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2008-10-08

News

Medvedev praises Europe, criticises US

The presence of the Russian and French presidents at a conference in France today is being seen as a warming of relations between Moscow and Europe

The presence of the Russian and French presidents at a conference in France today is being seen as a warming of relations between Moscow and Europe

Europe

Tearful Betancourt thanks European Parliament

The former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who was held prisoner for six years by Colombian guerillas has made an emotional address to the European

The former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who was held prisoner for six years by Colombian guerillas has made an emotional address to the European

Business

Volvo announces more job losses

Volvo, the Sweden-based car maker owned by Ford, is to lay off 3,300 people in addition to cuts it announced earlier this year. It said the move is

Volvo, the Sweden-based car maker owned by Ford, is to lay off 3,300 people in addition to cuts it announced earlier this year. It said the move is

Europe

The big EU shopping shake-up

Shoppers in Europe are to get better service and stronger protection under a proposal described by the European Commissioner as the biggest shake-up

Shoppers in Europe are to get better service and stronger protection under a proposal described by the European Commissioner as the biggest shake-up

Europe

Trading places: Mandelson's successor in Brussels

The new European Trade Commissioner has been meeting colleagues in Brussels. Catherine Ashton was nominated by the UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

The new European Trade Commissioner has been meeting colleagues in Brussels. Catherine Ashton was nominated by the UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

Business

Markets fall despite interest rate cuts

If the central banks were hoping for an immediate and positive response from the world’s stock markets to the coordinated interest rate cuts they

If the central banks were hoping for an immediate and positive response from the world’s stock markets to the coordinated interest rate cuts they

News

Strike in Greece over Olympic privatisation

A transport strike caused chaos in Greece as workers voiced their anger over plans to privatise Olympic Airlines. Flights from Athens airport were

A transport strike caused chaos in Greece as workers voiced their anger over plans to privatise Olympic Airlines. Flights from Athens airport were

Business

Citibank in the centre of a storm

Belgium’s Citibank is the latest firm to be hit by the fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers. More than a thousand people who invested in the

Belgium’s Citibank is the latest firm to be hit by the fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers. More than a thousand people who invested in the

Business

Brown confident bank rescue plan will work

The storm clouds are hanging over London’s financial markets. In the gloom, the question remains: is the British government injecting enough money

The storm clouds are hanging over London’s financial markets. In the gloom, the question remains: is the British government injecting enough money

Business

Brussels hopes for lower market tension

The European Union’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs has reacted to the coordinated cut in interest rates by major central banks. Speaking to

The European Union’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs has reacted to the coordinated cut in interest rates by major central banks. Speaking to

News

McCain/Obama teams each claim debate win

With all eyes on the race for the White House, cheerleaders for both sides have been quick to claim victory in the latest presidential debate. John

With all eyes on the race for the White House, cheerleaders for both sides have been quick to claim victory in the latest presidential debate. John

Business

Central banks cut interest rates

With the Federal Reserve in Washington leading the way, seven central banks around the world have cut interest rates in unison. It is the first ever

With the Federal Reserve in Washington leading the way, seven central banks around the world have cut interest rates in unison. It is the first ever

Culture

Cartoon satirists get their own museum in Frankfurt

Satirical cartoonists generally have to make do with a small corner of the newspaper to get their short but succinct point across. But a German group

Satirical cartoonists generally have to make do with a small corner of the newspaper to get their short but succinct point across. But a German group

Science_technology

Meet the next generation of TV remote control

The first television remote controls in the 1950s meant we didn’t even have to get out of our seats. Then they became wireless and we stopped

The first television remote controls in the 1950s meant we didn’t even have to get out of our seats. Then they became wireless and we stopped

Culture

Ambitious "Admiral" set to wow Russian audiences

The latest Russian blockbuster, “Admiral,” has been given its world premiere in Moscow. With a budget of nearly 15 million euros- huge by Russian

The latest Russian blockbuster, “Admiral,” has been given its world premiere in Moscow. With a budget of nearly 15 million euros- huge by Russian

News

Global rate cut stimulates markets

World stock markets bounced back on the news of the global rates cut, after a torrid morning of red numbers. Paris had been down eight percent, but

World stock markets bounced back on the news of the global rates cut, after a torrid morning of red numbers. Paris had been down eight percent, but

News

Foreign tourists die in Nepal plane crash

Fourteen foreign tourists have died in a plane crash in Nepal, as the aircraft they were travelling in attempted to land at a remote airport known as

Fourteen foreign tourists have died in a plane crash in Nepal, as the aircraft they were travelling in attempted to land at a remote airport known as

News

Obama wins second presidential debate

Republican John McCain was trailing Democrat Barack Obama by two points going into their second televised debate, and needed to land some political

Republican John McCain was trailing Democrat Barack Obama by two points going into their second televised debate, and needed to land some political

News

2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry announced

Researchers from America have jointly won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien were awarded the

Researchers from America have jointly won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie and Roger Tsien were awarded the

News

Olympic strike paralyses Greek flights

A wide-ranging transport strike has paralysed the Greek capital Athens, as a row over the national airline intensifies. Olympic Airlines is due to be

A wide-ranging transport strike has paralysed the Greek capital Athens, as a row over the national airline intensifies. Olympic Airlines is due to be

News

British PM says bank rescue plan will work

The British government has admitted the banking system is facing a period of extra-ordinary turbulence, but is confident the multi-billion euro

The British government has admitted the banking system is facing a period of extra-ordinary turbulence, but is confident the multi-billion euro

News

Sarkozy and Medvedev to meet in Evian

The city of Evian is on the border between France and Switzerland. Security there has been tightened for the inaugural three-day meeting of the World

The city of Evian is on the border between France and Switzerland. Security there has been tightened for the inaugural three-day meeting of the World

News

US Federal Reserve hints at interest rate cut

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has signalled that he is ready to lower interest rates. It would be a dramatic policy shift – and comes

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has signalled that he is ready to lower interest rates. It would be a dramatic policy shift – and comes

News

Russia promises pull-out from Georgian buffer zone

A top general says Russian forces will begin to withdraw from a buffer zone in Georgia on Wednesday and should be out within 24 hours. Russia must

A top general says Russian forces will begin to withdraw from a buffer zone in Georgia on Wednesday and should be out within 24 hours. Russia must

News

UK set to announce multi-billion euro bank rescue

Britain’s Finance Minister Alistair Darling is set to announce a rescue package for the UK banking system. Government sources have hinted that it is

Britain’s Finance Minister Alistair Darling is set to announce a rescue package for the UK banking system. Government sources have hinted that it is