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2008-11-04

News

Bin Laden's son claims asylum in Spain

One of Osama bin Laden’s sons is claiming political asylum in Spain. Omar Ossama bin Laden made the claim on a stop-over in Madrid’s Barajas

One of Osama bin Laden’s sons is claiming political asylum in Spain. Omar Ossama bin Laden made the claim on a stop-over in Madrid’s Barajas

Business

Expectations high in Europe ahead of US result

Who would listen to an investment bank nowadays? Well Europe certainly heeded a buy posting on its stocks from Morgan Stanley.   Strong gains

Who would listen to an investment bank nowadays? Well Europe certainly heeded a buy posting on its stocks from Morgan Stanley.   Strong gains

Business

EU finance ministers signal turning point in fiscal policy

Following a Eurogroup meeting it has been the turn of Europe’s finance ministers to get together and tug at the EU’s steering wheel.   Two key

Following a Eurogroup meeting it has been the turn of Europe’s finance ministers to get together and tug at the EU’s steering wheel.   Two key

Business

Saudi move bouys up the barrel

Brent oil, one of the major barrel benchmarks, opened below the symbolic 60 dollar level this morning. It has reached a 20-month low, adding further

Brent oil, one of the major barrel benchmarks, opened below the symbolic 60 dollar level this morning. It has reached a 20-month low, adding further

Europe

Fledgling Med Union to be based in Barcelona

The headquarters of the new Mediterranean Union will be located in the city of Barcelona in Spain. The decision was announced at a meeting of

The headquarters of the new Mediterranean Union will be located in the city of Barcelona in Spain. The decision was announced at a meeting of

Europe

Brussels to report on EU candidates

The touchy subject of EU enlargement will raise its head again on Wednesday, when Brussels publishes an annual report on its expansion

The touchy subject of EU enlargement will raise its head again on Wednesday, when Brussels publishes an annual report on its expansion

News

McCain stays silent as he votes in Arizona

John McCain has voted in his home state of Arizona, spending barely five minutes in a polling station in Phoenix. Tipped for defeat in the opinion

John McCain has voted in his home state of Arizona, spending barely five minutes in a polling station in Phoenix. Tipped for defeat in the opinion

News

US voters turn out in force

American voters have come out in what appears to be record numbers to choose the 44th President of the United States. It has been a long and bitter

American voters have come out in what appears to be record numbers to choose the 44th President of the United States. It has been a long and bitter

News

Americans flock to polling booths

Millions of Americans are flocking, in what appears to be record numbers, to the polling booths, to vote for a successor to George W. Bush

Millions of Americans are flocking, in what appears to be record numbers, to the polling booths, to vote for a successor to George W. Bush

News

DRC rebels threaten to march on Kinshasa

Amid reports of new fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a fresh warning from the rebel chief who is leading a campaign against the

Amid reports of new fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a fresh warning from the rebel chief who is leading a campaign against the

News

Obama votes electronically in Chicago

Barack Obama has cast his ballot at a school in Chicago, the city where his political career began. Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their

Barack Obama has cast his ballot at a school in Chicago, the city where his political career began. Accompanied by his wife, Michelle, and their

News

French police arrest Batasuna chief

You had to pick the bar you had your breakfast in with care this morning in the French Basque country. Police combed several establishments suspected

You had to pick the bar you had your breakfast in with care this morning in the French Basque country. Police combed several establishments suspected

News

Will the Hispanic vote prove decisive?

Despite making up only nine percent of the electorate nationally, the Hispanic vote is concentrated in many key battleground states, meaning their

Despite making up only nine percent of the electorate nationally, the Hispanic vote is concentrated in many key battleground states, meaning their

Science_technology

Amsterdam finds where there's muck there's brass

As part of the growing move towards renewable energy, Amsterdam has turned to an all-too-common product – sewage – to heat around 25,000 homes.

As part of the growing move towards renewable energy, Amsterdam has turned to an all-too-common product – sewage – to heat around 25,000 homes.

Culture

Rankin's refugee shots on show in London

Swapping the catwalk for the war zone, British celebrity photographer John Rankin took his camera to one of the most troubled places on earth – the

Swapping the catwalk for the war zone, British celebrity photographer John Rankin took his camera to one of the most troubled places on earth – the

Culture

Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire nominated for BAFTA

Danny Boyle’s latest film Slumdog Millionaire has closed the London Film Festival. The ‘rags to raja’ story tells the tale of Jamal, an 18-year-old

Danny Boyle’s latest film Slumdog Millionaire has closed the London Film Festival. The ‘rags to raja’ story tells the tale of Jamal, an 18-year-old

Europe

EU treaty vacuum means uncertain parliamentary elections

It seems less and less likely that the Treaty of Lisbon will become law before the 2009 European elections. The Irish ‘no’ and the continuing lack of

It seems less and less likely that the Treaty of Lisbon will become law before the 2009 European elections. The Irish ‘no’ and the continuing lack of

Europe

Temporary workers to gain rights

Temporary workers are to get much of the same legal protections and benefits as the full time employees they work alongside. After years of debate

Temporary workers are to get much of the same legal protections and benefits as the full time employees they work alongside. After years of debate

News

Obama mourns grandmother on election eve

The presidential campaign has drawn to a bittersweet close for Democratic candidate Barack Obama. His beloved grandmother, a central figure in his

The presidential campaign has drawn to a bittersweet close for Democratic candidate Barack Obama. His beloved grandmother, a central figure in his

News

China and Taiwan sign historic deal

China and Taiwan have signed an historic agreement improving trade and transport links. It is hoped the deal will ease the threat of conflict between

China and Taiwan have signed an historic agreement improving trade and transport links. It is hoped the deal will ease the threat of conflict between

News

US presidential vote is underway

Americans are voting for their next president. Republican John McCain is the underdog, defying opinion polls which have Democrat Barack Obama set

Americans are voting for their next president. Republican John McCain is the underdog, defying opinion polls which have Democrat Barack Obama set

News

A complex US electoral system

Americans casting their ballots today are not directly choosing the 44th US president. Technically, they are picking members of an Electoral College

Americans casting their ballots today are not directly choosing the 44th US president. Technically, they are picking members of an Electoral College

News

DNA tests confirm Steve Fossett's death

DNA tests on bones found near the wreckage of Steve Fossett’s aircraft in the mountains of California have confirmed the US millionaire is

DNA tests on bones found near the wreckage of Steve Fossett’s aircraft in the mountains of California have confirmed the US millionaire is