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2008-07-29

News

Earthquake hits Los Angeles; no injuries or damage

A moderate earthquake has hit Los Angeles, but there are no initial reports of injury or damage. The US Geological Survey originially measured the

A moderate earthquake has hit Los Angeles, but there are no initial reports of injury or damage. The US Geological Survey originially measured the

Business

BA and Iberia merger talks

Willie Walsh and Fernando Conte – the chiefs of British Airways and Spanish national airline Iberia – have announced consolidation talks which are

Willie Walsh and Fernando Conte – the chiefs of British Airways and Spanish national airline Iberia – have announced consolidation talks which are

Business

Merrill Lynch's shocking writedowns

Merrill Lynch has said it expects to take a 3.6 billion euro pretax write-down in the third quarter due to losses on its sale of mortgage

Merrill Lynch has said it expects to take a 3.6 billion euro pretax write-down in the third quarter due to losses on its sale of mortgage

Business

WTO trade liberalisation talks collapse

Marathon talks on trade liberalisation have collapsed at the World Trade Organisation. Participants blamed a failure to compromise over measures to

Marathon talks on trade liberalisation have collapsed at the World Trade Organisation. Participants blamed a failure to compromise over measures to

Business

Bertelsmann may sell its share of Sony-BMG

Sony has reportedly started negotiations to gain full ownership of its US venture Sony-BMG Music, in an effort to become more competitive in the

Sony has reportedly started negotiations to gain full ownership of its US venture Sony-BMG Music, in an effort to become more competitive in the

Business

Alcatel-Lucent sheds heads

Alcatel-Lucent’s top bosses are quitting as it announced a sixth straight quarterly loss. Chairman Serge Tchuruk – architect of the merger between

Alcatel-Lucent’s top bosses are quitting as it announced a sixth straight quarterly loss. Chairman Serge Tchuruk – architect of the merger between

Business

US consumer sentiment boost European shares

European shares reversed earlier losses and finished the session positive on Tuesday after the latest US consumer confidence data exceeded

European shares reversed earlier losses and finished the session positive on Tuesday after the latest US consumer confidence data exceeded

News

Karadzic arrest may ease Serbia's path to EU

While Radovan Karadzic remained a fugitive from UN prosecutors, his freedom proved a major obstacle in the way of closer relations between Serbia and

While Radovan Karadzic remained a fugitive from UN prosecutors, his freedom proved a major obstacle in the way of closer relations between Serbia and

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German milk prices on the menu at top-level talks

A humble glass of milk proved hard to swallow in Germany as farmers, distributors and the government met to discuss arguments over prices. At root is

A humble glass of milk proved hard to swallow in Germany as farmers, distributors and the government met to discuss arguments over prices. At root is

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Serbia

The war crimes tribunal in Bosnia has sentenced seven Bosnian Serbs for a mass killing of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 to four decades each

The war crimes tribunal in Bosnia has sentenced seven Bosnian Serbs for a mass killing of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 to four decades each

Science_technology

From Garden of England to mega greenhouse

Britain’s biggest greenhouse complex – Thanet Earth – is currently under construction in Thanet in Kent and will very soon be growing salad

Britain’s biggest greenhouse complex – Thanet Earth – is currently under construction in Thanet in Kent and will very soon be growing salad

Culture

Wagner fest leaps into the 21st century

Opera lovers are spolit for choice this month – if they have deep enough pockets – with the Salzburg Festival in Austria and the Bayreuth Festival of

Opera lovers are spolit for choice this month – if they have deep enough pockets – with the Salzburg Festival in Austria and the Bayreuth Festival of

Culture

Brendan Fraser returns as Mummy-slayer

It has lain dormant for seven years but now the franchise has come back to life with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

It has lain dormant for seven years but now the franchise has come back to life with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

News

Belgium's illegal immigrants demand right to stay

Illegal immigrants have taken their campaign to stay in Belgium into the skies above Brussels. Stepping up their protest, about 15 people climbed

