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2008-09-22

Business

Shares slump on rescue plan jitters

The euphoria over Washington’s plan to try to stop the financial sector turmoil didn’t last and European stocks slumped after Wall Street opened on

The euphoria over Washington’s plan to try to stop the financial sector turmoil didn’t last and European stocks slumped after Wall Street opened on

Business

Alitalia closer to the end

Alitalia could be grounded within days. Italy’s aviation authority, ENAC, has said it will take away its operating licence unless the airline’s

Alitalia could be grounded within days. Italy’s aviation authority, ENAC, has said it will take away its operating licence unless the airline’s

Europe

EU observers ready to monitor Russian troop pullout

European Union observers are preparing for imminent deployment to monitor the Russian troop pullout from inside Georgia. The EU mission’s mandate

European Union observers are preparing for imminent deployment to monitor the Russian troop pullout from inside Georgia. The EU mission’s mandate

Europe

SMS price caps and per-second billing proposed by Brussels

An 11 cent maximum on text messages and mobile phoning billed by the second are the main points in proposals the European Commission is set to adopt

An 11 cent maximum on text messages and mobile phoning billed by the second are the main points in proposals the European Commission is set to adopt

Business

Oil prices up as dollar falls

The price of oil in the US rose over $112 a barrel at one stage on Monday and Brent was also boosted to over $105. That is because the

The price of oil in the US rose over $112 a barrel at one stage on Monday and Brent was also boosted to over $105. That is because the

Business

End of an era in investment banking

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two big survivors of Wall Street’s recent turmoil, have given up their status as investment banks and are

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two big survivors of Wall Street’s recent turmoil, have given up their status as investment banks and are

News

Livni handed task of forming Israeli government

Israeli President Shimon Peres has officially handed the job of forming a new government to Tzipi Livni, setting her on her way to becoming the

Israeli President Shimon Peres has officially handed the job of forming a new government to Tzipi Livni, setting her on her way to becoming the

News

Trichet calls for overhaul of banking system

Recent times have seen almost unprecedented turmoil in financial markets. The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the takeover of Merril Lynch and the

Recent times have seen almost unprecedented turmoil in financial markets. The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the takeover of Merril Lynch and the

News

Slovenia heading for red-grey alliance

Slovenia’s election winners are enjoying the first taste of success, but this is a country where the elderly enjoy perhaps the most political power

Slovenia’s election winners are enjoying the first taste of success, but this is a country where the elderly enjoy perhaps the most political power

News

Islam group claims it destroyed Islamabad Marriott

A little-known group calling itself the Fedayeen Islam (Partisans of Islam) has claimed it planted the bomb that destroyed the Islamabad Marriott

A little-known group calling itself the Fedayeen Islam (Partisans of Islam) has claimed it planted the bomb that destroyed the Islamabad Marriott

News

China doubles baby milk victims count

The Chinese baby milk scandal has claimed the head of the country’s quality control body, who has resigned, and the number of children hospitalised

The Chinese baby milk scandal has claimed the head of the country’s quality control body, who has resigned, and the number of children hospitalised

News

Miliband tries to rouse the troops at Labour conference

British cabinet ministers have given a show of unity for their embattled leader Gordon Brown at the annual Labour Party conference. Among them

British cabinet ministers have given a show of unity for their embattled leader Gordon Brown at the annual Labour Party conference. Among them

News

Cantabria denounces ETA for exporting violence

The return of Basque terror attacks in Spain has sparked widespread condemnation of the separatist group ETA. After a weekend of attacks inside the

The return of Basque terror attacks in Spain has sparked widespread condemnation of the separatist group ETA. After a weekend of attacks inside the

News

Aso swamps challengers to become Japan's new PM

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrats have, as expected, picked the front-runner to be their new Prime Minister. 64-year old Taro Aso will be the man in

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrats have, as expected, picked the front-runner to be their new Prime Minister. 64-year old Taro Aso will be the man in

Culture

Fashion spotlight swings to Milan

Giorgio Armani, Anna Molinari for Blugirls, Rocco Borocco and Roberta Scarpa show their spring/summer 2009 collections at Milan Fashion Week.

