged. The former Bosnian Serb leader is being held

More claims about the secret life led by Radovan Karadciz while a fugitive from justice have emerged. The former Bosnian Serb leader is being held

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Japan mops up after strong earthquake

The government in Tokyo has set up an emergency committee to deal with the after-effects of a powerful earthquake which rocked the north-east part of

The government in Tokyo has set up an emergency committee to deal with the after-effects of a powerful earthquake which rocked the north-east part of

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France: Fourth nuclear incident in a fortnight

Nuclear inspectors in France are studying a report into the country’s fourth radiation leak in a fortnight. In the latest incident, around a

Nuclear inspectors in France are studying a report into the country’s fourth radiation leak in a fortnight. In the latest incident, around a

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Berlin greets the man who would be president

If Angela Merkel’s decision to over-rule Barack Obama’s speechmaking plans caused any friction between the pair there was no evidence of it on his

If Angela Merkel’s decision to over-rule Barack Obama’s speechmaking plans caused any friction between the pair there was no evidence of it on his

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Greece under threat of new wildfires

Emergency crews in Greece say there is a big risk of more of the wildfires that caused homes to be evacuated in Athens and Rhodes. The blaze that

Emergency crews in Greece say there is a big risk of more of the wildfires that caused homes to be evacuated in Athens and Rhodes. The blaze that

News

Bulgaria defends its action on corruption

The Bulgarian government has parried a thrust from the EU over corruption and organised crime, by saying it is already working on the problem. The

The Bulgarian government has parried a thrust from the EU over corruption and organised crime, by saying it is already working on the problem. The

News

Diplomatic row brews between Libya and Switzerland

A diplomatic crisis is brewing between Libya and Switzerland following the arrest of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son. Demonstrators in Tripoli

A diplomatic crisis is brewing between Libya and Switzerland following the arrest of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son. Demonstrators in Tripoli

News

Bulgaria defends its action on corruption

The Bulgarian government has parried a thrust from the EU over corruption and organised crime, by saying it is already working on the problem. The

The Bulgarian government has parried a thrust from the EU over corruption and organised crime, by saying it is already working on the problem. The