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2008-10-01

News

EU monitors satisfied with Georgia patrols

EU monitors who have begun patrolling inside a buffer zone around Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region, say their first operation has gone

EU monitors who have begun patrolling inside a buffer zone around Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia region, say their first operation has gone

Business

Inventory data pushes down oil prices

Oil prices have plummeted again. At one stage on Wednesday they fell by around 4%. That came after the release of weekly US data showed a bigger than

Oil prices have plummeted again. At one stage on Wednesday they fell by around 4%. That came after the release of weekly US data showed a bigger than

Business

US manufacturing data hits European shares

European shares finished Wednesday higher though Frankfurt suffered substantial losses. And the markets did trim their gains on news that

European shares finished Wednesday higher though Frankfurt suffered substantial losses. And the markets did trim their gains on news that

News

Bradford and Bingley rescue plan approved

The European Commission has given the go ahead for a British government rescue plan for the UK mortgage-lender Bradford & Bingley saying it does meet

The European Commission has given the go ahead for a British government rescue plan for the UK mortgage-lender Bradford & Bingley saying it does meet

Business

Japan car sales slump

Sales of cars in Japan have fallen to their lowest level in over three decades. Demand for new vehicles has been hit by higher unemployment and

Sales of cars in Japan have fallen to their lowest level in over three decades. Demand for new vehicles has been hit by higher unemployment and

Business

More people jobless in euro zone

Unemployment in the Euro zone unexpectedly went up in August. The jobless rate increased to 7.5% of the working population according to the latest

Unemployment in the Euro zone unexpectedly went up in August. The jobless rate increased to 7.5% of the working population according to the latest

Business

Fortis asset sell off blocked

The Dutch central bank has said it is not going to let the Belgian-Dutch lender Fortis sell 709 million euros worth of assets for the moment. That

The Dutch central bank has said it is not going to let the Belgian-Dutch lender Fortis sell 709 million euros worth of assets for the moment. That

Europe

Replace EUFOR with civilian force say EU Defence Ministers

EU defence ministers have expressed their desire to end the EU’s military mission in Bosnia. The French say most EU states want it replaced by a

EU defence ministers have expressed their desire to end the EU’s military mission in Bosnia. The French say most EU states want it replaced by a

Europe

EU wax fix busted by Brussels

Paraffin wax. Not something we think about much, but a vital part of our everyday lives, key to several industries, and a business worth millions of

Paraffin wax. Not something we think about much, but a vital part of our everyday lives, key to several industries, and a business worth millions of

Europe

Talat says Cyprus negotiations "improving"

The Council of Europe has again been the forum for one of the leading protagonists in the Cyprus dispute to give a progress report on how the

The Council of Europe has again been the forum for one of the leading protagonists in the Cyprus dispute to give a progress report on how the

News

US Senate to vote on crucial bail-out package

After days of behind-the-scenes manoeuvring the United States Senate is set to vote later on a massive 400 billion euro bailout package to help save

After days of behind-the-scenes manoeuvring the United States Senate is set to vote later on a massive 400 billion euro bailout package to help save

News

121 arrested in Spanish child porn raids

Spain has carried out its biggest crackdown on child pornography with raids on hundreds of homes. Police seized millions of images, after smashing

Spain has carried out its biggest crackdown on child pornography with raids on hundreds of homes. Police seized millions of images, after smashing

News

EU proposes new rules for banks

The European Union has put forward its plan for a tougher stance on banks to prevent them from a future mauling at the hands of a global credit

The European Union has put forward its plan for a tougher stance on banks to prevent them from a future mauling at the hands of a global credit

News

121 arrested in Spanish child porn raids

Spain has carried out its biggest crackdown on child pornography with raids on hundreds of homes. Police seized millions of images, after smashing a

Spain has carried out its biggest crackdown on child pornography with raids on hundreds of homes. Police seized millions of images, after smashing a

News

Putin brands US "irresponsible" over financial crisis

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US, accusing it of causing the world financial crisis. His country has not escaped the

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US, accusing it of causing the world financial crisis. His country has not escaped the

Culture

Albou and Westwood unveil designs

Paris-born designer Sophie Albou, and Britain’s Vivienne Westwood presented their collections at the Paris ready-to-wear show. Albou had input from

Paris-born designer Sophie Albou, and Britain’s Vivienne Westwood presented their collections at the Paris ready-to-wear show. Albou had input from

Science_technology

Wearable airbag launched in Japan

A Japanese company, Prop, has developed a wearable airbag for the elderly. The device inflates in a tenth of a second when sensors detect that the

A Japanese company, Prop, has developed a wearable airbag for the elderly. The device inflates in a tenth of a second when sensors detect that the

Science_technology

New eco-bike goes at 80km an hour

The eROCKIT is a cross between a bicycle and a motor bike. Invented by Austrian Stefan Gulas, and made in Germany, it has a top speed of 80

The eROCKIT is a cross between a bicycle and a motor bike. Invented by Austrian Stefan Gulas, and made in Germany, it has a top speed of 80

Culture

Proud to be Young@Heart

The film Young@Heart is an ode to the elderly. The members of the choir on which it is based have an average age of 80, but their repertoire ranges

The film Young@Heart is an ode to the elderly. The members of the choir on which it is based have an average age of 80, but their repertoire ranges

News

Russian court rehabilitates Tsar

Russia’s highest court has ruled that the last Tsar, Nicolas II, was unlawfully killed by Bolshevik revolutionaries. The declaration has been hailed

Russia’s highest court has ruled that the last Tsar, Nicolas II, was unlawfully killed by Bolshevik revolutionaries. The declaration has been hailed

News

121 arrests in Spain child pornography raids

121 people have been arrested in Spain’s biggest-ever strike against child pornography. More than 800 police officers, working with agents in Brazil

121 people have been arrested in Spain’s biggest-ever strike against child pornography. More than 800 police officers, working with agents in Brazil

News

EU ceasefire monitors begin work in Georgia

European observers have entered the buffer zone around Georgia’s breakaway region South Ossetia for the first time this morning, to monitor the

European observers have entered the buffer zone around Georgia’s breakaway region South Ossetia for the first time this morning, to monitor the

News

Calls for Europe's banks to co-ordinate strategy

One of Europe’s top bankers says the world’s leading economies must work together more closely to survive the current financial turmoil. Jean-Claude

One of Europe’s top bankers says the world’s leading economies must work together more closely to survive the current financial turmoil. Jean-Claude

News

Markets bank on success of amended bail-out bill

Traders worldwide hope the financial rescue package has undergone enough amendments since Monday to squeeze through the US congress. Among the

Traders worldwide hope the financial rescue package has undergone enough amendments since Monday to squeeze through the US congress. Among the