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2008-07-28

Business

First Siemens bribery trial completed

A former Siemens executive has been fined 108 thousand euros and given a two-year suspended prison sentence for his role in a bribery scandal at the

A former Siemens executive has been fined 108 thousand euros and given a two-year suspended prison sentence for his role in a bribery scandal at the

Business

Airlines and banks pull down European shares

European stocks ended Monday down 1%. Banks retreated on concerns over credit ratings at major US mortgage lenders. In addition crude oil rose which

European stocks ended Monday down 1%. Banks retreated on concerns over credit ratings at major US mortgage lenders. In addition crude oil rose which

Business

Putin's Mechel comments worry investors

Russian investors are bailing out of Mechel – one of Russia’s largest coal and steel firms – following comments from Prime Minister Vladimir

Russian investors are bailing out of Mechel – one of Russia’s largest coal and steel firms – following comments from Prime Minister Vladimir

Business

Toyota blames US for sales forecast cut

In a rare setback for the world’s biggest car maker, Toyota has cut its groupwide global sales forecast for this year by 350,000 vehicles. It now

In a rare setback for the world’s biggest car maker, Toyota has cut its groupwide global sales forecast for this year by 350,000 vehicles. It now

Business

Emirates gets first Airbus A380

Emirates has taken delivery of the first of the 58 Airbus A380 superjumbos it has ordered. The plane was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg

Emirates has taken delivery of the first of the 58 Airbus A380 superjumbos it has ordered. The plane was handed over at a ceremony in Hamburg

News

New video of Karadzic partying while on the run

New pictures have emerged of Bosnian war crimes’ suspect Radovan Karadzic in disguise, while hiding from UN war crimes investigators. The former

New pictures have emerged of Bosnian war crimes’ suspect Radovan Karadzic in disguise, while hiding from UN war crimes investigators. The former

News

Ukraine, Romania, Moldova struggle with flood emergencies

Ukraine has declared its flooding a national disaster. Making the most of a sunny dry spell, President Viktor Yushchenko visited the Ivano-Frankivsk

Ukraine has declared its flooding a national disaster. Making the most of a sunny dry spell, President Viktor Yushchenko visited the Ivano-Frankivsk

News

ETA blamed for small bomb on Basque motorway

The Basque terror group ETA is being blamed for a small explosion on a major motorway in Spain’s Basque Country. The device went off sometime over

The Basque terror group ETA is being blamed for a small explosion on a major motorway in Spain’s Basque Country. The device went off sometime over

News

Lufthansa downplays strike impact

Lufthansa says its customers have not felt any inconvenience on the first day of a strike by ground and cabin staff over pay. A spokesman for the

Lufthansa says its customers have not felt any inconvenience on the first day of a strike by ground and cabin staff over pay. A spokesman for the

News

AK case highlights Turkey's political tensions

The Turkish chief prosecutor’s decision to seek a ban on the ruling AK Party and banish its senior figures to the political wilderness has exposed

The Turkish chief prosecutor’s decision to seek a ban on the ruling AK Party and banish its senior figures to the political wilderness has exposed

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Weston-super-Mare's real 'End-of-the-Pier' show

There has been a major change to the coastline of south west England. The historic Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare has gone up in flames. The heat

There has been a major change to the coastline of south west England. The historic Grand Pier in Weston-Super-Mare has gone up in flames. The heat

News

PKK suspected of fatal Istanbul bombings

The Turkish Prime Minister has called for unity as the first victims of the Istanbul bomb attack were buried. Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined mourners at

The Turkish Prime Minister has called for unity as the first victims of the Istanbul bomb attack were buried. Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined mourners at

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Iraq suffers bloody day as bombers strike

Bombers have killed at least 50 people in Iraq, in one of the bloodiest days in recent months. 22 people died in the northern oil city of Kirkuk

Bombers have killed at least 50 people in Iraq, in one of the bloodiest days in recent months. 22 people died in the northern oil city of Kirkuk

Culture

Myers back on big screen as love guru

Mike Myers’ plays a spiritual self-help therapist, who’s trying to patch up the marriage of an ice hockey player in his latest comedy, The Love Guru.