Giorgio Armani, Anna Molinari for Blugirls, Rocco Borocco and Roberta Scarpa show their spring/summer 2009 collections at Milan Fashion Week.

Culture

Kingsley and Peck star in The Wackness

The winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Festival, The Wackness is set in 1994 New York – just before Rudy Giuliani’s clean-up

The winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Festival, The Wackness is set in 1994 New York – just before Rudy Giuliani’s clean-up

News

Aswan tourists snatched at gunpoint

Armed bandits have kidnapped 19 people including 11 holiday-makers in southern Egypt, according to the country’s tourism ministry. Security service

Armed bandits have kidnapped 19 people including 11 holiday-makers in southern Egypt, according to the country’s tourism ministry. Security service

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

Fifteen foreign tourists kidnapped in Egypt

Egyptian security services say a group of ten to fifteen foreign tourists have been kidnapped. The group includes five Italians and possibly two

Egyptian security services say a group of ten to fifteen foreign tourists have been kidnapped. The group includes five Italians and possibly two

News

New UK inquest opens into de Menezes shooting

The counter-terrorist tactics of Britain’s police are to come under scrutiny today as the latest inquiry opens into the police killing of an innocent

The counter-terrorist tactics of Britain’s police are to come under scrutiny today as the latest inquiry opens into the police killing of an innocent

News

Japan's LDP chooses Aso to lead

Former foreign minister Taro Aso has been elected as head of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat party, and may go to the polls as early as October to

Former foreign minister Taro Aso has been elected as head of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat party, and may go to the polls as early as October to

News

Number of China baby milk victims doubles

Chinese authorities have revised upwards the figures for those affected by contaminated baby milk as anxious parents crowd outside hospitals for

Chinese authorities have revised upwards the figures for those affected by contaminated baby milk as anxious parents crowd outside hospitals for

News

ETA bomb kills soldier in Basque country

Bombs over the weekend, and last night another, this time deadly device, indicate Basque terrorists ETA are stepping up their campaign of

Bombs over the weekend, and last night another, this time deadly device, indicate Basque terrorists ETA are stepping up their campaign of

News

72 hours to save Alitalia

Italy may be just days away from losing its national carrier Alitalia. Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority says it may withdraw the company’s licence by

Italy may be just days away from losing its national carrier Alitalia. Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority says it may withdraw the company’s licence by

News

Centre-left opposition wins Slovenian election

Slovenia’s opposition centre-left parties have defeated conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa in a parliamentary election by a wafer-thin majority

Slovenia’s opposition centre-left parties have defeated conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa in a parliamentary election by a wafer-thin majority

News

Third bomb blast in Spain in a day

Spain has been hit by a third bombing in 24 hours. The latest blast, in the early hours of this morning, was aimed at a military college in the

Spain has been hit by a third bombing in 24 hours. The latest blast, in the early hours of this morning, was aimed at a military college in the

News

Obama and McCain address financial crisis

As the world waits warily for Wall Street to open to a new, still uncertain, week, the presidential candidates in the United States are, predictably

As the world waits warily for Wall Street to open to a new, still uncertain, week, the presidential candidates in the United States are, predictably

News

Leterme's premiership faces Flemish threat

The position of the Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme is in question, again, tonight because of a nationalist Flemish party. The members of the

The position of the Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme is in question, again, tonight because of a nationalist Flemish party. The members of the

News

Alitalia to go under the hammer

Italy’s stricken national airline is being put up for auction. Alitalia’s special administrator Augusto Fantozzi is offering the airline out to

Italy’s stricken national airline is being put up for auction. Alitalia’s special administrator Augusto Fantozzi is offering the airline out to