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2008-09-18

Europe

Paving the abbatoire with good intentions

Brussels has adopted a proposal to make the end of the line for farm animals as humane as possible. This would require slaughterhouses everywhere in

Brussels has adopted a proposal to make the end of the line for farm animals as humane as possible. This would require slaughterhouses everywhere in

Europe

Brussels and EU states in joint action against drugs

The European Commission has unveiled a new four-year action plan for tackling drug abuse. The plan aims to reduce demand for and supply of illegal

The European Commission has unveiled a new four-year action plan for tackling drug abuse. The plan aims to reduce demand for and supply of illegal

Business

Morgan Stanley seeks buyers

Wall Street’s second-largest investment bank, Morgan Stanley, is reportedly casting around for a buyer in the wake of Lehman Brother’s collapse and

Wall Street’s second-largest investment bank, Morgan Stanley, is reportedly casting around for a buyer in the wake of Lehman Brother’s collapse and

Business

Lloyds takes over HBOS

Britain’s Lloyds TSB’s has sealed a rescue takeover of Halifax Bank of Scotland, creating a hugely dominant mortgage and savings bank in the

Britain’s Lloyds TSB’s has sealed a rescue takeover of Halifax Bank of Scotland, creating a hugely dominant mortgage and savings bank in the

Business

Oil falls as US refiners recover

Oil prices continue to be volatile: first they rose over $100 a barrel as investors turned to commodities due to turbulence in the financial markets

Oil prices continue to be volatile: first they rose over $100 a barrel as investors turned to commodities due to turbulence in the financial markets

News

Alitalia on the brink after rescue deal withdrawn

Alitalia appears condemned to bankruptcy after a last ditch attempt to save the national Italian airline failed. A consortium negotiating with

Alitalia appears condemned to bankruptcy after a last ditch attempt to save the national Italian airline failed. A consortium negotiating with

News

Promethean task for new Kadima leader

With the election closer than expected, Tzipi Livni had to wait long into the night for her victory, which will now be tempered with the realisation

With the election closer than expected, Tzipi Livni had to wait long into the night for her victory, which will now be tempered with the realisation

News

Financial woes dictate US campaign agenda

The financial turmoil around the world has pushed the economy right to the forefront of the US presidential campaign. Visiting a car factory today

The financial turmoil around the world has pushed the economy right to the forefront of the US presidential campaign. Visiting a car factory today

News

Israelis divided as Livni furthers PM ambitions

Having persuaded her party to back her, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is now seeking the support of other politicians to become prime

Having persuaded her party to back her, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is now seeking the support of other politicians to become prime

Business

Kremlin attempts to stem market panic

Moscow’s stock markets still remain closed as Russia continues to battle against financial meltdown. The Kremlin is struggling to stem a plummet in

Moscow’s stock markets still remain closed as Russia continues to battle against financial meltdown. The Kremlin is struggling to stem a plummet in

News

Shedding new light on Spanish poet's death

The mystery over the final resting place of the celebrated Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca could soon be solved. The family of

The mystery over the final resting place of the celebrated Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca could soon be solved. The family of

Business

Equities still in turmoil despite central bank actions

The jury is still out on how successful the world’s top central banks can be in trying to get commercial banks to lend to each other. The central

The jury is still out on how successful the world’s top central banks can be in trying to get commercial banks to lend to each other. The central

Science_technology

Space looks back at 4 years of programmes

Space is a source of inexhaustible fascination, discoveries and research. For four years Space has reported on a wide variety of extraterrestrial

Space is a source of inexhaustible fascination, discoveries and research. For four years Space has reported on a wide variety of extraterrestrial

News

More arrests in baby formula scandal

A further 12 people have been arrested by Chinese police investigating a scandal over toxic baby formula. This brings to 18 the number of people

A further 12 people have been arrested by Chinese police investigating a scandal over toxic baby formula. This brings to 18 the number of people

News

Yemen holds 19 over US embassy bombing

Some 19 people have reportedly been arrested in connection with yesterday’s bomb attack on the US embassy in Yemen. Media reports coming out of the

Some 19 people have reportedly been arrested in connection with yesterday’s bomb attack on the US embassy in Yemen. Media reports coming out of the

Business

Unions mull 'last chance' offer to save Alitalia

Investors have given unions just hours to agree to a drastic plan to save Alitalia, the Italian national airline, from collapse. The CAI group was

Investors have given unions just hours to agree to a drastic plan to save Alitalia, the Italian national airline, from collapse. The CAI group was

Business

Central banks unite for money markets boost

In a coordinated move to stabilise global money markets, six of the world’s major central banks have pumped almost 125 billion euros into the

In a coordinated move to stabilise global money markets, six of the world’s major central banks have pumped almost 125 billion euros into the

News

Presidential candidates score points off Wall St.

Wall street is now fully in the thrall of a September shiver. In the election, the economy is the new cold front, traditionally favoured ground for

Wall street is now fully in the thrall of a September shiver. In the election, the economy is the new cold front, traditionally favoured ground for

News

Poles apart: Russia sets seabed borders

A naval mission to plant a Russian flag beneath the North Pole, laying claim to a huge swathe of Arctic territory, is underway.   The action is in

A naval mission to plant a Russian flag beneath the North Pole, laying claim to a huge swathe of Arctic territory, is underway.   The action is in

News

Karadzic to face new indictment at TPI

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, already facing 11 charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, is to face fresh

The former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, already facing 11 charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, is to face fresh

News

Transatlantic police swoop nets 200

Italian police working with the FBI have busted drug rings in Europe and north and Latin America, making 200 arrests.   Six in New York and eight in

Italian police working with the FBI have busted drug rings in Europe and north and Latin America, making 200 arrests.   Six in New York and eight in

News

Livni in line for PM's job

Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has moved a step closer to becoming the country’s next prime minister after securing a narrow victory in the

Israel’s Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has moved a step closer to becoming the country’s next prime minister after securing a narrow victory in the