Mike Myers’ plays a spiritual self-help therapist, who’s trying to patch up the marriage of an ice hockey player in his latest comedy, The Love Guru.

Culture

The pharaohs' women

Overshadowed for millenia by their famous pharaonic husbands, the queens of Egypt have now been given a share of the limelight with a new exhibition

Overshadowed for millenia by their famous pharaonic husbands, the queens of Egypt have now been given a share of the limelight with a new exhibition

Science_technology

China's robotic welcoming delegation

As preparations for the Beijing Games continue, China has put together a team of five cute robots to welcome visitors at the international airport –

As preparations for the Beijing Games continue, China has put together a team of five cute robots to welcome visitors at the international airport –

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No claimant for deadly Istanbul bomb attacks

No one has claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts on Sunday evening in a working-class district of Istanbul, which claimed at least 17 lives and

No one has claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts on Sunday evening in a working-class district of Istanbul, which claimed at least 17 lives and

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India steels for more terrorist bloodshed

India’s big cities remain on high alert, after Saturday’s multiple bombings in Muslim-dominated Ahmedabad in the west, and southern Bangalore. In

India’s big cities remain on high alert, after Saturday’s multiple bombings in Muslim-dominated Ahmedabad in the west, and southern Bangalore. In

News

Women bombers spill pilgrims' blood in Iraq

Officials say three women suicide bombers have claimed close to thirty lives, as a major religious event comes to a climax in Baghdad. As Shi’ite

Officials say three women suicide bombers have claimed close to thirty lives, as a major religious event comes to a climax in Baghdad. As Shi’ite

News

Lufthansa workers begin indefinite stoppage

A strike by ground staff and cabin crew at Germany’s national airline, Lufthansa, has done little to disrupt operations, according to the

A strike by ground staff and cabin crew at Germany’s national airline, Lufthansa, has done little to disrupt operations, according to the

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Turkey: Top court begins AKP deliberations

The Constitutional Court in Turkey has begun deliberating in a case which could see the country’s Prime Minister out of office, for supposedly trying

The Constitutional Court in Turkey has begun deliberating in a case which could see the country’s Prime Minister out of office, for supposedly trying

News

Lufthansa braces for staff walk-out

A pay strike by ground crew and cabin staff at Lufthansa is expected to cause big disruption at two international airports in Germany today. The

A pay strike by ground crew and cabin staff at Lufthansa is expected to cause big disruption at two international airports in Germany today. The

News

Banana wars' end could be near

The 16-year “banana wars” could be nearing an end. Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has announced that an historic deal has been reached on

The 16-year “banana wars” could be nearing an end. Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has announced that an historic deal has been reached on

News

Radovan Karadzic may not have been in Vienna

Claims that Radovan Karadzic spent some of his time on the run living in Vienna, under the name of Peter Glumac, have been cast into doubt after a

Claims that Radovan Karadzic spent some of his time on the run living in Vienna, under the name of Peter Glumac, have been cast into doubt after a

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Serbia's PM hints at more war crimes arrests

Serbia’s Prime Minister has hinted that more arrests of war crimes suspects could follow the detention of Radovan Karadzic. Speaking in Austria

Serbia’s Prime Minister has hinted that more arrests of war crimes suspects could follow the detention of Radovan Karadzic. Speaking in Austria

News

Turkish authorities search for bomb clues

Turkish Police have already begun investigating the attacks in Istanbul. Forensic teams moved in to sift through shrapnel and debris soon after the

Turkish Police have already begun investigating the attacks in Istanbul. Forensic teams moved in to sift through shrapnel and debris soon after the

News

Double bomb blast rocks Turkey

Two fatal explosions have killed at least 15 people, and injured around 150 others, in Istanbul. Local reports indicate the double bombing occurred

Two fatal explosions have killed at least 15 people, and injured around 150 others, in Istanbul. Local reports indicate the double bombing occurred