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2008-09-17

Science_technology

Getting the best from wine waste

As the grapes are harvested in Europe’s vineyards, scientists are looking at ways of turning the toxic waste left from wine-making into

As the grapes are harvested in Europe’s vineyards, scientists are looking at ways of turning the toxic waste left from wine-making into

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Haider blames EU interference for Austria's isolation in 2000

Jörg Haider is chief of the relatively new but so far tiny “Alliance for Austria’s Future” party which is to be found on the country’s political far

Jörg Haider is chief of the relatively new but so far tiny “Alliance for Austria’s Future” party which is to be found on the country’s political far

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Baader Meinhof film premieres in Munich

A film that tells the story of a group of left wing militants who terrorised the former West Germany in the 1970s and 80s has had its premiere in

A film that tells the story of a group of left wing militants who terrorised the former West Germany in the 1970s and 80s has had its premiere in

Europe

Proposing half billion euros to help feed Europe's poorest

Before EU farm policy reform, excess produce was bought up with public money and stored. Some was passed on to poor families, the elderly and asylum

Before EU farm policy reform, excess produce was bought up with public money and stored. Some was passed on to poor families, the elderly and asylum

Europe

Brussels urges full fisheries policy review

Too many European fishing boats are going after too little fish. This assessment comes from EU regulators calling for a full-scale review of

Too many European fishing boats are going after too little fish. This assessment comes from EU regulators calling for a full-scale review of

Business

Russia stops trading as bear market takes its toll

Russia has suspended trading on its two main stock exchanges after sharp recent falls continued. Falling oil prices and the conflict with Georgia

Russia has suspended trading on its two main stock exchanges after sharp recent falls continued. Falling oil prices and the conflict with Georgia

Business

Fed comes to the rescue of AIG

The Federal Reserve has come riding to the rescue of the US’ biggest insurance company AIG with a loan worth 60 billion euros to stave off

The Federal Reserve has come riding to the rescue of the US’ biggest insurance company AIG with a loan worth 60 billion euros to stave off

Business

UK banks HBOS and Lloyds look to join forces

The UK’s biggest mortgage lender Halifax Bank of Scotland is close to a merger with Lloyds TSB. An eventual deal would spawn a 38 million-euro retail

The UK’s biggest mortgage lender Halifax Bank of Scotland is close to a merger with Lloyds TSB. An eventual deal would spawn a 38 million-euro retail

Business

AIG rescue fails to lift market gloom

The bad news continues in Europe’s markets. Indexes made early gains but that wasn’t to last. The Fed may have launched a rescue plan for AIG, but

The bad news continues in Europe’s markets. Indexes made early gains but that wasn’t to last. The Fed may have launched a rescue plan for AIG, but

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Deadly attacks rock US embassy in Yemen

Two suicide car bombings have killed 16 people outside the US embassy in Yemen. US officials have confirmed a Yemeni security guard and civilians

Two suicide car bombings have killed 16 people outside the US embassy in Yemen. US officials have confirmed a Yemeni security guard and civilians

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US/Pakistan claim success in strike on militants

The US and Pakistan are claiming to have dealt a blow to al Qaeda-linked militants after at least five people were killed in a missile strike. An

The US and Pakistan are claiming to have dealt a blow to al Qaeda-linked militants after at least five people were killed in a missile strike. An

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US points finger at al Qaeda for embassy attack

The attacks outside the US embassy represent an escalation in violence in Yemen against western targets. More worrying was the way in which the car

The attacks outside the US embassy represent an escalation in violence in Yemen against western targets. More worrying was the way in which the car

Science_technology

Dutch club goes green

With their flashing lights and thumping sound systems, nightclubs are not generally thought of as green places. While clubbers burn up the calories

With their flashing lights and thumping sound systems, nightclubs are not generally thought of as green places. While clubbers burn up the calories

Culture

Tropic Thunder

Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder follows a group of prima donna actors, who are filming a Vietnam war movie. When the money runs

Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder follows a group of prima donna actors, who are filming a Vietnam war movie. When the money runs

Culture

Spanish fashion struts into spotlight

Devota and Lomba opened this year’s Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, where 52 designers are showing their spring/summer 2009 collections.

Devota and Lomba opened this year’s Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, where 52 designers are showing their spring/summer 2009 collections.

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Russia signs pacts with S. Ossetia and Abkhazia

Russia has backed up its moral support for Abkhazia and South Ossetia with treaties confirming military and economic aid to the breakaway Georgian

Russia has backed up its moral support for Abkhazia and South Ossetia with treaties confirming military and economic aid to the breakaway Georgian

Business

Financial markets pray for calm

It was a move designed to stop any further haemorrhaging of the financial sector, but it is still a case of wait and see. The US government has

It was a move designed to stop any further haemorrhaging of the financial sector, but it is still a case of wait and see. The US government has

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Voting underway for new Kadima party leader

Voting has begun as Israel’s ruling Kadima party chooses a successor to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And the contenders to replace scandal hit

Voting has begun as Israel’s ruling Kadima party chooses a successor to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And the contenders to replace scandal hit

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Deadly attacks rock US embassy in Yemen

A car bomb attack outside the US embassy in Yemen has reportedly killed at least fourteen people. Early reports indicate six Yemini soldiers were

A car bomb attack outside the US embassy in Yemen has reportedly killed at least fourteen people. Early reports indicate six Yemini soldiers were

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New PM chosen in Thailand

Thailand has a new Prime Minister – the brother-in-law of the ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Somchai Wongsawat won a majority of parliamentary

Thailand has a new Prime Minister – the brother-in-law of the ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Somchai Wongsawat won a majority of parliamentary

Business

AIG latest finance house to get federal aid

The U.S. Federal Reserve is to lend up to the equivalent of 60 billion euros to the American International Group. AIG had been pushed to the brink

The U.S. Federal Reserve is to lend up to the equivalent of 60 billion euros to the American International Group. AIG had been pushed to the brink

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Porsche claims control of VW

German sports car maker Porsche has effectively won control of Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto maker. Porsche issued a statement that it has

German sports car maker Porsche has effectively won control of Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto maker. Porsche issued a statement that it has