Illegal immigrants have taken their campaign to stay in Belgium into the skies above Brussels. Stepping up their protest, about 15 people climbed

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UK to reform law on domestic violence

The British government has unveiled plans to overhaul laws relating to domestic violence. Women who kill abusive partners could escape a life

The British government has unveiled plans to overhaul laws relating to domestic violence. Women who kill abusive partners could escape a life

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No new deep-dive record at Lake Baikal

Russian divers have taken two mini-submarines deep into Lake Baikal in Siberia, but said they failed to set a new record for the deepest fresh-water

Russian divers have taken two mini-submarines deep into Lake Baikal in Siberia, but said they failed to set a new record for the deepest fresh-water

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Blue skies forecast for Beijing Olympics, or else

Beijing says the skies over the capital are looking bluer every day — relatively. The Chinese insist that special efforts to thin out pollution ahead

Beijing says the skies over the capital are looking bluer every day — relatively. The Chinese insist that special efforts to thin out pollution ahead

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British girl wins right to wear religious jewellery

A British teenager, suspended from school for wearing a religious bracelet has won her High Court battle. 14-year old Sarika Singh was sent home for

A British teenager, suspended from school for wearing a religious bracelet has won her High Court battle. 14-year old Sarika Singh was sent home for

News

Pro-Karadjic rally before warcrimes extradition

A mass protest against extraditing Radovan Karadzic is planned in Belgrade later today. His lawyers have tried to delay his transfer to the war

A mass protest against extraditing Radovan Karadzic is planned in Belgrade later today. His lawyers have tried to delay his transfer to the war

Europe

Helping Europeans be sun-smart

Clearer labelling has been introduced for sun protection products to help holiday-makers “Be sun-smart” this summer. The European health and consumer

Clearer labelling has been introduced for sun protection products to help holiday-makers “Be sun-smart” this summer. The European health and consumer

Europe

Air travel: new rights for reduced mobility passengers

About a third of Europeans need help to get around through either disability, age or reduced mobility. How are those needs being accomodated in the

About a third of Europeans need help to get around through either disability, age or reduced mobility. How are those needs being accomodated in the

News

Alcatel-Lucent dumps top executives

The telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent is ditching both its chairman Serge Tchuruk and chief executive, Pat Russo, to try to preserve the fragile merger

The telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent is ditching both its chairman Serge Tchuruk and chief executive, Pat Russo, to try to preserve the fragile merger

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Film reveals secret life of Karadzic

The latest amateur footage of Radovan Karadzic has emerged, while he was hiding from UN war crimes investigators. Shot on the 22nd of June this

The latest amateur footage of Radovan Karadzic has emerged, while he was hiding from UN war crimes investigators. Shot on the 22nd of June this

News

Virgin Boss launches space tourist aircraft

British Business Tycoon Richard Branson has unveiled an aircraft aimed at sending tourists into space. The high-altitude jet, nicknamed Eve after

British Business Tycoon Richard Branson has unveiled an aircraft aimed at sending tourists into space. The high-altitude jet, nicknamed Eve after

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Milk farmers threaten fresh demo in Germany

Milk farmers have held demonstrations in several federal states across Germany, as their protest over prices gathers pace. It comes ahead of

Milk farmers have held demonstrations in several federal states across Germany, as their protest over prices gathers pace. It comes ahead of

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French government drops challenge to Tapie payout

The French government has agreed to pay the flamboyant former businessman Bernard Tapie 285 million euros, ending a 13-year row over the sale of his

The French government has agreed to pay the flamboyant former businessman Bernard Tapie 285 million euros, ending a 13-year row over the sale of his

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Deliberations continue over the future of Turkey's AK Party

Turkey’s Constitutional Court is set to continue deliberations over whether to close down the governing AK Party for alleged anti-secular activities

Turkey’s Constitutional Court is set to continue deliberations over whether to close down the governing AK Party for alleged anti-secular activities